Joe Biden Is Not a Good Guy: Part II | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Joe Biden Is Not a Good Guy: Part II
Melissa Mackenzie
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Controversy swirls around Joe Biden. A laptop owned by his youngest son, Hunter, left at a computer shop in Delaware, is loaded with problems for the presidential hopeful. Giuliani broke the story to the Daily Caller. Here’s what is known so far:

  • The computer is authentic and in the FBI’s possession.
  • The FBI has had the computer since the end of 2019.
  • There is a signed contract by Hunter with his signature with the store owner.
  • Pictures from the laptop feature Hunter Biden verifying that it’s his.
  • There are emails indicating meetings with Ukrainian businessmen that correlate with timing of off-the-books White House meetings, which proves that Joe Biden has lied when he said that he 1) didn’t talk to Hunter about business dealings and 2) didn’t have meetings with those whom Hunter “worked” with.
  • There are inappropriate and possibly pornographic pictures of an underage child on Hunter’s laptop, possibly a family member. The name of the child involved was not properly redacted and so computer sleuths on 8Chan have named the child. (We will not do that here for the protection of the child’s identity.)

A little history lesson is in order here as things unfold:

Joe Biden’s family has a sordid history of bad behavior and getting away with it. The New York Post had a nice wrap-up of the Biden family saga here:

Ashley Biden
Daughter, 39
Charge: Pot possession in New Orleans in 1999. No conviction recorded.
Charge: Attempting to obstruct a police officer in Chicago in 2002. Dropped.

Frank Biden
Brother, 66
Charge: DUI in Florida in 2003. Six months probation.
Charge: Petty theft in Florida in 2003. Dropped.
Charge: Driving with suspended license in Florida in 2004. Three months in rehab.

Caroline Biden
Niece, 33
Charge: Resisting arrest, obstruction of government administration, harassment in NYC, 2013. Case dismissed.
Charge: Grand and petty larceny in NYC in 2017. Two years probation; restitution of $110,000 in stolen credit card charges.
Charge: DUI, driving without a licence in Pennsylvania in 2019. Case pending.

Hunter Biden
Son, 50
Charge: Drug possession in New Jersey in 1988. Pretrial intervention program, records expunged.

This doesn’t include Hunter’s crack pipe left in a rental car or his impregnating a stripper and then denying paternity and then being forced to pay child support.

Most importantly, that doesn’t include being charged for the scandal that landed his former business partner in prison. New York prosecutors failed to charge Hunter in the scheme that investigative reporter Peter Schweizer says has “Hunter’s fingerprints all over” it:

I mean, to take, for example, Ms. Baturina, the Russian oligarch links to organized crime that the Senate sent $3.5 million based on Treasury Department documents, we will be rolling out a story in a couple of days demonstrating that their relationship, meaning Hunter and Devon Archer’s relationship with Elena Baturina, goes way back and they were performing a number of banking and other financial services for her, services that they had trouble doing, by the way, because several banks did not want to work with her because the money was seen as dirty.

You can read supporting evidence from Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson in their 87-page report below. As Schweizer says, though, there are more documents not named in the New York Post article or in the senator’s report that indicate even more corruption by the Biden family by way of Hunter to Joe Biden.

Read Republicans’ Biden… by kballuck1

The above are just the criminal charges that magically were resolved with no jail time. Then there’s the personal drama. Joe Biden’s eldest son Beau tragically died of brain cancer in 2015. He was a rising political star and, by media accounts, a good man. After his death, Beau’s wife Hallie started a relationship with still-married Hunter Biden. They announced their relationship in March 2017. Hunter was estranged from his wife, Kathleen, who accused him of wasting the family’s money on drugs and hookers. This charge was obviously true.

While Hunter’s divorce from Kathleen didn’t finalize until 2017, Hunter and Hallie were a couple until April 2019. Joe and Jill Biden were on the record as being “fully in support” of the relationship between Beau’s grieving wife and their married son, Hunter.

In August 2018, the baby that came of his union with a D.C. stripper Lunden Alexis Roberts was born. Roberts and Hunter’s baby live in Arkansas.

In May 2019, days after breaking up with Hallie Biden, Hunter married Melissa Cohen, six days after he met her.

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While Hunter Biden’s personal life was a mess, he was a busy business guy trading on his father’s name.

In May 2017, emails between Hunter Biden and Chinese Energy businessman Ye Jianming give details of a business agreement that includes kickbacks to “The Big Guy,” which refers to Joe Biden:

A photo from August 2017 appears to show a flowchart of the ownership of Hudson West which is split equally between Hunter Biden and ‘Chairman’.

A report on Biden’s business dealings released last month found Hudson West III opened a line of credit in September 2017.

Credit cards issued against the account were used by Hunter, his uncle James and James’s wife Sara.

They purchased more than $100,000 worth of items including airline tickets, Apple products, hotel and restaurant bookings, according to the report released by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

That was all after Joe Biden left office.

The deals with Burisma happened while Joe Biden was in office. The New York Post reported (and has been quashed by all social media companies, including Twitter and Facebook) the following:

Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.

The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.

An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

This story is only beginning to unfold. What is established so far, though, is a family that is corrupt. Not only has presidential hopeful Joe Biden lied to the American people about his connections to foreign bad actors, he also benefitted financially from these connections.

Moreover, Hunter Biden’s personal issues with drugs, strippers, dating, marriage, divorce, and now inappropriate images on his computer create a situation in which Joe Biden, and therefore the United States, is vulnerable to blackmail and manipulation. Furthermore, if Joe Biden knew that Hunter acted in an illegal and inappropriate way with a minor but protected Hunter rather than the child involved, what does that say about the vice president’s moral compass?

Joe Biden is also connected financially to the Chinese government and to the Russian-friendly oligarchs in Ukraine. Joe Biden is compromised.

It’s a measure of how damaging and serious this story is that the mainstream media is attempting to paint the sordid mess as some sort of Russian disinformation. That theory has been actively smacked down by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe. The computer exists. It’s loaded with incriminating emails and images.

What’s unclear is why the FBI has sat on this information. Perhaps there’s a criminal investigation? Perhaps the computer was “insurance” for a government agency that likes to keep American presidents in their place? What is clear is that the very thing the Democrats accused President Trump of doing, the Biden family actually did. It’s a farce. Remember, in February 2020, Nancy Pelosi and the House were impeaching President Trump for supposed impropriety for investigating this corruption in Ukraine. Did Nancy Pelosi know about the Hunter Biden laptop in February? Was she using the impeachment hoax to cover actual criminal behavior by a Democrat?

Another question raised: There’s a rumor that Nancy Pelosi knew of this computer and was supposedly given the contents by the Chinese government earlier in summer 2020. Is her talk of the 25th Amendment about forcing a potential President Joe Biden to resign under the guise of health problems to make way for Kamala Harris?

The picture this story paints is one of graft, corruption, and the Democrat way of governance. Far from being the nice old grandpa as he’s portrayed in the media, Joe Biden is a 47-year on-the-take politician with criminal misjudgment and a family that makes him vulnerable to outside influence.

It is still not known how much money Joe Biden has received through Hunter’s creative business deals. It is still not known how the influence-peddling and buying affected policy and privileges for both the Russians behind the Ukrainian oil company and the Chinese government. And if the Chinese do have all this information, and Nancy Pelosi has this information, how does this affect the policy actions of the Democrats in the House and, if Biden is elected, the White House?

In July 2019, before the laptop was in the hands of the government, and before more detail was known, a New Yorker investigative report asked, “Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign?” At that point, the concern was a 2.8 carat diamond, a gift from the above-mentioned Chinese oil executive, Ye Jianming (who was arrested in 2018 in China and hasn’t been seen since), that found its way into Kathleen and Hunter’s divorce documents. The piece begins talking about the Biden family campaign launch:

Onstage at the rally, Jill Biden introduced her husband. “The Biden family is ready,” she said. “We will do this as we always have — as a family.” Seated in white chairs to the side of the stage were Ashley Biden, Hunter’s half sister; Ashley’s husband, Howard Krein; Beau’s children, Natalie and Robert Hunter; Hunter’s three daughters, Maisy, Finnegan, and Naomi; and Naomi’s boyfriend, Peter. The last seat in the row, with a piece of paper on it that said “Reserved,” remained empty.

Hunter described his business relationship with Ye:

Diamond aside, though, Biden continued working with Ye, negotiating a deal for CEFC to invest $40 million in a liquefied natural gas project in Louisiana. The deal eventually fell through when Ye was detained by Chinese authorities in 2018 in what was reportedly an anti-corruption charge. Biden maintains that Ye was not a “shady character” and chalked up the situation to “bad luck.”

The “bad luck” landed Hunter Biden’s business partner in jail. Hunter Biden, and the Biden family, look more like a crime family who’ve had extraordinary good luck. The computer repairman who now owns the computer thanks to a drug-addled Hunter forgetting or just being too lazy to pick it up fears for his life. Considering the Bidens’ penchant for avoiding consequences and considering how Joe Biden has blithely ruined other people’s lives, including the man involved in his wife’s car accident and the man whose wife he stole, the computer repairman is right to be worried.

There’s a reason Joe Biden called a lid at the beginning of the week. His luck has finally changed.

Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and two diva rescue cats. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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