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A GOP-led House committee investigating allegations of potentially improper foreign business transactions has issued a subpoena for the records of a cellphone used by President Joe Biden and reportedly paid for by his son, Hunter Biden.
In an interview on Tuesday, Peter Schweizer, who is known for his focus on political corruption, stated that the records in question were discovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop computer. The phone in question was reportedly utilized between 2009 and 2017, a period when the current president served as vice president.
“We obtained that phone number, and we’ve shared it with individuals and the Oversight Committee in Congress is going to subpoena those phone records. And what’s important here is that’s not a government phone, this is not Joe Biden’s private phone that he’s paying for himself. It’s actually [Hunter] Biden’s business that paid for it,” Schweizer told WABC’s Cats & Cosby show.
“I think it’s going to yield a lot of interesting information as to who Joe Biden was talking to on this phone that was being paid for by his son,” Schweizer, author of several books on political corruption including, “Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Friends and Households,” told the hosts.
In 2018, the author revealed that Hunter Biden took in millions of dollars in foreign income without paying taxes, which is what triggered subsequent IRS and grand jury investigations.
That said, Joe Biden appears to be setting the stage to pardon his embattled son as the Department of Justice is reportedly close to a decision over whether to charge him with a bevy of crimes related to tax and gun issues.
That’s the opinion of New York Post columnist Miranda Divine, who has authored a book on the first son’s troubles called “Laptop From Hell.”
Devine made her comments to Fox News after a rare sit-down interview where Joe Biden dismissed the possibility of his son facing charges and stated it would not impact his tenure in office.
“My son has done nothing wrong,” Biden said during the sit-down interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle that aired at 10 p.m. Friday. “I trust him. I have faith in him, and it impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him,” he continued.
“That mythology of Joe Biden that’s been around for more than four decades, which is that he’s a lovely family man… moderate Democrat, lunch pail Joe, working-class Joe, the poorest man in Congress, and a wonderful family man full of empathy because of the tragedies in his own life. That’s what he’s playing on,” Devine said.
“I think the end game is that he’s setting up… framing this sympathy card so that when it comes time, perhaps in his lame duck period, that he will pardon Hunter and Americans will forgive him because they will say, well, Hunter was a drug addict and Joe just loves his family, and he’s been through enough tragedy in his life,” she continued. “Leave him alone.”
She went on to say she believes that Joe Biden’s response to Ruhle was premeditated and a set-up to frame the attempt to indict his son as a “political witch hunt.”
“It’s obviously rehearsed, and the plan for Joe Biden is to just remove himself entirely from the influence-peddling operation that he was involved in with his son Hunter and his brother Jim, pretend that it has nothing to do with him, and that Hunter is just being persecuted in a political witch hunt,” she told Fox News.
“That’s probably the only way he can go, considering he’s lied about his involvement since before the 2020 election,” she added. “And it will work for him with those Americans, and there are still many of them who believe that Joe Biden, that his only sin is that he loves his son too much.”