Alfred E. Newman says, “hands off Hunter Biden.” You know Alfred, right? No, not the famous character from MAD Magazine. We’re talking Mayor Pete…you know that Buttigieg guy…yeah, the failed mayor of a small city in Indiana who somehow thinks he’s qualified to be president. Reminds us of the line from The Empire Strikes Back. Han Solo, fresh out of getting freed after being frozen in carbonite is told by Chewbacca that Luke Skywalker is not a Jedi Knight.
“A Jedi Knight? Geez, I’m out of it for a little while, and everybody gets delusions of grandeur.”
Han Solo, meet Pete Buttigieg.
Buttigieg has a lot of opinions…mostly very bizarre ones. He thinks that reparations are owed for slavery. He says that pro-life Democrats are “not welcome” under the Democratic tent. We won’t even get into some of the other stuff, best saved for another day.
Anyway during a debate Friday night in Manchester, NH, Linsey Davis, one of the ABC moderators, asked Buttigieg if Joe Biden would place democrats in “danger’ as the party’s presidential nominee given certain Republicans’ stated intentions to investigate allegations of foreign corruption against the former vice president in China and Ukraine. As Greta Thunberg would say, “How dare you?”
This is how the exchange went:
“Impeachment is, of course, over, but Republicans in Congress have already started investigating Vice President Biden’s son, Hunter. Mayor Buttigieg, do you think that there’s danger in the Democratic Party to nominate a candidate who is still under the threat of investigation?”
“No, and we are not going to let them change the subject. This is not about Hunter Biden or Vice President Biden or anybody. This is about an abuse of power by the president. The vice president and I and all of us are competing, but we’ve got to draw a line here. And to be the kind of president—to be the kind of human being—who would seek to turn someone against his own son, who would seek to weaponize a son against his own father, is an unbelievably dishonorable thing that is just one more example of why we as a party have to be completely united in doing whatever it takes, at the end of the day, to make sure that this president doesn’t get a second term.”
Biden (of course) thanked Buttigieg for promising not to criticize his family’s foreign business dealings because, well Democrats have to stick together. Orange man bad, remember?
“I thank my colleague for saying that. It is a diversion,” Biden said.
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God forbid the Republicans look into Hunter Biden. After all, he is a fine upstanding citizen, as we reported last month. Here is a reminder.
Fox Business News has reported that documents recently submitted to an Arkansas court as part of a paternity battle between Biden and former stripper Lunden Roberts tie him to an identity theft case from 2016.
A document titled “Notice of Identity Theft” was submitted by D&A Investigations, Inc., a firm owned by private investigator Dominic Casey. It should be noted that the firm once did work for Casey Anthony, the Florida woman who was accused of killing her daughter and was somehow exonerated. But we digress.
Casey requested to be named as an intervener in the paternity case and alleged there was a history of using stolen identities to conceal Biden’s location. However, the court papers do not specifically name Biden as the person who committed the identity theft.
However, the Union Journal reports that Biden is alleged to have used his deceased brother’s identification to get admitted to a rehab facility and also in order to make false statements to the police.
The court papers cite a Prescott, AZ police report, which describes what is alleged to have happened on the morning of Oct. 28, 2016, when a Hertz rental car employee is reported to have received a phone call around 10 a.m. The employee subsequently discovered “suspicious” items inside one of the rental cars.
“Stolen identities were used to check defendant Robert Hunter Biden into an Arizona facility and providing false statements to the Prescott Police Department,” the document states. “These stolen identities included those of his deceased brother, Joseph R. Beau Biden III, and Joseph McGee.”
What a scumbag. Using the identity of your stolen brother in order to check into a rehab facility?
Fox Business sought out Biden’s attorney for comment, however he did not immediately respond. Biden’s brother Beau died in 2015.
The employee of Hertz, who was only identified by her first name, “had received a call from Joseph McGee stating his friend was sick, and left the vehicle overnight with the keys in the gas cap area because they did not know what to do,” according to the document.
Several other items were also found in the car, according to the court papers.
“A bag containing the suspicious items, a cellular telephone (Apple) belonging to Shauna Stanglr, who is also known as Puma St. Angel, and a Delaware Attorney General badge belonging to Hunter Biden’s deceased brother Joseph R. Beau Biden III were provided to the police officer,” the court papers stated.
St. Angel is the co-founder of Grace Grove at Rejuvenation & Performance Institute in Sedona, AZ, a “lifestyle center” staffed with on-site therapists and coaches. It was not clear from the documents if Hunter Biden actually attended this center.
When police called the phone number that had previously called Hertz on Oct. 28, 2016, the woman who answered the phone identified herself as Puma. She said “Joseph” would return the call.
St. Angel denied any involvement in the situation and refused to comment when FOX Business reached out.
For his part, Casey had previously accused Biden of being involved in a separate counterfeiting scheme that accumulated in excess of $156 million dollars, according to court papers that were submitted last Dec. 23 and 27.
The paternity case has been especially interesting in light of the revelation that Biden had been appointed to the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company which is part of the impeachment circus surrounding President Trump. Biden, who had no experience whatsoever in the energy sector was appointed to the board while his father, Joseph Biden, was vice-president.
In the paternity case, Casey and a separate intervener had called for Biden to release his finances, including all forms of income. In court papers filed Dec. 18 Roberts, through attorneys argued that Biden has failed to answer multiple questions regarding his finances.
In the results of a paternity test, Hunter Biden was confirmed as the father of Roberts’ child. Court papers state that Biden “has provided no support for this child for over a year. The court should not let the defendant continue to avoid his natural and legal duty to support his child by failing to provide basic information about his income, finances and lifestyle.”
The paternity hearing is of interest to more than just Roberts. Questions have been raised about Biden’s involvement with Burisma and what his qualifications were to serve on its board.
The Burisma tie in concerns Biden’s position as a paid board member. The founder of Burisma was a political associate of then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was pro-Russia and who was ousted in February 2014. When Yanukovich was ousted, the owner of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky began facing numerous corruption charges involving Burisma.
At the time, Joe Biden had been designated to lead Obama administration policy towards Ukraine. Joe Biden in 2016 threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor who was looking into Zlochevsky and Burisma.
Joe Biden brags about how he threatened to pull $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
The prosecutor, who was fired, was leading a corruption investigation into a company that employed Biden’s son, Hunter pic.twitter.com/xZd3vIMbuL
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 20, 2019
At the time Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of Burisma, and getting paid up to $83,000 per month, Burisma was trying to suck up to western leaders in order to prevent scrutiny of its business practices.
By putting Hunter Biden on the board, the company was hoping to protect itself from being looked at by foreign countries. Ironically, the same month that Hunter Biden was put on Burisma’s board, Great Britain froze accounts belonging to Zlochevsky, who was suspected of money laundering.
After the prosecutor, Viktor Shokin was fired, his successor dropped the investigation into Burisma and Zlochevsky. So, let’s see, the vice president threatens to withhold aid unless Ukraine fires a prosecutor who is looking into the company of which his son is a board member. The prosecutor gets fired. The money is then released. Can you say quid pro quo?
In November, as the impeachment charade started in the U.S. House of Representatives, Ukraine announced that they were revisiting the investigation into Burisma and Zlochevsky.
Zlochevsky is suspected of using his governmental office to approve oil and gas licenses to Burisma and violating Ukraine’s tax and money laundering laws while attempting to hide his business empire, according to the Daily Mail.
The bottom line is that Hunter Biden had ZERO experience in the energy industry or Ukraine prior to his appointment to the board of Burisma. Also, according to Peter Schweizer, senior contributor at Breitbart News in his book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Hunter Biden’s background in investment banking, lobbying and hedge fund management paled in comparison to that of current and past members of Burisma’s board of directors. He was clearly there to act as a buffer between Burisma and Ukraine’s government investigators.
After a court hearing, Hunter Biden agreed to pay an unspecified amount of child support, according to CNN. The amount that he is required to pay was redacted from the documentation released to the media. Also, Biden is no longer required to release his financial records. As the Church Lady used to say on Saturday Night Live, “How convenient!!!”
Rather than distance himself from his son’s shenanigans, Joe Biden has become more obstinate. He has routinely snapped at reporters who ask him about Hunter and his ties to Burisma, as well as the paternity case.