Hunter Biden’s addiction is not the issue. Joe Biden’s addiction to power and money is. And it is the evidence of the former vice president’s corruption, and the national security risk our country would face by electing Biden, that is the story of the MacBook hard drive.

For nearly a week, corporate media successfully ignored or downplayed news of the trove of Hunter Biden’s emails, texts, photographs, and videos recovered from a laptop abandoned at a Delaware computer repair store. Then confirmation of the authenticity of the materials, first reported in the New York Post, and the release of a second set of emails, also confirmed, from another source finally forced the press to acknowledge the issue.

On Friday evening, CBS News’ Bo Erickson asked Joe Biden about the New York Post story as the Democratic presidential candidate departed from a campaign stop in Michigan. “I have no response. It’s another smear campaign — right up your alley, those are the questions you always ask,” Biden snipped at the long-time reporter.

With more details coming out daily, this non-answer will not satisfy even a compliant press for long. The “Russia disinformation” narrative Biden’s media boosters are pushing will also not suffice because multiple confirmations of the evidence prove this story is not disinformation.

It’s Not about Hunter’s Addiction, It’s about Joe’s

So, the dissembling will start, with Biden attempting to make the story about his son’s drug addiction. We already saw this when President Trump hit his opponent during the first presidential debate with the fact that once Biden “became vice president [Hunter] made a fortune in Ukraine, in China, in Moscow and various other places.” Biden’s first response was outright denial: “That is not true.” But that won’t work with the constantly accumulating evidence from the hard drive and the other independent emails.

So Biden’s second tack will likely be his campaign’s official response once they regroup over the weekend: “My son, like a lot of people at home, had a drug problem. He’s overtaking it. He’s fixed it. He’s worked on it. And I’m proud of him, I’m proud of my son,” Biden punched back during the first presidential debate.

Senate Report Confirms Corruption

While Hunter Biden’s highly lucrative position on the board of the Ukrainian company Burisma has received some press, the media all but ignored the U.S. Senate committee report on “Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns.” This report not only details “examples of extensive and complex financial transactions involving the Bidens, it also describes the quandary other U.S. governmental officials faced as they attempted to guide and support Ukraine’s anticorruption efforts.”

The report’s key findings included concerns raised by “officials in Vice President Joe Biden’s office about the perception of a conflict of interest with respect to Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board,” and a senior State Department official’s warning to Vice President Biden or his staff “that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.” The report also confirmed that former Secretary of State John Kerry “had knowledge of Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board,” even though he falsely denied that knowledge during a town hall event in 2019.

The report was not limited to Hunter Biden’s role on the Burisma board and the Obama-Biden administration’s knowledge of that conflict of interest. The Senate committees also detailed Hunter’s receipt of “a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow,” and Hunter’s opening of “a bank account with Gongwen Dong to fund a $100,000 global spending spree with James Biden and Sara Biden,” as well as his “business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army.”

Whistleblower Turns Over Hunter’s Laptop

Then on Saturday, we learned from a letter sent by Sen. Ron Johnson, the chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, to FBI Director Christopher Wray, that the report triggered “a whistleblower” to contact Johnson’s “committee and informed [his] staff that he had possession of a laptop left in his business by Hunter Biden,” clearly the same source as behind the New York Post’s story.

The letter continued: “He also informed us that he provided its contents to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in response to a December 9, 2019 grand jury subpoena.” The FBI refused to confirm any or deny any information sought by the committee, including questions unrelated to ongoing grand jury investigations. Johnson stressed the importance of the FBI responding to the committee’s inquiry: “I have a responsibility to validate and verify the contents of any information produced to my committee. The committee must know if it receives information that could be fraudulent or not accurate.”

“For example,” Johnson’s letter continued, “if any information offered to the committee was linked to a foreign adversary’s attempt to interfere in the election, I would expect the FBI to ensure the committee is protected and receives a defensive briefing.” Additionally, as Johnson noted, “knowingly providing false information to Congress is a crime.” Johnson then listed a litany of questions concerning the laptop and the FBI’s efforts to verify the authenticity of the material, asking for an answer by Oct. 22, 2020.

This Is about Joe Biden, Not Hunter

That is the extent of the relevance of the personal information being released: The public does not need to know of the unsavory and illegal behavior Hunter engaged in—much less watch it—while he was struggling with addiction. America also does not need to read the words of anguish exchanged between an addict son undergoing rehab and his famous father.

Yet Hunter Biden’s addiction, and the fact that tens of thousands of other Americans suffer similar demons, does not atone for the sins of the father. And that is what the email and text scandal concerns: Evidence that Joe Biden, while vice president of the United States, knowingly allowed his son to profit by selling access to Biden and others in the Obama administration, including to Communist Party of China leaders, and then lied about it.

The emails and texts Joe personally received also suggest a cut from Hunter’s influence-peddling. For instance, one email published by the New York Post detailed a deal Hunter Biden pursued with China’s largest private energy company that was “interesting for me and my family.”

A May 13, 2017 email with the subject line “Expectations” listed expected “renumeration packages” for various individuals, including “‘H,’ apparently referring to Biden.” The Post noted that “the deal also listed ‘10 Jim’ and ‘10 held by H for the big guy?’” but did not identify the “big guy.” However, sources have told Fox News “‘the big guy’ is a reference to the former vice president.”

A text recovered from the hard drive also suggests the former vice president may have received a cut of Hunter’s “earnings.” “I Hope you all cal do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family Fro 30 years,” a screenshot of a text from January 2019 to Hunter’s daughter read. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

This Compromising Material Is a National Security Risk

Evidence of this scandal is too strong to ignore or to allow Joe Biden, the Democratic Party, or corporate media to cast aside as an unseemly attack on a recovering drug addict, and not merely because of the corruption at issue. Every country, every foreign politician or political faction, and every corrupt oligarch or business that paid for access has the emails, notes, receipts, itineraries, fund transfers, and maybe even photographs or recordings. And that makes Joe Biden a national security risk.

Remember, it was Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ concern that then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was a national security risk that sent her to the White House to get him fired. The Russians would know, she maintained, that Flynn had misrepresented to Vice President Mike Pence his conversations with the Russian ambassador, and that would leave Flynn compromised. Of course, that theory was so preposterous that even disgraced former FBI Director James Comey called it a stretch.

But there is a world of difference between a conversation among a transition team member and a foreign ambassador and a conversation between individuals with foreign interests and the former vice president, bought and paid for with cash funneled through his son. A compromise of that kind holds serious national security issues, which is why our country needs a full vetting of this evidence.

If the emails and texts are fake, we need to know that. But all indications to date are that they are real, and spectacularly damning. And that has nothing to do with Hunter Biden’s addiction, and everything to do with Joe Biden’s unfitness for office.

15 thoughts on “Biden Scandal Isn’t About Hunter, It’s About Joe”
  1. Corruption of Democrats is rampant, and I do believe they are criminal and treasonous in definition . They should be brought to justice and prosecuted.
    This crap needs to end now ! It’s been going on for way to long and our country is suffering because of it !

  2. You are really stuck in the mud, aren’t you? I feel sorry for you. No moral. And you call yourself Patriots? You don’t even know what it means to be a Patriot. You should be ashamed of yourselves…

    1. Martin I am a VERY concerned person. Will you Please express yourself a little more to the point? Very easy to do. Will you give us your definition of what constitutes a Patriot? Thank you. Cheyenne.

  3. OMG Trump MUST win this election or America is surely doomed, just doomed …NEVER to be free & prosperous again.

  4. Paper $3, Printer ink $6, Printer $150, Laptop $450, payout money allegedly to Hunter Biden $3.5 million ,The look on Joe Biden’s face when Trump accused him of taking Russian money priceless.

  5. Just goes to prove that The Democrats all Belive they are above the Law. But the can fabricate one lye after another on President Trump Wire tap is campaign offices and his home Turn in false documents and lye eveytime they turn around Adam Shift who has lied and lied to the American People And Congress And the Senate and should be under investigation But because hes a Senator Democrat no one does any thing to the. The Democrats Disrupted PRESIDENT TRUMPS. Whole time in office first with the Russian Special Council. With people who were Democrats and hated Trump doing the investigating. A Witch Trial. Then there was NANCY PELOSI impeachment going on. another Witch Trial. INSTEAD of letting him succeed or fail on his own they set out to make him fail and sabotage him.President Trump was doing really good thinks for the Country. And nothing they thru at him stuck but then came this vrius and all of sudden our economy tanked unemployment sky rocked and now to keep people safe the say you need to vote by mail. I think this is just been another ploy to get rid of Trump. By the DEMOCRATES . SO OF CORSE JOE BIDEN HAS DONE NOTHING WRONG JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER POOR PEOPLE CLINTONS CAME IN OFFICE BASICALLY BROKE WHEN THEY LEFT OFFICE THEY COULD AFFORD A HUGE ESTATE TO BUY WITH MONEY LEFT OVER. THEN OBOMA WAS THE SAME WAY. HOW DO THIS PEOPLE MIKE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IF THEY ARE NOT DOING SOMETHING SHADY. ALL DEMS AND REPUBLICANS NEED TO BE INVESTAGITED THE SAY WAY. WHITE HOUSE. CONGRESS. AND SENATORS AND IF THERE IS ANY SHADY BUSINESS DEALINGS THEN THEY NEED TO BE TAKEN OUT OF OFFICE AND NOT JUST SLAPED ON THE HAND AND TOLD NOT TO DO IT AGAIN. AND ANY ILLEGAL GAINS ARE CONFISCATED AND PUT INTO A VICTIMS FUND TO PAY BACK ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN HURT IN THEIR SHADY DEALINGS

  6. This kind of issue needs to be dealt with very swiftly and stern. This has to stop! Just because he is a political figure doesn’t give Him a free pass not to be prosecuted. Someone needs to get of their ass and get something done!

    1. Remember who runs the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi and she will not allow even an investigation into this mass illegal activity but she will start an investigation into anything including contaminated air if Trump even farts.

  7. When does the Democratic House start its investigation into the apparent illegal activity of Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the Biden Family? There is 100% more evidence and records to support an investigation and prosecution than was ever provided for Trump. Where is the equal justice under the Law?

  8. Just like Billary! Too big to fail and will never ever be indicted. Perhaps we should start over and form our country again. We have grown too big and complicated. And as far as Socialism goes, even Russia tried it and it failed. Remember the USSR? The United Soviet Socialist Republic that went bankrupt when they chose guns over butter? So now we are going to give it a whirl? President Reagan, where are you when we need you/

    1. Just remember folks President REAGAN SERVED HIS TIME IN HELL. He is now with Jesus sitting on a horse feasting his eyes on the BEAUTY AND PEACE OF HEAVEN.

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