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Jim Jordan On Hunter Biden Texts: Joe Biden ‘Did Have Something To Do With It’

Martin Walsh
April 12, 2022

OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author’s opinion.

Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan is sounding the alarm over new Hunter Biden text messages and what they might mean for President Joe Biden.

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, the Ohio Republican believes Biden was involved with his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings that are under federal investigation.

Text messages from Hunter’s computer left at a Wilmington repair shop reveal alleged complaints that he was using up to half of his salary to cover his father’s bills and other expenses, according to one statement he made to his daughter Naomi.

Below is a transcript of the exchange on Fox News:

JORDAN: “And maybe the worst of it all was what 51 former intelligence officials did. That — that letter they wrote where they said, this has all the earmarks of a Russian disinformation campaign, that letter became the basis for Big Tech and big media to suppress this story and keep it from we, the people, in the run-up to our most important election. That’s why we sent a letter to these 51 guys. We want to know who they were talking to, how they came to this conclusion, how hay put that letter together because that was the basis for the conspiracy that kept information from the voters right up before the presidential election.”

BARTIROMO: “Yeah, we’re showing your letter on screen right now, and we also have the ‘New York Post’ headline ‘Spies Who LKe,’ with the faces of all of those. Right front and center are John Brennan and James Clapper on the cover of the ‘New York Post’ there, who lied and said that it was Russian disinformation. Let’s just be clear, Jim Jordan, these guys were key officials in the CIA and the other intelligence agencies. They would have known that this was not Russian disinformation when they signed their name, correct?”

JORDAN: “Maria, this is — great point. This is what makes this so wrong and so bad. This is no different than when Adam Schiff three years ago came forward and said, ‘Oh, there is more than circumstantial evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia.’ We didn’t think that statement was accurate at the time, but when the chairman of the Intelligence Committee goes on TV and makes that statement, he gets briefings that the American people don’t get. Frankly, he gets briefings that even I, as a member of Congress, don’t get. So when he says something like that, there’s added weight, the added emphasis put on that. Same thing with these 51 former intelligence officials. When they come out with a statement like this, you’re thinking, ‘Wow, these are guys who were supposed to be in the know, they were in the know when they were in the government,’ so there’s added weight to that. But when they mislead us, that makes it all the more wrong. That’s why we’ve got to get to the bottom of this because it’s happened more than once now and this is not supposed to be that way in our great country.”

During an interview on Sunday, Jordan told Bartiromo that it “sure seems” as though Hunter Biden is going to be indicted by federal officials though he said he could not say for certain.

“You mentioned those two stories from the Washington Post 10 days ago,” the Ohio Republican told host Maria Bartiromo on Fox News. “I understand they were four minutes apart. One was at 11:00. One was at 11:04. So two eight-page-long stories four minutes apart from the news organization that said 18 months ago there was no story here, this was Russian disinformation.”

That tells you something is up. You don’t see the Washington Post do that,” he added.

“Remember, it started off as, ‘Oh, it wasn’t his laptop.’ Then it was, ‘Well, it was his laptop, but it was Russian disinformation.’ Now it’s, ‘No, it wasn’t Russian disinformation, but Joe had nothing to do with it,’” Jordan said.

“And now, finally, it is, ‘Well, Joe had something to do with it, but he really didn’t do anything wrong.’ In fact, that’s what his chief of staff, Ron Klain, told us last Sunday on the Sunday shows,” he added.

“So, my, how this story has changed. And now, we find out these text messages and emails that link the entire family, not just Hunter and Joe and — but also uncle, the — Joe’s brother, James Biden, is involved in this as well.”

It sure looks like Joe Biden was involved,” Jordan told Bartiromo.

NPR Reporter Calls Out Leftist Media Outlet for Ignoring Hunter Biden’s Laptop Scandal: ‘Always Been … a Story’

PENNY STARR
April 9th, 2022

National Public Radio (NPR), which infamously tweeted in October 2020 that they didn’t want to waste listeners’ time on a non-story, has not apologized, but one of its reporters is calling the company out for ignoring the discovery of Hunter Biden’s laptop at a repair shop and its hard drive that linked Joe Biden to his son’s influence peddling.

“Why haven’t you seen any stories from NPR about the NY Post’s Hunter Biden story?” Terence Samuel, acting vice president and executive editor at NPR, tweeted. “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions.”

Laura Sullivan, a reporter with NPR, responded to an April 6 tweet from journalist Glenn Greenwald that said, ”Twitter founder Jack Dorsey apologized and admitted it was wrong for Twitter to have censored any mention of the story. The [Washington Post] this week called for a media ‘reckoning’ over what they did. Beyond those 2, they all let their lie stand to this day.”

“Add @NPR to the list,” Sullivan tweeted on Thursday. Newsroom editors called it ‘not a real story.’ The ‘Hunter Biden laptop’ investigation may end up being a tax case, a hill of beans, or something else. But what it’s always been is a story.”

Fox News reported it’s not the first time Sullivan has called out her employer of 18 years:

Back in October 2020, when the New York Post originally reported on Hunter’s laptop, NPR was part of the cadre of social media and news organizations that ignored the story.

In response to the public editor posting the message on Twitter, Sullivan tweeted on October 23, 2020, “Really love it when managers make our jobs harder. I don’t know if that’s #HunterBiden’s laptop or what’s on it, but it’s certainly not a ‘waste of time’ to find out. @NPR managers better hope that laptop was built out of an old Russian blender in Ukraine.”

Fox said, “Along with calling the story a waste of time and distraction in fall 2020, NPR also came under fire for falsely claiming in March 2021 it had been ‘discredited by U.S. intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations.’”

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House Republicans Drag Obama White House Into Hunter Biden Scandal

Carmine Sabia
April 2, 2022

OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author’s opinion.

Republicans are demanding access to the communication records of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, between him and the Obama White House.

This week, several Republican members of the House Oversight Committee penned a letter and sent it to the Biden Administration demanding they be given access to any and all communication records between Hunter and the Obama White House, The Epoch Times reported.

In the letter the Republicans saiud that Hunter must be investigated now, amid concerns that “he is continuing to profit off” his father’s name.

“Hunter Biden’s connections throughout the Russian sphere of influence have now become especially relevant in the fast-moving and developing Russian war in Ukraine,” the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee said.

“Hunter Biden’s dealings have not gone unnoticed, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe begun under the Obama Administration has expanded to include a wide variety of potential violations and crimes. According to theNew York Times, Hunter Biden is currently under investigation by DOJ for possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and possible criminal tax evasion and money laundering.

“Given Hunter Biden’s foreign business relationships in Ukraine and Russia and the current international landscape, we are concerned about whether Hunter Biden continues to profit off his status as President Biden’s son as well as whether foreign adversaries may be attempting to exploit questionable business dealings. NARA may possess documents relevant to this investigation from then-Vice President Biden’s tenure,” they said.

The letter calls out Joe Biden and accuses him of lying about his involvement in Hunter’s business dealings. The lawmakers said that “the evidence is now clear” that he wasn’t just aware, he was likely involved.

They are even more concerned because Russian President Vladimir Putin included Hunter in his list of Americans that he sanctioned.

“While then-Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden stated that “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” this appears not to be true. The evidence is now clear that not only did Joe Biden talk to his son about his overseas business dealings, but he also met with his son’s associates. The misleading statements by President Biden are even more troubling now that Russia has singled out Hunter Biden on its sanctions list instead of any of the other Biden children,” the lawmakers said.

The Biden family has for decades profited from Joe Biden’s positions of public trust. Hunter Biden has particularly benefitted from his father’s success in politics, from managing a Ukrainian energy conglomerate, to selling cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to connecting his father to Kazakhstani oil oligarchs, and preventing a Romanian real estate tycoon’s conviction for bribery charges,” they said.

They requested:

  1. All documents and communications between the Executive Office of the President or Office of the Vice President and members or associates of the Biden family referring or relating to Russia or Ukraine from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017;
  2. All documents and communications from or within the Executive Office of the President or Office of the Vice President referring to Elena Baturina or Yuri Luzhkovfrom January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017;
  3. All documents and communications in the custody of NARA referring or relating to Hunter Biden and Ukraine or Hunter Biden and Russia; and
  4. All documents and communications between then-Vice President Biden’s office and any State Department employee referring or relating to Hunter Biden and his business dealings in Russia and/or Ukraine.

“White House communications director Kate Bedingfield on Thursday said that Biden was telling the truth in a late 2020 presidential debate that Hunter Biden didn’t make money in China or in other overseas business deals,” The Epoch Times said.

“We absolutely stand by the president’s comment,” she said. “And I would point you to the reporting on this, which referenced statements that we made at the time, that we gave to The Washington Post, who worked on this story. But as you know, I don’t speak for Hunter Biden so there’s not more I can say on that.”

Leaked Documents Implicate Big Banks in Global Money Laundering Scandal

John Vibes / Truth Theory
September 22nd, 2020

This week, a group of news outlets including Buzzfeed News and BBC’s Panorama published a series of leaked documents revealing how some of the largest financial institutions in the world knowingly laundered trillions of dollars for criminals, terrorists, and oligarchs.

The documents are called the FinCEN files, named after the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network from which the documents originated. The files contain over 2,500 documents, most of which are Suspicious Activity Reports that banks sent to regulators between 2000 and 2017. Suspicious Activity Reports are sent to authorities when banks suspect that a client may be doing something illegal, but don’t have any direct evidence to prove it. In most cases, the banks still go through with the transactions and then send in the reports to cover themselves legally in case their client ends up in trouble.

The documents reveal that many banks still continued to do business with criminal clients even after they were informed about their illegal activity.

The documents implicated some of the largest banks in the world. According to the reports, HSBC allowed scammers to launder millions after US investigators informed the bank about its client’s crimes. JP Morgan reportedly allowed a company connected to a mobster on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list to bank over $1bn through a London account.

The documents also found that banks helped certain governments evade US sanctions, although this may not necessarily be a bad thing if you disagree with the sanctions. Buzzfeed pointed out that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s associates used Barclays bank in London to avoid sanctions and buy works of art.

Deutsche Bank, which has been accused of laundering money for drug cartels and terrorists in the past, was also named in the documents, revealing further evidence to support these accusations.

The UK was identified as a hotspot of illegal activity for banks. Over 3,000 UK companies are named in the files, which is more than any country despite its small size and population.