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Damn It Feels Good To Be A Biden

“To all you Republicans, that helped me win/
I sincerely like to thank you/
’Cause now I got the world swinging from my nuts/
And damn it feels good to be a gangsta”
— Geto Boys, 1992, “Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta”

Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that the Department of Justice had planned to let Hunter Biden completely skate on charges of tax fraud, felony gun possession, and whatever other felonies he’s committed. That is until a couple of whistleblowers blew the deal. So, plan B was a sweetheart plea deal, which blew up when the judge discovered a blanket immunity provision tucked into it.

U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss was the guy who hoped to get Biden off and then cooked up the plea deal. This is bombshell evidence of corruption and favoritism.

And how was Weiss punished? Attorney General Merrick Garland named him “special prosecutor” in the Hunter Biden criminal probe.

Here’s what the Times, to its credit, reported (albeit on a Saturday when nobody is paying attention):

Earlier this year, The Times found, Mr. Weiss appeared willing to forgo any prosecution of Mr. Biden at all, and his office came close to agreeing to end the investigation without requiring a guilty plea on any charges. But the correspondence reveals that his position, relayed through his staff, changed in the spring, around the time a pair of IRS officials on the case accused the Justice Department of hamstringing the investigation. Mr. Weiss suddenly demanded that Mr. Biden plead guilty to committing tax offenses.

This sort of stuff keeps piling up.

Fox News reported last week that an FBI agent has told congressional investigators that the Biden transition team was tipped off about a planned interview of Hunter Biden, which resulted in the interview not taking place.

“Tipping off the transition team and not being able to interview Hunter Biden as planned are just a couple of examples that reveal the Justice Department’s misconduct in the Biden criminal investigation that occurred under U.S. Attorney Weiss’ watch,” House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., told Fox News Digital.

When word of a document alleging a Biden $5 million bribery scheme emerged, House Republicans had to threaten contempt charges against the FBI to pressure it to cough up the material, despite the fact that it wasn’t classified.

Now, we are learning that Biden used aliases in email accounts while vice president as a way to share insider information with Hunter.

“Just the News found several emails between Joe and Hunter Biden using the pseudonym accounts. Messages, sometimes signed ‘Dad,’ were found on a Hunter Biden laptop seized by the FBI in December 2019 from a Delaware computer shop owner,” writes John Solomon.

Comer told the National Archives to hand over all unredacted copies of emails from Biden’s burner accounts.

Good luck getting the Archives to turn those over.

Even before he was elected, Biden was able to count on his pals in Washington to circle the wagons. As soon as Hunter’s laptop turned up, the acting director of the CIA rushed through approval of a letter signed by 50 other “intelligence community” officials who swore that the laptop – which is still producing evidence of criminal behavior by the Bidens – was part of a Russian disinformation campaign. No one has faced any repercussions for participating in a cover-up, and the media just ignored the contents of the laptop for years.

Yet even after all this, every denial Biden utters – that is, when reporters bother to ask him anything – is treated as Gospel truth, until it’s proven false, at which point the press parrot a new set of White House-approved talking points.

Biden, for example, repeatedly and emphatically stated that he never talked with Hunter about his business deals. This denial was critical because it insulated Biden from charges that he was using his position to line his and his family’s pockets.

Biden’s claim went unchallenged by the press until a witness emerged who said that Biden was regularly on calls with Hunter’s partners. At which point the story changed to, well, they didn’t talk about anything important.

Yet despite all the help from a corrupt Justice Department, the stonewalling by other federal officials, the studied indifference of the mainstream press, evidence of the Biden crime family’s nefarious actions continues to trickle out.

That’s the problem though, isn’t it? Our latest I&I/TIPP Poll shows that two-thirds of the public – including half of Democrats – think Biden should resign or be run out of office if the bribery charge is true.

But without full-scale, constant media pressure, the story will meander along without gathering much steam. It will continue to be dismissed as a partisan attack by Republicans, even though Republicans helped elect Biden. Prosecutors will feel no pressure to pursue charges against the Biden family. After all, doing anything to hurt Biden could help …. Trump!!

Damn, it must feel good to be a Biden.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • [Half the democrats] think Biden should resign or be run out of office if the bribery charge is true…
    Half. That is, the other half is OK with corruption, treason, as long as it’t not by a Republican. I find it frankly appalling.

  • When the House reconvenes in September, the impeachment process must begin. This should help Comer, et. al. get the documents that they have requested and bring this whole sordid grift scheme into the open.

  • The House must initiate the impeachment process once they reconvene in September. It’s time to bring the Biden grift and bribery machine down.

  • Given his current health and plunging popularity, President Joe Biden could easily become a footnote in history far sooner than most of us imagine. Left unanswered, of course, will be bringing to justice those in the MSM, DOJ, FBI, US State Department, IRS, CIA, US Treasury/SEC, and Pentagon who long knew about Joe’s international bribery grift game, yet chose to say and do nothing. Expect that no one will ever be brought to book for their dubious roles in making it possible for Joe Biden to ever become president. There is the shame.

  • biden will be OK. Even stronger than Democrat immunity, he will be shielded in court by his vegetable immunity.

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