by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Michael Goodwin of the New York Post details bad news for the sitting president.
He can run but he can’t hide,” legendary boxer Joe Louis once said about an opponent.
These days, the same thing might be said about the president of the United States.
At a crucial moment of his tenure, Joe Biden is repeatedly refusing to take questions.
The odd ducking and weaving have even the normally docile White House press corps in an uproar.
Why won’t he answer us, they demand to know.
The question answers itself — Biden won‘t face the media because he’s got something to hide.
But as with Joe Louis’ opponents, running won’t work.
For despite Biden’s efforts, day by day, drip by drip, his dirty secret is coming into view.
With each new piece of evidence, it becomes more certain he was directly involved in his family’s influence-peddling schemes.
The latest developments also confirm something else — that elections have consequences.
The GOP victory that gave the party control of the House of Representatives is already producing crucial information that House Dems scandalously kept secret for more than two years.
Even the Department of Justice, supposedly investigating Hunter Biden since at least 2018, apparently wasn’t interested in major evidence hiding in plain sight.
Count all this as an example of how divided government usually works best.
Most important, the probers are doing it in the way made famous by Watergate — following the money.
Consider that a single Republican subpoena to Bank of America yielded key details on how a suspect $3 million payment from a Chinese energy company was divided among Biden family members and associates.
Hunter Biden and Jim Biden, the president’s son and brother, got the lion’s share.
But Hallie Biden, the widow of Joe’s late son Beau and Hunter’s lover, also got $35,000, the first time she is known to have shared in a windfall that might have totaled as much as $11 million, according to investigators.