Douglas Andrews / April 29, 2022

The Looming Threat of Hunter’s Laptop From Hell

If and when Republicans retake Congress next year, they’ll train their investigative oversight squarely on the Bidens’ business dealings.

Why did Eric Schwerin, Hunter Biden’s then-business partner and the president of Rosemont Seneca Horizons, drop by the White House at least 19 times between 2009 and 2015? What possible business could a youngish, non-governmental nobody like Schwerin have with the Obama administration that would warrant a West Wing sit-down with then-Vice President Joe Biden?

It’s a good question, especially given that the president and his handlers have repeatedly denied that he ever discussed his son’s business dealings with him. Take, for example, the time when Fox News’s Peter Doocy asked Biden point-blank, during a 2019 campaign event in Iowa, “How many times have you spoken to your son about his overseas business dealings?”

Biden’s reply — “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings” — was pretty unequivocal. “Never,” after all, means never.

Then there was the more recent but no less concrete exchange between Doocy and Joe Biden’s soon-to-be ex-White House press secretary, Jen Psaki:

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy: “The president has said that he never spoke to his son about his overseas business dealings. Is that still the case?”

Jen Psaki: “Yes.”

By now, we know these claims to be false. Heck, they’re probably false even if we don’t count the dozen times we know of that the Big Guy got involved in his son’s overseas business dealings. We’re talking about the letters of recommendation, the Air Force Two trip, Hunter’s texted remark to his daughter about having to give “Pop” half his salary, the golf outings with the Burisma guys, the meetings with the Ukrainians, the meetings with the Kazakhs, the meetings with the Mexicans. And on, and on.

Here, we don’t know what’s more remarkable — the brazenness of Team Biden’s continued denials, or the brazenness of the mainstream media’s unwillingness to engage in journalism. Somehow, we don’t think President Donald Trump would’ve been afforded the same courtesies had Don Jr. been trading on his dad’s name and repeatedly bringing his business partners into the White House.

And this is just one of multiple avenues of inquiry that congressional Republicans plan to open up as soon as they grab the gavels from the Democrats on January 3, 2023. Others, as the New York Post reports, “would include Hunter Biden’s earnings when his father was a senator and vice president, during which time he was paid as much as $83,000 a month to sit on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company, and his controversial, new career as a painter whose works were offered for sale last year at prices as high as $500,000 each, raising concerns about possible influence peddling.”

And for all these looming headaches, for all this legal and electoral peril, Democrats have only Hunter Biden’s laptop from hell to thank.

It’s frightening to ponder how little we knew about the Biden family’s corrupt business dealings before we lucked into that laptop’s treasure trove, and it’s outrageous to consider Big Tech’s role in keeping this information from the American people in the weeks before the 2020 election.

What Twitter and Facebook did was nothing short of electoral interference, and we can be sure that their malfeasance will be one more avenue of inquiry from a Republican-controlled Congress next January.

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