Here we go again. Another report from an unnamed source claims the long-running federal investigation into Hunter Biden has reached a “critical stage” as prosecutors decide whether to indict the president’s son.
This time the thrilling story comes from CNN. In March, it was The New York Times and the Washington Post insisting that the investigation into taxes, lobbying and other potential crimes was nearing the finish line.
Sooner or later someone’s scoop will be true and the case will end. But count me skeptical that the ending will be worth the wait.
It’s because I don’t believe there’s a chance in hell that Hunter Biden will face serious criminal charges. You’ve heard of “too big to fail”? The president’s son is too fat to be charged.
Although the investigation, which reportedly began in 2018, is being led by the U.S. Attorney in Delaware, Justice Department policies require headquarters approval before charges can be filed in politically sensitive cases.
Merrick too close to Joe
This puts the ball in Merrick Garland’s lap and I don’t think the Attorney General has the guts to approve an impeachment of the son of the man who named him, especially when the Biden administration is already in drowning and the Democrats face a mid-term bombardment.
Remember, Garland proved himself to be a great team player by shutting down the FBI on parents who complained at school board meetings. If he was willing to arm federal authorities to please the teachers‘ unions, he’s unlikely to treat the president’s son as if he were an ordinary suspect or — gasp — a Republican.
We got a hint that the fix was in the works last week when the grand jury apparently completed its work without charge.
“None of this adds up,” former Utah U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman told Fox News. “None of this makes sense. Indictments should have been filed when you started calling witnesses and pretty much is the norm.
But protecting Hunter Biden isn’t the only reason Garland won’t follow the money or standard procedure. The AG knows that ultimately all roads lead to the father and that an honest and thorough investigation into whether Hunter broke any laws beyond tax and lobbying rules inevitably raises the same question about Of the president.
We know this to be true because Hunter’s foreign payers – officials, cronies and oligarchs in China, Russia, Ukraine, Colombia, Romania and other countries – weren’t paying him for the fun of it. his company or his energy expertise, which he did not have.
The only possible explanation is that Hunter and Joe’s brother, Jim Biden, sold Joe Biden access. Their last name is the reason they were paid tens of millions of dollars.
This model leaves three more hurdles that Garland should consider before digging for the full truth.
First, what benefits did Hunter and Jim Biden’s clients get in exchange for their huge sums of money?
Second, what role did Joe Biden play in helping these foreign clients?
Third, did the foreign money end up in Joe’s bank accounts? Was the “big guy” secretly cut from the start?
Rampant Dishonesty WH
The conduct of the President reinforces the importance of the questions. He lied repeatedly saying he never – Never! – discussed Hunter’s foreign affairs with him. The White House says it still stands by that response.
The lie is so ridiculous that you have to wonder why he keeps saying it. For example, Tony Bobulinski, briefly CEO of a joint venture involving Hunter and Jim Biden and a Chinese energy tycoon, says he met Joe Biden in May 2017 and discussed the company’s prospects.
Just months after stepping down as vice president, Joe knew all about the plan that was hatched in 2015 and 2016, said Bobulinski, who told the FBI in 2020.
It’s no coincidence that the Chinese partners in this venture paid the Bidens $11 million for the work they did while Joe was vice president. You can bet Chinese President Xi Jinping knows exactly what the Bidens did in exchange for that pile of cash, raising suspicions that Joe Biden is compromised.
Thanks to the treasure trove of emails and photos The Post found on the laptop, we also know that Joe often met with his son’s other foreign partners.
And just last week, The Post reported that Hunter Biden “met his father at least 30 times at the White House or the vice president’s residence, often just days after returning home from travels. business abroad”.
The meetings suggest Hunter was conveying messages from the strangers to his father and/or seeking help and guidance in making deals. The Post also reported that notebook calendars show Eric Schwerin, the chairman of Hunter Biden’s investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, attended 21 of the 30 meetings.
First family business
Other laptop emails show that Schwerin had access to Joe and Hunter’s checking accounts and transferred money between them.
It is therefore an obvious conclusion that Joe Biden participated in and benefited from Hunter and Jim’s ventures. He lies that he never had a conversation because he can’t honestly answer any follow-up questions.
That’s why Hunter won’t face serious charges. Pandora’s box involving the president must remain closed.
I bet a plea deal will be reached, with Hunter admitting guilt to reduced charges. The Times reported that he had already paid $1 million in back taxes, in an effort to prevent evasion charges. Other outlets say it was $2 million.
An even more lenient civil settlement is also possible, with The Times reporting that this idea is being considered.
While there are obvious differences between a criminal plea deal and a civil settlement, the outcome could be similar in that the books would be closed and the evidence sealed by a conniving Justice Department.
So don’t be surprised to hear one day soon that the Hunter Biden case has been settled. Don’t expect to learn anything about the most important detail: the role of the father. It’s the holy grail of the Biden family business.
Of the failure of bail to Governor Lee?
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks the foiled attack on GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, and the speedy release of the attacker by a judge, could have enormous political significance.
“It’s the kind of event that could propel Lee Zeldin to the rank [elected] governor,” Christie told Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio. “People see this every day in their neighborhoods across New York State and they’ve had enough.”
Big title: An Illinois bakery faces harassment before a family drag show.
What is a “family drag show”?
New York Democrats harvest
Reader Charles Hofmann pinpoints the culprits for the city’s decline, writing, “I don’t have much sympathy for New Yorkers who feel insecure walking through their neighborhoods when they continually elect candidates who betray their security. Put the responsibility where it belongs: the voting public!