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Damning new revelations about President Joe Biden and his son Hunter from IRS whistleblowers are “the worst emerging corruption scandals” Ben Shapiro has ever seen, the Daily Wire editor emeritus said Friday.
Shapiro, a co-founder of The Daily Wire, made the comments on his daily podcast while discussing new claims from a whistleblower who released texts that appear to show Hunter Biden threatening a Chinese businessman named Henry Zhao.
“The most significant allegation is that there is a WhatsApp message that’s actually included in the records here in which Hunter Biden is openly telling people at a Chinese company that they need to pay him money, and in this message, Hunter Biden literally says, ‘My dad is sitting next to me and he wants you to pay the money,'” Shapiro said.
On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee released a text from Hunter to Zhao. The message, from July 30, 2017 on WhatsApp, appears to show Hunter throwing around his father’s influence to get some kind of deal done.
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight. And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father,” a copy of the text provided by the committee reads.
Shapiro said that the text was “insane” and showed that Biden had been dishonest the whole time.
“That text from Hunter Biden saying, ‘I’m sitting next to daddy pay up or or my daddy is going to do something to you.’ That’s insane. And it means that Joe’s been lying this whole time,” Shapiro said.
In response, The Daily Wire host said Republicans in Congress should lean even harder into their investigations of the Bidens. Aside from his dealings in China, the Bidens are also implicated in an alleged multi-million dollar bribery scheme involving Ukraine.
“Well, if the congressional Republicans don’t now subpoena pretty much everyone in law enforcement. I don’t know what the hell they’re doing or what they think their role is in Congress,” Shapiro said.
Hours after the damning message was revealed, and following an announcement of a plea deal on tax crimes, Hunter Biden was a prominent figure hours later at the White House India State Dinner Thursday evening.