Who can forget that famous Sergeant Schultz from the television series “Hogan’s Heroes” that showed the shenanigans in a German prison camp during WW II by Colonel Hogan and his American and British fellow-captured soldiers. The portly German sergeant was the camp guard who watched over the Americans. But Schultz doubled as the foil for all of Hogan’s measures to take advantage of his German captors. It was a really funny series.
The 21st century equivalent of Hogan’s Heroes is the 2020 election and all of its surrounding comedic scenes that played out November 3rd and still continue. And it’s probable that “Donald’s Heroes” — the series that documents the craziness of the Democrat Party in post-election drama — is going to become an “historical comedy” in itself and certainly a hit series.
Of course, in “Donald’s Heroes,” Joe Biden plays the role of Sergeant Schultz.
Why don’t we get right to the plot!
Presumptive president-elect Joe “Sergeant Schultz” Biden addressed questions about a federal investigation into his son Hunter Biden, saying he is “confident” that his son did nothing wrong.
Biden-Schultz and his transition team have largely dodged questions about the investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes by either not responding or replying, “I’m proud of my son.”
Fox News’ Peter Doocy pressed Biden-Schultz on Wednesday and asked if the presumptive president-elect was confident Hunter Biden did nothing wrong. Biden-Schultz responded, “I’m confident,” and of course “I know nothing.”
In a statement released earlier this month, Hunter Biden announced he was being investigated by federal prosecutors in Delaware for potential tax crimes.
“I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” Hunter Biden said in a December 9th statement.
“I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.”
Biden-Schultz’s transition team issued a statement of their own that said Biden “is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.”
The younger Biden has come under scrutiny in the past year over his business dealings, specifically during the time when he served on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while his father was vice president.
According to Politico, which cited a “person with direct knowledge of the investigation,” Hunter Biden’s finances have been investigated by the securities fraud unit in the Southern District of New York.
And as of early last year, investigators in Delaware and Washington were examining Hunter Biden’s foreign connections, the source said. Hunter Biden was also being examined in connection with a potential money laundering case, the source added.
A subpoena was issued on December 8th seeking information related to over two dozen entities, including Burisma Holdings and the younger Biden’s Chinese business dealings, a person familiar with the tax investigation told The Associated Press. The subpoena will allow prosecutors to take a wide-angle lens to examine Hunter Biden’s finances and international business ventures.
It is unclear at this time if his work at Burisma Holdings is a central part of the investigation or if prosecutors are seeking information about all of his sources of income. The investigation reportedly was launched in 2018, a year before Biden-Schultz announced his candidacy for the presidency.
In October, emails from a laptop computer that was reportedly used by Hunter Biden allegedly showed he was trying to make a deal involving a Chinese company that would be “interesting for me and my family” and included a reference to an unnamed “big guy,” according to the New York Post.
The China emails come from 2017, according to the report, and appear to reference a deal Hunter Biden was trying to make with CEFC, a Chinese energy company.
The emails estimate Hunter Biden would be paid “850” and that shares in a new company he was trying to start would be split with “10 held by H for the big guy.”
The email chain did not reveal the identity of the “big guy.”
A September report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee painted an overview of Hunter Biden’s alleged activities in China.
“Hunter Biden’s connections and financial associations appear to have accelerated significantly after he associated himself with Ye Jianming, who had deep connections with the Communist regime and [People’s Liberation Army],” the report said.
“However, that didn’t seem to have any impact on Hunter Biden, who made millions from the relationship. Indeed, Hunter Biden and his family, to include James and Sara Biden, associated with other Chinese nationals such as Gongwen Dong.
“In one case, the three of them went on a $100,000 global spending spree after Gongwen Dong and Hunter Biden opened a joint account. In addition, Hunter Biden received millions of dollars over a period of years from Gongwen Dong’s companies. According to records acquired by the Committees, many of these transactions involved potential criminal financial activity.”
The report also noted that Hunter Biden was involved in the 2015 acquisition of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, which the report called a potential conflict of interest because of his father’s role in the Obama administration, which approved the deal.
Biden-Schultz Needs to Get Candid Quickly About “Hunter-Gate”
Up to now, the Democrats’ presidential nominee has gotten away with the fiction that he never talked to his son Hunter about Hunter’s suspect business dealings in Ukraine, China and elsewhere. The repeated claim was never credible, especially when it was revealed that Hunter flew on Air Force Two with his father to Beijing and came home with a $1.5 billion commitment from a Chinese bank for a new investment firm.
So they flew to China and back together and we’re supposed to believe the father never asked the son who he was seeing in China and why.
The Joe-knows-nothing defense has now been exposed as a lie by The Post’s publication of the e-mail from a Ukrainian adviser to Burisma, the energy firm that put Hunter on its board for up to $83,000 a month. In the e-mail, Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for setting up a meeting with then-Vice President Biden-Schultz.
“Thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together,” the April 17, 2015, message reads.
Joe Biden-Schultz aides do not dispute the e-mail, or deny the two men met. Their only defense is that there was no such meeting on the vice president’s official schedule. That’s a loophole big enough to drive a truck through.
So Joe knew a lot and the public deserves the truth about what he did to help his son monetize the vice presidency. Still, my sense of where this story is going in the next few days is that the Ukraine angle will not be the main focus.
China will be. If the emerging pieces of the puzzle fit together as has been suggested, Americans will learn that the entire family was making money off Joe Biden-Schultz’s prominence, including Joe himself, by making deals with elements of the Chinese government.
Once again, The Post was the first to open the door, this time by publishing the e-mail showing that Hunter and Jim Biden, Joe’s brother, were part of a group trying to set up a partnership with Chinese individuals, involving energy projects and perhaps American infrastructure. Millions of dollars were being discussed, making the deal a windfall for the Bidens and a propaganda coup for China.
The e-mail, sent from one of the American partners to Hunter and two others, detailed large cash payments to the partners as well as eventual equity stakes. Hunter, referred to as “H,” was to get 20 percent, and the deal listed “10 Jim” and “10 held by H for the big guy?”
Sources have confirmed to Fox News that the “big guy” was Joe Biden-Schultz. I have been told by another person with knowledge of the arrangement that there are documents and other proof of Biden-Schultz’s involvement.
A possible defense is that the e-mail was dated May 13, 2017, five months after he left office, and therefore he was free to make such arrangements. There are two problems with that argument.
First, earlier e-mails show discussions with individuals in China began much earlier, while Biden-Schultz was still vice president. They could reveal a serious conflict of interest at the least.
Second, the mere fact that Biden-Schultz intended to make money by working with China after leaving the White House is an explosive campaign issue. For good reasons, the vast majority of Americans hold an unfavorable view of China and would likely punish a candidate who tried to go into business with the Communist government.
With the election clock ticking down, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Yet Biden-Schultz failed the first test of how he will handle the scandal.
Asked Friday by a CBS reporter to respond to The Post’s reports, the Democrat called it a “smear campaign” and berated the reporter for asking the question.
That’s not going to work. Good reporters won’t be intimidated, and voters are likely to smell a rat if he’s not willing to answer legitimate questions.
By now, Sergeant Biden-Schultz should know that there are no such things as stupid questions, only stupid answers.
“I knows nothing…nothing…”