The Martyring of Hunter Biden Is a Distraction

If you haven’t heard, Hunter suffers from an ailment that induces its victims to abandon children, write off prostitutes and drug deals as business expenses, and trade in on the family name to complete complex multi-million-dollar international deals. (Many of Biden’s alleged tax crimes occurred after he’d allegedly gotten clean and remarried. So, I wonder how the media is going to transform him into a victim in the next trial.)

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Now, perhaps Biden is a changed man seeking redemption. That doesn’t erase or forgive his criminality or the fact it reveals. During the trial, an FBI agent testified that investigators confirmed that the infamous laptop had belonged to Hunter Biden.

Pretending the computer was Russian Op or that it was procured in an unprofessional manner by the New York Post was a transparent effort by the established media to cover for Joe Biden in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. And if the laptop is real, as everyone now must admit, then the texts and emails in which Hunter references his dad’s role in securing payments and taking a 10 percent cut are also real. Those claims have already been bolstered by witnesses.

Ed Morrissey

I made a similar argument today in the VIP Gold chat. The fact that a jury convicted Hunter of these charges, and the potential of a California jury to do the same on cut-and-dried income-tax charges, isn't really germane to the election. What is germane is all of the attempts to prevent Hunter from being charged by a politicized DoJ under Biden and a corrupt Merrick Garland. And for that matter, a corrupt news media industry in the US. 

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