“Have you observed that the Democrats have one key strategy...a system...that’s frickin’ awesome?” This question was posed by DILBERT cartoonist and bestselling author Scott Adams on the Saturday edition of his podcast, “Coffee With Scott Adams.”
“...They make sure that [any one] of their entities or groups anywhere, whether it’s locally or international, has somebody that’s one of their loyalists in charge. So they just make sure there’s, you know, one of their loyalists that’s trying hard for one of those jobs, and there are a lot of people in the Democrat Party toward the top who have Ivy League educations and great resumes, so it’s a whole bunch of people who can get top jobs in a lot of different places. So they make sure THEIR people are in top jobs in the most critical places. Such as local prosecutors, DAs.
“They’ve figured out these little ‘choke points’ where if they have Democrats in those offices, they can rule the world.”
Of course, Adams was simply reiterating something we all knew about the strategy of the Democrats --- which we would add also reveals which people should get fired first when that party is thankfully out of power. But he was using this point as a lead-in to talk about a specific story: President Biden’s nomination of Hampton Dellinger, one of Hunter’s old work colleagues at the law firm of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP to lead the Office of the Special Counsel (OSC), which is nominally in charge of protecting whistleblowers, not to mention investigating the Executive Branch HAHAHAHAHA. The firm even represented Burisma Holdings, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company that paid Hunter a reported $83,000 a month to sit on their executive board.
We brought you the story of that nomination last week. As the DAILY CALLER reports, “Dellinger and Hunter Biden overlapped at [Boies] when the younger Biden recruited the firm to represent Ukrainian energy company Burisma in spring 2014, according to emails on the younger Biden’s abandoned laptop archive.” This is a very good summary, highly recommended if you need to get up to speed.
Anyway, Scott just laughed ruefully and said, “Is there anything else to say about that?...Somebody who worked with Hunter Biden is gonna be in charge of making sure the whistleblowers are all treated well.”
“...It’s almost --- it’s beyond ridiculous.”
“...I feel like the entire system is just this, times a million,” he went on. It’s just putting your friends in places where they can protect your other friends. That seems to be the entire play, and it works.”
He went on to say that as far as he knew, the Republicans had nothing like this. And they don’t.
Did you know the IRS had considered pressing felony charges for Hunter’s withdrawal of almost $40,000 from daughter Maisy’s college savings plan, just as she was nearing graduation from high school, and failure to include this on his 2019 tax return? That apparently didn’t fly with the DOJ.
Hunter apparently spent the money not on business-related expenses as claimed, but in large portion on “expenditure relating to illicit substances and adult entertainment,” according to the NEW YORK POST. In other words, he paid his drug dealer and engaged prostitutes. He also paid for a webcam service. With his daughter’s college fund. This was disclosed to the House Ways and Means Committee by IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler.
According to his testimony, close to $13,000 from his daughter’s college savings that Hunter claimed as business deductions were actually personal distributions spent on drugs and hookers.
Fortunately for Hunter’s daughter, she still graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a fine arts degree.
Not pre-law? Oh, well, judging from Hunter’s success, she might very well do better as an artist.
The very day after Hunter’s business partner Devon Archer received his first payment of $80,000 for being on the board of Burisma Holdings --- but before Hunter was voted onto the board --- Archer met with then-VP Joe Biden and Hunter at the White House.
Archer described the meeting last July when he testified before the House Oversight Committee, and emails from Hunter’s laptop (confirmed 100 percent his) and Obama White House visitor logs confirm that it took place in the West Wing on April 16, 2014. Archer had gotten his Burisma money on April 15.
When pressed on what transpired during the White House meeting, Archer’s response is really pretty hilarious. “I think we have video that was, like, on Twitter, but basically we were talking about his papier-mache White House project for second or third grade,” he testified. “And then Hunter joined us for some portion, I think the formal White House portion of that.”
According to one of Hunter’s emails, Hunter and Archer had a call with Burisma and law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP two days after the White House meeting.
A memo from IRS lead-agent-turned-
Shapley wrote, “The FBI is a participating agency that is forcing decisions upon IRS-CI [Criminal Investigation] even though the only viable charges are tax charges [the domain of the IRS]. The assigned AUSA [Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf does not allow dissenting opinion without verbal admonishment.”
Here’s some background on Wolf…
In May 2021, Shapley wrote another memo laying out potential campaign finance criminal violations and how they had been allegedly ignored by Wolf. As you know, they’ve also accused her of holding up search warrants and tipping off Hunter’s defense team to a planned “surprise” interview, which subsequently did not take place. Wolf is the official we really want to see deposed in light of what whistleblowers have testified. And by the time Congress gets her there for a public hearing, they’ll have had plenty of time to get their questions ready…
Meanwhile, Hunter’s defense team has adopted the classic “that-was-then-this-is-now” approach. Having embraced the addiction defense for much of Hunter’s behavior, such as the tax evasion and prostitutes, they’re now trying to dispense with the gun charges by saying he had miraculously JUST GOTTEN SOBER in time to sign that federal form and buy a gun in late 2018.
The problem, as Jonathan Turley has pointed out, is that Hunter’s book discusses how his addiction continued into his father’s presidential campaign and required an intervention by his family. Hunter said he remained an addict in 2019.
And in 2019, Hunter was also receiving huge money transfers from Chinese sources, including those two wire transfers totaling $260,000 that were sent to then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s house. Just a few months later, in October, Hunter denied the receipt of even one cent from China. If his attorneys wanted to say that falsehood was just the drugs talking, that will be difficult now, because if Hunter wasn’t on drugs then, it makes Hunter’s denial, in Turley’s words, “a dead-cold sober lie.”
So, was Hunter an addict or not when he bought that gun? He can’t have it both ways, but that’s what his defense attorneys are aiming for. (To be fair, defense attorneys often do this.) “Sobriety is now Hunter’s final line of defense,” Turley says. Hunter’s attorneys want the date of October 18, 2018, to be seen as Hunter’s “moment of sobriety” so that he can be seen as telling the truth about not being addicted to drugs when he filled out that form. Yet his drug addiction has been enthusiastically used, especially in the media, to defend him against other behavior. This is called “having your cake and eating it, too.” Or, in Hunter’s case, “Having your coke…”
This is when defense attorneys are lucky to be in one of those little “choke points” with a judge who lets them get away with anything. (We don’t yet know that this will be the case.) Hunter’s trial is likely to start sometimes in ‘24, or, as ABC NEWS put it, “while his father is campaigning for re-election.” As if President Biden will be actively campaigning for anything.
One of Hunter’s attorneys, Richard Jones, has withdrawn from the case. No reason given.
Best for last: here’s attorney Abbe Lowell on why Hunter is facing charges: “President Trump and his MAGA allies” have forced “the Justice Department to ignore the law and deviate from its policies in cases like this one.” You can’t make this up --- it’s Trump’s fault!