The corruption scandal that risks turning Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s presidential aspirations to dust owes more to his addiction to power and money than to his son Hunter’s addiction to drugs, according to author Margot Cleveland.

The responsibility would fall on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who allegedly allowed his son to sell access to the Obama administration, and then lied about it, Cleveland wrote in The Federalist on Oct. 19. 

The information contained on the hard drive of a laptop belonging to Hunter was released by the New York Post, revealing Joe Biden’s apparent corruption and the enormous risk it poses to national security should he be elected on Nov. 3, Cleveland said.

After the compromising collection of more than 40,000 emails appeared, a former Hunter associate, from jail, revealed another 26,000 emails that expanded on and confirmed the information contained in the first group.

In fact, Hunter’s implications have been known and discussed for years, and the Senate recently issued an 87-page report confirming many of these allegations.

The Senate report expresses the concerns of: “officials in Vice President Joe Biden’s office about the perceived conflict of interest with respect to Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Burisma [a Ukrainian company from which he received between $50,000 and $86,000 per month].”

Also, the warning by a senior State Department official to Vice President Biden or his staff “that Hunter Biden’s position on the Burisma board allowed for Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.”

Likewise, the FBI had in its possession for ten months the hard drive from which the New York Post extracted the alleged evidence that was made public. 

The piece of evidence that was missing was the one that gave away Joe’s complicity, who denied knowing about his son’s business, which was denied by the discovered emails and by the information of Hunter’s ex-partner.

In addition, a Kazakh media outlet revealed a photo showing Joe Biden with his son Hunter and the former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan with one of Hunter’s regular clients, Kenes Rakishev, an oligarch from Kazakhstan. 

“A friendly, almost family photo… Published for the first time in the world. Attending are U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, his son Hunter Biden, Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov, and Kenes Rakishev, a relative and junior partner of Timur Kulibayev,” published the Kiar media on Nov. 28, 2019. 

From L-R: Kenes Rakishev, Hunter Biden, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov some time between 2012 and 2014. (Screenshot/James Beck/YouTube)

In the face of these facts, Cleveland explains Joe Biden ‘s role.

“It is evident that Joe Biden, while Vice President of the United States, knowingly allowed his son to benefit by selling access to Biden and others in the Obama administration, including leaders of the Communist Party of China (CCP), and then lied about it,” according to The Federalist. 

It adds, “Every country, every politician or foreign political faction, and every oligarch or corrupt business that paid for access has the emails, notes, receipts, itineraries, fund transfers, and perhaps even photographs or recordings. And that makes Joe Biden a national security risk.”