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DrMaddVibe Offline
#751 Posted:
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We all knew Joe is an avowed racist. Who knew he despised the Jewish people and Israel?

Biden Blames the Jews for His Ukraine Policy -
The president and his people try to seal a new Iran deal by hanging their appeasement of Putin on Israel


Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was precipitated by assurances from China, Germany, and the United States that each of Russia’s major trading partners either backed his position or had zero interest in getting in his way. President Joe Biden’s invitations to Putin to bite off more chunks of Ukraine made it clear that America was not interested in a fight with the Russian dictator in his own backyard. Surely, the mighty Putin would make quick work of the Ukrainians. After all, he helped put down the Syrian rebellion to preserve Iran’s stake in Syria, and thereby sealed Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with the clerical regime in Tehran. So why make a big fuss, especially since at the same time Putin is intent on breaking Ukraine, he is also brokering the new Iran deal with U.S. negotiators in Vienna?

The problem for Biden is that Putin is not winning his war in anything like the quick and easy fashion that the White House and other world powers apparently expected. Moreover, the prospect of a dictator murdering thousands of Ukrainians in Europe in a prolonged war may be a tougher pill to swallow for so-called Western elites than the same dictator helping to murder half a million Syrians.

Biden’s position has thus become difficult, even with a captive media eager to read from a script in which the president of the United States bravely rallies NATO to do something, while in fact doing as close to nothing as politically possible. Luckily, the White House has a playbook for situations in which the contradictions between appearance and reality threaten to overwhelm the ever-changing storylines about who is responsible for, say, $6 per gallon gas. The playbook, like the Iran deal, is a legacy of the Obama administration, and a variation on an age-old incantation: “Blame the Jews.”

In the case of Ukraine, blaming the Jews might seem like a stretch—the Jewish state is a regional power in a region far from Ukraine. But senior Capitol Hill sources told Tablet that the Biden administration is trying to put Israel in the line of fire by pushing Jerusalem to mediate between Kyiv and Moscow. The point is to position Israel to catch the blame if Putin doesn’t relent, or the stubborn Ukrainians prove unwilling to surrender enough territory to end the war on terms that the Russian president finds acceptable.

Sources explain that the Israelis have reluctantly relayed messages between the two states but don’t want to get further involved, for two reasons: First, with Russian forces on their Syrian border, the Israelis don’t want trouble with Putin; second, they see that the White House is setting them up for failure by forcing them into taking a stand against Putin.

Team Biden’s PR offensive blaming Israel for the failure of two-faced U.S. policy has included Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland’s warnings to Jerusalem not to help hide “dirty money” belonging to Putin-allied oligarchs. Nuland also said that Israel should join the international sanctions regime targeting Russian assets—a regime that notably does not include world powers like China and India, which Nuland failed to mention.

The administration’s misdirection campaign also relied on Biden validators from the foreign policy establishment. Richard Haass and Aaron David Miller tweeted to the effect that if Israel wants to be an American ally, it should stand with America’s values, embodied by its moral stance toward Russia, which includes impoverishing ordinary Russians by crashing the ruble.

The coordinated operation to embroil Israel culminated in a story last week pushed out by the White House’s communications infrastructure inside Israel, whose lead publicist, Axios reporter Barak Ravid, proved his value during the Obama years. The story, which quickly went global, claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to accept Putin’s terms of surrender. A “senior Ukrainian official claimed Bennett initiated the call,” according to an account sourced to an anonymous Ukrainian official and given to Ravid. The source claimed that Bennett “recommended Zelensky take the offer.”


Was the story true? The Ukrainian government said it was false, and moved to correct the record the next day. Zelensky adviser Mikhail Podolyak wrote on Twitter that Israel did not push the Ukrainians to accept the concessions Putin demanded to end the invasion. Zelensky’s adviser tweeted that Bennett, “just as other conditional intermediary countries, does NOT offer Ukraine to agree to any demands of the Russian Federation.” Instead, he wrote, “Israel urges Russia to assess the events more adequately.” He also pointed out that the source could not have been on the call, which was private, and was probably not in Ukraine.

But whether the surrender story is true or not, shouldn’t the Israelis be openly and proudly pro-Zelensky? Ukraine’s president has won the affection of decent—and smart—people the world over, who have festooned their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with the blue and yellow Ukrainian flag. And he’s Jewish! Why doesn’t Israel join in?

The reality is that Israel has frequently stood up for Ukraine against Russia, and with little to show for it. But the issue in this case is simple: The Russian military is on Israel’s border, kind of like it was on Ukraine’s border before it invaded. The difference is that the Russian-Ukrainian border is a geographical fact. Russia is only on Israel’s border due to a geostrategic power play that Moscow implemented with the acquiescence of the U.S. political faction now trying to drive Israel toward conflict with Putin.

The purpose of the Biden team’s anti-Israel smear campaign is not just to make the Israelis look like they sympathize with a tyrant while offering to hide the blood money of their Russian co-religionists. That part is just ugly propaganda. The strategic purpose of the administration’s campaign is to force Jerusalem into an error that would give Putin reason to move against Israel, and thereby further limit its ability to strike Iran or its allies. As with Obama, Biden’s moves against Israel are keyed to the Iran deal.

Despite some occasional public vows of affection for Israel, Obama’s performative progressives, who staff nearly every important position in the Biden administration, do not see it as an ally. Insofar as Israel jeopardizes the Iran deal, it is a U.S. adversary. Russia, on the other hand, is an important partner in getting the deal across the finish line.

Putin supplied the deterrence that protected the only foreign policy goal that really mattered to Obama. With Putin in Syria, Israel could only go so far.

The hypocrisy, gaslighting, and attempt to blame Israel for Russian depredations started more than a decade ago with the onset of the Syrian war. Putin stood behind Moscow’s Cold War-era ally and its only remaining regional partner, the regime Bashar Assad inherited from his father, Hafez. The Russians armed the Syrian government and represented it in international forums like the United Nations, where they regularly blocked action against Assad. When Obama’s U.N. Ambassadors Susan Rice and Samantha Power complained about the Russians’ immoral support for Assad, their shrill protests appeared designed to underscore American impotence. In fact, it disguised the disturbing reality that Obama was on the Russians’ side.

That’s because by defending Assad, Moscow was also defending the nuclear deal with Assad’s other patron, Iran. Instead of owning up to a policy that put the United States on the side of tyrants in Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran, the Obama team claimed that the fault lay with its regional allies, especially Israel, which was said to be pleading to keep the Russian-backed strongman in power. The idea then, as now, was to make the Israelis take the blame for what was in fact the American position: supporting despotic and anti-American regimes.

Israel’s then-ambassador to the United States Michael Oren repeatedly tried to correct the record. “I must once again state,” Oren wrote in 2011, “that Israel wants the Assad regime to be replaced by a genuine Syrian democracy that eschews terror, turns its back on Iran, and seeks peace with its Israeli neighbor.” But it didn’t matter how many times Jerusalem explained its actual position. Israel’s alliance with the United States prevented it from blaming the Americans, which meant that the Americans were free to act in bad faith and blame Israel.

Even with Moscow supporting Assad’s war on their border, the Israelis stood publicly with Ukraine. Shortly after Putin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, Israel voted at the U.N. in defense of Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Soon, Russian forces would move toward Israel’s border with its 2015 escalation in Syria, a move celebrated at the time by U.S. officials but in no way welcomed by the Israelis.

In public, Obama’s aides claimed Russia would help rid the world of ISIS and other terror groups, but that’s not why Putin dispatched his forces at the request of Iranian terror commander Qassem Soleimani. The Russians were there to support Iran. And that’s what Obama wanted, too. What was the point, after all, of legalizing Iran’s industrial-scale nuclear program, if the Iranian regime was going to lose its war in Syria? Iran had to win, which meant Putin had to help. The government of then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu understood that for the first time in half a century, Jerusalem would not have Washington’s support if it wound up in a shooting war with Moscow.

Accordingly, the Israelis worked out a modus vivendi with Putin, a “deconfliction” mechanism by which Israel was permitted in certain circumstances to attack Syrian and Iranian forces, including Hezbollah. But should the Israelis get it into their heads to conduct air strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities, they’d have hell to pay on their border. Putin supplied the deterrence that protected the only foreign policy goal that really mattered to Obama. With Putin in Syria, Israel could only go so far.

Yet even then, in December 2016, Israel again took Kyiv’s side at the U.N. in a vote on the human rights situation in Crimea.

How did Vice President Biden show his appreciation for Israel’s principled stance against Putin’s war in Europe? Less than a week later, he strong-armed the Ukrainian president to vote for Security Council Resolution 2334, finding that Israel was in occupation of Palestinian land—which according to the resolution included historical Jewish holy sites. The Ukrainians asked to abstain, but Biden said no. Kyiv then asked for a delay. There was a large and influential Jewish community in Ukraine with family ties to Israel. And after all, what would the optics be of turning against Jerusalem just days after the Israelis had stood with Ukraine? That was not good enough for Biden. So the Ukrainians joined the other powers the Obama team had corralled into voting against Israel.

The Biden administration’s moves against Israel over Ukraine are part of a ghoulish puppet show. Yes, the administration will sanction the Russian economy until it bleeds—at the same time that the nuclear deal with Iran gives Russia a cash-rich client eager to buy Russian arms. And why not? From the perspective of the Obama-Biden faction, Russia is hardly the main problem. That distinction is reserved for Israel.


https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/biden-blames-jews-ukraine-policy


See them for not only who they are, but what they do.

The DNC is a terrorist organization.
RayR Offline
#752 Posted:
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Did Biden blame the Jews for high gas prices too? He's blamed everybody else.
Stogie1020 Offline
#753 Posted:
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DMV, that's a very interesting perspective. Thx for posting the article.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#754 Posted:
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Lolz...

Which one???

Frying pan
Stogie1020 Offline
#755 Posted:
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Sorry, the most recent one, #751.
Krazeehorse Offline
#756 Posted:
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Heard an interesting theory today. Hunter will be indicted and convicted. Joe pardons him then eventually resigns so they can install camel toe. Seems plausible, up to the part where he resigns anyway.
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#757 Posted:
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Joe Biden should be impeached..Mad
RayR Offline
#758 Posted:
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+1

Impeachment is forever"
Sunoverbeach Offline
#759 Posted:
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Did you ever spell a word so bad that your spell check has absolutely no clue what you’re trying to spell? What do you end up getting, you end up getting, like, a question mark? You got a million dollars of technology just looking back at you like, "You got me, buddy.’ Which is pretty amazing because I have all the words."
- BB
DrMaddVibe Offline
#760 Posted:
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Krazeehorse wrote:
Heard an interesting theory today. Hunter will be indicted and convicted. Joe pardons him then eventually resigns so they can install camel toe. Seems plausible, up to the part where he resigns anyway.


Yeah, I don't see Pedo Joe handing Kameltoes over to the puppet masters.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#761 Posted:
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Because of suppression and censorship by the media and social networks, the 2020 presidential election was not free and fair



Last week, in the 24th paragraph of a New York Times article about Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s tax problems and his emails, the Old Gray Lady sneaked in this line, “Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Biden in a Delaware repair shop,” the three authors of the story (why does the current media need to utilize multiple writers?) wrote. And they added, “The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation.”

Flashback to October 2020. It was “October Surprise Time” again as a presidential election winded down. Yeah, I know what I wrote. With the over-reliance on early voting, drop-off ballot boxes, and ballot harvesting, Election Day is almost an afterthought, we now have Election Season. And the ’20 surprise was a shocker, as the New York Post revealed that it had obtained a copy of the hard drive of a MacBook Pro laptop computer that Hunter dropped off at the aforementioned repair shop and then apparently forgot about it, like an old suit left behind with a dry cleaner.

Besides embarrassing photos, emails discovered on the hard drive by the Post revealed what intelligent people with an open mind long suspected, that Hunter Biden was the head of an influence peddling ring that profited from the political career of his lifetime politician father. Or perhaps Joe Biden, “the Big Guy.” who might have been the recipient of 10 percent of a never-realized financial deal with a Chinese energy firm, was in charge, was the CEO of a Chicago-style political racketeering operation, a bit like this one.

Twitter, Facebook, and the mainstream media–Fox News was a major exception–immediately went on attack mode to block and suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story.

During his radio show on Friday, Dan Bongino said, “Hunter was working in Ukraine, his dad knew about it, his dad was the point man in Ukraine for the Obama administration. The corruption is back-breaking. There is no way Joe Biden would have won the last election if the media didn’t conspire to make that story–the Ukraine-Biden story and the laptop–go away.” He added, “They rigged the election through their censorship of the story.”

“Look at the polling data,” Bongino exclaimed. Let’s do just that. According to a Media Research Center post-election survey, of the voters Biden voters who weren’t aware of the Hunter Biden scandals, 16 percent of them would have changed their vote. Incumbent Donald J. Trump lost by less than one percent in these four battleground states: Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. If those states went to Trump, then he still would be president.

Although he had no experience in the energy industry and he does not speak Ukrainian, Hunter Biden served on the board of directors of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm, while his father was vice president.


Twitter was the worst offender in censoring the laptop story, blocking the posting of reports under the false belief that the laptop revelations were hacked, despite possessing no evidence that those suspicions were true. For nearly two weeks, as Americans daily voted for president, Twitter suspended the New York Post’s popular main Twitter feed.

Facebook, which funds fact-checkers at USA Today, PolitiFact, and LeadStories, suppressed the Hunter laptop story. “While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post,” FB spokesperson Andy Stone Tweeted at the time, “I want [sic] be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook’s third-party fact checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.” No such fact-checks every were done by FB’s favored fact-checkers.

During the final presidential debate, moderated by NBC’s Kirsten Welker, and also while being interviewed by 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl, Trump tried to initiate a discussion about the Hunter Biden laptop. Welker deflected, and Stahl replied to Trump about the scandal, “Can’t be verified.” Well, now it has been, Stahl, by the paper that publishes “all the news that’s fit to print,” the New York Times.

Where is your apology, Lesley?

Government-funded NPR also dismissed the Hunter Biden story. On Twitter in 2020, in response to a question on why NPR hadn’t covered the laptop scandal, NPR’s managing editor Terence Samuels, who apparently is the kind of arrogant SOB that Groucho Marx used to justifiably torment, replied, “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions. And quite frankly, that’s where we ended up, this was … a politically driven event and we decided to treat it that way.”

In preparation for the writing of this story I endured one hour of CNN’s ludicrously misnamed Reliable Sources, hosted by a circus clown masquerading as a journalist, Brian Stelter. Much of today’s broadcast was dedicated to policing “misinformation” and “disinformation” by Russian media sources as the war in Ukraine continues. But Stelter and his sycophantic guests didn’t utter a peep about the New York Times update on the laptop. “So slowly and surely,” Stelter said at the end of today’s episode, “media criticism can improve media diets.” How ’bout starting with criticizing yourself, Stelter? His latest email newsletter, which I hear is very popular among liberal journalists, omitted mention of the Times’ revision on the Hunter MacBook.

Here’s a flashback for you.

“This is a classic example of the right-wing media machine,” Stelter said about the laptop on October 18, 2020. “Fox and Trump have this in common: They want you to stay mad and stay tuned.”

A former host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz, on Fox News Sunday this morning declared, “It is an absolute embarrassment that the way that the way media downplayed or ignored or mocked or minimized this story, the New York Times now says [Hunter] is under active federal investigation for possible tax violations or lobbying violations by [him]–and they’re still not covering it.”

After some complaining about those commments from fellow Fox News Sunday panelist Juan Williams, Kurtz shot back, “It was censorship.”

A free and fair election process allows open distribution of information. The mainstream media, Twitter, and Facebook, by suppressing and censoring coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop revelations, prevented a free and fair election.

https://datechguyblog.blog/2022/03/20/because-of-suppression-and-censorship-by-the-media-and-social-networks-the-2020-presidential-election-was-not-free-and-fair/



"81 million Americans voted for it"...yeah...more than Obama the 2nd Black President and more than Hillary the 1st Female to headline a major party ticket...sure...totally believable. Why just today I ran across a guy that stopped me to tell me all of the great things King Bidas is doing...sure.Sarcasm
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#762 Posted:
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Any other town you go to there’s this little devil and a little angel on your shoulder. A little good advice, a little bad advice. You go to Las Vegas, there’s like a devil and a devil and they’re just battling it out the whole time. It’s like, ‘Smoke some crack!’ ‘Get a hooker!’ and then I go, "Yea! Yea, this is a good town. Smoke some crack and get a hooker! Alright!"
- BB
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#763 Posted:
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Corrupt, compromised and full of crap. That how you can describe the Biden Family Crime Syndicate, the New York Times and the FBI.


8 Joe Biden Scandals Inside Hunter Biden’s MacBook That Corporate Media Just Admitted Is Legit
These scandals are no longer just about Hunter Biden. They are about now-President Joe Biden, and we need answers.



Last week, The New York Times quietly acknowledged that the emails recovered from the MacBook Hunter Biden abandoned at a Delaware computer store were authentic. The admission came nearly a year-and-a-half late, after the corrupt media — legacy and social — buried the scandal the New York Post broke just weeks before the November election.

Merely admitting the laptop is legitimate is not enough. Rather, by concurring in the authenticity of the laptop and the emails, the supposed standard-bearers of journalism have also implicitly acknowledged the validity of the scandals spawn by the porn-filled MacBook. And notwithstanding the salacious source of the documentary evidence of the scandals, the scandals are not about Hunter Biden: They are about now-President Biden.

Here are the eight Joe Biden scandals deserving further coverage.

1. Pay-to-Play in Ukraine

The most obvious scandal bared by the emails and text messages contained on Hunter’s laptop concerns the influence profiteering Joe Biden apparently participated in during his eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president, with Ukraine featuring heavily in the pay-to-play scheme.

The New York Times, in its likely “get ahead of the story,” coverage from last week, touched on the Ukrainian angle by noting Hunter’s connection to Burisma and then quoting emails recovered from the laptop indicating the younger Biden leveraged his dad’s position — then as vice president. But the Times’ surface coverage of the Burisma scandal doesn’t nearly suffice.

Surface it was: The Times made no mention of Hunter’s appointment to Burisma Holdings Board of Directors at a reported salary of $50,000 per month during his dad’s time as vice president. Hunter Biden had no experience in energy. So, a deep-dive on the entire Biden-Burisma connection is a first step.

2. China Gets in the Game

Ukraine is but a patch on the influence-peddling undertaken by Hunter on behalf of “the big guy,” as the younger Biden referred to his dad. China also played a large role in the family enterprise, as demonstrated by, again, passing coverage in November 2021. Then, the Times reported, in brief, that Hunter Biden’s joint global equity firm, the Bohai Harvest Equity Investment Fund, had helped coordinate the purchase by a Chinese mining company of the world’s largest cobalt source in the Congo.

That deal gave China control over a huge chunk of the world’s known cobalt supplies — an ingredient necessary to make electric car batteries. And the role of Hunter Biden’s company, Bohai, in the transaction again connects directly to Joe Biden, as Hunter reportedly launched that new joint enterprise with Chinese business partners less than two weeks after he traveled to China on Air Force Two with his then-vice president father.

In exploring this scandal, the press needs to push beyond the emails recovered from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, and do what Tucker Carlson did when the pay-to-play scandal first surfaced: talk to Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski. Bobulinski provides further proof that this scandal reaches the top of the Biden family.

3. Moscow, Kazakhstan, and More

While Ukraine and China likely hold the most significant revelations, once those threads are pulled, investigators should move on to Moscow, which according to a Senate report, holds another possible scandal. That report documents that Hunter also received a combined $3.5 million from the wife of the former Moscow mayor, a Kazakhstan investor, and several other individuals. After all, there is no reason to think that a person willing to let his son sell access to the vice president of the United States would close the money train to just a few countries.

4. Ukraine’s Firing of the Prosecutor Investigating Burisma

With the elite media now deigning coverage of Hunter’s laptop appropriate, the public knows the Burisma scandal was real and threatened to be spectacularly devastating to the elder Biden. That makes questions concerning then-Vice President Joe Biden’s demands that Ukraine fire the state prosecutor who was reportedly investigating Burisma ripe to revisit.

That prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired, according to statements Joe Biden made during a 2018 event, after Biden threatened to withhold a billion-dollar loan guarantee if the Ukrainian government refused to ax Shokin. A video of the event captured Biden recounting the event:

I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours.’ If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.

While the Obama administration attempted to spin Biden’s push for the firing of Shokin, by claiming the international community had demanded Ukraine terminate the state prosecutor, a State Department official contradicted that claim during congressional testimony. George Kent, who worked on issues related to Ukraine at the State Department, reportedly told lawmakers it was the Obama administration that “spearheaded the efforts to have Shokin removed from his position as the top federal prosecutor in Ukraine.”

Biden needs to answer questions anew over his threats to withhold money from Ukraine unless the country removed the state prosecutor responsible for investigating Burisma. Democrats have impeached a president for less.

5. Obama-Biden Administration Ignoring Conflicts of Interest

Biden also needs to answer questions about his decision to ignore the clear conflicts of interest involved with him negotiating with the same countries Hunter was shaking down. Of course, since “the big guy” was in on the scam, bowing out over conflicts of interest is the lesser of the evils, but it is still worth investigating to assess how Biden handled the concerns raised by the Obama administration’s State Department.

Here, the testimony of the State Department official charged with issues related to Ukraine again proves significant. Kent told lawmakers that after learning Hunter sat on the board of Burisma, he raised concerns with the vice president’s office about the relationship.

“I raised my concerns that I had heard that Hunter Biden was on the board of a company owned by somebody that the U.S. Government had spent money trying to get tens of millions of dollars back and that could create the perception of a conflict of interest,” Kent testified before House members in October of 2019. “The message that I recall hearing back was that the vice president’s son Beau was dying of cancer and that there was no further bandwidth to deal with family-related issues at that time … That was the end of that conversation.”

The question for now-President Biden, then, is whether anyone in his office raised concerns about the clear conflicts-of-interest with him personally, and if so, why did Biden ignore the problem?

6. The Intelligence Community’s Briefing of Biden

Another scandal reaching President Biden concerns his interactions with the intelligence community after the FBI, and presumably the CIA and other such agencies, learned in December of 2019, that Hunter Biden believed Russians had stolen Hunter’s laptop, rendering the Bidens susceptible to blackmail.

Here, it is important to understand that there are two separate Hunter Biden laptops at issue. The most-discussed laptop was actually the second laptop. That laptop was the one Hunter had abandoned at the Delaware repair shop. Then, after the repair shop owner discovered concerning material on the MacBook, the store owner handed it to the FBI in December of 2019. The owner of the repair shop, however, had first made a copy of the hard drive, which resulted in The New York Post’s coverage in October 2020.

But there was another laptop — one Hunter believed Russians had stolen from him when he was binging on drugs with prostitutes in the summer of 2018 in Las Vegas. While the public did not learn about the existence of this earlier laptop until August of 2021, the FBI knew about it as early as December 2019, when they took possession of the second laptop Hunter had left at the repair store.

Among other material contained on the second laptop was a video of Biden recounting the circumstances of his first laptop disappearing with some Russians. Significantly, on that video Hunter Biden said his first laptop contained a ton of material leaving him susceptible to blackmail, since his father was “running for president” and Hunter talked “about it all the time.”

It is inconceivable that the FBI and the intelligence communities did not brief Biden on this discovery and the risk of blackmail, given that former FBI Director James Comey briefed Trump on the fake Steele dossier. On second thought, that is the initial question reporters should ask the president: “Did the FBI brief you, Mr. President, on the fact that Hunter believed Russians had stolen a laptop containing compromising information?”

From there, an inquiring press should investigate to ensure that Joe Biden did not direct the intelligence community to bury this national security risk to protect himself or his son.

7. Possible Collusion to Interfere in the 2020 Election

An honest press should also investigate whether now-President Biden or anyone connected to his then-presidential campaign pressured reporters, media outlets, or companies such as Twitter and Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden story. And what about the “fifty former intelligence officials” who publicly declared the laptop resembled a Russian disinformation campaign—something clearly untrue? Did Biden or his campaign coordinate with those individuals, several of whom had endorsed the Democratic candidate, in the release of the letter?

Given that polls show that 17 percent of Joe Biden voters would not have voted for him in 2020, if they had known about the Biden family scandals, the collective burying of the laptop scandal represents the most significant interference in elections ever seen in our country. So, “Did Biden or his campaign have anything to do with the decision to kill the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter’s MacBook?” And “What about the ‘fifty former intelligence officials?’”

From there the follow-ups flow quickly: “Who was involved in the push to silence the story and who were the executives or ‘journalists’ who bowed to the demands?” “Who coordinated with the intelligence officials?” “Were any threats or promises made?” “What were they?” “What did Joe Biden know?” “What about other Democrats and the Democratic National Committee?”

8. Joe Biden Is a ‘Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier’

The final Joe Biden scandal the press should push President Biden to answer concerns his lies to the American public. While there are too many to count, two merit further questioning.

First, the media should demand Biden answer for lying to the country when he seethed, “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period.” The evidence overwhelmingly shows that Biden not only knew of the family business deals but was part of them.

The second bold-faced fabrication from Biden came during his pre-election debate with Trump, when Trump raised “the laptop from hell.” When Trump asked Biden if he was saying the “laptop is now another Russia, Russia, Russia hoax?” the then-Democratic candidate replied, “That’s exactly what [I] was told.”

Unlikely. Biden also countered with this doozy, which again raises the question of whether Biden had a role in the intelligence officials’ statement:

There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plant. They have said that this has all the … five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except him and his good friend, Rudy Giuliani.

We can now add The New York Times to Giuliani. It remains to be seen, though, whether the Old Grey Lady and the other legacy outlets will report on the further scandals the laptop revealed—the ones that reach the president of the United States.


https://thefederalist.com/2022/03/22/8-joe-biden-scandals-inside-hunter-bidens-macbook-that-corporate-media-just-admitted-is-legit/



Lefty knew all along and still voted for this crap. Can't blame Brandon Lefty.
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Did The New York Times Admit Joe Biden Is Corrupt So Democrats Can Get Rid Of Him?

Joe Biden is no longer useful to the ruling class.



It is painfully obvious, as was predictable, that Joe Biden’s presidency is a dumpster fire. As demonstrated by the party’s destructive callousness towards children, the elderly, and the poor during their Covid lockdown frenzy, Democrats care about none of these real-world results of their policies. But they do care about polling, and Joe Biden’s is abysmal.

According to even heavily politicized polls, Biden is at least performing as badly as Donald Trump. Biden is between the third- and fifth-most ratings-underwater president ever in American history at this point in his first term.

Biden of course also has the advantage of a wildly favorable press and social media monopoly while Trump had the strong headwind of a wildly negative one. That factor obscured for a great many of American voters actions that easily demonstrated long before his election that Biden was unfit for the presidency.

Now that he’s president, however, and very publicly bungling essentially every major issue all the way up to U.S. national security, Biden’s weakness and incompetence have been impossible for the corrupt media to entirely cover up. Biden’s appalling withdrawal from Afghanistan may have been the first major blow to public confidence in his governing ability, and it’s been followed by blow after blow: the repercussions of ending U.S. energy independence, historic inflation caused by massive government spending, aggression by America’s foreign foes, a tacitly open border with human trafficking of historic proportions, not to mention fueling America’s legalized mass killings of unborn infants and forcing schools to inflict gender dysphoria on the children in their care.

So yes, the polls look bad. That’s why Democrat officials suddenly switched away from their Covid mania, lifting mask mandates in blue states, ending the daily falsified “body counts” on TVs and newspapers, and jumping immediately into European war hysteria. But that’s not been enough to turn those polls around. Historic indicators presently suggest a “red wave” in the upcoming midterms.


That brings us to The New York Times’s recent “limited hangout“: its highly suspicious, very late acknowledgment that, hey, that laptop containing evidence that Joe Biden is just as corrupt as his son Hunter Biden told Russian prostitutes — that laptop is real, and so is its data. Yes, the United States’s top foreign adversaries likely have blackmail material on the U.S. president, and likely paid him some very big bribes.

Oh, and yes Twitter and Facebook did use their global communications monopolies to rig the election for Joe Biden by hiding this information (and who knows what else).


Why would The New York Times do this — and Facebook and Twitter not ban this information release just like they did before? Well, one explanation is hierarchy reinforcement. As I wrote Monday, like forcing their “minions” to wear face masks, the ridiculously belated laptop confirmation also equals the ruling class “flexing their power to say things they won’t allow their political opponents to say.”

There’s another explanation, though. It’s that Joe Biden is no longer useful to the ruling class. After being used to win an election, he’s now making it impossible for them to credibly foist on Americans the idea that his party could win another one with him on their masthead. The donkey is showing through the lion skin, and so they need a new donkey.

So while it seems utterly legitimate to insist on accountability such as appointing a special counsel to investigate the Biden family’s apparent corruption, that also could relieve the Democrat Party of their greatest liability. They’d probably deeply appreciate that, in fact. Biden got the ruling class what they wanted, and they don’t need him any more. Getting rid of him now would in fact be highly convenient for maintaining their power.

There’s only one problem with that. Kamala isn’t at all going well for them either.

https://tinyurl.com/4yz2572r

Enjoy that bed you made for yourselves, Democrats. I hope it’s at least as uncomfortable as that bed you’ve made for all the Americans whose long-term outlook is more suffering, thanks to Democrats’ criminal prioritization of power for themselves above all else.

https://tinyurl.com/2vk4vnmm


https://thefederalist.com/2022/03/23/did-the-new-york-times-admit-joe-biden-is-corrupt-so-democrats-can-get-rid-of-him/


Hope it feels like bamboo under fingernails while laying on a bed of nails with WWE stars jumping on them from the top ropes. The synapses might take an hour for their pain receptors to finally recognize pain, I hope it hurts like hell.
MACS Offline
#765 Posted:
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Posts: 76,455
Remember when that laptop story was shuttered by the media and social media and called a "Russian hoax, and a conspiracy theory"?

I do. And now we have the truth... it WAS the truth and in the biggest coverup ever... Joe Biden *cough* won the presidency.
8trackdisco Offline
#766 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,578
DrMaddVibe wrote:
Did The New York Times Admit Joe Biden Is Corrupt So Democrats Can Get Rid Of Him?

Joe Biden is no longer useful to the ruling class.



It is painfully obvious, as was predictable, that Joe Biden’s presidency is a dumpster fire. As demonstrated by the party’s destructive callousness towards children, the elderly, and the poor during their Covid lockdown frenzy, Democrats care about none of these real-world results of their policies. But they do care about polling, and Joe Biden’s is abysmal.

According to even heavily politicized polls, Biden is at least performing as badly as Donald Trump. Biden is between the third- and fifth-most ratings-underwater president ever in American history at this point in his first term.

Biden of course also has the advantage of a wildly favorable press and social media monopoly while Trump had the strong headwind of a wildly negative one. That factor obscured for a great many of American voters actions that easily demonstrated long before his election that Biden was unfit for the presidency.

Now that he’s president, however, and very publicly bungling essentially every major issue all the way up to U.S. national security, Biden’s weakness and incompetence have been impossible for the corrupt media to entirely cover up. Biden’s appalling withdrawal from Afghanistan may have been the first major blow to public confidence in his governing ability, and it’s been followed by blow after blow: the repercussions of ending U.S. energy independence, historic inflation caused by massive government spending, aggression by America’s foreign foes, a tacitly open border with human trafficking of historic proportions, not to mention fueling America’s legalized mass killings of unborn infants and forcing schools to inflict gender dysphoria on the children in their care.

So yes, the polls look bad. That’s why Democrat officials suddenly switched away from their Covid mania, lifting mask mandates in blue states, ending the daily falsified “body counts” on TVs and newspapers, and jumping immediately into European war hysteria. But that’s not been enough to turn those polls around. Historic indicators presently suggest a “red wave” in the upcoming midterms.


That brings us to The New York Times’s recent “limited hangout“: its highly suspicious, very late acknowledgment that, hey, that laptop containing evidence that Joe Biden is just as corrupt as his son Hunter Biden told Russian prostitutes — that laptop is real, and so is its data. Yes, the United States’s top foreign adversaries likely have blackmail material on the U.S. president, and likely paid him some very big bribes.

Oh, and yes Twitter and Facebook did use their global communications monopolies to rig the election for Joe Biden by hiding this information (and who knows what else).


Why would The New York Times do this — and Facebook and Twitter not ban this information release just like they did before? Well, one explanation is hierarchy reinforcement. As I wrote Monday, like forcing their “minions” to wear face masks, the ridiculously belated laptop confirmation also equals the ruling class “flexing their power to say things they won’t allow their political opponents to say.”

There’s another explanation, though. It’s that Joe Biden is no longer useful to the ruling class. After being used to win an election, he’s now making it impossible for them to credibly foist on Americans the idea that his party could win another one with him on their masthead. The donkey is showing through the lion skin, and so they need a new donkey.

So while it seems utterly legitimate to insist on accountability such as appointing a special counsel to investigate the Biden family’s apparent corruption, that also could relieve the Democrat Party of their greatest liability. They’d probably deeply appreciate that, in fact. Biden got the ruling class what they wanted, and they don’t need him any more. Getting rid of him now would in fact be highly convenient for maintaining their power.

There’s only one problem with that. Kamala isn’t at all going well for them either.

https://tinyurl.com/4yz2572r

Enjoy that bed you made for yourselves, Democrats. I hope it’s at least as uncomfortable as that bed you’ve made for all the Americans whose long-term outlook is more suffering, thanks to Democrats’ criminal prioritization of power for themselves above all else.

https://tinyurl.com/2vk4vnmm


https://thefederalist.com/2022/03/23/did-the-new-york-times-admit-joe-biden-is-corrupt-so-democrats-can-get-rid-of-him/


Hope it feels like bamboo under fingernails while laying on a bed of nails with WWE stars jumping on them from the top ropes. The synapses might take an hour for their pain receptors to finally recognize pain, I hope it hurts like hell.


Dr. Madd,
What is the source of the top half of your post?

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#767 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Dr. Madd,
What is the source of the top half of your post?



I ALWAYS post links to stuff.

Its there.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#768 Posted:
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People focus too much on whether there’s a Democrat or a Republican in office. It’s not like this guy Kim-Jong Un got into power the second Trump got into power. It’s not like he wasn’t a problem. It’s not like we haven’t had warmongers. It’s not like corporations haven’t been the main influence on what we’re doing around the world.
- BB
8trackdisco Offline
#769 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,578
DrMaddVibe wrote:
I ALWAYS post links to stuff.

Its there.


A Fox contributor. Got it.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#770 Posted:
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Posts: 52,883
8trackdisco wrote:
A Fox contributor. Got it.


No.

Joy Pullmann is executive editor of The Federalist, a happy wife, and the mother of six children. Sign up here to get early access to her next ebook, "101 Strategies For Living Well Amid Inflation." Her bestselling ebook is "Classic Books for Young Children." Mrs. Pullmann identifies as native American and gender natural. She is also the author of "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," from Encounter Books. In 2013-14 she won a Robert Novak journalism fellowship for in-depth reporting on Common Core national education mandates. Joy is a grateful graduate of the Hillsdale College honors and journalism programs.

https://thefederalist.com/2022/03/23/did-the-new-york-times-admit-joe-biden-is-corrupt-so-democrats-can-get-rid-of-him/

RayR Offline
#771 Posted:
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Pessimism runs high with Joey B. at the helm, Biden tanks another poll to the lowest approval ever, the worse showing yet in NBC's poll since Biden took office. The lefty MSM can't even cover for him anymore.

NBC Poll, Most Believe Biden to Blame for Inflation, 60 Percent Disapprove of Handling of Economy and 71 Percent No Confidence in Biden Foreign Policy

March 27, 2022 | Sundance |

Quote:
Even NBC’s Chuck Todd was forced to admit Joe Biden’s polled domestic support keeps getting worse. His approval rating is now the worst in their polling.

The Poll Data is AVAILABLE HERE. Somehow NBC found enough people to show 33 percent of Americans approve of the president’s handling of the economy, compared with 60 percent who disapprove. “Overall, NBC News puts Biden’s approval at 40 percent, which is a record-low for that network’s survey, compared with 55 percent disapproval.” (article link).

The White House was hoping that all the planning that went into yesterday’s grand speech in Poland would help reset the Biden problem. Those hopes collapsed when the muttering nutter rambled through 20 minutes of incoherent jibberish only to encapsulate the speech with the call for Russian regime change at the end, “for God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”

Also, don’t believe the nonsense about those being ‘off-the-cuff‘, or ‘ad-libbed ‘ remarks either. They were written into the teleprompter, and he read them (go look). White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain is trying to cover up his own ineptitude by claiming his boss ad-libbed those statements. He didn’t.

More w/ VIDEO...

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/03/27/nbc-poll-most-believe-biden-to-blame-for-inflation-60-percent-disapprove-of-handling-of-economy-and-71-percent-no-confidence-in-biden-foreign-policy/
Mike3316 Offline
#772 Posted:
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RayR wrote:

NBC Poll, Most Believe Biden to Blame for Inflation, 60 Percent Disapprove of Handling of Economy and 71 Percent No Confidence in Biden Foreign Policy



So if 60% disapprove of his handling of the economy and 71% disapprove of his handling of foreign affairs - is there ANYTHING that the majority of people approve of that he does?
RayR Offline
#773 Posted:
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Posts: 6,452
Mike3316 wrote:
So if 60% disapprove of his handling of the economy and 71% disapprove of his handling of foreign affairs - is there ANYTHING that the majority of people approve of that he does?


Ummm...No Sad Not talking
Sunoverbeach Offline
#774 Posted:
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The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
- Mark Twain
Mike3316 Offline
#775 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
- Mark Twain

That Mark Twain be one smart dude
Stogie1020 Offline
#776 Posted:
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Posts: 3,699
I used to laugh and be embarassed when the WH staff would cut off Biden's mic to keep him on-script.

Now I want them to do it all the time.
ZRX1200 Offline
#777 Posted:
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Posts: 57,987
Threatening chemical warfare.
Sending troops into Ukraine.
Regime change.

It cannot be easy to work in this WH staff.

Proposing the government be in charge of home appraisals?

It’s like a non stop #epicfail show.
Stogie1020 Offline
#778 Posted:
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I am trying to remember what there was to complain about when DJT was president..... Oh yeah "mean tweets"...
8trackdisco Offline
#779 Posted:
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Biden signed an Anti Lynching Law?
Brave stand. Millions of Americans are lynched every day.
This was a bold move on his part. He's just lost the Pro-Lynchers just in front of midterms.

He is so courageous.
RayR Offline
#780 Posted:
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Posts: 6,452
8trackdisco wrote:
Biden signed an Anti Lynching Law?
Brave stand. Millions of Americans are lynched every day.
This was a bold move on his part. He's just lost the Pro-Lynchers just in front of midterms.

He is so courageous.


Woke virtue-signaling again. Another federal power grab, another so-called hate crime.
ZRX1200 Offline
#781 Posted:
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Teedubya always told me he wanted to be lynched, just so once he could know what it felt like to be well hung.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#782 Posted:
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Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain
Mike3316 Offline
#783 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Biden signed an Anti Lynching Law?
Brave stand. Millions of Americans are lynched every day.
This was a bold move on his part. He's just lost the Pro-Lynchers just in front of midterms.

He is so courageous.

He did it for Juicy Shhh
JGKAMIN Offline
#784 Posted:
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Posts: 945
Mike3316 wrote:
He did it for Juicy Shhh

And Bubba, so there will be no more garage door pulls…
Sunoverbeach Offline
#785 Posted:
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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience—this is the ideal life.
- MT
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#786 Posted:
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Over 150 Suspicious Hunter Or James Biden Financial Transactions Flagged By Banks



As we've noted several times throughout the past 18 months, Joe Biden's brother James and Hunter Biden's international dealings have raised concern over potential leverage over the Biden family by the CCP and other foreign entities.

A few examples:

Chinese Money Launderer Called James Biden After FBI Arrest, Was Trying To Reach Hunter

FBI Raids Business Tied To James Biden Influence-Peddling

Is It Time For A Special Counsel On The Hunter Biden Scandal?


"We have people with the Biden name, dealing with Chinese business people that have a relationship to the Communist Party," Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, told CBS News' Catherine Herridge. "I think James Biden was very much a part of this."

Bank records released by Republican senators this week indicate James Biden's company, the Lion Hall Group, received payments from a Chinese-financed consulting group in 2018, before his brother Joe announced he was running for president. Grassley says that same year James Biden and the president's son, Hunter, received monthly retainers totaling $165,000 — $100,000 to Hunter and $65,000 to James.

Grassley said his team obtained the records directly from the bank where the consulting group did business. He has spent three years investigating and described James and Hunter Biden's business dealings as "very concerning." -CBS News

According to a September 2020 report from GOP Senators, Hunter, James and James' wife Sara tapped into a credit line set up between Hunter and a Chinese bank executive to purchase over $100,000 in airline tickets, hotels and food.

Patrick Ho, Hunter Biden

Now, GOP investigators have released what appears to be the 2017 application for the credit line, which bears the signatures of both Hunter and the Chinese exec.

"These records we got are the first records that have ever been made public on this issue. Nobody else has them," said Grassley.

According to Robert Weissman, president of advocacy group Public Citizen, told CBS: "I think Hunter and James Biden should not have entered into those relationships, full stop," adding "To the extent those occurred while Joe Biden was the vice president, there's a worry that they hope to get something direct from the Obama administration."

Fortunately for Hunter and James, the White House won't rule out pardons in the event their international dealings, or tax issues, or FARA status, prove to be illegal.

In Dec. 2020, Politico reported that the Hunter Biden criminal investigation covers potential money laundering, while CNN also reported at the time that the feds had been looking into a 2017 gift to Hunter from CEFC China Energy Co. founder Ye Jianming.

And to recap from our previous reporting on the matter - in November, 2017, James Biden received a surprise call on his cellphone from Patrick Ho, Ye Jianming's lieutenant who was arrested by the FBI (and is now serving a 36-month sentence for bribery and money laundering), according to a December, 2018 report by the New York Times. According to James, the call was meant for Hunter.

James Biden, a financier and brother of the former vice president, was in a hotel lobby in November 2017 when he got a surprise call on his cellphone. The call was from Patrick Ho, Mr. Ye’s lieutenant. Mr. Ho, 69, was in trouble.

Federal agents who had monitored CEFC’s rise since at least the summer of 2016 had sprung into action, arresting Mr. Ho in New York on allegations that he had bribed African officials in Chad and Uganda. Days later, federal agents showed up at Mr. Ye’s luxury apartment building across from Central Park with a subpoena to interview Mr. Ye, said people familiar with the matter.

...

In a brief interview, James Biden said he had been surprised by Mr. Ho’s call. He said he believed it had been meant for Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son. James Biden said he had passed on his nephew’s contact information. -NYT

In July of 2019, Hunter confessed to the New Yorker that he had accepted the 2.8 carat diamond worth at least ten thousand dollars, which he insisted wasn't a bribe - before admitting that he and his father Joe had in fact discussed his business dealings.

Hunter offered to use his contacts to help identify investment opportunities for Ye’s company, CEFC China Energy, in liquefied-natural-gas projects in the United States. After the dinner, Ye sent a 2.8-carat diamond to Hunter’s hotel room with a card thanking him for their meeting. “I was, like, Oh, my God,” Hunter said. (In Kathleen’s court motion, the diamond is estimated to be worth eighty thousand dollars. Hunter said he believes the value is closer to ten thousand.) When I asked him if he thought the diamond was intended as a bribe, he said no: “What would they be bribing me for? My dad wasn’t in office.” -New Yorker

As Eric Trump recently said, "If I did 1/100 of what Hunter Biden did, I’d be in jail for the rest of my life."

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/over-150-suspicious-hunter-or-james-biden-financial-transactions-flagged-banks
Sunoverbeach Offline
#787 Posted:
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Let men label you as they may, if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of.
- MT
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#788 Posted:
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Kickin' up 10 to the Big Guy...why we haven't seen this much fun with the SS since the Kenyan King was President!


Secret Service agents assigned to Biden, Harris suspended amid bribery investigation


Four U.S. Secret Service agents — including members of President Biden's and Vice President Kamala Harris's protective details — have been suspended after two men charged with impersonating federal officers allegedly bribed the agents with expensive gifts such as an assault rifle and free apartments.

Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali, both U.S. citizens, were arrested on Wednesday after the FBI raided a luxury Washington, D.C., apartment building where the two had been staying. The pair, according to federal officials, claimed they worked for the Department of Homeland Security on a task force to investigate gangs and violence connected to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

On Friday, federal prosecutors argued that Taherzadeh and Ali had “compromised” agents of the Secret Service who were assigned to top security missions and accused them of trying to “ingratiate themselves” with agents of federal agencies.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Rothstein claimed in court this week that Ali told witnesses he had ties to the Pakistani agency Inter-Services Intelligence. Ali had allegedly obtained three visas from Pakistan and two from Iran in the months leading up to the alleged scheme, and prosecutors believe he took several trips to the Middle East.

"Until this claim can be further investigated, and given the nature of Ali’s conduct, specifically impersonating federal law enforcement in order to ingratiate himself with and infiltrate networks of federal law enforcement officers and other federal employees, his claim must be taken literally and seriously," prosecutors wrote in a Friday court filing.

Taherzadeh started to delete electronic evidence once he learned the FBI was investigating him, officials said. Rothstein said Taherzadeh deleted social media posts, which he confessed he knew would be used against him.

On Wednesday, the FBI searched five residences in the building where the suspects resided as well as three vehicles. They found body armor, gas masks, zip ties, handcuffs, equipment to break through doors, drones, radios and police training manuals, Rothstein said.

The alleged plot started in February 2020 and began to unravel in March 2022 when the U.S. Postal Inspection Service started to investigate an assault on a mail carrier at the luxury apartment building. It was during this investigation that Taherzadeh and Ali claimed to be affiliated with Homeland Security in a fabricated unit they called the U.S. Special Police Investigation Unit.

The lavish gifts they allegedly tried to give agents as part of their scheme included a $2,000 assault rifle, a television, phones, surveillance systems and rent-free apartments at the building where they lived, court documents stated. Taherzadeh told investigators Ali had provided money for their operation, which apparently included at least five apartments — two of which investigators said were worth more than $40,000 each — that were given to Secret Service agents.

Of the four agents suspended by the Secret Service, one was a special agent assigned to first lady Jill Biden’s detail, and a second worked at the White House in the uniformed division.

RealClearPolitics reported on Friday that a third suspended agent was on President Biden’s protective detail, and a fourth was assigned to secure Harris’s home.

The Secret Service said on Thursday that the federal agency was cooperating with the "ongoing investigation."

"All personnel involved in this matter are on administrative leave and are restricted from accessing Secret Service facilities, equipment, and systems," the agency said in a statement.


https://news.yahoo.com/secret-service-agents-suspended-bribery-plot-170142622.html
Stogie1020 Offline
#789 Posted:
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Wow, that's some serious chit right there.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#790 Posted:
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Yup
JGKAMIN Offline
#791 Posted:
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“ RealClearPolitics reported on Friday that a third suspended agent was on President Biden’s protective detail, and a fourth was assigned to secure Harris’s home.”

So they got to guard the hen house,..cackle…cackle…
Sunoverbeach Offline
#792 Posted:
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Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head.
- MT
DrMaddVibe Offline
#793 Posted:
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The leader of the Free World speaks!


https://rumble.com/v10mcy1-biden-imagine-if-the-tobacco-industry-had-been-immune-to-proustite.html

All herald the proclamation!
DrMaddVibe Offline
#794 Posted:
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Live from the Haus of Saud..It's SATURDAY NIGHT...

You Know Things Are Bad When Saudi State TV Mocks Joe Biden



You know things are bad when Saudi television mocks the president of the United States in a SNL-style spoof. A state-run TV station featured a comedy sketch depicting Joe Biden attempting to address the Ukraine crisis, but he's seen wandering away from the podium and falling asleep mid-sentence, while also being constantly prodded by his VP over what to say given he struggles to remember basic names and information.

The sketch went viral after it hit social media on Monday, and comes after last month Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly rejected attempts by the White House to set up a phone call between he and Joe Biden, at a moment the US is urging the Saudis to ramp up oil output. Watch the brief segment below:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8kbmw
5

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/you-know-things-are-bad-when-saudi-state-tv-mocks-biden


Kameltoes, you ignorant slut
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#795 Posted:
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Biden Speaks: ‘Imagine Had The Tobacco Industry Been Immune To Prostitute Being Sued, Come On’

On Monday, announcing actions to fight gun crime, President Biden spoke with typical eloquence, stating, “Imagine had the tobacco industry been immune to prostitute being sued, come on.”

In the face of Biden’s latest foray into public speaking, the White House transcript amended the statement to read, “Imagine had the tobacco industry been immune to prost- — to being sued. Come on.”

Biden started by targeting so-called “ghost guns,” saying, “Today, the United States Department of Justice is making it is illegal for a business to manufacture one of these kits without a serial number,” but he made it clear that was just part of his zeal for gun control. He stated: “This rule is an important step. It’s going to make a difference, I promise you. And there are a lot of other things we know work to reduce gun violence and other violent crimes and save lives. That’s why I’ve put together a comprehensive strategy to supercharge what works while continuing to push Congress to act on sensible legislation to prevent gun violence.”

He continued, “We need Congress to pass universal background checks. Universal background checks. And I know it’s controversial, but I got it done once: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

Then he targeted gun manufacturers: “Eliminate gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability. They’re the only outfit — they’re the only outfit in the country that is immune.” He continued, “Imagine had the tobacco industry been immune to prostitute being sued, come on.”

He snapped, “Look, this is incredibly rare because gun manufacturers have more immunity from liability than any other American industry, so they have never had to take responsibility for the death and destruction their products cause.”

Biden, whose record vis-a-vis gun control has included false and misleading statements such as “Most people don’t know: If you walk into a store and you buy a gun, you have a background check. But you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check,” and has falsely stated gun manufacturers have “absolute immunity,” declared, “I support the Second Amendment. You have a right. But from the very beginning, the Second Amendment didn’t say you can own any gun you want, big as you want. You couldn’t buy a cannon when, in fact, the Second Amendment passed. And certain people from the very beginning weren’t allowed to purchase guns. It’s nothing new. It’s just rational.”

He took one more swipe at gun manufacturers: “Look, this should be just the start. We need to repeal the liability shield of gun manufacturers and finally hold them accountable for false advertising and many other things they do.”
Sunoverbeach Offline
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The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’Tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
- MT
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During Speech to Blame Vladimir Putin for Massive Inflation, Bird Poops on Joe Biden



Joe Biden was in Iowa today attempting to justify the massive Bidenflation his economic policies have created. As a result of Biden energy, fiscal and monetary policy, rising oil and gasoline prices are contributing to pre-existing inflation and crushing the U.S. economy.

As part of the White House plan to blame anyone and everyone except the Joe Biden policy agenda, Biden took to the microphones to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, reflecting the synergy of human and avian opinion, a bird flew overhead and pooped on him. WATCH:


https://youtu.be/5jfXvf6e4hs

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/04/12/during-speech-to-blame-vladimir-putin-for-massive-inflation-bird-poops-on-joe-biden/


The bird wasn't having any of it. He couldn't muster the words FJB or Let's Go Brandon, so it did the only thing it could to convey it's feelings for Pedo Joe.
RayR Offline
#798 Posted:
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I just love it when birds poop on Dodo Dicktators! 🦤🦃🦜🦆🕊️🦢🦅
It would be epic if a flock of Canadian Geese carpet bombed him.LOL Laugh LOL
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#799 Posted:
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Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.
- MT
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Chinese Partners Financed Bidens’ Spending Spree While Bidens Sought Visa Help for Them


Seems like there’s a lot more to investigate than just Hunter’s ‘tax affairs.’

On the same day their China-regime-connected partners transferred $99,000 for a Biden family spending spree, the Biden family pressed a former Obama administration official to help their Chinese partners obtain U.S. visas.

The Justice Department is investigating the mutual back-scratching and its context. Indications are that what is commonly referred to as the Justice Department’s “Hunter Biden tax investigation” — now that such references are no longer taboo — is about more than potential tax violations and, for that matter, more than Hunter Biden.

President Biden’s brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sara Biden, were also deeply involved in the family’s lucrative relationship with CEFC — a now-defunct conglomerate headed by a one-time protégé of Xi Jinping, the now-“disappeared” Ye Jianming. Moreover, Joe Biden himself is implicated by evidence that he may have been a 10 percent stakeholder. Catherine Herridge of CBS News reports that the grand jury investigating Hunter Biden has also sought records of Jim Biden’s financial transactions with CEFC and its affiliates.

That development is alluded to in significant new reporting by the Washington Free Beacon’s Chuck Ross. Based on a review of emails from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, Ross relates that on September 12, 2017, Jim Biden’s wife, Sara, reached out to John Sandweg, formerly the Obama administration’s acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, for help obtaining visas for Ye and his family. Sara Biden’s contact with Sandweg was done at the bidding of Gongwen (“Kevin”) Dong, who handled CEFC’s American operations.


On the same day that Sara contacted Sandweg on Ye’s behalf, Dong authorized a $99,000 line of credit on which Hunter, Jim, and Sara Biden drew for a shopping spree, purchasing various luxury items.

The genesis of the credit line and the Biden family’s drawing on it are described in a September 23, 2020, investigative report (pp. 76–78) by Senators Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R., Wis.). To establish the credit line, Dong used an entity called Hudson West III LLC. As Senators Grassley and Johnson explain, Hudson West III appears to have been incorporated as a U.S.-based CEFC subsidiary in 2016 but was later owned jointly by Hunter Biden (through his law firm, Owasco PC) and Dong (through an entity called Coldharbour Capital LLC, headquartered at Dong’s address).

Clearly, one thing the grand jury must be wondering is why, if the Biden–CEFC business dealings were on the up-and-up, participants thought it necessary to transfer lavish payments through a labyrinthian maze of companies and nominees.

Chuck Ross’s report elaborates that, upon Sara Biden’s request for visa assistance to Ye (with Hunter and Jim Biden copied on the relevant emails), the former Obama official, Sandweg, “offered up several options for the immigration case. Dong picked an option that would allow for visas for Ye, his wife, and his children through a loophole that provides temporary visas to executives for the American subsidiaries of foreign companies.” A source informed the Free Beacon that, in the end, Sandweg did not file visa applications on Ye’s behalf because CEFC and its subsidiaries “did not provide supporting documents needed for the process.”

CEFC had extensive ties to the Xi regime and the Chinese Communist Party. It was an instrument of the extortionate “debt-trap diplomacy” that the Chinese government calls its Belt and Road Initiative.

As we’ve previously noted, Ye enticed Hunter into the relationship by presenting him with an expensive diamond. They discussed various ways in which the company would enrich the Bidens while the Bidens would provide CEFC officials with access to themselves and their influential network of contacts. The principal transaction appears to have been a proposed $40 million liquefied-natural-gas project on Monkey Island in Louisiana. This was the ultimately unconsummated 2017 deal for which the Bidens recruited Anthony Bobulinski, a former naval officer and successful businessman, to build out the corporate structure.

In addition to numerous meetings with Hunter and Jim Biden, Bobulinski has said he had two face-to-face meetings with Joe Biden — by then the former vice president who was planning his 2020 presidential bid. Documents from the laptop, corroborated by Bobulinski, indicate that Joe Biden had a 10 percent stake in the deal. Implausibly, the president continues to deny not only any involvement in his son’s business ventures but even any discussions with Hunter about those ventures.

As Ross has previously reported, when Hunter arranged joint office space in Washington for the Biden Foundation and CEFC’s American subsidiary, Hudson West, he instructed that keys be made for Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, as well Jim Biden and Gongwen Dong, whom Hunter described as “Chairman Ye CEFC emissary.”

I’ve previously recounted the intriguing payment streams, drawing on the Grassley/Johnson Senate report. In August 2017, a CEFC subsidiary wired $5 million to Hudson West III; over the next year, nearly $4.8 million of these funds were transferred to Owasco — said to be for “consulting.” During the same period, Owasco funneled nearly $1.4 million to Jim Biden, through the bank account held by Jim and Sara Biden, under the auspices of a consulting firm, the Lion Hall Group. Hudson West also sent over $76,000 directly to Jim Biden’s Lion Hall Group during 2018.

And let’s not forget the additional million dollars that Ye paid Hunter to poke around and find out whether and why the Justice Department was investigating CEFC executive Patrick Ho, memorably referred to by Hunter in a laptop recording as the “f***ing spy chief of China.” In fact, Ho was the subject of both a corruption investigation based on bribery of foreign officials and an FBI national-security investigation (under FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) for acting as a clandestine agent of China. In the just-referenced column, I recounted:

On November 2, 2017, CEFC attempted to send Hunter Biden’s firm $1 million through the Hudson West III account. As the Senate report details, CEFC initially explained this payment as a “consultation fee” to Hudson West III for “market investigation of a natural gas project” which was deemed unnecessary, resulting in the refund of the money. However, Hunter Biden later acknowledged that it was a $1 million fee that should have gone to his law firm for the representation of Patrick Ho, but had to be refunded because Hunter provided the wrong wire-transfer instructions. The problem was subsequently corrected, and the payment went through.

Interestingly, when Ho was arrested in November 2017, his first call was to Jim Biden. Jim told the New York Times that he assumed the call was for Hunter, and passed along his nephew’s contact information. Ho was eventually convicted and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. About a week after the Justice Department disclosed that Ho was the subject of FISA surveillance, Ye was detained by Chinese authorities, reportedly on the order of Xi Jinping, and has not been seen since.

Sure seems like there’s a lot more going on here than what Hunter modestly refers to as “my tax affairs.” Didn’t the media used to think collusion with an anti-American foreign power was a pretty big deal?

https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/04/chinese-partners-financed-bidens-spending-spree-while-bidens-sought-visa-help-for-them/


Remember...Joe don't talk shop with Jimmy or Hunter (the smartest man Joe knows!)

https://youtu.be/c5Y25FT7DxE
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