More of that Russian disinformation from CNN.
But before we get into what CNN is telling us, the question is why, cui bono. Materials like this are obviously leaked from inside the investigation and there’s a two-fold decision, the one to leak and the one to publish, and they’re often intertwined, as in the two parties solicit each other.
So why tell us this?
Discussions recently have centered around possibly bringing charges that could include alleged tax violations and making a false statement in connection with Biden’s purchase of a firearm at a time he would have been prohibited from doing so because of his acknowledged struggles with drug addiction…
The Justice Department investigation initially focused on Hunter Biden’s financial and business activities in foreign countries dating to when Joe Biden was vice president. But investigators have examined a swath of broader conduct, including whether Hunter Biden and associates violated money laundering, campaign finance, tax and foreign lobbying laws, as well as whether Hunter Biden broke federal firearm and other regulations, multiple sources said.
As the investigation has entered its final stages, prosecutors have narrowed their focus to tax and gun-related charges, the people say.
So trafficking, prostitution, drug buys and use, and dealings with assorted foreign oligarchs, plus ten percent for the big guy would come down to… this.
Gun-related charges would be legitimate, but a bit odd.
We’ve seen much more serious materials in the Hunter Biden files, but a scenario in which Hunter ends up dealing with some fines over violating tax laws and a slap on the wrist over gun charges could be a very realistic scenario because it splits the difference, putting a little bit of pressure on Joe Biden not to run again without really hurting him, and gun charges would conveniently isolate Joe Biden from any of the fallout when it’s the larger financial pattern that is truly explosive.
Basically, it sounds like the investigation is pursuing the local over the global, avoiding any of the larger implications in the case to focus on some easy ‘wins’.
That’s not very surprising. A real Hunter Biden investigation, pulling in various members of the Biden family and tackling the entire international web of corruption would be the surprise.