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The President of the Judicial Council discusses with the US ambassador frameworks for cooperation in cases involving accused personsBy 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."
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Hunter Biden email story: Computer repair store owner describes handing over laptop to FBI
The man, John Paul Mac Isaac, said he “can’t be 100 percent sure” it was Hunter Biden who dropped off the computer for repair.
By Thomas Barrabi, Jacqui Heinrich, Tara Prindiville | Fox News NY Post: Emails indicate Hunter Biden introduced dad to Burisma exec
Fox News talks to computer shop owner who found hard drive with emails; Jacqui Heinrich reports
The owner of a Delaware computer repair store where a man he believes was Hunter Biden dropped off a laptop that allegedly contained emails detailing an opportunity for a meeting between former Vice President Joe Biden and a top Burisma executive and other "disturbing" items, told Fox News on Wednesday that he was frightened by what he saw.
The man, John Paul Mac Isaac, said he has a condition that affects his vision and “can’t be 100 percent sure” it was Hunter Biden who dropped off the computer for repair. The Wilmington shop owner said he contacted the FBI out of concern, but declined to specify what he meant.
John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of a Delaware computer repair store where Hunter Biden allegedly dropped off laptops in April 2019. (Jacqui Heinrich/Fox News Channel)
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Isaac’s claim that the laptop in question belonged to Hunter Biden has yet to be substantiated. Isaac told the New York Post, which first published the emails earlier Wednesday, that he determined it was Hunter Biden because the laptop had a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, which is named after his late older brother.
“I just don't know what to say, or what I'm allowed to say,” Isaac said. “I know that I saw, I saw stuff. And I was concerned. I was concerned that somebody might want to come looking for this stuff eventually and I wanted it out of my shop.”
When asked, Isaac, whose social media posts indicate is a supporter of President Trump, rejected the possibility that the laptop did not belong to Hunter Biden and was an attempt to set him up.
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The Mac Shop, John Paul Mac Isaac's computer repair store in Delaware. (Jacqui Heinrich/Fox News Channel)
Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings drew renewed scrutiny following the New York Post’s publication of a 2015 email purportedly exchanged between him and an executive at Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. At the time, Hunter Biden served on the company’s board of directors.
Isaac said the man who he believes to be Hunter Biden dropped off three laptops at his store in April 2019, only one of which was salvageable. While repairing the laptop, Isaac said he discovered disturbing material.
The customer did not return for the laptop within 90 days and Isaac could not get in touch with him. Isaac said he first searched the emails by keyword in June or July of 2019.
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“If I'm somebody that has no journalistic ability, no detective ability or investigative ability and I was able to find stuff in a short period of time, somebody else should have been able to find something to show,” Isaac said.
In September, he contacted an intermediary about the emails. The intermediary then contacted the FBI.
Isaac said the intermediary is an American citizen who he has known for decades, but declined to provide further details about their identity.
According to Isaac’s account, the FBI first made a forensic copy of the laptop, then returned weeks later with a subpoena and confiscated it. When he stopped hearing from the FBI, Isaac said he contacted several members of Congress, who did not respond. At that point, his intermediary reached out to Rudy Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello.
An attorney for Hunter Biden told the New York Post that Giuliani “has been pushing widely discredited conspiracy theories about the Biden family, openly relying on actors tied to Russian intelligence.”
An FBI spokesperson declined Fox News' request for comment, citing the bureau's practice of neither confirming nor denying the existence of an investigation.
Representatives for Delaware's U.S. Attorney's office did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment. When contacted by the New York Post, a spokesperson for the Delaware U.S. Attorney's office said, “My office can neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation."
The New York Post published photos of a Delaware federal subpoena that detailed the FBI's seizure of a laptop and hard drive.
When asked what he hoped would come of the information once it went public, Isaac was ambivalent about his motives. He acknowledged the current political landscape had played a role in his actions and specifically referenced Trump’s impeachment as a motivating factor.
“I wanted -- above all, I wanted safety and security,” Isaac said. “I wanted anonymity. I wanted just to be [able] to wash my hands of it, and like it never happened. And that did not happen.”
In the email published by the New York Post, Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, thanked Hunter Biden for introducing him to then-Vice President Joe Biden. Less than a year after the meeting took place, Biden is accused of pressuring the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor who had launched an investigation into Burisma.
“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.
In an earlier email from May 2014 which was obtained by Fox News, Pozharskyi, who was said to be Burisma’s No. 3 executive, asked Biden for “advice on how you could use your influence” to help the company.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is investigating the newly released emails, Fox News confirmed.
The Biden campaign pushed back on the allegations in the report, asserting that a review of the former vice president’s “official schedules from the time” showed that “no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.”
"Investigations by the press, during impeachment, and even by two Republican-led Senate committees whose work was decried as 'not legitimate' and political by a GOP colleague have all reached the same conclusion: that Joe Biden carried out official U.S. policy toward Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing,” Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement. “Trump administration officials have attested to these facts under oath.”
Critics have long alleged that Hunter Biden leveraged his father’s position in the Obama administration to enrich himself in his personal business dealings. The Trump campaign has repeatedly attacked Biden on the campaign trail regarding his son’s conduct.
When pressed on the matter by Trump during the first presidential debate last month, Joe Biden again denied Hunter had engaged in any wrongdoing.
“My son did nothing wrong at Burisma. He doesn’t want to let me answer because he knows I have the truth,” Joe Biden said. “His position has been totally, thoroughly discredited -- by the media, by our allies, by the World Bank, by everyone.”
The government launches an anti-corruption campaign to hold 1,000 people accused of corruption accountableBy 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
01/30/2020 09:20 Views 194 Section: Iraq Al-Tamimi: Iraq can request assistance to recover $ 500 billion in smuggled money
Baghdad / Obelisk: Legal expert Ali al-Tamimi confirmed, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, that the Administrative and Financial Anti-Corruption Agreement of 2005, which Iraq joined in 2007, allows the country to request assistance in recovering the smuggled money estimated at $ 500 billion.
Al-Tamimi told Al-Masalla, the possibility of fighting administrative and financial corruption in Iraq with the help of international law:
1- There is the Administrative and Financial Anti-Corruption Agreement of 2005, which Iraq joined in 2007, and it allows Iraq to request assistance in recovering the smuggled money, which was estimated at 500 billion dollars.
2- Article 50 of the Charter of the United Nations allows Iraq to request international assistance, as Security Council Resolution 2170 of 2014, which placed ISIS under Chapter VII, allows that.
3- Iraq can also ask the Security Council to refer the file to the International Criminal Court, where corruption crimes are considered genocide and crimes against humanity.
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