The witness safety of Joe Biden by the media is beginning to appear like election interference.
Exhibit A: The Senate interim report launched Wednesday detailing tens of millions of Joe Biden’s son Hunter obtained from corrupt international oligarchs and corporations whereas his father was VP.
Despite its apparent information worth, the report instantly was pilloried by influential media shops akin to The New York Times and The Washington Post as an “inconclusive” partisan echoing of Russian propaganda.
“Republican Inquiry Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Biden,” was the Times’ headline.
“GOP’s Hunter Biden report doesn’t back up Trump’s actual conspiracy theory — or anything close to it,” stated The Washington Post.
“GOP senators’ anti-Biden report repackages old claims” was one other typical headline dismissing the report, this from Politico.
Yet there are new and damning allegations within the report about Hunter’s potential to leverage his father’s place as VP into riches for himself and his mates.
The previous allegations have been damning sufficient, anyway, regardless of the very fact, they’ve been flushed down the reminiscence gap. Take Hunter’s $50,000 month-to-month fee for sitting on the board of Ukrainian natural-gas agency Burisma Holdings, regardless of no related expertise and a historical past of drug issues, at a time when his father was in command of US coverage towards Ukraine.
But right here’s simply one of many new revelations: Hunter obtained a $3.5 million wire switch in 2014 from Elena Baturina, the spouse of the previous mayor of Moscow, and a billionaire good friend of Vladimir Putin.
Now that’s actual Russian collusion.
Given the gravity of the allegations, you’d suppose that the media pack following Joe Biden would have requested him a query yesterday in regards to the report.
But reporters didn’t regardless that Biden took questions on three events throughout a go to North Carolina, essentially the most accessible he has been to the press since he retreated to his basement in March.
At 10 a.m. on the Wilmington airport in Delaware, Biden answered three questions: how he was getting ready for the subsequent week’s debate; whether or not US relations with China will likely be a “zero-sum game” if he’s elected; and was the “still vetting potential Supreme Court nominees?”
On the tarmac in Charlotte, NC, he was requested, “What gives you the sense that you can win?”
Seriously. Talk about softballs.
There have been extra questions at about 1:30 p.m. after he delivered a teleprompter speech:
- What would he wish to see for Historically Black Colleges and Universities?
- What is he going do in regards to the minimum wage?
- What are his plans for “educational equity”?
- Will small companies get COVID aid?
- How do you reimagine the Justice Department and its Civil Rights division after 4 years of Trump?
Finally, at Charlotte on the way in which house at about 6:30 p.m., Biden fielded extra questions, in regards to the Breonna Taylor ruling, Iran, and what he considered Supreme Court contender Amy Coney Barrett.
Nothing all day on Hunter Biden.
Here are some extra allegations from the interim report, “Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on US Government Policy and Related Concerns,” authored by Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa):
- Hunter and his household have been concerned in an enormous monetary community that linked them to international nationals and international governments throughout the globe.
- Hunter had enterprise associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and different Chinese nationals linked to the Communist authorities and the People’s Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in tens of millions of money circulate.
- Hunter opened a checking account with Gongwen Dong to fund a $100,000 international spending spree with uncle James Biden and aunt Sara Biden.
- Hunter paid girls who have been nationals of Russia or different Eastern European international locations who look like linked to “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
You can learn it for yourself.
But none of it was of curiosity to a media that spent virtually 4 years reporting each false, unsubstantiated, salacious and in the end discredited rumor that President Trump colluded with Russia to win in 2016.
The lack of curiosity a couple of documented scandal on the eve of the presidential election involving one of many candidates is staggering.
Conservatives present respect
When conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016, the venom spewed by the left was gleeful and instantaneous.
“Scalia was a monster and no one’s job entitles them to respect,” was a typical social media burn.
Former Democratic Senate candidate and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland joked that it “happened at a good time.”
How completely different was the respectful response from conservatives to the demise of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
As she lies in repose, allow us to rejoice her exceptional life, but additionally be sincere in regards to the causes she championed, which have been anathema to conservatives.
A royal nuisance
It’s superb if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle need to regurgitate Democratic speaking factors in a political video to spice up Joe Biden’s lackluster marketing campaign.
It’s a free nation, even when Harry is ineligible to vote right here. Americans are used to foreigners weighing in on home politics.
However, the queen’s grandson and his pushy American spouse should be lower unfastened earlier than their woke activism turns into a contagion all through the House of Windsor.
The key to the British monarchy’s enduring reputation is impartiality. The Sussexes thumb their nostril on the idea.
They may declare they didn’t favor any one candidate of their Time 100 video, however, Meghan doesn’t conceal her antipathy for the president she as soon as labeled a misogynist, and for his half, President Trump on Wednesday declared: “I’m not a fan of hers.”
It’s not onerous to learn between the traces when Harry says: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”
They are making tens of millions off a royal custom they don’t respect. Let the marketing campaign as commoners, simply one other pair of Hollywood B-listers.
They included: taxpayer funding of abortion, partial-birth abortion, transgender loos, prostitution, coed prisons, reducing the age of consent from 16 to 12, and changing Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with “Parent’s Day.”
As corrosive as these progressive causes are, conservatives stay beneficiant to the lady who wished to provide them the pressure of legislation. Only one aspect demonizes those that don’t share their values.
It’s wonderful how usually BLM-Defund-the-Police sympathizers name the cops once they’re in bother. It occurred on Saturday in The Bronx when a gaggle of indignant Italian-Americans confronted protesters agitating to take away the Christopher Columbus statue in D’Auria-Murphy Triangle Park.
Judging by the recent tempers and blue language, the statue foes would have been toast if the NYPD hadn’t swooped in.