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Long Knives: How Congressional Investigation Could Prevent President Biden From Seeking Re-election

Arnaud Develay

21st Century Wire

In the wake of last Fall midterm elections, James Comer, who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Jim Jordan (the House Committee on the Judiciary, whose purview includes Impeachment Resolution) announced an investigation into the alleged “Biden family corruption and influence peddling.”

As background to this theme looms the long-standing staple of the American political system bearing on the FBI’s control over the presidency coupled with the ever increasing politicization of the federal agencies.

In other words, all the ingredients are reunited for what could be the biggest scandal in American politics since Watergate.

On March 17th, Rep. Comer announced that “that four members of the Biden family — not three, but four – were receiving money from various influence-peddling schemes around the world.” Said Comer:

One thing that I noticed that was unique about these wire transfers is each transfer is like a check. You have the name, address, date, the dollar amount and also the memo, which is what it’s for. Every other wire transfer from Robinson Walker had something listed in the memo except the ones to the Bidens.

“If they put it in the memo, I might have a better idea what the money was for that the Bidens received. At the end of the day, what Joe Biden’s defenders have said is, this is a business deal. This is a business deal. Well what’s the business, Sean?

“There’s no business. There’s no business. They were influence-pedaling. Looks like they were getting money for some type of service. Now, I don’t think Hunter Biden could provide the type of service that would generate millions and millions of dollars from the Chinese communist party. But I believe his father could. So when they say that Joe Biden wasn’t involved, we don’t know that.

“We just know that Joe Biden met with a lot of these people that ended up going in business with Hunter or ended up paying Hunter, rather, and the family. And that’s another thing that they have tried to imply that there was only a couple family members.

But what we found is there’s multiple family members and there’s going to end up being end up being between four and seven Bidens who received significant amounts of money from communist China.”

The three Bidens known to have received money from Hunter’s business dealings are Hunter; Hallie Biden, Beau Biden’s widow (with whom Hunter Biden had an intimate relationship with after his brother’s death), and Hunter’s uncle, James Biden.

The investigation seems to be picking up speed after Comer revealed that subpoenas issued to Bank of America last February 27th to hand over bank records for John “Rob” Walker, a long-time Hunter and James Biden business associate, uncovered the payment of $3 million dollars following the end of Joe Biden’s tenure as U.S. Vice-President “from individuals associated with the Chinese Communist Party”.

Since the 2016 US Presidential Election, the FBI, DOJ and U.S. Intelligence Community have all been accused by Republicans of inaction and of using law enforcement for the benefit of the Democratic Party of the United States.

In recent years, the Democratic Party has deftly dodged Republican claims, going as far as blocking New York Post articles and Twitter posts exposing the Hunter Biden laptop story, also a topic the focus of the Comer-Jordan investigations.

SEE ALSO: Hunting for Hunter: Evidence Reveals Biden, Burisma Ukraine Bond Scandal, Tied to U.S. Firm

One of the Democrats’ trump cards was a campaign aimed at exposing Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” as fake and alleged to be “information sabotage” by Russia. In 2020, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (along with 50 intelligence officials!) swore it was all a plot engineered by the Kremlin. The mainstream media dutifully followed suit.

Alas, the laptop turned out to be genuine, as shown by numerous forensic tests and Hunter’s own timid confession. The contents are breathtaking and are possibly one of the largest ever data-dump scandals in modern history, and with damning implications regarding illicit overseas activities of the Biden family.

The Democrats are now trying to walk back their stated narrative, but it’s too late, as Hunter’s laptop continues to lift the veil on a series of episodes of seemingly blatant attempts at influence peddling by his father, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Ukraine, Russia, and China.

The presidential family’s fingerprints are seemingly everywhere.

To be sure, the Democrats insist that there was nothing wrong with ‘lobbying’ abroad as influence-peddling is indeed legal only inthusfar as these activities and their beneficiaries are complying with the legal provision of the Foreign Registration Act.

Some question of legality could thus arise as to whether the Vice President’s urging for dismissing the Attorney General of Ukraine, a country where he himself is actively trying to impose policy falls within the acceptable scope of the activities covered by the Act.

This harkens back to one of Hunter Biden’s “money tours” in Kiev where he and his partners Alan Apter, Devon Archer and Chris Heinz – John Kerry’s adopted son – joined the board of Burisma Holdings, an oil and gas firm owned by a corrupt minister of the Yanukovich era – Mykola Zlochevsky.

When then-Ukraine Attorney General Viktor Shokin initiated the investigation into Burisma where Hunter worked, Joe Biden somehow got nervous and demanded that Poroshenko himself drop the investigation and fire Shokin. In return, the Vice President promised Poroshenko a $1 billion loan guarantee.

This conversation was never denied by anyone after it was published in the New York Post.

As detractors wrote in a weighty U.S. Senate report – Hunter Biden received payments of $83,333 per month from Burisma (page 68 of the report) to Hunter’s firm Rosemont Seneca Bohai account through the intermediary firm Wirelogic Technologies, which Zlochevsky (Burisma’s majority share holder and Ukraine’s former Minister of Ecolology and Natural Resources) used to launder money in Latvia (Report of Inspector General, page 7)

As consideration for paying Hunter, detractors cited Joe Biden’s promises to provide patronage to Ukraine and help it achieve “energy independence” from Russia.

In April 2014, Biden announced a financial aid package to Ukraine (Crisis Support Package for Ukraine), as well as the first billion-dollar loan guarantees.

Less than a month after the aid was announced, Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma.

The press repeatedly published excerpts of a report on transactions from Burisma to Hunter’s firm (Rosemont Seneca Bohai) through Morgan Stanley Bank.

In 2020, another thunderstorm struck – Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) tried to close the criminal case against Burisma in exchange for a bribe of $5 million.

This prompted the FBI to announce it would initiate an investigation of Hunter Biden for tax evasion. In October 2022, the Bureau said it had enough evidence to press charges.

It would appear that all the information stored in Hunter’s laptop provides sufficient evidence to proceed as each element – correspondence, copies of documents – has been authenticated.

For some reason however, Comer faces obstacles at every level.

The Oversight Committee’s requests for all documents on the Bidens’ transactions from the FBI, the Treasury Department, Morgan Stanley, Hunter himself and his partner and Rosemont Seneca director Eric Schwerin have all passed their deadlines without anyone producing anything.

First of all, Morgan Stanley’s president, James P. Gorman – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC- never responded to Comer’s May request for verification of all data on Hunter’s financial transactions.

In addition, Comer accused Treasury officials of “unfair practices” that prevented the committee from accessing more than 150 bank reports of questionable transactions related to Hunter Biden.

To be sure, U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland has promised not to obstruct the investigation into Hunter’s failure to pay taxes.

AG Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he has handed the case over to U.S. Attorney David Weiss, Delaware’s top federal prosecutor (and a Trump appointee).

“He has been advised not to deny anything he needs,” Garland said.

Still, Republican Chuck Grassley expressed doubts that the case will move now.

He thinks Democrats might go to the trouble of engineering a change of jurisdiction by bringing charges against the prosecutor who would then be replaced by a Biden appointee.

Another important aspect of the investigation bears on James Comer periodically calling on representatives of the US Department of Treasury to testify on Biden’s transactions.

Finally, in the face of repeated ignored requests by the House of Representatives, Comer threatens to subpoena Biden personally.

They continue to act like they don’t understand why the House Oversight Committee would bother to request this information. They know exactly the reason that we’re looking into this. They know about the family’s influence peddling. They know that this fam, said Rep. Comer.

It is not yet clear whether there will be an investigation into the origin of the money flowing into Hunter Biden’s accounts and the laundering of Burisma funds through Wirelogic Technologies and whether the testimony of witnesses directly involved as nominee directors of this company, which they gave to Ukrainian law enforcers by providing direct evidence, will be taken into account. Information about this is available in many media outlets in Ukraine and beyond.

For the time being, Comer’s strategy seems centered to multiply the issuance of subpeonas so as to establish grounds such that there will be no possible denial.

With election season looming, the Democrats may be faced with the prospect of leaning on Joe Bien to step aside in order to preserve their chances to retain the White House.

There are however no garantees that Joe will go silently as the Bidens are but one of the most visible dynasties embroiled in the ever-shifting swamp of Ukraine.

Arnaud Develay was trained as an attorney specializing in humanitarian and international criminal law. A member of both the Paris and Washington state bar, he started his career under former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark’s mentorship before moving to represent Ilitch Ramirez Sanchez aka ‘Carlos’, senior representatives of the Yellow Vest Movement, and Moldova’s former Vice-Prime Minister, Iurie Rosca. He now works as a political consultant. Visit Arnaud’s archive.

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