House Democrats voted Tuesday for Hunter Biden to be protected from the probe into his alleged influence-peddling activities revealed on an abandoned laptop.
House Oversight Committee voted according to party lines in order to eliminate a “resolution of inquiry”Rep. James Comer, R-KY. The proposal followed a steady drip of text messages and emails from the laptop that appear to implicate President Joe Biden’s son as well as one of his brothers, and even raise questions about what Biden himself knew about potential corruption.
“[Democrats] are continuing in their coordinated effort to shield a potentially compromised President,”Following the election, Comer stated.
Democrats stopped any investigation into Hunter Biden’s influence selling scheme. If Republicans take the House as expected in the midterms, the Democrats now effectively took ownership of Hunter — a political proprietary claim that few would relish. https://t.co/GyhncHndlD
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) September 21, 2022
Kentucky lawmaker warned that the laptop’s revelations could expose the entire Biden clan as a threat to national security. The computer, which was abandoned at a Wilmington, Delaware, computer repair shop, contain photos, videos, emails, and text messages which paint the president’s son as a drug-addled, venal degenerate but also raise troubling questions about President Joe Biden’s own role in his son’s corrupt dealings.
“President Biden’s family peddles access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves, often at the expense of U.S. interests,”Prior to the election, Comer stated. “We need to know if President Biden has received a cut from these shady foreign business deals. If President Biden or his immediate family has, that is a national security threat, and he may be compromised.”
The House vote was held after 33 Republican senators demanded that Attorney General Merrick Grland appoint an expert in this matter. Although Democrats managed to keep the Bidens safe for the time, Republicans might be poised in November to take the House and the Senate. If that happens, a Congressional investigation is almost certain.
“Even if no criminal acts are charged, the foreign dealings of the Hunter and his uncle were clearly corrupt and leveraged access to Joe Biden to acquire windfall payments from governments and their surrogates,”Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law Professor wrote this blog. “There is no good faith basis to refuse to investigate such a scheme designed to influence U.S. policy and policymakers.”
Hunter Biden, his father’s vice president between 2008 and 2016, accompanied him on outgoing trips and made lucrative deals with Chinese and Ukrainian energy investors. President Biden, in an interview that aired on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” Sunday, said his son’s dealings had no effect on national security.
“There’s not a single thing that I’ve observed at all from — that would affect me or the United States relative to my son Hunter,” Biden said.
President Biden has previously insisted that he and his son never discussed any of Hunter Biden’s business dealings, a claim refuted by photos and messages on the laptop, White House visitor logs, and the claims of Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter Biden associate who identified the president as “the Big Guy” who Hunter Biden’s emails referred to as getting a cut from his foreign business deals.
FBI whistleblowers have come forward to tell GOP lawmakers that the bureau’s top brass shut down any investigations into the laptop, which it obtained in late 2019, so as not to affect the 2020 election. A recent poll by Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics suggested that 79% of Americans believe President Trump likely would have won re-election if voters had known about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop and that it was authentic.
Legacy media repeated Democrat claims that the laptop was part of a Russian disinformation scheme. Although they have not done any meaningful reporting, The New York Times (and Washington Post) have admitted that the laptop was authentic in recent months.
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