There are two parallel stories dominating the news today: 1) the Devon Archer testimony that implicates then-VP Joe Biden in a scheme by the Biden family to buy influence (though it’s not being reported that way), and 2) the indictment of President Trump by Special Counsel/political hitman Jack Smith on four new charges relating to January 6, a disgusting abuse of power.
The timing of the second story has everything to do with that of the first.
Smith’s indictment of Trump on Tuesday, something you’d normally never see outside a true banana republic, is addressed in detail elsewhere in the newsletter. You are seeing history in the making. But don’t think the two stories aren’t connected. Here’s how investigative reporter Sean Davis at THE FEDERALIST summed it up...
Equal justice under the law in our country is now a joke. As LIBERTY DAILY commentator J. D. Rucker said, “America is under attack from within. One does not have to be a Trump supporter to recognize that this goes far beyond injustice or weaponization of law enforcement. We have descended to the embarrassing depths of being a failed nation no better than the banana republics that preceded us.”
For the moment, let’s stay on the Biden bribery story, as it’s the one the out-of-control DOJ is trying to bury with the Trump story. Did you know that IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler have each testified to the House Ways and Means Committee that they were kept out of meetings between DOJ prosecutors and Hunter Biden’s attorneys? The fix was obviously in.
And the DOJ knew it needed to be fixed. A new poll from ISSUES & INSIGHTS shows that if the bribery allegations against Joe Biden prove true, 63 percent said he should either be impeached or resign immediately. Among independents, that figure is 64 percent.
Thanks to J. D. Rucker for calling attention to a tweet (or is it an “X”?) from conservative commentator Benny Johnson, who laid out the Biden/Ukraine bribery scandal very concisely for those who are just now starting to get a clue. Of course, there’s much more, but one has to start somewhere. This is basic information that was confirmed by Devon Archer’s testimony Monday. Anyone who says there’s “no evidence whatsoever” tying President Biden to this scandal needs to know about Viktor Slokin. Getting Ukrainian prosecutor Slokin fired was the reason the founder of Burisma put Hunter on his board, even though Hunter was, as he put it, dumber than his dog.
As whistleblower attorney Tristan Leavitt tweeted, “...Shapley testified in his interview not only were the investigators never once allowed to be part of the meetings with Hunter Biden’s defense counsel, it was something the IRS whistleblowers had never seen happen before in any other case.”
“...I would say that I think it’s not typical for the investigative team and the agents to never be in on proffers or reverse proffers with defense counsel,” Shapley said. “We never once were allowed to do so. And even though some communications occur with defense counsel without agents, I’ve never seen it when we’ve never been involved.”
Ziegler testified that “with a case like this, of this caliber --- we asked to be at those meetings. They said that we couldn’t be here.”
“...There was a lot of information turned over at those meetings that we didn’t hear about or we heard about late,” Ziegler said. “So there was definitely a breakdown in communication of what we heard.”
As political hacks such as freshman New York Rep. Dan Goldman try to deny, Hunter’s laptop is filled with evidence of Biden family corruption. The NEW YORK POST reported Tuesday that the laptop “is filled with contracts and agreements between him and foreign business partners that could shine new light on his business dealings, and potentially implicate his father.” Goldman’s ridiculous remark that Joe only talked about “the weather” in phone conversations and dinners with Hunter’s business contacts is reminiscent of Hillary saying her thousands of deleted emails were about yoga classes and Chelsea’s wedding. We were supposed to take Hillary’s word, and now we’re told to accept this.
In a detailed story from the DAILY CALLER, Devon Archer’s testimony is combined with emails from Hunter’s laptop to paint a consistent picture of how Hunter was aware of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and worked to skirt it. (If they weren’t acting as foreign agents, then nobody is.) House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer said Archer’s testimony “opened the door” to a FARA case against President Biden for allegedly participating in Hunter’s business meetings. According to Comer --- we still don’t have the interview transcript --- Archer told the committee about how Hunter Biden added to “the brand” of Burisma and “called DC” in December 2015 to get prosecutor Viktor Slokin fired. He also said Joe Biden spoke to Hunter “more than 20 times about their business deals.”
It was Hunter’s vulnerability regarding FARA that apparently caused the DOJ to collude with Hunter’s attorneys to try slipping that “unusual” plea agreement past Judge Maryellen Noreika last week. If Hunter was acting as an unregistered foreign agent, and this involved his father, then the President of the United States was also acting as a foreign agent --- with some of our most notorious adversaries around the world. And how would President Obama have made Biden “point man” for Ukraine and China without knowing about his family’s little game? Someone as shrewd as Obama would have known all about it. So it’s not just that Biden was involved, but that Obama was at the very least complicit.
Sean Hannity reported some interesting tidbits of information Tuesday night. Archer testified that Hunter Biden had written him that the Chinese chairman “Super Chair” loved him for no other reason than his last name. (“And I bring along very handsome Aryan godlike men wherever I go,” Hunter added.)
Needless to say, if it were Donald Trump, Jr., who had written that, the media would have jumped all over the “Aryan” remark. Hunter gets a pass.
As the DAILY CALLER reports, “Super Chair” refers to Che Feng, a Chinese businessman and son-in-law of the former governor of the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, with whom he created the investment firm Bohai Harvest Rosemont Seneca Thornton, later to be called BHR Partners. One of Hunter’s partners in the deal was a Chinese private equity firm owned by the Bank of China, which is owned by the CCP.
“I don’t believe in lottery tickets any more, but I do believe in the super chairman,” Hunter wrote.
That remark inspired a new column from Jonathan Turley. The Bidens don’t like to gamble, he says. They like sure things. And their winning ticket had the ten digits of Joe Biden’s phone number.
Turley did a good job of consolidating the news of Trump’s latest indictment with what we confirmed with Archer’s testimony. As for the indictment’s attack on Trump’s free speech, he said he’s “rarely seen a more chilling filing by the Department of Justice.” The indictment “is a really sad moment for me,” he said. Jack Smith has criminalized political speech. And we say THAT is criminal.
As for Goldman’s idiotic statement that they just talked about “the weather” at dinner, Turley said, “Obviously you’re not going to sit at Cafe Milano and ask the Vice President to ice pick the prosecutor in Ukraine as you order breadsticks. The whole point of the call was to establish the deliverables for Hunter Biden. He could deliver. He was a phone call away from his father.” Goldman apparently thinks we’re all chuckleheads, but if he wants to see one of those, he really needs to watch THE VIEW or look in the closest mirror.