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Introduction by The Editor:
The news media declared Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 4th, long before any state had so certified.  Then the Biden handlers set up the fictitious "Office of the President Elect" for his television appearances, to promote the perception that he actually won fair and square.  Officially, there is no such office.  There is nothing magical about any president's "First 100 Days" in office, yet that's all the news media could talk about in January.  One might be tempted to ask, What's the rush?  Indeed, Joe Biden is now acting like a dictator, just like Barack H. Obama, issuing dozens of unilateral decrees, in the form of executive orders, the purpose of which is to legislate from the White House all the policies that the Congress wouldn't be able to pass, and immediately implement the Democrats' socialist platform.  But Joe Biden is just a puppet:  He is a senile old man who will sign anything his handlers tell him to sign.  He will read whatever words come up on the teleprompter, just like Barack H. Obama.  He is apparently trying to weaken America's economy, just like Barack H. Obama.  The national news media are doing everything possible to portray Joe Biden in a positive light, just as they did for Barack H. Obama.  The Biden presidency is starting to look like Obama's third term.

The biggest mystery in America today is this:  Who is running the Executive Branch of the federal government? This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2023 by Andrew K. Dart

Yet another note from The Editor:
Perhaps I should apologize, or boast, that this page has turned into a four-megabyte heap of text related directly to Joe Biden.  Unlike the multiple pages of news and commentary about Barack H. Obama, no attempt has (yet) been made to sub-categorize articles about Biden's unwise decisions, mental state, cloud of corruption, or other topics — with the exception of his favorable treatment by the press, and his long list of objectionable appointments.  Use the "Find" function in your browser to get to a specific subject.

Appended 3/3/2023:
This collection has grown to 5½ megabytes, but only the first megabyte or so is on this page.  The rest has been moved to the overflow area, to save bandwidth — yours and mine.  Mostly mine.

Overview #1:
Biden is the most amoral President in US history.  The President pretends to be Catholic but clearly does not live by Catholic tenets.  He supports abortion up until the moment of birth.  This past week, he sent a cease-and-desist letter to the priests who have been ministering to Catholic patients at Walter Reed Hospital.  He intends to contract outside persons to provide Catholic ministry.  While VP, he supported the persecution of the Little Sisters of the Poor for refusing to provide abortion services to their employees.  In short, he is about as Catholic and Christian as Nancy Pelosi, another faux Catholic, a classic elitist who has nothing but contempt for actual Catholics, actual Christians.  There are years of evidence, including from Biden's own daughter's diary, that Biden is a pedophile or at least has pedophilic tendencies.  He cannot keep his hands off young female children; he fondles and sniffs them.  Tara Reade's account of his molestation of her years ago is credible. [...] The sadly mentally incapacitated Biden is a tool of the worst people on the planet:  the Communist Party of China and the Machiavellian scoundrels of the WEF. [...] Biden's weakness has reverberated throughout the world.  His thwarting of our energy independence, his absurd implementation of all the covid restrictions that submarined the US economy and his vaccine mandates that have killed thousands will be his legacy.  This President's obsession with LGBT issues, especially the transgenderism of children, proves his evil intent beyond all other issues.

Overview #2:
A Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century.  The laptops are real.  The FBI has known this since 2019, when it first took possession of them.  When the New York Post attempted to report on them, dozens of the most senior national security officials in the United States lied to the public, claiming the laptops were likely part of a Russian "disinformation" plot.  Twitter, Facebook, and Google, operating as fully integrated branches of the state security infrastructure, carried out the government's censorship orders based on that lie.  The press swallowed the lie and cheered on the censorship.  The story of the laptops has been framed as many things, but the most fundamental truth about it is that it was the successful culmination of the years-long effort to create a shadow regulatory bureaucracy built specifically to prevent a repeat of Trump's 2016 victory.  It may be impossible to know exactly what effect the ban on reporting about Hunter Biden's laptops had on the 2020 vote, but the story was clearly seen as threatening enough to warrant an openly authoritarian attack on the independence of the press.  The damage to the country's underlying social fabric, in which paranoia and conspiracy have been normalized, is incalculable.  As recently as February, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to the scandal as the "half-fake laptop story" and as "an embarrassment," months after even the Bidens had been forced to acknowledge that the story is authentic.

Laptop recap and overview:
Hunter Biden:  Looking at that laptop that wasn't mine violated my privacy.  After Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal broke down, he changed lawyers and changed strategies.  His former lawyer was a deal maker.  His new one, Abbe Lowell, is famed for his confrontational, slash-and-burn approach.  His latest move is another flamethrower blast.It's a lawsuit to contain the troubles caused by Hunter Biden's infamous laptop computer, the one he left at a Delaware repair shop but failed to pick up and pay for.  When he dropped it off, he signed the shop's standard agreement saying that, if he didn't return and pay for the work, the shop would then own the computer its contents.  The computer repair shop owner examined the data on the laptop as a result, and this has caused a world of hurt for the Bidens.  The repairman gave the computer to intermediaries who gave it to the New York Post, the only newspaper that was interested.  Since then, the Biden family has been dealing with the consequences, mostly by denying the computer was really Hunter's or the data from it was faked — claims which have been disproven by two different US media investigations.  The idea that the data isn't Hunter's has also been contradicted by IRS whistleblower testimony.  Nonetheless Team Biden has battled hard to suppress reporting of the data.  This suppression wasn't designed to help Hunter.  It was designed to help his father win the 2000 election.  That's why father, son, and the team surrounding them denied everything about the computer, claimed it was all a Kremlin fabrication, and tried to prevent newspapers from reporting about it and social media from discussing it or even circulating the newspaper articles.

Overview and recap:
Biden's Criminal Enterprise.  President Joe Biden's questionable activities go back to his first year as Vice President in 2009 and continued throughout his eight years serving in the two-term Obama administration, punctuated with son Hunter being paid $1 million a year as a board member of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma in 2014.  That role continued for more than four years, with a large $10 million dollar payoff from Burisma coming to Hunter and Joe Biden after the latter blackmailed Ukraine by threatening the withholding of $1 billion in U.S. aid unless prosecutor general Victor Shokin was fired from the corruption investigation of Burisma in March of 2016 — an investigation that would have exposed fraud, including questionable payments to Hunter Biden.  FBI documents refer to the two $5 million payments to Hunter and Joe Biden as a 'bribe' paid by Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky.  The case for impeaching President Joe Biden goes beyond bribery and emolument high crimes related to Ukraine.  In 2014, Hunter Biden introduced his father, then Vice President, to Kazakhstan oligarch Kenes Rakishev at a dinner.  Records and testimony obtained by James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee show that at that time of introducing Rakishev to Vice President Biden, Hunter Biden and his business partner Devon Archer were working on a deal involving Burisma, on whose board they both served, and a Chinese company that would have been based in Kazakhstan.  To facilitate the deal and his relationship with Archer and the Bidens, Rakishev wired $142,300 to Rosemont Seneca — a shell company created by Devon and Hunter — the exact amount needed to fund Hunter's sportscar purchase the next day.

Loving Dad Joe Engages Son in Life of Crime.  Organized crime bosses protect themselves from legal jeopardy by insulating themselves from the dirty work.  They use underlings to sell their product, collect the money, launder the money, and if necessary take the fall.  If a legal price is to be paid, it's paid by the expendables.  The boss keeps them quiet with hush money, legal assistance, and witness intimidation.  Does anyone believe that a cartel boss helps an arrested underling out of love?  Nope.  He does it in service to his own selfish interests — which brings me to Hunter Biden's loving father, Joe.  We've learned a great deal about the Biden family business in the last three years from abandoned laptops, congressional investigations, and federal whistleblowers.  We know that Hunter was working on a deal with a Chinese energy company in which 10 percent would go to the "big guy."  We learned from Hunter's business partner, Tony Bobulinski, that the "big guy" was Hunter's code name for his dad, Joe Biden.  Oddly, Bobulinski was never interviewed by Biden's consigliere or his crew, the Department of Justice.

'Someone's got to go to prison'.  [Scroll down]  Then there are the extraordinarily criminal activities of Biden's son Hunter.  The media and the CIA, FBI and DOJ all knew the Laptop from Hell was authentic in December of 2019 but suppressed it and/or claimed it was "Russian propaganda."  That includes William Barr, a wolf in sheep's clothing if there ever were one.  The powers-that-were covered up the existence of his laptop, chock full of proof of Hunter's many perversions — drugs, meth, cocaine, prostitutes including very young girls, and his many schemes to shakedown millions of dollars from foreign actors for who-knows-what in return.  But one thing is clear beyond doubt, given what the Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith laid out before us on Wednesday, information gleaned from IRS whistleblowers.  No taxes were paid on millions of ill-gotten dollars.  When he did pay taxes, he deducted his payments to prostitutes, sex clubs and porn sites.  How's that for chutzpah?  As someone commented the other day, this is a family of feral dogs!  They continue to disavow a biological granddaughter.  Hunter sells his pathetic paintings in some sort of obvious money laundering scheme.  And poor, old, demented Joe continues to deny any malfeasance.  He denies he ever had anything to do with Hunter's business dealings.  Once a grifter, always a grifter.  The Biden family is essentially a mob of the mafia-like variety.

The 'no evidence' claim about Biden corruption is looking increasingly ridiculous.  Joe Biden's defenders have been on a wild ride this past year.  It began with them arguing that the president knew absolutely nothing about his family's influence-peddling business to arguing that it's no big deal that ChiCom wire payoffs happen to have Biden's home address listed on them.  The quality of the excuses, unsurprisingly, has been deteriorating rapidly.  They largely entail repeating the words "no" and "evidence" in a perpetual loop.  But this week, when James Comer released financial records of Hunter Biden receiving two wire transfers totaling $260,000 in 2019 from Beijing with the president's Delaware home listed as the beneficiary address, the White House jumped into action.

Forensic Accountant Says Hunter Biden Got Over Twice The Salary From Burisma That US Oil Giant Paid Directors.  A forensic accountant who testified before Congress said Friday Hunter Biden's salary from Burisma was more than twice what a major oil company paid its directors.  Bruce Dubinsky testified at a Thursday House Oversight Committee hearing about "The Basis for an Impeachment Inquiry of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.," which was part of the panel's investigation into the handling of the probe into Hunter Biden's business dealings.  Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of Burisma in 2014, when Joe Biden was vice president.

Report: Frank Biden Called Joe Biden the 'Big Guy,' Sixth Reference to Alias.  The Wall Street Journal published an interactive Biden family tree map on Friday, highlighting the alleged influence peddling scheme of "how Joe Biden's kin profited off the family name" with the use of the "big guy" alias.  Frank Biden, President Joe Biden's youngest brother, was "hired by the Illinois-based industrial manufacturing firm Federal Signal Corp. to help connect the company with Florida lawmakers," the Journal reported.  "During a weekly call, Frank Biden, 69 years old, would frequently interrupt the meeting and say he had to take a call from 'the Big Guy,' as he put it."

Annals of Senescence.  Alex Thompson reports that President Biden is working on a critical project for his re-election bid:  Make sure he doesn't trip.  Thompson's Axios scoop runs under the headline "Biden team's don't-let-him-trip mission."  The Biden team is worried that one more public tumble might convince voters that Biden is not up to the job.  I believe that voters already come to that view, and with good reason.  The physical manifestation of his senescence corresponds with his visible limitations of speech and understanding.  He makes 80 look like the new 100.

The Latest Hunter Biden Document Dump Is Littered With Bombshells.  [For example] A federal prosecutor on the Hunter Biden investigation ordered the FBI to remove references to then-candidate Joe Biden from a search warrant related to the probe.  In August 2020, FBI agents drafted a search warrant for the lobbying firm Blue Star Strategies that referenced the elder Biden as "Political Figure 1."  But assistant U.S. attorney Lesley Wolf intervened to remove the reference to Biden on the grounds that it was outside the scope of the warrant.  "There should be nothing about Political Figure 1 in here," Wolf wrote in an email to FBI and IRS investigators.  The email adds to the growing evidence that the U.S. attorney's office blocked investigators from pursuing leads related to the president.  IRS investigators Gary Shapley and Joe Ziegler have claimed Wolf stymied several aspects of the investigation and tipped off Hunter Biden's lawyers to a planned search of the first son's storage unit in Virginia.  Wolf was removed from the prosecutorial team this year, for reasons yet to be explained.

Impeachment Memo:  Biden Family Received $15 Million in Foreign Money.  On Wednesday, a new memo was released by members of Congress detailing bank records which allegedly prove that the Biden family had received at least $15 million in foreign funds.  According to Just The News, the memo was released by Congressmen James Comer (R-Ky.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Jason Smith (R-Mo.); all three are leading committee chairmen, with Comer leading the House Oversight Committee, Jordan in charge of the House Judiciary Committee, and Smith in control of the House Ways and Means Committee.  "Department of Justice personnel blocked avenues of inquiry that could have led to evidence incriminating President Biden and impeded efforts to prosecute Hunter Biden for tax crimes relating to foreign business arrangements that could have implicated President Biden," the 30-page memo reads in part.

New revelations about Bidens include China payments, Delaware coverup.  Laptop deniers are having a tough time trying to explain away the [...] evidence pouring out of congressional committees investigating Biden corruption and the DOJ's coverup.  New documents from IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley released by the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday spell more trouble for the Bidens, and maybe for Hunter Biden's "sugar brother" Kevin Morris, who paid the First Son's $2.8 million tax bill and funded his lifestyle in Malibu.  Here are the top five revelations contained in the committee's 1,600-word report and 31 new exhibits tabled by IRS criminal investigators Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, who allege DOJ obstruction of their five-year investigation of Hunter in Delaware: [...]

Trump was a great president, but a looming Michelle Obama candidacy means we need a new plan.  The saying goes that you prepare to fight the last war (or political campaign), not the next one, and now there is the real possibility that Joe Biden will drop out to be replaced by Michelle Obama.  This would change the entire landscape of the election and serve as a convenient excuse to absolve the rest of the party for what Biden did, when we all know they are equally at fault.  It's easy to see how this could have been the plan all along.  Biden's installation meant four more Obama years of "fundamental transformation" with an unwitting scapegoat, the disposable bumbling puppet.  Knowing the proclivities of the far left's identity politics, you can easily see how this kind of development could have been pre-planned for maximum effect.

House Ways & Means Committee Releases 700 Pages Of New Evidence Against Hunter Biden.  [Video clip only.]

House Ways and Means Committee Releases Explosive Documents Confirming Hunter Sold Access to Joe Biden in 23 Countries.  On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to release new documents from IRS whistleblower testimony confirming that Hunter Biden sold access to his father Joe Biden via the "family brand."  The explosive documents revealed Hunter Biden was selling the 'Biden family brand' in 23 countries.  "The Biden Family foreign influence peddling operation suggests an effort to sway US policy decisions," House Ways and Means chairman Jason Smith said.  The Committee released a June 6, 2017, WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to a business associate that he was not willing to "sign over my family's brand," or give the individual "the keys to my family's only asset."

Hunter sold Biden 'brand' in 23 countries.  A committee in the U.S. House has released investigative documents that show Hunter Biden sold the Biden "brand," understood to be access to his father as vice president and then president, in 23 nations.  And those documents also suggest that there were concerted efforts to impact American foreign policy in connection with those sales.  Rep. Jason Smith, of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced at a news conference the committee voted to release a vast new store of evidence regarding what appears to be developing as a Biden family-wide influence-peddling operation that netted members $20 million or more.  Smith said the details, from whistleblowers, has not yet been contradicted by any evidence that has been revealed.

Face it — Hunter Biden is already pardoned.  Hunter Biden was recently indicted on a gun charge, as everyone knows.  This has led to a spate of articles claiming that Joe Biden is worried that he will die before his son's legal problems are resolved.  Well, don't let the unquestioning media dupes fool you.  Hunter Biden has already been pardoned.  That pardon is sitting in Joe Biden's desk drawer or office safe.  Hunter Biden likely even has a copy of this pardon in his own possession.  Despite the media sense of self-importance, one is pardoned when the President signs the pardon, not when a pardon is announced and reported by the media.  Even the Biden family is savvy enough to know they need pardons in reserve in case anything happens to the ancient and deteriorating Joe Biden.

Stick a Fork in Biden — He's Done!  President Joe Biden has become a joke, confabulating tall tales about his past political exploits, shaking hands with phantoms, not shaking hands with world leaders, getting lost on stage, and frequently falling.  These are all clear signs of his physical and mental decline, obvious to all but his most partisan enablers and sycophants.  He has announced his candidacy for reelection, but that is as credible as Jack Nicklaus announcing a run for the US Open next spring.  The only question is how Joe exits the presidency and campaign, whether voluntary or by his handlers making him an offer he can't refuse.

Joe Biden Is About to Be Let Off the Hook for Mishandling Classified Docs.  Have you forgotten about the ongoing investigation into Joe Biden's mishandling of classified documents?  I can understand if you did because the media hasn't talked much about it since partisan Democrats have been indicting Donald Trump for blowing his nose.  The investigation is still ongoing, and according to a report from ABC News, the investigation has been expanded significantly. [...] I've never believed that Joe Biden would ever be treated the same way as Donald Trump, and according to the story, the investigation "has grown into a sprawling examination of Obama-era security protocols and internal White House processes."  Right there, alarm bells should be going off.  The investigation may have expanded, but is it really about Joe Biden anymore, or is it about Obama administration security protocols?  When you read between the lines, it sounds like the burglar is getting off the hook because the home he robbed wasn't locked.

When Your Son is Getting Payments From China at Your Address, Can You Still Pretend You're Not Involved?  The Biden defense has been that whatever Hunter Biden was doing doesn't involve his father.  Sure, Hunter might have traded on his father's name, his father might have phoned in and stopped by events with his clients and his son might have even sent demands for money to China in his name, but it has nothing to do with Joe.  And it still doesn't.  Not even when the money is going to Joe Biden's address.

Is this the "smoking gun" of Biden's Chinese cash-for-influence deals?  If you see enough smoke, sooner or later there's a good chance that you're going to come across some fire.  Now, James Comer and the House Oversight Committee may have uncovered it.  We've watched for more than a year as Comer has unearthed one item after another indicating that Joe Biden and his family collected tens of millions of dollars from adversarial nations, with most of the money clearly being laundered through a shady network of shell companies.  But Biden's loyal defenders in the legacy media and the Democratic Party have continued to insist that there was no irrefutable proof.  That may have changed yesterday.  Comer's team has uncovered documentation showing a $250,000 payment in 2019 from some of Hunter Biden's BHR Partners Chinese "clients."  And the beneficiary residence of the recipient was none other than Joe Biden's Delaware mansion.

Can You Spot The Difference Between The Menendez And Biden Foreign Influence Scandals?  [Scroll down]  A number of astute people noted how CNN was credulous to the point of absurdity, but near as I can tell, no one has yet noted that CNN's "fact check" needs... a fact check.  "On the allegation that these dinners with Joe Biden 'resulted in cars,' [Hunter Biden business partner Devon] Archer said the businessman Rakishev wired Hunter Biden the exact amount of money that Hunter used to buy a Porsche.  This car has nothing to do with Joe Biden," notes CNN.  To start, the $142,300 wasn't used to buy a Porsche — it was used to buy a Fisker Karma, an EV sports car made by an automotive start-up that got $192 million in loans from the Department of Energy to, among other things, take over an abandoned General Motors factory in Wilmington, Delaware, which is coincidentally the Bidens' hometown.  Fisker defaulted on those massive loans, costing American taxpayers $132 million, and Hunter later traded the Karma for a Porsche.

Joe Biden's biggest nightmares are all starting to come true.  [Scroll down]  Anyone want to put money on the idea of Joe Biden putting all hands on deck to resolve the migrant surge?  He hasn't even visited the border.  He fobbed the border issue off onto the incompetent Kamala Harris and she didn't do anything, either.  Elon Musk, who's been sued by the Justice Department for not hiring "refugees" and has seen illegal alien incursions onto his SpaceX company lands, has announced that he will be visiting the border.  The president of Honduras has visited the border, and certainly President Trump has visited the border.  But Joe Biden hasn't visited the border, let alone taken any effective action to stop the illegal crossings.  If anything, his "increased pathways" to migration has had the effect of adding highways to severely congested areas, the way Robert Moses once did in New York City, only to find himself profoundly surprised that the added highways didn't lighten the traffic load.  Demand, in other words, for a free ride from America across the globe, is simply too great, so the more Joe opens 'legal" pathways (and this is highly questionable) the more the surge grows.  His solution has been to gaslight and cover up the problem, not actually solve it — and the results speak for themselves.

Democrats Have Become The Party Of Authoritarianism.  They Only Understand Power.  [Scroll down]  Or again consider the role of Biden's Justice Department and FBI in protecting Hunter Biden and the president from congressional investigations that are, as of this writing, still uncovering [substantial] evidence of corruption connected to Hunter's overseas business schemes.  Just this week we learned that two payments totaling more than a quarter-million dollars were wired to Hunter Biden from China, and the beneficiary address listed on the wires was Joe Biden's home address in Delaware.  (At the time the wires were sent, Hunter was living in California.)  Surely, you might be thinking, not even the most rabid partisans on the left can think that this is justice, or that this will end well for the country.  Surely they see the danger of supporting a politicized federal law enforcement bureaucracy that criminalizes the opposition and uses the justice system as a weapon.  Even if they don't denounce it publicly, certainly they're talking amongst themselves about how terrible this is and how to stop it.  Right?  Wrong.  To think this way is to misunderstand Democrats and the left completely.  No, they're not worried about any of this.  No, they don't want it to stop, they want it to continue and intensify.  They don't want justice, they want power.

Oversight Committee:  BHR Partners' Bank Wires List Joe Biden's Delaware Home as Beneficiary Address.  Hunter Biden received two wires totaling $260,000 in 2019 originating from Chinese business partners that listed President Joe Biden's Delaware home as the beneficiary address for the funds, the House Oversight Committee revealed Tuesday.  The bombshell allegation is the first direct link between Joe Biden and foreign wired money to the Biden family business from China.  The Delaware address is Joe Biden's main residence.  Hunter Biden also spent time at the address, though it is unclear if he claimed it as his home address at the time of the wire transfer in July and August 2019.

Joe Biden facing crushing defeat if RFK Jr. runs as 3rd-party candidate.  Joe Biden could be facing a disastrous defeat in the 2024 presidential election, assuming he's still in the hunt then, if Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. would offer voters a third-party candidacy.  That's according to a report from Newsweek, which revealed that one-third of Democrat voters likely would support him.

Biden's Dog Commander Bites Another Secret Service Agent.  President Joe Biden's dog, Commander, bit a Secret Service agent again Monday evening.  It was the two-year-old German Shepherd's 11th biting incident, leading the agent to seek medical attention at the White House, CNN reported.  "Yesterday around 8 p.m., a Secret Service Uniformed Division police officer came in contact with a First Family pet and was bitten.  The officer was treated by medical personnel on complex," Secret Service communications chief Anthony Guglielmi told CNN.  The injured officer is doing fine in the aftermath of the incident, Guglielmi added.

The Editor says...
Why does Joe Biden need to have a dog in the White House anyway?  Why not a smaller dog, or a parakeet?  How much time does Joe Biden spend in the White House during an average week?  Is the dog just a prop?  Would the press be so indifferent if the dog belonged to Reagan, Bush, or Trump?

Hunter Biden sues Rudy Giuliani over infamous laptop found at repair shop.  Hunter Biden has sued Rudy Giuliani over his infamous laptop scandal, claiming that the former New York City mayor hacked and manipulated data on an external hard drive in a "total annihilation" of the disgraced first son's "digital privacy."  The suit filed Tuesday in US District Court of Central California accuses Giuliani and Robert Costello, a former federal prosecutor who defended Giuliani, of violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when they accessed Biden's hard drive.  "For the past many months and even years, Defendants have dedicated an extraordinary amount of time and energy toward looking for, hacking into, tampering with, manipulating, copying, disseminating, and generally obsessing over data that they were given that was taken or stolen from Plaintiff's devices or storage platforms, including what Defendants claim to have obtained from Plaintiff's alleged 'laptop' computer," the filing read.

UAW should have hired Hunter Biden.  Sacrifice.  Solidarity.  Selflessness.  Those are the signatures of Mr. Biden and his life's work toiling away for the working man (and the credit card industry) in Washington these past 50 years.  Scranton Joe.  Lunch Bucket Joe.  Amtrak Joe.  "Tuesday, I'll go to Michigan to join the picket line and stand in solidarity with the men and women of UAW as they fight for a fair share of the value they helped create," Mr. Biden supposedly wrote on social media last week, announcing his brave stand with autoworkers.  (Say what you want to about former President Donald Trump, but at least he didn't lie every time he claimed to be posting something himself on social media.  Bring back "covfefe!")  But anyway, "fair share."  Too bad striking autoworkers are too stupid to know what's best for them.  If they really wanted their "fair share" under the Biden administration, there is one surefire way to get it:  Hire Hunter Biden.  Just ask the Ukrainians.

Offering dirt on Hunter FBI 'mole'.  Gal Luft, the fugitive "missing witness" of the Biden corruption investigation, has offered new evidence to the House impeachment inquiry about an FBI mole who tipped off Hunter Biden that his Chinese partners had been named on four sealed indictments in 2017 by Manhattan federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.  The Israeli professor, and former Israel Defense Forces officer, has been on the run for six months, after skipping bail in Cyprus where he was awaiting extradition to the United States on gun-running and foreign-lobbying charges, also brought by the SDNY.  In an open letter to Reps James Comer, Jim Jordan and Jason Smith, the three House committee chairmen running the impeachment inquiry, Luft claims that the tipoff to Chinese executives of CEFC came on the same day that the first son wrote a WhatsApp message shaking down another CEFC employee for millions of dollars over a "highly confidential and time sensitive" matter while claiming his father was in the room with him.

When Can We Start Calling It What It Is, Namely Bribery?  The Biden family corruption scandal gets deeper with every passing day.  Speaker Kevin McCarthy finally opened an impeachment investigation in the House last week, and now the first hearing in that investigation has been scheduled for September 28 before the House Oversight Committee.  So what is the potential impeachable offense?  You will undoubtedly recall, in the context of the two Trump impeachments, the endless semantic contortions that took place trying to shoe-horn Trump's conduct into the vague constitutional catchall of "high crimes and misdemeanors" that might support an impeachment.  Now, with Biden, the conduct at issue goes by various euphemisms like "the family business," "business dealings with foreign nationals," "influence peddling," "selling access," or maybe just "corruption."  But are these impeachable offenses?  Well, how about "bribery"?  In Biden's case, there is no need for creative legal argumentation.

Are We Preparing For A Coup?  In advance of the 2016 election, many of the nation's most powerful intelligence figures joined forces with Hillary Clinton's campaign to push the infamous Russiagate narrative.  They made up a story about non-existent collusion between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and peddled it to the American people.  When they failed to stop Trump from winning the White House they then morphed the Russiagate narrative into an effort to depose Trump and stage the first coup in American history.  In 2020 many of the same figures crawled out of the woodwork again to push a new lie.  This time they told the American people that Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation and that any questions about Joe Biden's obvious compromise by the Communist Chinese were conspiracy theories.  They succeeded in burying the Biden crime family scandal until after Joe had been installed in the White House.

GOP Predicts Biden 'Organized Crime Ring' Received $50M, $30M More than Shown.  Republican lawmakers recently predicted their investigation into the Biden family could prove the Biden business raked in more than $50 million, about $30 million more than bank records show thus far.  "Based on the evidence I've seen so far, I think the number is going to be north of $50 million that we're talking about here," Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) said on Fox News.  Throughout the investigation, the House Oversight Committee unveiled several tranches of Biden business bank records.  Those showed the Biden business received at least $20 million from business schemes in Romania, China, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.  In total, nine Biden family members received payments from the family foreign business ventures, including two of Joe Biden's grandchildren.  [Video clip]

Attorney General Merrick Garland's Testimony Reveals Extensive Corruption by the Department of Justice.  [Scroll down]  Garland's selection of David Weiss as special counsel was a peculiar one.  Weiss had previously worked with Hunter's late brother Beau; he negotiated Hunter's absurd sweetheart plea agreement which the Federal District Court had refused to accept; and had earlier overseen an FBI probe of Biden's Delaware fundraising operation in which a top bundler pleaded guilty to as straw donor scheme but Biden was never charged.  Garland admitted that Weiss was the only person he ever considered for that position, and it would have been "disruptive" had he appointed anyone else.  He refused to answer if he had had any conversations with Weiss about the Hunter matter.  He couldn't recollect discussing the matter with the FBI.  He declined to withdraw the incendiary memo that directed the FBI to use counterterrorism tactics on parents who raised objections to school board policies.  Worse, his testimony about why he failed to appoint a special counsel earlier and the claim Weiss had broad authority even before the appointment of him as special counsel is in direct contradiction to the testimony of now three whistleblowers to the contrary and the failure of the DoJ in response to a FOIA request to provide any evidence to support Garland's claim that Weiss had broad authority.  In fact, he accidentally admitted that the department thwarted the Hunter investigation.

"I Vaccinated the Nation and Rebuilt the Economy!" — Old Man Joe Biden Starts Shouting Out of Nowhere.  Joe Biden Saturday evening delivered remarks at the 2023 Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.  Biden lied about the state of the economy.  "Kamala and I came into office determined to transform how the economy works — change the way it literally functions!" Biden said.  Joe Biden destroyed the economy.  Bidenomics = High mortgage rates, high inflation rates, collapsed banks, expensive groceries, record high rent, and dwindling retirement accounts.

Joe Biden Hates You (Hate Him Back).  There's always been an internal debate when thinking about President Joe Biden — you have to wonder whether he does or says something because he's a liar or because he's genuinely stupid.  This extends back to when he was a Senator, too.  Now you have to add a third option: senile.  It's tough to tell if he walks off stage with other world leaders without shaking their hands because he's an aloof ass who looks down his nose at others or because he's unaware of where he is.  There's no real way to know, but it's probably safest to bet it's a combination of all of them.

Sky News Host:  Laughingstock Joe Biden is "Coming Apart Before Our Eyes".  Joe Biden is a laughingstock all over the world.  Whether he is praising the Congressional Black Caucus at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus meeting or repeating the same story twice word-for-word just minutes apart at a campaign reception in Manhattan Wednesday night, world wide consensus is that Joe Biden is not up to par.  Sky News host James Morrow shared his thoughts about the feeble leader of the free world after his recent attendance at UN General Assembly in New York saying Biden appears to be "Coming apart before our eyes".  Morrow chronicled some of Biden's most recent gaffs, and there are plenty to choose from, that have come to be expected from the deteriorating leader.

The Left Throws Joe Biden Under the Bus: 'Nightmare Scenario for Democrats'.  The Democratic Party is increasingly beginning to abandon President Joe Biden as rumors ramp up that he may drop out of the 2024 presidential race because of health concerns.  Several Democrats voiced their concerns to the Washington Post over Biden's declining physical and mental health, saying death is "imminent" for people at the president's age — who will be 81 years old in November.  "He is in a period of his life where passing and death is imminent," the leader of the Democratic Party in Lorain County in Ohio, Sharon Sweda, said.  "We are all on a ticking clock.  But when you're at his age, or Trump's age, that clock is ticking a little faster, and that's a concern for voters."  This week, Biden has sparked more concern about his age and health after repeating the same story twice within minutes during a private fundraising event in New York.

James Comer to Subpoena Joe Biden's 'Mystery' Corporation that Collected $10M in 2017.  House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) vowed on Thursday to subpoena records linked to President Joe Biden's corporation, "CelticCapri Corp," which received nearly $10 million in 2017 without specifying revenue line items.  Questions remain about how then-Vice President Joe Biden's corporation received the $10 million in 2017, a year that corresponds with elaborate webs of wire transactions and Joe Biden's departure from the White House.  The year 2017 also encompasses the timeframe an FBI informant alleged Burisma Holdings bribed Joe Biden with $5 million.

New DHS Intelligence Expert Group Features Signers of Letter Discrediting Hunter Biden Laptop Story.  Several former intelligence officials who signed the now-notorious letter dismissing a bombshell report on a laptop belonging to the son of President Joe Biden as "Russian disinformation" are going to serve on a new advisory group created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday announced the establishment of the Homeland Intelligence Experts Group, which is tasked with meeting four times a year to provide the agency with input on some of the "most complex problems and challenges," including terrorism, fentanyl, "transborder issues," and new technology.  The group includes former senior intelligence officials, journalists, and "prominent human rights and civil liberties advocates," according to Mr. Mayorkas.  Some of them are known for attempting to discredit the New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop stories in a public letter in the weeks leading to the 2020 presidential election.

Now Can We Do Joe Biden?  Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been charged with bribery.  Allegedly he was using his influence on behalf of the government of Egypt, along with several individuals or companies. [...] I think we can say with a high degree of confidence that Menendez is guilty.  (Whether he will be convicted is of course a different matter.)  My question is, now can we do Joe Biden?  There is a large and growing body of evidence that Biden, like Menendez, took millions of dollars in bribes.  Biden's bribes were paid by agents or associates of foreign governments, including China, as well as individual businesses and perhaps individuals.  There is this possible difference:  Menendez's bribes took the form of stacks of cash and gold bars, while Biden's millions (I believe around $20 million has been identified so far) were simply deposited in a maze of bank accounts.  But then again, who knows what the FBI might find if it raided Biden's home, as it did Menendez's?

Fox News requests secret mugshot of Hunter Biden.  Fox News host Jesse Watters revealed that the conservative news network has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the mugshot of presidential son Hunter Biden, calling for it to be released to the public.  "It turns out Hunter Biden has a mugshot," he said on Tuesday's edition of "Jesse Watters Primetime," breaking the news for the first time. "Back in July when Hunter first appeared in court, his lawyers say he was photographed and fingerprinted."  "Sources tell us that federal inmates rarely have their mugshots released to the public — only in cases where the federal inmate escapes, and a leak would be very unlikely.  The U.S. Marshals have a rigorous digital footprint," he added.  "So, what is so special about a mugshot that they don't want us to see?  Did he smile?  Did he look defiant?" Watters asked.  "In light of transparency, this mugshot must be released."

Report: Hunter Biden's Mugshot Concealed by Joe Biden's Justice Department.  Federal authorities reportedly captured Hunter Biden's mugshot in July, but the photo apparently remains concealed due to the Justice Department's policy.  Hunter Biden's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, noted during the July court appearance that President Joe Biden's son was processed at a Delaware courthouse by the U.S. Marshals Service by "the usual procedures (e.g., submitted to multiple sets of fingerprints, had his photograph taken, and filled out the required forms for release)."

White House, Hunter Biden's team keep shifting goalposts in denying Joe's involvement with businesses.  Hunter Biden's lawyer declared last Thursday that the first son "did not share" his business or his profits with his father, marking another notable shift in the narrative responding to allegations that link President Biden to his son's business dealings.  Abbe Lowell, who has been aggressively defending Hunter, said he can "categorically" declare that Biden was not involved in Hunter's previous business dealings and did not profit from any of them.  "I can tell you that Hunter did not share his business with his dad," Lowell told CNN on Thursday.  "I can tell you that he did not share money from his businesses with his dad.  And as the evidence out there, his dad, like all good parents, tried to help Hunter when Hunter needed that help."

Hunter Goes on Offense, Sues the IRS, His Corruption Is Private.  Hunter Biden didn't like being exposed, so he's suing the IRS whistleblowers who did exactly that.  President Biden's son, Hunter Biden, sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, alleging that his privacy rights were violated when agents aired concerns to Congress and the media about the handling of the investigation into his taxes and business dealings.  So, if you commit crimes, you can now say it invades your privacy?

Did Hunter Biden Lie to His Own Memoir?  In a raft of glowing reviews, Hunter Biden's 2019 memoir "Beautiful Things" was celebrated as an "unflinchingly honest" (Entertainment Weekly), "confession and an act of contrition" (Guardian), that was "candid" and "doesn't hold back details" (New York Times) of his substance abuse and broken relationships.  While describing the book as an "unvarnished confessional," the Washington Post exalted it as a "harrowing, relentless and a determined exercise in trying to seize his own narrative from the clutches of the Republicans and the press.  In the years since, testimony from a former business partner, Devon Archer, and newly disclosed emails indicate that the president's son's memoir was an exercise in spin rather than truth-telling, especially concerning his father's role in his foreign business dealings, which are now the subject of a House impeachment inquiry.  That evidence shows how the Bidens used the memoir to create a politically charged narrative — one largely embraced by the mainstream media — that distorted the truth to protect the family.

Hunter Biden Sues IRS After Whistleblowers Reveal He Was Given Sweetheart Deal for Not Paying Taxes on Millions in Illicit Business Deals.  Hunter Biden sued the IRS after whistleblowers revealed he did not pay taxes on millions of dollars in international money schemes and was given a sweetheart deal from far left investigators.  The whistleblowers released the shocking truth to the American public.  So Hunter Biden is suing them.  Hunter claims the whistleblowers embarrassed him when they reported the truth on his illicit business dealings.

Oversight Dems admit Hunter's longtime business partner handled Biden's finances throughout VP tenure.  House Democrats acknowledged Wednesday that Hunter Biden's then-business partner, Eric Schwerin, handled President Biden's finances for the duration of his vice presidency.  A spokesperson for the Democrat minority of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability told Fox News Digital that Schwerin, the former president of Hunter's Rosemont Seneca Advisors and a frequent visitor to the Obama-Biden White House, served as then-Vice President Biden's "bookkeeper" from 2009 to 2017.  "Notably, Mr. Schwerin, who served as then-Vice President Biden's bookkeeper from 2009 to 2017, explained that he was not aware of any transactions into or out of the then-Vice President's bank account related to business conducted by any Biden family member," the spokesperson said in a statement.

President Pinocchio Joe is a truly terrible liar.  Joe Biden is a terrible liar in every sense; he lies on a terrible scale, and he's terrible at lying.  And as much as I'd like to be kind to an old man and put his constant untrue statements down to memory issues caused by his advanced age and cognitive decline, it's not because of that at all.  No, President Biden just likes to tell humongous self-promoting whoppers, again and again and again.  He's done it his entire political life, and now he's lying so often and so badly that even his most diehard uncritical supporters can't excuse him anymore.

Lawyer For IRS Whistleblowers Explains Why Hunter Biden's Attorneys Are 'Very Clearly' Desperate.  The lawyer for IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley explained Monday on Fox & Friends why Hunter Biden's attorneys are "very clearly" desperate after the president's son sued the IRS.  Hunter Biden sued the IRS on Monday alleging its agents "targeted and sought to embarrass" him by discussing his private tax information and violating his rights as a taxpayer.  The lawyers argue that whistleblowers, like Gary Shapley, violated Hunter's rights to confidentiality by testifying before Congress.  Shapley is not listed as a defendant in the suit.  Tristan Leavitt joined Fox News to discuss the suit, first arguing it amounts to intimidation of whistleblowers and is meant to deter future whistleblowers from coming forward.  "Ultimately, the ironic thing is Hunter Biden is accused of allegedly not paying taxes on a bunch of money but now here.  [H]e is suing the IRS and you know, angry at the investigators, because of an invasion of privacy," co-host Steve Doocy said.

IRS Whistleblower Responds To Hunter Biden Lawsuit Targeting Him.  After news broke that President Biden's son Hunter had filed a lawsuit against the IRS, IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley's legal team issued a statement condemning the action.  Biden filed the lawsuit claiming that IRS agents Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler revealed confidential information about his taxes in public interviews and statements.  "This suit against the IRS is just another frivolous smear by Biden family attorneys trying to turn people's attention away from Hunter Biden's own legal problems and intimidate any current and future whistleblowers," the attorneys for Shapley wrote.

Hunter Biden's texts, emails contradict lawyer's claim that he 'did not share' money from businesses with dad.  Hunter Biden's attorney recently claimed his client "did not share money" from his business dealings with his dad, President Biden, but a 2019 text message and multiple emails appear to contradict this claim.  Abbe Lowell, who has been aggressively defending Hunter, said in a recent interview that he can "categorically" declare that President Biden was not involved in Hunter's previous business dealings and did not profit from any of them.  "I can tell you that Hunter did not share his business with his dad," Lowell said during a recent CNN interview.  "I can tell you that he did not share money from his businesses with his dad.  And as the evidence out there, his dad, like all good parents, tried to help Hunter when Hunter needed that help."

What We Must Believe To Believe Biden Is Innocent.  It's hardly a surprise that the corporate media have rushed to the defense of President Biden pursuant to the impeachment inquiry announced last week by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  More surprising is the absurdity of the arguments they offer on his behalf.  For years, his denials notwithstanding, Biden knew his son ran an international enterprise whose only real service was selling access to the Vice President of the United States to foreign entities who hoped to procure favorable policy decisions from the Obama administration.  This operation generated at least $20 million that was doled out to nine Biden family members, yet we are asked to believe that the "Big Guy" didn't get a cut.

Here's All The Evidence Connecting Joe Biden To Hunter Biden's Foreign Business Dealings.  The amount of evidence connecting Joe Biden to Hunter Biden's business dealings is growing as Congressional investigations continue to reveal new information surrounding Hunter Biden's engagements.  Witness testimony, emails, text messages, flights and additional evidence indicate Joe Biden was knowledgeable about Hunter Biden's business dealings and communicated with his son's business associates on numerous occasions.  Hunter Biden's former business associate Devon Archer testified in July to the House Oversight Committee that Joe Biden spoke with his son's business associates more than 20 times, including a spring 2014 dinner with Russian oligarch Elena Baturina and a spring 2015 dinner with Vadim Pozharskyi, an executive with Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings.

Democrats may dump Joe Biden, but they still own his extreme policies.  Democrats are about to fire President Biden.  Are Republicans ready?  Washington Post columnist David Ignatius ignited a political firestorm recently by veering off script and writing that Joe Biden should retire — a rare chink in the media bulwark protecting the president.  In a follow-up interview, the "Morning Joe" crew echoed concerns about Biden's age.  Others will surely follow; polls showing that Biden might lose to Donald Trump and other GOP 2024 candidates have finally brought Democrats to their senses.  Republicans need to prepare for the very real possibility that Joe Biden is forced out of the 2024 race.  What does that mean?  It means that it's time the GOP stop obsessing about Joe Biden's age, and focus on his disastrous policies instead.  If Biden bows out, all the scrutiny of the president's incoherence, his stiff gait, his moments of confusion and all the other signs of decline will no longer matter.

It's Not Really Joe Biden On The Ballot Next Year.  It's Someone Much Worse.  Joe Biden is making it clear with great regularity that he's unwell and his recent trip overseas is no exception.  The G20 visit included a downright scary press conference in Vietnam that showcased a rapidly declining octogenarian on the world stage who is no longer capable of discharging the duties of his office.  This is not hyperbole; in fact, the cascading situation requires a frank discussion with the American people.  What's happening here is far worse than President Franklin Roosevelt's efforts to keep his wheelchair out of the public eye.  To be clear, President Biden — who is eighty going on ninety — expects the American people to elect him again without campaigning for the office.  As the biased mainstream media obsesses over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's two "freezing" episodes, they treat Biden's ongoing health crisis and the White House's handling of it with kid gloves.  Our president struggles to make coherent points and can barely follow a teleprompter.  He would rather sleep than take questions from the press — perhaps typical for many 80-year-olds — but not for the leader of the free world.  The truth is this president can't even execute a rigged press conference full of softball questions from his allies in the state propaganda service.

The Conundrum.  Ever since the fabled Laptop from Hell entered stage left, the un-raptured of the land have been exposed to gales of evidence that "Joe Biden" ran a family influence-peddling racket as veep, and that it likely has something to do with the extravagant mess spawned in Ukraine.  The crude and lawless labors of the DOJ and the FBI to cover all that up have been failing lately as a harsh music of blown whistles ominously cleaves the dank night air over the Potomac swamp.  The coming House impeachment inquiry, with its extraordinary subpoena powers, can easily un-confuse these matters as Rep Comer (R-KY) goes after the Biden family bank records.

There's More Than Enough Evidence for a Joe Biden Impeachment Inquiry.  "Without evidence."  They want those two words imprinted in your mind whenever you hear about the House impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.  "Since gaining the House majority in January," writes The Associated Press, "House Republicans have aggressively investigated Biden and his son, claiming without evidence that they engaged in an influence-peddling scheme."  Many other pieces use the same language.  Sticking the words "without evidence" into a story is meant to insinuate that the impetus for an investigation is itself meritless.  What kind of people make accusations without evidence, right?  But, as they know, inquiries exist for the purpose of uncovering evidence.  Then again, there already exists tons of substantive proof that Joe Biden was likely "engaged" in the family racket.  Now, it goes without saying that without the Biden last name, there is no Biden Inc.  But numerous witnesses, many with no connection to one another or political agendas, have independently testified that he was involved.

GOP Reps Release 22 Examples Of Biden's Corruption After Dems Claim There's No Evidence.  Democrats and left-wing operatives in the mainstream media say there is "no evidence" that Joe Biden did anything wrong to warrant impeachment.  This key Democrat "talking point" has been carefully crafted as the evidence and seriousness of Biden's corrupt actions is enough to make your blood boil.  In response, the House Oversight Committee has compiled a startling list of 22 pieces of evidence that show Joe Biden's involvement in his son's influence-peddling scheme that raked in millions.

Hunter Can Blackmail His Father Into a Pardon.  When Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea agreement fell apart in spectacular fashion over the summer, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre frantically claimed President Joe Biden would not give his son a pardon.  That there was no possibility of such a thing.  "From a presidential perspective, is there any possibility that the president would end up pardoning his son?" a reporter asked during the daily briefing.  "No," Jean Pierre snapped.  "I just said no.  I just answered."  Her statement was definitive during an uncertain time.  In politics, definitive statements are early signs of regret and words that will likely be eaten later.  Meal time came this week when Special Counsel David Weiss handed Hunter Biden an indictment for three felony gun charges carrying the potential of 25 years in federal prison.  Hunter Biden was indicted by Special Counsel David Weiss on three federal felony counts related to his purchase of a firearm in 2018, two counts being related to his attestation of being drug-free on a purchase form and one count related to his possession of the firearm while using narcotics," Townhall reported.   All of a sudden, the need for a presidential pardon became a solidified reality.

Of Course Public Offices Are for Sale.  No doubt many venal American politicians play the same shady game (after all, there sure are a lot of Congress-critters who enter office destitute and exit office as millionaires), but the Biden Crime Family's particular brand of in-your-face extortion really takes the cake.  When his crackhead son Hunter is awarded a lucrative seat on a corporate board in Ukraine or receives hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Chinese Communist Party, it is not because he is an expert in paying for sex, drugs, and other shameful degradations.  It is because he has been taught how to collect bribes from foreign foes in return for his father's promises to look out for their interests. [...] In contrast [to President Trump], the evidence that Biden has used his various offices for pecuniary benefit is overwhelming.  In emails, witness testimony, and bank account histories, the Biden Crime Family's business of extracting and laundering bribes is easy for any ordinary American to see.  Faced with such blinding corruption, however, the "expert" class now hilariously claims to see nothing.

Biden's alias email predicament.  At the height of Watergate, then-President Richard Nixon boldly asserted that the American people had a right to know "whether or not their president is a crook."  The same is true today.  The question takes on added significance as accumulating evidence suggests that President Biden may have used the influence of the various governmental offices he has held over his long career to enrich himself, his family and his associates.  The people who are supposed to ask tough questions about such matters have been strangely silent on the latest disclosure about the underhanded way in which Mr. Biden communicated with his son Hunter about matters including Ukraine.

Hunter Biden [was] Indicted on the Few Charges That Don't Implicate Joe Biden.  Hunter Biden, the wayward son of President Joe Biden, has been indicted on three federal gun charges — and of all the allegations he faces, these are the only ones that would not implicate his father in wrongdoing.  Special Counsel David Weiss filed three felony gun charges against Hunter Biden on Thursday, which could lead to up to 25 years in prison.  These are the first charges after a "sweetheart" plea bargain fell apart in July when it was questioned by a judge.  But that deal also included misdemeanor charges of willful failure to file federal taxes.  The taxes had to do with the income Hunter Biden appears to have earned thanks to business connections he made with the help of his father, when Joe Biden was vice president.

The Hunter Biden Indictments Are a Ruse.  Here's Why.  Seriously, does anyone believe that Hunter Biden will actually face any jail time?  Would Weiss, one of the architects of Hunter's ridiculous plea deal, actually put Hunter Biden behind bars?  I don't.  But in the meantime, many think it is a possibility.  According to Mike Davis, a former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, we shouldn't be fooled by these indictments, and he explains why.  "Don't be fooled," he began in a lengthy post on X/Twitter.  "Today's indictment of Hunter Biden for gun felonies is just more coverup by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who has protected the Bidens for years."

Beware the DoJ's Hunter Biden distraction.  You don't need to be a political genius to see that this Hunter Biden indictment is an obvious smokescreen for the White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill.  The three-part indictment is very simple and straightforward and could've been brought a long time ago... so why this week?  Why does it come after a rough opening to September for Democrats, with horrible polls released concerning Joe Biden's age and approval ratings — and particularly the same week that Republicans finally pulled the trigger on an impeachment inquiry?  First, it serves to muddy the waters.  The counts in these indictments have nothing to do with what Republicans are doing with their impeachment inquiry, but the two stories will be combined by Democrats and the media — already James Comer is having to separate the two strands.  The gun charges are also the most sympathetic of Hunter's misdeeds, given the drug addiction involved, and therefore allow the White House to spin it as targeting the Biden family in an aggressive way — "He was going through a lot, Joe has nothing to do with buying a gun," etc.  The death of the sweetheart plea deal can now be swept under the rug by saying, "Look, we're the party of law and order now, no one's above the law!  This indictment proves it — let the courts work, just like with former President Trump."

Jim Jordan Blasts 'Face-Saving' Hunter Biden Indictment, Reveals Key Impeachment Inquiry Facts.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Friday that Thursday's indictment of Hunter Biden was a "face-saving exercise" for a Department of Justice (DOJ) under increasing scrutiny and revealed the 'key facts' that House Republicans will rely on as they begin their impeachment inquiry.  Jordan wrote off Thursday's indictment of Hunter Biden as a public relations move as evidence mounts linking Hunter's illegal activities with Joe Biden dating to his time in the Vice President's mansion and exposing the department's mishandling of the investigation for years.  "At some point, it's got to do something" Jordan said of Biden's DOJ.

Impeachment Against Joe Biden:  Possible Key Witness from Ukraine Makes Serious Allegations.  A possible key witness against Biden is speaking out from Ukraine and is making serious accusations against the incumbent U.S. president.  The latter is said to have tried to have him killed.  The accusations carry weight, coming from none other than Ukraine's former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who in 2015 led investigations that became so dangerous to Biden that in 2016 he blackmailed the Ukrainian government into dismissing Shokin.

Impeaching Biden Is The Right Call, But Don't Stop With Him.  With apologies to Speaker McCarthy, the evidence uncovered thus far suggests much more than just a culture of corruption around Biden, but actual, straightforward corruption — foreign oligarchs allegedly bribing then-vice president Biden to make policy decisions that would benefit them.  This wasn't a complicated scheme.  It involved overseas firms hiring or contracting with Biden's son Hunter for access to Biden, and then laundering the money through a bunch of shell corporations.  (Throwing money at Hunter was the best investment a corrupt foreign oligarch could ever make, it turns out.)  As my colleague Jordan Boyd chronicled back in July, dozens of people, including Hunter Biden's former business partners, FBI and IRS whistleblowers, and at least one "highly credible" confidential FBI informant, have corroborated President Biden's involvement in what amounts to a vast international bribery scheme.  An impeachment inquiry is more than justified — there's vastly more evidence of Biden's corruption than there ever was of Trump's, for example — and arguably it's overdue.  Biden is likely the most corrupt president in American history, and impeaching him is the lowest of the low-hanging fruit for the House GOP.

Five Facts That Compel the House's Biden Impeachment Inquiry.  With the commencement of an impeachment inquiry this week, the House of Representatives is moving the Biden corruption scandal into the highest level of constitutional inquiry.  After stonewalling by the Bidens and federal agencies investigating various allegations, the move for a House inquiry was expected if not inevitable.  An impeachment inquiry does not mean that an impeachment itself is inevitable.  But it dramatically increases the chances of finally forcing answers to troubling questions of influence-peddling and corruption.  As expected, many House Democrats — who impeached Donald Trump after only one hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, based on his phone call to Ukraine's president — oppose any such inquiry into President Biden.  House Republicans could have chosen to forego any hearings and use what I called a "snap impeachment," as then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did with the second Trump impeachment in January 2021.

Former Neil Gorsuch Law Clerk: 'Don't Be Fooled' By These Hunter Biden Indictments.  As Spencer wrote on Thursday, the looming gun charges that were part of that aborted sweetheart plea deal for Hunter returned in the form of new indictments, courtesy of Special Counsel David Weiss.  Don't be fooled.  Hunter isn't going to face any legal reckoning or jail time.  It's another legal shield supplied by Weiss, who's been talking out of both sides of his mouth throughout this fiasco.  Yes, he tried to charge Hunter, but he also allowed some of the more serious tax violations to atrophy, thanks to the statute of limitations.  He was a driving force behind the original sweetheart deal that got wrecked after the testimony of IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler.

House GOP probing then-VP Biden's dodgy breakfast meeting with Kazakh bank official at official residence.  As House Republicans move to impeach Joe Biden, congressional investigators are zeroing in on a breakfast the then-vice president hosted in the summer of 2015 at his official residence in Washington, DC, for his son Hunter Biden and two business partners.  Hunter's former best friend in business, Devon Archer, mentioned the meeting in passing during his recent closed door testimony to the House Oversight Committee.  Archer attended the July 7, 2015, meeting at 8:30 am, along with Marc Holtzman, chairman of Kazakhstan's largest bank, Kazkommertsbank.

Hunter Biden indicted on federal gun charges.  Hunter Biden was indicted Thursday on federal gun charges out of Special Counsel David Weiss' investigation.  Biden was charged with making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm; making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer; and one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.  According to the indictment, "on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware, the defendant, Robert Hunter Biden, in connection with the acquisition of a firearm, that is, a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver with serial number RA 551363... knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement, intended and likely to deceive that dealer with respect to a fact material to the lawfulness of the sale of the firearm... in that the defendant, Robert Hunter Biden, provided a written statement on Form 4473 certifying he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, and any other controlled substance, when in fact, as he knew, that statement was false and fictitious."

Associated Press invents new definition of "evidence".  Joe Biden obviously engaged in an influence-peddling scheme, and there is certainly compelling evidence that he engaged in outright bribery — pay for policy.  Biden met with, dined with, and spoke on the phone with Hunter Biden's clients, and in return for cash paid to Hunter, they got regular access to the White House.  Burisma officials even got the White House to collaborate with the company on press statements, and Joe Biden bragged that he pressured Ukraine — by waving a billion dollars in their face — to fire a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma, on whose Board his son Hunter sat.  Joe Biden's business partner told Congressional investigators that Joe Biden's influence was the product that he and Hunter were selling.  [Tweet]

Is Joe preparing to run his wife for 2024?  Wednesday's Cabinet meeting was most interesting.  After a minute of introduction, President Biden turned the meeting over to his wife Jill, who continued to run it.  This allows us a glimpse into the Democrat presidential strategy for 2024: run Jill Biden.  In order for Jill to win the Democrat nomination for president, she needs to do several important things:
  [#1]   Box out Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, and Gavin Newsom.
  [#2]   Maintain DNC support for Joe.
  [#3]   Keep Democrat contributors in line.
  [#4]   Do more and more of the president's job now.
Jill can accomplish these objectives by keeping Joe in the race in order to stop Kamala, Michelle, and Gavin from attracting sufficient Democrat party resources.  Notice that all three are keeping their heads low.  From now until the convention, if any Democrat breaks ranks and starts to look presidential, he will be branded a traitor and effectively excommunicated.  So Joe needs to continue to make noises as if he is going to run.

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Sounds like Lurleen Wallace.

Biden Holds 'Cancer Cabinet' Meeting While Handler Jill Treats Him Like a Child.  Joe Biden held a meeting of his "Cancer Cabinet" on Wednesday.  The Cancer Cabinet is supposed to be working on efforts to combat cancer.  But one of the things that was very evident about the meeting was how halting, old, and slow Biden appeared to be.  He was just supposed to be reading introductory remarks.  Yet still, he had some trouble, struggling through it with some confusion and missed words.  You can see some of that here, as Biden attempted to talk about dealing with "underserved communities."  [Tweet with video clip]

Evidence of Joe Biden's Involvement in His Family's Influence Peddling Schemes.  There is mounting evidence that Joe Biden was involved in his family's influence peddling schemes, including while he served as Vice President.  However, Democrats and their corporate media allies continue to ignore this overwhelming evidence as they seek to distract the American people from the Biden family's corruption.  Below are over 20 examples of Joe Biden's involvement. [...]

Hunter Team Slammed with Stunning IRS Accusation.  Americans were stunned to learn that the DOJ tried to shut down an IRS investigation into Hunter Biden.  We knew that Hunter was facing charges, due to tax crime accusations.  Whistleblowers, however, revealed the investigation was shut down after Biden's DOJ pressured the IRS to go easy on him.  These whistleblowers bravely testified before Congress.  They revealed the IRS was prevented from investigating where Hunter got his money.  Republicans concluded this was an attempt to hide evidence of the Joe-Hunter Biden bribery ring.  But now, it seems the family did more to try to stop the truth from coming out.  And Republicans are fuming.

ABC News Plays Defense for Biden Over House GOP Impeachment Inquiry.  Now that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is finally launching an impeachment inquiry of Joe Biden, we will get to see most of the media pull a complete 180 degree turn on impeaching presidents.  On ABC News, it has already started.  In their coverage of the issue, they repeatedly refer to House Republicans as 'far right' and 'hard right.'  They also say that there is 'no evidence' or 'no hard evidence' of any wrongdoing by Biden.  This is the media gearing up to defend their party and it's so obvious.

Jaw-dropping evidence that GOP will use against Joe Biden is revealed.  President Joe Biden faces an impeachment vote over his alleged ties to his son Hunter's business dealings — many of which have been uncovered by  Emails, texts, photos and documents unearthed by this publication have added to a still-growing body of evidence suggesting that Joe may have been improperly involved in Hunter's shady foreign deals, including when he was Vice President.  That evidence has now prompted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to call a Thursday meeting of top Republicans to plan a vote on impeaching the President.

NYT Report:  Hunter Biden Informally Advises Joe Biden.  Hunter Biden is reportedly an informal adviser to President Joe Biden amid an impeachment inquiry into the president.  Hunter and Joe Biden frequently speak on the phone and "occasionally" talk politics, according to the New York Times, which described Hunter Biden as the president's "informal adviser" who has even shaped the latter's speeches.

FBI official can't recall, refuses to answer questions over Hunter Biden whistleblower cover-up claims.  A top FBI agent involved in the Hunter Biden investigation couldn't recall or refused to answer several questions related to IRS whistleblower claims that the probe into the first son was impeded by the Justice Department.  A transcript of FBI Special Agent Thomas Sobocinski's closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last week, reviewed by The Post, reveals that the Justice Department detailed what Sobocinski could and couldn't talk about with lawmakers a day before his Sept. 7 interview.

Where Are the Burisma Tapes?  Do you remember how excited Senator Chuck Grassley was when he announced that a Ukrainian gas company executive, who had allegedly bribed Joe and Hunter Biden, had 17 audio tapes of their conversations? [...] In reviewing the story, which is now two months old, Grassley asked this question: "What is U.S. Attorney Weiss doing with respect to these alleged Joe and Hunter Biden recordings that are apparently relevant to the high-stakes bribery scheme?"  This is a perplexing question, because nowhere else does it say that the foreign national handed over the tapes to Weiss — only that he made the tapes as an "insurance policy."  But then the question is, an insurance policy against whom?  Protection from the Ukrainians?  From the FBI?  From David Weiss, who has been promoted to Special Counsel, even though the appointment is against policy?  Let's not forget that Weiss has also shown himself to be incompetent, partisan, and irresponsible regarding Hunter Biden's case.

Twilight Of The Democrats.  Biden's poor approval ratings are likely also influenced by the brewing scandal around his son.  Over half of voters believe that the president's actions related to the Hunter Biden probe are inappropriate, and 61% say they think the president was involved in his son's business dealings.  Indeed, there is mounting evidence that Biden's Department of Justice is criminalizing the political activity of his enemies while shielding his son from real prosecution.  When Biden took office, he vowed that his administration would put an end to the division of the Trump years and would restore unity.  Yet, on several occasions, Biden has made highly charged and antagonistic remarks about ordinary American citizens.  Despite the media's efforts to portray him as a wise and grandfatherly figure, Biden often appears to be angry and confused, lashing out at us unpredictably.  Due to the president's age and obvious cognitive decline, it is unclear who is actually running the country and calling the shots.  Biden, a corrupt and disoriented old man controlled by shadowy figures behind the scenes, is emblematic of what the Democratic Party has become.

A Fourth Joe Biden Email Alias Surfaces.  Then-Vice President Joe Biden used a fourth alias, "," as early as 2010 to communicate with his family, according to the nonprofit Marco Polo, based on information from Hunter Biden's "Laptop from Hell."  The House Oversight Committee previously noted only three aliases in its August 17 request to the National Archives for documents related to Joe Biden's email pseudonyms: "Robert Peters," "Robin Ware," and "JRB Ware."

Hanoi Joe is even worse than Hanoi Jane.  Joe Biden found himself in Vietnam on Sunday.  Returning from the G-20 summit in India, he made a pit stop there, supposedly to improve relations with that country as a means of checking China's aggressions.  Instead of saying 'Hello,' like normal presidents say, Biden greeted the Vietnamese with "Gooooood morning, Vietnam," rather shockingly bringing up a line from a movie that was all about the absurdities of the Vietnam War.  His performance was so bad his staff cut his mic and whisked him off the stage.

Keywords:  Stalling, snail's pace, slow-walking, all talk and no action.
McCarthy to Endorse Biden Impeachment Inquiry as 'Logical Next Step' in Corruption Probe.  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) is expected to endorse an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden in a closed-door meeting with House Republicans this week.  McCarthy plans to tell those present that the move is the "logical next step" in the Republican Party's probes of Biden and his son Hunter's alleged influence peddling schemes, Punchbowl News reported Tuesday and Fox News confirmed.  At the private meeting set for Thursday morning, House Judiciary Committee chair Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) and House Oversight Committee chair James Comer (R., Ky.) will each provide an update regarding their respective investigations into the Biden family's foreign business dealings.

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[#1] Joe Biden is far too senile to make any policy decisions, and he has been for some time. Thus there is no point in impeaching Joe Biden for the havoc being inflicted by the "Biden administration."  The actual culprits, which could include Barack H. Obama, DOCTOR Jill Biden, Bernie Sanders, Valerie Jarrett, and many others, will face no punishment (in this life) for what they've done, because Joe Biden is just the curtain they hide behind.  [#2] Joe Biden is likely to die of natural causes long before the spineless Republicans take any action against him.  Joe Biden is not the least bit worried about impeachment.

Biden is a Gold Mine.  Joe Biden is the proverbial gold mine.  Someone is going to give into the all-too-obvious temptation and make a veritable fortune very soon.  Doing so will pretty much permanently ruin that individual's prospects as a major operative in future Democrat doings, but someone, somewhere, is going to grab that overly tempting low-hanging fruit.  There is a "tell-all" book coming soon, without question, an "Emperor Has No Clothes" moment, a "Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain" reveal, one that will cause the objective world to say, "Aha!  Knew it all along!" while making the hyperpartisan Democrat apologists in the government and the liberal media cringe with inescapable, crushing humiliation.  It probably isn't necessary to list every example of verbal incoherence, physical fragility, cognitive decline, or policy illogic and inconsistency.  For the sake of this discussion, we'll leave aside the numerous, undeniable matters of outright financial corruption, influence pedaling, and bribe taking, since it would appear that most of those incidents occurred when Biden was still actually in control of his faculties.

Reporters Laugh at Sleepy Joe During Presser in Vietnam.  Joe Biden traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam to meet with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of the Communist Party of Vietnam.  After spending a couple of days in New Dehli, India, Biden arrived in Vietnam.  The grueling schedule is just too much for old Joe.  He needs a nap and he let everyone know.  Biden held a press conference after he delivered remarks and it was a total disaster.  He opened up the presser by making a joke about a Vietnam War movie.

Then-VP Biden Signed Off on Hunter Business Partner's Burisma Talking Points, Email Reveals.  House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer (R., Ky.) sent a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration on Wednesday requesting "unrestricted special access" to communications between the office of then–vice president Joe Biden and Hunter Biden or his business associates.  The letter requests unredacted copies of the documents included in NARA's "Records on Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Their Foreign Business Dealings" file.  Among the requested documents is a December 4, 2015, email in which longtime Biden family business associate Eric Schwerin sent quotes to Biden's then–communications director Kate Bedingfield that he said the White House should use in response to media outreach regarding Hunter Biden's role on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.  Schwerin sent the email at 10:45 a.m. that day.  Bedingfield responded hours later at 2:30 p.m. saying, "VP signed off on this."

Biden Accused of 'Mosaic' Plagiarism After Editor Noticed Oddly Familiar Phrases In Paper.  A former editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation has raised "shocking" allegations of plagiarism against President Joe Biden, claiming that he discovered instances of unattributed copying in an essay written by the then-Delaware senator more than two decades ago.  The accusations center around an essay defending the Violence Against Women Act, which Biden penned in 2000 during his tenure as a senator.  Roger Severino, who now serves as the vice president of domestic policy at The Heritage Foundation, took to social media to detail his findings, igniting a fresh controversy.

As Biden scandal marches toward impeachment, what Obama knew and when looms large.  In the final days of the Obama presidency, trusted aide Valerie Jarrett made a boast that has aged like spoiled milk.  "The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn't had a scandal and he hasn't done something to embarrass himself," Jarrett declared on national television.  Ironically, the president that Jarrett would later to go work for — Joe Biden — has revealed a jaw-dropping pattern of secret emails with fake account names, weaponized the U.S. Department of Justice against political foes, and entanglement with tens of millions of dollars in foreign money and other ethical conflicts.  The steady stream of tawdry revelations from Biden's vice presidential years makes clear it wasn't just Hillary Clinton and her husband that sought to become richer through the Obama years.  When elected vice president, earned roughly $230,000 a year.  By the time he left the Blair House, Forbes and others estimated his current net worth as $9 million.

What Game is Hunter Biden Playing?  What shameless act or felonious activity was not evidenced on Hunter Biden's laptop?  Racist attitudes toward Asians?  Soliciting prostitution?  Felonious use of drugs?  Photographed nudity and perverse sex?  Admissions to illicit foreign shakedowns?  Hunter all but accused his own father President Joe Biden of also being on the foreign take:  "I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family... Unlike Pop I won't make you give me half your salary."  Hunter's alleged felonies range from bribery to tax evasion.  That he has not yet been prosecuted for anything is scandalous.  His exemption is attributable only to Attorney General Merrick Garland's likely weaponized directives to federal prosecutors to downgrade or forget altogether felony charges against Hunter.

FOIA Turns Up Zilch On The 'Full Authority' Garland Claims He Gave Weiss Over Hunter Biden.  Emails obtained by the Heritage Foundation following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, and shared exclusively with The Federalist, reveal a glaring gap in the documentation maintained by the Delaware U.S. attorney's office:  There is nothing memorializing the authority Attorney General Merrick Garland claims he gave U.S. Attorney David Weiss for the Hunter Biden investigation.  For more than a year, Garland represented to Congress that Weiss held ultimate authority over the Hunter Biden investigation — which the eventual appointment of Weiss as special counsel contradicted.  But now there is more evidence — or rather a lack of evidence — indicating the claimed authority was always a charade.

Republicans Must Impeach Biden.  There is a reason the issue of impeaching President Biden has finally come into the spotlight, and it isn't what you may think.  The Republicans have neither the spine nor the skills to pull off an impeachment, even with a teed-up softball like this.  Democrats want the threat of impeachment without the impeachment itself, but Republicans can call their bluff.  I often said I would fear being grilled by Trey Gowdy in a congressional hearing.  He was excellent at his job and was brutal in cross-examination.  But despite all the information and even drop-dead proof he generated, no one has even been charged, much less brought to justice.  Big hat, no cattle.  No spine.

Joe Biden Isn't Just Coming Across as Inept, Republicans Are Succeeding in Making Him Toxic.  Americans don't have far to look for reasons against voting for Joe Biden in 2024.  It seems that a significant majority across the policy board think he's done a pretty terrible job.  We're now two years out from his disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, and ever since that moment, Americans by and large haven't really trusted that the best people are in charge of our government.  The Biden team has decided to adopt Bidenomics, and they are pointing to their little sheets of paper and saying that, in fact, the economy is great right now and you should just believe them rather than your lyin' eyes.  But while the economy may be better on the coasts and in urban Democratic strongholds simply because of the income gap, across the country, Americans are feeling the pain in the grocery store checkout, the gas pump, and in their bills.  Inflation is still up - in fact, last month's inflation numbers were revised upward while you weren't looking - and Americans are struggling.

Gun charges are the 'least' of the crimes Hunter has committed, top Republican claims.  Top Republican James Comer is accusing Hunter Biden prosecutor David Weiss of attempting to sneak through another 'sweetheart deal' for the president's son - who is facing an imminent indictment for his gun crimes.  On Wednesday, federal prosecutors on Weiss' team said in a filing that they plan to indict Hunter Biden on illegal gun charges - that have a maximum of 10 years in prison - by the end of September.  'They already tried to sneak something through once.  We need to make sure that they don't do it again,' House Oversight Chairman Comer told WABC 770 AM's 'Cats & Cosby Show.'

Tax cheat Hunter Biden not prosecuted by California:  Where is the outrage from Governor Newsom?  Hunter Bided failed to pay federal income taxes on millions in income and some of that income was earned while Biden was living in California, so he likely failed to pay state taxes as well.  The Plea Agreement between Hunter Biden and federal prosecutors filed in the Delaware shows that Hunter failed to pay taxes on millions from companies and individuals in Ukraine, China and Romania.  Hunter was living in California for at least part of the time according to the later filing by prosecutors to dismiss the tax charges in the plea bargain agreement and the intent to refile in California or the District of Columbia.  We can assume that Hunter failed to pay his state income tax as well, since federal and state returns are filed together.

Biden's Official Twitter Account Photoshops President to Look Younger.  Democrat influencers were recently caught photoshopping pictures of President Biden to make him appear younger.  Now, President Biden's own Twitter account has adopted the same strategy.  On Wednesday afternoon, Biden's campaign account, @JoeBiden, tweeted two images of Donald Trump and Joe Biden side-by-side.  The tweet displayed an unflattering picture of Donald Trump at a golf course, next to a bright, confident image of Biden departing Air Force One.  [Tweet]

Age is only a number until you are totally incompetent.  President Trump's presidency looks more and more successful every day by comparison [to Biden].  Who wouldn't love to have those gasoline prices back?  What mom wouldn't love to go grocery store shopping and pay Trump prices when putting items in the cart?  People were better off under Trump's policies and I have not mentioned China running around the world or Iran making noises or Mexico turning more violent by the week.  Yes, President Biden looks old and its scary every time he goes off script.  He might get away with it if results were different, but they are not.

Actually, Joe Biden has doubled the deficit.  Over the past two years, President Joe Biden has made numerous statements suggesting that he is a deficit hawk on par with past presidents such as Calvin Coolidge or Andrew Jackson.  For instance, earlier this year, Biden claimed, "In my first two years, I reduced the debt by $1.7 trillion.  No President has ever done that." [...] Here are the facts.  When Biden entered the White House, the national debt stood at $27.7 trillion.  Two years later, the national debt stands at $32.9 trillion.  Using simple arithmetic, the national debt has increased by $5.2 trillion under Biden.  That is a big difference from a $1.7 trillion reduction.  However, I'll do Joe a favor and give him the benefit of the doubt.  Perhaps he was referring to the deficit, not the debt.

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Don't ever give a proven habitual liar like Biden "the benefit of the doubt."

Biden wanders off during Medal of Honor ceremony.  Is there anyone less fit to be around men of authentic valor than cowardly, self-dealing Joe Biden?  Breaking all protocol as well as common decency, he wandered off the set during a Medal of Honor ceremony, leaving the honoree, Capt. Larry L. Taylor, awkwardly on the podium alone.

House Finds 'Evidence of Collusion' Between Biden's VP Office and Hunter's Business Partners.  House Republicans are noting apparent "collusion" between Hunter Biden's business allies and then-Vice President Joe Biden's office regarding the handling of messaging about Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, and citing a key date for evidence.  Records obtained by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee show that on Dec. 4, 2015, a Biden family business associate suggested talking points to the vice president's office about Burisma.  That same day, Hunter Biden "called D.C." (an allusion to his father) to discuss the growing corruption investigation into the Ukrainian firm, according to testimony from a separate business partner.  House Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., wrote Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan on Wednesday to request records of communications between Biden's vice presidential office and Hunter Biden or his business associates.

Who could forget Carlos Danger and Pierre Delecto?
Obama, Clinton and Biden ALL used secret, fake-name email accounts to hide their actions.  I am surprised that anyone is surprised that, as vice president in the Obama administration, Joe Biden used email accounts under fake names to loop his son Hunter into official US government business.  This is how the Obama administration rolled.  When high officials were involved in a dodgy activity they wanted to shield from public disclosure laws, they frequently used pseudonymous email accounts.  That included President Barack Obama himself.  As I argued at the time, one of the main reasons the Obama Justice Department whitewashed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criminally negligent mishandling of classified information, through the lawless homebrew server system she set up for doing official government business, is that Obama was implicated.  He knew that she was using a non-government communications channel because, numerous times, she used it to correspond with him.

House Oversight Subpoenas Mayorkas, Secret Service For Allegedly Tipping Off Biden Team About Hunter Interview.  The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Secret Service for documents and testimony related to allegations the Secret Service tipped off Joe Biden's 2020 presidential transition team to investigators' plans to interview Hunter Biden.  House Oversight subpoenaed DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for documents and three DHS employees for depositions before the Committee.  The committee also subpoenaed two Secret Service officials for depositions related to testimony from two IRS whistleblowers and a former FBI agent, alleging Secret Service agents tipped off the Biden transition team in December 2020 regarding an upcoming Hunter Biden interview.

Biden's brain, mind, behavior, and character.  [Scroll down]  At times, President Biden struggles with working memory and clarity of focus when answering reporters' spontaneous questions, particularly when more than one question is asked or the answer has several parts.  Biden often seems rigid, angry, and confused during and after his teleprompter speeches.  He often turns his back on reporters and seems irritated at their questions.  This pattern can occur in early stages of dementia and could be dangerous for national security.  Biden, even years before his brain surgeries, had shown perturbations of character involving prevarications.  He once bragged that he had a full scholarship to Syracuse law school and came in the top in his class.  Both were lies.  Biden has said he drove an eighteen-wheeler truck, which is not true.  Biden once claimed he was arrested for demonstrating with Nelson Mandela, which was untrue.  During an earlier presidential campaign, Biden was caught plagiarizing political speech material.  Such plagiarism was one factor in decreased funding for his presidential campaign and his dropping out of that earlier presidential campaign.

Joe Biden, forever stupid.  You can tell a lot about a man once you learn what he fears most, and with Franklin Foer's recent expose of White House doings, Joe Biden's biggest insecurity seems to be his fear of "being perceived as stupid." [...] Stupidity is the most obvious thing about him, starting from the day he got "elected."  We all know it wasn't his brains he got elected on.  Just ask one of those truck drivers moving ballots from state to state for counting.  Beyond that, his dealings with Hunter Biden and his other family members, a long-festering corruption splaying from China to Ukraine to various domestic matters, is rather famous for its stupidity as well as its corruption:  It's always getting leaked out.  Most mafia-type crooks know how to hide their corruption better than Joe Biden does.  Biden lets it all hang, or rather, dribble, out, even as he belatedly tries to cover it up.  From abandoned laptops and diaries, to the proliferation of whistleblowers and angry business partners, to easily detected pseudonym correspondence, to cunning oligarchs with tape recorders, to troves of stashed classifed documents, he's always scrambling, which pretty well tells us that Biden's not too intelligent even at self-preserving corruption.

Is America Under the Thumb of a Shadow President?  [Scroll down]  I don't think the Obamas are pulling any strings; they seem to be enjoying their relaxed post-presidency years too much, with Barack raking in huge speaking fees in between relaxing at one of their many luxurious homes.  Why, with all that, would you want to be bothered with propping up old Joe Biden, especially since there seems to be little love lost between current and former President?  With all of the available evidence in hand, though, I think I have a fairly good idea of who is playing Edith Wilson to Joe Biden's Woodrow:  None other than the First Lady, "Dr." Jill Biden. [...] Jill Biden is clearly the most likely candidate.  Why?  The Biden Administration's clear and present ineptitude.  "Dr." Biden has never shown any particular competence, even in her supposedly chosen field.  That explains volumes about this Dunning-Kruger presidency; the person who is supposed to be in charge doesn't know what's going on, and the person who is actually in charge doesn't know what she's doing.

Uh-oh.  NOW who's the acting president?
White House:  Vaccinated Dr. Jill Biden Stricken with COVID, President Tests Negative.  First Lady Jill Biden has been diagnosed with COVID, but President Joseph R. Biden Jr., tested negative, according to statements Monday evening issued from the White House.  "This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19.  She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms.  She will remain at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware," said the First Lady's communications director Elizabeth Alexander in a statement posted on the WH website.

Jill Biden tests Positive for COVID with 'mild symptoms' and will remain at Rehoboth Beach home.  First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for coronavirus, her office confirmed on Monday night, as the White House said Joe Biden has tested negative.  The 72-year-old is 'experiencing only mild symptoms' and will remain at the couple's home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, a statement said.  Meanwhile the White House said the president has, so far, tested negative for COVID, as cases of the virus are on the rise again globally.

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The occupants of the White House are presumably some of the most "vaccinated" and carefully-protected people in the world.  So there are really only two explanations for this story:  [#1] The COVID shots and masks don't work, or [#2] Jill Biden doesn't really have COVID, and the whole story is an infomercial for the return of masks and lockdowns.

Ex-FBI Agent Reveals the Top Brass' Unusual Order Regarding Hunter Biden.  Many factors were at play regarding why the Hunter Biden bribery scandal was buried for so long.  The media didn't care.  The political class and their allies interfered in the investigations into the president's son, which kept the story hidden.  And half the country was duped into thinking this was a Russian disinformation operation launched during the final weeks of the 2020 election.  It took a Republican takeover of the House to bring these details to light, which has triggered an avalanche of corroborating testimony and related evidence that the Biden family are a bunch of crooks, selling access to government officials for a price and funneling that cash through shell companies.  Over 170 suspicious activity reports from six banks point to something felonious, with Hunter banking $20 million from central Asian oligarchs.  Unsurprisingly, the Bidens dealt with figures whose interests were not aligned with that of the United States.  The 'veneer of access' talking point Democrats tried to sell died on impact:  there is no veneer if tens of millions are being transferred.  Hunter had the access — hence the price.

Biden Bizarrely Says He Has 'No Home to Go to' - Claims He's Not Vacationing at the Beach.  President Joe Biden told reporters Sunday that he had "no home to go to," citing that as the reason he was spending another night at his vacation house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Biden seemed a little defensive about his presence at the popular seaside destination, particularly following criticism he received for sunning on the beach in Delaware in the immediate aftermath of the deadly Maui wildfires.  "By the way, the reason I'm here today, just for one day — I know you think I'm on vacation, I'm not.  I have no home to go to," Biden told reporters, apparently unprompted, Sunday after attending Mass at St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach.

Biden Laments 'I Can't Go Home Home' While Enjoying Rehoboth Beach.  President Joe Biden is a man of many houses but just one home, it seems.  He made that clear Sunday when he told the press in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, he was not on vacation even as he enjoyed a sun, surf, and sand escape.  The admission came after he went to Mass locally at St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church.  "I have no home to go to," lamented Biden, who lives at the White House weekdays and spends most weekends escaping to the delights of Delaware, where he has not one but two residences.

Party!  Party!  Congress is the only place in the federal government where an opposition party has the authority to direct events.  Mr. Comer who chairs the House Oversight Committee has assembled enough evidence of bribery and treason for Speaker Kevin McCarthy to commence an impeachment inquiry right away into the conduct of President "Joe Biden."  I've used quotation marks around Mr. Biden's name since he ascended magically to this office in 2021 because it is obvious that he is only pretending to run the executive branch, and has been since day one on January 20, 2021.  His March 5, 2020, Super Tuesday victories, after a drubbing in the Iowa Caucuses (4th place) and New Hampshire primary (5th place), had an odor of supernatural contrivance.  His campaign from "the basement" was a joke, and it's still entirely possible, despite three years of massive gaslighting, that his victory in the 2020 election was a fraud.

What the Left Did to Our Country.  Covid had allowed the unwell Biden to run a surrogate campaign from his basement as he outsourced his politicking to a corrupt media.  Senility proved a godsend for Biden.  His cognitive disabilities masked his newfound radicalism and long-accustomed incompetence.  Unlike his past failed campaigns, the lockdowns allowed Biden to be rarely seen or heard — and thus as much liked in the abstract as he had previously been disliked in the concrete.  His handlers, the Obamas, and the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren radical Democrats, saw Biden's half-century pretense as a gladhander — good ole Joe Biden from Scranton — as the perfect delivery system to funnel their own otherwise-unpopular leftwing agendas.  In sum, via the listless Biden, they sought to change the very way America used to work.  And what a revolution Biden's puppeteers have unleashed in less than three years.

Even WaPo's 'Fact-Checker' Has Had Enough of Biden's Constant Lies.  Up to now, the Washington Post's resident "Fact-Checker" Glenn Kessler has been a loyal propagandist for the leftist establishment, never breaking character or giving any sign that he was interested in or even capable of independent thought.  Even Kessler, however, seems to have finally had enough of Old Joe Biden's constant lying.  On Thursday, Kessler made what for the WaPo amounted to a remarkable admission:  much of what Old Joe blathers on about is not "credible."  That's a polite way of saying that the faux president is a liar.  Yes, you knew that.  Everyone did.  But for the Washington Post, which has doggedly carried water for this disastrous regime even as it has driven America into a ditch, to admit it was momentous.  To be sure, Kessler never accuses Biden of lying outright, despite Old Joe's lengthy history of lies that goes all the way back to his plagiarism in law school.

Keywords:  Goldbrick, indolent, loafer, shiftless, torpid.
Joe Biden Has Spent 40 Percent of Presidency Away on Personal Trips.  President Joe Biden has spent 40 percent of his time as president on personal trips away from the White House, according to data calculated by the Republican National Committee.  The finding that Biden has spent 382 of his 957 days in the presidency away from the Oval Office was corroborated by the New York Post, using White House reports of Biden's movements.

Biden Meets with Paltry Crowd in Live Oak, Florida For His Cheap Photo-Op.  Joe and Jill Biden on Saturday reluctantly traveled to Live Oak, Florida to survey the damage from Hurricane Idalia.  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis snubbed Biden and refused to meet up with him for his cheap photo-op.  Hurricane Idalia hit Florida's west coast earlier this week as a Category 3 storm.  Biden showed up in Florida for a quick photo-op after major backlash for ignoring the Maui wildfires as he enjoyed back-to-back vacations.

Cutting Through Biden's 'Illusions'.  Shokin is talkin,' and that could spell even more bad news for Joe Biden's stubborn insistence, in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary, that he had nothing to do with his son's slimy "business" activities. [...] The explanations Biden's apologists offer for the breathtaking corruption he and his family have clearly engaged in seem a lot like desperate pitches on behalf of an unsellable movie script; changing fiction offered in an attempt to address each freshly sprouting revelation of their surprisingly brazen bribery and political protection operation.  But despite laboring to appear unruffled, even contemptuous of investigators' discoveries, each newly-filled piece of the payoff puzzle puts in sharper focus Joe's betrayal of the multiple oaths of office he's taken over the course of his long public career.  Now his loyalists have seized upon something former Biden partner Devon Archer regurgitated to a House committee in his recent closed-door appearance.  Archer quite damagingly admitted that Joe had indeed spoken to Hunter's associates numerous times, and further revealed that Shokin's activities were seen as a threat to Burisma.  His mentioning of the Biden "brand" did no great help to their cause either.

Happenings Await.  "Joe Biden" has LARPed his way to the final act of his performance.  The evidence of his high crimes, and the covering-up of those high crimes by our lawless law officialdom, is piled high enough to eject him into the swales of infamy.  We know exactly how the Ukraine grift went down — the documentation is stark and florid — as is the rest of the family's bribery operations in other lands not necessarily friendly to our own land.  So, add treason to bribery and there you have the complete kit of perfidious treachery against the nation.  "Joe Biden" will be removed most likely by his own party before an impeachment inquiry can be launched in Congress.  Not even The New York Times and CNN would be able to ignore the horrific spectacle and the party's own minions might be shamed into learning how they were hosed for so many years.

New Emails Explain Why Burisma Offered Hunter Biden That Cushy Board Seat.  Hunter Biden's laptop is a treasure trove of potentially felonious activity.  It's a roadmap into the entire Biden operation concerning shady deals with corrupt oligarchs whose monies were funneled into shell companies owned by the family.  These proceeds soared into the millions of dollars, which explains the over 170 suspicious activity reports from six banks regarding the family's financial transactions.  Joe Biden's son raked in $20 million from these people — he still didn't know what was going on?  Any parent would know, and Hunter isn't one to keep his mouth shut about his lucrative exploits.  His ego wouldn't allow it.

Biden's Growing Feebleness Is Getting Harder for the Media to Cover Up.  The number one problem Joe Biden faces going into his re-election bid is the economy.  It stinks.  A majority of Americans think it stinks.  Almost every previous presidential election was based on the voter's perspective on the economy.  Ronald Reagan's question still haunts all incumbents:  "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?"  The pandemic and the economic fallout from business closings, supply chain disruptions, and $5.2 trillion in government spending — which led to a painful spike in inflation — have made the Reagan question somewhat irrelevant.  The economy has come roaring back to almost where Trump left it.  But people's perspective on the economy is still clouded.  That's why this election may very well be decided by other factors.

The Self-Mythification of Joe Biden.  Mr. Biden has been around the political arena since the mid-seventies and has a track record of mediocrity and of prevarication to suit his needs, but many Americans ignored his track record in 2020 because they didn't want Donald Trump to get another chance at making America great again.  The interesting aspect of Joe Biden's victory over Trump was that Americans were so steeped in their Progressive ideology (and hatred for Trump) that they knowingly chose a professional, self-serving, corrupt politician with a sub-stellar history to lead the country.  It was not a case of the blind leading the blind; it was the blind voting for a man they knew despised the blind!

James Comer: 'There Was Never Any Evidence' That Ukraine Prosecutor Biden Had Fired Was Corrupt.  Newly unearthed government documents from the Obama era thoroughly debunk Joe Biden's repeated claims that former Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin had to be fired because he was corrupt.  The memos reveal that Biden likely acted alone and counter to US policy when he threatened in December 2015 to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees for Ukraine in exchange for Shokin's ouster.  "There was never any evidence that Shokin was corrupt," declared House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) Wednesday.  In fact, in the weeks leading up to Biden's December 2015 visit to Kyiv, multiple Obama officials said they were "impressed" with the "progress" Shokin's office had made in rooting out corruption.

Fresh Evidence Airs Hunter's Most Corrupt Laundry Yet.  Joe Biden maintains that he knew nothing of his son Hunter's business dealings.  That is becoming a harder line to believe, considering the testimony and evidence coming out.  It seems Biden and his son had a very close relationship while Joe was vice president.  Former colleagues even claim Hunter included his father on numerous business meetings via phone.  But it seems this mutual relationship when both ways.  Many Americans are troubled by the idea that Biden was using his influence as vice president to help his son.  But a new email reveals that was only the start of it.  It appears the shady, criminally-charged son was influencing Biden's vice presidency.

Report: Hunter Biden's Firm and Vice President Biden's Office Exchanged Over 1,000 Emails.  New records released by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) reveal that Hunter Biden's firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners, exchanged over 1,000 emails with the office of then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama Administration.  As the New York Post reports, the records were released by NARA on Wednesday after a request from the conservative legal advocacy group America First Legal (AFL).  At least 861 emails were sent or received by the Office of the Vice President during the period of time between January of 2011 and December of 2013, and over 200 more emails remain hidden due to the Biden White House citing executive privilege.  "Release would disclose confidential advice between the President and his advisors, or between such advisors," NARA claimed in its statement responding to AFL.

If Hunter Biden is not a public official, as we are so often reminded, why does he have executive privilege?
White House Asserts Executive Privilege over 200 Hunter, Joe Biden Records.  The White House asserted executive privilege over 200 records housed at the National Archives (NARA) concerning Hunter Biden's business interactions with the Office of the Vice President during the Obama administration, according to America First Legal (AFL) on Wednesday.  America First Legal launched a lawsuit to obtain records from NARA encompassing communications between January 2011 and December 2013 with the name of Hunter Biden's company, "Rosemont Seneca."

Hunter Biden Flew with Joe Biden on Numerous Air Force Two Flights to 13 Different Countries.  There has never been a more crooked family in politics than the Biden family.  Joe Biden flew his son Hunter Biden with him on Air Force 2 to thirteen different countries according to newly discovered records.  On several of these trips Hunter Biden was hidden from public view or was already waiting in the car before Joe Biden departed the plane.

America First Legal Has Over 1,000 E-Mails Between Joe Biden (as Vice President) and Rosemont Seneca.  Looks like Robert L. Peters or JRB Ware or Joe Biden or whatever name he goes by now is in deep shit.  The corrupt media can only ignore for so long over 1,000 e-mails between Biden (while he was Obama's VP) and Hunter Biden's shell company Rosemont Seneca.  [Tweet]

Americans are getting wise to Joe Biden's corruption — despite his media gatekeepers.  Almost half the country thinks Joe Biden is corrupt, according to a new YouGov poll.  While most Democrats are being ostriches, even 52% of independents don't believe the "Honest Joe" malarkey about the "poorest man in Congress" anymore.  Among Americans who voted for Biden in the 2020 election, a full 13% have been red-pilled.  They have eyes, and common sense, and somehow the avalanche of incriminating evidence spewing forth from the House Oversight Committee has managed to bypass the gatekeepers of the media and slowly permeate the public consciousness.  Once people with eyes and common sense see the evidence about the influence-peddling racket operated by Joe's son Hunter and brother Jim to make millions of dollars from shady characters in China, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, etc., while Joe was vice president, it is impossible not to grasp the corrupt nature of that business and Joe's role in it.

DOJ tells Jordan FBI subpoenas can't 'be enforced,' warns Hunter Biden inquiry 'ongoing'.  The Department of Justice informed the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday night that it would not cooperate with subpoenas for two FBI agents involved in the department's investigation of Hunter Biden because of the committee's stipulations for their depositions.  Carlos Uriarte, DOJ assistant attorney general, claimed in a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner to committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) that his subpoenas to the two agents "lack legal effect and cannot constitutionally be enforced" because Jordan had prohibited DOJ lawyers at their depositions.

Bongino: Cocaine Left in Wh Wasn't an Accident, but a Delivery According to an 'Insider'.  Dan Bongino, a conservative talk show host, said he has received new information that makes it probable that the cocaine discovered in the White House in July was intended for a Biden family member.  The cocaine was discovered on July 2nd.  ABC reports that less than two weeks later, the Secret Service terminated its investigation without designating a suspect, stating there was insufficient evidence to prosecute anyone.  Sunday, Bongino provided a different perspective on the notion that the substance was connected to Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.  He began his account of a phone conversation with a "insider" by stating that the caller referred to the Biden family as "trash."

Marjorie Taylor Greene Demands Impeachment Inquiry to Uncover Joe Biden's 5K Alias Emails.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is "outraged" about Republicans' failure to immediately open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden following the revelation that the National Archives (NARA) possesses about 5,400 emails and records pertaining to Biden's email aliases.  "I'm frankly very angry that we haven't done it yet," Greene said about a potential inquiry.  "And it better happen when we get back into session.  I want it the first week."  Joe Biden's email aliases — "Robert Peters," "Robin Ware," and "JRB Ware" — were used to share government information and discuss business with Hunter Biden and associates, according to the Southeastern Legal Foundation, which filed a lawsuit to compel the agency to turn over the emails.

Top House GOP chairmen launch probe into Hunter Biden special counsel appointment.  House Republicans are extending an investigation into Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of Special Counsel David Weiss to oversee Hunter Biden's federal case.  A joint letter sent by the chairmen of the Oversight, Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees said Weiss's elevation from Delaware U.S. Attorney to special counsel "raises numerous concerns," claiming it undercuts Garland and Weiss's previous insistence that the prosecutor was already operating independently without political pressure.  "Given the extremely serious nature of these issues, the Committees expect unfettered cooperation with our oversight from both you and the Department," the letter said.

Using the Dictator's — and the Mafia's — Playbook.  The most egregious example of the Dem's control of institutions is the Hunter Biden laptop affair.  Hunter's laptop has been in FBI custody since November 2019.  It contains tens of thousands of emails, videos, bank records, documents, etc. that prove Joe Biden and the Dems took bribes and acted as foreign agents working against the United States.  Immediately after the NY Post published an article (October 2020) about Hunter's laptop, 51 intelligence experts claimed it was Russian disinformation.  Those 51 experts lied, as did Big Tech, Big Media, and every Democrat.  Hunter's laptop is real, and was authenticated by the FBI in 2019.  The laptop proves Joe's bribery guilt.  Despite the FBI having the laptop, they refuse to investigate, the DoJ refuses to prosecute, and the media refuses to report — absolute proof that the Dems control every power institution.

National Archives reveals it has 5,400 Biden emails in which the president potentially used Fake Names to forward government information.  President Joe Biden may have used pseudonyms in nearly 5,400 emails, electronic records and documents when he was vice president, a bombshell letter from the National Archives and Records Administration reveals.  The trove of communications was confirmed after the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for emails connected to aliases allegedly used by Biden, including Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters, and JRB Ware.  Republicans have been demanding the release of the emails they say could show Biden used the names to discuss foreign business with his son and share information on countries where he was doing deals.

The Latest Juicy Nugget in the Biden Bribery Scandal.  The evidence that Hunter Biden was selling influence with his father's full knowledge and participation is already quite substantial. [...] As we know from Archer's testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Burisma's leadership called on Hunter Biden, who was sitting on the Burisma board at the time while earning $1 million a year, to help the company, which was under investigation.  A call to Washington, D.C., was made two days before Joe Biden visited Kyiv, Ukraine, in December 2015 to request that the Obama-Biden administration do what they can to get Shokin fired.  Shokin was ultimately fired due to Biden using a $1 billion loan to Ukraine as leverage, under the pretext that Shokin was not doing enough root out corruption.  However, a Department of Justice memo from shortly before Biden's visit indicated that the position of the Obama-Biden administration was that Ukraine had made sufficient progress implementing anti-corruption reforms and deserved the loan — proving that Joe Biden was acting in his own personal interests, not that of the administration.  So, what did Devon Archer and John Kerry discuss?

Joe Biden sent at least 5,400 pseudonymous emails as VP.  [T]he National Archives and Records Administration is in possession of as many as 5,400 email messages involving Joe Biden where he used one of at least three pseudonyms, many discussing official government business.  And, of course, plenty of them were sent to or copied to First Son Hunter.  You know, the guy that he never spoke to about his foreign business dealings.  And now a constitutional legal group has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the National Archives to turn them all over.  Why a lawsuit would be required has yet to be made clear, particularly since they are obligated to provide nonclassified government records upon request.

Law Group Sues National Archives Demanding Federal Agency Turn Over 5,400 Biden Pseudonym Emails.  The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is being sued to turn over approximately 5,400 emails connected to then-Vice President Joe Biden's pseudonym accounts to forward government information and business with his son, Hunter Biden, and others.  Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) filed a federal lawsuit against the agency on Monday after NARA officials confirmed with other sources that Biden used three personal pseudonym email accounts under the names Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters, and JRB Ware but has since "dragged its feet and still has not produced a single email," the law group said in a news release.  "All too often, public officials abuse their power by using it for their personal or political benefit," Kimberly Hermann, general counsel for the legal foundation, said.  "When they do, many seek to hide it.  The only way to preserve governmental integrity is for NARA to release Biden's nearly 5,400 emails to SLF and thus the public.  The American public deserves to know what is in them."  The group identified thousands of potentially responsive records from NARA after submitting a Freedom of Information Act request in June in its latest effort to investigate allegations that Biden communicated with Hunter regarding his foreign business dealings dating back to 2017.

Emails Show David Weiss Collaborated with DOJ to 'Subvert' House Probe into Hunter Biden Case.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) intervened on behalf of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to respond to congressional inquiries related to its probe into the Biden family business, emails unearthed from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit show.  The collaboration raises questions about if Weiss' responses to congressional investigators were under the direction of the DOJ and if Weiss and the DOJ colluded to mislead Congress.

Two Presidents, Two Disasters, Two Narratives.  [Scroll down]  Flash forward from 2005 to 2023, with another disaster in a different state, this one being a raging wildfire in Maui, Hawaii.  Leaving aside all the oddities of the fire and circumstances, and the inept government response, focus on today's president, how he reacted to the disaster and how the media reported on everything.  Lahaina was engulfed in flames on August 8, after a series of smaller wildfires on Maui, driven by high winds from passing Hurricane Dora.  Not only did President Biden not do a flyover, he went on vacation and had nothing to say about the Maui inferno.  Compassionate Joe, a week after the Maui fire asked, "Congress for $40 billion to support Ukraine, replenish US disaster aid and bolster border." That's on top of the $100+ billion already spent on Ukraine waging a fruitless and losing proxy war against Russia.  What did Maui residents get, other than a "no comment"?

Save the Rule of Law By Destroying It?  We are witnessing the daily deterioration of President Biden to the point that caricature and jokes about his senility are no longer funny.  He is not just an embarrassment but becoming an existential danger to the country.  Does anyone believe that in a national crisis over Taiwan or nuclear escalation in Ukraine, Joe Biden would or could make the final decision?  Biden cannot finish a teleprompter sentence without slurring his words, losing his place, or screaming and whispering in incoherent fashion.  If that is his public persona, what he is like in private sessions of governance?  He spontaneously both shouts angrily and creepily whispers for effect.  Moving a lightweight aluminum beach chair becomes a Herculean task.  In almost every impromptu speech Biden flat-out lies or spins self-serving autobiographical fantasies — often in the midst of foreign dignitaries, grieving families, and refugees from devastating natural disasters.  Biden often does not know where he is on stage or where he is to enter or exit.  He is one fall from oblivion.  Not since Woodrow Wilson's final year in office, has any president simply been unable to fulfill his duties, both physically and cognitively. [...] Yet there has been almost no serious speculation in Congress or among the cabinet about invoking the 25th Amendment.  This silence is doubly strange given the Left's former fixation between 2017-21 with removing Trump by any means possible — including invoking the 25th Amendment.

We Have Another Development in the Hunter Biden Bribery Saga.  Sarah wrote about Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin breaking his silence about his dismissal from his post that he alleges was over his investigation into Burisma, which has sparked allegations that Biden family corruption played a part in his firing.  Hunter Biden and his associate, Devon Archer, had cushy positions on the Ukrainian energy company's corporate board.  Hunter was paid $50,000/month, the fee top Burisma executives paid for access to top American officials.  Then-Vice President Joe Biden boasted about how he got Shokin fired by threatening to withhold aid to the country.  It comes back to the FD-1023 report from the FBI, where the bureau's confidential informant claimed that Joe and Hunter were paid $10 million in bribes by Burisma officials.  In return, the Bidens get rich, and Burisma gets a legal shield.  The latest development on those allegations is that Archer met with then-Secretary of State John Kerry weeks before Shokin was given the axe.

Yes, when I think back about 9/11/2001, the first place that comes to mind is Alaska.
Biden will observe 9/11 in Alaska instead of the traditional NYC, Virginia or Pennsylvania events.  President Joe Biden will observe next month's 22nd anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil at an Alaska military base with service members and their families, the White House announced.  Biden will not participate in any of the observances at 9/11 memorial sites in New York City, Virginia or Pennsylvania.  Instead, the president will stop in Alaska for a Sept. 11 observance at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on his way back to Washington after a trip to Asia.

Spoiler:  Yes.
Is Joe Biden the Worst President in History?  Is Joe Biden the worst, the most depraved, blundering, and corrupt president in American history, as many have now come to believe?  Victor Davis Hanson refers to the Biden clan as "likely the most corrupt presidential family in American history." Vito Corleone was a Boy Scout compared to Joe Biden.  Indeed, Biden is so unprincipled and degenerate a specimen of humanity as to seem almost fictional, a Manchurian president intent on humiliating, perverting, and ultimately bringing down the country he is sworn to honor and represent.  There is considerable consensus on this account.

Barack Obama the Vindictive Enforcer.  [Scroll down]  Let's face it: it is highly unlikely Joe Biden came up with the idea to cut open Trump's border wall in Arizona.  Nor is it likely that the guy who couldn't find his way to a podium accomplished the goal of abandoning U.S. soldiers Benghazi-style or haphazardly arming the Taliban with billions of dollars in military war weaponry.  Every policy decision, from the diminishing supply chain to destroying energy independence to the economic crippling of the middle class to the devastating invasion at the border to the vaccine mandates, hints at the forced exoneration of Obama's hurt feelings — on steroids.  Then add to the equation the travelers aboard Biden's clown car, which include Giggles Harris, Sniffles Hunter, and the esteemed Dr. Jill.  And if that motley crew being within a mile of the nuclear codes isn't scary enough, what's even more disturbing is how everyone who dared question the 2020 election is being tarred; feathered; disgraced, and primed for political, professional, and in Trump's case literal gallows.

Former top Ukraine prosecutor comes out swinging against Joe and Hunter Biden.  In an exclusive interview with Fox News, former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin detailed the involvement he believed President Biden, the then-vice president, played in his firing and how it involved Hunter Biden's business dealings.  During the interview with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, Shokin said he was ousted in 2016 because he was investigating Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company where Hunter Biden served on the board.  Shokin also claimed that Joe and Hunter Biden accepted bribes in the case, and that the then-vice president ultimately hurt America's reputation and created the groundwork for Russia to invade Ukraine.

Hunter Biden Has Moved Into a Malibu Home That Costs $15,800 Per Month.  While Democrats and the media are giddy over Trump being treated like a common criminal, President Biden's son Hunter has been moved into a Malibu home that costs a stunning $15,800 per month.  Hunter's taxpayer funded Secret Service detail is living in a nearby home with a similar price tag.  Hunter must be selling a lot of those high-priced paintings these days.

Miranda Devine finds Hunter Biden's new Malibu pad a bit pricey 'for 2 people without jobs'.  By many accounts, Hunter Biden had been living in the White House for quite some time and enjoying some travels on Air Force One.  Ah, the perks of being close to the "Big Guy"!  However, Miranda Devine spotted a story about the president's son, who is supposedly being investigated by a special counsel, and his fancy new digs:  [Tweet]  Has Hunter been moving some more of his finger paintings for big bucks to "friends"?  [Tweet]  The Daily Mail has more about the one-year rental as well as the one across the street that taxpayers are picking up the tab for: [...] According to the story the house is in a gated community, because for Democrats "walls don't work" for you or the national border but they definitely work for them.

Imagine Joe Biden's grate takes on great tragedies.  A wildfire on Maui this month burned down an entire town.  It was because the local electric company spent far more money pandering to the Greens than on making their power lines safe.  And because the local water czar refused to divert water to firefighters because "water equity."  It left over a hundred people dead and hundreds more still missing.  Joe Biden's comment was "No comment."  After all, he was on vacation — as he is 40% of the time — from the rigors of his usual vacation in the White House.

Joe Biden's got many aliases. The big question is why.  Robert L. Peters is a man with many names.  "Celtic."  "The Big Guy."  According to congressional investigators, most citizens know him as "President Joe Biden."  Aliases are tricky things.  They are sometimes innocent or essential like the code name that the Secret Service gives you as part of your protection like "Celtic."  Then there are nicknames that are preferred to your given name.  Take "The Big Lebowski."  He did not like being called Mr. Lebowski and preferred "Dude" but he was flexible:  "I'm The Dude.  So, that's what you call me.  You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or, uh, Duder, or, you know, El Duderino.  If you're not into the whole brevity thing."  It appears that Biden also preferred on occasion not to be called "Mr. Biden."  The question is why and whether Mr. Peters is more Big Lebowski or Big Guy.

Former Mob Boss Sheds Light on Biden Family Corruption.  Former mobster Michael Franzese, 72, operated for many years as a caporegime in the Colombo crime family.  He joined Fox News' Jesse Watters on Thursday night to discuss the striking similarities between the Biden family's alleged money laundering operation and his own experiences.  (How much longer must we preface every mention of the Biden family's activities with the word "alleged"?)  Franzese funneled money through a series of 18 shell corporations.  He told Watters that these companies consisted only of a bank account through which funds could be laundered.  Like the Biden family's shell corporations, these businesses "had no brick and mortar office[s], we had no employees, we had no product that we were selling."  They were set up for the sole purpose of obfuscation.

Biden Suddenly Extends His Vacation, Leaving the WNBA Champs Hanging and Questions Abounding.  If members of the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces were excited to meet Joe Biden and the First Lady on Friday, they were left disappointed.  According to Peter Doocy, the president suddenly extended his vacation in Lake Tahoe, choosing to instead send in the B-team of Kamala Harris and her husband to facilitate the White House event.  Far be it from me to defend the terrible sports product that is the WNBA, but it seems pretty disrespectful for the Bidens to decide at the last minute that they had better things to do than to show up for an event that was planned months ago.

Unreasonable flight restrictions over presidential vacation spots.  A security alert that was issued yesterday didn't really draw much media attention, which is understandable since not all that much unusual activity took place.  But it's still worth a look because it highlights a disturbing trend that we've been witnessing for nearly two years now.  The event in question involved an incursion into restricted airspace by a small, civilian plane over Lake Tahoe in California Friday morning.  Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled in response, along with a Coast Guard helicopter.  Flares were fired in the vicinity of the small plane.  So why was the airspace restricted?  Because Joe Biden and his family were still vacationing there, of course.

The Biden Clan's Con Is Coming to an End.  Despite years of Biden family and media disinformation, we are finally learning that Joe Biden really did fire Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin for looking into state corruption involving the oil company Burisma and Hunter Biden — and ultimately Joe Biden himself.  As Vice President, Biden, in his own words, bragged that he had threatened to cancel the deliverance of American foreign aid to Ukraine unless Shokin was dismissed.  So what is the Congress to do now — un-impeach and exonerate an innocent impeached Donald Trump, and instead impeach a guilty Biden for essentially the same allegations?  After all, the Left redefined the impeachment bar in 2019 as leveraging foreign aid to Ukraine to benefit one's political career.  And that is exactly what Joe Biden did to ensure his son could continue to raise millions for the Biden family with foreign governments, while being shielded from political consequences.

Why the House Has No Alternative to an Impeachment Inquiry into President Biden.  When Congress returns next month, it has little alternative but to launch a long-discussed impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.  For House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the case for an inquiry came from a most unlikely source:  Attorney General Merrick Garland.  The debacle in the Hunter Biden investigation has left most objective legal analysts in disbelief, with one CNN analyst calling it an "unholy mess."  Even before the collapse of a widely condemned "sweetheart deal" with Hunter, the investigation headed by U.S. Attorney David Weiss was a growing concern for many observers.  In prior years, I wrote about Garland's refusal to appoint a special counsel despite the obvious conflicts posed by the potential involvement of President Biden in his son's alleged influence-peddling scandal.  I also raised the problem of an investigation that remained ongoing for years as the statute of limitations expired on major potential crimes.

Media hides it but Bidens are in big trouble.  Seems the "nothingburger," as the progressive press likes to call the Hunter Biden saga, is turning into a Whopper.  The latest:  Hunter's lawyers threatened to put President Biden on the stand if Hunter were to be charged.  "President Biden now unquestionably would be a fact witness for the defense in any criminal trial," lawyer Chris Clark wrote in a 32-page letter obtained by Politico.  Hunter faced possible gun charges for buying a weapon as a drug user.  What was Joe Biden going to testify?  Stand up for his son and say the prosecution violated the Second Amendment?  The same president who is shutting down hundreds of gun dealers?  Or wait, maybe Joe was going to testify that Hunter didn't need to pay taxes on all his earnings because much of the money was going to benefit Joe and family.  Perhaps he would have a defense for the Foreign Agents Registration Act.  But we thought that Joe knew nothing about his son's businesses.  How useful a witness could he be?

The Editor says...
Yes, by all means, put Joe Biden on the witness stand and see if he can stay awake for ten minutes and refrain from making some incriminating admission.  I'd like to see that.

President Biden's Dementia.  Has President Biden become so senile that he is now longer qualified to be commander-in-chief?  The outward signs of dementia are everywhere.  He often appears confused, unsure of his next move, and unable to remember his speech.  Key political terms such as the "national debt" are improperly used, while his memory lapses include falsely claiming to have observed an event or declaring a climate emergency.  Even the Washington Post has raised serious doubts about the president's mental acuity.  Off-the-cuff remarks sometimes make no sense whatsoever.  Such incidents have become commonplace and cannot be explained by slips of the tongue or fatigue.  Nevertheless, the outward signs of dementia — confused mumbling, forgetfulness and the like — do not necessarily prove incompetence.

The right time to dump Biden is approaching.  This is one indication:
WaPo columnist changes his mind, calls for Joe Biden to be fully investigated over Hunter's business dealings.  President Biden involvement in his son Hunter's business dealings "deserves a serious investigation," Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen wrote on Tuesday.  In his latest column, Olsen wrote that he originally "long dismissed" stories regarding Hunter Biden, but "recent revelations" changed his mind.  "There's more than enough evidence to merit a thorough investigation of President Biden's involvement in his son's business dealings," Olsen argued.  Olsen shared that recent testimony from former Hunter Biden business associate Devon Archer as well as claims that Biden used different aliases while dealing with Ukrainian policy merits some suspicion.  Though these allegations don't prove that the president did anything illegal, he noted these claims suggest Biden "was aware of Hunter's dealings and wanted to keep his son in the loop."

Impeachment reimagined: a new approach to addressing Biden's corruption.  Let's be clear, Joe Biden deserves to be impeached.  There is more than enough evidence that he was involved in a pay-for-play influence peddling scheme, that he lied about it, and that he involved high ranking government officials to cover it up.  But let's also acknowledge that we live in the real world, and expecting the GOP to do the right thing is more often than not a fool's errand.  And, to be fair to them, even if they were to impeach Biden there is virtually no chance he would be convicted in the Senate and, if he were, Kamala Harris would be elevated to the presidency, which somehow may result in an even worse situation for the country.

Kevin McCarthy Threatens Impeachment Inquiry If DOJ Uses Special Counsel To Stonewall House Probe Into Bidens.  The House Oversight Committee released bank records Aug. 9 showing that Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina, who was married to Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov until his death in 2019.  The House Oversight Committee identified roughly $20 million in payments to the Biden family.  "We wanted to have a special prosecutor back in February but we were told by Garland that there was no need for one," McCarthy said. "David Weiss told us he could do it if he wanted, but what he told us privately with the IRS agents and what he told publicly along with the attorney general Garland, somebody is lying in this process and the only thing I realize here is the only stories that have not changed are the whistleblowers from the IRS.  Their story has held up time and again."

What are the types of political fraud?  In an era of quite a few political lies, deceptions, and misinformation, it is reasonable to ask oneself, what constitutes political fraud?  Political fraud refers to deceptive or dishonest actions carried out within the context of politics, often with the intent to manipulate elections, public opinion, or government processes for personal or partisan gain.  What follows are examples of political fraud.

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Clip and save the article above.  It's a good description of everything Joe Biden is accused of.

Everyone Knows Why Joe Biden Used A Pseudonym:  Corruption.  Late last week, the House Oversight Committee asked the National Archives for unredacted communications involving three pseudonyms Joe Biden apparently used during his vice presidency:  Robert Peters, Robin Ware, and JRB Ware.  That's right, Biden used pseudonyms when he was vice president.  Among the documents committee Chairman James Comer is requesting from the National Archives is an email sent to a "Robert Peters" — that is, Biden — with the subject line "Friday Schedule Card," which included an attachment that had details about a scheduled phone call between then-Vice President Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in May 2016. The only person copied on the email was Hunter Biden.  Isn't that interesting?  Why would Biden use an alias to convey this information to his son?  And why, if there was "an absolute wall" between Hunter's foreign business schemes and his father's duties as vice president (as Biden has repeatedly claimed), would he have told his son about a phone call with the Ukrainian president?

Regime Media Launder Dirty Details Of Hunter Biden's Plea Deal And His Dad's Filthy DOJ.  The recently imploded sweetheart plea deal for Hunter Biden was even more sugar-infused than previously known, weekend stories by Politico and The New York Times revealed.  But rather than condemn the Department of Justice for interjecting itself in the case against the president's son to pressure Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to end the investigation, the lengthy articles by Politico and the Times attempted to spin that fact and many more as evidence that Hunter Biden was being unfairly targeted.  The narrative, however, just won't fly.  Instead, it exposes more troubling details and provides further proof the House of Representatives needs to open impeachment inquiries against President Joe Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. Attorney Weiss (and possibly the D.C. and California U.S. attorneys), and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

New memos undercut Biden-Ukraine narrative Democrats sold during 2019 impeachment scandal.  Just weeks before then-Vice President Joe Biden took the opposite action in late 2015, a task force of State, Treasury and Justice Department officials declared that Ukraine had made adequate progress on anti-corruption reforms and deserved a new $1 billion U.S. loan guarantee, according to government memos that conflict with the narrative Democrats have sustained since the 2019 impeachment scandal.  "Ukraine has made sufficient progress on its reform agenda to justify a third guarantee," reads an Oct. 1, 2015, memo summarizing the recommendation of the Interagency Policy Committee (IPC) — a task force created to advise the Obama White House on whether Ukraine was cleaning up its endemic corruption and deserved more Western foreign aid.

Hunter Biden document dump over the weekend.  If you have been following the Hunter Biden legal case over the past thousand years or so, this weekend's revelations should interest you. [...] I would speculate that they were leaked by Hunter's team for their own reasons. [...] Biden's attorneys wanted an ironclad deal in writing to ensure no future prosecution, which eventually led to the current mess everybody has found themselves in.  Weiss was prepared to drop the matter entirely, but when the IRS whistleblowers came forward he decided he needed some face-saving plea from Biden.  With such explosive charges on the table, he needed to at least give Hunter a haircut.

The rest of them are okay with it.
Half of Dems Want Biden Gone If Bribery Charges Are True.  Congressional investigators claim to have strong evidence that President Joe Biden and his family received a staggering $20 million or more in payments from foreign sources while he served as vice president under Barack Obama.  If proven true, two-thirds of Americans say that Biden should either resign or be impeached, the latest I&I/TIPP Poll indicates.  The accusation of possible bribery is serious.  And a key House investigative panel says it has evidence, mostly bank statements, to back up claims that Biden took money from oligarchs in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.  "The tally of foreign money to the Biden family has hit at least $20 million, based on the third round of bank records the House Oversight and Accountability Committee released Wednesday — pointing to millions from oligarchs from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine," reported the Daily Signal.

Delaware prosecutor Alexander Mackler was so chummy with president he used his secret email address.  A Delaware prosecutor who worked in the office that is now prosecuting Hunter Biden sent messages to a secret email address that Hunter's father Joe had set up for himself, laptop records show.  Alexander Mackler, 40, is a Biden family friend and worked as a prosecutor in the Delaware US Attorney's office from August 2016 through May 2019 — when the office's probe into Hunter's shady overseas dealings was already underway.  Congress is demanding records from the Biden administration on Joe's use of personal email addresses to conduct government business, after communications on Hunter's laptop show the president used at least four aliases, with fake names including 'Robert L Peters' and 'Robin Ware'.

It's shocking that prosecutors were willing to let Hunter Biden off scot free.  [Thread reader]  But piecing together the two stories with what we already know, they raise even more alarm bells about how this case was handled.  First, almost as soon as the Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office endorsed the conclusions below in Feb. 2022 (three felony tax violations and misdemeanors for 2015-2019), Hunter Biden's attorneys were working the refs behind the scene to prevent charges being brought.  The Politico article doesn't reference the fact that the case had been presented to U.S. Attorney for D.C. Matt Graves in Mar. 2022 -- or that the same day Hunter's team was meeting with prosecutors (April 26, 2022), Attorney General Merrick Garland was on Capitol Hill testifying before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that because the investigation is under USA Weiss, "There will not be interference of any political or improper kind."  Hunter's attorneys were meeting with prosecutors from both Weiss's office *and* DOJ's Tax Division, because the Tax Division held the keys to whether Weiss's office would have freedom to pursue the charges or not.  DOJ Tax could deny Weiss's ability to bring charges.

NYT: DOJ Planned to Let Hunter Biden Off the Hook Until Whistleblowers Emerged.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) planned to let Hunter Biden off the hook without charges until two whistleblowers came forward to expose political interference in the investigation, despite the claims of Attorney General Merrick Garland.  The New York Times exposed the inside dealings of Hunter Biden's attorneys with senior officials at DOJ, who had constrained U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss even as Garland was testifying to Congress that Weiss had full authority to act in the case.

Bombshell Reports:  Weiss Was Preparing to Let Hunter Biden Walk With No Charges, Until This Happened.  The New York Times and Politico published a pair of lengthy stories detailing the collapse of Hunter Biden's plea deal over the weekend, and they're packed with extraordinary details.  It seems likely that members of the president's son's legal team acted as sources for both pieces — which offer a series of jaw-dropping claims about what was happening behind the scenes before the wrist-slap agreement disintegrated in open court, as the result of a simple question from the presiding judge. [...] Communications records indicate Weiss was preparing to close his years-long investigation, during which he'd inexplicably allowed statues of limitations to expire on what people familiar with the probe say were clear-cut felonies, to end without so much as a single guilty plea from Hunter Biden.  On anything.  He would have faced no justice on his tax evasion crimes, or the open-and-shut gun felony, or any possible FARA violations and other illegal activity that may have arisen over the course of the process.  A total walk.  Only when IRS agents blew the whistle on how the investigation was being handled, alleging special treatment and improper interference, did Weiss "suddenly" decide that some sort of guilty plea would be required.

Then-VP Joe Biden used PSEUDONYM 'Robert L. Peters' in emails to Hunter about Ukraine business.  Republicans are seeking records revealing Joe Biden's use of pseudonyms to discuss his activities related to Ukraine with his son Hunter during his time as vice president.  They specifically want an un-redacted document that indicates that then-Vice President Biden took a call with the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, on May 27, 2016.  Republicans say the document was emailed to 'Robert L. Peters' which is 'a pseudonym' the House Oversight Committee has 'identified as then Vice-President Biden,' a letter obtained by states.

Joe Biden Had a Pseudonym Email Account He Communicated With Hunter on?  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is calling on the National Archives and Records Administration to turn over documents related to then Vice President Joe Biden's work in Ukraine while his son, Hunter Biden, was getting paid $80,000 per month by notoriously corrupt Ukrainian gas company Burisma.  "Joe Biden has stated there was 'an absolute wall' between his family's foreign business schemes and his duties as Vice President, but evidence reveals that access was wide open for his family's influence peddling.  We already have evidence of then-Vice President Biden speaking, dining, and having coffee with his son's foreign business associates.  We also know that Hunter Biden and his associates were informed of then-Vice President Biden's official government duties in countries where they had a financial interest.  The National Archives must provide these unredacted records to further our investigation into the Biden family's corruption," Comer released in a statement Thursday [8/17/2023].

House GOP demands unredacted records of Biden using pseudonym while VP.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer asked the National Archives on Wednesday to hand over any unredacted records in which President Biden used a pseudonym during his vice presidency — as Republicans move closer to launching an impeachment inquiry into his role in son Hunter's foreign business dealings.  Emails previously released by the Archives and retrieved from Hunter's abandoned laptop reveal that Joe Biden used the email address "" while he was President Barack Obama's second-in-command and that his aide John Flynn cc'd Hunter on 10 emails containing the elder Biden's daily schedule between May 18 and June 15, 2016.  Comer's request covers records using Biden's other known pseudonyms — "Robin Ware" and "JRB Ware" — and makes pointed requests for certain documents, such as drafts of Biden's December 2015 speech to Ukraine's parliament.

Hunter Biden's Legal Team Used Joe Biden to Blackmail DOJ.  A stunning nugget of information dropped late Saturday night, giving us a peek into the sausage factory of Hunter Biden's legal strategy that ultimately led to his sweetheart plea deal.  It turns out that Hunter Biden wasn't only using his father's position in his shady business deals, but he also actively weaponized it to get an unprecedented plea deal.  The plea deal, as you know, was deemed unconstitutional by Judge Maryellen Noreika, and she rejected it — namely over the blanket immunity he would receive as part of the pretrial diversion agreement.  Not only would Hunter get no jail time, but he also couldn't be prosecuted for a multitude of crimes he'd allegedly committed, including violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Hunter Biden Team Used Threat of Joe Biden to Pressure and Coerce the DOJ.  In a stunning bit of Saturday evening news, a new report is shedding light on the negotiations that took place between Hunter Biden's legal team and the DOJ.  In late July, the two sides were mere moments away from securing a sweetheart plea deal until Judge Maryellen Noreika started questioning the arrangement.  Things quickly deteriorated after the judge questioned whether there was any precedent for offering broad immunity in the diversion agreement related to Hunter Biden's gun charge.  At the time, one of the questions surrounding the agreement was why the president's son was being offered pre-trial diversion in the first place.  As some pointed out at the time, any person distributing drugs while being in illegal possession of a firearm is supposed to be charged with a felony.  Further, the DOJ is supposed to seek a mandatory minimum of five years in prison as part of "Project Safe Neighborhoods."  Instead, a gun charge that could have brought ten years behind bars was brushed under the rug, with the diversion agreement serving as a vehicle to offer an arguably improper amount of immunity.

The Puppeteers reveals who's pulling the strings.  Whoever designed the cover of Jason Chaffetz's newest book The Puppeteers did a terrific marketing job, putting focus not on the five silly puppets now trying to distract us (The A Team) but on "The people who control the people who control America" (The B Team).  This is the central theme of Chaffetz's book.  In the first four chapters, Chaffetz contrasts what the federal, state, and local elected officials should be doing to secure our freedom and strengthen our economy with what the globalist B Team of unelected bureaucrats have been doing to weaken America. [...] "So who," Chaffetz asks in Chapter 5 ("Most Power, Least Famous") was Biden's Svengali on the economy?"  His answer is Brian Deese, the former "global head of sustainable investing at Blackrock."  Blackrock hired Deese while Trump was in office.  This was also the time when only a few wealthy American voters knew that Blackrock was building a giant global investment company whose ultimate goal was to create an 'economy without borders' through the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The Longer Republicans Sit On Their Hands, The More Likely America's Self-Destruction Becomes Irreversible.  Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Friday that U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss, who orchestrated Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal, will now serve as special counsel in the government's probe of the Biden family business.  The blatantly partisan decision to appoint a co-conspirator in the plot to cover up the Biden family business should not go unpunished.  Republicans should start by impeaching Garland, whose track record even before the recent special counsel appointment was worth immense scrutiny.  Garland's decision to bestow special privileges and status on yet another one of Biden's corrupt deep-state attorneys only adds to the growing list of reasons why he should be prosecuted and removed.  Garland isn't the only one who should pay.  The whole DOJ, its pawns in the FBI, and whoever in the White House is giving them orders should be held to account for their travesties against the American people.

CIA Sued for working with the Biden campaign to produce 'Dirty 51' intel letter calling Hunter's laptop disinformation.  The CIA has been sued for its role in helping to craft a letter from 51 intelligence officials discrediting Hunter Biden's laptop as Russian disinformation.  The letter that was signed by 51 intel officials in 2020 immediately before the presidential election falsely claimed that Hunter Biden's laptop had all the 'classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.'  A Republican report released in May showed that the CIA was actively involved in getting signatures for the letter which 'was a political operation to help elect' Joe Biden in November 2020.

The 2024 Michelle Obama Factor.  Over the summer, media commentators on both the left and right have been discussing Joe Biden's political future.  They all largely agree on one thing:  Biden is not a viable presidential candidate in 2024.  They cite Biden's immense unpopularity due to his disastrous record as president in every field, from the economy to the border to the war in Ukraine. [...] Commentators also note that Biden is certainly not acting like a 2024 presidential candidate.  Biden has no campaign office and does no campaigning. [...] Biden is sure acting like someone who is just marking time, rather than someone who is president now or has any real plans to run again.  In fact, Biden's entire presidency seems like he's doing a favor for someone.  If so, who could that someone be?  The Biden presidency began with a slew of Obama-esque executive orders reversing many of Donald Trump's accomplishments, and exists with about 70% of staffers who are veterans of Obama's eight years in the White House.  All evidence points to none other than Biden's old boss, Barack Obama.

Andrew McCarthy Exposes the Real Reason for Hunter Biden's Sweetheart Plea Deal.  With David Weiss' promotion to special counsel, the future of the Hunter Biden probe appears unclear.  Charges have been officially dropped in Delaware as part of a stated plan to charge the president's son in another jurisdiction.  That begs the question of why the charges were ever in Delaware in the first place if they supposedly don't belong there now.  If it feels like the DOJ is hoping to draw a less-skeptical judge to rubber stamp yet another sweetheart plea deal, that's probably because that's what appears to be happening.  A recent leak revealed that while the FBI believes it has evidence to charge Hunter Biden with FARA revelations (and the publicly known evidence is stunning), the special counsel isn't really interested in pursuing that path.  From the moment news broke that Hunter Biden was being charged with two misdemeanors for not paying his taxes (and being given pre-trial diversion for a gun charge that normally demands prison time), it has seemed as if the DOJ was more interested in representing the president's son than actually prosecuting him to the full extent of the law.  There may be even more to it, though and his latest piece, Andrew McCarthy exposes what he believes is the real reason for the sweetheart plea deal.

Three aliases, Joe?  The Biden Mafia setup is crystal clear.  President Biden took an oath of office in which he swore his highest duty was to his country, but it's clear he has only one loyalty: his crooked, access-selling family.  It's positively Mafiaesque.  The latest development:  House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) is demanding unredacted access from the National Archives to emails Biden sent as veep using any of his three known pseudonyms:  Robert L. Peters, Robin Ware and JRB Ware.  (The prez got a little lazy on #3, it seems.)  Comer outlines the clear possibility that these aliases were an attempt by the then-vice president to deflect scrutiny from his dealings with son Hunter — citing a May 2016 email in which Biden's schedule for the day was sent to Hunter (the only other real person copied on the email) and the "Peters" alias.  That schedule included a call with Ukraine's then-president, Petro Poroshenko, as Hunter sat on the board of Burisma.

NY Post:  Laptop data shows Joe Biden used pseudonyms to pass inside info to Hunter.  "JRB Ware," indeed.  Despite years of claiming that Joseph R. Biden has bewared of involvement in his son Hunter's businesses, the e-mail record from Hunter's laptop tells a much different story.  The New York Post analyzed their copy of the data and discovered that the pseudonyms identified by James Comer passed along inside information to Hunter.  That includes diplomatic developments in Ukraine that related to Hunter's business interests there while Biden was vice-president.

Joe Biden's email aliases reveal truth behind the facade.  In public he appears increasingly out of it.  He speaks nonsense, he shows flashes of inappropriate anger, he walks off stage in the middle of events, and he has trouble with stairs.  Even Democrats are beginning to admit to serious doubts about his ability to function as president.  But what if it's all an act?  I ask that because the latest word is that, according to James Comer, President Biden had at least one pseudonymous email account that he used so he could secretly collude with his son (and alleged bagman) Hunter.  The only reason to run such an account is to make sure that the emails don't get archived in official systems and aren't available under the Freedom of Information Act, and to keep the communications out of the reach of critics, and possibly law enforcement.

Leaked Docs:  Hunter Biden Was Involved in Trump Impeachment Over Ukraine.  Hunter Biden was involved in Trump's impeachment over Ukraine, according to documents leaked to Politico.  Hunter Biden's lawyers leaked the entire case file related to the DOJ's 5-year investigation and it's a sight to behold.  The New York Times and Politico both published leaked documents revealing new information about Hunter Biden's case and the inner workings at the Justice Department.  According to emails leaked to Politico, Hunter Biden met with impeachment lawyers in January 2020.  Recall, in September 2019 then-Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into President Trump over his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  President Trump's phone call with Zelensky was cordial and there were no threats, no pressure and no quid pro quo as Adam Schiff and the Democrats liked the public to believe.

Six Obama Admin Officials Used Alias Emails:  Obama, Hillary, Holder, Lynch, Jackson, Biden.  Six Obama administration officials used alias email addresses, including then-Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama.  Whether connected to a government network or not, it is unusual for government officials to use an email alias.  Not only is it peculiar, it raises questions about why Obama administration officials utilized aliases and whether government secrets were compromised.

Why Did Joe Biden Need Three Aliases in Ukraine-Related Emails?  Awww, You Know Why!  One of the more underreported stories of the week is Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) of the House Oversight Committee requesting that the National Archives fork over every email involving the Biden Racketeering Family and their "dealings" with Burisma and Ukraine.  What no one seems to realize is that there are unknown names that have popped up in emails, "Robert L. Peters," "Robin Ware," and "JRB Ware."

Hunter Biden case move to Los Angeles may be evidence the feds 'found something': Dershowitz.  After U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss was named special counsel in the Hunter Biden investigation, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Fox News the change-in-venue from Delaware to Los Angeles may be more important than it seems.  Attorney General Merrick Garland named Weiss, a Trump appointee held over by President Biden to eschew concerns of conflict-of-interest, special counsel in the first son's case last week.  Dershowitz noted the announcement was accompanied by a change-in-venue from the District of Delaware to the Central District of California, where Hunter Biden lives when he is not at his father's home in Greenville, Del.

Hunter Biden's Lead Lawyer Asks to Withdraw from Case After Plea Deal Blows Up.  Hunter Biden's lead lawyer Christopher Clark asked the Delaware judge overseeing Hunter's case for permission to withdraw from the case after the plea deal fell apart.  Christopher Clark said he could be called as a witness in the future. [...] Prosecutors say the venue for Hunter Biden's tax-related charges lies either in California or DC, not Delaware.

That the money went to family members is not a defense to a bribery charge.  Imagine that I'm a politician (granted, that will never happen, but play along). I like attention and I like money.  But much of the attention I've gotten over the years has been negative, and the straight salary of a politician is not very good.  That's always bugged me.  Imagine further that you're someone who wants "access" to me, such as a corrupt foreign government official or corporation.  For that access, you're willing to pretend to respect me and, moreover, you're willing to pay me that money I've always deserved.  Conscious of the appearance of impropriety and the reality of the bribery laws, I tell you not to send that money directly to me.  I tell you to send it to my family.  This is a ruse used by mobsters for years.  It doesn't work.  The bribery laws prohibit the payment of "something of value" to the bribed official.  Money sent to his family is considered a value to him personally.  That the Bidens tried to disguise their bribes with the mobster scheme of having the money sent to family rather than directly to Joe, and further tried to disguise the bribes by setting up a network of shell companies to launder the money, is just proof of their guilty state of mind — their mens rea in legal jargon.  Why would they go to that trouble if not to hide the operation?  And why would they want to hide it if it were legal?

Is This Why Joe Biden Will Drop Out of the Race?  While campaigning for president, Joe Biden adamantly denied any involvement in his son Hunter's business dealings.  By Biden's own words, he was careful to keep Hunter's foreign business deals separate so as not to give the impression of impropriety that could raise questions.  But he can't do that anymore.  The amount of [convincing] evidence that has come out has made that impossible, and now, a large majority of Americans believe Joe Biden and his son Hunter broke the law by selling foreign influence.  "Fully 63 percent of voters say the president breached the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which obliges people to declare foreign interests, when he served as vice president and his son worked with the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma," reports the Daily Mail.  "Another 29 percent said they did not believe Biden, a Democrat, had broken the rules, and 8 percent were not sure.  Republican voters overwhelmingly said Biden had committed wrongdoing, as did 38 percent of Democrats."

Let Them Eat Solar Panels.  Recently, during a speech at a high-dollar fundraiser for the League of Conservation Voters in Washington, D.C., President Joe Biden exulted about a solar project in Angola.  According to a transcript of his speech that can be found on the White House's website, Biden said:  "We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean.  We have plans to build in — in Angola one of the largest solar plants in the world.  I can go on, but I'm not.  I'm going off-script.  I'm going to get in trouble."  Ignore, of course, Biden's gaffe about building a railroad across the Pacific.  Ignore, too, his statement that he was "going to get in trouble" for going off script.  Joe Biden is the president of the United States.  He commands a huge arsenal of warships, warplanes, and nuclear weapons.  With whom, exactly, might he be getting in trouble?  Instead, focus on the part about the solar project in Angola.

What Will Biden Admit To Next?  [Scroll down]  So, what other things that everybody already knows to be true — but Biden steadfastly refuses to admit — can Biden come clean about?  We fear such a list would be too long for this space.  But how about we start with:
  Afghanistan was a disaster of Biden's making:  Nobody denies this, except Biden.[...]
  Bidenomics is failing:  Everybody knows it, which is why Biden's approval rating on his handling of the economy is getting awfully close to single digits.
  He knew all about Hunter's business dealings:  Even with the corporate media blackout in place, facts are slowly emerging that despite his repeated denials Biden knew plenty about Hunter's shady business dealings and almost certainly traded his position as then-vice president to enrich his family.
  He is not fit to be president:  The only person who seems to believe that Joe Biden is physically and mentally up to the job of the presidency is Joe Biden.[...]
  Kamala Harris is not fit to be vice president:  Biden's reelection campaign recently described Harris as a "powerful and effective messenger."  Sure.[...]
  Barack Obama is calling the shots:  It's been an open secret for years that Obama is the brains behind the enfeebled Biden's presidency.  An extensive article published recently in Tablet put plenty of meat on the bones of that.

Report: Biden Campaign Backed Out of Recent MSNBC Appearance to Avoid Questions About Hunter.  Joe Biden's campaign manager was supposed to appear on MSNBC a few days ago and reportedly backed out because the campaign was worried about having to answer questions about the growing scandals around Joe's son Hunter.  In other words, the Biden campaign can't stand up to scrutiny from the most left wing cable news network on TV.  This just goes to show that even the Biden campaign knows how vulnerable Joe is on this issue.  The Hunter controversy has the potential to do real damage to Biden in 2024.

Karine Jean-Pierre: 'Zero Evidence' Joe Biden 'Discussed,' or 'Involved with,' Hunter Biden's Businesses.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at a briefing Monday that there was "zero evidence" that President Joe Biden had "discussed," or was "involved with," his son Hunter's business dealings, now under scrutiny by a special counsel.  Jean-Pierre answered questions from reporters on her first briefing in several weeks, and the first since Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware, who was already investigating Hunter Biden, as the special counsel.

Georgia grand jury hands up 10 indictments in Trump 2020 election investigation.  Former President Donald Trump and 18 of his allies and supporters were indicted Monday by a Georgia grand jury in connection with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the Peach State.  Also charged in the indictment — which was signed by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney shortly before 9 p.m. and unsealed approximately two hours later — were former Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis and Kenneth Chesebro.  Also accused were former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, ex-Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and Trump 2020 Election Day director of operations Michael Roman.  Trump, 77, faces 13 counts in the case, matching a docket prematurely posted to the Fulton County Superior Court's website around noon.

White House Keeps Reporters Outside Shouting Distance On Biden's Return From Delaware.  The White House kept reporters outside shouting distance from President Biden as he returned home from his Delaware beach house on Monday.  Several reporters attempted to shout questions at the Commander in Chief anyway over the whirring of Marine One's propeller, but the president walked past the White House press corps without taking questions.  "Any comment on the special counsel, Mr. President?" one reporter shouted.  "Will you be handing your bank records over to Congress, President Biden?" shouted another.  [Tweet with video clip]

President Biden plans ritzy Lake Tahoe vacation next week.  President Joe Biden jets off to ritzy Lake Tahoe on Friday for another summer vacation as the White House still hasn't announced plans for him to visit fire-devastated Hawaii.  He didn't answer questions about the issue when he returned to work on Monday after a weekend at the beach, after avoiding comment on the tragedy this weekend.  The president is scheduled to arrive in Lake Tahoe on Friday, August 18 and will stay there until the following Thursday, according to guidance from the White House.

Joe Hides in Delaware, Has Spent 40% of his Presidency on Vacation.  President Biden relaxed at his Delaware beach home as questions surrounding his family's international bribery scheme continued to swirl.  In total, the Commander-in-Chief has spent 40% of his presidency on vacation.  [Tweet with video clip]

Joe Biden's Race Against the Truth.  Joe Biden has about 17 months left as an elected politician — if he is lucky.  That projection guides most of the inexplicable and shameless behavior of the Department of Justice and Biden himself.  View Biden as in a race against the truth.  Will he be physically and mentally able to complete his term and head to retirement before his decades-long crimes of corruption catch up to him?  Joe Biden's serial yarn that he never knew anything about his son Hunter's quid pro quo grifting with rich foreign grandees has been finally exposed as the old lie it always was.  Biden's fallback untruth — that he never got involved in Hunter's business — proved instantly laughable, given prior [...] testimonies from Hunter's business associates, from IRS whistleblowers, from the assertions of foreign beneficiaries, from Hunter's own laptop, and from Joe's own earlier loudmouth braggadocio about using threats of canceling U.S. foreign aid to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor looking into corruption of the sort in which his own son was knee deep.

Lawfare Rep Goldman Admits Biden Broad Immunity Deal Was Political Construct Intended to Protect Biden Family.  Wickedness has a way of manifesting in the human body.  As the physical lifeforce within Daniel Goldman begins diminishing, the pale and sullen former Robert Mueller operative appears on CNN to discuss the Hunter Biden case and the appointment of the special counsel.  Skilled in the dark arts of lawfare, Representative Goldman spins the investigation to its situational opposite; however, he does reveal that David Weiss was motivated by politics when he constructed the plea agreement for Hunter Biden.  According to Goldman, the plea deal was built around broad immunity for any criminal conduct so that a future DOJ — one not in alignment with the Biden crime syndicate — could not hold the Biden crime family accountable.

Yes, they would get in the way.  Also, they would gave attracted an audience of about ten die-hard socialists.
Biden-Harris to Pass on Visiting Maui:  They 'Don't Want to Distract' from Relief Efforts.  President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will not visit Maui in the aftermath of the deadly wildfires because they "don't want to distract" from the relief efforts, Harris announced on Friday.  The wildfires, which began Tuesday and continue to blaze, have destroyed acres of property and taken dozens of lives.  On Friday, local officials announced the death toll increased to 67, making it the deadliest wildfire on U.S. soil since the 2018 Camp Fire in California killed at least 85 people.

Timeline Of Ukrainian Pay-To-Play Scheme Confirms Bidens' Corruption.  The Biden crime family's multi-million-dollar bribery and money-laundering operation has more moving parts than an 80-year-old grandfather clock.  Even newsaholics find it tough to follow this scandal's interlocking meetings, phone calls, trade junkets, wire transfers, and shady characters with unpronounceable names.  As just-appointed Special Counsel David Weiss soon will learn — unlike "White House aides break into Democrat headquarters" — capturing the Bidens' shakedowns requires more than one bumper sticker. [...]The Bidens' Influence Peddling Timeline vividly illustrates the assorted crooks who paid Hunter Biden, his associates, and eight of his relatives (including Joe Biden's grandchild, niece, and nephew) at least $21,342,300 for access to "the Big Guy," the former VP and now POTUS.

'Shoeless Joe' Weiss and the fixing of the Hunter Biden game.  Roughly 100 years ago, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson admitted that, as a player for the Chicago White Sox, he and seven other teammates had intentionally lost the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in 1919. [...] After being confronted by allegations of a fixed investigation, Attorney General Merrick Garland just sent Shoeless Joe back into the game.  The appointment of Delaware David Weiss as the new special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden left many with the same disbelief as that kid in Chicago.  This is, after all, the same Weiss who headed an investigation that was trashed by whistleblowers, who alleged that his investigation had been fixed from the outset.  It is the same Weiss who ran an investigation in which agents were allegedly prevented from asking about Joe Biden, obstructed in their efforts to pursue questions and compromised by tip offs to the Biden team on planned searches.  It was also the same Weiss who reportedly allowed the statute of limitations to run out on Hunter's major tax offenses, even though he had the option to extend it.

Hunter's New Special Counsel Appointment Is A False Flag.  To hear Merrick Garland tell the story, granting Special Counsel status to the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden proves he is taking this case seriously.  Critics say it's proof of precisely the opposite. [...] This is, of course, the same prosecutor (from Delaware, no less!) who had tucked broad immunity deal the fine print of the plea deal.  When the judge called [out] that clause, the deal fell apart, and could not be revived.  The inability to revive the deal is what prompted this next step.  Weiss has already run a case that has let the statute of limitations lapse in the most egregious of his tax crimes and has asked for special prosecutor status.  This comes at precisely the moment in which GOP Congressional oversight has been lining up witnesses — including Weiss — as they seek answers to whether Biden's DOJ has been applying the law selectively and whether this appointment is a ploy to handcuff an investigation into what could ultimately determine whether there has been criminal corruption on the part the Joe Biden himself.

Schweizer: 'You Cannot Separate the Biden Businesses from Joe Biden's Political Position in Power'.  Friday, during an appearance on FNC's "Hannity," New York Times best-selling author, Breitbart News senior contributor, and Government Accountability Institute president Peter Schweizer dismissed claims that the Biden families businesses could be separated from President Joe Biden's past positions of power.  According to Schweizer, Hunter Biden's Rosemont Seneca business was "centered around" his father's position of power.

Dan Goldman Admits Politics [was] Behind Hunter Biden Sweetheart Plea Deal.  Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY), a former Trump impeachment prosecutor, gave a stunning explanation for why U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss gave Hunter Biden immunity in a failed plea agreement last month on tax and gun charges:  To protect Biden from prosecution by a "vindictive" Donald Trump should he win the 2024 presidential election — thereby confirming that politics is indeed playing a role in decisions by Weiss and Attorney General Merrick Garland who appointed Weiss as special counsel on Friday in the Hunter Biden case.  Goldman made his remarks Sunday morning on CNN's State of the Union in an interview with host Jake Tapper.

'Strong-arming': Appeals court judges compare Biden social media pressure to mafia.  Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod declared in court that the Biden administration's efforts to persuade social media companies to remove, throttle and suppress purported misinformation on COVID-19, Hunter Biden's laptop and elections reminded her of a mafia movie.  That was just one of the most memorable examples of the frosty reception Justice Department Civil Division lawyer Daniel Tenny received Thursday from the three-judge panel considering whether to lift or modify last month's ban on several forms of contact between the feds and companies — currently stayed by the 5th Circuit — as the First Amendment lawsuit led by Missouri and Louisiana proceeds.  The back-and-forth at Thursday's hearing resembled that between 6th Circuit judges and DOJ's lawyer at a June hearing in a related social media censorship lawsuit against federal officials by users of X, formerly known as Twitter.  Both panels were appointed by Republican presidents.

Garland's Special Counsel Gambit Confirms Hunter Investigation Was Always Shady.  In a Friday news dump, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced he's appointed U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware, David Weiss, as special counsel in the probe of Hunter Biden. "I have concluded," Garland claimed, "that it is in the public interest to appoint him as special counsel."  Which makes zero sense.  Wasn't Weiss already responsible for the "ongoing investigation" of President Joe Biden's son "as well as for any other matters that arose or may arise from that investigation?"  For years now, Garland claimed that Weiss had ultimate authority to investigate charges against Hunter or any other criminality related to the Biden family business.  Yet he didn't do anything.  Politico, for example, explains that a special counsel appointment is bad news for Hunter because a "request for a change of venue would not have been possible without Garland's special counsel designation, which now gives Weiss the latitude to file charges outside of Delaware."  But in a June press conference, Garland reiterated that Weiss could prosecute Hunter in "any way he wanted to" and anywhere he wanted to.

Why Weiss?  Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of United States Attorney David Weiss as special counsel in the investigation of Hunter Biden yesterday. [...] Weiss is special.  On that we can agree:
  •   Weiss is the "prosecutor" whose plea deal with Hunter Biden failed to pass muster with Judge Maryellen Noreika, the federal judge presiding over the case.
  •   "These agreements are not straightforward and they contain some atypical provisions," Judge Noreika observed.
  •   Weiss is the "prosecutor" whom IRS whistleblowers have just called out for abetting the suppression of of the investigation and lying about his authority to Congress, among other things.
  •   Weiss is the "prosecutor" who has spent five years on the investigation and never gotten around to seeking an indictment of Hunter Biden as the clock has ticked to bar the most serious tax felonies Biden's has committed.
  •   Weiss is a United States Attorney and therefore ineligible for special counsel appointment under the applicable regulations.

Biden's Iranian Hostage Deal.  Since January 20, 2021, the Harris-Biden administration has delivered a relentless cycle of incompetence, ineptitude, incoherence, corruption, subterfuge, and scandals.  The citizen suffers due to inflation, high crime, the open border, crumbling infrastructure, and a lot more.  If they dare to raise their voices they are targeted much like the regime's foremost political opponent, President Donald Trump.  Internationally, the regime has weakened and demeaned the US.  Following its hasty and unplanned withdrawal from Afghanistan that betrayed allies within the country.  It also handed that country back to the most dangerous terror organizations in the world.  The Harris-Biden administration has managed to make the U.S. appear untrustworthy, dishonorable, and unreliable.  The withdrawal doubtlessly emboldened President Putin to intervene in Ukraine after repeated provocation from surrounding NATO countries.  The war in Ukraine continues to this day and there is no way for anyone to know what actually is happening because most of the Western media is pushing a narrative and not covering facts.

Elise Stefanik:  David Weiss Is 'Compromised and Cannot Be Trusted'.  House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) released a statement following Attorney General Merrick Garland appointing U.S. prosecutor David Weiss special counsel in the ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden.  "This is absolutely unacceptable to the American people.  David Weiss is compromised and cannot be trusted to conduct a fair investigation into Hunter Biden," Stefanik said in the statement.  "It was David Weiss who signed off on Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal that was so outrageous a federal judge threw it out," she observed, promising that House Republicans will "continue our constitutional duty of oversight, following the facts wherever they lead."  [Tweet]

GOP Slams Biden for 'Bowing' to Ayatollah, 'Endangering' Americans with 'Reckless' $6 Billion Iran Deal.  Republican officials blasted the Biden administration for "bowing to the Ayatollah" and "endangering" Americans, after it struck a deal with the Iranian regime to transfer five Iranian-Americans from prison to house arrest in exchange for billions in unfrozen assets.  On Thursday, the Biden administration's deal with Tehran to unfreeze $6 billion in Iranian financial assets and release a "handful" of Iranian nationals jailed for violating U.S. sanctions in exchange for five Americans taken prisoner by Iran on highly dubious charges of espionage, came to light.

Impeach Biden, Make Democrats Sweat.  We see that congressional Republicans' constipation has flared up again.  It's a chronic, though voluntary, distress.  Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, and Alejandro Mayorkas are begging to be impeached, yet Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other bunged-up House Republicans refuse to extrude.  It's time to — well, you know what — or get off the flippin' pot.  True justice — unfashionable among most "progressives" — demands action.  And politics — a dirty word to dainty Republicans — also demands action.  Let's set aside the sinister Merrick Garland and the plodding, lying apparatchik Alejandro Mayorkas.  They can be impeached another day.  Joe Biden needs to be impeached, ASAP.  One needn't qualify that Biden is, "perhaps, the most crooked president in history," because, hands down, he's the biggest, dumbest scoundrel to occupy the Oval Office.  Bill Clinton isn't dumb; he's wily, but runs a close second in the scoundrel department, as does his semi-estranged wife, the nefarious Hillary.  As Peter Schweizer explained, Bill and Hill were slicker stashing the cash.  Joe is like a psychopathic crook, practically flaunting his crimes.  For decades, he's exhibited his compulsive lying.  It knocked him out of the 1988 Democrat presidential nominating contest.  But being an inveterate liar isn't a disqualifier in politics.  It's only doing it stupidly in ways that harm comrades that busts anyone.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green on David Weiss.  Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene issued the following statement following today's appointment of Davis Weiss as Special Counsel to cover up Hunter Biden's criminal career:  "Today's move by Merrick Garland to appoint David Weiss as Special Counsel to investigate (and in reality cover up) Hunter Biden's criminal career is the latest action in a continuous pattern of corrupt behavior by Joe Biden and his regime.  Behavior typically only seen in juntas in third-world nations or early twentieth-century dictatorships in Europe.  This is a cover-up, plain and simple.  This appointment is designed to protect Joe Biden from his exposure to the serious and substantial investigation Republicans are conducting in Congress.  This move establishes a firewall to protect the Biden family from their crimes of influence peddling and selling access to 'The Brand,' former Vice President Joe Biden.  Every subpoena, every record request, every transcribed interview, or any other effort in an impeachment inquiry will be be blocked by this corrupt and unlawful Special Counsel under the guise of an 'investigation.'[..."]

Garland and Weiss Throw Bag Over Hunter Biden Investigation with Declaration of Special Counsel Status.  Oh, there will be voices who will proclaim this is the beginning of the end for Joe and Hunter, but that's nonsense.  We don't do pretending on these pages.  What happened today was an agreement between USAO David Weiss and US Attorney General Merrick Garland to fortify a silo of protection around the Biden family.  The shift in David Weiss from an investigative US Attorney to an officially appointed Special Counsel, is nothing more than loading the new color spray paint into the canister.  Pesky House Oversight Committee inquiry now hits the block of an "ongoing investigation," a purposeful deployment of a DC replay we have seen repeatedly in the last several years.  The cancer of corruption is institutionally metastatic.

Special counsel in Biden investigation is a sweet pick for Hunter.  In a move that should come as a surprise to no one, Merrick Garland has appointed, as special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, the one man who can most be counted on to continue covering up for the Biden family crimes.  That man is David Weiss.  This is the self-same David Weiss who allowed the statute of limitations to lapse on Hunter Biden's most serious crimes, while offering him a plea deal so broad, so lenient, and for crimes so minor that the prosecutor Weiss sent to court had to admit to an astonished judge that there was no legal precedent for it.  To her credit, the judge rejected that sweetheart plea deal out of hand.  That would be the David Weiss whose office IRS investigators-turned-whistleblowers testified prevented them from even interviewing Hunter or executing search warrants to collect evidence of his crimes — and the same David Weiss who blocked those IRS investigators from using the mountains of evidence contained on Hunter's infamous laptop from hell.  Yes, David Weiss, who, five years after the beginning of this sham investigation, has not indicted Hunter Biden for anything — while the statute of limitations on his serial and thoroughly documented felonies continue to slip away.

Tom Cotton Reveals What He Really Thinks Is Behind DOJ's Move To Refile Charges Against Hunter Biden.  Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas took to Twitter to sound off on Friday's news that the Department of Justice (DOJ) moved to refile tax-related charges against Hunter Biden in a different venue after his plea deal fell apart in Delaware.  The DOJ announced Friday that it would voluntarily vacate two tax charges against Hunter Biden without prejudice in order to refile the charges in the Central District of California or in Washington, D.C, rather than in Delaware.  Cotton suggested that the DOJ moved to refile the charges against President Joe Biden's son so that a more sympathetic judge adjudicates the matter and signs off on a lenient deal with Hunter's attorneys, weeks after Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected a plea deal in a Wilmington, Delaware, court in July that some legal experts described as a "joke" and a "sweetheart deal."  "Biden's DOJ wants to dismiss the charges against Hunter, supposedly to refile them elsewhere, no doubt before some liberal judge who will rubber-stamp a sweetheart deal," Cotton wrote.  "Remember, when Biden's DOJ and Hunter's lawyers meet, they're not negotiating.  They're conspiring."

House Oversight Chairman Claims Special-Counsel Appointment Part of Biden 'Cover Up'.  House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer on Friday accused the Justice Department of trying to cover up the Biden family's wrongdoings, after Attorney General Merrick Garland announced he would appoint U.S. attorney David Weiss as a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.  "This move by Attorney General Garland is part of the Justice Department's efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of the House Oversight Committee's mounting evidence of President Joe Biden's role in his family's schemes selling 'the brand' for millions of dollars to foreign nationals," Comer said in a statement.  "The Justice Department's misconduct and politicization in the Biden criminal investigation already allowed the statute of limitations to run with respect to egregious felonies committed by Hunter Biden."

CBS News Reporter Might Have Exposed the Reason Behind AG Garland's Pick for Hunter Biden Special Counsel.  [T]he Justice Department has appointed a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.  The announcement from Attorney General Merrick Garland drops two weeks after the sweetheart plea deal for the president's son fell apart, being tossed by a judge who couldn't get over a few of the charges, including gun crimes.  Most Americans who have committed what Hunter allegedly did go to prison for years.  US Attorney David Weiss has been selected to spearhead this effort. [...] Yet, as some have noted, this would delay some other inquiries into the activities of Hunter Biden, namely that they need to interview Mr. Weiss, who reportedly tried to charge the president's son multiple times but was blocked.  We need that congressional testimony.  As Donald Trump plays for lengthy trials over his three indictments, Biden seems to be taking a page out of that legal playbook.  CBS News Reporter Catherine Herridge also highlighted that point when this announcement [was made].

Grassley Declares Weiss Unfit for Special Counsel Job, Pledges Ongoing Congressional Investigation Into Biden Family Bribery.  Immediately after the announcement by Attorney General Merrick Garland that Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss had requested to be appointed Special Counsel, news cameras caught up with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) at the Iowa State Fair for his take.  Fox News didn't catch the first few words of his statement, but here is a transcription of the rest:  ["]...[a] year ago we sent a letter saying we should have a Special Counsel.  So the short answer to your question is, it's about time.  On the other hand, I have some question about Weiss doing it, because Johnson and I sent all of this material that we had from the Cathay Bank in regard to the payments that were made to Hunter Biden, and we don't know what they did with them, and we know from the IRS whistleblowers that they never did anything with the 1023 document that I got released.  So you just wonder how thorough Weiss is doing it.  And then you have this plea agreement that fell through, and there's speculation now that the Justice Department can't work out another plea agreement, so they're gonna have to go to trial.  So is the special counsel set up to interfere with going to a trial right away, or are they ready to — there's some other reason for doing it.[..."]

'We Are Going to Subpoena' Bidens:  Comer Previews What's Next With Investigations.  The House Oversight Committee under Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has been moving at a rapid speed when it comes to investigating Biden family corruption.  Whatever Comer and his committee have done thus far, though, there's more coming, even after they face "obstruction" including but not only from the Biden family.  He outlined what's next during his Fox Business appearance on "Morning with Maria" on Thursday morning, as he also went over with host Maria Bartiromo that there does look to be a connection between President Joe Biden from his time as vice president and son Hunter Biden with his shady business dealings.

Joe Biden Tells a Whopper of a Lie to Veterans, Claims He Has Been In and Out of Iraq and Afghanistan Over 38 Times.  Joe Biden on Thursday delivered remarks on the one-year anniversary of the PACT Act in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Biden's speech was full of lies and gaffes.  Joe Biden told an egregious lie about his granddaughter Navy Joan Roberts.  Biden falsely claimed all of his grandchildren have Secret Service protection.  Biden's granddaughter Navy Joan Roberts does not have Secret Service protection.  All Biden does is lie.

Biden Descends Into Complete Incoherence in New Mexico.  As we noted, he designated a new monument which is raising a lot of questions about whether this move will harm our national security.  His move also helps the Russians by cutting off our ability to develop uranium deposits within the ambit of the land blocked off by the national monument.  The land in question is almost a million acres, including land far away from the Grand Canyon, the area the new monument designation was supposed to protect.  There's also a question about how much land is being taken from private citizens and how it may affect their rights.  On top of that, he didn't seem to understand what the number and nature of the wonders of the world were, and he showed off some full-blown hypocrisy with a huge gas-guzzling motorcade while sermonizing about climate change.

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Never mind the motorcade in the middle of nowhere — what about the multiple jumbo jets needed to bring his limousine(s) out to the desert, and all of it just for show?

"I cheated the bribers" is not a sound defense to a bribery charge.  The walls are closing in around the Bidens.  Sworn testimony and bank records show that they accepted at least $20 million from foreign entities during the time Joe was Vice President.  These foreign entities are notoriously corrupt ones such as China, Russia, Romania and Ukraine.  Joe's son was the ringleader, but it was Joe that he was selling.  Joe was the "brand" according to sworn testimony.  Who else could have been?  There's no conceivable reason for these foreigners to send millions to the Biden family other than to influence the "brand."  Recall that Joe assured the American people in the 2020 campaign that he had never talked to his son about the son's so-called business.  In view of a written record showing that assurance was false, his new line doesn't dispute that he talked with the son about his business, but, he says, he was never in business with the son.

House Oversight Committee Releases Bank Records Showing Foreign Payments to Biden Family From Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has released details of the banking transfers from foreign businesses into the Biden family while Joe Biden was in office.  The payments flowed into companies set up by Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, the witness who testified to congress.  Those companies then distributed the money (laundered) into subsidiary companies of Rosemont Seneca, and then the money was distributed to the Biden group.  One of the transactions, traced through bank records by the House investigators, was the payment of $3.5 million from Yelena Baturina, wife of the Mayor of Moscow.

Joe dined with [a] Russian oligarch with links to Putin and the Mafia - who gave Hunter's shell company $3.5 million.  Bombshell new bank records reveal that Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina gave millions to Biden-connected shell companies after dining with Hunter and then-Vice President Joe, and was notably not on a list of sanctioned Kremlin allies after the invasion of Ukraine.  In the spring of 2014, Baturina joined Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and a handful of his business partners — including Devon Archer and Kazakh oligarchs Kenes Rakishev and Karim Massimov — for dinner at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C.  Archer confirmed that Joe was present long enough to eat dinner with the group.

House GOP release bank records on Hunter Biden payments from Russian, Kazakh oligarchs.  House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., released a third memo Wednesday about the Biden family's foreign business dealings, producing bank records purporting to show that Hunter Biden and his business associates received millions in payments from Russian and Kazakhstani oligarchs when his father was vice president.  The 19-page memo, which provides screenshots of redacted bank records, says millions in payments came from Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, as well as Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina and Kazakhstani oligarch Kenes Rakishev, and that then-Vice President Biden attended dinners with Baturina, Rakishev and a representative from Burisma.  "Then-Vice President Biden met — in person, for significant periods of time — with those individuals or their representatives," the memo states.  "Then-Vice President Biden joined approximately 20 phone calls on speakerphone with Hunter Biden's foreign business associates and attended dinners with foreign oligarchs who paid huge sums of money to Hunter Biden.  Joe Biden, 'the brand,' was the only product the Bidens sold."

Does Ukraine Have Kompromat on Joe Biden?  Throughout the Trump presidency, the mainstream media constantly suggested that Russia had so-called "kompromat" on the president — embarrassing materials used as a weapon of influence through blackmail. [...] All the kompromat talk swiftly ended the moment Joe Biden became president because surely no foreign government could have any dirt on him.  This left no one to ask the obvious question:  Could Ukrainian officials have kompromat on Joe, given all the allegations of his corruption in Ukraine?  It's a much more reasonable question about Joe Biden than it ever was when posed as a certainty about Trump.  After all, Hunter Biden was paid many millions of dollars by the shady Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, despite having no qualifications for the job that anyone could point to beyond being the son of the Vice President at the time — which proved fortunate when his father fired the general prosecutor of Ukraine, Viktor Shokin, who had begun an investigation into the Burisma-Hunter gravy train.  And yet, in obvious contrast with their obsession with Russia's kompromat on Trump, the mainstream media has lined up to dismiss the corruption allegations against Biden as a nothingburger.

House Oversight Republicans tracked $20M in foreign sources to Biden Inc.  As always, the first step in any political scandal is — follow the money.  The House Oversight Committee under Republican chair James Comer has spent several months doing just that with the Biden family's archipelago of limited-liability corporations (LLCs) and strangely generous oligarchs in eastern Europe and Central Asia — and they have struck gold, almost literally.  According to Fox News, the committee has tracked $20 million in payments to Biden Inc, and have at least correlated those transactions to curiously coincidental actions of family members — including "squeaky clean" Joe himself:  Comer also released the new report this morning, detailing the transactions.

Joe Was Using Hunter, Not The Other Way Around.  Megyn Kelly is joined by Miranda Devine, New York Post columnist, to discuss the carefully cultivated image of Joe Biden as a family man, questions about his lack of empathy, and whether Joe Biden actually exploited and used Hunter Biden as a bagman.  "All along I thought it was corrupt, hot mess Hunter exploiting the dad's name and kind of bringing Joe in on a deal here or there to pay some bills, that this was a Hunter operation.  It's just now dawning on me that no, this was a Joe Biden operation using Hunter, it's the other way around," Megyn Kelly said.  [Video clip]

Foreign oligarchs moved millions to Biden-tied firms before meeting Joe Biden, investigators say.  Firms tied to the Biden family collected more than $20 million from foreign sources, including big payments from controversial oligarchs who afterwards had private dinners with Joe Biden as vice president, congressional investigators disclosed Wednesday.  In its third memo analyzing bank records, the GOP-led House Oversight and Accountability Committee reported it had found a clear pattern of the Biden family and its partners doing business with Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Chinese and Romanian figures who had legal and other troubles and then collecting money around the times of gaining access to Joe Biden.  The pattern, the congressional investigators noted, corroborates recent testimony from former Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer that the presidential son solicited business from foreigners who were seeking influence, access or protection from a family "brand" that included Joe Biden.

Biden interview from the Grand Canyon:  He's already declared a national emergency for climate change.  Who knew?  I sure don't remember Joe Biden declaring a national emergency over climate change.  It seems like I would have remembered that if it was true.  This is Joe Biden we're talking about here so take everything with a big ole grain of salt.  Guess where the habitual liar-in-chief gave his first sit-down interview in over a month?  He sat down with a longtime reporter for The Weather Channel.  Yep, The Weather Channel.  He is rightfully being mocked for that decision.  To be fair, he surely didn't make the decision, his staff did.  We all know Biden doesn't actually run the country.  Those around him do that.  Joe Biden holds on to the climate issue for dear life — his political life.  Conservatives and other rational people are angry over the heavy-handed push to increase regulations and restrictions on regular Americans in the name of saving the planet while all it really is is a power grab by leftists.  Far left environmental whackos are angry that Biden's overreach isn't happening faster.  So, Biden has latched on to the alleged climate crisis as a top issue in his public remarks and speeches.

$20M and Counting:  Tally on Foreign Money to Biden Family Rises With Release of New Bank Records.  The tally of foreign money to the Biden family has hit at least $20 million, based on the third round of bank records the House Oversight and Accountability Committee released Wednesday — pointing to millions from oligarchs from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.  Foreign sources sent the money to Biden family members and business associates while Joe Biden was vice president during the Barack Obama administration.  In February 2014, Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina transferred $3.5 million to Rosemont Seneca Thornton, a shell company owned by Hunter Biden and his partner Devon Archer.  About $1 million was transferred to Archer, and the remainder was used to initially fund a new company account, Rosemont Seneca Bohai.  In July, Archer testified to the House committee that while Biden was vice president, he showed up for a dinner with Hunter Biden's business associates that included Baturina.

Court Records Show Hunter Biden Received Millions From China, CCP Affiliates.  Court records from Hunter Biden's imperiled plea deal with the Department of Justice (DOJ) divulge details on more than $2.6 million the first son received from China and affiliates of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  Earlier, the DOJ announced a plea agreement with Mr. Biden, President Joe Biden's son, whereby he would plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax crimes and would have a felony gun charge diverted.  During a July 26 hearing on his plea deal with the DOJ, Mr. Hunter Biden admitted to having received money from the Chinese energy firm CEFC.  In exhibit 1 of his plea agreement, prosecutors went more in-depth on transactions between the first son, Chinese companies, and CCP affiliates.  Income received from such sources is listed as at least $2.6 million in all, however the total is likely substantially higher due to the combined way some of his income was listed in the document.

White House cocaine may have come from 'someone in the Biden family orbit' and Joe Knows who it is, shock report claims.  President Joe Biden knows who brought cocaine onto the White House premises last month, and the culprit is 'within the Biden family orbit', according to a report.  Hunter Biden, who has been open about his cocaine addiction, was not involved, the source told Soldier of Fortune website.  The drug was found on July 2 in a cubby in the West Wing, where visitors leave their personal items prior to entering the main building.

The National Scandal That Is Too Big to Break.  Conservatives looking to expose the full extent of the Biden family's corruption have a problem:  the scandal might be too big to break.  Typically, there are three main entities involved in taking down a politician over a corruption scandal.  First, there is the media, which broadcasts the details of the scandal, eroding public support.  Second, there is law enforcement, which investigates and, if necessary, presses criminal charges.  Third, there is the party establishment, which ultimately abandons the politician as a matter of self-preservation, signaling that it's "game over."  But what happens when a scandal is so big that the people responsible for breaking it are implicated in it as well?  That is the situation which now faces the mainstream media, the federal intelligence bureaucracy, and the Democrat Party.

The Hunter Biden saga illuminates the Biden family's rapacious corruption.  [Thread reader] ... and even worse, the corruption of federal agencies to protect them.  Also, it's further evidence that we must shatter the elite bubble and force them to live in the America they made for the rest of us.  Of COURSE the corruption angle is huge, arguably the story of the century in American politics.  Socialists claim they can create an all-knowing mega-government run by honest, selfless geniuses - but what they always deliver is a corrupt sewer state run by greedy mediocrities.  There are no big, honest governments, and every one of the many, many embarrassing tales of mega-corruption must be spotlighted to keep proving it, over and over again.  The most important goal of civic reform today is shattering the pernicious illusion of Honest Big Government.  Hunter Biden is an absolutely perfect example of what socialism actually delivers: a privileged elite of boundless greed and degenerate morality, milking cash out of the trillion-dollar state by peddling influence and selling protection, insulated from all legal consequences.

Biden's crime family is all of DC.  Joe Biden himself bragged five years ago about withholding aid to get the prosecutor fired.  Here's the video.  Republicans did nothing about Biden admitting to doing what RINOs and other Democrats falsely accused Trump of doing.  Nothing has come out of Biden storing classified secrets in his garage.  There is no way Joe will be impeached or Hunter will do any jail time because if they go down, all of Washington will go with them.  Washington protects its own because they fear if one goes to jail, he will bring them all down.  Hillary said she would bring DC down with her.  Guess what?  She never was indicted even though she forwarded state secrets via email to foreign donors to her fake charity when she was secretary of state.

The Machinery of Government is Coated with Gunk.  The juxtaposition of the Department of Justice's handling of Hunter Biden with its outrageous treatment of Donald J. Trump justifies Scott Adams's view:  "We can now see all of the machinery of government, from influence peddling to fake news to intel-supported hoaxes to political persecutions."  Diving even deeper, as have Jonathan Turley, James Freeman, Dan Bongino, and David Samuels, it's beginning to look as if Barack Obama knew of Hunter's corruption and the danger it posed to national security and did nothing about it.  In exchange, he's serving a third term as president behind the scrim while the demented present officeholder serves as a front.  Giving Hunter a pass does more than underscore the Administration's double standard, it explains why the Democrats worked so tirelessly to weaken 2020 election procedures to advance to the highest office a man demonstrably unfit to carry out its duties:  They had him on a short rope — he either ceded the powers of office to Obama or Hunter's illicit dealings would land both Hunter and him in jail.

Silk Road Paved with Cash:  Court records confirm millions flowed to Biden family from China.  In the end, there really was a silk road of money that flowed from China to the Biden family's coffers, despite Joe Biden's insistence to the contrary.  The U.S. Attorney's office in Delaware — which charged Hunter Biden with tax and gun crimes last month — released to a federal court last week a now-scuttled plea deal that affirmed the presidential son got millions himself from Chinese sources in 2017-18 alone.  That included money from a Chinese energy firm as well as legal payments from a Chinese executive convicted of bribery.  The records confirm reporting from investigative author Peter Schweizer's book "Red Handed," Just the News stories and investigations by Congress that date to 2020 when Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, revealed bank transfers from Beijing to Biden accounts.

Jim Jordan Accuses FBI's Pointman on Government-Directed Censorship, Elvis Chan, of Perjuring Himself Before Congress Regarding the Hunter Biden Laptop.  Apparently a single FBI agent, when asked by the social media companies the FBI was demanding censor the story, confirmed that they knew the Hunter Biden laptop was real.  However, after that, the FBI executed a walkback, insisting they had no comment on whether the laptop was real or not, and were even unsure about it.  Elvis Chan lied when he told Congress he did not speak to the social media companies after that initial, unguarded admission by an unknown FBI agent that the laptop was real.  But he did, and the suspicion is that he doesn't want to admit that conversation because he might well have lied to the social media companies and told them the laptop was fake.

The Cover-up of Cocainegate Continues.  It's been over a month since a small bag of cocaine was found inside the White House.  No one has been arrested, and we've been led to believe that it is impossible for the Secret Service and the FBI to determine who brought the illegal substance into the most secure building in the world.  Not only are we supposed to believe that no cameras captured who brought the cocaine in, but we're supposed to believe the plastic bag it was in had no fingerprints on it. [...] The outcome of the investigation was predictable.  Not only have the White House and Secret Service been deliberately keeping expectations extremely low, but the narrative surrounding the location of the cocaine also underwent several changes.  It was glaringly evident that a cover-up was underway.

James Comer to Release More Biden Family Bank Records This Week.  More Biden family bank records will be released this week, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) announced.  Comer predicted in June that newly subpoenaed Biden bank records would show the family accepted up to $30 million from its foreign business dealings.  "This week, I plan to release more Biden family bank records," Comer posted Monday on Twitter.  "Unlike Democrats, bank records don't lie."

There is no lid.  We all know what he's been up to.
This Hunter Biden business partner could blow the lid off Biden family's business dealings.  Following Devon Archer's bombshell congressional interview last week alleging President Biden's deep involvement with Hunter Biden's business dealings, a new light is being cast on his son's longtime business partner who stands to know even more.  Eric Schwerin visited the Obama White House and then-Vice President Biden's residence at least 36 times between 2009 and 2016, likely to make him the next target of the House Oversight Committee's investigation into the Biden family's business dealings.  Schwerin was the founding partner and managing director of Hunter's now-dissolved firm Rosemont Seneca Partners when he was appointed by then-President Obama to the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, an independent U.S. government agency, in early 2015.

One 45-Minute Stretch of Joe Biden's Tuesday Schedule Raises Eyebrows - and Questions.  With President Joe Biden's light summer schedule where he's taken umpteen vacations including several weekend trips to Camp David with his embattled son, Hunter Biden, and at least three to Rehoboth Beach, the obvious question many of his critics have been asking is:  Does this guy ever work?  Unfortunately for Biden, those questions will only get louder once word gets out about what's on his calendar for Tuesday, which is not only light but also includes a 45-minute lookout of the Grand Canyon:  [Tweet]

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It does seem a bit odd to spend 45 minutes looking at the Grand Canyon, at 4:35 p.m. on a hot August day, when the man should be in a nursing home.

Is This Proof That Joe Biden Ordered the Indictment of Trump?  According to the narrative that the White House is pushing, Special Counsel Jack Smith is carrying out his repeated indictments of former President Donald Trump "independently" without any influence, pressure, or coordination from the White House.  To help maintain the illusion of independence, Joe Biden has recently declined to respond to questions about it when asked.  But Biden's past comments on this issue make it quite clear that Special Counsel Smith is actually doing exactly what Biden ordered. [...] Donald Trump was indicted earlier this month on charges relating to his actions after the 2020 election leading up to Jan. 6, 2021.  The charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.  Experts have panned the indictment for being incredibly weak.  It may have taken a year, but the indictment finally came down a week ago.  But it's quite clear from the New York Times article that Biden was encouraging his attorney general to use the power of the government to stop Trump from returning to office.

House chairman accuses FBI of lying about social media contacts involving Hunter Biden laptop.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan released new evidence Monday that he said shows the FBI lied about meeting with Big Tech companies before the 2020 election to discuss Hunter Biden's laptop, a story that social media companies were censoring at the time.  The "FBI LIED ABOUT MEETING WITH BIG TECH REGARDING NY POST'S HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP STORY," Jordan wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.  Jordan published documents showing the FBI's comments on the Hunter Biden story when it first broke and how FBI Special Agent Elvis Chan testified about his meetings with Facebook representatives.  Chan and Foreign Influence Task Force Section Chief Laura Dehmlow met with Facebook on Oct. 14, 2020, the day the New York Post published its story on the Hunter Biden laptop.  Dehmlow met with both Twitter and Facebook that day.

New Questions Raised About Joe Biden's 2022 Remarks Regarding the Prosecution of Donald Trump.  Joe Biden has said in the past that he isn't interfering with or involved in the prosecutorial efforts against his campaign opponent, former President Donald Trump.  In June 2022 Biden said, "I never once, not one single time," suggested to the Justice Department anything about bringing charges.  "I'm honest," he said, pounding the podium.  He sounded a lot like Bill Clinton in his infamous Monica Lewinsky speech, and we know how honest that was.  It also sounded a lot like the fervor of Biden's repeated remarks denying that he had ever spoken to his son about his business, which we know is not the case.  But now some are calling out that statement from Biden and raising questions about what Biden allegedly said about prosecuting Trump in a couple of old New York Times stories.

More evidence of Joe Biden's probable role in Hunter's business dealings.  When it comes to Joe Biden's knowledge of and possible complicity in Hunter Biden's dealings with foreign businesses and businesses connected to foreign governments during his father's vice presidency, the big questions are "Did Joe Biden know what was going on, did he participate in what was going on, did he profit from what was going on, and did he alter American foreign policy based upon that profit?"  The contents of Hunter Biden's laptop indicated that the answer to each question is yes.  There's also emerging evidence that proves that the answer to each question is yes.  It now turns out that one of Hunter's business associates had dozens of trips to the White House and Joe Biden's office and residence during the Obama presidency.  This time, the associate isn't Devon Archer or Tony Bobulinski, neither of whom claims to have met with Joe Biden very often.  Instead, it's Eric Schwerin, who, along with Hunter Biden, founded the now defunct Rosemont Seneca Partners and also served as its managing partner.

Devon Archer's Wife Falsely Claimed She Had No Involvement in BHR Partners.  Devon Archer's wife, Krista Archer, falsely claimed she had no involvement in her husband's business activities, despite evidence to the contrary.  Krista Archer holds a ten percent stake in a Chinese state-backed investment fund, BHR Partners, according to legal documents unearthed by nonprofit Marco Polo and exclusively obtained by Breitbart News.  "I have no idea what he did in his business," Krista Archer told the Daily Mail in July.  "I'm a doctor, I go to work and mind my own business."  "I swear I don't.  I stay out of it," she claimed.

Remember that Biden Dinner That Joe Biden Never Attended?  Well, he did.  "The Bidens are the best at doing exactly what Chairman wants."  That WhatsApp message to a Chinese business associate was the perfect epitaph for the entire Biden corruption scandal.  Part of the brilliance of the Biden influence peddling operation was to invest the media in the denial of any scandal.  That is no more evident than the much discussed 2015 dinner of President Joe Biden with his son's foreign associates.  The alleged dinner demolished Joe Biden's long denials of any knowledge of his son's dealings.  Accordingly, the Biden campaign denied he ever attended and the media happily dismissed the account.  Well, the dinner meeting reportedly occurred, he attended, and, as usual, most of the media has not fully informed their readers or viewers.  Indeed, even though Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates was central to this denial, most of the media cannot be bothered with such trivialities.  In 2020, the New York Post reported that Hunter introduced then-Vice President Biden to a top executive at Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, which was giving him more than $50,000 per month.  The Biden team and its media allies went into full crisis mode.  Andrew Bates, who was still with the communication team of Biden's 2020 campaign, assured the public that it was false.

Bartiromo: The DOJ Is Waiting for More Evidence of Things to Come Out on Joe Biden — Then They Will Give Georgia the Go Ahead to Release Another Indictment.  Maria Bartiromo went on FOX and Friends Weekend to discuss her upcoming show this morning.  Bartiromo announced her guests and then made a prediction on upcoming indictments against President Trump.  Maria Bartiromo:  I will also tell you that all of the lawmakers I spoke with over the weekend, and many of them are on board they want an impeachment inquiry started.  They believe that a Georgia indictment is coming in two weeks.  So I assume the DOJ is waiting for more evidence of things to come out on Joe Biden and the Biden Family taking money in and then they will give Georgia the go ahead to release another indictment on President Trump.

The changing story on Biden family business dealings.  Devon Archer, a former friend and business partner to Hunter Biden, testified Monday as part of the House Oversight Committee's investigation into the Biden family business dealings and alleged foreign corruption.  Archer made several key claims, including that Hunter was brought on to the board of Ukranian energy company Burisma because of his familial connections and that Hunter put then-Vice President Joe Biden on the phone his business associates at least twenty times to demonstrate his access to US government power.  Archer's testimony complicates the insistence from President Joe Biden, the White House and their friends in the media that President Biden was oblivious to his son's business dealings taking place abroad in places like Ukraine and China.  "I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses.  Period," said Biden in 2019.

America and the Common Characteristics of Authoritarian Regimes.  [#11] Rubber Stamp Leader:  Voltaire famously said about the former state of Prussia that "while most states have an army, the Prussian Army has a state."  In current times it is the deep state that controls the 'leader' who is either mentally unfit or willingly servile or both.  During his final years, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev suffered from dementia, resulting in his mumbling speech and bad memory.  The strings were pulled by the regime.

Trump Was Right Again And Again About The Biden Family's Foreign Business Dealings.  Former President Donald Trump's assertions during the 2020 presidential campaign about the Biden family's foreign business dealings have proven to be accurate.  Trump routinely criticized then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden about his son's dealings with Ukrainian, Russian and Chinese associates when he was on the campaign trail, most notably at the presidential debates leading up to the November 2020 election.

The Essential Impeachment.  Our elected representatives in D.C. are faced with just such a circumstance.  To impeach Joe Biden or not to impeach Joe Biden. [...] The essence of these arguments is that impeachment/no impeachment offers no good option.  I submit that this is a form of the Fallacy of the Excluded Middle.  The basic case in favor of impeachment is simply that he should be impeached because the President has been shown beyond any reasonable doubt to have been a central conspirator in a bribery scheme between government actors.  At this point, the lawyers should sit down, and politicians ought to stand up.  Bribery is listed in the Constitution as a cause for impeachment, so there can be no argument that this satisfies the first criterion.  But now Democrats will object that there must be evidence of present bribery because Joe wasn't President when he got paid, and there's no evidence that he's getting paid right now.  But they leave out a key element of bribery.  The person being bribed promises some action in favor of the person bribing.  These actions offer occur after the bribe is paid.  In the interregnum known as 45, Joe got lots of payola in anticipation of being able to do favors from the White House later.  Since those favors are arguably continuing, the bribery continues.

Tucker With Devon Archer, Part 2, Lays out Real Story About Ukrainian Prosecutor, Blows up Dem Spin.  It's rather curious that Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's business partner, chose to do an in-depth interview with Tucker Carlson — someone the Biden world no doubt would view as an enemy.  If you're trying to assess where his head is at on this whole matter and wondering if he's being fully forthcoming, that would seem to be:  "You can't shut me up, and this is how much." [...] That must be the 5,008th time that Joe Biden's claim he "never spoke to his son about his business" gets blown up.  In the second part, Archer laid out some of his background with Yale, where he played lacrosse, various banking institutions, and fundraising as a "baby bundler" before the 2004 election.  He thought that was going to lead him to a White House job.  When the Democrats lost, that's when he started Rosemont Capital with a focus on real estate, which he described as pretty successful, having $3 billion under its management.  It's fascinating, and Tucker let him talk, as Archer laid out how this all evolved.  [Tweet with video clip]

A Country Descending into Madness.  [Scroll down]  Fake President Biden, on the other hand, has engaged in every crime, indecency, and reckless behavior that the Deep State swore Trump would commit.  Biden uses unconstitutional executive orders as only a dictator would.  He steadily marches America toward nuclear war with Russia.  He has been caught red-handed trading political favors for bribes from both foreign allies and adversaries.  He censors Americans' speech, punishes them for their beliefs, accuses half the country of being "domestic enemies," and seizes the firearms of law-abiding citizens.  He destroys the value of Americans' savings through "green" energy-induced inflation.  He floods American towns with illegal aliens leaving organized crime, exotic diseases, and overdose deaths in their wake.  He celebrates Antifa domestic terrorists who burn down small businesses, churches, and pregnancy clinics while threatening Americans who get in their way.  And unlike President Trump — who regretfully showed restraint by not pursuing charges against Clinton, Obama, Comey, Brennan, and so many other Russia Hoax conspirators — the O'Biden White House has worked nonstop to incarcerate Trump and every other perceived political enemy.

YouTube and Facebook Censored Viktor Shokin Video Responding to Joe Biden's Lies and Details of His Dismissal.  On Friday morning [8/4/2023], The Gateway Pundit published an explosive explosive video of Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor who was removed from office under pressure from then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.  In the detailed and extensive interview, Shokin responded to allegations from the Biden regime, laying out his side of the story regarding the investigations into Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company that once employed Hunter.  Shokin's video addressed a variety of points, from accusations that the investigation into Burisma was dormant to allegations of his corruption and his eventual removal as prosecutor.  In a lengthy, detailed response, Shokin refuted the notion that his investigations were "dormant" and explained how they were active, even leading to seizures of assets from Burisma's owner, Mykola Zlochevsky.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor Joe Biden Had Fired Is Speaking Out.  Former Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin is speaking out and revealing his side of the story after then Vice President Joe Biden demanded he be fired back in 2016.  [Tweet with video clip]  At the time of his firing, Shokin was investigating corruption at Ukrainian gas company Burisma — the same company that was paying Hunter Biden $80,000 per month to sit on the board.  [Video clip]  During closed door testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee earlier this week, Hunter Biden's former business partner — Devon Archer — said he believed Burisma would have gone under if not for the Biden "brand" — including Joe Biden — being attached to the company.  "My only thought is that I think Burisma would have gone out of business if it didn't have the brand attached to it," Archer said.

Former Ukrainian Prosecutor Viktor Shokin Responds to Biden's Corruption Accusations.  An old video of Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor who was removed from office under pressure from then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, is making the rounds online again following the [scathing] testimony of Devon Archer.  This video was removed on Youtube.  In a detailed and extensive interview, Shokin has responded to allegations from the Biden regime, laying out his side of the story regarding the investigations into Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company that once employed Hunter.  It is unclear when this video was recorded or published but includes his reaction to Biden's accusations.  At the time of Hunter Biden's appointment, Viktor Shokin was Ukraine's Prosecutor General, and there were investigations into Burisma's owner.

Watching the crooks.  I confess to a weakness from which we all may suffer to one degree or another in these darkest days of our nation since the War Between the States.  It is the surreal attraction we feel — some may call it close to an obsession — at having to know every single criminal act of the ever-burgeoning class of traitorous vermin we learn about every day.  Those of us on the right are drawn in as a moth to a flame by the sheer overwhelming putrescence of the criminal class we see before us.  As I write this, in our peaceful community brushed by the Gulf Breezes from whence came its name, it is even hard for me — a very elderly [...], very jaded trial lawyer with much actual experience in dealing with people of the rotten class, to believe that our Founding Fathers risked "our Lives, our Fortunes, our sacred Honor" so that their gift to all of us could be handed over to pond scum like Joe Biden.

Devon Archer:  Bidens 'Intimidated' People Not to Legally Mess with Them.  The Biden brand "intimidated" people to not legally mess with the Biden family, Devon Archer told Rep. Daniel Goldman (D-NY) during his transcribed congressional interview.  Archer, who testified that Hunter Biden included then-Vice President Joe Biden on speakerphone more than 20 times with business associates to sell "the brand," also told Goldman the Bidens intimidated people into not legally probing the family's business activities.

Text messages given to FBI: Chinese wanted Biden family name to help acquire U.S. energy assets.  Text messages provided to the FBI show that a Chinese energy conglomerate that struck a controversial deal in 2017 with Hunter Biden began its pursuit of a relationship with the future first family back in late 2015 when Joe Biden was still vice president, hoping to seize on the name of one of America's most famous political dynasties to provide cover for its ambitious plan to buy up energy assets inside the United States.  "There will be a deal between one of the most prominent families from US and them (China) constructed by me," Hunter Biden's business partner James Gilliar texted future partner Tony Bobulinski on Christmas Eve 2015, shortly after Hunter Biden had been alerted to CEFC China Energy's overture and its wealthy leader Ye Jianming.  "I think this will then be a great addition to their portfolios as it will give them a profile base in NYC, then LA, etc," Gilliar added in the text message obtained by Just the News.

Outrageous: Devon Archer was Given Full Immunity from the DOJ.  The reason Devon Archer looks so relaxed during his interview with Congress is because he was given total immunity by the DOJ involving his actions with the Biden gang.  This is simply outrageous.  Last week we uncovered that Hunter Biden was given a sweetheart deal by his father's corrupt DOJ that would give him total immunity forever regarding his many crimes while his father was Obama's VP.  It was a wink-wink deal between the DOJ and Hunter Biden.

Hunter got a Porsche after bringing Joe to dinner with a Kazakh oligarch.  Hunter Biden's ex-business partner Devon Archer told Congress that Joe Biden's 'intimidating' influence directly led to his son receiving huge sums of foreign money - and a $142,300 Porsche.  According to the full transcript of his testimony obtained by on Thursday, Archer said that the Biden 'brand' acted as protection for Ukrainian oil company Burisma because 'people would be intimidated to mess with them.'  Hunter's presence on Burisma's board and access to his father — then vice president — led to the company's 'longevity' because they had the 'capabilities to navigate D.C.,' Archer said according to the transcript.

Washington Post Gives Joe Biden 'Four Pinocchios' for Saying Hunter Never Made Money in China.  The Washington Post's fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, gave President Joe Biden four Pinocchios for lying about his son Hunter Biden not making money in China.  Kessler documented two instances where Biden denied his son had made money in China.  In an October 22, 2020 presidential debate, Biden told moderator Kristen Welker: "My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China.  I have not had ... the only guy who made money from China is this guy [Donald Trump].  He's the only one.  Nobody else has made money from China."

Hunter Biden laid out 'price of power' in texts with Devon Archer: 'you are a Biden'.  First son Hunter Biden sent a series of texts to his now-former friend and business partner in 2019 defending his family's name when pressed about them not stepping in when the Obama-Biden administration's DOJ arrested him, insisting the friend was "a Biden" also and saying his legal troubles were the "price of power."  Text messages reviewed by Fox News Digital show an awkward March 6, 2019 conversation between Biden and Devon Archer a little over a month before hid dad announced he was running for president in April 2019.  "Why did your dad's administration appointees arrest me and try to put me in jail?" Archer asked Biden.  "Just curious.  Some of our partners asking out here."

Two Sets of Laws for Two Americas.  Two sets of laws now operate in an increasingly unrecognizable America.  Consider the matter of unlawfully removing and storing classified papers.  Donald Trump may go to prison for removing contested White House files to his home.  So far Joe Biden seems exempt from just such legal jeopardy.  But as a senator and Vice President with no right, as does a president, to declassify files, Biden removed and, as a private citizen kept for years classified files in unsecure locations.  Biden's team strangely revealed the unlawful removals after years of silence.  It did so because the Biden administration found itself in the untenable position of prosecuting the former president for "crimes" that the current president committed as well — albeit far earlier and longer.

Joe Biden's deep involvement in Hunter's biz with Chinese, Russians and Ukrainians revealed.  First son Hunter Biden's former business partner Devon Archer told lawmakers this week that Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings brought the political scion onto its board so that "people would be intimidated to mess with them ... legally."  Archer also revealed that then-Vice President Joe Biden met twice with his son's shady post-Soviet business partners at DC's Café Milano, not once as previously reported, according to the transcript of a four-hour deposition released Thursday by the House Oversight Committee.  These and other revelations blow new holes in President Biden's claim that he never discussed business with his now-53-year-old son — as House Republicans move closer to launching an impeachment inquiry.

The DOJ is Hunter Biden's Defense Team.  The Hunter Biden plea deal was part of a package in which the DOJ and the FBI stonewalled Congress and are trying to send Devon Archer, Hunter's closest pal, to prison ahead of his congressional testimony in which he was scheduled to accuse Joe Biden of taking part in conversations with Hunter's business partners while serving as vice president.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer called this "obstruction of justice" and denounced "the lengths to which the Biden legal team has gone to try to intimidate our witnesses, to coordinate with the DOJ and certainly to coordinate with the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee to encourage people not to cooperate with our investigation."  United States v. Biden is a farce because they're one and the same.  The United States of America is currently run by Biden's dad.  The relationship isn't antagonistic.  Beyond ideological allegiances, a whole echelon of Justice Department personnel have bet their careers on the ascension of Democrat political candidates who then appoint transition team members whose pals are their former bosses.

Devon Archer Exposes Exactly What Hunter was Selling — Joe Biden.  Devon Archer's testimony shows that Joe Biden lied to the American people time and again.  He lied that he knew nothing about his son Hunter Biden's international influence peddling scheme.  He lied that he never spoke to Hunter about his overseas deals.  What has leaked so far about Archer's closed-door testimony is that Hunter, once his best friend and business partner, put then-Vice President Joe Biden on the speakerphone more than 20 times during meetings, and invited him to dinners with his overseas business associates.  Joe was there to add value, said Archer, to "the brand" of corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma — which paid Hunter $83,000 a month while his father was VP, after which it cut his salary in half.

Defenders Of Joe Biden's Corrupt Phone Calls Sound Ridiculous.  It's a little-known fact that the Bidens are keen amateur meteorologists.  So much so that Hunter Biden will often call his dad out of the blue — sometimes even interrupting important business meetings in Dubai with execs of Eastern Europe energy interests — just to chit-chat about the weather.  You know how it goes.  Joe's love of the all-things climate, in fact, had him regularly engaging in "casual conversation" about the "niceties about the weather," congressman Daniel Goldman explained after Hunter's business partner Devon Archer reportedly testified under oath that the patriarch of the family had talked to Biden Inc. clientele at least 20 times.

Tucker Carlson Interviews Devon Archer about Hunter and Joe Biden Selling Influence to Foreign Businesses.  Tucker Carlson sad down with Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer following Mr. Archer's testimony to a House Oversight Committee.  The first part of that interview was broadcast by Tucker Carlson via Twitter.  Within this part of the interview Tucker Carlson asks Devon Archer about the overall business model Archer and Biden formed in Burisma and what was the specific set of skills that Hunter brought to the enterprise.  As noted by Mr. Archer, the relationship and purpose of Hunter Biden was entirely about access to government systems that could benefit the businesses who hired their firm.  They were selling influence as a business model and Joe Biden was part of the process.

Devon Archer Reveals the 'Niceties' of Influence-Peddling.  "There were niceties."  That description by Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.) of calls between President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and Hunter's foreign business associates may, strangely, be the most accurate thing the freshman congressman has ever said.  The almost-two-dozen calls — detailed by Hunter Biden's close friend and former business partner, Devon Archer, during a closed-door interview Monday with House Oversight Committee investigators — were indeed "the niceties" of influence-peddling.  The calls presumably were intended to show that Hunter Biden could deliver his father and to support what Archer called "the brand."  Hunter had no relevant experience or appreciable business skills, but he had the vice president of the United States on speed-dial.  The selection of Goldman as the only committee Democrat in the interview was ironic.  Goldman was a Democratic staff attorney when the House impeached Donald Trump in 2019 largely on the basis of a single telephone call to the president of Ukraine.  Now, however, Goldman is calling for an immediate cessation of any further investigation, in an almost comical display of denial and deflection.

The State Farm Late Night Ballot Stuffing Video Was NOT Debunked.  Once again, President Trump was indicted on Tuesday — the DAY AFTER Hunter Biden's best friend and business associate Devon Archer testified that the Joe Biden was included on 20 calls when his son was sitting with foreign officials arranging influence peddling deals for the family.  Archer also testified that Joe Biden met with Russia's Yelena Baturina who invested $40 million into Hunter Biden's real estate ventures.  And she also paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in consulting fees.  Joe Biden later excluded Baturina from his Russian sanctions list.  So what happened next?  President Trump was indicted by Special Counsel Jack Smith.  For those paying attention, this is not the first time this has happened.  There have been at least six times now where new evidence was released implicating the Biden Crime Family and then President Trump is indicted by the Biden regime the very next day.

Biden's DOJ Charging Trump Immediately After Joe Biden Is Caught in Nefarious, Criminal Acts.  Once again, President Trump was indicted on Tuesday — the DAY AFTER Hunter Biden's best friend and business associate Devon Archer testified that the Joe Biden was included on 20 calls when his son was sitting with foreign officials arranging influence peddling deals for the family.  Archer also testified that Joe Biden met with Russia's Yelena Baturina who invested $40 million into Hunter Biden's real estate ventures.  And she also paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in consulting fees.  Joe Biden later excluded Baturina from his Russian sanctions list.  So what happened next?  President Trump was indicted again today by corrupt Special Counsel Jack Smith.

On the Impeachment of Joseph R. Biden.  [Scroll down]  Fiduciary law holds that when a President is accused of self-dealing to serve himself and not the American people, such a President must attempt to prove himself innocent by making full disclosure of all the relevant facts to the Congress.  In an impeachment inquiry, there is no presumption of innocence to protect the defendant.  Impeachment is not a criminal proceeding.  A president under impeachment has no due process privileges such as the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.  Quite the contrary, where self-dealing is alleged, the accused has the obligation to come forward with evidence proving innocence.  If he or she cannot do so, they deserve impeachment and removal from office.  (This rule of law as to proving one's innocence when accused of self-dealing applies to all private trustees as well.)

Are More Hunter Biden Associates About to Blab?  On Monday, Hunter Biden's longtime business partner and former friend Devon Archer testified before the House Oversight Committee in a closed-door session and reportedly revealed that Joe Biden participated in more than twenty phone calls with Hunter and his business associates and that "the Bidens were in the actual business of influence peddling."  Archer's bombshell testimony proved that Joe Biden repeatedly lied when he claimed over the years he never spoke with his son about his business.  In addition to revealing that Joe Biden was repeatedly participating in phone calls with Hunter Biden's business partners, Archer also revealed that in 2015 Hunter Biden and top executives of Burisma Holdings "called D.C." to get the Obama administration to pressure the Ukrainian president to fire Inspector General Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma at the time.

Hunter Biden told Devon Archer to buy a Burner Phone three days before meeting with then-VP Joe at the White House.  Hunter Biden told his 'best friend' Devon Archer to get a burner phone, three days before Archer met with then-VP Joe Biden at the White House, shocking emails show.  'Buy a cell phone from a 7/11 or CVS tmrw and ill do the same,' Hunter wrote in the explosive April 13, 2014 message.  Days later Archer would meet with Joe in the West Wing, White House records show, and he and Hunter would announce their board seats at allegedly corrupt Ukrainian gas company Burisma later that month.

Devon Archer:  Joe Biden was deeply involved.  As promised, Hunter Biden's former business partner at Rosemont Seneca, Devon Archer, showed up to offer closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee and he had plenty to say.  According to James Comer, Archer identified President Joe Biden as "the brand" back when he was Vice President, and Hunter Biden sold "the brand" around the world.  He told the committee about at least twenty business meetings he and Hunter held with foreign entities where The Big Guy was either on the phone or there in person.  He also testified about various "favors" that these clients wanted and received from Joe Biden in exchange for paying off Hunter and company.  And the list of "clients" continues to grow.

The new Democrat line:  Hunter was selling an "illusion" of access.  A week or two ago I wrote about the "limited hangout" strategy of dealing with a crisis.  It is a strategy used by intelligence agencies that have been caught doing something illegal and/or embarrassing, made famous during the Watergate scandal.  Basically, you make a small admission to hide a much larger scandal — make it seem like you are coming clean while still hiding the bigger scandal.  That is the new Democrat strategy dealing with the Hunter Biden influence-peddling scandal.  It is no longer possible to maintain that Joe Biden never spoke to Hunter about his business dealings nor that he did nothing to further them.  The evidence is too voluminous, to the point of being irrefutable.  So the Democrats don't even try anymore.  [Tweet]

Secret Service Refuses to Reveal White House Cocaine Information after FOIA Request.  The U.S. Secret Service has responded to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by refusing to hand over details of its investigation into the cocaine found in the White House.  The FOIA request, for a list of people possibly involved in the White House cocaine incident, was filed by the Heritage Foundation.  The Secret Service rejected the request by claiming that such records are outside its authority.

Are The DOJ And Hunter Biden Attempting To Commit Fraud In Federal Court?  One sentence — 13 words — out of the thousands spoken last Wednesday over the course of the three hours that federal prosecutors, defense attorneys, Hunter Biden, and Judge Maryellen Noreika discussed the president's son's plea agreement suggests the Department of Justice and Hunter Biden are attempting to commit fraud on a federal court.  On Wednesday, Hunter Biden appeared before a federal court in Delaware prepared to enter a guilty plea on two misdemeanor tax counts.  The hearing, however, did not go as planned when Judge Noreika, rather than rubberstamping the sweetheart deal the Biden administration had entered into with the president's son, quizzed the attorneys and Hunter Biden on the terms of the agreement and their respective understanding of the government's promise not to further prosecute Hunter.

Joe Biden's perfect phone calls.  President Joe Biden spoke multiple times on the telephone to his son's business associates, a former Hunter Biden business partner told a House panel.  This was said to have occurred when the younger Biden was affiliated with a Ukrainian energy company and his father was vice president and an Obama administration point man on Ukraine.  One congressional Democrat who heard the testimony more or less confirmed the particulars but said this was nothing untoward.  The elder Biden didn't talk business, Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) assured reporters on Monday [7/31/2023].  Instead, Joe Biden engaged in "casual conversation, niceties, the weather, what's going on" when his son put him on speakerphone for his friends and business partners.  Approximately 20 perfect phone calls.

Devon Archer Testifies Joe Biden Met with Moscow Mayor's Wife in Georgetown.  Karine Jean-Pierre refused to say why Biden didn't sanction Russian billionaire Elena Baturina — nor if Biden met with her at a Georgetown restaurant in 2015 while he was Vice President.  Today Hunter Biden's best friend and business associate, Devon Archer, testified that Joe Biden met with Russia's Yelena Baturina who later invested into $40 million into Hunter Biden's real estate ventures.  And she also paid Hunter Biden $3.5 million in consulting fees.  Yelena Baturina, the billionaire widow of a corrupt Moscow mayor, was left off of Biden's Sanctions list.

Devon Archer Testifies Burisma Holdings Would Have Gone Under Without Joe Biden.  Hunter Biden's best friend in business, Devon Archer, told House investigators that Burisma Holdings would have gone out of business if it were not for the so-called Biden brand, which Joe Biden promoted on phone calls with Burisma executives.  In 2014 Archer and Hunter Biden both joined the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company with legal challenges, as it was under investigation for wrongdoing.  Burisma paid Hunter Biden $83,000 a month to sit on its board.  Archer testified that in December 2015, co-founder of Burisma Mykola Zlochevsky and Vadym Pozharski, an executive of Burisma, put pressure on Hunter Biden to get help from Washington, DC, regarding the Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma for corruption.

Evidence Of Biden Burisma Corruption Is Overwhelming.  A key associate of Hunter Biden reluctantly admitted details about how the Biden family business was run — and those details are shocking.  Devon Archer, a longtime business partner and close friend of Hunter Biden's, told congressional investigators Monday that at a meeting in Dubai on Dec. 4, 2015, top executives of Ukrainian energy concern Burisma asked Hunter Biden and himself for help from D.C.  At the time of the meeting, Hunter Biden's dad, Joe Biden, was serving as Barack Obama's vice president as well as his point person on Ukraine.  Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma, and Vadym Pozharski, a Burisma executive, wanted to get Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired as he was investigating the company for corruption, Archer told members of Congress.

Hunter's Business Partner Contradicts President's Claim of No Business Involvement.  Then-Vice President Joe Biden communicated more than 20 times, either in person or on speakerphone, with Hunter Biden's business associates, Devon Archer told a House committee on Monday.  Archer was the business partner of the son of the current president and testified to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee behind closed doors.  Archer said the then-vice president brought the most value to "the brand," particularly in a deal with Ukranian energy firm Burisma, where Hunter Biden was a board member, according to the committee, which released a series of tweets after the testimony.  [Tweet]

Government Corruption Helps the Bidens and Hurts Trump.  The Hunter Biden saga has revealed a lot about the Deep State and how it protects its allies.  First, 51 intelligence officials came together to suppress the N.Y. Post report on Hunter's laptop on the eve of the 2020 election, suggesting it was some kind of Russian disinformation.  This claim could not be easily reconciled with the hundreds of personal photos and text messages on the laptop.  So, as Plan B, Biden's defenders dismissed concerns over Hunter's laptop as partisan and prurient, the second iteration of the Clinton sex scandals, with the GOP again cast as a bunch of censorious prudes.  In other words, the selective release of salacious material from the laptop was part of the coverup.  While it did reveal Hunter's low character, the shocking photos tended to eclipse the more important evidence that he acted as the bag man for illegal family business in Ukraine and China.  Remember "10% for the Big Guy" and "My Chairman."

Hunter Biden told judge under oath that he was a member of the Connecticut bar in good standing, but he was Suspended two years ago.  Hunter Biden has been caught misleading a judge while under oath about his status as a practicing lawyer.  At his disastrous plea hearing last week, Delaware district judge Maryellen Noreika asked Hunter where he was eligible to practice law.  'You're member of the bar?' she said.  'Yes, your Honor,' he replied.  'District of Columbia and Connecticut, your Honor.'  But Connecticut records show Hunter, 53, was suspended from practicing law in Connecticut more than two years ago.  A Judicial Branch spokeswoman said he is 'currently not in good standing' after failing to pay his $75 annual fees since 2018.

It's Year 5 of the Biden Crime Family Coverup.  Streaming giant Netflix is once again pushing radical transgender identity politics among children with a new series, Survival of the Thickest, where the fashion designer hero of the series helps "trans" high school kids host an "alternate prom."  The series, starring Michelle Buteau as Mavis, pushes drag queens on kids and relentlessly promotes woke, intersectional narratives.  Buteau recently appeared on The View to bash Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his state education policies, Newsbusters reported.

I thought this was widely presumed at least two years ago.
It Looks Like Hunter Biden's Laptop Could Indeed Implicate His Father.  President Joe Biden could indeed be implicated by what was found on Hunter Biden's laptop, sources close to the first son are telling the New York Post. [...] Much of the report is a recap on the sordid details found on Hunter's abandoned laptop.  There's also details about the Burisma business ties, as well as mention of Hunter's former best friend, Devon Archer, who is to testify before the House Oversight Committee, and who is particularly of interest since he would have those files that investigators cannot retrieve.

Biden's Executive Mansion Debauchery.  Joe Biden hasn't exactly lived up to his promise to bring "honor and decency to the White House."  The most recent embarrassment at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was, of course, the cocaine scandal that came to an anti-climactic resolution earlier this month when the Secret Service announced that they were "not able" to "single out a person of interest" due to lack of evidence.  But that explanation only added to the humiliation for Joe Biden — after all, what kind of White House is he running when someone can sneak an illegal narcotic in and not get caught?  The incident also raised a number of uncomfortable questions for the president given that his son Hunter is a known drug addict.  Last month, Hunter was the subject of another awkward White House episode when the scandal-ridden First Son was spotted at a state dinner held in honor of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5 People Referenced Joe Biden as the 'Big Guy'.  Overwhelming evidence suggests the "big guy" is a monicker that represents President Joe Biden.  The monicker appears in an FBI informant form, text messages, and emails between Biden business associates.  It also reportedly formed a part of the grand jury investigation into Hunter Biden, which IRS whistleblowers claim was politically influenced to protect the Bidens.  When questioned if he is the identity behind the monicker, Joe Biden snapped: "Why do you ask such a dumb question?"  At least five individuals involved in the family business referenced Joe Biden as the 'big guy."

Four Things the Leftists Hope You Missed This Week.  [#4] Immediately prior to the hoopla of Hunter Biden's plea deal imploding, some serious skullduggery was taking place.  U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika was not pleased after a lawyer who works for the same law firm that represents Hunter Biden called the court clerk in Delaware and, pretending to work for the prosecutor, asked for some evidence to be kept confidential.  Attorney Jessica Bengals allegedly misrepresented who she works for when contacting the court — and it could cost her. [...] If true, this malfeasance could and should leave some serious ripples on the pond.  But when the U.S. population seems not to care that the world's richest pedophile somehow killed himself while the guards were asleep, the cameras were broken, and his cellmate was magically elsewhere, it's easy to see how nothing might come of this, and the public will be okay with it.

Hunter Biden investigation:  Why the Devon Archer testimony is so important.  When Devon Archer sits down on Monday with the House Oversight Committee, the Hunter Biden investigation could enter a new and more significant phase.  That's because Archer, a former business partner of Hunter Biden's and a former friend to the family, is expected to testify about the extent of President Joe Biden's involvement in his son's foreign business dealings, potentially roping the president more deeply into a scandal he has thus far studiously avoided.  Archer will be the closest business associate of Hunter Biden's to speak with Congress to date.  The two served together on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, and handled a range of other business deals together through Rosemont Seneca, their investment firm.

They're backpedaling.
DOJ Forced to Clarify Letter on Archer's Jail Time Just Before Meeting With House Oversight.  The New York Post's Miranda Devine tweeted out an update on early Monday morning [7/31/2023], in the form of a letter from the Southern District of New York (SDNY) making clear that they don't expect Archer to surrender before his Monday testimony before the House Oversight Committee.  Writing to U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams noted that "[t]o be clear, the Government does not request (and has never requested) that the defendant surrender before his Congressional testimony." The letter also added that the process involved "can take several weeks or months after the Court sets a surrender date."

Biden Impeachment Inquiry Is Well-Earned.  When House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suggested that mounting questions concerning the fishy financial history of President Biden and his family may lead to an impeachment inquiry, some Republicans got the vapors.  Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), for example, said it would send the "wrong message."  Reps.  David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) voiced similarly craven qualms.  An inquiry may well uncover evidence supporting claims made in an FBI document, recently released by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), that Biden accepted bribes while Vice President.  If so, it is the duty of House Republicans to impeach him. [...] Biden routinely ignores pesky laws passed by the former and publicly excoriates the latter when rulings displease him.  The primary constitutional mechanism available to Congress for controlling a lawless president is impeachment.  If the House refuses to use that tool, it is equally guilty of flouting the Constitution.

Timeline of Feds' Relationship with Biden Family Business.  Law enforcement had knowledge of the Biden family business and alleged wronging for years before the FBI obtained Hunter Biden's laptop.  Despite the warnings of whistleblowers and lawmakers, government agencies appeared uninterested in pursuing any suspicious evidence.  Even years later, government agencies appear uninspired by the mounting evidence.  [Laptop timeline]

The Biden Presidency Is Unsustainable.  The presence of the now predictable mediocrity of Kamala Harris and the impossibility, given her race and gender, of removing her, for now is about all that keeps a cognitively declining Biden still in office.  The Left fears what she could do as president to the Democratic Party; conservatives are terrified of what she could do to the country.  Joe Biden's bewilderment exempts his embarrassments from accountability in the way that Hunter Biden's addictions excuse his past serial criminality.  But the passes granted to both father and son would be now unsustainable with a viable Vice President in waiting.

Five Questions Republicans Could Ask Hunter Biden's Business Partner Under Oath.  As Hunter Biden's former business associate is deposed by the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, committee investigators could ask him questions to determine President Joe Biden's involvement in Hunter's foreign dealings.  Devon Archer is a former friend and business partner of Hunter Biden — currently the subject of several federal investigations by both Congress and the Department of Justice — and will be deposed by the committee on Monday [7/31/2023].  In 2022, he was convicted of defrauding the Wakpamni Lake Community Corporation, a Native American tribe, of over $60 million in fraudulent bond issuances.  Archer, who served with Hunter on the board of Burisma Holdings and was described by him as his "best friend in business" according to National Review, is in a position to answer important questions about Joe Biden's alleged participation and benefits from Hunter's business dealings in which he used his father's political influence.

DOJ Reportedly Working Overtime To Send Key Hunter Biden Witness To Prison.  House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer called the Department of Justice's (DOJ) attempt to jail a key Hunter Biden witness before he can testify before Congress "odd" while on Fox Business.  The New York Post's (NYP) Miranda Devine reported Sunday [7/30/2023] the DOJ is allegedly trying to schedule a date for Devon Archer to turn himself in and begin his prison sentence.  Politico confirmed this, reporting that the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York wrote to trial judge Ronnie Abras and asked her to schedule a date for Archer to report to prison.  Archer was convicted in 2018 for conspiracy to defraud a Native American tribe but his sentencing has been delayed due to appeals.

Biden sits on Delaware beach as DOJ tries to Jail Hunter's best friend Devon Archer.  President Joe Biden was seen whiling away the afternoon on the beach as his DOJ tried to jail Hunter's best friend on the eve of a closed-door testimony in which the president will be implicated in his son's foreign business schemes.  Biden appeared the picture of calm on Rehoboth Beach in Delaware just a day before Hunter Biden's best friend Devon Archer plans to implicate Joe in his son's foreign business schemes on Monday.  Archer is expected to provide details that will challenge the White House's insistence that Joe Biden never had any knowledge of or involvement in his wayward son's business affairs.

Hunter Biden Laptop Analysis:  May Have Stored More Sensitive Info on Encrypted Messaging Apps.  Given all the things on the infamous laptop — from the drugs to the sex to the alleged influence peddling — you wouldn't think that there could be anything else that one might discover at this point.  But the non-profit group Marco Polo, which has a site with all the laptop photos and video, has discovered something new after an analysis of the hard drive — that Hunter Biden used at least 16 private messaging apps, many of which were encrypted, which could have had even more sensitive communications if what was on the open drive wasn't already shocking enough.  Among the apps were Signal, the Chinese messaging app WeChat, and Wickr, an app termed as "favored in the criminal underworld" and liked by the U.S. military.

Hunter Biden's laptop full of secret agreements and contracts with foreign business partners.  Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop is filled with contracts and agreements between him and foreign business partners that could shine new light on his business dealings, and potentially implicate his father, insiders around the first son told The [New York]Post.  Hundreds of documents are littered among the tens of thousands of emails contained on the laptop — but the files were not downloaded onto the device, and investigators cannot open most of them.  During his father's vice presidency and after, Hunter Biden and his family made millions of dollars from foreign sources trading on the family name, according to whistleblowers and bank records unearthed by the House Oversight Committee.  Through much of the wheeling and dealing — Hunter Biden was a crack addict and alcoholic.

Perhaps they will put him in one of those Jeffrey Epstein cells where the cameras don't work.
Corrupt DOJ Requests Court to Order Devon Archer's Surrender for Imprisonment Prior to Testimony on Biden Crime Family.  In an unprecedented move, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a letter to a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, suggesting that Devon Archer, a business associate of Hunter Biden, be ordered to surrender and begin his term of imprisonment.  This development comes amidst Archer's ongoing appeal and just before his scheduled testimony about the criminal activities involving the Biden crime family.  The letter requests that the court set a date and time for Archer to report to a facility chosen by the Bureau of Prisons.

Dershowitz: Prosecutors Gave Hunter a Deal 'For Nothing,' on 'Open and Shut' Case, Which Never Happens.  On Friday's broadcast of Newsmax TV's "The Record," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz stated that the proposed Hunter Biden plea deal was "the opposite" of how plea deals usually work because it actually sent a message that "we don't want to hear from you.  We don't want you to testify.  We don't want you to get other people in trouble."  And was done on "open and shut" charges.

The Real Story of the Biden Family Business, and the DOJ Cover-up.  The Biden administration has repeatedly told the public that Hunter's lucrative consulting business doesn't matter unless it is directly connected to his father.  That's true.  Moreover, they add, that connection is not just unproven, it cannot be proved because it didn't exist.  That's false, although the mainstream media has repeated it faithfully.  But even the most feckless are finding it increasingly difficult to sustain this awkward lip-syncing with the White House press office.  Actually, the Biden grifting operation extends well beyond Hunter to include multiple family members.  It always centered on Joe's public position and the political access it ensured, first as the sitting vice president and then as a prospective Democratic nominee after Hillary Clinton's defeat.  The clearest indication of the enterprise's corrupt purpose is its construction of an opaque web of nearly thirty LLCs to hide the distribution of profits from the operation.  There is no legitimate business purpose for this tangled web of pass-through entities.

Multiple Banks Filed Over 170 Suspicious Activity Reports on the Bidens.  As the evidence for at least an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden keeps pouring in, our friends at Twitchy highlighted another example: the suspicious activity reports (SARs) from six banks, to the tune of 170, in fact.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and co-host Ben Ferguson discussed these reports on their podcast with House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) as their guest.  Not only has Comer been looking into the Biden family as part of fulfilling promises to the American people, he already is familiar with SARs, since, as he told Cruz, he was the director of a bank.  These SARs are submitted and sent to the Treasury Department when banks "have a strong suspicion" that a crime has been committed, so as to protect the bank.  As Comer emphasized, these are submitted "very seldom."  If someone were to have two, the chairman explained, it would be hard for that person to open up a bank account.  Submitting an SAR, Comer added, also is "inviting the regulators to come in and regulate," which is the last thing banks want.  The 170 reports are thus quite significant.

Turley Explains Why Congress Is Obligated to Launch Impeachment Inquiry.  Yes, we should be different from the Democrats who used impeachment as a political tool to try to take out their political rival and cheapened the process.  They didn't care about the Constitution or the corrosive effect such moves would have — all they cared about was their power.  Yet, we also shouldn't be fearful of stepping up to take it on when justice and the evidence demand it, as it does here.  Because that's also important to protect the rule of law.  We've seen for years now the two-tier system of justice and that is problematic for the stability of the Republic.  People need and have a right to expect equal application of the law.  George Washington University law school professor Jonathan Turley has now added his name to the list of the folks that Congress is now obligated to launch an impeachment inquiry, given Biden "clearly lied" about his involvement in the Biden family foreign business dealings scandal.

Watergate vs. Bidengate.  [Scroll down]  In Biden's case, the scandal is not especially political, but instead that of a quest for profit.  He has been caught selling influence — and often not in the best interest of the United States.  Wrapped into this burrito is the Department of Justice and other government minions, who've gone to great lengths to keep this business out of the news.  Trump's presidency exposed the myth of government being politically neutral.  "Official" conspiracies abound in order to influence public opinion — and further evidence of this keeps emerging.  As this is being written, the news is totally abuzz over judge Noreika's refusal to accept Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal.  Now, since Hunter's plea has been changed to not guilty, we may possibly be treated to the embarrassing spectacle of a public trial — but don't hold your breath.  More likely, the DoJ conspirators and Hunter's defense team will work out a more acceptable plea that won't gag the judge.

Recap of Hunter's courtroom fiasco:
DOJ's Dirty Deeds.  Ferried to the courthouse by a substantial (obviously taxpayer paid) motorcade, Hunter appeared chipper, obviously believing that his very significant tax avoidance and FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) violations were going to be wiped off the prosecution table if he pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges for unrelated offenses.  The tables quickly turned.  It was alleged that counsel for the defense had misled the court clerk into believing she was acting for the government in requesting the amicus brief filed by House ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith be removed from the docket.  Upon learning of the impersonation deception, the Judge threatened sanctions against Hunter's team. [...] The case went downhill after that when it appeared the government and defense counsel had tried to pull the wool over her eyes about the full extent of the plea deal.  The plea on its face seemed to recommend probation after Hunter admitted guilt on two misdemeanor charges that he failed to pay over $100,000 in taxes on income earned in 2017 and 2018 and would avoid consequences for a felony gun charge.  The devil was in the details:  A side pretrial diversion agreement, the most important portion of which (paragraph 15) had just been handed to the judge before she entered the courtroom.

Joe and Jill Biden finally acknowledge 7th grandchild for the most obnoxious reason.  For her entire life, four-year-old Navy Joan Roberts has been "she who must not be named."  There is no evidence that her father has ever visited her, let alone held her.  Her grandparents repeatedly denied her existence and said that they had only "four granddaughters."  They even gave their dogs stockings at Christmas rather than Navy, who never even bit one let alone a score of Secret Service agents.  As even Democrats began to voice their own shock at the cruelty of the First Couple shunning this child, the Bidens finally relented and recognized her existence, but only barely so.

Why would Biden need to pardon his son, the smartest person Joe knows?  He has the corrupt Justice Department and IRS doing it for him with the support of the sycophant media.  They have run a sham, pretending to investigate for years, just like they pretended to investigate Hillary before James Comey listed all her crimes and waived them.  After years where they saw many felonies on taxes and the gun possession, they came up with a scheme to charge him with a couple minor tax misdemeanors, "divert" the gun charges if he kept his nose clean for a few years, and grant immunity on the a broad range of potential felonies.  And who would determine if he behaved?  The powerful DOJ bureaucrats who came up with this farce of a charge in the first place.

Here's Where Biden Is Headed for the Next Ten Days As Family Scandals Swirl.  According to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, "this evening, the president will depart Maine en route to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where he will remain over the next week."  According to Delaware media reports, Biden is expected to be at his beach house until August 6.  [Tweet]  How nice for him to have 10 days of beach time away from Washington — which would be Biden's longest stay in Rehoboth since becoming president.  But didn't Biden just get back from a beach vacation earlier this month?  Why yes, he did.

Joe Biden to Retreat to Rehoboth Beach Compound for the Next Ten Days.  Joe Biden will retreat to his Rehoboth Beach compound in Delaware for the next 10 days while his corrupt DOJ works to jail Trump.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters about feeble Joe's plans to hide in Rehoboth Beach during a gaggle aboard Air Force One on Friday.  "This evening the president will depart Maine en route to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where he will remain over the next week," Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.

This is the behavior you'd expect from Manuel Noriega or Fidel Castro.
Whistleblower: Biden Crime Family — Possibly Joe Biden Himself — Are Hiding Money in Offshore Bank Accounts.  The Biden Crime Family — and possibly Joe Biden himself — are hiding money in offshore bank accounts.  Fox News host Jesse Watters reported IRS whistleblowers have documents suggesting the Biden Crime Family has offshore bank accounts.  "With Joe [Biden], I suspect there are offshore accounts," House Oversight Chairman James Comer said on Thursday.  James Comer also revealed that six major banks, including JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo, had submitted over 170 suspicious activity reports (SARs) to the Treasury Department, all concerning alleged criminal behavior by the Biden crime family.

Why Those 170 Biden Suspicious Activity Reports Are So Bad.  The House Oversight Committee is accumulating a lot of evidence regarding Joe Biden and the Biden family's foreign business dealings scandal.  On Thursday, Chairman James Comer revealed that the IRS whistleblowers were indicating they had evidence of offshore accounts that could be related to Joe Biden.  If they have the records of those accounts and can link Joe Biden to foreign payments, that may be the smoking gun right there if the Republicans get around to an impeachment trial.  Our friends at Townhall pointed out how Comer laid out more information about the 170 "Suspicious Activity Reports" and how significant it was that there were 170 of them about the Bidens.

Biden Forgets to Sign Executive Order After Delivering Remarks.  President Joe Biden forgot to sign an executive order as "The Washington Post March" was playing him out after he delivered remarks on "Bidenomics" in Auburn, Maine, on Friday.  "God bless you all, and may God protect our troops.  Thank you very much," Biden concluded before going to shake hands.  After a few moments, Biden made his way away from the crowd and said, "I'm coming back to shake your hands, but I forgot to sign the order.  All that talk and no action."

Judge Noreika Doesn't Seem to Be Buying Hunter Biden's Excuses, Bans His Lawyers From Contacting Clerk.  U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika, who is handling Hunter Biden's currently defunct plea deal, doesn't seem too pleased.  And why would she be?  On Wednesday, she was presented with an absolute circus after the DOJ tried to pass off an unprecedented agreement whereby Hunter Biden would receive near global immunity.  Instead of putting that in the plea deal itself, it was buried in a pre-trial diversion agreement for a gun charge.  After pressing the two sides, it became clear that a wink-and-nod deal had been formulated whereby the immunity would stand, but wouldn't be made public as part of the plea.  In other words, the DOJ was ready to let Hunter Biden off the hook completely despite mounting evidence he violated FARA regulations.  Things only blew up when Judge Noreika demanded answers, causing Hunter Biden's lawyers to refuse a watered-down deal that would remove the broad immunity.

Congratulations to Joe Biden on today's birth of his four-year-old granddaughter!  President Biden has a son, of sorts.  This son has some, um, issues.  One of the son's issues is his issuance, a daughter he fathered with a woman he says he's never met.  The result was the woman's birth of a little girl she named Navy.  The son denied that he was little Navy's father.  But paternity tests showed he was.  He continued to deny his paternity.  But there are lots of things he denies which are indisputably true.  So does his father.  President Joe refused to acknowledge that Navy is his granddaughter, even after the paternity tests proved she was.  As recently as a week or two ago, he specifically instructed the White House staff to deny that she was his granddaughter.  He instructed his staff to lie for him, because it was convenient and he thought he could get away with it.

Protecting the Bidens.  Ordinarily, the provisions of a plea agreement are in the four corners of the plea agreement.  Ordinarily, they are quite standard.  Ordinarily, they are set out in crystal-clear terms.  Ordinarily, they don't undercut what is supposed to be an investigation into more serious matters.  But everything about this was different because, ordinarily, the Department of Justice isn't acting to protect the president of the United States from a politically sensitive investigation into his son's corrupt business dealings.  DOJ tucked provisions giving Hunter Biden sweeping immunity from future prosecution in a so-called diversion agreement related to his gun offense.  To review, Biden is pleading guilty to two minor tax charges arising from the cascade of sleazy foreign money that poured into his accounts and was distributed to other family members.  He isn't pleading guilty to the gun charge, instead simply agreeing to a couple of years of probation to get off the hook.  Any immunity term should have been in the plea deal but instead was in the diversion agreement, where it wouldn't be expected.

Door may be open to impeaching Biden for misdeeds committed prior to presidency: legal experts.  House Republicans have floated launching an impeachment inquiry against President Biden amid newly surfaced allegations that suggest his involvement in the business dealings his son, Hunter.  But can congressional lawmakers initiate the use of that constitutional tool for alleged treason, bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors that transpired before holding the office of the presidency?  "The answer is clear," Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Fox News Digital.  "No one knows."  Article II, Section 4, of the U.S. Constitution states: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."  But it doesn't specify whether those alleged actions need to take place during the time the official holds the office.

The Editor says...
Most or all of the current bribery accusations against the Bidens are connected to things he did when he was vide-president.  I'm no lawyer, but common sense would tell you that the end of his term as vice-president does not erase any guilt.

Biden: Hiding in Plain Sight.  [U]nlike the Clintons, Biden had little to show financially from his long career in politics when he departed the vice-presidential residence.  According to detailed information, Joe and Jill Biden declared a total of $4,122,376 in pretax income on their federal tax returns for tax years 2001 through 2016 — this works out to an average of $257,648 annually during the sixteen-year period when he finished his career as senator and, later, became vice president.  Leaving aside, for the moment, fair questions concerning how Biden managed to sustain living costs for his large family from his home in Wilmington and also save for retirement, his years with educator Jill Biden do not appear to show proven ability to derive investment income, or garner outsized compensation. [...] Joe and Jill Biden saw their pretax income climb from $338,464 in 2016 to a whopping $9,578,639 in 2017 — an amount that was more than 28 times Biden pretax income for the prior year and more than twice, in just one year, total Biden pretax income for a 16 year period from 2001 through 2016.  What accounted for this enormous Biden family windfall in a single year, when even the top 10% of American households suffered pronounced declines in their pretax incomes?

They are rubbing our noses in their filth.  This regime has no shame.  Those stories about the discovery of a bag of cocaine in the White House were not an accidental leak of the truth.  The leak was psyops meant to destroy the morale of their enemy, which is the American people.  The discovery was meant to show that Biden and his crooks will do anything they want and get away with it, and they do.  Law enforcement did nothing — and what will Republicans do about it?  Cry?  Biden's crew ignores congressional subpoenas without consequence, just as Eric Holder did when he was Obama's AG.  In January, Speaker McCarthy promised to make the videos of the January 6 protest public.  Six months later, the videos remain under lock and key — right next to Epstein's client list.  We can guess at some of the names on the list just by looking at the celebrities who hit Trump hardest.  The deep state is better at blackmail than the Mafia.

Hunter Biden:  Was He A Foreign Agent and For What Purpose?  [Quoting Jonathan Turley:] I mean, the problem with this agreement is that the judge read it and said what is this?  And part of the obligation of the court is to make sure that the defendant and the government are very clear on what the agreement means.  And they weren't.  And it broke down with the most basic questions.  That was what was so surprising here is that these are the types of questions as a defense counsel you work out with prosecutors in advance.  But she basically asked one question and the whole [...] thing fell apart.

Biden's Smirks and Changing Stories Reveal His Utter Disdain for the American People.  From Joe Biden to his buffoonish press secretaries (past and present) to members of the administration, the obfuscations, changing stories, denials, and yes, bald-faced lies about the Biden Family Business scandal combine as an arrogant affront to rational Americans — and it only gets worse by the day.  When reports first began to surface about Hunter Biden's nefarious overseas business dealings, Joe Biden continually made two mutually exclusive statements.  First, he claimed he and his crackhead son never discussed the latter's business dealings.  Second, and simultaneously, he arrogantly claimed Hunter never did anything wrong, much less illegal.  Spoiler, Joe:  The first claim makes the second impossible — and vice versa.

Official Court Transcript From Hunter's Foiled Plea Agreement Hearing Sure Seems to Show Attempted Fraud on the Court.  I've been reading the official transcript of Hunter Biden's hearing today (110 pgs) and not all the way through but something that strikes me so far:  US Atty Weiss' office was really trying to game the system [because] they hid the agreement to not charge various things related to the tax case in the Diversion Agreement, which covers the gun charges, instead of in the Memorandum of Plea [because] that changes the TYPE of plea it is under the FRCP and the role of the judge.  The judge and her staff could not find another case in which a plea agreement was done that way.

Hunter Biden Admits in Court He Made $664K from CEFC China Energy, Contradicting Joe Biden's Claims.  Hunter Biden's lawyer, Chris Clark, admitted in court Wednesday the president's son received $664,000 from CEFC China Energy Co. in 2017, contradicting President Joe Biden's claim Hunter Biden never received money from a Chinese entity.  During a hearing before U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika, Clark revealed Hunter made over one million dollars in foreign business transactions, including $664,000 from CEFC, a company linked to the CCP and Chinese intelligence.

Jill Biden's Ex-Husband Says 'Very Dangerous' Biden 'Crime Family' Has Targeted Him.  Bill Stevenson, the ex-husband of first lady Jill Biden, said Wednesday on Newsmax that he has been a target of the "very dangerous ... Biden crime family."  Stevenson discussed his divorce from the first lady, alleging that he was the victim of a shakedown by the Biden family.  "Frankie Biden of the Biden crime family comes up to me and he goes, 'Give her the house or you're going to have serious problems.'  I looked at Frankie and I said, 'Are you threatening me?' and needless to say, about two months later, my brother and I were indicted for that tax charge for $8,200."

Maureen Dowd can't seem to figure out who the liar-in-chief is.  Joe Biden has lied continuously throughout his Washington career.  He lies about big and little things.  Here is a small sample:  He lied about his college rank and grades at law school.  He plagiarized a speech as he ran for president in 1988.  The media chased him from that race.  He continues to lie about what Trump said in Charlottesville to gin up racial hate and division.  He lied when he said that Hunter's laptop was Russian disinformation during a debate with Trump.  ([H]e clearly knew the truth[.])  He continues to lie that no one in his family ever made money from foreign sources and that he never talked to Hunter or anyone in his family about their business dealings.  He continues to lie that he inherited a bad economy.  The economy was growing rapidly when he took office.  He lied that there were no vaccines available when he took office.  He lied that inflation was caused by Russia and the supply chain when inflation took off as soon as he forced his radically destructive government spending on the American people.  He lied that the border was under control.  And he continues to lie that his policies cut the deficit in half.

Legal Experts Are Pointing To Another Fishy Aspect Of Hunter Biden's Proposed Plea Deal.  Legal experts said Thursday that the statement of facts included in Hunter Biden's proposed plea deal favored the defense as, due to the terms of the Department of Justice's agreement with Biden, it would have immunized him from prosecution for a number of offenses.  The statement of facts section of the plea deal appeared heavily skewed towards the defense, encompassing a wide range of activity that could have shielded Biden from future charges under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), legal experts said.  That's because the diversion agreement allowing Hunter Biden to avoid jail time for a felony gun charge — a separate document from the plea deal for the two misdemeanor tax charges — included a paragraph affirming the United States would not prosecute the president's son for any crime "encompassed by the attached Statement of Facts" in both the diversion agreement and the plea deal.

The political pressure on Biden family corruption is working — keep it up.  One of President Joe Biden's biggest political headaches, the many illegal activities of his son Hunter Biden, was supposed to pass quietly into obscurity July 26 when a federal judge was expected to rubber-stamp a plea agreement between the Department of Justice and the accused.  But thanks in no small part to the efforts of House Republicans to raise the profile of Hunter Biden's wrongdoing, Judge Maryellen Noreika refused to accept the deal, sending the DOJ and Hunter Biden's lawyers back to the bargaining table to come up with an agreement that stood a better chance than their original flimsy document of withstanding public scrutiny.

Hunter Biden remains 'good standing' member of DC Bar despite facing criminal charges.  Hunter Biden continues to be a "good standing" member of the Washington, D.C. Bar despite facing multiple criminal charges and violating the organization's rules of professional conduct.  First reported by the Daily Caller, Biden told the judge during his first appearance in a Wilmington, Delaware federal court, in which his expected plea deal ultimately collapsed, that he was a member of the D.C. and Connecticut Bars.  According to the D.C. Bar website, Biden remains a member in "good standing," despite the rules of professional conduct stating that it is misconduct for a lawyer to "commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects."

Bidens Wanted Billions, Not Millions, From Burisma.  The allegations by the FBI informant describes Mykola Zlochevsky, Burisma's co-founder and a former minister in the ousted pro-Russian Yanukovych government, saying that "it costs 5 (million) to pay one Biden, and 5 (million) to another Biden".  And yet the rewards could have been even richer.  While the informant urged Zlochevsky to launch his IPO by forming an American company or buying a shell company, Hunter Biden had allegedly told the energy boss that his company "could raise much more capital if Burisma purchased a larger US-based business that already had a history In the US oil and gas sector."  Allegedly some Texas companies were on the table.  Why did Hunter Biden allegedly pitch Burisma on a messier and more expensive process?  An obvious potential answer is that the Biden family may have hoped to cash in by being on the inside.

The art scam is probably going to explode.  Earlier this week, we looked at the ongoing scam where First Son Hunter Biden has been cranking out paintings as supposed "works of art" and selling them to mysterious benefactors for staggering sums of money.  Since the private sale of artwork doesn't legally have to be reported to the public, it's an almost foolproof way to move large sums of money around while having it be nearly untraceable.  That got me thinking about other areas where this scam could be employed to circumvent various financial transparency laws.  And campaign finance regulations were among the first possibilities to come to mind, which is what I wanted to bring up for discussion today.  But first, here's a reminder of precisely how lucrative this has been for The Big Guy's errant son.

Rep. James Comer says banks submitted more than 170 suspicious activity reports on the Bidens.  After Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that the Biden investigation was nearing the level of an impeachment inquiry, Democrats rushed to CNN and MSNBC to assure them that there was "zero evidence" that President Joe Biden had done anything wrong.  OK, so his son was going to plead guilty to tax fraud and felony gun possession, but none of that involved his father.  As Karine Jean-Pierre said, President Biden was never in business with his son (we guess keeping 10 percent for "the big guy" doesn't count).

Mr. Speaker!  Evidence in public shows the sitting president of the United States took payments from foreign business interests in a scheme to use the power of the U.S. government to influence foreign government policy and protect/enhance the business interests of the people who paid him.  To wit:  The Republicans in the House of Representatives have thousands of Joe and Hunter Biden bank records, hundreds of trace records for wire transfer statements and payments, hundreds of reported U.S. Treasury suspicious activity reports, thousands of emails and subpoenaed text messages, audio and video recordings, thousands of photographs, access to the laptop of Hunter Biden and all the content therein, documented witnesses to the activity, testimony under oath corroborating how the Bidens collected tens of millions from foreign nations as unregistered foreign agents which was subsequently laundered through 20 shell companies. [...] Additionally, the Republicans in Congress have sworn affidavits and testimony from two IRS whistleblowers who testified the US attorney in Delaware was working with the U.S. Dept of Justice in Washington DC to bury the results of the investigation.

Secret Service Refuses to Hand Over 'Known Pool of Individuals' List in White House Cocaine Incident.  The Secret Service has refused to turn over the list of individuals who may have accessed the area of the White House where authorities discovered cocaine over the Fourth of July weekend, saying that the record of such a list does not fall under the Freedom of Information Act.  This suggests that the Secret Service never created such a list in the first place.  "As your request seeks records reflecting visitors or related information concerning the Office of the President, please be advised that these records are not Secret Service agency records subject to the FOIA," Kevin Tyrrell, a Freedom of Information Act officer at the Department of Homeland Security, wrote in a letter obtained by The Daily Signal.  "Rather, these records are governed by the Presidential Records Act, and remain under the exclusive legal custody and control of the White House."

The Collapse of Hunter Biden's Sweetheart Plea Deal.  There were clearly some bizarre twists and turns in federal court Wednesday in Delaware, as Hunter Biden's anticipated sweetheart plea deal collapsed.  So, what happened?  That is hard to say for sure, as a transcript of the colloquy between the lawyers and the judge has not been released.  Basically, it seems that there was a misunderstanding between the prosecutors and the Biden legal team about whether the plea deal was going to end Hunter's potential legal exposure to other crimes, or whether there was still an ongoing investigation.  It seems that Biden's legal team believed the former, while the Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office believed the latter.  While it is not uncommon for plea deals to fall apart, one would think such a high-profile deal, in writing, would have been ironclad before the parties stepped into court today.  Apparently not.

It doesn't matter if you have a timeline, a big box of documents, wiretaps, fingerprints, or witnesses.
Will Republicans Impeach Biden?  Here's The Full Corruption Timeline.  House Republicans are moving closer to an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, according to Speaker Kevin McCarthy as party leaders continue to investigate allegations that the president accepted millions of dollars in bribes from foreign entities, including individuals linked to the Chinese Communist Party.  With the investigation into the alleged corruption of the Biden family — primarily Biden and his son Hunter — heating up, here is a timeline, according to House Republicans and other documentation, of the events that some lawmakers have said may lead to Biden's impeachment: [...]

In other words, he'll be living in the White House for a while.
Hunter Biden Could be Jailed if He Consumes Drugs, Alcohol as Part of Release Conditions.  President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, could be jailed if he consumes any drugs or alcohol, according to the conditions of his release signed by U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika.  Biden appeared in federal court in Delaware on Wednesday, where he was expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal negotiated between his lawyers and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) arising out of charges of illegally possessing a handgun and failing to pay two years' worth of federal taxes.

White House Backtracks on Hunter's Business Deals.  The language is undeniably different, and yet White House officials said four different times Wednesday that "nothing has changed" concerning President Biden's longstanding denial that he was ever involved in the foreign business dealings of his son Hunter.  House Republicans, meanwhile, contend that the deviation in wording now employed at the White House reflects a strategy to distance the president from Hunter Biden ahead of potentially damaging new testimony.  Biden told Fox News on the campaign trail in September 2020, "I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings," a categorical denial he later repeated the next month in a radio interview with WBZ Boston when he said, "I don't discuss business with my son."

Hunter Biden's Attorneys Face Potential Sanctions over Alleged 'Misrepresentations to the Court'.  Hunter Biden's attorneys face potential sanctions over "misrepresentations to the court" after his legal team allegedly lied to the clerk in his criminal case.  The president's son is set to enter a plea agreement on Wednesday after his legal team secured a sweetheart plea agreement on Biden's charge by federal authorities of illegally possessing a handgun and failing to pay two years' worth of federal taxes.  On Tuesday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) submitted a brief to U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika that argued she should reconsider Biden's plea agreement in light of an IRS whistleblower's recent claim that the Department of Justice (DOJ) stifled their investigation into Biden.

Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to tax and gun charges and could face further charges over his business.  Hunter Biden has unexpectedly pleaded not guilty to tax and gun crimes after his 'sweetheart' plea deal collapsed in a sensational court hearing.  The scandal-hit first son is also still on the hook for any crimes linked to foreign deals with China and Ukraine after the judge dramatically rejected the first agreement that would have shielded him from future charges and seen him avoid jail.  Hunter had arrived at federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, expecting to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and walk away with a slap on the wrist.

Judge Sets 'Conditions of Release' For Hunter Biden — Orders Him to Get a Job, Submit to Drug Testing.  Hunter Biden arrived at court today in Delaware to agree to a sweetheart deal by the Biden Department of Justice on his years of criminal drug use, trafficking prostitutes, and multi-million dollar pay-for-play and bribery schemes with foreign officials from China, Ukraine, Romania, etc.  Hunter was only charged with two misdemeanors related to tax fraud and he will avoid prison time on the gun charge.  According to the DOJ's sweetheart deal, Hunter Biden would receive immunity from future charges.

Democrats are famous for saying, No one is above the law!
Report: Plea Deal Would Have Given Hunter Biden Immunity 'in Perpetuity'.  The plea deal struck between federal prosecutors and Hunter Biden's defense team that fell apart in court Wednesday would have given the first son "broad immunity from prosecution in perpetuity," according to a report from the courtroom.  The New York Times's Glenn Thrush reported Wednesday that the unusual plea deal had "offered Hunter Biden broad immunity from prosecution in perpetuity."  Thrush reported that Judge Maryellen Noreika was highly skeptical of the plea deal, "questioning why it had been filed under a provision that gave her no legal authority to reject it."

Democrats May Want to Panic About Hunter Biden Now.  On Wednesday, Hunter Biden appeared in federal court in Delaware to plead guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to pay millions in federal taxes and to accept a pre-trial diversion agreement on a gun charge, all in exchange for two years probation with no jail time.  The sweetheart plea deal that was widely panned by experts fell apart in court and was ultimately rejected by the judge, forcing Hunter Biden to plead "not guilty."  Suddenly, the president's son's "Get Out of Jail Free" card was gone, and the Democrats' hopes of putting the Hunter Biden saga behind them were dashed.  This is certainly going to be a huge problem for Democrats because it means that Hunter's legal issues are far from over, and that the First Son could in fact face jail time — all while his father runs for president again, and his own Department of Justice faces questions of interfering with the investigation.

Aides and the press have created a Potemkin presidency, hiding if Joe Biden is up to it.  President Biden is merely pretending to do his job.  But will the charade collapse before he can finagle another election victory?  In czarist Russia, a Russian governor named Potemkin built a fake village to deceive Catherine the Great about the condition of the peasants she ruled.  In today's Washington, the media are partnering with Team Biden to concoct a Potemkin village to deceive Americans about Biden's faltering fitness for office.

Jonathan Turley Points To One Democrat Who 'Demolished' Joe Biden's Defense.  Legal analyst Jonathan Turley appeared on Fox News on Wednesday to explain how Democratic New York Rep. Daniel Goldman "demolished" President Joe Biden's claim that he was not involved in Hunter's shady business dealings.  Turley was asked to explain his recent piece "Media Beg Republicans To 'Move On' From Hunter Biden — Because They Know Scandal Is Serious," which appeared in the New York Post and focuses on testimony from two IRS whistleblowers who allege the Department of Justice pressured prosecutors not to charge Hunter with certain crimes.  Both whistleblowers recently testified in front of Congress.  "Well what's fascinating about what has happened with these IRS whistleblowers is that none of the members asked the whistleblowers any substantive questions except for one, that was Congressman Goldman, who tried to find some way to defuse this damaging evidence.  It was a disaster," Turley explained.

Judge Demands Explanation From Hunter Biden's Lawyers Over Alleged Lie to Court Clerk.  Lawyers for Hunter Biden may face legal sanctions for allegedly misrepresenting themselves to the court clerk in order to have information related to IRS whistleblowers removed from the case record.  A member of Mr. Biden's legal team is accused of falsely identifying herself while requesting the removal of amicus materials.  According to the court clerk, Jessica Bengels, a New York-based Latham and Watkins litigation services director, contacted the clerk and asked to have the information kept confidential.  In a July 25 letter, Theodore Kittila informed Delaware Judge Maryellen Noreika of the alleged trick, and that the clerk's office had "advised that someone contacted the court representing that they worked with my office and that they were asking the court to remove this from the docket."  Judge Noreika gave Mr. Biden's lawyers until 9 p.m. on Tuesday to provide an explanation from their perspective.

Hunter Biden could face same foreign lobbying charges that jailed Trump associates.  Hunter Biden could face federal charges related to his failure to register as a foreign agent before he cut lucrative deals with Ukraine, China and other countries where his politically powerful father held sway.  Prosecutors said Wednesday that an ongoing investigation of President Biden's son could include offenses related to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA.  Prosecutors made the statement during a federal court proceeding where Hunter Biden was expected to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and agree to a deal to spare him a felony gun charge.

Hunter's lawyer told prosecutors 'sweetheart' deal was off after judge eviscerated agreement.  Hunter Biden's lawyers and prosecutors expected a routine hearing Wednesday when they arrived in court with a carefully negotiated deal to keep the president's son out of prison.  Instead, they found themselves turning on each other under the glare of a federal judge who was determined to pick apart their agreement.  It was a tense and unexpected episode in a three-hour ordeal that had the president's son stroll into a courtroom in his former hometown only to watch the plan to put his tax problems behind him crumble before his eyes.

CNN Claims Biden Investigation is "Much Ado About Nothing".  Wednesday's [7/26/2023] CNN This Morning discussed the allegations that President Joe Biden's role in Hunter Biden's business dealings approached, in House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) words, "the level of impeachment inquiry."  Political commentator Van Jones declared the investigation to be "much ado about nothing" and that it was "pulled out of nowhere."  Despite growing allegations, CNN treated a Biden impeachment inquiry as unwarranted, especially compared to former President Donald Trump's impeachment.

What, is Hunter Biden's legal team high or something?  After scoring the sweetheart plea deal of the century, Hunter Biden's legal team ended a brutal day in court with no legal immunity, the old and renegotiated deals now dead, and a stark warning that the president's son is indeed under investigation for his failure to register as a foreign agent.  Between today's disaster in court and revelations that Hunter Biden knew his attorney, millionaire Kevin Morris, was secretly purchasing his "artwork," I couldn't help but wonder:  Is the first son's legal team high or something?

Hunter's lawyers and the prosecutor just got caught with their pants down.  The prosecutors gave Hunter Biden a sweetheart plea bargain to end the tax fraud and gun case against him.  For offenses that most certainly would have landed you or me in jail for years, Hunter got ... [drum roll] ... nothing.  Nada.  Zero jail time.  He didn't even have to pay all of his unpaid taxes because the prosecution dallied so long that the statute of limitations expired.  And the deal apparently immunized him against unrelated charges.  He would walk, a new man.  Well, not entirely.  He would still be a man who was a drug addict, a deadbeat dad, a pervert, a tax evader, and a slouch.  (But give him credit for his paintings!)  But he would be a man immunized from any accountability for his crimes.

From paintings to China money, White House story on Hunter Biden keeps unraveling.  Joe Biden has repeatedly denied any involvement with his son Hunter's business dealings, though recent revelations appear to have undercut that claim.  But the president isn't the only administration official to have his public statements on the matter come under scrutiny in the face of conflicting evidence.  As House Republicans, led by Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, rigorously pursue investigations into the Biden family, their findings appear to have substantiated links of the commander-in-chief's prior involvement in the first son's endeavors, seemingly contradicting the claims of the elder Biden and his subordinates.  Here are some of the most glaring statements from the commander-in-chief and his subordinates on the first son's dealings that have collided with contrary evidence.

Joe Biden Allegedly Interacted With Son's Clients More Than 200 Times.  President Joe Biden vehemently denied ever talking business with his son, "or with anyone else" in the run-up to the 2020 election.  In fact, Biden even fat-shamed an Iowa voter who approached the subject during the Democratic primaries.  On the debate stage with Donald Trump, the former vice president peddled conspiracies of Russian interference when emails from Hunter Biden's laptop revealed otherwise.  On Sunday night, the New York Post reported on anticipated testimony from Hunter Biden's former business partner, Devon Archer.  The 48-year-old who went golfing with the Bidens in 2014 is expected to tell the House Oversight Committee how Hunter Biden put his father in contact with foreign businessmen and potential investors at least 24 times.  According to the Post, such meetings were either in person or by speakerphone, with Hunter Biden often dialing in Joe.

Only An Impeachment Inquiry Can Unravel Biden Family Corruption And The Feds' Role.  Last week, our country passed the tipping point:  The evidence of President Joe Biden's corruption during his time as vice president is now so overwhelming and the implications so serious, the disparate investigations underway in the House and Senate can no longer suffice.  Nor can the Department of Justice and the FBI — even under the auspices of a special counsel — be trusted to oversee the investigation given the overwhelming evidence that they obstructed the probe into the Biden family.  There is only one option left that can deliver truth and transparency to the American public, and that is an impeachment inquiry that investigates not just President Joe Biden, but Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. Attorney David Weiss, and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

The Democrats' Dilemma:  How to Convince Joe Biden to Drop out of the Race.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats exploited the Covid-19 pandemic to unconstitutionally manipulate state voting laws, expand and abuse mail-in voting, and orchestrate unfettered ballot harvesting in order to place in office perhaps the most incompetent, corrupt, and bribable president in American history.  They cannot feign ignorance as virtually every Washington insider knew Biden was an unprincipled buffoon since his early days in the Senate.  By foisting this reprobate on America, they also, per the Constitution, granted him the unlimited power to grant pre-emptive pardons to whomever he chooses.  Joe, in order to protect himself and his family, will, at some point, exercise his presidential prerogative to issue these pardons. [...] If the Democrats and the legacy media succeed in forcing Biden to resign, he will issue pardons for himself and Hunter et al on his way out the door.  Thus, creating a potential political firestorm as the bulk of the citizenry would be incensed over this egregious self-dealing.

Here Are All The People Who Have Corroborated Biden Family Corruption.  The corporate media's blackout on the ongoing Biden corruption investigation continued this week despite the publication of an unclassified document detailing President Joe Biden's alleged involvement in an international bribery scheme.  The propaganda press didn't just ignore Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's sharing of the bombshell FD-1023 and the FBI's ongoing attempts to stonewall its debut.  Some outlets actually went out of their way to downplay the years of evidence accumulated in the Biden bribery investigation.

Hunter Biden lawyer accused of misleading clerk to block release of evidence.  First son Hunter Biden's legal team appeared to pull a dirty trick Tuesday to block the release of damning evidence ahead of his expected guilty plea to federal charges of tax evasion and weapons crimes.  The drama began in the morning when the House Ways and Means Committee filed an amicus brief to Delaware US District Judge Maryellen Noreika arguing that the 53-year-old had benefited from "political interference which calls into question the propriety of the investigation" into alleged crimes including money laundering, felony tax evasion and failure to register as a foreign agent.  The filing included testimony by two IRS whistleblowers who sat for transcribed interviews on May 26 and June 1.

Report: Buyer of Hunter's Art Visited Joe Biden's White House 13 Times After First Art Exhibition.  The purchaser of Hunter Biden's art reportedly visited President Joe Biden's White House 13 times after the president's son first showcased his paintings at his art dealer's gallery in New York City.  Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali, a large Biden donor and Biden appointee to the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, visited the White House for large events, along with several intimate meetings, including with White House senior adviser Neera Tanden on March 21, according to White House visitor logs reviewed by the Free Beacon.

Hunter sold art to Biden donor who was given an impressive commission appointment.  Hunter Biden is an artist who sells his artwork in art galleries in Manhattan and Los Angeles for a pretty penny.  Creating the artwork is allegedly good therapy for his drug addiction recovery.  The sales of his artwork were supposed to be anonymous to Hunter and his father, the president.  That seemed like an impossible promise when the White House was questioned about the intersection between Hunter's latest financial venture and his father's political career.  As it turns out, it was impossible.  Business Insider has an exclusive story that Hunter did learn the identity of two buyers and one of those buyers is someone who received a favor from the Biden White House.  The timing of the art purchase and the special favor are not known.  At the time the public learned about Hunter's gallery showings and his artwork being for sale, questions about the ethics of the situation arose.  Obama's former ethics chief called the arrangement "shameful and grifty.'  It was pretty obvious that an amateur painter selling his artwork for prices up to $500,000 a piece was questionable, especially when the buyers might be purchasing the art to gain favor with Joe Biden, the president.

Well that is a shift.  Lots of news about Joe Biden's obvious financial relationship with his influence peddling, coke-snorting, hooker-using disgusting and worthless human being he calls a son has been emerging of late.  None of it tells us anything we didn't already know, except in terms of filling out the details of how the influence-peddling scheme worked and how the money was hidden and distributed within a family that is more corrupt than Spiro Agnew ever hoped to be.  [Tweet]  There's lots of talk of shell companies, coercion of Burisma executives, phone calls with the Big Guy on the line with Hunter's clients, and payments to brothers, daughters, and grandchildren (except Navy Joan-Roberts, of course).  It's an awful lot for the MSM to cover up and the Democrats to call debunked, but fear not: they are up to the task, although Catherine Herridge is breaking from the pack and doing some actual reporting.

How To Create Conspiracy Theories.  Given the blanket exemptions provided to Hillary Clinton for unlawfully destroying subpoenaed material and using a home server to transmit classified information, and the reduction of Hunter Biden's numerous felonies to minor misdemeanors, and the likely exemption given Joe Biden for storing classified files for years at his various homes and offices, why would anyone not believe that the government and the media work hard to suppress the truth?  And why would any citizen believe the government or the media after the Biden campaign solicited "51 intelligence authorities" to swear falsely that the genuine Hunter Biden laptop was likely a product of "Russian disinformation."  The entire concocted lie was a Biden-campaign effort to use the gravitas of former government officials and the complicity of the media to promote a fantasy to influence the impending presidential debate.  And it worked to a tee.  Note as well that the FBI hired out Twitter employees to suppress information concerning the Biden laptop.  The truth was deemed "disinformation" in order to mislead voters on the eve of the 2020 election.

Kevin McCarthy Says Impeachment Inquiry of Joe Biden Being Prepared.  Is Joe Biden finally about to face the first steps of impeachment?  That's what House Speaker Kevin McCarthy signaled on Monday evening.  While appearing on Fox News, McCarthy laid out the case that Joe Biden accepted bribes and funneled money through a variety of shell companies.  He then said at the end of the segment with Sean Hannity that "this is rising to the level of an impeachment inquiry." [...] McCarthy indicates that what they've learned so far rises to the level of an impeachment inquiry and that one will be necessary to garner relevant facts to continue the investigation.  As he notes at the end of his statement, the Biden administration has stonewalled Congress to this point, and an impeachment inquiry will give them new powers to demand and receive information.

Devon Archer to Appear Before House Next Week, Has Already Testified Before Grand Jury.  I reported earlier on the important testimony that Hunter Biden's former business partner is expected to give to the House Oversight Committee.  He's expected to tell the Committee about at least 24 phone calls that involved Joe Biden during business meetings Archer had with Hunter Biden and others, according to the new report from the New York Post.  Not only that, Archer was Hunter's partner and close friend, so he's very knowledgeable about where all the bodies are buried in the business and is likely to have a lot more he could say as well.  He dealt with Hunter for years on all these foreign deals.  Now the timing of when Archer is going to speak to the Committee has just been announced.  Archer is going to give a transcribed interview on July 31.  As Fox's Martha MacCallum says [elsew]here, Joe Biden has denied being involved in any way with this son's business.  Archer "can shed a lot of light" and "potentially blow the thing wide open."

The Editor says...
Free advice for Mr. Archer:  I've seen this movie before.  Get somebody else to start your car.

McCarthy: Biden case will 'rise to impeachment' as 16 Romanian payments allegedly went to 'shell companies'.  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy predicted Republicans will gather enough evidence soon to mount an impeachment inquiry against President Biden, as the corruption scandal enveloping him and his son Hunter continues to grow.  McCarthy, R-Calif., made reference to a relatively new revelation from the House Oversight Committee that — while Joe was vice president — Hunter Biden "capitalized" on a financial relationship with a Romanian national later convicted on corruption charges.  According to prepared remarks from House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., in June, the Bidens received more than $1 million in 17 increments.

Hunter's $1.3M art buyers:  Dem donor who Joe appointed to prestigious commission and Hollywood 'fixer' lawyer.  Hunter Biden's artwork has brought in $1.3 million dollars, and it has been revealed that a top Democratic donor and Biden family friend who President Biden named to a prestigious commission was one of the top purchasers.  Despite a promise that all purchasers' identities would be kept a secret, two names have been revealed:  Los Angeles-based real estate investor and Democratic donor Elizabeth Hirsch Naftali and Hollywood attorney Kevin Morris.  When Hunter Biden first announced he would make a high-dollar foray into the art world, the Biden team promised the identities of those who purchased Hunter's art would remain anonymous.  On the campaign trail, Joe Biden promised an 'absolute wall' between his duties as president and his family's business dealings.

Zelensky Associate Was Present at Biden Bribery Meetings — Then Went to Work for President Zelensky.  Author Peter Schweizer went on with Jesse Watters on Monday night where he proceeded to drop another bomb on the Biden Crime Family.  According to Schweizer, who wrote a best-seller "Secret Empires" on the Biden Family crimes, told Jesse that one of Vlodomyr Zelensky's top officials was sitting in the room when they were discussing bribing the Bidens, Joe and Hunter.  Ukrainian President Zelensky has a top official who was sitting in on meetings where they talked about bribing the Bidens.  Schweizer suggests Zelensky is using this as leverage over the Biden regime for weapons and billions in US dollars.

Media beg Republicans to 'move on' from Hunter Biden — because they know scandal is serious.  "I wonder after this plea happens if you would advise your party to move on?"  That question from CBS's "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan to Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie was raised just days before a former business associate of Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, gives potentially explosive testimony to a House committee in the Biden corruption scandal.  The media's desire to "move on" from the scandal is reaching an almost frantic level, as millions in foreign payments and dozens of corporate shell companies are revealed, and incriminating emails are released.  The same plaintive demand was made in congressional hearings.

Report: FBI Told David Weiss It Partially Corroborated Biden Bribery Allegations.  The FBI reportedly told U.S. Prosecutor David Weiss the bureau partially corroborated the claims that Burisma Holdings founder Mykola Zlochevsky bribed then-Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden with $5 million each.  The Pittsburgh FBI field office corroborated several details contained in the FBI informant record as a part of the intake process that former Attorney General William Barr established, a source with knowledge of the process told the Federalist.

[The] White House [is] Shifting and Parsing Words Around Joe and Hunter Biden "Business".  Previously Joe Biden said, "I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses."  Today, the White House appears to have modified that position and Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre now says, "the President was never in business with his son."  [Video clip]  The issue has specific weight now because Hunter Biden's friend and eyewitness to the Biden family business coordination, Devon Archer, is scheduled to deliver testimony to the House Oversight Committee a week from today, Monday July 31st.

DOJ vows Weiss will publicly testify to counter 'any misrepresentations about our work'.  The Department of Justice told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Monday that U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who has led the federal investigation into Hunter Biden, will appear for a public hearing with the committee to combat "any misrepresentations" about Weiss's work.  Carlos Uriarte, an assistant attorney general, wrote in a letter to Jordan that Weiss could appear in late September or October for the hearing, long after President Joe Biden's son and Weiss have finalized their plea agreement, which is set to take place at a hearing Wednesday.

Hunter Biden put then-VP dad Joe on the phone with business associates at least 2 dozen times, ex-partner Devon Archer to testify.  Hunter Biden would dial in his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, on speakerphone into meetings with his overseas business partners, according to testimony expected before Congress this week from Devon Archer, the first son's former best friend.  Archer, 48, who is facing jail for his role in a $60 million bond fraud, is scheduled to testify to the House Oversight Committee about meetings he witnessed that were attended by Joe Biden either in person or via speakerphone when Hunter would call his father and introduce him to foreign business partners or prospective investors.  "We are looking forward very much to hearing from Devon Archer about all the times he has witnessed Joe Biden meeting with Hunter Biden's overseas business partners when he was vice president, including on speakerphone," said Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the committee chairman.  One such meeting was in Dubai late in the evening of Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, after a board meeting of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which was paying Hunter $83,000 a month as a director.

Trump slams Senate Republicans for going soft on Biden.  Former President Trump accused Senate Republicans of going soft on President Biden amid the 'horrible revelations' coming out of the Hunter Biden investigations, putting on display the rift between the House and Senate GOP.  'Joe Biden is the most corrupt President in the history of the United States, which is being undeniably proven in the House of Representatives every single day,' Trump wrote on Truth Social on Monday.  His post came after a new New York Post report claimed Hunter Biden would dial in his then-vice president father Joe Biden into meetings with his overseas business partners.

Report: FBI Told David Weiss It Partially Corroborated Biden Bribery Allegations.  The FBI reportedly told U.S. Prosecutor David Weiss the bureau partially corroborated the claims that Burisma Holdings founder Mykola Zlochevsky bribed then-Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden with $5 million each.  The Pittsburgh FBI field office corroborated several details contained in the FBI informant record as a part of the intake process that former Attorney General William Barr established, a source with knowledge of the process told the Federalist.

FBI Told Delaware U.S. Attorney It Had Already Partially Corroborated Biden Bribery Claims, Source Says.  When the Pittsburgh FBI office briefed the Delaware U.S. attorney's office on evidence implicating Hunter and Joe Biden in a bribery scheme, the agents also told the Delaware team they had already corroborated several aspects of the confidential human source's claims, an individual familiar with the briefing told The Federalist.  On Thursday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, released the FD-1023 summary of a confidential human source's reporting that the Ukrainian oil and gas company Burisma paid Hunter and Joe Biden each $5 million in bribes so the then-Vice President would "protect" Burisma "from all kinds of problems."  Those bribes were in addition to the more than $4 million in total paid to Hunter Biden and his business partner Devon Archer for sitting on Burisma's board of directors.

Joe Biden's Re-Election Campaign Is Non-Existent, and That Should Terrify You.  Joe Biden has more cash on hand than any other possible 2024 presidential candidate.  Ironically, he also has no re-election campaign to speak of.  You'd think an incumbent president flush with cash would already be doing the groundwork to prepare for the general election, especially given he doesn't have to spend anything to win the primary.  So why isn't Biden hiring campaign staff?  According to his aides, this is all part of the plan, and that should terrify you. [...] There's a certain maniacal confidence about a president who doesn't even bother to go through the motions of trying to get re-elected.

Biden Aides Descend Into Willful Delusion to Excuse His Frailty.  Joe Biden's age is a problem, or more aptly, his frailty is.  That's been the story percolating within the mainstream press, which once prided itself on protecting the sitting president at any cost.  Recent accommodations have been made, including having Biden use the shorter belly stairs to board Air Force One.  In response to official inquiries, his aides claim it's just a coincidence of circumstances. [...] But privately, his aides are leaking that the president's recent fall at the Air Force Academy commencement is the driving factor for a whole host of new protections being put in place. [...] In the weeks following Biden's hard fall, his use of the shorter stairs to board Air Force One went up to 84 percent compared to just 37 percent in the weeks before.  That's a significant jump that can't be explained by weather or location, especially when it's noted that he's now using them at Joint Base Andrews as well.

How can anyone even consider reelecting the 'senescent, sticky-fingered, ill-tempered, spavined' Biden?  Even in his prime, President Joe Biden often came across as a buffoon.  When we think of Biden's long career in Washington (before his presidency), we think of his humiliating forced withdrawal from the 1988 Democratic presidential primary for plagiarism, his vile treatment of Supreme Court nominees Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, his unwanted touching, and his lies and exaggerations.  But his reemergence on the national stage in 2019 brought new attacks.  Accusations that he had enriched himself and his family members during his tenure as vice president were leveled against him — serious charges he managed to dodge ahead of the 2020 presidential election with a little help from his friends.  But those allegations have not gone away.

Hunter Biden's former business partner and friend is set to testify.  Hunter Biden's former business partner and friend is set to testify that Hunter called then Vice President Joe during meetings with clients, reports say.  Devon Archer, 48, was subpoenaed on June 12 by the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating Hunter's businesses and whether he and other members of the Biden family improperly traded on their connections.  Archer has so far canceled his scheduled depositions three times, The Washington Examiner reported, but still intends to speak to the committee.  They go on recess for the summer break in August.

Emma-Jo Morris: Government Institutions Have 'Zero Credibility' After Hunter Biden Laptop Story.  Breitbart politics editor Emma-Jo Morris said on this week's broadcast of FNC's "Sunday Morning Futures" that our government institutions had zero credibility after the Hunter Biden laptop story's social media censorship.  Anchor Maria Bartiromo said, "You testified in front of this committee last week, walking through how the intelligence community censored you.  That had to be incredibly tough for you."  [Video clip and transcript.]

The Inevitable Impeachment of Alleged President Joe Biden.  It is clear that PINO (President-in-name-only) Joe Biden is going to get impeached.  I didn't think that was true until recently, not because he doesn't deserve it — he massively deserves it — but because Republicans are generally weak.  Impeachment is hard, and at the end of the day, he won't be removed from office anyway.  But there's too much evidence out there now to avoid it.  The GOP simply cannot explain to its base how it turned over this rock o' graft and ignored the wriggling worms underneath.  So, the House will eventually impeach him, but only barely, because some Republicans are weak and because every single Democrat absolutely supports the PINO's complete and total corruption.  It will be a gesture, but there's no alternative.  At some point, you can't deny the corruption.

The Jaw-Dropping Hunter Biden Investigation Revelations.  The compelling congressional testimony of two IRS whistleblower agents has established three things.  First, the investigation into Biden corruption — millions of dollars pouring into the family coffers from apparatchiks of corrupt and anti-American regimes seeking to buy Joe Biden's political influence — is real and has been thwarted by the Biden Justice Department.  Second, the president's son Hunter Biden received preferential treatment, and, next week, a federal judge should reject the sweetheart plea deal he was given by the Justice Department.  Third, Attorney General Merrick Garland owes the country an explanation for why the Biden investigation has been sabotaged from within, even as he maintains publicly that it was conducted with independence and integrity.

FBI's Burisma Cover-Up Swung 2020 for Joe Biden, Evidence Suggests.  The FBI's failure to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden's blatant Ukrainian bribery scheme appears to be prima facie evidence that the tax payer funded bureau willfully deceived the American public in order to place the elder Biden in the White House.  This week saw the release of FD-1023, an unclassified but long hidden FBI document in which a source described to the agency how Burisma chief executive Mykola Zlochevsky bribed Joe and Hunter Biden with millions of dollars.

Prediction: Joe Biden Will Step Down from Office After Sudden Medical Emergency Before Republicans can Impeach Him.  On Tuesday the House Oversight Committee released a 14-year timeline of the Biden Crime Family's influence peddling and selling out America to foreign regimes including Communist China.  The Oversight Committee is likely just scratching the surface of the criminal actions by Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and the extended Biden family.  The Biden family was selling out America to Ukraine, Romania, and Communist China.  There is plenty of proof.  On Wednesday IRS Whistleblower Joseph Ziegler confirmed in sworn testimony to Congress that the Biden Family received approximately $17 million in bribes from China, Romania, and other countries in exchange for political favors.

Journalist Who First Reported Hunter Biden Laptop Story Had the Perfect Response to This Question.  Emma-Jo Morris got the scoop of a lifetime when she broke the Hunter Biden laptop story.  Initially derided by the pro-Biden intelligence community, the liberal media, and social media executives, they tried to bury the story long enough to elect the rapidly deteriorating Delaware Democrat president.  The election interference was coming from inside the house, the perpetrator:  the Democratic Party.  And yet, multiple federal investigations and congressional hearings are being held about the laptop's contents, now confirmed to be genuine.

House Oversight Chair Comer says he expects Hunter Biden to face between 6 [and] 10 criminal referrals.  House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said he plans to file "between six and 10 criminal referrals" against Hunter Biden once the committee finishes its investigation.  One of the charges would include illegally transporting women across state lines for prostitution, according to the New York Post.  "The Democrats kept saying, 'Oh, we don't have any evidence.  You don't have any evidence.'  Well, [Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene] showed them evidence," Comer said during an interview with Fox Business.  During her questioning of the IRS whistleblowers on Wednesday, Greene displayed sexually graphic images printed on posters and asked questions that involved allegations about whether or not Hunter used his company to write up expenses for prostitutes.  "She showed them evidence of the president's son committing a crime, violating the Mann Act," Comer said.  "She showed the plane tickets, she showed the pictures, she showed the evidence.  You know, there's no question he violated it.  That's another thing that he could have been charged with."

The Truth about the Biden Family Business Is Becoming Too Big to Hide.  President Joe Biden has repeatedly denied having any knowledge of his son's overseas business adventures, let alone the idea that he may have benefited financially from these deals.  His emphatic denial in an October 2020 presidential debate was bolstered by a letter signed by 51 former high-ranking intelligence community officials that claimed the New York Post's devastating story about Hunter Biden's laptop had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."  In April, House Republicans revealed that current Secretary of State Antony Blinken, then an adviser to Biden's campaign, allegedly served as the "impetus" behind the letter.  Since then, solid evidence of Biden's involvement in the family influence peddling business has continued to mount.  House Republicans have revealed bank records showing millions of dollars flowing through an elaborate maze of shell corporations set up by Hunter Biden and his associates and winding up in the accounts of at least nine Biden family members, including a grandchild.

How the Democrats and Media Enablers Censor News.  [Scroll down]  Starting prior to the 2020 election and lasting until this week, the FBI bottled up evidence that President Biden, beginning in 2009 when he was vice-president, received substantial bribes from foreign governments that he had threatened.  Last week Senator Chuck Grassley made public a redacted version of FBI Form 1023 detailing a number of damaging accusations from an FBI informant, accusations buttressed by bank records, with a promise of more to come.  Grassley wants to know why the FBI failed to investigate these credible allegations and hid them from Congress and the American people.  Guess!  I think it's for the same reason the FBI never investigates what appear to be multiple crimes by Hunter Biden on his laptop, which the agency knew was authentic at the time that 51 fomer IC officials publicly claimed it was "likely Russian disinformation," a claim concocted by the Hillary Clinton campaign.  And for the same reason the reporter who broke the story about the laptop Hunter left at a computer repair shop was muzzled by the government, social media, and legacy media.

Bombshell Bribery Revelations Prompt Calls to Impeach Biden.  Joe Biden is once again facing calls for impeachment following the release of an unclassified FBI document detailing how he and his son Hunter Biden coerced the head of Burisma to pay them a bribe of $5 million each in exchange for pressuring the Ukrainian government to dismiss prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the company for corruption.  According to the redacted FD-1023 form, which was released by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Burisma co-founder and CEO Mykola Zlochevsky told the FBI's confidential human source (CHS) during an August 2016 meeting that "it cost 5 [million] to pay one Biden, and 5 [million] to another Biden."  Special agents use an FD-1023 form to record raw, unverified reporting from confidential human sources.  "Most corrupt family to ever live in the White House!  Impeach!" Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) tweeted Thursday.  [Tweet]

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I can safely predict that Joe Biden's supporters will claim that he's too old and feeble to withstand the stress of impeachment, and too senile to understand what he has done wrong, even though these are the same people who currently say there's nothing wrong with him at all, and he should run for a second term.

Will Chuck Grassley's Burisma bombshell finally get the Bidens fired?  Afamous clip from recent history: "I'm leaving in six hours.  If the prosecutor's not fired, you're not getting the money.  Well, [...], he got fired."  That was Joe Biden in 2016.  He was relaxing among friends at a chummy event at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Ha, ha, ha, tittered the appreciative audience.  What a lark!  Here was a former vice president of the United States bragging about how he (naughty word) blackmailed an official from a foreign government who was investigating the company on whose board Joe Biden's son sat.

Comer shares suspicion that Joe Biden sold 'access to our enemies for decades'.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said he suspects foul play goes back decades among President Joe Biden's family.  Comer appeared on Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) podcast Verdict in a two-part episode, the second half of which aired Friday.  The Kentucky representative took questions surrounding his investigation into the Biden family's business deals abroad, including in China, Russia, and Ukraine.

Where are the rest of the calls to impeach Biden?  Now that Chuck Grassley has released the [condemnatory] FBI FD-1023 form showing that Joe and Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from the CEO of Burisma when the "Big Guy" was Vice President, you would think that this would be the biggest story dominating the news for months to come.  But you would be incorrect.  Most major news outlets continue to studiously ignore the subject or play it down if it's mentioned at all.  Congressional Democrats continue to suggest that the document "might be fake," despite a complete lack of any information to the contrary.  And while the Republicans conducting this investigation have expressed their collective outrage, many of them are drawing up short of what seems like an obvious next step in the process, failing to call for any definitive action that would involve removing Joe Biden from office.  Just what will it take before these people decide that this is all a bridge too far?

DC Judge Refuses to Force DOJ to Turn Over Records Showing Biden-Garland's Obstruction of Hunter Biden Prosecution.  Back in March, The Heritage Foundation requested documents from the DOJ using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regarding the government's investigation of Hunter Biden.  Unsurprisingly, the DOJ refused.  [Exhibit]  Then, on June 20th, after several years of government investigations, Hunter Biden was charged with multiple, watered-down offenses.  The charges were so weak they created a presumption of corruption at the DOJ.  This was doubly true because it was announced that Hunter would be pleading out to the joke charges on July 26, 2023, in a rapid fire, "nothing to see here" prosecution.  Six days later, the Heritage Foundation filed a FOIA lawsuit in Washington, D.C. (good luck getting a fair shake there) and requested the court force the DOJ to disclose critical records about the Hunter Biden investigation which would demonstrate that the Biden Administration and corrupt Attorney General Merrick Garland were obstructing the prosecution.  Heritage argued that the judge in Hunter's criminal case needed to see the records so that the sham prosecution would be exposed, and Hunter would not get a lenient judgment due to third-world level rank corruption.

The Media Loved Whistleblowers, Until They Blew the Whistle on Joe Biden.  The media celebrated and defended whistleblowers in former president Donald Trump's administration.  Not so much these days.  When two veteran IRS investigators testified before Congress on Wednesday that the Justice Department interfered in their probe of the president's son, major news networks had other places to be.  [Several tweets]  What coverage mainstream media gave the hearing was often dismissive of the whistleblowers — or critical of the Republicans once again pouncing on the president's beleaguered son.

Here's Everything In The FD-1023 Document That Implicates Biden In An International Bribery Scheme.  [An] FD-1023 document detailing then-Vice President Joe Biden's Burisma bribery scheme was made public on Thursday by Sen. Chuck Grassley.  The record shows Biden fired a Ukrainian prosecutor tasked with investigating the energy company his son was a board member of in exchange for a total of $10 million.  Delaware prosecutors hid the document from IRS investigators who say it would have aided their tax crime probe.  The FBI, similarly, stonewalled publicizing the bombshell form, which earned FBI Director Christopher Wray the ire of Grassley and other Republicans focused on exposing Biden family corruption.  House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer even threatened to hold Wray in contempt unless he obeyed subpoenas and handed over the document.  Grassley now possesses the record, which was always unclassified, and chose to share it with the public so Americans are aware of the impeachable, international corruption plaguing our chief of state, despite his incessant denials that he knows anything about his son's overseas business dealings.

[The] Left [is] Now Pushing Biden to Ignore Supreme Court Decisions He Disagrees With.  Two radical left "scholars" have crawled from underneath the rocks where they were hiding and are now openly advocating the end of "judicial review."  That's the theory that the Supreme Court has the last word on constitutional issues and that all must obey their decisions — including, and especially, presidents.  The doctrine dates back to the 1803 Marbury v. Madison decision, where Chief Justice John Marshall decided the ultimate question of power: is an act of Congress or the Constitution the supreme law of the land?  But now, Harvard law Prof. Mark Tushnet and political scientist Aaron Belkin are advocating for something they're calling "Popular Constitutionalism" to give Joe Biden the dubious authority to ignore or disobey Supreme Court decisions.

It's Increasingly Clear the Feds Were Protecting Joe Biden, Not Hunter.  On Wednesday, we learned the identity of "Whistleblower X."  Joseph Ziegler, a self-proclaimed Democrat who worked at the agency since 2010, told the House Oversight Committee that he handled 95% of the evidence in the Hunter tax investigation.  Ziegler testified that throughout the five-year investigation, he felt "handcuffed," "hamstrung," "marginalized" and ultimately stopped from moving forward in the manner he would for any other scofflaw.  Ziegler wrote a 99-page memo laying out the case for felony charges, wholly consistent with the IRS guidelines governing charging in tax evasion cases.  He maintains that every investigator and prosecutor on the case agreed felonies were in order — all of which should be easy enough to find out.  Sure, it's fun to talk about salacious parts of the Hunter case, but the far bigger concern should be finding out why companies operating in authoritarian nations sent the Bidens $17 million.  It would be a fair question even if there had been no criminal investigation.

IRS whistleblowers reveal who's really to blame for shocking Biden corruption.  In Wednesday's marathon House hearing, Oversight Committee Democrats ran into a buzzsaw: two IRS whistleblower agents — Gary Shapley, the supervisor on the investigation who went public a few weeks ago, and Joseph Ziegler, the lead investigator on the case, who was publicly identified for the first time at the hearing.  In gory detail, the agents outlined how President Biden's Justice Department quashed the Biden corruption investigation from within while publicly pretending that it was being conducted with independence and integrity.  When committee Democrats tried to poke holes in the testimony, they ended up on the receiving end of what they hadn't bargained for:  fusillades of fact — [scathing] data about the millions raked in by the president's son and family members from apparatchiks of corrupt and anti-American regimes.

Republicans renew calls for President Biden's impeachment after FBI document release.  The GOP-led movement to kick off the impeachment process against President Biden shows no signs of slowing down after an FBI document revealing alleged corruption was released and two IRS whistleblowers testified before Congress this week.  'Most corrupt family to ever live in the White House!  Impeach!' Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., wrote on Twitter.  'Read and understand just how deep the corruption goes.  Biden should be thrown out of office.  Impeach!,' wrote Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., along with shots of the FBI document.

Five most significant allegations against the Bidens in FBI FD-1023 form.  President Biden and his son Hunter allegedly "coerced" Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsky to pay them millions of dollars in exchange for their help in getting the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company fired, according to allegations contained in an unclassified FBI document released Thursday by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.  Grassley said he had released the document so that the American people can "read this document for themselves without the filter of politicians or bureaucrats."  The document is an FBI-generated FD-1023 form, which Grassley acquired through legally protected disclosures by Department of Justice whistleblowers, according to the senator's office.

Media Blackout: Corporate Media Ignore Hunter Biden Revelations.  Most corporate media outlets completely ignored bombshell revelations on Thursday involving allegations that Hunter Biden and then-Vice President Joe Biden were involved in a bribery scheme in 2015 and 2016.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday released an unclassified FBI document that memorialized a conversation between the FBI and one of their trusted informants, who passed on to the FBI detailed allegations from the founder of the Ukrainian natural gas and oil company who employed Hunter Biden, that Hunter Biden and then-Vice President Joe Biden were both involved in a bribery scheme.

Getting Biden Wrong.  From listening to Republican TV and reading Republican publications, I have learned that Joe Biden is a sleazy, mendacious, and demented chief executive.  He has weaponized the entire Justice Department and the IRS against his real and suspected political opponents, thrown open our southern border to drug cartels, and reduced our armed forces and international posture to shambles.  Moreover, Joe has a gangster son with whom he has engaged in illegal business ventures; and it's entirely possible that the cocaine recently found in the West Wing of the White House came from son Hunter, who is a drug addict as well as many other bad things.  Joe also keeps falling off platforms and saying ridiculous things, when he's not weirdly sniffing the hair of little girls and hurling obscenities at his staff or reporters who dare to ask substantive questions.  If this information, which the MSM usually tries to hide from us, is intended to convince me that Joe is thoroughly unfit for his office, I no longer need convincing.  Biden seems to be far and away the most incompetent, unprincipled, and verbally incoherent president of my lifetime, going back to the 1950s.  It would be hard to think of any president who has disgraced his office to the same degree or who has unleashed more problems on this country.  All the same, almost half the voters (and I know many such people) believe Biden or his handlers are doing a great job managing this country; and even those who think he may be growing cognitively incompetent love his policies and would like to see them continued.

Key Info from the FD-1023.  [Thread reader]  Below are a few critical pieces of information from the unclassified 6/30/20 FD-1023 form.  This form contains information from a trusted, highly credible confidential human source (CHS) who has been used by the FBI for over a decade.  The CHS was introduced to Mykola Zlochevsky, Burisma's CEO & Founder, through Oleksandr Ostapenko (aka Alexander Ostapenko). Ostapenko at the time the form was created "works in some office for the administration of President Zelensky (NFI)."  Hunter Biden was hired by Burisma to protect them "THROUGH HIS DAD from all kinds of problems."  When the CHS told Zlochevsky the investigation into Burisma might "have a substantial negative impact on Burisma's prospective IPO in the United States," Zlochevsky replied something to the effect of, "DON'T WORRY HUNTER WILL TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THOSE ISSUES THROUGH HIS DAD."  When the CHS advised Burisma CEO Zlochevsky to "pay some attorney $50,000" to "simply litigate the matter in Ukraine," Zlochevsky said "IT COST 5 (MILLION) TO PAY ONE BIDEN, AND 5 (MILLION) TO ANOTHER BIDEN."  Burisma CEO Zlochevsky admits he did not hire Hunter Biden for his intellect.  It's also understood that Zlochevsky "PAID THE BIDENS, PRESUMABLY TO 'DEAL WITH SHOKIN.'"

Senator Chuck Grassley Releases FBI FD-1023 Document Outlining Statement by Witness of Biden Bribery and Corruption.  This afternoon [7/20/2023] U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley released the FBI witness statement known as the FD-1023 that lies at the heart of the Biden bribery and corruption scandal.  Initially, the FBI refused to hand over the unclassified FD-1023 stating there is an ongoing investigation using the confidential human source who made allegations outlined in the document.  Remember, the allegations and the statement record were created in July of 2020, over three years ago.  The FBI refused to say the 6-page unclassified document existed.  After House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer told FBI Director Chris Wray, he had already seen the unclassified document via a whistleblower, then Wray admitted the FBI indeed had it.  On June 1st, the FBI refused to release the document, stating it was captive as part of an "ongoing investigation."  Today, Chuck Grassley released it.

The Department of Justice must justify Hunter's special treatment.  Whatever hope Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden administration had of using Hunter Biden's plea deal to end oversight of Biden family business dealings was crushed with the blockbuster testimony of two IRS whistleblowers who scrupulously cataloged how and when Justice Department officials interfered with their investigation of the president's son.  Any notion that the whistleblowers had a political ax to grind in coming forward was laid to rest early in the hearing when special agent Joe Ziegler noted that he was a lifelong Democrat married to another man.  "People are saying that I must be more credible because I'm a Democrat who happens to be married to a man," Ziegler said.  "I'm no more credible than this man sitting next to me due to my sexual orientation or my beliefs.  The truth is, my credibility comes today from my job experience with the IRS and my intimate knowledge of the agency's standard and procedures."

Explosive FD-1023 Exposes More Biden Bribery Dirt — And Teases Evidence To Come.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, just released a minimally redacted copy of the FBI's FD-1023 detailing a confidential human source's reporting of a criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and the Ukrainian business Burisma.  According to the FD-1023 summary, Burisma's owner specifically referenced the firing of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin — the same man Biden bragged about Ukraine firing after his threat to withhold aid from the country while he was vice president.  After months of pushing the Justice Department and FBI to explain what investigative procedures they had undertaken in response to evidence implicating then-Vice President Biden in a criminal bribery scheme, Grassley released the unclassified copy of the FD-1023, which documented claims made by the "highly credible" confidential human source (CHS).  Grassley had acquired the FD-1023 via legally protected disclosures by Justice Department whistleblowers.

Republican calls to impeach Biden grow following release of FBI document detailing bribery allegations.  Republicans immediately began lashing out at President Biden Thursday following the release of an unclassified FBI document detailing his alleged involvement in an international bribery scheme, with a number rallying for his impeachment.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, released the FD-1023 form earlier in the day which detailed how Biden, along with his son, Hunter Biden, allegedly "coerced" Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsky to pay them millions of dollars in exchange for their help in getting the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company fired.  "Most corrupt family to ever live in the White House!  Impeach!" Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., wrote on Twitter, while Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., wrote, "Read and understand just how deep the corruption goes.  Biden should be thrown out of office.  Impeach!"

Just when you thought Biden couldn't get more pathetic...  By now, despite all the cover the MSM provides Biden with stories about how healthy and alert he is, the simple fact is that he can barely walk and barely talk coherently.  The White House keeps him away from reporters, and they are just fine with that.  They already have their marching orders, knowing exactly what to say and in what adoring tones they must repeat it.  The real question for Americans is: why on Earth are you tolerating this?  At least royals had regents when not capable of carrying out their duties; Joe Biden still can order our military around.  Ed wrote about this yesterday as did I:  Biden is not all there, and it can't be hidden anymore.

What if Biden's dementia accelerates and becomes impossible to hide?  I'm far from an expert on dementia, but it looks to my layman's eye that the pace of President Biden's decline is picking up.  So, what if something awful happens and nobody can deny with a straight face that he is impaired?  His puppet masters want him to remain in office through the election.  An incumbent Kamala Harris, even if only an "Acting President," under the 25th and therefore never sworn into the office, would be painful to dislodge from heading the ticket in 2024.  They know that she is a sure loser in 2024, beyond the ability of electoral cheating to remedy.  The idea that Trump might win running against her terrifies them.  Then there is Jill Biden, with her love of titles, status, and perks, who would want to stay on as First Lady rather than becoming another caregiver for an elderly retired dementia victim.  She would want to resist demands for his resignation or notification under the terms of the 25th Amendment that he is unable to do his job.  As the spouse of a partially or fully incapacitated elder, she probably has control over any formal letter that he might be pressed to issue.  As in the case of Edith Wilson, she might develop a taste for exercising the powers of the presidency.  Unlike Edith Wilson's situation, there is no recovery from dementia.

Bombshell FBI document detailing alleged $10M Biden bribery scheme.  A highly-anticipated internal FBI document, obtained by, includes bombshell claims that Joe Biden and his son Hunter forced a Ukrainian oil executive to pay them $10 million in exchange for the then-Vice President's influence in getting a senior prosecutor fired.  According to the conversation between a confidential source and Burisma CFO Vadim Pojarski in 2015, Hunter Biden was hired onto the company's board to 'protect us, through his dad, from all kinds of problems.'  Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsky told the source:  'It costs 5 (million) to pay one Biden, and 5 (million) to another Biden.'

Burisma chief said he was 'coerced' to pay Joe [and] Hunter [Biden] in bombshell allegations.  A bombshell FBI informant file containing a $10 million bribery allegation against President Biden and his son was released Thursday by Sen. Chuck Grassley, showing that a Ukrainian oligarch claimed he was "coerced" into making the payoff.  Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of natural gas company Burisma Holdings, told the FBI informant in 2016 while meeting at a coffee shop in Vienna, Austria, that "it cost 5 [million] to pay one Biden, and 5 [million] to another Biden," according to the redacted FD-1023 form.  "Zlochevsky made some comment that although Hunter Biden 'was stupid, and his (Zlochevsky's) dog was smarter,' Zlochevsky needed to keep Hunter Biden (on Burisma's board) 'so everything will be okay,'" the June 2020 document says.  The source asked whether Hunter Biden or Joe Biden told Zlochevsky he should "retain" the younger Biden; Zlochevsky replied, 'They both did,'" according to the file.

Elite IRS whistleblowers are bravely standing up to the Bidens, DOJ.  In an age of sleazy political corruption that seems insurmountable, there is enormous power in the integrity of two ordinary men willing to stand up, show their faces and tell the truth under oath.  Two elite IRS agents, Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, put their reputations on the line to testify yesterday about egregious wrongdoing at the highest levels of the Department of Justice, which they say obstructed and ultimately destroyed their five-year criminal investigation into Hunter Biden.  Their integrity is as rare as a unicorn in Washington, DC, and they put to shame all the cowards in the IRS and DOJ and FBI who have stayed silent about this Watergate-level coverup.  The testimony they gave and the evidence they will continue to provide Congress helps put the nail in the coffin of Joe Biden's repeated claims that he knows nothing about his son Hunter's overseas business dealings.

10 Absurd Assumptions You Have To Swallow To Believe The White House-Cocaine Failure Theater.  In their latest act of condescending foolery, they've flaunted what was either a shameless coverup or unbelievable incompetence in the Mysterious Case of the Teeny-Tiny Cocaine Baggie Someone Left Somewhere in the White House But That's All We Know, Folks.  The messaging has fluctuated from "Must have been a tourist!" to "Kamala?" to "It's irresponsible to ask questions about this," but the bottom line is that there's no way, absolutely not, that it could possibly belong to admitted drug addict and apparent White House resident Hunter Biden — no doubt about it.  I'm sure they're counting on some people to be stupid enough to buy the act, and I'm sure some have.  But they're counting on far more to be complacent enough not to care.  Here are 10 assumptions you have to gulp down in order to make the bumbling White House's talking points make sense. [...]

Whistleblower X reveals identity as IRS special agent Joseph Ziegler.  The identity of the anonymous IRS whistleblower alleging political misconduct throughout the Hunter Biden investigation was revealed on Wednesday as special agent Joseph Ziegler — a gay Democrat with more than a dozen years serving within the agency's criminal investigative division.  Ziegler appeared for the first time publicly before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, alongside his IRS supervisor Gary Shapley, who also has blown the whistle on political influence surrounding prosecutorial decisions throughout the years-long federal probe into the president's son.

Dershowitz: Hunter Plea Deal Can't Be Accepted As Is, 'We Can't Trust' This DOJ and Weiss Has Too Many 'Restrictions'.  On Wednesday's broadcast of Newsmax TV's "The Record," Harvard Law Professor and Newsmax Legal Analyst Alan Dershowitz stated that we cannot trust the Department of Justice "to investigate the son of the man who appointed everybody in the Justice Department" and U.S. Attorney David Weiss "is not able to do the job with the restrictions that have been placed on him."  Dershowitz also argued that Hunter Biden's plea deal shouldn't be accepted without investigating what kind of jurisdiction Weiss had.  Dershowitz said, "Weiss is not able to do the job with the restrictions that have been placed on him.  We need to either give him the status of a special prosecutor, an independent prosecutor or create one.  We can't trust this Justice Department to investigate the son of the man who appointed everybody in the Justice Department, even if they didn't — if he didn't technically appoint this person.  The American people have no faith in Weiss.  They have no faith in the Justice Department.  They have no faith that we're seeing administration of justice fairly."

The Biden Family Caricatures.  The Biden first family seems determined to confirm every stereotype of their antisocial behavior — to the point of dysfunctionality.  During the 2020 campaign at least eight women alleged that then presidential candidate Joe Biden in the past had serially and improperly touched, kissed or grabbed them.  One, Tara Reade alleged she was sexually assaulted by Biden, who denied the charge.  Yet Biden himself finally was forced to apologize for some of his behavior.  Or as he said at the time, "I get it."  He claimed that he would no longer improperly invade the "private space" of women and had meant no harm.  But Biden's obnoxious conduct extended well beyond the eight accusers.  Women as diverse as former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Biden's own daughter-in-law Kathleen Buhle, have both alleged in their memoirs that Biden made them feel uncomfortable through his intrusive touching and embraces.

ABC Stood Alone as They Ignored IRS Whistleblower Testimony.  While CNN and MSNBC tried to hide the House Oversight Committee's hearing with two IRS whistleblowers who investigated Hunter Biden by not carrying it live wall-to-wall, ABC's World News Tonight stood alone as the only broadcast network to ignore their sworn testimony.  It was testimony that exposed how the so-called Department of Justice and Delaware U.S. Attorney's office were meddling in their investigation to protect the Bidens.  Instead of covering the latest development in a scandal rocking the Biden White House, ABC spent two and half minutes (2:27) on Special Counsel Jack Smith going after former President Trump and almost two minutes (1:47) on dubious claims meant to smear Texas DPS and how they deal with illegal immigrants.  In stark contrast, CBS Evening News dedicated almost three minutes (2:51) to the whistleblower hearing with senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge snagging an exclusive interview with one of the whistleblowers.

MTG on White House Cocaine Scandal: 'First Family Should Submit to Drug Test'.  Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called on President Joe Biden and his family to submit to drug testing after cocaine was found in the West Wing of the White House in early July.  The Secret Service closed its investigation last week into who left cocaine in a cubbyhole in the West Wing, the agency stating that it was "not able" to "single out a person of interest" because of a lack of physical evidence.  However, a security source has contradicted the Secret Service, telling Soldier of Fortune magazine White House officials have confirmed who brought cocaine into the White House via fingerprint analysis.  Some veteran investigators have said they believe the Secret Service is engaging in a "cover-up."

'Democrat' Hunter Biden whistleblower Joseph Ziegler comes forward.  IRS agent Joseph Ziegler stepped forward Wednesday as the second whistleblower alleging a coverup in the criminal investigation of President Biden's son Hunter — calling himself a Democrat who wanted "to do what is right."  Ziegler worked on the investigation since it opened in 2018 and was joined by his supervisory agent Gary Shapley, who oversaw the probe since January 2020, at a House Oversight Committee hearing.

Citing Unpursued Evidence, IRS Whistleblower Calls for Special Counsel to Probe Biden Case.  A previously unidentified IRS whistleblower publicly told Congress on Wednesday that federal prosecutors investigating presidential son Hunter Biden were "hamstrung" by political pressure and called for appointment of a special counsel in the case.  Former IRS special agent Joseph Ziegler — a Democrat who identifies himself as a gay married man — previously gave anonymous testimony to the House Ways and Mean Committee.  In new testimony Wednesday, Ziegler made his identity known to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee during a hearing on why a five-year investigation recently produced a lenient Justice Department plea agreement with Hunter Biden, despite evidence that the president's son made millions in overseas business deals in China, Ukraine, and other places by using his father's name.

4 Key Takeaways From IRS Whistleblowers' Insights on Impeded Hunter Biden Probe.  A key House committee heard testimony Wednesday from two IRS whistleblowers who detailed what they said was Justice Department officials' efforts to slow or impede an investigation of presidential son Hunter Biden for unpaid taxes.  Committee Republicans sought to extract as many details as they could from the two veteran IRS employees, while Democrats seemed to try to disparage them and to change the subject to Donald Trump from President Joe Biden's son.  The hearing was especially dramatic because it featured testimony from IRS agent Joseph Ziegler, who publicly identified himself for the first time, as well as his supervisor on the case, Gary Shapley, who went public weeks ago.

MTG Just Leaked Who Bribed Joe Biden!  The bribery scheme revealed by the data on Hunter Biden's laptop is shrouded in secrecy, and as citizens wait for the details of the offenses to be disclosed, the 2024 presidential election draws closer.  A member of the House and the House Oversight Committee, the committee tasked with investigating such actions by elected officials, have now disclosed the source of the bribe money accepted by the Bidens.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has revealed that Mykola Zlochevsky, the proprietor of Burisma, was the previously "unnamed" foreign national who purportedly bribed Joe and Hunter Biden with $10 million.  My Truth News reports that Greene has now stated, "Zlochevsky is the foreign national who made 17 secret phone recordings of the Bidens as an insurance policy," citing an announcement by Greene.

Whistleblower Confirms GOP Claims That Biden Family Raked in $17 Million From Foreign Business Dealings.  During a bombshell House Oversight hearing on Wednesday, 13-year IRS Special Agent with the Criminal Investigation Division, Joseph Ziegler — a gay man and a Democrat — came forward with stunning claims.  Ziegler appeared for the first time publicly to blow the whistle on political misconduct throughout the entirety of the Hunter Biden investigation, claiming the president's son should have been charged with a tax felony, adding that text messages reviewed by investigators "may be a contradiction to what President Biden was saying about not being involved in Hunter's oversea business dealings."  The whistleblower said that Hunter Biden and his companies brought in over $17 million from foreign sources over several years, beginning when President Joe Biden served as vice president.  His groundbreaking testimony on Wednesday confirmed claims made by Republicans, suggesting the Biden family was and is involved in shady overseas business dealings.

Byron Donalds lays out the 'facts' of the Bidens' alleged 'international pay-for-play scheme'.  IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler testified that the Biden family received $17.3 million from Ukraine, Romania, and China.  This was divulged as Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., questioned Ziegler during the House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday.  [Tweet with video clip]  Donalds noted that there was "evidence that he was living lavishly through his corporate bank account," and asked, "Is that the basis of a criminal investigation?"  Ziegler noted that it was.  He was then asked about attempts to obtain location data regarding the infamous WhatsApp message implicating Joe Biden in Hunter Biden's business dealings.

Ukraine and Cocaine.  There is an eerie parallel between what passes for America's Ukraine policy and the fact that a fat sack of Bolivian energy dust got discovered in the White House and was promptly forgotten.  These two happenings are two sides of the same coin, and its denomination is failure.  It is the failure of our establishment, the last gasp — or snort — of a ruling caste that has discovered that, at the end of the day, it could get away with getting high on its own supply (at least for a while) and, like Tony Montana, ploughed its face into a mountain of nose candy as his world collapsed.  These situations the same because they both tell terrible truths about the coterie of mediocrities who presume to rule us.  They both manifest the incomprehensible stupidity, unconscionable arrogance, and cynical evasion of accountability that characterize the best and the brightest of the twenty-first century.

MTG displays images of Hunter Biden 'making pornography' that was listed as a tax write off.  Marjorie Taylor Greene displayed graphic sexual images of Hunter Biden's alleged tax write-offs during the House Oversight Committee Hearing Wednesday.  She also questioned IRS Whistleblower Joseph Ziegler regarding Hunter Biden's Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).  She discussed prostitution, human trafficking, and evidence that Hunter Biden paid to fly a woman across the country to engage in sex acts and then wrote this off as a business expense for his law firm, Owasco.  [Tweet with video clip]  She then held up a graphic sexual picture of Hunter and the woman, noting, "But I would like to point out that this is not what most paralegals do... for law firms."

Doubts and Questions About Biden Will Only Grow.  Wow, big news broke Tuesday — President Biden's campaign is officially going to be headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.  For months nervous Democrats have wondered why Biden only had four full-time staffers devoted to his reelection effort and why the campaign wasn't yet located anywhere.  This development will do absolutely nothing, however, to stop the panic within the party that Biden is too old to run for reelection and could easily lose to former President Donald Trump.  Sorry, Team Biden, these fears will not be put to rest; they are going to persist and grow.  Though the White House and the Democratic National Committee may be trying to ignore it, there is suddenly a constant stream of stories in the media about doubts that Biden can make it across the finish line 16 months from now.

America First Legal Sues DOJ for Failing to Require Hunter Biden Register as Foreign Agent.  America First Legal (AFL) announced a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Merrick Garland over their failure to require Hunter Biden to register as a foreign agent.  As Breitbart News reported, CEFC China Energy Co., a company linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), paid Hunter Biden a $1 million legal retainer and $3.8 million in consulting fees.  Two months later, Hunter Biden told whistleblower Tony Bobulinski that he did not want to register as a foreign agent on behalf of CEFC.

Dems in Total Disarray As They Fumble Miserably Against IRS Whistleblowers.  Spencer wrote about the opening remarks from "Mr. X," an unnamed IRS whistleblower whose identity has finally been revealed.  It's 13-year IRS veteran Joseph Ziegler, a gay Democrat, who, along with Special Agent Gary Shapley, has alleged improper interference from the Biden administration regarding IRS investigations into Hunter Biden.  Shapley's allegations have been public for weeks, even placing Attorney General Merrick Garland in the crosshairs for lying to Congress.  To recap some of the story, outgoing Attorney General William Barr referred the matter to David Weiss, the Delaware US Attorney, who last year tried to bring charges against the son of the president but was denied.  Weiss also requested special counsel status and, yet again, was blocked.  That goes against what Biden AG Merrick Garland said about Weiss having every legal remedy at his disposal.  But what's more provocative is that if Weiss did apply for special status, the paper trail would end with Garland.  [Tweet with video clip]

Marjorie Taylor Greene warns 'parental discretion advised' before showcasing explicit Hunter Biden laptop pictures with prostitutes.  Marjorie Taylor Greene shared explicit images of Hunter Biden with prostitutes during the Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday.  The Georgia congresswoman warned parents watching at home before her time questioning IRS whistleblowers that 'discretion is advised.'  The shocking moment went out on the C-SPAN live stream as well as other cable network channels airing the hearing, including Fox News.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Shares Graphic Photos of Hunter Biden, Prostitutes at House Hearing.  US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) brought visual aids to a House Oversight Committee hearing that showed US President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, engaging in sexual acts with purported prostitutes.  Greene alleged Biden was hiring the women through his law firm.  "This is not really what most paralegals do for law firms," Greene said on Wednesday.  The pictures, which were partially censored, were taken from sex tapes filmed by Biden, according to Greene, who warned viewers and colleagues that discretion was advised before showing the images, but was nevertheless met with objections from other lawmakers.

The Biden Family Scandals, a Basic Primer.  President Joe's son, Hunter, made it into the ABC's news selection the other day, when he was let off from paying his debt to society for a trio of crimes normally viewed as prison-worthy felonies.  According to the ABC team, nothing much to see here.  Hunter pleaded guilty to a couple of tax misdemeanours — he'd under-paid $US580,000 tax for 2017 and $US620,000 tax for 2018, according to IRS whistle-blower Gary Shapley.  The official court documents spoke merely of him evading about $US100,000 tax per year.  Hunter's total earnings for 2014-19 were $US8.3 million, derived mainly from shaking down corrupt Ukrainians, Romanians, Kazakhs and Chinese-based tycoons affiliated with the Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army.  He got probation on tax, not even a fine, thanks to his dad's Justice pals.  He also admitted to lying when buying a handgun, signing that he wasn't a drug addict.  For that, he is to do a year's upmarket rehab, called "a pre-trial diversion program". When he completes rehab, the gun charge lapses.  I'd thought Joe Biden and his Democrats were fiercely for gun control but apparently not when it's Joe's son buying a Colt Cobra .38 Special.

Biden gets worse by the day.  For the past few weeks, we have been inundated by MSM flacks praising Joe Biden as a loving father who understandably protects his son from the mean, mean Republicans.  Yeah, whatever.  By now we know that Joe Biden could literally do anything and the entire political and media establishment would find a way to praise him as being the "kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life."  But it is becoming increasingly clear that no matter how wonderful a father Joe Biden is, and I don't happen to think even a kind, brave, warm, and wonderful president should ignore his responsibility to the country in order to protect his family, he may soon not be able to even recognize his own son.  His dementia is getting that bad, and anybody who has had the sad experience of taking care of a failing dementia patient can see it.  [Tweet with video clip]

James Comer: Bidens Owned over 20 Shell Companies to Hide Payments, Launder Money.  The Biden family opened more than 20 shell companies to hide payments and launder money, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) said Sunday.  After reviewing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) at the Treasury and subpoenaing banks and individuals, Comer posted on Twitter that the Biden family created more than 20 entities to accept, forward, and collect payment from a wide range of business associates.

The Secret Service Makes Me Nervous.  That's how I felt after the agency, charged with protecting the president, delivered a report that said it could not find the person responsible for bringing cocaine into the White House.  No fingerprints on the plastic bag.  No DNA.  No video of someone who might have placed it in a small locker in a visitors' area where cellphones and other prohibited items are stored until one departs.  In one of the most secure buildings in the world.  With cameras and monitoring devices in plain view and also hidden on every floor.  NBC News reported the agency failed to interview anyone about the incident. [...] That addictive drugs are now found in a hallowed building where great presidents once served and saved the nation is another indication of how far we have sunk when it comes to what used to be called standards.  Predictably, but not without cause, some Republicans and conservative media are crying "cover-up" and wondering why no scandal has touched the Biden family.

Don't discount a Michelle Obama run for the presidency.  During 2020, COVID gave Democrats the excuse to hide Biden in his basement most of the time.  When he had to attend functions and rallies, COVID was again a useful excuse for a small turnout.  This time around, though, trotting Biden out for events is simply impossible.  He walks like a broken robot, he can't read the teleprompter, he's frequently incoherent, and voters, if they don't understand now, will soon realize that his uncontrolled temper is a sign, not of power, but of dementia.  Jill's anguish notwithstanding, Biden will be gone from the scene, giving Kamala a chance to play president.  However, Kamala is every bit as incoherent as Biden, without the excuse of dementia.  She's a no-go.  Unfortunately, leftist women, especially leftist black women, will be very angry if a black-ish woman is sidelined.

FBI agent who investigated Hunter Biden confirms IRS whistleblower's allegations.  Republicans running the House Oversight Committee's investigation into Hunter Biden claim an FBI agent has confirmed allegations that Hunter had been given favorable treatment by investigators.  The Committee is looking into whether investigators delving into Hunter Biden's tax affairs and his lying about drug use on a gun permit gave the 53-year-old preferential treatment.  Two IRS whistleblowers — one anonymous, the other named Gary Shapley — have claimed that Hunter Biden was treated more leniently than ordinary Americans.

Jean-Pierre Stands By 'Thorough' Investigation Into Cocaine Found At White House.  Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre expressed confidence in the Secret Service after the agency announced last week that no suspects were identified in the investigation into who brought cocaine into the White House earlier this month.  Jean-Pierre did not seem concerned when asked about the probe coming up empty after previously saying she was confident the Secret Service would "get to the bottom of it." [...] Last week, the Secret Service closed its investigation after it said that no usable fingerprints or DNA were found on the bag of cocaine.  "The investigation will not be able to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the vestibule where the cocaine was discovered," the agency said in a statement.  No interviews with any of the possible culprits were conducted, according to Secret Service spokesman Anthony Gugliemi, who said reaching out to all 500 people determined to be in the area would likely be a waste of resources.

The Secret Service's investigation on the cocaine found in the White House blows.  Of all the excuses offered by the Secret Service to explain why it shut down the White House cocaine investigation last week after just 11 days, one jumped out as particularly ridiculous.  It couldn't conduct interviews of potential cokeheads known to be in the vicinity of where the bag of drugs was found because it didn't want to infringe on their civil rights, Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told NBC.  "We have no evidence to approach them," he said of 500 possible suspects identified in the area on the holiday weekend before July 4.  Hah!  Tell that to the hundreds of people rounded up by the FBI for just being in the vicinity of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Senator Cotton: Secret Service Did Not Ask Hunter Biden About Cocaine Found In WH.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said during an interview over the weekend that the U.S. Secret Service does not appear to have asked President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, about the cocaine that was found in the White Houses earlier this month.  Cotton made the remarks during an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News' "Fox News Sunday" when asked about what the latest developments in the case are.  "We've got no answers," Cotton said in response to the letter that he sent to the Secret Service.  "That's not surprising.  The Secret Service is a troubled agency as it's long had challenges.  It probably needs new leadership."

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"It probably needs new leadership" doesn't sound like sufficient outrage to me.

Secret Service never interviewed obvious suspects in cocaine probe.  The White House has its own police department, the U.S. Secret Service.  And it probably has more surveillance and tighter security than most buildings worldwide.  Still, a report from NPR reveals the Secret Service says it may never be known who left cocaine there.  The investigation into the discovery of cocaine in the White House now has been closed, as were two earlier investigations into the discovery of marijuana left in the White House.  "The cocaine was found on July 2 in a vestibule off the lobby of a lower-level West Wing entrance, stashed in a cubbyhole near the Situation Room, where officials store cellphones during meetings," the report said.

Dan Bongino: Secret Service Agents Are 'Absolutely Furious' Over Sham Cocaine Investigation: "They Know Exactly Who It Was".  Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino said he spoke to some of his former colleagues in the Secret Service and they are absolutely furious about the agency's cocaine 'investigation.'  The Secret Service closed its investigation into the Biden White House cocaine scandal without conducting any interviews.  The Secret Service last Thursday concluded its investigation into the cocaine scandal that rocked the White House earlier this month.

Ex-Secret Service Agent Getting Texts From Former Colleagues: 'They Know Exactly' Who Brought Cocaine to WH.  This whitewash will not make the scandal disappear.  The Great White House Cocaine Mystery of 2023 may have been publicly dismissed by the Secret Service, but former Secret Service agent Don Bongino refuses to let it expire without a fight.  Neither are some of the former agents with whom he served.  In an interview published on Twitter by The Daily Signal reporter Mary Margaret Olohan on Sunday, Bongino stated that his social network of fellow agents had been texting and emailing him since the explosive discovery of cocaine in the White House on July 2 made international headlines.  "They are absolutely furious about this," he said.  "I got 50 emails, communications, texts from people.  'This is embarrassing.  Humiliating ... They know exactly who it was.'"

Secret Service refused to interview any of 500 suspects in White House cocaine scandal.  The Secret Service announced this week that the agency has finished its investigation into the mysterious baggie of cocaine that was found in the White House earlier this month with finding the culprit.  The agency said that the case was closed due to a lack of forensic evidence coupled with the fact that the class A drug was found an area in which around 500 people passed through at the time it was believed to have been discarded.  It was determined by the agency that because the cocaine amounted to around 0.007 ounces, meaning it would only be a misdemeanor offense in the District of Columbia, it would be a waste of public resources to interview 500 people.

Nobody believes this:
Kirby Says Investigators 'Did The Best They Could' To Track Down White House Cocaine Suspect.  The investigation into the origin of the cocaine found in the White House was "the best" the Secret Service could do, despite not identifying a suspect, a top Biden administration official says.  John Kirby, the coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council, told Fox News host Shannon Bream on "Fox News Sunday" that at the end of the probe, there wasn't enough "forensic evidence" to pinpoint the perpetrator.  On July 2, a bag of cocaine was discovered in a lobby of the West Wing.  "I can't really speak to the investigation that was done by the Secret Service," Kirby said when Bream asked him, "What if it was something more dangerous?"  "They did the best they could to track down how it got there and who it might have belonged to and they just were not able to come up with any forensic evidence that proves it," Kirby added.

Cocainegate: Reporter Points Out Hunter Biden Has Relapsed 10 Times.  This week the Biden White House closed its short-lived investigation into finding the culprit who brought cocaine into the West Wing of the president's corridors- despite the Secret Service declining to interview over 500 suspects.  Speculation has swirled around who may be guilty, with many suggesting President Joe Biden's drug and prostitute-addicted son Hunter Biden may be at fault.  Investigative reporter Paul Sperry made several observations about Hunter's booze-filled days — which apparently aren't over.  Sperry detailed Hunter's failed rehab stints which reportedly started in 2003, relapsing at least ten times.  "Hunter Biden, whose addiction to coke started @ 18 when he was arrested for possession before getting kicked out of the Navy Reserve for testing (+) for coke, claims "the itch to use is gone."  Yet Hunter has relapsed ten times.  Here's a chron of all his failed rehabs," Sperry tweeted.  [Tweet]

Biden Waves His Magic Wand and Makes $39 Billion in Student Loan Debt Disappear.  With a disinterested flick of his magic wand, Biden has been able to make $39 billion in student loan debt disappear.  How can he do this, you might ask?  Like all magic tricks, it's a big secret.  But we know how he didn't do it:  He didn't ask Congress to pass a bill forgiving the debt.  That sort of thing is only important to old fuddy-duddy conservatives who think when the Supreme Court says the president can't forgive $400 billion in student loan debt, they mean it.  The Biden administration imposed a moratorium on the repayment of student loan debt in March 2021.  But that doesn't mean that the borrowers weren't paying back the money.  Biden used more magic to make all those monthly payments disappear.

Disgraced Democrat Defends the Naked Images Found on Hunter Biden's Laptop.  Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif) made a fool out of himself after getting into a public spat with House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), defending the naked photos of women that were found on Hunter Biden's laptop.  During a hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray this week, Swalwell argued that there is no proof the nude images on Hunter's laptop were not consensual — despite a field day of evidence that Republicans say could have impacted the outcome of the 2020 elections.  The disgraced Democrat said it is "bananas" to think the suppression of the abandoned laptop discovery by liberal media outlets influenced the election, arguing the GOP has turned into the "party of non-consensual nudes."

Democrats' Profound Problem: Everyone's Mad at Joe Biden, at Home and Abroad.  Domestically, despite cooling inflation, just 30% of Americans say they agree with Democrats' economic policy, while 42% prefer the Republicans' approach.  With the economy consistently ranking as the most important issue for voters, Americans' pessimism — coupled with Biden's consistently low approval ratings on the economy — figures to be a considerable problem as he seeks a second term.  Moreover, Hispanic voters — a critical Democratic constituency — are angry at the perceived leftward shift of today's Democratic Party.  Compared to 2018, the 2022 midterms saw a 10-point jump in Hispanic support for the GOP, according to exit polls and Edison research.  In fact, the research shows that Hispanic support for Democrats in 2022 was the lowest it has been since the 1990s.

What happens if the 25th Amendment is invoked on dementia-ridden Biden?  Because the 25th has never been invoked, there is some confusion about whether or not a new vice president would need to be appointed. [...] While all the "duties and powers" (Section 4) of the presidency devolve upon the Acting President, there is no vacancy in the office of Vice President.  So, there is no need or ability to appoint a new Vice President.

Tucker Carlson Shreds White House Over Cocaine Fiasco.  Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson laid into President Joe Biden's administration on Saturday, mocking the White House over the recent discovery of cocaine near the Situation Room — and the subsequent "failure" to find the culprit.  Carlson appeared to deliver the remarks off the cuff, responding from the stage at Turning Point USA's Action Conference in Florida when someone in the audience shouted, "coke in the White House!" [...] "What did you say?" Carlson asked.  "I said coke in the White House!" the person repeated.  "I don't know what — you know what — the thing about that story, it's just a mystery to me," Carlson began sarcastically, prompting laughter from the crowd.  "No one was more shocked than I was.  Are you serious?  In the Biden White House, somebody left an eight-ball of cocaine in a public ... I was like, I said to my wife, 'That's just not in character.  You know?  I just don't believe it.'"  Carlson continued in that same vein, pausing occasionally as the crowd continued to laugh.

Donald Trump mocks White House's insistence no one saw who left cocaine in West Wing.  Former President Donald Trump mocked the White House's revelation that the investigation into how cocaine came to be found in the West Wing was to be closed because of a 'lack of evidence'.  Speaking at Turning Point Action in Florida on Saturday evening, the 2024 Republican presidential candidate poured cold water on suggestions that there were no cameras that might have witnessed the culprit to whom the drugs belonged to.  'The White House just announced they dropped the investigation into the West Wing cocaine scandal of just a few days,' Trump began, recounting the news.

Top Democrats Reach Out To Potential Biden Replacements, Claim He's Not Running.  Top Democrats are reportedly reaching out to rising stars in the party and are telling them that President Joe Biden is not running for re-election.  CNN reported that the "top Democrats and donors" have reached out to "possible replacements" for Biden and had conversations about them getting in the race as Biden struggles in the White House.  Numerous polls have shown Biden struggles against the top two Republican Party presidential candidates — former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.  Those who are placing the calls to the prospective Democrat candidates are telling them that despite what 80-year-old Biden has said, and despite launching his campaign, he actually will not run for president.  Biden's team pushed back, saying that he was absolutely running and that he was taking campaign preparations seriously.

We're Not Corrupt, We're Incompetent!: White House Cocaine Cold Case Is Laughable.  During a scandal, it's never a good look when an organization's defense can be summarized as, "We're not corrupt, we're incompetent!" Yet, that's exactly where the Secret Service finds itself after concluding its cocaine investigation that yielded zero leads.  Somehow, in "the most secure building in the entire world," with an annual budget of about $3 billion and roughly 8,000 employees, per fiscal 2023 levels, the Secret Service cannot figure out who left that baggie of booger sugar.  Fingerprints are impossible to obtain for some reason and video footage is apparently inadequate.  So, how it snowed in July in Washington, D.C. will remain a mystery.

The Editor says...
It never was much of a mystery.  If there are no fingerprints on the little plastic bag, which is all but impossible, and if the surveillance video offers no clues, which is not believable, then all you have to do is round up all the known cocaine addicts in the White House and ask them about it.  Since (I presume) a known cocaine addict can't get a job at the White House or access to it, that narrows the search down to one person.  And apparently, that one person has the surname that must be protected at all costs.  This is the least credible government investigation since the Warren Commission.

The most disturbing Biden weirdness yet.  Joe Biden's dementia is rapidly advancing and the nation is in great peril.  Proof of his decline came in a creepy moment during his brief visit to Helsinki, where he assaulted (that is the proper word) a child, a little girl who happened to attract his eye in a crowd.  He walked over to her, put his mouth on her back and appeared to rapidly flick his tongue on her, through the fabric of her dress. [...] Face it: if an elderly loved one of yours behaved this way with a little girl he had never met, you would do something to keep him in a situation where he cannot do such things again.  Perhaps a care facility for those similarly afflicted, or perhaps home care under supervision, if possible.  Allowing this to continue puts the public and the elder at risk.

Boebert Throws Fuel on White House Cocaine Fire.  The White House is touted as one of the most secure buildings on the planet.  Federal law enforcement officers are everywhere, and the Secret Service rules the roost.  Nothing happens there that the feds don't know about because they have to protect the leader of the free world.  Unless you're a druggie with a bag of coke or pot in your pocket.  Yes, there are more cases of drugs in the White House than the public was told thanks to the secrecy of the men in black.  That secure building appears to be open for drug users like a rave party on a Saturday night.

Secret Service Investigation into CocaineGate Concludes With No Suspect Identified.  The U.S. Secret Service (USSS) announced Thursday that it had concluded its investigation into the cocaine found at the White House and was unable to identify a suspect.  The "dime bag" was found inside a vestibule leading to the lobby area of the West Executive Avenue entrance to the White House on July 2.  The drug had been placed inside a receptacle or "cubby" used to temporarily store electronic and personal devices prior to entering the West Wing, the Secret Service said in a statement.  Following the discovery, the packaging was sent to the FBI's crime laboratory for "advanced fingerprint and DNA analysis," according to the USSS statement.

Report Contradicts Secret Service Claim No Fingerprints Were Found on White House Cocaine Baggie.  Officials at the White House know who brought cocaine into the White House and have confirmed that finding via fingerprint analysis, according to a report which contradicts a statement released by the Secret Service.  A security source told Soldier of Fortune magazine, "We know who handled it... We've known since last week."

The View Claims Republicans 'Planted' the Cocaine in the White House.  Those stealthy Republican ninjas were at it again!  Earlier this year, the Cackling Coven of ABC's The View claimed Republicans were "behind" the classified documents found in President Biden's Delaware garage.  Now, on Friday, they were claimed Republicans infiltrated the White House and "planted" cocaine in the West Wing to "advance the Hunter Biden narrative."  At least that's what Joy Behar and Ana Navarro wanted people to believe.  In an attempt to deflect attention away from the possibility that someone in the administration or the Biden family was the perpetrator, racist co-host Sunny Hostin claimed, without evidence, that the cocaine came from "a tourist, a stupid tourist, a guest, somebody like that."  But while Hostin was quipping about how the person "left their stash," Behar was busy wondering:  "Maybe it was planted, or do I sound paranoid?"

The Editor says...
Yes, paranoid.  You said it.  But stop and think for a moment:  If this allegation had any merit (and it doesn't), the video footage and fingerprint evidence would be all over the news by now.

The White House can find Bin Laden lurking in a remote Pakistan compound, but not a cocaine culprit under its nose.  Make no mistake: The Biden administration is laughing at us.  We are meant to believe that the United States Secret Service, tasked with protecting the very life of the president, cannot crack the case of who left cocaine in a secure, hard-to-access part of the White House — despite facial recognition cameras, guest-book logs and security all over the most protected building in the Western world.  The cover-up, as the Nixon-era saying goes, is always worse than the crime.

'This Is A Cover-Up': Nikki Haley Lays Out List Of White House Cocaine Suspects.  Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said Friday that "someone very close" to President Joe Biden was responsible for the cocaine found in the White House.  The Secret Service confirmed that a quantity of cocaine was discovered in the White House prior to July 4, prompting an evacuation and the deployment of hazardous materials teams.  The investigation concluded Thursday without discovering the identity of the person responsible for leaving the illegal drug in the White House.

Secret Service sacrificing its reputation to protect drug offender in the White House.  Another formerly revered federal agency joins in disgrace the politicized FBI, IRS, and Department of Justice.  The Secret Service took just 11 days to close its investigation of the class A illegal drug, cocaine, found in the White House with a figurative shrug of the shoulders and a mumbled "I dunno."  Following a classified briefing for members of Congress, the federal protective agency issued an official statement claiming:  ["]There was no surveillance video footage found that provided investigative leads or any other means for investigators to identify who may have deposited the found substance in this area.  Without physical evidence, the investigation will not be able to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the vestibule where the cocaine was discovered.  At this time, the Secret Service's investigation is closed due to a lack of physical evidence.["] This does not pass the giggle test.  Taking only 11 days to investigate a very serious matter like this and then closing the investigation without interrogating and drug testing the very limited number of people who could have left anything in the locker in question bespeaks a desire to avoid finding the culprit.  Considering the vast ongoing effort to identify anyone who could have approached the Capitol on January 6, 2021, the lack of curiosity, paucity of resources employed, and the speed in wrapping up the investigation with no suspect, there is no other conclusion than a cover up is likely underway.

The Secret Service Gives Up.  After an 11-day alleged investigation, the Secret Service announced today that it cannot identify the person who left cocaine in the White House.  The Service says that there were no usable finger prints on the bag that held the cocaine, and not enough DNA for an identification.  So the investigation is being closed.  No one is going to buy this.  The general area is under video surveillance, and there is a log of people who enter the West Wing.  There are a maximum of several hundred possible suspects; this apparently is the explanation of why there is not more helpful surveillance video: [...]

Veteran feds cry foul on White House cocaine probe: 'This is a cover-up'.  The conclusion of an 11-day Secret Service probe that failed to find which White House staff member or visitor left cocaine in the West Wing looks like a whitewash, former federal investigators told The [New York] Post Thursday.  "This is a cover-up.  How can they say they have no leads?" one ex-agent said.  "It is a restricted area and they have a log book, you don't have to be Columbo to figure out who was there.  "Suppose it was anthrax," the same person raged.  "Would they have the same answer?"  "We have a tale of two countries," another former fed said.  "They identified hundreds of people who were in the Capitol building on Jan. 6 after an extensive investigation, but they don't know who left something in an 8 x 10 room in the White House?"  The Secret Service concluded its inquiry Thursday without identifying a suspect, citing "a lack of physical evidence" after FBI forensic testing yielded no fingerprints and insufficient DNA evidence.

The case of the missing fingerprint.  Sherlock Holmes famously found a clue in the dog that didn't bark in The Hound of the Baskervilles.  I wonder if we may have a similar clue in the explanation offered by the Secret Service for dropping its investigation into the cocaine found in the White House after only 11 days, with no drug testing of suspects?  In its official announcement that the case is closed and will forever remain a mystery, the Secret Service avers:  ["]The packaging was subjected to advanced fingerprint and DNA analysis.  Both of these analyses were conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crime laboratory given their expertise in this area and independence from the investigation. (snip) On July 12, the Secret Service received the FBI's laboratory results, which did not develop latent fingerprints and insufficient DNA was present for investigative comparisons.["]  How is it possible to handle a plastic baggie and not leave a fingerprint, or at least a fragment or trace of one?  Was the perp wearing gloves?  In early July in sweltering DC?  If so, wouldn't this have been noticed by the many guards and recorded on the video surveillance?  Did the perp stop in front the cubby or locker (it has been identified as both) and put on rubber gloves like a surgeon preparing for an operation?  Or [m]aybe, he or she pulled the package from a pocket [u]sing tweezers?

Could This Be Why the Secret Service Ended Its Investigation into Cocainegate?  Last night, Fox News host Jessie Watters, like the rest of the nation, couldn't stomach the United States Secret Service's conclusion that it couldn't figure out who brought cocaine into the White House.  The law enforcement agency has the names of 500 individuals in or around the vestibule where the drugs were discovered, but supposedly no video evidence that can zero in on a person of interest.  Due to the lack of a solid suspect, the agency is closing its investigation.  Katie had more on this yesterday.  She included the statement from the Secret Service:  [Tweet]

White House cocaine investigation concluded, no suspect ID'd: Secret Service.  The Secret Service has ended its investigation into cocaine found earlier this month in the West Wing of the White House without identifying a suspect, GOP members of the House Oversight Committee told The Post Thursday.  Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) stormed out of a briefing offered to lawmakers moments after it began, calling the conclusion "bogus" and the investigation a "complete failure."  "They know who goes in the White House.  They have facial identification, they have — y'all know you can't go in there without giving your Social Security number anyway, and to say that it's just some weekend visitor, that's bogus," Burchett said.  "Nobody's buying that at all."  Republican lawmakers confirmed that roughly one gram of the illicit drug was found July 2 in a storage locker inside the West Wing executive entrance, and that no cameras were in position to capture footage of the culprit.

Secret Service Ends White House Cocaine Investigation by Insulting Everyone's Intelligence.  The U.S. Secret Service has ended its investigation into the bag of cocaine found at the White House.  As RedState reported, the illicit drugs were originally found on July 2nd, and the story kept morphing from there.  At first, the cocaine was claimed to have been "near" the White House (and that it wasn't regular cocaine).  A day later, a report came out that it was actually found in the White House Library with the implication being that a tourist left it behind.  Next, we were told that the drugs were found at the West Executive Entrance.  Lastly, the White House came out and said the baggie was placed in a cubby used to deposit electronic devices, with the blame being pointed at construction workers.  In other words, the entire situation has been an incoherent mess with a constantly changing narrative.  That has made many suspicious and for good reason.  Why would anyone believe anything the Biden administration has to say after taking people on that wild ride?  Sure enough, in a move that isn't going to quell any doubts, the Secret Service has now concluded its "investigation" into the matter.

Biden Busted With More Climate Hypocrisy.  Joe Biden is on the last day of his European trip in Helsinki, Finland for the U.S.-Nordic Leaders' Summit.  He's been having a difficult time, being led around by the other foreign leaders, even with them having to physically move him into place. [...] But one of the other points of Biden's trip was to talk about climate change.  As he explained on his last day in Lithuania, "We all must summon the common will to address the existential threat."  [Tweet with video clip]   "It's real!  It's serious!  We don't have a lot of time!  It's the, the single greatest threat to humanity!" Biden trumpeted.  In Helsinki, he reiterated the emergency, albeit in a calmer tone.  [Tweet with video clip] [...] So I have a question for Joe Biden.  If it's such an emergency that we all must get on board with addressing it, why were you tooling around Helsinki in a huge 39-car gas-guzzling motorcade?  They fly the huge SUVs in, too, requiring more planes, not just Air Force One. [...] If we all must summon the common will, why doesn't he start first?  Why must all the regular people comply with his dictates, but not him?  Kind of makes you think he truly doesn't believe the end is near.

Joe Biden [is] on vacation 39.2% of the time.  Since being installed in the White House on Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden has been on vacation 353 days, or 39.2 percent of the time, according to RNC Research.  His favorite place for getaways from his handlers is on the beach near his holiday home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  That spot is so near and dear to the 80-year-old Biden that he has spent nearly a half million dollars of taxpayer money building a security barrier around it.  As Breitbart News reported, the president build the fence around his vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  In August of last year, Biden was recorded as having spent a record 150 days at home in Delaware since he was installed in the White House, Breitbart News reported.  In 2021, Biden was vacationing at Camp David as the world watched Kabul, Afghanistan fall to the Taliban.

GOP Doctor: Biden Has Classic Sign of Dementia, But There's Something More Obvious on the Outside.  GOP Rep. Greg Murphy, a licensed M.D., doesn't think President Joe Biden is mentally fit or "running the show," instead acting as "a puppet for a progressive left committee."  But at least he's looking younger than his years doing it.  In an interview with Fox Business this week, the North Carolina congressman said Biden is exhibiting the telltale signs of aging — but is also clearly trying to fend off those signs, at least outwardly, through plastic surgery.

Republicans erupt over 2015 email exposing 'ultimate purpose' of Hunter's involvement with Burisma.  Republican lawmakers erupted Tuesday after learning about a 2015 email chain that predated President Biden's infamous 2015 trip to Ukraine, when a Burisma Holdings executive revealed the "ultimate purpose" of Hunter Biden's involvement with the Ukrainian energy company.  One month before then-Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Ukraine, where he threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid if Ukrainian leaders did not fire their top prosecutor, Hunter Biden and Burisma executives were discussing executing a contract for counter-messaging against any federal investigations into Burisma's founder and then-president, Mykola Zlochevsky.

Stephen Miller says Joe Biden is responsible for more child sex slaves than any man on Earth.  Joe Biden is a man with a very troubled worldwide reputation when it comes to children and how he inappropriately interacts with them.  [Video clip]  The left dismisses these concerns regarding Joe's interactions with children, insisting that he is simply displaying a "loving grandfatherly" demeanor.  However, the endless streams of videos suggests otherwise.  [Tweet with video clip]  So, it's not surprising that Trump loyalist Stephen Miller has said out loud what many have been thinking about Joe Biden's dismal record protecting children.  Miller claims that Joe Biden is responsible for more trafficked children than any other man on Earth.

"Smells like a coverup".  You've probably been following the constantly evolving story of the whistleblowers who are contradicting statements made by Merrick Garland (sometimes under oath), Christopher Wray, and David Weiss.  The story we were told about the investigation(s) into the actions of Hunter Biden and the lack of investigations into "The Big Guy" has come under more and more scrutiny.  When the stories don't match, somebody is either lying or incompetent, possibly both.  But three committees in the House continue to tunnel into the evidence in search of the truth.  Now, Speaker Kevin McCarthy has taken the next step on this journey and is saying aloud what we've all been thinking in a new op-ed for the New York Post.  When this many pieces of the puzzle refuse to fit together for this long, "it smells like a cover-up."

The pee tape vs. the bribe tape.  [There is] growing frustration among Capitol Hill Republicans about the FBI's apparent reluctance to investigate an allegation, from a trusted bureau confidential source, that Joe Biden accepted a multimillion-dollar bribe when he was vice president.  GOP lawmakers are not vouching for the allegation's accuracy.  They're not saying it's true.  Instead, they're saying it is a serious charge and that it should be seriously investigated.  They believe the FBI has suppressed, rather than investigated, the matter, and they are growing impatient with what they see as disparate treatment by the FBI in this case versus a sensational allegation against former President Donald Trump back in 2016-2017.

Republicans Melt Down Over Smoking Gun Hunter Biden Email That Gives Away the Game.  We've been covering the questionable activities of the Bidens and the Hunter Biden laptop now for four years.  I'm gratified that we suddenly have more folks in the media and politicians paying attention.  Fox just reported about a Nov. 2, 2015 email "first on Fox" that is getting a lot of attention from Republicans because it screams "smoking gun" and shows that Hunter Biden and Burisma executives were talking about getting counter-messaging against any federal investigations into Burisma's founder and then president, Mykola Zlochevsky.  But we wrote about the email back in October 2020, as did others.  Their purpose, as Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi said in engaging the lobbying firm Blue Star, was to help to shut down any cases/pursuits against Burisma and Zlochevsky.  [Tweet]

Pre-Emptive Presidential Pardons for Joe and Hunter Biden.  As the revelations of potential bribery, bank fraud and tax evasion swirl around Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, both men, who are increasingly appearing together, seem extraordinary calm and unconcerned in public as Joe flashes his signature supercilious and mocking smirk whenever he is asked about the various investigation into his and his son's activities over the past 12 years.  Thanks to pre-emptive presidential pardons, Joe knows that he, Hunter, and the family will never have to answer for any of their alleged egregious criminality.  The Supreme Court has ruled that a president can issue a pardon before charges have been filed.

FBI Director Wray Doesn't Confirm or Deny if Joe Biden Is Under Investigation for Alleged Burisma Bribes.  FBI Director Christopher Wray did not confirm or deny if President Joe Biden is under investigation for alleged bribes from an executive at Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company that paid Hunter Biden $83,000 per month for a board position.  While testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Tom Tiffany (R-WI) asked Wray if Joe Biden accepted payments from Burisma and whether he is under investigation for the alleged bribe of $5 million.  "Did Joe Biden take payments from Burisma or any other foreign companies as vice president, President, or as a private citizen Biden?" Tiffany asked.

Representative Matt Gaetz Has Fiery Exchange with FBI Director Chris Wray Asking, "Are You Protecting the Bidens?".  Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) expresses a great deal of contempt for FBI Director Chris Wray during questioning today.  From the topic of FBI conduct in the Hunter Biden investigation to the FBI surveillance of American citizens through unauthorized and illegal database searches, Matt Gaetz goes full wolverine on the FBI director.  [Video clip]

It Sure Looks Like U.S. Attorney David Weiss Has Been Obstructing the Hunter Biden Investigation.  When transcripts of IRS whistleblower testimony were released last month, with the startling claims that U.S. Attorney David Weiss told IRS supervisory special agent Gary Shapley that he wasn't the one making the decisions on filing criminal charges against Hunter Biden, that he had been denied the ability to file charges in both Washington, D.C. and California, and that he had been denied Special Counsel authority, it certainly seemed that all of the assurances Attorney General Merrick Garland had given Congress about Weiss having full authority to investigate and prosecute were bunk.  Garland repeatedly told Congress under oath that Weiss had unrestricted authority, but Shapley's testimony, also under oath, and contemporaneous emails told a different story.

World's Shortest Book: 'The Promises I Kept,' By President Joe Biden.  During his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden tweeted that "we need to restore honor and decency to the White House."  On his first day in office, he promised to "bring transparency and truth back to government."  For anyone keeping score, both of these promises bit the dust after cocaine was discovered in the White House and the Secret Service started stonewalling the public about the details.  This comes days after Biden let "transgenders" parade around topless on the White House lawn while he desecrated the American flag, and years into running what is widely described as the most opaque administration in history.  Decency and transparency?  What a laugh.  They are just the two of the growing list of campaign promises — big and small — on which Biden has failed to deliver.  If anything, he's on track to set an all-time record for broken promises.

IRS Whistleblowers Rightfully Blame Assistant U.S. Attorneys In The District of Delaware For Showing Favoritism to Hunter Biden.  The two whistleblowers, both criminal investigators with more than a decade of experience each, came forward with their information to the House Ways and Means Committee, which has primary oversight responsibility for the IRS.  The information they can lawfully provide as whistleblowers is limited by the statute under which they are authorized to disclose information to Congress.  What Congress chooses to do with the information is up to Congress.  Here the two IRS criminal investigators sat for transcribed interviews with Committee staffers behind closed doors.  One was the Case Agent who started the investigation of Hunter Biden as a spin-off from a much larger investigation into internet porn and prostitution, and the other was the Supervisor of the IRS Group running the investigation.  The members of the Ways and Means Committee who voted to release the transcripts to the public.  Every Republican member of the Committee voted in favor of releasing the transcripts.  Every Democrat member of the Committee voted to keep the information secret — hidden from the scrutiny of the American public and media.

The deceit behind Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal gets even more audacious by the day.  Thanks to the media-Democrat complex's partisanship, it also gets tougher to pierce — which, of course, is the point.  Delaware US attorney David Weiss is in a vice of DOJ's own making.  Credible IRS investigators, including supervisory agent Gary Shapley, have reported that he told several law-enforcement officials connected to the Biden investigation that he was not the ultimate decision-maker regarding whether Biden would be charged, that he was being thwarted by other Biden-appointed US attorneys in Washington, DC, and California (the two districts with venue over tax charges) and that the Biden Justice Department, led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, had refused his request to be appointed as a special counsel.  On the other hand, Garland, who is Weiss' boss, has insisted — preposterously — that Weiss has always been the ultimate decision-maker and that all he needed to do was ask Garland for any extra authority he needed to file charges wherever he thought appropriate.  Garland claims he was never asked.

Biden slammed over campaign ad bragging 'I'll always answer a call from my grandchildren' after disowning granddaughter.  Joe Biden has been slammed over one of his advertisements during his 2020 campaign, where he bragged that he'll 'always answer a call from my grandchildren.'  The president, 80, has disowned one of his granddaughters, who was born after Biden's son Hunter had a fling with a former stripper named Lunden Roberts.  Biden infamously said earlier this year that he has 'six grandchildren,' completely ignoring Arkansas-based Navy Joan Roberts, who is his seventh.

Joe Biden's Criminal Behavior Risks National Security, Justifies Impeachment.  The walls have closed in on Hunter Biden, the president's beleaguered son whose shady business activities grow more nefarious by the day.  Some semblance of accountability recently came in the form of a guilty plea, when Hunter admitted to federal tax evasion.  Based on the Justice Department's court filings, Joe Biden's son failed to pay taxes in a timely matter for the years 2017 and 2018, owing at least $200,000 in total.  While the exact sentence remains unclear, a slap on the wrist is most likely.  No punishment has been administered for Hunter's nefarious business dealings with foreign governments in China, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and other countries.  So the walls have really only closed in a bit.  Despite countless millions of dollars being at stake in moves that potentially jeopardized U.S. national security, Hunter continues to duck responsibility — emboldened by a Washington establishment that fails to look closer at the evidence.

Biden Admin Indicts Witness Planning to Testify Against Biden Family.  According to an indictment in Manhattan that was unsealed on Monday, Dr. Gal Luft, a key witness in the House Republicans' investigation into the Biden Crime Family, is now facing federal charges.  The charges include arms trafficking, operating as an unregistered lobbyist for China, and conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. [...] Luft says the case against him is a political hit job designed to stop him from testifying before the House Oversight Committee over the payments made to the Biden family from people connected to Chinese military intelligence.  Luft also says that the Bidens had a mole in the FBI who shared classified information with those Chinese nationals in the CCP-controlled energy company China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC).

Hunter Biden, Associates Took Millions From Chinese Company That Paid 'Missing' Biden Witness Now Charged By DOJ.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday charged a key witness in the investigation into alleged Biden family corruption for taking money from the same Chinese firm that paid Hunter Biden's businesses and associates millions, according to DOJ records.  Gal Luft, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, allegedly "willfully" failed to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) while working to "advance the interests of China" in the U.S. by brokering the illegal sale of Chinese weapons and Iranian oil to China, according to the DOJ.  The DOJ alleges that Luft's think tank, the Institute for the Analysis for Global Security, accepted at least $700,000 from CEFC China Energy beginning in 2015, which happens to be the same Chinese firm that allegedly sent millions to accounts linked to Hunter Biden and his associates, in 2017, according to a Senate committee report and a Washington Post review of Biden documents.

Tapes?  Who uses tape anymore?
Grassley Blasts the FBI For Hiding the 17 Smoking Gun Tapes Incriminating Joe Biden in Bribery Scheme.  Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told Fox Business host Larry Kudlow that the FBI is stonewalling his efforts to obtain the 17 smoking gun tapes incriminating Joe Biden in a bribery scheme involving a Ukrainian oligarch.  Joe Biden refuses to answer questions about a bribery scheme alleging he received a $5 million bribe from Mykola Zlochevsky, the Ukrainian oligarch who runs Burisma Holdings.  Last month Grassley revealed Mykola Zlochevsky said he kept 17 audio recordings of conversations with Joe Biden (2) and Hunter Biden (15) as an insurance policy.

Democrats' crippling whataboutism on Hunter Biden.  Hunter Biden is constantly being discussed in conservative circles.  Whether it be allegations of corruption, stories of far-from-mysterious cocaine in the White House, or children no one wants to acknowledge, we apparently just can't stop talking about 53-year-old Hunter Biden.  Not only are we supposedly incapable of moving on from poor, innocent Hunter (according to legacy media), our complaints of his ongoing relationship with President Joe Biden are deemed irrelevant, with this label of irrelevance applied to anyone who dares to speak out against the regime.  This applies even to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who recently slammed Joe Biden for refusing to acknowledge his illegitimate grandchild, the product of an affair between Hunter Biden and a then-stripper, in a column titled, "It's Seven Grandkids, Mr. President."

Whistleblower Boss Confirmed David Weiss Didn't Have Authority to Charge Hunter Biden.  IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley's boss, Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon, confirmed U.S. Prosecutor David Weiss did not have authority to charge Hunter Biden, emails obtained by House Republicans show.  Although Weiss maintains he did have authority to charge Hunter Biden, Waldon confirmed via email that Shapley's notes were correct from an October 7, 2022, meeting between Waldon, Shapley, and Weiss, among others.  "Darrell asked me to shoot an update from today's meeting.  Darrell — feel free to comment if I miss anything," the top line of the email read.

Grassley highlighted the numerous ways Delaware Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf appeared to have obstructed the investigation into Hunter Biden's potentially criminal business activities.  A Delaware assistant U.S. attorney was briefed in October 2020 that a confidential human source (CHS) had reported Hunter and Joe Biden each received $5 million in bribes, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed Sunday in a letter to Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss.  A source familiar with that briefing has now confirmed to The Federalist that the Pittsburgh office told the Delaware office the CHS's reporting appeared credible and merited further investigation.  That added detail increases the significance of Grassley's Sunday letter and his question to Weiss about whether his deputy thwarted the investigation.  "On October 23, 2020, Justice Department and FBI Special Agents from the Pittsburgh Field Office briefed Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf, one of your top prosecutors, and FBI Special Agents from the Baltimore Field Office with respect to the contents of the FBI-generated FD-1023 alleging a criminal bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden," Grassley's letter said.  "What steps have the Justice Department and FBI taken to investigate the allegations?" the Iowa senator asked before noting his concerns about Wolf's involvement.

Hunter Biden prosecutor received October 2020 briefing on claims Joe and his son received $5 million each in bribes.  A top attorney prosecuting Hunter Biden was briefed about allegations Joe and his son received $5 million each in bribes, but didn't investigate and left IRS investigators out of the meeting, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has claimed.  According to a letter obtained by that Grassley sent to Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss - who is prosecuting Hunter Biden for federal gun and tax crimes - the senator alleges obstruction of the Hunter probe by one of his top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf.  Grassley says that according to IRS whistleblowers, Wolf 'prevented investigators from seeking information about Joe Biden's involvement in Hunter Biden's criminal business arrangements.'  Whistleblower Gary Shapley specifically stated that Wolf 'discouraged' investigators from pursuing Joe Biden-connected leads, including by thwarting a search warrant request of Biden's Delaware guest house due to bad 'optics,' and that the prosecutor said there was 'no specific criminality.'

DOJ indicts missing man who claims to have provided FBI with info on Biden family's China business dealings.  A fugitive who claimed to have provided the FBI with information on the Biden family's business dealings in China is facing decades behind bars for alleged arms trafficking and other charges involving Iran.  Gal Luft, a 57-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, is charged with acting as an unregistered agent of China and seeking to broker the sale of Iranian oil in violation of sanctions, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said on Monday.  The indictment also accuses Luft of recruiting and paying a former high-ranking U.S. government official on behalf of principals based in China in 2016, without registering as a foreign agent as required by law.

Is anybody surprised by this?  Who wants to be the next whistleblower?
Biden DOJ Indicts Whistleblower Gal Luft Days After He Releases Video Detailing Criminal Allegations Against Biden Crime Family.  The Justice Department indicted Biden corruption whistleblower, Gal Luft on Monday just one week after he released a video detailing criminal allegations against the Biden Crime Family. [...] Missing Biden corruption whistleblower Dr. Gal Luft released a 14-minute video to The New York Post on Thursday detailing [serious] allegations against Joe Biden and his family in a massive international bribery scheme filmed in an undisclosed location while on the run from the Biden regime and Department of Justice.

David Weiss: FBI Informant File Alleging Biden Bribes [is] a Part of [an] Ongoing Investigation.  United States Attorney David Weiss admitted the FBI informant form alleging the Biden family bribes is part of an ongoing investigation.  According to House Oversight Committee Republicans who reviewed the bureau's FD-1023 form, an FBI informant claims to possess two pieces of evidence that show President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden received $5 million each from Mykola Zlochevsky after Joe Biden threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine until a prosecutor was fired.

Rep. Matt Rosendale Backs Impeaching Biden, Expunging Trump Impeachments.  Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) has officially voiced support for two major impeachment initiatives from his GOP colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, Breitbart News has learned.  Rosendale's office confirmed to Breitbart News that he supports efforts to impeach Democrat President Joe Biden.  His office also confirmed that he backs the measure from Reps.  Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to expunge both of former President Donald Trump's impeachments.

Questions Over Hunter Biden Probe Swirl Around Prosecutor Lesley Wolf.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf is a central figure in the investigation into Hunter Biden and is alleged to have stymied investigators and aided the Biden family.  Wolf is the subject of a letter Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, sent to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, David Weiss, on Sunday.  Wolf worked directly beneath Weiss on the Department of Justice and IRS probe into Biden's overseas business dealings and tax affairs.  In addition to other allegations about Wolf's role in the probe, Grassley's letter revealed an October 2020 briefing that Wolf allegedly received from the Department of Justice and FBI.  The alleged briefing covered information the FBI obtained from a confidential human source alleging a foreign bribery scheme involving Biden and his father, President Joe Biden.

White House has still not named the cocaine culprit a week after drugs were discovered.  More than a week after the Secret Service discovered cocaine at the White House it appears Americans are no closer to receiving answers on how the illicit drug made its way into one of the most secure areas in the U.S.  What former officials told is a 'straightforward' investigation has now entered its second week and the White House continues to brush off questions on the incident as President Joe Biden left the country Sunday for meetings in London ahead of the NATO Summit in Lithuania.  The White House evacuated with a hazmat situation last Sunday, July 2 when a uniformed USSS agent found cocaine in a lockbox for cell phones outside of secure meeting areas.

Report Accuses Joe Biden of Borderline Abusive Behavior and Beyond, Reignites Questions About 2024.  Alright, I think I'm convinced that there's something afoot, and a new article from Axios is cementing my perception.  In the piece, which is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster given the predictable attempt to soften what was reported, Joe Biden is described as borderline abusive, and in some of the interactions described, it's fair to ask if he even crosses that line.  Far from the decent, loving human being that the press has long tried to paint Biden as, he's revealed to be a vulgar, angry man with no sense of boundaries.  Boundaries, I might add, that most people would get fired or sued for crossing in the real world.

Joe Biden Meets with King Charles at Windsor Castle — Can Barely Walk.  On Monday Joe Biden met with King Charles at Windsor Castle.  Joe Biden was visibly struggling to walk with Charles.  The fake news media continues to push the joke that Joe Biden is in charge of the United States.  This is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.

Loose lips sink ships.
Biden lets American military info slip during live interview, sparking backlash.  President Biden sat down for a recent interview in which he said the United States is low on 155 mm artillery ammunition rounds, sparking outrage and questions of competency from conservatives on social media.  During the interview, which aired Sunday morning, Biden defended his administration for sending cluster munitions to Ukraine as a "transition period" until more munitions are produced.

The blueprint is set to end Joe Biden's shaky reign in the White House.  The obvious fact that Hunter Biden is getting favored treatment from the father's Department of Justice has broken through the media's Praetorian Guard and the public doesn't like the smell of it.  Although Hunter has agreed to plead guilty to two tax violations and a gun charge later this month after a supposedly five-year investigation, he'll likely avoid spending a day in prison.  A sweetheart deal for a notorious family member would be political trouble for any president, but the Bidens' scandal is mushrooming now because of the sensational testimony of IRS whistleblowers.  They allege Justice officials obstructed efforts to seek more serious charges against Hunter, tipped off his lawyers to searches and interviews and refused to let them probe whether Joe played a role in the family's multimillion-dollar schemes.  "The criminal tax investigation of Hunter Biden has been handled differently than any investigation I've ever been a part of for the past 14 years of my IRS service," said Gary Shapley, a supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigation unit.

Biden Has Spent Nearly 40% of His Presidency on Vacation.  President Joe Biden jetted off to his home in Delaware this weekend after facing a hard week of taking naps in the Oval Office and maybe signing a paper here or there.  And don't forget he has to go into hiding just in time to dodge the press before they ask him questions about the "mysterious" cocaine found at the White House.  With that being said, according to a GOP count, his recent trip to Delaware means he has spent nearly 40 percent — 352 days — of his presidency on vacation.  A recent Rasmussen Reports survey found that most voters don't believe the president has had nothing to do with the shady and corrupt things his family is being accused of — after denying once again that he had any involvement in his son's overseas business dealings.  Forty-four percent said it is very likely that Biden was involved in Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings, while only 14 percent said "not very likely."

Of Course Hunter Biden Is A Suspect, He's A Degenerate.  If you were lead investigator of a double homicide at a golf course where two decapitated bodies were found in a storage closet and you found out that OJ Simpson was on the 7th tee, you'd be smart to start your list of potential suspects with him.  He does, after all, have some ties to people who've had their heads cut off before, right?  The same goes for Hunter Biden when he's anywhere cocaine is discovered — it might not be his, but there's more likelihood of it being his than some grandmother from Idaho on a West Wing tour or anyone else.

This was already true in 2019.
Atlantic Writer Says 80-Year-Old President Has No Business Running for Office.  Let's be honest.  If your 80-year-old father, grandfather, brother, or husband was in the same physical and mental condition as Joe Biden, would you want your loved one to face the rigors associated with the job of president of the United States — much less remain in office until age 86?  If Biden wins the 2024 Democrat nomination and goes on to win the election, he'll be 82 on Inauguration Day 2025 and 86 years old if he finishes a second term.  That is inconceivable, particularly given Biden's steady decline, just since the 2020 primary season.  His deterioration grows more evident, seemingly by the week, and attempting four more years in office would be an injustice to the American people.

Whistleblower Names Specific DOJ and FBI Officials Said To Cover Up China's Bribes of Biden..  Israeli professor Dr. Gal Luft, the "missing witness" in the Biden corruption investigation, accuses the Bidens of receiving bribes from individuals linked to Chinese military intelligence and using an FBI mole named "One Eye" to share classified information with CEFC China Energy. [...] According to Luft, he voluntarily informed the US government about a potential security breach and compromising information regarding Joe Biden, who was vying to be the next president at the time.  However, instead of being recognized as a whistleblower, he claims to have now become the target of the very same people he informed.  Luft asserts that his recent arrest in Cyprus was an attempt to prevent him from testifying to the House Oversight Committee about the Biden family's alleged corruption.

Dr. Gal Luft Outlines How the U.S. DOJ and FBI Deployed Agents to Protect Biden Family Against Witnesses to Biden Bribery and Corruption.  Dr. Gal Luft was a direct witness to the Chinese bribery scheme between Chinese companies (CFC) and the Biden family.  Dr. Luft gives a stunning video testimonial today about how he contacted the DOJ and FBI in March 2019 when Attorney General Bill Barr was in office, to report specific allegations and evidence against the Biden family.  [Video clip]

Hunter Biden's plea hearing could be delayed as Justice Department considers 'sweetheart deal' allegations by whistleblowers.  A DoJ official says the department is discussing delaying Hunter Biden's plea hearing — following a firestorm of 'sweetheart deal' allegations by whistleblowers and claims that the Attorney General lied to Congress about the Biden criminal probe.  On July 26 a Delaware federal judge is set to decide whether to accept the First Son's plea deal with prosecutors over two tax misdemeanors.  Republican lawmakers are calling for Judge Maryellen Noreika to toss out the 'slap on the wrist' and 'sweetheart' deal entirely, after whistleblowers from the IRS who investigated Hunter for five years say that he could instead have been charged with a raft of more serious tax and corruption crimes.

IRS Whistleblower's Attorney Slams Washington Post For Not Correcting Hunter Biden Story.  IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley's attorney Jason Foster publicly called out the Washington Post for not responding to a request for correction in a story the paper wrote detailing claims that Hunter Biden's attorney made about Shapley.  Foster tweeted Thursday night that the Washington Post did not respond to his request for a correction about Biden attorney Abbe Lowell's assertion that Shapley leaked details of the Department of Justice's Hunter Biden investigation to the paper.  The Washington Post covered Lowell's criticism of Shapley's testimony in a Wednesday article, but did not rebuke Lowell's allegation that Shapley leaked information about the Hunter Biden investigation to the Washington Post in Oct. 2022.

Here's the White House lie of the day:
Fox News press pool report contradicts claim Biden family wasn't at White House ahead of cocaine discovery.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre's claim that no members of the Biden family were present at the White House in the days leading to the discovery of a bag of cocaine in the West Wing has been contradicted by the Fox News press pool report on one of those very days.  According to the Friday, June 30 pool report, Biden gave remarks in the Roosevelt Room that afternoon, and didn't depart the White House for Camp David until 6:34 p.m., along with First Lady Jill Biden, Hunter Biden, and Hunter's son Beau Biden.  However, Jean-Pierre claimed Friday while angrily responding to a reporter's question about whether the cocaine belonged to a member of the Biden family that they weren't present at the White House on that day.

Remember When Hunter Biden Was Kicked Out of the Navy For Testing Positive for Cocaine?  With the so-called "mysterious" discovery of cocaine being found at the Biden White House this week, critics are reminding Americans that Hunter Biden was kicked out of the Navy in 2014 after failing a drug test due to the white powder being found in his system.  In 2013, Hunter failed a drug test after testing positive for cocaine.  However, he was not booted from the Reserve until February 2014.  In true Democrat fashion, instead of taking responsibility, the president's son blamed the incident on two men from Africa.  Hunter wrote a letter to the Navy Reserve explaining that he had no clue how the deadly drug entered his system.  However, he tried to pin the blame on a cigarette he bummed off of two men from Africa outside a bar a few blocks from the White House.

White House Ridiculed for Invoking Campaign Law on Hunter and Joe Biden Cocaine Question.  Conservatives ridiculed White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates for invoking the Hatch Act when asked about whether the cocaine found in the White House on Sunday was President Joe Biden's or Hunter Biden's.  "Are you willing to say that that's not the case?  That it [the cocaine] doesn't belong to them?" a reporter asked Bates on Thursday.  "I don't have a response to that because we have to be careful about the Hatch Act," he claimed.  The Hatch Act's main provision blocks executive branch employees "from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, in a federal facility or using federal property," according to the DOJ.

The Hatch Act Has Absolutely Nothing To Do With Cocaine Found In White House.  First, officials said the coke was found in the library, then in a public section of the West Wing lobby, and the latest version has it being found in the White House's West Executive entrance near the Situation Room.  Before we get to the Hatch Act — which President Joe Biden's deputy press secretary says bars him from discussing the coke scandal — let me just note here that this is a very private entrance and not at all near where random tourists would ever find themselves.  That entrance lies within the secure campus of the White House between the West Wing and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.  Senior staff parks in the lot there, and Vice President Kamala Harris' motorcade stages there as well.  Most of the people who enter there have "hard passes," which means they have undergone a Secret Service background check to be credentialed.  Sure, hard-pass holders might usher in a small group of visitors to view parts of the West Wing, but the names of every one of those people would be added to a visitor log.  And lastly, you better believe there are cameras all over that entrance, not to mention uniformed Secret Service officers galore.

Republicans Call for Probe of Retaliation Against IRS Whistleblowers in Hunter Biden Case.  After IRS whistleblowers alleged retaliation for their disclosures about the conduct of the Hunter Biden investigation, a top IRS official notified employees of at least some of their rights.  Doug O'Donnell, deputy IRS commissioner for services and enforcement, told employees the "IRS is deeply committed to protecting the role of whistleblowers," according to an email referenced by Republican lawmakers.  The email to employees, notifying them of their rights under the law, says employees can make disclosures to a supervisor, IRS management, the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General, or the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.  But House and Senate Republicans note that the message "blatantly fails to provide that IRS employees have the right to make lawful disclosures to Congress," in calling for the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the matter.

Banana republic:
Hunter Biden's Prosecutor Worked for His Former Business Partner.  Assistant United States Attorney Derek Hines, who previously worked for Hunter Biden's business partner, signed off on the charges, along with U.S. Attorney David Weiss, against the president's son for two federal tax violations and one violation of gun laws.  Hunter Biden agreed to plead guilty to the charges, which Republicans characterized as a sweetheart deal.  [Tweet]  Hines previously worked as a special counsel to former FBI Director Louis Freeh's private company, according to his LinkedIn account.  Freeh owned "Freeh Group International Solutions," a lobbying firm with ties to the Biden family business.  Their relationship dates back to 2013 when Hines served as special counsel to Freeh from 2013 to 2015.  Freeh is a longtime ally of the Bidens.  Freeh sent $100,000 to a trust for Joe Biden's grandchildren, the New York Post reported in 2021.  One month prior to the donation, Freeh inquired with Hunter about pursuing "future work options" together, with Joe Biden.

James Comer to Begin Deposing Biden Business Associates.  The House Oversight Committee is set to begin deposing Biden family business associates in the coming weeks and months, Chairman James Comer (R-KY) forecast.  Comer said Devon Archer, one of Hunter Biden's top associates, will be the first member deposed to unravel the family's international business schemes.  A source with knowledge of the committee's schedule told Breitbart News on Thursday that Archer's lawyers are in contact with the committee about scheduling the interview.

Federal Top Men Say Finding Source of West Wing Cocaine Will Be Too Difficult.  According to federal investigators familiar with the matter and talking to Politico, the person who brought cocaine into the White House is likely never to be discovered.  It's just too difficult to track down.  There are too many people who walk around the West Wing of the White House willy nilly.  That's their story and the Top Men are sticking to it.  [Video clip]

CocaineGate Update: Coke Stash Was Found in Secure Place 'Near the Situation Room' Not Accessible to 'Average People'.  The bag of cocaine found in the West Wing of the White House on Sunday was discovered in "a much more secure" area than previously disclosed, NBC reported on Thursday.  According to NBC's Andrea Mitchell, the White House is now claiming the cocaine was found "in a much more secure place, limited access place" than originally reported.  "It's down near the Situation Room" and "average people just can't get in there," she noted.  The dime-size drug bag was allegedly found in an entrance area cubby between a foyer and a lower-level lobby area, near where some official vehicles park, including the vice presidential limo.

Senator Tom Cotton Demands Secret Service Release ALL Info Related to Cocaine Found in White House.  Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas is demanding that the Secret Service turn over all information regarding the cocaine recently discovered in the White House.  The story about where the drugs were found keeps changing and Tom Cotton rightly calls this a national security issue.  If someone can sneak illegal drugs into the White House, what is to stop someone from sneaking a much more dangerous substance into the building?  The media is preparing to drop the story and move on because they want to protect Biden.  Cotton is not letting it go away.

Karine Jean-Pierre Won't Say if White House Supports Prosecuting Unknown Cocaine Smuggler.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre would not say if the White House supports prosecuting the unknown cocaine White House smuggler.  Speaking at Wednesday's press briefing, a reporter asked, "If the Secret Service determines who brought the cocaine into the White House, does the White House support the prosecution of this individual?"  "I'm just not gonna get into hypotheticals from here.  Let the Secret Service do their job.  It's under their purview.  We are confident that they will get to the bottom of it.  I'm just not going to get ahead of this at this time," she replied.  [Tweet with video clip]

The White House That Tracked Down Grannies After Capitol Riot Wants You To Believe Cocaine Caper Has Them Stumped.  The White House is apparently giving up on finding who is responsible for leaving an illicit drug in the executive mansion last weekend.  At least, that's what Politico reported based on the testimony of an unnamed law enforcement official.  "White House cocaine culprit unlikely to be found: Law enforcement official," the headline reads.  A snarky subhead noted, "Lines may have been snorted and crossed," but "it's possible we won't know by whom."  Officials evacuated the White House on Sunday evening after a white powdery substance was reportedly discovered in a "work area" in the West Wing (the location later changed to "near the Situation Room").  Dispatches from the emergency crews at the scene quickly confirmed that the "unknown item" was a bag of cocaine.

White House cocaine was found near the Situation Room and NOT in the West Wing visitor entrance: Drug story changes again.  A new twist has emerged in the investigation of the cocaine discovered at the White House on Sunday — it was actually found in a different location.  The bag of powder was found in a cubby near the White House's West Executive entrance, not the formal West Wing lobby, NBC News reported citing multiple sources.  That entrance — which is in the West Wing but on the floor below the lobby — is also a heavily trafficked area, a description White House officials have used as a way to explain their doubts the culprit will be found.

Cocainegate Just Got Even Stranger.  While President Biden's spokespeople refuse to say whether the administration will be transparent with the American people about the results of the Secret Service investigation of the cocaine found in the West Wing on Sunday, those "involved" with the situation changed their story on Thursday.  According to NBC News, "multiple officials involved in the White House cocaine inquiry now say the bag of powder was found in a cubby near the White House's West Executive entrance, not the formal West Wing lobby as was previously reported."  So, what was stated before was either incorrect or a lie?  That should help the Biden administration brush off the appearance of being engaged in some sort of cover-up...  The location officials described most recently to NBC News is "an entrance area between the foyer and a lower-level lobby... near where some vehicles, like the vice president's limo or SUV park."

White House Refuses to Say Whether or Not Cocaine Belonged to Joe or Hunter Biden.  White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates could not say whether or not the cocaine found at the White House on Sunday belong to Hunter or President Joe Biden, citing the Hatch Act.  "Are you willing to say that that's not the case?  That it [cocaine] doesn't belong to them?" a reporter asked Bates on Thursday aboard Air Force One.  "I don't have a response to that because we have to be careful about the Hatch Act," he claimed.  The reporter did not follow up with Bates on how the Hatch Act applied to the situation.  The Hatch Act's main provision blocks executive branch employees "from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, in a federal facility or using federal property," according to the Justice Department.

White House cocaine disarray as story keeps changing and one faction implies Kamala might be the fall-gal.  As more anonymous leaks muddy the waters on where the cocaine was found in the White House, one thing becomes clear: Biden's handlers are divided on how to handle the scandal that now deserves the moniker "Cocainegate." It's panic time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  The most intriguing leak went to NBC News, always willing to broadcast propaganda meant to guard the interests of the ruling class.  Host Andrea Mitchell and White House correspondent Kelly O'Donnell casually let drop a shot across the bow of VP Kamala Harris — whose unpopularity is a huge problem for Dems worried about maintaining control of the Executive Branch — implying that the latest version of where the coke was found, in a cubby near an entrance to the West Wing, is also near where the Vice President parks: [...]

Bookies list Hunter Biden as favorite to be White House cocaine culprit.  Overseas sportsbook gives Hunter Biden +170 odds as the owner, placing him as the most likely wrongdoer among their listed suspects, which also appears to contain joke offenders peppered throughout the list.  Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce follows with +800 odds, while "One of the Jonas Brothers" carries +1000 odds and Angelina Jolie garners +1400 odds.  President Biden and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, sit at the bottom of the pack with +15000 and +10000 odds, respectively.  Another gambling site,, carries the same suspects and lines as, with Hunter Biden as the overwhelming favorite.  Hunter took in Washington, D.C.'s Fourth of July fireworks from the White House.

Biden Corruption Whistleblower Dr. Gal Luft Resurfaces — Releases 14 Minute Video Detailing Criminal Allegations.  Missing Biden corruption whistleblower Dr. Gal Luft released a 14-minute video to The New York Post on Thursday detailing damning allegations against Joe Biden and his family in a massive international bribery scheme filmed in an undisclosed location while on the run from the Biden regime and Department of Justice.  The Gateway Pundit previously reported that Luft vanished from Cyprus in April under mysterious circumstances.  He is now living as a fugitive in undisclosed foreign location.  Luft was an adviser to CEFC China Energy (CEFC), a business conglomerate with extremely close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.  He served alongside Hunter Biden.

'Missing' Biden corruption witness spills all in shocking 'DOJ coverup' video.  The self-described "patient zero of the Biden family investigation," Israeli professor Dr. Gal Luft, who is currently on the run after being arrested in Cyprus and referred to as "missing," has released a shocking, 14-minute-long video from an undisclosed location in which he details his bribery allegations against the Biden family and claims of a coverup by the Department of Justice.  "I, who volunteered to inform the US government about a potential security breach and about compromising information about a man vying to be the next president, am now being hunted by the very same people who I informed — and may have to live on the run for the rest of my life on the run..." Luft said in the video, obtained exclusively by the New York Post.  As BizPac Review has reported, Luft, an American-Israeli energy expert and former Israeli army officer previously told The Post that he jumped bail last month after being hit with a slew of charges by the U.S. courts and threatened with extradition back to the States.

'Missing' Biden corruption case witness Dr. Gal Luft details allegations against president's family in extraordinary video.  The "missing witness" from the Biden corruption investigation, Israeli professor Dr. Gal Luft, has laid out his bribery allegations against the president's family in an extraordinary video filmed in an undisclosed location while he's on the run.  In the 14-minute recording, obtained exclusively by The [New York] Post, the fugitive former Israeli army officer claims he was arrested in Cyprus to stop him from testifying to the House Oversight Committee that the Biden family received payments from individuals with alleged ties to Chinese military intelligence and that they had an FBI mole who shared classified information with their benefactors from the China-controlled energy company CEFC.  The self-proclaimed fall guy says he provided the incriminating evidence to six officials from the FBI and the Department of Justice in a secret meeting in Brussels in March 2019 — but alleges that it was covered up.

Joe Biden's Grifting Came After the Clintons' Grifting.  Deep State prosecutor Jack Smith's indictment of President Trump in "Mar-a-Lago-gate" were a cover for Joe Biden's felonious classified document handling violations that the Dept of Justice continues to cover up.  The two standards of justice for Democrats and Republicans are obvious.  President Trump had complete authority to declassify ANYTHING yet was indicted under the Espionage Act for mishandling the documents that the National Archives and Records Administration authorized him to possess.  Meanwhile, Joe Biden had no authority to declassify any classified documents as vice president, yet boxes of documents including classified information were uncovered in various Biden hangouts back in January and February with no indictments from DoJ nor any investigative reporting of those transgressions.

Biden Email Has Smoking Gun Evidence When It Comes to Joe, Hunter, and Call to Poroshenko.  The White House counsel has been doing all it can to try to distance Joe Biden from the Biden foreign business dealings scandal.  But as we reported, they started having to move the goalposts and backpedal from what Biden has been saying for the past three years: that he's never talked to his son about his business dealings.  That has been busted in multiple ways, including showing that Biden met with many of Hunter's business associates, among them, Burisma associate Vadym Pozharskyi.  The meeting with Pozharskyi was one of the big revelations in the New York Post story that got suppressed on social media right before the 2020 election.  Now, with the bribery allegations according to the Grassley witness that are reflected in the FBI FD-1023 form, that raises even more questions about what was going on.

The Continuing Recap of IRS Whistleblower Gary Shapley's Interview With Congress — Part Two.  This is Part Two of my recap of the transcribed interview of Gary Shapley, IRS Criminal Investigations Supervisory Special Agent.  Shapley supervised the investigation of Hunter Biden that started in November 2018.  As noted below, Shapley and his Group were cut-out of the investigation — DOJ prosecutors quit communicating with them in October 2022, and in May 2023 the entire Group was removed from the investigation and replaced.  Just a couple of weeks after that it was announced that Hunter Biden would be pleading guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges.  Part One of my recap only covered the first 25 pages of his transcribed interview — much of that being Shapley reading his own prepared comments for the staffers who were present.  Because Congressional oversight of the IRS falls first to the House Ways and Means Committee, the whistleblower investigation based on Shapley's reporting is being done by the Majority and Minority staffs of that Committee.

Eight reasons to believe a coverup is underway on the cocaine found in the White House.  The discovery of a stash of cocaine in the White House became public because a hazmat team was sent in on the possibility that the white powdery substance might have been anthrax or some other deadly terror weapon.  Were it not for the hazmat team's highly visible and noteworthy arrival, I believe it is quite possible that the matter would have been handled with the discretion for which the Secret Service is famous (and notorious), protecting the privacy of the First Family.  Now that we know about it, there are multiple signs that a coverup is underway to protect someone whom the Secret Service guards.

Any delay in this case is the result of stonewalling.
Donald Trump: Security Tapes Would 'Quickly' Find White House Cocaine Smuggler.  Former President Donald Trump said the security tapes would "quickly" reveal who smuggled cocaine into President Joe Biden's White House after the drug was reportedly found in the West Wing.  Over the weekend, a substance was found inside the White House that reportedly tested positive for cocaine.  On Monday, U.S. Secret Service spokesman Steven Kopek confirmed an "ongoing investigation" into the matter, but did not confirm whether the substance contained cocaine.  In response, Trump predicted the "Fake News Media" will downplay the substance's finding.

Working around Kamala.  It has become more than just painfully obvious that Joe Biden is not fit to run for a second term.  What political strategists call optics, however, is a serious impediment for the Dems in avoiding an electoral disaster.  They are obligated to come up with a particularly dignified and gracious way to have a more appealing substitute candidate move to the center of the stage.  This may be even more difficult than it appears.  Much like a sunken ship in the middle of a shallow harbor, Vice President Kamala Harris is a serious obstacle to navigating toward a desirable goal.  Biden has to stay in office as long as he can to delay entering lame duck status — while also announcing his retirement early enough for his replacement to gather sufficient electoral momentum for a victory.  Driving this desire for success is the Democrats' existential need to hold on to power.  Should they lose their grip on the Department of Justice (DoJ), considering lessons recently learned, their virtual extinction may well be in the offing.

Politico Says What We're All Thinking.  President Joe Biden's old age and diminishing health have been at the forefront of Americans' worries since he entered office.  The 80-year-old president has repeatedly embarrassed the U.S. by stumbling upstairs and across stages while also mumbling his words, making Americans question if he even knows he is the president.  Biden's health is such a major concern that even Left-leaning outlets question whether he is up for the job or not.  Politico columnist Jack Schafer demanded a stronger primary challenger for Biden — one that would toughen the president up and would "prepare us" in case he's "seriously injured" or "dies one evening."  Titled "Why Democrats Should Primary Biden," Schafer argued that the senior president is not up for a second term, suggesting California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) or Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as alternative presidential candidates.

So we still don't know who brought the cocaine into the White House?  One of the crazier stories to show up this week (and the competition was fierce) involved a bag of cocaine being found at the White House.  For one thing, the story kept changing on a daily basis.  It was initially reported that the drugs were found "near" the White House.  Later, the WaPo reported that it was found in the White House library, which would have placed it inside the executive mansion.  But as the nation celebrated America's birthday, the tale changed yet again.  The Secret Service contradicted the library story, saying that the baggie of coke was not in the library.  It was found "in a work area in the West Wing."  The location was described as being "in a storage facility in a cubby routinely used by White House staff and guests to store cellphones."  This would be a very interesting development indeed, particularly since it would limit the possible list of suspects significantly, making a potential investigation easier.

Secret Service Find Ziploc Bag of Powdered Cocaine in West Wing of White House, No One Knows How It Got There.  I'm not sure what is funnier, that a ziploc bag of powered cocaine was found in the working quarters (West Wing) of the Office of the United States President, or that the Secret Service claim they can't figure out who it belongs to[.]  Obviously, a review of the CCTV video is out of the question, or something.

White House cocaine was found in a 'dime-sized baggie' inside a 'cubby' used by staff and guests to store cell phones: New details.  Secondary lab testing found that the white powder substance found at the White House is cocaine as Secret Service continues to hunt down who brought the dime-sized bag of illicit drugs onto the premises.  U.S. Secret Service declined to comment on the ongoing investigation to on Wednesday, but doubled-down that the white powder substance was found in a 'work area within the West Wing' of the White House.  The substance was discovered in a small, zippered bag in a storage facility area of the West Wing.  The timeline, however, is blurry — as it's unclear how long the bag and its contents were at the White House.

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We all know who the most likely culprit is; there's no reason to pretend otherwise.  The biggest question is who's gonna take the fall for this?  Or will the current occupants of the White House blame Donald Trump?  It's not a manufactured distraction to keep some other scandal out of the news, because the news media are avoiding this story like monkeypox!  Oh, and what are the chances that the surveillance video will be "lost" or "accidentally deleted" in the next few days?

White House Cocaine Story Takes Another Bizarre Twist as It Changes Again.  When we first heard the story of a hazmat situation and the White House being evacuated on Sunday, we were told by the media that they'd found cocaine hydrochloride "near the White House."  Then it was described as being on the White House complex.  That could be anywhere, including on the grounds.  It was also described as "cocaine hydrochloride," with suggestions it could be an anesthetic.  Then came the report that it was in the White House library, which is on the ground floor of the executive mansion, according to the Washington Post.  But now the Secret Service is contradicting that report about the library.  Newsmax reporter James Rosen said that according to multiple officials with the Secret Service, contrary to the prior reports, the cocaine was found "in a work area in the West Wing," not in the White House library, and that it was in a "baggie" when discovered, not loose or concealed.  [Tweet]

Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino Says Biden Family Member Brought Cocaine To White House.  Conservative talk radio host and former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino said the mystery of who sneaked cocaine into the White House is hardly a whodunnit.  Secret Service agents made the discover late Sunday in the building's West Wing, where President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden live.  An initial dispatch report said the substance, later confirmed to be cocaine, was in the library, but officials later insisted the cocaine was found in a "cubby" where guests who tour the residence leave their cell phones and other personal belongings.  "There's absolutely ZERO chance anyone other than a family member brought that cocaine inside the White House complex," Bongino said Wednesday.  "No chance that would make it past the mag/security checkpoints.  Family bypasses those."  Hunter Biden's battles with cocaine and crack addiction are well known, both from his own memoir and the laptop he abandoned in a Wilmington, Delaware, computer repair shop five years ago.

White House cocaine mystery deepens as Secret Service says it was found in the West Wing and NOT the library.  The White House was engulfed in scandal during President Joe Biden's Fourth of July celebrations as the Secret Service hunted for whoever was responsible for leaving cocaine in the West Wing.  Hunter Biden was among the first family members at 1600 Pennsylvania for the festivities just hours after it was confirmed a white powder that sparked a hazmat situation contained traces of the illicit drug.  The White House has stayed silent on the shocking discovery on Sunday night that forced an evacuation while the president was in Camp David with his recovering drug addict son Hunter.

Did federal attorney's office sideline experienced legal team before filing charges against Hunter Biden?  Prosecutors.  Lawyers are questioning whether the Delaware attorney's office kicked their most experienced prosecutors off the Hunter Biden case — just before they filed minor charges against the president's son.  Whistleblowers who ran the IRS criminal probe into Hunter for five years told Congress about their travails with veteran Delaware prosecutors Lesley Wolf, Shawn Weede, and Shannon Hanson.  But in a letter to a federal judge last week announcing the charges against Hunter, Delaware US Attorney David Weiss listed three different prosecutors who have apparently had no previous involvement in the case — leading to questions of a last-minute overhaul by the Delaware DoJ.

Prosecutor Who Signed Hunter Biden Plea Deal Worked for Hunter Biden Business Partner.  By now everyone is aware how the corruption in Washington DC is fraught with internecine relationships; however, this one takes the proverbial cake.  The prosecutor who organized and signed the plea deal for Hunter Biden worked for Hunter Biden's business partner.  Senator Ron Johnson is calling attention to Title 28, Section 45.2 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which says: 'no employee shall participate in a criminal investigation if he has a personal or political relationship with [...] any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation'.

Why Democrats Should Primary Biden.  President Joe Biden needs a tuneup.  He's a stiff when speaking at the lectern.  When not a stiff, the 80-year-old can be a dolt, saying, as he did this week, that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "losing the war in Iraq" when he meant Ukraine, or blurting out a senseless, "God save the Queen, man," at a gun control rally last week.  The English language has never been his friend, so it's logical that his managers, er, his aides, have limited his exposure to the press.

The REAL Reason for Exposing Biden's CPAP Machine.  The media dismiss Biden's obvious dementia.  And he didn't have a stroke or a heart attack, things people his age are prone to have.  So why mention a CPAP? [...] Simple:  this is Phase I of the Biden takedown.  I've contended that Joe Biden is in serious decline, aging in dog years.  I predicted that Democrats will jettison Biden before the end of the year, allowing Kamala Harris to become president.  Her only role will be to pardon the Bidens and Biden associates, including the DOJ.  They are forced to jettison Joe, because they can no longer cover for his conditions.  The claim is the strap lines from his CPAP outed his breathing disorder.  But those marks paled in comparison to his face.  Biden's face looked like it melted.  The White House quickly stepped in to run interference.

Who Controls The President?  Every president in the past has had a staff and advisors who have advised him on various issues, but the final decisions were left to the president to make.  But in the case of Biden he is incapable of making a logical coherent decision based on his mental state of confusion, and now, for the first time in history, we have an unknown unelected "cabal" of corrupt incompetent individuals known as the White House Staff governing this nation.  Most Republican politicians, talk show hosts, TV commentators, and others know about this controlling cabal, but continue to blame only Biden and his cabinet for all the problems.  For some reason they fail to disclose the existence and identities of this White House "cabal" to the public.

The Bidens' Existential Threats to the American Rule of Law.  By Hunter Biden's recent own admissions and corroborating evidence, he seems not only to have schemed to hide millions of dollars in foreign shake-down profiteering, but to have set up all sorts of paywalls, firewalls, and phony "loans" to ensure auditors would take years to unravel his illegal schemes — until well after the expiration of the statute of limitations.  And his criminality succeeded so well that he has permanently gotten off not paying thousands of dollars in overdue taxes.  Joe Biden has serially lied that he did not know anything of his son's business dealings.  That assertion is contrary to photographic evidence of him with Hunter Biden's business associates, sworn statements from at least one of Hunter Biden's former business partners, clear evidence from Hunter's own laptop, and now recent disclosures from FBI documents and whistleblower testimonies.  And yet the President continues to lie, and the media continues to shrug that dads often do such things.  It is almost beyond belief, but increasingly likely, that Hunter Biden in the past conducted his illicit business over the phone in the presence, and with the complicity, of current president Joe Biden himself.  And the full trove of evidence is still trickling in.

We need a serious conversation about Joe Biden's brain.  Speaking to reporters Wednesday, President Biden falsely claimed that Russia is at war with Iraq.  Russia is at war with Ukraine.  Russian President Vladimir Putin is "clearly losing the war in Iraq," Biden told the press pool, "losing the war at home.  And he has become a bit of a pariah around the world."  On Tuesday, during an unrelated fundraising event in Chevy Chase, Md., Biden made the exact same slip-up, mistaking Ukraine for Iraq.  "If anybody told you ... that we'd be able to bring all of Europe together in the onslaught on Iraq and get NATO to be completely united," the president said, "I think they would have told you it's not likely."  Although many journalists did a fine job this week highlighting the president's apparent confusion regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine, one can't help but feel as if the news industry as a whole is avoiding the obvious follow-up question.  Namely, "Is Biden OK?"

Congressman Greg Steube Accuses Joe Biden of Treason.  U.S. House Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) called Joe Biden's alleged involvement in Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings "treasonous activity" on the eve of the Fourth of July.  Conservative podcaster Benny Johnson had Steube on as a guest of 'The Benny Show."  Johnson asked Steube, "As you see the evidence and you see the countries that were targeted by the Biden crime syndicate for enrichment, it was Russia, it was China, it was middle eastern countries that hate us, it was a lot of countries that don't like America that don't like the way that we do business here and it seems as though they were strip mining this nation and selling us off for parts to some of our biggest enemies, it does seem treasonous.  Do you think this rises to the level of treason?"

Kamala, They Are Coming for You.  The dark comedy of Biden's mental decay/physical decline is evidenced daily when his caretakers let him out, after dosing his secret, volatile medication.  Sleep apnea, previously undisclosed, is the latest alibi for his dysfunction.  His medical records are no more transparent than Hunter Biden's tax returns, and the president's doctor won't come clean.  Biden was elected because complicit media enabled his cynical handlers in 2020 to keep him under wraps.  But the luster of the perpetual coverup has faded.  Just as the media can no longer ignore inflation — because people feel it, the media now highlight Biden's cognitive debilitation, because it's in plain view.  And two more reasons:  (a) the discredited and biased legacy media are desperate for recovering credibility and (b) the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, et al. see Biden as a loser and want him out.  The once servile White House press corps has ramped up the age issue, thus intentionally priming voters to look for Biden's senior moments.

Let me guess: They're calling it Russian disinformation?
"The Images You Circulated Online Are Complete Fakes" — Hunter Biden Lawyer Accuses Republicans of Faking WhatsApp Message.  In a letter sent to Republicans on the House Ways and Means Chairman, Hunter Biden's lawyer Abbe Lowell denied Joe Biden was sitting next to Hunter Biden when his son sent a threatening WhatsApp message to a Chinese business associate.  IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley revealed Hunter Biden demanded payment from his Chinese business associate over WhasApp messenger.  Hunter Biden demanded payment and threatened Henry Zhao, a Chinese Communist Party official and director of Harvest Fund Management.  Harvest Fund Management had previously invested in Hunter Biden's firm, BHR Partners — a private investment fund founded in 2013 that is co-owned by the Bank of China.

Comer Accuses DOJ of High Level 'Cover Up,' Vows Accountability.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., vowed to hold the U.S. Department of Justice accountable in an alleged high-level cover-up that may have protected the Biden family from feeling the sting of equal justice.  In an interview on Fox News, Comer spoke about IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley's allegation that his team was hindered from investigating Hunter Biden and that DOJ prosecutors directed them to avoid asking questions about the "Big Guy."  Rep. Comer explained, "It's another example of the Department of Justice meddling to have a cover-up.  This is a cover-up of public corruption at the highest level.  And if you go back to when we bought the general counsel for the National Archives in for a transcribed interview in the House Oversight Committee, they said the DOJ told them to stand down."

Former DNI John Ratcliffe Points Out the Obvious DOJ Corruption in the Hunter Biden Case.  Former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, appears on Fox News to point out the obvious inconsistencies with the claims by the DOJ in their effort to protect Hunter Biden and the Biden family from investigations.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Disowning His Granddaughter Goes Much Deeper Than Originally Thought.  Amidst all the proclamations of the supposed incredible decency and love of the Biden family has been a very uncomfortable reality:  Joe and Jill Biden have disowned their small granddaughter.  After Hunter Biden recently settled with the mother of the child to reduce his child support payments, the situation once again found itself in the public eye.  This time, things escalated further, though.  Not only did the president's son reduce his payments by a huge amount, but part of the settlement was denying his own daughter the use of his last name.  As a father, I can't even begin to process what kind of person does something like that, but responsibility for this situation doesn't end with Hunter Biden himself.  Behind him stands two enabling parents who have openly joined him in assuring the child in question is shunned and effectively erased.  For years, Joe Biden has stated he only has six grandchildren.  Some of that has been written off his senility flaring up.  I suppose the excuse is that if he never sees his granddaughter, why should be expected to remember she exists?  But a new report is shedding light on just how deep the plot goes.

Hazmat Situation at White House Leads to Discovery of a Bag of Cocaine They Want You to Believe Is Something Else.  On Sunday [7/2/2023], the White House grounds were evacuated after an initially unidentified item was found. [...] A hazmat team responded to the area of 18th St and Pennsylvania Ave, and the Secret Service blocked roadways around the White House.  All roads have re-opened since, according to the spokesperson.  D.C. Emergency Medical officials later deemed the item to be "non-hazardous."  The substance is reported to be cocaine hydrochloride. [...] Some media outlets and social media users have informed audiences that cocaine hydrochloride is a local anesthetic agent used by doctors in nasal mucous membranes prior to surgery... which is true — two FDA-approved products Numbrino and Goprelto, are nasal sprays in liquid form.  [Tweets]

Biden Bribery Wheeze is like the Russia Collusion Delusion.  Like many of my acquaintances, I feel alternately despondent and outraged by the unfolding story of the Bidens' Excellent Bribery Adventure.  The despondency comes from the bitter recognition that, notwithstanding the veritable tsunami of commentary that has accompanied the story — a tsunami to which I have contributed myself — we are probably months if not years from getting to the bottom of this fish pond.  After all, it's alleged that Hunter Biden and his enablers set up a complex series of shell companies — at least 20 of them by some counts — that will make following the money a forensic nightmare.  Remember, the Big Guy himself, challenged about the allegations by a reporter, scoffed, "So where's the money?"  Good luck tracing it.  Adding to the despondency is the likelihood that, if and when we do get the whole story, it will be too late.

Biden Vows to Rein In 'Privilege' in Colleges, But Here's What He Did for His Granddaughter.  President Joe Biden last week blasted the Supreme Court's decision on Thursday ruling against affirmative action programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, a decision that could remake higher education policies across the country.  In a speech following the court's decision, Biden also pledged to crack down on elite universities' practice of "legacy admissions," in which relatives of previous graduates are given preferential treatment in admissions.  "Practices like legacy admissions and other systems expand privilege instead of opportunity," Biden said.

Biden slammed after report reveals number of grandchildren his aides instructed to say publicly: 'Monsters'.  President Biden is facing backlash from conservatives following a report that his aides have been told to say publicly that he only has six grandchildren, omitting Hunter Biden's 4-year-old estranged daughter.  The president's son, Hunter Biden, settled his child support case in Arkansas last week, ending a years-long paternity dispute over his 4-year-old daughter, whom both the president and the first lady refuse to acknowledge as their seventh grandchild.  Announced in a court filing on Thursday, Hunter agreed to give his daughter some of his paintings, and the mother of the child, Lunden Alexis Roberts, agreed to withdraw her counterclaim to change their child's last name to "Biden."

U.S. Attorney David Weiss Confirms 'Limited' Authority to Charge Hunter Biden Outside Delaware.  U.S. Delaware Attorney David Weiss on Friday confirmed his "limited" authority to charge Hunter Biden in the jurisdictions of Washington, DC, and California.  IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley told Congress the Department of Justice (DOJ) prevented Weiss from bringing charges against Hunter Biden in Washington, DC, and California.  The New York Times independently confirmed Shapley's statement on Tuesday by reporting the DOJ's practices demand that Weiss obtain approval and cooperation from the U.S. attorneys in California and Washington, DC, before proceeding with charges in their districts.

A 19-Point Time Line of Joe Biden's Infamous Links to the Family Business.  Although President Joe Biden has personally denied involvement in his family's international business scheme nine times, a time line of events suggests Joe Biden not only is linked to the family's affairs but is a key member of an "organized crime" operation, as House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) termed it.  Comer recently identified "six specific policy decisions" that Joe Biden made that indicate he could be "compromised."  "Where is the money?" Biden responded in June when asked about his ties to the business.  He later said he was joking.  "It's a bunch of malarkey."  The following 19-point time line lays out the data points obtained from whistleblowers, the "Laptop from Hell," James Comer, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and the Senate 2020 report on the family. [...]

Did Joe Biden and his Cronies Steal a Billion Dollars from U.S. Taxpayers by Overpaying for Chinese Covid Test Kits?  There are five obvious things almost everyone who isn't blind, deaf, or really dumb knows at this point:
  [#1]   Joe Biden is the most crooked, corrupt and compromised politician in the history of the Presidency.
  [#2]   The Biden Crime family operated as an organized crime organization.
  [#3]   Biden and his Biden Crime Family extorted tens of millions of dollars from companies like Burisma, and countries like China and Ukraine when Biden was Vice President of the USA.
  [#4]   Biden made decisions as President that directly benefited the countries or companies he was bribed and compromised by.
  [#5]   Biden and the Biden Crime Family are owned lock, stock and barrel by our #1 enemy, China and the CCP (Chinese Communist Party).
Members of Congress are now reporting that Biden-related firms and partnerships received around $40 million in payments (ie bribes) while he was Vice President.  Knowing all of that, does anyone doubt that Biden has continued extorting and stealing and accepting millions in bribes as President?  Wasn't that the whole point of Biden getting elected President?

Nine Times Joe Biden Denied Family Business Involvement Despite Mounting Evidence.  President Joe Biden has denied his involvement in the Biden family business nine times over four years.  While at least 23 instances of evidence directly contradict his claims, including but not limited to photos, texts, an audio recording, and IRS and former business partner whistleblower testimonies, Joe Biden remains steadfast in insisting that many established facts do not mean he was somehow involved in the family's overseas business.

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Yeah, what exactly is "the family's overseas business" if not influence peddling, bribery, and graft?

The President's Constitutional Takes are Becoming More Unhinged from History.  The decision of the Supreme Court to end the use of race in college admissions was not unexpected.  Indeed, the rulings in cases involving Harvard and the University of North Carolina ended decades of muddled 5-4 decisions.  Yet, President Joe Biden seemed to go into full attack mode and actually claimed that the Court gutted the constitutional guarantee that "all men and women are created equal."  In declaring that this Court was not "normal," Biden further insisted that these admissions decisions and the Dobbs abortion decision reversed the gains that "we fought a war over in 1860" to secure.  In an interview on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House," President Biden accused the Court of ignoring what "the Constitution says: We hold these truths to be self-evident, all men and women are created equal, endowed by their creator."  That is actually a reference to the Declaration of Independence, but it was the substance of the point that was so baffling.

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Fact check:  The Civil War began in April 1861 and ended in April of 1865.

Media talking points to cover for Joe Biden are getting dumber every day.  Two years ago, Joe Biden declared that his son, Hunter, never did anything wrong in his life, and everyone who "attacks" Hunter's "stellar reputation" is probably Putin's stooge.  When Hunter's less than stellar activities came into public view, Joe said he "didn't know anything about them."  Recently, when the IRS whistleblower's allegations turned up corruption, the White House changed the story again: "Joe might've heard about Hunter's 'business,' but he was not participating in it."  Last week, another "smoking gun" directly implicating Joe Biden in his son's bribery scheme appeared in the form of Hunter's WhatsApp message to a "foreign business associate":  ["]I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled.  Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight... I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.["]

IRS Whistleblower Gary Shapley: 'We Weren't Allowed to Ask About the Big Guy'.  IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley said the leadership of the DOJ's criminal investigation of Hunter Biden for alleged tax and gun violations prevented subordinates from investigating "the big guy."  Speaking with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel's "Special Report," Shapley said one of the biggest challenges of investigating Hunter Biden was the inability to ask about the "big guy," an alias that whistleblower Tony Bobulinski originally revealed as Joe Biden from his dealings between the Bidens and a Chinese entity.

Biden inflicts elder abuse.  Even though it is under-reported, elderly people with dementia are particularly vulnerable to abuse.  Disturbingly, the demented Elder-in-Chief has turned that on its head:  infirm Joe Biden is inflicting abuse on the country, particularly elders.  While there's entirely too much gaudy June Pride despoiling the public square, it should also be remembered that June is designated as "Elder Abuse Awareness Month."  The Senate's bipartisan resolution highlights "instances of exploitation and abuse against America's senior population..."  Ironically, abusive Biden is the biggest perpetrator.  Some ways elder abuse manifests itself are physical or psychological abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, and social media abuse.  Despicable Joe Biden has exhibited all of these in abundance; a few of many examples briefly follow [...]

Biden Picks Up After Journalist Calls Secret Burner Phone Revealed In Hunter Scandal.  On Sunday, investigative journalist and Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer revealed that Hunter Biden had been paying for a secret global phone from AT&T to the tune of $300 per month.  "We know from the laptop that Hunter Biden's business paid for a private phone line that Joe Biden used while he was vice president," Schweizer told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo.  "It was from AT&T, it was $300 a month, it was a global phone where you could access somebody anywhere around the world."

Democrats Sidelined Grassley In Questioning Whistleblowers Because He Knew Way Too Much.  The release last week of the IRS whistleblowers' testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee exposed numerous scandals implicating the Department of Justice and FBI both in extensive efforts to interfere in the investigation and prosecution of the president's son and in a cover-up of the obstruction.  But the details do something more:  They reveal why Senate Democrats prevented Chuck Grassley from participating in the questioning of the whistleblowers — because the Iowa senator knew too much.  One week ago today, the House Ways and Means Committee released transcripts of the sworn testimony of two IRS agents who had worked directly on the criminal case against Hunter Biden.  The committee also made public supplemental information the whistleblowers provided the committee following their testimony, namely the IRS agents' claims that they neither saw, nor knew about, the FD-1023 summary detailing a confidential human source's report that Hunter and Joe Biden each received $5 million in bribes from the Ukrainian oil and gas company Burisma.

Whistleblower's memo reveals the FBI knew the contents of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop but sat on the information for years.  The FBI first learned of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, full of incriminating data, in October 2019, an IRS memo shows.  The memo, written by senior IRS Criminal Investigation official Gary Shapley in 2020, reveals how senior law enforcement officers sat on the treasure trove of evidence from the First Son's computer and waited months before handing over mere excerpts to investigators working the case.  It also directly contradicts an open letter from 51 top former intelligence officials published weeks ahead of the 2020 presidential election which dismissed the laptop as having 'all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation'.

DOJ Rot Goes So Much Deeper Than Merrick Garland.  Following the sensational whistleblower testimony that dropped Thursday, revealing how the Department of Justice systematically blocked an IRS investigation into Joe Biden's son Hunter and diverted agents from examining the incriminating evidence against his presidential father, House Republicans are threatening the overdue impeachment of Attorney General Merrick Garland — except most of the pro-Biden interference in the DOJ happened before Garland was installed, while President Donald Trump was still in office.  Does Garland still deserve impeachment for his assortment of abuses, such as sitting on his hands to avoid real accountability for the younger Biden (and his pop), while weaponizing the country's top law enforcement agency to try to send Biden's top presidential challenger to federal prison?  Absolutely.  Is it smart politically for Kevin McCarthy to use the current momentum to hold Garland to account?  Probably.  Is the alleged involvement in a foreign bribery scheme enough to merit Biden's own impeachment?  Most definitely.  But if the blame — and punishment — for the DOJ corruption revealed by whistleblowers stops with Merrick Garland or even Joe Biden, it will happen again.

Former Head Of DOJ Tax Division Urges Federal Judge To 'Trash' Hunter Biden Plea Deal.  The former chief of the Justice Department's tax division is calling on the federal judge overseeing Hunter Biden's plea bargain with U.S. prosecutors to reject the agreement.  Eileen O'Connor, who ran the DOJ tax division from 2001 to 2007, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday outlining why the plea agreement Hunter Biden struck with the Delaware U.S. attorney's office ought to be dismissed.  "Judges can reject plea agreements," O'Connor wrote.  "That would be an appropriate disposition here."  O'Connor summarized the blockbuster revelations from a pair of whistleblowers within the Internal Revenue Service who came forward with allegations of DOJ interference in their criminal tax probe investigating Hunter Biden.

Comer Alleges Biden Family Has Accepted More Than $40 Million From Foreign Entities.  Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer alleged the Biden family has taken in more than $40 million from foreign entities, observing Wednesday the president is "compromised."  During an interview on the "Cats and Cosby Show," Comer told hosts John Catsimatidis and Rita Cosby that the investigation into the Biden family's financial dealings has revealed "19 shell companies," that were seemingly created for the sole purpose to launder money from foreign entities to at least nine members of the president's family.  In the past five days, Comer stated, more bank records have come in revealing "more bank accounts, more shell companies and more Biden's."

The Hunter Biden WhatsApp messages that make the Bidens the GOATs of corruption.  "The Bidens are the best at doing exactly what Chairman wants."  The latest WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to a Chinese businessman may be the perfect epitaph for the entire Biden corruption scandal.  Indeed, it may be the most accurate statement ever made by Hunter Biden.  This is precisely what the Bidens are the best at:  selling access and influence.  Years ago, I wrote how the Biden family has long distinguished itself in all things corrupt from nepotism to sweetheart deals to influence peddling.  Bidens like Hunter's uncle James have been repeatedly criticized for cashing in on claims of access to his brother.

Did Biden really get 81 million votes?  Poll finds most voters agree with Kari Lake.  How credible is the U.S. Government and the coming 2024 elections with the American people?  Asked on Wednesday "to what extent" Vladimir Putin has been weakened by recent events in Russia, Joe Biden responded: "It's hard to tell, but he's clearly losing the war in Iraq."  Which prompts the daily question not allowed on big box media:  What is this man doing in the White House?

Biden Will Be Haunted By The Ghost Of His Campaign Past.  An Axios story over the weekend carried the headline: "Biden's 2024 vision: Play 2020 again."  If true, that means Joe Biden will be running against himself, because the attacks he lodged against then-President Donald Trump four years ago — on the economy, on COVID, on disunity, on corruption — all look worse today.  Before COVID, for example, Biden was attacking the economy, arguing that, despite the 40-year low unemployment rate in late 2019, things were worse than ever.  In a speech Biden gave in Scranton, Pa., in October of that year, he talked about an interview he'd done with "60 Minutes," during which he was asked about the unemployment rate, which was at that point down to 3.5%.

Hunter Biden Asks for $10M from CCP-Linked Associate: Bidens Do What 'Chairman Wants'.  Just days after demanding to be paid by an associate of a Chinese energy company, CEFC, in a 2017 WhatsApp text with President Joe Biden "sitting" next to him, Hunter Biden asked a second CEFC business associate, Gongwen "Kevin" Dong, for $10 million in another WhatsApp text, noting the Biden family is best at "doing exactly what the chairman wants."  The "chairman," as Hunter Biden referenced, was CEFC's chairman Ye Jianming, who paid Hunter a $1 million retainer fee for legal services in 2017.  Hunter also received a large diamond from Ye in February 2017 worth an estimated $80,000.

Overseas payments to Biden family could exceed $40M, Comer says: 'This was organized crime'.  Members of President Biden's family may have accepted in excess of $40 million from foreign nationals in exchange for favorable policy decisions, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer suggested Wednesday.  The Kentucky Republican said that his panel has identified "six specific policy decisions" where Biden, 80, took actions that indicate he may have been "compromised," during an appearance on [WABC] Wednesday.  Comer noted that of the six policy decisions, four of them "were made while Joe Biden was president early on — [where] we cannot come to any other conclusion as to why these decisions were made, other than the fact that this president is compromised."  "This was organized crime.  There's no other way to define it," Comer alleged.

IRS Whistleblower: 'Misnomer' to Say Hunter Paid Taxes, Thanks to Deal, Some Can't Be Recovered.  During an interview with the Fox News Channel aired on Wednesday's broadcast of "Special Report," IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley said it's a "misnomer" to claim Hunter Biden paid off his taxes and that there is still outstanding tax from 2018 that will never be recovered.  Shapley stated, "Well, to say he paid is a misnomer, right?  Because it was an individual, [Kevin] Morris, that he met at a campaign finance event and then he immediately starts giving Hunter Biden money to pay off tax debts, to pay living expenses.  The money that was given to Hunter Biden by Morris showed up on his tax returns as a loan to him.  So, when you have a person that you meet at a campaign finance event, then he's, all of a sudden, giving you millions of dollars and... it's a loan to you, I wouldn't necessarily say that the subject paid those taxes."

IRS whistleblower defends claims Hunter Biden got special treatment from the Justice Department.  Internal Revenue Service whistleblower Gary Shapley defended his claims that Hunter Biden got special treatment from the Department of Justice in an interview on Fox News' "Special Report."  Shapley, a 14-year veteran of the agency, has come forward with accusations that prosecutors put an investigation into Hunter Biden's finances "on the back burner" as the 2020 election approached.  He further claims that David Weiss, the Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Delaware, said privately on several occasions that he was not pulling the strings and that he was not in charge of the investigation.  Shapley said he was in a meeting last fall when Weiss admitted he was not calling the shots.

John Solomon Called Joe Biden's Secret Global Phone, and Guess Who Picked Up.  Peter Schweizer on Sunday dropped a bombshell during an appearance on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo.  Schweizer, author of "Secret Empires," said Joe Biden was using a secret cell phone and it was paid for by Hunter Biden's firm.  "What is the line of communications between Hunter Biden and his business partners and Joe Biden when he's Vice President of the United States?" Schweizer said.  "It's not the government phone.  It's not Joe Biden's personal phone.  We know from the laptop that Hunter Biden's business paid for a private phone line that Joe Biden used while he was Vice President.

Biden Denies Taking Part In Son's Alleged Shakedown Of Chinese Businessman.  President Joe Biden denied taking part in his son's alleged shakedown of a Chinese businessman recently revealed in a 2017 WhatsApp message.  Reporters questioned Biden over the WhatsApp message, revealed last week by IRS whistleblowers who investigated the president's son's tax affairs, at the White House on Wednesday.  The president has so far refused to comment at length about the message that allegedly ties him with his son's dealings with foreign agents.  "How involved were you in your son's Chinese shake-down text message?  Were you sitting there?  Were you involved?" a reporter asked the president.  Biden responded: "No, I wasn't."

Liberals turn on Joe Biden over a traffic jam.  For every day and every scandal of his presidency, President Biden could count on unflinching, irrevocable support from the Washington Post and its devoted readers.  That ended Tuesday.  Traffic on one of America's busiest roads in the Washington area screeched to a halt for hours during the evening rush hour.  Biden was heading out to hit up rich Democrats for hefty campaign contributions at a fundraiser in ritzy Chevy Chase, Md., and Team Biden shut down the Beltway so Biden's motorcade could travel unseen and unimpeded by any peasants.  The shutdown caused more than five miles of backups and sowed disruptions for hours after it ended.

The statute of limitations when intentional tax fraud has occurred.  The public has been told that there is a six-year statute of limitations on Hunter Biden's tax returns, but there is actually no limitation when intentional tax fraud occurs, and that is clearly the case with Hunter Biden. [...] Why doesn't the media care?  They targeted Trump for years with little to no evidence, yet they have massive evidence on the Biden family corruption, including Joe, yet seem to have little curiosity.  Could it be the "D" behind their name and the radical, leftist policies they push that causes the disinterest?  The question clearly answers itself.

Darrell Issa: Joe Biden Using White House Counsel as His Personal Lawyer to Stonewall Media on Alleged Corruption.  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, questioned on Tuesday if the White House turned corruption allegations against President Joe Biden into a strictly legal matter when it referred reporters to the administration's counsel.  "The White House is trying to use the president's counsel as Biden's personal lawyer to shield questions from the media," Issa's Communications Director, Jonathan Wilcox, told Breitbart News.  "If Biden wants to lawyer up, that's fine.  But he's going to have to hire his own criminal attorney."

White House Routinely Edits Transcripts Of Biden's Speeches To Make Him Look Coherent.  President Joe Biden is a self-described gaffe machine, but you wouldn't always know that by reading the official White House transcripts of his speeches and remarks.  Sometimes, the transcript throws in a [sic] when Biden misspeaks.  Other times, the stenographer adds a bracketed correction to Biden's error.  And every once in a while, the White House just cuts out Biden's bizarre word salads altogether.  [Examples omitted for brevity.]  Other times, the White House edits the transcript to fix Biden's errors, such as striking through whatever random word Biden actually said and bracketing what he should have said.

2 IRS Agents Just Became Hunter Biden's Worst Nightmare: 'I've Never Seen That in My Career'.  On Monday, The Washington Times reported that two veteran IRS agents, Gary Shapley and a man identified as "Mr. X," have testified to Congress about their investigations into Hunter Biden's many alleged tax-related transgressions.  On one occasion, for instance, Biden's accountants were so skeptical of their client's honesty that they insisted he sign a representation letter affirming the accuracy of his reported income and deductions, according to the Times.  "I've never seen that in my career," Mr. X told the House Ways and Means Committee.  The scope of Biden's deception has kept the agents busy.  Shapley and Mr. X testified under oath that they have been investigating the president's son for years.  The Times report featured excerpts from the agents' testimony, including details about payments to prostitutes that Biden wrote off as expenses.

White House omits Hunter Biden from visitor logs, despite Obama admin disclosing his visits.  The Biden White House has repeatedly claimed they are the "most transparent administration in American history," but a Fox News Digital review found that the visitor logs from the beginning of the Biden administration through February 2023 have not included any of Hunter Biden's White House visits or extended stays.  Fox News Digital reviewed several articles to piece together Hunter Biden's whereabouts during his dad's administration and found that he has visited the White House over a dozen times through February 2023, the month accounted for in the most recent batch of visitor logs released last month.

IRS Whistleblower: My Contemporaneous Documentation Contradicts Garland, Weiss on Hunter Case.  During portions of an interview with CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Jim Axelrod aired on Tuesday's broadcast of "CBS Evening News," IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley stated that his contemporaneous documentation in the form of an email with IRS Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon on U.S. Attorney David Weiss not being the deciding person on whether charges against Hunter Biden were filed that he entered as exhibit 10 in his congressional testimony contradicts recent public statements by Weiss and Attorney General Merrick Garland.  Shapley said, "If this was any other person, they likely would have already served their sentence."

New Hunter Biden WhatsApp messages show him demanding $10 million from Chinese energy venture.  House Republicans released more WhatsApp messages Tuesday they say were written by Hunter Biden as he worked on a business deal with a Chinese energy company.  In messages from August 2017, the first son pushed that $10 million needed to be invested annually into the joint venture with CEFC China Energy, and called a $5 million proposal 'new to me' and 'not acceptable, obviously.'  The House Oversight Committee's Twitter account said that Hunter was messaging Gongwen Dong, a CEFC China Energy associate who used the nickname 'Kevin.'

New York Times Confirms IRS Whistleblower Claims About US Attorney David Weiss Saying Main Justice Blocked Joe and Hunter Biden Investigation.  At the heart of the IRS whistleblower statements, is a meeting that took place on October 7, 2022, where U.S. Attorney David Weiss told six witnesses that he was not able to pursue a full case against Hunter Biden due to Dept of Justice roadblocks.  Notes and a contemporaneous email in regard to the explosive meeting were taken by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, who then testified to Congress and delivered the evidence which contradicts the statements by Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy AG Lisa Monaco.  Shapley's lawyers documented some of the participants from the meeting on behalf of their client, as they refute the claims of Main Justice (Garland & Monaco): [...]

Joe Biden Said He Sold WHAT?!? Secrets, a LOT of Secrets.  Foggy Joe Biden lost his train of thought and jumped onto the slow choo-choo to cloud cuckoo land as he sat with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a squeaked out what many of us have long believed:  ["]I was just thinking, uh, uh, anyway.  I started off without you, and I sold a lot of state secrets and a lot of very important things that we shared.["]  No, he seriously said that.  [Tweet with video clip] [...] I'm sure the Pravda press will claim he was making a joke, but what kind of a megalomaniacal person jokes about selling state secrets — and a lot of very important things — when half the nation is waking up to the fact that he and his son very likely committed these crimes?  Is he mocking us, or is he too far gone to realize what he just said?

More Evidence Against Hunter Biden Is Coming.  During a recent interview on NewsmaxTV, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the chair of the House Oversight Committee, disclosed that he possesses further evidence concerning Hunter Biden, which will be made public soon.  This revelation comes after whistleblower allegations against the Biden family broke last week.  Comer made the revelation while discussing recent denials by Attorney General Merrick Garland of the allegations made by two IRS whistleblowers, who said that the Department of Justice stymied the investigation of Hunter Biden.  Garland had claimed that Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss had full authority to investigate Hunter Biden as he saw fit.  But according to testimony from whistleblower Gary Shapley, an IRS agent, Weiss said he was not the deciding official on whether charges against Hunter Biden would be filed.

Jill Biden rakes in millions for Joe's re-election campaign, assures donors "nothing" can slow him down.  Jill Biden is one of several members of Biden's White House tasked with going across the country to campaign for The Big Guy's re-election.  She's the first lady so it is expected that she do so.  Her pitch to donors is that Joe is unstoppable and ready to finish the job. [...] Jill is raking in millions of dollars in places like Minnesota and Tennessee, as she did over the weekend. 'Nothing can slow him down and now he's ready to finish the job.' That phrase implies he hasn't been ready to complete whatever he views his job as, though, doesn't it?  What has he been waiting on?  It just doesn't land right.  Apparently her fellow Democrats are falling for it.  Though most Democrats do not want Joe to run again, Democrats say they will vote for him if he is the nominee.  It makes no sense but Democrats are sheeple and they won't rock the boat.  The status quo will remain in place.

McCarthy: Biden 'Lied' and Claimed His Son Never Made Money in China.  On Monday's [6/26/2023] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) discussed claims by whistleblowers about the Hunter Biden investigation and noted that President Joe Biden has previously "lied" about his family's business dealings when he claimed that his son never made money in China.  McCarthy said, "The whole reason you have the WhatsApp message is because of the work the House Republicans have been doing.  Not just [with] Rep. James Comer (R-KY), not just [with] Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), but this was in Ways and Means under Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO).  These are IRS long-term workers who have been through it and watched the abuse of power of how Hunter Biden was treated. [...]"

Prosecutor Reportedly Told Six Witnesses He Was Not Permitted To Charge Hunter Biden.  U.S. Attorney David Weiss wanted to bring charges against President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden in Washington, D.C., IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley said on Friday — and when he was reportedly barred from doing so, he told six witnesses.  Shapley testified on the matter last month, telling the House Oversight Committee that Weiss revealed in an October 2022, meeting that he had actually wanted to charge Hunter Biden in two federal districts but that he had been denied — and when Attorney General Merrick Garland denied that had ever happened, Shapley publicly named the witnesses he said Weiss had told.  "He surprised us by telling us on the charges, 'I'm not the deciding official on whether charges are filed,'" Shapley told the committee when he testified in late May. "He then shocked us with the earth-shattering news that the Biden-appointed D.C. U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves would not allow him to charge in his district.

The stuff Hunter Biden didn't get indicted for.  Last week, Hunter Biden agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of failing to pay his taxes on time.  Republicans quickly dismissed it as a sweetheart deal, and they were right.  IRS investigators, who did the key work in the investigation, wanted to charge Hunter Biden with felonies.  The Justice Department disagreed, choosing instead to reduce the charges to misdemeanors.  But those two misdemeanors do not describe the full extent of Biden's tax transgressions.

How Can the Dems Get Rid of Joe?  The Biden hits just keep coming.  Trust in government is collapsing.  Americans are starting to wonder what passes for "normal" in Washington, if this is a return to normalcy.  According to Pew Research, only about 20 percent of Americans trust the government to do what's right.  That leaves 80 percent who expect government to do what is wrong — as in morally and ethically wrong.  Joe's fundraising is also lackluster.  Politico reports that the Dems are concerned that Joe isn't inspiring their donor class anymore.  If this keeps up, the party isn't going to have the money it needs to steal the next election.

Four Ways the Deep State Betrays Americans.  In constructing a system of checks and balances, how did the Founding Fathers empower Americans to defend their freedoms?  That's right:  by making it perfectly clear through the Second Amendment that self-defense against government tyranny is an inalienable right.  Biden says freedom is "under siege," and what does he want to do?  Disarm Americans.

Even if this is true, how can anyone believe what Biden says?
Biden says the US and its allies had nothing to do with Wagner Group's rebellion against Russia.  President Joe Biden on Monday sought to distance the United States from the weekend rebellion in Russia, insisting in his first public remarks since the episode that the West had nothing to do with the mutiny.  Speaking from the White House, Biden suggested it was too early to say how the situation would unfold going forward.  And he said he may speak again with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to coordinate their response after conferring in a phone call Sunday.

Someone is lying.  Either the Attorney General of the United States or the US Attorney for the District of Delaware is lying about the investigation into Hunter Biden's alleged tax crimes.

Joe Biden to Indian Prime Minister at White House: "I Sold a Lot of State Secrets and a Lot of Very Important Things".  Joe Biden held a meeting last week with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and several Indian officials at the White House.  During the meeting a VERY CONFUSED Joe Biden blurted out that he sold a lot of state secrets.

Biden: 'I sold a lot of state secrets'.  At a meeting with India's Prime Minister Modi on Friday, President Biden said something shocking.  So shocking that he quickly added that he was joking.  But because the "joke" came as he trailed off his words on another subject, one wonders how calculated it was, or if it was a thought that popped into his addled mind:  [Video clip] [...] It was stupid thing to joke about, and appears to have been one of those times when Joe's internal censor failed him.

The Editor says...
When Joe Biden tells you he's a traitor, believe him.

Congress Unmasks a Multi-Year Government Plot to Protect Biden, Sully Trump.  When the Justice Department discovered from journalists a storage locker containing evidence against ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a search was executed immediately.  But when IRS agents found a similar storage area containing evidence in the Hunter Biden criminal tax probe, they were denied the right to search despite meeting the probable cause standard, then Biden's lawyers were tipped off, according to new congressional testimony.  Likewise, when federal prosecutors believed there was evidence of crimes at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, they launched an unprecedented and full scale-raid on the former president.  But when agents wanted to execute a search warrant at Joe Biden's Delaware home because they had probable cause to believe evidence of Hunter Biden tax crimes, they were turned down for a warrant to raid the guest house in which the first son was living.

Did The White House Quietly Admit Biden Was Involved With Hunter's Business Deals?  Last week, a whistleblower gave us a flurry of revelations of Biden administration corruption, including interfering with the federal investigation of Hunter Biden as well as evidence that Joe Biden was directly involved in bribing foreign nationals.  The recent allegations appear to prove definitively that Joe Biden, despite his repeated denials, was not only very much involved in Hunter's shady foreign business deals but was also a key factor in them.  In light of this, the White House appears to have subtly changed its longstanding narrative.

Hunter Biden's Plea Deal: Something Smells Rotten Here.  In what only can be described as a bizarre and disturbing turn of events, after a five-year investigation the Justice Department this week announced a plea agreement with Hunter Biden, the troubled son of President Joe Biden. [...] But the closer you look, the worse the plea deal gets.  It is not just that Hunter Biden failed to pay his federal income taxes, he did so for two years in which he earned over $1.5 million and owed over $100,000 in taxes.  This easily could have been prosecuted as a five-year felony.  Does anyone think that other rich businessmen would have gotten such a deal for tax evasion?  As two former federal prosecutors, we doubt it.  And what of the gun charge?  The crime of possession of a firearm by an individual who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance — and there is ample proof that Hunter Biden fit into that category — is sufficiently serious that President Biden signed into law a measure called the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which increased the potential penalty from 10 years to 15 years in prison.

Catastrophic implosion of the rule of law.  Miranda Devine broke news of that scandal in the New York Post in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.  It languished in the doldrums of official nonrecognition for years as the regime went into overdrive to keep people, especially voters, from paying any attention to it.  Gradually, however, the truth leaked out.  First, the authenticity of the laptop was acknowledged.  Turns out it was not "Russian disinformation," as those 51 intelligence experts insisted.  Nope, it belonged to Hunter all right.  At first, the public was titillated by all the sex-drugs-and-rock-n-roll that pervaded that digital trove.  Gradually, very gradually, however, the publicly important stuff — the money angle with news of foreign payments apparently to dear-old-dad from various foreigners — began leaking out.  Then suddenly, just this last week, the House Ways and Means Committee began dropping bombs.

The Burisma Case in Ukraine and the Hunter Biden Case in the U.S. Were Forged Using the Same Scheme.  In order to get Hunter Biden out from under attack the Biden family successfully adopted the Ukrainian experience:  as a result, the Ukrainian Burisma case and the American Hunter case are closed under the same scheme — by changing the charges, striking a deal with the investigation, pressuring judicial authorities and fictitious conduct of criminal investigations.  The intensified activity of the Oversight and Accountability Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by James Comer, and the emergence of more and more evidence of corruption schemes involving the president's family seem to have forced Biden to act unconventionally.

16 Bombshells on Hunter Biden From The IRS Whistleblowers.  Two IRS whistleblowers leveled serious allegations about Hunter Biden and the government's investigation of the troubled first son, according to transcripts of testimony released this week.  The whistleblowers, IRS supervisory criminal investigator Gary Shapley and a second unnamed IRS investigator, provided evidence to the House Ways and Means Committee that top Justice Department officials stonewalled an investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes and foreign business ventures.  They also call into question President Biden's repeated denials that he has no knowledge of his son's business dealings. [...] The FBI authenticated Hunter Biden's laptop as far back as November 2019 and knew the device was not part of a foreign disinformation campaign.  Democrats had questioned the authenticity of the laptop after it was released in October 2020.  They cast doubt on Delaware computer shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac, who said Biden had abandoned his computer at his store in April 2019.  The Biden campaign even orchestrated an initiative to portray the laptop as a Russian intelligence operation.

Was Last Week the Beginning of the End for Biden?  Something changed last week inside the Beltway that suggests the people who run the Democratic Party now realize President Biden's tenure in office is not sustainable beyond 2024. The "tell" was not, however, the latest revelation by IRS whistleblowers about his corrupt administration.  It was instead the sudden awakening of the White House press corps.  The same "reporters" who snored through more than two years of preposterous claims by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and her predecessor simultaneously woke up Friday.  Correspondents from media outlets CNN, CBS, NBC, and even the New York Times aggressively questioned Jean-Pierre about the metastasizing Hunter Biden scandals.  This wasn't spontaneous.  The word has gone out that regime change is coming.

Confirmed: Intel Top Dogs Knowingly Lied When They Said Hunter's Laptop Was Russian Disinformation.  It was bad enough that 51 of the nation's top intelligence officials declared in Oct. 2020, at the height of the presidential campaign, that Hunter Biden's laptop "has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."  But now the flagrant dishonesty of the whole affair has gotten exponentially worse, for any lingering doubt that these officials had access to adequate information when they published their assessment has been put to rest:  it has now come to light that the FBI found the laptop to be authentic months before the intelligence officials told the world that it wasn't.  The last doubt that the 51 officials were brazenly lying to the American people has been removed.

Bombshell revelation: Hunter paid for secret $300/month 'global phone' used by VP Biden while in office.  Shades of Hillary Clinton's "home brew" email server!  Ace sleuth Peter Schweizer, who has an impeccable record digging up revelations of the Biden crime family's misdeeds, reveled to Maria Bartiromo Sunday morning that Hunter Biden had been paying for an expensive telephone used by his father, the then-vice president, that could call anywhere on earth.  It would be very surprising, indeed, if this phone were equipped with the scrambling devices normally employed to protect secret conversations of US officials, especially when dealing with overseas parties.  Were any secrets compromised this way?

Secret Global Phone Biden Used As Vice President Could Reveal 'Tight' Communications With Foreign Nationals: Report.  Then-Vice President Joe Biden allegedly used a secret global cell phone paid for by Hunter Biden's business, according to Government Accountability Institute president Peter Schweitzer.  Schweitzer, who has documented the Biden family's alleged multiple financiers directly tied to Chinese Communist Party intelligence officials with Hunter during and after the Obama Administration, told Fox News on Sunday that the non-profit organization discovered the private phone line from Hunter's infamous laptop.  "And that may be the phone, for example, that the Ukrainian Burisma executive might have used in this allegation that he talked to Joe Biden in recorded conversations," he said.  According to Schweitzer, the global phone was serviced through American multinational telecommunications company AT&T for $300 a month that could "access somebody anywhere around the world."

Biden faces backlash for Camp David guest after IRS whistleblower allegations exposed: 'Business to discuss?'.  The White House received backlash Saturday after it was reported that Hunter Biden was accompanying his father to Camp David amid bombshell whistleblower allegations of political corruption — along with recently pleading guilty to federal tax charges and agreeing to plea deal on a felony gun charge.  The House Ways and Means Committee revealed Thursday its interview with an IRS whistleblower last month who shared a WhatsApp message from 2017 in which Hunter Biden allegedly told a Chinese business associate that he and his father would ensure "you will regret not following my direction."

Comer Says About to Expose More Biden Payments: 'Millions and Millions of Dollars' From 'Adversaries All Over the World'.  Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability James Comer (R-KY) appeared on Newsmax Saturday and promised new evidence of funds wired to the Bidens from foreign countries.  As we've reported, bombshell news broke Friday that Hunter Biden received $5.1 [sic] from a Chinese firm after he sent a threatening WhatsApp message to an associate, Henry Zhao.  Hunter claimed in the message that he was "sitting here" with his father, a clear effort at intimidation.

Photo From Hunter Biden's Laptop Corroborates Bribery Claims From Whistleblower.  Photographs found on Hunter Biden's laptop confirm that the embattled first son was at his father's Wilmington, Del., home on the same day he threatened his Chinese business partner to fulfill his "commitment" while invoking his father's name.  On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee released transcripts of a WhatsApp conversation between Hunter Biden to his Chinese business partner Henry Zhao, who is associated with CEFC Energy.  The conversation was discovered by Gary Shapley, an IRS whistleblower who came forward revealing the Biden administration inappropriately interfered with the investigation of Hunter Biden.  In the conversation, which took place on July 30, 2017, Hunter Biden claimed he was sitting next to his father and that "we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled."

IRS Whistleblower Calls Merrick Garland's Bluff, Starts Naming Names.  As RedState reported, AG Merrick Garland answered questions on Friday related to the sweetheart deal that was recently given to Hunter Biden.  Despite five years of investigation and numerous other possible chargeable crimes, including drugs, sex trafficking, false statements, and tax fraud, the president's son escaped with two misdemeanors, pre-trial diversion, and no jail time.  How did things get to that point?  An IRS whistleblower named Gary Shapley has been at the center of exposing the DOJ's cover-up of the matter, and Garland's response was to call him a liar without actually saying it directly.  [Tweet with video clip]

Whistleblower: FBI Tipped Off 'People Very Close' To Joe And Hunter Before IRS Investigative Team's 'Day Of Action'.  The night before an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criminal investigation team began looking into Hunter Biden's tax crimes was set to conduct key interviews and approach Hunter for a consented search of his home, FBI headquarters allegedly tipped off "people very close to President Biden and Hunter Biden," thwarting the investigation, according to a whistleblower testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee released Thursday.  Starting in January 2020, IRS criminal supervisory special agent and whistleblower Gary Shapley and his team of agents began investigating Hunter Biden for tax evasion after incriminating material was found on Hunter's infamous laptop.  "I am alleging, with evidence, that DOJ provided preferential treatment, slow-walked the investigation, did nothing to avoid obvious conflicts of interest in this investigation," Shapley told the committee.

8 Cases Where Mishandling of Classified Information Went Unpunished.  [#3]  President Biden took classified documents from the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in the Senate when he left to take up his new post as vice president.  Those papers were stored in his archive at the University of Delaware, which sealed public access to his records.  More egregiously, he was found to have taken classified documents to his private home in Wilmington, Delaware, where they were stored in his garage, next to his Corvette.  His son, Hunter Biden, known to have close contacts with foreign business partners and even Chinese intelligence, stayed at the house during the time the classified documents were kept there, and had access to the garage, and was even seen driving the Corvette.  Biden also kept boxes of classified materials at his office in the Penn-Biden Center, which regularly received foreign visitors.  The University of Pennsylvania, which houses the center, allegedly received donations from Chinese sources that had some connections to the Bidens.

FNC's Turley: It 'Doesn't Fit' Logically that It Took Five Years to Charge Hunter with Things You Could Prove in a Month.  On Friday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "America Reports," Fox News Contributor and George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley [...] said, "Now, we haven't been able to, obviously, authenticate this information, but what we do know is that these are people that made statements to congressional investigators under the threat of prosecution if they lie.  And that comes with an element of credibility.  It doesn't mean you have to accept it as true.  The same thing... about this message.  There's no authentication, but these are chilling statements that are coming from two respected federal employees who are now whistleblowers.  The problem that Garland has is that much of this investigation just doesn't fit very well logically.  They spent five years to charge violations that you could have established in the first month.  And notably, it doesn't include a FARA violation. [...]"

After AG Garland Denies Main Justice Interference, IRS Whistleblower Reveals Names of Witnesses to Show Garland Lying.  Things are getting spicy in/around Main Justice in DC.  On Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Deputy AG Lisa Monaco denied any involvement interfering with the decisions made by USAO David Weiss regarding the investigation of the Hunter and Joe Biden bribery and tax fraud scheme.  However, in response, the IRS whistleblower is now naming additional witnesses to Weiss's statements.  Through his attorneys, whistleblower Gary Shapley is now naming additional witnesses to the statements of USAO Weiss: [...]

The Designated Defendant: Was Hunter Biden Always the Fall Guy?  The reported plea bargain for Hunter Biden was of little surprise to many of us.  Indeed, a year ago, I described these very counts as a way to carry out a "controlled demolition" of this scandal.  Hunter Biden is, on many levels, a hapless figure of a man, devoured by destructive addictions and appetites.  Yet the most tragic aspect of Hunter's life may be his apparent role as the designated defendant of the Biden family.  He allegedly became the conduit for what House Republican investigators say was potentially millions of dollars from influence-peddling, including possible payments to his uncle, the widow of his deceased brother, and even Biden grandchildren.  In the law, the "designated defendant" is often a chump who is given some impressive title, a good salary, and the authority to sign reports or filings for a corporation.  Hunter was clearly more than a simple dupe, but he never had much to offer beyond his name and access to his father.

This Week's Installment in the Saga of Biden Bagman Hunter.  Hunter is not to blame — that's what all the Democrat mouthpieces will be telling their fellow Democrat operatives with press passes on all the unwatched, unwatchable network TV shows.  It was just the crack cocaine talking.  You can already hear the excuses Democrats are going to be offering this morning on the chat shows for Hunter Biden's 2017 bombshell text message to that Red Chinese operative.  Using WhatsApp, the smartest man Dementia Joe Biden knows was brazenly demanding to be paid off immediately by the genocidal Communist butchers, threatening to ruin the guy if he didn't come across with the do-re-mi.  But Hunter is not to blame — that's what all the Democrat mouthpieces will be telling their fellow Democrat operatives with press passes on all the unwatched, unwatchable network TV shows.  George, you must understand that Hunter is a victim.  Please remember, Chuck, that the poor boy (he's 53) has a disease.  He's a drug addict and an alcoholic.

Whistleblower Transcripts Show Deep-State Election Rigging For Biden Was Way Bigger Than A Laptop.  All roads lead to Hunter Biden.  That is, all roads paved with (alleged) extortion, bribery, money laundering, tax evasion, prostitution, drug abuse, and, most importantly, election rigging.  The roads traversed by Internal Revenue Service agents-turned-whistleblowers — whose disclosures to the House Ways and Means Committee were released as transcripts on Thursday — are no exception.  The troubled Biden son has always been at the center of concerns about the 2020 election, in the form of the infamous "Hunter Biden laptop."  When reports surfaced in October 2020 of an abandoned laptop showing the dirty details of not only Hunter's shady business enterprises and potentially criminal conduct but also then-presidential candidate Joe Biden's knowledge of and involvement in it, the corrupt Department of Justice joined hands with Big Tech censors and media propagandists to hide the story.  This was hugely significant, not only because it exposed the depravity of federal law enforcement and America's information gatekeepers, but also because polling showed that if voters had known the depths of Biden family filth at the time, a potentially scale-tipping number of them would have voted differently in the 2020 election.

The Roof Is Collapsing On Biden.  Pretty much everyone now understands that for years, Joe Biden has been taking bribes from foreign countries and interests.  Whatever influence he had in the Senate and as vice president has been peddled around the globe, often by his son Hunter.  Biden's repeated claims that he knew nothing about his son's business dealings is absurd, given that the only business Hunter was involved in was selling Joe's influence.  The most recent blow is the WhatsApp message that Scott wrote about [elsew]here.  In keeping with the Democrats' determination to force Biden off the 2024 ticket, the embargo on news about his corruption is lifting.  Today the White House press corps went after poor Karine Jean-Pierre.  They were so rude as to want to know about the veracity of the message by Hunter Biden in which he tried to extort cash from a Chinese businessman, telling him that "I am sitting here with my father" as the extortion is being carried out:  [Tweet with video clip]

House Releases Whistleblower Transcripts and Evidence of Biden Justice Department Interfering in IRS Case Against Hunter Biden.  The evidence released by the House Ways and Means Committee today is quite astonishing in detail.  In any normal political world, the transcripts, testimony and statements that were released today would destroy the top-tiers of any administration, including the President.  The evidence provided by direct testimony and through transcripts, emails and documents that support the testimony is comprehensive in scope.  The White House and DOJ claimed that US Attorney David Weiss was able to conduct his investigation of Hunter Biden however he needed, but consider this revelation of how much Main Justice intervened to protect Hunter Biden:  "U.S. Attorney of Delaware David Weiss tried to bring charges in District of Columbia around March 2022 and was denied.  Weiss sought special counsel status from DOJ in the Spring of 2022 and was denied.  Weiss sought to bring charges in the Central District of California in the Fall of 2022 and had that request denied in January 2023."  It's not preferential treatment that is outlined in the way the DOJ handles and interfered in the Biden investigation.  The evidence outlines something far beyond disparate treatment.

Hunter Biden-linked account received $5 million days after threatening messages: 'Sitting here with my father'.  A bank account linked to President Biden's son Hunter Biden received more than $5 million in August 2017, shortly after his threatening messages — in which he said he was "sitting here" with his father — to a Chinese associate revealed this week by an IRS whistleblower, according to documents released by congressional investigators.  On Aug. 4, 2017, Chinese firm CEFC Infrastructure Investment wired $100,000 to Hunter Biden's law firm Owasco, according to a 2020 report published by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  Then, days later on Aug. 8, 2017, CEFC Infrastructure Investment sent $5 million to Hudson West III, a firm Hunter Biden opened with Chinese associates.  The two transactions totaling $5.1 million came within 10 days of messages uncovered Thursday by the House Ways and Means Committee.  In the messages — shared to the panel via IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley Jr., who oversaw the agency's probe into Hunter Biden — Hunter Biden blasted business partner Henry Zhao for not fulfilling his "commitment" and said his father was with him.

More evidence the media got the signal to turn against Biden.  That's it for Biden.  His dementia already is obvious and troubling, and now it sems that the corruption can no longer credibly be denied.  It's time to pressure him and Dr. Jill out of running again in 2024. Ideally, if The Kamala Problem can be solved and a chosen instrument 2024 candidate (now looking like Gavin Newsom) installed as vice president so as to become an incumbent after Joe resigns or is taken out via the 25th Amendment, this all can be taken care of before the nominating process gets underway and the troublesome RFK Jr. challenge becomes serious.  My sense that an inflection point had been reached, that the powers-that-be have decided that Joe's corruption no longer can be successfully buried, was reinforced when White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was hounded by the assembled reporters.  Watch this three-and-a-half-minute Rumble video of the WH press corps behaving as if a Republican were in office:  [Video clip]

Here's What Caused the Liberal Press Corps to Turn on Karine Jean Pierre Today.  The Biden corruption story is becoming as messy as Hunter Biden's stay at the Chateau Marmont, gaining traction outside conservative media.  The Biden White House knew bad news was coming this week: Thursday saw the House Ways and Means reveal credible testimony from IRS whistleblowers that they were hamstrung in their investigations of Hunter Biden.  Delaware US Attorney David Weiss wanted to charge Hunter in March 2022 but was blocked.  It also doesn't help that everyone can see through Hunter's recent plea deal, where he'll avoid jail on gun and tax evasion charges.  That might put out some fires, but there's an emerging wildfire emanating from the alleged bribery scheme Hunter and Joe played with Burisma Holdings co-founder Mykola Zlochevsky, who not only reportedly has a ledger and taped conversations with the men but is also a reported Russian intelligence asset.

Hunter Biden deducted payments to prostitute, sex club from his taxes: whistleblower.  Hunter Biden illegally deducted tens of thousands of dollars in payments made to a prostitute and a sex club from his taxes, according to bombshell IRS whistleblower testimony to Congress released on Thursday [6/22/2023].  In a June 1 interview with the House Ways and Means Committee, one whistleblower, an unnamed IRS criminal investigator, detailed how Hunter went to great lengths to underreport his income and avoid paying $106,000 in taxes — including by writing off his sex escapades as business expenses.  "So some of the items that he deducted were personal no-show employees.  He deducted payments that were made to who he called his West Coast assistant, but she was essentially a prostitute," the whistleblower, who worked on the agency's investigation into alleged tax fraud perpetrated by President Biden's son on his 2018 return, alleged in his testimony.  Another whistleblower, IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley, told the committee on May 26 that he found several instances of Hunter improperly expensing flights for prostitutes.

Whistleblower: Federal Prosecutors Have Evidence Joe Biden Met with Hunter's Chinese Energy Client CEFC.  The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday released devastating depositions detailing accounts of Biden corruption from two IRS whistleblowers.  The two IRS whistleblowers told lawmakers about the Justice Department's effort to block search warrants and cover-up Hunter Biden's tax crimes.  House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) on Thursday detailed multiple felony charges that whistleblowers said the IRS recommended against Hunter Biden.

With Biden, Talk of 25th Amendment Is Muted.  President Joe Biden delivered a speech at the National Safer Communities Summit at the University of Hartford in Connecticut on Friday.  He ended with the bizarre statement, "Alright.  God save the queen, man."  That quote is in the official White House transcript, hilariously enough.  It received considerable online mockery and immediate media "contextualizing."  He's used this phrase in inappropriate moments before, they say, as though that makes it OK now.  [Tweet]  Let's break this quote down just a bit.  First, Britain's long-serving Queen Elizabeth II has been dead for more than nine months now, so Biden's a bit late on that front if she's the queen he's referring to.  Maybe he meant God save the drag queens? [...] Who knows, but it certainly could be another sign that the president is experiencing serious, and obvious, mental decline.  This is hardly the first time Biden has said something strange in a public setting.  Biden's weird "joke" wasn't even the first head-scratching moment in Friday's speech.

Fact-Checking Slow Joe.  Is this another sign that the Democrats are preparing to move on from Joe Biden in 2024?  I don't know, but CNN's newfound willingness to fact-check Biden seems significant.  Here, CNN finds that pretty much everything Biden says about firearms, among other things, is wrong: [...] Fact-checking Joe Biden poses difficulties.  For one thing, you first have to figure out what he is trying to say.  Beyond that, just about everything Biden says is wrong, so fact-checking him could be a full-time job.  Still, it is interesting that after years of running interference for Biden, some Democratic Party news outlets are starting to throw him under the bus.

Hunter Biden failed to pay taxes on $8.3 million in income and the DOJ Rejected U.S. attorney bids to bring charges.  The House Ways and Means Committee released bombshell new whistleblower testimony Thursday claiming that Hunter Biden failed to pay taxes on $8.3 million in income and the Department of Justice denied attempts to bring charges in other states.  The testimony revealed that U.S. Attorney David Weiss — the Trump-era holdover who prosecuted the case against Hunter Biden — allegedly asked for special counsel status and was denied by the Department of Justice.  Weiss also allegedly tried to bring charges against Hunter in Washington D.C. and California in the fall of 2022 and had that request denied in January 2023.

Biden's Economic Program is Made in China.  As reported by New York Times Magazine at the time, Joe Biden's goal was to transform the economy from the get-go: "The Biden Team Wants to Transform the Economy.  Really."  Nearly two-and-a-half years later, the damage and chaos of that transformation process are obvious: continuing high inflation (especially energy, food, and gasoline prices), rising interest rates, recession predictions, a stagnant economy, depleted individual savings, sky-high credit card debt, and other indications of stagflation and recession.  Who has benefited from the Biden economy?  Green new deal grifters benefit from the gargantuan tax subsidies and federal spending on transitioning the US economy from hydrocarbon energy sources to "clean" sources, especially solar and wind energy.  The communist Chinese are happy to benefit from Biden economic policies that ultimately mandate and subsidize green products from Chinese companies at the expense of the US companies who produce and use hydrocarbons.

The Toughest Job In D.C. — Transcribing Biden's Remarks.  Watching President Joe Biden try to make his way through a speech is painful enough.  Reading a transcript of it is worse.  Not just because Biden's words are even more confusing in print, but because you start to feel a strong sense of pity for the person responsible for figuring out what he is trying to say, how much of it to transcribe verbatim, and which facts to correct.  We looked through Biden's remarks from just this month and found 15 instances where the transcriber felt compelled to make corrections on things the president said.

Hunter Biden Threatened 'My Father' Could 'Hold A Grudge' In Extortive Message To Chinese Associate Revealed By Whistleblower.  In testimony presented by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley to members of Congress and released publicly by the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday, a WhatsApp message purportedly sent by Hunter Biden to Chinese businessman Henry Zhao reveals the younger Biden using threats of his father's political power to extort unfulfilled "promises and assurances" from Zhao.  "I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled," the message reads.  "I am very concerned that the Chairman has either changed his mind and broken our deal without telling me or that he is unaware of the promises and assurances that have been made that have not been kept."

Transcript Shows Joe Biden [was] in the Room While Hunter Biden Threatened Chinese Officials.  The House Ways and Means Committee has released new transcripts that are blowing the lid off Joe Biden's involvement in his son's nefarious foreign dealings.  According to the released report on the matter, Hunter Biden told Henry Zhao, one of his Chinese paymasters at the time, "I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled." That conversation happened over WhatsApp in 2017.  [Tweet] [...] Henry Zhao was a key figure in securing a major investment deal with Chinese backers that handsomely paid Hunter Biden and his associates, who presumably include his father given what's in the message.  According to the IRS whistleblower cited in the House report, though the FBI did eventually authenticate the message, they dragged their feet in doing so.  Just as troubling, Zhao has also been implicated as a Chinese spy and has deep ties to the Chinese communist party.

Understand the Biden Plea Deal for What It Is: Evidence.  After 5 years of investigation, and a damning amount of publicly available evidence, Hunter Biden got a sweetheart plea deal from the Department of Justice.  The son of the President was given a deal that would have never been offered to Donald Trump, and we all know it.  He pled guilty to two misdemeanor tax violations which will probably result in a couple of fines.  He was also given a diversion program for a weapons charge.  The left wants to further restrict our access to instruments of self-defense — because "something must be done."  Yet Hunter lied on a federal affidavit to illegally obtain a firearm, lost it near a school, and will face no significant consequences.  The plea deal boils down to no jail time, and nothing to discourage further bad behavior.  The political right has understandably exploded with outrage.

All the crimes that Hunter's ridiculous plea deal missed.  For years, the political and media elite have struggled to "resolve" the disaster that is Hunter.  They have finally done so with a long-predicted "controlled demolition" of the scandal by having the president's son plead guilty to a couple of minor tax violations without a serious threat of jail time.  They even threw in a phantom felony allegation that will evaporate once Hunter completes a diversion program.  The diversion program is particularly insulting to the intelligence of the American people.  Hunter is reportedly no longer an addict, having attended treatment and taken up painting.  Yet he will be treated like he is a junkie picked up in a drug sweep, and everyone will pretend that this is about addiction rather than corruption.  The Justice Department continues to refuse to confirm what it means by an "ongoing investigation," but it had often used this claim to refuse to share material with Congress.

Will the Grand Jury Fall for the Hunter Biden Theatrics?  Hunter Biden lied on his own federal gun purchase form in October of 2018; responding "no" to a question that asked, "Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?"  Lying on the form is a felony.  But the Democrats want the American voter to believe that justice has been served; more importantly they hope to use this superficial 'punishment' to convince the American people that the Biden DOJ is fair.  The slap on the wrist is the culmination of a nearly five-year investigation into Hunter Biden.  The case wasn't complicated.  Hunter Biden didn't pay his taxes.  He failed to pay $100,000 to the IRS for 2017 and at least as much in 2018.  Ditto his felony as it related to lying on a federal form to purchase a firearm.  He lied.  What took so long to get 'justice'?  The DOJ dragged their feet on this case for years — effectively ignoring it during the 2020 presidential election.

Joe Biden Is Not OK.  The other day, Joe Biden ended a big gun-control speech in Connecticut with the words, "God save the queen, man."  Why did the president express adoration for the departed Brit monarch? [...] When asked about the incident, White House aides offered nonsensical and conflicting answers — because they have absolutely no idea, and neither does the president.  It's likely that the octogenarian spontaneously used a cool-sounding phrase, much like when your elderly neighbor tells you to "keep on truckin,'" for no apparent reason.  It happens.  Yet, Axios writer Alex Thompson points out that Biden "has an arsenal of wacky phrases."  And the president's "quirky aphorisms," he contends, "are sometimes weaponized by Republicans to insinuate the 80-year-old president is in mental decline."  There is no need for insinuation.  Biden's mental acuity, never impressive, has considerably deteriorated.

Did The FBI Prevent Delaware Agents From Investigating Biden Bribery Allegations?  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, rarely asks a question to which he doesn't know the answer.  When the question concerns the politicization and weaponization of the FBI, you can bet some [embarrassing] information rests behind his query.  So when Grassley asked on Thursday whether bribery was within the parameters of Delaware's investigation into Hunter Biden, it likely means the FBI defined the scope of the federal investigation into the president's son so narrowly that agents lacked the authority to properly probe a "highly credible" confidential human source's reporting implicating the Biden family.  Specifically, the CHS reported that Hunter and Joe Biden each received $5 million in bribes from the Ukrainian oil and gas company Burisma.

How to throw the Hunter Biden 'justice' outcome straight into Joe Biden's face.  The decision by the Department of Justice to charge Hunter Biden for two mere misdemeanors for massive tax evasion linked to the foreign payoffs he took, and put him in a "diversion program" with dismissal likely for lying about his drug use and possible drug distribution activies on his gun ownership application drives home to most Americans that we have a two-tier system of justice.  It's not just in striking contrast to the cascade of charges being leveled at President Trump on questionable matters as he seeks to re-run for office.  It's that any one of us, faced with the same charges at the same scale would be thrown into the slammer for the rest of our lives.

Joe Biden now relegated to the backdoor of Air Force One.  The sight of a President of the United States ascending or descending the stairs to the entrance of Air Force One, often waving from beside that thick door with the Seal of the President of the United States visible on it inside, is one of the iconic images of the presidency, full of the majesty of the office and the drama of the giant airliner known for decades as "the queen of the skies" (sadly, no longer in production)[.]  Apparently, we will no longer be treated to such a sight for the 46th President of the United States.  Suddenly, Joe Biden has started using the backdoor of the plane, boarding into the belly of the bird, where normally subalterns, journalists, caterers and the like ascend the short stairs.  [Tweet with video clip]

Hunter Biden's Lawyer Makes Some Astonishing Comments About the Laptop During Interview.  After waiting for five years to see what was going to happen in the investigation into Hunter Biden and the Biden family influence-peddling allegations, the Department of Justice finally decided to enter into a plea agreement on counts only concerning individual counts about Hunter — two about his taxes and one gun charge. [...] What's interesting in there as well is that it says at the bottom: "The investigation is ongoing."  There are a couple of schools of thought on that.  One is they are continuing to look into things.  I wouldn't feel particularly confident about that being the case, given everything we've seen so far.  The other school of thought, which makes more sense to me, is that they're going to say the "investigation is ongoing" so they don't have to comment on evidence and/or so they don't have to turn things over to Congress.

The Great White Hunter Privilege.  Presidential son Hunter Biden got the deal of a lifetime when he agreed to plead guilty to a pair of federal tax charges and a single federal firearm offense.  He will reportedly be placed on probation for the former and dodge punishment altogether for the latter.  In effect, he just has to say "sorry" for "owing in excess of $100,000 in federal income taxes" in 2017 and 2018 but failing to pay "the income tax due for either year."  To walk away from the charge that he lied on a form during a gun purchase (he said he did not have a drug problem), he evidently has to do no more than attend a diversion program.  Could any of us have received such a cushy arrangement for the same crimes from the Justice Department?  Could a son of Donald Trump, or the son of any prominent Republican lawmaker, get off so easy?  C'mon, man.  We all know the answer.  It's good to be a Biden.

Hunter Biden Gets Probation For $1M In Tax Evasion, Gun Charge.  Hunter Biden had been caught red-handed with enough bad stuff that the feds couldn't just do the Hillary thing and announce that "no reasonable prosecutor" would ever prosecute a guy evading seven figures in taxes.  They just do the usual pro-crime thing and treat it as a misdemeanor and hand out probation.  So many street things are benefiting from this brand of progressive justice, why not the president's own thug? [...] The average jail time for tax evasion is 3 [to] 5 years.  However the average jail time for the crackhead spawn of presidents is zero.  The tax code states that, "Any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony."  But the tax code doesn't apply to Bidens.

Why Is This Man Laughing?  Biden served as a government official from January 1973 through January 2017 and then again since January 2021.  For most of his long life Biden has pulled down a government salary.  What was his road to riches?

How Did Biden Really Make His Millions?  It's Time For A Special Counsel To Find Out.  "Where's the money?"  That was President Joe Biden's response when asked last week about allegations that he had "sold out the country," a response that he then clarified as a joke.  It's no joke any more though.  In the wake of a whistleblower report of a $5 million bribe allegedly accepted by then-Vice President Biden to influence policy in Ukraine, Republican lawmakers are now demanding transparency from the president regarding the substantial income he reported on his 2017 taxes.  The questions are long overdue.  I first asked, "Where Is Hunter Biden's Money?" just before the 2020 election, noting that civilian Biden had reported $9.5 million in income for fiscal year 2017 — almost twice as much as he had earned in the prior 19 years combined.  A subsequent piece last year analyzed the accepted premise that this money had come from his book deal with Flatiron Books.  What I found was that "a notable $8.7 million gap exists between (his income tax-reported) $9.5 million net income in 2017 and the $809,709 of disclosed income in that year from book tour and related speaking events," and "since his disclosure covers only part of 2017, we lack the insight into other income that may explain it."

The Corrupt Hunter Biden Plea Deal is a Cover-Up.  Two-thirds of federal tax offenders get prison time.  The average sentence is 14 months.  In some ways, Hunter Biden is average.  The average federal tax offender is a 52-year-old white male, Hunter is 53.  But Hunter is special in one way and only one way: his last name.  And so Hunter walks away with probation after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges.  Hunter was allowed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax offenses with no mention of the felony count of tax evasion that prosecutors had been reportedly considering.  What happened to that felony charge?  The same thing that happened to the other charges.  Tax evasion penalties are supposed to punitively rise when sophisticated schemes are used to evade taxes.  The House Oversight Committee recently exposed dozens of shell companies and millions of dollars in wire transfers.  These "sophisticated" setups have not been addressed.  Unlike other tax evasion cases involving international financial transfers, the question wasn't even raised.

DOJ Sentenced Famous Rappers to Years in Federal Prison on Gun Charges — But Hunter Biden Given Slap on Wrist for Same Charge.  News broke on Tuesday morning that Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to multiple criminal charges according to CNN.  The investigation into Hunter Biden has supposedly lasted five years.  After five years of investigation the Biden DOJ found Hunter Biden guilty of TWO MISDEMEANORS and ONE GUN CHARGE!  Of course, this is a complete bastardization of the US Justice System.  The serial criminal is slapped with misdemeanors after we know he was using classified documents leaked to him by his father to set up lucrative deals with foreign officials.  Hunter will serve NO TIME in prison for his latest criminal actions.

Turley on Hunter Biden Plea Deal: 'This Is Going to Look Like You Ticketed the Getaway Driver After a Bank Robbery'.  Tuesday, during an appearance on FNC's "America's Newsroom" after the announcement of the plea deal for Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, Fox News legal analyst and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley warned the perception of the agreement would not be well received by many.  According to Turley, given the avoidance of jail and the lack of a mention of serious charges, the deal would reinforce the belief that there is a double standard within federal law enforcement.  "This plea deal has the makings of an avoidance of any jail time," he said.

Hunter Biden's 'sweetheart plea deal' won't stop House Oversight probe into Biden 'family schemes,' Comer says.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer vowed Tuesday to continue his panel's investigation into the Biden family's business "schemes" and said Hunter Biden's "sweetheart plea deal" will have no effect on the ongoing probe.  Comer, R-Ky., made the comments just after a plea deal was reached that would spare Biden jail time over for tax and gun charges.  "These charges against Hunter Biden and sweetheart plea deal have no impact on the Oversight Committee's investigation," Comer said. "We will not rest until the full extent of President Biden's involvement in the family's schemes are revealed."

Joe Biden brags that his foreign policy record is as good as anyone's in history — including Henry Kissinger.  Joe Biden bragged that his foreign policy record is one of the best in U.S. history at a California fundraiser where rich donors paid $100,000 for a photo with the president.  The 80-year-old then bizarrely likened himself to the controversial veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon's secretary of state, during his 34-minute speech.  'I'm going to say something outrageous.  I think I know as much about American foreign policy as anybody living, including Dr. Kissinger,' he told a group of wealthy Democrats at the home of a leading venture capitalist.

GOP says president's son's plea deal is just a 'distraction' from alleged $10 million bribery scheme.  Republicans are unsatisfied with Hunter Biden's guilty plea in his tax fraud case - calling it a 'sweetheart deal' and a 'distraction' from the more scurrilous bribery allegations they are probing.  Hunter Biden's lawyers have reached a deal with prosecutors that would see him plead guilty to two tax crimes and resolve his gun form violation but likely avoid jail time, according to new Justice Department filings.  Speaker Kevin McCarthy said the new plea deal would actually help the House GOP's investigation because the Department of Justice could not use a pending investigation to withhold information.

Hunter Biden Has Agreed to Plead Guilty to Multiple Criminal Charges.  Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to multiple criminal charges according to CNN.  The investigation into Hunter Biden has lasted five years.

Biden Doesn't Know What Year It Is, Has to Be Led Around by the Hand.  Joe Biden was again at his beach house in Delaware for more vacation over the weekend.  He then left there on Monday and flew to Santa Clara County, California, to deliver remarks about climate change and the environment.  He's later scheduled to go to a campaign reception.  At his climate remarks were Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and California Gov. Gavin Newsom (who some think may be pushing something of a shadow campaign to take over if Biden can't continue his campaign).  But the time in Delaware doesn't seem to have rejuvenated him.  What he said prompted more calls for him to step aside and for people to invoke the 25th Amendment.  [Tweet with video clip]

Democrats Are Horrible People.  We also have to count the current occupant of the Oval Office among the worst.  Joe Biden, known for being inappropriate and the touching and senile sniffing of women and young girls, got himself some side-boob this week from actress Eva Longoria.  No female staffer wants to be alone with Joe in a secluded area that's almost as dangerous as being between Chuck Schumer and a camera, as Tara Reade learned the hard way.  But Joe doesn't need to be in private to get his freak on, nor does his wife — whose ex-husband claims started her relationship with Joe while they were still married; happily, he thought (making it adultery) — have to be out of town or even distracted.  She knows what she married, and several mansions and a stint in the White House is a small price to pay for a little public humiliation, especially when you know the traditional media won't ever mention it.

There is no Joe Biden campaign or headquarters.  Jesse Watters [Transcript]:  Biden was supposed to be the bridge from an old generation to the new and just stop Trump and let Kamala take over next election, but that can happen.  That bridge blew up, so Biden testing his luck running for reelection without a pandemic.  So, this time, we're going to get a real Joe Biden in front of a crowd for an entire campaign.  This has never happened in the history of Biden's career.  Every time you put Biden in front of a crowd, he had to drop out of the race immediately. [...] Joe may pay his taxes, but his son doesn't.  Primetime did an investigation into the so-called Joe Biden campaign.  There's no campaign.  He has no headquarters.  He has no finance department.  And you ready?  "Jesse Watters Primetime" has more staff than the Joe Biden reelection campaign.  We counted.

Biden/Harris: A Succession Not Worth Contemplating.  It's near-certain that President Biden won't make it through a second term.  It's not at all unlikely that he won't make it through the 2024 election.  From the way he's been carrying on lately, he may not make it until the end of the year.  And even if he does make it through the election, his understudy is even more alarming. [...] I've long suspected that, in 2008, Barack Obama selected as his running mate/life insurance the only guy in the Senate that was dumber than he was.  And Joe Biden, in selecting his VP nominee, applied that same principle.  But at least she checked all the right diversity boxes, as much good as it's done her.

Facts Of Biden Bribery Investigation Expose Old NYT Reporting As FBI-Fueled Fake News.  The month before Joe Biden's inauguration, FBI sources collaborated with The New York Times' Russia-collusion hoaxer Adam Goldman to falsely portray the investigation into Hunter Biden as a big ole nothingburger.  Americans just didn't know it at the time.  However, revisiting Goldman's article now, in light of recent whistleblower revelations and statements by former Attorney General William Barr, reveals this reality — and more.  On Dec. 11, 2020, The New York Times published Goldman's piece, "Material from Giuliani Spurred a Separate Justice Dept.  Pursuit of Hunter Biden." [...] The article was replete with falsehoods and deceptive narratives, all designed to create the appearance that the investigation into the son of the soon-to-be president was politically motivated and lacking in merit.  The piece was transparently timed to hit within days of Hunter Biden announcing Delaware prosecutors were investigating him for tax crimes.

Banana Republic: Thirty million for the Big Guy?  When we talk banana republics, it's not just throwing one's political opponents in jail ahead of election time.  It's not solely a falling currency and high inflation.  It's not purely threats, mobs, and gang warfare on elected leaders.  Nor is it the emerging presence of shantytowns, brought on by unregulated human migration.  It's corruption, massive, massive, corruption, the kind that brings to mind Mobotu, Marcos, Saddam Hussein, Gadhafi, Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings, all of whom died with vast fortunes with no explanation as to how they acquired it.  Sadly, as Biden prepares to throw his political opponent, Donald Trump, in jail for 400 years on an unprecedented documents-mishandling charge, we have reports of vast corruption rolling out about his own money activities from Congress.

There have been "questions about who's in charge" since Biden was installed as president.
New Report About Biden Reaching out to China Raises New Questions About Who's in Charge.  The first question I have is who spied on who here?  It's the Chinese who spied on us and have been making all kinds of aggressive moves.  Yet Biden acts like we're the ones in the wrong here.  Like he has to go "smooth things over" (in the words of the officials) and kowtow to the Chinese.  As I reported at the time, Biden said the U.S. wasn't "looking for conflict". But that's the exact time you're supposed to make a strong face to the Chinese, not act like everything is normal when they've made some pretty offensive and aggressive moves toward us.  This is the height of weakness from Biden, and it's a big loss of face to the Chinese.  No wonder they think they can run right over him.  He also said the relationship hadn't taken a "big hit" and he knew that because he spoke to them.  [Tweet]

Hunter Biden gave his passport details to Burisma executives to set up [an] account with a corrupt foreign bank.  Hunter Biden and his Ukrainian gas firm employer were involved in setting up an account with a foreign bank that was shut down after a money laundering investigation.  Burisma, the allegedly corrupt Ukrainian gas firm that hired the President's son in 2014, set up an account with him in Malta at a bank that later closed following a financial crimes probe, bombshell emails show.  The revelation that the First Son and Burisma are linked to a bank accused of flouting money laundering rules, comes after claims made by a longstanding FBI informant revealed this month by lawmakers, that Burisma's owner sent $10 million to Hunter and his father using a complex web of offshore transactions.

Comer Plans To Bring In 'Key Witnesses' In Biden Family Probe.  Congressional investigators will have "key figures" appear for depositions in an investigation into allegations of influence peddling levied against President Joe Biden and his family, according to a top Republican lawmaker.  During an interview with Fox News, House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) shared insight into what steps his panel will take as it ramps up its inquiry into what he has described as a pattern of millions of dollars flowing to Biden and his relatives from foreign nationals under suspicious circumstances.

The Bidens Are About to Get 'Harvey Weinstein-ed'.  Mark my words; Joe Biden will not run in 2024 because too many people are waking up to his crimes.  Even the Communist News Network (CNN) has begun discussing it.  Watch when reporters ask Biden about the bribes.  Normally he doesn't respond to questions he doesn't like.  But when it comes to his bribes he can't shut up.  Gropey Joe's mocking laughter can't hide the truth.  He foolishly — and vomitously — spews out painful answers, from "I'm an honest man" to "Why don't you stop asking dumb questions?" [...] As a 34-year veteran of standup comedy, I have learned a few skills, one of which is the ability to judge reactions.  I believe Biden's arrogance is fleeting.  He is scared.  I see it in his dead, kiddie-groping eyes.  He is beginning to panic, [...].  Biden isn't afraid of jail.  He fears something which — to him — is much worse.  He knows he and his family will go down as the most corrupt presidential clan in American history unless the globalists win, in which case nothing will be written about it and I will end up in a gulag fighting rats for moldy cabbage.

Maria Bartiromo on Biden Family Crimes: "Of course, It Is the Biggest Political Scandal Any of Us Have Ever Seen".  Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.  The Republican representatives gave updates on the ongoing investigations into the Biden Crime Family.  At one point, Maria Bartiromo pointed out the obvious, "Of course, it is the biggest political scandal any of us have ever seen."  Republicans continue to discover more concrete evidence of the multi-million dollar Biden family bribery scandal with foreign governments including Ukraine and China.

Everything We Know About The Biden Bribery Scheme From The FBI Document.  Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer of Kentucky dropped a bombshell subpoena last month demanding the FBI hand over a document alleging a bribery scheme between President Joe Biden and a "foreign national."  On May 3, the pair of GOP lawmakers requested congressional access to an unclassified FD-1023 form, a document used by the bureau to catalog information from a confidential human source.  The FBI record suggests President Biden took a foreign bribe during his time in the Obama administration.  After more than a month-long back-and-forth between agency leadership and Capitol Hill wherein House Republicans even prepared contempt proceedings for FBI Director Christopher Wray, members of Congress were finally able to review the document Thursday.

Hunter Biden and Family Might Be In More Trouble Than We Could Have Dreamed.  Hunter Biden and the Biden Family China Scandal Allegedly Getting Worse — The drip-drip-drip nature of the Biden family China scandal is becoming more apparent as House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer said back on March 19 that there may be as many as 11 more transactions between two Chinese companies and the Bidens.  Comer and the Republicans on the committee are investigating the instances of Chinese firms State Energy HK Limited along with CEFC China Energy conducting monetary transfers of more than the $3 million originally thought.  State Energy HK Limited was found to have sent the $3 million to a Biden associate in 2017.  The money was then divided among three Biden family members, Comer said on March 16.

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Nothing bad will happen to Joe Biden as long as he is useful to the nameless people who pull his strings.

Obama official claims to have the goods on Biden.  Despite slogging along through months of the legacy media studiously ignoring the ongoing allegations of corruption inside Biden Inc., the word seems to be getting around.  More people are emerging from the shadows with stories of their own that they've kept quiet about for years or even decades.  The latest is a man named Mike McCormick. [...] McCormick asserts that, like many others, he delivered a tip to the FBI about these affairs and offered to come in to provide testimony, but he was ignored.  His position is an interesting one, being privy to many of the secrets of presidential administrations.  Transcriptionists, similar to translators, tend to fade into the background to the point where officials barely notice them.  But they are always there, recording what takes place and witnessing sensitive conversations.  They are relied on for their discretion as much as anything else, but apparently, Mr. McCormick has heard enough and won't hold his tongue any longer.

Hunter Biden's Maltese Bank Account Opened by Burisma Amid FBI Allegations of $10 Million Bribe.  Emails from the Biden laptop shed light on Burisma's opening of a Maltese bank account for Hunter Biden in the spring of 2016.  This newly discovered development coincides with the allegations made by an FBI source, suggesting that Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma Holdings, allegedly paid a $5 million bribe each to then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.  In 2014, Ukraine initiated criminal cases against Zlochevsky and Burisma, the company where Hunter Biden held a board position and received substantial compensation.  Zlochevsky, who faced investigations for money laundering and public corruption, allegedly employed the Vice President's son to leverage his political influence in order to halt the investigations.  According to the FBI whistleblower document, the pay-for-play scheme is outlined, with Zlochevsky purportedly safeguarding 17 audio recordings of conversations with the Bidens as an "insurance policy."  Among these recordings are two alleged conversations with then-Vice President Biden himself.

Devon Archer Talking to Oversight Committee May Have Bidens Sweating.  Joe Biden may be trying to duck questions about the bribery form, as you can see [elsewhere].  He doesn't seem to think that American people have any right to know the truth.  However, Biden ducking the questions isn't stopping the investigation.  It involves far more than just that one incident, although that certainly is the thing that has justifiably grabbed a lot of attention now since it allegedly involved bribing Biden and his son Hunter for actions while Joe was vice president.  As we reported, the House Oversight Committee has new information coming in which Chair James Comer (R-KY) thinks will bring the records of payments they can document to the Bidens from foreign nationals to about $30 million, and they're not done yet.  They've also subpoenaed Devon Archer, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, to testify about what he knows.  Archer was a critical figure and likely has a ton of information that he could reveal about all the dealings with foreign nationals.

What if Hunter Biden is guilty?  [Scroll down]  So, yes, Robert Hunter Biden is a liar whose behavior — including his affair with his dead brother's wife — is cruel and psychopathic.  He would be merely another cokehead scumbag, except for his last name.  Which afforded him certain opportunities.  The story of Hunter's efforts to trade on his father's position are not new.  In fact, as early as December 2015, as Joe Biden visited Ukraine, the New York Times wrote that the "the credibility of the vice president's anticorruption message may have been undermined by the association of his son, Hunter Biden, with one of Ukraine's largest natural gas companies."  In October 2019, the investigative reporter Peter Schweizer made the case more explicitly, again in the New York Times:  ["]As vice president, Joe Biden served as point person on American policy toward China and Ukraine.  In both instances, his son Hunter, a businessman, landed deals he was apparently unqualified to score save for one thing:  his father.["]  The investigation into Hunter's alleged tax crimes — and the clear evidence that he lied on a federal firearms purchase form by failing to disclose his drug use — has also been going on for quite some time.

Tucker Carlson Takes Aim At 'Wannabe Dictator' Biden.  Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson took aim at President Joe Biden, whom he branded a "wannabe dictator," in an episode of "Tucker on Twitter" released Thursday.  Carlson lambasted the president's leadership in his fourth episode of the popular series, "Tucker on Twitter."  He called out the media and the Biden administration for punishing those who dare label the president with this title, including Fox News for reportedly firing an employee for labeling the president as a "wannabe dictator" in a chyron.  "If the banner on Fox was false, why the hysteria?" Carlson said.  "Lies don't seem to bother anyone anymore.  If some cable news producer had called Joe Biden a genius or accused him of being secretly Sudanese, would anyone be yelling about it?  Would Fox News have apologized for it?  Probably not.  But calling Joe Biden a wannabe dictator, that stung.  So you've got to wonder, if you're being honest with yourself, is Joe Biden a wannabe dictator?"  [Tweet with video clip]

Amtrak Joe And The Trans-Pacific, Trans-Indian Railroad.  Some of the best advice ever given was from Mark Twain, who said "it's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt."  We're not saying Joe Biden is stupid, but his comment about "plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean," removes all doubt that he is all there.  Speaking Wednesday evening before the League of Conservation Voters' annual dinner, Biden waxed ineloquently:  "We're talking about building — and I had my team putting together with other countries as well — to build a railroad from the Pacific Ocean — from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Indian Ocean."  Reports said he also rambled on about a proposal to build a line across sub-Saharan Africa.

Biden Says He Plans to Build a 'Railroad From the Pacific All the Way Across the Indian Ocean'.  President Joe Biden said that his administration plans to build a transoceanic railroad spanning thousands of miles and two of the world's largest oceans in remarks delivered during a Wednesday evening speech in Washington, D.C.  Biden made the confusing gaffe during a dinner speech at an event hosted by the League of Conservation Voters.  "We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean," he said, seemingly unaware of the logistical hurdles that would need to be cleared in order to do so.  [Tweet with video clip]

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[#1] Railroads are so-o-o-o 20th Century, but so is Joe Biden.
[#2] Biden is quick to spend money he doesn't have on projects that nobody asked for.
[#3] Biden is quick to spend U.S. taxpayers' money on project that benefit only foreigners.
[#4] Biden is a senile buffoon who apparently doesn't know when he's awake and when he's dreaming.

Biden is too old and feeble for the job and swing voters are noticing.  Two online focus groups of swing voters in North Carolina caught the attention of Axios and they reported on them.  It is not good news for Joe Biden and his bid for re-election.  The groups were comprised of 11 North Carolinians.  They were a mix of three registered Democrats, one registered Republican, and seven independents.  It should be noted at the top that this is a very small sample of voters, too small for any significance but it does give a general feel of how voters are thinking and talking about current events.  Before anyone gets too excited that swing voters think Biden is too old to be president, nine out of the 11 participants said they would vote for Biden in 2024 if he is running against Trump.

Joe Biden Announces Ambitious Plan to Build a Railroad 'All the Way Across the Indian Ocean'.  Wednesday night, Joe Biden announced a bizarre and implausible plan to build a railroad that stretches across the entire Indian Ocean.  In remarks to the League of Conservation Voters during their Annual Capital Dinner, Biden said: "You know, soon — soon, Africa will have 1 billion people.  China has their Belt and Road Initiative.  It turned out to be their debt and destruction initiative.  No, I'm serious.  Not a joke.  Well, we're going to win, and we're going to help."  He added: "We have plans to build a railroad from the Pacific all the way across the Indian Ocean.  We have plans to build in Angola, one of the largest solar plants in the world.  I could go on, but I'm not.  I'm going off script.  I'm going to get in trouble."  [Tweet with video clip]

$10M Mysteriously Appeared in Biden's Bank Account in 2017. Now Republicans Are Asking Why.  President Joe Biden's S-corp, known as 'CelticCapri', received nearly $10 million in 2017 without the origins being specified, which is now leading Republicans to demand transparency.  Upon a closer look at Biden's finances, "[r]eaders were left with a smokescreen," according to the Federalist, which found no trace of S-corp tax returns to the tune of millions in that year.  A certified public accountant from Allison Financial Services, Jerry Allison, argues, "the lack of detail should raise concern for House investigators" as further allegations of Biden's potentially incriminating financial affairs come to light.  As a result, Republican lawmakers have announced their intention to seek clarification from Biden on the matter.  Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) asserted, "Biden should disclose and every member of the press ought to hound him until he does."

The Democrat party has a big Kamala problem.  The Democrats have a huge problem named Kamala Harris, and it's getting worse.  I don't expect Joe Biden to be on the 2024 presidential ballot because the cabal that installed him as the 2020 nominee, and that engineered the "shadow campaign" that installed him (and Dr. Jill) in the White House, absolutely abhors the possibility of a Republican winning the race.  Despite all the happy talk relentlessly parroted by the propaganda organs we call the "legacy media," he is unpopular, and it's getting worse.  Dr. Jill's desire for the perks and prestige of office notwithstanding, there is more than enough blackmail material that could land a number of people with the surname Biden in prison to persuade Joe that it's time to leave office, if the puppeteers threaten to remove the protective shield that's been imposed on the DOJ and the media.  That leaves the problem of finding a replacement nominee who could win.  That pretty much excludes Kamala, who has become a joke.

Biden snaps at reporter who asks him why he's referred to as 'Big Guy' in FBI Ukraine file.  President Joe Biden on Thursday snapped at a reporter who asked him why he was called 'Big Guy' by an executive of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.  The nickname was revealed in an FBI memo that Republicans claim proves Biden was at the center of a $5 million cash for influence bribery scheme when he was vice president, a source told revealed earlier this week that the executive has also kept 17 audio recordings of phone calls with Joe and Hunter as an 'insurance policy.'

Top Republican James Comer says new Biden bank records will show family accepted between $20-30 million from foreign nationals.  Oversight Chair James Comer now claims he will soon obtain bank records showing the Biden family accepted upwards of $20 to $30 million from foreign nationals.  'We have more bank records coming in going to exceed $10 million, this week.  And I think we will get between $20 and 30 million,' Comer, R-Ky., told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo.  Earlier this week, Sen. Chuck Grassley said the Burisma executive who allegedly paid Joe Biden a bribe has kept 17 audio recordings of phone calls as an 'insurance policy.'

The Bidens 'Coerced' Burisma To Pay $10 Million In Bribes, Says Credible FBI Source.  The Bidens allegedly "coerced" a foreign national to pay them $10 million in bribes, according to individuals familiar with the investigation into the FBI's handling of the FD-1023 confidential human source report.  What, if anything, agents did to investigate these explosive claims remains unknown, however, with sources telling The Federalist the FBI continues to stonewall.  On Monday, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed a foreign national — identified by individuals with knowledge of the matter as Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky — allegedly possessed 17 recordings implicating the Bidens in a pay-to-play scandal.  While 15 of the audio recordings consisted of phone calls between Zlochevsky and Hunter Biden, two were of calls the Ukrainian had with then-Vice President Joe Biden, according to the FD-1023.

Biden, progressives and the perpetual-emergency presidency.  Progressive lawmakers are once again calling on President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency, which would give him sweeping new executive powers to do pretty much whatever he wants.  It is just one more example of how progressives, who are constantly lecturing the country about the threats to democracy, are eager to ignore the democratically elected members of Congress — and the U.S. Constitution — in order to get their way.  According to Bloomberg, "An emergency declaration by President Joe Biden would unlock sweeping executive powers, including blocking crude oil exports and placing other limits on fossil fuels."  The catalyst for the latest climate-emergency demand was Canadian wildfire smoke that settled on much of the northeast, including New York City and Washington, D.C.  But progressives don't really need a catalyst — they just use that to get more media attention.  They have been calling on Biden to declare a climate emergency for at least a year.

Biden admin turned American democracy into Pakistani fascism.  With former President Donald Trump criminally indicted, America, once the beacon of democracy, has crossed the Rubicon.  With the administration's weaponization of our now dual system of justice under President Biden, our nation is headed straight to Pakistani fascist hell.  The parallels between former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Mr. Trump are indeed frightening.  Like Mr. Trump, Mr. Khan ran as a populist economic nationalist.  Victorious, Mr. Khan immediately came under attack from deep state elements in the Pakistani government, including a powerful military — and he was ousted in April 2022.  Fearful Mr. Khan might rise again in the next election, Pakistan's equivalent of America's FBI arrested Mr. Khan on trumped-up charges.  Even after being set free by Pakistan's Supreme Court, Mr. Khan is now "legally" forbidden to run for president — the same goal of the current Trump witch hunts.

FBI: We have "no idea" if there are any Biden bribery tapes.  When Chuck Grassley first made his startling claims that tape recordings might exist of conversations between a Burisma boss and both Joe and Hunter Biden discussing bribery, the conservative media immediately took notice.  Sadly, it was almost exclusively conservative media outlets.  A couple of plucky reporters did try asking Biden about it, but he did nothing more than laugh and walk away.  So as usual, it was left to the Republicans in Congress to try to get more information.  Yesterday, FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate was being questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn asked him about the allegations coming from the FD-1023 form and the possibility that such tapes might exist.  Abbate did not appear to be interested in the topic and said that he had "no idea" if that was true.

We should all give Biden great credit for what he has achieved in office.  We should be giving Biden credit for energy and spending policies that caused inflation to skyrocket from under 2%, despite COVID to over 9% or 4% in May.  Oil is still around $70 per barrel, or up around 75% from when Biden was elected.  I am sure people on fixed income, the poor, and middle class are extremely happy that food and energy prices have leveled off at such a high level.  When Biden was running for office, he repeatedly said he was going to destroy the oil and coal industry:  "I would transition away from the oil industry, yes," Biden said.  As soon as Biden took office, he dictatorially halted oil and gas leases on US land and water.  Biden also dictatorially cancelled the permit for the Keystone pipeline the day he took office. [...] As a result of Biden's anti-domestic oil policies, the price of oil skyrocketed from around $40 per barrel the day Biden was elected to $84 per barrel in October 2021, less than a year later, which was long before Russia attacked Ukraine.  When the price of oil inflates by over 110% in one year, it causes overall inflation to also go up rapidly, because energy prices affect everything.  It is a simple concept.  Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Iran benefit greatly when the U.S decides it no longer wants to be a major oil market competitor.

Sen. Kennedy hits FBI, DOJ on silence on Biden bribery allegations: Dog the Bounty Hunter couldn't find them.  With former President Trump facing a federal indictment, Republicans are demanding the FBI and Justice Department appoint a special counsel to look into President Biden's alleged bribery crimes.  On "America Reports" Wednesday, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., added to his GOP colleagues' demands that only FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland can address the American people's "doubts" and uphold the integrity of the law enforcement institutions.

There's malarkey aplenty in the Bidens' shell game.  Here's the state of play:  an FBI whistleblower revealed the existence of a complicated bribery scheme that allegedly funneled millions of dollars into the Bidens' coffers via a network of at least twenty shell companies set up to launder the dough.  The Oversight Committee of the Republican-controlled House subpoenaed the FBI for access to the particulars set forth in what the agency calls a "1023" form.  At first, the FBI stonewalled.  Finally, under mounting pressure from Congress, they relented, allowing members of the committee to read a redacted version of the form.  Details are still scant, but the details seem beside the point, which can be crystalized is a single number:  5,000,000, as in $5 million, the amount of pelf said to have been deposited for Joe, with an equal amount bestowed upon Hunter.  Asked about the payments at a press conference, Biden laughed it off.  Then "where's the money?" he scoffed, adding that the whole money-for-influence charge was "a bunch of malarkey."

Did the $10M Bribes to the Bidens Really Come From Russia?  Russia and Ukraine, like sizable parts of the region, are an extended 'game of thrones' of oligarchs and apparatchiks carving up the resources of the ex-Soviet states, using bribes, corruption, and force.  The two countries are economically intertwined in complex and messy ways.  At RedState, Jennifer Van Laar makes the important point that the recent revelations about Biden's bribes were not just coming through Burisma, a Ukrainian firm, but through an alleged Russian asset. [...] This wouldn't be too shocking.  Mykola Zlochevsky served as a minister in the Yanukovych government, which was generally seen as a Russian puppet.  After being ousted, Yanukovych fled to Russia.  Zlochevsky relocated to Cyprus.  If Biden had been briefed on it and still maintained ties with Zlochevsky, that looks even more corrupt.

Cleveland: The DOJ's Biden Bribery Cover-Up Is Worse Than You Think.  "The bigger deal to me is the double standard with [President Joe] Biden and the allegations of bribery.  That is a much bigger deal, and now it's being suffocated by the Trump indictment," said Federalist Senior Legal Correspondent Margot Cleveland during a Fox Business interview. "According to all the evidence that we have so far ... that [FD-1023 form] ... was buried by the FBI."  [Video clip]

Grassley's '17 Recordings' Bombshell Brings Bidens And Burisma Back Into The Spotlight.  The Ukrainian owner of Burisma allegedly made 17 audio recordings of conversations with the Bidens, Sen. Chuck Grassley revealed Monday from the Senate Floor.  Then-Vice President Joe Biden may also have been involved in prompting Burisma to hire his son for a cushy job on the board of directors, according to Grassley's summary of the FD-1023 confidential human source report the FBI continues to withhold from Congress.  These new details, coupled with the House Oversight Committee's subpoenaing of Hunter's business partner and fellow Burisma board member on Monday, place the Ukrainian oil and gas company back in the spotlight of the Biden family pay-to-play scandal.

Sen. J.D. Vance says he will block all DOJ nominees over Trump indictment.  In the face of a virtual wall of silence among Senate Republicans, Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio has announced that he will place a hold in confirmation of nominees to Justice Department positions to protest the indictment of Donald Trump:  [Tweet with video clip]  It is not clear what might cause Vance to drop this hold.  Perhaps the Special Prosecutor Jack Smith dropping the charges of the indictment?  Merrick Garland certainly will claim that Smith is "independent" and that he, Garland, cannot properly intervene.  So, expect this block to remain until the next president is inaugurated or the matter is ended in the courts.

JD Vance Decides to Play Hardball With Merrick Garland in Midst of Trump Indictment.  But regardless of how the case unfolds, there is still the issue of the timing of these charges, which as many prominent Republicans have pointed out looks an awful lot like election interference considering that Trump could end up being Biden's opponent in the 2024 presidential election. So the question is just what are Congressional Republicans going to do about it?  Talk about how unseemly and dictator-like this all looks or take action?  In the case of Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), he has decided to take action, announcing in a statement Tuesday that he "will hold all Department of Justice nominations."

When are enough Americans going to realize our government is a criminal enterprise?  While the mainstream media refuses to report actual facts, our blessed plethora of alternative media are on the job.  They are doing their level best to report the truth of the deep corruption of the deep state, exacerbated by the preternatural criminality of Joe Biden, his family and all those in service of the Obama agenda; the anti-constitutional, racially divisive transformation of America.  No one can deny that the hatred of whites has exploded, having been taught to young people as a moral imperative for many years now.  The myth of a white supremacy came to new heights under Obama, the man who revered Jeremiah Wright, a man filled with rage and hatred of America as founded and of, of course, white people.  Wright was Obama's mentor.  It was Obama who set us on the course for where we are today.  Biden is just the mind-numbed, moronic tool of Obama's and his communist pals' plan to destroy the United States.  Who installed him as president?

Biden family business needs its own special counsel.  Perhaps the worst argument against indicting former President Donald Trump is that the Justice Department failed to pursue strong cases against the Clinton and Biden presidential families.  The right answer isn't to let Trump skate free but, without ignoring political realities, to hold serious presidential corruption to account.  This certainly applies to the obvious malfeasance of the Bidens.  New reporting by the Washington Examiner's Jerry Dunleavy adds significant credibility to claims of corruption involving President Joe Biden himself.  Dunleavy reported that Mykola Zlochevsky, the Ukrainian owner of the Burisma energy company that hired then-vice presidential son Hunter Biden to a lucrative board position, reportedly called Joe Biden "the big guy" during discussions of what reputable sources call a $5 million bribery scheme.

White House Brags About Chart Showing Inflation Skyrocketed After Biden Took Office.  The White House was dragged on Tuesday for tweeting a chart that showed inflation is lower than it was last summer — even though the chart also showed that inflation had skyrocketed after President Joe Biden was sworn in.  In the post, the White House celebrated inflation reaching 4%, the lowest rate since March 2021, claiming the lower rate "is giving families real breathing room."  The chart may have not been the clear victory sign the Biden administration was going for, though, as it showed the massive increase in inflation from January 2021 to May 2022 when it reached 9% under the current president's watch.

Congressman wants to know if Bidens paid taxes on bribery income!  Amid a flood of reports about evidence that the Bidens, Joe and son Hunter, were bribed by a Ukrainian gas company official to get rid of a corruption investigation, evidence that apparently includes recordings of those conversations, a member of Congress wants to know whether taxes were paid on that income.  The Washington Examiner said it is U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., who said it is important that recipients of large sums pay their "fair share."  A whistleblower sparked the dispute by reporting to Congress that the Bidens had been bribed to get rid of the investigation into Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company.  Since then, specific charges that Joe and Hunter each took a $5 million bribe, have been reported, as well as the fact that the Burisma official involved has recordings of conversations with the two.

Flashback: Biden Promised to Use His Power to Prevent Trump From Returning to White House.  As Donald Trump faces charges from the Biden administration over his possession of classified documents, many of his supporters and advocates have pointed out how the administration's actions parallel corruption long associated with third-world dictatorships.  And yet, during a press conference last November, Joe Biden actually promised he would do exactly that when asked about Trump's possible return to the White House.  "So the entire genesis of that G7 conversation was tied to your predecessor, who is about to launch another campaign.  So how do you reassure them, if that is the reason for their questioning, that the former president will not return or that his political movement, which is still very strong, will not... once again take power in the United States?" a reporter asked Biden.  "Well, we just have to demonstrate that he will not take power by — if we — if he does run," Biden said.  "I'm making sure he, under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next president again."  [Tweet with video clip]

Senator Grassley Reveals FBI Confidential Human Source Alleging Biden Bribes Has Recordings of Himself Talking to Joe Biden.  Things are certainly getting interesting on the Biden bribery story.  Apparently, in the unclassified interview with the Confidential Human Source, the FBI redacted the source alleging he has audio recordings of himself speaking to Joe Biden.  Senator Chuck Grassley revealed this little bit of information today from the security of the Senate floor.  [Video clip]

No Laughing Jesters in Biden's Banana Republic.  [Scroll down]  So why aren't they singing "Banana Boat?"  Because they're afraid.  Oh they were excited and pleased that Democrat Biden, although doddering, and senile to the point of drooling in public, is still vicious enough to remake the United States as a Banana Republic.  Because it was Biden who ordered that his chief political rival — former Republican President Donald Trump — be criminally indicted in the hopes of removing him as a political candidate in the 2024 election.  Isn't that election interference?  Isn't that what third-world nations do to their politics?  And now that former President Donald Trump has been criminally indicted as Biden wanted, more news crashed against the calm demeanor of jesterdom:  Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said that the FBI source who reported President Biden's alleged role in a multi-million dollar bribery plot is claiming to have 17 audio recordings of Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.  The source kept the recordings for "insurance."

Oversight Chairman James Comer subpoenas Biden family associate Devon Archer to appear Friday.  House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) sent a subpoena to a Biden family business associate Monday urging him to appear before the committee Friday.  The subpoena was sent to Devon Archer, a major player in Biden family business dealings in China, Russia, and Ukraine, according to a release announcing the subpoena.  The release said Archer was also President Joe Biden's son "Hunter Biden's business partner in several transactions involving foreign nationals and foreign companies."  The news of the subpoena comes as the Oversight Committee continues to look into alleged misdoings by the Biden family around the world.  Last week, the FBI agreed after weeks of refusal to provide an FD-1023 form to the committee.  The form contained allegations of a "criminal bribery scheme" by Biden.

Articles of Impeachment Filed Against Biden, Harris — and the Charges Are Right on the Money.  As I reported earlier, now we have Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) explaining that there are audio tapes of the conversations that the foreign national Burisma executive had with Hunter and Joe Biden about the "bribery scheme" that the Burisma executive kept as an "insurance policy."  That may indeed be a smoking gun, and that raises even more questions about Joe Biden's actions regarding Ukraine, including the funneling of billions to the country.  Now things are heating up.  Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) has filed articles of impeachment against both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and the reason is a perfect one to apply to both of them: the "weaponization" of their offices, not just for what Biden and Harris are doing since they came into power, but also for what Biden did as vice president to "shield the business and influence peddling schemes of his family from congressional oversight and public accountability."

Senator Chuck Grassley Says There Are 17 Audios With Joe Biden Taking Bribes.  Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday that the Burisma executive who allegedly paid Joe Biden and Hunter Biden kept 17 audio recordings of his conversations with them as an "insurance policy," citing the FBI FD-1023 form that the bureau briefed congressional lawmakers on.  [Video clip]

Burisma boss in alleged Biden bribe scheme claims to have 15 taped conversations with Hunter, 2 with Joe: Grassley.  The FBI source who reported President Biden's alleged role in a bribery scheme said that a Ukrainian businessman claimed to keep as "insurance" 15 audio recordings of first son Hunter Biden and two of Joe Biden, a Republican senator revealed Monday [6/12/2023].  Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) made the staggering claim in a Senate floor speech after FBI Director Christopher Wray last week allowed House Oversight Committee members to see a redacted informant file about the claim that Hunter and then-Vice President Joe Biden received $5 million apiece to serve the interests of Burisma Holdings owner Mykola Zlochevsky.  "Congress still lacks a full and complete picture with respect to what that document really says.  That's why it's important that the document be made public without unnecessary redactions for the American people to see," said Grassley, accusing the bureau of needlessly redacting information about the recordings from the file shared with House lawmakers.

Republican Senator says foreign national has recordings of 17 phone calls with Joe and Hunter.  Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Burisma executive who allegedly paid Joe Biden a bribe has kept 17 audio recordings of phone calls as an 'insurance policy.'  According to a 'highly credible' whistleblower, an internal FD-1023 memo created in 2020 based off information from a highly-paid FBI informant apparently details a $5 million 'arrangement' for an exchange of money for policy decisions between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.  In a bombshell speech on the Senate floor Monday, the Iowa lawmaker cited what is believed to have been redacted in the FD-1023 file from the FBI on the alleged payment.

Newly Discovered Hunter Biden Laptop Emails About 'My Guy' Prove 'Bribery Scheme' Involving President Biden, Republicans Claim.  New disclosures from Hunter Biden's infamous laptop appear to show that President Biden's troubled son and some of Hunter's business associates were deeply involved in advocating for Ukrainian interests in the United States during the time that Mr. Biden served as vice president.  Republicans say that this and other emails prove that the president was, in fact, involved in a bribery scheme as described by a federal whistleblower complaint.

The Only Thing In America More Corrupt Than The Biden Family.  Having no discernible skills pays well, as does offering no good or service to your customers.  If that sounds odd, let me add a caveat: If you're a Biden.  The family of President Joe Biden has managed to rake in millions upon millions of dollars, a lot of which comes from foreign companies and governments, without registering as a foreign agent or seemingly providing literally anything in return.  That's a pretty sweet deal.  Weirdly, this "perfectly legal" activity is something none of them want to talk about.  If I were having millions thrown at me for some magical reason I'd want everyone to know why, if only more rich people out there could get in on the action and throw even more money my way.  If I, for example, provided some service that was worth millions to people I've never met, who don't even speak the same language I do or work in an industry I know literally nothing about, I'd welcome every media inquiry as free advertising.  Especially when, as a requirement to get the money, I have to do absolutely nothing.

Burisma Founder Mykola Zlochevsky, Who Allegedly Bribed Joe and Hunter Biden, Is an SVR Asset.  Burisma Holdings founder Mykola Zlochevsky, who allegedly paid a total of $10 million in bribes to Joe and Hunter Biden in 2015 and 2016 in exchange for then-Vice President Joe Biden's assistance in getting Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired, is believed to be an asset of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) by the United States intelligence community, according to a national security source speaking to RedState on condition of anonymity.

Ted Cruz Goes There on FBI Cover-Up of Alleged Biden Bribery Tapes.  In the most troubling revelation yet related to Joe Biden's alleged bribery scandal, Sen. Chuck Grassley announced on Monday that over a dozen different tapes exist of conversations involving the matter.  Even more shocking is that two of the tapes supposedly contain Biden himself speaking directly to the foreign national who says he arranged the bribes.  [Tweet]  That was all in the FD-1023 form that was shown to Congress some days prior to the writing.  The problem is that no one knew that because it was all redacted by the FBI before members of the House Oversight Committee got their hands on it.  Why was it redacted?  Sen. Ted Cruz has a pretty good idea.  [Tweet]

Grassley: Foreign national who allegedly bribed Joe, Hunter Biden has recordings of them.  Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday announced that the foreign national who allegedly bribed then-former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter kept recordings of his conversations with each as an "insurance policy."  "The 1023 produced to that House Committee redacted reference that the foreign national who allegedly bribed Joe and Hunter Biden allegedly has audio recordings of his conversations with them.  Seventeen total recordings," Grassley said on the Senate floor.  Fifteen audio recordings include conversations between him and Hunter Biden while two include conversations between him and Joe Biden.  "These recordings were allegedly kept as a sort of insurance policy for the foreign national in case he got into a tight spot.  The 1023 also indicates that then-Vice President Joe Biden may have been involved in Burisma employing Hunter Biden," he continued.

GOP Rep. Ogles introduces impeachment articles against Biden, Harris.  Tennessee Republican Rep. Andy Ogles introduced articles of impeachment on Monday against President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  Ogles' articles accuse Biden of having "weaponized" the presidency, both in his tenure as president and vice president, to "shield the business and influence peddling schemes of his family from congressional oversight and public accountability."  Additionally, the articles accuse Biden of acting in a "manner contrary to the public trust and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States" with his handling of the southern border crisis.  Ogle's effort will likely face an uphill climb in the House, where a small minority of Republicans have pushed for Biden's impeachment.

Three Potential Scandals Plaguing The FBI-Biden Bribe Saga.  FBI Director Christopher Wray narrowly avoided contempt of Congress proceedings last week over his refusal to provide the House Oversight Committee with an unclassified document memorializing a trusted informant's allegation that then-Vice President Joe Biden accepted a $5 million bribe from Ukrainian energy oligarch Burisma.  Dramatic as the near-rebuke may have appeared, and as explosive as the contents of the FBI's concealed FD-1023 form seem to be, the trio of apparent scandals this saga touches on transcends its immediate significance.  The first scandal — hiding in plain sight for years yet never fully exposed, let alone prosecuted — concerns the Biden family's potentially criminal, national security-imperiling, public trust-eroding influence peddling.  The reality of this influence peddling makes the stunning allegation of a Joe Biden bribe seem infinitely more plausible than it might otherwise appear.

Democrats Doubling Down On Biden Bribery Lies Suggests They're Prepping For The Next Leak.  House Democrats keep lying about the FBI's handling of a "highly credible" confidential human source (CHS), who reported that the Ukrainian owner of Burisma bragged about paying then-Vice President Joe Biden a $5 million bribe.  Their persistence suggests the FBI is poised to peddle selectively leaked documents to cover up its political favoritism and interference in the 2020 election.  On Friday, Democrat Ro Khanna went on Fox News to discuss the scandal surrounding the FD-1023 form that implicated Biden in a bribery scandal.  Khanna, a member of the House Oversight Committee, along with other committee members, had reviewed the FD-1023 the previous day.  After professing his full trust in the president, Khanna repeated the lie Ranking Member Jamie Raskin had peddled earlier in the week: that then-Attorney General William Barr's hand-picked prosecutor, Scott Brady, had closed the investigation into the CHS's claims contained in the FD-1023.

Biden laughs off FBI bribery claims as evidence against him and Hunter mounts.  Audacity is Joe Biden's magic power.  When the walls are closing in, he laughs in your face and dares you to come after him.  He did it last week when he laughed at a question about "[...] evidence in an FBI file" that he allegedly took a $5 million bribe from a Ukrainian energy company in return for a policy decision when he was vice president.  "Where's the money?" he quipped, before calling the allegation "a bunch of malarkey."  Forgive us if we don't take the president at his word, because he has lied before about his involvement in the international "pay to play" scheme run by his son Hunter and brother Jim during his vice presidency.

Report: FBI Record on Bribery Deal Reveals Another 'Big' Connection to Joe Biden.  The information in the "Biden bribery form" was revealed this week.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) laid out the details that she and other members of the House Oversight Committee had been told by the FBI when they were briefed on the FD-1023 form.  The big takeaway was that not only did Hunter Biden allegedly get a payout of $5 million in the purported bribery scheme but so, allegedly, did Joe Biden.  That was a bombshell that should have been all over the news.  But, of course, as we know, the indictment of former President Donald Trump conveniently dropped the same day, so the Biden bribery scandal did not get the attention it should have.  The liberal media was happy to do what they could to try to ignore it.

Pressure on Republicans to Impeach Biden Grows amid Bribery Claims, Trump Indictment.  Calls from the right are growing for Republicans to impeach President Joe Biden after the revelation of an FBI informant's allegations he and Hunter Biden were part of a bribery scheme back in 2015 and 2016, and after former President Donald Trump's indictment.  On Thursday, the FBI finally allowed House Oversight Committee Republicans to view a transcribed interview — an FD 10-23 — with a "highly credible" informant who alleged that both Joe and Hunter Biden were paid $5 million each to help a Ukrainian natural gas company executive kill a corruption investigation into him.

House Should Open Impeachment Investigation into Biden for Bribery.  The U.S. House of Representatives should immediately vote to approve an impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden on suspicion of bribery in the wake of new evidence emerging from the FBI's 1023 form.  That document, handed over to Congress only after the House Oversight Committee threatened to charge FBI Director Christopher Wray with contempt, reportedly describes a $5 million foreign scheme to bribe Biden.  As I wrote in March, there were already amble grounds to investigate Biden for bribery — one of only two crimes specifically mentioned in the Constitution as grounds for impeachment and removal from office.

Who's Destroying Civic Norms Again?  Trump?  While the DOJ goes after Joe Biden's principal 2024 opponent, the old corrupt codger is looking to repeat his election strategy of 2020 — which is to say, he will hide in some undisclosed basement and watch as the Deep State's criminal element rigs another election his way.  We're watching history in the making.  In 2020, quid-pro-quo Joe — a politician who would have struggled to win an election outside of his native Delaware — "won" more votes than any candidate in American history while hardly campaigning.  In 2024, the corrupt Department of (in)Justice will just prosecute his rivals, until he's the only candidate left.  Some might call that kind of system indistinguishable from the Chinese Communist Party's stranglehold over their people — and the Obama Marxists running America into the ground all say, "Isn't it great?"

Biden speaks at White House Pride event: 'Bravest and most inspiring people I've ever known'.  President Biden hosted a "Pride Month 2023" event on the White House lawn Saturday, decorating the area with rainbow motifs and the "Progress Pride flag."  The event, hosting performers and speakers representing LGBT causes, acclaimed the Pride community as "the bravest and most inspiring people" and an "example" for the US and the entire world.  "Outside the gates of this house are those who want to drag our country backwards, and so many battles yet to be braved.  But today, we're not here to be strong.  We're not here to be courageous.  Even though for so many of you, just coming to this event is an act of bravery," said First Lady Jill Biden.

The Degenerate Biden Family.  People keep private things, even secrets on their computers.  But you likely agree with me that most people guard their computers with their lives, second only to one's smart phone.  Speaking of which, imagine what we would find on Hunter's cell phone?  As you consider that question, ask yourself this one.  Why hasn't anyone mentioned looking into Hunter Biden's phone records?  Any chance we might find a few pings off towers in Ukraine and China?  I suggest to you that a crackhead with Alzheimer know better than to leave their laptop at a computer repair shop.  But that's what Hunter did.  Surprisingly, at no point did Hunter try to retrieve the computer.  Understand that the man The Big Guy put in charge of the family's fortune didn't even remember that he had left his laptop at a computer repair shop — full of the family's secrets.  Did Hunter not remember what was on that laptop? [...] As expected, Hunter's laptop exposed the Biden family criminal enterprise.  Business dealings on one's laptop is par for the course.  Except Hunter kept his crooked business dealings.  And I remind you that Hunter was so cracked out that he forgot his laptop.  Crooked family business aside, Hunter chronicled his debauchery.  The man kept pictures of prostitutes the way serial killers keep trophies of their victims.

Rudy Giuliani: I Have a Witness, Former Chief Accountant of Burisma Willing to Give Up All the Offshore Bank Accounts.  Rudy Giuliani joined Rita Cosby on Newsmax on Saturday morning to discuss the latest Congressional investigations into the Biden Family Crimes. [...] Rudy, who warned the American public about the Biden Family's international pay for play scandals years ago, told Rita Cosby that he has a witness who is the former chief accountant at Burisma who is willing to testify on the Biden crimes.  She even has the Biden bank account transactions.  She has the receipts!

The feds already have all the evidence they need to charge Biden with bribery.  The DOJ has long held the evidence needed to charge Joe Biden with bribery to change our policy in Ukraine.  (And also all the evidence needed to charge Hunter with several crimes, including violations of the tax code, of the laws governing the purchase of firearms, and laws prohibiting money laundering.)  Here is an overview of the evidence needed to charge with bribery to change our policy in Ukraine.  Our policy was to have Ukraine force Burisma and its owner Zlochevsky to return the oil and gas properties Zlochevsky stole when he was the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources.  And Zlochevsky wanted that policy reversed.  The documents show that Zlochevsky was paying Hunter Biden approximately $83,000 a month.  Zlochevsky claimed he was paying for corporate governance advice.  However privately owned companies do not need corporate governance advice, and if they did, they wouldn't hire Hunter Biden to provide it.  And they wouldn't pay anyone $83,000 a month for such advice.

Can Trump Clean The Augean Stables on the Potomac?  [Scroll down]  For what, when you come down to it, is Trump's crime?  Please don't tell me it has something to do with his possession of classified documents or "obstruction" of an official proceeding.  Former presidents have very wide latitude with respect to managing documents, as was set forth explicitly by the Presidential Records Act in the late 1970s.  It's a different matter with the 1,800 boxes of documents that Joe Biden glommed onto in his days in the Senate and as vice president.  I believe they are still moldering under his Corvette in the garage of his Delaware residence, having wound up there after a trip through D.C.'s Chinatown and the Penn Biden Center, a facility paid for, as was Biden's $900,000 stipend at the University of Pennsylvania, by China. [...] If you are hearing the winds murmur "two-tier system of justice" you are not imagining things.  Donald Trump, as president, could declassify anything he wished.  Neither Joe Biden nor Hillary Clinton had that authority.

MTG Reveals FBI Holds Two More FD-1023 Forms On Biden.  Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene said the country needs to come to terms with a harsh reality.  "The agencies truly and purely protect the Deep State," Greene said.  "And the reason why they protect Joe Biden is because Joe Biden is so controllable.  Because they have all this evidence.  They've got mountains of evidence of Joe Biden's crimes, and that makes him the most controlled president that we've ever had in US history."  Greene, a member of the House Oversight Committee, explained that the FBI is holding two more FD-1023 forms related to President Joe Biden's alleged criminal bribery scheme.

Trump Is Charged But Nobody Has Time To Investigate The Possibility That We Have A Spy In The White House.  Donald Trump is apparently being charged with seven counts of mishandling classified documents. [...] The broader issue here is this.  How is it that DOJ and the FBI have found time to run this "crime" to the ground but apparently have dedicated no resources of any kind to pursuing the massive trove of evidence suggesting strongly that Joe Biden is fully compromised by the Communist Chinese and has taken literally tens of millions of dollars from individuals directly connected to Chinese intelligence?  If Trump was sloppy with classified documents — a claim as yet unproven — we can probably agree that is less than ideal.  If the guy sitting in the Oval Office is in the pay of our number one foreign enemy that seems like it would be a much bigger deal.

The Lawfare That Will Destroy The Republic.  Biden's DOJ is abusively pursuing Donald Trump for crimes that Joe Biden actually committed. [...] The FD-1023 says that the informant wasn't a Trump supporter, but he also said it would take ten years to figure out how the money went from Ukraine to the Bidens.  Also, as for the $5 million for Joe Biden and the $5 billion [sic] for Hunter Biden, Hunter did have to give his father half the money.  That is what he said on the Laptop from Hell.  The $10 million was to eliminate the prosecutor in the Burisma case, and Biden did.  Watch the second tape if you haven't yet.  The investigation into the Bidens is still ongoing and has been ongoing for five years.  He needs to be impeached.

Trump Is Indicted, But Biden Is the Real Criminal.  The more the Trump haters try to harass him out of the race, the more I want to vote for him.  As we are all painfully aware, the Democrats don't wait until it's election time to interfere with an election.  They're on it way ahead of schedule.  Lefties want Donald Trump off of the 2024 ballot, and they don't care how badly they pervert the law to make that happen.  Joe Biden is guilty of pretty much everything.  Trump is a halo-wearing saint compared to President LOLEightyOneMillion and his drug-dealing kid.  Biden has classified document from the days when MTV still played music videos but no one in the Justice Department wants to upset the pudding-brained boss.  While Team Biden works overtime to smear Trump, it still keeps sinking in the corruption mud.

Near-Disaster Unfolds During Joe Biden's Trip to NC, Even Jill Looked Tense.  And the day after he suffered a massive fall during an Air Force commencement ceremony, Biden had to be directed everywhere he went during a D.C. Marine Barracks parade while at times moving very slowly, and then on Monday, he shook hands with thin air (again) during the Kansas City Chiefs' visit to the White House.  But Biden and First Lady Jill Biden's trip to North Carolina Friday provided us with what I think is the clearest evidence yet that Joe Biden is unwell.  [Tweets with video clips]  If this isn't definitive proof that Biden is unfit for another term in office then I don't know what is.  He's stiff, robotic, and sometimes doesn't even look like he knows where he is.  It's just downright frightening considering the vast power he holds, and it makes you wonder all over again how this country is being run behind the scenes and, more importantly, by who?

Laughing Biden Mocks Us Over His Bribery Scandal.  As I mentioned yesterday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) dropped a Fat Man on Gropey Joe Biden in regard to the alleged $10 million in bribes he and his crackhead son Hunter took from Burisma Holdings, an energy company in Ukraine.  Greene claims she saw an FBI document laying out Biden's bribery skullduggery in detail.  It alleges that Hunter Biden was paid almost $1 million per year from 2014 to 2019 as a member of Burisma's board of directors.  [Editor's note:  Greene has not released the document and PJ Media has been unable to review or authenticate it.]  Green[e] said it also details how Joe Biden was allegedly paid $5 million to have a Ukrainian prosecutor — who was investigating Burisma's shady deal with Hunter Biden — fired before he could do any damage.  You may recall Biden mockingly bragging about how he held $1 billion in aid to Ukraine over the head of a Ukrainian official to have the prosecutor fired.  In true Biden style, he foolishly did it on camera.

It's Past Time For Republicans To Impeach Biden And All His Top Officials.  We now have more evidence that Joe Biden is a criminal than Democrats faked in order to spy on and then impeach Donald Trump twice, hamstringing his entire four years in office.  Yet Trump has become the first president in U.S. history to be raided by the FBI and now indicted — over documents the Department of Justice will not identify, even to courts.  The indictment is a scam, on every level.  It is pure treachery designed to make a mockery of the American justice system to persecute Democrats' top political enemy.  Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Mike Pence, and Barack Obama all had "documents disputes," and none of them were indicted despite several of their offenses being clearly far worse than what's on the table with Trump.  The indictment is a farce.  And it's a dangerous one, as a very public and high-level weaponization of America's legal system for political purposes.  This is banana republic behavior, folks, and it's destroying what's left of the American constitutional order that preserves for all of us a way of life unparalleled in human history.

As Biden Abuses Our Republic, His Handlers Abuse Him.  Joe Biden through his handlers is abusing America every day by allowing millions of low-skilled, uneducated, or criminal individuals to enter our country; by indoctrinating children to hate America and to be confused about their gender; by regarding concerned parents as terrorists; by printing and spending money as if there is no tomorrow;; by supporting a double-standard of justice propagated by his corrupt AG, by kowtowing to China at every turn; by decimating our energy-producing capabilities; by turning the U.S. military from alert and prepared to woke and weak, and 1,000 other cuts — his handlers, his key staff, his wife, his family, and his friends are abusing him.  They are literally engaging in elder abuse, and for what?  To further their power-hungry, selfish ends.  It's medicate him, dress him up, get him out the door, and parade him in public for yet another day.

Biden secures the GOP nomination for Trump.  Joe Biden all but delivered the Republican nomination for president to Donald Trump on a silver platter when Merrick Garland indicted Trump on Thursday.  Biden has turned America into a Banana Republic with his latest dirty political trick against Trump.  Indicting the opposition party's strongest candidate against him, Biden acted as any third world dictator would.  He is trying his best to take out his challenger as the primary competition barely gets underway. [...] This is some deeply corrupt stuff that is being carried out by a deeply corrupt president.  Is it a coincidence that Trump's lawyers were notified of the indictment at the same time that the Biden family corruption is coming out via documents in a bribery probe by the Congressional Oversight Committee?  Squirrel!  Don't pay any attention to committee members coming out of briefings and talking about documents allegedly pointing to $5M bribes paid to Joe Biden and to Hunter Biden.  Just look over there and watch Donald Trump being indicted by an equally corrupted Merrick Garland.

MTG Discloses What's in the Biden 'Bribery' Form — And It's Big.  As I reported on Wednesday night, the FBI caved and, at least temporarily, avoided a contempt charge for Director Christopher Wray by allowing all the members of the House Oversight Committee to view the FD-1023 "Biden bribery form."  The FBI also turned over a couple of other documents to further comply with the subpoena from the Committee.  Now, after having seen the document, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is sharing the unclassified details of what she said was referenced in the form.  What she revealed is big, if true.  She said there were financial records that showed two payments of $5 million — one to Hunter Biden and the other "specifically" to Joe Biden, to "fix" a situation.

It's James Comer's grit vs. Biden's grift as family corruption scandal intrigue heats up.  James Comer is a hero.  It would be a lot easier for him to let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to the Biden family corruption scandal and the even bigger scandal of the subsequent FBI/CIA coverup which kept American voters in the dark about one of the two presidential candidates in the 2020 election.  But with the backing of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Comer is right over the target with his House Oversight Committee investigations, and his confrontation with the FBI is both necessary and courageous.  The FBI has become a law unto itself.  Director Christopher Wray has been thumbing his nose at congressional oversight in a way that demands reprimand, which is exactly what Comer is delivering.

Russiagate Redux: Grassley Calls Out FBI For Leaking False Narratives To Obstruct Biden Investigation.  Stop leaking to the media, peddling false narratives, and obstructing congressional oversight into the FBI's handling of allegations that President Joe Biden was part of a criminal bribery scheme, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told FBI Director Christopher Wray in a floor speech Tuesday.  "Quit playing games," Grassley said.  "The Justice Department and FBI no longer deserve the benefit of the doubt," he added, pointing to the FBI and Department of Justice's track record of deception from the Russia-collusion hoax to the present.  Wray "made one excuse after another to not produce" the document detailing the bribery allegation against Biden, Grassley said, even refusing to admit it existed until Grassley revealed to him that he'd already seen a copy.  The existence of the explosive allegation, which reportedly describes a Ukrainian energy concern seeking to pay then-Vice President Biden $5 million in return for a policy decision during his time as Ukrainian point man for the Obama administration, was revealed to Grassley by multiple FBI whistleblowers.

The FBI's Manufactured Narrative for the Biden Corruption Investigation Has Collapsed.  Donald Trump might face another indictment, but Joe Biden might not be far behind him, or that would be the case in a fair, sane world.  Spencer wrote about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) detailing more shocking updates about the Biden corruption probe, specifically the $5 million allegedly paid to him by a foreign national.  Ms. Greene elaborated that these transactions related to the shady Biden-Burisma arrangement.  The person or persons involved reportedly have a ledger of the bribes, and this deal allegedly formed the basis for Joe Biden wanting to fire the original Ukrainian prosecutor looking into Burisma's business practices when he was vice president:  [Tweets]  The real question is whether the Department of Justice, which is infested with pro-Biden, Trump-hating lawyers, does anything.  But the FBI, having been exposed for being a biased law enforcement agency that will go out of its way to protect members of the Democratic Party, will not be able to slither its way out of this one.  The Durham Report compartmentalized all the nasty deeds, lying, and illegal spying the FBI conducted during the Trump years to keep the Russian hoax alive.  We also know that top bureau agents have been interfering in any investigation involving Hunter Biden, Joe, or other family members.

House Rep. confirms FBI informant document showing $5M bribery payment was sent to Biden.  It has now been confirmed by Representative Lauren Boebert that the FBI informant document recently disclosed to members of the House Oversight Committee relates to an alleged $5 million bribery payment made to President Joe Biden and not to his son, Hunter Biden.  The redacted FD-1023 record, which has been the subject of a continuing dispute between the FBI and House investigators, was the subject of an appearance by Boebert (R-Colo.) on "The Benny Show" with Conservative host Benny Johnson. [...] At a Council on Foreign Relations gathering in 2006, Joe Biden bragged about ousting former Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin.  Shokin had been looking into Burisma, which is the natural gas company that appointed Hunter Biden to its board of directors.  Because of the Ukrainian prosecutor's ineffective anti-corruption efforts, the Biden administration and advisers alleged that they wanted to dismiss the general.  However, the FBI informant paper suggests the opposite case.

Burisma executive 'paid Joe and Hunter Biden $5 million each to end corruption investigations'.  House Republicans alleged on Thursday that President Joe Biden and his son Hunter each received a $5 million payment from the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma to shake off a corruption probe.  Reps.  Anna Paulina Luna and Marjorie Taylor Greene were among those given access to an FBI document from June 2020 that detailed testimony given to agents from an informant who had spoken with Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky.  That informant claimed that Zlochevsky said he had doled out $5 million to each Biden to call off an ongoing investigation by the Ukrainian prosecutor general at the time, Viktor Shokin.

Joe Biden [was] allegedly paid $5M by [a] Burisma executive as part of a bribery scheme, according to [an] FBI document.  President Joe Biden was allegedly paid $5 million by an executive of the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, where his son Hunter Biden sat on the board, a confidential human source told the FBI during a June 2020 interview, sources familiar told Fox News Digital.  The sources briefed Fox News Digital on the contents of the FBI-generated FD-1023 form alleging a criminal bribery scheme between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national that involved influence over U.S. policy decisions.

Nancy Mace Calls Out Joe Biden After He Jokes About $5 Million Ukraine Bribe Allegation.  Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) called on Joe Biden to release his and the Biden family's bank and LLC records on Thursday in response to Biden's answer to a reporter's question about bribery allegations contained in the FBI FD-1023 form reviewed by members of the House Oversight Committee earlier in the day.  The document contains allegations relayed by a reputable FBI informant that the head of the Ukraine energy firm Burisma paid Joe Biden and his son Hunter $5 million each in complex hidden payments to influence U.S. foreign policy and secure Joe's help in getting a Ukraine prosecutor taken off an investigation into Burisma.

Biden Lies About Never Telling DOJ to Prosecute Anyone.  CLAIM: President Joe Biden has "never once ... suggested to the Justice Department what they should do."  VERDICT: FALSE.  He said people who defied the January 6 Committee's subpoenas should be prosecuted.  President Biden responded to a shouted question on Thursday from a left-wing journalist who asked him why Americans should trust the Department of Justice — not because it may be prosecuting his political opponent, for the first time in American history, but because that opponent had the temerity to criticize it for doing so.

Alleged $5 Million To Biden Was From Ukrainian Natural Gas Company Burisma: Report.  Then-Vice President Joe Biden allegedly accepted a $5 million bribe from an executive at the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, where his son Hunter Biden was paid $1 million per year to sit on its board.  Fox News reported that the allegation is contained in a FD-1023 form that the FBI created based on an interview they conducted with an FBI confidential human source in June 2020.  The confidential source has been "consistently reviewed by the FBI" and has been "found to be highly credible."  The confidential source, a businessman, reportedly had multiple meetings and conversations with the Burisma executive about how to obtain U.S. oil rights and establish connections with a U.S. oil company while Biden was still vice president.  When asked why the executive needed advice when Hunter Biden was on the board, the executive allegedly said Hunter Biden was "dumb."  The confidential source told the FBI that executive said that the company had to pay the Biden family because Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin was investigating the company and it would have a hard time breaking into the U.S. market given the circumstances, the report said.  The executive reportedly indicated that it would be "$5 million for one Biden, $5 million for the other Biden."

GOP congressman questions why DoJ 'told Trump he's being indicted' on same day Congress was shown document claiming Biden received $5M from Ukrainian energy firm.  The Make America Great Again (MAGA) Inc. have questioned the timing of Donald Trump's indictment, pointing out it came on the same day that members of the House were shown a controversial Joe Biden 'bribery' document.  In a tweet they wrote:  'It's not a coincidence that Biden's Justice Department indicts President Trump the same day as this breaks.  'Joe Biden allegedly paid $5M by Burisma executive as part of a bribery scheme, according to FBI document.'

Another Biden campaign co-chair has ties to Hunter, asked for his briefing 'on the Ukraine'.  Democratic Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, one of the Biden campaign's national co-chairs and a likely Senate candidate, thanked Hunter Biden in 2016 for his "generous contribution" to her campaign and asked if he could brief her "on the Ukraine," emails show.  Blunt Rochester, who was named co-chair along with several others, including Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., previously served in the same role for Biden's 2020 presidential campaign.  She is expected to launch a run for the open Senate seat in Delaware this month, Politico reported.  Fox News Digital previously reported that Hunter served as an outside adviser to Coons during his successful 2010 Senate bid, making Blunt Rochester at least the second campaign co-chair with ties to the embattled first son.

Elise Stefanik: Donald Trump Indicted Same Day 'Treasonous' Biden Doc Released to Congress.  House Republican Conference Chair Rep Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said in a statement Thursday that President Biden weaponized the Justice Department against former President Trump, amid news the GOP front-runner had been indicted on the same day it was revealed Biden allegedly received a payoff for influencing U.S.-Ukraine policy.  "The exact same day that the FBI is forced to turn over to Congress absolutely damning and credible allegations regarding Joe Biden's illegal, egregious, and treasonous corruption, Joe Biden weaponizes his Department of Justice to indict Donald Trump," Stefanik said.

Biden Melts Down During Presser When Asked About Bribery Allegation, Gives Unbelievable Answer.  As we reported earlier, Joe Biden held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom on Thursday.  He needed note cards to just do his greetings with Sunak, and he got confused about what the prime minister's position was.  That raised fresh concerns about his mental ability to do the job.  Then the White House decided to throw caution to the wind and had him answer a few questions.  Of course, he had a pre-approved list as he usually does, so he may also have the questions and answers in front of him as well.  [Tweet with video clip]

Biden vetoes Republican bill blocking his $400 billion student loan forgiveness plan.  President Joe Biden on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have overturned his student debt relief plan, leaving program's fate in the hands of the Supreme Court.  Both the House and Senate approved the legislation that would block the president's program, which promises to cancel up to $20,000 of debt for millions of borrowers but has been held up by courts.  'I'm not gonna back down in my efforts to help pretend to manage and working and middle class families.  That's why I'm going to veto this bill,' Biden said in a video posted to the White House social media accounts explaining his decision.

Arkansas Judge Threatens Hunter Biden with Six Months in Jail If He Doesn't Appear in Court to Answer Questions About His Finances.  An Arkansas judge threatened Hunter Biden with jail if he doesn't appear in court to answer questions about his finances as part of a child support lawsuit filed by his baby mama Lunden Roberts.  Judge Holly Meyer ordered Hunter Biden to appear in court on July 10 to answer questions about his finances.  Hunter Biden last month appeared in court to lower his $20,000 per month child support payments to the mother of his 4-year-old lovechild.

Bill Barr Confirms Rep. Jamie Raskin Lied About Biden Family Corruption Investigation.  "It's not true.  It wasn't closed down," William Barr told The Federalist on Tuesday [6/6/2023] in response to Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin's claim that the former attorney general and his "handpicked prosecutor" had ended an investigation into a confidential human source's allegation that Joe Biden had agreed to a $5 million bribe.  "On the contrary," Barr stressed, "it was sent to Delaware for further investigation."  Former Attorney General Barr went on the record with The Federalist following statements Raskin made to the press Monday afternoon.  Soon after attending a closed-door meeting with House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer and the FBI — at which lawmakers reviewed the FD-1023 form summarizing a CHS's detailed allegations that then-Vice President Joe Biden agreed to accept money from a foreign national to affect policy decisions — Raskin spoke to the media.

House Republicans pull back contempt charge against FBI director Wray over Biden doc.  The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday called off a vote on a contempt of Congress charge against FBI Director Christopher Wray, accepting a last-minute offer by the bureau to allow the full committee access to a confidential document of an unverified tip about President Joe Biden.  Rep. James Comer said in a statement that the committee is removing a contempt resolution against Wray from Thursday's schedule after receiving an accommodation that would give the full committee access to the document.  "Allowing all Oversight Committee members to review this record is an important step toward conducting oversight of the FBI and holding it accountable to the American people," the Kentucky Republican said.  The action that played out over the last month against Wray reflects a larger breakdown between Republicans and the FBI that has only intensified this year, with some conservatives talking openly about trying to defund the bureau.

James Comer: FBI Doc Alleges 'Business Person from Ukraine' Sent 'Substantial Bribe' to VP Biden.  The FBI's informant file of a $5 million bribery scheme allegedly linked to President Joe Biden concerns the family's business deals in Ukraine, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) revealed Monday.  In May, Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made bombshell claims after reviewing an FBI FD-1023 form that documented the informant's allegations of an alleged bribery scheme involving an exchange of money for policy decisions between now-President Joe Biden and a foreign national.  Comer disclosed the informant tip is dated June 30, 2020.

Startling Revelations Surface in Ongoing Biden Crime Family Probe.  Last month, the House Oversight Committee revealed a trove of evidence exposing Joe Biden's influence-peddling with foreign nations.  The evidence showed that illicit funds were funneled through a network of shell companies, deliberately established to obscure their illicit origins, before ending up in the hands of several members of the Biden family.  This scheme included Joe's brother James Biden, James's wife, Hunter Biden, Hunter's current wife, Hunter'sex-wife, Hallie Biden (Beau's widow and Hunter's former girlfriend), and three children of Hunter Biden and James Biden.  These entities operated without any legitimate business activities and appeared to serve the sole purpose of laundering the unlawfully acquired funds.  Their sole purpose was clearly the purchasing of influence over Joe Biden.

Why Are You Still a Democrat?  In 1977, Joe Biden wrote that certain de-segregation policies would cause his children to grow up "in a racial jungle."  In the quote, which appears to come from a Congressional hearing related to anti-busing legislation, Biden emphasized wanting to "ensure we do have orderly integration of society," adding he was "not just talking about education but all of society."  He then said "unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point.  We have to make some move on this."  Once again, in other words, he supported segregation.  He boasted that he was "good friends" with segregationists. [...] Once again, in other words, he supported segregation.  In a 1998 speech, he called 100,000 juveniles who had been arrested for violent crimes in the U.S. "predators" who "warrant exceptionally, exceptionally tough treatment.... [...] Joe Biden is not a friend of black people.  Every bit as much as Lyndon Johnson, he is a cynically opportunistic racist.

The Elder Abuse of Joe Biden is a National Crisis.  Sadly, Biden is very frail, and his health is a ticking time bomb.  After speeches, he often gets lost and does not know where to go.  He could easily tumble off a stage and require hospitalization or surgery.  This nightmare for the American people needs to end immediately.  At 80 years old, Joe Biden needs medical care, treatment, and rest.  He does not have the physical or mental capabilities to manage the most demanding and powerful position in the world.

Lauren Boebert Says Christopher Wray Is Helping Joe Biden Cover Up Alleged Bribery Scheme.  U.S. House Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) shared that she believes FBI director Christopher Wray is aiding Joe Biden and covering up a bribery scheme perpetrated by Biden when he was VP.  "The FBI's documents prove that Joe Biden engaged in a $5 million bribery scheme as Vice President. jChristopher Wray knew this and covered it up.  On Thursday, Wray's contempt of Congress hearings will begin.  Enough is enough."  [Tweet]  Earlier today after the FBI refused to leave a document subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill, James Comer (R-KY), Chairman of the committee announced in a press briefing that contempt of congress hearings would begin Thursday.  The whistleblower document alleged that then Vice President Biden engaged in a pay-to-play scheme with a foreign nation.  The document describes that Biden agreed to certain actions in exchange for $5 million to his family's shell corporations.

White House Claims Biden Family Business Represents 'No' National Security Threat.  John Kirby, National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, denied on Monday the Biden family's business schemes represent a national security threat despite admitting he had not read the House Oversight Committee report on the matter.  In May, the House Oversight Committee's probe found the Biden family business over the course of several years received at least $10 million from business schemes in Romania and China in return for what appears to be influence peddling.  In total, nine Biden family members received payments from the family foreign business ventures, including two of Joe Biden's grandchildren, the investigation revealed.

Biden whistleblowers 'fear for their lives'.  House Republicans say that the FBI is violating a subpoena to turn over an alleged Biden 'bribery' document because the original informant's life could be in danger if they are 'unmasked[,]' despite the names being redacted.  According to a 'highly credible' whistleblower, an internal FD-1023 memo created in 2020 based off information from a highly-paid FBI informant apparently details a $5 million 'arrangement' for an exchange of money for policy decisions between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.  The leaders of the House Oversight Committee were granted access by the FBI Monday to view the redacted FD-1023 form in a secure facility within the Capitol.  But it did not satisfy Republicans who are moving forward with contempt of Congress charges against FBI Director Chris Wray for failing to turn over the document in its entirety.

Stunning TV interview (in Australia!) on the Hunter Biden laptop evidence.  You are not supposed to know about the contents of the laptop computer that Hunter Biden neglected to retrieve from a repair shop in Delaware.  The 2020 election was fixed by the suppression of the evidence on it, and the deep state — in the form of 51 former intelligence officers — saw to it that it was falsely dismissed as Russian disinformation and rendered null and void as a factor in determining a significant number of votes.  A former Trump White House aide named Garrett Ziegler obtained a copy of the hard drive and is speaking out and publishing its contents. [...] Ziegler is obviously an intelligent guy and has done his homework, spending months going over the data and compiling and classifying the content.  He makes the point that there is clear evidence of multiple crimes, none of which have been prosecuted.  The reason?  The laptop data "Implicates people of both parties.... It's really the uniparty that is implicated in this."  A bit later, "The intel agencies are the epicenter of the US uniparty."

It Doesn't Matter That Joe Biden Is a Corrupt, Doddering, Old Pervert.  Watching President Gumby trip all over mystery sandbags at the Air Force Academy just reinforces what we all already know.  He's a senile, desiccated, crusty weirdo with delusions of mental competence.  And no one cares, at least no one with the power to put this broken nag out to pasture.  The mass of normal people might care if they really understood just how far the decay has gotten.

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna: FBI Mole One-Eye Is Advising Hunter Biden on His Criminal Investigations.  Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) joined Maria Bartiromo this morning on Sunday Morning Futures.  During their discussion, Rep. Luna spoke out about the lawlessness of the federal government and the Department of Justice in the United States.  The Florida representative discussed the Hunter and Joe Biden China bribery scandal.  [Transcript]

Vivek Ramaswamy: 'Biden's Mental Deficits Aren't a Bug; They're a Feature to People Who Control Him'.  Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy told Breitbart News exclusively that the federal bureaucracy in Washington, DC, views President Joe Biden's "physical and mental deficits" as a benefit rather than a detriment.  Breitbart News caught up with Ramaswamy for an exclusive interview at Sen. Joni Ernst's (R-IA) annual Roast and Ride in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.  When asked about Biden's alarming fall on stage at the U.S. Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony on Thursday, Ramaswamy noted, "I'm not gonna pick on him for that."  "I think the reality is his physical and mental deficits aren't a bug; they're a feature to the people who control him," he said.  "So it's just another indicator that he's not even really President Biden.  He's 'Puppet Biden.'  He's a puppet, a frontman, for the managerial industrial complex around him, and frankly, it's starting to look more and more like a form of elder abuse."

Joe Biden is Starting to Scare Everyone.  There are already disturbing reports that the forty-sixth president's schedule is tightly controlled and designed to insulate him from too heavy of a workload.  After having obtained a copy of the presidential daily schedule, the New York Post determined that President Biden has an average workweek consisting of only about 30 hours!  Think of that.  Crises happen at all hours of the day.  Presidents are required to constantly be on their game and be willing to go years sacrificing sound sleep for crisis management — and then still being able to fulfill a tightly packed daily schedule.  Are things less dangerous today than they were four years ago?  Certainly not, despite what the president's handlers would have you believe.  Sorry to say this, but Biden is literally weak.  I also happen to think he's mentally diminished, too.  And it's pathetic.  A diverse, rich nation, with more than 320 million people and Biden is the best we could do to lead us?

Report: Informant Alleging a Joe Biden Bribery Scheme Is 'Highly Credible' FBI Source from Obama Era.  An informant alleging a $5 million bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden is reportedly a "highly credible" FBI source with a history dating back to the Obama administration era.  The FBI possesses a document from an interview the FBI conducted with the informant, which allegedly details an arrangement involving an exchange of money for policy decisions between now-President Joe Biden and a foreign national.  After weeks of stonewalling a congressional subpoena, FBI Director Christopher Wray finally agreed to allow members of Congress to view the unclassified document next Monday.  A House Oversight Committee spokesperson told CNN the committee still plans to move forward with holding the FBI in contempt of Congress.

From the Border to Inflation to Falling on Stage, Nothing Is Ever Joe Biden's Fault.  From the moment Joe Biden first stepped inside the Oval Office as president, the crises began:  from the Biden Border Crisis, Biden Energy Crisis, Biden Inflation Crisis, Biden Economy Crisis, Biden's Afghanistan Debacle, and even falling on stage, nothing is ever this president's fault.  Nothing.  The question:  Why? [...] Why is Joe Biden seemingly incapable of accepting responsibility for his own actions, and the effects of those actions, many of them intentionally caused?  While I can't see inside this guy's head — shudder at the thought — I do know this:  Accepting responsibility for one's actions or inactions, and the damage they might cause, and then taking corrective actions to clean up one's messes, is a strength, not a weakness.  Conversely, blaming others for one's own mistakes is the mark of a weak, insecure person.

End American Gerontocracy.  The octogenarian denizen of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, palpably in the throes of debilitating mental and physical senescence, is not well.  The sight of the commander-in-chief physically falling in front of a graduating Air Force Academy class, no less, is outright depressing to active-duty servicemen and telegraphs national weakness to America's many adversaries abroad.  Make no mistake about it:  Joe Biden is an absolutely massive liability as president of the United States, in charge of the nuclear football and primarily responsible for issues of war and peace.  His vice presidential junior sidekick and would-be successor, the cackling nincompoop Kamala Harris, may well be totally insufferable, but this column has argued — and still maintains — that Biden should resign for the good of the country.  At a bare minimum, it is foolish and selfish in the extreme for the doddering dolt from Delaware to seek reelection in 2024.

Why would anyone want to steal Hunter Biden's art gallery financial records?  Art gallery bookkeeping operations seem like pretty mundane things: Rich old lady A buys eccentric artist B's loopy masterpiece, and life goes on.  But then there's wunderkind Hunter Biden, art sensation extraordinaire, whose blow-pipe paintings, straight out the gate, can fetch upwards of $500,000 a pop, according to news reports.  Sure, his work draws attention, but probably not the kind he wants, [...] More humiliating still, Hunter's paintings don't seem to be worth stealing to the world's art thieves.  There's no news out there about anyone stealing a Hunter Biden oeuvre.  However the bookkeeping behind the paintings is seems to have value — to someone. [...] It's an obvious tip of the hat to what many observers have been saying about Hunter Biden, who's drawing cash like an art world whiz kid — that the whole art game with Biden junior looks more like a means of funneling money to House Biden in one of its family money operations than it does to any great art being produced that would otherwise make Hunter the toast of the art world.

Grassley Reveals He Has Already Seen The Bombshell Whistleblower Doc The FBI Is Hiding.  Sen. Chuck Grassley has already seen the FBI's lengthy summary of a confidential human source's claims that then-Vice President Joe Biden agreed to accept money from a foreign national to affect policy decisions, the Iowa Republican revealed on Thursday.  Grassley further pledged to make the FBI report public as soon as the bureau complies with a congressional subpoena to provide an official copy of the FD-1023 form — something Director Christopher Wray has so far refused to do.  For the last month, Grassley has teamed up with House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer to obtain documents from the bureau related to whistleblower claims that FBI Headquarters opened an assessment in August 2020 to discredit derogatory information about Biden.  Specifically, Grassley and Comer sought the FD-1023 form used to memorialize an interview with a confidential human source (CHS) and related documents, with Comer issuing Wray a subpoena for the material in early May.

FBI Source Alleging Biden Bribery Scheme Is 'Highly Credible,' Used By FBI Since Obama-Era: Report.  The person who alerted U.S. lawmakers last month to the existence of an FBI record that allegedly shows that then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme is a respected FBI source that has been used by the agency for years.  Fox News reported that a person familiar with the matter said the source has been "consistently reviewed by the FBI" and has been "found to be highly credible."  The source has been used in multiple investigations dating back to the Obama-era.  House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said this week that FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed that the file containing the allegations does exist.  "Today, FBI Director Wray confirmed the existence of the FD-1023 form alleging then-Vice President Biden engaged in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national," Comer said.  "However, Director Wray did not commit to producing the documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee."

CNN Doctor Recommends Biden Walk With Cane to Stop Falling.  A shocking bit of honesty occurred during CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront on Thursday night as the network's medical analyst recommended President Joe Biden start walking with a cane to prevent his frequent falls.  The recommendation was uttered when cardiologist and former member of George W. Bush's medical team Doctor Jonathan Reiner was discussing Biden's fall from earlier in the day during a commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  "This is about the third time we've seen the President fall.  He fell twice going up the steps of Air Force One once in 2021 and once earlier this year," Reiner observed.  Continuing his medical analysis, Reiner noted that Biden "has a stiff gait and the stiff gait which is felt to be secondary to, I think, some arthritis in his back, you know, contributes to him walking with this kind of shuffling gait.  And if you hit a sandbag there's not a lot of flexibility and you go down."

Person alleging Biden criminal bribery scheme is a 'highly credible' FBI source used since Obama admin: Source.  The individual behind the information that then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national is a "highly credible" FBI confidential human source who has been used by the bureau in multiple investigative matters dating back to the Obama administration, Fox News Digital has learned.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley were approached by a whistleblower alleging that the FBI was in possession of a document — an FD-1023 form, dated June 30, 2020 — which explicitly detailed information provided by a confidential human source alleging Biden, while serving as vice president, was involved in a $5 million criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national in exchange for influence over policy decisions.

NY Post's Nelson Grills WH Over Biden Family Corruption, Farcical Press Access to Biden.  Wednesday's White House press briefing featured, among other happenings, a rare feat with not one but two bouts featuring Biden flunkies and the New York Post's Steven Nelson as well as a sudden curiosity surrounding Tara Reade now that she's emerged as a flunky herself for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.  Nelson's first bout came during National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby's latest appearance as ever-inept Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre's crutch with Nelson doing what few White House reporters will focus on for more than a few seconds (if at all):  Biden family corruption.

Comer wins: FBI relents, agrees to deliver subpoenaed memo alleging Biden bribery to Capitol.  Facing a potential contempt of Congress vote, FBI Director Christopher Wray relented and has agreed to bring a subpoenaed document from the Biden family investigation to Capitol Hill for lawmakers to inspect on Monday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer announced Friday [6/2/2023].  The document in question, an FD-1023, contains uncorroborated allegations that an informant provided the FBI in June 2020 alleging that Joe Biden, when he was vice president, was engaged in a bribery scheme to change US policy in return for $5 million to his family's businesses, lawmakers have said.  Congress was alerted to the document by an FBI whistleblower who raised concerns the allegations were never fully investigated.  Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa demanded to see the document, and Comer followed with a subpoena.

Hunter Biden gallery calls NYPD over suspected computer and phone hack.  Staff at a Soho art gallery representing Hunter Biden's paintings called police Thursday [6/1/2023] to investigate a possible computer hack of its financial records, The [New York] Post has learned.  A source close to the Georges Berges Gallery, which has mounted shows of President Biden's son's art since 2021, said staff members fear that financial transactions have been hacked, after a client alerted them to a phony invoice requesting payment to an account not controlled by dealer Georges Berges.  The possible hack comes days after staff discovered that the gallery's phone number had been "compromised" by a number that had been traced to Turkey, the source told The Post.  The gallery has been part of a Republican-led probe of President Biden and his family's financial dealings, and the source said staff feared that financial and personal information related to the president's son could be compromised.

Huge Trove of Photos from Hunter Biden's Laptop Released.  On Thursday, thousands of photographs from Hunter Biden's laptop were made accessible to the public via a newly launched website.  Garrett Ziegler, a former Trump White House aide and founder of the nonprofit organization Marco Polo, created a website containing nearly 10,000 photos capturing moments from 2008 to 2019.  Why weren't these photos released sooner, you ask?  Well, according to Zeigler, the process took several months to finalize in order to make the photos suitable for public release.  "It's taken us a couple of months to, one, go through the photos, about 10,000 of them, and redact the genitalia on the photos," Ziegler told Fox New Digital.  "The number one thing we're about... is truth and transparency," he said.  "If the American people want to know what their first family is like, they're going to get it.  And we're not going to be taking out photos that paint the Bidens in a good light."

Senator Chuck Grassley Gives His Perspective on FBI Document Detailing Allegations of Biden Bribery.  Last night on Sean Hannity television show, House Oversight Chairman James Comer made the first admission that both he and Senator Chuck Grassley had seen the FD-1023 form filled out by an FBI agent based on allegations of Joe Biden taking bribes as outlined by an FBI CHS (Confidential Human Source).  FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to admit the document existed until Comer and Grassley informed Wray they had already seen it.  However, the FBI is still refusing the release the document to congress.  During a Fox News interview today [6/1/2023], Senator Chuck Grassley gives his opinion of what is contained within the six-page document.  [Video clip]

Biden's Latest Fall Offers Reminder That June Is 'Elder Abuse Awareness Month'.  President Joe Biden kicked off the first day of "World Elder Abuse Awareness Month" by tripping on what appeared to be a flat surface at the Air Force Academy's graduation ceremony.  [Tweet with video clip]  If any good comes out of the incident, perhaps it is that we can go over just a few of the signs of what elder abuse looks like.  It can affect any senior citizen — even the commander-in-chief, apparently.  "Elder abuse can include physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, and financial exploitation," according to "Another form of elder abuse is self-neglect."  All of those forms of abuse — except possibly sexual (we don't dare ask) — present themselves in the Biden presidency thus far.  As an 80-year-old president, Biden's own aides have said that long presidential trips tire him out for days.  Reports indicate he is only functional between the hours of 10:00 a.m. Eastern through 4:00 p.m. Eastern — even though his job requires a 24/7-365 dedication.  Biden's fall on Thursday wasn't the only sign of physical or mental confusion displayed at the Air Force's event.  For example, when "Hail to the Chief" started playing, he needed a shove to get going.

Biden, who just fell on stage, once mocked Trump for carefully walking down ramp at commencement.  President Biden, in 2020, took aim at then-President Donald Trump for awkwardly walking down a ramp at a commencement speech — remarks that came back to haunt him on Thursday when he took a tumble over a sandbag at a commencement ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Trump took heat from critics, including Biden, when he walked gingerly down the ramp at a West Point commencement ceremony in September 2020.  Then-candidate Biden, in the midst of a presidential campaign, took a swipe at the Republican incumbent.  "Look at how he steps and look at how I step.  Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps," Biden joked.  "Come on."

Extensive Hunter Biden laptop archive with nearly 10,000 photos published on new website.  An immense catalog of photos from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop was published Thursday on a new website, as the first son faces ongoing investigations into his overseas business affairs and potential tax and gun crimes.  Nearly 10,000 photos taken between 2008 and 2019 will be hosted at after a former Trump White House aide apparently spent months scanning the digital archive, redacting some images and publishing the rest.  "The number one thing we're about ... is truth and transparency," Garrett Ziegler, who founded the nonprofit Marco Polo, told Fox News.  Among the redacted pictures are those that display private information, such as Social Security, banking, and credit card numbers.

Website Revealing Over 10,000 Photos From Hunter Biden's Laptop Crashes Shortly After Initial Launch.  A new website unveiling over 10,000 photos from the infamous Hunter Biden laptop, which aimed to bring "truth and transparency" to America's first family, crashed shortly after launching on Thursday.  Garrett Ziegler, the founder of the nonprofit Marco Polo, told Fox News that it took engineers on the site — — "a couple of months" to redact obscene content from thousands of photos spanning from 2008 to 2019, including images exposing Hunter's genitals and multiple nude photos of his deceased brother Beau Biden's wife, Hallie Biden.  "The number one thing we're about ... is truth and transparency," Ziegler said.  "If the American people want to know what their first family is like, they're going to get it.  And we're not going to be taking out photos that paint the Bidens in a good light."  However, reports claimed the website servers continued to crash by Thursday afternoon after thousands of people witnessed the photos.

The Party's Over.  The evidence for Biden's corruption and betrayal of America mounts by the day.  We cannot wait for the situation to ripen further.  Too many of our institutions supporting justice and the rule of law have already been compromised by criminal behavior and subornation from the highest levels.  Every day that action to bring justice is delayed, creates more despair and consternation amongst the American people.  They must not be allowed to lapse into apathy and cynicism.  A clear and powerful case for Impeachment must be mounted immediately.  It will grow and become the basis for an education campaign that cannot be stopped or papered over by our now untrustworthy press and government handmaidens of deceit.  More and more of the foul truth about the Biden crime family and our damaged Justice system will emerge, until the trickle of whistle blowers and damning evidence becomes a rushing torrent that can wash away the stains and ugly crimes of the past three years.

Breadcrumbs From A Buried FBI Source May Lead To A Bigger Biden Scandal.  After a confidential human source claimed then-Vice President Joe Biden agreed to accept money from a foreign national to affect policy decisions, FBI agents used what's called an FD-1023 form to record the allegation.  Now FBI Director Christopher Wray is defying a May 3 congressional subpoena to provide this form.  On Tuesday, in response to Wray's refusal to hand over the documents, Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer announced the House will move to hold the FBI director in contempt of Congress.  It isn't that announcement — or even the other explosive ones released over the past year by Comer's Senate colleague, Chuck Grassley — that prove the most telling, however.  Rather, it is the combination of all the details, big and small, that suggests the scandal set to unfold over the coming weeks will be bigger than anyone imagined.

'Missing' Biden family corruption probe witness Gal Luft speaks out, living as fugitive in undisclosed location.  Gal Luft, the "missing" witness in the House Oversight Committee's Biden family corruption investigation, has told The Post he is alive and living as a fugitive in an undisclosed location.  The former Israeli Defense Force colonel vanished from Cyprus last month while on bail awaiting extradition to the US on seven charges.  He denies the allegations, which include five charges relating to the Arms Export Control Act of conspiring to sell Chinese products to the United Arab Emirates, Kenya and Libya, as well as a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and of making a false statement.  Luft claims he was forced to skip bail because he is the victim of a political persecution by the US to protect Joe Biden and his son Hunter, and brother Jim.

James Comer: FBI Confirms Existence of File Allegedly Linking Joe Biden to $5M Bribery Scheme.  The FBI confirmed the existence of an informant file the bureau refuses to provide Congress that allegedly links President Joe Biden to a $5 million bribery scheme, a confirmation the Justice Department previously did not deny, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) revealed Wednesday [5/31/2023].  Comer and FBI Director Christopher Wray conducted a scheduled meeting Wednesday in which the bureau chief confirmed the file's existence.  The file allegedly details an arrangement involving an exchange of money for policy decisions between now-President Biden and a foreign national.

John Kirby Stammers Out a Denial and Leaves Podium after White House Reporter Details Joe Biden Bribe Allegations.  White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby was stunned by a reporter's question at Wednesday's briefing that mentioned a bribery allegation against Joe Biden, along with his involvement in the Biden family's international business dealings and whistleblower charges of interference in investigations, followed with a request to comment on a recent poll showing a majority of Americans believe Joe Biden is corrupt.  Kirby let out a shocked, "Wow!" and then stood in stunned silence for several seconds while a gasp [...] could be heard in the room.  A man off camera volunteered to take the question for Kirby but White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told him no.  After gathering his thoughts, Kirby stammered out a brief denial on Biden's behalf and referred the part about the whistleblower to the FBI before leaving the podium.  The bold questioner was New York Post reporter Steven Nelson.

Biden Walks Away After Peter Doocy Asks Why He Hasn't Done Any Campaign Rallies.  Joe Biden on Wednesday stopped to chat with reporters on the South Lawn as he departed en route to Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Biden how his re-election campaign is going.  Biden recently announced his 2024 reelection bid in a pre-recorded video posted to Twitter at 6 am.  Joe Biden knows the fix is in.  He doesn't have to campaign.

FBI Director Appears To Be Ignoring Tuesday Deadline To Give Congress Secret Document on Biden 'Bribery Scheme'.  Tuesday is the deadline for the FBI director, Christopher Wray, to hand over a document that's said to detail alleged corruption by President Biden while he was serving as vice president, but for weeks Mr. Wray has shown little interest in complying with Republican investigators probing the Biden family's years of murky financial dealings.  The chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, Congressman James Comer, asked for the letter in early May, but Mr. Wray and the FBI have so far declined to turn it over.  Shortly after Mr. Comer threatened to hold Mr. Wray in contempt of Congress on May 25, the director agreed to a phone conversation that will be held Wednesday, after the Tuesday deadline has passed.  It is unclear if this will just be a courtesy call, or if the director could be substantively engaging with House Republicans on the issue of congressional oversight.

A telling text Jim Biden sent to nephew Hunter suggests Joe WAS in on their business plans.  Newly unearthed text messages suggest President Joe Biden may have been involved in his son and brother's business deals with the Chinese, can reveal.  Two weeks after a 2018 New York Times story exposed Hunter Biden's connections to a corrupt Chinese Communist Party-linked oil firm CEFC, his uncle Jim Biden texted him saying: 'you need a safe harbor' and 'I can work with you[r] father alone!'  The text messages, saved on Hunter's abandoned laptop, are the latest in a growing body of evidence tying the President to Hunter's shady overseas business deals.

America First Legal Obtains More of Biden's Vice Presidential Records from Lawsuit Against National Archives.  Today, America First Legal (AFL) released its fourth tranche of emails received from the National Archives in response to AFL's request and lawsuit for records from Joe Biden's time as Vice President in the Obama Administration and Hunter Biden's corrupt foreign business dealings.  According to the National Archives, this tranche consists of "email messages from December 2009 through June 2010 that includes the company name 'Rosemont Seneca.'" The National Archives initially proposed withholding "142 email messages in whole and 54 email messages in part" under the Presidential Records Act, but after Stuart Delery, Counsel to the President, and Robert Lenhard, former Vice President Biden's representative, weighed in, the National Archives ultimately withheld "148 email messages in whole and 52 email messages in part."  These new emails continue to reveal how the Bidens shared influence and access to the Obama White House with their family and friends.

'It's all about the money' — The Dysfunctional Biden Family Legacy.  A February 2022 article in the Wall Street Journal had the headline:  "In his own words, Joe Biden was 'seduced by real estate."  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  Hunter Biden later recalled that his father, Joe Jr., would also drive him and his brother Beau through wealthy neighborhoods after church.  "They would sneak into empty estates that were either abandoned or on the market.  If the front door was locked, the boy's father would hoist them through a second-floor window, and they would run downstairs and let him in.  If a real-estate agent arrived when they were there, Biden, who at this point was a senator, would charm the agent into giving them a tour."  In 1975 Joe Jr. bought a large house originally built by a member of the DuPont family — real American social royalty — for $185,000 when his annual salary as a U.S. senator was $44,000 in real terms.  In 1996 he sold the houses to the vice chairman of the credit-card company MBNA for $1.2 million.

Russian News Network Runs Story Including Pedo Photos Of Hunter Biden Found On His Laptop.  Hunter Biden is called out by Russian media for filming himself in dozens of sex tapes with under age girls while measuring crack cocaine, a disgrace for the President of the United States.  [Video clip]

'The Official Truth': The End of Free Speech That Will End America.  Similarly, majorities of Americans suspect that President Joe Biden has used the powers of his various offices to profit from influence-peddling schemes and that the FBI has intentionally refrained from investigating any possible Biden crimes.  Huge majorities of Americans, in fact, seem not at all surprised to learn that the FBI has been caught abusing its own powers to influence elections, and are strongly convinced that "sweeping reform" is needed.  Likewise, large majorities of Americans have "serious doubts about Biden's mental fitness to be president" and suspect that others behind the scenes are "puppeteers" running the nation.  Few, if any, of these poll results have been widely reported.  In a seemingly-authoritarian disconnect with the American people, corporate news media continue to ignore the public's majority opinion and instead "relentlessly advocate" those viewpoints that Americans "reject."  When journalists fail to investigate facts and deliberately distort stories so that they fit snugly within preconceived worldviews, reporters act as propagandists.

What to do with Joe Biden?  While several aspiring Republican notables are throwing their hats into the ring, the Democrats' standard-bearer is collapsing in the polls.  Having another full term of eligibility, Mr. Biden eschews turning himself into a lame duck and continues to cling to the prospect of his re-election.  Meanwhile, our rudderless nation is drifting onto the rocks of an unpleasant destiny.  All along, Biden's age-related feebleness has cast doubt about his functional abilities.  This has only gotten worse with time.  But now the FBI and the lapdog media are backing away from shielding him from a looming influence-peddling scandal.  And yet, the more marketable Democrat presidential aspirants are holding back...just so they won't appear disrespectful of our current president.  They're also not exactly star quality material when compared to the Republican field.

Biden Rape Accuser Tara Reade Defects To Russia For 'Protection And Safety'.  Tara Reade, a former staffer for then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) who accused Biden during the 2020 presidential campaign of sexually assaulting her, has defected to Russia.  Reade made the announcement during a Russian state press conference while she sat next to Russian spy Maria Butina, who was previously convicted and sentenced to prison in the U.S. for conspiring to act as an agent of Russia inside the U.S.  "I'm still kind of in a daze a bit, but I feel very good," Reade told Sputnik News. "I feel very surrounded by protection and safety.  And I just really so appreciate Maria [Butina] and everyone who's been giving me that at a time when it's been very difficult to know if I'm safe or not."

I suspect "praise" isn't the only thing Zelensky is heaping on Biden.  Ten percent for the Big Guy, perhaps.
Billions in Munitions: Zelensky Heaps Praise on Biden for Aiding Ukraine.  President Volodymyr Zelensky has heaped praise on Joe Biden over his continued support for Ukraine in its fight against Russia.  Giving a surprise address to students graduating from Johns Hopkins University, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke highly of his allies in the United States government and the Biden administration.  Since Russia's invasion of the country, the Democrat-run government has committed tens of billions of dollars in weapons, ammunition and equipment to the country, with the latest package of so-called military "aid" being announced only last week.

IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley testified for 6 hours about alleged Hunter Biden coverup.  IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley spent about six hours Friday privately testifying to Congress about an alleged coverup in the criminal investigation of first son Hunter Biden.  The Republican-led House Ways and Means Committee granted the panel's Democratic minority equal time to question Shapley about his claims that prosecutors are slow-walking the five-year-old case.  Tax secrecy laws bar Shapley from publicly airing details about the investigation, but disclosures to Congress are legally protected.  Each party's staffers were allowed up to one hour at a time to ask questions.  Neither side immediately publicized key exchanges.

Jill Biden Praises "How Far Women's Sports Have Come" as Biological Males.  This is unbelievable gaslighting.  Joe and Jill Biden on Friday hosted a ceremony for the Louisiana State University Tigers Women's Basketball team to celebrate their 2022-2023 NCAA Championship season.  Dr. Jill told the female athletes how proud she was of how far women's sports have come.  Biological males posing as 'transgenders' are destroying women's sports.  The Biden Regime is also waging a war on women's sports with a proposed change to Title IX which would make it illegal for schools to ban transgender students from sports teams that so-called align with the gender they 'identify with.'

Biden questioned for skipping town as debt ceiling deadline inches closer.  President Joe Biden is out of town again as debt ceiling talks enter their final days.  Biden returned from a trip to Japan last Sunday and spent just four full days in Washington before departing for Camp David on Friday afternoon.  He'll also spend part of this weekend in Delaware as the debt ceiling "X-date" approaches. [...] The White House has been criticized for Biden's high number of vacation days before and often responds by saying that Biden is the president and can fill the duties of the office from anywhere.  But the debt ceiling could be reached as soon as Thursday, and the Biden administration has been calling the problem a crisis for weeks.

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The Democrats say Joe Biden "can fill the duties of the office from anywhere."  Some of the same people complained about the amount of time George W. Bush spent in Crawford, Texas, and the amount of time Ronald Reagan spent at his California ranch.

Joe Biden Falsely Claims To Have Four Granddaughters, Ignoring Hunter's Illegitimate Child.  President Joe Biden falsely stated he has four granddaughters on Friday, leaving off his fifth, 4-year-old Navy Joan Roberts, the illegitimate daughter of Hunter Biden.  The president has repeatedly failed and refused to recognize Navy Joan as part of the Biden family, despite a court-ordered paternity test proving Hunter to be the child's father in 2019.  The latest lapse happened during comments the president made while hosting the 2023 Louisiana State University women's national championship basketball team at the White House.  "The way in which women's sports has come along is just incredible.  And it's not just in sports, it's across the board in every single thing," Biden said.  "It's really neat to see since I've got four granddaughters."  [Tweet]

Biden Has No Idea Who He Is Calling for at Event, as He Ditches Debt Deadline for Vacation.  Joe Biden doesn't seem to [care] about debt negotiations or our economic status.  First, he refused to even talk with Republicans for 97 days.  But since he has been talking, he doesn't want to cut anything, he just wants to keep spending us into the poor house.  He's completely in the thrall of the leftist wing of his party and they don't want him to agree with the Republicans.  Unfortunately for the Democrats, Americans want cuts and they see Joe Biden as the obstacle here. [...] So what is Biden doing in the face of all this?  We've already been put on a "credit negative watch" because of him.  But he's not changing anything about his habits — he's out the door for yet one more weekend vacation on Friday, with time in both Camp David and at his home in Delaware.

Entropy, Joe Biden, and the Progressive Left.  Joe Biden's decline into incompetence is more than a personal journey towards life's end, it is an allegory for the likely collapse of the Progressive Left and the Democrat Party now under its rule.  As Joe Biden's mind closes in on itself and his body struggles with infirmity, the Second Law of Thermodynamics is at work.  The Second Law holds that the more energy systems (think a person or an organization) become self-absorbed and isolated from the larger eco-systems surrounding them, the less productive work they can accomplish.  This is the law of entropy where, as entropy increases, useful work decreases because the energies in closed systems become random and uncoordinated in seeking practical outcomes.  The system just gets more and more chaotic, losing rhyme and reason.  Notice Joe Biden's use of words — his mind works randomly and can't stay on topic.  He even has trouble being coherent when reading what his staff has written for him to say.  When he walks or greets people, he seems out of touch with his surroundings.  This is chaotic randomness working right before our eyes.

More FBI coverups and corruption.  After the Durham report was released the FBI had to admit that they had failed to uphold the law and that the whole Crossfire Hurricane investigation — the persecution of a sitting president and his aides — was a bit of a mistake.  They made "missteps," but assured us that they have corrected their processes.  [Tweet]  Days laters it was revealed that they conducted almost 280,000 illegal searches of Americans' private records, yet again they assured us that they have cleared up any misunderstandings.  Missteps were made, but don't worry, everything is fine now.  [Tweets]  Yet again the FBI is committing a "misstep," refusing to release an unclassified document that purports to show that the FBI has knowledge about a bribery scheme that President Biden engaged in.  The document, which should be available to Congress if not released to the public, has been subpoenaed.

IRS Whistleblower Defies the Biden Administration and the Media.  For years, a Democrat-controlled Congress refused to investigate Biden family influence-peddling, and the press dismissed people raising Hunter's laptop as spreading "Russian disinformation."  The media have worked hard to minimize the blowback after acknowledging the laptop's authenticity and the growing evidence of millions in influence-peddling.  Part of this effort at "scandal implosion" has been to dismiss any criminal charges as relatively minor tax violations unconnected to the president.  Indeed, when the president recently agreed to a rare sit-down interview, the White House chose MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.  Before asking about his son Hunter's scandal, Ruhle emphasized it was "something personal" with "no ties to you."  Many of us guffawed at the claim given multiple references on the laptop to President Biden, including possibly sharing in the proceeds from influence-peddling with foreign governments.

Here's What The IRS Whistleblower Will Tell Lawmakers About The Hunter Biden Probe Behind Closed Doors.  IRS Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley will appear before the House Ways and Means Committee later Friday morning to submit to questioning from both Democrats and Republicans.  Missing, however, will be any members of the Senate Finance Committee, which refused to conduct a joint interview with the House oversight committee.  While Republican Rep. Jason Smith, chair of the Ways and Means Committee, held the power to authorize Senate representatives to attend the transcribed interview of the whistleblower, Smith inexplicably ignored Shapley's statement that he "would welcome" the participation of designated Senate staffers in the House hearing.  Thus the House hearing will proceed, but not on a bicameral basis.

IRS Whistleblower Accuses Agency of 'Slow-Walking' Hunter Biden Probe.  Gary Shapley, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower, said that the federal agency "slow-walked" its investigation into the finances of President Joe Biden's son, Hunter.  "There were multiple steps that were slow-walked — were just completely not done — at the direction of the Department of Justice," the IRS agent told CBS News in his first public interview on Wednesday night.  "When I took control of this particular investigation, I immediately saw deviations from the normal process.  It was way outside the norm of what I've experienced in the past."  [Tweet with video clip]

FBI says NO to subpoena from Chairman Comer.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has failed to respond to a subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee in the ongoing investigation that has been spearheaded by Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., several outlets have reported.  RSBN revealed on Monday [5/22/2023] that the FBI was poised to possibly brief Rep. Comer as the Oversight Committee continues to investigate Joe Biden and the entire Biden family's link to shady business dealings over the past several years.  [Tweet]

The scandal that's hit America and will be bigger than Watergate.  The current reports of executive branch illegality make Watergate look like kindergarten mischief.  It is clear from the Durham report and the work of House Republican hearings that the current scandals in the Biden White House — and senior bureaucracies at the Justice Department, IRS and elsewhere — are much deeper and more cancerous than Watergate ever was. [...] John Mitchell became the first attorney general to be sent to jail.  He was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury. [...] Mitchell is an extremely important parallel to the current disaster, because Attorney General Merrick Garland seems to be doing a lot more obstructing of justice than Mitchell ever dreamed of doing.  Garland's Justice Department reportedly instructed the IRS to disband the unit investigating Hunter Biden's taxes.  He has used the FBI to harass former President Donald Trump and a wide range of Republicans.  And he's turned a blind eye to every report of foreign money going to the Biden family ($3 million in one Chinese transaction, a diamond sent to Hunter Biden, millions of dollars sent by the widow of the Mayor of Moscow, etc.).

IRS Commissioner: DOJ Responsible for Whistleblower Purge from Hunter Biden Tax Probe.  IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel told Congress the Justice Department (DOJ) made the decision to purge an IRS whistleblower from the DOJ's probe into Hunter Biden, according to a letter sent to House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-MO).  Werfel's letter on May 17 responded to Smith's May 16 inquiry about concerns that a high-ranking IRS agent faced retaliation for raising red flags about alleged political interference in the tax probe of Hunter Biden.  Werfel said the decision to remove a whistleblower from the tax investigation was at the DOJ's direction, confirming what a second IRS whistleblower alleged Monday.

Capitol censors reject Hunter Biden movie screening.  The producers of a docudrama about the Hunter Biden scandals claim that their film has been banned in the Capitol for political reasons.  Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, the producers of My Son Hunter, told Secrets that Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-CO) request that their film be shown in the Capitol Visitor Center was rejected by the Architect of the Capitol's office to block embarrassing the White House.  "The Hunter Biden story is one of the most censored and suppressed stories of the past decade, and it seems the pattern is continuing despite constant emerging evidence showing that the movie My Son Hunter is much more a documentary than it is a drama.  People need to see this movie because they deserve the truth after it was withheld for so long," said McElhinney.  McAleer and McElhinney have produced several documentaries and docudramas on key issues including abortion, fracking, and the environment.  In My Son Hunter, they dramatize the financial troubles and scandals of the first son.

FBI refuses to provide subpoenaed document on alleged Biden 'criminal scheme'.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to turn over a document subpoenaed by House Republicans that allegedly details a bribery scheme from then-Vice President Joe Biden.  The agency refused to provide the document Monday in a private meeting with the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.  The unclassified FD-1023 document details criminal allegations of a pay-to-play scheme related to the Biden family's business dealings, according to a whistleblower at the agency who spoke with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.  Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who chairs the Oversight Committee, issued the subpoena to the FBI, which previously failed to provide the document by a May 10 deadline.  Comer said he wants to work with Senate Republicans to hold the FBI's budget "hostage" until the agency gets new leadership or provides the document.

FBI again refuses to comply with subpoena, declines to give House report on Biden bribery allegation.  The FBI again refused to comply Monday with House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer's subpoena for a document that allegedly details a pay-to-play scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden.  The bureau's latest refusal to turn over the unclassified FD-1023 document detailing an informant's criminal allegations against Biden, 80, came during a briefing between the Oversight Committee and FBI staff.  Comer (R-Ky.) is expected to reveal the panel's next steps in the quest for the document sometime this week.  Congress has the power to cut funding to federal agencies or use litigation to enforce subpoenas.  The Republican-led House of Representatives also could move to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt or begin impeachment proceedings in an effort to apply pressure.

Second IRS Hunter Biden Whistleblower Comes Forward, Gets Threatened With Criminal Prosecution.  Another IRS whistleblower involving the Hunter Biden investigation has been revealed, and according to a new report, threats of retaliation via criminal prosecution followed.  That revelation comes after the IRS removed the entire investigative team overseeing the Hunter Biden case, which involves allegations of tax fraud and failure to file taxes.  That left many with the impression that a full-scale cover-up was in effect.  The request to remove the team reportedly came directly from the DOJ, which has continued to inexplicably stall any kind of final decision on whether to prosecute the president's degenerate son.

Biden Dismisses Chinese Spying as "Silly Balloon".  The Biden administration tried to cover up China's espionage.  It was only discovered because of a viral video out of Montana.  Once the scandal broke, the Biden administration put on a show of "taking it seriously."  Since then it's been confirmed that it was staged for the benefit of the American public. [...] The diplomatic relationship with China is managed by Bejing saying, "Jump" and Biden sending emissaries to carefully negotiate how high he will be expected to leap.  After several weeks, China finally agrees to state the exact height of the jump as a non-negotiable set of statements.  But contrast this moment of relative honesty from Biden with his previous butch address and posturing about the spy balloon.  It was all lie.  Like everything else.

Biden Again Demonstrates His Abject Unfitness to Be President.  If he didn't bear the title of president of the United States and you met Old Joe Biden in any social setting, you'd smile and nod and not try to make any sense of what he was saying, because it would be abundantly clear that this is a man who is not in full possession of his faculties.  But the poor transcript wonks have to try to turn Old Joe's dementia-addled ramblings into something remotely approaching sense and accuracy, and he had them working overtime at a G7 Summit press conference on Sunday [5/21/2023].  [Tweet with video clip]  Sundown Joe is frequently incoherent, but this one made his most egregious brain-salad ramblings look like Shakespeare.

Beck and Levin provide a way to bring the Bidens to justice.  Glenn Beck and Mark Levin have compiled a report that catalogues many of the crimes committed by the Biden family.  The two broadcaster/journalists have put together a stunning list of the violations committed by the criminal first family. [...] In addition to Hunter's personal pleasure pursuits, it is also demonstrated that the Bidens repeatedly violated the FARA regulations, requiring agents for foreign governments to register as such.  Multiple violations of this act by Hunter and his associates have gone uninvestigated and, thus, unprosecuted.  The U.S. government did manage to use these laws to go after former Trump adviser Paul Manafort and find him guilty and sentenced him to seventy-three months in prison.  Far greater wrongdoing on the part of Hunter and his associates remains unprosecuted.  Chinese elites have paid approximately $31 million to Hunter, who distributed the funds throughout the family, including payments to "the big guy."  Joe Biden met with at least 14 of Hunter's business associates while vice president.  He continues to insist he never was involved with his son's business dealings, in effect daring us to call him a liar.

Poll: 4 in 10 Say Congress Should Begin Impeachment Proceedings on Biden.  Four in ten likely voters believe Congress should begin impeachment proceedings on President Joe Biden, a Rasmussen Reports survey revealed on Thursday.  The survey found 42 percent of likely voters indicating that Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against Biden, while 45 percent said lawmakers should not.  While most Republicans (70 percent) believe Congress should and most Democrats (71 percent) believe Congress should not, independents remain relatively divided.  Forty percent of independents do not believe Congress should begin impeachment proceedings on the 80-year-old president, compared to 39 percent who believe lawmakers should do so.

Hunter Biden cried poverty but still flew to his child-support hearing on a private jet for at least $55K.  Hunter Biden cried poverty at his Arkansas child-support hearing earlier this month — despite flying to and from the courthouse aboard a luxury private jet owned by his close friend Kevin Morris.  The 2001 Dassault Falcon 50 — formerly owned by country singer Brad Paisely — is registered to Plato LLC, for which Morris is the principal, California business records show.  The $6 million jet took off from Los Angeles on April 30 just after 7 a.m, according to flight records reviewed by The [New York] Post.  It flew cross-country to Washington DC where it landed at Dulles Airport.

Hunter Biden accused of 'playing games' in baby-mama child support case, lawyer rips claims he's poor.  Hunter Biden is dragging his feet and "playing games" in his child support case — a "hallmark Biden litigation tactic," the mother of his out-of-wedlock daughter claims in new court papers.  President Biden's 53-year-old son has been trying to lower his $20,000-a-month child support payments to former stripper Lunden Roberts — with whom he shares 4-year-old daughter Navy Joan Roberts — a move that Roberts has vowed to fight.  "Mr. Biden does not want to disclose his income and assets, says that he is somewhat financially destitute, while he lives on a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, has Secret Service protection, and enjoys his time abroad (which he has also lied about in discovery)," Roberts' lawyer Clinton Lancaster wrote in court papers Friday.

FBI refuses to hand over document Republicans claim ties Biden to 'criminal' access scheme with foreign national.  Top Republicans remind FBI Director Chris Wray he must comply with a subpoena for a document allegedly linking Joe Biden to a cash-for-access 'criminal scheme' or else face 'consequences.'  'The FBI's delay in producing a single, unclassified record is unacceptable,' said House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer to Wray in a Friday evening letter marking nine days since the deadline passed.  'The FBI's credibility is on the line, and their continued failure to cooperate will have long lasting consequences,' added Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

The Union Is Not a Suicide Pact.  Just last week, pretend-president Biden told the graduating class at Howard University that the biggest threat to the country is "white supremacy."  The notion is so absurd that it came off like the kind of weak pandering that third-world dictators rhetorically vomit forth when they are eager to keep their citizens fighting one another and distracted from the government's primary role in their suffering.  Given that Biden has a lifetime of racist behavior under his belt, I half expected Democrat presidents Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Johnson to tap-dance out on stage and say, "America's most notoriously racist presidents approve this message."  Leave it to the real white supremacists from the Democrat party to declare war on "white supremacy" outside the party!  Does that brand of craziness sound like a government confident in its future stability?  Because it sounds to me like the actions of a tin-pot tyrant desperately seeking a scapegoat.

Biden Stokes the Flames of Distrust.  [Scroll down]  Is racial harmony best achieved through developing an understanding of one another or by encouraging hatred and distrust?  This brings me to Joe Biden's commencement speech at Howard University.  He told a predominantly black audience that "white supremacy" is the greatest threat faced by our nation.  I'm not going to analyze whether Joe has any substantiating evidence for that statement — or if it was just a flat-out lie.  I want to talk about the effect that type of language has on the society he is charged to lead.

Schweizer: Oversight Committee Has Subpoenaed Phone Records for Joe Biden Phone Paid by Hunter Biden.  The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed phone records of a phone belonging to President Joe Biden that Hunter Biden's business paid for, according to Peter Schweizer, Government Accountability Institute president in an interview on Tuesday [5/16/2023].  Schweizer said in an interview with 77 WABC's Cats & Cosby that it was discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop that he was paying a phone bill for his father from 2009 to 2017, which encompassed the time Biden was vice president.

IRS Axes 'Entire Investigative Team' Probing Hunter Biden Taxes: Report.  As the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI were left reeling in the wake of John Durham's report on the "sobering" finding that there was no basis for the investigation into Trump's "Russian collusion," the DOJ reportedly wasted no time apparently trying to use the fury of media scrutiny to make another confounding decision.  According to an exclusive report late Monday night from The New York Post, the IRS "removed the 'entire investigative team' from its long-running tax fraud probe of first son Hunter Biden in alleged retaliation against the whistleblower who alleged a coverup."  [Tweet]  In April, an anonymous IRS employee retained counsel after making protected disclosures at the federal agency and made contact with Republican House committee chairmen seeking to make additional protected disclosures to lawmakers about what the whistleblower called "preferential treatment" for Hunter Biden and knowledge of details that "contradict sworn testimony to Congress by a senior political appointee."

Can we please stop using the term 'President Biden'?  One of Biden's chief functions for the left is his role as Straw Man in Chief.  If you attack him, you're not attacking them.  (Leftist) Mission accomplished. [...] [D]on't waste time on Biden.  Focus on one row back.  Biden is about to be history, courtesy of his current masters.  But we will get only more of the same or worse.

Biden's Kampf.  Biden is again running on the lie he morphed into a 'battle for the soul of our nation.'  "When I ran for president four years ago, I said we are in a battle for the soul of America.  And we still are."  For Biden it has always been about his battle to secure the soul of America for those to whom he sold it.  For George Soros it was about control to gain influence, access, and special treatment.  After the election Biden formed a transition team that staffed itself with people connected to Soros.  But his money also played a part.  Soros spent over $70 million on activities that backed Biden's candidacy.  Soros bought frequent access to Obama.  That access returned under Biden. [...] Biden selected, on seventeen occasions, people for his transition teams who worked for organizations founded or funded by Soros.

IRS Whistleblower Removed From Hunter Biden Criminal Investigation, at Request of DOJ, Attorneys Say.  The IRS has removed a whistleblower and his team from a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes and business dealings at the request of the Department of Justice, according to the whistleblower's attorneys.  "Today, the [IRS] Criminal Supervisory Special Agent we represent was informed that he and his entire investigative team are being removed from the ongoing and sensitive investigation of the high-profile, controversial subject about which our client sought to make whistleblower disclosures to Congress," the whistleblower's lawyers said in a May 15 letter addressed to multiple congressional lawmakers, first obtained by Just the News.  "He was informed the change was at the request of the Department of Justice."  Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden's son, has been under federal investigation for alleged tax fraud, lobbying crimes, and money laundering.

IRS removes investigative team from Hunter Biden probe in move whistleblower claims is 'clearly retaliatory'.  The IRS on Monday [5/15/2023] removed the "entire investigative team" from its long-running tax fraud probe of first son Hunter Biden in alleged retaliation against the whistleblower who recently contacted Congress to allege a cover-up in the case, The [New York] Post has learned.  The purge allegedly was done on the orders of the Justice Department, the whistleblower's attorneys informed congressional leaders in a letter.  "Today the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Supervisory Special Agent we represent was informed that he and his entire investigative team are being removed from the ongoing and sensitive investigation of the high-profile, controversial subject about which our client sought to make whistleblower disclosures to Congress.  He was informed the change was at the request of the Department of Justice," Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt wrote.  The whistleblower, who supervised the Hunter Biden probe since early 2020, hasn't publicly identified the first son as the subject of the case that he says is being brushed under the rug, but congressional sources confirmed it.

By The Standards Democrats Applied To Trump, Joe Biden Is A Traitor.  Joe Biden's family's use of his high-level U.S. government positions to rake in millions from product-free "business deals" has been documented since before the Obama administration, perhaps most extensively by journalist Peter Schweizer.  Last week, Republicans in Congress added more evidence to the accruing pile indicating the Biden family has been selling influence with the American government to foreign bidders for decades.  House Republicans called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate evidence at least nine Biden family members functioned as cutouts for some $10 million in foreign payments to "the big guy."  The nest of foreign payments to Biden family members under nearly two dozen shell companies looks like a mafia ledger.  Corporate outlets largely ignored the new evidence that would have led to another impeachment push if Trump were president. [...] Again, apply this to the Biden family's "business deals," and Joe Biden should have been impeached as a traitor the day he took office.  According to Schweizer, many of the Chinese officials who paid Biden family members were connected with high-level Chinese government intelligence. [...] Americans need to know what the Biden family did and may still be doing for Ukrainian officials in exchange for Hunter Biden's well-documented Ukranian sinecure.  How many of those American war billions for Ukraine that we can't trace are going to oligarchs who made payments to Biden family members?

At Least 5 Whistleblowers Come Forward Against Biden Family.  At least five whistleblowers have come forward to allege wrongdoing by the Biden family in connection with business schemes and corresponding coverups.  The whistleblowers are in addition to the multitude of witnesses that Republican members of Congress have interviewed behind closed doors.  The whistleblowers range from an IRS agent to an Obama administration stenographer, encompassing alleged corruption in Ukraine and Mexico, along with the FBI and DOJ.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who testified before the House's new Select Subcommittee on Political Weaponization in 2023, said whistleblower disclosures indicate the FBI has evidence that Joe Biden is aware of the family business schemes, a statement that directly contradicts the president.

The Latest Development in the Biden Family Corruption Investigation Is Not Good.  We have the China connections, thanks to former associate Tony Bobulinski who gave all the alleged incriminating documents to the FBI, which unsurprising have been tossed into the bureau's Bermuda Triangle located in the evidence room.  The Burisma dealings, where Hunter was paid tens of thousands a month to sit on the board of that Ukrainian energy company in return for access to Obama officials, is also widely documented.  There's a tax evasion investigation, along with how Hunter, a prohibited person, obtained a handgun.  Well, he lied on the latter.  The mountain of evidence could scale Everest, but are we confident that charges will be filed as long as Joe Biden and the Democrats control the Justice Department?  In the meantime, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), chair of the House Oversight Committee, revealed that a top witness in his investigation has gone missing.

Key Witness in Biden Bribery Scheme Missing, FBI Won't Offer Assistance.  As RedState previously reported, Rep. James Comer and other Republicans in both the House and Senate are currently in the midst of an investigation into an alleged bribery scheme involving the Biden family.  Specifically, the FBI is in possession of a 1023 form that includes supposed evidence and witness testimony to that effect.  But while the FBI has not denied that they have the form, they have attempted to stonewall, claiming confidentiality concerns.  Now, another roadblock has appeared.  According to Comer, some witnesses have gone missing while others are in jail, and the FBI is refusing to assist in locating them.  That was said on Fox News on Sunday, and Jonathan Turley summarized Comer's remarks.  [Tweet]

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Given what we've learned about the FBI in the last four or five years, I'd be willing to believe that the "missing" witnesses are in the custody of the FBI, which explains why they won't assist in the search for them.  Most likely, if the witnesses are not found, the news media will hint that no such witness exists.

Biden Calls 'White Supremacy' the 'Most Dangerous Terrorist Threat' in Speech at Black College.  Joe Biden is a born political panderer.  It's how he won the Democratic Party nomination, and it played a large role in his victory over Donald Trump.  Telling people what they want to hear is a political skill that most politicians possess.  But there may never have been a politician as adept and skilled as Joe Biden in pandering to voters based on their race, their gender, their sexual identity, or any other aspect of their personhood that can be sliced, diced, and pureed to create a message tailor-made for a particular Democratic constituency.  Biden gave the commencement address to the historically black college of Howard University on Saturday and turned on the pander up to "10" in his bid to win over his audience.

James Comer accuses White House of intimidation regarding Biden family business dealings.  A top Republican accused the White House of "intimidating" players with knowledge of the Biden family's overseas business dealings.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) urged the "FBI work with us" as his panel struggles to get more information out of those individuals who know about the family's dealings with Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC, eastern Europe, and more.  "Nine of the 10 people that we've identified that have very good knowledge with respect to the Bidens — they're one of three things:  they're either currently in court, they're currently in jail, or they're currently missing," Comer told Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.  "Honestly, they fear for their lives.  Not only are the Biden lawyers and the Biden White House intimidating them, the media is trying to intimidate and discredit them," he added.

Howard University's criteria for Biden's honorary degree draws mockery as mental fitness questioned.  President Joe Biden was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Howard University on Saturday for his "analytical intellect" and "popularity on both sides" — claims mocked by conservatives on Twitter and contradicted by recent polls.  Dr. Wayne Frederick, the president of Howard University, introduced Biden with high praise at the school's 155th commencement on Saturday [5/13/2023].  "Admired for your sound analytical intellect and open embrace for all, your popularity on both sides of the aisle of the United States led to your illustrious reputation and outstanding service of 36 years as a Democratic senator from Delaware beginning at a tender age of 29," Frederick said of Biden.

Howard University hands Biden an honorary degree for his 'analytical intellect'.  What's a doctoral degree from Howard University worth?  Well, Joe Biden got one, honorary at least ... based on his 'sound analytical intellect' and 'illustrious reputation.' [...] Which kind of raises questions as to whether a degree from that school is worth anything at all.  Biden can't recall what day of the week it is, let alone analytically analyze anything more critical than lining his family's pockets.  He cannot speak in public without a teleprompter and at times reads even the cues on it.  He dodges the press.  He campaigned from his basement — to keep any unscripted moment out of the public eye.  He wanders off and gets lost at the buffet table.  Our enemies smile and make the most of it.  If this is what passes for 'analytical intellect' at Howard, it would be interesting to find out what they consider 'stupid.'

Marjorie Taylor Greene plans to lead a probe into Hunter Biden 'paying for sex workers' amid fears they were human trafficking victims.  Marjorie Taylor Greene plans to lead a probe into whether sex workers Hunter Biden allegedly paid for were victims of human trafficking.  This comes amid the House Oversight Committee's continuing investigation into President Joe Biden's second son's dealings.  'Congresswoman Greene is very concerned about the possibility that the women being paid for prostitution by the President's son who were foreign nationals were human trafficked,' a committee spokesperson told

GOP Rep. Mace: The Amount of Evidence Against Hunter Biden 'Is Ridiculous'.  Friday on FNC's "Hannity," Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) blasted the FBI and the Department of Justice for how it has handled the investigation into possible wrongdoing of the Biden family while attempting to indict former President Donald Trump for misdemeanors.  The South Carolina lawmaker said her track record showed she wasn't in the tank for Trump and asserted the amount of evidence against first son Hunter Biden was "ridiculous."  "I will tell you, this is, as you say, Sean — everything you said was a hundred percent true, and this is just the tip of the iceberg," she said. "

Comer says fresh evidence warrants investigation of Joe Biden 'for public corruption'.  The chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee says his probe of Biden family business dealings has evolved from examining lucrative overseas business payments to determining whether Joe Biden corruptly took policy actions to enrich his family.  "This is an investigation of the president of the United States for public corruption," he told Just the News.  In a wide-ranging interview Thursday on the state of his investigation, Comer, R-Ky., said his review of scores of suspicious activity reports flagging transactions involving Biden family businesses and partners indicated that major banks had serious concerns about money laundering dating back many years.  "What about money laundering?," he asked on the "Just the News No Noise" TV show.  "Multiple banks in those violations implied that there was money laundering going on.  What about racketeering?  Racketeering is when you create shell companies and fake companies that serve no purpose other than to launder money."

Turley calls out Biden family's 'labyrinth of LLCs': Only ones not listed 'are the pets'.  Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley argued on "America's Newsroom" Friday [5/12/2023] that House Republicans' new allegations about the Biden family, including details about several LLCs, "confirm our worst expectations" about the "family business."  New allegations from House Republicans outline several Biden family members including grandkids who, according to bank records, received funds from foreign business dealings.  [Transcript]

Biden Heads to the Beach as Border Crisis Explodes, DHS Forces Officers to Work All Weekend.  Joe Biden is headed to his Rehoboth Beach compound for the weekend as the border crisis explodes.  Title 42 expired Friday at midnight and a migrant child has already died in US custody.  The border crisis is out of control and Joe Biden doesn't have a care in the world.

[During the 2020 election, the] CIA had 'no evidence' Biden laptop was Russian disinformation, says top intel officer.  A former top intelligence officer with oversight of threats ahead of the 2020 election said the Central Intelligence Agency had "no evidence" at the time that Hunter Biden's laptop had anything to do with a Russian disinformation campaign, despite claims from then-candidate Joe Biden's allies.  Just before the election, 51 former national security officials wrote a public letter claiming the Hunter Biden laptop had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."  It was signed by former President Obama CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, among others.  However, in an interview with Fox News Digital, former National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Chris Porter said that claims from Biden's supporters "did not reflect" the actual intelligence.

Biden Inc knew their "clients" were CCP intel fronts — and so did the FBI.  Yesterday's presser by James Comer and House Oversight raised a lot of questions about the Biden family's business affairs — and especially what exactly they were peddling for $10 million or more.  No one yet can explain what legitimate products or services got exchanged for that cash, nor has anyone offered any explanation for why legitimate compensation would have to get run through the labyrinth of LLCs and the Biden Inc pattern of structured payments.  Of course, some people just don't want to know — especially our Protection Racket Media:  [Tweet]

Deep State can't cover for scale of Biden corruption.  If the bombshells unleashed at Wednesday morning's House Oversight Committee press conference had been about the corruption of a Republican president via millions of dollars in foreign bribes to his family, the clamor for impeachment would have been deafening.  But Joe Biden has the protection of the Deep State and unscrupulous Democratic lawyers, so accountability will be slower, though no less certain, if Oversight Chairman James Comer continues his dogged pursuit of the money.  Comer (R-Ky.) has delivered an astonishing forensic interim accounting of $10 million in payments from just two of the countries, Romania and China, which enriched the president's family during his vice presidency and in the weeks afterward.  That's not counting further millions from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Romania, Oman, or earlier China deals and "other foreign business deals the Committee is investigating."  The only business the Bidens were engaged in for all that filthy lucre was selling Joe's influence to the highest foreign bidder when he was VP, with no regard for national security, and with his knowledge and active involvement, including meeting at least a dozen of son Hunter Biden's foreign benefactors.

Biden's Chinese financial dealings are a counterintelligence nightmare.  In other words, Hunter Biden knew exactly what sort of people his friends from Beijing were.  During the critical 2017-18 time frame, it was hardly a secret that CEFC was closely allied with the Chinese Communist Party, its military, and its intelligence services.  Even CNN in 2018 admitted that CEFC leadership, above all Ye Jianming, appeared to be unusually close with Chinese intelligence.  Before that, CEFC was run out of the Czech Republic thanks to its shady business acquisitions, plus its efforts to buy off Czech politicians and influencers were so blatant that they got the attention of Prague's counterintelligence service.  CEFC's activities in the Czech Republic represented a classic case of weaponizing a front company to lavish funds in the service of Beijing's interests.

John Brennan's closed-door hearing 'confirmed' Hunter laptop letter was 'all political': Jim Jordan.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News the testimony his panel heard in private from Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan "confirmed" the letter signed by 51 current and former intel officials was not on-the-level.  "[Brennan] sat for a four-hour interview and he further confirmed that this thing was all political," Jordan said on "Jesse Watters Primetime."  Jordan recounted his allegation that then-Biden campaign adviser Antony Blinken was the "impetus" behind the letter, which he said was organized in-part by former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who testified before the Judiciary Committee earlier in May.

How the Biden corruption empire ran under the radar for so long.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer declared Wednesday, "While Vice President Biden was lecturing Romania on anti-corruption policies, in reality he was a walking billboard for his son and family to collect money."  Comer noted that "the money stops flowing from the Romanian national soon after Joe Biden leaves the vice presidency."  Former US Treasury official Phil Stephenson testified in 2017 that the Romanian "fight against corruption itself has been corrupted."  Romania is only the tip of the iceberg of payoffs that the Biden family — including Joe's grandkids — pocketed from shady foreigners.  A House Oversight Committee analysis exposed "the Biden family's pattern of courting business in regions of the world in which the then Vice President had an outsize role and influenced U.S. policy."

Hunter Biden and ex-wife Kathleen Buhle's divorce attorneys were aware of 'Romania deal' payments.  Divorce lawyers for Hunter Biden and his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle were aware of money hitting Hunter's bank account from a "Romania deal," emails show, appearing to contradict Buhle's previous claims she had her "head buried in the sand" when it came to Hunter's finances.  During a press conference Wednesday [5/10/2023], House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer revealed Buhle was one of several Biden family members, including Hallie Biden, who received foreign money and that Hunter received over $1 million from Romania.  According to 2016 and 2017 emails reviewed by Fox News Digital from Hunter's abandoned laptop, divorce lawyers for Hunter and Buhle were aware of payments from a "Romania deal" and discussed how it should be divided among the two parties.

Feds Started A Dangerous Game With Hunter Biden's Laptop, But GOP Lawmakers Can Finish It.  The interim report of the House Intelligence Committee and Weaponization Subcommittee released Wednesday established extensive coordination between the Biden campaign and those behind the statement signed by 51 former intelligence officials that painted the Hunter Biden laptop as Russian disinformation.  More explosive, however, is the fact, first reported on Tuesday by The Federalist, that a Central Intelligence Agency employee solicited a former CIA officer to sign the statement.  Yet there is still much more to unravel to expose the breadth and depth of the info op painting the infamous laptop as Russian disinformation and the government actors involved.  Here are five threads that will lead to the truth.  [#1] Subpoena All 51 Signatories:  As its title stated, the House's report focused on "How Senior Intelligence Community Officials and the Biden Campaign Worked to Mislead American Voters."  While the October 2020 letter signed by the former intelligence officials is only part of the scandal, it's a solid entry point to learning the identity of many of those involved.

The Staggering Flaws of the Biden Family.  Joe Biden is not the captain of our Ship of State; a shadow government pulls his strings.  I cannot view Biden in the context of his record and statements and see him as an able leader. [...] Biden's mental acuity should be a central issue.  If intellectually incompetent, he should not be the leader of the free world. [...] Biden came from humble means, never worked in the private sector, but somehow became wildly wealthy.  Several of Biden's family members essentially work in the family business of apparent influence peddling. [...] When asked how many grandchildren he has, Biden answers, "I don't know."  Widely known is the fact that Hunter Biden had a child with a stripper, and the Biden family refuses to acknowledge little Navy Joan's paternity.  This flaw telegraphs so much more though.  Failing to own up to the truth, neglecting the role of a financial supporter of your own offspring, and canceling a child by denying her existence are actions having vast trust and integrity ramifications.  Why should we trust someone who thinks and lives only for himself?

Biden Family Tried To Hide Over $10 Million In Foreign Payments: House GOP.  Summary: House Republicans laid out evidence of a vast network of Biden family dealings which reek of corruption — including;
  •   The Biden family received, and tried to hide, over $10 million in payments from foreign nationals
  •   A previously undisclosed $1 million in Romanian-linked payments
  •   Ties to Romanian 'influence peddling'
  •   A 'web' of 20 LLCs created while Joe Biden was Vice President with a 'complicated corporate structure'
  •   'At least 15' of the LLCs were formed after Biden became VP in 2009 — several of which were owned or co-owned by Hunter
  •   These LLCs accepted payments ranging from $5,000 to $3 million
  •   The committee wants to know what legitimate business the Biden family was in

Clear Political Intent — FBI Refuses to Turn Over Unclassified Investigative Report Detailing Joe Biden Bribery Scheme.  Congress has specific knowledge of an investigative document inside the FBI known as an FD-1023.  The FD-1023 details the evidence delivered by confidential human sources to investigators.  The specific FD-1023 is a multi-page document outlining the entire bribery scheme used by Joe Biden and his family.  The person who helped detail the FD-1023 documents has informed congress of its existence.  Because this unclassified FD-1023 outlines the details of how Joe Biden used his office to accept bribes from foreign officials, the FBI is refusing to release it.  Instead, the FBI is telling Congress they have no right to see it.  The FBI is claiming that reports from Confidential Human Sources (CHSs) cannot be released, regardless of classification status.  Further, what you will note in the claims of the FBI and DOJ is essentially what we have been talking about on these pages for several years.  Information is intentionally put into institutional silos that keep the information hidden and protected.  The silo use is everywhere in Washington DC.

Biden Family Attempted To Hide More Than $10 Million In Foreign Payments, Republicans Allege.  The Biden family attempted to hide more than $10 million in payments from foreign nationals through a web of privately-held companies, House Oversight and Government Accountability Committee chairman James Comer of Kentucky said Wednesday [5/10/2023] at a press conference.  Since taking control of the House, Republicans have undertaken wide-ranging investigations into the Biden family's business practices.  While Hunter Biden's Ukrainian and Chinese energy deals have been widely reported, the House Oversight Committee has looked at other family members, including the president's brother James and sister Valerie.

Biden family 'got $1 million from Romania' while Joe vowed to clean up corruption.  Republicans are digging in on over $10 million received by Biden family members from foreign actors, including previously undisclosed $1 million in Romanian-linked payments, and a 'web' of 20 companies created while President Joe Biden was vice president and pushing anti-corruption efforts abroad.  On Wednesday [5/10/2023], House Oversight Committee Republicans led by Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., released a 'Second Records Memorandum' that expands on information it received from subpoena returns as the committee continues its investigation into the Biden family's business practices.

Shocking new developments emerge in the explosive Biden Romania scandal.  All roads lead to Romania, according to a recent report by the House Oversight Committee that revealed Joe Biden received foreign funds from Romania during his time in office as vice president.  The news has come as a bombshell and added to the scrutiny of the Biden family's alleged corruption.  While Ukraine and China have been the primary focus of the Biden Crime Family allegations, Romania was never considered to be a potential source of foreign funds... but here we are.  We also know, thanks to a 2022 New York Post report, that Hunter Biden met with his father multiple times while he was working for a Romanian real estate tycoon accused of corruption — an effort that netted Joe Biden's second son and associates "millions" of dollars, a source close to the arrangement told The Post.  Experts previously told The Post Hunter Biden's failure to register as a foreign agent was almost certainly a violation of the federal Foreign Agent Registration Act.

Bank Records Show Biden Family Received $10 Million in Payments From China, Foreign Interests: House Oversight.  Banking and other records made public Wednesday by House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) depict a complex money laundering scheme involving millions of dollars, many from foreign countries, given to President Joe Biden and nearly a dozen members of his family.  In a memorandum summarizing findings to date of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, chaired by Comer (R-Ky.), investigators described examining thousands of bank records and legal documents depicting nearly two dozen Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) established by Biden family members to receive payments from private clients, corporations and foreign governments, including China and Romania.

Oversight Committee: Biden Family Business Received over $10 Million from Romania, China for Unknown Work.  The Biden family business over the course of several years received over $10 million from business schemes in Romania and China in return for what appears to be influence peddling, bank documents obtained Wednesday by Breitbart News from the House Oversight Committee show.  In total, Biden family members and business associates designed a web of over 20 companies, many of which were formed during Joe Biden's vice presidency, the committee revealed.  In total, the Biden family, business associates, and companies received over $10 million from foreign nationals' companies, the committee found.

Bidens Used Web of Shell Companies to Conceal Foreign Cash, Bank Records Obtained by House GOP Reveal.  The Biden family and its business associates created a complicated web of more than 20 companies, according to bank records obtained by the House Oversight Committee — a system GOP lawmakers say was meant to conceal money received from foreign nationals.  Sixteen of the companies were limited liability companies formed during Joe Biden's tenure as vice president, the committee said in a press conference on Wednesday.  The Biden family, their business associates, and their companies received more than $10 million from foreign nationals' and their related companies, the records show.  These payments occurred both while Biden was in office as vice president and after his time in office ended.

Chaffetz: Joe And Hunter Biden Basically Committed "Treason," White House Press Room "Should Erupt".  ["]This is corruption at the highest level, to not only enrich the Biden family en masse, but also corruption that is an intelligence security risk for the United States of America.  If you look at the money and size, particularly in China, we are talking about people with direct ties to the highest levels of the Chinese government where Hunter Biden is involved and engaged in securing, for instance, one of the biggest cobalt mines in the world.  So Joe Biden goes with Hunter Biden to China in 2013, and less than two weeks after they return from that trip, suddenly Hunter Biden gets all of this money?  Are you kidding me?  What other evidence do we need of treason and those types of things?["]

The explosive new evidence of Biden family's breathtaking corruption.  The sheer magnitude of Biden family corruption uncovered by the House Oversight Committee can only be described as breathtaking.  It is also deeply alarming.  If the fruits of Chairman James Comer's investigation are exactly what they appear to be, Joe Biden may have jeopardized our nation's security by selling out America for cold hard cash.  Documents show that over $10 million in foreign money flowed like a river into more than 20 shell companies and LLCs created for the Bidens' financial benefit, said Comer.  Much of it was then surreptitiously shuffled around various accounts before it landed in the hands of nine members of the president's family.  Those companies have no apparent business purpose other than to serve as a receptacle for hiding cash derived from suspected influence peddling schemes overseas.

NEPO babies and the Biden RICO gang.  [Scroll down]  So drenched in their myopic corruption and ill-gotten gain, their careless damage to America is inestimable.  How do we know?  From their own words and deeds.  There is thenVice-President Biden on video describing how he strong-armed Ukraine and had officials there fired.  There is Hunter's infamous laptop where we learn of a vig to the 'Big Guy' from six and seven figure foreign payments to Hunter for bogus work and American carve-outs.  There is the credible detailed testimony given by Mr. Tony Bobulinski.  There is Biden's inexplicable job-destroying, US oil production shutdowns, forcing Americans to pay obscene and needlessly high prices for gas — to foreign countries.  There is Biden's failed border policy that permits an invasion of global bad actors, terrorist cells, child pornography and prostitution, and drugs.  American cities are being destroyed by these illegal aliens, the homeless in tent camps, resulting inhuman waste and illegal sexual activity on stark public display.

CIA Solicited Signatures For Hunter Biden Laptop Letter, Congressional Testimony Shows.  The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) both solicited signatures for and eventually approved the infamous 2020 letter claiming that the Hunter Biden laptop story was a Russian disinformation plot, recent congressional testimony suggests.  According to a report to be released Wednesday by the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, multiple former U.S. intelligence officials testified under oath about the CIA's involvement in the distribution of the letter, which was eventually signed by more than 50 former senior U.S. intelligence officials.  "One signer of the statement, former CIA analyst David Cariens, disclosed to the Committees that a CIA employee affiliated with the agency's Prepublication Classification Review Board ('PCRB') informed him of the existence of the statement and asked if he would sign it," the House investigative report notes.  "The Committees have requested additional material from the CIA, which has ignored the request to date."

Biden accuser Tara Reade: 'If something happens to me, all roads lead to Joe Biden'.  Tara Reade, who says President Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in the 1990s when she worked in his U.S. Senate office, posted a cryptic message about what should happen if she dies.  "I want to make something clear.  If something happens to me, all roads lead to Joe Biden," Reade tweeted Sunday. "Joe Biden and DNC political machine threats, bullying and intimidation over the last three years will not work.  She also said that she is not suicidal, nor a foreign agent and she only decided to tell the truth and testify under oath in Congress about her experience working for Biden.  The president has denied allegations of the assault since Reade came forward in 2020 about it.

Joe Biden Accuser Tara Reade Declares 'I Am Not Suicidal' After Invite to Testify to Congress.  Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade issued a warning over the weekend, telling her 117.3K followers on Twitter that she is "not suicidal," as she could have the opportunity to testify on her assault claims following an invitation from Republican Reps.  Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL).  In March, both Republicans formally invited Reade to testify regarding her claims that President Joe Biden sexually assaulted her years ago.  Reade claims Biden made unwanted sexual advances toward her while she worked as an intern in his Senate office in the early 1990s.  More specifically, she told New York City blogger Katie Halper that Biden pinned her against a wall and kissed her before going further.

Hunter Biden Associate Told to Start Singing or Face Jail Time.  Rumors of a coming indictment of Hunter Biden are heating up, but one of his business associates is already facing jail time.  Devon Archer founded Rosemont Seneca Partners with Hunter Biden and helped get the president's son a position on the board of Burisma.  The two also worked together to secure payments from Chinese-controlled entities.  Archer was convicted of fraud in 2018 for a scheme involving bonds and the Oglala Sioux tribe.  Since then, Archer has had his conviction vacated and reinstated, and now he's staring at one final appeal on Tuesday.  That means he's running out of time, and friends are urging him to start singing before it's too late.

Arkansas Judge Suggests Hunter Biden's Art Dealer Reveal Prices of Paintings Sold to Anonymous Buyers.  Hunter Biden's art dealer, Georges Bergès, could be subpoenaed to reveal the price of his paintings sold to anonymous buyers, an Arkansas judge suggested in court Monday during a child support hearing between the president's son and Lunden Roberts, the mother of his child.  Hunter Biden, who has refused to be forthcoming about his financials in a paternity case he reopened in 2022 to reduce his child support payments, was slammed by the presiding judge for "sealing and redacting" his financial information, including the income he earned from selling art as a novice painter to anonymous buyers for up to $500,000.

Hunter Biden arranged NYC meeting between VP Biden and Rosemont-connected business associate.  A client of Hunter Biden's now-defunct firm visited the White House multiple times during the Obama administration, including visits with then-Vice President Biden and a top Biden aide, in addition to spending "a lot of time" with Biden during a casual New York City meeting arranged by the younger Biden, according to a series of emails reviewed by Fox News Digital[.]  Nicolas Rohatyn, a Biden donor and the founder and CEO of The Rohatyn Group, met with Biden and visited the White House several times when Biden was vice president and when Hunter's now-defunct Rosemont Seneca Partners (RSP) was overseeing his hedge fund accounts.  Rohatyn's business relationship with Hunter appears to have started in March 2010, when Hunter and Eric Schwerin, RSP's then-president, discussed inviting him to a "Mexico Lunch."  The Mexico State Dinner at the White House was held on May 19, 2010, so it appears the lunch occurred around this time.

How Much More Involved is Antony Blinken in the Biden Laptop Coverup Scandal?  A recent press release from the offices of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan and House Intel Committee Chairman Mike Turner revealed an incredible discovery in the Hunter Biden laptop debacle.  The press release revolved around testimony from Michael Morrell, the former Deputy Director of the CIA. Morrell was also intricately involved in the creation of the debunked "Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails."

Ex-prosecutor approached DOJ in 2018 with witness who claimed Joe Biden involved in 'bribery'.  A respected former federal prosecutor approached the U.S. Justice Department in fall 2018 on behalf of a foreign witness who claimed to have evidence that Joe Biden had "exercised influence to protect" his son's employer in Ukraine in return for money to his family, according to interviews and documents obtained by Just the News.  The agency didn't take up the ex-prosecutor on his offer but instead secretly obtained his phone records a year later in an apparent effort to identify his contacts.  Retired Little Rock, Ark., U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins wrote then-New York U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman on Oct. 4, 2018 that then-Ukraine Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko was willing to travel to the United States to present evidence about the Bidens and Burisma Holdings.  Lutsenko believes "VP Biden (and Sec State Kerry) exercised influence to protect Burisma Holdings in exchange for payments to Hunter Biden, (business partner) Devon Archer, and Joe Biden," Cummins emailed Berman.

Joe Biden's bribery allegations were brought to the DOJ in 2018.  A former federal prosecutor brought forward a bribery allegation involving Joe Biden and an unnamed foreign national back in 2018, a full two years before charges were brought by a whistleblower now speaking to the House Oversight Committee.  Bud Cummins, a former federal prosecutor, made the accusation to US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoff Berman back on October 4, 2018, dating to Biden's term as vice president, according to interviews and documents obtained by Just the News.  He wrote Berman an email claiming to have evidence President Biden 'exercised influence to protect' son Hunter's Ukrainian employers 'in exchange for payments' to both father and son as well as Hunter's friend and business partner Devon Archer.

Bribery Probe May Sink Biden Reelection Bid.  When House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) subpoenaed the FBI for documentation that may link President Biden to a bribery scheme perpetrated when he was Vice President, the White House response was oddly overwrought:  "For going on 5 years now, Republicans in Congress have been lobbing unfounded politically-motivated attacks against @POTUS without offering evidence for their claims."  This was a very strange charge to make concerning a mere subpoena for documents supporting the disclosures of a whistleblower.  Comer's subpoena gives FBI Director Christopher Wray until May 10 to produce the following:  "All FD-1023 forms, including within any open, closed or restricted access case files, created or modified in June 2020, containing the term 'Biden,' including all accompanying attachments and documents to those FD-1023 forms."  This particular form is used by FBI agents to record statements made by informants and the specified date range suggests that Biden had been reported for taking bribes from a foreign national and that the file was "tidied up" right around the time he nailed down the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Old Joe Biden Says With a Straight Face: 'I've Proven Myself to Be Honorable'.  The least honorable president in American history had a softball interview with MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle on Friday, in which he uttered one of the most outlandish lies of his entire life, which has been filled with his outlandish lies:  "I think I've proven myself to be honorable, as well as effective."  As Matt Margolis noted Sunday, this was in the course of a paean of boasting from Old Joe Biden that included praise of his own wisdom and experience.  But now Joe Biden would have us believe that he is honorable, too?  Come on, man!  This guy lies every time his lips move.  The part about Old Joe being effective, however, was actually true.  If Biden wanted to weaken America (politically, militarily, and economically), erase the Southern border, antagonize our friends as well as our enemies worldwide, and advance the Left's socialist, authoritarian agenda at the expense of the American people, then he has indeed done a bang-up job.

Biden setting stage for pardoning Hunter as he frames potential DOJ charges as 'political witch hunt'.  President Biden is setting the stage for pardoning his son Hunter as his Department of Justice weighs a potential indictment stemming from a years-long federal investigation, Fox News contributor Miranda Devine warned.  Devine's comments come after Biden finally addressed the possibility of his son facing charges during a rare sit-down interview where he dismissed the chance that it would have any impact on his tenure in office.  "That mythology of Joe Biden that's been around for more than four decades, which is that he's a lovely family man... moderate Democrat, lunch pail Joe, working class Joe, the poorest man in Congress, and a wonderful family man full of empathy because of the tragedies in his own life.  That's what he's playing on," Devine said during "Fox & Friends Weekend" Sunday [5/7/2023]. [...] But Devine was quick to argue Biden's response was premeditated, and part of a broader Biden strategy to frame the probe as a "political witch hunt."

Who are the whistleblowers that have come out against the Biden Crime Regime?  [Thread reader]  In 2009 Hunter Biden founded an investment firm called Rosemont Seneca Partners and a man named Eric Scherwin was enlisted as President.  Rosemont Seneca aggressively pursued deals in foreign countries like Russia, China, Ukraine and Romania. [...] Tony Bobulinski was the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, a company formed between the Biden's and China's largest state run energy company CFEC to launder millions to the Biden family, and famously "10% to the Big Guy". [...] Former Obama stenographer Mike McCormick traveled to Ukraine with Joe Biden on Air Force One, 3 days after Hunter joined the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.  While in Ukraine, Joe pushed to boost gas production which directly benefited his son's company with over $400 mil in revenue.  McCormick is now blowing the whistle on the Biden's criminal kickback scheme in Ukraine.

Biden Admin is Coordinating with Hunter Biden's Lawyers.  The overall theme of the Axios post is to emphasize "division" between the Biden administration, whose appointees will make the final decision on whether to take action against the president's son, and Hunter's lawyers.  What it actually reveals is that the White House is coordinating with Hunter's lawyer. [...] Why is this even happening?  Hunter Biden is 53 years old.  53!  He's not a child.  He's a father with kids.  He is capable of handling his legal issues without involving the Biden administration.  The administration is choosing to be involved.  Hunter's lawyer meeting with top White House officials is coordination and while we know how this will play out, it's more obvious than ever that they're hardly even bothering to avoid the appearance of corruption.  Biden can't have his people coordinate strategy with his son's lawyer and then pretend that his administration has no involvement in the case.

Biden Insists Hunter 'Has Done Nothing Wrong' Despite Mounting Evidence Against His Son.  Although the White House refused to comment on the criminal charges being made against Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden insisted that his son "has done nothing wrong" ahead of a possible indictment.  During an interview on MSNBC, Biden defended his son's alleged tax- and gun-related violations as federal prosecutors are close to deciding whether to indict Hunter Biden following a four-year-long investigation.  "My son has done nothing wrong," Biden said.

Slow Joe's Meds Are Not Working.  Joe Biden's idea of engaging directly with the media is submitting himself to the rigors of MSNBC "reporter" Stephanie Ruhle, who is an unusually lightweight and ideologically partisan media figure.  But even she managed to summon up the moxie to ask Biden about his age.  His answer belongs in the museum exhibit for "old man yells at cloud" phenomena — he's just so [...] much smarter than anyone else in the country:  [Tweet]  Ruhle also asks him a softball question about the national mood, and Biden waves off a staffer trying to stop him from answering, but then blurts out that "we can't let Obama" be president again:  [Tweet]  The entire interview is full of barely coherent ramblings.

Media's blind eye to Biden corruption allegations.  Broadly speaking, Americans are divided into three groups over charges that Joe Biden participated in his family's corrupt influence-peddling schemes.  First are those who, like me, are convinced the "big guy" secretly got his share of the foreign millions paid to his son and brothers over many years.  Second, are those who are undecided because they haven't heard of the charges or don't know enough about them.  The third group refuses to consider the charges because they are serious enough to send Biden packing and elect a Republican, possibly the dreaded Donald Trump.  This third group comprises hardcore Democrats and the mainstream media, which are often indistinguishable.  The differences in public opinion were on vivid display last week when two Republicans, Kentucky Rep. James Comer and Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, said a whistleblower told them the FBI has a document that links Joe Biden to a "criminal scheme" involving "money for policy decisions."

Where Is the Missing Biden Witness, Gal Luft?  Last February, Dr. Gal Luft, a retired Israel Defense Forces lieutenant colonel with deep intelligence ties in Washington and Beijing, was arrested as an alleged gun runner.  At the time, he claimed the arrest was to stop him from revealing what he knows about the Biden crime family and FBI corruption.  Now, Dr. Luft has disappeared entirely. [...] In February 2023, Gal Luft found himself detained in Cyprus on arms trafficking charges as he was about to head for Israel.  He claimed that this was politically motivated because had dirt on both the FBI and the Biden family.  He'd tried to inform the DOJ in 2019, during Trump's presidency, but was ignored.  Now, though, with things heating up around Biden, says Luft, he's being silenced.  He contends that Hunter Biden had an FBI mole named "One-Eye."  That mole told Ye [Jianming] and [Patrick] Ho that the DOJ was investigating them.

Grassley and Comer Say They've Found Evidence of Biden Getting PAID OFF for 'Policy Decisions'.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) wrote to Gestapo chief Merrick Garland and his henchman, FBI top dog Christopher Wray, on Wednesday with some allegations that were positively explosive.  Grassley and Comer say that they've "received legally protected and highly credible unclassified whistleblower disclosures" regarding a "criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions."  Would anyone really be surprised if it were positively determined that Old Joe Biden was paid off by foreigners to set policy in a way they dictated?

Media's long con to bury Hunter Biden's laptop scandal.  It's the biggest con ever perpetuated by the national media.  For all of their hysterics over "disinformation" and "collusion," we know now that they were indisputably the most guilty of both.  Recent reports show how the Washington ruling class, including career intelligence officials, the media and Big Tech, plotted well in advance to suppress and discredit the fully authentic and legitimate Hunter Biden laptop story, solely for the purpose of influencing the 2020 election.  The greatest offense was on behalf of the news media, the constitutionally protected institution charged with holding the powerful to account.  In 2020, they abandoned that mission to do the complete opposite.  Journalist Matt Taibbi laid out in meticulous detail Thursday how the influential left-wing Aspen Institute, with events attended by members of every major news publication, literally coached the media in the months leading up to the election on how to handle materials that would cast the Biden family in a negative light.  No, not just any potential or unnamed political figure, literally the Biden family, specifically with relation to Hunter.

Biden's Delusions About Himself and Hunter Are on Full Display During MSNBC Interview.  [Scroll down]  [A]t this point, I think the hot dog vendor on the street knows more than Joe Biden does — at least the vendor understands basic economics, which Joe doesn't seem to.  Imagine this guy — whose reputation for decades has been that he's not the sharpest tool in the drawer — gets into the office.  Then he shows how awful he is.  Then, on top of all that horrible failure, he brags about how much he knows.  That's' Joe.  He does have "experience" — but he's been wrong on virtually everything for decades.  Honorable and effective?  He lies more than anyone in the office I've ever seen.  Yes, he's effective — if he is trying to be the worst ever and do anything he can to hurt this country.

Confused Old Man Pretending to Be President Announces 'Major Press Conference' When There Isn't One.  Old Joe Biden almost held a "major press conference" on Friday.  Or rather, he announced one, and it was briefly big news, but as it turned out, it was just the dementia talking.  Good thing he didn't declare war on anyone.  How comforting it is that the adults are back in charge, eh?  Biden has held so few press conferences that whenever he announces one, it's a significant event.  David E. Clementson, an assistant professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, noted in a late February article at The Conversation that "it took Biden until late March 2021 to hold his first press conference, more than two months after his inauguration — the longest a new president had gone without holding a press conference in 100 years."

Biden is mocked for claiming he's holding a 'major press conference'.  President Joe Biden teased journalists at the White House Friday telling them that he would answer their questions later that afternoon at a 'major press conference.'  The only problem was there was no press conference on the schedule, and nobody in the White House press corps was aware of one was being planned.  In reality, Biden was referring to a sit-down interview scheduled later in the day with MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle, which will air in full at 10 p.m. Friday night.

The curious case of the Biden voters who 'somewhat disapprove' of him.  An article by Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report focuses on a puzzling phenomenon:  ["][A]t this point, the share of voters who say they would vote for Biden over Trump is significantly higher than his job approval rating.["]  To put it simply:  Biden has a base of voters who don't really approve of his job performance.  To me, this is a new phenomenon in American politics.

Why the bombshell Joe Biden bribery allegation matters.  Sen. Charles Grassley's and Rep. James Comer's subpoena to the FBI to release an unclassified document it holds about a whistleblower allegation of a "criminal scheme" involving Joe Biden is nominally about whether the FBI ever bothers to investigate allegations of crime involving Democrats. [...] Bribery, which is what Comer suggested the matter involved, is an explicitly impeachable offense.  Did the bureau act on an actual bribery allegation by a whistleblower?  Or did they kick back and yawn, focusing on pro-life activists, angry parents at school board meetings, Latin Mass enthusiasts, and President Trump's disputes with the National Archives instead?  That's their job.  But the bribery allegation itself is worth looking at.  After all, many Americans want to know how Joe Biden accumulated a fortune worth tens of millions of dollars or perhaps hundreds of millions while in public office.  The phenomenon of public officials getting rich while in office has been going on for a while, but under Joe Biden, the fortunes are getting bigger, and the impunity is more shameless.

Uncovered Recruitment Email Confirms Infamous 'Intel Letter' Was Meant to Interfere in the 2020 Election.  Former Obama-era CIA Director Mike Morell and current Secretary of State Antony Blinken were recently exposed as being behind the infamous "intel letter" that sought to dismiss Hunter Biden's laptop as Russian disinformation.  Now, a new report is providing unassailable evidence of exactly what the motive behind the gambit was.  According to The Washington Examiner, Morell sent a recruitment email to gather signatories for the letter.  Notably, in the email, he admitted that the entire purpose was to give Joe Biden a rebuttal to Donald Trump's attacks during the presidential debates. [...] Morell sent the email with an admission that the entire purpose was to provide a "talking point" for Biden to use.  Sure enough, that's exactly how it played out.  Trump brought up Hunter Biden's laptop at the debate in question, and Biden responded by claiming it was Russian disinformation, a claim that was bolstered by the supposed authority of all the intelligence officials who signed the letter.

Whistleblower's claims against Biden could be biggest US scandal ever.  Every news outlet in the country, every law enforcement agency with jurisdiction, every appropriate congressional committee, and the full weight of the FBI should be aggressively probing the Biden family's financial records.  House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) say a credible whistleblower alleges that the FBI and Justice Department have a document with a "precise description" of a "criminal scheme" between a foreign national and then-Vice President Joe Biden involving payment of money for policy decisions.  Comer has issued a subpoena for the document, known as an FD-1023 form.  Putting it in the vernacular, Comey said the whistleblower is alleging a "bribery scheme."  It has been obvious for years now that Biden's son Hunter Biden and brother, Jim, have been trading on the president's name for lucrative foreign business dealings.

Prosecutors Near Decision on Hunter Biden Indictment.  Every single conflicting point reconciles, if you accept the Biden program was a one-term disposable effort.  The timing is up, now the removal leverage is deployed with enough time to present the branding needed for the Biden replacement.  Assets like Susan Rice are pulled from the White House.  The Obama embeds position to avoid damage, and the circumstances for Biden's removal are created by the same people who control the collection of the evidence against him.  There isn't going to be a Joe Biden DNC nominating convention in Chicago.  There isn't going to be another presidential race by Biden; it was never the intention from the outset in the 2020 plan to use him.  Biden is in the process of being excommunicated from the party.  His usefulness exhausted, this is the disposal phase.  The only thing left to negotiate are the terms of the exit.

FBI file shows foreigner paid Biden in 'criminal scheme' to trade money for policy, Republicans say.  The FBI has been sitting on a report detailing a scheme involving then-Vice President Joseph R. Biden to accept money in exchange for policy decisions on behalf of a "foreign national," two senior Republicans said Wednesday.  Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Rep. James Comer, Kentucky Republican, said their information was "highly credible" and came from whistleblowers who pointed to a confidential human source report that the FBI has had for several years.  They did not say when the alleged dealing occurred nor what country was involved.

Biden Begs Bankers for $1 Billion Campaign Infusion.  Like the sad corporate slave that he is, Biden's handlers recently sent him, hat in hand, to the multinational banker mafia to beg for an additional $1 billion to complement the cool billion he got handed last time around — in exchange for a solemn promise on his part that "nothing will fundamentally change" once elected president. [...] The "nothing will fundamentally change" pledge hasn't exactly worked out — for normal Americans.  Things have changed.  The American middle class has been further decimated.  Way more illegal aliens are permitted to cross the Southern border with no paper while, at least until the Public Health emergency ends May 11, unvaccinated American citizens still have to perform a PCR test to enter their own country.  The list of offenses could go in ad infinitum.  Meanwhile, profits of the kind of multinational corporations like Blackrock that Biden is currently begging for money from have been doing just fine — which is what Biden really meant by "nothing will fundamentally change."  In what future historians will recognize as the greatest period of wealth transfer possibly in history, Blackrock's assets swelled to record highs during the pandemic while hundreds of thousands of American small businesses went under, never to recover.

Biden Implicated In Bribery Scheme, Grassley And Comer Allege In New Subpoena Demand To FBI.  Republicans Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. James Comer subpoenaed the FBI on Wednesday for an unclassified document they say alleges a criminal scheme between now-President Joe Biden and a "foreign national" during his years in the Obama White House.  The record reportedly details the former vice president's arrangement to receive money in exchange for pushing certain policy positions.  The Republicans were only made aware of Biden's potential criminal enterprise because of an unnamed whistleblower.  "The information provided by a whistleblower raises concerns that then-Vice President Biden allegedly engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national," Comer announced in a press release on Wednesday.  "The American people need to know if President Biden sold out the United States of America to make money for himself."  As Grassley has repeatedly noted, even though FBI Director Christopher Wray previously promised that whistleblowers like this one would not face punishment, the Biden administration's FBI and Department of Justice have remained unresponsive to congressional requests and inquiries related to the Biden family business.

Sen. Grassley, Rep. Comer Demand FBI Record Alleging 'Criminal Scheme' Involving Then-VP Biden.  Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer sent letters Wednesday to the FBI, calling on the bureau to produce an unclassified record of an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.  The document in question is an FBI-generated FD-1023 form that allegedly shows an arrangement exchanging money for policy decisions.  Comer issued a subpoena Wednesday after "legally protected disclosures" to Grassley's office.  "We believe the FBI possesses an unclassified internal document that includes very serious and detailed allegations implicating the current President of the United States.  What we don't know is what, if anything, the FBI has done to verify these claims or investigate further.  The FBI's recent history of botching politically charged investigations demands close congressional oversight," Grassley said in a statement.

Poll: Donald Trump Leads Joe Biden by 7 Points in Hypothetical Match-Up.  Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden by seven points in a hypothetical general election match-up, according to a Rasmussen poll.  The poll, commissioned by Political Media and first reported by the Post Millenial, shows that 48 percent of likely voters prefer Trump, while 41 percent back Biden. [...] Moreover, the poll finds Trump's net favorability rating registers at plus 20 points, with 59 percent saying he is favorable, "including 37% with a Very Favorable impression," [...] Conversely, Biden's favorability rating is seven points underwater.

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I find it difficult to believe that senile Joe Biden has that much support.

FBI has document alleging pay-to-play scheme involving Joe Biden, lawmakers allege.  House and Senate GOP investigators said Wednesday they have learned the FBI possesses a document alleging a pay-to-play bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden and have subpoenaed it in an explosive new twist in their long running corruption probe of the first family.  Senate Budget Committee ranking member and long-time whistleblower advocate Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said they learned of the document, known as FD-1023, from a whistleblower.  "We believe the FBI possesses an unclassified internal document that includes very serious and detailed allegations implicating the current President of the United States," Grassley said. "What we don't know is what, if anything, the FBI has done to verify these claims or investigate further.  The FBI's recent history of botching politically charged investigations demands close congressional oversight."

Biden's executive assistant insists she had no idea files she moved from his office contained sensitive information.  Then Vice President Joe Biden's former executive assistant Kathy Chung told the House Oversight Committee that she wasn't aware there were any classified documents among the belongings she packed up.  CNN reported Wednesday on the contents of Chung's interview to the GOP-led committee, with Chung telling lawmakers she did not notice any documents with classified markings as she unpacked boxes to move Biden into his Penn Biden Center office.  Chung testified that she didn't look closely at Biden's belongings, which also included family photos, policy papers and challenge coins, she said.

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The old scapegoat "staffer" trick comes into play again.  Whenever a powerful Democrat is caught doing something illegal, there's always a "staffer" to take the fall.

Merrick Garland Claims Hunter Biden Tax Probe Not Improperly Politicized After IRS Whistleblower Claims.  Attorney General Merrick Garland stood by his claims the Justice Department's probe into Hunter Biden for alleged tax violations has never been improperly politicized within the agency.  Hunter is under investigation by the DOJ for tax fraud, money laundering, and violation of lobbying laws.  Prosecutor David Weiss for months has been weighing if there is sufficient evidence for the grand jury to indict him on a reported four charges: three tax crimes and one gun crime.  As the case appeared to quietly stall, an IRS agent alleged in April the improper politicization of a tax probe into the president's son.  The whistleblower alleged two Biden administration political appointees within the DOJ are working to block charges against Hunter for tax violations — against recommendations.

An Iowa Woman Got 1 Year in Jail Plus Probation for Lying On a 4473; What About Hunter Biden?  Miracle Star Vaughn, a 27-year-old woman from North Liberty, Iowa, was sentenced last week to serve one year and a day in a federal prison after pleading guilty to making false statements during the purchase of several firearms, according to an ATF press release.  Vaughn lied about her drug use on an ATF Form 4473, court documents show. [...] The false statements Vaughn made about her drug use are similar to the false statement Hunter Biden allegedly made on Oct. 12, 2018, when he answered "No" on an ATF Form 4473, when asked "Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?"

Hunter's Collapsing World: Why a Criminal Plea Could Now be the Best Option for the Bidens.  This week, Hunter Biden's defense team traveled to Delaware seeking an update on the federal criminal investigation that has dragged on for almost five years.  The reason seems clear: Time is running out on Hunter and the Biden family.  After years of delaying disclosures and admissions, Hunter could now be pushing to cap off the criminal side of the scandal before more information is released in Arkansas and Washington.  For the White House, even a criminal plea is preferred if they can avoid one particular claim — and they may be succeeding.  For years, the Bidens have worked (with the media's help) to delay any recognition of the influence peddling and corruption that may be revealed on Hunter Biden's laptop.  Even this week, in child support proceedings in Arkansas, Hunter's counsel continued to refuse to admit ownership of the laptop abandoned at The Mac Shop in Wilmington, Del., in April 2019.  It won't work any more than his long refusal to acknowledge his fathering of his four-year-old child, Navy.

Truth and consequences: After origins of Biden laptop letter exposed, lawmakers seek penalties.  Congress now has compelling evidence that a letter from 51 security experts during the 2020 election falsely portraying the Hunter Biden laptop as a Russian influence operation was in fact Joe Biden campaign propaganda.  Now armed with the truth, GOP lawmakers are looking to impose consequences for the organizers and the signatories.  Several House and Senate Republicans told Just the News they are looking to impose penalties ranging from possible impeachment of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, whom former CIA Director Mike Morell testified "triggered" the effort, to defunding federal contracts and security clearance for the security and intelligence officials who signed their name to the letter.

GOPers Order Blinken To Turn Over All Communications With Hunter Biden After Emails Show He Lied To Congress.  Following revelations that he allegedly lied under oath to Congress, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is facing calls from Senate Republicans to turn over communication records related to Hunter Biden and his shady business engagements.  On Monday [5/1/2023], Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa sent a letter to Blinken demanding that he turn over any and all records "referring or relating to Hunter Biden, his business dealings, or his family's business dealings" by May 15.  The request comes as part of Senate Republicans' investigation into the Biden family's foreign business ventures.

White House Finally Gets Asked About Biden Disowning His Granddaughter.  The White House finally fielded a question about Joe and Jill Biden's penchant for disowning their seventh grandchild.  That happened again recently, with Biden proudly proclaiming that he has "six" grandchildren despite it being public knowledge that he has seven.  [Tweet]  As RedState has reported, the child's mother, Lunden Roberts, has been battling the child's father, Hunter Biden, in an ongoing paternity suit.  The president's degenerate son is trying to get his child support payments lowered by claiming he's dead broke.  That he's showing up to hearings with one of the most expensive lawyers in the United States isn't lost on anyone paying attention, though, Hunter Biden claims he has no income and that a wealthy friend is funding his lifestyle.  You know, because wealthy people typically pay the legal fees and living expenses (including a car) of other people without receiving anything in return.

Blinken Denies Asking For Hunter Biden Laptop Letter.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken denies soliciting what became a letter signed by 51 former intelligence officials suggesting the Hunter Biden laptop story could be part of a Russian disinformation operation just weeks before the 2020 election.  The topic came up after the GOP-led House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees disclosed portions of a transcribed interview in which former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell talked about putting together the letter following a conversation with Blinken in October 2020.  "With regard to that letter, I didn't — it wasn't my idea, didn't ask for it, didn't solicit it," Blinken said during a Monday interview with Fox News.  "And I think the testimony that the former deputy director of the CIA, Mike Morrell, put forward confirms that."

Biden Is Guilty Of Child Abuse On A Massive Scale, And Nobody Cares.  That was a Washington Post headline from May 2018, one of many such pronouncements in nearly every mainstream news outlet — all decrying these missing children as evidence of the "cruelty" and "inhumanity" of President Donald Trump's border security policies.  "It's just wrong.  It's wrong," Joe Biden said at one point.  "Cruelty is the point.  It's their only point."  But under President Biden's allegedly more humane border security policies, the federal government has lost track of 85,000 children who crossed the border unaccompanied by their parents.  Worse, many of them ended up in the hands of traffickers, not family or friends.

Hunter's Expensive Lawyers Argue That He Is "Too Poor" To Pay Child Support.  Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, is back in the news again as he appeared in an Arkansas court seeking to reduce his monthly child support payments for his four-year-old daughter with ex-stripper Lunden Roberts.  However, his expensive lawyers argued that he is "too poor" to continue to pay the current amount of $20,000 per month.  During the hearing, the judge criticized Biden's legal team for concealing financial details and ordered them to refile papers.  This ongoing legal saga has raised concerns about Hunter's financial situation and the transparency of his affairs, particularly his art sales.  Roberts' attorney argued that Hunter had not provided complete answers, including the identities of art buyers and the values of his art pieces.  Biden's lawyers claimed that the identities of the buyers were confidential to avoid any political influence-peddling, but the judge suggested that a subpoena could be issued to force the gallery to reveal the names of buyers and prices of the art.

Oh, So That's Who Decided Joe Biden Would Run for Re-Election.  There's been much speculation and even more joking about how President Joe Biden seemingly relies on handlers to get him through the rigors of carrying the "leader of the free world" mantle, but new reporting on Monday makes it clear that First Lady Jill Biden is one of the main players when it comes to managing and guiding major strategic decisions that, in the end, are attributed to the president.  Specifically, Politico's latest dispatch on First Family intrigue deals with Biden's prerecorded video announcement last week that the commander in chief would run for re-election in 2024, a decision that came after more than a little speculation that he wasn't up to the schedule of a non-COVID campaign or able to slog through another four-year term as an octogenarian should he win re-election. [...] Remember how the mainstream media characterized our 40th President Ronald Reagan, who was just 69 years old when he took office, and speculation about First Lady Nancy Reagan really running the show?  Now, apparently, it's endearing and sweet when a First Lady has a voice and a presence in high-level decisions.  That role, per Politico's sources, is extensive.

Hunter Biden and his lawyers are ripped into by Arkansas judge for 'sealing and redacting' his financial information.  The judge presiding over Hunter Biden's child support trial on Monday ripped into the First Son for 'sealing and redacting' his financial information.  'The ability to redact is somewhat being abused,' Judge Holly Meyer fumed. 'I'm seeing a lot of things filed, especially by Mr. Biden's counsel, sealing things, redacting things, that are not confidential.'  She suggested that lawyers for the First Son's baby mama should subpoena a downtown Manhattan art gallery to find out exactly how much he has made from selling his art.

Smirking Hunter Biden arrives at Arkansas court to face off with baby mama Lunden Roberts.  Hunter Biden came face to face with his Arkansas baby mama today as his lawyers rejected the notion he was a deadbeat dad and revealed the president's son has contributed $750,000 towards the child's upbringing.  Abbe Lowell, Hunter's hotshot DC lawyer, suggested it was the time the world knew how much his client was shelling out for Navy Joan Roberts, the four-year-old daughter he has never bothered to meet.  'Mr. Biden is paying the plaintiff $20,000 a month,' Lowell told the two-hour hearing in Independence County, Arkansas.  He later put the total figure at $750,000.

Blinken's, Wife's Emails to Hunter Biden Draw Fresh Scrutiny as Lawmakers Examine His Role in Laptop Cover Story.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken's relationship with Hunter Biden is under fresh scrutiny as Republican lawmakers examine his role in trying to discredit the laptop story before the 2020 election.  GOP lawmakers recently revealed that former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell testified that Blinken had reached out to him after the New York Post broke the story, which "triggered" him to spearhead an effort to cast the story as Russian disinformation.

The Crazy Contours of the Crazier 2024 Election.  [Does the Left] not appreciate that Biden is one crooked tax-document dump, one Hunter new-old email release, one burned and flipped former crony whistleblower away from special counsel/impeachment territory?  Do they not understand that the subtext of the current toxic inclusion of Hunter Biden on Air Force One, the shakedown pay for his nose-brush paintings, his new move into the White House, and his cue-card presence at the side of his bewildered dad are all a sort of implied familial blackmail by a prodigal son who believes he got dirty and decadent enriching the Biden clan — his father especially — and yet was never appreciated for his skullduggery?  We are watching a cornered Hunter reclaiming his due as first son.  He seeks exemption from the walls-are-closing in law, and wishes to remind the Bidens at any moment he can take them all down with him.

Democrat apparatchiks try to gaslight voters about Biden.  There's lots of gaslighting going on in America.  The most obvious example, of course, is that we're being told there is no such thing as biological sex.  The facts belie that, but even our children are being told to deny the evidence of their own eyes. [...] Democrats are setting up a "narrative" that will allow them to create imaginary votes for Biden to enable him to win in November 2024.  If Trump is the candidate, the many investigations, lawsuits, and indictments will be used to say that Biden got more votes because nobody other than the small number of MAGA fanatics could possibly vote for someone as compromised as Trump.  Alternatively — and this is where the lies about Biden's physical and mental well-being come into play — if a younger-than-Trump is the candidate, we'll be reminded non-stop that Biden is every bit as vibrant as the Republican opponent, only he also has the experience and insights of his many years in politics and his four years in the White House.  When the fake vote counts come in, that narrative will explain why someone younger couldn't beat this dynamic octogenarian.  They know they're lying, and they don't care that we conservatives know they're lying.  All they need to do is gaslight enough people to explain their win.

Why No One Serious Is Challenging Biden.  You sit back and watch President Joe Biden and it's impossible to believe he's on the ball; that he is all there mentally.  Granted, with Joe it's always difficult to tell if his gaffes are because of his age and the natural mental deterioration that goes with it, or just his general low intelligence — he was stupid long before he was senile. [...] All of which begs the question: If Biden is so far gone and so wildly unpopular, why haven't any serious Democrats stepped up and challenged him for the 2024 nomination? [...] Biden is wildly unpopular, with a super-majority of his own party telling pollsters they don't want him to run.  His reelection kick-off wasn't even an event.  Afraid the President of the United States couldn't attract an enthusiastic enough crowd or mentally focus for a kick-off speech, or bring the energy necessary to make it successful, they opted for a heavily edited video.

Biden's Age Is Not the Problem Here!  Last month, the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll found that only 44 percent of registered voters said Biden is "mentally fit to serve as President of the United States."  He provided fresh evidence last Thursday at a White House event where a child asked him, "What was the last country you traveled to?" Biden scratched his head and stammered until another youngster gave him his cue:  "Ireland!"  Biden smiled and the parents laughed, but not everyone finds such episodes amusing.  Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) served as White House physician to Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump and wants Biden to take a cognitive exam.  Fox News has a copy of the letter he is circulating for signatures.

Sleepy Joe And The Thirty-Hour Work Week.  So much responsibility lies ahead for Sleepy Joe Biden that the "president"'s advisors are already concerned about his 2024 re-election campaign.  Yep.  They are just now having this revelation.  Who [...] puts these people in charge, anyway?  According to this from TownHall, the 80-year-old's advisors are weary that he is mentally and physically up for the job — something he can barely do now.

Hunter Forced to Appear in Arkansas in Fight Over His Child's Name and Support.  On Monday, Hunter Biden will finally make it to Arkansas.  The Natural State is not a Biden family favorite but there is one thing that would ordinarily be an attraction:  Biden's daughter Navy Joan.  In the Biden family, the four-year-old girl remains "she who must not be named" literally.  Not only has President Biden refused to refer to her as a grandchild or even include a Christmas stocking with the other children, her father Hunter is fighting to prevent her from using the Biden name.  Indeed, the only reason that Hunter is coming to the same state with his daughter is to seek to limit his child support.  The viciousness of the Biden family in dealing with this little girl is only matched by that of the media.  Reporters who profess to support women and denounce deadbeat dads have either ignored this story or belittled her mother, Lunden Roberts.  Roberts is widely dismissed as a "former stripper."  That appears how she met Hunter, but it is often used to paint her in the same way that the media gleefully reported Hillary Clinton denouncing women involved with her husband as mere "bimbo eruptions."

Comer Raises Alarm About Biden Team and Possible Intimidation of Witnesses, 'They Fear for Their Lives'.  Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the chair of the House Oversight Committee and the one who has been heading up the investigation into the Biden family financial scandals, had some more concerning bombshells to drop about how the investigation has been going.  He indicated that he thought witnesses were being intimidated.  Comer said in a new Fox News appearance that they knew that Hunter Biden's legal team has spoken to some of the people the Committee was speaking with.  He also said that they knew Hunter Biden's legal team had reached out and communicated with some of the people and institutions that the Committee has subpoenaed.  [Tweet]

Democrats Are The Nigerian Princes Of American Politics.  [Scroll down]  There's perhaps no better example than Joe Biden.  The man is a congenital liar.  Plagiarism has been a problem since he was in college and was actually the reason he withdrew from his first presidential campaign.  Indeed, Biden is a lying machine!  He claimed to have gone to college on a full scholarship, earned three degrees, and graduated in the top of his class.  All lies.  Biden's career of lies only became more consequential and destructive when he ran for president in 2020.  Every campaign is full of hyperbole like "I'm going to cut taxes" or "I'll be the education president."  But with Biden, the lies went far beyond white lies.  He told the American people that his son Hunter's laptop was Russian propaganda and that he never discussed business with his son.  Perhaps most depressingly of all, once he became president, he went on TV and told the country that "White supremacists" are the most dangerous threat to the nation.  All lies.

Hunter Biden's Ex-Mistress Wants to Know Who's Paying His 'Stable of American Super Lawyers'.  Hunter Biden's ex-mistress Lunden Alexa Roberts is asking a court to force the president's son to disclose who is paying for his "stable of American super lawyers," arguing that his high-priced legal team contradicts his claim that he can't afford to pay child support.  Biden has retained "some of the most expensive attorneys on planet Earth," according to a motion filed by Roberts in an Arkansas court on Thursday, including former Arkansas attorney general Dustin McDaniel, prominent Washington fixer Abbe Lowell, and Hollywood celebrity lawyer Kevin Morris.  "If Mr. Biden can afford a Washington DC, Hollywood, Chicago big law, and the best domestic relations attorney on the Texas side of the Texarkana border, he surely must have income for child support purposes," wrote Roberts's attorney Clint Lancaster in the filing.

Is Integrity Dead?  In Joe Biden's inaugural speech, he said repeatedly that he wanted to "unify the country."  Biden continues to say he wants to unify the country, but his actions say otherwise.  If Biden was sincere in wanting to unify the country, he would not have signed 99% of the Executive Orders he has signed since taking office in January 2021.  In Biden's case, it isn't just his actions that don't match his words.  His choice of words and continual belittling of patriotic and God-fearing Americans also demonstrate a complete lack of truth in anything he says or does, thereby, exposing his stated goal to unify America as a complete lie.  It is hard to know if he is just practicing a basic tenet of communism — if you repeat the lie often enough, people will start to believe it — or if he is so narcissistic and demented that he actually believes his own rhetoric.  I don't know about you, but I do not like to be lied to or gaslighted.  I also don't like to do business with unethical and dishonest people.

Biden Will Be Running on His Record This Time.  Joe Biden announced his candidacy in an early-morning video release, because he wasn't capable of doing it live — and we all know it.  That's how horrible of a candidate he is.  Joe certainly isn't the worst the Dems could put forward, but that's a testament to how bad their choices are, not how good Joe is.  Granted, Biden took (and I do mean took) the office from Trump in 2020.  But 2024 will not be 2020.  Joe was hauled into the Oval Office by deception and gaming the system, not by winning the contest of ideas.  The propaganda ministry sold him as a seasoned, kindly statesman, who would return professionalism to the office.  The ministry was assisted by a swamp that leveraged a pandemic for election changes — which have since been found unconstitutional.  I doubt that strategy will work again.

8 House Republicans vote in favor of the Chinese Communist Party.  Just yesterday Breitbart News reported that eight House Republicans joined the Democrats to support Joe Biden's suspension of United States tariffs on suspected Chinese-manufactured solar panels. [...] Biden being soft on China should come not to be a surprise to anyone.  The president of the watchdog Government Accountability Institute, Peter Schweizer, revealed that in 2013 Hunter and Joe flew on Air Force Two to China two weeks before Hunter's firm inked a $1.5 billion deal with the CCP operated Bank of China.  Schweizer exposed numerous lucrative shady deals that benefited the Biden family and Hunter's businesses, where Joe appeared to have a ten percent stake in a company formed in partnership with top CCP officials.  We must also remember that Joe Biden's Washington think tank, the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, received more than $54 million from individuals or entities linked to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) from 2014 to 2019.  It would not be beyond the realm of possibility that the attempt to waive tariffs happened with Biden's knowledge that solar panels were made in China but were re-routed to other countries to evade tariffs.

Joe Biden is the Potemkin President, In Office But Not In Power.  Joe Biden's poor personal performance is a feature, rather than a bug of his presidency.  This fact is one of the critical reasons why the current U.S. government can justly be described as a "regime," rather than an "administration," observed National Pulse editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam in conversation with MAGA-world TV host Kimberly Guilfoyle.  Speaking to Guilfoyle — a former prosecutor and the fiancée of Donald Trump Jr. — Kassam offered his analysis during a discussion of Biden's increasingly "embarrassing" behavior; losing his way on stage and requiring cheat sheets with advance notice of the questions the press plan to put to him.  [Video clip]

Five Big Favors Biden Has Done for His Commie Sugar Daddies in Beijing.  Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the master-blaster of the House Oversight Committee, claims as many as 12 members of the Biden crime family have snuggled up to the udder on the Chinese communist cash cow.  Comer claims the committee has found a bumper crop of wire transfers from Chinese pinkos that were sent to a friend of Hunter Biden's named "Walker" and thence on to various Biden bank accounts.  "There's not going to be anybody left for a Christmas picture if the [Department of Justice] did their job and went in there and indicted everyone that has any type of fingerprints involved in this influence-peddling scheme," Comer joked to Fox News' Maria Bartiromo.  "I mean, it's the entire family, and there isn't a single one of those family members that had the ability to do anything to influence foreign policy other than the big guy, Joe Biden."

Biden's Handlers Trot Him Out for 12 Minutes Today Before He Shuffles Away.  Biden's handlers trotted old Joe out for 12 minutes on Friday to present the Commander-in-Chief's trophy to the Air Force Falcons.  Joe Biden spent nearly one hour mingling with children on Thursday.  He was salivating over the children and called little girls "baby."  But he can't even be bothered with Air Force athletes.  Biden shuffled away after spending 12 minutes with the Air Force Falcons.

Despite claiming American children are collectively owned, Biden still won't claim Hunter Biden's love child as his kin.  President Joe Biden came under fire from concerned parents earlier this week after he suggested that "our nation's children are all our children," stressing that there is "no such thing as someone else's child."  While — per the president's suggestion — the 4-year-old child Hunter Biden sired out of wedlock may belong to the nation, apparently she is not welcome in the Biden clan.

What really makes me angry about the Hunter Biden stories.  Hunter Biden has a soul that is as black as a moonless night, and a character as disgusting as a rotting corpse.  He is worse than scum.  [Tweet]  This is a man who has scammed millions from foreign companies, peddled influence for decades, corrupted our government, commanded the loyal service of government law enforcement and our nation's intelligence services to cover for his misdeeds, and he is actually trying to reduce his child support payments to his illegitimate and unacknowledged daughter by claiming he is "unemployed."  [Tweet]  "Unemployed?" Under normal circumstances, a human-trafficking crackhead would be unemployable, but this is a man who sells his paintings for hundreds of thousands of dollars to anonymous buyers who are still purchasing influence from a man who regularly travels with the President of the United States. [...] Currently, Biden is vacationing at the home of a billionaire donor to his father while simultaneously pleading poverty.  His tax obligations were paid for by a different big donor to the president when he was in deep hock to the agency and under legal threat.  This man is a walking scandal-generating train wreck.

Press Notice Biden Is Really Old and Lazy, White House Angrily Responds.  A new report is shedding more light on one of Biden's biggest liabilities as he heads into his coronation as the 2024 Democratic Party presidential nominee.  According to Axios, the president's age and subsequent laziness have become a campaign issue for voters, and it's something the White House is having a tough time covering up.  That's exacerbated by the fact that their attempts to hide Biden only highlight the issue further. [...] The more they try to cover for Biden, the more they advertise that his mental and physical decline is real.  For context, the report lays out just how rare it is to see Biden in the mornings, evenings, and on weekends.

The Times Says Senility Is A-OK.  Democrats have mostly given up on denying that Joe Biden is suffering from an advanced stage of dementia.  Their strategy, as exemplified by their mouthpiece the New York Times, has shifted to a defense of senility.  Do we need a mentally competent president?  Nah.  This morning's Times email, which is curated by David Leonhardt, the Times's "senior writer" who writes for "The Times's flagship daily newsletter," said this morning:  ["]Strange as it may sound, the American government can function without a healthy president.["]  Hey, Edith Wilson did a great job! [...] Watch for the next great cover-up, as the press pretends not to notice that Biden is in hiding, and will remain in hiding until November 2024.

The Catholic holding a rosary will be the abortion candidate.  Yes, the moderate will take communion at Sunday's mass and then call any restriction on abortion another example of the MAGAs denying women health-care options.  Biden is hoping that the GOP can not get its act together on abortion.  In other words, the Democrats want to run against 1849 abortion bans as happened in Wisconsin.  So the pressure is on Republicans majority legislatures, such as Wisconsin, to come up with 2023 abortion laws that create exceptions for rape or incest but deny abortion after 12 or 15 weeks.  In other words, force Democrats to explain their votes for late-terms abortions.  In the meantime, the moderate, the Catholic with the rosary, will do nothing but talk about abortion.  It's up to the GOP to get ready and fight back because the moderate will call you a scary MAGA type if you support the slightest restrictions on abortions.

Biden caught with crib notes detailing reporter's question prior to calling on her during press conference.  President Biden is no stranger to detailed cheat sheets when speaking to the press, but the president's team seems to have taken things up a notch after he revealed a pre-written question from a reporter during Wednesday's press conference.  As Biden spoke alongside South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in the White House Rose Garden, a photographer captured a small cheat-sheet in the president's hand signaling he had advanced knowledge of a question from Los Angeles Times journalist Courtney Subramanian.  The small paper also included a picture of the reporter along with the pronunciation breakdown of her last name. "Question #1" was handwritten at the top of the sheet, indicating the president should call on her first at the conclusion of his remarks.

Biden cheat sheet shows he had advance knowledge of journalist's question.  A cheat sheet held by President Biden during a Wednesday press conference revealed that the 80-year-old commander in chief had advance knowledge of a question from a journalist.  "How are YOU squaring YOUR domestic priorities — like reshoring semiconductors manufacturing — with alliance-based foreign policy?" read a question from Los Angeles Times reporter Courtney Subramanian.  The revelation came during a joint press conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol that discussed growing nuclear threats from North Korea — as the nations celebrate the 70th anniversary of their alliance.  Another cheat sheet showed the names of other Biden administration officials to relay the order remarks would be delivered at the press conference.

'Finish the Job' Sounds More Like A Threat Than A Promise.  Now that Joe Biden has announced his plans to run for reelection, the question that must be weighing on the minds of Democratic Party officials is "Can he possibly win without COVID?"  They must know that without the pandemic, Biden had no chance of defeating Donald Trump in 2020.  When he announced his candidacy exactly four years ago, the economy was booming and optimism was rising.  Trump's approval rating was edging upward.  The only reason he had for running, he said, was because Trump was a racist.  Then COVID happened.  And it let the already enfeebled Biden avoid a grueling national campaign.  It let him pin every death on Trump.  It gave him the chance to promise something bold.  Now, four years later, Biden is far more mentally and physically incapacitated and he can't hide out in his basement.  His reason for being reelected — "to finish the job" — sounds more like a threat than a promise.

Biden's 2024 Announcement Is Full of Lies.  Early on Tuesday morning, President Joe Biden launched his 2024 re-election bid via a three-minute video posted across social media.  Like his gaffe-filled presidential speeches, the campaign clip is riddled with false claims about Biden's political opponents.

Was That a Biden 2024 Campaign Launch or a Drunk Hostage Video?  Joseph Robinette Biden is giving it a go and — despite so much speculation to the contrary — he's dragging Kamala Harris along with him.  It's like being given the A Clockwork Orange treatment and having your eyes propped open while being forced to watch a sequel to a movie you never wanted to see in the first place. [...] The 800 lb Democrat donkey in the room is the fact that Biden is significantly less functional in public than he was in 2020.  [Indeed], he's less functional than he was on St.  Patrick's Day this year.  If he were a regular citizen and spoke to the cops in the voice he uses in the video, he'd be given a field sobriety test, then a ride home when the shocked officers discovered that he was sober.  The first word he says on camera in the video is "freedom," and he somehow misses the "d" completely.  Biden's next turn during his seven-second cameo on camera is when he barfs out the "magger extremists" line, which was also nigh on unintelligible.

Biden Lies About Being Born in Same Hospital as His Grandfather Died.  President Joe Biden on Tuesday lied about his birth by falsely claiming he was born in the same hospital where his grandfather died just two weeks prior.  While speaking at North America's Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference at the Washington Hilton, Biden lied about his birth — one of many lies throughout the years.

Four More Years?  Not If We Can Help It.  Four more years is all Presidentish Joe Biden needs to "finish this job" he started on the nation in 2021.  "I know we can," he concluded in his pre-recorded re-election announcement video on Tuesday.  A pre-recorded announcement?  When someone announces they're running for president, it's a massive public event featuring the biggest and most enthusiastic crowd the candidate can muster.  When it's a sitting president, the pageantry and the crowds are practically built in.  But not for Doddering Joe, whose people had to trickle out a video because they can't trust their man to draw a crowd, not to screw it all up, or wander the wrong direction off the stage at the end. [...] In the video — I still can't believe I'm writing about a pre-recorded re-election announcement — Biden bragged he'd helped "to defend democracy" and "stand up for our personal freedoms."  Defending democracy, it seems, involves using former intelligence community bigwigs to bury the "laptop from hell" story about his own son to rig the 2020 election.  The man who led that effort, Antony Blinken, then got himself a cushy job as Biden's Secretary of State.

Biden His Time?  It is hard to believe Joe Biden can possibly go through with this.  He is no longer capable of doing a live press conference, and couldn't even manage a live re-election announcement.  National Review reminds us that in 2019 Biden apparently told confidantes that he'd be a one-term president, that it was "inconceivable" that he'd run again in 2024.  So what's behind this?  And why so early? [...] If Biden waited much longer, the chance of more potential Democratic challengers would grow every day, along with speculation that Biden wasn't going to go through with it.  Right now his only real challenger (forget Maryanne Williamson) is Robert F. Kennedy Jr, and he is showing surprising strength and agility one week in.  The Rasmussen poll below is from two weeks ago, but shows that half of Democrats are open to a candidate other than Biden, including RFK Jr.

Hunter Biden hides away at Joe Kiani's $50M California vineyard amid his brewing criminal probes.  A billionaire Democrat donor, sheltering Hunter Biden amid the brewing storm of his criminal probe, received multi-million-dollar federal contracts and offered a $93,000 job to the President's niece, records reveal.  Hunter Biden has been spotted hiding away at a $50 million Santa Ynez, California vineyard estate owned by Joe Kiani, a top donor to his father's campaigns — contrary to recent reports he was camping out at the White House ahead of a pivotal meeting between his lawyers and federal prosecutors probing his business dealings.  It is not the first time Kiani, described by Joe Biden in 2018 as 'one of my closest friends', has offered shelter to a troubled Biden family member.

Report Suggests Hunter Biden Is Living at the White House for a Nefarious Reason.  [Scroll down]  Lunden Roberts is seeking to have Hunter Biden jailed because he's ignored court orders on discovery.  She's currently fighting the president's son in court to secure proper financial assistance for their daughter.  For his part, Hunter Biden has sought to have the payments reduced even more because he's a disgusting deadbeat.  While it's not a certainty yet, Hunter Biden hanging around the White House and his father to avoid the wrath of an Arkansas court makes a lot of sense.  No one needing to serve papers is doing to get close to the presidential detail, and local law enforcement officials are likely powerless to do anything to Hunter Biden as long as he's in his father's orbit.  That leaves the judge involved in the case having to decide whether he wants to push the envelope or not.  Even regarding the DOJ investigation, Hunter Biden being at the White House serves as a protection racket.  Not only does it constantly serve as a reminder that he's above the law and not to be messed with, but it ensures that Hunter Biden won't be arrested unannounced in the middle of the night.

Biden Makes Creepy Statement About 'Our Children'.  Speaking during a teachers event in the Rose Garden at the White House Monday afternoon, President Joe Biden claimed America's children don't belong to their parents, but instead to society as a whole.  [Tweet]  The comment received swift backlash, especially from parents leading the parental rights and school choice movements.  [Many more tweets.]

6 Reasons The IRS Whistleblower Will Blow Open DOJ's Biden Family Protection Racket.  An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower hinted to congressional leaders last week that the FBI improperly blocked aspects of the Hunter Biden investigation and that Biden-appointed U.S. attorneys blocked an indictment against the president's son on tax charges.  The carefully worded letter also indicated Attorney General Merrick Garland had testified inaccurately when he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Trump-appointed Delaware U.S. attorney had the authority to file charges against Hunter Biden in other jurisdictions.  Here are six reasons this whistleblower should terrify those behind the DOJ's Biden family protection racket.  [#1] [...] The whistleblower's attorney, Mark Lytle, reportedly maintains his client can "identify contemporaneous witnesses to corroborate his claims of political interference."  The whistleblower will "be able to talk about these meetings that he attended, that were with both agents and prosecutors ... and how he summarized those meetings and put it in writing and distributed those to folks within the IRS and sometimes other agents," Lytle claims, adding that those contemporaneous memoranda and emails will "end up corroborating his credibility."

Appointment in Chicago — Democrats and Destiny.  Today, we all know the truth.  No amount of censorship or tweaking at Twitter, Facebook, or Google can hide the amazing amount of hard evidence of Biden family corruption and Joe Biden's personal mental disintegration.  From the computer of Hunter Biden and other sources, we know China and Ukraine have both invested in the Biden family.  This cannot be hidden any longer.  Similarly, Biden's own personal decline cannot be hidden.  Despite the strained efforts of the main media.  Biden rarely has a real workday, is unable to take two consecutive office appointments, is almost always on vacation or taking some down-time.  There are two central truths about Biden:
  •   The man who cannot complete a sentence without lying is now the man who cannot complete a sentence.
  •   The man who cannot go a day without lying is now someone who cannot go a day without lying down.
For Joe Biden, the signs of mental decline are clear, even for an idiot.  So are the signs of overmedication.

Biden's sprawling family corruption makes for comic book villainy.  Eyes are the window into a man's soul, which is why President Biden always wears dark sunglasses.  Dark, impenetrable glasses.  The kind favored by daring aviators battling the harshest glare high above the clouds.  And bank robbers.  Mr. Biden has never served in the military.  Or flown a plane.  In fact, he has no known marketable skills, which is why he has devoted his life to a career in politics.  That career choice — along with a schoolteacher's government salary — has made the Biden family millionaires many times over.  Mr. Biden's publicity team casts the aviator glasses as a sign of how hip and cool the 80-year-old is.  But there is nothing hip or cool about a guy who needs to be rescued by the Easter Bunny at an egg roll on the South Lawn of the White House.  Or a guy who can take questions only from children in a foreign country — and still gets stumped.  His publicity team peddles this comic fantasy that the aviator glasses are like some sort of cape that makes Mr. Biden some sort of superhero.  But the comic tale story quickly falls apart after that.

GOP Investigator Suspects Biden Family Dozen Part Of 'Influence Peddling Scheme'.  At least a dozen members of President Joe Biden's family may be taking part in an "influence peddling scheme," a leading Republican investigator said on Sunday [4/23/2023].  House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) shared on Fox News some takeaways from a visit last week to the Treasury Department, where he said members viewed "thousands of pages of documents" concerning the Bidens.  "I can tell you that there were more suspicious activity reports than had been previously reported, and many more Biden family members that were involved in the influence peddling scheme," he told anchor Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures."  So far, Comer says nine Bidens are tied to shady business dealings uncovered by his panel.  But, he predicted, "in the end, that number will be at least 12."

Whistleblower Points To Biden Admin Obstructing Hunter Biden Tax Probe.  Did Biden-appointed U.S. attorneys in California and Washington, D.C., block the filing of criminal tax charges against Hunter Biden?  Accusations levied by an IRS whistleblower on Wednesday suggest the federal prosecutors did just that, contradicting Attorney General Merrick Garland's recent congressional testimony and raising an avalanche of questions concerning the independence of the Delaware U.S. attorney's office overseeing the Hunter Biden investigation.  Given the severity of the claims, the U.S. attorney should speak up immediately.  A cryptic letter sent to a slew of congressional committee chairs on Wednesday revealed an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower's claims of political interference in the criminal investigation of a high-profile, politically connected individual.  While the letter omitted the specific details the whistleblower sought to present to the oversight committees, unnamed sources reportedly confirmed the criminal case concerned Hunter Biden; they also revealed several more scandalous claims.

IRS and FBI Finished Hunter Biden Investigation More Than a Year Ago.  The context for the IRS whistleblower case of political interference in the Hunter Biden investigation gains a significant amount of context with this new revelation.  According to NBC reporting the FBI investigation of Hunter Biden concluded a year ago, and the IRS investigation "completed more than a year ago."  If the IRS and FBI completed their investigation, then where are the charges?  Now the 'whistleblower claims' start to make sense.

All the President's Relatives.  Harken back to 20 January 2021 when the doddering fool who occupies the Bully Pulpit was inaugurated.  He appointed Nicholas McQuaid, a White House lawyer during the Obama presidency, as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.  Why should we care?  McQuaid was a colleague of Chris Clark, the lawyer Hunter Biden hired in December 2020 to assist with his federal tax problems.  A month later Joe Biden appointed McQuaid to oversee the agency that began its investigation of Hunter's tax situation in 2018.  Does Joe's timing look suspicious?  Do you think McQuaid influenced the Hunter Biden tax investigation?  Why revisit this issue?  Because it has become current.

Antony Blinken and the 'made men' of the Biden administration.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken would really, really prefer to talk about grain in Ukraine this week.  But many people are less interested in what Blinken is doing as secretary of state than in what he did to become secretary of state.  This week, Blinken was implicated in a political coverup that could well have made the difference in the 2020 election.  According to the sworn testimony of former acting CIA Director Michael Morrell, Blinken — then a high-ranking Biden campaign official — was "the impetus" of the false claim that the Hunter Biden laptop story was really Russian disinformation.  Morrell then organized dozens of ex-national security officials to sign the letter claiming that the Hunter laptop story had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."

Did a 21-year-old air guardsman expose Biden's violation of the War Powers Act?  Last week, the mainstream media gleefully reported the arrest of a low-ranking, 21-year-old Air National Guardsman from Massachusetts named Jack Teixeira, who apparently, on an internet chat site, divulged state secrets in violation of the Espionage Act and embarrassed the Biden administration. [...] Among the information spilled are revelations of the Biden administration spying on friends and foes alike.  But bigger questions surround this case, hot-potato questions the media won't touch, with the hottest being this: Do the Teixeira revelations expose a violation of the War Powers Act by Biden?  But most disturbing, are claims of United States Special Forces inside the red-hot Ukrainian war zone, months after Biden boasted there will be "no boots on the ground," a boast perhaps as credible as his blathering that "if you take the vax, you won't get COVID."  If United States Special Forces advisors are on the ground, in the midst of a kinetic war, supporting Ukraine's military against Russia, not only do Americans have a right to know, as major wars have been ignited by the slightest of hair triggers, but a larger question must now be examined:  Has Joe Biden violated the War Powers Act?

Ignoring Hunter Revelations, PBS Hypes Biden 2024: No 'Big Scandals'.  The weekly table discussion on PBS NewsHour between Washington Post Associate Editor Jonathan Capehart and New York Times columnist David Brooks spent some time on Friday discussing President Biden's upcoming re-election campaign.  Ignoring all the week's developments surrounding Hunter, Brooks claimed Biden's in a good spot, "There hasn't been any obvious gaffes, big scandals or anything like that."  Guest host Geoff Bennett also thought Biden is well positioned for 2024, "President Biden's allies say the fact that he's facing only token primary opposition from author Marianne Williamson and anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. really is a show of strength for him."

Harriet Hageman Blasts Spy Letter Discrediting Hunter Biden Laptop Story: 'Coverup Was Starting'.  Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) told Breitbart News Saturday that the 2020 spy letter allegedly organized by the Biden campaign to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story was the beginning of the coverup.  "When this came out in October [of 2020], anybody with a lick of sense out in the rest of the United States knew number one, that the letter from the 51 so-called intelligence officials was wrong.  We knew it," Hageman said.  On Thursday, news broke that former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell testified to Republican investigators that current Secretary of State Antony Blinken — formerly a Biden campaign official — had contacted Morell regarding the New York Post's Hunter laptop story, which "set in motion the events that led to the issuance of a public statement" by 51 former intelligence officials who discredited the story as Russian disinformation.

Hunter Biden laptop letter was the real disinformation all along.  The dishonor of our intelligence community, and most of the media, is now complete.  It turns out the "51 intel experts" letter implying Hunter Biden's 100% authentic laptop was a Russian fake, and the ensuing efforts to kill Post reporting on it, were the actual disinfo operation.  Veteran spook and former acting CIA Director Mike Morrell masterminded it, as he swore under oath, to "help Vice President Biden ... because I wanted him to win the election" — at the behest of campaign flunky (now Secretary of State) Antony Blinken.  And Morell plainly also did it in hopes a victorious Biden would hand him the top CIA job.  Not only was there no intricate Russian plot, there was never any evidence suggesting one — only a Biden campaign conspiracy to bury the truth under a tissue of lies.

Spy letter about Hunter Biden shows how Dems are undermining democracy.  In the closing address at last month's Summit for Democracy, Secretary of State Antony Blinken piously proclaimed, "As President Biden has said, democracy doesn't happen by accident.  "It requires constant effort."  Or in the case of the 2020 election, it required deceiving American voters.  The House Judiciary Committee revealed that Blinken, then a top Biden adviser, orchestrated the letter from 51 top intelligence officials claiming that Hunter Biden's laptop was nothing but a Russian disinformation campaign.  Blinken contacted former acting CIA chief Mike Morell, who swayed scores of other former top officials — including three ex-CIA chiefs — to sign that letter to debunk the biggest threat to the Biden presidential campaign.

The Biden administration's attack on free speech.  There are two things to remember.  First, America is not at war with Russia.  Congress has not declared war against Russia, nor has the Biden administration pretended that it has.  Russia may be a geopolitical enemy, but it's not a wartime enemy.  Second, as Tucker and Glenn Greenwald discussed, violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act have routinely been treated as minor problems, with fines as the primary punishment.  For the government to go after penny-ante black socialist organizations that are saying exactly what others who oppose the war have been saying represents an escalation against speech unseen in modern America.  It has the smell of a totalitarian political regime cracking down on speech that offends it.  This is especially true when you consider the leeway the administration gives to Chinese control over speech, via TikTok.  China, after all, is another geopolitical opponent.  It's also revolting when you consider the information coming out about the Biden family's profiting from China, Ukraine, and other countries at America's expense.

Two Top Republicans Say Blinken Should Be Impeached Over Biden Laptop Role, Good Luck Making That Happen.  Former CIA Director Mike Morell has told the House Judiciary Committee that it was Secretary of State Antony (with no "h") Blinken who, while acting as a senior campaign adviser for Joe Biden, enlisted him to organize the letter from former intelligence officials labeling the material from Hunter Biden's laptop Russian dezinformatsiya.  According to an exclusive in the New York Post, Morell had no intention of writing a letter or soliciting others to either write or sign a letter plainly lying about Hunter Biden's laptop until Blinken put the thought in his minds. [...] This is a significant revelation from several standpoints.  First and foremost, it shows that the Biden campaign did not believe Hunter's laptop was a Russian plant.  Second, it shows the people who signed the letter were bad-faith actors who knew the Russian disinformation story was bogus but set about to deceive the American people for political purposes.  As an aside, the lack of qualms by any of the signers indicates that they were used to lying to America to push their own agenda; this is something the next GOP president should keep in mind.  Most concerning is that the prime mover behind the story, Antony Blinken, was made Secretary of State.

House Judiciary Committee Releases Evidence of U.S. Intelligence Community Conducting Domestic Political Disinformation Campaign.  The House Judiciary Committee has released evidence, gained from a transcribed interview with former Acting CIA Director Mike Morell, showing a coordinated plan by former and current Intelligence Community officials (both parties) to work with the political campaign of Joe Biden in order to influence the 2020 election outcome.  Within the transcribed interview, Mike Morell admits to receiving a phone call from current Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, with a request to create disinformation and protect Joe Biden from scrutiny over the Hunter Biden laptop revelations.  Morell then coordinated with 50 intelligence officials to fabricate a claim that Russians had created the Biden laptop story as a disinformation campaign.  The reality was that Morell organized the U.S. intelligence community to create disinformation on behalf of Joe Biden.

Blinken engaged in the worst sort of lying politics.  As most people know by now, an IRS supervisor has told lawmakers he has information that the Biden administration is improperly handling the criminal investigation into President Biden's son Hunter and this IRS supervisor is seeking whistleblower protection, probably from Chairman Jason Smith's Ways and Means Committee since it's a tax matter, or so we think.  The whistleblower also claims to have information that would contradict sworn testimony by "a senior political appointee" who allegedly provided "preferential treatment" for Hunter Biden.  Now, many people believe that senior official is Attorney General Merrick Garland, who it has been alleged has told Biden-appointed U.S. attorneys in different parts of the country not to cooperate with the U.S. attorney in Delaware, David Weiss.  As we know, the Delaware grand jury has been going on for five years, presumably investigating an illegal gun rap and some kind of tax evasion offenses.  This stuff should've been settled in 10 minutes.

Two key Republicans call for Secretary of State Blinken to resign over Hunter Biden revelations.  Two high-profile Republicans who have probed the Biden family scandal are calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to resign or face impeachment over allegations he helped trigger an intelligence community letter during the 2020 election that falsely portrayed Hunter Biden's laptop contents as Russian disinformation.  The rebukes of Blinken by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) came after the release Thursday night of testimony from former CIA chief Michael Morell that Blinken had spurred him to organize the now-infamous October 2020 letter to benefit the Biden campaign.  Morell testified he agreed to do so because Blinken reached out to him and he wanted to influence the election in Joe Biden's favor.  "This, in my opinion, probably disqualifies him to serve as the Secretary of State," Biggs told Just the News in a wide-ranging interview Friday on the John Solomon Reports podcast.  "And I know people keep saying, 'Andy, you want to impeach everybody?' Well, you know, Tony Blinken probably should be impeached, just like [Homeland Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas should be impeached.

50 ways to protect our Joe?  Remember that letter that hit the front pages about Russia disinformation and the Hunter Biden laptop?  It was signed by 50 intelligence experts and now we are learning that it was a bit fishy.  Could it be that the whole thing was set up to find 50 to protect the presidential candidate before the second debate? [...] The issue here is that a letter was signed giving credibility to Biden's message that the whole thing was disinformation.  That smells bad and every one of the 50 should be brought before the Congress to explain their signature.

State Department Dodges Questions on Blinken Discrediting Hunter Biden Laptop Story Ahead of 2020.  The State Department refused to comment on whether Secretary of State Antony Blinken disputed Republicans' assertions that as a senior adviser to the 2020 Biden presidential campaign he was involved in recruiting former intelligence officials in an effort to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the election.  When asked specifically if Blinken disputed the accuracy of the assertions and if he planned to comply with Republican lawmakers' request for more information, State Department Deputy Press Secretary Vedant Patel responded, "That is not a State Department issue, so I don't have a comment for you on that."

Prosecutors Consider Four Charges Against Hunter Biden.  According to two sources familiar with the matter, federal prosecutors have been contemplating filing charges against Hunter Biden, including three tax-related crimes and one charge linked to a gun purchase.  The proposed charges consist of two misdemeanors for not filing taxes and one felony charge of tax evasion, which pertains to a business expenditure and covers a single year of taxes.  Additionally, a potential felony charge is being considered for the gun-related offense.

Hunter Biden Lawyer Freaks out About the Whistleblower, Says Too Much in the Process.  As RedState reported, a whistleblower from within the IRS criminal division came forward on Thursday to allege that the investigation into Hunter Biden's probable criminality was being obstructed for political reasons.  The person in question didn't just bring idle claims either.  According to the whistleblower's lawyer, they not only have proof of scandalous misconduct, but they also have documented evidence that AG Merrick Garland committed perjury in furtherance of a cover-up.  Ironically, instead of shutting up, Hunter Biden's lawyer is now freaking out over the matter.  On Friday, he asserted that the whistleblower likely committed crimes in coming forward despite the fact that whistleblowers are supposed to be given governmental protection.

IRS Commissioner Dumbfounded by Hunter Biden Whistleblower Accusations, Has No Answer for Senator in Closed-Door Meeting.  IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel was dumbfounded in a Thursday closed-door Senate Finance Committee meeting about IRS whistleblower complaints that contend two Biden administration political appointees within the Justice Department have blocked charges against Hunter Biden for tax violations, a source familiar with the meeting told Breitbart News.  Commissioner Werfel, who was placed as the head of the IRS by President Joe Biden, had no answer for Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) when she questioned him about the whistleblower's bombshell allegations.

Hunter Biden's baby mama Lunden Roberts demands the president's son be thrown in Arkansas jail for refusing to hand over his financial records.  Hunter Biden's baby mamma has urged an Arkansas judge to sling the President's son in jail for repeatedly failing to hand over his financial records, can exclusively reveal.  Lawyers for Lunden Roberts say former flame Hunter, 53, has not provided 'a single item or word of discovery' in their ongoing child support lawsuit.  In a Friday filing they insist the recovering drug addict should be locked up at the Cleburne County Detention Center and stay there until he complies with a court order to hand over the docs.

More evidence that Biden will not be allowed to run for re-election in 2024.  Now that we live in a political system run by the shadowy figures, we have to look to indirect indicators of what is really going on among our rulers.  The people who decided that since Bernie Sanders would lose to Donald Trump in 2020, they would install dementia-afflicted three-time presidential loser Joe Biden as the Democrats' nominee, and manipulate election law to ensure that he was elected, signal to their media lackeys what their priorities are. [...] There is strong evidence that a decision has been made to ensure Biden does not run in 2024.  Up until now, a vow of omertà (silence) has been the guiding principle for handling news of Hunter Biden's criminality and the implication of his father in the scandals.  The disgraceful dismissal and censorship of news of his laptop is still a vivid memory.