Interesting affairs; Then, and now
Hunter Biden is not the first person to accept bribes of foreign money designed to influence U.S. government policy. History records the misadventures of Citizen Edmond-Charles GenÍt (1763-1824). In 1793, GenÍt, was appointed as the Gerondists French Ambassador to the fledgling United States. But GenÍt did not go directly to President Washington to present his credentials. Instead, GenÍt went first to South Carolina where GenÍt spent time bribing American sailors and soldiers to help France fight against Britain and Spain. A total violation of U.S. neutrality policy.
When GenÍts interference was uncovered, President Washington, even without the benefit of todays Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), declared GenÍt persona non grata, ordering GenÍt back to France. But, by then, the Gerondins had been replaced by the Montagnards who would have beheaded the disgraced GenÍt on arrival in France. So, even though D.C. had yet to become a sanctuary district, President Washington granted asylum to Citizen GenÍt. **
Fast forward to today, where the House Oversight Committee is finding evidence that Hunter Biden arranged for the Biden family to receive and hide over $10 million in payments from Romanian and Chinese interests. Hunter Biden and his associates created 20 complicated LLCs that accepted payments from $5,000 to $3 million dollars, then distributing the money to nine Biden family members. The distributions are substantiated by actual bank records dated while Joe Biden* was U.S. Vice President. As yet, no one knows what kind of businesses the Biden family was in, if any.
In addition to multiple violations of the FARA, the Biden family may be in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Garland is having Hunter Biden investigated for crimes less serious than RICO and FARA, crimes that could be pled down to fines and no jail time. Moreover, the FBI is withholding documents that a whistleblower says would tie Joe Biden* even more closely to Hunter Bidens money-laundering schemes.
Satire: Whatever the House Oversight Committee uncovers, it is without question that the Biden family is one of Americas most interesting families and it might be said that the head of the Biden Clan is the Worlds Most Interesting President.
One might imagine Joe Biden* sitting with some beautiful, sniff-haired young women regaling them with stories like the actor who sold beer on TV as the Worlds Most Interesting Man. Tales such as: I dont always play a Tranny on TV. But, when I do, I always drink, well, ... you know. I dont always drain our Strategic Oil Reserve. But, when I do, I buy Arab oil to refill it. I dont always rig elections. But, when I do, I prefer mail-in ballots. I dont always cover up my sons illegal acts. But, when I do, I count on the FBI. I dont always sabotage military recruiting goals. But, when I do, I prefer Tranny Adverts. I dont always throw open U.S. borders. But, when I do, I prefer the one with Mexico. Satire ends.
* Election disputed
** GenÍts great-grandson served with the Lafayette Escadrille in France and was the first French-American pilot to die in World War I.
©2023. William Hamilton.