By Zach Jewell. Media: DailyWire.
Multiple Right-leaning media outlets were hit with DDoS cyberattacks just minutes after reporting on the bombshell news that a foreign national who allegedly bribed Joe and Hunter Biden has audio recordings of his conversations with them.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said the FBI possesses a file containing 15 recordings of conversations between a Burisma executive and Hunter Biden and two recordings between the executive and then-Vice President Joe Biden. Conservative news outlets The Post Millennial, the DC Enquirer, and Human Events all said they were targeted by cyberattacks after covering the story. Other conservative sites that reported on the revelations, including The Daily Wire, did not come under attack and it was not clear that there was any connection.
“How strange that our site would be targeted with a DDoS attack just minutes after we release breaking news that basically confirms Joe and Hunter Biden’[s] corruption,” The Post Millennial tweeted.
Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec told podcast host Tim Pool Monday night that his team informed him that the outlet was facing “a deliberate attempt to take down” the website minutes after its report on Grassley’s announcement was published.
“It seems like the attack on Human Events, Post Millennial, Bongino Report, and a couple other websites may be related to this GOP report about Biden’s recordings,” Pool said.
On Timcast,@JackPosobiec breaks down the details of the DDoS attack against @TPostMillennial and @HumanEvents that took place right after we shared the new bombshell Biden allegations. pic.twitter.com/G49AAhi0gu
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 13, 2023
Around the same time The Post Millennial and Human Events were hit, the DC Enquirer confirmed that it was facing what appeared to be the same DDoS attack. Conservative political commentator Dan Bongino said his website, the Bongino Report, was “under a relentless DDoS attack,” but Bongino connected the breach to a show he did earlier in the day, when he discussed leftist billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
All four conservative websites appeared to be running normally as of Tuesday morning, and the Biden/Burisma alleged bribery scheme remained a top story on The Post Millennial, the Bongino Report, and the DC Enquirer.
Grassley dropped the bombshell during a Senate floor speech Monday, saying, “These recordings were allegedly kept as a sort of insurance policy for the foreign national in case he got into a tight spot.”
“The (file) also indicates that then-Vice President Joe Biden may have been involved in Burisma employing Hunter Biden,” he added.
The identity of the informant has not been publicly disclosed, but Comer and Grassley have characterized him as a trusted FBI source. The FBI has resisted producing the document to Congress, warning that it contains unverified information and disclosing it could endanger sources and investigations.
Daniel Chaitin contributed to this report.