So, to unpack that answer, Biden still believes the Russians are responsible for the FBI opening up an investigation into his son well before capturing his party’s nomination. That’s obviously the stuff of conspiracy theories and deserves further discussion and inquiry.

But The New York Times didn’t touch the Russian disinformation exchange, despite its three-byline story on the press conference. The Washington Post didn’t broach it either. Nor did CBS, ABC, NBC or CNN. What is it about the Hunter Biden investigation that forces news organizations to run the other way?

As for the president-elect’s pledge that his attorney general will act independently from the executive branch, consider this: The first attorney general who served under the Obama-Biden administration was Eric Holder, who once referred to himself as “the president’s wingman” while still actively running the Department of Justice.

“I’m still enjoying what I’m doing, there’s still work to be done. I’m still the president’s wingman, so I’m there with my boy,” he said in a radio interview in 2013.