Hunter Biden is the gift that keeps giving — apparently to both Republicans and Democrats.
I hardly need to tell you why the GOP loves it when younger Biden is in the picture. Whether it’s the fact that he struck business deals with global partners who were interested in little other than access to the power his father wielded; or the fact that he made these deals while in a crippling addiction to drugs, alcohol, and sex; or the fact that he saw fit to record the extent of his depravity on his laptop and then forgot to pick it up at a Delaware repair shop; or the fact that he was not charged despite testimony amounting to an admission by a federal arms company; or the fact that he has continued his influence while his father is in the White House by attempting to sell his hackfingers for vast sums of money; or …
Hm. The point is, Hunter Biden is great if you’re a Republican and want a simple look at how corruption works in Biden country. But why would Democrats think he’s the gift that keeps giving?
Well, in this case it’s a bit more complex. That’s not to say it doesn’t stink to high heaven, it just stinks in a more elaborate way.
As you may recall, in the bad old days of the pandemic — when everything that wasn’t DoorDash or a “fiery but mostly peaceful” Black Lives Matter protest shut down — the government gave out loans to keep shut businesses alive receive.
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One such company was the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, according to a Friday report by Miranda Divine of the New York Post. Her most prominent partner is David Boies, the preferred attorney for the established Democrats; He is best remembered for being the losing counsel in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case.
Apparently, lawsuits within the Beltway must have dried up during the pandemic because the firm took on the largest single paycheck protection program loan of 300 top law firms studied by a nonprofit group — a whopping $10.14 million. The loan was waived in 2021.
Note that the PPP was designed to help Main Street’s small businesses survive — the local deli, the corner taqueria, the landscaping service, which is now closed thanks to COVID restrictions. Divine noted that Boies Schiller Flexner “billed clients $480 million in 2020 and 2021 and equity partners earned $4.5 million each.”
Not quite taqueria numbers, that.
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But wait! It gets worse.
You see, while the firm raised $10 million in taxpayers’ money and billed customers nearly half a billion dollars in 2020 and 2021, “Boies’ partners and employees donated nearly $1 million during the 2020 and 2022 election cycles $213,966 in federal campaign money, including $213,966 in Biden’s presidential campaign,” Divine noted.
And why could they be so hopeful that Biden would make it to the White House? The answer will shock you. And when I say “you shock,” I really mean “do not surprise anyone with even the slightest passing interest in American politics.”
“First son Hunter Biden became ‘Of Counsel’ at Boise in 2010, earning $216,000 annually for a ‘no-show’ job that didn’t require him to work regular office hours or attend meetings,” Divine noted.
Not only that, as Chuck Ross noted in a report for Washington Free Beacon last year, the company was implicated in the Burisma scandal; Emails from Hunter’s toxic MacBook revealed the company was actively trying to avoid disclosing to Congress that it had worked with the Ukrainian energy giant.
“Heather King, a partner at Boie’s Schiller Flexner, detailed the lobbying strategy in emails to Biden, his business partners and a Burisma Holdings executive in 2014,” Ross reported.
“King wrote that she plans to provide legal and political services to Burisma ‘to the limit’ where the law firm would be required to disclose work under federal lobbying laws. King also wrote about plans to meet with State Department officials to lobby for Burisma, which wanted to expand its operations in the West as its owner was the subject of an international bribery probe.”
Ross also reported that “according to emails from Biden’s laptop obtained by Free Beacon, King took the lead in developing Boie’s Schiller Flexner’s strategy for Burisma. King was a member of the company’s Crisis Management and Government Response Team. Biden referred Burisma to the team. Other emails show that a new Justice Department nominee, Hampton Dellinger, worked on Boies Schiller Flexner’s crisis management team.”
Scott Amey, general counsel for the Project on Government Oversight, told Free Beacon that this is another example of law firms “playing fast and loose” with federal lobbying laws.
“There’s a lot of lobbying that goes unreported,” Amey said.
So American taxpayers gave $10 million in loans to a company that gave Hunter Biden a benefice, even though the company billed an average of $240 million in the two years that COVID should have taken a large chunk of revenue.
The company then turned around and gave $1 million from their coffers to their favored party — including $213,966 to Hunter’s father.
You see, the gift that keeps giving is giving to Democrats too!
At the very least, it could be said that this all means that Boie’s Schiller Flexner only needed $9 million in taxpayer dollars. A better suggestion would be that they pocket $0 of our money — and launch an investigation into how this Biden-affiliated law firm ended up getting the largest loan of the top 300 law firms in America.
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