A $40,000 piece of a much larger puzzle

When it comes to the shady affairs of Biden Inc., the media’s “nothing to see here” strategy appears to be on increasingly shaky legs. The latest headline that CNN and the Washington Post have desperately been trying to ignore involves Jim Comer’s release of a copy of a check for $40,000 made out directly to The Big Guy from his brother Jim and Jim’s wife, Sara. At first glance, even those familiar with the investigation might be tempted to shrug. Forty grand probably doesn’t sound like a huge deal when the committee has been tracking literally tens of millions of dollars through the Byzantine network of limited liability corporations (LLCs) that the Bidens and Hunter’s business partners set up to launder cash. But this particular check offers a few details that we haven’t seen previously. This excerpt comes from Comer’s report.

On August 8, 2017, Northern International Capital, a Chinese company affiliated with CEFC, sent $5 million to Hudson West III, a joint venture established by Hunter Biden and CEFC associate Gongwen Dong. That same day, Hudson West III sent $400,000 to Owasco, P.C., an entity owned and controlled by Hunter Biden. On August 14, 2017, Hunter Biden wired $150,000 to Lion Hall Group, a company owned by President Biden’s brother James and sister-in-law Sara Biden. On August 28, 2017, Sara Biden withdrew $50,000 in cash from Lion Hall Group. Later the same day, she deposited it into her and James Biden’s personal checking account. On September 3, 2017, Sara Biden cut a check to Joe Biden for $40,000 for a “loan repayment.”

As you can see, the check itself is only one piece of a much larger puzzle. Unlike many previous allegations and flying in the face of Joe Biden’s years of denials about “his family’s business dealings,” we have a check with his name on it. Not only that, there is an obvious paper trail starting in China, passing through the hands of Jim and Hunter’s business partners, then to Jim, landing eventually in Joe Biden’s pocket.

‘But wait,’ the media is already saying. ‘It says “loan repayment” right on the check!’ It certainly does. But let’s pause and consider a couple of aspects of that point more carefully. First of all, if that was a loan, there should also be a corresponding bank record of Joe Biden turning over a minimum of $40,000 to Jim Biden dated sometime prior to September 3, 2017, right? That would be an awfully large amount of money to be toting around in cash, so there should have been a check, a money order, or some sort of wire transfer when the loan was extended. If Joe Biden wants to make this story go away, simply produce the record from the appropriate period and dismiss the charge. But we have yet to see any records of money going in that direction. It all heads toward The Big Guy, not away from him.

Just to offer the maximum benefit of the doubt to the Bidens, let’s assume there was some sort of loan made to his brother. I’m sure many of us have experienced times when one family member needed to help out another who got into some financial difficulty. But take a look at that check again. If your brother loaned you forty grand, I’m pretty sure you’d both know about it. And if a repayment was being made, you’d probably let him know that you’d wrapped everything up and the settlement was on the way. Would you (or your wife) bother going to the trouble of scrawling “Loan Repayment” across the face of the check? Wouldn’t it be pretty obvious what the money was for? And why would your brother need such a record? Was he afraid you might sue him later or something? It simply makes no sense.

The far more obvious explanation is that all of the Bidens involved knew that there was something shady going on and they thought they might include a little extra “insurance” to make it look “normal” by doing that. Even more smoke appears to show up with the fact that it was Sara Biden who made out and signed the check, not her husband. If the loan went to Jim, why wouldn’t Jim handle the repayment?

None of this even begins to address the complexity of the money trail. The money starts in China and then passes through multiple accounts, most of which don’t even have a Biden name directly associated with them. Why such a circuitous route for a simple family loan? On top of that, by 2017, both Joe and Jim Biden were already pretty fabulously wealthy (somehow) with The Big Guy having mansions by the shore and Jim Biden operating multiple companies of unknown purpose that were moving around a lot of cash. Under what circumstances would Jim Biden have needed a $40,000 loan from his big brother? We may not have open flames at this point, but the smoke has grown far too thick to ignore. This was a corruption scheme, plain and simple. And the fact that so much of the media can simply ignore all of these questions is a disgrace.

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