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7 minutes ago, coorslite21 said:

Always great to see how the World press reports on US politics....

This should make things crystal clear in an excellent summary.... CL

 

 

 

How did the shop owner try to notify the owner of the hard drive to come and get it if he didn't know who the owner of the hard drive was?  Where's the work order slip?...the phone number?

 

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US spies say the Hunter Biden email controversy shows how 'exploitable' and 'grotesquely vulnerable' Trump and Giuliani are to Russian intelligence

  • Former spooks told Business Insider that Rudy Giuliani's role in coordinating a widely discredited New York Post story and President Donald Trump's willingness to seize on it highlights how vulnerable they are to being duped by Russian intelligence.

  • Federal authorities are currently investigating whether purported emails in the story featuring communications between Hunter Biden and a Burisma Holdings executive were part of a foreign influence operation.

  • Giuliani's access to Trump, the two men's personality traits, their eagerness to obtain dirt on the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and unwillingness to acknowledge Russian interference makes them a goldmine for foreign intelligence services, ex-spies said.

  • They are "grotesquely vulnerable, exploitable targets" and "any foreign intelligence service would be derelict if they did not try to exploit this," said a former CIA covert operative.

  • Steve Hall, the CIA's former chief of Russia operations, also said Trump and Giuliani's tendency to traffic in conspiracies and the rise of misinformation in right-wing media mean "we're doing a lot of [Russia's] work for them.

  • President Donald Trump smirked when supporters at his campaign rally on Friday revived a familiar chant.

    "Lock him up!" they shouted as the president laughed. "Lock him up!"

    The chants were referring to the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, whom Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, have long accused of being in bed with corrupt Ukrainian interests.

    Specifically, they allege that Biden inappropriately leveraged his role as vice president to shut down a criminal investigation into the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings to protect Hunter, who was serving on Burisma's board at the time.

    As Business Insider has previously reported, there is no evidence that these claims hold merit, and they've been debunked by intelligence assessments, media reports, congressional investigations, and witness testimony.

    Regardless, the Biden-Ukraine conspiracy theory was turbocharged this week, after The New York Post published a widely discredited story purporting to show "smoking-gun" emails between Hunter Biden and a senior Burisma executive about setting up a meeting with Joe Biden when he was vice president in 2015.

    The story was written by a former producer for the Fox News show "Hannity," and Giuliani gave the conservative tabloid the emails featured in the story. Shortly after, it was reported that federal authorities are investigating if the emails were part of a foreign influence operation.

    To the right-wing political sphere, the story was incontrovertible proof that Trump was right about the Bidens: the president on Wednesday touted the "explosive documents published by a very fine newspaper" which he said showed "that Joe Biden has been blatantly lying about his involvement in his son's corrupt business dealings."

    But to former intelligence operatives, Giuliani's involvement in the Post's story and Trump's willingness to seize on it showed just how susceptible they are to being duped by hostile intelligence services.

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    'Any foreign intelligence service would be derelict if they did not try to exploit this'

    Former officials said that Giuliani's proximity to Trump, both men's personality traits, their eagerness to dig up dirt on political opponents, and unwillingness to acknowledge Russian influence make them a goldmine for foreign operatives to exploit.

    "This is the most recent edition of what we've seen over four years now with the Trump administration," Steve Hall, the former chief of Russia operations at the CIA, told Business Insider. He compared Giuliani to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was one of Trump's most active surrogates during the 2016 campaign.

    "Flynn considered himself the smartest guy in the room and believed the rules didn't apply to him because he was close to the president," Hall said. "Giuliani has the same general profile because he's also someone who thinks he's the smartest guy in the room, politically. And he has protection from the Trump administration. That's exactly the kind of personality that Russian intelligence services would look to take advantage of."

    Glenn Carle, a former CIA covert operative who specialized in turning Russian spies, told Business Insider that in addition to Giuliani's access to Trump, his motivations also make him an attractive target for Russian intelligence.

    "No matter what the motivation is, a foreign intelligence service can usually exploit it," Carle said. "In this case, it's very straightforward: Giuliani is hunting for information that he thinks will help Trump and harm Biden. And then you look at the person's psychological makeup. Are they gullible? Can they be duped? Are they motivated to take chances? In Giuliani's case, the answer to all those questions is a glaring 'yes.'"

    Giuliani, Carle added, has "been stumbling around in Ukraine, which is Russian turf from an intelligence perspective. In every way, Trump and Giuliani are grotesquely vulnerable, exploitable targets for Russian intelligence. And any foreign intelligence service would be derelict if they did not try to exploit this."

    Indeed, US intelligence agencies cautioned the White House last year that Russian operatives were using Giuliani to funnel disinformation to Trump. The warning came after intercepted communications showed that Giuliani interacted with multiple people who had ties to Russian intelligence when he traveled to Ukraine in December to look for dirt on the Bidens.

    Among the people Giuliani met with was a Ukrainian national named Andrii Derkach, a man who has since been sanctioned by the Treasury Department for acting as a Russian agent and spreading disinformation about the Bidens and the 2020 election. Giuliani has been reluctant to acknowledge Derkach is a Russian agent and told The Daily Beast in an interview Saturday, "The chance that Derkach is a Russian spy is no better than 50/50."

    The former New York mayor is currently under federal criminal investigation over whether he violated foreign lobbying laws. And two of Giuliani's Ukrainian associates who helped him in his quest to dig up dirt on the Bidens, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were indicted last year for campaign-finance violations.

    On Thursday, NBC News reported that federal investigators are examining whether the purported Hunter Biden-Burisma emails featured in the New York Post's story were part of a foreign intelligence operation ahead of the November election. According to CNN, "the probe is part of a larger investigation into Russian disinformation that dates back to before the impeachment inquiry last fall."

    In January, hackers associated with Russia's military intelligence agency successfully breached Burisma's servers, The New York Times reported. And in September, US intelligence analysts learned the Russians were planning to dump hacked and forged Burisma emails as part of an "October surprise" targeting Biden before the election. Later that month, the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told the New York Post about the existence of emails between Hunter Biden and the Burisma executive. Giuliani gave the conservative tabloid a copy of a hard drive containing the emails on Sunday.

    He is said to have obtained the hard drive last December from a computer repair shop owner who discovered the emails and other compromising information about Hunter Biden on a water-damaged laptop that someone dropped off but never picked up. When The Daily Beast asked Giuliani if he was concerned the emails may have come from Russia's hack of Burisma, he replied that it "wouldn't matter" and asked "what's the difference?"

    Trump, meanwhile, knew for weeks that the New York Post's story about Hunter Biden was coming, according to The Daily Beast. "The president knew [in recent weeks] that Rudy had something big coming on the Biden family," one source told the outlet. "I remember hearing…something about files, and corruption, and something about sex and drugs…It was evident that the president was interested and wanted it done before the election."

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    'They want to protect their boy in the White House'

    Robert Deitz, a former senior lawyer at the CIA who also served as the general counsel at the National Security Agency, told Business Insider that Trump's refusal to condemn Russian election interference and his tendency to fly into a rage when the topic is raised, show that he's "not going to ask any questions" if the Russians try to help his campaign.

    Giuliani, he said, "is a lot smarter than Trump but misses being in the limelight and wants to be a power player in Washington. He's an old guy who loves attention. So the Russians can easily get an agent to talk to him, butter him up, and take him out to swishy restaurants. You know, why not?"

    Hall echoed that view and described Giuliani as a "useful idiot" for Russian operatives.

    "The Russians can make Giuliani feel like he's important," he said. "They can appeal to his ego and basically get the same type of control over him that they can with a traditional recruited asset."

    Trump, for his part, has dismissed warnings that the Russians were targeting Giuliani. According to the Washington Post, when national security adviser Robert O'Brien and other officials cautioned him about the matter, the president shrugged and said, "That's Rudy."

    "At the very least, Giuliani has been directly manipulated and fed information for a substantial period of time," Carle said. "And when confronted with these concerns, both he and Trump aggressively challenge it and denounce those who raised the points. From a counterintelligence perspective, all of that is very alarming and suspicious."

    In all, the polarized political landscape is ripe for foreign intelligence services to conduct influence operations in the midst of a US election. And the US intelligence community concluded this year that Russia is once again interfering in the election to help the president and hurt his opponent. But this time, Moscow may not have to work as hard to get results.

    In 2016, according to an indictment from the special counsel Robert Mueller, the Russians took time to establish fake social media accounts, build up a following, and use that to sow discord within the American public. The GRU, Russia's military intelligence agency, also created the fake entities Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks to dump thousands of emails via WikiLeaks that Russian hackers had stolen when they breached the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign.

    But in the last four years, the Russians "have learned they don't have to put that much time and effort into this because we're doing a lot of their work for them," Hall said. "Whether it's the New York Post or Fox News or whatever, they know all they have to do is get a bit of weird information out there and it'll just go viral and end up in the right-wing media and on the president's Twitter feed."

    "They want to protect their boy in the White House because Trump's policies have been strategically fantastic for Russia," Carle said. "He alienated the United States from NATO and turned a blind eye to Russian influence in Crimea. His actions in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Libya, helped Russia gain a significant presence in the region for the first time in 48 years."

    Most of all, Russia has a strategic objective to "make America dysfunctional because what's bad for America is good for Russia," Carle added. "So if they can sow dissension in our political practices that discredits our institutions and disaffects Americans from participating in the democratic process, then America crumbles."

    "And that's how Russia wins," he said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-spies-hunter-biden-email-201233296.html

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2 hours ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

How did the shop owner try to notify the owner of the hard drive to come and get it if he didn't know who the owner of the hard drive was?  Where's the work order slip?...the phone number?

 

GO RV, then BV 

 

If you took time to watch the video you would have also learned that an Attorney for Biden contacted the store owner the day the Post broke the story asking for the computers...  

You and the fraudulent MSM can spin this however you wish...just the facts.....

Schifty and the rest are still spinning Russia, Russia, Russia...    CL

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1 minute ago, coorslite21 said:

 

If you took time to watch the video you would have also learned that an Attorney for Biden contacted the store owner the day the Post broke the story asking for the computers...  

You and the fraudulent MSM can spin this however you wish...just the facts.....

Schifty and the rest are still spinning Russia, Russia, Russia...    CL

 

Did Biden's attorney get the computers?....do the computers even exist?....if they do and they belong to Hunter Biden, where is the repair order?  Simple questions to answer, so why don't you?

 

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1 hour ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

Did Biden's attorney get the computers?....do the computers even exist?....if they do and they belong to Hunter Biden, where is the repair order?  Simple questions to answer, so why don't you?

 

GO RV, then BV

 

There is a work order...with Hunter Bidens signature... that work order gives the recipient 90 days to pick up the fixed product..   or they forfeit it to the shop doing the repairs....

 

It was fixed.....never picked up....and became the property of the repair shop....

 

Generally they use them for parts.... or wipe them and resell them.....

This is a done deal....  like it or not.....just the facts!

CL

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1 minute ago, coorslite21 said:

 

There is a work order...with Hunter Bidens signature... that work order gives the recipient 90 days to pick up the fixed product..   or they forfeit it to the shop doing the repairs....

 

It was fixed.....never picked up....and became the property of the repair shop....

 

Generally they use them for parts.... or wipe them and resell them.....

This is a done deal....  like it or not.....just the facts!

CL

 

Sweet...that was easy enough.  Do you happen to have a link to a picture of the work order, from a reputable source, to back up your claim?

 

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28 minutes ago, Shabibilicious said:

 

Sweet...that was easy enough.  Do you happen to have a link to a picture of the work order, from a reputable source, to back up your claim?

 

GO RV, then BV

 

This will get you started.....

You need to see the pay for play emails.....perhaps the crack romps with the hookers......?

 

The bottom line here is Joe Biden is a dirty politician.....his family has been paid $10 million a year by the Chinese for "introductions"....Joe is the catalyst....

 

No need for me to waste any more time on this with you.....you're just a little to sure of yourself on all of this.....and your MSM sources are corrupt as hell....CL

 

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Copies of the work order and emails are most every where now.....the FBI had all this in Dec..... they could have prevented the phoney impeachment last year....wonder what the agenda is there.... 

A little more clarity for you!

CL

 

 

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TITLE: MEDIA And BIG TECH Attempts To CENSOR Hunter Biden Story BACKFIRES Big Time!!!

 

SOURCE: Dr Steve Turley

 

 

"The Democrat Clown Car Is Broken And Only Steers, NO Veers LEFT!"

 

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Ted Cruz On Trump's Hunter Biden Obsession: It Doesn't Move 'A Single Voter'

 
 
Jenna Amatulli
·Reporter, HuffPost
Tue, October 27, 2020, 10:19 AM EDT
 
 

Sen. Ted Cruz wrote off President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to accuse Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden of corruption, saying in an interview that the narrative doesn’t move “a single voter.”

The Texas Republican spoke with Axios’ Jonathan Swan after last week’s presidential debate for an interview released Monday. Cruz complimented Biden at one point, telling Swan that one of the former vice president’s “best points” was when he said all of the attacks back and forth about his family and Trump’s family “don’t matter. What matters is your family.”

“That may have been Biden’s best moment, actually,” said Cruz.

Swan countered by asking, “So you don’t believe voters are moved by the Hunter Biden story?”

“I don’t think it moves a single voter,” Cruz replied.

Trump has accused Joe and Hunter Biden of engaging in corruption with Ukraine, declaring in the first presidential debate that the younger Biden got “millions of dollars” from China, Moscow and Ukraine. These claims remain unproven.

The president has also lambasted Hunter Biden, both during debates and elsewhere, for his struggles with addiction.

Outside of Cruz, other conservatives have also criticized Trump’s repeated attacks on Hunter Biden. Fox News pundit and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has called that narrative a “mistake” because “the average person doesn’t understand it, it is too complicated,” according to Forbes. Conservative pollster Frank Luntz has called the focus on Hunter Biden part of “the worst campaign I’ve ever seen.”

Notably, after a particularly crude political hit in the New York Post earlier this month that sent many Trump supporters into a tailspin online, the Trump campaign has since quieted substantially on its rhetoric against the Biden family.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/ted-cruz-trump-hunter-biden-141957742.html

 

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Ted Cruz On Trump's Hunter Biden Obsession: It Doesn't Move 'A Single Voter'

 
 
Jenna Amatulli
·Reporter, HuffPost
Tue, October 27, 2020, 10:19 AM EDT
 
 

Sen. Ted Cruz wrote off President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to accuse Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden of corruption, saying in an interview that the narrative doesn’t move “a single voter.”

The Texas Republican spoke with Axios’ Jonathan Swan after last week’s presidential debate for an interview released Monday. Cruz complimented Biden at one point, telling Swan that one of the former vice president’s “best points” was when he said all of the attacks back and forth about his family and Trump’s family “don’t matter. What matters is your family.”

“That may have been Biden’s best moment, actually,” said Cruz.

Swan countered by asking, “So you don’t believe voters are moved by the Hunter Biden story?”

“I don’t think it moves a single voter,” Cruz replied.

Trump has accused Joe and Hunter Biden of engaging in corruption with Ukraine, declaring in the first presidential debate that the younger Biden got “millions of dollars” from China, Moscow and Ukraine. These claims remain unproven.

The president has also lambasted Hunter Biden, both during debates and elsewhere, for his struggles with addiction.

Outside of Cruz, other conservatives have also criticized Trump’s repeated attacks on Hunter Biden. Fox News pundit and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has called that narrative a “mistake” because “the average person doesn’t understand it, it is too complicated,” according to Forbes. Conservative pollster Frank Luntz has called the focus on Hunter Biden part of “the worst campaign I’ve ever seen.”

Notably, after a particularly crude political hit in the New York Post earlier this month that sent many Trump supporters into a tailspin online, the Trump campaign has since quieted substantially on its rhetoric against the Biden family.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/ted-cruz-trump-hunter-biden-141957742.html

 

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Whoa there big fella.....to be clear the big story here is Joe and his pay to play dealings thru his son....

 

Joe wasn't smart enough not to go into business with a crackhead sex addict....that really shows some fine judgement....

 

I know this will be like fingernails going over a chalk board....but watch Tucker Carlson tonight at 8 Eastern......or can't you handle the truth? 

 

The man with the facts...former partner to the Bidens...Tony Bobulinsky (sp) will lay it all out... He is very credible...with a great life and family history.....

 

He has: recordings...emails....

contracts......and they all support what the crackheads computer had on it.....Joe was the ring master.....the big  guy.....and everything was approved by him....

 

The kid is just the fool who f'ed over his Dad and entire family.....the kid needs help....and one has again to wonder about Joe's judgement, in this case the judgement of a father....why is he enabling his kid, instead of getting him the help he needs......Dark times for the Biden family!

CL 

 

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14 hours ago, coorslite21 said:

 

Whoa there big fella.....to be clear the big story here is Joe and his pay to play dealings thru his son....

 

Joe wasn't smart enough not to go into business with a crackhead sex addict....that really shows some fine judgement....

 

I know this will be like fingernails going over a chalk board....but watch Tucker Carlson tonight at 8 Eastern......or can't you handle the truth? 

 

The man with the facts...former partner to the Bidens...Tony Bobulinsky (sp) will lay it all out... He is very credible...with a great life and family history.....

 

He has: recordings...emails....

contracts......and they all support what the crackheads computer had on it.....Joe was the ring master.....the big  guy.....and everything was approved by him....

 

The kid is just the fool who f'ed over his Dad and entire family.....the kid needs help....and one has again to wonder about Joe's judgement, in this case the judgement of a father....why is he enabling his kid, instead of getting him the help he needs......Dark times for the Biden family!

CL 

 

 

Attacking Joe's kid, eh....Trump and his handlers gave up on even trying to push that narrative, since the majority of Americans believe Trump and his family are more corrupt compared to the Bidens....maybe you should follow suit, and move onto the next unprovable conspiracy to push your desired narrative against the Dems, as I realize that whole Tulsi episode left you feeling kind of raw.  As always, just my opinion.  :peace:

 

The Trump-Biden corruption chasm

 
Rick Newman
Senior Columnist
Yahoo FinanceOctober 16, 2020
 

If you care about clean government and honest candidates, Hunter Biden probably bothers you. Joe Biden’s son obviously is or was a troubled person who cashed in on the family name to rake in millions of dollars from Ukrainian, Chinese and other interests. Nobody would have paid Hunter Biden that money if his father wasn’t vice president at the time.

By the same standard, you should be outraged beyond words at the rampant corruption in Donald Trump’s orbit. The House of Representatives impeached Trump for abusing his power for political gain. The Mueller investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaigns activities highlighted two likely campaign-finance felonies and numerous instances of Trump trying to obstruct justice as president. Watchdog groups have identified 3,400 conflicts of interest in which Trump, family members, and cronies may be profiting from Trump’s role as president.

 

Some disgusted voters shrug it all off, saying, “they’re all corrupt.” This is intellectually lazy, and wrong. Scale matters, and comparing Biden’s corruption to Trump’s is like comparing a piece of litter to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. If Biden is an itch, Trump is gangrene. A puddle can only splash you, but a flood can drown you.

A blot on Biden’s record

Let’s make the worst possible ethical case against Biden. He withdrew from the 1988 presidential race after plagiarizing other politicians in speeches and overstating his accomplishments. Several women have complained that Biden is too handsy and made them feel deeply uncomfortable. Then there’s the disturbing but strange allegation of Tara Reade, a former Senate aide who says Biden sexually assaulted her in a Senate hallway in 1993. Biden denies it and dozens of aides say the charge rings false. There are also questions regarding Reade’s credibility.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Hunter Biden’s role as a director at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma is undoubtedly a blot on Joe Biden’s record. Burisma paid Hunter Biden millions of dollars from 2014 to 2019 to do little except be a “Biden” on the executive roster. This was a conflict of interest, since Biden as vice president oversaw Ukraine policy. But it wasn’t a crime, and there’s no evidence Hunter Biden had any influence over his father’s activities regarding Ukraine, or U.S. policy.

That Ukrainian prosecutor Biden got fired? The rabid right claims Biden did that to protect his son’s company from prosecution. The opposite is closer to the truth. The entire western world viewed the prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, as a corrupt kleptocrat who wouldn’t investigate anybody. The International Monetary Fund was reluctant to lend Ukraine money with Shokin in a job equivalent to the U.S. attorney general, fearing the money would end up in politicians’ pockets. Under unified western pressure, the Ukrainian government did fire Shokin in 2016—widely regarded as a step forward for the struggling former Soviet republic.

Senate Republicans investigated Burisma and the Bidens, with an eye toward tripping up Joe Biden in the final weeks of the 2020 election. Their report, released Sept. 23, turned out to be a gigantic nothingburger that—all together now—found no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden.

Hunter Biden also helped run a consulting firm that got paid for work in China and other countries. It’s not clear how much Hunter Biden earned from any of this, but again, there’s no evidence this influenced Joe Biden in any way, and it’s not much different from hundreds of other influence-peddling firms connected with top officials in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

There could be lesser Biden infractions, but the sum total of his questionable behavior in a 47-year political career can be summed up in a few paragraphs. And this is under the continual scrutiny of national media and good-government watchdogs, without the ability to hide behind an LLC or a dark-money super PAC.

 

Trump’s transgressions

Trump? There are already volumes enumerating his ethical violations and probable criminality. Among the 3,403 potential Trump conflicts of interest tracked by the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, at least 600 include Trump and other politicians traveling to Trump properties at taxpayer expense. There are hundreds of other instances of foreign officials and special-interest groups spending money at Trump properties. Trump tried to get the UK to hold the British Open at his Turnberry resort in Scotland, and the G-7 to hold one of its annual meetings at his Doral resort in Florida.

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to protesters while playing golf at Turnberry golf club, in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday, July 14, 2018. A dozen demonstrators have staged a protest picnic on the beach in front of the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland where President Donald Trump is spending the weekend with the first lady. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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Investigators from New York City and New York state, where Trump lived before moving his official residence to Florida, are probing Trump’s company for tax fraud. Two hush-money payments to porn stars in 2016—for which Trump signed the checks—were probably campaign-finance felonies. Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, went to prison in 2018 for tax and bank fraud. While running the Trump campaign, he communicated with a Russian agent named Konstantin Kilimnik, constituting a “grave counterintelligence threat,” according to a Senate investigation. In August, prosecutors charged Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, with fraud and money laundering for an alleged scheme seeking private contributions to help build Trump’s border wall.

National security officials believe Russia has targeted Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as a tool they can feed bogus information to, and influence Trump’s thinking or behavior. Giuliani is known to consort with a Ukrainian lawmaker named Andriy Derkach, who’s most likely a Russian agent. Giuliani was the middleman who gave computer files that supposedly came from a Hunter Biden laptop to the New York Post, for a recent “expose” on Hunter Biden. That story begins with the fable of Joe Biden getting Viktor Shokin fired so the prosecutor wouldn’t investigate Burisma. It’s hard to prove the Post story is a Russian plant, but it reads like one.

 

Trump has been oddly solicitous of Russia, repeatedly praising its strongman president, Vladimir Putin, and refusing to criticize Russia for placing bounties on the heads of U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan. It’s unprecedented for a U.S. president to refuse to stick up for American service members targeted by a 60-year superpower rival. There’s more. Much more. And of course Trump refuses to release tax or financial records, as Biden has, suggesting he’s got a lot to hide.

There’s no equivalence between Biden’s mistakes and Trump’s mendacity. Any voter who says they’re both equally depraved is completely copping out to rationalize a vote for Trump. It would be more honest to say you can tolerate Trump’s corruption because you support his position on abortion or taxes or some other issue. Or maybe just say you approve of Trump’s corruption, if you do. But don’t say both 2020 candidates are corrupt to justify your support for the one who is king of corruption.

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-trump-biden-corruption-chasm-155418228.html

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Yes, Joe Biden is compromised by his family's shady foreign dealings

September 28, 2020 - 12:00 AM

 

Guess you'll have to click the link....
 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/yes-joe-biden-is-compromised-by-his-familys-shady-foreign-dealings
 
 
 
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         Baghdad: Hussein Faleh is 
      an economist, making changes to some positions in economic institutions is an important step towards financial and economic reforms, and while they indicated that reforms need to re-establish the functional structure in institutions, they stressed the need to develop practical plans to combat corruption and stop the waste of public money.

      Economist Safwan Qusay said in a statement to "Al-Sabah": "The process of changing some of the positions of important institutions, especially the economic ones, is required in order to achieve real reforms in the state apparatus," stressing the need for appointments to be in accordance with the data of scientific specialization, experience and competence.   Functional structure He added, "If a specialized and competent person is chosen to head a department, there will be a change for the better in the work and management of this institution." He stressed "the necessity of forming the Federal Service Council to impose its will in the appointment process, away from the various influences," noting that "financial and economic reform can be achieved through redrawing the functional structure within each state institution, as well as defining the relationship between ministries and agencies."  The Independent.   Financial reforms He explained, "The accumulation of mistakes of previous years and the existence of corruption files led to the administrative structures to defend themselves and prevent real changes in order to hide previous mistakes." He continued, "We aspire to see effective financial reform through reducing operating spending and diversifying the economy by increasing Iraqi resources," noting that "the top of the pyramid in the institution helps in the process of developing reforms, especially when it sets up economic development programs and works in a transparent manner."   Fight corruption For his part, the expert in financial affairs, Ahmed Al-Majidi, said, "The changes made by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi in some important positions in the state, especially the governor of the Central Bank, the head of the National Investment Authority, the head of the Securities Commission, bank directors and others fall within the real economic reforms That the government promised  Hold it. " He added, "The vision of the prime minister and his government staff is to maximize the state’s financial revenues in terms of diversifying the economy and reducing operational spending, as well as eliminating corruption," indicating that reforms are not achieved without fighting  Corruption. He pointed out that "the government is determined to fight corruption, and these are good indicators towards achieving financial and economic reform in Iraq."  Country. 
    • By Mary B
      The President of the Judicial Council discusses with the US ambassador frameworks for cooperation in cases involving accused persons
       two hours ago 489   The head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faeq Zaidan, discussed with the US ambassador in Baghdad Matthew Toller, frameworks for cooperation in completing the investigation of cases involving accused persons from Iraq and America.
      A statement from the office said, "The President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faik Zidan, received in his office today the Ambassador of the United States of America in Baghdad, Matthew Tueller."
      He explained that "the two sides discussed frameworks for cooperation between the Iraqi judiciary and the American investigation authorities in completing the investigation in cases involving accused persons from Iraq and America."
      https://takadum-news.com/رئيس-مجلس-القضاء-يبحث-مع-السفير-الامري/
    • By KristiD
      I honestly don't know who the Chinese guy in this video  is.  I don't know the youtuber either, but apparently he/she is a Chinese tanslator.  I do know the video has almost 300,000 views since it was posted Sept 24, which tells me a lot of people are interested in it.  It is in Chinese with English subtitles.  Sometimes the titles go by fast, so you may want to slow down the playback speed down to .75. He talks about 3 hard drives that some people in the Chinese government who apparently would like to take down the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), gave to the Trump administration last month.  Interestingly, the first hard drive seems to corroborate the sex and pedo stuff, along with Biden-China deal information, that was found on Hunter's laptop that was only just reported about this past week.  Also interesting is that the second hard drive is about Xi Jinping's assets and the third is about a bioweapon which I assume is Covid.  According to this guy, he  thinks this may actually take down the CCP.  On a side note, he says copies of the 3 drives were also given to Nancy Pelosi by the CCP to remind her and the other corrupt politicians that China owns them and that they better make sure Biden wins the election.  This could explain why Nancy is particularly crazy lately.  But if Trump wins in a big landslide which I think he will, it will be hard for the Dems to try and forge enough ballots in time to overturn his victory and that could cause a world of hurt for the crooked politicians (probably mostly Dems, but no doubt also some republicans) and hopefully topple Xi Jinping and the CCP, too. 
       
      However, as I said, I know nothing about who this guy, so I almost hesitate to post it.  Still, some of what he says does match other things that I know to be true, and that makes me think the other things he's talking about might be true as well.  In any event, I like to hope it's true because I pray every day for Trump to drain the swamp and get rid of the corrupt and unjust people in government and also for Xi Jinping to lose power and for the CCP to collapse so I'm happy to learn of a potential plan that might actually make that happen soon.  
       
       
      Sept.24th Lude's broadcast: 3 hard drives.Jiang Zemin, Zeng Qinghong, Meng Jianzhu made the move - provided 3 hard drives to the DOJ of America, and another copy to Nancy Pelosi. However, with the help from our fellow fighter, these hard drives reached the hands of President Trump.The 1st hard drive: sex tapes & pedo tapes of Hunter Biden, as well as his 4.5 billion dollars secret deal with Xi & Wang;The 2nd hard drive: the allocation of Xi & Wang's overseas wealth, and 'the architecture & art project', which is the information of their illegitimate children;The 3rd hard drive: CCP's bioweapon
    • By yota691
      The government launches an anti-corruption campaign to hold 1,000 people accused of corruption accountable   Fighting corruption is one of the most prominent demands of the demonstration squares in Iraq     Reports

      Economy News - Baghdad
      The Iraqi government campaign began with the arrest of figures accused of corruption in state institutions, including ministers, deputy ministers, heads of investment agencies and businessmen, whose number is determined to be 1000.
      Iraq has a number of institutions that follow the file of corruption, such as the Integrity Commission, the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, the Parliamentary Integrity Committee and others, and the country ranks last in the classification of Transparency International.
      A member of the Parliamentary Economic Committee, Ali Al-Lami, said that the despicable quota system produced corruption by distributing positions to parties, indicating that there are 27 people accused of corruption who will be arrested in the coming days, including 2 ministers, heads of investment bodies, deputy ministers and general directors.
      He pointed out that more than 5,000 corruption files exist with the Integrity Commission, and all of them contain evidence, but the lack of will disrupted the issue of combating corruption.
      And Iraq entered more than a trillion dollars since 2003 until now, but the country is still experiencing economic deterioration as a result of rampant corruption, and a large number of Iraqis welcomed any measures that limit corruption. The Anti-Corruption Council has identified 1,000 individuals accused of corruption since it began operating during the previous government.
      Informed sources indicated that the arrest of the former head of the retirement authority, Ahmed Abdul Jalil and the head of the Baghdad Investment Commission, Shaker Al-Zamili, is due to corruption files, indicating that there are 4 former ministers who will be arrested in the coming days, especially since there is international coordination to recover the corrupt figures.
      Meanwhile, a member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Alia Nassif, said that corruption in Iraq exists in the country's leaders, and they own economic bodies, and thus requires political will to eliminate corruption, noting that the black box for corrupt files resides in the Ministry of Oil.
      She stressed that the contracts of the ministries of oil, electricity, trade and defense are marred by a lot of corruption, explaining that tax evasion has damaged the Iraqi economy, which is an important file of corruption.
      In the meantime, the head of the Reform and Change Foundation, Sabah Al-Kinani, said that corruption has become a reality in Iraq, and if there is an employee who is not corrupt, he fights and may be referred to retirement, explaining that there are contracts signed by state institutions, with fake companies under the pretext of social security for employees and retirees. Pointing out that one institution gives these companies amounts between 7-9 billion dinars per month.
      He noted that the arrest of the former head of the retirement authority, Ahmed Al-Saadi, was due to the signing of a contract with a fake company regarding social security, as 7 billion dinars were deducted per month from the retirees.
          Number of observations 55   Date of addendum 09/17/2020
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