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The Brief: Biden Gloats, But the Coming Probes Will Wipe the Smirk From His Face

Gregg is joined by Fox News Media Analyst, Joe Concha.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden was grinning like a Cheshire cat.  His smug smile won’t last.

The president’s gloating over the mid-term election results will not stop a House investigation into Hunter’s influence peddling schemes that netted the Biden family tens of millions of dollars from foreign interests.  And the federal courts have already shut down his student loan forgiveness scam as yet another of Joe’s nakedly unconstitutional abuses of power.

Other congressional probes may also launch in January —Biden’s Afghanistan debacle, his administration’s secret censorship program, an insidious cover-up of the pandemic’s origins, and systemic corruption at the FBI.  All of these investigations are expected to expose political malfeasance that has become endemic under Biden’s stewardship.

Joe can take a victory lap if he wants.  But his crowing will be short-lived.  While Republicans did not gain a substantial majority in the lower chamber, 218 members is enough to wrestle control from Democrats who have been stonewalling legitimate hearings into government wrongdoing.

President Biden’s loan cancellation order issued just weeks in advance of the November elections ranks as one of the most brazen acts of vote-buying in modern politics.  It’s unclear just how many indebted borrowers voted for his party in gratitude.  But it was lawless from beginning to end, not that Joe would ever care.

Last year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Biden that he had no power to cancel student debt.  “That’s not even a discussion,” she said.  Notably, the president did not disagree.  He well knew that he had no authority to transfer half a trillion dollars in debt to taxpayers with the wave of a pen.  Only Congress has the ability to do it under its tax and spend powers embedded in the Constitution.

Typically, Joe did it anyway… for the sole purpose of ginning up the vote for Democrats on November 8th.  It was the equivalent of sticking money in the pockets of borrowers in exchange for casting ballots a certain way.  In public remarks, Biden pretended that Congress voted to approve his actions.  There was no such vote, only evidence of Joe’s delusion or dementia.  Probably both.

To accomplish his constitutional end run, Joe invented a phony pretext by claiming there was an ongoing “national emergency” caused by the pandemic.  It was a laughable excuse because Biden declared that the pandemic was over during a 60 Minutes interview.  Even worse, his administration argued in court in a different case involving border security that the Covid-19 emergency had passed.  The CDC heartily agreed.

So, which is it Joe?  You can’t have it both ways.  Even the core of Biden’s pretense was an obvious charade.  He cited the 2003 HEROES Act involving national emergencies.  But that law applies only to military personnel, not a broad class of students who never served.  Moreover, nowhere in the statute does it encompass the rescinding of loans.

Predictably, two U.S. District Courts put a halt to Biden’s abuse of power.  It was an easy call.  A Texas judge ruled that the president flatly violated the Constitution by acting unilaterally and on a fictive basis.  The judge blocked the debt relief program nationwide by writing, “In this country, we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone.  Instead, we are ruled by a Constitution that provides for three distinct and independent branches of government.”

In the meantime, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued another decision that also invalidated Biden’s actions.  Already, his Department of Education has thrown in the towel by announcing that it will no longer accept applications for debt cancellation.  Why should they?  The election is over.  No need for Joe to make good on a promise after the votes are in.  He got what he wanted.

Biden will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, but that’s just for show.  He stands no chance of prevailing.  But taking it to SCOTUS will serve an even greater political purpose.  When he loses, Biden will once again rail against the high court and demand that Democrats alter its structure.  It’s demagoguery run amuck.  And an insult to the law and Constitution.

Even more malevolent is how the Bidens have banked tens of millions of dollars by selling out America to foreign governments and businesses.  The president’s ne’er-do-well son, Hunter, was the point person for the Biden family’s criminal enterprises.  To wit, selling access and influence to Russia, China, Ukraine, Romania, Kazakhstan, and several other countries over which his father exerted clout.

Evidence shows that the Russians forked over $40 million, while the Chinese paid more than $30 million to Hunter and his enterprises.  A paltry $11 million came courtesy of the Ukrainians.  Other figures suggest that more than $100 million poured into the Biden coffers with Joe as an expected beneficiary.

The evidence on the laptop alone incriminates the father as complicit in his son’s schemes.  It is ludicrous for Joe to claim he knew nothing about the nefarious dealings and never spoke with Hunter about it.  Photographs and emails contradict this.  And so do visitor records showing that the elder Biden met constantly with his son’s partners during the Obama administration.  One of them logged 19 visits to the White House.

Thus far, Biden’s chief sycophants, Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, have been running a protection racket to fend off any serious criminal consequences.  But a cavalcade of whistleblowers have courageously stepped forward to reveal the political bias that has infected the various investigations that were effectively shut down.  Anyone else would have been charged long ago with fraud, bribery, influence peddling, tax evasion, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as the Foreign Agents Registration Act.  Toss in racketeering and you’ve got a veritable smorgasbord of crimes.

Democrats have narrowly held on to power in the Senate, but the House appears to have reversed course.  Even a slim majority will give committee chairmanships to Republicans and critical subpoena power.  Several GOP leaders have vowed to commence an immediate investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden’s multi-million-dollar payola schemes.  The evidence amassed so far is compelling.

Oversight is a critical duty and function of Congress.  Americans expect and deserve honesty in public officials.  When our elected leaders enrich themselves while jeopardizing national security, trust in government is lost.  Without accountability, respect for the rule of law vanishes.