Below is my column in the New York Post on newly discovered exchanges within the Biden family over the collapsing fortunes of Hunter Biden in 2018. As one of the primary conduits for influence peddling in the Biden family, Hunter appeared to be in a free fall and his Uncle Jim appeared to offer him a “safe harbor” and to guarantee “all the deals are still alive.”
Here is the column:
In 2018, Hunter Biden’s world was collapsing.
The New York Times had run a story on one of his shady deals with the Chinese and his father was pulled into the vortex.
It appears that Hunter was in a free fall and his uncle Jim Biden reportedly reached out in newly discovered messages to offer him a “safe harbor.”
The exchange is an insight into a train wreck of a life of the scion of one of the most powerful families in the country.
However, it is also insight into a world of influence peddling where millions simply evaporated in the coffers of the Biden family.
On their face, the messages seem to contradict public statements from President Biden on the foreign-influence peddling that was used to fund Hunter’s drug-infused, self-destructive lifestyle.
The Times story caused a panic in the Biden family.
Despite a largely supportive media, the Bidens have long been known for influence peddling.
Jim Biden has been repeatedly criticized for marketing his access to his brother in pitches to clients.
Hunter knew that the Times story was only the tip of an iceberg.
There were deals all over the world with foreign figures worth millions and some of these figures had close ties to foreign intelligence or regimes.
As revealed recently by the House Oversight Committee, the Bidens constructed a labyrinth of corporations and accounts to transfer millions from these deals to a variety of Biden family members, including grandchildren….