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Media Suddenly Interested In Hunter Biden Scandals Again After Fatherís Comeback
The Federalist ^ | March 6, 2020 | Tristan Justice

Posted on 03/06/2020 10:38:43 AM PST by Kaslin

After weeks of ignoring the series of scandals surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden’s son that surfaced during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, reporters are suddenly interested again as Biden reclaims his frontrunner status for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The focus on Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, which never received adequate media attention in the first place, tapered off throughout the president’s impeachment trial and became nearly absent by the time Senate proceedings got underway. In the same week Trump was acquitted, Joe Biden’s presidential hopes began to plummet following a poor performance in the Iowa caucuses. Biden’s chances of becoming the nominee only got worse throughout February with each state until the South Carolina primary on Saturday rescuing a sinking campaign.

Now that Biden is back on top in the wake of an extraordinary political comeback capturing 10 states on Super Tuesday, including several he never even campaigned in, many in the media are suddenly reminded that his son will likely remain an issue going forward.

While his father was dictating U.S. policy towards Ukraine at the Obama White House in 2014, Hunter Biden was hired on the board of a Ukraine energy company Burisma earning upwards of $50,000 a month despite no prior experience in the industry. A Federalist analysis of Hunter Biden’s pay reveals just how much Biden was being showered in excess compensation where board members of comparable corporations made only fraction of Biden’s benefits.

Several questionable transactions with Chinese business leaders have also raised suspicions about Hunter Biden’s work overseas.

In 2013, Hunter Biden boarded Air Force Two with his vice president father on a trip to China and arranged meetings with Chinese businessmen. Soon after, a sequence of events followed to benefit Hunter Biden’s firm, BHR leading to its business license being approved in the east Asian nation and a joint acquisition of the Michigan motor company Henniges with a Chinese corporation marking “the biggest Chinese investment into US automotive manufacturing assets to date.”

Hunter Biden’s work abroad has drawn scrutiny from senators since 2017 when Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin opened up a probe into Biden’s conflicts of interest.

Some in the media however, appear to have forgotten about investigations into Hunter Biden’s conduct altogether, tying it exclusively to Republican efforts to defend Trump from impeachment or to a political effort launched by the GOP to derail Joe Biden’s campaign. Some have even characterized the ongoing Senate probe into Hunter Biden’s conflicts leveraging familial ties overseas as resurgent, making it seem as if the proceedings that began prior to Joe Biden’s entrance into the presidential race ever stopped after Biden’s apparent collapse.

“Senate GOP ramps up investigations as Biden surges,” read a headline in CNN on Wednesday, co-authored by network congressional correspondent Manu Raju. The headline was later replicated in a chyron displayed on the channel Thursday afternoon.

“Republicans Dive Back Into Hunter Biden Investigations, Saying Voters Deserve It,” fired off the Daily Beast.

“Mitt Romney tells reporters there’s ‘no question’ that the GOP’s resurrected investigation ‘looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political, and I think people are tired of these kind of political investigation,” tweeted NBC reporter Geoff Bennett, emphasis ours.

Mitt Romney tells reporters there's "no question" that the GOP's resurrected investigation "looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political, and I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations." – h/t @JulieNBCNews

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) March 5, 2020

Nothing has been “resurrected” however, of a continuous investigation that started well before Joe Biden’s run for president that never stopped after Trump’s exoneration or Biden’s February losses.

Of course, Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney also voted to convict Trump in what was purely a political stunt, so he can save the lecturing.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bamaadmin; 2020demprimary; bidenfamily; burisma; china; cnn; corruptdems; dailybeast; hunterbiden; joebiden; manuraju; mittromney; scandals; ukraine
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1 posted on 03/06/2020 10:38:43 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Same old tired playbook. The media will “investigate”, find some curious things, but nothing illegal, and pronounce the Bidens as being clean, and honest.

Any further mention of Hunter’s activities will be debunked old news.

Sadly, this old tired playbook works.


2 posted on 03/06/2020 10:43:03 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s not just the son being investigated: https://www.les-crises.fr/breaking-news-prosecutor-shokin-files-a-complaint-against-joe-biden-for-interference-in-ukraine-s-legal-proceedings/


3 posted on 03/06/2020 10:49:58 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Kaslin

The tracks have been covered.
Same as Hillary’s server.
Nothing will happen


4 posted on 03/06/2020 10:53:06 AM PST by Zathras
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To: brownsfan

Disagree. Media interest is aimed at undermining Biden with the intention of replacing him with Hillary at the convention.


5 posted on 03/06/2020 10:59:48 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill & Publius available at Amazon.)
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To: Kaslin
The DNC tells everyone to get out of the race.

These candidates have worked for months to see how well they
could do on Super Tuesday.

They've spent tens of millions of dollars, attended countless events...

Now they're telling us they just dropped out 24-72 hours before the
big day?

Oh sure, that was just normal campaign behavior, and of course
Biden made a mysterious and miraculous comeback.

I think they forgot to mention, "Once upon a time..." out front
of this.

6 posted on 03/06/2020 11:01:10 AM PST by DoughtyOne (The DNC has a taxidermist on speed for Nancy, Hillary, and Ruth.)
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To: Publius
Yeah, Rickety III, not the movie...

I'll count that "B" out of the running, when it's November 4th and
she hasn't declared yet.

7 posted on 03/06/2020 11:03:53 AM PST by DoughtyOne (The DNC has a taxidermist on speed for Nancy, Hillary, and Ruth.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Nice summary of the BS we are supposed to believe. The clueless Dem base seem to be fine with it. Proving these people just should not vote it is too important.


8 posted on 03/06/2020 11:05:56 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: Publius

“””””””””Disagree. Media interest is aimed at undermining Biden with the intention of replacing him with Hillary at the convention.””””””””””””””””

Nobody pays any attention to what the hildabeast says or does.

She will never be a candidate for any race ever again.


9 posted on 03/06/2020 11:07:41 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Kaslin

.... to make room for “Thighness,” of course....


10 posted on 03/06/2020 11:09:02 AM PST by semaj (We are the People)
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To: gibsonguy
When I see folks urging to get out the vote, I wince...

Nah, just let the folks who know what they are doing vote.

You won't have to tell them to get out and vote either.

California wants to find a way to make it mandatory for folks to
vote.

demoncRats are way out in front on registered voters.

The demoncRats just aren't happy enough that they hold all
upper level offices in the state, and legislate whatever they
want at will.

11 posted on 03/06/2020 11:14:23 AM PST by DoughtyOne (The DNC has a taxidermist on speed for Nancy, Hillary, and Ruth.)
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To: brownsfan

The facts surrounding these scandals are overwhelming. I have read and watched quite a bit about what occurred and the evidence is there. The allegations of corruption (just like 2016) will not go away and will be an issue in the election.

However, as others have stated the evidence of malfeasance surrounding classified emails and the Clinton Foundation pay to play scandal was overwhelming in 2016. While it undoubtedly hurt Clinton in the general election, it resulted in a convoluted and indefensible exoneration by Comey and a refusal to prosecute or investigate further by the DOJ.

Hunter will cost Biden a few points in November and Trump will make it an issue. It pains me to say it, but UNTIL those on the left are brought to justice for criminal acts I will not expect much. The facts are there, but the willingness to prosecute is not enough to overcome the partisanship and media defense.

We have a two-tiered criminal justice system and have had one for a long time. Look at Dinesh and Rosie, Clinton and the sailor, Don Trump Jr. and Hunter, the emoluments clause for the Trumps vs the Clinton Foundation, Carter Page vs Huma Abeddin, Papa D and Stone vs the Clinton inner circle, Manafort vs the Podesta brothers, and the list goes on and on.

The scales of Lady Justice are tilted firmly left and the blindfold has been removed.


12 posted on 03/06/2020 11:14:45 AM PST by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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Heard it all before.

Wait until the Mueller Report. Wait until the IG report. Wait until the Durham report. FBI Looking into Hitlery. Linseed Graham looking into Hunter. Senate to censure Chucky Schemer....

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah ......

A bunch of flaccid deep staters.


13 posted on 03/06/2020 11:18:50 AM PST by llevrok (Vote while it is still legal)
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To: Kaslin

Hunter will just explain that the cash and coke helped him handle his “anxieties” and the media will drop it all in the memory hole.


14 posted on 03/06/2020 11:26:48 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: brownsfan

Actually, I suspect the Bernie Bro segment of the media are *pissed* by what’s gone on and may actually go investigate the charges and *not* exonerate Biden.


15 posted on 03/06/2020 11:30:09 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: brownsfan
The media will “investigate”, find some curious things, but nothing illegal, and pronounce the Bidens as being clean, and honest.

The sad thing is there probably isn't anything illegal about it.

16 posted on 03/06/2020 11:33:12 AM PST by itsahoot (Welcome to the New USA where Islam is a religion of peace and Christianity is a mental disorder.)
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To: Kaslin

They are also digging up all sorts of commie stuff on Sanders. Interesting.


17 posted on 03/06/2020 11:35:38 AM PST by vpintheak (Leftists are full of "Love, peace" and bovine squeeze.)
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To: Kaslin

Why did Biden name his son Hunter? Because Grifter would have been too obvious.


18 posted on 03/06/2020 11:41:51 AM PST by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: Publius

The Democrats want to clear the decks for 2024. They want a fresh face as their presidential nominee, and not a corrupt old fossil politician. I believe this election spells the end for Biden, Bernie and Hillary as presidential candidates.


19 posted on 03/06/2020 11:47:04 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Publius

Got to agree. Both Hillary and Bill are doing the talk show circuit and Hillary has lost weight and had her face rebondoed.


20 posted on 03/06/2020 12:05:11 PM PST by pnut22
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