It’s time for a full-fledged probe into the Bidens, according to Fox News host Steve Hilton.
“What the hell do we have to do to get the Biden corruption investigated? For three years, President Trump has his administration blocked and probed and hounded, but nothing on the other side,” Hilton said on his show The Next Revolution. “That is not fair. That is not justice. That is not the rule of law, but the law of the ‘swamp’ — and the king of the swamp is Joe Biden.”
Americans still have no idea why Hunter Biden got his job at a Ukrainian gas company, and it would be unfair to let the Bidens off the hook for corruption just because President Donald Trump was acquitted of impeachment charges, Hilton said. Republican senators are pressing forward with an inquiry, although it remains to be seen how thorough it will be.
Trump and his Republican allies have said that Hunter Biden got his job at Burisma Holdings because of his family connections and that then-Vice President Joe Biden may have pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company. Trump was impeached for pressuring Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, but the president was acquitted by the Senate last week after Republican senators punted on the opportunity to cross-examine the Bidens and shut out witnesses.
But unresolved questions about Hunter’s business dealings remain. Hilton pointed to his work in Ukraine as well as China, where Hunter inked a deal with the state-owned Bank of China after visiting the country with his father.
“Hunter was hired by a Ukraine energy company while his dad was directing taxpayer dollars towards Ukraine’s energy sector. You can see he’s guilty from the way Joe Biden reacts when challenged on it,” Hilton said, pointing to a recent interview in which Joe Biden snapped at NBC’s Savannah Guthrie for asking about Burisma.
Biden’s entire family has “grifted taxpayers while pretending to be just a regular blue-collar family,” Hilton said, pointing to journalist Peter Schweitzer’s new book, Profiles in Corruption, which lays out allegations of corruption involving numerous members of Biden’s family. But Democrats in the media are defending Biden, insisting that any insinuation of wrongdoing against him is a “conspiracy theory.” Watch:
A stubborn double-standard
Hilton certainly has a point: Trump was the target of the biggest, most frenzied journalistic “investigation” in modern American history over the illusion of collusion with Russia — not to mention an FBI spying campaign — and although it all amounted to nothing in the end, there still has been no accountability for members of the “Deep State” and the media. They promptly followed the Russia hoax up with an impeachment coup.
Even after impeachment predictably failed, Democrats refuse to write off continued investigations of Ukraine, Trump’s finances, and other matters. Meanwhile, there has never been a single investigation into the so-called “conspiracy theory” about Biden’s corruption.
Republican Senate probing corruption?
Republican senators are trying to do something about it, although it remains to be seen how effective the inquiry will be. Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Ron. Johnson, (R-WI), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, received financial records from the Treasury Department last week pertaining to Hunter, Fox News reported. They have also requested Secret Service documents about Hunter’s travel when his father was vice president, the New York Post reported.
But Republican leader Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who initially put on a hard-charging front, is now being very kid-gloved about the whole affair. The senator has said that he has “no desire to be the Republican Christopher Steele” and that the Department of Justice, not the Judiciary committee that he leads, will review any information from Rudy Giuliani about Biden’s dealings in Ukraine.
Whatever happens, the impeachment saga has without a doubt damaged Biden’s public brand. If the Ukraine scandal didn’t kill off his candidacy, the Iowa caucuses have made clear that he was never a viable candidate.