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Re: Hunter goes after Trump
« Reply #251 on: March 31, 2021, 07:04:01 PM »
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/31/hunter-biden-lashes-out-trump-pushing-debunked-con/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert&utm_term=newsalert&bt_ee=ChlOZGM94oZvZKdA49F3FeAO8BdZI8l5GKx3%2B9pqnIfseDvXh%2Fm5EQrxQUrACmI9&bt_user_id&bt_ts=1617221268651

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Hunter Biden lashes out at Trump for pushing 'debunked conspiracy theories'


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By Haris Alic - The Washington Times - Updated: 9:33 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
After having his private and professional life take center stage during the 2020 presidential election, Hunter Biden is set on getting even with the “vile man” he believes responsible — former President Donald Trump.

“He pushed debunked conspiracy theories about work I did in Ukraine and China, even as his own children had pocketed millions in China and Russia and his former campaign manager sat in a jail cell for laundering millions more from Ukraine,” writes Mr. Biden, the younger son of President Biden, in his upcoming memoir “Beautiful Things.”

Within the book, the younger Mr. Biden sheds light on his life as a member of America’s new first family, as well as his decades-long battle with substance abuse.

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“I’ve bought crack cocaine on the streets of Washington, D.C., and cooked up my own inside a hotel bungalow in Los Angeles,” Mr. Biden writes. “‘I’ve been so desperate for a drink that I couldn’t make the one-block walk between a liquor store and my apartment without uncapping the bottle to take a swig.”

The book, which is slated for publication early next month, is being pitched for its candidness. While excerpts reviewed by the Washington Times indicate Mr. Biden is forthcoming about his tribulations with drug abuse, little is said about his business dealings.

For decades, Mr. Biden has found himself in professional roles connected to his father’s political influence.

In 1996, at the age of 26 and fresh out of Yale Law School, Mr. Biden was hired as a senior vice president at MBNA Corp. The company at the time was one of the largest credit card distributors in the U.S. It was also the largest donor to then-Sen. Joseph R. Biden of Delaware.

The position raised eyebrows from ethics watchdogs as MBNA employees had just donated $63,000 to the senator’s re-election campaign in what appeared to be a coordinated manner to sidestep federal campaign finance regulations.

Mr. Biden remained on the company’s payroll as a consultant throughout the mid-2000s. The agreement, which was not unveiled until 2008, struck many as troublesome because Mr. Biden’s father was championing legislation to make bankruptcy reform harder, an outcome that proved profitable to credit card giants like MBNA.

Mr. Biden similarly engaged with politically-connected businesses during his father’s tenure as vice president. One of those dealings, with the Ukrainian natural-gas giant Burisma Holdings, became a central issue in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Mr. Biden joined Burisma’s board of directors in 2014, despite having no background in the energy industry or Eastern Europe. The appointment came shortly after the elder Mr. Biden got the task of leading the Obama administration’s policy towards Ukraine.

Although the exact nature of Mr. Biden’s relationship with the company has remained unclear, he was paid more than $1 million for his services over a few years.

Burisma, whose founder has been accused of corruption on multiple occasions, drew the attention of Mr. Trump’s reelection campaign early.

Mr. Trump, in particular, made much of the fact that in 2016 the elder Mr. Biden pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, and even publicly bragged about doing so. The prosecutor at the time had an open investigation into Burisma, although many claim the probe was long dormant.

Both Bidens have denied any wrongdoing. In his memoir, the younger Mr. Biden attempts to sidestep the controversy, suggesting it’s only “remarkable for its epic banality.”

“I did nothing unethical, and have never been charged with wrongdoing,” he writes. “In our current political environment, I don’t believe it would make any difference if I took that seat or not. I’d be attacked anyway.”

Mr. Biden’s book also attempts to dismiss the scandal as nothing more than one part of a “vile mission” by Mr. Trump to hold onto the White House.

“Trump believed that if he could destroy me, and by extension my father, he could dispatch any candidate of decency from either party, all while diverting attention from his own corrupt behavior,” Mr. Biden writes.

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Re: Hunter goes after Trump
« Reply #252 on: March 31, 2021, 07:45:32 PM »
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/hunter-biden-actually-posted-biden-family-porn-pornhub-says-president-trump-vile-man-vile-mission/


https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/31/hunter-biden-lashes-out-trump-pushing-debunked-con/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert&utm_term=newsalert&bt_ee=ChlOZGM94oZvZKdA49F3FeAO8BdZI8l5GKx3%2B9pqnIfseDvXh%2Fm5EQrxQUrACmI9&bt_user_id&bt_ts=1617221268651

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Hunter Biden lashes out at Trump for pushing 'debunked conspiracy theories'


FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Hunter Biden arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Hunter Biden says his service on the board of ... more >
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By Haris Alic - The Washington Times - Updated: 9:33 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
After having his private and professional life take center stage during the 2020 presidential election, Hunter Biden is set on getting even with the “vile man” he believes responsible — former President Donald Trump.

“He pushed debunked conspiracy theories about work I did in Ukraine and China, even as his own children had pocketed millions in China and Russia and his former campaign manager sat in a jail cell for laundering millions more from Ukraine,” writes Mr. Biden, the younger son of President Biden, in his upcoming memoir “Beautiful Things.”

Within the book, the younger Mr. Biden sheds light on his life as a member of America’s new first family, as well as his decades-long battle with substance abuse.

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“I’ve bought crack cocaine on the streets of Washington, D.C., and cooked up my own inside a hotel bungalow in Los Angeles,” Mr. Biden writes. “‘I’ve been so desperate for a drink that I couldn’t make the one-block walk between a liquor store and my apartment without uncapping the bottle to take a swig.”

The book, which is slated for publication early next month, is being pitched for its candidness. While excerpts reviewed by the Washington Times indicate Mr. Biden is forthcoming about his tribulations with drug abuse, little is said about his business dealings.

For decades, Mr. Biden has found himself in professional roles connected to his father’s political influence.

In 1996, at the age of 26 and fresh out of Yale Law School, Mr. Biden was hired as a senior vice president at MBNA Corp. The company at the time was one of the largest credit card distributors in the U.S. It was also the largest donor to then-Sen. Joseph R. Biden of Delaware.

The position raised eyebrows from ethics watchdogs as MBNA employees had just donated $63,000 to the senator’s re-election campaign in what appeared to be a coordinated manner to sidestep federal campaign finance regulations.

Mr. Biden remained on the company’s payroll as a consultant throughout the mid-2000s. The agreement, which was not unveiled until 2008, struck many as troublesome because Mr. Biden’s father was championing legislation to make bankruptcy reform harder, an outcome that proved profitable to credit card giants like MBNA.

Mr. Biden similarly engaged with politically-connected businesses during his father’s tenure as vice president. One of those dealings, with the Ukrainian natural-gas giant Burisma Holdings, became a central issue in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Mr. Biden joined Burisma’s board of directors in 2014, despite having no background in the energy industry or Eastern Europe. The appointment came shortly after the elder Mr. Biden got the task of leading the Obama administration’s policy towards Ukraine.

Although the exact nature of Mr. Biden’s relationship with the company has remained unclear, he was paid more than $1 million for his services over a few years.

Burisma, whose founder has been accused of corruption on multiple occasions, drew the attention of Mr. Trump’s reelection campaign early.

Mr. Trump, in particular, made much of the fact that in 2016 the elder Mr. Biden pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, and even publicly bragged about doing so. The prosecutor at the time had an open investigation into Burisma, although many claim the probe was long dormant.

Both Bidens have denied any wrongdoing. In his memoir, the younger Mr. Biden attempts to sidestep the controversy, suggesting it’s only “remarkable for its epic banality.”

“I did nothing unethical, and have never been charged with wrongdoing,” he writes. “In our current political environment, I don’t believe it would make any difference if I took that seat or not. I’d be attacked anyway.”

Mr. Biden’s book also attempts to dismiss the scandal as nothing more than one part of a “vile mission” by Mr. Trump to hold onto the White House.

“Trump believed that if he could destroy me, and by extension my father, he could dispatch any candidate of decency from either party, all while diverting attention from his own corrupt behavior,” Mr. Biden writes.



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Re: Big Guy Biden & Son (Hunter)
« Reply #255 on: April 05, 2021, 10:24:53 AM »
Or we can be relentless in spreading the word and look to destroy their residual credibility.

No one ever said keeping our Constitutional Republic would be easy.

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Chinese continue to pay off Hunter
« Reply #258 on: April 09, 2021, 04:32:54 PM »
https://www.newsweek.com/hunter-bidens-memoir-listed-1-best-seller-chinese-biographies-amazon-1567304

Biden book

a book Vanity Fair could love,

" Grounded and gritty and self-realized, Beautiful Things, out on Tuesday, is, at its core, as honest an account of addiction and grief as is possible to clearly see either of those two things."

" But he has bared the details of his yearslong struggle with alcohol and drugs, the tragic accident that took his mother and little sister, and the loss of his brother, Beau, to reveal an imperfect, haunting humanity."

"The book operates on a Biden-esque strategy of underpromise, over-deliver, as we’ve seen with the administration so far. There was little fanfare leading up to its publication. To date, Hunter has taped just three interviews for the book’s publicity, none done in print. The work is mostly speaking for itself. As Hunter writes, it is a love story, after all. A twisted one. One that certainly does serve him, and allows him to redefine himself, make some money, and become the artist he always wanted to be. But it’s one we can all, in some way, see ourselves or our families or our hearts in at the same time.

Amazing how libs can turn this selfish disgusting human criminal into an intersesting honest self actualized ? hero.

Some lib assholes in Hollywood must have already paid him the rights




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Manchurian Joe and Chinese penetration of EV/batteries
« Reply #265 on: May 19, 2021, 04:24:41 AM »
Manchurian Joe!

https://www.breitbart.com/.../biden-in-michigan-ignores.../

'Most notably, the Obama-Biden administration approved the acquisition of the Michigan-based electric battery company A123 Systems in 2013 after previously being rewarded with American taxpayer dollars worth $12.5 million to develop lithium ion battery technology for plug-in hybrid EVs.

'Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, had particular ties to such Chinese acquisitions of American EV companies, Mansour notes:

"Consider, for example, China’s controversial acquisition of the Michigan-based electric battery company A123 Systems. In 2008, the company was awarded a $12.5 million grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop lithium ion battery technology for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. But now this American taxpayer-funded research is owned by China, thanks to the Obama-Biden administration’s approval of the company’s sale in 2013.

"In 2016, China purchased the electric vehicle company Fisker Automotive, after U.S. taxpayers had spent $193 million funding the company’s electric vehicle research. Fisker was based in Biden’s home state of Delaware, and it benefitted from a “fog of politically connected investors and lobbyists,” according to the Washington Post. The Obama-Biden administration approved China’s purchase of Fisker, again despite all the money American taxpayers spent funding the company’s research.

"In 2015, the private equity firm of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, partnered with a Chinese military contractor to acquire Henniges Automotive, another Michigan-based company. Henniges created dual-use military technology that China’s communist regime wanted. Despite all the red-flags that this sensitive technology would end up in the hands of China’s military, the Obama-Biden administration approved the company’s sale.

"Specifically, in 2008, Biden’s Department of Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm — then, the Governor of Michigan — approved a $10 million taxpayer-funded grant to A123 Systems and praised the move. In 2013, the Obama-Biden administration approved the Wanxiang Group’s acquisition of A123 Systems.

"A database compiled by Public Citizen reveals hundreds of cases where the Obama-Biden administration approved Chinese acquisitions of American companies — many in the auto and batteries industry."


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Big Guy Biden delivers
« Reply #267 on: May 29, 2021, 01:55:15 PM »







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two times I saw MSM
including CNN mentioned the disgusting sleaze of the phony art money laundering bribery scheme

and both times
one time they end the segment with this has happened before "when relatives cash in "

such as Billy beer
and lastly to put the cherry on top at the end when Ivanka got 10 patents from China
  so somehow even with this they have to drag trumps name into it.

the other time the Obama ethics guy ends the talk with this sets a bad precedent :
  and can one imagine  a president like trump doing this ?

well jack off , trump did not do it.
 or his family
if anything his family , the massively angry TDS niece made money off of criticizing him



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WSJ: Ethics through secrecy
« Reply #276 on: July 12, 2021, 08:21:49 AM »

Hunter Biden’s Secret Art Sale
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As President Biden’s son Hunter prepares for an art exhibition this fall that could include selling his paintings at prices up to $500,000, the White House is reportedly working with his attorney on a strategy to avoid ethical compromises. Here it is: Keep everything secret. Yes, for real, that’s the plan.

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The New York gallery hosting the sale, media reports say, will refuse “suspicious” offers, including those over list price. The names of the buyers and bidders will be kept confidential, even from Hunter. As the paintings sell, apparently hundreds of thousands of dollars will simply appear in his bank account, and neither he nor the public will know where it came from.

You don’t feel reassured? Sources in the art world say the prices being floated—from $75,000 to $500,000, depending on the piece—are seriously high, especially for an unknown painter doing a first sale. So the question is who might be quietly trying to funnel money to President Biden’s son.


The art sale is a bad idea, full stop. But at least transparency would let bids be scrutinized in real time, preferably before a sale is final. Instead the White House is proposing opacity, even as its press aides brag that President Biden “has established the highest ethical standards of any administration in American history.”

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Would the promised confidentiality be kept? Whispers about who bought what are inevitable. A Russian oligarch could have a proxy purchase a $500,000 painting for the purpose of leaking the information to hurt President Biden’s credibility. Why take this risk?

None of this is to cast aspersions on Hunter’s artistic talents. One critic characterized his work as having “a hotel art aesthetic,” and another called it “generic post zombie formalism illustration.” But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Hunter’s paintings look pretty good next to our stick figures. If some collector wants to hang an original Hunter Biden after his father leaves the Oval Office, fine.

But Joe Biden has public obligations, and Hunter spoke at the Democratic National Convention to urge voters to put his father in the White House. He also has that Burisma baggage. Hunter can keep on painting, but for at least the next four years the best advice his father could give his son would be to do it for the art’s sake, not for the money.

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Re: Big Guy Biden & Son (Hunter)
« Reply #277 on: July 12, 2021, 10:02:44 AM »
".None of this is to cast aspersions on Hunter’s artistic talents. "

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Re: Big Guy Biden & Son (Hunter)
« Reply #279 on: July 21, 2021, 05:53:24 AM »
****https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/shades-clinton-joe-biden-used-private-email-send-government?utm_source=breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter***

I am thinking that unknown mysterious buyers of Hunter pseudo art
  are not buying his crap
  for nothing
 bribing Hunter repeatedly is because the bribes pay off
  and are successful


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Re: Big Guy Biden & Son (Hunter)
« Reply #280 on: July 21, 2021, 04:59:10 PM »
Of course, that's how you launder the influence peddling.

I've seen on a smaller scale with a corrupted Police Detective and his human trafficker sponsor.



****https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/shades-clinton-joe-biden-used-private-email-send-government?utm_source=breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter***

I am thinking that unknown mysterious buyers of Hunter pseudo art
  are not buying his crap
  for nothing
 bribing Hunter repeatedly is because the bribes pay off
  and are successful

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NYT Bret Stephens, An "Ethically Challenged Presidency"
« Reply #285 on: October 08, 2021, 11:57:01 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/opinion/biden-ethics-son.html

Could someone with guest access or login codes post further details?

He's not just dumb or senile, he is corrupt.

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« Reply #286 on: October 08, 2021, 02:05:10 PM »
There should be little doubt that President Biden was not being truthful when, days after the Taliban’s victory, he told ABC News that his senior military advisers had not urged him to keep some 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. The president’s claim was flatly contradicted last week in sworn testimony from Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., the head of U.S. Central Command.

During the generals’ testimony, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, sought to defend her boss by pointing to a line in Biden’s interview in which he appeared to suggest that the military’s advice “was split.”

Another whopper. What split? As The Times’s Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt and David Sanger reported in April, right after Lloyd Austin was sworn in as secretary of defense in January, he and his top generals “were in lock step in recommending that about 3,000 to 4,500 troops stay in Afghanistan.” Asked whether there were top military advisers who argued otherwise, Psaki evaded the question.

Biden’s dissembling, regarding the worst-executed major foreign policy decision in years, would be a scandal in any presidency. It’s worse coming from the man who campaigned for office by insisting that he stood “for honor and telling the truth.”

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A week earlier, Politico’s Ben Schreckinger published a scrupulously reported book on the Biden family. It makes a compelling case that some of the most explosive emails from Hunter Biden’s purported laptop were entirely genuine — a claim that Schreckinger confirmed with multiple sources, including a Swedish government agency, and that was never explicitly denied by Hunter himself.

That includes a 2017 email in which one of Hunter’s potential business partners proposed a “provisional agreement” with the now-defunct company CEFC China Energy to share equity percentages in a new venture, with “10 Jim” and “10 held by H for the big guy?” Jim Biden is the president’s brother. “The big guy,” according to Tony Bobulinski, a recipient of the email, is Hunter’s father.

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This does not mean the president received, or even expected to receive, money from this supposed venture, or even knew about it.

But it provides good reason to believe that the news media gave far too much credence to his assertion that the leaked emails were “a Russian plant,” as he put it in his second debate with Donald Trump. It makes it more difficult to ignore Bobulinski’s claim that he met with Joe, Jim and Hunter Biden in May 2017 to discuss the overall terms of the deal. And it is worth asking whether the president may have been willing to make himself useful to his family, even if he didn’t profit personally or directly from their deals.

“The Bidens pride themselves on integrity, and are fond of pledging ‘my word as a Biden’ when they really mean something,” Schreckinger writes. “The evidence marshaled in the closing weeks of the campaign built on a picture in which Joe’s relatives trade regularly on their connections to him, while the separation between their private dealings and his public duties is not as far and wide as he has claimed.”

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All this would be bad enough if it were just history. But what are we to make of Hunter’s recent venture as a visual artist — a field in which he has no formal training and no commercial track record?

In case you missed this: A SoHo gallerist intends to sell 15 of Hunter’s works at prices of up to $500,000 apiece. To safeguard the propriety of these transactions, the White House has issued “ethics guidelines” that are supposed to keep things aboveboard by hiding the identity of the buyers from both Hunter and the White House. And it falls to the gallerist — that is, the person who stands to gain from the commissions — to police the guidelines by rejecting suspiciously lucrative offers.

It screams of a scam. “The Treasury Department warned last year that the anonymity of high-value art transactions could make the market attractive to those engaging in illegal financial activities or people subject to U.S. sanctions,” The Times’s Zolan Kanno-Youngs reported in July.

In another report of dubious activities, Mattathias Schwartz wrote in Business Insider about emails that indicated that in 2015, while his dad was vice president, Hunter was allegedly exploring a $2 million-plus “success fees” deal with two Democratic donors to help recover Libyan assets that had been frozen as a result of U.S. sanctions. The effort came to nothing — Hunter’s reputation for hard living didn’t help — but at least one of the donors was attracted to Hunter’s offer because he is “son of #2 who has Libya file.”

“When it comes to opening doors in Washington,” Schwartz notes, “the illusion of access can be as valuable as hard currency.”

Some readers may be inclined to dismiss this as merely an indictment of a troubled son. They might ask themselves what conclusions they would draw if this were about, say, Eric Trump. Some readers will also think it isn’t the president’s job to police his adult son. But it is his job to ensure that Hunter and other relatives don’t profit by trading on his position in government.

That would be corruption. The president will have to do better than give us his “word as a Biden” that he’ll put an end to it.

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Re: Big Guy Biden & Son (Hunter)
« Reply #287 on: October 08, 2021, 05:22:43 PM »
Thank you!  That is a pretty hard hitting column for NYT to publish.

Too bad they only run basic facts like this in the opinion section.
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