Biden 'Confident' That Son Hunter Didn't Break Law Amid Federal Probe into China Dealings

    Biden 'Confident' That Son Hunter Didn't Break Law Amid Federal Probe into China Dealings
    Last updated Oct 11, 2022
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    • White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Pres. Biden is "confident" that his son Hunter didn't break the law. In recent months, a federal grand jury have reportedly been investigating details of his business dealings in China.
    • After initially dismissing the contents of Hunter Biden's hard drives as a Russian misinformation campaign in 2020, the Washington Post on Mar. 30 confirmed the files connecting Hunter with CEFC China Energy were genuine and that he, alongside his uncle James Biden, received $4.8M from the state-controlled energy conglomerate.
    • On the same day, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) took to the Senate floor to condemn the business dealings and provided a receipt for a $100k payment from the Chinese energy firm going to the Bidens.
    • In a debate prior to the 2020 election, Biden stated that "nothing was unethical" about his son's business dealings in China and Ukraine and that he had "not made money" in China.
    • On Mar. 31, communications director Kate Bedingfield said the White House stood by the president's comments.
    • Citing multiple unnamed sources, CBS News on Mar. 31 reported that the grand jury investigating Hunter Biden is probing whether he violated tax, money laundering and foreign lobbying laws.


    Right narrative

    There is no doubt that this was a disinformation campaign, but it wasn't Russian. The dangerous alliance of mainstream media and big tech together conspired to silence the story of Hunter's laptop along with evidence of Joe Biden's own corruption.

    Left narrative

    This story is a long way from over, and when all is said and done it won't be a story about Hunter's laptop any more, but rather one of rampant corruption within the Trump wing of the GOP and a shameless effort to hold on to power whatever the cost to truth and American democracy.

    Establishment-critical narrative

    The mainstream media was so busy fighting Russian misinformation that it forgets it has serious misinformation problems of its own. Mainstream media needs to acknowledge its own flaws if it's ever going to regain public trust.

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