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 September 10, 2023

NYT columnist admits he 'underestimated' the Hunter Biden situation

David Brooks, the New York Times columnist, just admitted that he "underestimated" the whole Hunter Biden situation. 

Brooks made the admission during an appearance Friday on PBS's Newshour. 

The segment was hosted by Amna Nawaz, and Brooks was joined by Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart. The trio discussed a variety of topics, including the recent news that Hunter Biden may soon be indicted by the federal government.

In case you missed it, last week, Fox News reported:

Hunter Biden is expected to be indicted on a federal gun charge by the end of September, Special Counsel David Weiss' team told U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika on Wednesday.

This news comes after much controversy. This includes the controversy that surrounded Weiss's leadership of the initial investigation of Hunter Biden and the resultant plea deal, which many have referred to as a "sweetheart" deal. And, it also includes the controversy that has been generated from the decision of the Biden administration to name Weiss as the special counsel in charge of conducting a further investigation into Hunter Biden.

There is much skepticism about Weiss's potential indictment of Biden. Some do not think it will happen. And, others believe that, even if it does happen, Weiss and the federal government, under President Joe Biden, will find a way to go easy on Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

Brooks, during his PBS appearance, was asked to weigh in on the situation, including whether it is a liability for President Biden.

"Well, it's certainly a liability," Brooks said. "It sort of feeds into the narrative that [Hunter Biden] is part of the Washington establishment, everybody's self-dealing. So, that's a liability."

A little while later, Brooks made the admission, referred to above.

"I do think now I have sort of underestimated the Hunter Biden story," Brooks said.

Brooks went on to say that he now thinks that it is "probably worth a look to see if there was actual influence peddling."

Brooks, here, is referring to the controversy surrounding Hunter Biden's international business dealings. Many have argued that the product that Hunter Biden was selling was, essentially, access to his vice-president father - and that Joe Biden knew about this and participated in it.

Congressional Republicans are currently investigating this claim, and they have already uncovered evidence that would seem to support the idea that Hunter Biden was indeed "influence peddling."

If more people like Brooks get interested in what Hunter Biden was actually up to, we might get to the bottom of the situation much more quickly. But, we probably ought not to hold our breath while waiting for this to happen.

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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