October 23, 2020

"Mr. Biden was given ample opportunity to deny the authenticity or facts of the Bobulinski information at Thursday’s debate; he didn’t..."

"... A call to Hunter Biden’s attorney was not returned by our deadline. All of this is news. The press corps that is ignoring it spent four years writing about Donald Trump’s Moscow business. The correspondence meanwhile blows up Rep. Adam Schiff’s claim that the Hunter story is Russian 'disinformation.' It raises real concerns about what security risks Hunter might pose for a Biden administration. And it raises questions about Joe Biden’s involvement. The former vice president is running on trust and good judgment. The Hunter tale is at best the story of a wayward son and indulgent father. At worst, it is an example of the entire Biden clan cashing in on its name with a U.S. rival...."

From "The Biden ‘Family Legacy’/What we learned from the text messages of Hunter’s partner Tony Bobulinski" by Kimberley Strassel (Wall Street Journal). No paywall encountered. Lots of detail about what's in the texts — too much to cut and paste.

91 comments:

Mark said...

He is not answering questions, just like Trump about covid tests, taxes, or his affairs.

Scott Walker did that many times, as do most politicians. Hell, Mitch McConnell won't explain whats going on.

If not answering questions is proof of guilt, then when did you stop beating your wife?

Expat(ish) said...

Can I embrace "the healing power of and" right there?

-XC

BADuBois said...

So... what now? Will the dinosaur MSM lumber out of their various swamps and you know, do their job?

Color me skeptical.

Todd said...

About time someone decided to give it some coverage! I wonder if FB will block their page and if twaller will lock their account(s)?!?

Readering said...

As he put it himself, we are now just one Scaramucci from election day. Giuliani was late in getting this stuff out. If he had spent less time tucking in his shirt....

Wince said...

The point of the media/social media embargo/blackout was to get Biden the "moderate" Trojan horse to the finish line. Maybe it was their preference to have Harris take over anyway?

Anyway, beside the privileged crackhead loosing his laptop, the amazing thing the establishment media's humiliating obtuseness is the degree to which public sources laid out this whole scheme.

First, it is almost exclusively taken from public sources and documentation. Everything from Chinese news reports to corporate records. The report is immaculately cited so that anyone who wishes to replicate where a specific piece of information was found or see the underlying documentation can do so.
https://www.baldingsworld.com/2020/10/22/report-on-biden-activities-with-china/


Jaw-Dropping Report Details Chinese State-Owned Company's Partnership With Biden, Kerry Families

According to Christopher Balding, Associate Professor at Peking University HSBC School of Business Shenzhen – who notes that he did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016 and will not be voting for him this year – who reviewed the report before publication:

I did not write the report and I am not responsible for the report. I have gone over the report with a fine-tooth comb and can find nothing factually wrong with the report. Everything is cited and documented. Arguably the only weakness is that we do not have internal emails between Chinese players or the Chinese and Bidens that would make explicit what the links clearly imply.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Strassel is one of the good ones

AlbertAnonymous said...

The media is going to ignore this for another 11 days or so at least...

AlbertAnonymous said...

The media is going to ignore this for another 11 days or so at least...

Not Sure said...

I thought the standard technique in these cases was to say, "To deny the allegation, say 'That's incorrect.' To agree with it, say nothing." Pretty sure that's how Redford and Hoffman cracked the Watergate case.

Readering said...

Speaking of family, per FEC records, neither Don Jr nor Eric has contributed to his dad's 2020 election campaign. In contrast to the contributions to Hillary in 2008. I guess because they only contribute when they think they need to for quid pro quo. Of course they have been bombarding me with emails to contribute.

pacwest said...

There is enough information there now that we know Biden is a security threat. If not through his direct involvement then through his son. How much do you have to hate Trump to vote for that? And everyone knows it is just the tip of the iceberg. You think foriegn actors don't have tons more info that could be used as blackmail? You're an idiot.

At this point the only explanation you can give for a Biden vote is that since he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar he won't do it again. Probably, I guess.

gspencer said...

47 years as a "public servant" collecting a government paycheck,

and he's mega-wealthy.

Without having produced anything of value to society unlike a Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Bebos,

Joe, like Hillary, took our national sovereignty and used it for personal enrichment.

Rory said...

Early this year, Larry David's character on Curb Your Enthusiasm had a plot line where he started carrying a MAGA hat around Beverly Hills, putting it on whenever he wanted to avoid someone. I thought that it was a very perceptive idea: by running away from the hat, they were giving Larry power over them.

It seems now an allegory for the Dems in general: by refusing to even consider the other point of view, they've given power to the party leaders to choose anyone at all to carry the flag for them. Just as you'd expect, the leaders chose who they're comfortable with. The rank and file have nowhere to go, because you can't change your mind that quick.

Sebastian said...

"It raises real concerns about what security risks Hunter might pose for a Biden administration."

Well, that assumes that progs regard Chinese influence as a risk rather than an opportunity.

Joe is a model, following Bill and Hill's model. Greed is good.

MayBee said...

Can anybody believe that *Trump* was the one impeached over this ish?

What say you, impeachment supporters?

Iman said...

The media’s bias is confirmed by what they deem credible and worth covering, as well as (even more by) what they willfully choose to ignore.

Biden is a bumfuzzled, long-in-the-tooth, corrupt, East Coast Politician.

IOW, a fucking bum.

tim in vermont said...

They really thought that when they banned the article on Twitter that they were blowing the bridge and stopping the runaway train. I guess the next move is whether Twitter has locked their account now for speaking truth to power. Twitter’s routine is speaking power to truth.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

I don’t know if it’s appropriate to say here Althouse but I’d love your take on how blue check mark Twitter went nuts over Trump saying that coyotes bring babies here. It’s kind of hilarious.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

I want to go on record now and say

Hunter Biden did not kill himself.

Unknown said...

Say it ain’t so, Joe. Shameless Joe Biden is running to protect BHO and HRC.
It’s disgusting but expected.

The Thin Man.

Curious George said...

"Joe Biden has a problem, and his name is Hunter."

No, his problem is himself. He made and allowed this happen. Not Hunter. Sure Hunter's stupid and drug addled brain allowed evidence to become known, but the Biden Crime Family is just a bunch of Fredos.

Sheridan said...

Think Pelosi will run an impeachment investigation against Biden if he's elected? As the GOP is likely to remain the minority in Congress, do they have any procedural ability to force an investigation? Seems like the Dems are between a rock and a hard place. Either ignore the Biden corruption and antagonize at least half the country or pursue an investigation and put the Dems elites (esp. Obama) at high risk. Interesting times...

Mike Sylwester said...

The most important consideration is that Joe Biden will restore morality, normalcy and civility to our country's politics.

MadisonMan said...

If Biden is elected, this certainly would call out for a Special Prosecutor.

tim in vermont said...

Nothing new except for the fact that it’s in the WSJ, which is not nothing.

Apparently as long as he only communicated corrupt intent through his crackhead son, it’s all the elaborate fantasy of same. Even though stuff that was asked for, promised, and delivered was delivered with the help of Joe.

Todd Roberson said...

Hardest hit: the transgendereds.

Haven't heard anything about them for nearly a year after dominating the news.

johns said...

It's beyond commenting. It's bizzaro world that the press is suppressing it even though it is all over the alternative press. It's beyond 2020.

Achilles said...

You cannot deny that Biden is corrupt and has been selling the country out to foreign enemies for decades.

You can admit you don't care and you are a piece of shit and that you vote for democrats no matter what.

Dave Begley said...

Let's be totally frank here. There is substantial credible evidence that the VP sold his office to foreigners.

Somewhere there is evidence of money or bitcoin transfers from Hunter to Joe.

These are crimes. Not since Benedict Arnold has there been such a betrayal of public trust.

The Big Guy is going to the Big House unless he wins the election.

MadisonMan said...

I don't see how any one can actually vote for Biden. A vote against Trump I can understand. But to go out of your way, put a sign in your yard, enthusiastically saying you're for Biden?

Why?

gadfly said...

Hunter Biden: Yesterday, the Wall Street < Journal’s opinion and news pages published contrasting articles about Hunter Biden. In an op-ed, Kimberley A. Strassel, a member of the Journal’s editorial board, suggested, based on information provided by Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, that Joe Biden was involved in Hunter’s dealings in China—but two Journal news reporters, Andrew Duehren and James T. Areddy, subsequently reported that records they obtained from Bobulinski “don’t show either Hunter Biden or James Biden [Joe’s brother] discussing a role for Joe Biden in the venture.” Variety’s Gene Maddaus observes that the conflicting takeaways reflect “ongoing tension” between the news and opinion sides of the Journal; in July, more than two-hundred Journal staffers wrote to the paper’s publisher accusing the opinion side of a “lack of fact-checking and transparency,” and an “apparent disregard for evidence.”

Nonapod said...

This story can't be wished away, dismissed, or ignored no matter how hard the Dems, the media, and the overlords of social media try. It's not Russian disinformation. It's very real and it's very bad for Biden.

Hunter is an absolute disaster of a human. He is all the things that the left claims about Trump's children and much more. But this isn't really about Hunter.

This is about Joe Biden. It's about foreign powers paying for influence and favortism. It's about a Vice President using his office to enrich himself and his family at the expense of US tax payers and US security. It's about real corruption at the highest levels. It's not based on hearsay or the overhearing of second hand stories. It's not some completely fictional dossier cooked up by wack job sensationalist ex British spy.

Unknown said...

Occam’s Razor would suggest the most likely reason is all Claymont Joe does is step on land mines.

The Thin Man

Birkel said...

According to Sleepy Joe's campaign filings with the FeC, 4.7 million unemployed people have each donated up to $2,500 to the Biden Campaign.

That doesn't sound like the Chinese laundering campaign contributions at all.
Not at all.

Unemployed people always have extra cash laying around to send to politicians.

tim in vermont said...

gadfly is Biden’s lawyer now.

"more than two-hundred Journal staffers wrote to the paper’s publisher accusing the opinion side of a “lack of fact-checking and transparency,” and an “apparent disregard for evidence.”

So they are depending on the forty former intelligence officials who admitted in their own letter that they had no actual evidence, but claimed it looked like disinformation. More bullshit.

Like Scott Adams joked: “We know it’s Russian disinformation because they left no trace of evidence that it was disinformation, which is so like Putin.”

Basically the evidence amounts to the fact that it helps Trump, and gadfly would rather ignore the story and vote in a crook subject to blackmail by both China and Russia and the FBI and CIA, than see Trump be re-elected.

Clue to gadfly, Putin wants high oil prices to fund his military. He got Crimea under Obama BIden, why wouldn’t he want somebody to end fracking and drive up the price of oil? It makes zero sense that Putin would want Trump over a pushover like BIden.

Sebastian said...

"It's about foreign powers paying for influence and favoritism."

Foreign powers, plural. Which is perhaps the most amazing thing, so amazing it's entirely obvious: the Biden family was completely brazen, taking money from anyone anywhere, secure in the knowledge that they were nearly untouchable. They were not wrong. Joe may be slow, but he learned something in his decades in the swamp.

TheOne Who Is Not Obeyed said...

So, from Readering: "but two Journal news reporters, Andrew Duehren and James T. Areddy, subsequently reported that records they obtained from Bobulinski “don’t show either Hunter Biden or James Biden [Joe’s brother] discussing a role for Joe Biden in the venture.”

Notice what the two liberal reports did not do: They did not ask anyone in the Biden campaign whether the published evidence that refers to Biden is true. The one question that could clear up this whole episode - no one in the mainstream media wants to ask it to the people who could answer it. A straight "no, what that email purports to show is untrue" would put this to bed in an instance.

But mainstream media journalists just keep looking in the wrong places, and then state "well, we didn't find any evidence so it must not be true".

We're on to their games, Readering. A little critical thinking as applied to mainstream media would do you some good.

wild chicken said...

Yet blue twitter told me tbe Trump family is using his presidency to make money! Lol

Hell they're pikers next to the Bidens. I mean it's all down to a science with them.

DavidUW said...

Named witnesses, hard evidence, but can’t report it

Anonymous sources contradicting on the record witnesses (losers remark), reportable
Third hand commentary on a phone call (Ukraine) reportable
Wholly invented and paid for lies? 4 years of reporting and a $50m “investigation”

Interesting.

PubliusFlavius said...

"one Scaramucci from election day"

Worthy, I am pilfering.

Sebastian said...

Obviously, Hunter and Jim traded on the family name.

Obviously, Joe abetted their schemes. That's corrupt in itself.

But did Joe profit directly? That is not clear yet, the big guy's 10% notwithstanding.

So, follow the money. Who's following the money?

Were there any direct transfers? Possibly, but even the Bidens are not that stupid, are they? If they were, American intelligence presumably knows.

Did Joe have access to money funneled to Hunter? Lots of ways that could be structured, via authorized access to accounts or reimbursements for various expenses, hence harder to detect. So, who's looking?

Michael K said...

Lefty Mark and Readering got their briefs for Biden in early. gadfly, as usual, brings up the rear.

The front page of the WSJ has been pretty left for more than a decade. gadfly discovered that they all agree with him to cover up the Biden crimes.

Kevin said...

Shorter Gadfly: I don't know what you mean by "text messages"... I don't know what you mean by "China"... I don't know what you mean by "Biden"...

clint said...

Readering said...
"Speaking of family, per FEC records, neither Don Jr nor Eric has contributed to his dad's 2020 election campaign. In contrast to the contributions to Hillary in 2008."

Well, sure. Donald Trump senior also donated -- along with a very generous donation to the Clinton Foundation.

It was the price of doing business in New York, back when everyone knew that Anthony Weiner was going to the be the next mayor.

Humperdink said...

Peter Henderson (aka: The Big Guy, Slo' Joe) says "C'mon man".

Iman said...

Of course they have been bombarding me with emails to contribute.

Give until you have nothing left to give. Oh... wait. Too late.

Kevin said...

There is nothing in all of this that a Special Prosecutor couldn't clear up.

After all, we've been told over and over that Trump is "duty-bound" to get to the bottom of any Russian disinformation.

chickelit said...

Readering said...As he put it himself, we are now just one Scaramucci from election day. Giuliani was late in getting this stuff out. If he had spent less time tucking in his shirt....

Not too late at all! We'll have an entire first Biden term (if he lasts that long) to pester, needle, and torment him!

chickelit said...

tim in vermont said...They really thought that when they banned the article on Twitter that they were blowing the bridge and stopping the runaway train. I guess the next move is whether Twitter has locked their account now for speaking truth to power. Twitter’s routine is speaking power to truth.

"Speaking power to truth" -- nice turn of phrase!

chickelit said...

MadisonMan said...I don't see how any one can actually vote for Biden. A vote against Trump I can understand. But to go out of your way, put a sign in your yard, enthusiastically saying you're for Biden?

Why?


It's Madison, that's why. Your neighbors are willingly obtuse.

DanTheMan said...

I just went to CNN.com.
Zero mentions of Hunter. None at all.

So I guess NPR is right. It's not a story.

Rick said...

the Biden Crime Family is just a bunch of Fredos.

They're more the Tattaglias. They get rich because they have no morals and will do anything for a buck. But they're not smart and even the other gangsters look down on them.

D.D. Driver said...

It's funny that you have to go to the opinion pages to find hard news.

Big Mike said...

We're on to their games, Readering. A little critical thinking as applied to mainstream media would do you some good.

@OneWhoIsNotObeyed, please do not use any word implying cognitive function anywhere on the same paragraph as Readering. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Mike Sylwester said...

Did Joe Biden Use the Pseudonym “Peter Henderson” When Trading Emails with Son Hunter?

walter said...

tim in vermont said...gadfly is Biden’s lawyer now.
--
"Come on, man!"

wendybar said...

People hate Trump so much (for no reason really, other than the media tells them to) that they will vote in one of the most corrupt people EVER to be President of the United States. This is what happens when the country is dumbed down. Thanks Progressives. Job well done. When the shit hits the fan, and it will, we will be owned by China.

n.n said...

Hardest hit: the transgendereds.

Haven't heard anything about them for nearly a year after dominating the news.


They're still covering trans/homo male sexual abuse of boys in the Boy Scouts. But, characteristically, when politically congruent ("="), avoiding identification of the specific abusers, and indulging diversity to color everyone in an inclusive bloc.

bagoh20 said...

"The former vice president is running on trust and good judgment."

How does that make any sense from a proven serial plagiarizer, and someone whose lies are well documented and proven for decades. He graduated at the top of his class, you know. Trust and good judgement ain't what it used to be. Just what are some examples of Biden demonstrating trust and good judgement?

Vance said...

More news for Gadfly and Chuck and the rest to ignore: Hunter Biden was the go between to allow a Chinese company owned by the Chinese Military to acquire a US company that made military sensitive information.

This is usually in the area of "treason."

I will quote:
In September 2015, the Obama-Biden administration approved the sale of a strategically sensitive Michigan manufacturer, Henniges Automotive, to a firm connected to Joe Biden's son, Hunter, and a Chinese military contractor that was on an American watch list because of its close ties to the People's Liberation Army. Hunter Biden's equity fund, backed by the Communist Chinese government, and the Chinese contractor, Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), needed special approval for the deal from the Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CIFIUS) because Henniges produced technology with potential military use.
AVIC entities have been sanctioned by the United States on five separate occasions since 1993 and the addition to the watch list--a major red flag--occurred less than a year-and-a-half before they co-purchased Henniges with Hunter Biden's BHR. The fact that CFIUS approved the deal is alarming given that Henniges owns numerous facilities in the United States that are now controlled by a Chinese military front company.
Internal BHR documents show exactly how the Chinese military contractor was able to disguise its ownership via shell corporations and formed a joint-venture with the son of the vice president to facilitate the Chinese takeover of an American dual-use technology supplier. Additional documents suggest that Hunter Biden's Chinese-backed venture funneled money to an entity controlled by Vanessa Kerry, the daughter of then-Secretary of State John Kerry, just one month before CFIUS approved the takeover. At the time, Secretary Kerry played a lead role on the Obama-Biden CFIUS committee.

When news of the AVIC takeover of Michigan-based manufacturer Henniges Automotive hit the wire, Biden's associates celebrated, calling the transaction a "proof of concept" for future Chinese acquisitions.

End quote.

Biden: owned by China. Gadfly: "I love China! At last, a real chance for a communist takeover of America! Vote Biden for Beijing!"

Jupiter said...

Mike Sylwester said...
"The most important consideration is that Joe Biden will restore morality, normalcy and civility to our country's politics."

Don't forget that Biden's election might put an immediate end to the troubling "civil unrest" that has unaccountably broken out in the nation's cities.

readering said...

I just read Big Mike, and I am having palpitations because my cognitive functions are signalling that there was an insult in there somewhere he was sending my way indirectly.

BUMBLE BEE said...

The Wife was on a treadmill @ the gym and caught a lot of Biden. She remarked his health plan sounded like what Trump was currently doing. Joe being Joe.

Iman said...

Seems very appropriate... https://youtu.be/lYBVSXsejLc

BUMBLE BEE said...

Deny, Deny, Deny is the mantra of the image Gurus. Is SILENCE complicity? His teammates say so. Thorny one, that.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Oingo Boingo plays his theme song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2LQMElLoLs

Annie C. said...

I swear, Mark (the stupid one) must have Althouse on constant refresh. He certainly manages to be the first commentor on most posts.

Obsessive.

Jim at said...

He is not answering questions, just like Trump about covid tests, taxes, or his affairs.

You become more full of shit with each passing day.

The press isn't asking him about it. The same press that won't shut up when it comes to Trump on those very subjects you cite. Subjects Trump has answered.

I swear. You're nothing more than Inga with a dick.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Biden gets in - he should be impeached immediately.

Gk1 said...

It's weird that all my lefty friends were swearing up and down Joe would be an upgrade over trump but I am not seeing it. Since he's just a place holder I guess it doesn't matter if he wins or not, he will be gone over health concerns or this grubby influence peddling scandal. Nope. I just as soon keep Orange Man thank you very much.

narciso said...

it's interesting how uranium one, another scandal plagued enterprise approved by cfius, is now active in harare, zimbabwe,

tim in vermont said...

The CIA will use this to get us into more of the wars in their grand project that Kerry hinted at when he talked about “our interest in Syria” and Obama, when he suggests that Trump doesn’t have the attention span to follow.

How many new waves of refugees has Trump created? Talk about a dog that didn’t bark.

tim in vermont said...

If it weren’t for Hillary’s ham handed military adventurism, Brexit never would have happened. Europe would not have been destabilized by wave after wave of refugees from wars the US fomented. She’s the kind of leader that the CIA and FBI, the New York Times, all the people who got us into Iraq, including George Bush, wanted. They have had to settle for Sunset Joe Biden, who can be manipulated with ice cream cones.

Achilles said...

Annie C. said...

I swear, Mark (the stupid one) must have Althouse on constant refresh. He certainly manages to be the first commentor on most posts.

Obsessive.


Paid.

The Godfather said...

All Joe Biden needs to do is say:

I had no involvement with, and wasn't aware of, any efforts by anyone, including members of my family, to obtain money through exploiting my name and/or political connections. If I am elected President, I will not interfere in any way with investigations of allegations of such efforts, and I will not give clemency to or pardon anyone, including any member of my family, for involvement in such efforts.

Will he?

Doug said...

Chickelit said:
But to go out of your way, put a sign in your yard, enthusiastically saying you're for Biden?

Why?

It's Madison, that's why. Your neighbors are willingly obtuse


Plus, it's Madison ... do you want your neighbors talking to their neighbors, friends, and co-workers about why you don't have Biden/Harris signs in your yard?

TexasDude said...

In 2015, Hunter was the go between for the sale of a dual use manufacturer to a Chinese military contractor tied company that had been sanctioned prior many to times.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/23/code-name-project-hanson-insider-documents-reveal-how-hunter-biden-associates-helped-chinese-military-contractor-acquire-michigan-dual-use-manufacturer/

320Busdriver said...

I wanted to see if I could find evidence of mr bobulinski’s assertion that he became aware of the payments made to Hunter Biden, thereby cutting him out of the deal, while reading Ro Jo’s and Grassely’s Senate report on Hunters corruption. The aforementioned transfer of money is detailed on the bottom of page 78 of the report. There is an unbelievable amount of transactions and business entities associated with the Biden family and their Chinese counterparts listed between pages 71-84. Many of these transactions were flagged for potential financial criminal activity. A portion of the conclusions from this section follows:

Then, several years later, Biden and Archer formed BHR with Bohai Capital and received their business license approval in China shortly after Biden visited China with his father, Vice President Biden. Hunter Biden’s connections and financial associations appear to have accelerated significantly after he associated himself with Ye Jianming, who had deep connections with the Communist regime and PLA. However, that didn’t seem to have any impact on Hunter Biden, who made millions from the relationship. Indeed, Hunter Biden and his family, to include James and Sara Biden, associated with other Chinese nationals such as Gongwen Dong. In one case, the three of them went on a $100,000 global spending spree after Gongwen Dong and Hunter Biden opened a joint account. In addition, Hunter Biden received millions of dollars over a period of years from Gongwen
Dong’s companies. According to records acquired by the Committees, many of these transactions involved potential criminal financial activity

wildswan said...

Try this one weird trick to find out how your neighbors think about the Ma Larkey crime family without directly asking and causing a ruckus. You see, no matter what some commenters here think, there are still millions of apparently well-informed, sane people who think the New York Times is giving a balanced view and is not Pravda-on-the-Hudson. C'mon, man, they do. So, ask your neighbors about the NYT. If they believe Pravda-on-the-Hudson is giving a balanced view then your neighbors will think that nothing has been proved about the Ma Larkey family (and also that covid must be fought with lockdowns and that Trump is causing the division in the country so that by electing Joe B we can return to January 2020.) You can then talk about astronomy till after the election.

MAJMike said...

I'm pretty sure China Joe will assure us that, "If you like your basement, you can keep your basement."

narciso said...

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-war-room-releases-email-ccp-loans-hunter-biden-eric-schwerin-worth-millions-hid-irs-sec/

Francisco D said...

Jim at said...I swear. You're nothing more than Inga with a dick.

I am pretty sure that Inga has an ecologically sensitive dick - solar powered.

Mark said...

LMAO. Yeah, I am paid Achilles.

Althouse is such an important place that 'they' pay people to post here.

Enjoy insanity.

Butkus51 said...

Mark said...
"He is not answering questions, just like Trump about covid tests, taxes, or his affairs."

If Trump were taking money from China and/or Russia, I wouldnt be voting for him. IF that were the case, I wouldnt be voting this year because we know Joe did indeed take money. Seriously, taxes, covid, and what affairs exactly? Those are on a par with a VP taking money from lack of a better term an "adversary? Do you know something the FBI, the IRS, Mueller, the NYT, CNN, etc. doesn't? What about Covid tests? Tell me what the "experts" say......this week. Are lockdowns good this week or not? Are face masks good? Why do the chances of getting the disease drop off significantly at the grocery store? And riots? Tell me oh wise one.

phantommut said...

What's depressing is how much of this is in the public domain.

Biden Inc.

This was back when Joe wasn't the media's first (or even second of third) choice for 2020. This is the cover of the NYT the day before the Politico piece came out:

NYT Front Page image, August 1, 2019

All this stuff about how Joe would never be involved in influence peddling is, to quote someone, malarkey, or in a currently more fashionable term "gas lighting."

friscoda said...

The Hunter Biden email where he whines about having to fork over 50% of everything to the family is interesting. It describes how the tax was collected by Joe. Hunter had to pay tuition for nieces and nephews and others - something that can be done legally and without the imposition of a gift tax. Coupled with the fact that he talks about holding the interest for Joe, this indicates that these arrangements were well thought out to avoid unnecessarily raising red flags, particularly on the tax side - where many a clever corrupt pol has been caught.

Ryan said...

Wow, this is absoulutely damning for Joe Biden. I suspected it before, and now it's all laid bare. Kudos for the WSJ for actually covering the story.

I am interested to see what happens next if Biden actually gets elected. It cannot be ignored.

How stupid of Joe to let his son run this bribery campaign. At least don't get caught being corrupt.

Bruce Hayden said...

“ If Trump were taking money from China and/or Russia, I wouldnt be voting for him. IF that were the case, I wouldnt be voting this year because we know Joe did indeed take money.”

Yes. The Bidens have been taking bribes from our worst geopolitical enemies for years. And then, like Crooked Hillary, working with them to transfer critical defense technology to these enemies. It is bad enough that they push policies that benefit these geopolitical foes. But enabling the transfer of critical defense technology is just as bad.

Why is that anywhere near acceptable? Crooked Hillary, along with Joe, Jim, and Hunter Biden should be strung up on the nearest light pole for knowingly accepting bribes from geopolitical enemies, and then working for these enemies, and against our country and it’s enemies. When, in political office, as Crooked Hillary and SLO Joe were, it was literally treason (working for another country to betray your own). It is really a horrid state of affairs that the last two Dem Presidential candidates accepted substantial Russian and Chinese bribes, advocated policies that benefitted those countries, at our expense, and facilitated the transfer of restricted military technology and materials to these countries, while in their last political office (Clinton as Sec of State and Biden as VP).

Sam L. said...

Couldn't be more timely!! Of course, the msm will do everything in their power to drown this and cover it up.

Unknown said...

This was telegraphed last year of course. I'm sure everyone remembers Impeachment. Impeachment, whatever your view on the appropriateness of the "perfect call", is a fairly vigorous reaction for asking about "nothing burgers".

Why did the Democrat party double down on Joe and not vet this in the primary? Are they that confident of being able to control the narrative until after Election? And is it that important to get an Obama-Clinton insider back in control?