The White House reportedly has no plans for a Hunter Biden war room to strategize, should he be indicted. It also believes that Hunter Biden’s legal problems have been irrelevant to President Joe Biden’s political success.
“First of all, my son has done nothing wrong,” President Joe Biden said in an interview with Stephanie Ruhle, host of “The 11th Hour on MSNBC.” “I trust him. I have faith in him.”
The president continued: “It impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him.”
Media coverage of Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop was largely suppressed until last year. The 51 former intelligence leaders who signed the letter at the letter labeling the laptop as the work of Russian actors at the behest of the Biden campaign created a cover story that succeed in keeping it out of the public consciousness. The White House already is putting out its public relations.
“The president loves his son and is proud that he has overcome his addiction and is moving forward with his life,” White House Communications Consultant Ian Sams told Politico. “Republican officials’ politically motivated, partisan attacks on the president and his family are rooted in nonsensical conspiracy theories and do nothing to address the real issues Americans care about.”
Democrats feel confident this will not change anytime soon.
“Obviously, the Biden team would hope that this investigation does not result in an indictment for a multitude of reasons,” said Jennifer Palmieri, who served as President Barack Obama’s communications director, told Politico. “But the Republicans have failed — both in the 2020 campaign and in their 2023 congressional hearings — to have questions about Hunter Biden impact public opinion and I don’t think they will succeed now, regardless of what DOJ decides.”
Whistleblower Complaint Advances Hunter Biden Investigation
Pressure has been building for the Department of Justice to deliver an indictment against Hunter Biden.
This has been especially true since an IRS supervisory criminal agent came forward alleging Attorney General Merrick Garland has slow-walked the case.
The whistleblower’s attorney Mark Lytle wrote that his client believed a high-ranking Justice Department official, later identified as Garland, was responsible for slow-walking the investigation.
“The protected disclosures: (1) contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee, (2) involve failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition of the case, and (3) detail examples of preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols that would normally be followed by career law enforcement professionals in similar circumstances if the subject were not politically connected,” the letter said.
Garland repeatedly testified to Congress that Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a Trump appointee, has full power to investigate the allegations of tax evasion and an illegal firearms purchase. He reaffirmed last week that he had stayed out of the way.
The IRS and FBI completed their investigations last year and reportedly recommended two misdemeanor charges for failing to file income taxes, a felony count of failing to file business taxes, and a felony for false reporting on a federal firearms purchase form.
The fact Hunter Biden’s attorneys met with the Justice Department to get an update on the case should give an idea of the seriousness of the situation.
Indictment Would Aid Political Opponents
Republicans have asked for months why the Justice Department has not indicted Hunter Biden based on the information provided in the laptop, which even Hunter Biden now acknowledges himself.
Biden sued John Paul Mac Isaac, the computer repair shop owner who provided the content of his hard drive to Republican political operatives.
Former Trump aide Garrett Ziegler’s Marco Polo group posted content of the laptop and an accompanying report that alleges that Hunter Biden may have committed dozens of crimes in his business dealings. These include his operations with Burisma in Ukraine and with the Chinese military intelligence-linked CEFC Energy.
Currently, House Republicans and Republican Sens. Charles Grassley and the House Oversight and Accountability Committee led by Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., are combing through Hunter Biden’s financial dealings. Their theory is that everything points back to the president himself and that he allegedly played a key role in arranging the deals.
A Hunter Biden indictment also likely will play into the 2024 presidential campaign and would give Republicans a diversionary tactic to turn attention away from former President Donald Trump’s legal problems.
“The Biden administration is the most corrupt administration in American history. Hunter Biden is a criminal, and nothing happened to him, nothing happened,” said Trump at CPAC in March. “Joe Biden is a criminal and nothing ever seems to happen to him because you know, say what you want, but the Democrats stick together.”
The political circus has just begun.
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.