Hunter Biden on Friday claimed that Republicans are trying to “kill” him to destroy his father’s presidency, and the corruption allegations against him “literally have every earmark of what the Russians did.”
“I have continued to be under investigation for now five years for all of these conspiracy theories and things,” Biden told left-wing musician Moby on his podcast, “Moby Pod.”
The interview came out a day after he was charged with nine federal tax crimes in Los Angeles.
The charges, which include evasion of taxes, failure to file/pay taxes, and false/fraudulent tax return, were brought by Special Counsel David Weiss in the Central District of California. The 56-page court filing details Hunter’s “four-year scheme” to avoid paying over $1 million in tax obligations and to file false returns.
Weiss has thus far steered clear of charging Hunter for anything related to the Biden family’s influence-peddling operation that could implicate Joe Biden, including bribery, money laundering and registered foreign agent (FARA) violations.
Hunter is scheduled to appear before the House Oversight Committee for a closed-door deposition on December 13, as House Republicans continue probing the Biden clan’s domestic and international influence peddling operations. Meanwhile, the House is preparing to take a vote next week to formalize its impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden.
“None of this is necessarily about me,” Hunter told Moby. “They are trying to destroy a presidency. And so it’s not about me. So in their base way, what they’re trying to do is they’re trying to kill me, knowing that it will be a pain greater than my father could be able to handle.”
He added: “And then the second thing that I realized is that these people are just sad, very, very sick people that have most likely just faced traumas in their lives that they’ve decided that they are going to turn into an evil that they decide that they’re going to inflict on the rest of the world.”
“They are trying to destroy a presidency. And so it’s not about me … What they’re trying to do is they’re trying to kill me, knowing that it will be a pain greater than my father could be able to handle.”
— Hunter Biden on the “Moby Pod” pic.twitter.com/NQR7YePVec
— The Recount (@therecount) December 8, 2023
Hunter also suggested that he is the victim of an “eliminationist” “Russian disinformation” campaign.
“This may not, in every aspect, be a Russian disinformation campaign, but it literally has every earmark of what the Russians did!” he told Moby. He also Republicans of using “eliminationist” rhetoric against him. “Eliminationist” rhetoric was something that the Nazis came up with as a tool to undermine their political rivals and then Putin fine-tuned it,” he said. Hunter said Putin couldn’t win arguments about “economic policy, Democracy, and the freedom to vote” so he labeled his political rivals “pedophiles and planted child pornography on their laptops.”
Hunter Biden on the corruption allegations against him: "This may not, in every aspect, be a Russian disinformation campaign, but it literally has every earmark of what the Russians did!" pic.twitter.com/BbJRWmjpVQ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 8, 2023
Hunter attempted to ridicule the case Republicans have made against him, including allegations that Joe Biden as vice president deliberately used government policy to benefit his son’s work for Burisma Holdings in Ukraine.
“They’re talking about, ‘Well, Hunter Biden’s plea deal and this, that, and the other thing and who knows what happens with James Comer, and they may find’— are you kidding me? I mean, I really just, like, okay, we’re gonna talk about Ukraine again? Really?”
HUNTER BIDEN: "They’re talking about, 'Well, Hunter Biden’s plea deal and this, that, and the other thing and who knows what happens with James Comer, and they may find'— are you kidding me? I mean, I really just, like, okay, we’re gonna talk about Ukraine again? Really?" pic.twitter.com/uqCUUfNgc9
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 8, 2023
Hunter also lashed out against billionaire Elon Musk, calling him a “very damaged human being” who “doesn’t care about anybody but himself.”
“He is the dumbest smart person I think that the world has ever known,” Hunter said.
NEW: Crackhead, tax fraudster, prostitute purchaser and failed father Hunter Biden lashes out and calls Elon Musk a "dumb" and "very damaged human" who hates the 1st Amendment.
This is what someone starts to sound like when they are getting held accountable for the first time… pic.twitter.com/jj28HHtzTN
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 8, 2023
Biden complained that after The New York Post published the address of his home in Malibu, California, people in MAGA hats came and “harassed” his family.
“We became prisoners by virtue of that,” Biden said.
Moby noted at the top of his interview that Hunter is a “friend” and that they met through an addiction recovery program.
The musician is also infamous for his own indiscretions.
In 2004, the term “Moby” became internet slang for a left-wing troll who impersonates a conservatives in comment sections after the musician famously suggested that left-wing activists engage in this type of subterfuge to dampen Republican turnout in the upcoming presidential election: “For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you’re an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion. Then you go to an anti-immigration Web site chat room and ask, ‘What’s all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?’”
The tactic has been widely used by left-wing trolls ever since.
Part One of the Hunter Biden Interview: