Corruption speaks for Joe
“He can run but he can’t hide,” legendary boxer Joe Louis once said of an opponent.
Today, the same could be said of the President of the United States.
At a crucial time in his tenure, Joe Biden repeatedly refuses to answer questions.
The odd dodging and weaving has even the normally docile White House press corps in an uproar.
Why doesn’t he answer us, they ask to know.
The question answers itself – Biden won’t face the media because he has something to hide.
But as with Joe Louis’ opponents, running won’t work.
Because despite Biden’s efforts, day after day, drop by drop, his dirty secret is coming out.
With each new piece of evidence, he becomes more certain that he was directly involved in his family’s influence-peddling schemes.
The latest developments also confirm something else: elections have consequences.
The GOP victory that gave the party control of the House of Representatives is already yielding crucial information that House Dems have scandalously kept under wraps for more than two years.
Even the Justice Department, supposed to have been investigating Hunter Biden since at least 2018, apparently wasn’t interested in major evidence hidden in plain sight.
Consider all of this an example of how a divided government generally works best.
More importantly, investigators are doing it the way made famous by Watergate – by following the money.
Consider that a single Republican subpoena to Bank of America provided key details about how a suspicious $3 million payment from a Chinese energy company was split among Biden family members and associates.
Hunter Biden and Jim Biden, the president’s son and brother, took the lion’s share.
But Hallie Biden, the widow of Joe’s late son Beau and Hunter’s lover, also received $35,000, the first time she is known to have shared a windfall that could have totaled up to $11 million. dollars, according to investigators.
In the understatement of the year, GOP Rep. James Comer of Kentucky said, “It’s unclear what services were provided to obtain this exorbitant sum of money.”
Comer, the aggressive head of the oversight committee, has repeatedly said the investigation is ultimately about Joe Biden and underscored that point again on Thursday.
“The Oversight Committee is concerned about the national security implications resulting from President Biden’s family receiving millions of dollars from foreign nationals,” Comer said.
“We will continue to follow the money trail and the facts to determine if President Biden is compromised by his family’s business schemes and if a national security threat exists.”
In a sign that Comer has touched a nerve, his comments and the $3 million revelation rocked both Hunter Biden’s legal team and the White House, with each releasing statements suggesting new levels of desperation.
“Hunter Biden, a private citizen with every right to pursue his own business activities, has joined several business partners in seeking a joint venture with a private and legitimate energy company in China,” his spokesperson said, effectively confirming payments for the first time publicly.
“As part of this joint venture, Hunter received his share of good-faith seed money which he shared with his uncle, James Biden, and Hallie Biden, with whom he was involved at the time, and shared expenses. .”
The claim that the $3 million, which was sent to Biden associate Rob Walker on March 1, 2017, was “seed money” was flouted by Tony Bobulinski, Biden’s former partner. the company has become a whistleblower.
“It’s absolutely laughable,” Bobulinski told me on Friday.
“This money was not a seed fund for future work. It was part of the payment for the work the Bidens did for the Chinese in 2015 and 2016.”
Indeed, Bobulinski had previously publicly stated — and told the FBI — that he witnessed Hunter yelling at the Chinese official involved in the joint venture that the Biden family owed $20 million for the work they had done during those two years. years.
The temporal distinction is important because Joe Biden was still vice president in 2015 and 2016.
Additionally, Bobulinski says he met Joe Biden in May 2017, just months after Joe left the White House, and Biden knew all about the China deal.
Take care of the “big guy”
It was during the same month that another partner wrote an email saying that 10% of the deal was going to the “big guy”, identified by Bobulinski as the current president.
The White House’s reaction to the revelations was telling.
Not responding to Comer’s substantive statement, he tried to hide behind politics as usual.
“Instead of bizarrely attacking the president’s family, perhaps House Republicans should focus on working with the president to get results for American families on important priorities like cost-cutting and strengthening health care,” an aide said.
It was a ridiculous response and apparently someone with a brain in the White House realized they couldn’t completely ignore Comer’s accusations.
Unfortunately, their second attempt wasn’t much better even though it involved the president himself issuing a denial.
According to Fox News, Biden was confronted by a reporter Friday on the White House lawn and simply said the GOP report was “not true.”
Is that all he has to say about a $3 million payment to his family and suggestions that he is in China’s pocket and poses a threat to national security?
Sorry, Mr President, but “not true” is not enough.
Not by far.
Biden, of course, is counting on the New York Times and other propaganda outlets to protect him by denying or downplaying any emerging facts that touch too close to home.
They’ve done so consistently since The Post first broke the story of the incriminating content on Hunter’s laptop in October 2020.
But this defense of seeing no evil has run its course and cannot stop the conclusions that Comer and others draw using the subpoena power that accompanies the majority.
Sooner or later, Biden will have to answer questions from serious, knowledgeable reporters and try to persuade the nation that he and his family have done nothing wrong.
In America, no one, not even the president, can run and hide from the truth forever.
Dem & dumber at the polls
Reader Donald Kasprzak, former mayor of Plattsburgh, NY, is puzzled as to why people are surprised and angry at Albany’s refusal to fix the bail laws he broke.
He writes, “Voters knew what the Democrats stand for, but still re-elect them every campaign cycle. Shame on the majority of voters.
Mark a job first
Headline: “Study Shows Seeing Sporting Events In-Person Improves Mental Health As Much As Finding a Job!”
Except you have to pay for the tickets instead of getting paid and it’s a shame when your team loses.
Otherwise, of course.
Skip the matzo?
In the spirit of the season, reader Howard Siegel has a question, writing, “As we head into Passover, I am reminded that my ancestors were pharaoh’s slaves. So where do I line up to get repairs? »