Double standard: Trump’s political persecution vs. Biden’s free pass

by Summer Lane

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President Donald Trump is still defending his name in 2022, a year and a half since he vacated the White House to make way for his successor, Joe Biden. This week, President Trump asked a federal court to block the release of his tax records after the Department of Justice (DOJ) mandated that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must provide the returns to Congress.

Since running for office in 2016, Trump has been relentlessly investigated in terms of his tax records which he previously referred to in an official statement as a “continuation of the greatest political witch hunt in history.”

In 2020, just ahead of the presidential election, Trump officially released his tax records after years of legal battles. While in office, Trump called the forced revelation of his tax returns “Totally fake news…The IRS does not treat me well…they treat me very badly.” He added, “…I paid a lot [of taxes], and I paid a lot of state income taxes too.”

Despite the 2020 unveiling of Trump’s tax returns, New York State Attorney General Letitia James is pushing for a civil inquiry into his business dealings in 2022. Unsurprisingly, James is a registered Democrat.

“Tell Letitia that she is not dealing with the Cuomo brothers, a corrupt Governor in a corrupt state, including your office and others, and Fredo, who did the Governor’s dirty work for him,” Trump remarked in an official statement in December 2021.

The ongoing investigation into President Trump’s finances begs the question: why does Joe Biden escape the legal persecution of constant scrutiny into his personal and business finances? Where are the lawsuits pushing for a deep dive into the Biden family’s financial connections?

Certainly, as residents of the White House, Joe Biden and his family should be held to the same level of intense investigation both before, during, and after their time serving in the Oval Office.

Unfortunately, there appears to be a severe double standard. Trump continues to be attacked, even though he hasn’t even been in the White House since January 2021.  

Evidence regarding alleged suspicious financial dealings is plentiful – and yet Joe Biden remains insulated from investigations.

Interestingly, according to an official White House report, Joe Biden has been freely releasing his tax information to the public for the past 23 years. However, his tax returns hardly tell the whole story.

According to a new report from the Daily Mail, financial records reveal that Joe Biden had $5.2 million in unexplained income after leaving his role as vice president in 2017. The outlet also revealed a discrepancy between his official tax returns and his government transparency reports.

In 2020, Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, was thrust into the spotlight, thanks to the exhumed contents of his abandoned laptop, which revealed seemingly endless suspicious communications regarding business dealings with Chinese firms and Ukrainian contacts.

One of the emails includes a question regarding cutting Joe Biden himself into the shadowy business dealings: “10 held by H for the big guy?”

In a report written by the New York Post, one of the emails on the computer asserts that Joe Biden met Hunter for dinner in 2015 to talk with Burisma advisor Vadym Pozharskyi, a Ukrainian energy businessman. Hunter reportedly netted $1 million per year from that same energy company. In May 2014, he raked in as much as $83,333 per month, the outlet reported.

The questions raised regarding income flow into the entire Biden family have, shockingly, not been enough for investigators to kick-start an examination into the minutia of their tax records and potential offshore accounts.

While the Trump family is investigated, subpoenaed, and held in contempt of court for conducting transparent business in the U.S. and abroad even after the Trump administration has left the White House, Joe Biden and his family seem to answer to no one.

The message is clear: legal persecution follows conservative leaders for life, while blatant evidence of alleged corruption in the ranks of Democrat elites like Joe Biden is swept under the rug.

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