In the months leading up to the 2020 election, President Joe Biden denied on multiple occasions that he ever discussed business with his son.
One of Joe’s most infamous and specific lies was, “My son has not made money in terms of this thing about — what are you talking about — China,” which he delivered from the stage during the second presidential debate in October 2020.
Five days before the debate, the New York Post reported on emails from Hunter’s abandoned laptop detailing how the younger Biden pursued business deals with one of China’s largest energy companies in an attempt to cash in “for me and my family.”
The Post also uncovered evidence that some of these arrangements involve a “big guy” who sounded an awful lot like then-Vice President Joe. Hunter was going to get this mysterious man to exchange political favors for millions of dollars, a fact which was later corroborated by a highly credible confidential human source.
When former President Donald Trump brought up the “laptop from hell” onstage on October 20, Biden countered with conspiracies that the laptop was Russian disinformation. Biden, Hunter, and the FBI knew this was a lie but proceeded to tout it for months after the election anyway.
NBC News’ Kristen Welker, the debate moderator, did not challenge Biden’s claims. Instead, she steered the squabbling men “to stay on the issue of race.”
Trump previously tried during the first presidential debate in September to bring up the emails and how Hunter “made a fortune in Ukraine, in China, in Moscow and various other places” because his father was vice president.
“I’m proud of my son,” Biden replied.
The debate moderator Chris Wallace, who was still at Fox News at the time, also rebuffed Trump by claiming that “the American people would rather hear about more substantial subjects.”
“We’ve already been through this,” Wallace said. “As the moderator, sir, I’m going to make a judgment call here.”
Nearly three years later, it’s clear that Welker’s nonchalance and Wallace’s deflection of Biden family corruption did not age well.
Since the 2020 presidential face-off, White House visitor logs, testimonies from Biden business partners, and documents obtained by Republicans investigating Biden family corruption contradicting Joe’s original statements have surfaced. Now, Joe’s lies have morphed into calling evidence that he sold political favors to foreign oligarchs a “private” and “personal” matter that only relates to his son.
In 2022, receipts obtained by Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson proved the energy company CEFC, dubbed “an arm of the Chinese Government,” paid Hunter $100,000 in 2017. Documents, interviews, and ban records also show Hunter was financially involved with CCP oligarchs such as Gongwen Dong, Mervyn Yan, and CCP “spy chief” Patrick Ho during and shortly after his father’s tenure as VP.
Recent testimony from IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley revealed that Hunter threatened via a WhatsApp message to Chinese businessman Henry Zhao that he would use his father’s position to ensure “promises and assurances” were kept.
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” the message reads. “I am very concerned that the Chairman has either changed his mind and broken our deal without telling me or that he is unaware of the promises and assurances that have been made that have not been kept.”
Ten days after the message was sent, CEFC sent millions of dollars to a bank account linked to Hunter and Joe.
Joe’s involvement was apparent from the start. Yet, corporate media mouthpieces like the debate moderators and every reporter at every major outlet enabled Biden family corruption by refusing to ask tough questions about the VP-now-president’s role.
Not only did Hunter make money on China, but it looks like Joe did too.