Now that some secrets and techniques of the Biden household enterprise are not secrets and techniques, it’s simple to think about Joe Biden asking the identical query Robert Redford requested within the 1972 movie “The Candidate.” After successful a Senate race he didn’t count on to win, Redford turns to his handler and wonders: “What do we do now?”

That’s the tip of the film, however the story about the Bidens is simply starting. What Joe Biden should do now could be begin telling the reality. The entire fact.

Up to now, the Democrats’ presidential nominee has gotten away with the fiction that he by no means talked to his son Hunter about Hunter’s suspect enterprise dealings in Ukraine, China and elsewhere. The repeated declare was by no means credible, particularly when it was revealed that Hunter flew on Air Force Two together with his father to Beijing and got here residence with a $1.5 billion dedication from a Chinese financial institution for a brand new funding agency.

So they flew to China and again collectively and we’re presupposed to consider the daddy by no means requested the son who he was seeing in China and why.

C’mon, man.

The Joe-knows-nothing protection has now been uncovered as a lie by The Post’s publication of the e-mail from a Ukrainian adviser to Burisma, the vitality agency that put Hunter on its board for as much as $83,000 a month. In the e-mail, Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for establishing a gathering with then-Vice President Biden.

“Thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together,” the April 17, 2015, message reads.

Joe Biden aides don’t dispute the e-mail, or deny the 2 males met. Their solely protection is that there was no such assembly on the vice chairman’s official schedule. That’s a loophole large enough to drive a truck via.

So Joe knew rather a lot and the public deserves the reality about what he did to assist his son monetize the vice presidency. Still, my sense of the place this story goes within the subsequent few days is that the Ukraine angle is not going to be the primary focus.

China might be. If the rising items of the puzzle match collectively as has been instructed, Americans will study that the whole household was making a living off Joe Biden’s prominence, together with Joe himself, by making offers with parts of the Chinese authorities.

Once once more, The Post was the primary to open the door, this time by publishing the e-mail displaying that Hunter and Jim Biden, Joe’s brother, had been a part of a gaggle attempting to arrange a partnership with Chinese people, involving vitality initiatives and maybe American infrastructure. Millions of {dollars} had been being mentioned, making the deal a windfall for the Bidens and a propaganda coup for China.

While President Trump was interrogated by NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, sleepy Joe Biden was not questioned as soon as on Hunter’s emails by ABC host George Stephanopoulos.AP

The e-mail, despatched from one of many American companions to Hunter and two others, detailed massive money funds to the companions in addition to eventual fairness stakes. Hunter, known as “H,” was to get 20 %, and the deal listed “10 Jim” and “10 held by H for the big guy?”

Sources have confirmed to Fox News that the “big guy” was Joe Biden. I’ve been informed by one other individual with data of the association that there are paperwork and different proof of Joe Biden’s involvement.

If true, Joe didn’t simply know about this deal. He was in on it — as much as his eyeballs.

A doable protection is that the e-mail was dated May 13, 2017, 5 months after he left workplace, and subsequently he was free to make such preparations. There are two issues with that argument.

First, I hear earlier e-mails present discussions with people in China started a lot earlier, whereas Joe Biden was nonetheless vice chairman. They might reveal a critical battle of curiosity as a minimum.

Second, the mere proven fact that Biden meant to become profitable by working with China after leaving the White House is an explosive marketing campaign problem. For good causes, the overwhelming majority of Americans maintain an unfavorable view of China and would doubtless punish a candidate who tried to enter enterprise with the Communist authorities.

With the election clock ticking down, the stakes couldn’t be larger. Yet Biden failed the primary take a look at of how he’ll deal with the scandal.

Asked Friday by a CBS reporter to reply to The Post’s reviews, the Democrat referred to as it a “smear campaign” and berated the reporter for asking the query.

That’s not going to work. Good reporters gained’t be intimidated, and voters are prone to scent a rat if he’s not keen to reply reputable questions.

By now, Biden ought to know that there aren’t any things like silly questions, solely silly solutions.

Moreover, President Trump is for certain to accuse Biden of rampant corruption at Thursday’s debate, so the Dem wants a greater rationalization or the problem might mushroom in a matter of days.

The developments are additionally a take a look at for the Big Media and Big Tech firms that function a Biden safety racket. Facebook and Twitter blocked customers from sharing The Post’s preliminary reviews, an outrageous instance of political meddling. For their efforts, the businesses had been rewarded with congressional subpoenas to testify this week.

CNN, The New York Times and the published networks try to assist Biden by ignoring the story or knocking it down. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius went full bore Saturday for the protection by providing the preposterous view that the Burisma story “isn’t a scandal but part of a personal tragedy for the vice president’s son, compounded by this week’s dissemination of what looks like disinformation about Joe Biden’s role.”

It’s true that Hunter Biden’s drug-addled life is worthy of sympathy, however that doesn’t absolve him of grifting off his father’s authorities energy and definitely doesn’t absolve his father if he violated his oath of workplace and public belief.

As for Ignatius’ disinformation declare, that might be Russian disinformation little question. The entire factor is simply Vladimir Putin attempting to assist his high American agent, Donald Trump, proper?

That was the Deep State’s line in 2016, and it labored so effectively then. Just ask President Hillary Clinton.

Blasio’s free trip is over

The determination by the town’s first girl, Chirlane McCray, that she gained’t run for Brooklyn borough president is unhealthy information for Mayor de Blasio. Now the household might be off the federal government payroll come January of 2022 and each must get actual jobs. That must be fascinating.

De Blasio definitely gave his spouse each alternative. He created ThriveNYC, an ill-defined mental-health company, for her to point out her skills, and he or she responded by blowing via $1 billion with little to present for it. Can taxpayers get a refund?

Amore? You can kiss it goodbye!

From Breitbart News: “A couple in the northern Italian city of Milan has been fined 400 euros by police after they kissed each other in public, violating Wuhan-virus regulations.”

No kissing in Italy? The world has gone nuts.