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Ubiquitous
2020-10-17 00:13:10 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.

Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked the
Democratic nominee about everything from mandating a COVID-19 vaccine
to how he’d handle a defeat on Nov. 3, but no one pressed Biden on
newly unearthed emails that showed Hunter Biden selling access to his
then-vice president dad.

It was Biden’s first televised interview since The Post made public a
tranche of documents related to Biden’s oft-troubled son.

Among the emails on a recovered hard drive was one that indicated
Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at a Ukrainian
energy firm who was at the time under investigation before the elder
Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire that prosecutor
a year later.

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event tonight.AFP via Getty Images
Instead, Biden was lobbed a series of softball questions in
Philadelphia on Thursday night while Stephanopoulos offered minimal
pushback.

As the town hall ended, the former Clinton administration employee
thanked voters for their “really terrific questions,” calling them “a
service to our democracy.”

The Democratic nominee and Trump went in separate directions after
their second presidential debate in Miami was canceled when Trump
announced he was boycotting the event because organizers made it
virtual.

Trump, meanwhile, was in Miami for a town hall with NBC News, moderated
by Savannah Guthrie, former Democrat political aide.

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BTR1701
2020-10-17 01:17:47 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
Post by Ubiquitous
Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked...
Trump, meanwhile, was in Miami for a town hall with NBC News, moderated
by Savannah Guthrie, former Democrat political aide.
It's awesome how Biden gets a moderator sympathetic to Democrats and Trump
also gets a moderator sympathetic to Democrats.

I guess that's what passes for fair in Progressive Land.
FPP
2020-10-17 02:21:35 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.

Why should anyone ask him about some fictitious emails on an unknown
laptop somebody, somewhere 'decoded' that might, or might not have been
Hunter Biden's, and might, or might not be real?

Hillary's emails! (tm) worked in 2016. It won't work in 2020.

Quelle imbecile.
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Ed Stasiak
2020-10-17 14:54:24 UTC
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Ubiquitous
Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his
90-minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
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2020-10-17 21:11:41 UTC
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Ubiquitous
Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his
90-minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
https://i.postimg.cc/fWqbpX77/Russians.png
Pretty picture, Ed. Full of shit, like usual. Here... this is how it's
done.

Intelligence officials warned President Donald Trump last year that
Russia was using his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in an influence
operation, but the president largely dismissed the warnings, the
Washington Post reported Thursday, shedding new light on Giuliani’s
foreign ties as the former New York City mayor has spent the last year
spreading scurrilous allegations about Joe Biden — some of which were
promoted by Trump himself.

Intelligence agencies told the White House last year Giuliani was
communicating with people involved in Russian intelligence, and Russia
might try to use Giuliani to get misinformation to Trump, the Post
reported, citing numerous former officials.
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien reportedly met with Trump last
year to privately warn him to treat any information from Giuliani with
caution.

The Post reported that Trump “shrugged his shoulders” and seemed
unsurprised by O’Brien’s claims, responding simply “that’s Rudy.”

Despite that meeting, Trump appears to have amplified some questionable
claims linked to Giuliani: he retweeted accusations about Biden that
were initially raised by an alleged Russian agent with whom Giuliani has
met, and he appeared enthusiastic this week about a New York Post story
on Joe Biden’s son Hunter that was sourced to Giuliani.
Giuliani and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for
comment.

U.S. intelligence officials have warned for months about Russian efforts
to spread misinformation and meddle with the result of the 2020
election, but Trump has shrugged off some of these warnings. Meanwhile,
close Trump associate Giuliani has raised hackles for his foreign ties,
especially after Trump faced impeachment last year for reportedly trying
to pressure the Ukrainian government into investigating his political
rival Biden. While Trump faced allegations he had abused his office,
allies like Giuliani began promoting a discredited conspiracy theory
about Biden’s conduct in Ukraine, claiming the former vice president was
guilty of abusing his power. In particular, Giuliani reportedly met last
year with Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker and alleged “active
Russian agent” who spread out-of-context tapes designed to smear Biden."

Rudy is being worked by Russian Intelligence. Looks like you're going
to need those meds more than me, Ed. And all of Billy Bar's Keystone
Kops Klownshow isn't going to change anybody's mind.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/10/15/thats-rudy-trump-reportedly-shrugged-at-giulianis-russia-ties/#59e3d2884668
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There's nothing more American than demanding to carry an AR-15 to
"protect yourself" but refusing to wear a mask to protect everyone else.

If you hired a guy to "Make My House Great Again", and he hired his
incompetent children, stole your money, gave it away to your richest
neighbors, let everyone get sick, killed your grandma, backed over your
mailbox, burned down your house and blamed it on your black friends next
door... would YOU hire him AGAIN?

REAL PRESIDENTS LEAD. REALITY TV PRESIDENTS DON'T.
Trump: "No, I don't take responsibility at all." - 3/13/20
Hass
2020-10-18 20:42:24 UTC
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FPP
Ubiquitous
Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his
90-minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
https://i.postimg.cc/fWqbpX77/Russians.png
Pretty picture, Ed. Full of shit, like usual. Here... this is how it's
done.
Intelligence officials warned President Donald Trump last year that
Russia was using his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in an influence
operation, but the president largely dismissed the warnings, the
Washington Post reported Thursday, shedding new light on Giuliani’s
foreign ties as the former New York City mayor has spent the last year
spreading scurrilous allegations about Joe Biden — some of which were
promoted by Trump himself.
Intelligence agencies told the White House last year Giuliani was
communicating with people involved in Russian intelligence, and Russia
might try to use Giuliani to get misinformation to Trump, the Post
reported, citing numerous former officials.
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien reportedly met with Trump last
year to privately warn him to treat any information from Giuliani with
caution.
The Post reported that Trump “shrugged his shoulders” and seemed
unsurprised by O’Brien’s claims, responding simply “that’s Rudy.”
Despite that meeting, Trump appears to have amplified some questionable
claims linked to Giuliani: he retweeted accusations about Biden that
were initially raised by an alleged Russian agent with whom Giuliani has
met, and he appeared enthusiastic this week about a New York Post story
on Joe Biden’s son Hunter that was sourced to Giuliani.
Giuliani and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for
comment.
U.S. intelligence officials have warned for months about Russian efforts
to spread misinformation and meddle with the result of the 2020
election, but Trump has shrugged off some of these warnings. Meanwhile,
close Trump associate Giuliani has raised hackles for his foreign ties,
especially after Trump faced impeachment last year for reportedly trying
to pressure the Ukrainian government into investigating his political
rival Biden. While Trump faced allegations he had abused his office,
allies like Giuliani began promoting a discredited conspiracy theory
about Biden’s conduct in Ukraine, claiming the former vice president was
guilty of abusing his power. In particular, Giuliani reportedly met last
year with Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker and alleged “active
Russian agent” who spread out-of-context tapes designed to smear Biden."
Rudy is being worked by Russian Intelligence. Looks like you're going
to need those meds more than me, Ed. And all of Billy Bar's Keystone
Kops Klownshow isn't going to change anybody's mind.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/10/15/thats-rudy-trump-reportedly-shrugged-at-giulianis-russia-ties/#59e3d2884668
--
There's nothing more American than demanding to carry an AR-15 to
"protect yourself" but refusing to wear a mask to protect everyone else.
If you hired a guy to "Make My House Great Again", and he hired his
incompetent children, stole your money, gave it away to your richest
neighbors, let everyone get sick, killed your grandma, backed over your
mailbox, burned down your house and blamed it on your black friends next
door... would YOU hire him AGAIN?
REAL PRESIDENTS LEAD. REALITY TV PRESIDENTS DON'T.
Trump: "No, I don't take responsibility at all." - 3/13/20
A fake story planted in in a fake newspaper, then run with by a fake news network...a perfect storm of fakeness! Sad.
FPP
2020-10-18 23:09:18 UTC
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FPP
Ubiquitous
Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his
90-minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
https://i.postimg.cc/fWqbpX77/Russians.png
Pretty picture, Ed. Full of shit, like usual. Here... this is how it's
done.
Intelligence officials warned President Donald Trump last year that
Russia was using his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in an influence
operation, but the president largely dismissed the warnings, the
Washington Post reported Thursday, shedding new light on Giuliani’s
foreign ties as the former New York City mayor has spent the last year
spreading scurrilous allegations about Joe Biden — some of which were
promoted by Trump himself.
Intelligence agencies told the White House last year Giuliani was
communicating with people involved in Russian intelligence, and Russia
might try to use Giuliani to get misinformation to Trump, the Post
reported, citing numerous former officials.
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien reportedly met with Trump last
year to privately warn him to treat any information from Giuliani with
caution.
The Post reported that Trump “shrugged his shoulders” and seemed
unsurprised by O’Brien’s claims, responding simply “that’s Rudy.”
Despite that meeting, Trump appears to have amplified some questionable
claims linked to Giuliani: he retweeted accusations about Biden that
were initially raised by an alleged Russian agent with whom Giuliani has
met, and he appeared enthusiastic this week about a New York Post story
on Joe Biden’s son Hunter that was sourced to Giuliani.
Giuliani and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for
comment.
U.S. intelligence officials have warned for months about Russian efforts
to spread misinformation and meddle with the result of the 2020
election, but Trump has shrugged off some of these warnings. Meanwhile,
close Trump associate Giuliani has raised hackles for his foreign ties,
especially after Trump faced impeachment last year for reportedly trying
to pressure the Ukrainian government into investigating his political
rival Biden. While Trump faced allegations he had abused his office,
allies like Giuliani began promoting a discredited conspiracy theory
about Biden’s conduct in Ukraine, claiming the former vice president was
guilty of abusing his power. In particular, Giuliani reportedly met last
year with Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker and alleged “active
Russian agent” who spread out-of-context tapes designed to smear Biden."
Rudy is being worked by Russian Intelligence. Looks like you're going
to need those meds more than me, Ed. And all of Billy Bar's Keystone
Kops Klownshow isn't going to change anybody's mind.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/10/15/thats-rudy-trump-reportedly-shrugged-at-giulianis-russia-ties/#59e3d2884668
--
There's nothing more American than demanding to carry an AR-15 to
"protect yourself" but refusing to wear a mask to protect everyone else.
If you hired a guy to "Make My House Great Again", and he hired his
incompetent children, stole your money, gave it away to your richest
neighbors, let everyone get sick, killed your grandma, backed over your
mailbox, burned down your house and blamed it on your black friends next
door... would YOU hire him AGAIN?
REAL PRESIDENTS LEAD. REALITY TV PRESIDENTS DON'T.
Trump: "No, I don't take responsibility at all." - 3/13/20
A fake story planted in in a fake newspaper, then run with by a fake news network...a perfect storm of fakeness! Sad.
I don't think many people know the whole story... so a little recap is
in order.
Post by Hass
Hunter Biden, who lives in Los Angeles, decides to fly 3000 miles across country, to drop off 3 MacBook Pros at a repair shop run by a blind guy who charges the insanely low price of $85.
He gets off the plane and drunk drives to the repair shop (because there aren't repair shops in LA). He drops them off, signs a contract for repair and then disappears. The repair shop owner recovers and reads Hunter's *private* emails, a few of which mention a possible meeting with his dad and is so alarmed, he contacts the FBI.
The FBI arranges to pick up the hard drives, but the computer repair shop owner takes a totally normal step of copying them. Once he realizes the FBI isn't doing anything with them, he calls up the most credible ex-Mayor on Earth and hands them the contents of these drives.
That totally credible ex-Mayor sits on them for months, then chooses to release them 3 weeks before the election. The mainstream media asks to independently verify their validity but said ex-Mayor does what all people trying to prove facts do and ignores these requests.
Is this how stupid we are now?
If these emails were as alarming as it's being pushed, Giuliani wouldn't have sat on them for months. And if Giuliani wanted to prove their validity, he'd turn them over to forensic experts.
As a Mac owner for decades, really the most unbelievable part of the story is that one person has 3 MacBook Pros that ALL need to be repaired at the SAME time.
I don't know about you, but if MY computer contained copies of incriminating emails, I would totally drop it off at a discount repair shop and never go pick it up. I mean, it’s science, right? (BTW: 'I'm Gumby, dammit!")
That about sum it up?
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There's nothing more American than demanding to carry an AR-15 to
"protect yourself" but refusing to wear a mask to protect everyone else.

If you hired a guy to "Make My House Great Again", and he hired his
incompetent children, stole your money, gave it away to your richest
neighbors, let everyone get sick, killed your grandma, backed over your
mailbox, burned down your house and blamed it on your black friends next
door... would YOU hire him AGAIN?

REAL PRESIDENTS LEAD. REALITY TV PRESIDENTS DON'T.
Trump: "No, I don't take responsibility at all." - 3/13/20
Ubiquitous
2020-10-17 22:44:03 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
Well, there you go blaming things on Russians again whenever you're unable to
provide a counter-argument!
Post by FPP
Why should anyone ask him about some fictitious emails on an unknown
laptop somebody, somewhere 'decoded' that might, or might not have been
Hunter Biden's, and might, or might not be real?
Except there's a document Hunter signed when he left his laptop at the repair
shop (and then forgot to pick it up and then ownership reverted to them).
Also, Hunter's lawyer tried to pick it up.

In other words, you lost this debate.

P.S.
Is mangling subject headers your new way of deflection?

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Ubiquitous
2020-10-17 22:44:30 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post's bombshell
expos‚ on son Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
A person who was reportedly on an email chain allegedly involving
Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, confirmed
to Fox News late on Friday the accuracy of the messages that were
reported earlier this week by the New York Post.

Fox News noted that the emails appeared "to outline a payout for former
Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm."

"One email, dated May 13, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, includes a
discussion of `remuneration packages' for six people in a business deal
with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Biden as
`Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,' in an apparent
reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co," Fox News reported.
"The email includes a note that `Hunter has some office expectations he
will elaborate.' A proposed equity split references '20' for `H' and
'10 held by H for the big guy?' with no further details. Fox News spoke
to one of the people who was copied on the email, who confirmed its
authenticity."

Multiple sources reportedly told Fox News that "the big guy" was a
reference to the former vice president.

The New York Post broke the story yesterday, revealing that Hunter
Biden had pursued lucrative deals in communist China that he said would
be "interesting for me and my family."

"The email is contained in a trove of data that the owner of a computer
repair shop in Delaware said was recovered from a MacBook Pro laptop
that was dropped off in April 2019 and never retrieved," the Post
reported. "The computer was seized by the FBI, and a copy of its
contents made by the shop owner shared with The Post this week by
former Mayor Rudy -Giuliani."

The New York Post released additional emails at the start of the week
that appeared to indicate that then-Vice President Joe Biden met with
an executive at Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company where Hunter Biden
served on the board.

"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," the New York Post reported. "`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 e-mail reads. An earlier e-mail 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."

Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates claimed in a statement:
"Investigations by the press, during impeachment, and even by two
Republican-led Senate committees whose work was decried as `not
legitimate' and political by a GOP colleague have all reached the same
conclusion: that Joe Biden carried out official U.S. policy toward
Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing."

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Ubiquitous
2020-10-19 09:08:49 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post's bombshell
expos‚ on son Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
John Ratcliffe, Director of National Intelligence, told Fox Business on
Monday morning that Hunter Biden's laptop was not part of a Russian
disinformation campaign despite the media's attempts to claim
otherwise.

Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo pressed Ratcliffe about claims from
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who made repeated
false claims during the Russia investigation, that the news surrounding
the laptop was Russian disinformation.

"Is this Russian disinformation, director?" Bartiromo asked.

Ratcliffe responded, "So, Maria it's funny that some of the people that
complained the most about intelligence being politicized are the ones
politicizing intelligence and unfortunately in this case, it is Adam
Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who as you
pointed out on Friday said that the intelligence community believes
that Hunter Biden's laptop and e-mails on it are part of some Russian
disinformation campaign."

"Let me be clear, the intelligence community doesn't believe that
because there is no intelligence that supports and we shared no
intelligence with chairman Schiff or any other member of Congress that
Hunter Biden's laptop is part of some Russian disinformation campaign,"
he continued. "It's simply not true."

Ratcliffe said that Schiff "wants anything against his preferred
political candidate to be deemed as not real and is using the
intelligence community, or attempting to use the intelligence
community, to say there's nothing to see here."

"Don't drag the intelligence community into this," Ratcliffe continued.
"Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation
campaign and I think it's clear the American people know that."

Steve Guest

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe blasts
Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff for leveraging a political narrative.

"Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian
disinformation campaign."

https://twitter.com/i/status/1318169741131993088

The segment comes after the New York Post published a series of
explosive reports last week outlining alleged emails that came from a
laptop that was dropped off at a computer repair store in Delaware last
April. The person who brought the laptop into the store never paid for
service and never retrieved the device and, the store owner, after
inspecting the device, turned it over to federal law enforcement
officials. The store owner also claims to have made a copy of the
device's hard drive, which he later turned over to an attorney.

The New York Post's first report stated:

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 e-mail
reads.

An earlier e-mail 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.

"The Post noted that the revelation comes after Biden has repeatedly
denied speaking with his son, Hunter Biden, about his overseas business
dealings," The Daily Wire reported. "Fox News host Tucker Carlson
released a picture last year of Joe Biden playing golf with his son and
his son's business partner, Devon Archer, who also served on Burisma's
board."

https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1178838685682286592

Late last week, Fox News confirmed the veracity of some of the emails
that were published, including ones that appeared "to outline a payout
for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese
energy firm."

"One email, dated May 13, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, includes a
discussion of `remuneration packages' for six people in a business deal
with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Biden as
`Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,' in an apparent
reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co," Fox News reported.
"The email includes a note that `Hunter has some office expectations he
will elaborate.' A proposed equity split references '20' for `H' and
'10 held by H for the big guy?' with no further details. Fox News spoke
to one of the people who was copied on the email, who confirmed its
authenticity."

Multiple sources reportedly told Fox News that "the big guy" was a
reference to the former vice president.


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Ubiquitous
2020-10-20 09:00:41 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post's bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
A senior U.S. intelligence official confirmed to Fox News on Monday
morning that recent remarks from Director of National Intelligence John
Ratcliffe about Hunter Biden's laptop were "100% correct."

Ratcliffe told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that the news about a
laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden was not part of a Russian
disinformation campaign, despite attempts by Democrats and the media to
claim otherwise.

"So, Maria, it's funny that some of the people that complained the most
about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing
intelligence and unfortunately in this case, it is Adam Schiff, the
chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who as you pointed out on
Friday said that the intelligence community believes that Hunter Biden's
laptop and e-mails on it are part of some Russian disinformation
campaign," Ratcliffe said.

"Let me be clear, the intelligence community doesn't believe that
because there is no intelligence that supports that and we shared no
intelligence with chairman Schiff or any other member of Congress that
Hunter Biden's laptop is part of some Russian disinformation campaign,"
he continued. "It's simply not true."

"Don't drag the intelligence community into this," Ratcliffe later
added. "Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation
campaign and I think it's clear the American people know that."

In response to the segment, a senior U.S. intelligence official told Fox
News: "Ratcliffe is 100% correct. There is no intelligence at this time
to support Chairman Schiff's statement that recent stories on Biden's
foreign business dealings are part of a smart campaign that `comes from
the Kremlin.' Numerous foreign adversaries are seeking to influence
American politics, policies, and media narratives. They don't need any
help from politicians who spread false information under the guise of
intelligence."

Donald Trump Jr. was one of the first notable figures to weigh in on the
new information, writing on Twitter: "It's almost like Adam Schiff, the
Dems & the media are all repeating false propaganda about `Russian
disinfo' w/ ZERO EVIDENCE, to hide Joe Biden's corruption from the
American people."

It's almost like Adam Schiff, the Dems & the media are all
repeating false propaganda about "Russian disinfo" w/ ZERO
EVIDENCE, to hide Joe Biden's corruption from the American
people.

"Hunter Biden's laptop is NOT part of some Russian
disinformation campaign." - @DNI_Ratcliffe
pic.twitter.com/BTuDo5uQC9

- Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 19, 2020

Presumably the same senior official gave The Federalist co-founder Sean
Davis a nearly identical statement, saying: "Ratcliffe is 100% correct.
There is no intelligence at this time to support Schiff's statement that
recent stories on the Biden's foreign business dealings are part of a
smear campaign that `comes from the Kremlin.'"

From a senior U.S. intel official I spoke with this morning:
"Ratcliffe is 100% correct. There is no intelligence at this
time to support Schiff's statement that recent stories on the
Biden's foreign business dealings are part of a smear campaign
that `comes from the Kremlin.'"

- Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 19, 2020

The remarks from Ratcliffe and the other senior U.S. intelligence
official come in response to a series of bombshell New York Post reports
last week that outlined emails that were allegedly found on a laptop
belonging to Hunter Biden.

The first report from the New York Post was on an email that appeared to
show that then-Vice President Joe Biden met with an executive from
Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company where his son, Hunter Biden, served
on the board. The revelation is damaging for Joe Biden because he has
repeatedly claimed that he did not speak with his son about his son's
overseas business dealings.

The veracity of one of several subsequent reports from the New York Post
was confirmed by Fox News, which reported that the emails appeared "to
outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal
with a Chinese energy firm."

"The Biden campaign and Hunter Biden have not disputed the authenticity
of any of the emails from his purported laptop that have been published
so far," The Daily Caller reported. "They have also not denied that
Biden dropped off the laptop at a computer shop last year."

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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post's bombshell
expos‚ on son Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
Tony Bobulinski, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and alleged former business
partner of Hunter Biden, held a press conference on Thursday night
outlining his allegations against the Biden family. The press
conference comes after a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden was
reportedly subpoenaed by the FBI in connection with a money laundering
investigation.

Transcript and video of Bobulinski’s press conference:



Good evening. My name is Tony Bobulinski. I served as a lieutenant in
the United States Navy with high security clearance. My father and
grandfather both served for decades in our country’s armed forces.
Since leaving the Navy, I’ve been involved in various successful
businesses both in this country and abroad. I’m making this statement
to set the record straight about the involvement of the Biden family,
Vice President Biden, his brother Jim Biden, and his son Hunter Biden
in dealings with the Chinese.

I have heard Joe Biden say that he’s never discussed business with
Hunter. That is false. I have firsthand knowledge about this because I
directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden. I have also
heard that Vice President Biden said on Tuesday that Senator Ron
Johnson, the chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, should be
ashamed for suggesting that Biden family sought to profit from their
name.

Well, here are the facts I know, and everything I’m saying is
corroborated by emails, WhatsApp chats, agreements, documents, and
other evidence, and the American people can judge for themselves. I
brought, I guess, for record, three phones that spanned the years 2015
through 2018. These phones have never been held by anybody else besides
myself. I was told this past Sunday by somebody who was also involved
in this matter that if I went public this information it would bury all
of us man, the Bidens included. I have no wish to bury anyone. I’ve
never been political; the few contributions I’ve made have been to
Democrats. But what I am is a patriot and a veteran. To protect my
family name and my business reputation, I need to ensure that the true
facts are out there.

In late 2015, I was approached by James Gilliar, whom I had known for
many years, about joining him in a deal which he said would involve the
Chinese state-owned enterprise CFC China Energy and what he called one
of the most prominent families in the United States. I was informed
first by Gilliar and then by Hunter Biden and by Rob Walker, who was
working with the Bidens, that the Bidens wanted to form a new entity
with CFC, which was to invest in infrastructure, real estate, and
technology in the U.S. and around the world, and the entity would
initially be capitalized with 10 million dollars, and then grow to
billions of dollars of investment capital.

After months of discussion, I agreed to Gilliard and Hunter Biden’s
request to become CEO of the entity to be called Sinohawk. Sino
representing the Chinese side, hawk representing Hunter Biden’s brother
Beau’s favorite animal. And between February and May 2017, we exchanged
numerous emails, documents, and WhatsApp messages concerning Sinohawk
and its potential business. On May 2, 2017, the night before Joe Biden
was to appear at the Milken conference, I was introduced to Joe Biden
by Jim Biden and Hunter Biden.

At my approximately hour-long meeting with Joe that night, we discussed
the Bidens’ history, the Bidens’ family business plans with the
Chinese, with which he was plainly familiar at least at a high level.
After that meeting, I had numerous communications with Hunter, Walker,
Gilliar, and Jim Biden regarding the allocation of the equity ownership
of Sinohawk. On May 13, 2017, I received an email concerning allocation
of equity, which says, ’10 percent held by H for the big guy.’ In that
email there’s no question that H stands for Hunter, ‘big guy’ for his
father, Joe Biden, and ‘Jim’ for Jim Biden. In fact, Hunter often
referred to his father as the ‘big guy’ or ‘my chairman’.

On numerous occasions, it was made clear to me that Joe Biden’s
involvement was not to be mentioned in writing, but only face to face.
In fact, I was advised by Gilliar and Walker that Hunter and Jim Biden
were paranoid about keeping Joe Biden’s involvement secret. I also had
a disagreement with Hunter about the funds CFC was contributing to
Sinohawk. Hunter wanted 5 million of those funds to go to himself and
his family, so he wanted the funds wired directly to an entity
affiliated with him. I objected because that was contrary to our
written agreements concerning Sinohawk. He said referring to the
chairman, his father, that CFC was really investing in the Biden
family, that he held the trump card, and that he was the one putting
his family legacy on the line. He also said to me on May 17, 2017, that
CFC wanted to be my partner, to be partner[ed] with the Bidens.

During these negotiations, I repeated to Hunter and others that
Sinohawk could not be Hunter’s personal piggy bank and I demanded that
proper corporate governance procedures be implemented for capital
distributions. Hunter became very upset with me. CFC through July 2017
was assuring me the funds would be transferred to Sinohawk, but they
were never sent to our company. Instead, I found out from Senator
Johnson’s September report that the 5 million dollars was sent in
August 2017 to entities affiliated with Hunter.

Tomorrow I will be meeting with the Senate committee members concerning
this matter, and I will be providing to the FBI the devices which
contain the evidence corroborating what I have said.


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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post's bombshell
expos‚ on son Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
A U.S. Navy Veteran who reportedly was a former business partner of
Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, unloaded
on Biden in a statement early on Thursday morning, saying that Biden
lied to the American people when he claimed that he did not talk to his
son about his son’s business dealings.

Tony Bobulinski, who left the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant, says that the
few political donations that he has made in his life have been to
Democrats. Bobulinski said in a statement to the New York Post that he
has been contacted by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and
Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting that
he produce all documents related to his business dealings with the
Biden family and noted that he is moving to immediately comply with the
request.

“[Bobulinski] confirms that he was one of the recipients of the May 13,
2017, e-mail published by The Post eight days ago. That e-mail, from
another partner in the group, laid out cash and equity positions and
mysteriously included a 10 percent set-aside for ‘the big guy,'” the
New York Post’s Michael Goodwin wrote. “Sources have said the ‘big guy’
was Joe Biden. In a matter-of-fact manner, Bobulinski states that the
‘e-mail is genuine’ and that the former vice president and the man
leading in the 2020 race is indeed ‘the big guy.'”

Following the New York Post’s report last week, Fox News reported that
“one of the people on an explosive email thread allegedly involving
Hunter Biden has corroborated the veracity of the messages, which
appear to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part
of a deal with a Chinese energy firm.”

Bobulinski gave a full statement to the New York Post about what he saw
in doing business with the Bidens [emphasis added]:

My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true
and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign
disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and
offensive. _I am the recipient of the email published seven
days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter
Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine._

This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee
on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate
Committee on Finance requesting all documents relating to my
business affairs with the Biden family as well as various
foreign entities and individuals. I have extensive relevant
records and communications and I intend to produce those items
to both Committees in the immediate future.

I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the
son of a 20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28
year career Naval Flight Officer. I myself served our country
for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high
level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO
for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I take great pride
in the time my family and I served this country. I am also not
a political person. What few campaign contributions I have made
in my life were to Democrats.

If the media and Big Tech companies had done their jobs over
the past several weeks I would be irrelevant in this story.
Given my long standing service and devotion to this great
country, I could no longer allow my family’s name to be
associated or tied to Russian disinformation or implied lies
and false narratives dominating the media right now.

After leaving the military I became an institutional investor
investing extensively around the world and on every continent.
I have traveled to over 50 countries. I believe, hands down,
we live in the greatest country in the world.

_What I am outlining is fact. I know it is fact because I
lived it. I am the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a
partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman
Ye and the Biden family. I was brought into the company to be
the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. The reference to
“the Big Guy” in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in
fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other “JB” referenced in
that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.

Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’
and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or
advice on various potential deals that we were discussing.
I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to
Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s
not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said
they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the
line.

I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy
financial ROI. They were looking at this as a political or
influence investment. Once I realized that Hunter wanted to
use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking
money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese, I took
steps to prevent that from happening.

The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked
me — it made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and
gotten paid millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though
they told me they hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their
partners._

I would ask the Biden family to address the American people
and outline the facts so I can go back to being irrelevant —
and so I am not put in a position to have to answer those
questions for them.

_I don’t have a political ax to grind; I just saw behind the
Biden curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw. The Biden
family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make
millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some
were from communist controlled China._

God bless America.

The statement from Bobulinski comes after Joe Biden has repeatedly said
that he never discussed his son’s business dealings with his son.

Democrats and many mainstream journalists have tried to claim that the
emails revealed in the New York Post’s explosive reports last week
amounted to a Russian disinformation campaign. Those claims have been
debunked by the Director of National Intelligence, the FBI, and the
DOJ.

Fox News reported last night that the FBI issued a subpoena for the
laptop late last year in connection with an alleged criminal
investigation into money laundering.

A Senate report from last month stated that a number of Hunter Biden’s
foreign associates have been linked to money laundering. The report
stated:

The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential
criminal activity relating to transactions among and between
Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian,
Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals. In particular, these
documents show that Hunter Biden received millions of dollars
from foreign sources as a result of business relationships
that he built during the period when his father was vice
president of the United States and after. In addition to
providing new and descriptive details about the nature, origin
and extent of payments from Burisma Holdings to Hunter Biden,
the documents acquired by the Committees also shed light on a
much broader array of questionable financial transactions
involving Hunter Biden, other members of the Biden family,
and their associations with foreign nationals. These foreign
nationals have questionable backgrounds that have been
identified as being consistent with a range of criminal
activities, including but not limited to organized prostitution
and/or human trafficking, money laundering, fraud, and
embezzlement.

Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts also received the
statement from Bobulinski.

https://twitter.com/johnrobertsFox/status/1319223988455878659


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2020-10-23 01:05:03 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post's bombshell
expos‚ on son Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
A whistleblower CEO and Biden insider, Tony Bobulinski, released a
public statement on Wednesday evening backing up the reporting of the
New York Post from last week and claiming that he personally witnessed
Democrat presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden
discussing business deals with his son, Hunter Biden.

Sources familiar with the matter told Breitbart News that Bobulinski is
the person whose allegations and inside information are the centerpiece
of a forthcoming investigation by the Wall Street Journal. That Wall
Street Journal story has not published yet, several days after the
newspaper staff indicated to some the piece would come out—it is
unclear why the Journal has not yet published—but President Donald
Trump hinted on a conference call earlier this week that such a story
was coming from the newspaper.

Bobulinski’s statement also seemingly authenticates at least one of the
bombshell emails obtained by the New York Post, purportedly from Hunter
Biden’s laptop retrieved from a computer repair store in Delaware. The
statement also contradicts claims from some Democrats that a Russian
disinformation campaign is at the center of the burgeoning scandal
currently engulfing the Biden campaign in the final days of the
election.

Bobulinski said in a press statement he released Wednesday night:

According to Bobulinski, the use of the term “the Big Guy” in one such
email was a direct reference to Joe Biden himself.

In that email, originally published by the New York Post and
subsequently by several other outlets, there was a discussion of
“remuneration packages” for six people involved in a business deal with
the now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. Fox News described the email in
a report citing an anonymous source confirming that the “Big Guy” was
Joe Biden:

The email includes a note that “Hunter has some office
expectations he will elaborate.” A proposed equity split
references “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?”
with no further details.

Bobulinski’s statement would be the first on-record confirmation of
this from a source in the Biden universe. Bobulinski said:

What I am outlining is fact. I know it is fact because I lived
it. I am the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership
between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the
Biden family. I was brought into the company to be the CEO by
James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. The reference to ‘the Big Guy’
in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a
reference to Joe Biden. The other ‘JB’ referenced in that
email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.

Screenshots published by the New York Post indicate that Bobulinski was
one of the recipients of the email in question. The email was authored
by James Gilliar of the consulting firm J2cR. Now that Bobulinski is
publicly confirming the authenticity of this email, which, again, he
was the recipient of, that furthers the story significantly, and Joe
Biden’s presidential campaign does not deny their authenticity.

That email was one of many that the New York Post published from Hunter
Biden’s laptop. Others include emails where Hunter Biden described
getting a meeting for Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma executives
with his father during his time as Vice President.

The emails have rocked the presidential campaign in the final weeks of
the race, and Biden has called them a “smear” campaign against him.

Twitter and Facebook, when the New York Post first published the
emails, censored the content. Twitter originally–following Facebook’s
lead–censored links to the original Post stories as “unsafe,” but later
reversed course after backlash. The New York Post has been locked out
of its Twitter account for several days since the story was published.

Facebook, meanwhile, said it was preemptively holding back traffic to
the stories until its fact-checkers weighed in–a rare step:

While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I
want 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.

— Andy Stone (@andymstone) October 14, 2020

The social media censorship had mixed results: Twitter’s actions,
according to an MIT study, actually drove more interest to the story.
But Facebook’s actions, according to Newswhip data. severely limited
the reach of the story to many users.

Even so, nobody from Biden’s campaign has challenged their
authenticity, even as some Democrats, such as the chairman of the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA),
have claimed they represent Russian interference in the U.S.
presidential election. The FBI, Department of Justice, and Intelligence
Community, however, have refuted those claims, with Director of
National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe stating unequivocally that
they are not Russian interference.

Ratcliffe, in an appearance on Mornings with Maria on Fox Business
Network Monday, made clear the emails are not Russian disinformation:

It is funny that some of the people that complain the most
about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing
intelligence. And, unfortunately, in this case, it is Adam
Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who,
as you pointed out, said on Friday the intelligence community
believes that Hunter Biden’s laptop and the emails on it are
part of some Russian disinformation campaign.

Let me be clear: The intelligence community doesn’t believe
that, because there is no intelligence that supports that. We
have shared no intelligence with chairman Adam Schiff or any
other member of Congress that Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of
some Russian disinformation campaign. It’s simply not true.

Bobulinski, the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings and a Biden insider, bolsters
the case by speaking up. In his statement, he insists that the emails
are not “any form of domestic or foreign disinformation” and that he
comes from a military famil. He, his father, and his grandfather all
served in the U.S. Navy. He also says that he has no “political ax to
grind,” and that the only politicians he has donated to over the years
are Democrats. Bobulinski said:

I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the
son of a 20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28
year career Naval Flight Officer. I myself served our country
for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high
level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO
for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I take great pride
in the time my family and I served this country. I am also not
a political person. What few campaign contributions I have
made in my life were to Democrats.

Bobulinski is the second longtime business associate of Hunter Biden to
publicly turn against the Biden family in recent days. He joins Bevan
Cooney, who turned over to Breitbart News senior contributor Peter
Schweizer and journalist Matthew Tyrmand a total of 26,000 emails, in
flipping against the Bidens.

Cooney is currently serving a sentence in federal prison in Oregon for
a conviction over deals he and other Hunter Biden business partners
made in connection with Native American tribal investments. As
Breitbart News reported on Tuesday night, Cooney was moved from his
cell earlier this week–but Bureau of Prisons officials refused to
comment on the matter, citing the safety and security of prisoners.

A third Hunter Biden business partner, Devon Archer, was convicted in
that Native American investment scheme. He previously saw a federal
judge vacate his conviction, but it was later reinstated upon appeal
and Archer awaits sentencing.

Bobulinski is not connected to that activity and is connected to the
Biden family because he says he was brought in to manage Sinohawk
Holdings–a company that served as a “partnership between the Chinese
operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family”–by Hunter
Biden himself, as well Biden family associate James Gilliar–again, the
author of one of the emails in question published by the New York Post.

This all comes in the wake of the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security
Committee, chaired by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), leading an investigation
into the matter. Bobulinski said in his Wednesday night statement that
he received a request from Johnson’s committee to provide documents and
testimony in their investigation into the matter. He said he is
cooperating with that investigation.

Here is Bobulinski’s statement in full:

My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and
accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation.
Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the
recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post
which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is
genuine.

This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on
Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on
Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs with
the Biden family as well as various foreign entities and individuals. I
have extensive relevant records and communications and I intend to
produce those items to both Committees in the immediate future.

I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the son of a
20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28 year career Naval
Flight Officer. I myself served our country for 4 years and left the
Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high level security clearance and was
an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I
take great pride in the time my family and I served this country. I am
also not a political person. What few campaign contributions I have
made in my life were to Democrats.

If the media and big tech companies had done their jobs over the past
several weeks I would be irrelevant in this story. Given my long
standing service and devotion to this great country, I could no longer
allow my family’s name to be associated or tied to Russian
disinformation or implied lies and false narratives dominating the
media right now.

After leaving the military I became an institutional investor investing
extensively around the world and on every continent. I have traveled to
over 50 countries. I believe, hands down, we live in the greatest
country in the world.

What I am outlining is fact. I know it is fact because I lived it. I am
the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the
Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family. I was
brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter
Biden. The reference to “the Big Guy” in the much publicized May 13,
2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other “JB”
referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.

Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and
frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various
potential deals that we were discussing. I’ve seen Vice President Biden
saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen
firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s
business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its
legacy on the line.

I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial
ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment.
Once I realized that Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal
piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the
Chinese, I took steps to prevent that from happening.

The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me — it
made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid
millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they
hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their partners.

I would ask the Biden family to address the American people and outline
the facts so I can go back to being irrelevant — and so I am not put in
a position to have to answer those questions for them.

I don’t have a political ax to grind; I just saw behind the Biden
curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw. The Biden family
aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of
dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist
controlled China.

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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post's bombshell
expos‚ on son Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
It was a fucking Russian Disinformation Op, moron.
A whistleblower CEO and Biden insider, Tony Bobulinski, released a
public statement on Wednesday evening backing up the reporting of the
New York Post from last week and claiming that he personally witnessed
Democrat presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden
discussing business deals with his son, Hunter Biden.
Sources familiar with the matter told Breitbart News that Bobulinski is
the person whose allegations and inside information are the centerpiece
of a forthcoming investigation by the Wall Street Journal. That Wall
Street Journal story has not published yet, several days after the
newspaper staff indicated to some the piece would come out—it is
unclear why the Journal has not yet published—but President Donald
Trump hinted on a conference call earlier this week that such a story
was coming from the newspaper.
Bobulinski’s statement also seemingly authenticates at least one of the
bombshell emails obtained by the New York Post, purportedly from Hunter
Biden’s laptop retrieved from a computer repair store in Delaware. The
statement also contradicts claims from some Democrats that a Russian
disinformation campaign is at the center of the burgeoning scandal
currently engulfing the Biden campaign in the final days of the
election.
According to Bobulinski, the use of the term “the Big Guy” in one such
email was a direct reference to Joe Biden himself.
In that email, originally published by the New York Post and
subsequently by several other outlets, there was a discussion of
“remuneration packages” for six people involved in a business deal with
the now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. Fox News described the email in
a report citing an anonymous source confirming that the “Big Guy” was
The email includes a note that “Hunter has some office
expectations he will elaborate.” A proposed equity split
references “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?”
with no further details.
Bobulinski’s statement would be the first on-record confirmation of
What I am outlining is fact. I know it is fact because I lived
it. I am the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership
between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the
Biden family. I was brought into the company to be the CEO by
James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. The reference to ‘the Big Guy’
in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a
reference to Joe Biden. The other ‘JB’ referenced in that
email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.
Screenshots published by the New York Post indicate that Bobulinski was
one of the recipients of the email in question. The email was authored
by James Gilliar of the consulting firm J2cR. Now that Bobulinski is
publicly confirming the authenticity of this email, which, again, he
was the recipient of, that furthers the story significantly, and Joe
Biden’s presidential campaign does not deny their authenticity.
That email was one of many that the New York Post published from Hunter
Biden’s laptop. Others include emails where Hunter Biden described
getting a meeting for Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma executives
with his father during his time as Vice President.
The emails have rocked the presidential campaign in the final weeks of
the race, and Biden has called them a “smear” campaign against him.
Twitter and Facebook, when the New York Post first published the
emails, censored the content. Twitter originally–following Facebook’s
lead–censored links to the original Post stories as “unsafe,” but later
reversed course after backlash. The New York Post has been locked out
of its Twitter account for several days since the story was published.
Facebook, meanwhile, said it was preemptively holding back traffic to
While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I
want 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.
The social media censorship had mixed results: Twitter’s actions,
according to an MIT study, actually drove more interest to the story.
But Facebook’s actions, according to Newswhip data. severely limited
the reach of the story to many users.
Even so, nobody from Biden’s campaign has challenged their
authenticity, even as some Democrats, such as the chairman of the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA),
have claimed they represent Russian interference in the U.S.
presidential election. The FBI, Department of Justice, and Intelligence
Community, however, have refuted those claims, with Director of
National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe stating unequivocally that
they are not Russian interference.
Ratcliffe, in an appearance on Mornings with Maria on Fox Business
It is funny that some of the people that complain the most
about intelligence being politicized are the ones politicizing
intelligence. And, unfortunately, in this case, it is Adam
Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who,
as you pointed out, said on Friday the intelligence community
believes that Hunter Biden’s laptop and the emails on it are
part of some Russian disinformation campaign.
Let me be clear: The intelligence community doesn’t believe
that, because there is no intelligence that supports that. We
have shared no intelligence with chairman Adam Schiff or any
other member of Congress that Hunter Biden’s laptop is part of
some Russian disinformation campaign. It’s simply not true.
Bobulinski, the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings and a Biden insider, bolsters
the case by speaking up. In his statement, he insists that the emails
are not “any form of domestic or foreign disinformation” and that he
comes from a military famil. He, his father, and his grandfather all
served in the U.S. Navy. He also says that he has no “political ax to
grind,” and that the only politicians he has donated to over the years
I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the
son of a 20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28
year career Naval Flight Officer. I myself served our country
for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high
level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO
for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I take great pride
in the time my family and I served this country. I am also not
a political person. What few campaign contributions I have
made in my life were to Democrats.
Bobulinski is the second longtime business associate of Hunter Biden to
publicly turn against the Biden family in recent days. He joins Bevan
Cooney, who turned over to Breitbart News senior contributor Peter
Schweizer and journalist Matthew Tyrmand a total of 26,000 emails, in
flipping against the Bidens.
Cooney is currently serving a sentence in federal prison in Oregon for
a conviction over deals he and other Hunter Biden business partners
made in connection with Native American tribal investments. As
Breitbart News reported on Tuesday night, Cooney was moved from his
cell earlier this week–but Bureau of Prisons officials refused to
comment on the matter, citing the safety and security of prisoners.
A third Hunter Biden business partner, Devon Archer, was convicted in
that Native American investment scheme. He previously saw a federal
judge vacate his conviction, but it was later reinstated upon appeal
and Archer awaits sentencing.
Bobulinski is not connected to that activity and is connected to the
Biden family because he says he was brought in to manage Sinohawk
Holdings–a company that served as a “partnership between the Chinese
operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family”–by Hunter
Biden himself, as well Biden family associate James Gilliar–again, the
author of one of the emails in question published by the New York Post.
This all comes in the wake of the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security
Committee, chaired by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), leading an investigation
into the matter. Bobulinski said in his Wednesday night statement that
he received a request from Johnson’s committee to provide documents and
testimony in their investigation into the matter. He said he is
cooperating with that investigation.
My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and
accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation.
Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the
recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post
which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is
genuine.
This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on
Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on
Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs with
the Biden family as well as various foreign entities and individuals. I
have extensive relevant records and communications and I intend to
produce those items to both Committees in the immediate future.
I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the son of a
20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28 year career Naval
Flight Officer. I myself served our country for 4 years and left the
Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high level security clearance and was
an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I
take great pride in the time my family and I served this country. I am
also not a political person. What few campaign contributions I have
made in my life were to Democrats.
If the media and big tech companies had done their jobs over the past
several weeks I would be irrelevant in this story. Given my long
standing service and devotion to this great country, I could no longer
allow my family’s name to be associated or tied to Russian
disinformation or implied lies and false narratives dominating the
media right now.
After leaving the military I became an institutional investor investing
extensively around the world and on every continent. I have traveled to
over 50 countries. I believe, hands down, we live in the greatest
country in the world.
What I am outlining is fact. I know it is fact because I lived it. I am
the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the
Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family. I was
brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter
Biden. The reference to “the Big Guy” in the much publicized May 13,
2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other “JB”
referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.
Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and
frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various
potential deals that we were discussing. I’ve seen Vice President Biden
saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen
firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s
business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its
legacy on the line.
I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial
ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment.
Once I realized that Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal
piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the
Chinese, I took steps to prevent that from happening.
The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me — it
made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid
millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they
hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their partners.
I would ask the Biden family to address the American people and outline
the facts so I can go back to being irrelevant — and so I am not put in
a position to have to answer those questions for them.
I don’t have a political ax to grind; I just saw behind the Biden
curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw. The Biden family
aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of
dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist
controlled China.
--
Democrats and the liberal media hate President Trump more than they
love this country.
Whenever Ubi gets clobbered yet again in a debate, he'll start floodposting out of frustration and self-hate. Very sad.
trotsky
2020-10-25 12:35:42 UTC
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Democrats and the liberal media hate President Trump more than they
love this country.
Whenever Ubi gets clobbered yet again in a debate, he'll start floodposting out of frustration and self-hate. Very sad.
He's probably been in therapy for decades with his mommy issues.

trotsky
2020-10-17 12:56:02 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked...
Trump, meanwhile, was in Miami for a town hall with NBC News, moderated
by Savannah Guthrie, former Democrat political aide.
It's awesome how Biden gets a moderator sympathetic to Democrats and Trump
also gets a moderator sympathetic to Democrats.
I guess that's what passes for fair in Progressive Land.
You make a good point. But...


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-ben-sasse-unloads-on-trump-in-call-with-constituents

From Faux News no less. Ouchies!
FPP
2020-10-17 13:08:05 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked...
Trump, meanwhile, was in Miami for a town hall with NBC News, moderated
by Savannah Guthrie, former Democrat political aide.
It's awesome how Biden gets a moderator sympathetic to Democrats and Trump
also gets a moderator sympathetic to Democrats.
I guess that's what passes for fair in Progressive Land.
Nobody forced Trump to do it, snowflake.
If you can't handle the heat, stay the fuck out of the kitchen, snowflake.
--
There's nothing more American than demanding to carry an AR-15 to
"protect yourself" but refusing to wear a mask to protect everyone else.

If you hired a guy to "Make My House Great Again", and he hired his
incompetent children, stole your money, gave it away to your richest
neighbors, let everyone get sick, killed your grandma, backed over your
mailbox, burned down your house and blamed it on your black friends next
door... would YOU hire him AGAIN?

REAL PRESIDENTS LEAD. REALITY TV PRESIDENTS DON'T.
Trump: "No, I don't take responsibility at all." - 3/13/20
Ubiquitous
2020-10-17 14:44:51 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Quelle surprise.
Post by Ubiquitous
Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked...
Trump, meanwhile, was in Miami for a town hall with NBC News, moderated
by Savannah Guthrie, former Democrat political aide.
It's awesome how Biden gets a moderator sympathetic to Democrats and Trump
also gets a moderator sympathetic to Democrats.
I guess that's what passes for fair in Progressive Land.
I'm not convinced he wasn't using a teleprompter, either, just like at
this recent rally for seven people.

https://twitter.com/EricTrump/status/1317419769407090689

He has that same staring off into space look when reading one.


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love this country.
RichA
2020-10-17 01:28:26 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked the
Democratic nominee about everything from mandating a COVID-19 vaccine
to how he’d handle a defeat on Nov. 3, but no one pressed Biden on
newly unearthed emails that showed Hunter Biden selling access to his
then-vice president dad.
It was Biden’s first televised interview since The Post made public a
tranche of documents related to Biden’s oft-troubled son.
Among the emails on a recovered hard drive was one that indicated
Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at a Ukrainian
energy firm who was at the time under investigation before the elder
Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire that prosecutor
a year later.
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event tonight.AFP via Getty Images
Instead, Biden was lobbed a series of softball questions in
Philadelphia on Thursday night while Stephanopoulos offered minimal
pushback.
As the town hall ended, the former Clinton administration employee
thanked voters for their “really terrific questions,” calling them “a
service to our democracy.”
The Democratic nominee and Trump went in separate directions after
their second presidential debate in Miami was canceled when Trump
announced he was boycotting the event because organizers made it
virtual.
Trump, meanwhile, was in Miami for a town hall with NBC News, moderated
by Savannah Guthrie, former Democrat political aide.
--
Democrats and the liberal media hate President Trump more than they
love this country.
Yes, he was being paid $10M a year to facilitate "business" between his employers and people Joe Biden could influence. Unless the Dems think people get paid $10M a year because they just like having "coffee with him?"
Hass
2020-10-19 11:31:01 UTC
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Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked the
Democratic nominee about everything from mandating a COVID-19 vaccine
to how he’d handle a defeat on Nov. 3, but no one pressed Biden on
newly unearthed emails that showed Hunter Biden selling access to his
then-vice president dad.
It was Biden’s first televised interview since The Post made public a
tranche of documents related to Biden’s oft-troubled son.
Among the emails on a recovered hard drive was one that indicated
Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at a Ukrainian
energy firm who was at the time under investigation before the elder
Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire that prosecutor
a year later.
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event tonight.AFP via Getty Images
Instead, Biden was lobbed a series of softball questions in
Philadelphia on Thursday night while Stephanopoulos offered minimal
pushback.
As the town hall ended, the former Clinton administration employee
thanked voters for their “really terrific questions,” calling them “a
service to our democracy.”
The Democratic nominee and Trump went in separate directions after
their second presidential debate in Miami was canceled when Trump
announced he was boycotting the event because organizers made it
virtual.
Trump, meanwhile, was in Miami for a town hall with NBC News, moderated
by Savannah Guthrie, former Democrat political aide.
--
Democrats and the liberal media hate President Trump more than they
love this country.
It gets even better....and Trumpturds are actually falling for this shit? LOL...so gullible. Sad.

"LOL...

It is a classic moment in the weeks before Election Day: a news outlet runs a front-page exclusive promising scandalous revelations about a big-ticket candidate.

This week, the New York Post published a story based on what it says are emails — "smoking gun" emails, it calls them — sent by a Ukrainian business executive to the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The story fits snugly into a narrative from President Trump and his allies that Hunter Biden's zealous pursuit of business ties abroad also compromised the former vice president.

Yet this was a story marked more by red flags than investigative rigor.

To start, the emails have not been verified as authentic. They were said to have been extracted from a computer assumed — but not proven — to have belonged to the younger Biden. They were said to have been given to the Post by Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is known for making discredited claims about the Bidens.

The venue is also suspect. The pro-Trump New York Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a steady supporter of the president despite recently casting doubt on Trump's reelection prospects. The lead reporter was a former producer for Sean Hannity, Trump's best friend on his favorite news network, Fox News, also controlled by the Murdochs. And the story asserted the existence of a meeting absent any documentation that it actually occurred. (The Biden campaign says the tabloid never sought comment on the veracity of the claims.)

The context also screams for caution: U.S. officials say Russian disinformation campaigns have sought to keep Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine in the public eye. According to The Washington Post, intelligence officials warned the White House last year that Russian operatives had sought to give misinformation to Giuliani to be used against the Bidens. And NBC is now reporting that the FBI is investigating whether the material in the New York Post story originated in a foreign power's disinformation campaign.

With all these warning signs, other news organizations, including NPR, have held back. Reporters who shared the New York Post story on social media found themselves denounced by Democrats and even many of their peers. Twitter blocked and Facebook restricted the spread of the story, rare moves that gave conservatives a chance for outrage regardless of the merits of the reporting. The social media giants soon found themselves on the defensive.

All of which obscured the problems with the New York Post's story itself, and those that followed.

So here are some quick highlights:

From pillar to post, the tabloid asserted as fact things presumed to be true. While the headline links the former vice president to his son's business dealings, the story serves up no proof. It rests upon an email, supposedly from a Ukrainian businessman to the younger Biden, thanking him for "an opportunity to meet your father."

Biden's campaign spokesman, Andrew Bates, responded, "We have reviewed Joe Biden's official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place." There is some wiggle room in that denial. But that's not proof, either. The New York Post nonetheless asserted, breathlessly, and assuredly, that there was a "never-before-revealed meeting."


Second, let's talk about the origin of those emails, working backward from the article's account. The New York Post secured them from a copy of a laptop's hard drive given to the paper by Giuliani, after learning of their existence from former Trump campaign CEO and political adviser Steve Bannon.

The laptop had been taken to a repair shop in Delaware; the shop's owner appears to have reviewed its contents and given it to the FBI, after making a copy and delivering that to Giuliani's attorney. The New York Post reported that the computer repair specialist "couldn't positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden, but said the laptop bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after Hunter's late brother."

So, it's not clear who brought it in.

As it turns out, Bannon told a leading Dutch public broadcaster last month that he had a copy of Hunter Biden's hard drive.

"You'll see. Stand by. Stand by," Bannon teased on camera.

Now about Giuliani: Few advocates and surrogates have been more dogged on Trump's behalf than the former New York City mayor and U.S. attorney.

Especially on the topic of Ukraine and the Bidens.

Giuliani has repeatedly amplified discredited claims, to the point that Fox News' internal research team warned the network's journalists against relying upon him. Among the sources Giuliani turned to was a man whom the Trump administration's Treasury Department has designated as a Russian agent. Last month, Treasury officials said Andrii Derkach has pushed disinformation in Ukraine to spur unfounded corruption investigations and media coverage in hopes of damaging Biden and influencing the 2020 race. Giuliani did not respond to a message seeking comment for this story.

This story would fit neatly within that rubric. We don't know whether those emails were somehow hacked and doctored, or completely fabricated. (Even Murdoch's Wall Street Journal acknowledged the point, writing "assuming the emails turned up by the New York Post are real..." as it editorialized against Twitter and Facebook.)

Shall we turn to the reporter with the lead byline for a moment?


Post deputy political editor Emma-Jo Morris' reports on Biden this past week constitute the sum total of her professional bylines. (That is, other than some posts Morris wrote in the summer of 2015 as a college intern for the conservative Washington Free Beacon.)

Prior to joining the Post in early spring, Morris' most prominent media job involved her three years and eight months as a producer for Hannity, the Fox News star who is one of the president's closest advisers. Morris did not reply to requests for comment sent to her social media accounts. She shared bylines with Gabrielle Fonrouge, a six-year veteran of the Post who earlier reported for NPR member station WSHU in Connecticut. (One small note: Fonrouge's byline came second. Were they assigned alphabetically, it would have appeared first. That suggests that Morris is the lead reporter on this project. But, as with just about everything in this story, that's not firm proof, either.)

On Fox, Hannity repeatedly has suggested Joe Biden acted improperly in Ukraine. Let us remember that Trump's demand for investigations of the Bidens' actions in Ukraine formed the foundation of the president's impeachment by the House of Representatives last year. Hannity actively sought to discredit those who offered damning testimony against the president."
FPP
2020-10-19 11:52:13 UTC
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Post by Hass
Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked the
Democratic nominee about everything from mandating a COVID-19 vaccine
to how he’d handle a defeat on Nov. 3, but no one pressed Biden on
newly unearthed emails that showed Hunter Biden selling access to his
then-vice president dad.
It was Biden’s first televised interview since The Post made public a
tranche of documents related to Biden’s oft-troubled son.
Among the emails on a recovered hard drive was one that indicated
Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at a Ukrainian
energy firm who was at the time under investigation before the elder
Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire that prosecutor
a year later.
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event tonight.AFP via Getty Images
Instead, Biden was lobbed a series of softball questions in
Philadelphia on Thursday night while Stephanopoulos offered minimal
pushback.
As the town hall ended, the former Clinton administration employee
thanked voters for their “really terrific questions,” calling them “a
service to our democracy.”
The Democratic nominee and Trump went in separate directions after
their second presidential debate in Miami was canceled when Trump
announced he was boycotting the event because organizers made it
virtual.
Trump, meanwhile, was in Miami for a town hall with NBC News, moderated
by Savannah Guthrie, former Democrat political aide.
--
Democrats and the liberal media hate President Trump more than they
love this country.
It gets even better....and Trumpturds are actually falling for this shit? LOL...so gullible. Sad.
"LOL...
It is a classic moment in the weeks before Election Day: a news outlet runs a front-page exclusive promising scandalous revelations about a big-ticket candidate.
This week, the New York Post published a story based on what it says are emails — "smoking gun" emails, it calls them — sent by a Ukrainian business executive to the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The story fits snugly into a narrative from President Trump and his allies that Hunter Biden's zealous pursuit of business ties abroad also compromised the former vice president.
Yet this was a story marked more by red flags than investigative rigor.
To start, the emails have not been verified as authentic. They were said to have been extracted from a computer assumed — but not proven — to have belonged to the younger Biden. They were said to have been given to the Post by Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is known for making discredited claims about the Bidens.
The venue is also suspect. The pro-Trump New York Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a steady supporter of the president despite recently casting doubt on Trump's reelection prospects. The lead reporter was a former producer for Sean Hannity, Trump's best friend on his favorite news network, Fox News, also controlled by the Murdochs. And the story asserted the existence of a meeting absent any documentation that it actually occurred. (The Biden campaign says the tabloid never sought comment on the veracity of the claims.)
The context also screams for caution: U.S. officials say Russian disinformation campaigns have sought to keep Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine in the public eye. According to The Washington Post, intelligence officials warned the White House last year that Russian operatives had sought to give misinformation to Giuliani to be used against the Bidens. And NBC is now reporting that the FBI is investigating whether the material in the New York Post story originated in a foreign power's disinformation campaign.
With all these warning signs, other news organizations, including NPR, have held back. Reporters who shared the New York Post story on social media found themselves denounced by Democrats and even many of their peers. Twitter blocked and Facebook restricted the spread of the story, rare moves that gave conservatives a chance for outrage regardless of the merits of the reporting. The social media giants soon found themselves on the defensive.
All of which obscured the problems with the New York Post's story itself, and those that followed.
From pillar to post, the tabloid asserted as fact things presumed to be true. While the headline links the former vice president to his son's business dealings, the story serves up no proof. It rests upon an email, supposedly from a Ukrainian businessman to the younger Biden, thanking him for "an opportunity to meet your father."
Biden's campaign spokesman, Andrew Bates, responded, "We have reviewed Joe Biden's official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place." There is some wiggle room in that denial. But that's not proof, either. The New York Post nonetheless asserted, breathlessly, and assuredly, that there was a "never-before-revealed meeting."
Second, let's talk about the origin of those emails, working backward from the article's account. The New York Post secured them from a copy of a laptop's hard drive given to the paper by Giuliani, after learning of their existence from former Trump campaign CEO and political adviser Steve Bannon.
The laptop had been taken to a repair shop in Delaware; the shop's owner appears to have reviewed its contents and given it to the FBI, after making a copy and delivering that to Giuliani's attorney. The New York Post reported that the computer repair specialist "couldn't positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden, but said the laptop bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after Hunter's late brother."
So, it's not clear who brought it in.
As it turns out, Bannon told a leading Dutch public broadcaster last month that he had a copy of Hunter Biden's hard drive.
"You'll see. Stand by. Stand by," Bannon teased on camera.
Now about Giuliani: Few advocates and surrogates have been more dogged on Trump's behalf than the former New York City mayor and U.S. attorney.
Especially on the topic of Ukraine and the Bidens.
Giuliani has repeatedly amplified discredited claims, to the point that Fox News' internal research team warned the network's journalists against relying upon him. Among the sources Giuliani turned to was a man whom the Trump administration's Treasury Department has designated as a Russian agent. Last month, Treasury officials said Andrii Derkach has pushed disinformation in Ukraine to spur unfounded corruption investigations and media coverage in hopes of damaging Biden and influencing the 2020 race. Giuliani did not respond to a message seeking comment for this story.
This story would fit neatly within that rubric. We don't know whether those emails were somehow hacked and doctored, or completely fabricated. (Even Murdoch's Wall Street Journal acknowledged the point, writing "assuming the emails turned up by the New York Post are real..." as it editorialized against Twitter and Facebook.)
Shall we turn to the reporter with the lead byline for a moment?
Post deputy political editor Emma-Jo Morris' reports on Biden this past week constitute the sum total of her professional bylines. (That is, other than some posts Morris wrote in the summer of 2015 as a college intern for the conservative Washington Free Beacon.)
Prior to joining the Post in early spring, Morris' most prominent media job involved her three years and eight months as a producer for Hannity, the Fox News star who is one of the president's closest advisers. Morris did not reply to requests for comment sent to her social media accounts. She shared bylines with Gabrielle Fonrouge, a six-year veteran of the Post who earlier reported for NPR member station WSHU in Connecticut. (One small note: Fonrouge's byline came second. Were they assigned alphabetically, it would have appeared first. That suggests that Morris is the lead reporter on this project. But, as with just about everything in this story, that's not firm proof, either.)
On Fox, Hannity repeatedly has suggested Joe Biden acted improperly in Ukraine. Let us remember that Trump's demand for investigations of the Bidens' actions in Ukraine formed the foundation of the president's impeachment by the House of Representatives last year. Hannity actively sought to discredit those who offered damning testimony against the president."
Oh... it gets better... have you heard this entire pile of bullshit? If
so, I apologize, and you can stop reading now. Here it be, in all it's
glory:

Hunter Biden, who lives in Los Angeles, decides to fly 3000 miles across
country, to drop off 3 MacBook Pros at a repair shop run by a blind guy.
(Small fly in the ointment here... because the guy is 'legally blind',
the story goes, he CAN'T even be sure if the guy who dropped the laptops
off actually WAS Hunter Biden.)

So, Hunter gets off the plane and drunk drives to the repair shop
(because there aren't repair shops in LA). He drops them off, signs a
contract for repair and then disappears. The repair shop owner recovers
and reads Hunter's *private* emails, a few of which mention a possible
meeting with his dad and is so alarmed, he contacts the FBI.

The FBI arranges to pick up the hard drives, but the computer repair
shop owner takes a totally normal step of copying them. Once he realizes
the FBI isn't doing anything with them, he calls up the most credible
ex-Mayor on Earth ("Hi, Rudy Nine-Eleven!") and hands them the contents
of these drives.

That totally credible ex-Mayor sits on them for months, then chooses to
release them 3 weeks before the election. The mainstream media asks to
independently verify their validity but said ex-Mayor does what all
people trying to prove facts do and ignores these requests.

Is this how stupid we are now? If these emails were as alarming as
it's being pushed, Giuliani wouldn't have sat on them for months. And
if Giuliani wanted to prove their validity, he'd turn them over to
forensic experts.

As a Mac owner for decades, really the most unbelievable part of the
story is that one person has 3 MacBook Pros that ALL need to be repaired
- at the SAME time.

I don't know about you, but if MY computer contained copies of
incriminating emails, I would totally drop it off at a discount repair
shop and never go pick it up. I mean, it’s science, right?
--
There's nothing more American than demanding to carry an AR-15 to
"protect yourself" but refusing to wear a mask to protect everyone else.

If you hired a guy to "Make My House Great Again", and he hired his
incompetent children, stole your money, gave it away to your richest
neighbors, let everyone get sick, killed your grandma, backed over your
mailbox, burned down your house and blamed it on your black friends next
door... would YOU hire him AGAIN?

REAL PRESIDENTS LEAD. REALITY TV PRESIDENTS DON'T.
Trump: "No, I don't take responsibility at all." - 3/13/20
Hass
2020-10-19 14:54:02 UTC
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Post by Hass
Joe Biden was not asked a single question about The Post’s bombshell
exposé on son Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings during his 90-
minute ABC News town hall on Thursday evening.
Moderator George Stephanopoulos and undecided voters asked the
Democratic nominee about everything from mandating a COVID-19 vaccine
to how he’d handle a defeat on Nov. 3, but no one pressed Biden on
newly unearthed emails that showed Hunter Biden selling access to his
then-vice president dad.
It was Biden’s first televised interview since The Post made public a
tranche of documents related to Biden’s oft-troubled son.
Among the emails on a recovered hard drive was one that indicated
Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at a Ukrainian
energy firm who was at the time under investigation before the elder
Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire that prosecutor
a year later.
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in an ABC News
town hall event tonight.AFP via Getty Images
Instead, Biden was lobbed a series of softball questions in
Philadelphia on Thursday night while Stephanopoulos offered minimal
pushback.
As the town hall ended, the former Clinton administration employee
thanked voters for their “really terrific questions,” calling them “a
service to our democracy.”
The Democratic nominee and Trump went in separate directions after
their second presidential debate in Miami was canceled when Trump
announced he was boycotting the event because organizers made it
virtual.
Trump, meanwhile, was in Miami for a town hall with NBC News, moderated
by Savannah Guthrie, former Democrat political aide.
--
Democrats and the liberal media hate President Trump more than they
love this country.
It gets even better....and Trumpturds are actually falling for this shit? LOL...so gullible. Sad.
"LOL...
It is a classic moment in the weeks before Election Day: a news outlet runs a front-page exclusive promising scandalous revelations about a big-ticket candidate.
This week, the New York Post published a story based on what it says are emails — "smoking gun" emails, it calls them — sent by a Ukrainian business executive to the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The story fits snugly into a narrative from President Trump and his allies that Hunter Biden's zealous pursuit of business ties abroad also compromised the former vice president.
Yet this was a story marked more by red flags than investigative rigor.
To start, the emails have not been verified as authentic. They were said to have been extracted from a computer assumed — but not proven — to have belonged to the younger Biden. They were said to have been given to the Post by Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is known for making discredited claims about the Bidens.
The venue is also suspect. The pro-Trump New York Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a steady supporter of the president despite recently casting doubt on Trump's reelection prospects. The lead reporter was a former producer for Sean Hannity, Trump's best friend on his favorite news network, Fox News, also controlled by the Murdochs. And the story asserted the existence of a meeting absent any documentation that it actually occurred. (The Biden campaign says the tabloid never sought comment on the veracity of the claims.)
The context also screams for caution: U.S. officials say Russian disinformation campaigns have sought to keep Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine in the public eye. According to The Washington Post, intelligence officials warned the White House last year that Russian operatives had sought to give misinformation to Giuliani to be used against the Bidens. And NBC is now reporting that the FBI is investigating whether the material in the New York Post story originated in a foreign power's disinformation campaign.
With all these warning signs, other news organizations, including NPR, have held back. Reporters who shared the New York Post story on social media found themselves denounced by Democrats and even many of their peers. Twitter blocked and Facebook restricted the spread of the story, rare moves that gave conservatives a chance for outrage regardless of the merits of the reporting. The social media giants soon found themselves on the defensive.
All of which obscured the problems with the New York Post's story itself, and those that followed.
From pillar to post, the tabloid asserted as fact things presumed to be true. While the headline links the former vice president to his son's business dealings, the story serves up no proof. It rests upon an email, supposedly from a Ukrainian businessman to the younger Biden, thanking him for "an opportunity to meet your father."
Biden's campaign spokesman, Andrew Bates, responded, "We have reviewed Joe Biden's official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place." There is some wiggle room in that denial. But that's not proof, either. The New York Post nonetheless asserted, breathlessly, and assuredly, that there was a "never-before-revealed meeting."
Second, let's talk about the origin of those emails, working backward from the article's account. The New York Post secured them from a copy of a laptop's hard drive given to the paper by Giuliani, after learning of their existence from former Trump campaign CEO and political adviser Steve Bannon.
The laptop had been taken to a repair shop in Delaware; the shop's owner appears to have reviewed its contents and given it to the FBI, after making a copy and delivering that to Giuliani's attorney. The New York Post reported that the computer repair specialist "couldn't positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden, but said the laptop bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after Hunter's late brother."
So, it's not clear who brought it in.
As it turns out, Bannon told a leading Dutch public broadcaster last month that he had a copy of Hunter Biden's hard drive.
"You'll see. Stand by. Stand by," Bannon teased on camera.
Now about Giuliani: Few advocates and surrogates have been more dogged on Trump's behalf than the former New York City mayor and U.S. attorney.
Especially on the topic of Ukraine and the Bidens.
Giuliani has repeatedly amplified discredited claims, to the point that Fox News' internal research team warned the network's journalists against relying upon him. Among the sources Giuliani turned to was a man whom the Trump administration's Treasury Department has designated as a Russian agent. Last month, Treasury officials said Andrii Derkach has pushed disinformation in Ukraine to spur unfounded corruption investigations and media coverage in hopes of damaging Biden and influencing the 2020 race. Giuliani did not respond to a message seeking comment for this story.
This story would fit neatly within that rubric. We don't know whether those emails were somehow hacked and doctored, or completely fabricated. (Even Murdoch's Wall Street Journal acknowledged the point, writing "assuming the emails turned up by the New York Post are real..." as it editorialized against Twitter and Facebook.)
Shall we turn to the reporter with the lead byline for a moment?
Post deputy political editor Emma-Jo Morris' reports on Biden this past week constitute the sum total of her professional bylines. (That is, other than some posts Morris wrote in the summer of 2015 as a college intern for the conservative Washington Free Beacon.)
Prior to joining the Post in early spring, Morris' most prominent media job involved her three years and eight months as a producer for Hannity, the Fox News star who is one of the president's closest advisers. Morris did not reply to requests for comment sent to her social media accounts. She shared bylines with Gabrielle Fonrouge, a six-year veteran of the Post who earlier reported for NPR member station WSHU in Connecticut. (One small note: Fonrouge's byline came second. Were they assigned alphabetically, it would have appeared first. That suggests that Morris is the lead reporter on this project. But, as with just about everything in this story, that's not firm proof, either.)
On Fox, Hannity repeatedly has suggested Joe Biden acted improperly in Ukraine. Let us remember that Trump's demand for investigations of the Bidens' actions in Ukraine formed the foundation of the president's impeachment by the House of Representatives last year. Hannity actively sought to discredit those who offered damning testimony against the president."
Oh... it gets better... have you heard this entire pile of bullshit? If
so, I apologize, and you can stop reading now. Here it be, in all it's
Hunter Biden, who lives in Los Angeles, decides to fly 3000 miles across
country, to drop off 3 MacBook Pros at a repair shop run by a blind guy.
(Small fly in the ointment here... because the guy is 'legally blind',
the story goes, he CAN'T even be sure if the guy who dropped the laptops
off actually WAS Hunter Biden.)
So, Hunter gets off the plane and drunk drives to the repair shop
(because there aren't repair shops in LA). He drops them off, signs a
contract for repair and then disappears. The repair shop owner recovers
and reads Hunter's *private* emails, a few of which mention a possible
meeting with his dad and is so alarmed, he contacts the FBI.
The FBI arranges to pick up the hard drives, but the computer repair
shop owner takes a totally normal step of copying them. Once he realizes
the FBI isn't doing anything with them, he calls up the most credible
ex-Mayor on Earth ("Hi, Rudy Nine-Eleven!") and hands them the contents
of these drives.
That totally credible ex-Mayor sits on them for months, then chooses to
release them 3 weeks before the election. The mainstream media asks to
independently verify their validity but said ex-Mayor does what all
people trying to prove facts do and ignores these requests.
Is this how stupid we are now? If these emails were as alarming as
it's being pushed, Giuliani wouldn't have sat on them for months. And
if Giuliani wanted to prove their validity, he'd turn them over to
forensic experts.
As a Mac owner for decades, really the most unbelievable part of the
story is that one person has 3 MacBook Pros that ALL need to be repaired
- at the SAME time.
I don't know about you, but if MY computer contained copies of
incriminating emails, I would totally drop it off at a discount repair
shop and never go pick it up. I mean, it’s science, right?
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There's nothing more American than demanding to carry an AR-15 to
"protect yourself" but refusing to wear a mask to protect everyone else.
If you hired a guy to "Make My House Great Again", and he hired his
incompetent children, stole your money, gave it away to your richest
neighbors, let everyone get sick, killed your grandma, backed over your
mailbox, burned down your house and blamed it on your black friends next
door... would YOU hire him AGAIN?
REAL PRESIDENTS LEAD. REALITY TV PRESIDENTS DON'T.
Trump: "No, I don't take responsibility at all." - 3/13/20
This is far too stupid a plan for the Russians to be involved with...it's probably just Bannon doing coke one night and coming up with this bullshit. "Yeah man, it'll work! Trump's gonna start liking me again! I just know it!" He needed to find a stooge that would leak it to Fox News, and rudy was the perfect candidate. Sad.
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