Beltway Bidenspawn-Ship Has Its Privileges

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- I wrote the book on the Obama administration's “Culture of Corruption” 10 years ago, including a thick and sordid chapter on the Beltway swamp creatures of the Biden family. See-no-evil liberals scoffed at my catalog of back-scratching, shady Delaware deals and Wall Street funny money: What nepotism? What ethical lapses? What corruption?

Now, Hunter Biden himself, the youngest son of former Vice President and Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, finally admitted this week what Daddy's pooh-poohing pals have long (publicly) denied:

“I don't think that there's a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn't Biden,” Hunter confessed on ABC's “Good Morning America” Tuesday.
Well, knock me over with a feather and plaster-cast my shocked face.

On cue, the Dems' favorite “GOP strategist,” swamp lobbyist wife and anti-Trump loudmouth Ana Navarro Cardenas, cooed over Hunter's “self-awareness” and “humility.” But even as the theatrically humbled Hunter admitted his privilege (staged the morning before Biden the Senior faced off for the fourth high-stakes Democratic presidential debate), he insisted he was as “qualified” as “anybody else” for his $50k-a-month gig at Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings.

After all, Hunter puffed: “I was vice-chairman of the board of Amtrak for five years. I was the chairman of the board of the U.N. World Food Program. I was a lawyer for Boies Schiller Flexner, one of the most prestigious law firms in the world.”

Hold up, Sonny Boy. Reciting a litany of your unqualified domestic appointments to bolster the qualifications of your foreign gigs lacks — what's the word? — self-awareness. “GMA” hostess Amy Robach, who had promised a “no holds barred” grilling, whiffed on fully informing viewers about Hunter's lifelong biography of conflicts of interest and cashing in.
The Burisma “mistake” is a feature, not a bug, in the bubble-protected life and times of Delaware's dirty Democrat dynasty.

I repeat:

  • Hunter's first job, acquired after Joe Biden won his 1996 Senate reelection bid in Delaware, was with MBNA. The credit card conglomerate and top campaign finance donor forked over nearly $63,000 in bundled primary and general contributions from its employees to then-Sen. Biden — who secured his custom-built, multimillion-dollar house in Delaware's ritziest Chateau Country neighborhood with the help of a leading MBNA corporate executive. Average Joe went on to carry legislative water for MBNA in the Senate for years.
  • Hunter quickly ascended to senior vice president at MBNA by early 1998 and then scored a plum position in the Clinton administration's Commerce Department, specializing in “electronic commerce” before returning to MBNA three years later as a high-priced “consultant.” While he collected those “consulting” (translation: nepotistic access-trading) fees, Hunter became a “founding partner” in the lobbying firm of Oldaker, Biden, and Belair in 2002.
  • William Oldaker was Papa Biden's former fundraiser, campaign treasurer, and general counsel — a Beltway barnacle whose Democratic machine days dated back to Teddy Kennedy's 1980 presidential bid. Under Oldaker's mentorship, Hunter lobbied for drug companies, universities and other deep-pocketed clients to the tune of nearly $4 million billed to the company by 2007. Then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama personally requested and secured cozy taxpayer-subsidized earmarks for several of Hunter's clients.
  • Hunter also was a top official at Paradigm Global Advisors, a hedge fund holding company founded with Joe Biden's brother, James, and marketed by convicted finance fraudster Allen Stanford. As Paradigm chairman, Hunter oversaw half a billion dollars of client money invested in hedge funds while remaining a lobbyist at Oldaker, Biden, and Belair. The ill-fated venture went bust amid nasty fraud lawsuits.
  • The Biden Bro received a $500,000 loan from the family's longtime donor, “friend” and Ukrainian-American businessman John Hynansky, which helped bail Uncle James Biden out of debt he racked up while renovating a massive, south Florida beachfront estate. Hynansky was also entangled in a messy Delaware real estate deal with Biden pal and convicted campaign finance and tax fraudster Chris Tigani, who spent two years in prison for laundering political donations through straw donors to Biden's presidential campaign committee.
  • Hunter then snagged a seat on the board of directors of taxpayer-subsidized, stimulus-inflated Amtrak, where he pretended not to be a lobbyist, but rather an “effective advocate” for the government railroad system serving the 1-percenters' D.C.-NYC corridor.

And all of this was before Qualified-As-Anybody-Else Hunter snagged his lucrative foreign gigs in Ukraine and China (not to mention the humiliating interlude when he was booted from the Navy Reserve in 2014 for cocaine use while “working” as a public affairs officer — a cushy, part-time job he secured only after finagling waivers for his age and a previous drug offense). The law license Hunter is so proud of earning was conveniently protected from review and revocation.

Bidenspawn-ship has its privileges — lavishly underwritten by “Average Joe's” half-century-long career on the public teat.


Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

About: Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. As well as the author of “Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs” and “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America…” . Her email address is [email protected]

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PAF145
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PAF145

Is Hunter still sleeping with his dead brothers wife ?

Old Ch.E.
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Old Ch.E.

A friend of mine talked about contracting in Delaware. Said you didn’t do squat without the approval of the bidenskis.

tomcat
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tomcat

Maybe Sleepy Joe is not as stupid as everybody thought, he is just more crooked and probably taught Hillary a thing or two. Besides, you wouldn’t expect his son to get an honest job and work as a normal person, he is part of the DC swamp and they all scratch each other’s back, or pick fleas off of each other.

Vern
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Vern

Actually, I think they are ticks, and they are sucking the money from anything that is taxpayer affiliated.

John
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John

The proposition for term limits rings crystal clear with Michelle’s article. How much would these entities pay out, be-it with money or cushy jobs to off spring, (compared to today’s climate of politicians lifetime do nothings for taxpayers), to political campaigns if they knew within a ten year term, (for both house and senate), that politician would be gone (along with the cushy jobs to their off spring), and they again would have to start all over greasing the new wheel? If your first thought is “a lot less”, then that ten year term limit (campaigning on a five year… Read more »

StWayne
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StWayne

When it comes to nepotism, the apple cannot fall any further than the tree that bore it.

MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

No wonder nothing ever changes. This is what happens when people remain in office forever. Lifetime career politicians are a breeding ground of corruption, greed, favors and backroom deals. We need to eliminate any temptation by sending this plague home after two terms. This would accomplish many things: Serving the American people as first priority. Removal of political lobbyists that create puppet politicians to do their bidding. Limit campaign contributions so the buying of a politician cannot occur. Restore our Republic by making elections about the best candidate for the job rather than voting party lines. This is what I… Read more »

Tionico
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Tionico

It STILL comes down to lazy wilfully iggorunt VOTERS. Face it: consider the bumper crop of worse-than-useless idiots we have now stumping for President. One of them is clearly ineligible, yet the putative voters still fawn over her highness, completely inert to that basic disqualification. Since there is an endless stream of corrupt office-seekers, term limits would only (at BEST) result in changing the soiled nappies every two terms. WHY not expect the voters to not ‘install” pre-soilt nappies each electioin cycle? Until VOTERS wake up and givvadamm therefore EDUCATE themselves and take their role as directors of this nation,… Read more »

Jeffersonian
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It’s not impeachable when Democrats do it.

AZ Lefty
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AZ Lefty

Gee Michelle the Anchor Baby sounds upset.

Jonesy
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Jonesy

YUP! You are a Lefty and probably an Illegal sympathizer.

hippybiker
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hippybiker

It looks like the bigger thief always gets away!

J Gibbons
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J Gibbons

I thought leftist demo-communists are in full support of anchor babies. Isn’t that a key component of the Democrat party platform?

Tionico
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Tionico

Are you NOT upset at this sort of corruption and theft? Get this one thing straight: Michelle is NOT an “anchor baby”. Her parents came here legally, she was born to them here, the family came intending to stay and become PART of America, and they have done. If ALL legal immigrants were to follow after her family’s example, there would not BE an invasion of undocumented foreigners coming to drop their babies and suck off the many full public teats WE have to pay for. The problem “anchor baby” scenario comes when mamacita finds herself “expecting” (“embarasada” is the… Read more »

Rich
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Rich

I love reading Michelle. It’s refreshing to hear the truth!

Will
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Will

Had to look at this losers father,now here this scumbag is ! On the Sabbath too !

ras52
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ras52

Will, looking at those two is a good way to ruin your day! Thanks Michelle, very informative.