It pays to have friends, or fathers, in high places whenever one gets into trouble with the law. Though the American legal system is one of the most highly regarded in the world, it’s not without it’s long list of flaws.
Money and power — in more cases than not — seem to be the golden “get out of jail free” card for many crimes. The better (more expensive or connected) lawyer one has, the better chance of getting a slap on the wrist as opposed to spending time in the joint.
That seems to be the case with Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Just days before the 2016 Presidential election, the younger Biden rented a car from Hertz, in California, with the intention of dropping it off in Prescott, AZ. He (or somebody) definitely dropped off the car — but it was in the middle of the night… and employees found a few surprises.
The first surprise was a pipe commonly used to smoke crack cocaine (police later confirmed it was, in fact, a pipe that had been used to smoke drugs). The other surprises included “a small ziplock bag with a white powdery substance inside all sitting on the passenger seat,” a few credit cards with Biden’s legal name, along with two driver’s licenses and a Secret Service business card.
But the county prosecutor, police officers and a detective and the city attorney all refused to prosecute the highly-connected Biden. Why? Nobody knows… but it doesn’t take a genius to speculate.
The term “swept under the rug” is a real thing, for good reason.
As the Washington Examiner reports, Biden has had drug-related issues in the past, including one that tanked his Navy career just one month after joining the service.
“It’s not the first time Biden, now 49, has been linked to drugs. Biden received a waiver for a “drug-related incident when he was a young man” to join the Navy Reserves in 2012, but tested positive for cocaine during a random drug test a month into his service and was discharged,” the report stated.
Biden’s former wife, Kathleen, stated in divorce papers that he was no stranger to blowing large amounts of their money on drugs, prostitutes and strip clubs. Biden infamously ended up dating his deceased brother’s wife.
It’s pretty clear that Hunter Biden isn’t a model citizen and has had more than his share of run-ins with the law and an obviously busted moral compass.
Just because he’s connected and his dad was a Senator and Vice President doesn’t mean he shouldn’t suffer the same legal consequences for his actions that any of us would.