Republicans Want Legal Retribution Against Bidens Following Trump Indictment – Republican activists say the gloves are off in the wake of what they see as the politically motivated indictment against former President Donald Trump. They say that Republican prosecutors should investigate President Joe Biden and his family members and indict them for crimes.
“Republicans need to learn how to take off the gloves and put on the brass knuckles and break glass jaws — politically and legally, not physically,” Mike Davis, a former chief counsel for nominations on the Senate Judiciary Committee and president of the Article III Project, told The New York Post. “You just need probable cause. A grand jury can indict a ham sandwich. We just saw that in New York. And the Bidens actually committed real crimes. These are real crimes that the Bidens committed. There is smoking gun evidence that the Bidens were corruptly and illegally on Chinese and Ukrainian oligarchs’ payrolls.”
Hunter Biden: How the GOP Gets Revenge for Trump Indictment?
A 2022 report compiled by Marco Polo, a group led by former Trump White House staffer Garrett Ziegler, claimed to have found 459 documented crimes, including business-related crimes, sex-related crimes, and drug-related crimes on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
An email on Hunter Biden’s laptop notes that Joe Biden participated in an October 2017 phone call that discussed sale of 5 million tons of Louisiana natural gas to the Chinese state energy firm, CEFC Energy. A May 2017 email written by Hunter Biden’s business partner James Gilliar noted that 10% of this CEFC venture would be kept “by H for the big guy.” Biden business partner Anthony Bobulinski identified the president as “the big guy.”
Marco Polo claimed that Hunter Biden and his uncle, James Biden, ran a complex influence-peddling operation that sold Joe Biden’s influence first as a U.S. senator and then as vice president to enrich their family. It claimed that the Bidens, including the president, arguably violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, which Trump campaign aide Paul Manafort was convicted of in 2018.
“You’re looking at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, bribery, tax evasion, gun charges, conspiracy, obstruction, espionage with using stolen classified records from the Obama White House for his Ukrainian and Chinese deals,” Davis said.
State prosecutions are another route, Davis said.
“If you are making money in a state and you’re liable for state taxes, you’re not paying them — sure,” he said. “These Republican state attorneys general and Republican DAs and Republican prosecutors need to make sure that any and all allegations against the Bidens get a full and fair consideration.”
Prosecuting the Bidens in state courts be highly unlikely especially in places like the president’s home state of Delaware, which is strongly Democratic and the Bidens have deep roots.
“In Delaware, we don’t have local DAs, we have a state attorney general who handles the local state prosecutions,” John Garey, a Republican who served as Delaware’s deputy attorney general from 1987 to 2003, told the New York Post, noting that prosecuting the Bidens in Delaware is highly unlikely.
Davis suggested that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton or Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry should look into prosecuting the Bidens for state crimes committed in their dealings on behalf of CEFC Energy with energy companies located in their states. CEFC Energy’s CEO at the time, Ye Jianming, had close ties to Chinese military intelligence.
“Paxton and Landry, they need to look at this,” Davis said. “And if you can find a conspiracy and any of the overt acts of a conspiracy are committed in any of those states, you can bring charges.”
John Rossomando was a senior analyst for Defense Policy and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award in 2008 for his reporting.