Now that some of Biden’s family business secrets are no longer secrets, it’s easy to imagine Joe Biden asking the same question asked by Robert Redford in the 1972 film The Candidate. After winning a Senate race he didn’t expect to win, Redford turned to his supervisor and wondered, “What do we do now?”
This is the end of the film, but the story of Bidens is just beginning. What Joe Biden needs to do now is start telling the truth. The whole truth.
So far, the Democratic presidential candidate has come up with the idea that he has never spoken to his son Hunter about Hunter’s suspected business deals in Ukraine, China and elsewhere. The allegation was never credible, especially when it was revealed that Hunter flew with Air Force Two with his father to Beijing and returned with a $ 1
So they flew to China and back together, and we have to believe that the father never asked his son who he saw in China and why.
Come on, man.
Joe’s defense knows nothing has already been exposed as a lie by the publication of an email to The Post by a Ukrainian adviser to Burisma, the energy company that put Hunter on board up to $ 83,000 a month. In the email, Vadim Pozharsky thanked Hunter for organizing the meeting with then-Vice President Biden.
“Thank you for inviting me to DC and giving me the opportunity to meet your father and spend [sic] together for a while, “the April 17, 2015 statement said.
Joe Biden’s aides do not dispute the email or deny the two men they met. Their only defense is that there was no such meeting on the official schedule of the vice president. This is a door large enough to drive a truck.
So Joe knew a lot, and the public deserved the truth about what he did to help his son make a living from the vice president. Still, my sense of where this story will go in the next few days is that the corner of Ukraine will not be the main focus.
China will be. If the emerging pieces of the puzzle are combined, as expected, Americans will learn that the entire family made money from Joe Biden’s fame, including Joe himself, by making deals with elements of the Chinese government.
Once again, The Post was the first to open the door, this time posting an email showing that Hunter and Jim Biden, Joe’s brother, were part of a group trying to form a partnership with Chinese citizens, including energy projects and perhaps American infrastructure. Millions of dollars were discussed, making the deal unexpected for the candidates and a propaganda coup for China.
An email sent by one of the US partners to Hunter and two others described detailed large cash payments to the partners, as well as possible stakes. Hunter, called “H”, was supposed to get 20 percent, and the deal listed “10 Jim” and “10 held by H for the big man?”
Sources confirmed to Fox News that the “big man” is Joe Biden. Another person familiar with the agreement told me that there were documents and other evidence of Joe Biden’s involvement.
If true, Joe didn’t just know about the deal. He was in it, next to his eyeballs.
A possible defense is that the email was dated May 13, 2017, five months after he left, and he was therefore free to make such arrangements. There are two problems with this argument.
First, I hear that earlier emails indicate that discussions with people in China started much earlier, while Joe Biden was still vice president. At least they could reveal a serious conflict of interest.
Second, the very fact that Biden intended to make money working with China after leaving the White House is an explosive issue for the campaign. For good reason, the vast majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of China and are likely to punish a candidate who tries to do business with the communist government.
With the expiration of the election clock, the stakes cannot be higher. Still, Biden failed the first test of how he would handle the scandal.
Asked on Friday by a CBS reporter to respond to reports from The Post, the Democrat called it a “defamation campaign” and rebuked the reporter for asking the question.
This will not work. Good reporters will not be intimidated, and voters are likely to smell a rat if it does not want to answer legitimate questions.
By now, Biden should know that there are no such things as stupid questions, only stupid answers.
In addition, President Trump will certainly accuse Biden of growing corruption during Thursday’s debate, so the Democratic Party needs a better explanation or the problem could grow in a matter of days.
The developments are also a test for Big Media and Big Tech, which operate a missile to protect Biden. Facebook and Twitter blocked users from sharing initial reports on The Post, a scandalous example of political interference. For their efforts, the companies were rewarded with subpoenas from Congress to testify this week.
CNN, The New York Times, and broadcast networks are trying to help Biden by ignoring the story or tearing it down. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius tired of defending himself on Saturday, suggesting the ridiculous view that the Burism tale “is not a scandal, but part of a personal tragedy for the vice president’s son, complicated by the spread this week of what appears to be misinformation.” for The Role of Joe Biden. “
It is true that Hunter Biden’s drug-addicted life is worthy of sympathy, but that does not free him from his father’s relinquishment of state power, and it certainly does not free his father if he has violated his oath and public trust.
As for Ignatius’ claim of misinformation, this would undoubtedly be Russian misinformation. It’s just that Vladimir Putin is trying to help his top US agent, Donald Trump, isn’t he?
This was the Deep State line in 2016 and then it worked so well. Just ask President Hillary Clinton.
Blasio’s free trip is over
The decision by the city’s first lady, Chirlane McRae, not to run for president of the Brooklyn neighborhood is bad news for Mayor de Blasio. Now the family will be out of the government payroll in January 2022 and the two will have to find a real job. That should be interesting.
De Blasio certainly gave his wife every opportunity. He created ThriveNYC, a poorly defined mental health agency, to showcase his talents, and she responded by spending $ 1 billion with little to show. Can taxpayers get a refund?
Love? You can kiss him goodbye!
From Breitbart News: “A couple in the northern Italian city of Milan was fined 400 euros by police after kissing in public in violation of the regulations for the Wuhan virus.”
No kisses in Italy? The world went crazy.