During an interview on the “Moby Pod” released on Friday, Hunter Biden claimed that Republicans are “trying to kill” him for investigating his business dealings and allegations of influence peddling. The president’s son, who was once again indicted on several tax-related charges earlier this week, compared the probe to a “Russian disinformation campaign” and blamed his indictment on former President Donald Trump.
“I recognize that none of this is necessarily about me. They are trying to, in their most illegitimate way, but rational way, they’re trying to destroy a presidency,” Biden said. “And so it’s not about me. In their most base way, what they’re trying to do is they’re trying to kill me, knowing that it will be a pain greater than my father could be able to handle. And so therefore, destroying a presidency in that way. And so I realized that, that it’s not about me.”
On Thursday, Special Counsel David Weiss unveiled a nine-count indictment that includes several tax-related charges. Hunter Biden is accused of failing to pay taxes for a number of years while instead spending money on prostitutes and hard drugs.
The indictment comes as House investigators continue to probe Hunter’s business interests and whether his father had any involvement. While Biden has repeatedly referred to the accusations as “lies,” a number of former business partners have called malarkey on the president’s claims in sworn testimony.
Devon Archer — a longtime business partner of Hunter Biden’s who secured him a position on the board of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma — testified that Hunter “kept Burisma in business” by allowing the firm to sell the “Biden brand.”
In addition, IRS whistleblowers alerted the public to the existence of a WhatsApp message where Hunter Biden demanded payments from a Chinese energy tycoon with ties to the nation’s communist government. “I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight, Hunter told Chinese businessman Henry Zhao in 2017. “And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.”
Despite the steady stream of evidence linking his father to the business dealings, Hunter Biden has claimed he is only being targeted due to his struggles with addiction. ““I [have] continued to be under investigation for now five years for all of these conspiracy theories and things,” Biden said during Friday’s interview.
“I am not going to let these motherf*ckers use me as just another example of why people in recovery are never going to be okay, never to be trusted, they’re all degenerates.”
He also blamed his legal troubles on former President Donald Trump. ““Why do people show up at my door? Because the president of the United States was going to rallies with 8,000 people that he called 45,000 people and Fox News running it from the time he stepped on stage to the time he left the building saying, where’s Hunter? So, there you go, there’s your hate,” he said, adding that the allegations against him have the hallmarks of a “Russian disinformation campaign.”
“Which, by the way, this whole idea that — this may not in every aspect be a Russian disinformation campaign, but it has literally every earmark of what the Russians did. There’s…eliminationist rhetoric. Eliminationist rhetoric was something that the Nazis came up with as a tool to undermine their political rivals. And then Putin has fine-tuned it,” Biden claimed.