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President Joe Biden hugs son Hunter, wife Jill during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)

Classified Documents Everywhere, But Only One Hunter Biden

Leaving Washington with classified documents must be a tradition for outgoing presidents and vice presidents. Sensitive government papers have now been found in the private homes and offices of Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Maybe every president going back for decades has taken documents he shouldn’t have. 

But only one has a crooked son who could have easily accessed those documents and used them to enrich himself and his corrupt family.

The public sure seems to believe that is the case. Six in 10 American voters are convinced it is likely that Biden’s son Hunter used information from the unsecured classified documents found in the current president’s Delaware home to sweeten “his foreign business deals.” Rasmussen Reports head pollster Mark Mitchell says the 60% figure is the “highest number we’ve ever seen implicating Joe Biden in anything.”

Republicans of course are overwhelmingly suspicious of Hunter Biden. But a large majority of independents, 62%, also believe that the president’s son used sensitive government documents to leverage his foreign business interests, according to the Rasmussen poll of 1,000 voters that was finalized over the weekend.

Voters also reckon that the Biden family has been “influence peddling for a decade.” Forty-three percent strongly agree with that statement while another 13% somewhat agree.

As voters have discerned, the likelihood that Hunter Biden used classified documents for profit is high, and their misgivings are warranted. Last week Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson noted that information in an April 2014 Hunter Biden email to a business partner included “highly detailed information in terms of Ukraine.” 

Where did Hunter get this information?” Johnson asked.

Three days after the email – found by New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, and containing 22-detailed bullet points – was sent, Johnson says the business partner, Devon Archer, met with then-Vice President Biden in the White House; shortly after that the Big Guy traveled to Ukraine.

Johnson believes the documents were a preview of what the Biden family could do for officials of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, with Hunter Biden and Archer telling them that if “you pay us millions of dollars, this is the kind of information you’re going to have access to because of our connection to the vice president.”

Not long after Biden visited Ukraine – actually in the same month – both Archer and Hunter Biden were appointed to seats on the Burisma board, enjoying sinecures for which they were generously compensated, says Johnson. Devine reports that Hunter was “paid as much as $83,000 a month – equivalent to $1 million a year – despite having no experience in the energy industry, according to information stored on his infamous laptop.”

Is it reasonable to believe that Biden has been squirelling away classified documents for years if not decades to provide his family members with inside information that would make them all rich? Of course it is. Before the public had even heard of Hunter Biden’s laptop, there was Biden Inc., a racket described by Politico as an operation closely tracking his political career that boosted the fortunes of “Middle Class Joe’s'” family. The pattern is there, the stories sordid, the many hands involved dirty.

Joe Biden will likely be gone from the White House in two years, either beaten in the 2024 election or forced to sit it out altogether due to his scandals. The shame of it is he was ever elected to any lawmaking position. His comeuppance will have arrived more than a half century too late.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • In other news, Hunter Biden has been hired ($80,000/month) by the Ukrainian government to sit on the oversight military strategy commission for his expertise in East European Asymmetrical Ordnance Collections.

  • It is astounding to see the corruption in the US Government that goes without penalty. Joe Biden should clearly never have been put into the presidency (he did not win) and he certainly should be impeached and removed from office now. Not only will this not happen, we will see about half of the Congress clap like trained seals when Biden gives a state of the union speech.

    • When I knew that the laptop was given to the FBI a year before the election, I stared into an abyss of deep state corruption.
      What cabal signed off on shoving this sick, criminal dog faced pony soldier into the appearance of power?

  • While it may be of some interest to know what Americans are thinking about this and that, knowing what folks believe tells us absolutely nothing about whether their beliefs are truthful or fanciful. As illustration of my point, prior to Copernicus, 100% of everyone for the previous millennium plus believed the sun circled the earth each day.
    As a reader, i want to know what can you prove, not what do you believe.

  • The Democrats acted so so guilty after the 2020 election👀 & now they are doing the same with the Dirty Joe docs!
    Innocent parties do NOT stonewall & hide from stinky elections & stinky docs…they
    answer questions & invite any
    investigation if innocent.
    so cut the crap💩
    we are not all 7 years old😡
    (reelmanPhD 1/2/23)

  • It is remarkable that no one in the media ever asked Biden how he could afford his mansions on a Senator’s salary.

  • It seems this is the working of the swamp’s way of life for many and it makes one wonder how many high level government agencies and officials are on the take when this behavior continues, with so many turning a blind eye and provide cover. For anyone with common sense it sure seems there are two playbooks of conduct, one for me and and another for thee. Anarchy breeds anarchy so watch out as it looks like we are on this pathway in society.

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