But Will Hunter Biden Get Joe Biden in Trouble? A new Democratic argument protesting a lack of evidence in direct payments between President Joe Biden and his son Hunter led to the resurfacing of historic texts contradicting the claim.
A Wednesday House Oversight Committee memo revealed bank records and transactions to Rosemont Seneca accounts from foreign sources, including oligarchs in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine as well as partners in China and Romania. The accounts, managed by Hunter and his associate Devon Archer, were used to fund the former’s lifestyle including the purchase of a new sports car.
So far, House Republicans have been unable to find clear-cut evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden.
It’s clear Hunter used his father’s name for his own personal gain, although it’s not the younger Biden facing impeachment.
Testimonies, documents, bank records, and whistleblowers have not been able to prove hard proof of wrongdoing by the President; alas, GOP lawmakers have been unwilling to go ahead with impeachment amid growing pressure from the right of the party.
Decimating the Democratic Argument
Following the Committee’s latest publication, Democrats sought to defend the Biden family by highlighting the lack of clear-cut evidence from the investigation so far. Former White House official, Kate Berner, quoted a Politico article analyzing the memo which noted it “doesn’t show a direct payment to Joe Biden.”
However, Abigail Marone, communications director for Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, was quick to respond. “Now might be a good time to remember Hunter Biden has complained about Joe Biden forcing Hunter to give him half his salary,” Marone replied.
Included in Marone’s response was a screenshot of Hunter’s text to his daughter Naomi on January 3, 2019, found on the hard drive of Hunter’s now-infamous laptop.
Appearing to follow a rift within the family, Hunter told his daughter: “I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family Fro (sic) 30 years. It’s really hard. But don’t worry unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.” “Pop” in this context refers to the President.
Impeachment Time Thanks to Hunter Biden?
Whether the texts alone, first reported by the New York Post in 2022, provide the incriminating evidence required for a successful impeachment is disputable. It is not clear when Hunter was paying his father 50% of his salary, nor the purpose of the transactions. It could, hypothetically, be for historic personal loan repayments to his father, for example.
The Democrats’ argument that the Biden family investigation is politically motivated weakens as further evidence surfaces. Such revelations raise questions, and a lack of answers only adds to suspicion.
Republicans are insistent there’s potential wrongdoing, but the question of how involved the President was with his son’s business dealings remains unclear, with many in battleground states reluctant to fully commit behind impeachment for the time being. Nevertheless, pieces of information pinned together could lead to a strong impeachment case, and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has alluded to mounting evidence potentially being the catalyst for a formal case in the not-too-distant future.
Shay Bottomley is a British journalist based in Canada. He has written for the Western Standard, Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express, Windsor Express, Berkshire Live and Southend Echo, and has covered notable events including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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