October 26, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA --- EVEN WIKIPEDIA --- ALL PROTECT THE BIDENS
NOTE: The following commentary is not Russian disinformation, nor is it about a “debunked right-wing conspiracy theory,” as the Hunter Biden laptop scandal is currently characterized on Wikipedia.
Joe Biden denied the allegations during Thursday's debate, saying, “My son has NOT made money, in terms of this thing about...uh, what are you talking about?...China.” Interesting that he denied it before it was even quite formed in his mind what he was denying. He said “nobody else has made money from China” besides Donald Trump. Um, what?? Well, I guess that’s good enough for Wikipedia.
Unlike Wikipedia, I want hard evidence, and everything I’ve seen is on the side of this being true.
Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson continues to face roadblocks in his attempts to call attention to this very real scandal, as he said on this week’s SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES with Maria Bartiromo. On October 21, Sen. Johnson sent a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz to tell him the pubic has a right to know why the FBI sat on the evidence from the laptop after receiving it last December during Trump’s impeachment. (It sure would've come in handy for Trump’s defense then, as it shows why the Bidens needed to be investigated in Ukraine.)
According to Sen. Johnson, Biden’s denial is a lie. He referred to page 78 of the Homeland Security Committee’s report, which shows that the conglomerate CEFC Chinese Energy transferred approximately $5 million to businesses controlled by Hunter Biden. And, of course, we know from the emails that Joe was lying when he said he never spoke to his son about his foreign business dealings. We also know that Joe and Hunter flew together on Air Force Two to China, where the elder Biden had a nice warm handshake with a Chinese executive who ended up being Hunter's business partner in the $1 billion investment fund Bohai Harvest RST. There is more, outlined during his segment on the show.
Sen. Johnson said that Joe Biden has been caught in repeated lies about “Biden, Inc,” POLITICO’s name for the Biden family businesses as early as August, 2019. So, why weren’t the media trying to cover for Joe Biden back then? One logical explanation is they were likely all in the tank for either Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, not Biden. In fact, they might have actively disliked Biden’s gaffes and inappropriate hair-sniffing and actually wanted to expose this scandal. That is, until he became the nominee and they no longer wanted to. It’s hard to believe they ever reported this.
POLITICO isn't the only one that used to be interested in this. BUZZFEED, which probably also leaned Bernie’s way, sent an email to the Office of the Vice President after the announcement that Hunter had joined the Burisma board, saying in effect that this was very odd and represented “a glaring conflict of interest” and did the VP have any comment?
Where is that kind of interest now? More recent stories from BUZZFEED call the original reports “old allegations.” The big difference now: Biden is currently facing off not against Sanders or Warren, but against President Trump. So one good way to learn about this scandal –-- and the only way to discover anything about it from the mainstream media –- is to go back to the reporting from before Biden was the nominee.
Of course, now there's emerging evidence to report, if anyone will. “What we’re really finding out,” Sen. Johnson said, “is Hunter really ‘cracked the code,’ somewhere around 2013-2014, in terms of how to really vacuum up these dollars and how to attract money from people that wanted to have influence...and utilize the Biden name.”
Investigative reporter Peter Schweizer, the author of SECRET EMPIRES who has long been looking into the Biden family’s businesses, obtained 26,000 emails from former Hunter business partner Bevan Cooney, who now languishes in prison –- to be joined soon by Devon Archer but NOT Hunter Biden –- for an Indian bond fraud scheme that dates to the magic-money period of 2013-14, and some messages show that Chinese partners wanted CFIUS approval for acquisitions in the U.S. (This is reminiscent of the influence that might've been used to gain Hillary Clinton’s CFIUS approval of Russia’s Uranium One Deal.) As Schweizer explained, some of these deals involve “dual-use technologies,” meaning they have both civilian and military applications. Uh-oh. This is, Schweizer told Bartiromo, “about the Biden family participating in the transfer of U.S. technologies to China and getting paid for participating in that.”
We hope Bevan Cooney is in protective custody, and it seems he might be.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL has released a comprehensive report by Kim Strassel, but when asked about it on the campaign trail, Biden reacted with anger, not anything of substance.
The NEW YORK POST ran Schweizer’s op-ed about the evidence supplied by Hunter’s emails, but don’t look for this on Twitter or Facebook!
Schweizer said the emails make very clear that Hunter brought absolutely nothing to the table but his connections to Joe Biden (“the big guy”) and, through him, the Obama administration. Hunter would be able to get them meetings to help with regulatory matters. They describe the Biden name as “a form of currency” –- the so-called “Biden Lift.” They describe this as “the direct avenue” to the Obama/Biden administration. It couldn’t be more clear.
Will we know more about this before the polls close? Will it matter? Can you imagine the outrage if anything like this were coming out about Eric, Don Jr. or Ivanka?
Sen. Johnson has sent two letters to Hunter’s attorney’s “inviting” Hunter to testify and has received what he characterized as “nasty” responses comparing him to Sen. Joe McCarthy and accusing him of participating in (yes) “Russian disinformation.”
Please, Sen. Johnson, as part of your oversight responsibility into conflicts of interest, subpoena Hunter Biden immediately. (This should’ve happened long ago, even back in 2019, before Biden was the nominee, raising the question, who has been protecting the Bidens?) If this really were just “Russian disinformation,” Hunter and his attorneys would be eager to set the record straight and exonerate ol’ dad.
The media must be held accountable for lying, “shaping” the narrative and censoring facts. Even some Republican campaign ads have been taken down. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are set to testify before Lindsay Graham’s Senate Judiciary Committee in November, and topics are sure to include their censorship of the NEW YORK POST, but that’s not till AFTER the election. The House has introduced legislation overhauling Section 230 to create some liability and provide disincentives for the kind of censorship Big Tech is up to.
I hope these efforts don’t turn out to be too little, too late. JOE BIDEN ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. If he does, the Biden scandal --- in combination with the 25th Amendment, if needed --- will be used to take him down and install Kamala Harris in the Oval Office. And you won't see that on Wikipedia.
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JOE RETURNS TO HIS BASEMENT
Last week, shortly after declaring on Twitter that as President, he would “work every day” for America, Joe Biden’s campaign “called a lid” on the week so he could take four days off to prepare for the last debate (and it really showed.)
Now, with just over a week until Election Day and President Trump barnstorming the nation, hosting multiple rallies per day while still handling his Presidential duties, including bringing peace to the Middle East, Biden’s campaign announced that it’s “calling a lid” on the entire rest of the campaign. Biden will make no more in-person appearances between now and November 3rd. Like the ‘80s TV character Max Headroom, he will exist only on our TV screens.
Ironically, scarcely two hours earlier, Biden, or whoever handles his Twitter account, had tweeted, “Nine days. Let’s go.” I guess he meant, “Let’s go home.” A better campaign slogan would be “Joe Biden: Phoning it in for the next four years!”
You’d think Biden’s people would be beside themselves that their candidate is vanishing from the public stage more than a week before Election Day. If not, they’re either so confident in the polls or in Internet marketing that they think an MIA candidate is a shoo-in to win, or else they’ve realized that letting Biden appear live is political Russian roulette. Even if nobody dares to ask him a question about his son Hunter, Biden is likely to open his mouth and put his foot in it voluntarily.
For instance, Saturday in Pennsylvania, Biden spontaneously decided to outdo Hillary Clinton’s disastrous “basket of deplorables” insult, twice referring to Americans who support Trump as “chumps.”
But don’t worry, he’s a “uniter,” not a divider. He doesn’t see red or blue states. As President, he will respect and represent all the people: both those who voted for him and the “chumps.”
So yeah, sending him back to his basement for the next eight days might be a wise choice. Second only to sending him home for the next four years.
In a rare occurrence Sunday, the Senate floor was held open all night so that Democrats could “keep fighting” the inevitable confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. That’s how Chuck Schumer put it, although to those of us on the other side, it sounded like hours and hours of pointless whining about how it’s “not fair” that they don’t get to choose SCOTUS judges just because they didn’t win the White House or the Senate in the last elections.
But despite the all-night bull session, it’s a virtual certainty that Judge Barrett will be confirmed today and sworn in to the SCOTUS before the day is over, especially now that Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has remembered she's a Republican and decided to vote to confirm her.
Aside from being a brilliant legal mind with a sterling character and reputation, Judge Barrett will also be the first working mom on the Court, and a long-overdue Midwesterner who didn’t get her education/indoctrination at uber-liberal Harvard or Yale. When you combine judicial activism with a SCOTUS composed entirely of alumni of those schools, you get what we’ve had for years: an insular group of unelected judges forcibly imposing their Northeastern liberal values on residents of Montana, Mississippi and other states that they’ve probably never even seen, except maybe on the Travel Channel.
WATCH 38 MINUTES
Last night, “Sixty Minutes” aired its interview with President Trump, but if they thought it was a “gotcha” interview, I’d say the only person who was “got” was Lesley Stahl. It seems obvious that she either was incapable of recognizing when Trump is just joking (hint: listen for the loud laughter from his rally crowds) or being willfully obtuse. Here’s a story with some quotes:
But if you want to know what was really said, Trump prevented deceptive editing by posting a copy online of the entire interview, uncut. “Sixty Minutes” called this an “insult” although presenting an interview with no edits used to be called “journalism.” Rather than direct you to the “Sixty Minutes” site, if you want to see it, here’s the entire interview. Incidentally, it’s only 38 minutes, so "Sixty Minutes" did have plenty of time to show it.
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