The Atlantic is evidently blaming President Biden for his son’s law-breaking endeavors, asserting that he thought it was okay to use influence-peddling in his foreign business dealings.
The headline that The Atlantic ran with was telling if not misleading, “Not Illegal, but Clearly Wrong.” The subheading was much more revealing: “The biggest problem with Hunter Biden’s access-peddling business may have been that his father, the president, thought it was fine.”
The author, Sarah Chayes, proclaims immediately that “it now seems quite likely that Hunter Biden has violated one or more U.S. laws.” That is an absolute about-face for the left.
“Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to convert the federal prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden into a special counsel ensures that Democrats will be fielding uncomfortable questions throughout the 2024 presidential campaign. They would do well to think before they speak. Asked one such question in a television interview in May, President Joe Biden insisted, ‘My son’s done nothing wrong,'” she wrote. “But is that true?”
Title doesn’t reflect the substance of this piece by a former NPR reporter: “It now seems quite likely that Hunter Biden has violated one or more U.S. laws. And that’s not all the wrong he has done.” https://t.co/9y2OAYP52B
— Peter Schweizer (@peterschweizer) August 24, 2023
“It now seems quite likely that Hunter Biden has violated one or more U.S. laws. And that’s not all the wrong he has done. There is a difference between what is technically illegal and what is wrong,” Chayes contended.
She specifically highlighted Hunter Biden’s former business associate Archer Devon’s testimony.
“Archer’s descriptions of the associates’ activities illustrate what I have found to be the typical modus operandi of such networks. His own corporate holdings, as well as those in which Hunter Biden had a stake, were subdivided and recombined in a dizzying array of similarly named entities that makes any attempt to trace money flows exceedingly difficult. The principals looked outside Europe, the U.S., and Singapore for markets ‘that were less sensitive,’ Archer explained, to public scrutiny of questionable business practices—such as Kazakhstan. ‘It was pretty wild,’ he bragged, citing a hastily assembled lucrative drilling project. ‘We pulled off a lot,'” Chayes noted.
And although the piece has a stridently leftist bent against the Supreme Court in general, the author had scathing commentary concerning the Bidens.
It’s so fun that copy editors get to name the articles their reporters or columnists have written. What a wonderful way to separate what the author is trying to say from what the outlet wants you to hear.
— Tristan Leavitt (@tristanleavitt) August 24, 2023
“Biden was supposed to be different. Yet his unconditional public support for everything his son has done serves to sanitize and reinforce a business model that provides image-laundering services for foreign kleptocrats and monetizes access to power—or the appearance of such access. For a president and a political party whose brand stresses integrity, that’s a self-inflicted wound,” Chayes asserted.
“As the barrage of discomforting questions intensifies, Biden and his party’s best defense is to take a stand not only for what is legal but also for what is right. Blurring the lines and sending double messages will only add to their difficulties. Worse, it will breed more corruption in our politics,” she concluded.
Despite the misleading title, X users had a lot to say about the piece:
More and more former apologists seeing the writing on the wall, getting out in front.
— gus mann (@gusQmann) August 24, 2023
Legacy media trying to catch up to the speed of reality.
— TwentyYears (@TwentyYears1975) August 24, 2023
That is the typical Government response to end an investigation; “While we identified some irregularity in how things were handled; nothing illegal incurred. Our investigation found with additional funding we can make improvements where necessary.”
— Constitutional Truth (@freedomtospeak) August 24, 2023
The progressive progression:
“He didn’t do it.”
“He did a little of it.”
“OK, he did it, but it’s not that bad.”
“OK, it’s bad, but everybody does it.”
“Totally debunked. Never happened. You remembered wrong.”
— OldSaltCityAce (@OldSaltCityAce) August 24, 2023
Well hunter should just apologize then I guess. Whew that’s a relief.
— Lemonjello (@Lemonjello50) August 24, 2023
Gatekeeping at it’s finest.
Also, is this the best they can do?
— Ken Della (@KenDella8) August 24, 2023
I think they are testing their base now
On getting Biden out
Checking to see how that flies, at least with the >110 dem base
— Marc Escens (@Marc_Escens) August 24, 2023
So, we have moved from “My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong,” to this?! This, while I hate the corruption and cover-up, I thoroughly enjoy the twisting and dodging that always comes from it.
— NewtonLeroy (@NewtonLeroy1) August 24, 2023
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