Was Joe by the side of Hunter when Hunter threatened future retaliation if a Chinese businessman did not pay up? “I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled…”
One of the more interesting revelations from the IRS Whistleblower transcripts and documents released earlier this week was a WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to a Chinese businessman, threatening unspecified future retalition if money were not paid. The message said twice that Hunter’s father was by his side.
A July 30th, 2017, WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to Henry Zhao: “I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled… pic.twitter.com/yVukTL9emb
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) June 22, 2023
Just 10 days later, over $5 million was sent.
Within 10 days of Hunter Biden's WhatsApp message to the Chinese official associated with CEFC, a CEFC subsidiary sent 2 payments totaling $5.1M to accounts linked to Hunter, according to records cited in the Senate GOP investigation. https://t.co/myy4Xw8un2 pic.twitter.com/EEkb3sa6Y7
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) June 23, 2023
Hunter’s lawyers are not denying the authenticity of the message, in a word salad statement:
Hunter lawyer appears to kinda admit the WhatsApp text is real, blaming it on addiction & saying it has nothing to do with Joe. Goes on to attack the whistleblowers: pic.twitter.com/9kKdMCI26t
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 23, 2023
So was Joe there or not? If not, then why not say so? If he was there, then that would contradict his repeated denials that he was involved in Hunter’s business dealings.
It’s not clear if this conduct was criminal. It doesn’t seem to fit the federal definitions of blackmail and extortion, but there may be other criminal statutes that would apply. Regardless of whether it was criminal, it would be consistent with Biden family infuence peddling, which seems to be the family’s main occupation.
Yet no one at the White House press briefing room wanted to answer simple questions about it. NSC Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby practically ran away from questions.
Newsmax's @JamesRosenTV reads the entire text Hunter Biden sent to a Chinese businessman which stated Joe Biden was "in the room" in an effort to get him to pay them.
Kirby refuses to answer and then walks away from the podium pic.twitter.com/MsstdH4dWH
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 23, 2023
And in a sign that the mainstream corporate media protection of Biden may be cracking numerous reporters tried to get answers from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who was having none of it:
— Paul Rossi (@pauldrossi) June 23, 2023
The IRS Whistleblowers’ revelations put political blood in the water. The mainstream media defenders of Biden will turn on him if and when it appears that Biden cannot politically survive in a general election. They will not do it out of journalistic integrity, but out of concern that a severely weakened Joe Biden may lose, and better to have another Democrat nominee.
Are we at that breaking point? Not yet, in my estimation, only if more comes out and you start seeing WaPo and NYT piling on and receiving leaks from the inside.DONATE
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