Issues & Insights thinks the day of reckoning may be coming for the Bidens. I’m not so sure. Excerpt:
While many aspects of Hunter Biden’s financial arrangement with CEFC China Energy have been previously reported and were included in a Republican-led Senate report from 2020, a Washington Post review confirmed many of the key details and found additional documents showing Biden family interactions with Chinese executives.
Over the course of 14 months, the Chinese energy conglomerate and its executives paid $4.8 million to entities controlled by Hunter Biden and his uncle, according to government records, court documents and newly disclosed bank statements, as well as emails contained on a copy of a laptop hard drive that purportedly once belonged to Hunter Biden …
The new documents — which include a signed copy of a $1 million legal retainer, emails related to the wire transfers, and $3.8 million in consulting fees that are confirmed in new bank records and agreements signed by Hunter Biden — illustrate the ways in which his family profited from relationships built over Joe Biden’s decades in public service …
The contract, signed on Aug. 2, 2017, stated that Hunter Biden would get a one-time retainer of $500,000 and would then receive a monthly stipend of $100,000, with his uncle James Biden getting $65,000 a month …
The potential energy projects Hunter Biden discussed with CEFC never came to fruition.
And, of course, Biden was the “Big Guy,” who got a piece of all these deals for being, well, Joe Biden, former vice president and possible future president.
There’s a lot more where that came from; read the whole thing. But consider this closing statement:
The coming congressional hearings on the Hunter Biden laptop revelations should be an eye-opener for even politically jaded Americans. We think they’ll soon agree: Joe Biden deserves to be impeached for putting his White House influence up for sale to the highest foreign bidder.
Yeah, he deserves it. The amount of influence-peddling and outright corruption by the Bidens is damn near Clintonesque levels. But as far as any consequences, much less appropriate ones, like impeachment, conviction and removal? Color me skeptical.
I do think the timing of all this – especially the appointment of a special counsel – looks suspiciously like the deep state is trying to edge the Big Guy towards the exit, and to be honest, I can see why this could be the case. President Biden’s mental disintegration is accelerating, and whatever drug cocktail they were using to make him (barely) coherent enough to read off of a teleprompter for fifteen minutes doesn’t seem to be working very well any more.
But the Big Guy, for all his infusions of 10% of whatever graft his family was able to scrounge, has the best Get Out of Jail Free card ever invented; a “D” behind his name. Oh, he may be edged out of office, just in time to theoretically allow the execrable Heels-Up Harris to not only succeed him but run for two full terms on her own right – a task in which I predict she will fail miserably. But his retirement from politics will be comfortably wealthy, for him and his family.
As America’s Songwriter once wrote, “steal a little and they throw you in jail, steal a lot and they make you king.” That’s what’s in play here now. That’s why none of the Bidens will suffer any real consequences for their decades of corruption. And that’s one of the reasons I maintain, as I have for years, that the principle of equal treatment under the law is dead in this nation, and has been for some time.