Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Bidengate Begins

Might as well start adding the usual suffix, although after 48 years, maybe it's lost a little potency. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.19.20 (as well as a whole host of other links, some of which I'll grab), Margot Cleveland at Da Fed reminds us, The Biden Corruption Scandal Isn’t About Hunter, It’s About Joe. I told my family this the other day, if someone offered massive amounts of money to an addict to play on his family's name, there's no way he could refuse. But it's Joe's responsibiltiy not to let it happen, and not encourage it, and, as now seems likely, benefit from it.

That is the extent of the relevance of the personal information being released: The public does not need to know of the unsavory and illegal behavior Hunter engaged in—much less watch it—while he was in the throes of addiction. America also does not need to read the words of anguish exchanged between an addict son undergoing rehab and his famous father.

Yet Hunter Biden’s addiction, and the fact that tens of thousands of other Americans suffer similar demons, does not atone for the sins of the father. And that is what the email and text scandal concerns: Evidence that Joe Biden, while vice president of the United States, knowingly allowed his son to profit by selling access to Biden and others in the Obama administration, including to Communist Party of China leaders, and then lied about it.

The emails and texts Joe personally received also suggest a cut from Hunter’s influence-peddling. For instance, one email published by the New York Post detailed a deal Hunter Biden pursued with China’s largest private energy company that was “interesting for me and my family.”
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Evidence of this scandal is too strong to ignore or to allow Joe Biden, the Democratic Party, or corporate media to cast aside as an unseemly attack on a recovering drug addict, and not merely because of the corruption at issue. Every country, every foreign politician or political faction, and every corrupt oligarch or business that paid for access has the emails, notes, receipts, itineraries, fund transfers, and maybe even photographs or recordings. And that makes Joe Biden a national security risk.

Remember, it isn't the crime, so much as the cover up! Da Blaze,  Fox News host backs Biden surrogate into corner over Hunter Biden stories, forcing her to make admission


Jeff Dunetz at Da Lid, Schiff’s Latest Lie: Hunter Biden’s Email Report Came From The Kremlin. But Andrew Kerr at Da Caller, Hunter Biden Isn’t Denying He Gave His Laptop To A Delaware Repair Shop. and Chuck Ross, also at Da Caller, Intel Chief Says No Evidence That Hunter Biden Laptop Is Part Of Russian Disinformation Campaign, Capt. Ed at Hot Air, Ratcliffe To Schiff: No, The Intel Community Hasn’t Called Hunter’s Laptop “Russian Disinformation”, although he makes quite a show of trying to find weasel words. "Ratcliffe, however, keeps his distance from the question of authenticity, noting pointedly that the FBI has jurisdiction, not intelligence agencies." Ace, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe: There Is Absolutely No Evidence for Adam Schiff's Latest Lie That the Hunter Biden Emails Are a Russian Op - Joe Biden "Calls a Lid"... UNTIL THURSDAY "No intelligence supporting the Democrats' latest stupid lies. (RCP)" Sundance at CTH, DNI John Ratcliffe: Hunter Biden Laptop/Pictures/Emails “Not Part of Russian Disinformation Campaign”…

1. Biden is a far-left liberal with a big agenda. . . . 2. Biden doesn’t have any plans to solve the COVID-19 problem. . . . 3. The economy has been doing much better than the public had been led to believe. . . .4. There are some “concerns” about Biden’s mental abilities. . . . 5. Hate-filled politics wasn’t caused by Trump. . . .

Revolver, Bannon Speaks to Revolver News in Exclusive Interview on Hunter’s Hard Drive and What Comes Next and from Sky News, Joe Biden's son emailed shop owner about hard drive to 'get it back': Former Trump chief

Anything’s possible. It could be that the dirt that’s finally going to sink Joe Biden went undiscovered during his 800 years in the Senate, eight as VP, a competitive Democratic presidential primary, and 95 percent of a bitter presidential campaign, only to come to light in the nick of time to save Trump from defeat.

It’s 2020. Anything. Is. Possible.

Interesting, from Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog, BidenWatch for October 19, 2020

Has another Hunter Biden laptop been seized in Ukraine? “A Ukrainian lawmaker has claimed a second laptop belonging to Hunter Biden’s business contacts in the country has been seized by law enforcement there. Andrii Derkach posted to Facebook on Friday to say there is a ‘second laptop’ involving evidence of corruption and connected to the Bidens.” As with all foreign sources, some caution is probably in order.

'Bonchie' at Red State, Joe Biden and the Media Are Running Scared

At Da Wire, MIT: Twitter Ban ‘Nearly Doubled’ The Visibility Of Hunter Biden Laptop Story
“When Twitter banned, and then unbanned, links to a questionably sourced New York Post article about Joe Biden’s son Hunter, its stated intention was to prevent people from spreading harmful false material as America heads into the final stretch of the election campaign,” MIT’s Technology Review reported Monday. “But thanks to the cycle of misinformation—and claims from conservatives that social-media platforms are deliberately censoring their views—Twitter managed to do the opposite of what it intended.”

John Sexton at Hot Air, Washington Post Editorial: We Support Twitter And Facebook Siding With Joe Biden But They Need To Offer A Better Excuse, NYPo, Facebook workers ‘ashamed’ by tech giant’s censorship of Post’s Hunter Files reporting. Insty, SO USA TODAY DIDN’T WANT TO RUN MY HUNTER BIDEN COLUMN THIS WEEK.  Big Tech Burned by Biden Blunder

My regular editor is on vacation, and I guess everyone else was afraid to touch it. So I’m sending them another column next week, and just publishing this one here. Enjoy! This is as filed, with no editing from USAT.. . . 

NYT whines New York Post Published Hunter Biden Report Amid Newsroom Doubts

At Da Spectator USA Roger Kimball asks Will we ever know the truth about Russiagate? Not if we rely on our media and our bureaucracy. 

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