As the noose continues to tighten around Hunter Biden’s neck and evidence continues to mount that “The Big Guy” was indeed involved up to his lyin’ eyeballs in his grifter son’s nefarious business dealings, Joe’s younger sister, Valerie Biden Owens, is set to launch her own money-grabbing endeavor. Shocked? Please.
Moreover, little sister’s blatant effort to cash in on big brother’s political career is in direct conflict with a statement last January from — ironically as hell — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who is also raising ethical questions about her reported deal to leave the White House and become the shiny new hood ornament of MSNBC. While we’re talking about it, “Circle Back” said in January:
It’s the White House’s policy that the President’s name should not be used in connection with any commercial activities to suggest or in any way — in any way they could reasonably be understood to imply his endorsement or support.
Nonetheless, as reported by Fox News, Owens will kick off a book tour Thursday night in Washington, D.C., prior to the release of her memoir — Growing Up Biden: A Memoir, by Valerie Biden (sans Owens) — next Tuesday, which I’ll go out on a (safe) limb and bet will only add to Joe’s growing list of self-inflicted woes.
Here are a few promotional snippets, via Amazon (emphasis, mine):
A memoir from Valerie Biden Owens, Joe Biden’s younger sister, trusted confidante and lifelong campaign manager. Valerie, one of the first female campaign managers in United States history, writes of the role of family, faith, and fate in shaping her life, and the power of empathy and kindness in the face of turmoil and division.
Growing Up Biden details Valerie’s decades-long professional career in politics, and the central role she played in her brother’s life as an insightful adviser, an ever-loyal advocate and best friend.
As noted by Fox, Owens served as Biden’s national campaign chair during his second presidential campaign in 2007 and 2008. While it doesn’t appear she was paid directly, the Democrat consulting firm Joe Slade White & Company, where she served as an “Executive Vice President,” raked in over $2.5 million from the campaign and the “Citizens for Biden” committee between March 2007 and October 2008.
Then, of course, we have Owens’s daughters.
Valerie J. Owens, who goes by “Missy,” worked on her uncle’s campaign to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. But that was just the beginning. Via Fox:
Missy would go on to score multiple high-level positions during the Obama-Biden administration. She served as the deputy chief of staff in the Energy Department between Feb. 2009 and June 2011, according to her LinkedIn page.
She then served a year as the chief of staff to the deputy Commerce secretary for a year. Owens then worked at Coca-Cola in its government relations department for a decade, including while the company was reportedly lobbying against a bill cracking down on the use of Uyghur forced labor in China.
Two months ago, General Motors hired her to a senior position in the company’s regulatory affairs department.
And Owen’s other daughter, Casey? Again, via Fox:
Casey also got a job in the Obama-Biden administration, serving as a special assistant to the senior coordinator for China at the Treasury Department for over two years.
Her LinkedIn says she “managed a range of workstreams essential to the execution of the US-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue – one of the largest bilateral foreign economic policy initiatives of the Obama Administration.”
She would later work up the corporate ladder at Starbucks, where she is now a vice president.
Finally, and this is just perfect, Valerie’s husband, John Owens — “Jack” — has also cashed in, compliments of the Biden family “business.” In 2014, as noted by Fox, he requested help from none other than Hunter, saying in an email he needed a Chinese business license “secured very quickly” so he could expand his telemedicine company into China.
Owens also told Hunter Biden he would be “most appreciative of any help,” which led to Hunter sending an email to some of his business partners with close China ties, in which he wrote “Is there a way we can help him expedite this? Time is of the essence here.”
Let’s be clear: I’m not suggesting any or all of the above was illegal — nor am I suggesting it wasn’t.
But to believe “The Big Guy” was oblivious to any of it is beyond ridiculous. As I wrote in an earlier article:
While I appreciate the White House’s desperate spin in a frantic effort to protect Apple Sauce Brains from his likely up-to-eyeballs involvement with his grifter son’s nefarious business dealings, this one isn’t complicated. But it does require the willing suspension of disbelief to buy.
Biden’s simultaneous claims that he and Hunter have never discussed the latter’s business dealings and that Joe himself has “never taken a foreign penny,” AND his insistence that his grifter son has never been involved in “unethical behavior” and “never broke the law” are virtually mutually exclusive claims. And they are both complete crocks of bullcrap.
Meanwhile, from Jen Psaki to Joe’s little sister, the Biden political cash register continues to KA-CHING!
As for the Hunter & Joe Show, real popcorn time is about to begin.
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