More On: Hunter Biden
As our aged president appears to be slipping cognitively, and literally as he did on Air Force One Wednesday, the world wonders who really is in charge at the White House — and some say it’s his scandal-riddled son Hunter, including the former addict himself.
As our old president seems to be losing his mind and keeps falling down the stairs of Air Force One, as he did again on Wednesday, everyone is wondering who is really in charge at the White House.
Is the chief of staff, Ron Klain, too tired to make decisions?
Is it Biden’s “Sherpa,” White House counselor Steve Ricchetti? Is it first lady Jill Biden?
But there is another scary possibility: Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, who used to be a crack addict but now plays the blowpipe.
Friends of Hunter say that when he goes home to Delaware or Camp David every weekend, he and his father talk about Ukraine policy and other important issues over dinner.
One of his old friends says that he is his dad's "closest adviser."
Hunter also told his former business partner Tony Bobulinski in April 2017 by the pool of the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood that he could talk to his father directly and get him to do what he wanted by going around his gatekeepers.
Hunter's new "sugar brother," LA entertainment lawyer Kevin Morris, also works for Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey. This week, McConaughey took the stage at the White House to call for stricter gun laws after a school shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas.
Morris, a close friend and adviser of McConaughey, has given Hunter more than $2 million to pay back past-due taxes and pay his $20,000 Malibu rent. Morris also acts as a kind of life coach for Hunter. He tells him how to deal with the Delaware grand jury's investigation into his business dealings overseas, how to structure the sales of his art, and how to fix his bad reputation and get back at people who don't like him.
Boasting of influence
Now, in a hitherto unpublished voice recording from an iPhone backup on Hunter’s abandoned laptop, the president’s son is heard boasting in detail about his political influence over his father.
“He’s going to talk about drug reform and any other thing that I want him to. [Joe Biden] thinks I’m a god.”
The audio file was recorded in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on December 3, 2018, while Hunter was going through an unusual addiction treatment program with therapist Keith Ablow. The program involved giving Hunter daily intravenous infusions of the horse tranquilizer ketamine. It was given to The Post by the non-profit research group Marco Polo, which is putting together a detailed report on the laptop.
Hunter talks for more than an hour with Phillipa Horan, a British artist he met at a dinner in Los Angeles in the middle of 2018 through his girlfriend Zoe Kestan, a lingerie designer who goes by the online handle "weed slut 420" and who went before the Delaware grand jury in February.
Hunter tells Horan that his father will talk to him about anything he believes in that I want him to. If I tell him that this is important to me, he will find a way to include it in his platform.
“My dad respects me more than he respects anyone in the world, and I know that to be certain, so it’s not going to be about whether it affects his politics.”
Hunter boasts about how he plans to capitalize on the notoriety “if my dad becomes president . . .
“I was on the front page of every f–king newspaper including The Wall Street Journal and New York Times . . .
“I believe that’s an opportunity to say the things and show the things and reveal the things through this project that we want to reveal . . . because you will have attention.
“I have figured out if you are going to be involved in politics the way that I am, which is to choose to engage with my father in that life because I believe in what he does . . . then one of your obligations is to use that platform with intent, is to not allow the platform to sit on top of you.”
The conversation was recorded on Hunter's iPhone XS as an interview. In it, Horan asks Hunter personal questions about his drug use and his family for an art project they are working on together.
Hunter had told another friend about the project in a text message: "We have been working together for the past four months on, for lack of a better word, a work of art. I had a vague idea for a book, a series of books, or a zine. It was about the universal truth of our need to be, stay, feel, want, and achieve connection through words, written, spoken, and felt across and through a variety of mediums.
Hunter tells Horan at one point in the recording not to worry about being in the shadow of his famous father.
“All the concerns you have with all the people you know that are the ‘children of,’ I have none of them, not a single one . . .
“Everyone else talks about, ‘How can you be as good as your dad?’
“I’m better than my dad . . . because my dad tells me I’m better than him since I was 2 years old.
“All those fears you think that I have of people not liking me or that I don’t love myself . . . I don’t fear that because the man I most admire in the world that is God to me thinks I’m a god.
“I had the support to know I can do anything.”
Horan asks him what Joe says about his crack use.
“He says f–king stop,” replies Hunter. “He’s scared to death.”
Hunter gave up drinking in 2019 after marrying his second wife, a South African woman named Melissa Cohen, who had been divorced before.
He spends his time painting and waiting for the results of the grand jury's investigation into alleged money laundering, tax evasion, and foreign-agent violations.
As a side job, he gives advice to the president. I don't know if anyone will listen or not.
Dems incite violence vs. Supremes
This is what Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the steps of the Supreme Court to a rally of baying anti-abortion protesters.
“I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you.”
Is anyone surprised that a crazy person who wanted to get attention took those words as a call to hurt Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh?
Dems don't care that some crazy person will always answer the phone when it rings. It works for them, and they know that no one will ever hold them accountable because they control the story.
It is against the law to protest outside of judges' homes. But Attorney General Merrick Garland let illegal protests go on for weeks outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.
The president never spoke out against the judges being bothered or their home addresses being made public.
When asked about the protests outside judges' homes, Jen Psaki, who was then the White House press secretary, said, "I don't have an official US government position on where people protest."
The only reason that makes sense is that the government wanted to scare the judges. They wanted them to think their lives were in danger. They wanted them to know that neither the president nor the Department of Justice (DOJ) would protect them or their families. They wanted to make something so scary that the judges would think twice before going against the government again.