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