Hunter Biden's Lawyer Attacks the IRS Whistleblower, Paints Joe Biden Into a Corner

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On Thursday, the smokiest of guns was revealed regarding Joe Biden’s inclusion in his son’s foreign corruption. Specifically, a WhatsApp message was handed over by one of the IRS whistleblowers during testimony to Congress that put Joe Biden in the room with his son as the two tried to shakedown Chinese officials.

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(See: Hunter Biden Claims Joe Biden Was in the Room While He Threatened Chinese Official to Pay Up, DOJ Sunk the Investigation)

For context, here’s what it said.

HUNTER BIDEN: 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

Hunter Biden’s lawyer responded to the revelation by attacking the integrity of the IRS whistleblower, calling him a “very biased individual.” In doing so, he also managed to paint Joe Biden into a corner.

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If you’ve seen Hunter Biden’s lawyer on television, you know what kind of person he is. I’ll leave it at that and stick to what is in that statement, and there’s a lot to critique.

For example, the idea that the investigation was so long because it was just so thorough is laughable. Five years is an eternity for a case that ultimately ended up with two misdemeanors of not filing taxes (resulting in no jail time) and pre-trial diversion. We know that the DOJ had Hunter Biden dead to rights as far as FARA violations and false statements go. We also know there were numerous other crimes evidenced on the infamous laptop, including possible sex-trafficking charges and drug charges. Yet, none of that made it into the final plea deal.

The far more reasonable explanation for the length of the inquiry isn’t thoroughness but purposeful, politically motivated delay. Further, the investigation absolutely cut corners. Search warrants weren’t served, lawyers were tipped off, and charges in two venues other than Delaware were blocked by DOJ officials.

Moving to the next assertion by Hunter Biden’s lawyer, that’s where the pressure on Joe Biden comes in. The claim being put forth is that Hunter Biden, being in the midst of a crack addiction, lied about his father being in the room during the aforementioned shakedown. If that’s true (and I have very serious doubts it is given the president’s son was at his father’s Delaware residence that day) then that leaves Joe Biden with a choice. He either has to admit he was in the room, or he has to call his son a liar. There’s no third option there.

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Lastly, the idea that the career IRS agent who has revealed all this to Congress is a “very biased individual” holds no basis in any evidence that I’m aware of. In fact, at least one of the two whistleblowers is a registered Democrat. Rather, these are people who saw rank corruption unfolding, preventing them from doing their jobs, and they reached a breaking point. Can anyone blame them? In a competition of integrity between Hunter Biden and his lawyer and these two whistleblowers, I’ll take the latter every day of the week.

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