Editorial: Hunter Biden’s Predicaments

Column by Mike Bibb

After three years of ignoring Hunter Biden – Joe’s son – numerous unusual involvements in international affairs and other local intrigues, federal prosecutors are finally considering bringing charges.

Apparently, much of the injurious information contained within Hunter’s abandoned laptop computers has been established as being factual.

This was known two or three years ago.  The question is, why did it take the FBI so long to reveal it?

When your daddy is the President of the United States and a longtime Washington figure, legal things can seem to be delayed or ignored.  We’ll see how far this goes under Joe’s Department of Justice.

According to AP News, certain FBI officials are “growing frustrated” at the inordinate amount of time the investigation has taken.  Reportedly, facts and evidence were compiled over a year ago, yet movement on the case has only recently been announced.

Several news agencies have recognized for years Hunter’s disreputable past and attempted to inform the public of their findings.

However, with the exception of a few,  mainstream media organizations – for the most part – have disregarded the information or only lightly reported it.

Now that Congress has gotten involved, various investigations into Hunter’s travels and dealings with foreign agents and governments have renewed interest in the subject.

Particularly, unreported “income” he’s received and if some of that monetary compensation found its way into other Biden family pockets.

Supposedly, federal prosecutors are looking at accusing Hunter of at least four charges:  Two misdemeanor counts for failure to file taxes, one felony count of tax evasion, and one felony count of falsification of a federal firearms application.

The firearms violation stems from his lying on a gun application in order to legally purchase a pistol.  After buying the gun, for whatever reason, he later tossed it into a dumpster behind a grocery store.  The firearm was discovered and turned over to authorities.

A check of the serial number quickly disclosed Hunter was the purchaser.

Undoubtedly, additional charges could be included if the government deems it necessary.  Hunter’s lifestyle is replete with numerous questionable entanglements bordering on skeptical lawfulness. 

The Biden’s have lived a charmed lifestyle in Washington.  As mentioned, Joe has been a federal government employee for most of his 80 years.  He’s really never done or knows how to do anything else.

Hunter, 53, has simply tagged along.  Equally nonproficient, he’s managed to hang on to Joe’s coattails and survive rather nicely, in spite of a sordid lifestyle of drugs, ejection from the Navy Reserve because of testing positive for cocaine, and an unexplained high-paying job on the board of directors of a Ukrainian natural gas company.

A position he had no education, training, or experience.  He later admitted his only qualification was probably his dad was the Vice President of the United States. 

Good enough.  A no-know-nothing conduit into the White House can be extremely beneficial to foreign interests, particularly when large sums of financial assistance are involved.

Today, of course, we’re supporting Ukraine’s tussle with Russia with enormous amounts of money, guns, and technical assistance.

Probably one of the most amazing features of Hunter’s life is that he’s not smart enough to realize his good fortune. 

Instead of staying in the background, maintaining a non-conspicuous existence, and playing the game by accepted rules, he’s wandered off track, drawing the curiosity of private and government reviewers.

His unexplainable neglect in retrieving a couple of laptops from a computer repair shop has to be one of the “dumbest criminals” cases in modern criminology.  

Especially, since the devices were full of pictures and incriminating information damaging to him, his associates, and the Biden family.

Plus, throwing a recently purchased handgun into a supermarket trashcan wasn’t overly bright.  

Good grief, being charged with only four counts of federal violations seems like the tip of the iceberg, but it may be enough to open a whole can of worms.

I have my suspicions this convoluted mess runs much deeper and wider than we may imagine.

The opinions in this editorial are those of the author.