NewsBusters Podcast: Democracy Depends On Hunter Biden Staying Sober?

February 28th, 2024 10:57 PM

As Hunter Biden headed into closed-door testimony in the Biden impeachment inquiry, Axios reported Hunter thinks there are "profound consequences" in his staying sober. "I have something much bigger than even myself at stake. We are in the middle of a fight for the future of democracy." Nobody wants to rest democracy on those chances.

MRC Director of Media Analysis Geoffrey Dickens joins the show to discuss his latest list of shocking Biden influence-peddling stories that drew "ZERO seconds" of air time. Why do they ignore it? So they can run these preposterous denials like Hunter Biden claiming "I did not involve my father in my business."

For years, the New York Post and other media outlets have reported stories the networks energetically ignored. Among the newest scoops:

-- The House Oversight Committee confirmed that "Joe Biden with nearly every foreign national who funneled money to his son," including Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina, Romanian oligarch Kenes Rakishev, Burisma's corporate secretary Vadym Pozharsky of Ukraine, and Chinese magnates Jonathan Li and Ye Jianming.

-- Hunter Biden's business partner Tony Bobulinski testified to the House that "Joe Biden was more than a participant and a beneficiary of his family's business, he was an enabler, despite being buffered by a complex scheme to maintain plausible deniability," like hiding money in offshore LLCs. This enables reporters to keep claiming there's "no evidence" of Biden's involvement.

-- Joe Biden's brother James received $200,000 from the hospital chain Americore and on that same day, James wrote Joe a check for $200,000. It was marked "loan repayment." But James and Joe have never produced documents that prove that Joe loaned six figures to his brother. (James also wrote another check to Joe for $40,000).

-- Hunter's law firm sent three monthly payments of $1,380 to Joe Biden in the fall of 2018 shortly after a bank money laundering officer warned the same account was receiving millions of dollars in Chinese government-linked funs without "any services rendered."

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