Kudlow: Joe Biden is in big trouble on corruption

Kudlow says Hunter's laptop is like a hornet's nest about to explode

I want to begin with a quick quote from Senator Rick Scott on last night's show. 

SENATOR RICK SCOTT: Now, probably the biggest issue is this runaway inflation. The Biden administration has caused the border crisis and what's going to happen now with getting rid of Title 42, that's a big deal, you know, not being energy independent, but…I think fraud and corruption infuriates people. It infuriates Republicans, independents and Democrats." 

Let me repeat that last line. "Fraud and corruption infuriates people. It infuriates Republicans, independents and Democrats." Just in the last few days, we have more examples of fraud and corruption. 

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 17, 2019 in Washington, DC.  (Alex Wong/Getty Images / Getty Images)


For example: Special Counsel and U.S. Attorney John Durham released a new filing this week that shows a Hillary Clinton campaign attorney, Michael Sussmann lied to the FBI in 2016 when he tried to hide his ties to the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee when he asked FBI General Counsel James Baker for a meeting, "I'm coming on my own—not on behalf of a client or a company—want to help the Bureau. Thanks." 

The prosecutors have charged Sussmann with lying to the FBI because when he presented phony evidence between former President Trump and Russia's Alpha bank, he was representing the Clinton campaign. 

Moreover, the charge of a link between Trump and the Russian bank was completely false, debunked even by special counsel Robert Mueller. Durham's brief argues that the FBI would've treated the information differently if it had known Sussmann was billing the Clinton campaign for the meeting. 

The Trump charge was a complete falsehood and the Clinton campaign cover-up was a falsehood. The Trump falsehood was echoed later by tweets from the Clinton campaign saying "computer scientists" uncovered the phony Trump link to Alpha bank.  

By the way, Biden National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan merchandised these false allegations as "the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow." 

A total lie. By the way, Sussmann also lied in front of the House Intelligence Committee when he was asked if he met with the FBI and the CIA. He replied "no." Another lie. 


Also in the news, Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain threw Hunter Biden, his laptop and the President's own brother, Jim, under the bus —to use Miranda Devine's apt phrase—on a recent Sunday talk show when he said the president had no knowledge of Hunter's business dealings. It was a completely private matter. 

Then we find out from a Fox News report, stemming from Hunter Biden's laptop, that in 2012 Mr. Klain, then-VP Biden's former chief of staff and then foundation head, emailed Hunter Biden to bail out some construction for the VP's house at the naval observatory to the tune of $20,000. 

If nobody knew of Hunter's business activities, how did they know he had a lot of money? I mean maybe he was a homeless person. Oops! They knew he had a lot of money. 

They also knew that Hunter had been financing his father's expenses for many years and the idea that Papa Biden had no conversations with his son begs credulity. The whole thing is a lie and Ron Klain knows it's a lie. 

Now I'm not going to go through all the Hunter Biden laptop charges. He shaked down money from China, Russia and Ukraine; the meeting at Cafe Milano between the father and the influence peddlers; the 10% for the big guy; how Joe Biden popped up with nearly $20 million where nobody can figure out the source, and on and on. 

That's grist for another day's discussion. For today, we have a new fraud hot off the press. 

Even though Papa Biden didn't know anything about Hunter's international business, he was OK with writing a college recommendation letter to Brown University at Hunter's request for the son of Jonathan Li, who was the CEO of the Chinese investment firm BHR. Now, how did that come to happen? Why would Papa Joe write a letter for the son of somebody he never heard of?  


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President Joe Biden speaks about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, April 1, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (AP / AP Newsroom)

Oh wait! Son Hunter told him who Jonathan Li was and what BHR was and what BHR was paying them—connection, by the way, that still may be ongoing, but these were just personal matters, never discussed by father and son. 

I don't know, people ask me for letters of recommendation every now and then. I ask who they are, what they do, even where they're from. By the way, I wouldn't recommend anybody to Brown—just saying!  

Then here's another one, hot off the press yesterday by Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Times, "Millions of dollars from anonymous donors swamped election officials in Dem-heavy counties in 2020." 

This is a story that really deserves a lot more attention. Mollie Hemingway wrote a book about this, that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just happened to pour $350 million into key election swing states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and key counties to finance election workers that are usually local officials. You don't think Zuckerberg was trying to get democratic partisans to steer mail-in ballots and the harvesting that came with it? 

A ton of this money went into swing states Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, but then we find out that left-wing dark money was also part of the Zuckerberg package, perhaps up to another hundred million for a non-profit that doesn't report its contributors. This is dishonest and corrupt. Zuckerberg and his crew were also big players in Georgia to the tune of $45 million. 

If Trump had carried Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, he'd be president today. As Mollie Hemingway has written, this election was rigged before the voting even started.  


President Joe Biden is comforted by his son Hunter Biden and First Lady Jill Biden after being sworn in during the 59th presidential inauguration in Washington, DC on January 20, 2021. (KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Then of course, polls show that if voters knew about Hunter Biden's laptop with mainstream media credibility, perhaps 10% of Biden's voters would've gone Trump, also changing the election. All these stories are about corruption. 

Senator Rick Scott is right, the public hates it. Voters want transparency, not cover-ups. Politicians rarely get away with cover-ups even though they keep trying. Not all presidents are corrupt, thankfully. Reagan wasn't. Papa Bush wasn't. "W" wasn't. Obama wasn't. Bill Clinton unfortunately was and try as they might, Democrats have utterly failed to show any Trump corruption. Though frankly, he's probably the most hounded president in history. 

Joe Biden is in big trouble on corruption. It hasn't been completely proved yet, but folks are starting to put two and two together. 

That Hunter Biden laptop is a hornet's nest about to explode. The public has rejected Mr. Biden's far-left agenda on inflation, on the collapse of the southern border, on radical climate change, on parents as domestic terrorists, on surging crime, on Afghanistan and on energy. 

All these would be bone-crushing enough for Mr. Biden, but if these fraud and corruption charges plaguing him and his son and their cronies turn out to have one scintilla of truth, it will destroy what's left of his already imploding presidency. 


World Food Program USA Board Chairman Hunter Biden speaks on stage at the World Food Program USA's Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA / Getty Images)

The political arrogance of falsehoods, fraud and corruption makes for very bad policy-making. Politicians who think they can steal from the public or lie to them for their own ends are politicians who will give you very bad economic policy, bad foreign policy, bad border policy and on and on.  

Thank heavens smart American voters see right through all the phony falsehoods and lies, despite what the mainstream media reports and thank heavens the cavalry's coming. 

This article is adapted from Larry Kudlow's opening commentary on the April 6, 2022, edition of "Kudlow."