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Even As Media Work To Ignore It, Biden Scandal Just Keeps Growing

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Acting as partisans, not journalists, Big Media and Big Tech have gone all in, pretending the exploding Biden scandal isn’t really a thing, just more Russian collusion. Well, this scandal isn’t going away. In fact, it’s growing by the day.

We’ve written before about how social media and online publications hyped totally spurious claims of Russian collusion against President Donald Trump, while immediately tamping down factually based claims against fast-aging presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, who appear to have treated the vice presidency as a personal piggy bank.

The false assertion the media used to not report on growing evidence of salacious and likely criminal activity emerging from Hunter Biden’s laptop was that it was “unverified.”

Some even followed serial fabulist Rep. Adam Schiff’s lead in claiming the laptop and its information trove about influence-peddling by the Biden family is really just “Russian disinformation.”

Both Facebook and Twitter essentially put a stranglehold on sharing the New York Post’s stunning report on Biden’s influence peddling. Social media, which pretend to be objective, may soon face a day of reckoning, writes law professor, blogger and columnist Glenn Reynolds in a column that USA Today refused to publish.

But we can definitively lay to rest claims that the laptop containing thousands of incriminating emails is a Russian fabrication. The laptop, almost certainly, is no fake.

How do we know? Let’s start with the Joe Biden campaign itself. It doesn’t deny the emails from the laptop detailing deals made with foreign powers to enrich the Biden family are authentic.

Quite the contrary. Biden has refused to comment, apart from angry responses to the few journalists that dare to ask about his son’s affairs.

“I knew you’d ask it. I have no response. It’s another smear campaign,” Biden yelled at a CBS reporter who asked about the scandal. “Right up your alley, those are the kinds of questions you always ask.”

The 90-minute town hall conducted by ABC News would have been an ideal time to clarify the growing scandal. Instead, the “moderator,” Democratic Party and Clinton family shill George Stephanopoulos, didn’t even ask him about it.

Remember that the next time someone rushes to defend the honor of the long-time Clinton-family PR flack’s journalistic bona fides. He has none.

As for Schiff’s mendacious assertion that the Russians are behind this, too, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, head of all 17 major U.S. intelligence agencies, categorically denied evidence of Russian involvement.

“Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that,” Ratcliffe said. “And we have shared no intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress.”

He went on to say contradictory claims are “simply not true.” That’s about as definitive rebuttal to the new line on the Biden scandal as possible, we’d say.

We, and many others, have already detailed Hunter Biden’s leveraging of his father’s job as the Obama vice president to line the Biden family pockets from the Ukraine, Russia and China.

There was of course, Hunter’s $50,000 a month gig with Ukraine energy company Burisma in 2014, despite having zero experience in the energy industry. Joe Biden was then Obama’s point-man on all things Ukraine.

Russian collusion? OK, here’s the real thing. Hunter Biden’s “investment advisory” firm Rosemont Seneca took in an estimated $3.5 million from a Russian widow. Not suspicious enough for you? She is the wealthiest woman in Russia, a billionaire. Her husband was former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhov, a close confederate of Vladimir Putin.

How about China, where, as we noted, the ever-eager Hunter Biden had Chinese entrepreneur Jonathan Li meet with his father in a Beijing hotel lobby. Hunter later forged a partnership with Li to raise $1.5 billion for yet another “investment fund,” this time with much of the money from China’s communist government.

Evidence abounds from emails on the laptop that Hunter Biden foolishly abandoned in a repair-shop that Joe Biden, or the “Big Guy” as Hunter called him in one note, was getting a cut of the action.

But the revelations of bad and almost certainly criminal behavior by both Bidens don’t end there. Oh, no, almost daily, new revelations from the emails have been released.

A new report reveals more back-room deal-making, this time in of all places Kazakhstan.

According to the British Daily Mail, “between 2012 and 2014, Hunter worked as a sort of go-between for Kenes Rakishev, a self-styled ‘international businessman, investor and entrepreneur’ with close family connections to the kleptocratic regime of his homeland’s despotic former president Nursultan Nazarbayev.”

Through his connections with Kazakhstan, Hunter Biden was able to arrange a $1 million “investment” for filmmaker Alexandra Forbes Kerry. Name sound familiar? It should. She’s the daughter of then-Secretary of State John Kerry, a close friend of Joe Biden from their years in the Senate together.

Former New York mayor and federal prosecutor Rudolph Giuliani, who has access to the laptop’s hard drive information, told Steven Crowder’s “Louder With Crowder” podcast “there are texts describing a transaction between Hunter and Joe Biden and ‘a Communist Chinese intelligence operative’ — which appeared to have been a set up for extortion,” American Greatness writer Debra Heine reported.

Give it to Joe: He helps his own, friends and family alike. Hunter bragged about having a “direct … pipeline” to the Obama administration, according to Peter Schweizer and Seanus Bruner, writing at Breitbart. He likened it to “currency.”

We hope the FBI, which has possession of the laptop, is at minimum curious about Biden’s lucrative foreign friendships. But then, it fronted the phony “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into Trump, didn’t it?

The mainstream U.S. media curiously find all this un-newsworthy. So do their brothers and sisters in the big-time far-left social media companies, which now apparently control America’s First Amendment rights.

Any of this being true should disqualify Joe Biden from the presidency. These actions should be punishable by law. Don’t expect the media to do their job. Nor the far-left social media, which are all in on supporting the Democrats in their bid to “fundamentally transform” America from a beacon of freedom into a socialist hell.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • The greatest Joe’s helper is not any silent media or any silent Big Tech censors. His greatest helper is surely Barr.

  • The real goat on this landscape is the FBI. Their reputation is shot, deservedly.

  • Thank god for this article.

    I am tired of the MSM spinning this like it has not happened and we all know the below will happen if Biden gets elected.

    Hunter will be given an office near his father’s in the left wing (will probably have to gall to take Ivanka;s current one)

    Hunter will go on “diplomatic” trips around the world (wikll probably have the gall to take Jared’s seat on at international negotiations)

    Hunter will then be given exclusive benefits like the right to hunt endangered species in foreign countires (taking this right away from DJT & Eric)

    All of this will be awful. I mean more awful than having over 220,000 Americans die and pretending it is not happening.

    • How would your song and dance go if it were Eric Trump’s laptop……………..?

  • Was just at “Slate”. Their position is it is all Russian disinformation gained in a hack. Nothing could be more wrong…

  • Is Hunter still alive? Yes? Then why hasn’t he disowned the laptops?
    🎵🎶…How deep is your swamp, how deep… is… your… swamp, I really need to know… cos we’re living in a world of fools …🎶🎶

    • From Bob’s election song book:
      Oh, mein papa, to me was so wonderful. Oh, mein papa, to me he was so good. Oh, mein papa, he introduced me to Xi. Oh, mein papa, he only took 50%. From the top.

  • America’s Mayor will make sure the MSM can’t ignore the Biden Crime Family for much longer. The more Biden lies…the more information Rudy releases to NAIL him to the wall! LOL! It’s better than watching sports!

  • Normal election dynamics include evaluation of candidate proposals, personas and associates. This assessment should be transparent, with print and telecast media along with social media giving equal time to major contenders so that voters are fully informed. However, prominent media have skewed the dynamic ever since the deplorable Donald Trump defeated the inevitable Hillary Rodham Clinton, the greatest female ever born on Planet Earth and the media’s favored candidate. So horrified was the media at this revolt of blue collar beer drinkers – I mean, how could they? – that media bigwigs, absent legislation enjoining beer drinkers from voting, decided to kneecap the winner and coddle whomever emerged from the Democratic primary scrum, regardless of competence. And that is why Joe Biden, with his troubled son hanging around his neck, feeble and forgetful, is about to become the most important person in the world.

  • Joe Biden aware of Hunters sexual communications and sexual abuse of reportedly 14 year old.

    Screen shots of communications with Joe Biden about sexual communications and sexual abuse of 14 year by Hunter Biden were obtained from Hunter Communications with Father Joe on his laptop.

    Explicit photos of Hunter and 14 year old while he sexually abused her also appear on this same laptop that has been in the possession of the FBI since December of 2019.

    These photos have been turned over to the Delaware State Police and their existence has been confirmed by numerous news agencies today”.

    1. Why did Joe not report this abuse to Federal And State law enforcement agencies?

    2. Why did the FBI not act on this information and allow the potentail for other underage females to be abused by Hunter Biden?

  • If Biden wins the election, There will be a call for an impeachment hearing on Jan 21, 2021. The dems better keep the house or Harris will be walking around with a huge smile on her face.

  • So a guy who claims to be Hunter Biden leaves a laptop at a repair shop and never reclaims it. (The owner of the shop, by some strange coincidence, has vision problems that he claims keep him from positively identifying the person as Hunter Biden or not). It then winds up not directly with US intelligence agencies, but first with Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer. But why would it go anywhere at all? Did the vision-impaired shop owner decide one day near the election to read through the emails on it (presumably for the heck of it) and say “hey, that looks fishy, I’d better call the FBI — no, wait, I’ll call the President’s sleazy drunken lawyer directly!”?

    Yeah, that’s it. That’s the ticket. Sure, sounds believable to me. If you believe it, I have a bridge for sale in New York to show you.

    • Follow the chain of custody beginning with the December 2019 seizure by the FBI for Grand Jury proceedings.

      Fall 2020. Notification as a whistle blower to the Ron Johnsons senate subcommittee.

      Robert Costello, personal attorney for Rudy Giuliani, obtains a hard drive containing some 40,000 emails, thousands of text messages, and photographs and videos of the younger Biden in “very compromising positions.”

      After vetting information, For Federal Prosecutor Costello provides hard drive to Rudy Giuliani.

  • If some of Hunter’s money was being kicked back to Joe and Jill, what would the IRS have to say about it?

  • “We, and many others, have already detailed Hunter Biden’s leveraging of his father’s job as the Obama vice president to line the Biden family pockets from the Ukraine, Russia and China.”

    The essentials of all of this have been obvious for years.

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