Pete Riehm
Mishandled classified documents are a cover for Biden’s corruption and government complicity
By Pete Riehm
January 31, 2023

For the past half year or so, the public has been treated to a three-ring circus of mishandled classified documents. In Ring One, the Democrat Media Complex breathlessly reported the abject lawlessness of President Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents and sobbed about the imminent dangers to national security; and on cue, the FBI staged an overblown raid with flashing lights and weapons drawn of a former president to emphasize the implied criminality. In Ring Two, the Biden Administration oddly and suddenly finds misplaced classified documents in multiple locations, but since they ostensibly honorably self-reported these lapses (not criminal acts), Biden’s attorneys and the media claim it’s just a housekeeping issue. In Ring Three, Vice President Mike Pence comes forward with his own classified documents to give Biden more credence that it could happen to anyone.

Mishandling classified documents regardless of intent or negligence is certainly illegal and punishable, but the ruling elite are gaslighting the American people that the whole issue is simply about mishandled classified documents. In their view, Trump is a rogue flaunting the law and deserves prosecution, but Biden is just hapless and should be forgiven with a slap on the wrist. This is all a magnificent, manufactured diversion to distract from the real crimes. It’s quite possible that some of these classified documents are not Joe’s; they’re Hunter’s.

Any mishandled classified documents should surely be investigated, but don’t let the Washington echo chamber confuse what the real investigations should be. There are egregious scandals here lying just beyond the classified documents that absolutely must be investigated. How many of these documents were used by Hunter Biden in his myriad influence peddling schemes? Did Joe Biden benefit financially from Hunter’s corruption? To what extent did the Biden’s collude with China and Ukraine? And most dangerous, to what extent did the DOJ and FBI collude with bad actors to protect Democrats and the Biden Crime Family?!

The train of abuses by the Biden Crime Family is incredibly long and obvious. Why did then Vice President Biden insist that the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company paying his son $83,000 per month, be fired? Biden extorted his firing by threatening to withhold billions in U.S. aid. Why? And why has this never been investigated?! What about the subsequent Ukrainian donations to Democrat Senators that then pushed for U.S. aid to the Ukrainian gas industry? All these monies are tied together. And are any of those dealings connected to the billions in aid the U.S. is sending willy-nilly to Ukraine now?

Hunter’s lucrative dealings in Ukraine pale in comparison to the some $30 million he earned from China when he sometimes comfortably flew with his father on Air Force Two. Exactly what did Hunter deliver or promise the Chinese Communist Party for such generous renumeration? At that time, why was Hunter paying his VP Dad about $47,000 per month for rent of the Delaware home where some of the classified documents were in the garage?!

Perhaps Joe Biden is being set up by revelations that classified documents from his time as the long-time Senator have been housed at the University of Delaware for years. However, even more troubling, why did China invest some $30 million in the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement? This is the think tank that also has mishandled classified documents, but also served as Biden’s office for his tenure between his vice presidency and his presidential administration. Coincidentally, many of the center’s staff and professors took positions in the Biden administration. Why did China fund this endeavor? What access did they have to the staff and classified information? What influence did they brazenly purchase?

China’s persistent presence in Biden’s assent to the Oval Office is disturbing, but more troubling is how the DOJ and FBI not only lacked any curiosity about these abuses, and even worse it appears, they may have been actively working in concert to cover up these exploitations. China’s funding of the Penn Center is matter of public record and itself unseemly, but the FBI has had Hunter Biden’s laptop for about two years with no forthcoming investigations much less any indictments. Despite myriad evidence of criminal activities with uncomfortable links to Joe Biden, the FBI and DOJ have done nothing!

All the fuss about mishandled classified documents, while serious, is still just a side show to distract from the real crimes. The obvious obfuscation about collusion with China and extortion in Ukraine begs more questions. After the fabricated Russia collusion hoax, the DOJ, FBI, and media have no interest in Biden’s corruption, so one must wonder is this all part of an elaborate orchestrated charade to make collusion and mishandled classified information so hackneyed and tiresome that it garners no public interest?

The inescapable conclusion is Biden and his son have sold out America. They must be investigated and held accountable! But worse and more important, DOJ and FBI complicity in Chinese collusion and the cover up of the Bidens’ corruption must be exposed! DOJ and FBI leadership have been compromised; they protect the Biden Crime Family and perhaps much more serious they have also been complicit with China. There is a deadly cancer in the deep state that requires immediate surgery. The Republican House is making a good show of investigating this profound corruption, but ultimately it will be up to the people to hold our elected officials accountable. The survival of our Constitutional Republic depends on it!

“They have deeply corrupted themselves as in the days of Gibeah: he will remember their iniquity; he will punish their sins” (Hosea 9:9).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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