Did we really need another October surprise in 2020? I had settled comfortably into the last three weeks of this presidential election expecting nothing else of interest to take place until November, when it will be time for Bush v. Gore II: The Secret of the Ooze. (Who remembers “hanging chads”?)
Then on Wednesday morning the New York Post reported that Hunter Biden, son of a certain presidential candidate, had exchanged emails with a Ukrainian business contact asking him for “advice on how you could use your influence” with the Obama administration. This apparently led to at least one meeting between Hunter’s father and Vadym Pozharskyi, an executive at the mining company that was paying him $83,000 a month for his no-doubt limitless expertise on Eurasian mining infrastructure.