by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Quin Hillyer writes for the Washington Examiner about the latest controversy facing the Biden administration.
OK, this really should be easy: Every news outlet in the country, every law enforcement agency with jurisdiction, every appropriate congressional committee, and the full weight of the FBI should be aggressively probing the Biden family’s financial records.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) say a credible whistleblower alleges that the FBI and Justice Department have a document with a “precise description” of a “criminal scheme” between a foreign national and then-Vice President Joe Biden involving payment of money for policy decisions.
Comer has issued a subpoena for the document, known as an FD-1023 form. Putting it in the vernacular, Comey said the whistleblower is alleging a “bribery scheme.”
It has been obvious for years now that Biden’s son Hunter Biden and brother, Jim, have been trading on the president’s name for lucrative foreign business dealings. Back when the liberal media were rooting for Democrats other than Joe Biden to take the presidency, Politico ran a huge expose called “Biden Inc.” about how the president’s “family fortunes have closely tracked his political career.”
But ever since Joe Biden became the Democrats’ best hope to oust former President Donald Trump, the liberal media have spent more time covering its collective eyes than the “see-no-evil” monkey. Even when copious evidence emerged on Hunter Biden’s laptop showing just how extensive his foreign dealings were, and which from the very start indicated the vice president was at least partly in the loop, the liberal media have acted more like Joe Biden’s Praetorian Guard than like real journalists working to keep government honest.
And, of course, the Justice Department, under the deeply dishonest Attorney General Merrick Garland, along with the FBI under disgraceful Director Christopher Wray, have slow-walked or even outright blocked proper investigations into these matters.
If this whistleblower has the goods, the entire country needs to find out sooner rather than later. If major corruption exists at the highest levels of government, it must be outed.