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HORIST: What if Hunter Biden worked for the Mafia?

HORIST: What if Hunter Biden worked for the Mafia?

During the hours and hours … and hours … of impeachment proceedings, Democrat House Manager Adam Schiff often used hypothetical situations to make some sort of point about the accusations he makes against President Trump.  It is a long-established tactic of prosecuting attorneys.

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I would like to engage in that practice.  So, let us suppose …

Suppose that President Obama placed his Vice President Joe Biden in charge of fighting against organized crime in America.  And suppose that Hunter Biden the son of the Vice President was a man with a troubled and checkered past – including drug-related criminality.  Suppose that Hunter was booted out of the Navy with a dishonorable discharge.

Now, let us suppose that Hunter was hired by the Godfather of the New York Mafia to be a made member of the “commission.”  Suppose Hunter was paid more than $1 million dollars a year from the Godfather – and that he remained employed by the Godfather for years without any real understanding of what he was doing.

Let us then suppose that Vice President Biden forced the resignation and replacement of the Federal
Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who was reported to be investigating the Godfather and his operations.  And when the new Federal Prosecutor came on board, he summarily shut down the investigation of the Godfather’s operation and any role Hunter may have played in it.

Wow!  What a scandal that would be.  The law enforcement community, the members of Congress and the community would be clamoring for a full investigation.  The story would be page one news day-after-day.

In a way, that is exactly what happened.  Burisma Holdings is a corrupt, crooked operation in a corrupt and crooked environment.  The Godfather of Burisma is a crooked oligarch named Mykola Zlochevsky, who is purported to have stolen millions – if not billions – of dollars (hryvnia, to be more specific) through bribes, graft, embezzlement and money laundering before he fled the country.

Hunter operated at the highest level of the company – the Board of Directors.  This is where all matters of policy and operations are discussed.  He had oversight over operational officers, including attorneys and accounts. Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to inform themselves of all matters – especially where there may be mismanagement or misdeeds.  Board members are rarely absolved of responsibility by shrugging and saying, “I never knew.”

Perhaps the Mafia analogy is a bit of a stretch – but not a big one.  Hunter was in the heart of major corruption in Ukraine – working with one of the top corrupt oligarchs.  Minimally he must answer for himself – and his dad – what exactly he was doing all those years and what he knew.

In terms of the impeachment and the accusations of Abuse of Power, Trump had every reason in the public interest to want the new Ukrainian government to point the bright light of investigation into the dark corners of corruption.  If Hunter Biden is hiding in that corner, let the chips fall where they may.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden cannot dismiss all the fact-based suspicions, there is too much ‘there’ there to dismiss with the back of his hand.  Until he and Hunter produce acceptable explanations, the issue is likely to dog his campaign.  And if no acceptable answers come forward, Joe Biden will have his third failed attempt to become the President of the United States.

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Craig Michael Vandertie

    The only justice “Creepy, Criminal, Treasonous, Pedophile Ole Joe” Biden and his member of the Mafia son Hunter deserve is a minimum of living out the rest of their days in prison, I myself expect no less than public execution for Joe.



  2. Tom Oakley

    The mafia #Fbicia

  3. Mike

    You know every word you wrote is a lie. Joe Biden did what the administration (and the rest of the world) wanted by pressuring Ukraine to fire their prosecutor. Trump used Rudy to attempt to extort Ukraine to generate dirt on Biden. He has no interest in corruption in general, only dirt on Biden. Stop beating a dead horse, only idiots believe these conspiracy stories…

    • Larry Horist

      Everyone agrees that corruption was rampant in Ukraine. Burisma Holdings was identified as a corrupt company headed by a known corrupt oligarch, who fled the country with millions of stolen dollars — which the government is still trying to get back. Hunter was on the board of that company being paid an exorbitant $1 million per year for a part time job that he did not have to show up for. It is well known that Hunter had drug issues and was booted from the Navy. He had no experience with energy issues or Ukraine, itself. It is also true that his father withheld money to get the prosecutor investigating Burisma fired. And the new prosecutor dropped the investigation. It was never debunked because the investigation was not carried out. Trump never asked for “dirt” on Biden or even an outcome of an investigation. He simply said there needed to be an investigation based on what was already known. Now which of these statements is a lie, in your judgement?

  4. Jeff

    Mike you are a idiot

  5. Bob Taylor

    Of course Hunter Biden is a member of the mafia!

    The liberal socialist corrupt demoncRAT mafia, enlisted by his dad Joe!

  6. TheMadMan

    If Hunter Biden was ever working for the Mob he would be sleeping with the fishes because the Mob would not like it if anyone in their association being in any high profile bad publicity that would shine any light on them.

  7. David Barron

    Has anyone else noticed a trend here: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama, Joe Biden, Maxine Waters, Diane Feinstein, Barbra Boxer, Claie McCaskill, Crazy Masie Hireno, Chuck Schumer, Heidi Heitkam, Corry Brooker, Amy Klobuchar, Kristian Gillibrand, Rashide Tlaib, AOC-D, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nader, even Elizabeth Warren, and of course who can forget Stacy Abrams of GA. What seems to be the common thread with all these crooked liars and thieves? Hint: It starts with the letter D.

  8. Harm

    Add names with both Biden’s & 3 other family members, Clinton X3, Whitey Bulger family member, John Kerry family, & that isn’t all that will be uncovered soon!

  9. Sophia

    You all are super smart..1000 % right..