Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., moved to enter the laptop, which Hunter Biden allegedly abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop, into the record during a March 29 hearing. He also sent a copy of the harddrive to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.
Since then, however, Democrat staffers on the House Judiciary Committee appointed by Nadler have blocked Gaetz from uploading the contents of the laptop to the digital congressional record by citing technological limitations.
They told Gaetz’s office that he must print hard copies and PDF-form documents of pages to be uploaded into the record, even after Gaetz offered to provide the equipment needed to make the digital staffer, a Republican staffer said.
“Democrats in the majority used multiple excuses to avoid handling the Hunter Biden laptop in any fashion other than accepting the hard drive via hand delivery,” the Republican staffer said.
Democrats’ deliberate obstruction should be a cause for concern for the public, the staffer added.
“Democrats and majority staff are actively obstructing the American people from being able to see the laptop in the public record. They have all the resources they need to enter Hunter’s laptop into the record — they’re purposefully delaying the process,” the staffer alleged.
“The American people should be asking, ‘Why aren’t Democrat majority staff doing their jobs?’ and ‘What will happen if they continue to obstruct official business of Congress?’”
Hunter Biden’s laptop has come under scrutiny again after several mainstream media outlets, including the New York Times and the Washington Post, confirmed its legitimacy. The laptop included many emails that seem to connect President Joe Biden to his son’s shady foreign business dealings, which are now the subject of a federal investigation.