From Margaret Talev’s article at

Former Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview with “Axios on HBO,” promised to prohibit his son Hunter, and other family members, from cashing in on his name and position overseas if he wins the presidency. 

  • Biden told Axios’ Mike Allen that Hunter did nothing wrong — but that he has not dug into what Hunter actually did while working in Ukraine.
  • “I don’t know what he was doing. I know he was on the board. I found out he was on the board after he was on the board and that was it,” Biden told us. 
  • Asked whether he wants to get to the bottom of it, Biden said, “No. Because I trust my son.”

Biden said his family will be banned from making money overseas if he wins, faulting the president’s family members’ government and business conflicts of interests — not Hunter’s work — for the need for a formal guardrail. 

I’m not sure what the most “are you kidding?” part is.  But I think I’m settling on “Asked whether he wants to get to the bottom of it, Biden said, “No. Because I trust my son.”

Joe Biden may trust Hunter Biden.  I suppose that’s what fathers are for.

But to many of the rest of us, he’s an unreliable, dope-smoking Navy washout who dumped his wife and took up with his widowed daughter in law, fathered at least one out-of-wedlock child with a stripper from a club he apparently frequented, and seems to have gotten rich on little more than exploiting his father’s political clout…

…and whose dealings with Ukraine’s Burisma Energy are zealously being protected by daddy Joe, the Democrat Party, and our disgracefully acquiescent media.

But that’s OK, Joe.  The world is in order.  Your party, which controls the House of Representatives, is about to impeach a president for little more than asking – not threatening, but asking – for an investigation of Ukraine efforts to influence the 2016 election (which seems evident, even though our media continue to work hard at keeping the public ignorant of them) and your kid’s involvement in Burisma.

Let’s see if that world order holds if the impeachment vote passes (no guarantee on that) and it goes to the senate, where Republicans can finally present the other side of the story.

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