Hunter Biden

Whistleblower on the record

Featured image We’ve heard about the IRS whistleblower in the joint Justice Department-IRS investigation of Hunter Biden. Byron York put it this way in his column on what he calls the “brewing scandal.” I would describe it as the obvious suppression of the Hunter Biden case by the Department of Justice: The whistleblower was a career IRS criminal supervisory special agent who, according to his lawyer, could reveal “clear conflicts of interest” »

Mongo Santos Maria!

Featured image I can’t say I thought “Mongo Santa Maria” was the funniest line in Mel Brooks’s Blazing Saddles, but I thought it was funny and it has stuck in my mind for some 50 years. It comes to mind in connection with the indictment of Republican Rep. George Santos on federal charges this week. Mongo Santos Maria! Santos was just elected this past November and his offenses only came to light »

Elite capture illustrated

Featured image Peter Schweizer researched the Chinese Communist Party’s investment in the Biden family corruption for his best-selling book Red-Handed. He reviewed his findings in remarks to a Gatestone Institute audience in New York that Gatestone posted online last month under the heading “Does this compromise President Biden?” I called Peter yesterday to ask for his take on the 36-page bank records memo released by the House Oversight Committee yesterday. He returned »

Directly from the deep state to you: The report

Featured image House committee chairmen Jim Jordan (Judiciary and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government) and and Michael Turner (Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) have released the 64-page joint interim staff report “The Hunter Biden Statement: How Senior Intelligence Community Officials and the Biden Campaign Worked to Mislead American Voters.” The link goes to the report they released today. I summarized stories previewing the report this morning in “Directly »

Directly from the Deep State to you

Featured image Rep. Jim Jordan’s Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government is set to release its report on the letter of the Deep State 51 today. The Federalist’s Sean Davis obtained a copy of the report and previews it here. The invaluable Miranda Devine devotes a New York Post column to the findings here. The Daily Mail has more here. Among the report’s findings: The CIA fast-tracked approval of »

The dirtiest trick, take 2

Featured image The letter of the Deep State 51 condemning the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop reportage as consistent with a Russian information operation or Russian disinformation, as advertised by Natasha Bertrand and Politico, must be the dirtiest American political dirty trick of all time. At any rate, it is up there with the Steele Dossier. John updated the story with the latest evidence yesterday. We now know for a fact »

“Russian Disinformation” Memo Was a Biden Campaign Op

Featured image We have known for a long time that the Steele “dossier” was created by and for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. It was the most successful bit of disinformation of modern times. The second most successful, perhaps, was the absurd claim that the obviously-authentic Hunter Biden laptop somehow constituted “Russian disinformation.” How and why that could be true, no one ever explained. The provenance of the laptop has never been »

Hunter Biden pleads poverty

Featured image Washington Free Beacon reporter Alana Goodman covered yesterday’s hearing on Hunter Biden’s motion to reduce child support payments. Hunter is allegedly living on a shoestring. Goodman’s story is here. It’s a story made in tabloid heaven — so you can be sure the Daily Mail was on the case as well. Drawing on Goodman’s coverage, Andrew McCarthy notes a few of the anomalies in his column (behind NRO’s paywall). I »

It ain’t me, babe, Blinken edition

Featured image Secretary of State Antony Blinken sat down for an interview with Fox News Channel’s Benjamin Hall yesterday. Good for both of them — it might have been Hall’s first day back on the job from the devastating injuries he suffered covering the war in Ukraine and he had the temerity to ask Blinken an uncomfortable question or two. Blinken was nervously blinkin’ in response to Hall’s question about his putative »

US Report

Featured image Last week, I was on the “U.S. Report” program on Sky News in Australia, with host James Morrow. James is also one of the hosts of Outsiders. U.S. Report, obviously, focuses on news from America. It was a fun appearance. We talked about the Dirty 51, Joe Biden’s ineptitude, the 2024 race, and Critical Race Theory in American schools. I think you will enjoy it: »

Hiding Hunter?

Featured image According to Miranda Devine, Hunter Biden “is believed to be hiding out at the White House while his baby mama goes on the warpath.” If so, they are giving us the Biden crime family variant of Where’s Waldo? Let’s call this one Hiding Hunter, or Hiding Hunter? From Arkansas comes word that “former stripper Lunden Roberts asked an Arkansas court Friday to jail the First Son for failing to stump »

News blackout in effect

Featured image Have you heard that the Biden campaign orchestrated the lying letter of the Deep State 51 that then-candidate Biden found so useful in the 2020 presidential campaign? I called it “The dirtiest trick.” It seems to be something of a secret. Matt Taibbi observes: “An all-time media blackout is in effect. We’re experiencing real-time Sovietization.” Taibbi writes at his Racket News site: It transpires that the infamous incident before the »

WSJ: Biden should not run; His ‘decline is clear to anyone who isn’t willfully blind’

Featured image The Wall Street Journal editorial board pulled no punches in their response to reports that President Joe Biden will announce his bid for reelection next week: He should not run. The editors write that electing a man who is in “obvious decline” would be “an historic mistake” and a “risky act that borders on selfish.” They rightly note: [P]eople age at different rates, but the risk of an accelerated decline »

It was not a good week for the Bidens 

Featured image The First Family is taking on water – lots and lots of it. Given that the GOP has now held the House majority for 100 days, many on the right were unimpressed with House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer’s revelation on Monday that six additional members of the Biden clan may have benefited financially from the family’s overseas business dealings. But considering the Treasury Department’s months-long refusal to hand over »

Biden’s malarkey tour

Featured image The world is going to hell with handbaskets handed out by the Biden administration and President Biden is making a fool of himself and the United States on tour in Ireland. In her Devine Online newsletter yesterday Miranda Devine checked in from Sydney, where it sounds like she may be on vacation. She does not take Biden’s claim to Irish heritage seriously. The “malarkey,” as she calls it, may be »

Aspen Institute conducted ‘pre-bunk’ of Hunter Biden laptop story in June 2020

Featured image Michael Shellenberger, one of three independent journalists tasked by Twitter CEO Elon Musk to investigate and expose the contents of the “Twitter Files,” joined Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan last week to discuss what the trio has discovered about the infiltration of social media platforms by U.S. intelligence agencies. One of Shellenberger’s most illuminating revelations involved a June 2020 “tabletop exercise” conducted by the Aspen Institute, a progressive nonprofit whose stated »

3 Days After Hunter Biden Joined Burisma Board, VP Biden Pushed for Fracking in Ukraine

Featured image Former White House stenographer Mike McCormick spent six years (2011-2017) at then-Vice President Joe Biden’s side as he met with world leaders, delivered speeches and interacted with members of the news media, an experience that provided him with both insider knowledge and a unique perspective. In an interview with The Daily Mail this week, McCormick said that just three days after Hunter Biden joined Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd (on »