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Jim Thompson

By Jim Thompson
HCP columnist

How convenient. On the day when the headlines should be “China building secret listening post in Cuba,” the U.S. Justice Department pushes Trump to the headlines with some specious charges concerning classified documents.  

At the same time, DOJ seems to be slow walking similar activities and charges facing sitting President Biden, who, by all reports, has top secret documents encumbering his Corvette.

Of course, it is important to knock the China issue off the front page, for from all appearances, suggestions and investigations thus far, the Biden family has likely been paid off to assure the Chinese smooth sailing in causing harm to the United States.  

From spy balloons to Chinese in situ police stations to land purchases next to U.S. military bases to listening posts in Cuba, it seems like the Bidens have created a smooth path for China’s nefarious intentions.

Recalling the fall of 1962, when the Russians attempted to install missiles in Cuba, things were much different then. President Kennedy went toe to toe with Premier Khrushchev, putting everything on the line to get those missiles removed.

With today’s electronics, we can be just as disabled electronically as we could have been physically in 1962. The world of 1962 could operate without electronics. Today’s world cannot.  

Why blow things up when you can just muck them up, rendering them just as useless as if they had been bombed?

Yes, it seems quite certain that the light touch treatment applied to the Chinese may very well be in exchange for enriching the Biden family. It also seems likely that Hunter may be thrown under the bus, sacrificial lamb if you wish, to keep Joe Biden in the clear. Watch the alimony trial going on in Arkansas. I am not the first one to say that trial may be the key to putting all the blame on Hunter, leaving Joe in the clear.

We are witnessing in real time how desperate the Washington swamp is to shut out Donald Trump. I hope he has good security (I know, as a former president, he is supposed to be protected by the Secret Service, but who is checking their loyalty to their duty?) Bodyguards have been known to turn on their charges before.

But back to China. I have been saying the ideal time for China to take Taiwan would be between the November 2024 elections and the inauguration in January 2025.  

However, with this type of turmoil in the U.S., perhaps they would want to pull that date up to this summer. We are certainly distracted, and this might be a good time to do this. Additionally on the plus side, thinking as the Chinese, this assures you do it while the China friendly Biden family is in charge. After all, we are only a heartbeat away from Kamala Harris as president. 

At the end of the day, it is obvious that some very powerful people want Trump to go away. Which, of course, is all the more reason we should want him to stay.  

You can be assured that these powerful people are not interested in general honesty or abiding by the law. They want to use the law to make sure they are not caught at whatever they have been doing and they do that by twisting the law to entangle President Trump.

Jim Thompson, formerly of Marshall, is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Duluth, Ga. and is a columnist for The Highland County Press. He may be reached at

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