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The Brief: A Special Counsel Must Be Named to Investigate Biden Family Corruption

Gregg is joined by Miranda Devine, a columnist for the New York Post and author of the best-selling booking, “Laptop From Hell”

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Who’s the “big guy”?   We already know the answer.  It’s Joe Biden.

But a Delaware grand jury wanted to hear it for the record.  So, the question was recently asked behind closed doors of a witness who has intimate knowledge of the influence-peddling schemes that Hunter Biden was running —scams that implicate his father, the current president.

The grand jury was shown a critical piece of evidence in the form of an email penned by one of Hunter’s business partners.  In it, the “big guy” (aka Joe) was poised to get a 10 percent cut of a lucrative deal the son struck with an energy company controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.

Hunter would hold his father’s shares to keep dad’s name off the books.  The clever maneuver allowed Joe to maintain “plausible deniability,” as his brother Jim Biden later bragged to another Hunter partner.

The incriminating evidence was first reported by The New York Post in October of 2020.  But the hyper-partisan media suppressed the story by falsely claiming that it was “Russian disinformation.”  Big Tech companies Facebook and Twitter eagerly joined the cover up by censoring the Post’s reporting and anyone who dared to repeat it.

Now, with a potential indictment of Hunter Biden looming, the same journalists who scuttled the truth are rushing to catch up to it.

But in doing so, they are propagating a new lie.  To wit, the son may have committed crimes, but his father was never involved.  It’s another shameful act of media malpractice and political activism.

Let’s be clear: there is a plethora of evidence that Joe Biden was complicit in his son’s corrupt schemes.  The elder Biden not only knew what his son was doing but stood to gain financially.  Indeed, there is persuasive evidence that some of the millions of dollars that Hunter raked in also lined Joe’s pockets.

To ensure that the current investigation is not as corrupt as the Bidens, a special counsel must be named to guard the legal process from wanton presidential interference.  As a political appointee, Attorney General Merrick Garland cannot be trusted to keep his foot off the scales of justice.

If Joe Biden wants to get out of the criminal quagmire he and his family created, he can always pardon his son.  And himself.  Then resign in disgrace.

He won’t do that, of course.  Because as long as the unscrupulous press maintains its “Biden protection racket,” Joe will continue to embrace the mantle of innocence.  He’ll insist he was clueless.  Being clueless is about the only thing Biden is good at.

The corrupt mainstream media spent three years telling Americans that Donald Trump colluded with Russia.  He didn’t.  Undeterred by their own humiliation, journalists then spent 17 months insisting that Hunter Biden’s laptop was fake.  It wasn’t.

In both cases, prominent members of the press squandered their credibility and trust.  Even worse, they’ve never had the courage or decency to apologize for deliberately misleading the public with their politically driven lies.

Instead, they doubled down with even more dishonesty by insisting that Joe Biden was not at all involved in his son’s shakedown schemes that netted Hunter millions of dollars by selling influence to foreign companies and governments.

Last week, The Washington Post finally admitted that the Hunter laptop was authentic and the damning documents on it were legitimate.  But the Post insisted “it did not find evidence that Joe Biden personally benefited.”  Right on cue, CNN declared, “There is zero evidence that Joe Biden has done anything wrong in connection with what Hunter Biden has done.”

No evidence?  Zero evidence?  Really?

Did they fail to read the incriminating emails on the laptop that implicate the president?  Did they miss the public statements by Hunter’s partner who said that his father was instrumental in carrying out their foreign business scams in exchange for a cut of the profits?

With an indictment of Hunter Biden increasingly likely, media organizations that resolutely declared the laptop was phony, now grudgingly admit it wasn’t.   Yet, they continue to defend Joe Biden with another false narrative that he was never complicit and stood nothing to gain financially.

Forget the meetings and dinners he attended with his son’s foreign investors, all of which are confirmed in emails.  Forget the photographs of Joe posing with Hunter’s nefarious partners.

Forget the handsome 10% share “the big guy” was supposed to bank.  Forget the father and son trip to China aboard Air Force Two and the lucrative deal Hunter cemented with a Chinese investment firm days later.

Reporters also seems to suffer from an acute case of amnesia about the pivotal role Joe played in getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired after he launched a corruption investigation of Hunter’s company, Burisma.  Oh…and the millions of dollars the son bagged as a board member of that gas company.

Also erased from their memories is the secret dinner that Hunter arranged for his father with the richest woman in Russia, Yelena Baturina, who funneled $3.5 million into an account controlled by Hunter.

You’ll find those details in a stunning 87-page Senate report.  What was that clandestine meeting about, and what was that money for?  The White House still refuses to say.  But it’s worth noting that Baturina’s name was conveniently left off the list of recently sanctioned oligarchs.  It’s good to have friends in high places.

It was no coincidence that Joe Biden oversaw American policy in China, Ukraine, and Russia at the same time his son was landing big paydays from those same countries.  Hunter monetized his father’s power and influence.

News organizations that continue to protect the president in the face of compelling evidence of wrongdoing are not lacking in curiosity.  Their conduct is more malevolent than that.

Journalists are engaging in corrupt practices themselves in order to cover-up acts of corruption by the Bidens.

Hunter Biden’s only marketable skill is being the son of a powerful U.S. government official.  So, he exploited his genetics.  He became a prolific con man and a grifter who ran international influence-peddling schemes when his father was vice president…selling access to his dad with promises of political benefits in exchange for millions of dollars paid by foreign corporations and governments.

But if you ask the father, Joe Biden says —quote— “Hunter is the smartest guy I know.”  He claims that everything his son did was “ethical.”  During the presidential campaign, he told the nationwide audience that his son never made a dime from China.  Last week, the White House said the president still stands by those statements.

A Delaware grand jury may see it differently.  They’ve heard testimony from a string of Hunter associates about the millions of dollars he copped from shady deals in China and Ukraine —not to mention Russia, Oman, Romania, Kazakhstan, and Luxembourg.

A criminal indictment may turn on the incriminating evidence found on his infamous laptop…which the New York Post first disclosed in October of 2020, but the mainstream media dismissed as “Russian disinformation” in the weeks leading up to the election.

It was not Russian disinformation at all.  That was a clever ruse by the biased media to shield Joe Biden before votes were cast.  Journalists ran a “candidate protection racket” to help Biden defeat Donald Trump.  Together with Big Tech, they buried the laptop story and spread the cover up narrative.  And it worked.  Biden was elected.

Fast forward to the present.  The New York Times, which previously ridiculed the laptop as fiction, suddenly had an epiphany.  It published a story recently admitting that the laptop was legitimate, and the damning material contained therein was authentic.  The Times conceded that Hunter Biden could be charged with tax fraud, money laundering, and failure to register as a foreign agent.  I’d add conspiracy and racketeering to the list, as well as crimes under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, specifically bribery.

A week later, The Washington Post, which also mocked the laptop as fraudulent, reversed itself by admitting it was real.  The newspaper validated nearly 22,000 emails on it.  But The Post went further.  It put a lie to Joe Biden’s claim that his son never made a dime from China.  Evidence showed that Hunter banked nearly $5 million in Chinese cash in a single deal, and millions more from other foreign sources.

All of this was obvious back in October of 2020 when the New York Post first reported on the laptop.  It was also obvious that Joe Biden lied about it during the presidential debates.

Biden called the laptop story “garbage.”  He claimed he never spoke with Hunter about his sleazy business dealings, knew nothing about them, never helped his son in any way, and never stood to profit from them personally.

But documents, emails, and statements from Hunter’s business partner, Tony Bobulinski, belie Biden’s claims.  They implicate Joe Biden as deeply involved in the sketchy money-making ventures.  The laptop shows he met with his son’s business partners on several occasions.  Photographs confirm it.

One smoking-gun email lays out payments in a secret Chinese venture worth billions of dollars.  Hunter was set to receive 20%, with another “10 held by H for the big guy.”  Bobulinski identified the “big guy” as Joe.

Hunter’s partner was shocked that Joe Biden had the audacity to participate in such a brazen influence-peddling scheme.  He asked Joe Biden’s brother, Jim, about it during one of their meetings.  With a smirk on his face, Jim Biden said simply, “Plausible deniability.”

What did that mean?  It meant that Joe Biden could deny any knowledge or involvement as long as there was no direct evidence to confirm his participation.

In other words, he could lie with impunity if he and his conspirators were careful enough to keep his name off any records.  Thus, the cryptic reference to “the big guy” and other code names like “Celtic” that were used to disguise Joe’s financial windfall.

Another email reinforced the secrecy of Joe Biden’s participation.  It read, “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when you are face to face, I know you know that but they are paranoid.”  Of course, the Bidens were paranoid.  They went to extraordinary lengths to avoid getting caught in their elaborate criminal enterprises.

If the grand jury indicts Hunter Biden —as it most certainly should— Joe Biden’s Department of Justice will be tasked with overseeing the prosecution of his son.  This poses an obvious conflict of interest.  But if the president himself is implicated by the evidence, it presents an even greater conflict of interest.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley has long suggested the need for the naming of a special counsel to ensure impartiality.  In a recent column he wrote, —quote—  “The latest emails now link President Biden receiving money and benefits from related accounts as well as key players. Even if one questions a direct conflict of interest, it is hard to deny the towering appearance of a conflict in the ongoing investigation.  It may be time for a special counsel.”

Professor Turley is correct.  Five years ago, Democrats and their media partners demanded that a special counsel be appointed to investigate the specious accusations of Russian collusion because it involved President Trump.  For the same reason, another one should be appointed because the current case directly involves both President Biden and his son.

Before the presidential election of 2020, I penned a column arguing that the truth about the Biden family’s corruption would eventually emerge and that —even if elected— “there is no way out for Joe Biden.”

The evidence is persuasive that he was all too willing to sacrifice integrity for power.  His son was consumed by greed.  And so was the father.

Not only should a grand jury issue indictments but a special counsel must be appointed to ensure impartiality and justice.

Joining me now to talk about it is Miranda Devine, a columnist for the New York Post and author of the best selling booking, “Laptop From Hell.”  She’s also a Fox News contributor.