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November 8, 2023

China Joe Cashes In

The payment was a smallish $40,000, but what it signifies is something much larger.

Joe Biden has been breathing easier of late, with the Israel-Hamas war having captured Washington’s attention and thus distracted it from the Biden Crime Family’s influence-peddling schemes.

That month-long respite, though, might be coming to an end.

Last week, a collective yawn went up when House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer claimed that Joe Biden took in $40,000 in “laundered China money” via a personal check from the bank account of his brother and sister-in-law. The transaction, which took place in 2017, seemed almost pathetic in its sum. These are the Bidens, after all, and 40 grand is practically a rounding error amid the tens of millions that this crew has allegedly grifted. It was significant, though, because, as the New York Post’s Steven Nelson notes, it would be “the first proven instance of the commander-in-chief getting a piece of his family’s foreign income.” Indeed, it’s the closest thing yet to Chinese cash finding its way into Joe Biden’s pocket. And, as Chairman Comer reminded, this isn’t just about the money; it’s about what the money enables. It’s about how the American president has “exposed himself to future blackmail” from the Communist Chinese.

Comer laid out his findings in a video. It’s worth watching, if only to see how Comer traces the step-by-step journey of Chinese cash into Biden family coffers. “Remember when Joe Biden told the American people that his son didn’t make money in China?” Comer asks. “Well, not only did he lie about his son Hunter making money in China, but it also turns out that $40,000 in laundered China money landed in Joe Biden’s bank account in the form of a personal check. And the Oversight Committee has it.”

For Comer, it’s been a long, hard slog to accumulate evidence and build a case. As Fox News reports, “The findings come after Comer subpoenaed personal and business bank records belonging to both James Biden and Hunter Biden as part of his investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings and whether the president was involved.”

As the Post adds, “Bank records released this year by Comer show that CEFC — a since-defunct reputed cog in Beijing’s ‘Belt and Road’ foreign influence campaign — paid Hunter and James Biden at least $6.1 million in 2017 and 2018 — about $1 million in March 2017 shortly after Biden left office as vice president and the remainder within 10 days of Hunter’s threat invoking his dad.”

You remember that threat — the one that came by way of a July 30, 2017, WhatsApp text from Hunter to a Chinese business associate: “I’m sitting here with my father,” says Hunter, “and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. … I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows, and my ability to forever hold a grudge, that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.”

The money in question ended up in the Big Guy’s bank account a few weeks later, on September 3, 2017, via a check from his sister-in-law labeled “loan repayment,” after it had been laundered through a couple of intermediary accounts.

So much for Hunter being a dopey, drug-addled kid. “This was a very organized criminal enterprise by the Biden family,” said Comer. “This wasn’t just some drug addict doing concoctions and making wild transactions. This was very organized.”

White House hatchet man spokesman Ian Sams isn’t impressed by all this. Or if he is, he’s not letting on. A week ago, he said, “Comer’s lies and conspiracy theories are getting more desperate by the day,” adding that the bank records in question show that the $40,000 “was a short-term loan from Joe to James that was repaid in less than two months.”

Well then. Now we’re getting somewhere. If it was a simple loan, then there’s a bank record somewhere that proves it, right? And the Bidens would be more than happy to provide that record, so as to clear up their good name, right? Joe’s word as a Biden, right?

Wrong. As the Washington Examiner reports, “White House officials will not provide evidence to support President Joe Biden’s claim that a pair of large payments he received from his brother represented paybacks for loans, according to a letter from the White House to the House Oversight Committee.”

So, what’s next for James Comer? “We’re waiting on a few more documents to come in that we’ve successfully subpoenaed,” he told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, “but it’s taking forever. … Once all those come in, I think you’re gonna see swift action on the Bidens, and I would predict somewhere around two dozen subpoenas in the very near future.”

And then what? If Comer makes a compelling case, Speaker Mike Johnson will have a decision to make — a decision on impeachment. “I do believe that very soon we are coming to a point of decision on it,” Johnson said Thursday. “We’ve not predetermined the outcome of this. We’ve not prejudged it. But I think everyone can see how it is unfolding.”

Indeed, we can. But time is ticking away on Joe Biden’s one-and-only term.

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