"We Must Treat the Hunter Biden Leaks As If They Were a Foreign Intelligence Operation — Even if They Aren’t"
We've gone from...
1. It's unverified
2. The laptop was hacked
3. It's a Russian disinformation operation
4. It's probably not the Russians, but we should pretend it is anyway.
The money quote from this Washington Post piece is, "We must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation — even if they probably aren’t."
Why? Well they involve Republicans don't they.
There's no serious argument made for why the Hunter Biden laptop should be treated differently than any of the numerous hit pieces on Trump and on Republicans. The editorial cites the spurious Obama national security people letter who hadn't examined the laptop and didn't actually claim that they had evidence that it was. But Republican opposition research on Democrats must be treated like a foreign conspiracy, while Democrat opposition research gets the New York Times front page via anonymous sources.