[Editor’s note: Make sure to read Joseph Klein’s masterpiece contributions in Jamie Glazov’s new book: Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.]
A violation of the federal Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) can be proven by evidence of a pattern of criminal activities such as bribery, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and fraud committed during a span of years by multiple people in an organized enterprise. That description fits the Biden family syndicate’s nefarious course of conduct during the last decade to a tee.
The evidence already gathered shows that the Biden family syndicate engaged in pay to play schemes leveraging Joe Biden’s power and “brand” as vice president in the Obama administration to sell to foreign oligarchs and industry leaders invaluable access and influence over U. S. policy. Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop provides a treasure trove of information evidencing how these schemes worked. Bank records provide more evidence of the Biden family syndicate’s money laundering, while firsthand accounts by former Hunter Biden business associates outline Joe Biden’s central role in his family’s business affairs.
As the Democratic Party’s candidate for president during the 2020 election, Joe Biden deliberately deceived voters into thinking that Hunter’s laptop containing potentially incriminating information about the Biden family syndicate’s activities was nothing more than Russian misinformation.
After becoming president, Biden turned a blind eye as top law enforcement officials in his administration carried out a multi-pronged coverup. The evidence shows how they tried to shield son Hunter from any serious consequences for his wrongdoing and to impede the investigation of any leads implicating President Biden himself.
Taken together, as described in more detail below, these activities form a pattern of illegal conduct by the Biden family syndicate that adds up to racketeering.
The Biden Family Syndicate’s Pay to Play Schemes
As vice president, Joe Biden was the “brand” used by his family syndicate to lure foreign oligarchs and businesses looking to influence U.S. policy into handing over millions of dollars, which ended up in Biden family bank accounts. The evidence shows that Hunter Biden was the bagman. He can be charged with directing the laundering of monies paid by the foreign influence seekers through shell companies that one or more of his business partners then transferred to Biden family members.
According to congressional testimony by Hunter’s former business partner Devon Archer, Vice President Biden joined phone calls with Hunter and various of his foreign business associates at least twenty times. He also dined with Hunter and his foreign business associates at a fancy Washington, D.C. restaurant. It defies common sense to believe that they were merely discussing the weather and other pleasantries during these multiple encounters, as claimed by Joe Biden’s defenders.
Vice President Biden used several pseudonym e-mail accounts to secretly communicate with Hunter regarding both family and official government business, including providing advance notice of official communications that he was scheduled to have with Ukrainian leaders. The co-mingling of family and government business regarding Ukraine, the country for which Vice President Biden was the Obama administration’s point man, is highly suspicious. All this time, Hunter was making loads of money for himself and the Biden family syndicate off his father’s name and contacts.
Hunter Biden joined the board of directors of Burisma, a major Ukrainian energy company, in the spring of 2014. He was paid approximately $1 million per year for serving on Burisma’s board of directors, despite having no experience or expertise in the energy field.
Burisma and Mykola Zlochevsky, Burisma’s owner, were under investigation by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin for alleged corruption. Zlochevsky and another high level Burisma official, Vadym Pozharsky, sought help from Hunter Biden and asked him to call his father. On or about December 4, 2015, Zlochevsky, Pozharsky, and Hunter Biden “called D.C.,” according to congressional testimony provided by Devon Archer.
Just three days later, Vice President Biden arrived in Ukraine. The vice president issued his quid pro quo ultimatum that unless Shokin, the prosecutor investigating Burisma and its owner, was immediately fired the United States would not go through with $1 billion in loan guarantees.
Biden’s excuse that he was simply following U.S. anti-corruption policy in Ukraine is laughable, especially since other Obama administration officials gave Shokin’s office high marks for its progress in fighting corruption. Nevertheless, Biden got his way and Shokin was gone by March 2016.
On top of all this, a trusted FBI informant implicated Joe Biden in an alleged criminal bribery scheme while he was vice president. An FBI 1023 reporting document referred to Mr. Zlochevsky’s claim that he was “pushed to pay” two Bidens five million dollars each. Another Burisma official was quoted as saying that Burisma hired Hunter Biden to “protect us, through his dad, from all kinds of problems.”
As for concealing the payments made to the Bidens, Mr. Zlochevsky said that he did not pay the “Big Guy” directly, noting that it would take investigators ten years to track the payments down. Bank records document the web of shell companies through which monies from foreign sources flowed to Biden family syndicate members’ bank accounts.
According to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, “The total amount from Ukraine to the Biden family and their associates is $6.5 million.”
Hunter Biden flew with his father on Air Force Two to China when the vice president went there for official business in 2013. Hunter’s purpose for accompanying his father was to cultivate personal business with a Chinese partner, whom he introduced to his father. “Twelve days after he flew to Beijing, Hunter Biden joined the board of a just-formed investment advisory firm known as BHR (Bohai, Harvest and Rosemont), whose partners included Chinese entities, including the man he introduced to his father,” the Washington Post noted in an August 1, 2023 article.
Money started to roll in from China while Joe Biden was still vice president. And the seeds were planted to expand the flow of Chinese money to the Biden family syndicate after Joe Biden left office and became a private citizen, including from CEFC China Energy, a Chinese energy conglomerate, and its executives.
Mainstream media in President Biden’s corner continue to maintain that there is no evidence that the president directly benefited financially from his son’s foreign business dealings. But that claim does not hold water. None other than Hunter himself complained that he had to turn over as much of fifty percent of his “salary” to “pop.”
Moreover, a firsthand account by one of Hunter’s former business partners, Tony Bobulinski, refutes the lie that Joe Biden had nothing to do with his son’s business dealings.
“I have heard Joe Biden say he has never discussed his dealings with Hunter. That is false. I have firsthand knowledge about this because I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden,” Mr. Bobulinski said in October 2020, shortly after the New York Post first reported on Hunter’s abandoned laptop on October 14, 2020. One e-mail revealed a business venture Hunter was pursuing that involved China’s largest private energy company and proposed percentage equity stakes that certain individuals would receive, including asking “10 held by H for the big guy?” Mr. Bobulinski made it clear that the “big guy” (the same phrase used by Burisma’s owner) was none other than Joe Biden himself.
During his first 2020 presidential campaign debate with then-President Donald Trump, Joe Biden lied when he flatly declared that his son Hunter had not earned any money through business dealings in China. In 2023, during the court hearing regarding his failed plea deal with the Biden Department of Justice, Hunter himself admitted to the contrary that he had received substantial amounts of money from Chinese sources.
Joe Biden’s outright lie, which earned him four Pinocchios from the Washington Post, is evidence of the “big guy’s” consciousness of guilt.
Joe Biden’s Election Fraud
After the New York Post broke the story about Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop and revealed some of its shocking contents less than a month before the 2020 election, his father’s presidential campaign went into panic mode. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, then senior advisor to the Biden campaign, was the impetus behind the misleading October 19, 2020 “Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails” signed by fifty-one former intelligence officers. This statement claimed that the New York Post’s reporting had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
It turns out that the former intelligence officers’ public statement was disinformation used by the Biden campaign and Joe Biden himself to mislead Americans voting in the 2020 presidential election. During Joe Biden’s debate with then-President Donald Trump on Oct. 22, 2020, Biden referred to the public statement to rebut Trump’s reference to Hunter’s laptop as “the laptop from hell.”
“There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what this — he’s accusing me of is a Russian plan,” Joe Biden exclaimed.
High tech companies used the former intelligence officers’ statement as a pretext for censoring the posting of the New York Post story on their social media platforms.
Polls have demonstrated that a significant number of voters would likely have voted differently had they known the complete truth about Hunter’s laptop. This could have made all the difference in the final outcome of the election.
Joe Biden’s and his campaign’s deliberate efforts to keep voters from knowing the truth about the big guy’s and his family syndicate’s nefarious activities fraudulently preven
The Coverup Continues
After Joe Biden became president, any possibility that his son’s pay for play influence peddling schemes and alleged money laundering would be fully investigated and prosecuted under the law went by the wayside.
Career IRS investigators were blocked at every turn from following the evidence wherever it might lead, including to President Biden himself, according to IRS whistleblowers’ congressional testimony.
The Department of Justice let the statute of limitations lapse on charges that could have been brought for tax evasion arising from payments Hunter received from Ukraine, etc. while his father was vice president.
After five years of investigation, U.S. Attorney David Weiss was inclined to let Hunter off the hook “without requiring a guilty plea on any charges,” the New York Times reported, until the IRS career investigators blew the whistle. Then his office agreed to an outrageous sweetheart deal with Hunter’s attorneys. The deal would have had Hunter plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges with no jail time and take part in a diversion program in lieu of being charged with a gun-related felony. The president’s son also would have been granted sweeping immunity from any further charges relating to the matters that had been under investigation, including Hunter’s work as an unregistered foreign agent. But the deal unraveled after U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika shot it down.
President Biden’s Attorney General, Merrick Garland, thereupon promoted the compromised David Weiss to the position of Special Counsel to continue running the Biden investigation, rather than follow regulations and select an independent person from outside the Department of Justice. This move ensures more soft treatment for Hunter and more coverup of any criminal wrongdoing by Joe Biden.
From Joe Biden’s days as vice president until now there is more than enough evidence to bring RICO charges against the Biden family syndicate, including against the “big guy.” As the saying goes, “A fish rots from the head down.”