After a failed left-wing cover-up campaign, the mainstream media has conceded that Hunter Biden’s laptop and its content have been “authenticated.”
Fact-checkers wrongfully buried the story, labeling it “false” and “misleading,” just months before the 2020 presidential election.
The laptop not only contains disturbing images and videos of Hunter’s crack cocaine use and sex escapades, but it also implicates his father’s participation and abuse of power by being involved in Hunter’s corrupt overseas business dealings.
Hunter is accused of receiving millions of dollars from various sources in Ukraine, Russia, and China while his father was serving as vice president under Barack Obama.
These incoming wire transfers were flagged by big banks as “potential criminal activity,” which triggered an ongoing U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Hunter’s activities. A federal grand jury is currently considering possible criminal charges against Hunter.
Here are the eight scandals involving Joe Biden via The Federalist:
1. Pay-to-Play in Ukraine
While former Vice President Joe Biden oversaw foreign policy in Ukraine, his son Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, the largest gas company in the country.
Hunter’s laptop contains emails and text messages that show he leveraged his dad’s position while working for Burisma. In exchange, Hunter received $50,000 per month despite having no experience in energy and no connection to Ukraine as a private U.S. citizen.
In a desperate attempt to continue the massive cover-up effort, liberal fact-checkers like USA Today continue to say such allegations are “unproven” and “lack context.”
Joe Biden was caught on video footage openly admitted that he participated in pay-to-play schemes in Ukraine. Biden leveraged $1 billion in aid to persuade Ukraine to remove its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in March 2016.
Fact-checkers are quick to point out that Shokin was not investigating Burisma. The important point is that Biden clearly had a massive conflict of interest. He was actively abusing his power and position to make demands on Ukraine. Hunter’s own emails and texts allege that his father was aware and involved in these dealings.
2. China Gets in the Game
In emails and text messages, Hunter repeatedly refers to his father as “the big guy.”
Hunter Biden’s joint global equity firm, the Bohai Harvest Equity Investment Fund, coordinated a purchase by a Chinese mining company of the world’s largest cobalt source in the Congo.
This was a significant deal because it gave China control over a huge chunk of the world’s known cobalt supplies. This ingredient is necessary to make electric car batteries.
Again, Biden has no experience in Chinese mining or cobalt supplies. He also has no connection to the Congo and China as a private U.S. citizen.
Nonetheless, Hunter finds himself involved in a transaction that connects directly to his father. Less than two weeks after Joe Biden traveled to China on Air Force Two along with his son, Hunter Biden’s company Bohai followed through with its corrupt scandal.
Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski provides further proof that this scandal reaches the top of the Biden family.
3. Moscow, Kazakhstan, and More
While Ukraine and China likely hold the most significant revelations, once those threads are pulled, investigators should move on to Moscow, which according to a Senate report, holds another possible scandal. That report documents that Hunter also received a combined $3.5 million from the wife of the former Moscow mayor, a Kazakhstan investor, and several other individuals. After all, there is no reason to think that a person willing to let his son sell access to the vice president of the United States would close the money train to just a few countries.
4. Ukraine’s Firing of the Prosecutor Investigating Burisma
With the elite media now deigning coverage of Hunter’s laptop appropriate, the public knows the Burisma scandal was real and threatened to be spectacularly devastating to the elder Biden. That makes questions concerning then-Vice President Joe Biden’s demands that Ukraine fire the state prosecutor who was reportedly investigating Burisma ripe to revisit.
That prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired, according to statements Joe Biden made during a 2018 event, after Biden threatened to withhold a billion-dollar loan guarantee if the Ukrainian government refused to ax Shokin. A video of the event captured Biden recounting the event:
I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours.’ If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.
5. Obama-Biden Administration Ignoring Conflicts of Interest
Biden also needs to answer questions about his decision to ignore the clear conflicts of interest involved with him negotiating with the same countries Hunter was shaking down. Of course, since “the big guy” was in on the scam, bowing out over conflicts of interest is the lesser of the evils, but it is still worth investigating to assess how Biden handled the concerns raised by the Obama administration’s State Department.
Here, the testimony of the State Department official charged with issues related to Ukraine again proves significant. Kent told lawmakers that after learning Hunter sat on the board of Burisma, he raised concerns with the vice president’s office about the relationship.
“I raised my concerns that I had heard that Hunter Biden was on the board of a company owned by somebody that the U.S. Government had spent money trying to get tens of millions of dollars back and that could create the perception of a conflict of interest,” Kent testified before House members in October of 2019. “The message that I recall hearing back was that the vice president’s son Beau was dying of cancer and that there was no further bandwidth to deal with family-related issues at that time … That was the end of that conversation.”
6. The Intelligence Community’s Briefing of Biden
Another scandal reaching President Biden concerns his interactions with the intelligence community after the FBI, and presumably the CIA and other such agencies, learned in December of 2019, that Hunter Biden believed Russians had stolen Hunter’s laptop, rendering the Bidens susceptible to blackmail.
Here, it is important to understand that there are two separate Hunter Biden laptops at issue. The most-discussed laptop was actually the second laptop. That laptop was the one Hunter had abandoned at the Delaware repair shop. Then, after the repair shop owner discovered concerning material on the MacBook, the store owner handed it to the FBI in December of 2019. The owner of the repair shop, however, had first made a copy of the hard drive, which resulted in The New York Post’s coverage in October 2020.
7. Possible Collusion to Interfere in the 2020 Election
An honest press should also investigate whether now-President Biden or anyone connected to his then-presidential campaign pressured reporters, media outlets, or companies such as Twitter and Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden story. And what about the “fifty former intelligence officials” who publicly declared the laptop resembled a Russian disinformation campaign—something clearly untrue? Did Biden or his campaign coordinate with those individuals, several of whom had endorsed the Democratic candidate, in the release of the letter?
Given that polls show that 17 percent of Joe Biden voters would not have voted for him in 2020, if they had known about the Biden family scandals, the collective burying of the laptop scandal represents the most significant interference in elections ever seen in our country. So, “Did Biden or his campaign have anything to do with the decision to kill the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter’s MacBook?” And “What about the ‘fifty former intelligence officials?’
8. Joe Biden Is a ‘Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier’
The final Joe Biden scandal the press should push President Biden to answer concerns his lies to the American public. While there are too many to count, two merit further questioning.
First, the media should demand Biden answer for lying to the country when he seethed, “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period.” The evidence overwhelmingly shows that Biden not only knew of the family business deals but was part of them.