Joe Biden is still refusing to discuss an exposé by the New York Post alleging the former vice president’s youngest son, Hunter, leveraged his ties to the Obama administration for the benefit of a Ukrainian natural gas conglomerate.
The Democrat nominee, who has long struggled to explain his son’s overseas business deals, was asked about the story during a campaign swing through North Carolina on Sunday. Biden, in particular, was asked by a reporter if he had any comment about revelations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had seized Hunter’s laptop last year via subpoena.
Video of Biden’s encounter, which was shared on social media by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, shows that the Democrat nominee refused to even listen to the reporter’s question, opting to walk away as soon as the reporter mentions the word “FBI.”
WATCH: Joe Biden refuses to answer a question about the FBI seizing his son Hunter's laptop last year.The laptop contained emails about the Biden family receiving money from China and other foreign sources. https://t.co/EoGvdS7eUt pic.twitter.com/VCtocB3Br8— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom)October 18, 2020
WATCH: Joe Biden refuses to answer a question about the FBI seizing his son Hunter's laptop last year.
The laptop contained emails about the Biden family receiving money from China and other foreign sources. https://t.co/EoGvdS7eUt pic.twitter.com/VCtocB3Br8
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom)October 18, 2020
Earlier this week the Post reported that it had obtained emails from a laptop that allegedly belonged to Hunter Biden. The laptop was supposedly dropped off by Hunter at a local computer repair shop in Delaware in April 2019 after being subject to water damage. When no one returned to pick it up, a technician at the shop claims to have gone through the hard drive sometime in the summer of 2019 and proceeded to share it with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
FBI investigators seized the laptop in December of last year as part of an ongoing investigation into foreign election interference. It remains unclear if the laptop, and its corresponding content, is authentic.
On Wednesday, one of the emails published by the Post, in particular, stirred national attention. The email, purportedly exchanged between Hunter and an executive with the Ukrainian-based natural gas conglomerate Burisma Holdings, alleges that a meeting took place between the former vice president and a representative of the company in 2015.
The meeting supposedly took place nearly a year after Hunter had joined Burisma’s board of directors. At the time, Burisma was facing heavy pressure from both the Ukrainian government and U.S. diplomatic officials over allegations of corruption. Adding to the potential perception of a conflict of interest, provided the meeting did take place, is that at the time the former vice president was the Obama administration’s point man on Ukraine.
Since the Post’s exposé, the former vice president, himself, has refused to comment on the matter. Biden has stuck to that strategy even as his campaign has suggested that although no official meeting with the Burisma representative may have taken place, it may have occurred in an unofficial capacity.
“Biden’s campaign would not rule out the possibility that the former VP had some kind of informal interaction with [the representative] which wouldn’t appear on Biden’s official schedule,” Politico reported this week.
Joe Biden’s cheating is legendary. It goes way back to his plagiarism and cheating to get through law school and his plagiarism and lying when he attempted to run for President in the late 1980s. Throughout this campaign, he has lied so often to cover up the criminality of the Biden Family it's almost expected and ignored by the largely compliant media. But the truth always finds its way out in the end.
Biden has always vociferously denied having any knowledge of how his son, Hunter Biden, came to be employed by one of the most crooked oligarchs in Ukraine, Mykola Zlochevsky, and his energy firm Burisma. Hunter had no relevant experience. He also had a record of persistent drug addiction that included being dismissed from the U.S. Navy for failing a drug test. Despite this, Hunter’s firm was paid $180,000 per month for a job that he was given at the same time that his father, who was then serving as Vice President of the United States, was put in charge of distributing billions of dollars to a then bankrupt nation.
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden emphatically declared last year. It is incredible on its face.
When a voter in Iowa asked him about the apparent conflict of interest, Biden completely lost his cool, calling the man a “damn liar” before insulting his physical appearance and challenging him to a push-up contest.
Now we know why Biden gets so angry whenever the subject of Hunter’s Burisma job comes up: Not only did Joe Biden apparently know about the crooked arrangement, but he was the reason for it. It was plain and simple — a bribe so Vice President Biden would protect Burisma from seizure by the Ukrainian government.
Data recovered from Hunter Biden’s laptop, including a treasure trove of revealing emails, provide damning information about the Bidens’ involvement with the gas company.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together,” a Burisma executive named Vadym Pozharskyi wrote in an email to Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015.
Roughly one year earlier, around the time Hunter first joined Burisma’s Board of Directors, Pozharskyi had emailed Hunter seeking “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.
The introduction that Hunter facilitated between Pozharskyi and then-Vice President Joe Biden is just one example of how he used his “influence” to advance Burisma’s interests? Among other crimes, there is no Foreign Agent registration for this or other meetings Hunter set up or attended with high level government officials. If Paul Manafort can go to prison for this, what about Hunter Biden? But it is far worse. This whole corrupt deal was for the elder Biden who demanded that Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin be fired or a $1 billion U.S. loan guarantee would be cancelled.
The documents recovered from the laptop, which also included lurid videos of Hunter apparently engaging in illegal and disgusting activities, do prove that Joe Biden has been lying to reporters, colleagues, and the American people for years.
Now, there’s a smoking gun. Biden claimed to have no clue how or why his son received a lucrative job for which he had no relevant credentials or experience. Indeed, he claimed he had never even spoken to Hunter about the affair.
Yet, here we have direct evidence that Hunter arranged a meeting between his father and one of Burisma’s top executives, a man who had already expressed interest in exploiting Hunter’s influence just months before Joe Biden used the power of the vice presidency to remove a prosecutor who claims he was preparing to investigate the company, including members of its Board.
It fits perfectly into a larger pattern of dishonesty. Biden has spent the past few weeks aggressively refusing to answer questions about whether he would pack the Supreme Court with new radical justices and ban fracking nationwide. He believes voters “don’t deserve” to know his positions on those important issues, just as he obviously believes the American people don’t deserve to know about how his family members have used his positions of power within the U.S. government to enrich themselves.
Joe Biden has spent a long time running from the truth, but it was always bound to catch up with him eventually. Now, it has.
Meadows said, [relevant remarks begin around 8:30] “Joe Biden is putting a lid on everything. Because he’s been putting a lid on what he means by court-packing, or whether he’s for it or against it. And — but he’s also not wanting to answer the critical questions, what he knew about Hunter Biden’s corrupt — alleged corrupt activities, what he knew about the interference. You know, I find it fascinating that some of the monies that appear to be flowing to the Biden family broadly come from Romania, from Ukraine, and from China, the very three countries that Joe Biden was special envoy to.”
Host Elizabeth MacDonald asked, “Did you mean to say Russia and not Romania? It’s Russia, Ukraine, and China’s the allegation about Hunter Biden’s influence-peddling. Is Romania the new country?”
Meadows responded, “I actually mentioned Romania. So, I think in the days to come, you’ll see a Romanian connection as well.”
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If you've been wondering what this election's "October surprise" is, well, it's very solid evidence proving that Joe Biden is profoundly corrupt. But is it enough to sway voters away from him?
Last week, the New York Post published an exposé linking Joe Biden and his son Hunter to shady foreign deals, and that's when the political world exploded — just slightly more than two weeks before the presidential election.
The 2016 "October surprise" was the WikiLeaks dump that tied Hillary Clinton with contempt for Catholics, revealing her staff's hatred for Catholicism. A subsequent email tied her campaign director, John Podesta with witchcraft.
Now, the presidential race is more desperate than ever, with more on the line than even the 2016 election. And with all that on the line, a massive bombshell was dropped, connecting Joe Biden with his son's crooked foreign dealings in Ukraine and China.
And despite his massive list of accomplishments, he's under fire from fake leftist Catholics like Bp. Robert McElroy, Cdl. Blase Cupich and Jesuit homosexualist Fr. James Martin, along with the bulk of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Trump was accused by the Left and impeached for "colluding with Russia" but none of the Democrats' smears and multi-million-dollar political smear campaigns have been able to unseat him. But one of the things Biden voters have made obvious is that they're voting for him simply because he's not Trump.
And with these new and incredible accusations against Biden, it remains to be seen if his voters are willing to vote for unparalleled political corruption over Trump.
Trump tells ‘Fox & Friends' that the attorney general has ‘got
to act fast' on ‘major corruption,’ which he says has to be known about
before the election.
President Trump on Tuesday said Attorney General
William Barr needs to “act” and “appoint somebody” after nearly a dozen
House Republicans urged him to tap a special counsel to investigate
alleged revelations coming from a laptop purported to have belonged to Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
During an exclusive interview
with “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, the president criticized his
Democratic opponent and Hunter Biden, saying he “walked around like a
HOUSE REPUBLICANS URGE BARR TO APPOINT SPECIAL COUNSEL TO REVIEW HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP
is the laptop from hell,” Trump said. “Even if he didn’t get all of
this money, you can’t go to China and have the son walk out with $1.5
billion. ... You can’t go to Ukraine with $83,000 a month. ... You can’t
get $3.5 million from the mayor of Moscow’s wife.”
didn’t have a job before your father was vice president,” Trump
continued. “You can’t go and go with your father and every stop you
make, you pick up $1 billion.”
He added: “The vice president got a kickback, and everybody knows it, and they’ve known it a long time.”
president was referring to an email allegedly belonging to Hunter
Biden, and obtained by Fox News. The email, dated May 13, 2017, includes
a discussion of “renumeration packages” for six people in a business
deal with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Hunter
Biden as “Chair/Vice Chair depending on an agreement with CEFC,” an
apparent reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.
includes a note that “Hunter has some office expectations he will
elaborate.” A proposed equity split references “20” for “H” and “10 held
by H for the big guy?” with no further details.
News spoke to one of the people who was copied on the email, who
confirmed its authenticity. Sources also told Fox News that “the big
guy” was a reference to the former vice president.
While Biden has
not commented on that email or his alleged involvement in any deals
with the Chinese energy firm, his campaign said it released the former vice president’s tax documents and returns, which show no involvement with Chinese investments.
got to get the attorney general to act,” Trump said. “He’s gotta act,
and he’s gotta act fast, and he’s gotta appoint somebody.”The president
added: “This is major corruption, and we have to know about this before
the election. The attorney general has to act.”
HOUSE REPUBLICANS ASK FBI IF IT HAD HUNTER BIDEN'S ALLEGED LAPTOP DURING TRUMP'S IMPEACHMENT
president’s calls on Barr come after nearly a dozen House Republicans
including Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Ted Yoho,
R-Fla., and Andy Harris, R-Md., penned a letter to Barr urging him to
appoint a special counsel.
“These alleged revelations raise
serious questions about former Vice President Joe Biden’s reported
participation with his son’s business, dealings, specifically whether
the former vice president (1) received foreign monies during his tenure
in the Obama administration and (2) if former Vice President Biden
allowed his son to peddle access to his father with foreign business
entities,” the letter, exclusively obtained by Fox News, says.
The letter was written after the New York Post published emails
last week suggesting that Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top
executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in 2015 -- one
year before the then-vice president allegedly pressured the country's
government to fire a prosecutor who had launched an investigation into
the company’s founder.
The Biden campaign has said that Joe Biden never met with that executive and has pushed back on the New York Post reporting.
Biden, prior to the emails surfacing, repeatedly has claimed he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
the Republican lawmakers said it was “imperative” that there was “a
full accounting of former Vice President Biden’s dealings with this son
and his son’s business partners, and if the former vice president
misused his office for personal gain,”
“We request that the
Department of Justice immediately appoint an independent, unbiased
special counsel to investigate the issues that we have raised -- as well
as any corresponding legal or ethical issues that might be uncovered
from the former vice president’s 47 years in public office," the
RATCLIFFE SAYS HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP, EMAILS 'NOT PART OF SOME RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN'
Democrats, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff,
D-Calif., have tried to cast the laptop and the emails on them as
Russian disinformation. Schiff, over the weekend, said it came “from the
But Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Monday said that Hunter Biden’s laptop “is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” amid claims from Schiff and other Democrats suggesting otherwise.
me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because
there is no intelligence that supports that. And we have shared no
intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress.”
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Ratcliffe went on to say that it is “simply not true.”
Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,”
Ratcliffe said, adding again that “this is not part of some Russian