Donald V. Watkins
Congressional Report Details Biden Family Corruption
By: Donald V. Watkins
May 10, 2023
BREAKING NEWS ---
A Congressional report issued today by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability details Biden family corruption by using bank records and other subpoenaed records to document the flow of millions of dollars from Chinese nationals and a convicted Romanian criminal into the bank accounts of Hunter Biden and other Biden family members while Joe Biden served as Vice President and led or influenced the Obama administration’s policy initiatives in these countries.
You can read the full 36-page report by clicking here.
The House report breaks down the sophisticated money laundering schemes that were used to funnel money into the pockets of Biden family members, who obviously did little or no work for this money.
The report uses bank records, White House visitor logs, travel records, photos, and other official documents to establish the Biden family’s pattern and practice of courting business in regions of the world in which the then Vice President had an outsize role and influenced U.S. policy.
The reports establishes from timelines and solid documentation that: (a) influence peddling by Hunter Biden and Joe Biden likely occurred, and (b) Hunter Biden and other Biden family members benefitted financially and directly from this influence peddling.
So that we are clear, influence peddling by unregistered agents for the purpose of impacting U.S. foreign policy is a crime under various federal statues.
The House report is a straight-forward investigative document. The Committee's staff allowed the bank records and other documents to tell the story of influence peddling. The money-trails from foreign nationals and criminals to the Biden family do not need much interpretation or explanation. They pretty much speak for themselves.
The House report comes on the heels of a Congressional inquiry into Clarence Thomas’ “pay-to-play” scheme. An April 24, 2023, letter from Sen. Ron Wyden, Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Finance, to Harlan Crow (Thomas’ acknowledged benefactor) seeks the same kind of records used by the House Committee to establish the Biden family's corruption.
The documentation laid out by the House staff in the Biden influence peddling scheme is equal to or greater than the published documentation in the Clarence Thomas “pay-to-play” scheme. Numerous publications have used public records to document Thomas' propensity to "sell" his vote on the Supreme Court to conservative advocacy groups, via directs cash payments to his wife or lavish "gifts" to himself.
From a law enforcement standpoint, the Biden family and Harlan Crow/Clarence Thomas influence peddling schemes and "pay-to-play" transactions warrant full scale, vigorous criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice. Political party affiliation and positions held in government should have no bearing on whether these criminal investigations occur or the outcomes of the investigations.
Likewise, it should not matter about who developed or presented the evidence of criminality in each case. The only relevant inquiry is: (a) whether federal public corruption crimes were committed in each case, and (b) whether the benefactors and beneficiaries of the monies that changed hands knew they were committing criminal offenses at the time?
The incriminating documents suggests that the answer is “Yes” in both the Biden and Thomas cases.
Whether Attorney General Merrick Garland has the “balls” to do the right thing in these criminal cases remains to be seen. Garland’s track record in fighting public and corporate corruption is abysmal and embarrassing. Garland either condones this kind of public corruption, or he is too weak to fight it.