People have been sympathetic and forgiving to Hunter Biden his whole life — and maybe that’s part of his problem.
Only a heart of stone could not hurt for the injured little boy who lost his mother and little sister in a car accident, and who was used as a pale, bandaged prop by his power-hungry father for a photo shoot. campaign to his hospital bed which Since then, Joe Biden’s political career has been sustained.
But at 53, it’s time to grow up.
Hunter’s self-pity editorial in USA Today was ridiculous.
It was a clear red herring attempt as congressional investigators closed in on his father’s financial involvement in the family’s corrupt influence-peddling scheme.
“What troubles me is the demonization of addiction, of human frailty, using me as an avatar and the devastating consequences this has for the millions of people struggling with addiction, desperate to find a way out and bombarded by near-constant denigrating media coverage of me. and my addiction to Fox News…and the New York Post,” he wrote.
But our media coverage is about corruption, not addiction.
No one cares about Hunter’s problems, and if anyone is “weaponizing addiction,” it’s him and his father who keep trying to use him as a get-out-of-jail-free card.
It worked for Joe in the final debate of the 2020 election when he answered Donald Trump’s pointed questions about the millions Hunter had sucked up from China.
Joe lied at first.
He claimed that Hunter’s abandoned laptop, which he knew very well belonged to Hunter, was a “Russian factory” and “a pile of garbage” and cited the Dirty 51 letter written by 51 former officials of the intelligence he knew to be concocted by senior advisor, now hapless Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.
He feigned ignorance of the China deals he helped Hunter make, saying, “My son didn’t make any money on this deal, what are you talking about, China.” »
Really? The big guy was expected to take 10% of a single Chinese deal Hunter worked with the Chinese Communist Party-linked energy company CEFC, and Joe met with Tony Bobulinski twice in Los Angeles to make him CEO of the Bidens’ joint venture with China.
Hunter’s first deal with China came days after Vice President Joe flew with him on Air Force Two to Beijing and shook his partner’s hand. Please.
But the icing on the cake was the addiction defense. Joe looked directly into the camera and told the people at home, “My son, like many people at home, had a drug problem. He surpasses him. He fixed it. He worked on it. And I’m proud of him.
This call seems even more cynical today as evidence of corruption continues to mount.
In his op-ed, Hunter presents himself as an advocate for the “20 million Americans (who) suffer from substance abuse disorders,” suggesting that media coverage of the Biden family’s corruption is somehow a “threat” to the recovery of these addicts.
“The avalanche of negativity and attacks on my privacy can only make it more difficult for those considering it,” he wrote.
It’s classic Democratic moral blackmail: Keep investigating the Bidens and drug addicts across the country will fall off the wagon.
The timing of Hunter’s op-ed couldn’t be more cynical, either, as House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) tightens the noose around the last shreds of credibility Of the president.
The story of Hunter Biden’s laptop It was always about Joe Biden.
The president has repeatedly lied to the American people about his involvement in what Comer now confidently describes as a “criminal enterprise.”
Comer released bank documents last week showing that $40,000 ‘laundered Chinese money landed in Joe Biden’s bank account’ in the form of a personal check” from his brother Jim Biden.
It’s strange how that worked, according to Comer’s records.
Hunter went to his father’s house in Delaware and sent a WhatsApp message on July 30, 2017, shaking down a Chinese CEFC executive, Raymond Zhao, for $10 million he believed he owed his family.
“I’m sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made was not kept,” says the message obtained through an FBI surveillance warrant.
Hunter warns that if his demands are not met, “I will make sure that between the man sitting next to me and everyone he knows and my ability to hold a grudge forever, you will regret not following through.” my instructions.”
A few days later, on August 8, 2017, the Chinese wired $5 million to Hunter.
The same day, Hunter transferred $400,000 of Chinese money to his private company Owasco and transferred $150,000 from there to his uncle Jim Biden.
Two weeks later, Jim’s wife, Sara Biden, withdrew $50,000 in cash and deposited it into her and Jim’s joint checking account.
A few days later, on September 3, 2017, she presented a check for $40,000 to Joe Biden. Ten percent for the Big Guy.
But it’s just “loan repayment”, don’t you know? Plausible deniability, wink, nudge.
Like that other $200,000 check Uncle Jim wrote for his brother, as Comer revealed last month.
Democrats claim to have bank transactions showing Joe made payments of $40,000 and $200,000 to his brother weeks before each “loan payment.”
Factcheck.org and some media outlets reported seeing records of the transfers originating from an “attorney trust account” managed by Joe Biden’s lawyers in Delaware.
But the White House has not made any documents public, and Comer’s committee said Friday that the White House “made it clear to us today that President Biden is refusing to turn over loan documents for the ‘loans’ that he had granted to his brother.
“It’s going to be a big week.”
Comer is skeptical, but in any case, as he told Fox News on Sunday: “It doesn’t matter whether or not they presented some type of documentation that said it was a loan – which it wasn’t.” not the case – the only way they could have paid Joe Biden was through family influence peddling, so either Joe Biden got a $240,000 bribe that he didn’t pay taxes on, or Joe Biden actually gave the family a loan and they paid it back with the proceeds of influence peddling. .”
Comer says once he receives the final tranche of bank statements, he will issue two dozen subpoenas for Biden family members and associates: “It’s going to be a big week.”
Meanwhile, the Bidens slide from lie to lie, counting on Americans to get distracted by false excuses.
Like his father, acting to elicit sympathy is Hunter’s reflexive response when he is caught doing something wrong.
But too bad for the first son, Joe has emptied the well of American empathy dry.