While the mainstream media – and this news outlet – breathlessly reported on the details of former U.S. president Donald Trump‘s latest indictment, it is worth remembering there is another big scandal unfolding in and around our nation’s capital.
That scandal appears to be escalating, too … whether the government censors like it or not.
Last week, I reported on the collapse of a federal plea deal for Hunter Biden – son of U.S. president Joe Biden. This development was significant for several reasons. First, it means the controversial, sweetheart agreement Biden was set to receive from prosecutors on charges he defrauded the federal government out of more than $100,000 – and illegally owned a .38 Special Colt Cobra handgun and used drugs – is on hold.
Second, it means attempts by the federal government to preemptively shield the president’s son from future charges – including potential charges related to alleged influence peddling – are also on hold. U.S. district court judge Maryellen Noreika of Delaware specifically questioned the “broad immunity” the proposed agreement would grant Biden related to other investigations – including those related to business dealings involving his father.
This news outlet has written extensively about Biden’s family scandals in the past – particularly those tied to his role in Eastern Europe during the administration of former president Barack Obama. Our audience will recall how Joe Biden bragged on camera in January 2018 about getting Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin fired from his post. Specifically, he discussed how he threatened to withhold a billion dollars worth of U.S. loan guarantees if Shokin wasn’t removed from office.
“I said I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars,” Biden said. “I said you’re not getting the billion – I’m gonna be leaving here … in six hours, if the prosecutor is not fired you’re not getting the money.”
“Well son of a bitch – got fired,” Biden added, pausing for dramatic effect.
At the time of his ouster, Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company that was facing global scrutiny for alleged money laundering operations. Bursima had previously appointed Hunter Biden to its board and given him a huge payday.
The Bidens were allegedly engaged in similar influence peddling in neighboring Romania.
All of this occurred, incidentally, after the Obama administration effectively staged a coup in Ukraine – collaborating with numerous groups (including actual Nazis) to overthrow the nation’s democratically elected government. American taxpayers are now pouring tens of billions of dollars into Ukraine as part of an ongoing proxy war against Russia.
Earlier this week, former Biden business associate Devon Archer testified to the U.S. House oversight committee about his knowledge of the influence peddling schemes.
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“Burisma would have gone out of business if ‘the brand’ had not been attached to it,” Archer said, according to an oversight committee release.
Who was “the brand?” Biden.
“He was put on the phone to sell ‘the brand,'” Archer testified.
According to Archer, Biden was put on speakerphone more than twenty times during business meetings involving his son – who referred to his powerful father as “my guy.”
Biden also held meetings on behalf of his son’s business interests while in office, according to Archer.
“Devon Archer’s testimony confirms Joe Biden lied to the American people when he said he had no knowledge about his son’s business dealings and was not involved,” committee chairman James Comer said. “Joe Biden was ‘the brand’ that his son sold around the world to enrich the Biden family. When Joe Biden was vice president of the United States, he joined Hunter Biden’s dinners with his foreign business associates in person or by speakerphone over twenty times. When Burisma’s owner was facing pressure from the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company for corruption, Archer testified that Burisma executives asked Hunter to ‘call D.C.’ after a Burisma board meeting in Dubai.”
Archer’s testimony confirms what most already knew – or at least suspected. Readers will recall emails found on Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop revealed contacts between then-vice president Biden and his Ukrainian business partners. One of those emails suggested 10 percent of the proceeds of a deal be held by Hunter Biden “for the big guy.”
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“Why did Joe Biden lie to the American people about his family’s business dealings and his involvement?” Comer continued. “It begs the question what else he is hiding from the American people. The (oversight committee) will continue to follow the Bidens’ money trail and interview witnesses to determine whether foreign actors targeted the Bidens, President Biden is compromised and corrupt, and our national security is threatened.”
Congressional Democrats were not impressed, referring to the allegations as “false innuendo.”
“Republicans have spent seven months investigating Hunter Biden and they have yet to find ANY evidence connecting Joe Biden to Hunter’s business dealings,” U.S. congressman Dan Goldman of New York tweeted.
Goldman also challenged House Republicans to release the official transcript of Archer’s closed-door testimony – claiming it would exonerate the Biden family.
The White House also downplayed the significance of Archer’s testimony.
“House Republicans keep promising bombshell evidence to support their ridiculous attacks against the president, but time after time, they keep failing to produce any,” a statement from the Biden administration noted.
As for Trump, he wrote on his Truth Social platform that the timing of his indictment was linked to Archer’s testimony.
“Why are they putting out another fake indictment the day after the Crooked Joe Biden SCANDAL, one of the biggest in American history, broke out in the Halls of Congress?” Trump wrote.
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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.
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