Rudy Giuliani has been privately expressing his displeasure with the events of the last three weeks, after he released data from a laptop that he alleged had belonged to Hunter Biden.
Giuliani was looking to procure a classic October Surprise for President Trump by exposing purported corruption by the son of the Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, thus entangling Trump’s challenger in a moral and ethical quagmire just days before the election.
But Rudy’s story didn’t take. There were too many unknowns, and social media companies were actively suppressing the story as well.
Over the weekend, however, a new Hunter Biden storyline emerged.
Another laptop tied to Hunter Biden was reportedly obtained by the Drug Enforcement Administration earlier this year.
Sources told NBC News that the device belonging to the 50-year-old son of former Vice President Joe Biden, who is now a presidential candidate, was taken into custody by the DEA in February while executing a search warrant in the Massachusetts office of a psychiatrist who was accused of professional misconduct.
That former celebrity psychiatrist, Keith Ablow, saw his medical license suspended after he faced allegations of sexually exploiting patients and illegally diverting prescription drugs. Ablow has denied the allegations and has not been charged with any crime.
Not much else was known about the investigation.
The report from NBC on Friday said Hunter Biden was not a target of the search or the investigation, and his lawyer got the laptop back. It remains unclear why the device was there in the first place.
President Trump has tried to boost the efficacy of the original Hunter Biden story that Giuliani was pushing, calling the device in question “the laptop from Hell” on the campaign trail.
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