AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott
Even as the media now reluctantly admits that they were wrong on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, many questions about the Biden family’s foreign entanglements remain unanswered. Yet the same voices which blasted the New York Post for “misinformation” for breaking the story ahead of the 2020 election now insist that there is nothing else to learn about the business dealings of the First Family, even while evidence of wrongdoing continues to mount.
Earlier this month, a chastened Washington Post Editorial Board published an op-ed with the headline “The Hunter Biden Story is an Opportunity for a Reckoning.” In it, they concede that the media is guilty of actively “suppressing accurate and relevant stories” about the business dealings of the Biden family.
At the same time, the New York Times has now conceded a “broad federal investigation” into Hunter Biden’s business dealings. This includes a Grand Jury investigation into his “pursuing deals and clients in Asia and Europe” while his father was vice president. They acknowledge that there are “questionable” dealings regarding Hunter’s work in China and Ukraine.
However, even though the media has been forced to admit the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop and the information it contains, they are still trying desperately to run interference for the president. Since Joe Biden is not the primary subject or focus of these investigations, they insist that Americans should not be overly concerned about the investigation. Having been caught in a lie about the laptop itself, the media is now hoping to make that lie the story, not the actual contents of the laptop and what they suggest about Joe Biden’s potential involvement in seemingly corrupt business deals with his son and brother.
This new effort by the media to obscure the real story has drawn the ire of many Republicans, most notably Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. Senator Johnson blasted the deception on Fox News, accusing the media of participating in a “limited hangout.” He explained: “When you get caught in a cover-up…You let out just enough information, just enough truth to try and get you by the moment.”
As Johnson went on to detail, the media’s strategy following several waves of breaking stories about what Biden did or did not know about his son’s business dealings has been a “diversionary operation to try and take the American public’s attention away from their wrongdoing, their lies, their cover-ups.” Notably, a 2020 Republican investigation documented “about $13 million of flows—between Russia, between Burisma, between members of the Communist Party regime in China”—to the Biden family.
President Biden has repeatedly denied having any business dealings with his son or discussing his son’s business. But in one of the Hunter Biden emails outlining how the equity of a business venture will be distributed, he states, “10 held by H for the big guy.” In another, he says, “I and my family is that we would also be partners in [sic] the equity and profits of the JV’s [joint venture’s] investments.” Multiple emails reference vague, unnamed individuals like a “chairman,” with no other identifying characteristics.
Hunter Biden’s former business partners have also offered evidence of the president’s involvement, another story that most mainstream outlets have refused to cover. In 2020, Fox News Host Tucker Carlson interviewed former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski, who revealed that “I one thousand percent sit here and know that the big guy is referencing Joe Biden. That’s crystal clear to me because I lived it. I met with the former vice president in person multiple times, and I had been meeting and talking with Hunter Biden and Jim Biden and Rob Walker and James Gilliar.”
The media’s recent admission of the laptop’s authenticity has not been accompanied by an equal admission that Tony Bobulinski’s testimony was highly credible.
Senator Johnson pointed out in a recent interview that there are “plenty” of photographs of Biden meeting with Hunter’s business partners, including Bobulinski. Johnson also referenced multiple examples of the FBI “dragging out” the delivery of documents relevant to the investigation until after the 2020 election was complete – apparently unwilling to release information that might damage Biden’s chances of winning the election.
Most unsettling about the accusations against the Biden family are their potential ties to the Chinese Communist Party. At a minimum, Hunter Biden was apparently paid $4.8 million from CEFC China Energy during these international dealings. CEFC is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. It also has extensive ties to the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army. While it is a “private” company, experts say “it is unlikely that it operated independently of the government.” Hunter Biden himself wrote that one of the company’s top executives was “literally the f***ing spy chief of China.” In other words, the president’s family was paid millions of dollars by a company controlled by the Chinese government.
Many of these dealings occurred in 2015 following the tragic death of Hunter’s brother, Beau Biden. In his autobiography, Hunter states he relapsed into heavy crack and drug use during this time. This raises further questions about how the Chinese Communist Party, via CFEC, may have manipulated or even compromised the president’s son amid his most significant drug relapse.
The Biden administration has deflected legitimate questions about the president’s potential involvement in his son’s transactions. But the denials are not enough—and the excuse that the Justice Department cannot comment on an “ongoing criminal investigation” cannot be used to continue the coverup.
The Bidens have forfeited the benefit of the doubt. The American people need to know the truth—and they need to know it now. This is no longer just a political matter. This is a matter of national security.
Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.