The forces pursuing President Joe Biden are raising questions about ““damning evidence in an FBI file” that he allegedly took a $5 million bribe from a Ukrainian energy company in return for a policy decision when he was vice president,” The New York Post reported.
Joe Biden doesn’t seem very concerned with the fresh accusations. “Where’s the money?” the president asked. “A bunch of malarkey,” he added.
The claims are just the latest in a long string of accusations and investigations – none of which have yet produced anything tangible.
Joe Biden family being pursued aggressively
The entire Biden family is being pursued aggressively as a way to malign the character and conduct of President Joe Biden.
It’s unsavory behavior that I suspect has nothing to do with government function or national security preservation. But it’s not unprecedented.
Democrats spent the Trump administration looking into Donald Jr. and Eric and Ivanka and Ivanka’s clothing brand and Jared Kushner and it was all a creative, peripheral effort to demonstrate Trump’s corruptness. Nothing substantial ever really came of it, just a flurry of headlines and tweets.
Now it’s Biden’s turn in the hot seat – especially Hunter Biden, who appears to be the lowest hanging fruit in the Biden family tree. Hunter is taking heat on multiple fronts. The Department of Justice appears to be on the verge of bringing charges against Biden for failure to pay taxes (and for falsifying a document when he listed on a gun purchase form that he was not using drugs). The IRS investigation into Biden has been bogged down, however, on account of the investigative team being controversially removed after a whistleblower incident (that’s an entirely different issue).
And the House Oversight Committee, with Representative James Comer at the helm, has been vigorously pursuing the Biden family.
The House is investigating the Bidens
Making news last week, the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena to FBI Director Christopher Wray to release a document relating to the Biden family. Wray held out before finally folding and handing over the document to the House.
“The FBI continued to stonewall about the FD-1023 last week even when ragged kicking and screaming to Capitol Hill for a curious confidential briefing to Comer and Raskin and staff,” The Post reported. “According to Raskin, the four senior FBI executives who brought the FD-1023 to the Capitol last Monday led him to falsely claim in a subsequent press conference that the bribery allegation in the FD-1023 has been “debunked” by DOJ prosecutors and FBI agents.”
From where I’m sitting, it’s just more of the same – big claims without substantial evidence. Lots of speculation, lots of finger pointing. Murky business dealings with the power to threaten national security should be taken seriously and investigated diligently.
But I’m not getting the impression that’s what’s happening here.
I’m getting the impression that the Biden family is being pursued for political reasons. Zealously pursuing the party in power has become standard operating procedure but it wasn’t always that way and it doesn’t have to be that way. Someone could take the high road and invest government resources and energy into meaningful pursuits rather than political punishment.
Although, with Trump’s indictment last week, on what may be purely political charges, the current environment of politically motivated prosecutions is likely to persist for the foreseeable future.
Harrison Kass is the Senior Editor and opinion writer 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.