Joe Biden’s son Hunter may finally be receiving retribution for at least some of the litany of crimes he allegedly committed. Federal agents have announced they believe they have enough evidence to charge Hunter Biden of tax and gun crimes, The Washington Post reported.
The news came as a breath of fresh air to some conservatives who watched as Twitter censored a bombshell New York Post report about Hunter less than a month before the 2020 presidential election. Twitter even blocked any user of their platform from sharing the link to the story. The social media company restored the Post’s account after two weeks, saying the Post would not have to delete the tweet before regaining ability to post to their audience. (RELATED: Joe Biden Addresses Possible Prosecution Of Son Hunter)
But the two week standoff may have bought then presidential candidate Joe Biden some time. The Post’s report was devastating, and not just for a man who happened to be the son of a famous politician. The story implicated Biden himself, and for that reason was something voters needed to know. The article revealed how Hunter had introduced his father, who was then Vice President in the Obama Administration, to a top executive at an energy firm in Ukraine, less than a year before Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the business dealings of the firm.
NEW: Federal agents believe they have enough evidence to arrest Hunter Biden https://t.co/VK59Q9PIQi
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 6, 2022
After the election, polls showed that voters would have really cared about Hunter and his father’s shady business dealings—that is, if Big Tech had allowed them to know about it. Pollster John McLaughlin found later that 4.6% of Biden voters would have changed their vote if they had known about the scandal. A later poll of swing state Biden voters found that 17% of voters in seven key swing states would have switched their vote if they had known about the story. (RELATED: ‘Shady, Murky, Military Background’: Author Reveals ‘Concerning’ Alleged Details On Ex-Hunter Biden Business Partner)
In March 2022, a Rasmussen poll found that 66% of likely American voters thought the Hunter Biden laptop story was important, with 48% thinking it was very important. Only 31% didn’t believe the story was important, and 15% said it was not at all important.
In a CNN exclusive, @jaketapper talks to @POTUS about dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the investigation into his son Hunter and if he plans to run for reelection in 2024. Watch the full interview: https://t.co/Rv1nITf8OY
— CNN (@CNN) October 12, 2022
In the same poll, voters voiced their opinions about whether the media and tech had fairly reported the story. Voters polled are divided as to whether a fair reporting of the story would have meant Biden didn’t win the presidency, but slightly more voters believe if the story had been accurately reported Joe Biden would not have been president. The poll also confirmed that the issue was important to voters. Sixty-nine percent of voters say they have closely followed news reports about the Hunter Biden laptop story.
In September 2022, another Rasmussen poll found that 63% of voters still think the Hunter Biden laptop story is important.
WATCH: Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner claims FBI “altered history” by suppressing laptop story during 2020 electionhttps://t.co/SF6rUApnzr
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 6, 2022
“Hunter, a recovering drug addict, has always been the horror PR bomb waiting to blow up his father’s career,” Freddy Gray writes at The Spectator.
The allegations may provide Democrats with the golden opportunity to push Joe Biden towards retirement, making way for a younger, perhaps more progressive, candidate, Gray says.
“As the Hunter Biden investigation develops, however, and worthy liberal newspapers suddenly take the allegations against the Biden family seriously, ruthless figures at the top of the Democratic party might see an opportunity to push their problematic president towards his much-needed retirement.” (RELATED: ‘Implicated’: The Biden Family Could Be In Serious Legal Jeopardy, Former Prosecutor Says)
Pointing to previously mentioned polls that showed voters cared about the issue, now that they are able to know more about it, writer Miranda Devine says the “dam is about to burst” on Biden.
“They have denied our revelations, refused to respond to our questions, told lies, and relied on their media and Big Tech allies to censor and cover up credible allegations of corruption involving the president and his family,” Devine said. “But the dam is about to burst, as more Americans learn about the scandal and draw negative conclusions about Biden’s integrity.”
Voters care about the story, and it’s just being reported on again. This fact, combined with the potential of Hunter finally being convicted for at least some of his crimes, may keep the issue front and center in voter’s minds. The stamina from the story will have to be maintained for another two years, which isn’t a given. But chances of the Hunter story playing a key role in the 2024 presidential race are likely higher than they were in 2020.