The House Oversight Committee, led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), has uncovered evidence that in 2018, Joe Biden received a $200,000 payment from his brother, Jim Biden and his sister-in-law, Sara. Comer is now demanding that the president make an official statement explaining the nature of that payout from five years ago.
You’d be forgiven for not having heard this breaking news, because the Republicans, in their typical fashion, have formed a political circular firing squad and started an unnecessary and unsuccessful civil war over who should be the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Corruption at the Highest Levels
Nevertheless, the fact remains that the Hunter Biden probe continues and, despite the best efforts of Republicans to implode and the best attempts by the “mainstream” media to not cover the ongoing investigation, evidence is being produced that paints a sordid picture of world-spanning corruption on the part of the Biden Family.
In fact, Rep. Comer has discovered that key Biden Family members, as well as their close business associates, received “significant” payments from companies based in China, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Romania.
The Democrats, meanwhile, insist that this behavior is totally above-board and they caterwaul about the supposed abuse of power that House Republicans are engaged in by continuing an investigation that the White House describes as a “self-debunking wild goose chase.”
Of course, the way that the Democrats rally around their preferred presidential candidate is incredible to see.
Because these same Democrats trying to pretend—and convince any low-information voter out there—that Joe Biden and his family business were completely legal are the same people trying to claim that Jared Kushner and the rest of the Trump Family were illegally profiting from Donald Trump’s time in office.
I’ve said it before: the chutzpah of the Democratic Party is apparently boundless. And their ability to deceive and project has reached cartoonish levels. Remember, the Democrats knew about the threat that Hunter Biden posed to Joe Biden’s political future.
They were so attenuated to this threat that they got 51 leaders of the US intelligence community to sign a patently false document claiming that the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop were nothing more than “Russian disinformation.”
With that letter in hand, the mainstream media did what it does best: protect the Democratic Party during the contentious 2020 Presidential Election cycle. The media refused to cover the story, under the pretense that it was all one big Russian lie.
Social media firms went a step further and actively collaborated with bent intelligence community agencies to identify their users and to effectively cancel the social media profiles of those users who were deemed to be spreading “misinformation” related to Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Most voters polled following the 2020 election have indicated that they’d have not cast their votes in favor of Joe Biden, had they heard about the extent and nature of the contents on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Most Americans rely exclusively on blatantly corrupt, partisan media sources to inform them, that they never got the full story of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal until after Joe Biden was encamped at the White House.
An Incredibly Unfair System
The fact is that if Joe Biden had an “R” rather than a “D” next to his name, he’d have been impeached a long time ago for that which the House Oversight Committee has discovered about he and the rest of his allegedly corrupt family.
But since Biden is a Democrat, he is described as a loving family man who generously doled out $200,000 to his brother, Jim, to help out that brother’s unspecified business ventures.
Yet, even Jim Biden admitted that he was able to get a sweetheart loan from Americore (a financially distressed lender) by trading on the fact that he was an important member of a politically connected family.
That’s what the lawyers for Americore said in their official bankruptcy documents when they were asked to justify the $200,000 loan to Jim Biden (who then immediately turned that money over to his brother, Joe).
This whole Hunter Biden scandal stinks to high heavens.
But the Democrats are the farthest thing from honest actors. They pursued the previous Republican president on any-and-all fabricated charges as a means to politically weaken a president who, if he’d not been driven mad by those made-up scandals, would have delivered incredible results for the American people.
Instead, because the Democrats couldn’t admit they truly lost the 2016 Presidential Election, they dogged the forty-fifth president over any—and every—exaggerated or falsified scandal they could have.
There are Real Concerns About Biden’s Potential Corruption
The Republicans have legitimate concerns and are exercising their legal authority in Congress to investigate those legitimate worries about corruption emanating from the Biden Family. The Democrats are calling the GOP insane and trying to bury the truth about the Biden Family.
Republicans must stop fighting each other and get things back to functioning order in the House of Representatives so that they may continue investigating the Biden Family.
And to be clear, the reason the Biden Family must be investigated is to determine if the current president has at all been compromised by hostile foreign governments, such as China’s.
Not because the Republicans have a political axe to grind against the Bidens. But because the Bidens may have, in fact, abused their positions of power for personal gain at the American peoples’ expense.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor and an energy analyst at the The-Pipeline, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at 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 occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. The opinions expressed in this piece are the author’s own.