(Article by Madeleine Hubbard republished from JustTheNews.com)
Former Trump White House aide Garrett Ziegler, the founder of the nonprofit research group Marco Polo, said his team took months to review thousands of photos dating from 2008 to 2019 before publishing them Thursday on BidenLaptopMedia.com.
"It's taken us a couple of months to, one, go through the photos, about 10,000 of them, and redact the genitalia on the photos," Ziegler told Fox News Digital.
"The number one thing we're about … is truth and transparency," he also said. "If the American people want to know what their first family is like, they're going to get it. And we're not going to be taking out photos that paint the Bidens in a good light."
Ziegler also said some of the photos that he feels are not noteworthy were not published on the website.
"There are, for example, screenshots of Candy Crush games where we are fairly confident in saying there's absolutely no news value to those," he said. "So it's going to be, I would say, 98% of the photos on the device, around 10,000 in total, although it'll be slightly less than that."
Marco Polo also redacted private information in some of the photos, such as social security numbers and banking information.
The photos published range from images of a shirtless Hunter Biden leaning on his then-lover Zoe Kestan in 2018 to pictures of text conversations.
Marco Polo has been investigating the Biden family for months. The White House claimed in April that Ziegler "illegally" obtained suspicious activity reports on Hunter Biden's financial activities. The nonprofit watchdog reported in October that the laptop contained documentation of more than 400 alleged crimes involving the first son and his business partners.
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