The Patriot Post® · Huntergate: The Scandal Deepens and Widens

By Douglas Andrews ·

They were The Scandal-Free Years™. Remember?

Remember how our corrupt mainstream media promoted the lie that the Obama administration had gone eight years without so much as a whiff of scandal?

Let’s set aside the fact that Barack Obama routinely violated the Constitution, and let’s set aside the fact that he sicced the IRS, DOJ, FBI, ATF, and OSHA on private American citizens for political reasons. Let’s even set aside the fact that Obama’s fingerprints were all over the Russia collusion investigation operation crime scene.

Let’s set all that aside.

Instead, let’s remember that he handpicked Joe Biden to be his vice president, and then allowed the Big Guy to preside over an elaborate and lucrative influence-peddling operation right out of the White House. Just ask the Chinese. Or the Ukrainians. Or the Romanians.

And let’s remember that he bragged in his most recent doorstop memoir: “Without exception, we avoided scandal. I’d made clear at the start of my administration that I’d have zero-tolerance for ethical lapses, and people who had a problem with that didn’t join us in the first place.”


Given all this, isn’t it remarkable how we haven’t heard a peep from the guy about the cascading scandals of his vice president and the extended Biden Crime Family? Where’s the media? Where’s the well-worn path they’ve beaten to his door on Martha’s Vineyard? Why, if we didn’t know better, we’d swear the Pulitzer Prize winners at The New York Times and The Washington Post are more interested in fake Republican corruption than they are in real Democrat corruption. More interested in the penny-ante misdeeds of rookie Republican back-benchers than they are in the colossal crimes of the Democrat Party’s First Family.

What did Obama know and when did he know it?

Meanwhile, implausibly, the news of Biden family corruption and Department of “Justice” efforts to cover up crimes and slow-walk investigations keeps getting worse and worse. As The Washington Free Beacon reports:

An IRS whistleblower told Congress on Thursday that the tax agency recommended felony charges against Hunter Biden and that the federal prosecutor handling the probe of the first son was rebuffed from filing charges on multiple occasions, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee disclosed on Thursday.

Rep. Jason Smith (R., Mo.) said at a press conference that two IRS employees claimed the agency sought felony charges against the younger Biden for attempting to evade taxes and fraudulent or false statements, all felony charges. The whistleblowers, who worked on the Biden probe since its start in November 2018, further claimed that the investigation was marred by “recurring unjustified delays” and “unusual actions outside the normal course of any investigation.”

Further, as Chairman Smith notes: “Testimony shows that U.S. Attorney of Delaware David Weiss tried to bring charges in the District of Columbia around March of 2022 and was denied. Weiss sought special counsel status from the [Justice Department] in the spring of 2022 and was once again denied. Weiss sought to bring charges in the Central District of California in the fall of 2022 and had that request denied in January of 2023.”

Denied. Denied. Denied. A trifecta of two-tiered justice favoring Hunter Biden.

“I am alleging, with evidence” said whistleblower Gary Shapley, “that DOJ provided preferential treatment, slow-walked the investigation, did nothing to avoid obvious conflicts of interest in this investigation.”

According to Shapley, a supervisory special agent with the IRS, a smoking-gun WhatsApp text message dated July 30, 2017, from Hunter Biden to a Chinese business associate, Henry Zhao, reads as follows:

I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled.

Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight. And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, 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.

But wait. We thought Joe Biden has never discussed his son’s overseas business dealings with him? And here we have evidence in plain sight that he did. Unless you still want to believe that Joe Biden is telling the truth. And if you believe that, then there’s no helping you.

And wait again. We thought the Democrats loved whistleblowers? We thought they adored “patriotic” truthtellers like Alexander Vindman and Eric Ciaramella? Who knew the Democrats’ love of whistleblowers was so selective?

The Democrats, of course, want us to focus not on whistleblowers but on the salacious, like we did with Bill Clinton and Zippergate. They want us to focus on Hunter’s Russian hookers and crack pipes, and nude selfies. That way, they can say, “It’s all about sex.”

Further, they want us to focus on Hunter. They want us to decry the pathetic five-year non-investigation into his tax evasion felonies and his gun-form felony because it keeps the focus on the first son instead of his dad, the president. But never forget: The is about the Big Guy.

In addition, the Democrats love to trot out the “old news” argument while insisting that the American people aren’t interested in this “petty partisanship.” With the help of their mainstream media fellow travelers, they ignore, delay, deny, and obfuscate until it’s time to throw the “old news” switch.

Unfortunately for them, the news about Hunter Biden is new news, not old news.

And it’s not just Hunter. It’s Attorney General Merrick Garland, who appears to have perjured himself before Congress. As The Daily Caller reports, “[IRS whistleblower Gary] Shapley’s letter to Congress accuses Attorney General Merrick Garland of lying to Congress when he asserted that investigations into Biden would go on without political interference.”

How so? As House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith notes: “Testimony shows that U.S. Attorney of Delaware David Weiss tried to bring charges in the District of Columbia around March of 2022 and was denied. Weiss sought special counsel status from the [Justice Department] in the spring of 2022 and was once again denied. Weiss sought to bring charges in the Central District of California in the fall of 2022 and had that request denied in January of 2023.”

Lastly, we have FBI corruption to consider, because yet another whistleblower makes clear that the bureau knew nearly a year ahead of the 2020 election that Hunter Biden’s laptop was real and legit, not some “Russian disinformation” operation. And yet the FBI still conned Big Tech into censoring this bombshell New York Post story and suppressing the sharing of it in the crucial weeks just prior to the election. In other words, the FBI helped rig a presidential election.

Let that sink in. And think about its ramifications — for both our Republic and for Rule of Law.

You should be disturbed — deeply disturbed — by the corruption of the Biden Crime Family and by the Department of “Justice.” But even more so, you should worry about the FBI, the once-proud agency of “Fidelity,” “Bravery,” and “Integrity.” Whereas we’ve come to expect corruption from Democrat administrations, we’ve naturally expected the FBI to be decent and honest and honorable and beyond the influence of political corruption.

It isn’t. The FBI is, sadly, in need of defunding. Or breaking up. Or both. Or, at least, a complete makeover beginning with the resignation of Director Chris Wray, who can have no good explanation for the rank corruption that has infected the bureau during his watch. Indeed, the FBI has scumbags in all the wrong places.

We know this because of, once again, the bravery of whistleblowers.

To them we owe a debt of gratitude.

Updated with the complete transcript of a WhatsApp text message from Hunter Biden to a Chinese associate, as our original source, CBS News, had a truncated version of the message. We deeply regret the error in having trusted CBS News.