Follow the money.
It’s the first lesson of white-collar prosecution 101 — yet there are serious questions whether David Weiss, the recently appointed “special prosecutor” in charge of the Hunter Biden corruption probe, performed that simple task.
If Weiss failed, it could be a greater crime than anything Donald Trump has done. In fact, white-collar attorneys tell me it suggests one of the biggest coverups since Watergate at the highest levels of the US government.
The most damaging stuff on Hunter’s laptop weren’t all those photos of Hunter doing drugs and hanging out naked with hookers.
Instead, it’s the paper trail of his manifold business entities that served as vehicles for his influence-peddling with shady foreign partners.
Hunter made a lot of money representing himself to these people as an expert in oil or whatever else he was touting.
As we all know, his real value was his last name and access to one of the most powerful people in the world, his dad, Sleepy Joe Biden.
It should be a prosecutor’s wet dream: The target, a ne’er-do-well son of a big-name politician, is running a string of suspicious, multimillion-dollar outfits and taking in bundles of cash from China, Ukraine, Russia and God knows where else.
The sordid mess caught the attention of the FBI after the target’s laptop was turned over to the feds.
Joe Biden, VP to Obama at the time, was investigating corruption in Ukraine, while Hunter was working with the Ukrainian oil company Burisma, itself investigated for bribery.
Emails from the target suggest he needs to pay off his old man, aka the “Big Guy,” when deals are done.
Banks, meanwhile, are always suspicious that money is being laundered and/or used in nefarious schemes.
In this case, the target’s activities left a paper trail miles long because he’s dealing in big bucks.
Transactions above $10,000, particularly those with overseas entities, are closely monitored by major banks under a variety of laws.