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FBI investigating Hunter Biden email release for possible foreign collusion

October 17, 2020

Unless you only get your news from Facebook or Twitter, which are both censoring the story, you have heard about the recently found emails which prove that Joe Biden was lying when he claimed he was not involved in Hunter Biden’s business dealings. They show in fact that he was using his position as Vice President to help his son in his foreign business dealings.

Well the FBI is now on the case, as it should be, however in the age of Russia, Russia, Russia the agency is not investigating Joe and Hunter Biden. No, the FBI is investigating to see if Rudy Giuliani was used by a foreign operative to get the emails out or if possibly he was working with a foreign operative to release the emails. Here is more:

The FBI is investigating whether the release of Hunter Biden’s emails are part of a foreign intelligence operation, according to news reports.

The Associated Press and NBC News cited sources who said the bureau is investigating whether foreign intelligence operatives had a hand in releasing the emails, which Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani provided to The New York Post last week.

Giuliani’s handling of the emails has prompted allegations that Russia or another foreign government may have been involved in obtaining or releasing the documents. Giuliani’s critics have noted that he has met several times with Arkady Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker who the U.S. sanctioned in August because of his ties to Russia.

There you have it, instead of investigating the crimes which apparently took place the FBI is investigating the person who brought the evidence forth.

This is what happens when you go after the entrenched power, you become the target.

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New emails show Burisma officials told Hunter Biden they wanted the Burisma investigation shut down

October 16, 2020

Back in April of 2009 Joe Biden’s “Ukraine problem” first came to light when a recording of Joe Biden bragging about having a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating his son Hunter’s firm fired by threatening to withhold billions of dollars of aide to the country.

Since that time we have learned that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Joe Biden and his family taking advantage of his position as Vice President. Since all of these other allegations have come forward we seem to have forgotten all about the fired Ukrainian investigator but now, according to this story, we might have email evidence that the prosecutor was fired after Burisma officials talked to Hunter Biden about getting his dad to put in a good word for the firm. Here is more:

An executive at Burisma Holdings told Hunter Biden in November 2015 that he wanted high-ranking U.S. officials to express their support for the Ukrainian energy firm as part of an effort to shut down investigations against the company’s owner, according to an unconfirmed email Fox News reported Thursday.

According to Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, Vadym Pozharskyi, a Burisma executive, emailed Biden and his business associate, Devon Archer, on Nov. 2, 2015, laying out a series of “deliverables” he sought for the company.

At the time, the owner of Burisma, Nikolay Zlochevsky, was the target of an investigation in the U.K. for bribery. 

According to Carlson, Pozharskyi told Biden and Archer that he wanted “high-ranking U.S. officials to express their ‘positive opinion of Burisma.’”

“The scope of work should also include organization of a visit of a number of widely recognized and influential current and/or former US policy-makers to Ukraine in November,” Pozharskyi wrote in the email

He said the goal of the visit was to “bring positive signal/message and support on Nikolay’s issue to the Ukrainian top officials above with the ultimate purpose to close down for any cases/pursuits against Nikolay in Ukraine.”

Joe Biden is not mentioned by name but it would take a major suspension of disbelief to think that this email was sent to Hunter Biden and that Joe Biden was not the “widely recognized” and “influential” policy maker being referred to.

We already have email proof that Joe Biden was lying when he denied ever talking to Hunter Biden about his business dealings and now we seem to have proof about what they talked about. It is pretty obvious why Burisma thought Hunter Biden was worth so much money when he had no experience.

I am sure Joe Biden will deny this story if he comes out of hiding from his basement any time soon, he has been hidden away since these emails first broke and now suddenly it is being reported that people within the Harris organization have COVID? What a convenient excuse to keep good ole Uncle Joe locked up…

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Newly discovered emails show Hunter and Joe Biden’s shady Burisma/Ukraine dealings

October 14, 2020

This is not going to come as a surprise to anybody but Hunter Biden was influence peddling using his father’s position as Vice President and Joe Biden, despite claims to the contrary, not only knew about it but participated in it.

However, for the first time we have email proof this is the case. Here is more about some newly discovered emails:

Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.

The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.

This is contradictory to Joe Biden’s claim that he was not involved in his son’s business dealings with Ukraine, but that is just the tip of the iceburg. There is also this:

An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

Less than eight months after Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for the introduction to his dad, the then-vice president admittedly pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into getting rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee during a December 2015 trip to Kiev.

“I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden infamously bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018.

“Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”

Shokin has said that at the time of his firing, in March 2016, he’d made “specific plans” to investigate Burisma that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”

After this news broke today Joe Biden decided, coincidentally of course, to head back into the basement he crawled out of a couple of weeks ago.

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Supreme Court throws out Democrats’ emoluments case against Donald Trump

October 13, 2020

When it comes to trying to get Donald Trump out of office before his term expires the Democrats have many arrows in their quivers–to use a Pelosism— and one of the more longshot arrows was the emoluments clause in the Constitution.

The case was thrown out back in February by the DC Court of Appeals due to lack of standing and the Democrats appealed the decision to the Supreme Court. Today we got word that the appeal effort failed when the Supreme Court denied the appeal.

Looks like it is back to the drawing board…

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Chuck Schumer says Democrats will try to block Amy Coney Barrett by not giving the Republicans a quorum

October 12, 2020

The battle over the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court got underway today and the Democrats are prepared to use any means at their disposal to prevent Donald Trump’s nominee from making it to the highest court in the land.

Nancy Pelosi promised her supporters that the Democrats had many arrows in their quivers (sounds racist to me…) and now we are learning that one of them may be to attempt to block the nomination by not providing the Republicans with a quorum to move forward. Here is what Chuck Schumer said last night:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats will not “supply quorum” for votes in the Senate as a way to try and block the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the election.

Senate Democrats will do everything they can to prevent Barrett from being confirmed. Schuner went on to say that one way Democrats are considering blocking the confirmation is by not supplying quorum, meaning Democrats would not show up so work could not be done.

The quorum in the Senate is 51 members. There are 22 members on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is in charge of the confirmation process, and nine members are required for a quorum in the committee, including at least two from the minority party

“We will talk about when the actual vote occurs in committee and on the floor. Democrats will not supply the quorum,” Schumer said during the press conference. “Period.”

Honestly, this is the move I was waiting for and wondering about. I am surprised it took the Democrats this long to pull that arrow out of the quiver, I figured it would be the first shot fired. Without a quorum nothing can be done in the Congress and the Republicans do not have enough members on their own to provide a quorum without Democratic support. At least the way the rules are now, but according to the above-linked story the rules can be changed.

Republicans could create and vote on a new rule to end the quorum in committee, or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could introduce a discharge resolution that would make it so there would no longer need to be a committee process and the nomination could be brought to a full vote

The question is will Mitch McConnell have the guts to make such a rule change less than a month before the election knowing the backlash the Republicans will face from the Democrats and potentially from the voters? This high stakes cat and mouse game is just getting underway and it promises to get very interesting and very ugly, very quickly…

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Sunday, October 11th open thread: ‘Show of Strength’

October 11, 2020

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 KJV)

  Here is this week’s open thread. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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Here is Echo and the Bunnymen performing “Show of Strength” live in 1981, enjoy:

Video: Joe Biden removes mask to cough at an event

October 10, 2020

Joe Biden, who trashes Donald Trump for not wearing a mask and who favors a nationwide mask mandate, was caught on video removing his mask to cough at a recent event. Here it is:

First of all, why is the mask not over his nose in the first place? Does the man not understand the concept of the mask? But then, as if that were not bad enough, he removes the mask at the very time when it is most needed and proceeds to spread his germs all over the podium. We know all of these politicians are wearing the mask for political reasons, but if you are going to do it at least do it correctly.

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The IRS under investigation for using cellphone location data without a warrant

October 7, 2020

The IRS, which was no stranger to scandal during the Obama administration, is once again being investigated, this time for using people’s location data without a warrant. The leadership might have changed but that is about all. Here is more:

The body tasked with oversight of the IRS announced in a letter that it will investigate the agency’s use of location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on peoples’ phones, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Motherboard.

The move comes after Senators Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren demanded a formal investigation into how the IRS used the location data to track Americans without a warrant.

“We are going to conduct a review of this matter, and we are in the process of contacting the CI [Criminal Investigation] division about this review,” the letter, signed by J. Russell George, the Inspector General, and addressed to the Senators, reads.

In June, officials from the IRS Criminal Investigation unit told Wyden’s office that it had purchased location data from a contractor called Venntel, and that the IRS had tried to use it to identify individual criminal suspects. Venntel obtains location data from innocuous looking apps such as games, weather, or e-commerce apps, and then sells access to the data to government clients.

Americans are all-too willing to grant permissions to all of these apps, and it does not apply to just game apps, without bothering to question why these apps need the information they ask for and this is the danger.

The IRS is a rogue agency, it is not just the victim of a few rogue agents, and I do not think it is surprising that the IRS would illegally get people’s cellphone app location without a warrant. In fact I would be surprised if this is the only government agency involved in such criminal activity.

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Democrats float the idea of ‘jurisdiction stripping’ of Supreme Court

October 6, 2020

Democrats have been threatening to pack the courts if Donald Trump got a third Supreme Court pick. Long before Ruth Bader Ginsburg died the Democrats were threatening drastic action in order to “even” out the court. Now that Donald Trump has that third nominee the calls to pack the Supreme Court have intensified.

But that is not the only option the Democrats are pondering, in addition to this the Democrats have introduced a term limits bill and now there is also talk being floated in Democratic circles of “jurisdiction stripping.” According to this story, what this means is that Democrats want to limit which types of legislation will be reviewable by the court system–lower courts and the Supreme Court. Here is more:

Facing the prospect of a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,

Hold it, stop everything. This new pick would give the Supreme Court a 5-4 majority. In case the liberals have not noticed, John Roberts is a liberal. Anyway back to the story:

In recent weeks professors at top-tier law schools have published articles advocating for jurisdiction stripping or other reforms that would chip away at the court’s power rather than simply alter its ideological makeup.

Some liberal proponents believe jurisdiction stripping could help Democrats shield bold future legislation from damaging court battles. In theory a Democratic Congress could pass a health-care plan or a Green New Deal with a provision stipulating that the legislation lies outside the bounds of Supreme Court review.

Under variations of the jurisdiction-stripping proposal, Democratic lawmakers could also limit the ability of lower courts to review legislation

So you pass a bill with an amendment to the legislation which says the legislation cannot be challenged in court and there is nothing that can be done about it? What happened to the separation of powers? They really are getting desperate but this idea takes the cake, they are losing their minds.

Joe Biden’s latest racist gaffe

October 5, 2020

Joe Biden’s recent history on the campaign trail shows us several examples of his racism. Not all that long ago he said that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids” and then he chastised Charlamagne tha god by telling him if he didn’t know who he was voting for “you ain’t black.”

Not to be outdone by himself, good ole Uncle Joe recently said he was able to hide in his basement because a black woman was allowed to stock the shelves in the grocery store. Here it is:

I am not really sure what exactly Joe Biden meant by that comment, does he think that only black women stock shelves? Is stocking shelves women’s work? Is this the type of work only minorities perform? Is he saying during the lock down the Democratic governors were willing to expose black people to the virus to keep their lifestyle as unaffected as possible? Why does he assume gender and color based on a person’s job?

I do not know the answer to those questions but I do know I agree with Charlamagne tha god when he said Joe Biden’s Senate record “reflects very racist legislation.” I guess that is just who Joe is…

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