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OPINION

The Biden Family Crime Syndicate

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“You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t”, said by Barack Obama to Joe Biden back in 2019 as Biden was preparing to announce his plans to run for the Democrat Party’s nomination for President of the United States, and run against then President Donald Trump.

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At the time Obama made those private remarks to Biden I found it a bit curious. One would have expected the former president to enthusiastically encourage and support his former vice president to run for the top job. After all, they spent eight years together in the White House and knew each other well. But perhaps that was the problem, Barack Obama knew Joe Biden too well.

One would have to believe that during those eight years together, as president, Barack Obama certainly had to have been briefed on the activities of Biden’s son and brother, and on their efforts to enrich the Biden family through ‘pay for play’ schemes involving good old Joe.

Schemes that involved Barack Obama’s very own sitting vice president at the time, who has since been under intense scrutiny for his alleged participation in ‘influence peddling’ involving Ukraine and other foreign nations. Including foreign adversaries like communist China.

It certainly appears that the Biden family’s activities were not a deep, dark secret.  As time has passed more and more information has come out showing that Joe Biden’s reputation for unethical - if not outright illegal activities was pretty much common knowledge. During his’ decades in Washington, Biden certainly wasn’t viewed as a paragon of virtue by anyone.

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We know that there were concerns during the Obama-Biden Administration that were expressed by U.S. State Department officials working at the American Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, including by the U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. Those concerns were later testified to under oath during the Congressional hearings into the 2019 scam impeachment of President Trump.

If Barack Obama didn’t know about the Biden family’s activities then his administration was indeed much more inept and incompetent than we have known all along. A blind man could have seen what was going on right under the president’s nose. At the very least the U.S. Secret Service would have briefed Obama on Hunter Biden’s sexual escapades, which alone would be a national security concern. The vice president’s son could be compromised by a foreign intelligence service, and consequently compromise the sitting vice president of the United States.

While it was unfortunately successfully covered up by the Democrat Party allies in the news media, as well as by the fifty former “intelligence professionals” who declared that the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop and was the result of “Russian disinformation”, it’s since been determined that the laptop in question was and is legitimate. It indeed was owned by Hunter Biden and in no way was it influenced or created by Russian intelligence. And most importantly it contains a great deal of evidence of malfeasance and criminal involvement by Joe Biden. Now the sitting President of the United States.

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Was Barack Obama worried back in 2019 that Biden’s criminal activities would come to light during a presidential campaign and could result in President Trump’s reelection, which is why he tried to subtly discourage Biden from running? I think that’s a legitimate question to ponder.

But once Biden secured the party’s nomination it would have become necessary to prevent all the negative information about Biden from becoming public knowledge. Barack Obama and the Democrats would have to call in all markers from the ‘news media swamp’, who all along had been in Obama and the Democrats’ hip pocket anyway, so they were happy to help out with this sticky issue.

Obviously Obama must have been successful since the Biden Crime Family’s activities went unreported on by most of the news media prior to the 2020 presidential election. Even now there’s been a reluctance to report on anything associated with the claims of illegal - indeed impeachable offenses by Joe Biden.

Hopefully the Republicans in Congress can unveil the level of corruption of Joe Biden and his family. Not that I’m anxious to see Kamala Harris elevated to the Oval Office if Joe Biden were to resign or be convicted in an impeachment trial.

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But I don’t really think that’s much of a concern, Democrats in Washington could be presented with a smoking gun in Joe Biden’s hand and they’ll never vote to convict. The best we can hope for is to put on national display the corruption of the Joe Biden Crime Family, and destroy the reputation of one more of the Washington political elites who have enriched themselves off the backs of regular Americans for much too long.

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