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Would President Biden Choose America or Hunter?

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As we continue to learn more about the glitzy and hard-charging life of Hunter Biden, a number of serious national security questions have arisen surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden’s ability to stand up for America.

There is no question the Chinese Communist Party is a current and long-term challenge to the United States, yet Biden is on record downplaying the threat.

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man," Biden said during a campaign stop in May 2019. "I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.”

Eight months later, due to the Chinese Communist Party’s lying and deceit, Wuhan coronavirus quickly became a pandemic, destroying economies and taking lives. Not to mention, China has stolen billions of dollars in intellectual property rights from American companies. They’ve been aggressively building military bases in the South China Sea, threatening American allies and took over Hong Kong in violation of a long-held treaty the territory would remain autonomous. Through their belt and road initiative, China has stripped developing countries of their resources and taken over Africa by dishonestly indebting a number of governments. They're bad folks, folks.

After news broke this week about contents found on a laptop allegedly belonging to Biden’s son, Hunter, we have some clues about Biden’s soft spot for the communist regime. After all, it’s made his family rich.

"Hunter Biden pursued lucrative deals involving China’s largest private energy company — including one that he said would be 'interesting for me and my family,' emails obtained by The Post show," the New York Post reported. "Another email — sent by Biden as part of an Aug. 2, 2017, chain — involved a deal he struck with the since-vanished chairman of CEFC, Ye Jianming, for half-ownership of a holding company that was expected to provide Biden with more than $10 million a year…Biden wrote that Ye had sweetened the terms of an earlier, three-year consulting contract with CEFC that was to pay him $10 million annually 'for introductions alone.'"

It doesn’t stop with China. It extends to Ukraine.

“Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post. The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month,” the New York Post reported in a separate story. “An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for 'advice on how you could use your influence' on the company’s behalf.”

The Biden campaign first gave a half denial the meeting ever took place, saying it was never on his official schedule. Then, they acknowledged it may have taken place but insisted it would have just been in passing. Biden has maintained he knew nothing about his son’s business dealings and that he wasn’t involved. That is a lie. It is clear the Biden family was involved in serious influence-peddling and corruption.

These facts about Biden’s family ties beg the question of whose interests he would be loyal to as president: America's? Or Hunter's? Given Hunter’s treasure trove of photos that were left on the computer, including those that show him smoking crack and engaging in other illicit behavior, there’s plenty of room for blackmail. Biden enabled his son's behavior while vice president. Why wouldn't he do the same as the most powerful man in the world?


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