So much we know. So much we don’t.

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Paul GleiserSo much we know. So much we don’t.


If you are even nominally well-informed you know the saga of the MacBook computer once owned by President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter – the computer he abandoned at a Delaware computer repair facility that made it into the hands of the FBI and later Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Days before the 2020 election, the New York Post broke the ‘Hunter Biden laptop story.’ On that laptop were nude photos of Hunter Biden, video recordings of sexual encounters with prostitutes and, of most concern, financial statements that pointed to the likelihood of influence peddling – namely, selling to foreign governments and companies access to Joe Biden, who was then the Vice President of the United States.

But during the campaign, Biden insisted that he had never talked to Hunter about his business dealings.

Here’s what he said on 60 Minutes.

Because I’ve never discussed my business or their business, my son’s or daughter’s, and I’ve never discussed ‘em. Because they know where I have to do my job and that’s it. And they have to make their own judgements.”

Well, then, explain this. From the trove of material on Hunter’s laptop we recently come to find this voice mail message.

Hey, pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance give me a call. Nothing urgent. Just wanted to talk to you. I thought the article, at least it’s been online, it’s gonna be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear and, uh, anyway, um, if you get a chance give me a call. I love you.” 

One must ask. “Clear” as to what?

I know that this has become cliché but imagine if there had been material on that hard drive that clearly pointed to cash payments from foreign governments and assorted bad actors to Donald Trump, Jr., a percentage of which was kicked up to the “Big Guy,” as Joe Biden was characterized by Hunter.

And now we learn something new. In addition to the voice mail that makes it hard for President Biden to maintain that he knew nothing about Hunter’s business dealings, we learn that the Treasury Department flagged banking transactions of Hunter Biden 150 times under their Suspicious Activity Report protocols.

No normal person’s banking transactions get flagged under a Suspicious Activity Report, or “SAR,” as it’s called. SARs involve money laundering, efforts at tax evasion and other potentially illegal activities. SARs are a big deal and banks don’t want customers who attract them.

We little people would, of course, like to know more about those flagged transactions. We’d like to know to what extent they involve the sitting President of the United States. One hundred fifty Suspicious Activity Reports involving a single individual is very likely a record.

But the Treasury Department is stonewalling efforts to learn more about those reports. Kentucky Congressman, James Comer, who sits on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, has asked the Treasury Department to divulge the details of Hunter Biden’s SARs. So far, Treasury has refused.

This story raises two very troubling concerns.

First, it is entirely legitimate for us to ask if the President of the United States, having evidently profited personally from the shady foreign business dealings of his son, is compromised as it pertains to the doing of his job.

A less formal way of asking that question would be, “Is Biden in Xi Jinping’s pocket or Vladimir Putin’s pocket? With the preponderance of evidence that we now have, it’s a completely legitimate question.

The second concern is the fact that this story again shows us that we now have a dual justice system in America. There’s the justice system that you and I would have to deal with in the face of evidence like this. That encounter would likely bankrupt you on your way to federal prison.

And then there’s the justice system for elite liberals like Hillary Clinton and now, Hunter Biden. You’ve heard of “white privilege.” This is “liberal privilege.”

The republic cannot stand with a dual justice system. Justice must be blind or there is no justice at all.

Oh, and there’s a third concern. Most of the derelict legacy media has ignored this story. But I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you.

Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of Gleiser Communications, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The Team FM & KYZS in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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10 Responses

  1. Buddy Saunders says:

    Yet another excellent column. No surprise that the legacy media and the Democrats AND many establishment Republicans are ignoring the story, big as it is. Those in the establishment and both political parties, the liberal media, and big business interests, all are accustomed to having not just Joe Biden, but virtually all politicians firmly in their pocket. These interests remain terrified that Donald Trump might return to the presidency. They are covering for Biden because, corrupt as he is, he is their doddering tool, bring a wave of new Democrat voters across our borders as well as a supply of cheap labor.

    The elites would abandon Biden the moment they could be certain that Donald Trump would not run for a second term. Trouble is, Donald Trump is going to run again. So, Biden, the most corrupt president in this nation’s entire history will cling to power and will continue to poison our nations with idiot policies.

    52% of Americans believe the Presidential election was stolen, just as do I. We also believe that many in high places likewise know the election was stolen, but eagerly tolerated the theft because it got rid of a man would not work for the elites, but one who chose to work for the American people.

  2. Richard Anderson says:

    In my humble opinion, based on what has been reported, the 2020 presidential election was utterly fraudulent and corrupt. The current occupant of “The Oval” is a counterfeit. And the vast majority of the American people know it!

    It is my sincere hope that former U.S. Attorney and now Special Counsel John Durham is not only going to bring such matters as you pointed out in your piece here today to light, BUT rather put a “SEARCH BEAM SPOTLIGHT” on the entire sordid matter of the Biden, Obama, and Hillary AND justice thus finally be done. Their allegiance appears to be clearly globalist as in Marxist doctrine aka communist China, where mine and 99% of America is to nationalism.. meaning.. The United States as Founded in 1776 in FREEDOM as a great and independent nation under GOD.

    Yes, these injustices CANNOT and must not stand! Our Constitutional Republic is on the line. JUSTICE “Of, By, and For The People,” must mean blind justice for all NOT politically weighted scales for some.

  3. Matthew says:

    Into the hands of Rudy, oh poor Rudy, just like all the evidence he and ” Pillow Guy ” are going to ( still ) release any day now on election fraud . If these things are what some folks suggest and they definitely suggest, over and over, what are they waiting for ? It’s always soon or someone is running interference. It will never end .

    • Paul Gleiser says:

      Matthew, would you please help me by explaining exactly how your comment connects to this post? The only connection that I can see is that the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop computer passed through the hands of Rudy Giuliani on their way to widespread public disclosure. Say what you will about Rudy (and I don’t care), his role in the story is incidental. It is now acknowledged by everyone — including Democrat-friendly and Biden-friendly media — that the contents of Hunter’s laptop are genuine. Those contents raise very serious concerns about the sitting President of the United States to say the VERY least.

    • Tammy Blair says:

      What more evidence do you need? The “Pillow Guy” as you call him made an entire documentary/movie. It’s called “Absolute Proof.” Maybe you missed it? And I know for a fact that one of the presenters is a man of the highest integrity, and if he says he found evidence, then he did.

  4. Matthew says:

    Simply implying as brilliant as these folks are apparently, if they had laptop or whatever they would have gotten all evidence and plastered it everywhere ! And all these excuses as to why they still don’t have evidence is LIES ! Political theater. Yes serious questions, plenty to go around in a lot of places and people, past and present.

  5. Matthew says:

    I’m sure there was ” play to pay ” and not to diminish the obvious fact that’s wrong but there’s plenty of pay to play past administration’s and present and unfortunately into the future . I suppose if a person is giving you something you want and that enables a person to minimize or ignore what else their doing, or be in denial good for them. I for one cannot, no one is perfect but…..this seems to be more common than ever.No compromise on principle, there has to be a line.

  6. Pete A Fasanello says:

    There is no member of the Biden family that shouldn’t be in prison

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