Whatever the Senate Homeland Security and Finance committees hoped they might find — and couldn't — in the months-long joint investigation into Hunter Biden's role on the board of a Ukraine natural gas firm, which was released Wednesday, some things are clear.
* Hunter Biden would not have become involved with — and enriched by — the corrupt energy firm if his father, Joe Biden, hadn't been vice president of the United States. Officials say he had no skill set that would have made him a candidate for the company's board or to deal with foreign leaders.
* Even with the senior Biden in charge of U.S.-Ukraine relations, the younger man's position on the board interfered "in the efficient execution of policy [by the Obama administration] with respect to Ukraine," the report said.
* Joe Biden lied about not knowing of his son's involvement with Burisma and had been informed that his son's position on the board "enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine."
The above are demonstrable facts. Yet, the Biden-for-president campaign, its associates in the national media and congressional Democrats believe all of the above is much ado about nothing.
President Donald Trump was impeached, and acquitted, for suggesting to the Ukraine president that he might want to take a look at the mess.
Apparently, no one is going to be indicted or go to jail concerning what the committees' report found, but one of the things it suggests to us is that Joe Biden put his son's personal gain ahead of United States foreign policy, or, if we're being generous, looked the other way to allow his son's personal gain to come before the country's foreign policy. That, to us, is disqualifying for a presidential candidate.
But that wasn't all.
The committees' report also stated it had received records that the younger Biden "sent thousands of dollars" to individuals who have "either been involved in transactions consistent with possible human trafficking; an association with the adult entertainment industry; or potential association with prostitution."
Further, it states Senate investigators found millions of dollars in "questionable financial transactions" between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow as well as individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
Even the vice president's brother, James, and his wife, Sara, were financed in a "$100,000 global spending spree" in one of the transactions.
This is nothing to see? Just conspiracy theories? Do the facts matter? Despite the fact no one is facing charges over all of this, it certainly should tell voters the Democratic candidate doesn't have clean hands.
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