Contrary to the claims of both the Biden Administration and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), reports suggest that President Joe Biden is “very obsessed” with the ongoing legal woes that his son, Hunter Biden, is embroiled in.
Specifically, the Department of Justice (DOJ), which is nominally led by President Biden, has been investigating the First Son for years over charges that Hunter Biden was a tax cheat and that he was illegally in possession of a firearm.
Meanwhile, the House Republicans are doggedly pursuing Hunter Biden (and, by extension, the rest of Hunter’s family, including President Biden) over suspicions that the First Son was the front man for a larger Biden Family illicit, international influence-peddling operation.
Multiple sources—including conservative firebrand, Tucker Carlson, who once knew Hunter Biden personally—have stated that there exists true, paternal love between Joe and Hunter Biden.
What’s Love Got to Do With This?
Yet, we know that there exists deep tension between Joe and Hunter Biden.
Not only over Hunter’s obvious addictions woes. According to a WhatsApp text message conversation from 2019 between Hunter Biden and his oldest daughter, Joe Biden has forced Hunter to give a percentage of his income over to Joe Biden for years.
These text messages alone indicate that there was something far more nefarious occurring between Joe and Hunter Biden than what the Biden White House and the DNC are admitting to in public.
Since those texts were revealed a year ago, the House GOP investigation into Hunter Biden’s purported misdeeds has found that nearly every member of the Biden Family directly benefited from Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Chinese state-owned enterprises.
Hunter Biden’s longtime business partner, Devon Archer, testified under oath to Congress that he was part of business meetings in which Joe Biden, while serving as vice-president, called in at key moments, thereby helping Hunter Biden and Devon Archer seal critical deals for their firm, Rosemont-Seneca Partners, with foreign businesspeople.
More recently, it was discovered that President Biden himself used at least three different aliases when communicating with his son at the time that Joe Biden was serving as the vice-president in the Obama Administration.
The House GOP has demanded to see unredacted documents from the National Archives that is housing those documents from Biden’s time as VP. The Republicans suspect that then-Vice-President Biden used those three aliases to better shield his meetings with Hunter that were part of Hunter’s alleged international influence-peddling scheme.
Specifically, the GOP is interested in a May 2016 meeting that had been placed on Biden’s VP schedule with Hunter Biden. In the email invite for that meeting, the email address for one of Joe Biden’s three suspected aliases was copied. That meeting coincided on the same day with another meeting that the then-vice-president had scheduled with former Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.
At that time, Hunter Biden was serving on the board of Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma—where much of Hunter’s suspected misdeeds occurred.
A Sweetheart Deal
The Republicans have charged that the Democrats and, by extension the institutions their president currently controls, have conspired to protect Hunter Biden from investigation and likely prosecution in order to protect President Biden.
We know that the DOJ attempted to offer Hunter Biden what most legal experts considered to be a “sweetheart” plea deal in the First Son’s ongoing prosecution for his tax evasion and illegal firearm possession charges.
Now, the greater context for that attempted plea deal has been revealed: Hunter Biden’s legal team had threatened to depose President Biden if the investigation went to trial.
The plea deal only collapsed after the presiding judge asked a few, simple questions as to the extent of the proposed plea deal. When asked the extent of the plea deal, as to whether it would be contained only to the tax evasion and illegal firearm possession charges, or if it would extend beyond those charges to any possible charges that Hunter Biden may have faced, neither the prosecution nor the defense teams could agree.
That lack of agreement prompted the presiding judge to throw out the proposed plea deal.
Now, the case is moving to trial.
Had the deal been accepted, not only would Hunter Biden have been protected from legal ramifications, but so too would President Biden have been insulated from whatever crimes his son may have committed (either in his name or even possibly with his blessing). With the case going forward, there’s nothing stopping the defense from calling President Biden as a witness as part of their legal defense strategy.
We know that President Biden clearly loves his son. Further, we understand that President Biden cannot risk being called to testify before the 2024 election. If he were to be called to testify, it might do significant damage to President Biden’s chances at reelection.
Yet, the forty-sixth president, since he loves his son so much, won’t just walk away from him. President Biden might willingly wade into the courtroom if he thinks it will help his son.
An Awful Political Risk
Here’s the biggest issue with the revelation that Hunter Biden’s attorneys were pressuring the DOJ last year to forge a sweetheart plea deal unless they wanted to risk having President Biden be called to testify in defense of his wayward son: it indicates that, in fact, the DOJ attempted to acquiesce to those threats.
And the only reason they offered a plea deal to Hunter Biden which, if he were any other American, the DOJ would have never offered was because the DOJ was trying to ultimately protect President Biden on the eve of the start of the 2024 election.
This comes three years after a group of high-ranking, semi-retired US intelligence officials signed a letter crafted by the 2020 Biden for President campaign stating that the claims about Hunter Biden were little more than “Russian disinformation.”
This story also comes during a moment in America’s political and legal history when a former president (who’s running for reelection in 2024), Donald J. Trump, has been indicted in four different cases whereas neither Joe Biden nor his son have been indicted for any of their alleged crimes.
There’s clearly a bias on the part of our government to shield the Biden Family from prosecution. That’s the more damning aspect of this story. Because, if all things were equal, President Biden would have been impeached long ago just based on the circumstantial evidence that the House GOP has collected on he and Hunter Biden’s activities over the last decade.
Since Joe Biden is a Democrat, though, and the dreaded Donald Trump is set to likely become the GOP nominee in 2024, the “Deep State” will stop at nothing to prevent Trump’s reelection while doing everything in its power to enhance Joe Biden’s chances at victory.
Even if it means protecting the First Son, who most likely traded access to his father’s various political offices in exchange for cash from foreign regimes…some of which were hostile to the United States.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.
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