Former vice president and 2020 hopeful Joe Biden is facing a lot of questions about his son Hunter’s shady business deals in Ukraine and China, both of which seem to include papa Joe selling the influence of his office as vice president, but this isn’t the first time the Bidens’ conflict of interest in business dealings have caused problems in a presidential campaign.
They’re like a crime family second only to the Clintons.
Over a decade ago legendary broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw asked Joe Biden about another special arrangement with a Delaware bank called MBNA that dealt in credit cards. The bank hired Hunter, who had no banking experience at the time, at an annual salary of six figures, and then they donated to then Senator Joe Biden about $214,000 in campaign contributions.
Joe Biden has been selling the influence of the offices he’s held for years.
This is SO Tom Brokaw to ask Biden this to his face on TV, on Meet the Press no less.
Tom Brokaw calling out Joe-Hunter Biden’s corruption in 2008:
“Wasn’t it inappropriate for someone like you in the middle of all this to have your son collecting money from this big credit card company while you were on the floor protecting its interests?” pic.twitter.com/CORqFD6w1a
— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) October 5, 2019
“That’s a reference to your son being hired right out of law school by a big company here in Delaware that’s in the credit card business, MBNA. He got about $100,000 a year, as I recall. You received $214,000 in campaign contributions from the company and from its employees,” Brokaw told Biden.
Here’s where Brokaw blocks all BS avenues for Biden by putting up roadblocks before Biden tries to lie his way out of it. It’s classic old school journalism, and if you’re like me, you miss the heck out of it today.
“At the same time, you were fighting for a bankruptcy bill that MBNA really wanted to get passed through the Senate making it much tougher for everyone to file bankruptcy,” Brokaw continued. “Senator Obama was opposed to the bill. Among other things, you couldn’t in fact claim that you had a problem because of big medical bills. You voted against an amendment that would call for a warning on predatory lending. You also … opposed efforts to strengthen the protection of people in bankruptcy.
“This is an issue that you’ve heard about before. Your son was working for the company at the same time. In retrospect, wasn’t it inappropriate for someone like you in the middle of all this to have your son collecting money from the big credit card company while you were on the floor protecting its interests?” Brokaw questioned.
In other words, in a very Saul Alinsky-style scam, Joe Biden saw that MBNA wanted something that Joe could make happen for them, but instead of pushing for the legislation to happen because he believed in it, he did a quid pro quo where his son got the monetary benefit.
Biden responded with the usual Democrat deflections where he doesn’t answer the question directly but tries to turn the discussion in a different direction, this time by saying Hunter could have made more money working on Wall Street.
“Absolutely not,” Biden responded. “My son graduated from Yale Law School. The starting salary on Wall Street is $140,000 a year as a lawyer, options he had.
“He came home to work for a bank, surprise, surprise,” Biden said. It was apparently obvious he was angry at the question. Democrats aren’t used to being asked tough questions like this, and being put on the spot.
This is the same reaction we see from Biden now that President Trump is calling him out for the shady deals he got for his son Hunter in China for $1.5 billion from the communist government-owned Bank of China for expertise Hunter and his firm Rosemont Seneca didn’t have, and for a lofty gig on the board of a Ukrainian gas company where Joe’s son was being paid $166,000 a month, $83,000 a month for being a board member, and an additional $83,000 a month for consulting fees, even though Hunter had no experience in the gas industry, in the energy sector, or in Ukraine. I have never heard of a board member also being a consultant for the same company, but this is how the Biden corruption works.
In both cases, the foreign governments weren’t buying Hunter Biden’s experience or expertise. They were buying the vice president of the United States. Tom Brokaw 11 years ago pointed out the same exact thing with MNBA.
The unbelievable gall of Joe Biden knows no bounds. Here he is responding to President Trump’s statement that Biden and his son are corrupt, a statement that is backed by the current Ukrainian President Zelensky and by the testimony of the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin that Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire, because he was investigating his son Hunter and the firm he worked for, Burisma holdings.
Biden says there is no evidence, even though there is a plethora of evidence that Biden leveraged $1 billion in US aid to Ukraine to have the man investigating his son fired.
The evidence of pay-for-play, quid pro quo, or whatever you want to call it, with Joe Biden and his family has been going on for years, so any attempt of Biden arguing against his culpability is made all that much harder since we have a glaring history of it to review.