July 14, 2022

In Brief: Hunter, Joe, and Going Soft on China

Amid Hunter Biden’s ongoing scandals, his dad, the U.S. president, is the real corruption problem.

You may have heard that Hunter Biden is corrupt, but only because you read something other than the mainstream media. The New York Post’s Miranda Devine has been on the case for a long time now, and her latest effort explains how Hunter’s corruption results in Joe Biden’s policy decisions favoring our ChiCom foes.

It took a certain bloodless chutzpah for the president to place his scandal-ridden son front and center at a White House function last week.

Hunter Biden, 52, popped up at Thursday’s Medal of Freedom ceremony, to glad-hand and network from his front-row perch even as he awaits indictment by a grand jury in Delaware over his shady foreign business dealings, most lucratively in China.

Just one day earlier, FBI Director Christopher Wray and his British MI5 counterpart made a rare joint public appearance in London to sound the alarm over the growing “serious security and economic threat” posed by China, which aims to steal our intellectual property and corrupt our politics.

Also on Wednesday, US counterintelligence officials issued a bulletin to state and local officials, warning of an escalating campaign by China to manipulate and influence politicians to push Washington for China-friendly policies.

The threat is not exactly new. The Trump administration pursued aggressive measures to rein in China’s growing assertiveness and espionage activities.

Yet, Joe Biden has gone soft on China since becoming president.

Devine gives a list of examples, including diverting oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China, disbanding Donald Trump’s anti-espionage China Initiative, favoring TikTok (which is Chinese espionage), easing up on China over COVID’s origin, and many other things. Added up, those are majorly consequential things.

It is astonishing that such generous concessions are even being contemplated while China has become Vladimir Putin’s top financier in the war on Ukraine, by buying discounted Russian oil and thus allowing the Kremlin to withstand Western sanctions.

This munificence to China adds to well-founded concerns that Joe Biden is compromised by the Chinese Communist Party, given all the evidence on Hunter’s laptop about millions of dollars that flowed from China to his son and brother, Jim Biden. …

Until he comes clean about his role in his family’s influence-peddling operation in China during his vice presidency there will always be suspicions about his motives and questions about the risk to national security.

Devine highlights the work of Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson to determine “the money trail into Biden bank accounts from China, Ukraine and Russia.” Naturally, the administration is obstructing that investigation, but the amount of money is quite substantial. She concludes:

The president’s repeated claims that he knew nothing about Hunter’s foreign business dealings are not credible in light of mounting evidence to the contrary, including a voicemail found on Hunter’s abandoned laptop in which he expresses relief that a New York Times article about one of Hunter and Jim’s Chinese deals had barely skimmed the surface.

“I think you’re clear,” Joe tells Hunter.

When Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked last week about why there was “a voicemail of the president talking to his son about his overseas business dealings if the president has said he’s never spoken to his son about his overseas business?” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to answer.

“I am not going to talk about alleged materials from the laptop,” she said.

The White House cannot keep ignoring the Hunter problem engulfing Joe Biden.

It’s not going away.

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