I lost track of it for a few
days weeks while the election nonsense was dominating
the news, but his is starting to take on more importance, isn't it?
Will Merrick Garland support a special counsel probe into Hunter Biden and the Biden family grift? Jonathon Turley makes The Case For and Against The Appointment Of A Special Counsel In The Hunter Biden Investigation
The case for a special counsel
Clear conflicts are present in this investigation for Joe Biden. Most obviously, it involves his son. In addition, Biden has stated repeatedly for more than a year that “no one has suggested my son did anything wrong.” That clearly is not true; many people agree that Hunter Biden was engaged in raw influence-peddling on a global scale. That may not be a crime but it certainly is ethically wrong. Nevertheless, Biden continued that claim after the disclosure that Hunter is the subject or target of a federal investigation. He has referred to the allegations as a continuation of political “foul play” targeting his family. . .
The case against a special counsel
Much of this decision depends on the specific scope and underlying crimes of any investigations. Bill Barr knew those facts when he rejected the need for a special counsel. If this is a narrow tax investigation, then it likely is near completion. The key is not the appointment of a special counsel but the continuation of the current U.S. Attorney in his position pending completion.
During Barr’s tenure, the Justice Department handled a variety of investigations impacting Trump, from the Mueller probe to various investigations into the Trump organization and Trump advisers like Rudy Giuliani and his aides. None required special counsels; all continued without interference or manipulation under Barr’s leadership. There also is a reluctance to allow special counsels to proliferate unless there is little alternative. The potential to embarrass a president is generally not enough. After all, if everyone is a special counsel, they are no longer very special.
The biggest issue is that influence-peddling is legal. It is the favorite form of corruption in Washington. While you cannot give a politician like Biden an envelope of money, you can give his son or other relatives millions in dubious contracts, gifts and loans. The special counsel regulations involve “an investigation or prosecution” only into criminal acts. The Justice Department does not investigate politicians’ unethical conduct or simple lying. Otherwise, it would have little time to do anything else.
From Town Hall, Back in December, Katie Pavlich thought A Special Counsel for Hunter Biden Could Still Happen and Reagan McCarthy reports Senator Loeffler Joins GOP Calls for a Special Counsel Investigation Into Hunter Biden. Talk about irrelevant.
PM reports Head 'fact checker' for WaPo dismisses Hunter Biden corruption scandal as 'laptop stuff'. They're not fact checkers, they're fact spinners. Insty, THE US WILL BE VULNERABLE AS LONG AS OUR PRESS IS UNDER CONTROL OF OUR ENEMIES: WaPo: The U.S. Is Vulnerable Until Biden Is Sworn In
And speaking of the laptop stuff, the Laptop repair store owner who discovered Hunter Biden's emails sues Twitter for defamation (PM). In banning all discussion of Hunter's laptop, Twitter called him a hacker. Ace, Source for New York Post's Hunter Biden Story Sues Twitter for $500 Million for Defamatory Claim That He's a "Hacker", "Make. Them. Bleed." He was the legitimate owner of the laptop. John Sexton at Hot Air, Mac Repair Shop Owner Sues Twitter For $500 Million, a tidy sum. Jordan Lancaster at Da Caller, Owner Of Computer Repair Shop That Had Hunter Biden Laptop Sues Twitter For Defamation. But before the toner was set on the suit, Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed By Computer Shop Owner Who Had Hunter Biden’s Laptop Same Day It Was Filed. Law and Crime reports Judge Dismissed Hunter Biden Laptop Repairman’s Lawsuit Against Twitter the Same Day It Was Filed
John Paul Mac Isaac attempted to sue Twitter for $500,000,000 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida but was immediately shot down because the complaint “fail[ed] to allege complete diversity.”
Huh? Didn't have a black guy on the suit?
The complete diversity requirement means “no plaintiff shares a state of citizenship with any defendant.” But Twitter is incorporated in Delaware and Mac Isaac is a Delaware resident. For this reason, the judge said, the court lacked jurisdiction.
“According to the Complaint, Defendant made false statements that Plaintiff is a ‘hacker’ in reference to materials obtained by the New York Post and shared on Twitter in an exposé concerning the contents of Hunter Biden’s computer hard drive. For the reasons set forth below, the Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction,” U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom said in a brief Monday sua sponte dismissal that was entered into the docket on Tuesday. “For a court to have diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a), ‘all plaintiffs must be diverse from all defendants.'”
As a result, the judge dismissed the case without prejudice—meaning it could be filed again if Mac Isaac was able to establish that the court has jurisdiction to hear the case (he could also go to state court in Delaware).
So it could go forward. The Am Con. Hunter Biden’s Guilty Laptop "The most charitable reading of the sleazy saga is that Joe Biden, one of the most powerful men in the world, is an incredibly gullible idiot." NYPo reports Court upholds bribery conviction of Chinese exec Patrick Ho linked to Hunter Biden Patrick Ho Chi-ping.
Documents obtained by The Post show Hunter Biden, the son of President-elect Joe Biden, reached a deal with Ye for half-ownership of a holding company that was expected to provide him with more than $10 million a year for making “introductions.”Selling influence? Chuck Ross at Da Caller, Mystery Chinese Firm Approached Hunter Biden With An Offer Of Charity – And A More Lucrative Pitch. A hundred million here, a hundred million there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money. WaEx, Hunter Biden 'in the process' of divesting share in Chinese firm. 'Bout time? Natalie Winters at TNP, Biden CIA Appointee Worked With CCP Propaganda Org Conducting ‘Undercover Intel Ops’, Appears On China State Media. I'm sure the Senate will look into this, right? Oh wait.
Biden, daughter of James Biden, was busted in Lower Merion Township, Pa., in August 2019 after slamming her car into a tree. Arresting officer Jeffrey Seamans noted Biden, who was driving without a license, "had difficulty focusing on the conversation" as he questioned her.America's new ruling family.
Biden’s car contained pill bottles for carisoprodol and lorazepam, both of which are controlled substances. A blood test later confirmed those and other drugs were in her system at the time of the crash.