The House Oversight Committee Releases Whistleblower Report of Alleged Interference in the Hunter Biden Investigation

Hunter Biden was back in Washington last night for a formal dinner at the White House with the Indian Prime Minister. With his plea deal and settlement in Arkansas, Hunter is apparently back in circulation. However, the House Oversight Committee has released a disturbing report on allegations from two whistleblowers on irregularities and interference in the investigation. The Justice Department is pushing back on these allegations and there should not be a rush to judgment. However, there should be answers.

I have previously stated that I was not surprised by the use of misdemeanors in the tax matters. These whistleblowers are alleging a basis for more serious charges, which may be based on undisclosed evidence. For my part, I have never thought that the tax or gun charges were the most serious matters raised by Hunter’s business dealings.  Rather I continue to believe that there was a basis for charges as an unregistered foreign agent under FARA in light of past cases brought by the Justice Department. I also believe that a special counsel should have been appointed on the allegations involving influence peddling by the Biden family.

Yet, the report says that there was an effort to charge the tax matters as felonies and U.S. Attorney David Weiss was rebuffed in his attempt to bring charges in two jurisdictions.  I would be frankly surprised that Weiss was prevented in bringing cases before grand juries. Whistleblowers in the IRS may not know the full story on such decisions being made by the U.S. Attorney’s office. However, that should be easily addressed by the Committee in its investigation.

The report also says that efforts to conduct key searches were rebuffed. That is something that these whistleblowers would potentially have direct knowledge of actions. Many of these allegations focus on the role of Assistant US Attorney Lesley Wolf, who is also accused of running interference with IRS agents. Again, in fairness to Wolf, allegations are not proof. She may have had legitimate reasons for her actions or may deny the allegations entirely. At this point, the House needs to call in Wolf to address the allegations.

There is also a very specific (but unverified) account of a message sent by Hunter to a Chinese businessman. Whistleblower Gary Shapley told the Committee:

“[W]e obtained a July 30th, 2017, WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to Henry Zhao, where Hunter Biden wrote: ‘I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight. And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.’”

That would be shattering, if true. However, we need to see if it can be authenticated. If this is faked, it would itself be worthy of congressional action for those responsible.

It is also concerning that the whistleblowers recounted active interference with their efforts to steer them away from the influence peddling areas, including questioning a key Biden family associate, Rob Walker. If proven, that would be the first confirmation of an active effort to avoid gathering evidence on influence peddling by the family.

Again, those are areas where these whistleblowers would have direct knowledge and their statements to Congress are made under threat of prosecution if they are found to be untrue. That includes their allegations that key searches were denied or compromised.

Shapley testified that Wolf told them not to “ask about the big guy and stated she did not want to ask questions about ‘dad’.”  He recounted how multiple people from the IRS and FBI objected to the limitations.  Shapley also said that there was confirmation of meetings being set up with Joe Biden, which would directly contradict the President in his long denials of such knowledge or involvement.

The report is full of very specific accounts of meetings and decisions that warrant investigation. More importantly, there is ample basis for Congress to use its oversight and subpoena authority in light of these sworn statements. If even half of these allegations are proven, the Hunter Biden investigation itself could prove a serious scandal in the making.

198 thoughts on “The House Oversight Committee Releases Whistleblower Report of Alleged Interference in the Hunter Biden Investigation”

  1. One of the few Fox shows I still watch is the panel discussion at the end of the Bret Baier show and tonight watching Juan Williams try to pooh pooh the corruption and the new revelations was pathetic. Some of the Democrats that come on can be honest, but Juan and Leslie Marshall are truly just doing the party’s bidding. They should be embarrassed. Mason whetever his name is from Reuters is just a stenographer for the WH and he acts the fool.

    It is time for the last remaining defenders of this corrupt dementia patient to end the holdout and admit that Biden needs to go, or at least not run again. The Dems are like the Japanese hiding in the jungle in 1962 unwilling to surrender. Either that or the mobsters in the Biden family and/or the CCP have dirt on them ala J Edgar Hoover.


    1 – Use power and influence to keep Hunter out of prison.
    2 – Brace for avalanche of evidence of MY crimes.
    3 – Brace for impeachment and conviction.

  3. This is a legal blog, and it’s the season when SCOTUS releases its most anticipated rulings. Yet it’s all Hunter Biden. As much as I believe Hunter and his dad are thoroughly corrupt and belong in jail, and as much as I can see – as can everyone else – that the DOJ and the rest of our federal government has become that of a swamp of corruption worthy of a banana republic, I do get exhausted with all of this day after day. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have some interesting points of law to discuss with no politics involved? Law is more interesting than politics, IMHO.

    1. “Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have some interesting points of law to discuss with no politics involved?”
      How would you implement politics without the rule of law?

    2. If you think about it, Kansas, Law is and has always been Political. We only have laws because someone decided someone else needed or still needs to be controlled. Laws are passed by political entities to make that control ‘legal’. It’s like a barbed-wire fence – few can make them but they’re only created to corral and control others.

  4. @seanmdav

    Ah yes, the old “degenerate crackhead” defense to documented extortion, bribery, and influence-peddling. If it was just garden variety meth-toothed bluster, why pray tell did the Chinese officials he threatened wire him millions of dollars days after the threats?

  5. Garland: “Some have chose to attack the integrity of the Justice Department by claiming that we do not treat cases alike. This constitutes an attack on an institution that is essential to American democracy… Nothing could be further from the truth.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Nothing could be further from the truth? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Impeach Merrick Garland NOW. It’s the least he deserves.

      1. Yes, he probably will be convicted. If you find that funny, you don’t understand the situation this country is in.

    1. @greg_price11

      Every member of the Trump family would be in jail for life already if they committed half of the crimes that the Biden family has done.

      But the DOJ decided all of this was worth nothing more than two misdemeanors for Hunter.


      Yet Merrick Garland stands there at the podium, with his trembling voice, and insists that no one is above the law and there is no two tiered justice system, and the department of justice is being unfairly attacked.

      Shut up, Garland. We all have eyes. You need to be impeached, you utter disgrace.

  6. @MZHemingway

    The Biden family could take care of all of this so easily if they would just explain why every single member of the family, except for the unacknowledged granddaughter, was receiving millions of dollars in their bank accounts from oligarchs all over the world.

  7. “The Deep Deep State Swamp” bought Biden.

    America’s problem is:

    “The Deep Deep State Swamp” can’t buy Trump.

      1. Still believing in the Russia hoax?
        That is some serious Blue Anon conspiracy going on right there.

  8. “… There is also a very specific (but unverified) account of a message sent by Hunter to a Chinese businessman. Whistleblower Gary Shapley told the Committee …
    – snip –
    …That would be shattering, if true. However, we need to see if it can be authenticated. If this is faked, it would itself be worthy of congressional action for those responsible….”

    Hunter sends the Text and that Money shows up ‘On or About’ that time thereafter. In one or more of the Biden’s layered Business Accounts.
    The Remittance ($) was proof that the Text was Sent in order to initiated and complete the Transaction.
    Congressman James Comer Committee can cross reference the date(s) and deposit(s) – simple auditing.

    𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 (𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫)
    (e.g.: The Money and the Drugs should not be in the same place at the same time – Experienced Drug Dealers know it’s a No No) 😎

    The question to ask is:
    𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐂𝐲𝐫𝐩𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭? Crypto Wallet’ Account-Ownership is much more difficult to trace,
    since many (most) are only Numbered Accounts not registered by name. Sam Bankman-Fried and his brother Gabe Bankman-Fried were the High-Rollers of D.C. when FTX had billions to give to the Democrats Campaigns and PACs.

    The 2020 Swamp Waters were so polluted with nasty Paid-for-Influence and Debauchery that you could smell the stench from Coast-to-Coast. And as we have known and are now finally discussing it openly, I pray We can Drain the Swamp by mandate in 2024.

    𝐅𝐓𝐗 𝐒𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐨 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐰 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐤 $𝟕𝟎𝟎 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐄𝐱-𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐢𝐝𝐞, 𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬
    By: Tyler Durden – Jun 23, 2023

    𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐒𝐨 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐦𝐚𝐧-𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬?
    Ben Terris – Opinion ~ Guest Essay – June 15, 2023

    1. “The question to ask is: 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐂𝐲𝐫𝐩𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭? Crypto Wallet’ Account-Ownership is much more difficult to trace, since many (most) are only Numbered Accounts not registered by name.”
      Pardon my ignorance: Why?

      According to bank records, these are just a dozen of many well known transactions [AG Sessions (R)/DOT Secretary: Mnuchin (R) House & Senate controlled by R]:

      2/13/17: $ 10K to Hallie Biden from Robinson Walker, LLC
      3/6/17: $ 5K to “Biden” from Robinson Walker, LLC
      3/13/17: $ 25K to “Biden” from Robinson Walker, LLC
      3/20/17: $ 25K to Hallie Biden from Robinson Walker, LLC
      3/27/17: $ 50K to Owasco from Robinson Walker, LLC
      3/31/17: $ 50K to Owasco from Robinson Walker, LLC
      3/31/17 $ 100K to Owasco from Robinson Walker, LLC
      4/18/17: $ 300K to Owasco from Robinson Walker, LLC
      4/21/17: $ 25K to “Biden” from Robinson Walker, LLC
      5/17/17: $ 15K to “Biden” from Robinson Walker, LLC
      8/4/17: $ 100K to Owasco from CEFC Infrastructure Investment
      8/8/17: $ 5M to Hudson West III from CEFC Infrastructure Investment

      To conclude: As there is documentary evidence in the form of banking records: What’s the boost from two whistleblower’s testimony for the investigation eight years later?

      1. Ms. Kingsdale this will take a little bit to post but bare with me it’s the limits/conditions of WordPress.

        Charlotte Kingsdale — Banking Transaction records are different than Crypto Transactions. Both go through Clearing House in that Banks use Swift and Crypto uses Exchanges [Such as FTX (Sam Bankman-Fried) that ‘exchange Coin into Dollars or Other types of Currency (Euro, Yuan, Yen,…) and Mixers (Mixers swap different types of Crypto-Coin into Other Crypto-Coins – e.g.: Ethrem Coin [ETH} to Bitcoin [BTC] – There are Hundreds of different Coin’s out there) [Trading Board Example: ]

        As such an Owner of a Wallet of Coin can trade the Value several times over to ‘cover-the-trail’ should they choose to do so.

        A Crypto Coin, as the name implys is a a Digital-Token of [X]Value, normally a Market Value, such as the U.S. Dollar has a commodity Market Value (Market Value is Peoples willingness to pay for Something).

        “In computer science, cryptography refers to secure information and communication techniques derived from mathematical concepts and a set of rule-based calculations called algorithms, to transform messages in ways that are hard to decipher.”

        So it becomes difficult to trace a Transaction’s Ownership due to the cryptic-nature of the Token/Currency..

        Crypto Corruption comments have been posted here earlier:


        Crypto Campaign Contributions
        HOW IT WORKS


        By the Deep State [CIA|FBI|DHS|NSA|Etc…] using Crypto, They are Financing/Funding the Black Market,
        because the Funds they inject into the Crypto Market are used for Covert-Ops|Black Market|Off the Books| Anonymous Transactions/Dealings, it increases the Volume of the Market (Trading Floor Volume).

        The concept of the Deep State in control of the Black Market has been long around since the Days of Al Capone. SBF acted with “Impunity” because he had the backing of the Deep State [CIA|FBI|DHS|NSA|Etc…]. The CIA is balls deep in Drugs & Arms Sales (i.e.: Cocaine/Pot/Air America/Covert Arms Sales/etc.) for raising Operational Funds. Crypto has just modernized the Transactions and blurred the lines between Black Market and White Market exchanges. SO the connection of the Illegal Drug & Arms Market (Sales Proceeds) to fund Crypto Purchases (Buy Crypto for more Ops) is a natural fit.

        It’s always been throughout History (The Under World), Now it has been Digitized.
        And don’t fool Yourselves!, the White Market has just as many “Legitimate” Operators acting in nefarious manners as well, the ranks of Bankers & Brokers come to mind.

        SBF is a perfect example, He was ‘Legit’ yesterday, only now he got caught. The FTX Bankruptcy Case will bury the/this Trail but the Operation will continue as Business-as-Usual.

        Updated: February 6th 2023:

        And now the Crypto-Milkmen are on ‘The Spot’. [For Crypto Election Campaign Funding that went under the Table]
        The ‘Crypto-Kleptocracy’ now has Political Returns of a different persuasion (Return the Crypto Campaign Money or eventually get Indicted)

        Ref .: “Confidential Letters”: FTX Demands Politicians Return Millions In SBF Donations

        1. RE: Tonight on ‘The Under-CoverUp”

          On this episode we investigate the conspiring possibilities of the Upper Gastrointestinal Bowels of the Deep State, with sleuth conjecture and innuendo paramount to only the privy Few whom Rule this Country.

          THE PLAYBOOK: Crypto for Candidates

          This thing ‘reeks’ of wrong doing [FTX], and it’s my gut feeling that it is similar to the Iran–Contra affair, wherein this time money needed was raised by SBF/FTX Fraud to fund DNC Candidate(s) and RINOs for Congress and related activities.

          Ask yourself: How many Covert-Ops was FTX Funding? How many Other Crypto Exchanges are Funding Covert-Ops? Remember, these Crypto Wallets are just like Swiss Bank Accounts, Identification by Numbers Only. You can track the Wallet/Account trades but the Wallet/Account Holder is Anonymous.

          SBF was handling Billions in Wallets.
          So if you were him, You ‘Donate’ to Party Candidates to C.Y.A. and do some ‘Work’ for the CIA, and you then have your Ass covered, even at the Judaical Bench level presumably.
          (Although this did not work for Jeffery Epstein)

          THE FLASHBACK: The Analogous Similarities:

          CIA needed to buy Arms-for-Contras to fight Sandinos (Communist in Central America) so it sold weapons to Iran and used the proceeds to fund the Operation.

          The Deep State (Obama Era NSS) needed to finance a War against Donald Trump (The Republicans) so it used the SBF/FTX Ponzi Pyramid scheme to bilk proceeds ($) from the Crypto Markets to fund the Operation(s).

          Iran–Contra affair

          THE ANALYSIS: All of Hillary’s, Obama’s, Bidens’s Men (a.k.a.: The Swamp)

          Ask yourself Why did: Ret. NSA James Robert Clapper Jr.? Gen. Mark Milley? Defense Secretary Mark Esper? and Others come out of the Swamp to testify against Donald Trump.

          They were on Barack Obama’s NSS as was Hillary Clinton (Sec. of State).
          Obviously the Operatives have to distance themselves from the Former President (Obama) and Former Sec. of State/Candidate (Hillary Clinton), so send in the Minions.

          The Ukraine Hearings (Remember Vindman’s – Quid pro Quo call), the January 6th Hearings and Other Impeachments, they were all at the direction of the Obama Era NSS.

          Now tell me Who[?] Who really attempted and controlled the Media and Elections?
          These directives came down from the Top Leaders of the Democrat Party in one way or another.

          TODAY’S TROUBLESOME PRESIDENT: “Kill two Birds with one Stone”:
          ‘Distract’ with a Classified Documents diversion (Don’t look at the Asset(s)-and-Case Worker(s)[Obama Era NSS] and Make Way for the 2024 Candidate(s) [Newsome].

          Now after getting caught with Their ‘Tits in the Wringer’ – It will only get better …

          Stay Tuned! We’ll be right back after a word from Our Sponsor:
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        2. Refs. Cont.

          Bankman-Fried spent millions on Dem campaigns

          Crypto PACs backed by Sam Bankman-Fried, Scaramucci plan last-minute ad blitz for midterm elections
          Published Fri, Oct 21 20224:31 PM EDTUpdated Sat, Oct 22 20224:23 PM EDT


              1. Refs. Cont.

                National Security Staff (NSS)
                On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama merged the White House staff supporting the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the National Security Council (NSC) into one National Security Staff (NSS). The HSC and NSC each continue to exist by statute as bodies supporting the President.

                United States Homeland Security Council (HSC)

                United States National Security Council (NSC)


      2. RE:

        This Crypto-Kleptocracy of Our Democracy is just the Tip of the Iceberg.
        Ali Baba (SBF) and the Forty Thieves (The Democrat’s Swamp) are in the Fight,
        to ‘Cover-Up’ the trail of Crypto Milk (e.g.: the Watergate Milkmen)
        and now the Judciary has formally been put on Watch.

        18 States Send a Message to FTX Bankruptcy Judge John Dorsey: We’re Watching You

        RE: There are connections that you have not made yet.

        I’ll get straight to the point: There are “Crypto Slush Funds” operated by the Agencies (CIA FBI across a number of Crypto Exchanges and Mixers. They are used for various Covert-Ops both Foreign and Domestic. These connections must be concealed at all costs.

        The Point:
        Why would Andrew DeFilippis Atty. join Sullivan & Cromwell ?
        In the Durham probe He was up to his Neck with Perkins Coie [?]

        I’m not knocking the Man, he is well heeled and fit for the Job, and that may be his downfall.
        He’s there to make this thing go away. The Connections between Crypto Slush Funds and the Government Covert Operations.

        … is the second member of Durham’s team to join a major law firm in New York in recent months. Andrew DeFilippis, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan who led the Sussmann prosecution, joined Sullivan & Cromwell last year. …

        U.S. prosecutor on Durham probe joins law firm Kasowitz Benson
        By Andrew Goudsward – January 9, 20232:39 PM PST

        SBF is counting on His relationship with Government Agencies (Deep State if you will) much the same as Jeffrey Epstein though that he had impunity with the same Government Agencies, and Bernie Madoff’s impuity as the Former Chaiman of the the S.E.C. .

        SBF was handling Billions in Wallets, Wallets that are designated merely by Number (some associate a Name on an Exchange).
        Anonymity is the beauty of Crypto (Crypto Slush Funds) . The Invisible Pocket Book of the Invisible Hand of the CIA|DHS|FBI & et. al…

        Looks like Atty. Jonathan Algor, [a prosecutor formerly assigned to U.S. Special Counsel John Durham’s probe] made the right career move to Kasowitz Benson Torres [Formerly of Weil Gotshal & Manges prior to his DOJ Assignment]. I’d give him a call and get his take on the FTX Bankruptcy. He’s very qualified indeed.

        1. Re:
          The Democrats House-of-Cards is falling apart – e.g.: Follow-the-Money *NOT* the Distraction !

          FTX Bombshell: Former FTX Lawyer, Daniel Friedberg, Alleges Fraud by Sullivan & Cromwell in Court Filing Today

          … “the FTX International exchange was operated from a server housed in Japan, while the FTX.US exchange was operated from a server in Virginia. The wallets and assets of FTX International and FTX.US were separated in these different instances.” …

          ???? ‘server in Virginia’ ????



          The bottom line is: If the Deep State wants to keep things out of the Public Eye, They will do Their best to do it.
          Hillary & Bill Clinton are deep into the FTX/Bankman-Fried Swamp Waters, as well as the Bidens.

  9. Prof. Turley,

    It is highly unlikely that the Hunter Biden mess is close to over. Frankly it is likely to have gotten far worse.

    Hunter’s attorney’s are claiming this ends everything.
    DOJ seems to be saying otherwise.

    In the event this purportedly “ends everything” – Then Hunter can be compelled to testify before the house and can not take the 5th.
    Even if he does take the fifth – the house can grant him immunity and he will have to testify.

    I do not know whether this is a sweatheart deal or the norm. Though that really is not the issue. The actual issue is whether DOJ intefered in the decisions.
    And that is legitimate grounds for congressional inquiry.

    Further even settling PART of the Hunter biden investigation precludes DOJ/FBI/IRS from refusing to answer questions about those portions of the investigations that are resolved.

    Personally the settlement is more of a problem than the messy status quo.

    As to the IRS WB claims – they are all testable. Again as the IRS end of things is purportedly closed – DOJ/FBI/IRS officials can be subpeonaed and compelled to testify. There is no “ongoing investigation” exception anymore.

    Absolutely the allegations should be tested. If the WB’s are lying – they should go to jail. If as is more likely they are not – this is not just huge problems for DOJ/FBI/IRS but also Biden.

    Regardless, this is far from done.

    1. “Even if he does take the fifth – the house can grant him immunity and he will have to testify.”

      What house grants immunity? The White House or a federal courthouse? If you think the House of Representatives is in the business of granting immunity, can it also prosecute anyone who refuses to testify?

      1. ““Even if he does take the fifth – the house can grant him immunity and he will have to testify.”
        What house grants immunity?”
        This is a decided legal issue. Congress has the power to grant immunity in return for testimony.
        While this likely was resolve long ago. It specifically factors in Iran Contra.
        Congress granted North, Poindexter and others immunity in return for their testimony, and the courts subsequently decided that their immunized testimony was a factor in their subsequent convictions and threw out the convictions.

        “The White House or a federal courthouse?”
        The house of representatives.

        “If you think the House of Representatives is in the business of granting immunity,”
        I do not “think it” – it is REALITY. It has occured in the past.

        You left wing nuts have Zero understanding of reality.

        “can it also prosecute anyone who refuses to testify?”
        No but it can hold them in contempt and the DOJ is legally obligated to prosecute.
        Of course we have seen since Obama that DOJ and the rest of the executive quite often refuses to do what it is legally or constitutionally obligated to do.

        That is at the core of the bitter divisions in the country today.

        The left seems to think that if it controls a single branch of govenrment, if can do whatever it pleases.
        The courts determine if laws are unconstitutional, or in conflict with other laws.
        If either of those is true the law is not law. Otherwise it is the law.
        There is no provision for the courts to decide if they like the law, if they think it is good law.
        Only whether the law is legally and constitutionally valid.

        The role of the executive is to enforce the law as written.
        There are SOME specific areas such as National Security and foriegn policy where the president has very nearly sole power.
        But for the most part the executives input in laws is prior to their passage or to veto them when congress passes them.
        Once a law is passed it is the duty of the executive to enforce it – even if it does not like that law.

        Congress determines the laws, and the federal budget. Spending specifically MUST originate in the house.

        There is no provision in the constitution allowing the executive to ignore laws that were previously passed.

        The president has unlimited power to pardon (or commute). That is the only executive power limiting the enforcement of a law.

        WE have bitter holy wars in this country – because those on the left – on gaining control of a single branch of government use that branch to create law that has never been constitutionally enacted or destroy law that has been.

        In SOME instances I SHARE the lefts disdain for SOME of our laws. I would have a radically different immigration system than we currently have.

        But if I want that – I must persuade congress to change the existing law, and the president to sign the new law that I would prefer.
        I can not through the executive alone impliment an entirely new immigration scheme that I prefer – not even if my approach is superior.
        Nor can the courts change the law that exists – unless is it is unconstitutional or in conflict with prior valid law.
        And even then the power of the courts is to invalidate existing law – not create new law.

        This complicated process of creating law is quite important.

        It is deliberately difficult to protect individuals rights.

        It is also difficult because even when the status quo is clearly wrong – all change – even most change is NOT superior.
        We all want to change the things that we KNOW are wrong. But the FACT born out by all of human history is that nearly all change is WORSE that the status quo.

        This is true in govenrment it is true in business, it is true in our private lives.
        OPutside of govenrment when we make poor changes we as individuals suffer the consequences, and nearly always nearly immediately either return to the status quo or correct the errors in our change and try again.

        Changes is nearly always worse – NEARLY, but occasionally it is improvement. So long as we learn from failure and do not continue it, the net result is the slow improvement of mankind, of our standard of living, of the quality of our lives.
        This is how we got from living in caves to where we are today. We have made myriads of mistakes with dire consequences to get where were are today.
        Again so long as the mistakes are short lived and we learn from them the result is improvement despite the fact that we fail far more than we succeed.

        In our OWN lives failure rarely effects any other than ourselves. If we make good changes – We reap the rewards. If we make bad ones we pay the consequences and hopefully learn.

        But change by government effects EVERYONE, and as most change is bad – and as Government is very poor at reverting back to the prior status quo,
        It is very very important to proceed with change in government with extreme care.

  10. OMG!
    Biden slowly realizing that they’re playing India’s National Anthem and not America’s.
    — The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 22, 2023

    What is the DNC thinking?
    Or what does the Biden Crime Family have over the DNC?

  11. The WhatsApp message to Henry Zhao says it was sent July 30, 2017 when Joe Biden was a private citizen and Hunter Biden was a private citizen, and no one was running for any office.

    Turley describes this message as “shattering.” But it points to no illegality by two private citizens whatsoever. Another nothingburger.

    1. It points to Biden lying repeatedly about his knowledge of Hunter’s business dealings.

      1. Daniel: Amen. Thank you. (…and also should have broadened the scope of any investigation)

        1. Lin, yes. But as we saw Wolf forbade any inquiry into the “big guy” or “dad,” saying there was nothing criminal there. How could she know?

          So far no one has denied the existence or substance of the WhatsApp text.

    2. “. . . was sent July 30, 2017 when Joe Biden was a private citizen and Hunter Biden was a private citizen, and no one was running for any office.”

      Nice try.

      Anyone with common sense knows that bribery and extortion do not start with the date of a threatening message. In fact, the Bidens’ bribery scheme with that communist party official began in *2103*, when JB was VP and with HB riding on AF 2.

  12. Dennis The Meanass arbitrarily voids the Constitution, wherein all executive power is vested in the President, exclusively and without qualification, including the power to classify, declassify, archive and establish an archive modality in perpetuity related to the material generated by his administration, causing any legislation pertaining to classified material generated by the President to be unconstitutional.

    The executive Power, the whole executive Power and nothing but the executive Power, so help him God.

    Article 2, Section 1

    The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.

  13. Jonathan: This is your second column within an hour about the alleged Hunter Biden family scandal. It has become an obsession with you–only because you are being paid to attack the Bidens–not because you actually believe all the nonsense in your columns. Do you actually think Chair James Comer of the House Oversight Committee is going to come up with anything? So far all his informants have gone “missing”–even the Russian oligarch who allegedly made a pay-off to the Bidens. Comer says he hasn’t been seen in 3 years! Jim Jordan has experienced similar failures in trying to prove the FBI was involved in trying to silence conservatives. The three former FBI who testified before Jordan’s Judiciary Committee were not actual “whistleblowers” but just disgruntled employees who had been disciplined.

    So permit me to move on to more important news. This week Jack Smith has made it clear he wants a speedy trial. So does Judge Cannon who has set a trial date for August 14. That date will obviously slide because of all the complicated issues that need to be resolved. Smith just turned over to Trump’s attorneys all his evidence–except for the top secret material because Trump’s attorneys have yet to get security clearances. Smith appears quite confident in his case. You also seem to agree. You were on Fox News last week saying: “For the Trump team, they have to run the table. They have to take out every count, or you’ve got a 76-year-old man looking at a potentially terminal sentence”. That’s right. Smith doesn’t have to prove every single count. If he convinces a jury of just one of the charges Trump goes to prison for up to 20 years!

    The Q is your legal analysis on Fox does not comport with the opinions of many of your loyal followers on this blog. They continue to believe Trump has done nothing wrong–that he had a right to take all the top secret and other classified material. It belongs to Trump and was, anyway, all “declassified”. At some point the rubber is going to meet the highway. Trump supporters are going to have to face reality. If you admit Trump faces serious and likely provable charges how do you explain that disconnect to your loyal followers?

    1. (Your daily appearances/OT commentary have “become an obsession” with you, n’est ce pas?)

      p.s., your comment,”They continue to believe Trump has done nothing wrong,” appears quite untrue.
      I believe the majority of comments on this blog have (1) admitted Trump was in the wrong regarding certain things, but either (2) resent the imbalance in investigating/addressing/correcting what they see as equal or worse conduct elsewhere, or (3) consider the wrongs as less egregious than the media and the left portray it. No more, no less.

      1. Lin,
        As always, an excellent take down of Dennis the troll.
        And with such an efficiency of words.
        It is the double standards, the banana republic status, the overwhelming two tier justice system, the flaunting of the corruption before our very eyes that have us upset. And then the trolls who comment and attack the good professor for the things the professor writes about and that we all see with our own eyes and ears. The upside about what Dennis the troll comments about, it reinforces to us that the professor is right and we are correct for what it is we see and hear.

      2. >”It has become an obsession with you–only because you are being paid to attack the Bidens–not because you actually believe all the nonsense in your columns. ” ~ Dennis

        Bless Turley’s heart. Somebody has to do it. .. it’s 90 seconds to Doomsday, and that may be an understatement.

        I wish I could get paid to attack the Bidens. Believe me. I’d be rich in no time.

        *’if I never have a dime, I’ll be rich as Rockafella. .. gold dust at my feet on the sunny side of the street.’

      3. Lin, its quit apparent, Donald Trump has his faults. He is rude, at times crude and often, very abbrassive. I don’t see how anyone could disagree on this. I thought his policies were great. His first 3 years were the best 3 years I have had under any president. I am 74 years old. I remember where I was when I heard that John Kennedy was murdered. John Kennedy was certainly mmore likeable and I thought most of his policies were good for us. Trump is a love/hate situation. For those who don’t care for him, I kind of get it. He’s an easy guy not to warm up to.

      4. lin: I’m not sure a majority on this blog believe Trump “was in the wrong regarding certain things”. By “certain things” I assume your are referring to Trump’s unlawful refusal to return all the classified material he was keeping at Mar-a-Lago. Judging from the most frequent posters it appears they all think Trump did nothing wrong. He had a right to take all that stuff as President. Besides, it was all declassified through some mental process by Trump.

        That aside, your point seems to be that there is an “imbalance”–that Trump is being prosecuted while Biden is not. That’s a false equivalency. When Biden’s attorneys discovered he had taken classified material with him when he left office as VP the material was immediately returned to NARA. It was the same situation with Mike Pence. Neither will be prosecuted because no subpoena or search warrant was required to get back the docs. See the difference?

        1. Dennis McIntyre: You erroneously impute to me that my point “seems to be that there is an ‘imbalance’”–

          Perhaps you need to read more carefully.
          I made no such point.
          My verbatim, express, unequivocally-exact words were that I believe “the majority of comments on this blog have…(2) resent[ed] the imbalance in investigating/addressing/correcting…”
          See the difference?

          1. (there should be the word “either” in front of (2), followed by “…or (3)…”
            See the difference?

    2. Dennis – can you explain how the country was imperiled or actually harmed by possession by donald trump of classified documents after he left office? He had possession of many more classified documents when he was in office for years. Obama had control of many more classfied documents in his Chicago warehouse after he left office.

      1. edwardmahl: As usual you got it all wrong–AGAIN! Obama never “had control” of the classified docs from his administration. They are all stored , with tight security, in a warehouse chosen and under the tight control of NARA. Obama doesn’t have free access to any of the materials. Any use of them Obama may want to have for research at his Presidential Library must be approved by NARA. Just go by the Chicago warehouse and see if you can walk in a rummage around!

        Now Donald Trump has his own “Presidential Library”–of sorts. It’s what he refers to as “Office 45”–his office at Mar-a-Lago. That’s where the FBI found all the top secret and other confidential docs. But they weren’t under lock and key or other security measures. They were in plain view! That makes the Obama situation a world apart from what Trump did. Something that is lost on you!

        And the national security was “imperiled” when Trump showed highly classified material to people without security clearances. That’s laid out in plain language in the Jack Smith’s indictment–you apparently neglected to read.

        1. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s highly classified material not only ended up on Anothony pedo Weiner’s private laptop, but she had her server hacked by foreign actors. As for Obama, you truly do not know and get your facts wrong re what he did with classified presidential records.

        2. Dennis – NARA did not have “tight control” of the classified documents. They were in a warehouse selected by Obama and under the administration of the Obama Foundation. Nobody knows who had access to the documents during these months. No one asked. In asserting NARA “control”, you are relying on a CYA letter written from NARA claiming that it had control of the documents and the warehouse. Probably the letter was dictated by Obama. Only a gull would accept such a letter at face value. As for Trump, can you name someone who actually read any of the classified documents at M-A-L, besides Trump?

        3. What makes you think he actually showed a classified document in a way it could be read, as opposed to merely waving something around. He says on the tape that it’s secret, which suggests to me he never actually showed anything.

          1. It was mr deep throat CIA agent himself that claims Trump waived the document in the air. The one with the big nasty chin and old grumpy not the fatso of the 2 Deep throat reporters.
            That nasty nearly dead dude who can’t see across the table, the one who destroyed our press by normalizing secret sources, anonymous sources… deep, state I wrote a book boy something and bernstein – one jew and … it’s Woodward – thats the chump.

  14. Note to the “Bumpkin From Bakersfield”:

    Dear Squeaker HicCarthy, “[t]he House of Representatives shall…have the sole Power of Impeachment…” of “[t]he President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States…” for “…[t]reason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

    If you can’t be effective, Mr. Squeaker, at least send a message.

    Article 1, Section 2

    The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

    Article 2, Section 4

    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors

  15. Two publications are reporting on Obama meeting privately with AOC and Democrats in preparation for 2024, e.g.,
    (not using the infamous tarmac location under the Clinton admin, ha ha)
    He did the same thing prior to the 2020 elections, see, e.g., “Inside Obama’s Secret Meetings with 2020 Contenders,” › story › 2018 › 06 › 11 › obama-2020-elections-sanders-warren-635165
    There’s another report re: host Jon Stewart meeting privately with Obama (I am limited to two hyperlinks…)

    He’s obviously covering all his bases, notwithstanding visits to law schools and universities…..

    Somehow, in my heart of hearts, I believe that if Trump or Bush were meeting privately with current Congressional members or 2024 contenders or media hosts, the MAJOR networks/publications would be all over it….

    1. Saint Obama can do no wrong. Haven’t you been told that over and over again?? The Great Divider could have done so much for America, but instead he divided us, and made Cloward and Piven a reality.

      1. “Saint Obama can do no wrong”
        “MAJOR networks/publications would be all over it….”

        Wen and lie, a recent article from a day ago demonstrating how the MSM doesn’t look when Obama is the concern.

        1. “Bombshell – Obama High School Friend: Barry Soetoro Portrayed Himself as a Foreigner’”

          “James Manning recently interviewed a high school friend of Barack Obama, who claims to have known him back in the 1970s as Barry Soetoro. Mia Marie Pope says that Obama identified himself as a foreigner and a crack-smoking homosexual. Ms. Pope was born in 1962, in California, and moved with her family to Hawaii when she was still an infant. Pope claims that she did not meet or see Barry Soetoro until about 1977. She said that she, Barry and other kids would hang out at the beach at Waikiki. Mia Marie Pope says that Barry Soetoro “always portrayed himself as a foreign student.” While Soetoro was a little older than her and didn’t always run around with the circle of friends that she had, Pope says that he “very much was in sort of the ‘gay community,’” which she says that even back then was “thriving.” “We knew Barry as, just common knowledge, that girls were never anything that he was ever interested in, and as a young teenager….as a young girl… was clear to me that Barry was strictly into men,” Pope said. She also indicated that she had no desires for him and said that they didn’t get along, largely in part to the fact that he was “a pathological liar, even back then.” Pope said that Soetoro’s lies were “egotistical” and always to “boost himself.” She referenced Barry “bumming cigarettes,” and said that as soon as someone would give him a cigarette, he would instantly turn and walk away, after he had gotten what he wanted. In Pope’s words, “He seemed to be incapable or genuine about anything.” Ms. Pope said that Barry Soetoro was always “getting with these older white men.” She recognized that he was one that had cocaine, which she said was “newsworthy” in the groups she hung out in. They then began to believe it was Soetoro’s engagements (ie. Homosexual acts) with these older white men is how he “procured” cocaine. “In other words, he was having sex with these older white guys, and that’s how he was getting his cocaine to be able to freebase,” she told Manning. Mia Pope also said that she actually saw Obama dress up as a transvestite. She remarked that it was during the era of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, that this took place.

          When asked by Manning why she came forward, and others were not, she said that because she is a Christian and deeply concerned about her country. She says that if Barack Obama was doing a “good job” today, then she would not worry about his past. She wondered when Obama first came on the scene if he had, in fact, “changed his ways.” Apparently, according to Pope, he had not. Pope said that she didn’t care about his homosexuality or the fact that he used drugs in the past, but was concerned about who he was as an adult. Pope says that her willingness to come forward has taken courage, and she believes it is “righteous” to speak out against Barack Obama. “I refuse to be a coward,” she added. Ms. Pope also says that she had called the Federal Bureau of Investigations several times to expose Barack Obama’s use of fake Social Security numbers, and nothing was done about it. This took place several years ago.

          Pope said that when Barry’s name began to be pushed forward as Barack Hussein Obama, she thought there was “something shady” going on. She was familiar with the claims of Larry Sinclair, the man who claimed prior to the 2008 elections that he had a homosexual relationship with Barack Obama and the two had smoked crack cocaine together. Sinclair was rumored to have been killed in a hit and run in November of 2011. Pope also said that for Obama to have attended the school he did, Punahou High School(which he graduated from in 1979), required a lot of money and it required that he start from kindergarten, but seeing that he was entering mid-level; she believes that he must have had “something stellar” which allowed him to get in, especially when he was “fresh from Indonesia.”

          Manning suggested that Obama’s involvement with older white men is what got him into Punahou, and Pope seems to agree, though she used a reference to the CIA or some “force” that got Obama “set up” at Punahou. “It was certainly not a natural thing,” she said.

          They both agreed that has been the way things happened for young Soetoro from Punahou to Occidental to Columbia to Harvard. Pope pointed out that interviews were conducted with those who were in the same classes at Columbia that Obama was supposed to be in and not a single person remembers him being there!

          When Dr. Manning asked Pope why she thought that Larry Bland, Nate Spencer and Donald Young (all member of the church Obama attended, Trinity Church of Christ, where Jeremiah Wright pastors) were all killed within days of each other in Chicago, she said that she believed Obama’s handlers like what he is doing to the country. Therefore, in her opinion, they have kept a lid on these murders.

          – The Washington Standard

          1. It’s not surprising at all. All of Obama’s records have been sealed under lock and key…never to be seen again….ever. Wonder why?
            Also, if you see obama in a rare off the cuff interview, the man does not come across as particularly intelligent, nor articulate, nor all that interesting, aside from his Che-loving, Marxist beliefs that he doesn’t even try to hide…..the man was and still is….a total fraud.

        2. Gen. Flynn tweeted this response to Obama’s tweet remembering the anniversary of overturning Roe —–>>

          General Mike Flynn

          You know @BarackObama, instead of using the word “abortions” you should correctly say, “baby murders.” These murdered children (from the moment of conception) have choices too (and our US Supreme Court has spoken). But you never cared much for the rule of law, did you?

          In fact, instead of using your eight (8) years destroying our nation, you should have uplifted the black community, the hispanic community, in fact, all communities. Instead, you decided to further pervert our culture like the good marxist you are.

          Just look at what we’ve learned this week alone. You were briefed in early August, 2016 on the narcissistic @HillaryClinton plan to destroy then Presidential Candidate @realDonaldTrump and all those around him…and you allowed the lie to carry on for the next four years, cascading America into the shadow of the valley of death we find ourselves in today (seven years now). I have seen the light at the end of the valley and it belongs to God Almighty!

          If it sounds like I’m tired of hearing from you, you’d be correct. Another fact is that many, many millions of Americans are also tired of hearing your BS.

          And how about helping those young women in positive ways instead of physically, emotionally and spiritually destructive ways (life is vastly better than death!). And why don’t you ask your blue state governor buddies to get serious about children being exploited by child sex trafficking, etc? How about taking that on? Instead of destroying our future generation, you’d be protecting it!

          Your unambiguous & ignorant missive today isn’t going to distract us from the crimes you perpetrated or the crimes recently discovered emanating from the Durham report or hearing–they are egregious. You cannot make us forget these apparent multi-million dollar bribes taken by your then Vice President and his son, Hunter.

          I’ve said enough and wasted more of my day than I wanted to on someone who needs to dry up and go away.

          Ask yourself Mr. President, aren’t you glad your mother chose life when she decided to have you?


          BOOM! Keep punching, keep the direct hits coming…..the Communists (Democrat Party) destroying our country must be stopped.

  16. Unless you can clear out (remove from power) any and all dems, prog/left bureaucrats and ethically challenged rinos from our various governments (from our local town councils up to the white house) nothing will come of these blatant scandals and crimes – AND WE ALL KNOW THAT… the rot is deep and imbedded in so many ways that there may be only one way to cure it.

  17. @EmeraldRobinson

    The infamous Bilderberg Group just had a meeting in Portugal where Stacey Abrams AND the head of CISA AND the head of ODNI were invited together — but you think you’re going to vote in a free and fair election in 2024?

    1. @EmeraldRobinson

      As I’ve said many times before: America is in a full-blown constitutional crisis.

      Biden is owned by China, and the DOJ is protecting him. The FBI covers up his crimes.

      Wake up: the hour is much later than you think.

    2. This is truly eye-opening, i.e., we think of the progressive Left infiltrating media, higher education, government entities, etc.,–only to realize the infiltration/permeation/metastasis is actually a global effort toward redistribution of the world’s wealth and power.

  18. We are learning that in a two-tiered justice system it is not always the process or purpose of an “investigation” to obtain incriminating evidence and then pursue it for the probability of further condemnatory evidence. For a few who are favored, it is often quite the opposite.

  19. Democrats have created a god machine, a hydra, comprised of all 3 letter agencies, the media, the Google search engine that retrieves, filters, and buries results, the public education system, most universities, medical boards, medical publications, and Hollywood, all coordinating to promote Democrat agendas and oppress conservatives.

    A psychiatrist who does not automatically affirm the gender dysphoria of a girl suddenly presenting, obviously experiencing social contagion, can lose his license to practice.

    A girl who feels scared if a male exposes his penis to her in a locker room or shower can be threatened with getting kicked off a sports team, or harassed by school administrators.

    The FBI will cover for Hillary Clinton having an illegal server in her bathroom, backing up classified information to the Cloud, and destroying the server with BleachBit, and it will cover for Joe Biden, but it will conduct an armed predawn raid on Mar-a-Lago for Trump quarreling with the NA over what documents to which they are entitled. The DOJ will refuse multiple requests for indictment of Hunter Biden, until investigations into Joe Biden are stopped, and the charges dumbed down to misdemeanors, but it will seek to put Donald Trump in prison for the rest of his life for far lesser acts.

    The Dinesh D’Souzas of the world don’t get the usual fines for getting around campaign finance limits. They get sent to prison with murderers.

    Testify for a Congressional committee on the weaponization of government? You might get a house call from the IRS. (

    1. “[Fascist statists] have created a god machine, a hydra, comprised of all 3 letter agencies, the media, the Google search engine that retrieves, filters, and buries results, the public education system, most universities, medical boards, medical publications, and Hollywood, all coordinating to promote [fascist statist] agendas and oppress [we the people].”

      It’s a game of keep away, or catching crawdads–it’s not emanating from just one “team”.

  20. Dilution, Delusion, Hypocoristic (as in Big Guy) are most used to camouflage (?Truth?) the mantra that the Democrats’ use to supplement Facts! We are being ruled by flunkies who have no regard for law and order. These flunkies and their flock of sympathizers are plotting a course to the total destruction of the main tenant of our Constitution: “We the People…” Today a certain set of individuals are set above all the rest where FACTS can be ignored and supplement with truthful lies, as Shultz used to say “I know nothing” or the Liar’s paradox (I am lying). I worry that this course of injurious actions will become mainstreamed to the point of no return to normalcy.

    God help Us!

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