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How Long Can Biden Hide His Family Corruption?

How Long Can Biden Hide His Family Corruption?

For obvious reasons, the east coast media constantly reports on the various court cases that involve President Trump, his family and the Trump Organization.  Of course, they have been speculating for the past four-plus years that Trumps would face jail time – but to date, none of the family has been indicted or convicted of anything, much less a criminal felony that would result in prison.  For those on the hopeful left, we shall have to wait and see – but personally, I am betting that none of the Trumps go to jail.

What is disturbing, however, is the media habit of ignoring and playing down scandals that rise on the left.  Nowhere is that truer than the affairs of the Bidens.

First son Hunter is a walking and talking scandal.  He has cleaned up his act more times than the circus elephant trainer – and there was always more to come.  Hunter is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice for his various overseas dealings.  Strangely, there are none of the ubiquitous insider “leaks” – or day-to-day speculation that we have seen with the Trumps.

The left-leaning press has walked away from Papa Biden’s BIG LIE – that he knew nothing about Hunter’s business dealings.  Hunter’s laptop is filled with incriminating information – including refutation of the senior Biden’s use of televisions Sergeant Schultz’ famous line, “I know nothing.”  In fact, Biden met and spoke with Hunter’s business associates on more than one occasion.

The fact that Biden engaged in a bald-faced lie should be enough to whet the interest of any credible journalist.  Not so among the denizens of the liberal media echo chamber.

The media has shown an unhealthy disinterest in all the millions of dollars Hunter has received from a company controlled by a corrupt Ukraine oligarch.  Still unanswered is the role of the President in booting the Ukraine attorney general investigating the Company.

Also the millions of dollars that high level Chinese business leaders – the Chinese version of oligarchs – invested in Hunter’s firm.  What about the millions from the Russians.  None of these arrangements have been properly investigate or fully explained – and they all smell like open latrine.

In pursuit of money, Hunter has taken up a new profession – artist.  That fact that he seems to lack significant talent – and virtually no experience – should not come as any surprise.  After all, he made all those aforementioned millions of dollars even though he had no discernible experience other than being the son of the United States Vice President – and potential President.  The foreign high-stake bets paid off big time – but exactly how remains a mystery.

President Obama’s ethics chief Walter Shaub has called the Hunter’s artist front as “shameful and grifty.”  This from a guy who worked very closely with then-Vice President Biden.  I wonder why we have not heard from Biden’s own ethics advisor.  Does he have one?

It has been reported that Hunter sold a painting for … $500,000.  Yep!  This unknown – at least as an artist – with dubious commercial art talent kicks off his art career with a half-million-dollar sale.  That does not pass the smell test. 

Remember that art connoisseurs purchase paintings as an investment.  But in what has the secret buyer invested?   Surely not the painting – unless he is looking for a HUGE tax loss.  There must be something else.  But what?  What would work to the benefit of the investor?

I have not been able to come up with more than one possibility.  Access to power.  That means that Hunter has not really changed professions.  He is – and has been — an experienced and successful influence peddler.  That is what he was paid to do by the corrupt Ukrainian oligarch, the Chinese and the Russians – and God knows who else.  We know that Hunter delivered access to his father and other high level administration officials.

So what does the White House think of Hunter’s latest scam.  After all, the folks around the Oval Office are the product what Hunter is selling.

Weeeell … they think it is just dandy that Hunter has a career – but they want to be careful.  So, they have established a policy.  To avoid any potential appearance of conflict-of-interest, they are requiring that the buyers of Hunter’s canvases remain anonymous.  Oh … I get it.  The White House wants to avoid the “appearance” of any conflict-of-interest as opposed to exposing any real conflict-of-interest.

All the transactions will be handled by a gallery art expert – and the pricing must be within the reasonable range for artists of Hunter’s ability and reputation.  Hunter’s own gallery expert – who will be supervising all the secret sales and getting a handsome commission — says the Hunter paintings are valued between $75,000 and $500,000.  Shaub, on the other hand, calls that “grotesquely inflated.” Other art experts have rated Hunter’s retail value at around $200 per canvas – less if he applies paint to them.  Another has called his work screensaver art.

In terms of the secrecy of the buyers, you must get real.  A lot of folks will be bragging that they overpaid for an original Hunter.  And the ones who do remain secret should be of greater interest and concern.

Maybe Papa Biden will have the government give Hunter a six-figure commission to do the official presidential portrait.  If it was not suitable for the White House gallery – and it would not be – at least it could be used as a screensaver.

The left-wing media has put up a wall of protection around Biden & Co., but even the best wall can be breached.  It could start with the GOP taking control of the House and launching a few Pelosi-style investigative hearings.  The Hunter story is not over by a long shot.

As a footnote, I could not help but wonder where Hunter learned the technique he is using in the photograph atop this commentary.

So, there ‘tis.

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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.

11 Comments

  1. frank stetson

    Liked the article, absolutely all improprieties should be fully investigated. Agree that this man is no artist and probably every buyer is investing for either access or notoriety profits, but not for the art. Because there is nothing special there, at least according to the experts. However…… good luck tying Joe to this. Sure, he may have known, but so what. This wouldn’t come close to tipping the scales against Trump’s quid pro quo’s and we couldn’t nail him for Russia when the Mueller report pretty clearly said: “obstruction of justice” at minimum which certainly points to guilt of collusion for that multitude of Russian contacts by his team. We couldn’t nail him for the Capital Insurrection when he invited, incited, offered to join and then did nothing to counter the violence and destruction as he watched on his dining room tv’s. By all means, investigate away, just don’t expect to pin the tail on Joe’s butt.

    Meanwhile, and not to say “but what about,” but what about Trump doubling the $100K fees at MaroLoser to $200K and being oversubscribed by people hoping to gain access at the public areas there. Along with the business folk, lobbyists, how many Russians and other foreign entities signed up? Kids and foreign ties, financial ties — Trump’s kids and Jerod have plenty from heavy loan leverage to new foreign luxury resorts, condo’s, and where foreign dignitaries join them to help sell, sell, sell. No access expected there? Let these investigations begin as well.

  2. Joe

    The hidenbiden crime cartel, how much more evidence is needed to see, that the pay to play scheme is still alive and well. It is time to remove this unfit president, who mentally out of touch with reality, and needs to be impeached, for total incompetence, and corruption.

  3. John J

    Paint by numbers isn’t hard to learn

  4. Americafirst

    Hi Larry. Recently I sent you major information and asked you to check it out. Did you? If not, why not? Are you with the communist Democrats and allowing more corruption to continue? All yo u had to do is send an anonymous letter to a trusted judge or attorney. If you did do something about this corruption, I apologize for the above words. BUT, if you did nothing, you should be ashamed of yourself. How can you live with yourself knowing what I told you that is 100% correct. America is definitely doomed if people keep turning their backs on trust, reality and decency. It will be only a matter of time before I tell Don (Trump) that you are not on his side. Which is it you deem the right thing to do? Think, if you can, think long and hard about your options. I may even come back here and tell your readers about this, but, for now I will keep it to just you and I. I am sick to death of what is happening to America. We are not the United States of America anymore. We ARE the UN United States of America.

  5. Dan Tyree

    The retard administration will always hide corruption. Commiecrats and above the law.

  6. Glenn S

    I wonder how many times Lied’in Biden Jr. has had to wash the paint out of his nose? Or if he’s discovered that snorting crushed aspirins won’t clean it up?

  7. Ben

    I mean, Hunter is a Yale educated lawyer. It’s not like he is devoid of qualifications. I find it interesting the obsession of the right concerning Hunter. It’s unhealthy. More of another talking point than an actual issue.
    I’ll give it to you guys though. You find something and hammer it home. Like how you managed to turn John Kerry’s military service against him… impressive. Obama’s birth certificate ? Relentless! Hillary’s emails? A stroke of genius! Now Hunter Biden. In all of these cases, there really wasn’t anything to any of it, but like trump said, “if you say something often enough, eventually some of the population will start believing it.

  8. Mary Lou Truelove

    He is a known liar, yet the clueless idiots who support his insane plans will continue to support his lying, cheating, pervy b.s.

  9. frank stetson

    For all you folks using some derivation of communist to describe democrats, it’s 2021. Get some new slanders. Communist is so 1950’s. You can do better.

    • Dan Tyree

      Frank communism is alive and well. Don’t doubt me. As for 1950’s some things never change

  10. Frank stetson

    The Communist Party in America has between 5-10k members.