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When China Wired Money to Joe’s House

From Beijing with love and big bucks.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/when-china-wired-money-to-joes-house/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

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When Hunter Biden got wire transfers from China, they went to Joe Biden’s address.

In the summer of 2019, while Joe Biden was running for president, the money was rolling into Delaware from Communist China. This was the same Wilmington house where classified documents were lying around while Hunter Biden was living while allegedly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on prostitutes: some of them apparently foreign nationals.

In paperwork, Hunter appeared to claim ownership of the house and in 2010, he had begun paying for the upkeep of the house and his veep dad’s bills. By the time Jonathan Li, the CEO of BHR, was sending a $250,000 wire payment to Joe Biden’s address, the former vice president and future president had already met with the Chinese investment exec doing business with his family and had written recommendation letters for his kids.

The $250,000 Chinese wire was described as a “loan”. But how was Hunter, by then approaching rock bottom, going to pay it off? Where was the money coming from?

The debt was assumed by Kevin Morris, a Hollywood lawyer who has protected and paid for most of Hunter’s needs, after allegedly meeting him at a Joe Biden fundraiser that same year. The whistleblower alleges that in 2021 the CIA tried to block the IRS from interviewing Morris.

When the Biden clan was getting millions in payments from Chinese interests, many of which, like Li, Joe Biden had personal contact with, through a web of shell companies, and then portions of the money were passed along to the future president as “loan repayments”, did he really know nothing about the process that brought the money from China to his wallet?

There are two Joe Bidens.

There is the famous passage from Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report stating that “at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” The phrasing is crucial. It does not state that Biden has a poor memory, but rather that he presents himself.

There was another Joe Biden who was on the receiving end of a complex financial scheme. There is the seeming loving father pained by Hunter’s addiction who also used him for money and had him take all the legal risks while leaving his only surviving son dangerously exposed.

Politicians and public figures are not one person, but two. Biden is an elderly president with a failing mind, who arranged for an unpopular vice president incapable of replacing him. He is the grieving husband who cheated on his first wife, before her death, with his current wife. He is the loving father who dragged his kids into politics from the moment he staged a photo op in the hospital after they were in an accident that killed their mother, and went right on using them.

Joe Biden spent much of his later career in politics building relationships with China. He could not, however, directly take advantage of them. That’s what his family was for. They took the risks, they got a bunch of the money and a percentage was to be reserved for the “Big Guy”.

One Biden claimed to know nothing about it while the other cashed the checks.

Biden’s interactions with his brother and son’s clients had been calculated to create an atmosphere of ambiguity into which foreign businessmen could read corrupt implications, without providing any clear evidence of wrongdoing. But would that have been enough?

The underlying question is why would a series of savvy, influential and successful Chinese business leaders have been sending large payments to the Biden family? Had they been taken in by a clever con, of Joe shaking their hands, chatting with them and seeming to imply a connection with the Biden family enterprises without discussing details, and got nothing for it?

How many Chinese businessmen could have fallen for that scam and for how long? And if nothing came of it then why, over a decade later, is there still a Biden financial link with BHR?

The alternative is that the Chinese money men didn’t get conned, the American people did.

The money wasn’t just coming from any companies, but from, in the words of the House Oversight Committee, “Chinese nationals and companies with significant ties to Chinese intelligence and the Chinese Communist Party.” They were not suckers and not stupid. In a cutthroat oligarchy where the price of failure is not just debt, but prison and death, Chinese executives are much sharper, less naive and a whole lot less trusting than any of our own.

It was a safe bet that they knew what they were paying for. They made sure that they got it.

When Joe Biden was out of office, he was at best a speculative investment, but once he was on the path to the White House, his stock was rising and the Chinese money was buying influence.

30% of BHR had been turned over to Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca firm. Hunter stayed on the BHR board until the fall of 2019. After political pressure, it was announced that Hunter Biden had resigned from BHR, but by 2021, Hunter was still “working to unwind his investment” which were apparently turned over to Kevin Morris who still represents Hunter’s interests.

Backed by the state-owned Bank of China, BHR is not run by fools or suckers. And yet throughout all of Hunter’s publicized troubles the relationship continued and continued at a distance. That relationship represents a potential open door for the Bidens and China.

If Joe Biden risks becoming a one-term president, he is in much the same situation as he was in 2016, looking at a career dead end and needing ways to monetize his time in the White House.

Now and then, Biden needs Communist China and China needs Joe Biden.

And so through every Chinese hostile act, including hacks, spy balloons and military brinkmanship, Joe Biden has prioritized China’s interests over America’s. Some critics claim that Joe Biden, like a lot of politicians, is a sucker for maintaining a relationship with China at any cost. But is Joe Biden protecting America’s relationship with China or his own relationship?

American presidents are expected to represent national interests, not personal or foreign ones, but when a politician has a $250,000 wire from China made out to his address, personal interests become foreign ones, presidents become puppets, and policy becomes pay-to-play.

Arizona GOP Chair Resigns After Kari Lake Bribery Audio Allegation, Claims She Threatened Him

f | NASA Announces Plans To Expand Commercial Activities At International Space Station NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 7: NASA Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWit speaks during a press conference to address the opening of the International Space Station to expanded commercial activities, at the Nasdaq MarketSite, June 7, 2019 in New York City. The efforts are intended to broaden the scope of commercial activity on the space station beyond the ISS National Lab, which is limited to research and development. The International Space Station originally launched into orbit in 1998 and has been continually inhabited since November 2000. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) b| Former President Trump And Fellow Conservatives Address Annual CPAC Meeting DALLAS, TEXAS - AUGUST 06: Republican nominee for Arizona governor Kari Lake speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC at the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders in discussing current events and future political agendas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

OAN’s Abril Elfi
2:35 PM – Wednesday, January 24, 2024

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/arizona-gop-chair-resigns-after-kari-lake-bribery-audio-allegation-claims-she-threatened-him/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

An Arizona GOP chairman has resigned after an audio recording was released where he purportedly attempted to bribe Kari Lake to take a pause from politics.

On Wednesday, Jeff DeWit (R-Ariz.) released a statement on X (Twitter) announcing his resignation and blaming Lake, alleging that she had threatened him by saying she would “release more recordings” if he did not resign.

“This morning, I was determined to fight for my position. However, a few hours ago I received an ultimatum from Lake’s team: resign or face the release of a new, more damaging recording,” his letter said. “I am truly unsure of its contents, but considering our numerous past open conversations as friends, I have decided not to take the risk. I am resigning as Lake requested.”

Lake posted on X (Twitter) that she would be answering any questions regarding the “bribery scandal” on the online video platform Rumble at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Her advisers, Caroline Wren and Garrett Ventry, said in a statement that the “tape speaks for itself” and that “no one from the Kari Lake campaign threatened or blackmailed DeWit.”

In the conversation with Lake, DeWit can be heard saying that the unidentified people, “Want you to stay out for two years. They want you to be on their team.”

“I’m not going to let these people in D.C. tell me not to run,” Lake says in the recording.

DeWit then asks, “Is there a number at which…” 

“I could be bought?” Lake asks. “No…”

She then tells DeWit that, “This is about getting Trump out. It’s about getting DeSantis in,” and “I’m with Trump.”

“I actually just wish that you’d give me a counter-offer that was big. Give me a counter,” DeWit says.

“I can’t be bought,” she reiterated.

However, DeWit tried to claim in his written letter that Lake made a, “selectively edited audio recording of our private conversation.” 

“I genuinely believed I was offering a helpful perspective to someone I considered a friend,” he added.

According to DeWit’s claims, Lake recently made it her “mission to destroy [him]” ever since they had a conversation in which he advised her to abandon her Senate campaign in order to concentrate on a subsequent bid for governor. 

In October, Lake formally announced her Senate bid.

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REPORT: Biden Crime Family ‘Earned’ $24 MILLION From China, Russia, Ukraine, Others

REPORT: Biden Crime Family 'Earned' $24 MILLION From China, Russia, Ukraine, Others
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The Biden Crime Family really knew how to rake it in, according to a new report just out from the House Impeachment Inquiry Committee led by Republican Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Jason Smith (R-Mo.).

“From 2014 to 2019,” the report states, “Biden family members and their affiliate companies received over $15 million from foreign companies and foreign nationals in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, and China. Biden business associates received an additional $9 million.” The committee has the receipts, which must not have been easy to get because “money was transmitted to Biden family members from foreign sources through an exceedingly complex chain of transactions that made it difficult to track the flow of these funds.”

This particular flow of foreign funds to the Biden Crime family began in 2014, when Biden served as Vice President under Barack Obama, and Ukraine was still ruled by flunkies loyal to Vladimir Putin. 2014 is the same year Hunter Biden somehow got himself a cushy no-show job for Ukraine’s energy giant, Burisma. Two years later, Biden père used his position to threaten Ukraine’s new anti-Moscow government that he’d withhold $1 billion in aid unless Kyiv fired prosecutor-general Viktor Shokin, who was investigating corruption at Busrima.

It doesn’t take much imagination to guess why neither Biden would want anyone looking too closely into what was going on at Burisma or into Kyiv’s once-strong ties to the Kremlin.

The report rather dryly notes, in the same way, that a shiv might easily glide between a pair of ribs, that “The President had knowledge of many of his family’s business dealings, and indeed participated in them by having phone calls and attending private dinners — including while he was Vice President.” The money went through Biden’s various shell corporations, paying for “no identifiable product or service.”

Today’s multimillion-dollar revelation comes just one day after we learned that in 2019, Biden the Younger had China wire $260,000 in payments that “listed Joe Biden’s Delaware residence as the beneficiary address for the funds.” At the time, Hunter lived in California.

Both Bidens have lied publicly and repeatedly on all these matters. As PJ Media’s own Matt Margolis wrote just as I was finishing up this column, a new text message “destroys Joe Biden’s defense in the influence-peddling scandal.” The text shows “Biden’s brother Jim Biden explaining to Hunter Biden that he needed the ‘usual’ help from Joe Biden to make a foreign business deal work.”

Two weeks ago, the Daily Caller’s James Lynch helpfully collected “all the evidence” that then connected the three Bidens and their shady foreign business dealings while Joe was both in and out of office. Now we have even more.

I’m so old that I remember when even Republicans were disgusted when President Ronald Reagan earned a $2 million windfall for a brief speaking tour of Japan — after he’d left office and with zero ambition to serve again. At the time, relations between the U.S. and our most important Pacific ally were strained. The Fujisankei Communications Group, which paid for Reagan’s visit, had hoped to generate goodwill on both sides. But many Americans didn’t see it that way — we were a more decent country then.

Turns Out, Gun-Hating Sen. Menendez Loves International Firearms Trade After All

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2023/09/gun-hating-sen-menendez-loves-international-firearms-trade-after-all;Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

By Larry Keane

NJ Senator Bob Menendez Poses with EveryTown and Moms Demand Action, IMG menendez.senate.gov
NJ Senator Bob Menendez Poses with EveryTown and Moms Demand Action, IMG menendez.senate.gov

To say U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has been a thorn in the side of the firearm industry would be an understatement. The gun-controlling politician has railed for stricter gun control, called for bans on entire classes of firearms, taken money from gun control groups to advance a gun ban agenda, and has done all he could to undo the export reforms for the firearm industry to reduce redundancies and regulatory costs associated with export licensing while increasing national security.

America might now have a better insight as to why Sen. Menendez wanted more control over those exports.

Serious Corruption Charges

Sen. Menendez, along with his wife Nadine Arslanian and several executives, was indicted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for a corrupt bribery scheme. Sen. Menendez was charged with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in cash, gold bars, a Mercedes-Benz C-300 convertible, and home mortgage payments. Those payments were allegedly in exchange for the senator using his position to grease the skids for businesses and the government of Egypt between 2018 and 2022.

He’s also charged with promising to disrupt a criminal investigation and prosecution related to one businessman, and the senator recommended President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Attorney for New Jersey be someone “who Menendez believed could be influenced by Menendez” regarding the prosecution of one of the businessmen he was allegedly involved in the corruption scheme.

The FBI reportedly discovered more than $480,000 in cash in Sen. Menendez’s home while executing a search warrant in June 2022, “much of it stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing, closets, and a safe.” Agents found envelopes of cash inside jackets bearing the Senate symbol and Sen. Menendez’s name.

The senator and his wife were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, and conspiracy to commit extortion. The charges allege Sen. Menendez took bribes to benefit the businesses and the Egyptian government, “including with respect to foreign military sales and foreign military financing,” over which the senator has oversight as the Senate Foreign Relations Chairman, and Ranking Member previously. Sen. Menendez allegedly provided non-public information to intermediary businesses, after which one businessman texted an Egyptian official stating,

“The ban on small arms and ammunition to Egypt has been lifted. That means sales can begin. That will include sniper rifles among other articles.”

Gun Control for Thee…

Ironically, Sen. Menendez introduced legislation to prevent arms sales to human rights abusers. S. 1025 would increase Congress’ role in reviewing arms exports. That’s even as the State Department noted significant human rights issues in Egypt in a 2022 reportHuman Rights Watch, a watchdog group, reported that Egypt’s government was responsible for nationwide repression and causing one of the country’s worst human rights crises in many decades. He even signed a letter in September to President Joe Biden urging him to reverse the USML-CCL reforms, claiming, “The State Department is also better equipped than Commerce to assess the human rights and security impact of arms exports.”

This might explain why Sen. Menendez despised those firearm export reforms that were finalized under the Trump administration. Those are the U.S. Munitions List to Commerce Control List reforms that transferred licensing of small arms exports from the State Department, over which Sen. Menendez had control, to the Commerce Department. The reforms streamlined the export process, removing duplicative processes, but also raised the bar for ensuring end-user checks were vetted before any export could leave the United States.

This isn’t the first time Sen. Menendez has been charged with corruption. A bribery trial in 2017 involved a wealthy Florida eye doctor accused of buying Sen. Menendez’s influence by providing him with luxury vacations and campaign contributions. The judge in that case declared a mistrial after the jury was hopelessly deadlocked after more than six days of deliberations. It is worth noting he was not exonerated of those charges. The DOJ declined to retry him.


Sen. Menendez remains defiant. Due to Senate Democratic Caucus rules, he was forced to resign his position as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, but he has said he “is going nowhere” and promises to run for re-election. He retained Abbe Lowell, the lawyer representing Hunter Biden in his tax and firearm cases, to tackle his own federal corruption charges in court. Pressure is building on Sen. Menendez to walk away from the Senate altogether.

New Jersey’s Gov. Phil Murphy has called on Sen. Menendez to resign. This isn’t because Gov. Murphy has suddenly become a critic of New Jersey’s senior senator. He’s concerned that the corruption scandal could cost antigun politicians a reliable seat. If Sen. Menendez were to resign, Gov. Murphy could appoint a new senator to serve the remainder of his term, which expires in January 2025. He has already gained a primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.). The New York Post reported that New Jersey Republicans are closely watching developments.

The charges are serious, and Sen. Menendez will have his day in court to defend against the charges. The firearm industry, which he has used as a political punching bag, is very interested in learning just how gold bars ended up in his home, stacks of cash in his suit coats, and why he was so adamant that all firearm exports be run through his committee.

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POLICE STATE N.J. “SWAMP CREATURE” Menendez, facing bribery charges involving halal company, got $2 million in public cash for Ground Zero Mosque imam



Rob Schmitt: It's all about plausible deniability

Rob Schmitt on the alleged Sen. Menendez corruption scandal, how it is quite similar to the alleged Biden family corruption scandal, and more on NEWSMAX

Police State N.J. Sen. Menendez indicted for accepting bribes through halal certifying company with monopoly from Egyptian government

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/09/sen-menendez-indicted-for-accepting-bribes-through-halal-certifying-company-with-monopoly-from-egyptian-government;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

I have no doubt that Menendez is as corrupt as the rest of the political establishment, so why is he being targeted now? It may be because he recently expressed “concerns” about the Biden regime sending six billion dollars to Iran for five hostages. The way the Biden regime operates, the “Justice” Department is a weapon to silence and destroy those who oppose it, however mildly.

That is not to say, however, that Menendez is any less a criminal than the rest of them. The fact that he has apparently been accepting bribes from a halal certification company is interesting. Years ago, Pamela Geller and I appealed to the FDA to require that halal meat be labeled as such, and even got a meeting with officials who assured us they would consider the issue carefully and get back to us. Of course, they never did, and a great deal of the meat sold in the U.S. today is halal but is not so labeled, Is Menendez one of the corruptocrats who is responsible for this?

“Democratic senator charged with bribery over halal meat company,” by J.D. Capelouto, Semafor, September 22, 2023:

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, has been indicted alongside his wife on bribery charges over their “corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen,” federal prosecutors in New York announced Friday.

The businessmen allegedly bribed Menendez to benefit themselves and the country of Egypt. The indictment alleges that Menendez and his wife, Nadine Menendez, used the senator’s influence over foreign aid to accept bribes through a halal meat certifying company that scored a monopoly with the Egyptian government to certify imported meat.

After learning that the company was likely to become Egypt’s sole meat certifier, Nadine Menendez texted her husband: “Seems like halal went through. It might be a fantastic 2019 all the way around.”

In a statement, Sen. Menendez denied wrongdoing and said he “will not be distracted by baseless allegations.”…

The bribes allegedly included cash, gold bars, a luxury car, and more. During a search of their home, investigators found over $480,000 in cash stuffed into envelopes in closets and clothing, including jackets bearing Sen. Menendez’s name, according to the indictment….


Senator Menendez Says He Will Be Exonerated From Bribery Charges

UNION CITY, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 25: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NY) speaks during a press conference at Hudson County Community College’s North Hudson Campus on September 25, 2023 in Union City, New Jersey. Menendez spoke during a press conference where he stated that he would not resign as senator and would serve out his term. The three-term senator and his wife are accused of taking bribes of gold bars, a luxury car, and cash in exchange for using his position to help the government of Egypt and other corrupt acts according to an indictment from SDNY unsealed on Friday. The indictment is the second in eight years against Menendez. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NY) speaks during a press conference at Hudson County Community College’s North Hudson Campus on September 25, 2023 in Union City, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

OAN’s Sophia Flores
10:11 AM – Monday, September 25, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/senator-menendez-says-he-will-be-exonerated-from-bribery-charges/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Senator Bob Menendez has spoken out against federal bribery charges he received last week. The senator claimed that he has done nothing wrong and insists he will be exonerated.

During a press conference on Monday, Menendez (D-N.J.) stated that the more than $480,000 found at his house was from his personal savings account.

“I have withdrawn thousands of dollars in cash from my personal savings account, what I have kept for emergencies and because of the history of my family facing confiscation in Cuba,” Menendez said.

“Now this may seem old-fashioned but these were monies drawn from my personal savings account based on the income that I have lawfully derived,” he continued.

In addition to insisting he will be exonerated, the New Jersey senator refuses to resign.

“I recognize this will be the biggest fight yet, but as I have stated throughout this whole process, I firmly believe that when all the facts are presented, not only will I be exonerated, but I still will be New Jersey’s senior senator.”

Last week, both Menendez and his wife were indicted on federal bribery charges. He was accused by prosecutors of accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes” in exchange for his influence. The sweeping 39-page indictment claimed that the couple accepted bribes in exchange for Menendez using his power as a U.S. senator to protect the interest of three prominent businessmen, while also benefiting Egypt’s government. 

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Sen. Bob Menendez trying to ‘hold back avalanche’ of calls to resign

The sweeping bribery case brought against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez includes allegations that he took cash and gold in exchange for interfering in a criminal case against a New Jersey real estate developer. The Hill’s Niall Stanage discusses the increasing demands that Menendez step aside, including members of his own party.

Sen. Menendez Plays Race Card, Blames his Corruption Indictment on Anti-Latino Racism

Sen. Menendez Plays Race Card, Blames Corruption Indictment on Anti-Latinx Racism
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A Person of Color™ Democrat trying to distract from his indictment on federal corruption charges by complaining about alleged racism with no evidence? Who among us could’ve possibly seen this coming?

Via The Hill (emphasis added):

Menendez faces three counts, including conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right, a charge for public officials who take bribes in return for official acts.

The indictment alleges the New Jersey senator provided sensitive U.S. government information to aid Egypt, sought to influence a pair of criminal investigations into two New Jersey businessmen and attempted to interfere with an investigation by the state attorney general’s office.

According to the indictment, the bribes included “cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle and other things of value.” Last year, Menendez added on his financial disclosure that his wife owned up to $250,000 worth of gold bars…

Prosecutors also noted that in a search of Menendez’s home, investigators found more than $550,000 in cash that was, in part, hidden in clothes.

How does the senator respond to such serious charges of official impropriety? The only way such people are trained to respond: “Muh white supremacy!”

Here is an excerpt from the public statement released by Menendez, in which he does his best Jussie Smollett impression, via the New Jersey Globe (emphasis added):

For years, forces behind the scenes have repeatedly attempted to silence my voice and dig my political grave. Since this investigation was leaked nearly a year ago, there has been an active smear campaign of anonymous sources and innuendos to create an air of impropriety where none exists.

The excesses of these prosecutors is apparent. They have misrepresented the normal work of a Congressional office. On top of that, not content with making false claims against me, they have attacked my wife for the longstanding friendships she had before she and I even met.

Those behind this campaign simply cannot accept that a first-generation Latino American from humble beginnings could rise to be a U.S. Senator and serve with honor and distinction. Even worse, they see me as an obstacle in the way of their broader political goals.

Obviously, let’s acknowledge that allegedly taking a quarter of a million dollars worth of gold bars to stash in your closet and hiding a half million dollars in your wardrobe in exchange for alleged government favors to business partners falls within the range of the “normal work of a Congressional office.” Claiming otherwise is basically domestic terrorism.

POLICE STATE NEW JERSEY: Democrat Senator Robert Menendez Indicted On Bribery Charges

Democrat Senator Robert Menendez Indicted On Bribery Charges

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Greg Kelly has a take on Menendez that 'never occurred to anyone else on the planet'

Greg Kelly sounds off on Senator Bob Menendez on his corruption allegations, weighs in on Trump's Georgia indictment, discusses Letitia James' case against Trump, talks about Biden's corruption allegations, and more on NEWMAX.

OAN’s Stephanie Stahl
12:20 PM – Friday, September 22, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/democrat-senator-robert-menendez-indicted-on-bribery-charges/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez has been charged with a federal corruption indictment, making it the second set of corruption charges against him in 10 years. 

Menendez (D-N.J.) and his wife, Nadine, are accused of accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes” in exchange for the senator’s influence, according to the newly unsealed federal indictment. 

The sweeping 39-page indictment claims that the couple accepted bribes in exchange for Menendez using his power as a U.S. senator to protect the interest of three prominent businessmen, while also benefiting Egypt’s government. 

Federal prosecutors in New York announced the charges during a press conference on Friday, adding that the investigation is “ongoing.”

“Today, I’m announcing that my office has obtained a three count indictment charging Senator Robert Menendez, his wife, Nadine Menendez, and three New Jersey businessmen, Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibes for bribery offenses,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said at a press conference late Friday morning. 

The list of charges against the couple includes conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, and abusing his power in office. 

The indictment alleges Menendez and his wife received bribes that included “cash, gold bars, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle and other items of value.”

Menendez responded to the indictment in a statement.

“For years, forces behind the scenes have repeatedly attempted to silence my voice and dig my political grave. Since this investigation was leaked nearly a year ago, there has been an active smear campaign of anonymous sources and innuendos to create an air of impropriety where none exists,” he claimed. 

The indictment revealed that in 2022, federal agents carried out searches at Menendez’s residence and safe deposit box, discovering nearly $500,000 in cash. 

Some of this money was reportedly hidden in envelopes within jackets bearing Menendez’s name. 

Prosecutors assert that some of those envelopes carried the fingerprints or DNA of one of the business associates allegedly involved in providing bribes to the senator.

During the search, federal investigators also found a “luxury vehicle, paid for by [Jose] Uribe,” parked in the garage. 

As Menendez gears up for re-election next year, these charges have cast a shadow over his political future. The senator has been a fixture in the Senate since 2006.

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McCarthy launches Biden impeachment inquiry~THEN: Matt Gaetz Launches An All-Out Assault On Kevin McCarthy’s Time As Speaker

Matt Gaetz Launches An All-Out Assault On Kevin McCarthy's Time As Speaker

In remarks from the House floor, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) ripped into Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) moments after the latter announced an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Gaetz excoriated the Speaker for not upholding his agreement that won him the chair in a chaotic bid for the speakership.

Marjorie Taylor Greene: A 'corrupt criminal' is leading the government

Biden Allowed Major Donor to Hand Advanced Military Tech to China

He refused to meet with national security officials warning against the deal.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/biden-allowed-major-donor-to-hand-advanced-military-tech-to-china/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

“When I was in another State they would slip and say ‘now I want to introduce the Senator from DuPont–I mean Delaware’”, Joe Biden had joked at a Senate Subcommittee on Crime session.

There’s a certain truth to the joke. DuPont is the corporation that defines Biden’s career. His first Senate bid was staffed with DuPont employees, including future chief-of-staff and senator Ted Kaufman, who was conveniently allowed to take a “leave of absence” from DuPont to help elect Biden. Biden celebrated his victory at the Hotel DuPont and bought a former DuPont mansion.

DuPont figures in a lot of Biden’s stories. He even claims to have gotten on board with gay marriage when his father showed him a gay couple kissing at DuPont. And Biden figures in the latest DuPont story which involves handing over advanced military technology to China.

Last year, DuPont sold off its biomaterials unit to the Huafon Group of China. Huafon, a massive chemical and finance organization,

Biden’s own defense secretary warned that the sale would put technology that could be used for advanced explosives in China’s hands. Those concerns were not unreasonable. DuPont had been born as a gunpowder firm that came to dominate the American defense industry in the 19th century. DuPont was there handling plutonium on the ground floor of the Manhattan Project even though its former president, Irénée du Pont, had admired Hitler. DuPont has since tried to avoid associations with weapons, but its biomaterials had potential military applications.

Houfan, a massive Chinese chemical and finance organization, which dominates the spandex market (spandex was originally developed by DuPont), boasts in its own spandex division that its commitment to “social responsibility” derives from Communist leadership within the company.

The deputy secretary of the Communist Party branch within Houfan was quoted as emphasizing the role of “Communist Party members and youth league members”.

America has been falling behind Communist China in the explosives race. The Ukraine war had demonstrated all too clearly the limitations of our military production capabilities and our reliance on outdated technologies. In 2021, a factory in Louisiana responsible for making all the Pentagon’s black powder blew up. The factory was originally part of DuPont.

China dominates the mass production of CL-20, the deadliest non-nuclear explosive, and America has struggled to catch up. A report during the Trump administration had warned that “China is also the sole source or a primary supplier for a number of critical energetic materials used in munitions and missiles.” Austin and the Pentagon warned about the deadly consequences of handing over DuPont’s technology which, like CL-20, was developed in America, but would be appropriated by China leading to a grave risk of American deaths in possible future conflicts.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has generally been a loyal political soldier. He had previously toed the line on nearly every Biden initiative. But on DuPont, he broke ranks. National security officials tried to meet with Biden to warn him that the DuPont deal might be good for the Delaware company but was bad for America. Biden however refused to meet with them.

And the deal went through. Despite the supposed safeguards which were supposed to prevent Covation Biomaterials, the name of the new Chinese-controlled company, from getting its hands on the production process, it happened anyway. And the FBI launched an investigation.

Nothing is expected to come of that.

This is far from the first time that advanced American technology has fallen into the hands of our enemies in China, but it’s particularly outrageous because top defense officials, including the secretary of defense, had warned of the consequences, and it happened anyway.

And because there is no company closer to Joe Biden than DuPont.

The Biden family had already been involved in the intersection of China and DuPont when Hunter Biden introduced George Duko, a DuPont executive, to a Chinese businessman who had founded a Communist-linked firm. While Hunter has been sidelined, there’s a history there.

DuPont has been kind to Biden, donating $250,000 to his inauguration committee alone, and the Biden family has been kind to DuPont. When Robert H. Richards IV, a DuPont heir, admitted to raping his 3-year-old daughter, Attorney General Beau Biden defended the judge who refused to lock him up because he has “strong family support” and “will not fare well in prison.”

Beau Biden went on to die (of cancer in the United States, not in Iraq, as Joe Biden has repeatedly lied) and the Biden clan decided that the best way to memorialize the man who let a child rapist walk was to set up the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. The foundation, currently holding its ‘Child Protection Classic’ at the DuPont Country Club, became famous when laptops bearing its sticker turned up filled with pornographic materials featuring its chairman, Hunter, including allegations of supposed inappropriate behavior with underage girls.

There is no understanding of the Bidens without understanding Delaware and DuPont. The decline of DuPont was a pivotal moment for Joe Biden’s political career. The Bidens have never been national figures and though Joe, his brother, and his son crisscrossed the world, they were always local grifters. DuPont’s troubles caused them to turn to China.

Hunter Biden’s firm had bet on Fisker: one of the companies that the Bidens hoped would replace DuPont. Biden, then Obama’s veep, had announced a $529 million low-interest loan (and another $20 million from the state), to the European electric car company that was supposed to build a massive manufacturing facility in Delaware. Joe Biden had promised that “this is seed money that will return back to the American consumer in billions and billions and billions of dollars in good new jobs.” “It’s our fund that’s in the deal,” Hunter wrote.

An investment banker emailed congratulations to Hunter on Fisker’s purchase of a former Delaware GM plant and offered a “sincere thanks for any and all help provided concerning Fisker”.

Fisker only sold 2,000 of its ‘Karma’ electric cars and went out of business. Americans lost $139 million on the Biden project. One of the $142,000 cars went to Hunter Biden alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and other connected figures. The car was paid for by a Kazakh businessman allied with the regime and with Putin’s Chechen warlord whom Joe and Hunted Biden dined.

With Fisker going under, Hunter turned to Chinese investors. Fisker was gobbled up by Wanxiang. Two executives from the massive Wanxiang Chinese automotive company had met with Joe Biden at the White House that year. Hunter had been financially linked to Wanxiang and an executive who met with Joe Biden emailed Hunter offering to help him get his Fisker fixed.

The fate of Fisker helps shed light on how our national security was sold out with the DuPont deal. Joe and Hunter Biden are far more interested in what’s good for DuPont than what’s good for America. Biden’s decision is likely to increase China’s military edge and weaken our own.

China didn’t have to buy the President of the United States, just the “Senator from DuPont”.

Biden Regime Says Iran Won’t Able to Buy Weapons With $6,000,000,000 Ransom, Iran Says It Will

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/08/biden-regime-says-iran-wont-able-to-buy-weapons-with-6000000000-ransom-iran-says-it-will;

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“Iran will have full and direct access to its released assets”

Tough question. Whom do you believe, the terrorists or their accomplices?

After announcing a $6 billion ransom for 5 hostages, the Biden administration is claiming that the money, stored in Qatar, an ally of Iran, will only be used for “humanitarian purposes”.

Iran is denying that.

White House spokesperson John Kirby told reporters that the United States would have “full visibility” into where any released Iranian funds are directed and used. An estimated $6 billion in Iranian assets are now held in South Korea.

“Essentially, the funds can only be accessed for food, medicine, medical equipment that would not have a dual military use,” he said. “And there will be a rigorous process of due diligence and standards applied with input from the U.S. Treasury Department.”

I’m old enough that I remember when Kirby and the administration were promising the same thing in Afghanistan. Then the State Department decided it wouldn’t cooperate with the Afghanistan watchdog or let employees talk to investigators without a lawyer present.

So I’m sure we can trust these fine folks who have never blatantly lied to us before and never will again.

“This is a dishonest claim manufactured by bitter people. Iran will have full and direct access to its released assets, there will be no Qatari companies involved, Iranian banks will have full control, and they can purchase goods and services without any limitation or restriction,” a top advisor to the Iranian negotiating team tweeted.

No need to worry. Humanitarian aid never funds terrorism. Never, ever.

Between January 2012 and March 2018, USAID provided $2.6 billion in funding to public international organizations and an additional $2 billion to NGOs operating in Iraq and Syria. A partial audit by USAID’s Office of the Inspector General of funds given to public international organizations revealed that the agency provided nearly $700 million in awards without an adequate system in place to ensure that members of terrorist groups would not be beneficiaries. As of January 2018, official investigations resulted in the blacklisting of several dozen individuals and organizations and the suspension of at least $239 million in program funds in the region.

Other recipients of American funding have run into difficulty identifying groups with ties to barred terrorist organizations. When such instances come to light — like World Vision’s payment of $125,000 to the Islamic Relief Agency in Sudan, a group with alleged ties to al-Qaeda — publicly available details are often murky.

In August 2016, Israeli prosecutors charged a manager of World Vision’s Gaza branch for allegedly funneling $43 million in funding over a period of six years to Hamas’s military wing.

In 2010, the United Nations investigated the World Food Programme’s operations in Somalia following reports of corruption, piracy, and the diversion of food aid to al-Shabaab. The United Nations identified a food aid fraud scheme in which approximately 30 percent of food aid was diverted to local personnel employed by the World Food Programme, 10 percent went to the contracted ground transporter, and 5 to 10 percent went to al-Shabaab.

I’m sure the same “rigorous process of due diligence” used to release terrorists into the U.S. will be applied when it comes to sending money to an Islamic terrorist state through another Islamic terror state.

Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo 8/6/23 on the Bidens

Who is Eric Schwerin? Hunter Biden's Business Partner Made 19 trips to the White House, Met Joe Biden

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Schwerin met with Vice President Biden on November 17, 2010, in the West Wing, when he was the president of the since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners, reported The New York Post after reviewing the visitor's logs from the White House.

Biden has previously maintained that he is unaware of his son's foreign business matters. "I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings," he told the media in 2019.

The revelation also found that Schwerin had also met Joe and Jill's close associates when he was negotiating key foreign deals in many countries, including China.

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Schwerin's direct meetings with Biden and his close aides botch Biden's claims that he was unaware of business dealings.

Schwerin Had Access to Biden's Personal Finances

Hunter Biden's associate had also direct access to Biden's personal finances, which suggests that Schwerin had deep involvement in Bidens' personal and professional lives.

Schwerin had also dealt with Biden's taxes and potentially told him the financial benefits if he works with him.

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Eric Schwerin and Hunter Biden Twitter

Schwerin had also met Biden's then-assistant for intergovernmental affairs and public liaison, Evan Ryan, in October 2009 just months after Hunter co-founded Rosemont Seneca.

The meeting was held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building where Biden's office was based.

Not Everyone Has Access VP at the White House

Hunter's abandoned laptop had also revealed that Ryan worked for a top government official and acted as a bridge for Hunter Biden and his cronies.

Senator Ron Johnson pointed out that not everyone gets to meet the Vice President of the United States in the White House and urged the press to ask why Hunter Biden's business associates had that privilege and were given access to the Obama White House.

Johnson believes that it's additional evidence that suggests Biden lied when he said he never discussed Hunter's foreign business dealings.

Bidens Wanted Billions, Not Millions, From Burisma

Was Joe Biden planning to buy his way back into the White House using Burisma’s money?


SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/bidens-wanted-billions-not-millions-from-burisma/;

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The release of an FBI informant’s allegations about the Biden family’s dealings with Burisma finally explains what a Ukrainian energy company wanted with a corrupt American political clan.

Why was Burisma paying a vice president’s son tens of thousands of dollars a month?

According to the allegations on the FBI’s FD-1023 form released to Sen. Chuck Grassley by whistleblowers, Burisma wanted to launch an IPO in the United States and was looking to first buy an American energy company. Such a move would have required regulatory approval and would have also potentially been very lucrative for anyone on the inside.

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. To understand Burisma’s plans and those of the Biden family, we need to look at what was going on with the oil and gas sector beginning in 2014, when Hunter started being paid a small fortune to sit on the Ukrainian energy company’s board, through 2016 when some of the initial conversations that the informant reported to the FBI were first taking place.

2014 was a good year for oil and gas IPOs. Texas’ Parsley Energy rode annual revenues below Burisma’s estimated $400 million to a big IPO, rising revenues, and an eventual $4.5 billion sale. Looking at examples like these, Hunter and Zlochevsky could have envisioned bringing together a Texas oil company and a Ukrainian oil company united around a similar political business model. The Biden name would have cleared the way for permits in Texas and political cover in Ukraine. Indeed the one thing we know that Joe Biden did for Burisma was threatening to pull foreign aid unless the Ukrainian government fired Viktor Shokin, a prosecutor who had been looking into Burisma’s affairs and was seen as a block to any successful IPO in America.

The plan, implied by the FBI informant, was for Joe Biden to clear away Burisma’s problems in Ukraine and pave the way for the takeover of a Texas energy company. The Biden family would have potentially been on the ground floor of the Texas deal (and Hunter and other Biden family members could have been cut sizable checks or received shares on the American end) before being on the inside of an IPO for a combined company that would potentially be worth billions.

But political developments in Ukraine and a roller coaster ride in the energy markets made that a shaky proposition. The Texas deal and the IPO never happened. Burisma and the Bidens didn’t look like they had much of a future. In the fall of 2015, Joe Biden held a press conference with Barack Obama at which he announced that he would not run for president.

This is when the FBI informant began meeting with Burisma officials and they vented about Hunter Biden who was increasingly outliving his purpose, but who was also too dangerous to let go. Only in March 2017 was Hunter’s $1 million a year salary finally cut. By then Zlochevsky had been entangled in legal proceedings and a Burisma launch in the United States was impossible.

Any political future for Joe Biden or financial future for Hunter Biden seemed to be equally done.

As the Burisma deal began falling apart, so did Hunter Biden. His ex-wife Kathleen Buhle’s memoir describes his transition from alcoholism to heavy drugs beginning around the start of the Burisma deal. Between the various memoirs and investigations, it’s widely known that Hunter burned through a massive fortune.

“The board fee had morphed into a wicked sort of funny money,” Hunter Biden wrote in his own memoir. “It hounded me to spend recklessly, dangerously, destructively. Humiliatingly. So I did.”

But the Burisma millions may have just been the beginning of a much bigger payday. Before his father visited Ukraine, Hunter wrote of the Burisma arrangements, “This is a huge step for us.”

“We need to have a plan on how we develop a corporate entity or LLP that allows us to draw on funds generated here to free us from existing (under-producing current commitments) and to build our own investment and expansion strategy.”

Hunter Biden was living like a guy who expected to be making much more than he was. Burisma, like his Chinese deals, remained unfulfilled. Hunter may have been out to be more than a mere millionaire on paper while trying to keep up with payments on his houses and his Porsche, but aspiring to become a billionaire. The vice president’s disfavored son had spent much of the Obama administration trying to monetize his dad’s position for the rest of the family.

Joe Biden had something Barack Obama did not: a brother and a son who could hustle aggressively. And yet with the Obama administration approaching its end, Hunter had come away with only a taste of the foreign money that the Clintons had gorged themselves on.

Burisma, like the China deals, had never delivered the big payoff that Hunter had been chasing. The foreign companies remained foreign and they quickly tired of paying Hunter. The deal of a lifetime was slipping away even as his father’s time was drawing near. By the end of 2015, a Biden presidency seemed wildly unlikely. The smart money was on Hillary Clinton winning and then serving two terms. As painful as that was for Republicans, it was even more so for Hunter who was watching the last opportunity to monetize his father’s career slipping away.

Any chance that Joe Biden had for a future presidential campaign would require big money.

Hunter’s debts were piling up and once his father left office, they would come due. It’s not surprising that Hunter’s substance abuse issues, which had been around for a while, became catastrophic. One way or another the good life was over and Hunter had decided to go out with a bang. Only when his father relaunched his political career did the spree become inconvenient.

Hunter Biden wrecked his last opportunities under Vice President Biden and made himself too toxic to be able to significantly cash in with foreign investors under President Biden.

The FBI’s informant lays out an implied picture of just how much money the Bidens were chasing. This was not about the millions of dollars, money that Hunter casually wasted on crack, prostitutes, and a lifestyle beyond his means, but potentially billions of dollars.

It’s not hard to imagine how a Burisma – Texas deal could have come together and how it could have benefited a whole circle of Biden family members, associates, and key donors. Had such an arrangement succeeded, Joe Biden would have gained an incredibly wealthy family and donor circle that could have given him a shot or later another shot at the White House without becoming too dependent on the political favors and donors that made him a puppet president.

When Joe Biden intervened to protect Burisma, was he just protecting his son’s income stream of five figures a month or was he looking to gain billions for his family and his political allies?

The difference is more than just a matter of zeroes.

Democrats and their media have insisted that Hunter’s sins were his own and that Joe Biden’s involvement was limited to helping his troubled son. This narrative has been undermined by not only the FBI informant’s disclosures, but also by allegations from past business partners, a WhatsApp message from Hunter explicitly threatening a Chinese business in his father’s name, and the lengths to which the FBI went to shut down any investigation of anyone beyond Hunter.

Joe Biden’s defense has been to argue that no one can show that he profited financially from Hunter’s business deals. While a web of shell companies was used to move money around to Biden family members, no one has yet conclusively proven that money went directly to the man described in various communications as ‘the big guy’. But the difference between a deal potentially worth millions and billions would be that the latter wouldn’t just subsidize Hunter’s Porsche or prostitutes, but Joe Biden’s future political career.

When Biden told Ukrainian officials, “We’re leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor’s not fired, you’re not getting the money”, was he hoping to buy his way back into the White House using Burisma’s money?

Did Joe Biden intervene for Burisma to help Hunter pay off his debts or to become president?


Bombshell Bribery Revelations Prompt Calls to Impeach Biden


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/07/21/bombshell-bribery-revelations-prompt-calls-to-impeach-biden-n1712486;

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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.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) agreed. “Biden should be thrown out of office. Impeach!”

“Is this why Biden has America involved in the war in Ukraine??? Joe Biden is a criminal and is compromised! And he is leading us into WW3 [because] Zelenskyy has proof of more Biden crimes,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted. “Republicans can no longer delay, but we need 218 Republican votes to do it. I’ve been there since day one and so are the American people. IMPEACH BIDEN!!!”

The White House, however, insists on pretending there’s no “there” there. “It is remarkable that congressional Republicans, in their eagerness to go after President Biden regardless of the truth, continue to push claims that have been debunked for years and that they themselves have cautioned to take ‘with a grain of salt’ because they could be ‘made up,’” claimed White House spokesman for oversight and investigations Ian Sams.

Related: REPORT: Burisma Founder Who Allegedly Bribed Joe and Hunter Biden Is a Russian Asset

But this claim won’t carry much water with Republicans. As Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) noted, Democrats previously questioned the legitimacy of the FD-1023 document. “This is damning evidence that Biden is compromised,” Fallon tweeted. “Remember when Democrats and their pals in the media went as far as to question whether this document even exists?”

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) addressed the question of whether Biden will be impeached. “Two GOP members have filed privileged motions to impeach Biden. One of the two has to call up the vote. Meaning they have to bring it to the floor thus forcing the vote,” she wrote. “Based on the evidence and testimony I have seen as a member of oversight… Biden NEEDS to be impeached. He is compromised and his son is selling access to him.”

Despite these renewed calls to impeach Joe Biden, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has previously urged against impeachment. Whether or not the new evidence changes things for McCarthy has yet to be seen.

NYC To Pay $13M To 2020 Protesters

A protester holds up a portrait of George Floyd during a “Black Lives Matter” demonstration in front of the Brooklyn Library and Grand Army Plaza on June 5, 2020, in Brooklyn, New York, amid ongoing protests over Floyd’s death in police custody. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images)

TOPSHOT - A protester holds up a portrait of George Floyd during a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration in front of the Brooklyn Library and Grand Army Plaza on June 5, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York, amid ongoing protests over Floyd's death in police custody. - The United States has seen more than a week of nationwide protests over the death in police custody of George Floyd, captured in a shocking video showing white officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded for his life. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images)


SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/nyc-to-pay-13m-to-2020-protesters/;

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The city of New York has consented to pay over $13 million in a settlement of a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of around 1,300 people who had police encounters in the summer of 2020.

The lawsuit focused on 18 of the protests that took place in New York City after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The lawsuit states that, with a few exceptions, each person who was arrested or subjected to force by police officers will be eligible for $9,950 in compensation.

According to city officials, the agreement to settle the lawsuit allows the city to avoid a trial that they said would be both financially and politically burdensome.

Attorneys with the National Lawyers Guild, that represented the plaintiffs in the lawsuit in New York, had accused the New York Police Department leaders of denying protesters throughout the city of their First Amendment rights. They claimed that the police department had denied protesters their rights through a “coordinated campaign of indiscriminate brutality and unlawful arrests.”

City attorneys defended the police force saying that city had come under chaos and that police officers were having to respond to and try to control an “unprecedented” situation in which police vehicles were set on fire, and officers were assaulted with rocks and plastic bottles.

Adama Sow, a plaintiff in the suit, said that the group of people he was marching with in 2020 had been separated by police and that they were placed in zip ties and that they were held in a correctional bus for several hours in hot weather.

“It was so disorganized, but so intentional,” Sow said. “They seemed set on traumatizing everyone.”

City officials invoked qualified immunity which protect the city’s police officers from individual lawsuits which would result from work performed in the line of duty.

The lawsuit, unlike previous ones brought against the department, does not seek changes within the NYPD or its practices. This lawsuit is one among many, which are ongoing, that is aimed at injunctive relief.

Another lawsuit that was settled earlier in 2023 will award $21,500 to individuals arrested by police during a demonstration in the Bronx in 2020. The total payout of the suit will total approximately $10 million.

The city of New York is also facing over 600 other lawsuits which were brought by separate individuals in relations to the 2020 protests. According to Brad Lander, the city comptroller, about half of the lawsuits have been settled, forcing the city to pay out around $12 million so far.

This latest settlement comes as other cities across the country are negotiating similar lawsuits with individuals who had taken part of the 2020 protests that saw over 10,000 people arrested within a few days.

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Biden Foreign Bribery Scheme Unveiled

BY Roy Francis

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/biden-foreign-bribery-scheme-unveiled/;

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Senator Chuck Grassley obtained and released the unclassified FBI-generated record that describes the alleged foreign bribery scheme which involved then-Vice President Joe Biden and a Ukrainian business executive.

BREAKING: Senator Chuck Grassley has released the FD-1023 form claiming Joe Biden and Hunter Biden coerced Burisma CEO Mykola Zlochevsk to pay them $5,000,000 to get Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired.

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The record, an FD-1023 form, was obtained by Grassley (R-Iowa) through legally protected disclosures by the Justice Department whistleblowers that had come forward.

“For the better part of a year,” Grassley said. “I’ve been pushing the Justice Department and FBI to provide details on its handling of very significant allegations from a trusted FBI informant implicating then-Vice President Biden in a criminal bribery scheme. While the FBI sought to obfuscate and redact, the American people can now read this document for themselves, without the filter of politicians or bureaucrats, thanks to brave and heroic whistleblowers.”

According to the document, Joe and Hunter Biden had allegedly “coerced” Mykola Zlochevsky, the CEO of the natural gas business, Burisma Holdings, to pay them millions of dollars so that they would have the Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma fired.

According to the “confidential human source” (CHS), they had traveled with Oleksandr Ostapenko to Burisma’s office in Ukraine where they intended to discuss the company’s “interest in purchasing a U.S.-based oil and gas business,” and that they were willing to purchase the entity for $20-30 million.

The meeting had been attended by the CHS, Burisma’s CFO, Vadim Pojarski, and the daughter of the company’s CEO, Karina Zlochevsky.

During the meeting, the company’s board members were made known to CHS which included Hunter Biden, and that he was hired for the purpose of protecting the company “through his dad, from all kinds of problems.”

During a second meeting, that took place at a later date, between the CHS and the company executives, it was brought up that to try and expand to the U.S. at the time would have been “problematic” due to the criminal investigation being conducted by Shokin.

The document states that “Zlochevsky replied something to the effect of ‘don’t worry Hunter will take care of those issues through his dad.”

CHS said that this meeting had taken place around the same time that Joe Biden had made a public statement about Shokin “being corrupt and that he should be fired/removed from office.”

Biden himself had previously acknowledged that during his time as Vice President, he had successfully pressured Ukraine in order to have Shokin fired. He had threatened to withhold critical U.S. aid from the country if Shokin was not fired.

The Biden administration and his allies have maintained that the reason that the then-Vice President had pushed for Shokin’s firing was due to him being “easy on corruption” and that his firing had been a matter of policy for the U.S. and the international community.

According to the document, Zlochevsky claimed in private conversations that they had paid the Bidens a combined $10 million.

“5 (million) to pay one Biden, and 5 (million) to another Biden,” Zlochevsky told the source, also adding that he has “many text messages and ‘recordings’ that show he was coerced to make such payments.”

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said that the unveiled record “tracks closely” with evidence “uncovered by the Oversight Committee’s Biden family influence-peddling investigation.”

“The FBI’s Biden Bribery Record tracks closely with the evidence uncovered by the Oversight Committee’s Biden family influence peddling investigation,” Comer said. “In the FBI’s record, the Burisma executive claims that he didn’t pay the ‘big guy’ directly but that he used several bank accounts to conceal the money. That sounds an awful lot like how the Bidens conduct business: using multiple bank accounts to hide the source and total amount of the money.”

Comer also explained that the whistleblowers had testified that they had never “seen or heard” of the previous records of the Biden investigation.

“At our hearing with IRS whistleblowers, they testified that they had never seen or heard of this record during the Biden criminal investigation,” he explained. “Despite having potentially corroborating evidence. Given the misconduct and politicization at the Department of Justice, the American people must be able to read this record for themselves. I thank Senator Grassley for providing much needed transparency to the American people. We must hold the Department of Justice accountable for seeking to bury this record to protect the Bidens.”

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BURISMA JOE: New DeSantis Ad Goes Scorched Earth on Biden Crime Family~FBI Source: Bidens ‘Coerced’ Burisma Exec to Pay $10 Million in Bribes

“For years, the Biden crime family cashed in on Joe’s influence and power, especially in Ukraine where Hunter and Joe secretly received millions of dollars in bribes from the gas company Burisma..."

FBI Source: Bidens ‘Coerced’ Burisma Exec to Pay $10 Million in Bribes


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/06/16/fbi-source-bidens-coerced-burisma-exec-to-pay-10-million-in-bribes-n1703728;

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Despite the White House’s best efforts to laugh off the ongoing investigation of the Biden Crime Family and the most recent revelations of bribery to the tune of $10 million ($5 million for Joe and $5 million for Hunter), they’re not going away.

In fact, new unsettling details regarding the FD-1023 document are trickling out. Earlier this week, we learned the FBI had heavily redacted the document, including the part allegedly revealing there are 17 recordings of Mykola Zlochevsky, co-founder of Burisma Holdings, bribing the Bidens (15 featuring Hunter Biden and two with then-Vice President Joe Biden), which Zlochevsky recorded as “insurance” to protect himself. The latest allegation that has come out is that the FD-1023 document contains testimony from a confidential human source (CHS) claiming that the Bidens exerted pressure on Zlochevsky to pay them the bribes.

The Federalist has now learned the FD-1023 reported the CHS saying the Bidens “coerced” Zlochevsky to pay the bribes. Sources familiar with the investigation also explained the context of Zlochevsky’s statements, and that context further bolsters the CHS’s reporting.

In the FD-1023 from June 30, 2020, the confidential human source summarized earlier meetings he had with Zlochevsky. According to the CHS, in the 2015-2016 timeframe, the CHS, who was providing advice to Zlochevsky, told the Burisma owner to stay away from the Bidens. Then, after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential contest, the CHS asked Zlochevsky if he was upset Trump won.

Zlochevsky allegedly told the CHS he was dismayed by Trump’s victory, fearing an investigation would reveal his payments to the Biden family, which included a $5 million payment to Hunter Biden and a $5 million payment to Joe Biden. According to the CHS, the Burisma executive bemoaned the situation, claiming the Bidens had “coerced” him into paying the bribes.

The CHS responded that he hoped Zlochevsky had taken precautions to protect himself. Zlochevsky then allegedly detailed the steps he had taken to avoid detection, stressing he had never paid the “Big Guy” directly and that it would take some 10 years to unravel the various money trails. It was only then that Zlochevsky mentioned the audio recordings he had made of the conversations he had with Hunter and Joe Biden, according to the CHS.

As Margot Cleveland at The Federalist notes, “The broader context of this conversation adds to the plausibility of Zlochevsky’s claims that he possessed recordings implicating the Bidens.” In fact, the source is alleged to be a longtime FBI informant.

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