What Game is Hunter Biden Playing?

Victor Davis Hanson
American Greatness

What shameless act or felonious activity was not evidenced on Hunter Biden’s laptop? Racist attitudes toward Asians? Soliciting prostitution? Felonious use of drugs? Photographed nudity and perverse sex? Admissions to illicit foreign shakedowns?

Hunter all but accused his own father President Joe Biden of also being on the foreign take: “I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family… Unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

Hunter’s alleged felonies range from bribery to tax evasion. That he has not yet been prosecuted for anything is scandalous. His exemption is attributable only to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s likely weaponized directives to federal prosecutors to downgrade or forget altogether felony charges against Hunter.

So given such wild behavior, why would not Hunter tone it down, stop the global grifting, cease the reckless behavior—and quit redirecting attention to the likely illegal acts of his father, the President?

Why did not Hunter early on just settle the child support suit filed by his paramour Lundeen Roberts? Why haggle over money for his own daughter?

Hunter instead outrageously claimed near poverty. That excuse was hilarious given he flies on private jets and pays nearly $16,000 a month to rent a house in tony, celebrity-ridden Malibu.

Why did Hunter ever get involved with a performance stripper in the first place after his past widely publicized liaisons with prostitutes? Why also with his own widowed sister-in-law?

Given Hunter has little or no experience or training in high-stakes international finance and investment—and thus has no market value as an investor or broker. But he was infamous for translating that nothingness into millions in lucre due solely to his ability to monetize the influence of then Vice President Joe Biden.

So why now when under 24/7 scrutiny, would Hunter dare recreate himself as an “artist,” by blowing through straws in his mouth?

His amateurish canvasses somehow have sold for up to $500,000 a pop. Both Biden donors and gamers saw their buys of such mediocre art as gambits either to meet with or profit from his father, Joe Biden.

But would not his painting grift only bring greater prosecutorial scrutiny, greater embarrassment to the president?

Hunter Biden’s attorneys sought to leverage federal prosecutors into agreeing to drop their charges—by threatening to call in as a pro-Hunter witness President Joe Biden himself and thereby likely invoke a constitutional crisis!

In such a scenario, the President under oath would be forced to lie again that he had no knowledge of or involvement in Hunter’s illegal behavior. Or if he admitted the truth that he did, he would thus contradict years of his adamant denials.

Why would Hunter put his father and president in such a publicity circus?

Hunter has lost an incriminating laptop by abandoning it at a repair shop. He has forgotten his crack pipe in a rental car. His illegally registered handgun turned up in a trash dumpster near a school.

So would not the carefree Hunter insist that all the Bidens in the spotlight remain extra careful never to abandon incriminating drugs—especially in the White House.

Yet in a West Wing first, recently cocaine was found lost in an entrance vestibule. Various media outlets claimed it belonged to someone in the “Biden family orbit.”

One of two things explain the continuous reckless behavior of wayward son Hunter Biden:

One, he is either still on drugs or so suffers from past addiction that he has lost all common sense and judgment, and simply cannot control his behavior.

Or, two, Hunter is an embittered, angry son. As the Biden bagman for foreign shakedown cash, he did the dirty work and most risked the legal exposure that made all the Bidens rich.

Yet, instead of familial praise—or so the broke Hunter seems to whine on his laptop—Hunter gets no respect from those he enriched.

And now he, not they, might first go to jail.

As a result, does his continuous recklessness send a not so-subtle reminder to all the Bidens—his father the “Big Guy” especially?

That is, Hunter is not going to take the fall. He will not end up in prison for decades while the other exempt Bidens continue to enjoy their ill-gotten riches, due to Hunter’s imaginative cons.

No wonder the first family for months moved Hunter into the White House and put him on Airforce One.

Is it now, “Keep Hunter close and self-important—or else”?

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36 thoughts on “What Game is Hunter Biden Playing?”

  1. This was a telling article. Anyone can see who is behind all of Hunter’s ventures, but until he gets to court and the questions are asked and answered, we have to wait. The only way to find out, is to start impeachment proceedings.

  2. David H Schulman

    Maybe he is handled by whomever supplies his drugs and women. Maybe he is already dead. The narrative is the distraction. Why learn history when you can repeat it?
    When the smoke clears the writers of the wars will describe feats of battle, tests of will, strength and right overcoming evil. The hunter/’jo part will be relegated to an inexplicable and largely ignored footnote.
    Otherwise good analysis by a great American who also proves that classic liberalism still is classical liberalism.

  3. Thank you VDH for your insightful always accurate analysis. Now if only our lawmakers would do something, anything to bring equal justice.

  4. My heart goes out to the establishment media ideologues: it’s been so hard to maintain credibility as journalists . . . and now this!

  5. Any possibility that Hunter’s ongoing antics are yet one more orchestrated distraction from the cognitively challenged President?

  6. Cocaine destroys all vestige of decency forever, so expecting Hunter to act with any kind of honesty is naive. Greed and power-lust has the same effect, which explains Joe Biden’s leading role in this spectacle of corruption.

    1. The Usual Suspect

      Why would Hunter rat out the big guy Mr. Joe Bid=n? That’s not too bright, he’s the only guy that can ultimately save Hunter by Presidential pardon which is a guarantee.

  7. Difficult to say with much certainty, of course, but my lay guess is his brain and cognition have been affected by his many years of heavy drug abuse. Heck, even that former Ukraine politico, Mykola Zlochevsky, remarked on recorded tape that Hunter was more stupid than his dog & they should seek the service of a different person. So, low intelligence plus many years of heavy drugs results in a dog with better cognitive ability. The apple did not fall far from its tree.

  8. Hunter is a classic child of a cold, indifferent, self absorbed, manipulative, self aggrandizing and petty father. He has paid no price legally so far for his many outrageous and self evident transgressions. It is clearly evident that the injury to his psyche this man received from his father is so deep and consuming that no amount of rehab or even jail time could ever repair the damage.

  9. If I were Hunter I would stay far away from the Clinton clan and hire my own security. The solution to Papa Biden’s biggest problem is only one “accident” away.

  10. The Hunter Biden saga calls up memories of the Creedence Clearwater Revival hit song “Fortunate Son”, released about the time I arrived in Vietnam as a young Marine in 1969.
    Its opening lyrics were,
    Some folks are born made to wave the flag
    Ooh, they’re red, white and blue
    And when the band plays “Hail To The Chief”
    Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord
    It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no senator’s son, son
    It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one, no

    CCR said it was about the injustice of the draft system, the unfair share of combat service carried by the poor and middle class as opposed to politically influenced draft “dodging” by the elite, or military service with risk avoidance through secure and cushy assignments, etc. by the privileged class.
    CCR alleged that the catalyzing factor was the widely reported marriage of Julie Nixon to David Eisenhower. Eisenhower’s service as a reserve naval officer in the Mediterranean as opposed to, say Vietnamese coastal water, was seen by the anti-war movement and the Left in general as proof of political string-pulling and his privileged status as grandson and son-in-law of Republican Presidents.
    The fact that Grandad had served in and ended WWII, and Daddy had also served and was ending the war in Vietnam, was lost on the Left. They were Republicans and open to attack.

    I wonder who’ll write a song about Hunter and his clan of privileged, protected, political profiteers? Not that it would get much air time.

  11. It just to coincidental for Hunter to have a smoking crack and hooker addiction and now we have testimony Obama, whom he spent 8 years living next to; has the same problem??

  12. You have used some spicy rhetoric here. Not a complaint. Fun. What a puerile plot they are writing. This could be a really good, or really bad stream series.

    p.s. Please warn people not to publicly criticize the DOJ or the FBI. Seriously.

  13. What’s next…. Treason, Tyranny or Both?

    Who do you trust, who do you believe these days to Preserve, Protect and Defend our Constitution and our country?

    When does Justice in America reach its obvious conclusion and at what moral and monetary cost?
    Who is the true winner?
    Executive Order – Presidential Records Act Amendment
    Obama’s “First” Executive Order 01/21/09


    How do we … the American People, to the very best of our elected or appointed abilities, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States…..with an Executive Branch ruled by Presidential Decrees, a Legislative Branch ruled by Constitutional Dysfunction and a Judicial Branch ruled by Personal Interpretive Activism?

    Our Military and Law enforcement has been compromised in the name of equal rights….and challenges to direct orders which ultimately affect the ability to pursue Life, Liberty and Happiness without applying Government regulations, mandates and eligibility requirements!

    Our emails are read, our conversations are listened to, our private Internet information disclosed and now regulated and taxed. Our cars have GPS tracking devices and there are web cameras everywhere watching our every move. Law enforcement has body cameras and devices they can wear and record us and that can look through our clothes and into our cars and homes, not to mention surveillance drones which are patrolling our skies. Travelers are treated as cr

  14. The only sad question to ponder is how bad a gaffe would the pretender in chief or his tragically enabled son have to stumble into for the corporate media information matrix to cover. Given the Tucker interview a few days ago about a topic which seemed to be common knowledge inside the beltway but was news to me, nothing matters at this point. Not only does the emperor have no clothes, but the more lewd and lascivious or arrogant and corrupt the better. Break out the bread, this circus is here untill the next election.

  15. Reading your catalog of Hunter Biden’s past and present follies, I have to wonder if Biden didn’t abuse him, at least mentally and probably also physically, as a child.
    Biden is an incredible — but not in the good sense — human being, as is Dr. Jill. “Karma” is taking way too long.

    1. I totally agree with you .He and Jill controlled the family I mean J Biden had sex with his own daughter! They are SCUM OF THE EARTH and should be EXTERMINATED

  16. My only suggested change is that for the word ‘registered’ you substitute ‘obtained’ Victor.

    We’re not – yet – at the point where firearms are registered at purchase (unless one doesn’t trust the edict that those 4473’s aren’t kept forever) but we’re getting closer in many states by the day.

    Everything else in this article is spot on.

  17. Two issues —
    one – Have heard responsible commentators claim that Joe can only be impeached for what he has done in office – Not for previous behavior

    two – so far all of this appears to have occurred during Dads term as VP
    Is Obama an idiot for not seeing this or a co conspirator ? Maybe Obama is the Big Guy ?

  18. Not just Garland. It goes back to 2015 and Sweet Loretta through today.

    I think the more concerning scandal is that the DOJ, Treasury, State, etc protected the Biden Crime family across Dem and GOP administrations. Wonder who else they have protected?

  19. Professor, my thoughts exactly. “Scranton Joey” has been a user of people and storyteller his entirely life (false stories of course). And now we find out how he’s used his own family to enrich his already pretty cushy lifestyle by shaking down foreign entities. Your insight and recall on history and facts is uncanny and very much appreciated by us who follow you here and on your podcast. Thanks!

  20. A couple of things:

    When I was growing up I was told that anyone can be president. Well, have dim-witted Joe Biden in that office, proves that it is so.

    Also, VDH, you wrote in this piece:

    “Hunter Biden’s attorneys sought to leverage federal prosecutors into agreeing to drop their charges—by threatening to call in as a pro-Hunter witness President Joe Biden himself and thereby likely invoke a constitutional crisis!”

    How do you know they threatened to call the president as a witness. I agree, they may well have. But you stated it as a fact.

    Is it a fact?

  21. Why, because liberals like Hunter are protected by media, government agencies and elected officials. Who can stop you. The frivolous attacks on trump compared to the Bidens treatment or lack of meaningful investigations leaves only one conculsion; US government is now officially corrupt.

  22. whiskey tango foxtrot

    I see a tainted batch of snow in Hunter’s not too distant future. Don’t mess with 10% Joe, even if he is your dad. You will be feeding fishes off of Rehoboth Beach

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