Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at New Hope Baptist Church, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
As RedState reported earlier today, Joe Biden’s brother is now caught up in a fraud scheme involving a company named Americore Health. James Biden is being sued for making false promises of influence, including from the current Democratic front runner, unwittingly or not.
Here are some of the details.
A new report reveals legal problems and allegations of possible fraud involving former Vice President Joe Biden’s brother James, in the latest instance of the Democratic primary front-runner’s family members’ dealings drawing scrutiny amid his presidential bid.
According to Politico, James Biden’s business with medical companies – including Americore Health – has led to allegations that he potentially engaged in fraud and traded on his brother’s name, by claiming Joe was interested in the venture and the family name could provide opportunities.
“It was all smoke and mirrors,” former Americore Health executive Tom Pritchard told Politico. James Biden reportedly convinced Americore that he could use his political clout to deliver a significant influx of cash in the form of an investment from the Middle East, and even convinced the company to take on financial burdens including a six-figure loan to James that he has yet to repay.
The excuse here will continue to be that Joe Biden wasn’t aware. I think you’d have to assume Biden has no mental faculties left (possible I suppose) to believe that he had all these corrupt actions going on around him, including trading on promises of influence, and that he just didn’t know any of it was going on. Further, James Biden introduced his brother to Greg White, who’s also facing accusations of fraud, at the time all of this went down. Instead of moving to shut it down, Joe Biden, at best, looked the other way.
Meanwhile, we know that Joe Biden was aware of his son Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine, where someone with no experience at all was paid $80,000 a month to seemingly do almost nothing. The appearance of corruption is overwhelming and to this point the elder Biden has not sufficiently answered any questions about that case. When he was pressed on it while Vice President, he hand waved away concerns and wants to now pretend the issue is closed. It’s not.
Biden can’t run from this forever. Things are going to come out and he’ll have to start providing some explanations for why he, as a public office holder, is so surrounded by corruption. Are we really to believe he’s had no hand in any of this? Or that he’s a victim, just having others take advantage of his good name? I don’t buy it. Biden has had ample opportunity to shut this stuff down. Instead of trying to reign his son in, for example, he’s simply ignored the issue.
Biden also has a history of taking large donations from certain companies and then voting in their interests as a Senator. That falls right in line with the trading on his name that’s been so frequent among his family.
In the current environment, it’s always worth asking what the reaction would be if this was Donald Trump. Imagine if Trump’s son had been involved in such a shady dealing in Ukraine. Would the media be looking into it? Of course they would be. Biden shouldn’t get special treatment just because he’s “Middle Class Joe” or whatever other common man moniker he’s flaunting these days.
We’ll see where this goes, but this latest revelation continues a trend of dirtiness surrounding the current Democratic front runner, with multi[ple family members using Joe Biden’s name to enrich themselves in corrupt fashion. Eventually, he’s going to have to start answering some questions about this stuff and yelling at reporters isn’t going to be enough.