Just remember this phrase…
“I never discussed business with my son.”
That is Joe Biden’s defense. He has always been very careful about the phrasing of that sentence, and it is starting to become apparent why he did that.
The Paper Trail
A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that was finally fulfilled just blew the lid off this scandal.
Joe Biden’s VP office exchanged 19,335 emails with Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca firm.
Add this to the 20 or so phone calls that Joe Biden jumped in on when Hunter was holding business deals, and you see how this gets very interesting.
Biden surely knew he was the carrot in those meetings, and he did not necessarily have to speak business in order to be effective for Hunter.
Imagine sitting down for a deal, and Hunter bragging, “I have direct access to the White House.” Then he dials the phone, and Joe Biden answers. That is a pretty compelling sales tool.
The emails between Biden’s office and Hunter are pretty damaging.
It is not relevant if they were sent directly to Joe Biden or not because Hunter was clearly using the office to manipulate the situation.
Really, what is the difference between Joe Biden handling something for Hunter or Hunter contacting Biden’s office and one of the staffers taking care of it? Is anyone stupid enough to think this was all happening without Joe Biden’s knowledge?
Joe Biden may have never talked to Hunter about his business, but that is probably because Joe Biden purposely put a buffer between himself and Hunter.
That, my friends, is what they call plausible deniability.
You can read the full report in the National Review.