Hunter Biden is ‘the focal point of the Biden Crime family’: Rep. Matt Gaetz

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, is the “focal point of the Biden crime family” and that Americans are “witnessing an ongoing crime wave.”

Gaetz is the House lawmaker who in March of this year filed with Congress “the contents, files, and copies of Hunter Biden’s laptop.”

The New York Post first reported in October 2020 that he had received via Rudy Giuliani a copy of a hard drive from a laptop that Hunter Biden had donated to a Delaware computer repair shop in April. 2019 and never recovered.

“We are now, through the laptop, able to piece together travel records, text messages, emails, payments from foreign entities directly to Hunter Biden’s discussions, meetings and associations with his father, who occupied a position of great importance. as Vice President of the United States at the time,” Gaetz said in an interview with EpochTV’s “Crossroads” on July 22.

The laptop’s hard drive allegedly contains records of various business transactions, pornographic images and illegal content. Big tech companies moved quickly to suppress reports about the laptop in the run-up to the 2020 general election in November.

“If that’s what’s on Hunter Biden’s laptop of yesteryear, imagine what’s on the laptop he’s using now, because they haven’t stopped “, Gaetz said, adding, “Joe Biden and Hunter Biden have not lived a single day under Republican scrutiny. If we take control of the House of Representatives, that must be our central objective, where we must make known the truth before the people.

When Gaetz entered Hunter Biden’s laptop data from the congressional filing, he also entered the repair shop’s data from the committee’s file which showed a copy of the receipt the repair shop had. issued when Hunter Biden’s MacBook Pro computer was dropped off in April 2019, along with a receipt that the FBI took possession of the laptop in December 2019.

At the time, on March 29, Gaetz asked Bryan Vorndran, the deputy director of the FBI’s cyber division, numerous questions about Hunter Biden’s laptop. Vorndran told Gaetz during the House Judiciary Committee hearing that he did not know where the laptop was or whether the laptop could compromise national security. He also said that Hunter’s laptop was not in his “jurisdiction”.

“Here for the Grift”

Gaetz noted that President Joe Biden had previously insisted that he and his son, Hunter, never discussed Hunter’s business dealings. Biden had previously said in 2019: “I never spoke to my son about his business dealings abroad.”

“I think what’s really instructive here is that Joe Biden initially took the position that he and Hunter never discussed Hunter’s business. And now we know that was a lie,” Gaetz told Crossroads. “It was a lie based on the voicemails we recovered from Joe Biden talking about Hunter’s business deals with him. We know this from photographs, where Joe Biden is with people Hunter Biden is soliciting for money.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, attends an event at the White House in Washington on April 18, 2022. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Hunter Biden’s business dealings have included dealings with individuals and entities in China, Russia, Ukraine and other countries, including during Joe Biden’s time as Vice President under the Obama administration.

A leaked voicemail that was left in December 2018 showed Biden calling his son to discuss a news report about Hunter’s dealings with a Chinese oil tycoon who had been accused of financial crimes. On July 5, the White House did not dispute the voicemail report.

Separately, dozens of discussions between Joe Biden and Hunter Biden about Hunter’s business dealings had taken place between 2008 and 2016, the New York Post reported on July 16, citing a personal calendar on Hunter’s laptop. The meetings took place at the White House or at the vice president’s residence at the US Naval Observatory.

Gaetz told Crossroads, “I fear our country is being sold out by a first family who is here for the rapine, not the service. And besides, not for nothing. But if you look at the policies adopted by Joe Biden, these are the same policies that weaken America and strengthen China. Wondering if anyone paid for this through Hunter.

Republicans vow to renew investigations

Hunter Biden is currently under federal investigation for alleged tax evasion, lobbying crimes and money laundering. He confirmed in December 2020 that his business deals were under investigation by the Department of Justice; the investigation is being led by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a prosecutor appointed by former President Donald Trump.

The federal investigation dates back to 2018, a year before Joe Biden announced his candidacy for president, multiple news outlets reported, citing unnamed sources.

Anonymous sources recently told Fox News and CNN that the federal investigation has reached a “critical stage.” Meanwhile, a former Justice Department official told the New York Post on July 21 that he believes a “generous” plea deal for Hunter Biden is in the works.

“From the reports I’ve read, it seems more like a generous guilty plea is on the horizon, not some kind of sweeping indictment,” said Jim Trusty, a lawyer and former head of the DOJ’s Organized Crime Section.

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President Joe Biden gives a thumbs up from a White House balcony as his son Hunter Biden (left) looks on during the July 4 fireworks display in Washington, July 4, 2022. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Pictures)

Several senators previously released a report in September 2020 on Hunter Biden’s business dealings. The report says Hunter Biden engaged in millions of dollars in “questionable financial dealings” with associates and outsiders, including the former Moscow mayor’s wife and people linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

Republicans have pledged to renew investigations into Hunter Biden if they overthrow control of the House of Representatives midterm in November 2022.

“Joe Biden and Hunter Biden were never held accountable. They’re both involved in this. And that’s one of the reasons I think people are going to put Republicans in charge of the House representatives because they want to check the corruption of the Biden family,” Gaetz said.

Americans deserve an honest government that “is not sold to foreign interests abroad or special interests here at home,” the congressman continued.

But he noted that many politicians are beholden to political action committees, lobbyists, various donors and even business deals with family members.

“This is the reason why so many institutions in our country have been weaponized against the people.”

Frank Fang and Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

Mimi Nguyen Ly

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Mimi Nguyen Ly covers world news with a focus on US news. Contact her at [email protected]

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Joshua Philipp is an award-winning Epoch Times investigative reporter and host of EpochTV’s “Crossroads.” He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetric hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His more than 10 years of research and investigation into the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.

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