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Is This the End for Old Joe Biden?
No Longer Useful, Biden is now Just an Idiot
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- Machiavelli [The Prince, VII]
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The Joe Biden classified document scandal will not stop getting worse for our country’s most incapable President. I did not, initially, want to make much of this, especially as I hate to take part in spiraling political recriminations about increasingly irrelevant things, and further our government suffers from massive over-classification which serves no purpose but to empower government insiders. However, there are a few things which give this story a great deal of public interest, the most amusing of which is that Biden appears to have left documents in the custody of an actual crackhead, who potentially had “business” interests relevant to the contents. Beyond which, China donated quite a lot of money to UPenn, which hosted Biden’s “Vice Presidential library” where some documents were located, starting after the library opened. The documents were found shortly before the election, but we found out months later only after Biden said he intended to run for re-election. Now, Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a Special Counsel, always a President’s worst nightmare. It appears that the Democrat establishment feels as if they lost control of their decrepit puppet, and had already determined they could not possibly keep injecting him full of whatever makes his eyes so big each time he gets on stage that he may at least look alive. After a dreadful fifty year political career as a dull-witted, corrupt, compulsive liar political hack, it appears the demented President is finally on his way out, and his career will end with at least some of the disgrace it deserves.
Before I continue, I want to say a few words about Joe Biden. Firstly, I have underestimated his boosters before: in February of 2020 I would have bet my house he would come nowhere near winning the Democrat primary, and similarly never for a second believed he would become President after he became the nominee. However, I think whatever necromancer runs the Democrat Party really does think this has gone on long enough, and will try to find someone who isn’t a re-animated corpse to take over. At the same time, Kamala is too gratuitously incompetent even for the Democrats. I’m going to avoid speculating on what whoever runs the Democrats is trying to do with the future, and stick with what we know about the scandal and Biden being left in the wind. Further, I will just get it out of the way now that since Biden was incompetent before he developed severe dementia, I find it entirely believable that he personally has no idea what’s going on and had no nefarious intent- the good thing about not knowing where you are is no one believes you masterminded anything.
The news of this scandal first reached the public when CBS News aired an exclusive report that around ten documents were found by lawyers who were moving documents from Biden’s Vice Presidential library at UPenn on November 2nd, 2022. The White House counsel was contacted and the government quietly went through an investigative process, with Attorney General Garland employing a Chicago Federal Prosecutor John Lausch, who was already on the way out from his job, to oversee the initial review. It is not clear how CBS got wind of the story, though they said they had three sources. The story got a flurry of media coverage, while at the same time they seemed to be running cover insisting this was different from Trump having similar problems.
The media response has been somewhat surprising, and provides a bit of a break from the usual abject “gaslighting.” They are still running cover, but they quite obviously see that the comparison to Trump’s situation needs to be addressed. They are also taking it reasonably seriously, with the initial CBS report having stated a Special Counsel would be a major problem for his administration. At the same time, I think they all know Biden is done for. I don’t think any sort of secret memo went out- people get to these media positions by being good at blowing with the wind. The only one I really think got a message from whoever is in charge is Merrick Garland, who is a soulless party functionary who would never take the “initiative” he has on his own. Among the Democrat NPCs on the internet- many of whom seemed to have been duped about the severity of Biden’s dementia by his basement campaign strategy- the main line of reasoning is that the difference is Biden voluntarily cooperated. However, Trump insists the government always had access to the documents he possessed and that the raid was entirely unnecessary. One big difference is that though Trump’s theory of declassifying whichever documents he wishes without telling anyone is somewhat novel, the President does in fact have unlimited declassification powers he is just supposed to actually do it in order for something to be considered declassified. Alternately, the Vice President only has the unlimited power to cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. Further, I question the extent to which Biden is cooperating, being that this was known two months in advance and things only moved forward once it was exposed by the media. He only seems to be doing what he can’t get away with not doing. Once the lawyers found the documents in a folder marked “personal” and made the call to his counsel, the risk of someone leaking if they set a policy of denial was enormous [and, in fact, three people spoke to CBS News.]
The next day, January 10th, we began to get more information about the documents. It was reported that the documents included information on Ukraine, where Biden’s son Hunter famously worked as a sort of “businessman” lobbyist. Biden, asked by the press about this while on a trip to Mexico, responded with his trademark eloquence, “a box, locked cabinet – or at least a closet.” It’s not clear even during the time that it was becoming a scandal that Biden had the cognitive ability to find out which documents were being discussed or understand and remember where they might have been stored. There is a wide range of security differences between the things described. One assumes that since Biden never went to this office it did not generally have any sort of Secret Service protection. It doesn’t appear it would take any sort of high level spy operation to have accessed it, but instead it could have been found by anyone posing as a custodian who picked a lock and looked in a file marked “personal.”
Regardless of the egregious lack of security, it is understandable that some documents might improperly end up in an archive of documents. This, by itself, could have washed off of Biden’s back with it considered that there was no wrongdoing on his part. Things got much worse on January 12th when it was found that there were also documents in the garage at Biden’s private residence in Wilmington, Delaware, as well as one in an adjacent room. This house does have Secret Service protection, though it was pictured in 2019 with an empty Secret Service booth [and this does not meet classified document storage requirements anyhow.] Biden assured reporters “By the way, my Corvette’s in a locked garage, okay? So it’s not like they’re sitting out on the street.” I keep thinking of the episode of Arrested Development where they think George Sr. is dead and the family attorney, Barry Zuckerkorn, has lost his will and says, “I think I left it next to the hot plate with the frayed wire.” Further, it is not like these documents were found in his Vice Presidential residence. This is his private home he didn’t live in as Vice President: there is absolutely no justification for him to have brought documents he had access to as Vice President to this location.
Here is a clip from Tucker on January, 12th, showing Biden being allowed to twist in the wind in front of reporters- something avoided his entire campaign- and trying to answer real questions. Tucker believes this shows that everyone has decided it is over for Biden:
This already ridiculous response was made worse when evidence was produced that Biden’s wayward son had access to the Corvette and thus garage in question, at the time the documents were stored there.
In fact, it turns out that the drug-addicted whoremongering Hunter Biden may have lived in this very house. A background check quickly surfaced showing Hunter listed the address as his residence:
This is a very different situation than if a squeaky-clean politician left them in an unused house by accident. It is fair to assume that prostitutes and other drug addicts were coming in and out of this house. It was quickly noticed that this shows his monthly rent as being an exorbitant $49,910. This taken to be a way he was funneling money to his father, including by Breitbart where the story remains up without a correction. I myself mentioned this in passing in the last podcast, though I had my doubts even the Bidens could be this sloppy in their corruption. On the 17th an investigation was published which appears to show that the $49,910 was actually quarterly rent for office space Hunter rented in DC for his law firm, but he filled it out wrong because he’s a crackhead, or possibly was committing some sort of fraud [imagine having this guy as your lawyer.]
On top of whatever unsavory characters from Hunter’s private life may have entered the house, Hunter was also making millions of dollars from business dealings with China at the time. I’m not some sort of China hawk, but quite obviously there are intelligence and security issues, and they have a lot of money with which to target corrupt people. While Hunter isn’t wrong that “nowhere is outside his father’s sphere of influence” he could have taken a real job that wasn’t just influence peddling. Clearly the people Hunter has worked for are interested in insider information. What I find amusing is that they tried to claim Trump was probably selling documents- because they have this weird theory that Trump is actually poor- but we know Hunter has severe financial problems from spending any money he makes on hookers and blow. Further, it’s not clear what he brings to the table even if giving him do-nothing jobs pleases his father, so it is not a big leap to imagine he traffics in stolen classified documents, or at least could be compelled to do so by payment or blackmail.
This point is where things started getting really bad for Joe Biden. The House Oversight Committee, now led by Republican James Comer, was already investigating the Biden family’s sketchy business ties, and expanded its investigation on the 11th. However, Congress investigating a President of the opposite party is par for the course at this point, and usually proves to be nothing more than an inconvenience for various people. Things changed on January 12th, AG Merrick Garland named Robert Hur as a Special Counsel. This is really the worst thing that can happen to a President. Special Counsels can go anywhere and it’s a career-making moment for an attorney: they try to get scalps. Further, Hur is a Trump appointee, so there is no reason to believe he will softball it. To anyone who is old enough to remember the ‘90s, Clinton Special Counsel Kenneth Starr is still a household name. That Counsel started with an investigation into the “Whitewater Scandal” which was a relatively minor issue relating to a real estate investment years prior, and ballooned into the Lewinsky affair being discovered and Clinton’s impeachment. Given Hunter’s foreign business dealings, this will almost surely follow Biden the rest of his Presidency.
The same day, Biden’s ever unimpressive Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre assured reporters that the search was over and no more documents would be found. Just hours later, five more documents were found at Biden’s home. It is outright comical how close together the timing was. Fortunately for Biden, there are at least not that many more places he owns where documents could be discovered. He finally spoke on the 19th, for the first time since the Special Counsel was named, saying “I have no regrets.” It’s not clear what that even means in this context, but it seems as if he is saying he is not sorry for mishandling classified information. He did say “You know what, quite frankly, bugs me is that we have serious problems here we're talking about. We're talking about what's going on and the American people don't quite understand why you don't ask me questions about that. But having said that, what's your question?” To the extent which that constitutes a coherent sentence, I do more or less agree with what I perceive his point to be: his horrible administration has exacerbated all of the many problems our country faces, and those are the things reporters should be focused on. Tucker agrees with Biden on this one, arguing that our border is completely broken and Biden appears to be going down for the equivalent of a “traffic ticket.”
Thus far Biden has made it a week without new classified documents showing up. Besides the vague description that the first ones dealt with a few different foreign countries, we have not been privy to finding out what is the nature of the material. There is also no attempt to explain how they got where they were, though clearly their excuse will be that it is just incompetence. I don’t know what results the Special Counsel will yield, and am surprised the Democrats were willing to use a tool with the ability to come back on them so drastically. They do not want someone with that sort of power sniffing around Hunter Biden, and it is inevitable he will. I think the Special Counsel was a miscalculation. It seems most likely that once Biden acknowledges he will not run again that most of the rest of the party will back down- and they need it to be soon, as Presidential elections are a 2 year affair now, and Democrats have thus far been unwilling to challenge him. Biden was always going to be at the mercy of the establishment cabal that put him in power, and now they have decided he is too senile to serve his purpose. The real question is if his terrible career will end with a whimper or a bang. It is funny, though, no on really cares about this story on a personal level. There is the usual partisan bloviating and recriminations, but no one actually thinks it is a independently important they only think it matters because of the consequences. It is a strange sort of sleepwalking scandal whereby everyone knows something inevitably will be done but no one is outraged, the public is more kind of amused but also exhausted by constant political crisis. No one will miss Biden when he’s gone, but do the Democrats even have a younger political generation to promote to leadership? We shall see; I honestly think Hillary will be their nominee again in 2024, perhaps even shamelessly billed as “the only person who can defeat Donald Trump.” The two things that are certain is that Joe Biden does not remember how those documents came to be there, and that one way or another he is not running for re-election.
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