Biden Claims Americans Want To “Move On” From Focus on Hunter’s Misdeeds
(ConservativeSense.com) – The bitter taste of harsh rhetoric remains fresh for many victorious midterm GOP candidates and voters, criticized by President Joe Biden himself as extremists who threatened the nation’s foundations. In response to a reporter’s recent question regarding the potential for impending investigations into his actions and those of his family members, including his son Hunter Biden, the POTUS stated his belief that America just wants politicians to “move on.” Is he projecting his desires instead?
Current and Anticipated Investigations
David C. Weiss, US Attorney in Delaware, has scrutinized Hunter Biden’s bank and tax records as far back as 2014, with the assistance of federal agents who began investigating the president’s younger son in 2018 at the direction of then-President Donald Trump. While agents told the Washington Post they likely had enough evidence to charge him for tax and gun-related violations, the determination regarding whether to file charges ultimately falls to Weiss, a Trump appointee, and the DOJ.
Attorney General Merrick Garland pointedly promised he wouldn’t interfere in Weiss’ investigation or pressure him regarding prosecution. Agents specifically looked into the younger Biden’s dealings with Ukrainian company Burisma, potentially illegal transactions with other foreign companies, including those in China, unreported income, and lies he told on paperwork required for a gun purchase.
Back in October, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released whistleblower documents to the DOJ claiming the president lied when he said he wasn’t aware of his son’s business dealings and he might even have participated. At the time, the senator suggested the White House could expect Congressional investigations if Republicans won the House or Senate in the midterms.
On Thursday, November 10, Representatives James Comer (R-KY) and Jim Jordan (R- OH) told FOX News they plan to take the lead in Congressional investigations to protect national security and provide oversight of federal agencies.
In addition to the probes of Hunter Biden, they intend to look into the Afghanistan withdrawal, the southern border crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic response, IRS actions, and the performance of certain cabinet members such as Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. The FBI search of Mar-a-Lago also falls on the investigative to-do list.
“Lots of Luck”
When President Biden held a press conference in the dining room of the White House on November 9, Nancy Cordes of CBS News asked a series of questions centering around Republicans regaining control of the House. In her final question, the reporter asked the POTUS about his response to clear GOP intentions to open investigations into Biden’s performance in Afghanistan and on the southern border as well as into cabinet appointees and perhaps his involvement in son Hunter’s questionable business affairs.
Biden’s immediate off-the-cuff response was glib: “Lots of luck” with that. Yet, as he became more serious, he said, “I think the American public want[sic] us to move on and get things done for them.”
As a father, it’s understandable that he would want to protect his son, but as president of the United States, should he really want any crime swept under the rug? With distrust of politicians running high, do American citizens really want to move on from crimes his administration might have committed?
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