The Senate released its report on Hunter Biden’s long-standing corruption, and it’s fairly damning. Some of the prior allegations learned of in the last two years have been fleshed out while there are are also some new ones involving other illicit behavior. Prostitution and human trafficking even make an appearance. The report was compiled from numerous sources including investigative reporting, documentary evidence, and testimony given to the committee.
BREAKING: Hunter Biden Received Millions From Wife Of Ex-Moscow Mayor, Paid Suspects Allegedly Tied To Trafficking, Had Contacts With Chinese Military, Senate Report Alleges https://t.co/EjnmpTtgBg
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 23, 2020
A State Department official, Amos Hochstein, testifies he told both Joe and Hunter Biden that Hunter’s Burisma position “enabled” Russian disinformation and undermined US policy in Ukraine.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) September 23, 2020
Just going thru the Biden report now, but I really hope Team Trump is preparing to blast the Bidens every hour for this jaw dropping corruption. Obama Adm knew all about it and not only covered it up, but helped. Another Obama White House disgrace: pic.twitter.com/nhotb9UKPB
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) September 23, 2020
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 23, 2020
Here’s a line the media are sure to ignore. Dealings with Russia that could lead to blackmail will suddenly be good again.
Grassley/Johnson rpt says Hunter Biden “paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 23, 2020
I want to share a few media reactions before I dive into this because it illustrates the double standards at play. Instead of reporting honestly on this and admitting how damning this report is, the media’s reaction has been to run and spin it as having “no proof” any of this affected U.S. policy. They are also claiming it’s a rehash of old news even though they largely never reported this stuff in the first place, and they certainly didn’t do so with any veracity.
GOP senators' report calls Hunter Biden’s board position with Ukraine firm ‘problematic’ but fails to show how it changed U.S. policy https://t.co/61ncZ6eKFn
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 23, 2020
IMPORTANT: Many of the claims about Hunter Biden's financial connections are attributed to "confidential documents," which the report cites about 100 times.
Makes it impossible to know if these are business records, government filings, or something else. https://t.co/MJZsl99VkZ
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 23, 2020
Oh, Kyle doesn’t like confidential claims anymore? Good to know. I should probably make a note of that for the next Trump hit piece his publication pushes out.
We all know that if the Trump family had one billionth of the problems laid out in Senate report on Biden corruption, media would be hysterical beyond belief. We all know that. https://t.co/z2xdaT8HZh
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 23, 2020
To be clear, there’s more evidence of corruption in this report than anything Robert Mueller came up with. There’s also far more evidence of possible blackmail material and other illicit behavior that could be used against the United States than any allegation ever made about Donald Trump involving old loans and such. If this report were about Eric Trump, for example, it would not only lead the news for a month, it would be used as grounds for impeachment and another special counsel investigation.
The business dealings with Ukraine are well known at this point and time has not erased their corruption. Hunter Biden’s position with the Chinese is the most concerning, though. This is a country currently committing genocide that also happens to be the most dangerous foreign foe we have. Joe Biden has routinely defended and propped up the communist regime, doing so as recently as this campaign season. The ties here are not just superficial, and they would not be treated as such if the media weren’t so hopelessly biased and invested in seeing the elder Biden win in November. We are talking millions of dollars, prostitutes, human trafficking, and dealings with Russia and China, not just among Hunter Biden, but among several other family members, as well. There’s no way Joe Biden is completely divorced from all of this.
It should also be mentioned that much of the testimony in the report came from Obama administration officials who admitted they warned Joe Biden about his son’s dealings. Those warnings were ignored over and over. Getting an answer to the question of why should be absolutely paramount leading up to the election.
The Trump campaign now has unlimited fodder, and unlike other Republicans, I doubt they will be too squeamish to use it. Campaign ads need to hammer all this home. I fully expect Kayleigh McEnany to make it a center point of her next presser, as well. Make the media own their hypocrisy and the Bidens own what they’ve done and enabled. It’s game time.
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