Friday, June 14, 2024

POLITICO Hints at the Obvious: The Biden Crime Family Is a Real Thing


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One of the things you learn about in mafia movies, and I assume the movies mostly match real life, is that the Don uses intermediaries to do his dirty work. 

The Big Cheese is under constant public scrutiny, so he avoids saying or doing anything explicitly and obviously illegal, leaving that to his underlings. 

This is (mostly) how Joe Biden works his crime family. He may occasionally say hello to his marks or make an introduction, but the orders, actions, and money are all done and gotten through others. The only thing you know for certain is that the Don lives high off the hog, with no apparent means of support aside from some nominal amount. 

That is how Joe Biden's crime family works. 

POLITICO last week dropped a story that, without explicitly saying Biden was involved in influence peddling, described how Biden's influence peddling family works



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Joe Biden insists he's not involved in his family's business dealings. His aides are a different story.

Many of Biden's closest staffers and advisers have doubled as his relatives’ business associates — both during and after their time working for him.


Anybody who paid even the most modest attention to the influence-peddling operation knows the outlines of how Biden's scam works, but POLITICO lays it out in reasonable detail. 

For years, Joe Biden shared a bookkeeper with his son, Hunter. He also shared a personal lawyer with his brother, Jim. And when Jim Biden wanted to know more about one of Hunter Biden’s associates, he hired the former head of Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail to investigate.

Since 2019, Joe Biden has repeatedly distanced himself from his family’s business dealings, saying that he has never so much as discussed them with his relatives or with anyone else. But House impeachment inquiry interviews, public records and emails reviewed by POLITICO show that members of his inner circle were regularly enmeshed in those dealings: Many of the president’s closest staffers and advisers have doubled as his relatives’ business associates, both during and after their stints working for the man at the center of the Biden family orbit.

Biden knows nothing about any of this. Not that his closest aids and his brother and son are traveling the world scooping up money and gifts for no discernable work, joining Boards of scammy companies, doing business with the Chinese Communist Party, or any of the myriad activities that are so obviously corrupt?

Biden's aides even do this while working for The Big Guy, Pedo Peter, or Sleepy Joe--whatever nickname you want to use for President Sniffy. 

Those overlaps reflect an all-in-the family approach to business and politicking that dates back a half-century to the president’s first Senate bid, run primarily by his parents and siblings. Since then, his political patrons have at times forged business ties with his relatives, who in turn have converted some of their business partners into campaign supporters. And over a lifetime in public life, some of the president’s aides have taken on roles as surrogate members of the tight-knit Biden clan.

The Bidens’ approach complicates their efforts to distance the president from his family’s ventures.

As Jim and Hunter Biden’s foreign dealings have caused controversy and several of their business partners have been convicted of federal fraud and corruption crimes in recent years, any potential links between their business dealings and the president have come in for renewed scrutiny.

To allay concerns about any intermingling of their affairs, the Bidens have said that they observe strict interpersonal firewalls to avoid discussing business among themselves.

But with so many former and current aides in the mix — and with the surfacing of private communications in which Jim and Hunter Biden suggest they represent their powerful relative in business matters — onlookers are forced to take family members at their word that those firewalls always held.

 Do you get the sense that the author, Ben Shreckenger, is more than a little skeptical of the Biden clan's assurances? Everybody around Joe is talking about how they have connections at the highest levels, get money for it, talk amongst each other, and Joe has nothing to do with it...

Just how stupid are you? Ben obviously knows that Biden is as dirty as a pig in s**t, and even got the story published. But, for some strange reason, others in the mainstream media haven't picked up this ball and run with it. 

I wonder why?

I'm not going to recapitulate Ben's story, both because it is a waste of time and because he deserves to get your attention, the clicks, and all the credit for doing the work

I'm here to give my own $.02, which comes down to this: the Biden crime family is not only real, but people who even the Mainstream Media should admit are credible have laid it all out there for them to inform the American public. 

Yet they don't. They focus on "convicted felon" Donald Trump, screaming about hush money payouts that were legal and old, and about which literally nobody cares except for them providing an excuse to prosecute Trump for a non-crime. 

Here we have Biden selling America out, doing business with Russians, Ukrainians, Chinese, and God knows who else, and the media shrugs. 

One last thing: I see the publication of this story now as part of the tug-of-war between competing factions in the Democrat Party. One faction is trying to oust Biden, while another is defending Biden. There is no way this story would have been published unless some Democrat bigwig wanted it to be--likely somebody in the Obama/Axelrod camp. 

I still think it is unlikely that Biden's Democrat enemies will succeed in ousting him--Biden may not run things on his own, but he still has the Trump card (as it were): he is in the Oval Office. If he wants to stay on the ticket, he will stay on the ticket. 

Still, this story will likely not be the last to take a shot at Biden, and no doubt people are whispering in his ear about serving out his term and pardoning Hunter in the interim between the election and the inauguration of the next president. 

I am no soothsayer, but I expect this will not work. 

Jill Biden wants to remain First Lady.