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BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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Around Hunter Biden, whole lotta spyin' goin' on
Suddenly, stories are appearing about Hunter Biden’s assistant --- the one he had during his association with corrupt Chinese energy company CEFC --- being a suspected Chinese honeypot, as if this were some new revelation. Readers of this newsletter have been aware of this for some time, though we did not allege a sexual affair, and there still doesn’t seem to be evidence of that. The story broke in the U.K. DAILY MAIL over a year ago. Here’s their updated version…
This was during a particularly debauched period in Hunter’s life, and JiaQi ("Jackie") Bao was extremely focused on him, writing him three-page, single-spaced letters musing about all sorts of things. She strongly encouraged him to get his father –- “Uncle Joe” –- to run for President and even provided him with opposition research to help his dad’s campaign. AMERICAN THINKER has a...thoughtful...piece that concludes, “If Bao was indeed a Chinese agent, she held him in the palm of her hand.”
The reason this is news again is that apparently there’s a whistleblower who’s come forward to confirm that, yes, she was a spy. But back in January of this year, Peter Schweizer, in his book RED HANDED, mentioned her by name and said she’d been employed by the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission as a research assistant. Then she went to work for an investment firm called OpenGate Capital, which had known ties to the CCP. So, along with her move to the CEFC, her employment history shows a solid association with the Chi-Comms. And in 2017, when Hunter Biden went into business with CEFC, she was “assigned” to him. It’s hard to imagine they would “assign” any person to him who wouldn’t be spying.
As House Oversight Committee member James Comer of Kentucky says, it’s yet another “national security nightmare” connected to Hunter Biden. JiaQi (“Jackie”) Bao certainly did prove invaluable to Hunter in brokering the deal between CEFC and natural gas suppliers in the U.S.
And why would a short-term Chinese assistant be so interested in getting "Uncle Joe" elected as President?
Leftists, predictably, have focused on the somewhat indelicate phrasing of Rep. Comer’s comments about the Chinese assistant so they don’t have to think about the national security ramifications of Hunter’s relationship with her. Comer was even accused of being racist towards Asian women, when he was talking specifically about women enlisted to spy for the CCP. One stellar tweet that reveals the leftist mentality: “Lmao [laughing my a** off] they are sh** scared of the upcoming J6 hearing, not to mention the DOJ/FBI catching Trump red-handed stealing classified documents.”
If you’d like to read more inane drivel, here’s a link, but please don’t feel obligated to go there unless you want an excuse to pound your head against the wall.
Also, concern about this is not sexist towards “very attractive” (Comer’s words) lady spies. Recall that Hunter himself referred to CEFC’s Patrick Ho as “the f-ing spy chief of China.” (Bao came to Biden’s office after being Ho’s assistant.) We still don’t know how much of an exaggeration this comment might be, but spy chief or not, he was tried in 2017 in the Southern District of New York for bribing African leaders at the UN on behalf of CEFC, was found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison. From October 2020...
Interestingly, the 2017 news story from CNN about Ho being convicted does not mention the Biden family connection AT ALL. It must have been a closely-held secret then.
As it happens, that’s not the only spy story for today. Just as the Chinese spied on Hunter, so Hunter, through his attorney, allegedly spied on the crew that was filming the movie MY SON HUNTER last November. In an update, filmmaker Phelim McAleer has filed an ethics complaint with the California State Bar against Malibu lawyer (and Hunter's neighbor and so-called “sugar brother”) Kevin Morris for infiltrating the set of his movie. Morris allegedly flew in on a private jet and pretended to be an independent documentary filmmaker so he could find out more about McAleer’s Hunter project. As the complaint alleges, he was “performing legal investigative work on behalf of his client, Mr. Biden.”
McAleer’s complaint says, “Mr. Morris intentionally concealed from us that at the time of this conversation and during the many hours of filming and interviews that he was retained by Mr. Hunter Biden. In a “planned deception,” “Mr Morris intentionally misrepresented to me that he had never met or spoken with Mr. Biden...”
This attorney, through his misrepresentation, gained full access to the set and the actors for several days, and it’s estimated that he and his team left with about 40 hours of film. Morris also represents Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of SOUTH PARK, and allegedly used his 25-year relationship with them as cover while spying on the MY SON HUNTER set. No word on what they think about this.
The complaint alleges that Morris violated three rules of the State Bar of California and therefore is “unfit to be a lawyer in California or anywhere else.” It calls for Morris’ disbarment.
Morris has been called Hunter’s “sugar brother” because he lent Hunter $2.9 million to pay off his delinquent IRS bill and has been paying the $20,000-a-month rent (!) on his Malibu beach house. That’s enough sugar to cause diabetes. He described the indie film as “an amateurish movie that bombed.”
On the contrary, this movie is a viral sensation. And though Morris is a wealthy Malibu attorney and addict-enabler, he is not a film critic. The movie –- directed by my friend Robert Davi, who recently visited my TBN show to talk about it –- is very well-made, not a documentary but based on real events and possessing a satirical sense of humor reminiscent of other political films such as PRIMARY COLORS and WAG THE DOG. McAleer is a fine filmmaker who also produced and co-wrote the remarkable anti-abortion film GOSNELL.
I’m amazed MY SON HUNTER got made at all, considering the rampant political blacklisting for both actors and crew that goes on in Hollywood. Reportedly the made it on a budget of under $3 million. They shot it in Serbia, but even so, you know that almost the entire Hollywood talent pool would be scared out of their minds to participate, as they surely would be canceled. For conservatives –- or even non-conservatives who might dare to work on a project like this, the threat “You’ll never work in this town again!” hangs over their heads like the Sword of Damocles.
If you haven’t yet seen MY SON HUNTER, here’s where you can…
Senator Hawley sends a letter to AG Garland
When I first wrote about the FBI arrest of pro-life activist Mark Houck, I pointed out the wide discrepancy in the versions of the event. Houck’s wife said up to 25 agents pounded on the door and pointed guns at her husband, herself and their children. The FBI claims there were no guns drawn and it was a standard arrest with no unusual incidents. Someone's lying, and as I said then, I am all out of benefits of the doubt when it comes to the FBI.
But that raises more questions. Like, why should a bunch of FBI agents show up in the first place to arrest a pro-life activist on an assault accusation that had already been thrown out of court and turn it into a federal case of interfering with abortion clinic access? Especially when they seem to be doing almost nothing about real threats to access to pro-life pregnancy centers from radical left pro-abortion activists, like firebombing them or threatening to murder their staffers.
Sen. Josh Hawley sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking him three questions to clarify these discrepancies. I’m not a betting man, but if I were, I wouldn’t bet a penny on Garland actually answering them.
From the “Who You Gonna Believe, Me or Your Lyin’ Eyes?” Dept
President Biden and his media cheerleaders tried to convince us that the economy is doing great under the Democrats. Failing that, they tried to convince us that rampant inflation is a good thing…
How is this snowjob going? Not so well, if the latest Rasmussen survey is any indicator. It found that 57% of Americans believe the US will soon enter a “1930’s-like Depression,” with 21% thinking that’s “very likely.”
Even sadder, only 24% believe today’s children will be better off than their parents, which is one of the hallmarks of the American dream.
I don’t believe that this pessimism is based on the fundamentals of the US economy so much as lack of faith in the people currently in charge (entirely understandable) and the relentless drumbeat of negativity that’s eroded faith in the American dream and in America itself. It’s hard to believe in a bright future when you’re constantly being told that America’s past is all evil, and the world is going to end in 12 years anyway.
Or is it 10 now? I lose track because I’m old enough to have outlived at least 20 different deadlines for the end of the world. That’s one of the few good things about being older: you’ve heard all the dire predictions designed to get you to hand over your money and rights to some power-hungry charlatan, so you’re a lot less likely to get depressed enough to fall for it.
Personally, I am still optimistic. I still believe in America, I believe in the American Dream, and I think all it will take to shake Americans out of their fear of a depression is to get rid of the people who profit from depressing us. The start of that process is only about five weeks away.
Related: Axios reports that the Biden White House is planning a shake-up and reorganization of its economic team after the midterm elections. This is good news, largely because I can’t imagine that anyone new who’s brought in could possibly be worse than whoever he or she is replacing.
While the Bible says, “a little child shall lead them,” I don’t think that means we should be taking advice on climate science from teenagers. But for some inexplicable reason, a lot of people are. This story hilariously illustrates what a bad idea that is.
In New Zealand, 16-year-old eco-warrior Izzy Cook was being interviewed on the radio about how people shouldn’t burn fossil fuels, and the host asked if she thought people should be allowed to go to Fiji. Cook replied, “In the current climate crisis, I don’t think that that’s necessary.” So she asked what was the last time Cook flew somewhere. She said, “Maybe a few months ago.” The host asked where she went.
She replied: “…Fiji.”
The host nearly fell over laughing. In between laughs, she asked, “Don’t you care about the climate, Izzy?...C’mon mate — are you serious?”
The girl claimed she didn’t want to go, but her parents made her. The host asked if she had a terrible time in Fiji. She said, “Not really,” which elicited more howls of laughter.
On the bright side, if there’s one thing that John Kerry has taught us, it’s that being a big, fat hypocrite who preaches that other people should live like monks while you jet all over the world is perfectly acceptable for “eco-warriors.”
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