The Federalist is all worked up about the Hunter Biden investigation, amplifying the voice of Representative James Comer (and House Oversight chair), who said recently that the ongoing investigation ‘doesn’t look good for POTUS.’
Hunter Biden: What Is Going On?
I’m hesitant to give The Federalist a platform, but I think it’s worthwhile to consider how the Hunter Biden investigation is being perceived over on the right.
And over on the right, the Hunter Biden investigation is perceived as moving quickly, substantially, and satisfactorily towards an outcome that damages the Biden presidency.
“Chairman James Comer announced several former Biden family associates have eagerly agreed to speak with Republicans about how they were “left out to dry” by the Bidens,” The Federalist reported. “Comer said that the HOC is in discussions with four associates who have inside knowledge about the foreign dealings the Bidens made with several of America’s political enemies. This combined with potential testimony from two other associates who are currently tied up in litigation concerning their roles in Biden family businesses, could give the committee proof that the White House is compromised.”
Proof that the White House is compromised. That’s a bold forecast.
Comer promotes Work of HOC
“If you look at everyone who’s ever been in business with Biden,” Comer said, “whether it be Hunter Biden or Joe Biden, none of them ended well, none of the businesses ended well. Most of the businesses never got started off the ground. Any money that was transferred in from China or adversaries around the world ended up in the Bidens’ back pockets.”
(Note: for an entrepreneur to fail to get their venture “off the ground” is fairly commonplace.)
But now, as The Federalist reported, the House Oversight Committee is in possession of Biden family reports (from the Treasury Department) which indicate “suspicious activity” and has also subpoenaed Biden family bank records “which will expedite Republicans’ investigations significantly.”
The Federalist was also happy to emphasize the Oversight Committee’s confirmation that “several Buden family members” and “companies linked to the family “collectively received $1.3 million in payments from accounts related to Rob Walker, a Biden family associate” and that “within six months of Vice President Joe Biden leaving the White House and after several bank transfers, the Bidens received the money.”
“That right there is a red flag,” Comer said. “That’s one reason they got so many bank violations. If they’re in a legitimate business, why do you have to have so many different LLCs, and why, when China sends you a wire, do you have to send it through one, two, or even three LLCs to launder it before then hits a Biden bank account. This whole thing stinks to high heaven.”
Comer continued, “It’ll be interesting to see how and if they paid any taxes on this revenue that was coming in from our adversaries around the world. What all did they write off?”
Comer also noted the speed of the Oversight Committee’s investigation. “This investigation is moving along at a lot faster pace, I think, than most people would have predicted.”
The problem with all of this is that James Comer has immense political incentive for his investigation of Hunter Biden to go well and to go quickly and for his Biden-related findings to “stink to high heaven.” So, Comer’s report that the investigation is going well and going quickly and stinks to high heaven isn’t exactly credible. Ditto The Federalist.
Harrison Kass is the Senior Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, Harrison joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison holds a BA from Lake Forest College, a JD from the University of Oregon, and an MA from New York University. Harrison listens to Dokken.