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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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The Right’s fascination with Hunter Biden is misguided

Jun 23, 2023

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President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of misdemeanor tax evasion, stemming from a long-term investigation into his taxes and foreign business deals. According to court papers, Biden reached a tentative deal that will most likely keep him out of jail after admitting to illegal possession of a firearm as a drug user and agreeing to meet conditions decided in court.

Some GOP leaders believe the plea deal is another example of a two-tiered system of justice, but Straight Arrow News contributor Dr. Rashad Richey argues the Right’s focus on the president’s son is misguided. Richey believes Hunter Biden’s misdemeanors pale in comparison to the egregious crimes committed by former President Trump and other senior White House officials.

Let’s look at something inside of the White House that should really strike you as, let’s just say, uncommon.

Unlike Hunter Biden, Kushner was in the White House — that is the son-in-law of Donald Trump. Kushner was a senior White House official. He received $2 billion from the Saudis after he left the White House.

It’s not a loan, ladies and gentlemen. Nobody loans another human being two billion damn dollars. Nobody’s going to pay that back. That’s a payment. And then Donald Trump himself, after he leaves the White House, having monetary dynamics connected to him, by way of the Saudis also — he gets paid, too.

Everybody walks away with money. You see that is likely a bigger crime than the crack pipe or the laptop or the misdemeanor tax evasion of Hunter Biden.

Okay, the irony is unreal. Hunter Biden pleads guilty to, well, evading taxes, something that former President Donald Trump proudly admitted to doing. As a matter of fact, said he was basically a smart person to doing so.

So he pleads guilty. The Right’s fascination with Hunter Biden, who holds no government position, does not receive a dime of my taxpayer money. They have been fascinated with his laptop, they’ve been fascinated with his crack pipe. Okay. Bottom line, Hunter Biden smoke crack, I hope he’s getting the help he needs. But that does not change the policy dynamics that must be fought at the government level. Every day.

Let’s go back to even what President Biden said about crack himself. When he was Senator Biden. He said, if you have just a small amount of crack cocaine, I think he said the size of a dime, he presented legislation so that you would be mandated to get five years.

But you would need to have a whole lot more cocaine in order to receive that same mandate. That’s called bias in the law. That’s a policy issue. That issue is more important to me, and to the rest of the world, frankly, than Hunter Biden.

Let’s look at something inside of the White House that should really strike you as let’s just say uncommon.

Unlike Hunter Biden, Kushner was in the White House — that is the son in law of Donald Trump. Kushner was a senior White House official. He received $2 billion from the Saudis after he left the White House.

It’s not a loan. Ladies and gentlemen, nobody loans another human being 2 billion damn dollars. Nobody’s going to pay that back. That’s a payment. And then Donald Trump himself after he leaves the White House, having monetary dynamics connected to him, by way of the Saudis also, he gets paid to.

Everybody walks away with money. You see that is likely a bigger crime than the crack pipe or the laptop or the misdemeanor tax evasion of Hunter Biden.

 

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