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Debate Moderator Jake Tapper’s History of Covering Up Biden Family Corruption and Scandal

Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2024
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President Joe Biden tapes an interview with Jake Tapper of “The Lead with Jake Tapper” in 2022.

When Joe Biden takes the debate stage against Donald Trump this week, he will have a particularly friendly face sitting across from him – CNN anchor Jake Tapper.

Back in 2020, Tapper played a crucial role in the collusion between the media and Biden campaign to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the election as he followed the direction of CNN executives to ignore the scandal – and even called it “too disgusting” to repeat on air. Then, after the election, Tapper played another key role in helping tamp down any further investigation into the Biden foreign influence-peddling effort that had enriched the vice president’s family by tens of millions of dollars.

This occurred when the Biden transition team surprised, indeed shocked, political observers by scheduling an interview with Tapper where President-elect Biden would talk about his son’s businesses at the very moment when these same operatives and an ever-servile media had successfully managed to kill off any real public notice or interest. What wasn’t known at the time was that Biden’s handlers were spooked the day before by otherwise barely-noticed Breitbart stories about the scandal. They were also aware of a growing IRS probe of Hunter that might become public, and so sought out the ever-compliant Tapper for a cream puff interview.

In that interview, the CNN anchor – proving himself a maestro of both preventative maintenance and damage control for the Biden forces – dutifully asked one harmless question that allowed the unchallenged Biden not only to blow by the scandal but, more importantly, gave him the chance to make a rather grand and statesman-like announcement that under no circumstances would his son’s businesses be doing any contract work with the federal government during his time in office. Far from laughing out loud, Tapper showed his solemn assent to Biden’s embrace of high ethical standards and asked not a single follow-up question.

Tapper’s interview was of course just a continuation of a vast collusive effort by all the major media outlets and Big Tech companies to censor the New York Post and bury the paper’s bombshell report on the Hunter Biden laptop as “Russian disinformation,” an effort in which CNN and Tapper played a particularly pivotal role. According to recordings released by Project Veritas, now-former CNN president Jeff Zucker and political director David Chalian urged staff in October 2020 not to cover the Post report on the younger Biden’s shady overseas business dealings.

“Obviously, we’re not going with the New York Post story right now on Hunter Biden,” Chalian is heard saying during a conference call on October 14, the same day the Post published its first story on the scandal. Eight days later, on October 22, even as more evidence pointing to the veracity of the Post’s initial reporting had come to light, Tapper said on air that the allegations against Hunter Biden were “too disgusting” to repeat and that the “right wing is going crazy.”

It was only after the election that Tapper and CNN begrudgingly acknowledged that the laptop was indeed legitimate. But however embarrassing that might seem, it was not enough to discourage Tapper from continuing to dutifully play the role of Biden PR agent.

Just one day before the December 3 interview with President-elect Biden, two stories appeared in Breitbart just as coverage of the laptop scandal was beginning to die down. The first detailed the aforementioned Project Veritas recordings exposing CNN’s effort to bury the laptop story ahead of the election. CNN executives in the tapes can be heard falsely claiming that “Senate Committees looked at and found nothing wrong in Joe Biden’s interaction with Ukrainians.”

The second Breitbart piece which was even more likely to spook the Biden forces detailed a letter from six conservative leaders written to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) suggesting that his concern for public integrity should lead him to ask for Joe Biden’s bank’s records as vice president as a result of the Hunter Biden matter. Neal had notably been demanding President Trump’s tax records, even when virtually no evidence of wrongdoing existed in that case and ample evidence of wrongdoing existed in the case of Joe and Hunter Biden.

“Graver questions have arisen about the suspect activities of the vice president [Biden] and his son,” the letter reads. “Disclosure of the emails from Hunter Biden’s computer show him speaking openly about paying out money to the rest of the family including his father who was apparently referred to — and these are just two examples— as ‘the big guy’ or someone entitled to his ten percent.”

As the letter details, the Hunter Biden laptop appears to not only implicate Joe Biden in illegal activity, it also directly contradicts public statements made by the president, including his repeated claims that he had “no knowledge” of his son’s business dealings.

Just days after these stories appeared and the Tapper cream-puff interview was aired, on December 9, the Biden-Harris Transition Office announced under its official logo and stationery that the U.S. Attorney in Delaware was investigating Hunter Biden on a tax matter. This investigation would ultimately lead to an egregious sweetheart plea deal by U.S. Attorney David Weiss and his Department of Justice superiors which also suppressed evidence uncovered by IRS whistleblowers. That deal was ultimately tossed out by a judge for, among other things, granting Hunter broad immunity from any other more serious crimes he may have committed.

In short, the recent prosecutions of Hunter Biden for which the Biden Department of Justice is trying to claim credit were forced on them by public outcry following the judge’s ruling and House Republican investigations into the attempted DOJ cover-up, including the harassment of IRS whistleblowers.

In this context, Biden’s interview with Tapper on December 3 in which he intentionally reignited discussion of the laptop and his knowledge of his son’s business dealings was an effort, albeit a clumsy one, to control the narrative and pre-empt any further damaging revelations – an effort that Tapper played a more than willing role in.

After asking a series of softball questions, Tapper asked Joe Biden to respond to a report claiming that there was enough evidence to charge Hunter with tax fraud and gun charges. The elder Biden responded only that he was “proud” of his son.

It was here Tapper failed to ask any follow-up questions, including about the “10 held by H for the big guy” mentioned on the laptop, the Hunter Biden business partner who said Joe Biden attended meetings with Chinese executives, what exactly Joe Biden thinks his son’s business did to earn a $3.5 million check from the wife of the mayor of Moscow, or how Hunter Biden managed to land a spot on the board of a Ukrainian energy company despite having no experience or knowledge in the field.

All of these are questions that the American people undoubtedly wanted and still want answers to. Yet Tapper at a critical moment abandoned journalistic ethics and instead chose to be a willing media accomplice of the incoming administration and its attempted cover-up of First Family corruption.

Given Tapper’s record of actively working to cover for the sitting president, rather than embracing the proper role of a journalist to investigate potential scandals and corruption, Americans have little reason to expect any sort of objectivity or fairness from him when Trump and Biden take the stage on June 27. Again, it seems, the once respected media tradition of vigorously pursuing public corruption will be abandoned and discredited to prop up the media’s favored candidate.

B.C. Brutus is the pen name of a writer with previous experience in the legislative and executive branches.

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Barbara
Barbara
21 days ago

I can assure you you that somehow, Joe Joe will come through this mock debate looking like a shining star. It’s on CNN for god sake. It will be as big a scam as all these BS law suits against President Trump. I don’t trust any of it and have absolutely no intention off watching it. There isn’t a damn thing Joe Joe has to say that will change my mind, if his mouth is moving he is lying!.

Robert
Robert
21 days ago

Biden will get softball questions that are meant to make him look good. Like a 1 word answer. whereas trump will get questions that mock his legal issues. Then, cutting his mic off before he can answer.

carl
carl
21 days ago

cnn will give biden the questions

just like with hilliary

Gary
Gary
21 days ago

Can you run this article on downtown NYC SCROLLING BILLBOARDS

Bill Carver
Bill Carver
21 days ago

Tappers is the loser he lost any ethical or moral ground he’s now just a political hack like the rest.

doug
doug
21 days ago

What would you expect from leftist cnn?!

Wayne
Wayne
20 days ago

It’s too much to expect, but a couple of basic rules of fairness should be required. First, each candidate should get the exact same questions to answer and nothing more to eliminate any bias from the moderators. Second, Biden will almost certainly be pumped full of whatever chemicals might help him appear competant if not mentally sharp. No chemical stimulants should be allowed and proven. A third should be no assistance from any outside source, including electronic devices that might permit aides to feed answers to a candidate and no prior release of the questions prior to the live debate. In other words, no cheating allowed by anyone.

Diane
Diane
21 days ago

Then President Trump should have his own people. The Lies that spew out of Joe Biden’s mouth is Horrific.

SCbubba
SCbubba
20 days ago

I haven’t had any use for CNN or the rest of the MSM for over 30 years and I’m not about to change. I wouldn’t vote for a liberal, DemocRAT, “progressive”, or “woke” candidate, EVER, for ANY elected office whether local, state, or federal!

Craig Purcell
Craig Purcell
21 days ago

The Donald is going to debate 3 people he says…

David Shingledecker
David Shingledecker
21 days ago

Jake Tapper, America’s answer to Jethro Bodine!

Joe Bidens Mistress
Joe Bidens Mistress
20 days ago

Never trust a male liberal with a subtle lisp.

Dot whitley
Dot whitley
20 days ago

I’m having pity on myself by refusing to listen to the crooked game. I will let Epoch Times, Tucker Carlson, and a few other honest people tell me later how it went.

Freedom will ring!
Freedom will ring!
20 days ago

The attempted discrediting of a true patriot continues, what a farce! If Trump isn’t elected, our country will cease to exist as we know it! No more representative republic or democracy, only socialism & total loss of our rights & freedoms within a very short time.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
20 days ago

These ppl have the nerve to use terms such as “disinformation” and ”cheap fake” after decades of lies? Pathetic! And they’re moderators at a debate?!

BACKWOODS
BACKWOODS
20 days ago

MSM is DEAD I won’t waist my time watching to give them a rating. MAGA all the way.

TOBS
TOBS
20 days ago

THIS WILL BE ANOTHER DEMORAT JOKE JAKE TAPPER IS A LYING A-HOLE

Armed Patriot
Armed Patriot
20 days ago

I’ll be watching reruns of Bonanza…

Veteran
Veteran
20 days ago

Jake Tapper? Were Jack Smith, Fani Willis, Letitia James, or Alvin Bragg not available? The Communist News Network really had to resort the Maxine Waters of what they term “news moderator”? Moderate my foot! Nothing moderate about the Marxist spin cycle! Which of President Trump’s “genius” RINO Unaparty advisors gave him this primo piece of advice? It looks to have come from the likes of Reince Preibus, or the ones who saddled him with Jeff Sessions, William Barr, or Mike Pence. So Jake Tapper gets to embark on a new career as a ventriloquist with a dummy provided by the White House in a debate against a President of the United States of America. The question now is will Tapper appear all dressed in Democrat cheerleader blue, or will he drop all pretense and be dressed in Marxist red to mislead the TV audience into believing it is GOP red. Whatever this “debate” is going to be, it will be 99% sock puppet theater, and 1% pretense, hence the exclusion of a live audience, just like Joe Biden’s campaign appearances. Judging by his bizarre, and aberrant behavior Joe Biden might just be the first transhumanist (p)Resident.

uncleferd
uncleferd
20 days ago

Much of this reminds me of the lies and obfuscations of the Bill Clinton Impeachment hearings, where Schumer, Waters, and other bottom-feeders were pontificating around bald-face lies.
What the “Democrats” do is how they are remembered by non-biased citizens and voters

Barrett T Smith
Barrett T Smith
20 days ago

Trump ought to pitch a few hardballs at Tapper and put him on the spot.

anna hubert
anna hubert
20 days ago

Who else would be there but Biden friendly and surely no one expects any mental strain from him He will be asked simple friendly questions Something he can handle sort of What is there to debate? It is all evident

Thinking
Thinking
20 days ago

A fair debate? Don’t make me laugh. Fairness is not in the lexicon of Obiden or the MSM. This whole debate is master minded by the dems controlled by Soros and the elites. Tapper has become rich for his role in this. He is not the only one. One day this whole scam regime of Obiden will come out in the open and many will be included in the scam they perpetrated on America and the world.

Staber
Staber
20 days ago

For the life of me I’m astounded at Trump allowing CNN stooges for Biden, and the left in general to get anywhere near any debate. Tapper LEAST of all. Dana Bash as well. Some please explain the logic. It makes no sense!

John
John
20 days ago

Biden and the Socialist Democrats along with all Socialist News Networks need to answer for their acts of war against the American people!

Nick
Nick
20 days ago

What is the matter with the Republican party? Why would they agree to a debate moderated by a group that hates Donald Trump? They must have they must have been dropped on their head as a child. The Republican party is doing his best to drive me away. For the most part they are like chimpanzees with power tools all they do is make a all they do is make a lot of noise and they get nothing done. They are content to leave the Democrats in charge as long as they get their money and their cushy retirement

Vince
Vince
20 days ago

Another sham in the making. Fake news getting a huge head start 4 months before the election that no doubt will be shadier than the 20 election. Biden has proven how incompetent and lawless his administration have been. Seriously how could the average American citizen vote for this bulls#*t?

Lloyd Grisham
Lloyd Grisham
20 days ago

Same old crap that goes on daily with the press and our corrupt government. Hopeless at this point because most people don’t know or care what is going on. Sad.

Judith Gregory
Judith Gregory
20 days ago

This debate should be entertaining and interesting. Maybe Joe will be on some medication to keep him awake and lucid? Maybe the Donald will have tamped down his tone and let Joe bury himself. Who knows? Should be something…especially that it’s already leaning in Joe’s favor with Jake Tapper, the concealer/deceiver! Oy!!

P2E
P2E
21 days ago

You should see the hasbara Tapper is willing to push.

Theresa Coughlin
Theresa Coughlin
20 days ago

CNN has no business calling itself a cable news network any more than Jake Tapper and the rest of his colleagues have any business calling themselves journalists. They destroyed what little credibility (which wasn’t much to start with) with their obsession with destroying Donald Trump.

Paul W
Paul W
20 days ago

That anti-journalist not only runs ludicrous cover for demented china-joe, but he has Trump Derangement Syndrome at an over-the-top level. Just listen to clips of him. Like everyone else at cnn he is a compensated, anti-Trump propagandist.

Kay Hillery
Kay Hillery
20 days ago

This will never be a fair debate to begin with you have CNN then two of the most liberal democrats to moderate. First they will give vegetable joe the questions so he can answer like he knew the answer then they will shut President Trump at every chance they can. In 2020 they sent old joe to the basement this time they have sent him home with “not to worry” it is in the bag. Disgrace to America.

Barb Zack
Barb Zack
20 days ago

I believe obiden has the debate questions already and he is rehearsing the answers. I also believe trump will be debating the decrepit obiden and the two yellow propagandist hacks from cnn. I would bet my house that obiden’s Mic will not be turned off the entire debate while trump will be muzzled. Fair debate my arse!!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
20 days ago

IN ON it since Trumps first term

Westhus092
Westhus092
20 days ago

Although I wonder just what the GOP was thinking by agreeing to these debates on Communist CNN, it would not surprise me if Trump somehow makes this spectacle a great series of talking points for his campaign. Still, it looks very risky to get into a debate on enemy territory with biased moderators, who will endlessly slam Trump and extol Brandon in the aftermath.

James Francis Popielarz
James Francis Popielarz
20 days ago

No matter how the 1st..2nd..or 3rd debate turns out. I am voting for Trump. Four more years of Biden I cannot take.

kit
kit
20 days ago

cnn = liars and cheaters in the bag for joe

MariaRose
MariaRose
20 days ago

If this debate is not shown live–on camera live at the moment–the video show will be so doctored it will be ridiculous–does anyone remember that doctored (Instagram/TikTok/ X video) of Bidnen that had major changes made to a 30-second comment video.

Richard Hollingshead
Richard Hollingshead
20 days ago

I think biden already has all the questions that will be asked he is at Camp David going over these, just like hillery was given the questions for her debate with Trump.

RJ
RJ
20 days ago

My questions regarding the upcoming debate Thursday:1) How do we know if the real Biden is even going to be on the stage? Hmmm, It could be his fill in?!?2) How do we know that Biden has not already gotten all the debate questions and answers and this is what

kom
kom
20 days ago

It’s a trap. The Dems are desperate.

Barb
Barb
20 days ago

Jake Tapper is not a journalist. Just a low level commentator on CNN. Maybe Trump should ask Jake if Jake would like to explain all the denials from back in 2020?

jerry
jerry
20 days ago

Will Joe’s real puppeteer (Obummer) be in the background?

jerry
jerry
20 days ago

Tapper is probably on Biden’s Chinese account.

JML
JML
19 days ago

Talk about having things “stacked” against you! this is no good-NO FREAKING GOOD!!!

Fredric Ducolon
Fredric Ducolon
20 days ago

Should be no double standards in politics! Period

Neil Gipson
Neil Gipson
20 days ago

Tapper is a demonic corrupt Luciferian Nazi democrat cult member! He will always protect and cover up for his fellow cult members, especially the high ranking ones!

Ralph
Ralph
20 days ago

Not going to watch any debate[sic] between Trump vs. Mortimer Snerd , Effie Klinker, and Beijing Joe.

mikle
mikle
15 days ago

Trump shot from the hip, his answers to the questions asked, joe had written answers, you see him turning pages from a tablet several times. He still messed it up, the man is not all there. I would not trust him to watch my dog, let alone run this country.

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