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The Sleaziness and Entitlement of Hunter Biden

Filed under: General — JVW @ 4:08 pm

[guest post by JVW]

Not that this comes as a shock to any readers here, but the news about the manifest corruption and general sleaziness of the Biden family — embodied most particularly by First Son Hunter Biden and First Brother James Biden — continues to trickle out in the news. We discussed a while back how the New York Times was at long last forced to acknowledge that, yeah, the computer left in a Delaware repair shop with a harddrive full of sordid photos of Hunter and emails which suggest a hitherto unrealized level of family rottenness, including perhaps involvement by The Big Guy, likely does indeed legitimately belong to Mr. R. Hunter Biden.

Now comes the Washington Post, a notorious water-carrying outlet for Democrats and progressive policy which pretends to be a just-the-facts journalism shop, probably having concluded that there is no longer any advantage to protecting the heavily-compromised First Family and thus now willing to report on emerging details of their connection to troublesome overseas agents. In a story published today, which for the time being seems to be available to non-subscribers, they lay out the details

The deal was years in the making, the culmination of forging contacts, hosting dinners, of flights to and from China. But on Aug. 2, 2017, signatures were quickly affixed, one from Hunter Biden, the other from a Chinese executive named Gongwen Dong.

Within days, a new Cathay Bank account was created. Within a week, millions of dollars started to change hands.

Within a year, it would all begin to collapse.

The article catalogs Hunter Biden’s business deals with an outfit called CEFC China Energy, the outline of which has been known since at least 2020 when a GOP Senate report mentioned the arrangement. But it would seem that very recently the office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has released financial information listing the payments that the Biden Boys received from the contract: a $1 million retainer and $3.8 million in consulting fees to various enterprises led by Hunter and James Biden, despite the fact that, as the Post puts it, “[t]he potential energy projects Hunter Biden discussed with CEFC never came to fruition.” That didn’t stop Patrick Ho, another CEFC exec, from invoking the retainer when he was arrested in the U.S. for masterminding a bribery scheme and demanding help from the son of the then-former Vice President of the United States. (It should be noted that the seeds of the Biden Family-CEFC China Energy partnership germinated while Joe Biden was still serving alongside of President Barack Obama.) Patrick Ho was ultimately represented in his criminal case by Edward Y. Kim, an attorney at Krieger Kim and former Assistant U.S. Attorney, with Ho being found guilty and sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Ho’s downfall, and the early 2018 detainment in China of CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming (who had earlier gifted Hunter a diamond reportedly worth $80,000) on the suspicion of unnamed “economic crimes,” seems to have precipitated the fall of CEFC China Energy. But before things circled down the drain, there was one more opportunity for looting. The Post explains:

By March 2018, Hunter Biden’s uncle was seeking access to the $1 million retainer that he was owed for the Ho representation. James Biden on March 21, 2018, wrote to CEFC officials with “wiring instructions,” providing the address and routing numbers for how to transfer to the account linked to Hunter Biden.

“Received and will take care of this ASAP,” Mervyn Yan, one of the CEFC officials, wrote back in a verified email.

[. . .]

JiaQi Bao, an assistant with whom Hunter Biden had worked closely on CEFC business, wrote in a March 26, 2018, email that the company was being dissolved and she would lose her job — but that Hunter Biden should “take whatever money you can take, as long as the money is available to claim.”

“Take as much as possible, or figure out a way to spend them for your own benefit,” she wrote.

Bao did not respond to numerous phone and email messages.

Over the next six months, nearly $1.4 million was transferred to Hunter Biden’s account, according to bank records.

The story also contains telling character details regarding Hunter Biden, pertaining to arguments he had with his partners over his questionable expense reports; his threat to sue them in Delaware court where, he warned them, he was “privileged to have worked with and know every judge in the chancery court”; and his employment of Lunden Roberts, the Arkansas stripper who would give birth to Hunter’s daughter (the New York Post claims that to this day Hunter Biden has never met his youngest daughter).

One very small but it seems to me significant item is buried deep within the Washington Post’s story. When moving into new offices in the Swedish Embassy, Hunter Biden made an eye-raising request [bolded emphasis by me]:

On Sept. 21, 2017, Hunter Biden wrote to a building manager requesting new office signage to reflect a new family enterprise and a new business relationship: “The Biden Foundation and Hudson West (CEFC- US),” he wrote in emails to the property manager.

He also requested keys for his new office mates: his father, Joe; his mother, Jill; his uncle James; and the Chinese executive, Gongwen Dong.

As part of the request, he provided what he said was his father’s cellphone number, saying an office representative could use it to contact his new office mates.

Though Joe Biden apparently never picked up the office key his son had cut for him, how does Hunter’s request square with the White House’s insistence that Joe Biden had nothing at all whatsoever to do with his son’s shady business dealings?


52 Responses to “The Sleaziness and Entitlement of Hunter Biden”

  1. And yes, I know: the dipshit ex-President had another one of those stupefyingly weird and manic moments where he appealed to Vladimir Putin for help.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  2. Joe Biden calls son Hunter ‘smartest guy I know’ amid questions over business dealings 10/29/2020

    25th Amendment time:

    “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” – Joe Biden, 3/26/2022

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  3. If you want more reason to despair about our ability to bury partisanship in the name of justice, dignity, and fair play, check out the comments on this article in the Post’s comments section, and note how many staunch Democrats either readily dismiss this as right-wing propaganda or else respond with, “Oh yeah? What about Don Jr., Jared & Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany?” It’s why liberal democracy is probably on its final fumes in this country.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  4. Oh yeah? What about Don Jr., Jared & Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany?”

    Or Donald Nixon, Neil Bush, or Billy Carter.

    Rip Murdock (d2a2a8)

  5. Hunter seems to be having a hard time with what is probably unnecessary competition with his dead older brother.

    Nic (896fdf)

  6. Well, if your daddy won’t pay for your paramours, you have to find the money yourself somehow. You had me at “Arkansas Stripper”, JVW. What person of worth has baby-making relations with a stripper?

    And what is Tiffany accused of?

    nk (1d9030)

  7. Note: I’ve cleaned up a couple of typos and poor grammatical constructions discovered since this post was published.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  8. Butbutbut..TRUMP!

    Hoi Polloi (998b37)

  9. Though Joe Biden apparently never picked up the office key his son had cut for him, how does Hunter’s request square with the White House’s insistence that Joe Biden had nothing at all whatsoever to do with his son’s shady business dealings?

    Oh JVW, the White House doesn’t have to square anything because the media won’t ask them to do so.

    Hoi Polloi (998b37)

  10. My father taught me how to ride a bike, hunt, fish, play sports and what good work ethic will achieve. Never sleaze through entitlement.

    mg (8cbc69)

  11. And I’ll bet your father didn’t make you a target for everybody with an axe to grind by being elected President of the United States, either, mg.

    nk (1d9030)

  12. Though Joe Biden apparently never picked up the office key his son had cut for him, how does Hunter’s request square with the White House’s insistence that Joe Biden had nothing at all whatsoever to do with his son’s shady business dealings?

    10 pounds of poop in a 5 pound Psaki; DisinJoemation.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  13. I will defend the WaPo in one way: They assert that Giuliani refused to give them a copy of the hard drive back in 2020 when the NY Post was publishing stories. An exclusive deal?

    Anyway, the WaPo eventually got a copy in summer 2021, but they say it did not have any documented chain-of-custody, so they felt obligated to vet it all independently through metadata. This may be a self-imposed roadblock, of course, but their claim about when they got it, and if Giuliani refused, is falsifiable. And in any event mid-2021 is well past the election.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  14. I will defend the WaPo in one way: They assert that Giuliani refused to give them a copy of the hard drive back in 2020 when the NY Post was publishing stories.

    Good catch, I was going to mention that. I wondered about that too, but to be quite honest I can kind of understand Giuliani not trusting the WaPo’s motives any more than the WaPo trusted Giuliani’s, especially with the election at that point being less than one month away. But perhaps that was a grave error on the part of the Trump Team. Who’s to say?

    JVW (ee64e4)

  15. And some of this strikes me as a CYA move by the WaPo: “Hey, we would have gladly reported on a story that our allies in other parts of the media and in the big tech corporations upon whom we rely for pageviews was actively trying to silence. Really we would have.”

    JVW (ee64e4)

  16. the New York Post claims that to this day Hunter Biden has never met his youngest daughter

    Honestly, that’s probably for the best. Being raised by a stripper isn’t exactly getting her life off on a stable foot; having her crackhead father hanging around would just exacerbate the problem.

    Factory Working Orphan (2775f0)

  17. Decent enough WaPo story, fair and well-reported with verifiable cites and references. But its description, additional detail, and validation of one-more-embarrassing-relative-of-prominent-politician-uses-his-name-for-personal-gain content really adds little to what was already known about Joe Biden.

    I have no doubt at all that Hunter Biden had no problem dropping hints and likely more, of his influence with his dad, the VP/former VP. What is actually demonstrated, however, is that there’s a sucker born every minute and a fair share of them are Chinese gullible enough to sign their names to give away millions, based on nothing more than the belief that the dissolute son and non-entity brother of a once-prominent politician (months into Trump’s term and likely never again to serve in public office) has some kind of magical influence with the American regulatory and judicial systems.

    I also noticed the “very small but…significant item” you mentioned, with the additional detail that none of the four keys Hunter requested were ever picked up and the signage was never changed—it seems “The Biden Foundation and Hudson West (CEFC-US)” never moved into the space (Hunter did—he’d been renting a smaller office in the building previously and was later sued by the management for contract non-performance). Needless to say, there’s no evidence Joe was ever aware of that particular item.

    So as I said, a nice research and analysis piece, a lot more credible that the critique with all the seeds germinating, family rottenness, and perhaps involvement by The Big Guy stuff (but I appreciate the perhaps—it’s more than most such pieces grant.)

    Am saving the WaPo link as a reference to rebut all the (less-careful-than-yours) fantasist versions that will shortly be coming from the usual suspects of the right-wing echosphere.

    Purple Martin (bce78a)

  18. “Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had a lot of buffers!”

    Willi Cicci, The Godfather, Part II

    Kevin M (38e250)

  19. One of the things to consider is whether Hunter, at least, was an agent of a Chinese principal, which requires registration with the US government as such.

    Any person who willfully violates any provision of FARA [The Foreign Agents Registration Act] or any regulation thereunder, or in any registration statement or supplement thereto or in any other document filed with or furnished to the Attorney General under the provisions of FARA willfully makes a false statement of a material fact or willfully omits any material fact required to be stated therein or willfully omits a material fact or a copy of a material document necessary to make the statements therein and the copies of documents furnished therewith not misleading, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $250,000 or by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years. See 22 U.S.C. § 618(a); 18 U.S.C. § 3571.

    Not registering is considered an ongoing violation of the act and can result in multiple charges. Needless to say, it’s a felony.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  20. BTW, what was Brother James’ role in all of this? I know he got money, but for what? Or for whom?

    Kevin M (38e250)

  21. OT: So, Disney calls out the Florida legislature for banning discussion of certain sexual topics to K-3 students.

    A few things about that.

    1. They should have banned ALL sexual topics for such young children. This isn’t Brave New World
    2. The people who are complaning loudest are also those who deny any such instruction is happening.
    3. None of these topics would be allowed in Disney G-rated film. C’mon Disney, prove me wrong. Make a film about little 6-year-old Billy, um, Billie getting his, um, her “gender affirmation” surgery.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  22. Clinton campaign and DNC pays FEC fine for not disclosing paying for steel report.

    asset (99b8a5)

  23. @Kevin@21 Sigh. Do you know what “certain sexual topics” look like in grades K-3? They look like: “Yep, Billy has two dads/moms. Some people have two dads, or two moms, or only a mom, or only a dad, or stay with their grandparents, or their auntie. There are a lot of different kinds of families who love each other.” or, very occasionally, in unusual circumstances that rarely happen despite all the hype: “Billy feels like Jane today, sometimes that happens, so we are going to call Billy Jane.”. Nobody talks about sex acts to early elementary school kids or teaches kindergartners to put condoms on bananas.cucumbers/other phallic shaped objects. It’s just ridiculous fear mongering.

    Nic (896fdf)

  24. Clinton and DNC are in trouble with fec fine because trump will use it in his rico lawsuit against them.

    asset (ee6476)

  25. @23 Nic didn’t say gay

    why are you so anti gay, Nic?

    JF (e1156d)

  26. Hunter Biden has no special talent or store of knowledge that would convince those who pay him handsomely to truly value him. So why do so many choose to reward him? It’s not rocket science. He sells access. The Biden Family Business.

    mg (8cbc69)

  27. Schadenfreude.

    If Hunter Biden broke tax or lobbying rules, he should pay the price. I suppose we can argue that journalism exposure can lead to public pressure on investigators/prosecutors to do more. But let’s recognize that much of this at this point is innuendo and conjecture, designed to make people look bad….though I do believe it’s important for our most trusted officials to be clean…while also looking clean. Biden fails that. But who here really thinks that Joe Biden will run for a second term? I would say that the odds are subterranean. Sure, sliming him continues to slime the Democrat brand which helps the Republican brand in some Machiavellian way. Still, I would like to see half the effort invested in making the GOP brand more pallatable. An agenda would be nice and an actual plan to try and pass it. Right now it’s like watching a bunch of middle aged (and older) “adults” playing king of the hill. Who right now passes for being the adult in the room? Maybe Mitt Romney…but he seems to earn unrelenting derision from the usual partisans. He’s not playing the game.

    It’s hard to take any joy in seeing Joe Biden hectored about things his son did or didn’t do. The Christian charity seems remarkably lacking. I would rather have the administration pestered about inflation, deficits, illegal immigration, and the path forward with Ukraine. You know, substantive things that might benefit us all…or at least elevate the discourse. Biden is clearly a placeholder….who would really look at him as anything else? The DEM stable is uninspiring…and its agenda is as depressing as ever. We see repeated failures of leadership from Iraq, to racial unrest, to the pandmic, to Afghanistan, and now supply chain snarls…across both parties. We as a people need to demand better….chasing Hunter Biden is good exercise…of sorts, but is it moving us in the needed direction?

    AJ_Liberty (3cb02f)

  28. The entertainment and tourism industries (and locales) have always been the most “alternative lifestyle” friendly. In fact the pioneers. Or as they called themselves and some still do the avant garde (advance guard). See theater, see Hollywood, see David Bowie, see Colorado. And in Disney’s case, if a teacher can get six-year olds to believe that Dick can run up the hill and come back down as Jane, it’s a cinch to keep them believing in talking mice, sailor-suited ducks, and superheroes in spandex.

    nk (1d9030)

  29. And how come the propaganda sections of the Russian intelligence services didn’t think to call the invasion of Ukraine and the annexation of its territory “ethno-affirming therapy”?

    nk (1d9030)

  30. No incriminating evidence about Hunter is convincingly believable since Trump publically asked for Putin to intervene. Everything has become tainted. Trump has poisoned the well. I believe OJ killed Nicole, but the investigation was poorly done and tainted. Trump asking a KGB operative for information is not a search for truth.

    Fred (e4803a)

  31. I would add that nothing that comes out of China should be believed, either. Regardless of whether or not Trump made a beautiful trade deal with Xi Jinping.

    nk (1d9030)

  32. Divorce, stripper, neglected daughter, shady foreign dealings, tax questions…. If only some relative would leave him a few hundred million dollars in their will, Hunter could take over MAGA and run for President.

    nk (1d9030)

  33. @23: See point 2.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  34. More sleaze: Sheldon Whitehouse: racist.

    Whitehouse has repeatedly defended his ties to the racist beach club while refusing to use his position of influence to push for change. “I think the people who are running the place are still working on that, and I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet,” he said in 2021 when asked whether the club had any non-white members. A Washington Free Beacon analysis determined that, based on the racial composition of Whitehouse’s staff, the senator is disturbingly reluctant to associate himself with non-white individuals.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  35. It’s just ridiculous fear mongering.

    It’s a political statement. The actual “fear mongering” is from those who see it as the end of the world.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  36. I will defend the WaPo in one way: They assert that Giuliani refused to give them a copy of the hard drive back in 2020 when the NY Post was publishing stories. An exclusive deal?

    This would only be an acceptable excuse if WaPo had refused to publish any Russian Collusion stories from 2015-current due to similar lacking of evidence.

    They published anyway. So their sudden onset of journalistic ethics is null and void.

    SaveFarris (788601)

  37. Seems clear Hunter is a scum bag that trades on his father’s name for all he can.

    Time123 (7a04f5)

  38. Yes, Hunter is a loser, a drug addict and probably a criminal. It probably does explain why his dad wanted to know as little as possible about his business.

    Paul Montagu (5de684)

  39. Paul Montagu (5de684) — 3/31/2022 @ 12:08 pm

    Yes, Hunter is

    Maybe was. They’ve been trying to straighten him out, and also give him an income.

    Earlier efforts failed.

    a loser, a drug addict and probably a criminal.

    He also had a philandering problem, and something of gambling problem.

    It probably does explain why his dad wanted to know as little as possible about his business.

    NMot quite. He wanted to know that what Hunter Biden was doing wuld not get him in trouble with the law.

    For this purpose he had a meeting with Tony Bobiluski, to approve him as CEO of Hunter’s new usiness
    and his brother Jim was present there as well but not apparently Hunter.

    This does not have to be because he had a percentage of the business, but because Joe Biden was in a position to stop his son, because he was probably supporting him and also in position to stop them from using his name.

    Sometime later Tony Bobiluski would not approve some transfer of funds Hunter Biden wanted to make and he was cut out, but by this time Joe Biden was not paying any attention.

    Here is the truth (except that what makes the most sense is that Hunter and Jim Biden were trying to fool both Joe Biden and the foreigners he was dealing with.

    Miranda Devine writes in today’s New York Post that the WaPo story left out all mention of Tony Bobulinski as well as that of SinoHawk, the company that Hunter Biden was claiming to his associates that Joe Biden had a secret 10% stake in. That way no one could follow up on the WaPo article by doing a Google or Bing or Lexis Nexis search for these terms.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  40. 27. AJ_Liberty (3cb02f) — 3/31/2022 @ 4:21 am

    But who here really thinks that Joe Biden will run for a second term?

    I do, unless he has a medical problem.

    On the other hand, I think Trump will not run, and the fact that h filed alawsuit against Hillary Clinton and others is consistent with that.

    Right now it’s like watching a bunch of middle aged (and older) “adults” playing king of the hill. Who right now passes for being the adult in the room? Maybe Mitt Romney

    No. It would be someone who is critical both of Hunter Biden and Donald Trump, but who is also not going along with all the accusations made by partisans on either side. Joe Biden did not get money from his son. Donald Trump did not instigate the January 6 storming of the Capitol. Justice Thomas has no reason to recuse himself. Joe Biden is not non compos mentis.

    I don’t think there is anyone.

    You might find some people silent on their party’s bête noire who also does not defend the target of the other party, but that isn’t quite good.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)


    As you may have guessed, the Washington Post defamed and disparaged the bona fide coverage of the New York Post. Wulfsohn cruelly names names among the herd of Democratic hacks at the Washington Post, identifying reporters and columnists including Matt Viser, Paul Sonne, Annie Linskey, Philip Bump, David Ignatius, Greg Sargent and, of course, fact-checker Glenn Kessler. By my lights, Wulfsohn all but dismembers the Post himself. He lops off its left arm, its right arm, and cuts it in half.

    Students of ancient history may recall that the Washington Post shared the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting with the New York Times for expertly channeling the Russia hoax (i.e, “[f]or deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration”).

    The injustice rankles. The Post’s work in the 2020 campaign to suppress the coverage of the Biden laptop was at least equally deserving.

    Scott Johnson as usual nails it. The WaPo was using a modern day Journalist to keep this story dead and buried and called anyone speaking the truth about it a Russian troll. They did that because their leftist lies and control mattered more to them than the truth. A pox on their houses and may they all wind up broke and homeless as they wish upon everyone else by pushing their destructive agenda.

    NJRob (c91725)

  42. He wanted to know that what Hunter Biden was doing would not get him in trouble with the law.

    Would not get Hunter.

    Hunter and Jim Biden were probably lying to the Chinese about Joe Biden’s participation in the enterprise, and to Joe Biden about not invoking his name. I don’t know why people don’t see that as a at least a possibility.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  43. OT: Biden now wants to tax oil companies for their “unused oil leases.” Never mind that they already pay rent on those leases. Never mind that the feds are trying to cripple them by denying permits for access roads and [small] pipelines to move any oil produced. Never mind that it takes some time between getting a lease and pumping oil (e.g. exploration, drilling, infrastructure, etc, and that not all leases will pan out. A year ago, some leases didn’t pencil out at $60/bbl, now they do.

    Why is he doing this? It’s the oldest play in the politician’s playbook: Scapegoat someone else for your screw-ups. They are also trying to blame Putin for the gas prices, and he has contributed, but the prices were already quite high before this Ukraine thing happened.

    Shorter: Joe Biden is a much better liar than Donald Trump, but he is as much of a liar.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  44. Tony Tony Bobulinski appeared at the Nashville presidential debate, invited by Donald Trump – he said he paid his own way. He vouched for emails and/or the facts behind them that mentioned him.

    He said he had emails, chats etc (that corroborated or filled out some of the details.)

    He apparently shared some of them with some news organizations like Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

    Here is his big public statement in written form:

    Tony Bobulinski: (05:03)

    I also had a disagreement with Hunter about the funds CFC was contributing to Sino Hawk. Hunter wanted five million of those funds to go to himself and his family. So he wanted the funds wired directly to an entity affiliated with him. I objected because that was contrary to our written agreements concerning Sino Hawk.

    Tony Bobulinski: (05:25)

    He said, referring to the chairman, his father, that CFC was really investing in the Biden family, that he held the trump card, and that he was the one putting his family legacy on the line.

    Tony Bobulinski: (05:37)

    He also said to me, on May 17th, 2017, that CFC wanted to be my partner, to be partnered with the Bidens. During these negotiations, I repeated to Hunter and others that at Sino Hawk could not be Hunter’s personal piggy bank. And I demanded that proper corporate governance procedures be implemented for capital distributions.

    Tony Bobulinski: (06:02)

    Hunter became very upset with me. CFC, through July, 2017 was assuring me the funds would be transferred to Sino Hawk, but they were never sent to our company. Instead I found out from Senator Johnson’s September report that the $5 million was sent in August, 2017 to entities affiliated with Hunter.

    Tony Bobulinski: (06:28)

    Tomorrow, I will be meeting with the Senate committee members concerning this matter, and I will be providing to the FBI the devices which contain the evidence corroborating what I have said. So I will not be taking any questions at this time.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  45. Wait. While Hunter Biden might not have been present at that meeting that Joe Biden had with Tony Bobulinski, he at least introduced his father to him:

    …On May 2nd, 2017, the night before Joe Biden was to appear at the Milken Conference, I was introduced to Joe Biden by Jim Biden and Hunter Biden. And at my approximately hour-long meeting with Joe that night, we discussed the Biden’s history, the Biden’s family business plans with the Chinese, with which he was plainly familiar, at least at a high level.

    Tony Bobulinski: (04:11)

    After that meeting, I had numerous communications with Hunter, Walker, Gilliar, and Jim Biden regarding the allocation of the equity ownership of Sino Hawk. On May 13th, 2017, I received an email [which had been featured in NYP story -SF] concerning allocation of equity, which says, “10% held by H for the big guy.” In that email there’s no question that, “H,” stands for Hunter, “Big guy,” for his father Joe Biden, and ,”Jim,” for Jim Biden. In fact, Hunter often referred to his father as, “The big guy,” or, “My chairman.”

    Tony Bobulinski: (04:47)

    On numerous occasions it was made clear to me that Joe Biden’s involvement was not to be mentioned in writing, but only face-to-face. In fact, I was advised by Gilliar and Walker that Hunter and Jim Biden were paranoid about keeping Joe Biden’s involvement secret.

    Probably secret from Joe Biden as well.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  46. Hunter and Jim Biden were probably lying to the Chinese about Joe Biden’s participation in the enterprise, and to Joe Biden about not invoking his name. I don’t know why people don’t see that as a at least a possibility.
    Sammy Finkelman (02a146) — 3/31/2022 @ 1:20 pm

    It’s a possibility but the cozy relations between the DNC and CCP go back along way and should be taken into account during any calculus.

    Hoi Polloi (998b37)

  47. WAPO & NYT have made the decision; Joe must go; they’re setting him up for The Big Dump post an inevitable midterm disaster and clearing the path for a Hillary Redux run against Trump.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  48. The American media are of the same sort as Joseph Geobbels and Baghdad Bob. Their “coverage” of the Ukraine soap opera would make William Randolph Hurst – Yellow with envy.

    mg (8cbc69)

  49. @47: Any successor to Biden who takes office after 1/20/2023 will be able to run as the incumbent twice.

    Kevin M (38e250)

  50. Remember…Biden was the poorest member of the Senate in 2008 with a net worth of only three hundred thousand after 40 years in the Senate. Now worth over a 100 million.
    Shoot the messengers. {da media|}

    mg (8cbc69)

  51. Here’s How Much Joe Biden Is Worth, Forbes, June 10, 2021

    On the day America’s first billionaire president took office, “middle class” Joe Biden boarded the Amtrak out of Washington D.C.’s Union Station, bound for Delaware with the kind of modest fortune you might expect from someone who had spent his adult life as an elected official: $2.5 million, mostly composed of pensions and real estate. But Biden was about to cash in. By the end of 2017, he and his wife Jill had earned $11.1 million. They raked in $4.6 million the next year, followed by $1 million in 2019 and $630,000 in 2020.

    There’s no excuse for believing the Comintern USA a/k/a MAGA dezinformatsiya. The Bidens filed financial disclosures and made their tax returns public, and I found this article in five seconds.

    nk (1d9030)

  52. lol

    mg (8cbc69)

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