Before the election, the Hunter Biden scandal was huge on right-leaning news websites. Back then, I wrote numerous articles about him when he was smoking crack, banging (likely) Chinese spies on camera, and being a general societal liability.
The mainstream media outright ignored or denied it.
Such as NPR:
But now that the election is over, suddenly the Hunter Biden saga is “breaking news” by these very same mainstream media outlets.
It’s no longer “a distraction”. Nor a “conspiracy theory”, as was so common to call it back then.
Now it’s a federal investigation. Actually, wait. It was always a federal investigation. NPR was just too corrupt to do any real journalism and figure that out:
After going quiet in the months before the election, federal authorities are now actively investigating the business dealings of Hunter Biden, a person with knowledge of the probe said. His father, President-elect Joe Biden, is not implicated.
Now that the election is over, the investigation is entering a new phase. Federal prosecutors in Delaware, working with the IRS Criminal Investigation agency and the FBI, are taking overt steps such as issuing subpoenas and seeking interviews, the person with knowledge said.
Investigators have been examining multiple financial issues, including whether Hunter Biden and his associates violated tax and money laundering laws in business dealings in foreign countries, principally China, according to two people briefed on the probe.
Some of those transactions involved people who the FBI believe sparked counterintelligence concerns, a common issue when dealing with Chinese business, according to another source.
We were the first to call it:
Hints of the investigation emerged after President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, helped orchestrate news stories centered on a laptop purported to belong to Hunter Biden and said to include his business documents and other personal material.
The FBI took possession of the laptop in late 2019, according to a computer repairman in Delaware who showed reporters a copy of a subpoena. The subpoena is real, according to people briefed on the matter, but the FBI and prosecutors in Delaware have refused to confirm the existence of the investigation.
And we even called the Chinese connection. The entire Biden family is in the pocket of China. This was and remains obvious:
After his father left office in 2017, Hunter Biden worked on securing a deal with CEFC China Energy to invest in US energy projects, according to documents released by Republicans.
Hunter Biden told the New Yorker that the CEFC deal fell through, and that he didn’t consider Ye to be a shady character. Chinese authorities later detained Ye, amid Chinese media reports of corruption allegations against him.
At least one of the matters investigators have examined is a 2017 gift of a 2.8-carat diamond that Hunter Biden received from CEFC’s founder and former chairman Ye Jianming after a Miami business meeting
Hunter Biden later briefly acted as a lawyer to represent Patrick Ho, who ran an organization backed by CEFC, and who was convicted in 2018 of paying millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Chad and Uganda to benefit CEFC energy projects in those countries. Ho was sentenced to a three-year federal prison term. He has since been released and is back in Hong Kong, his attorney said.
Hunter Biden had been involved in an earlier Chinese business venture that drew concerns in the Obama White House and Joe Biden’s staff, according to the New Yorker. In 2013, Hunter Biden became involved with US and Chinese partners who were creating an investment fund called BHR Partners for deals outside China. Hunter Biden was an unpaid member of the BHR board and took an equity stake after his father left office, the New Yorker reported.
It’s all so tiring.
It’s only a distraction and a conspiracy theory until it’s politically convenient for the news to report it.
Then it’s Breaking News!