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Boom! — Emails Expose Biden Inc.
Jeffrey Lord
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Over there in the New York Post investigative reporter Peter Schweizer has revealed a treasure trove of 26,000 emails that paint a vivid portrait of Biden family corruption — and Joe Biden’s central role in it. The headline:

Longstanding claims of Biden corruption all but confirmed with Hunter’s emails

Schweizer says this of the collective information revealed by Biden insiders and one-time Hunter Biden partners Tony Bobulinski, Bevan Cooney, and the computer repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac, the last being the man who turned over Hunter Biden’s unclaimed laptop to the FBI and Rudy Giuliani. They

have come forward with tens of thousands of primary-source documents — internal corporate records, emails, and text messages — detailing years of business dealings that centered on trading on the Biden name. This material suggests that, despite Joe Biden’s insistence that he knew nothing about his family’s business deals, he was well aware of his son Hunter Biden’s business ventures in China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and elsewhere.

The emails reveal among other things that in spite of Biden’s repeated denials of discussing his family’s business with them he has in fact:

  • met directly with his son’s Chinese business partner, Jonathan Li”
  • “met with a high-level official of a controversial Ukrainian energy company, Burisma, which had put Hunter on its board.”
  • met with Hunter’s Kazakh business associate in Washington D.C.” With a photo of the meeting.

Schweizer adds,

We now know the Biden paydays were anything but conspiracy theories. Hunter was getting roughly $1 million per year from Burisma. Treasury Department alerts reveal that Russian oligarch Elena Baturina wired $3.5 million to Biden’s interests. New text messages reveal that China Energy Company Ltd (CEFC) apparently paid $5 million to the Biden family. Another e-mail indicates Hunter demanded a $10 million per year “fee” from one of his Chinese business partners. There is no more doubt.

And, of course, this is added to the news from the Post of the infamous email on a Hunter Biden deal with China that 10 percent would be “held by H for the big guy” — the “big guy” identified by Bobulinski as Joe Biden himself.

All of which points to a direct tie between money to the Bidens and Joe’s policy positions. Schweizer notes in closing,

Consider the case of the Penn Biden Center, a D.C. think tank named after Joe Biden. According to the Center, its mission is to “Address Threats to the Liberal International Order.” The Center analyzes the threats of “Russia” and “climate change” in detail. But China — the largest violator of basic human rights on the planet — does not make the list. Why?

Perhaps we now know why.

Exactly.

Fox’s Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo ran a list of “Hunter Biden’s Alleged Deals” as compiled by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson’s Homeland Security Committee. The list:

  • Paid $5 million from Chinese oil company CEFC.
  • Created $1 billion investment fund BHR with state-owned Bank of China.
  • Received $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, wife of the former Mayor of Moscow.
  • Earned $83K a month to serve on board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Bartiromo also highlighted the Senate Committee’s list of Joe Biden meetings with Hunter Biden business associates in 2014 — when Joe Biden was the sitting vice president of the United States. This list:

  • April 16, 2014: VP Biden meets with son’s business partner Devon Archer, at the White House.
  • April 21, 2014: VP visits Ukraine, soon to be described as the “public face of the Administration’s handling of Ukraine.”
  • April 22, 2014: Archer joins Burisma Board.
  • April 28, 2014: British officials seize $23 million from Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky.
  • May 12, 2014: Hunter Biden joins Burisma board and, over the course of the next several years, makes $4.2 million. Biden and Archer were paid millions of dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch for their participation on the Board.

Sen. Johnson noted that there were three different scandals here:

  1. The Biden family financial scandals.
  2. The suppressing of the Biden story by the media.
  3. The Deep State not providing the documents the Senate committee needs to conduct a thorough congressional oversight investigation.

Interestingly, back in 2019 when Biden was involved in a primary fight against left-wingers Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the liberal magazine Politico went after Biden with their own investigation on just the problems now being examined by the Senate Homeland Security Committee and the revelations by Schweizer and the New York Post. Here’s the Politico headline:

Biden Inc.

Over his decades in office, ‘Middle-Class Joe’s’ family fortunes have closely tracked his political career.

The Politico report says this:

Biden’s image as a straight-shooting man of the people, however, is clouded by the careers of his son and brother, who have lengthy track records of making, or seeking, deals that cash in on his name.

Their ventures, over nearly half a century, have regularly raised conflict-of-interest questions and brought the Biden family into potentially compromising associations. This investigation offers the most comprehensive account to date of the politically tinged business activities of Biden’s brother and son, and is the first time former associates of James and Hunter have alleged that the pair explicitly sought to make money off of Joe’s political connections.

So what do we learn from these collective revelations and Peter Schweizer’s typically thorough investigative reporting? One central fact: The Bidens are corrupt — and Joe Biden is at the center of this corruption.

With that in mind, recall this “Open Letter” editorial from the New York Times amidst the allegations of Trump–Russia collusion? The letter was directed to then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 11, 2017. The headline:

An Open Letter to the Deputy Attorney General

By The Editorial Board

The Times editorial said this to Rosenstein:

You have one choice: Appoint a special counsel who is independent of both the department and the White House. No one else would have the standing to assure the public it is getting the truth.

And why should a special counsel be appointed? The Times said of Trump that there was

the broader pattern of this president’s behavior, including his contempt for ethical standards of past presidents. He has mixed his business interests with his public responsibilities. He has boasted that conflict-of-interest laws do not apply to him as president.…

You have one choice: Appoint a special counsel who is independent of both the department and the White House. No one else would have the standing to assure the public it is getting the truth.

Fair enough. Using the standards of the New York Times, it is crystal clear that Joe Biden has “contempt for ethical standards” and has clearly “mixed his business interests with his public responsibilities.”

Thus it is plain that there is in fact one choice here: the appointment of a special counsel who is independent of either the Trump or — should Biden win — a Biden Department of Justice. Because “no one else would have the standing to assure the public it is getting the truth.”

As President Trump has said, the time to act is now. And as the New York Times demanded in 2017, “no one else would have the standing to assure the public it is getting the truth.”

Exactly.

Appoint a special counsel to investigate Biden Inc. Now.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com. His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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