VOTER FRAUD ALERT: Lawsuit Filed to Stop Ballot Fiasco in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania /PRNewswire/ — Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, GOP congressional candidates Sean Parnell and Luke Negron, are demanding Allegheny County officials count every ballot intended to be cast despite confusion wrought by the county’s mistake in sending out over 29,000 duplicative ballots.

Plaintiffs point out that many voters may fail to cast corrected absentee ballots mailed by the County after the County mailed over 29,000 flawed ballots to the same voters. The plaintiff congressional candidates express concern that after already casting a ballot flawed by the County’s admitted error, those voters may not cast the corrected ballot out of a concern for casting two ballots.

Plaintiffs filed Declarations with the court early today, outlining their concerns with the Allegheny County Board of Elections issuing 29,000 erroneous ballots while refusing to permit poll watchers at satellite voting stations. The plaintiffs propose the County should accept the votes on the corrected ballot and also those votes properly cast on the flawed ballot if the voter has not returned the corrected ballot or otherwise cast a vote.

“Every vote must count, so the County must fulfill their sworn duty to protect every voter’s ballot by properly counting every ballot cast,” said GOP congressional candidate for the 17th District of PennsylvaniaSean Parnell. “And County officials should make sure that votes are not counted in the wrong district. The citizens of Allegheny County deserve this at a minimum,” he concluded.

Adding his thoughts on the blocking of poll watchers, GOP congressional candidate for the 18th District of PennsylvaniaLuke Negron, said, “Considering this mistake, it is only fair and it is required by law, that representatives of all of the candidates be allowed to witness the handling of these ballots and to work together to make sure the election is conducted professionally and fairly.”

Both candidates urged their opponents to join their “efforts to protect the ballots and integrity of the votes cast by the citizens of Allegheny County,” according to the Declarations.

The candidates originally filed their complaint on behalf of the citizens of Allegheny County to ensure that their ballots are safeguarded, and their votes are protected following revelations that erroneous ballots were mailed to registered voters with a second round of corrected ballots mailed thereafter. The plaintiffs are concerned the mistakes of the Alleghany Election Officials will disenfranchise voters who intended to vote in the 2020 General Election.

The Declarations and the pleadings in the case outline the demands of the plaintiffs that:

  • All votes are properly counted, and no ballots are thrown away;
  • Only the votes properly cast by voters residing in the district should be counted, consistent with law.
  • Representatives for all of the candidates should be able to be poll watchers in satellite offices as required by law and to ensure the handling of ballots is done properly and fairly.
  • No candidate should have to pay the County $540,000 to help the County correct its mistake.

REFERENCE: Case No.:  2:20-cv-1570, The Hon. J. Nicholas Ranjan, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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Bombshell Texts Show Effort To Hide Joe Biden’s Involvement In Hunter’s Business Deals

Incredible. Just incredible and ZERO accountability while the criminal media is covering up the biggest political corruption scandal in American history.

‘Don’t Mention Joe Being Involved’: Bombshell Texts Show Effort To Hide Joe Biden’s Involvement In Hunter’s Business Deals

By Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist, October 23, 2020:

Explosive texts from a Biden family business associate discuss how to conceal the involvement of former Vice President Joe Biden in a deal being planned with a Chinese Communist government-linked firm. Biden has repeatedly claimed that he knew nothing about any of Hunter Biden’s foreign business activities.

“Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when you are face to face,” reads a text from Hunter Biden’s business partner to another business associate. The two are discussing putting together a deal between SinoHawk, which was a Biden family company reportedly named in part for China and in part for Beau Biden’s favorite animal.

The text exchange is between James Gilliar, who is a business partner of Hunter Biden’s, and Tony Bobulinski, a retired Navy lieutenant, who was the CEO of SinoHawk.

Later in the 2017 exchange, they discuss Hunter’s role in a 2020 Joe Biden presidential campaign.

The texts are part of a massive tranche of messages, e-mails, and company documents that Bobulinski handed over to reporters in recent days. Bobulinski said on Thursday that he had handed over all of his records to Senate investigators as well as the FBI.

One e-mail details how different Biden family associates would benefit from the deal, including 20 percent for Hunter Biden, 10 percent for James Biden, and 10 percent to be held by Hunter Biden on behalf of “the big guy,” who Bobulinski says was Joe himself. Later contract documents eventually kept Hunter’s disclosed stake at 20 percent and bumped up the stake for James Biden–Joe Biden’s brother–to 20 percent despite James having little to do with the work involved in the deal. It is not known whether the 10 percent to be held for “the big guy” was provided to James Biden rather than Hunter Biden.

“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden claimed in September 2019 while campaigning in Iowa.

At a press conference on Thursday night, Bobulinski claimed he witnessed otherwise. The texts claim that Joe Biden met with Bobulinski in on the evening of May 2, 2017, to discuss ongoing deal discussions with the Chinese energy company.

A text from Bobulinski to Jim Biden reads, “Great to meet you and spend some time together, please thank Joe for his time, was great to talk thx Tony B”:

Contemporaneous media reporting in May of 2017 shows that Biden spoke at a large financial convention at the Beverly Hilton on May 3, the morning after he met with Hunter, James Biden, and Tony Bobulinski at the hotel.

Neither Joe Biden nor his campaign have specifically disputed the authenticity of underlying facts discussed in any of the texts, e-mails, and contracts disclosed by Bobulinski. Instead, the campaign has claimed, without evidence, that the Russians are responsible for Hunter Biden’s business partner and a Biden family insider releasing evidence of Joe Biden’s participation in Hunter’s overseas business dealings.

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said there was no evidence whatsoever that records released this week about Joe and Hunter Biden were the result of so-called Russian disinformation.

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Four Newborns Die After Being Denied Heart Surgery because of COVID Travel Restrictions

Tragically, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a virtual laboratory for lessons in “unseen” evils that have resulted from pursuing “a present good.”


Four babies died in Adelaide, Australia over the last four weeks after being denied transport to Melbourne because of government COVID-19 restrictions, health officials say.

Adelaide, the capital city of the state of South Australia, doesn’t offer paediatric cardiac surgery. According to local news reports, this means about 100 babies are sent interstate for treatment annually, typically to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.

Because of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, however, Melbourne no longer remains an option. Patients must be sent to Sydney instead.

The distance from Adelaide to Melbourne is about 725 kilometers, a flight of roughly 75 minutes, while the distance to Sydney is about 1,375 kilometers, a flight of nearly two hours. An extra 45 minutes might not sound like a lot of time, but when you’re talking about surgery on a vital organ in a sick infant, minutes matter.

The infants never left Adelaide, news reports indicate, presumably because doctors either determined they would not survive the lengthy trip or because Sydney’s Children’s Hospital at Westmead—the lone hospital available due to travel restrictions—lacked the capacity to treat them.

Whatever the case, because of the travel restrictions and the lack of a cardiac center in Adelaide, the infants failed to receive treatment that could have saved their lives.

Dr. John Svigos, an obstetrician and gynecologist, told Australian TV network 9 News that the four babies who died in Adelaide “almost certainly” would have benefited from on-site surgery. He noted that recent state restrictions on travel inhibited the hospital’s ability to get the infants treated at other facilities.

“Particularly in our current COVID situation where the usual process of referral to the Melbourne cardiac unit is no longer tenable and referral to Sydney is on a case-by-case basis,” said Svigos, who has operated a private practice at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide since 1978. “I shall leave it to you to imagine the profound effect of these deaths on the parents, their families and the dedicated medical and nursing staff dealing with these tragedies.”

The story is tragic. It’s also frustrating, in part because we know there are countless scenarios like this happening every day around the world. It’s undeniable at this point: COVID-19 regulations designed to save people are costing lives.

The tragedy is compounded by the fact that it was so predictable. Any student of economics who has read the opening line of Bastiat’s great essay “That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen” could have predicted such outcomes.

“In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives birth not only to an effect, but to a series of effects,” wrote Bastiat.

The economist explained that every action comes not with a single consequence, but many consequences. Humans tend to focus on the immediate effects of an action (the seen) while ignoring the numerous other effects that go unseen. Bastiat warned that the economist must beware pursuing “a small present good, which will be followed by a great evil to come.”

In other words, we must look beyond the immediate effects of an action and consider the far-reaching unintended consequences.

Tragically, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a virtual laboratory for lessons in “unseen” evils that have resulted from pursuing “a present good.” By imposing mass lockdowns and sweeping bans on travel and other basic freedoms, governments may have increased social distancing, but they did so at costs we may never fully understand (but are now just beginning to).

We see the immediate, desired effects—less travel, businesses closed or limited in capacity, more children working on laptops and not in school—but we tend to overlook the many unseen, second-order evils. These include the cancer screenings people are not getting, the 100,000 US businesses that will never reopen, the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings people cannot attend, the rise in depression as people lose jobs, the millions of people slipping into poverty and extreme poverty, the rise in suicide, and yes—infants and other people denied surgeries that could have saved them.

Each of these effects will in turn trigger countless other effects, many of which will never be seen or written about.

The effort to protect individuals from the coronavirus through government fiat instead of individual action was akin to performing heart surgery with a broadsword—clumsy, foolish, and deadly.

“How many more deaths of babies and young children will the community and staff be forced to endure?” asked Svigos.

It’s a question every person suffering under inhumane lockdowns and other draconian government restrictions should be asking.

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Jon Miltimore

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VIDEO: President Trump, Hunter Biden’s partner Tony Bobulinski and the Final Debate — sparks fly!

Tony Bobulinski during press conference states Joe Biden knew about Hunter’s business deals. Watch:


President Trump plans to bring Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinski as guest to debate

By: Fox News, October 22, 2020:

President Trump is planning to bring to Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinksi as a guest to Thursday night’s debate, Fox News has learned.

Hunter biz partner confirms email, details Joe Biden’s push to make millions from China: Goodwin

By Michael Goodwin, NY Ppst, October 22, 2020 | 12:42am | Updated

Wait until Scranton hears about this.

One of Joe Biden’s ways of contrasting himself with President Trump has been to declare the election a battle of Park Avenue values vs. Scranton, Pa., values.

Now we learn that Biden has secretly been playing footsie with China.

The statement Wednesday night asserting that the former vice president was a willing and eager participant in a family scheme to make millions of dollars by partnering with a shady Chinese Communist firm is a singular event in a presidential race already overflowing with drama and intrigue.

The dynamite assertion, believable because it aligns with earlier information we know to be true, came in a statement by Tony Bobulinski, who describes himself as a former partner of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and Joe’s brother Jim in the China scheme. Bobulinski unloads his bill of accusations in blunt but precise language and detail.

He confirms that he was one of the recipients of the May 13, 2017, email published by The Post eight days ago. That email, from another partner in the group, laid out cash and equity positions and mysteriously included a 10 percent set-aside for “the big guy.”

Sources have said the “big guy” was Joe Biden. In a matter-of-fact manner, Bobulinski states that the “email is genuine” and that the former vice president and the man leading in the 2020 race is indeed “the big guy.”
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That claim alone rips out the heart of nearly everything Joe Biden has ever said about Hunter’s many businesses and Joe’s knowledge of them. His repeated insistence that the two never spoke of the son’s global sources of money didn’t pass the laugh test.

After all, they traveled together to China on Air Force Two, where Hunter landed a $1.5 billion commitment from a government-controlled Chinese bank. Then there was Hunter’s $83,000-a-month gig on the board of a Ukrainian energy company — despite his lack of experience in Ukraine or knowledge of energy.

It was no coincidence that the vice president was the Obama administration’s point man in both countries. Wherever Joe went, Hunter went along, not to do good, but to do well. Very well.

There were similarly lucrative deals in Russia, Romania and ­Kazakhstan — that we know of.
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Emails reveal how Hunter Biden tried to cash in big on behalf of family with Chinese firm

Now, because his role in the China deal has been credibly confirmed, it’s beyond dispute that Joe didn’t just know what was going on. At least in this case, Joe was a player and had his hand out.

To that point, in perhaps the most devastating paragraph of the 689-word statement, Bobulinski writes that Hunter Biden also referred to his father as “my chairman and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing.”

“I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business,” says Bobulinski, who was the CEO of the company being formed. “I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”
Emails reveal how Hunter Biden tried to cash in big on behalf of family with Chinese firm

That’s a remarkable line, one suggestive of the idea that the plan was always to sell Joe Biden’s fame and influence. In ­effect, Hunter, and sometimes Joe’s brother Jim, were turning the office of the vice president of the United States into a pot of gold for themselves.

What is not clear yet is whether Joe Biden had secret stakes in any of Hunter’s other deals. As for this one, while the date on the May 2017 email would be nearly four months after Biden left the White House, it’s not known when discussions among the partners and with the Chinese first began. Certainly they started before the email.

And while such deals would be legal for Joe Biden when he left government service, the facts take on extra significance during a campaign where China policy is a frequent topic — and a big dispute between Trump and Biden.

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Earlier, during the Democratic primaries, Biden scoffed at the notion that the Asian power is a threat, saying, “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man.”
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When Trump blocked flights from China during the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, Biden accused him of “xenophobic fear-mongering” and labeled the president a “racist” for calling the disease the “Wuhan virus.”

Bobulinski, a former wrestler at Penn State University who spent four years in the Navy, insists he has voluminous evidence to back up his explosive charges, reportedly including documents, emails, messages and other proof.

Late Wednesday, he uploaded many to a file-sharing service.

He also says he turned over all his evidence Wednesday to two Senate committees that requested it.

An earlier report by one panel, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, chaired by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), revealed things about the Biden partnership that Bobulinksi says he didn’t know.

As he puts it: “The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me — it made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their partners.”

He blasts much of the media and Big Tech for shielding Biden from questions after The Post published the China email and one on Ukraine. Both were on a laptop computer Hunter left with a Delaware repairman and never retrieved.
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“I could no longer allow my family’s name to be associated or tied to Russian disinformation or implied lies and false narratives dominating the media right now,” Bobulinski wrote.

While it’s far too early to say what effect the dramatic disclosures will have on the race, Trump is certain to raise them at Thursday’s debate.

Suffice it to say that Biden’s response will command America’s attention.
Full statement from Tony Bobulinski to the New York Post

My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine.

This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs with the Biden family as well as various foreign entities and individuals. I have extensive relevant records and communications and I intend to produce those items to both Committees in the immediate future.

I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the son of a 20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28 year career Naval Flight Officer. I myself served our country for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I take great pride in the time my family and I served this country. I am also not a political person. What few campaign contributions I have made in my life were to Democrats.
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Tony Bobulinski Tony Bobulinski

If the media and Big Tech companies had done their jobs over the past several weeks I would be irrelevant in this story. Given my long standing service and devotion to this great country, I could no longer allow my family’s name to be associated or tied to Russian disinformation or implied lies and false narratives dominating the media right now.

After leaving the military I became an institutional investor investing extensively around the world and on every continent. I have traveled to over 50 countries. I believe, hands down, we live in the greatest country in the world.

What I am outlining is fact. I know it is fact because I lived it. I am the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family. I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. The reference to “the Big Guy” in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other “JB” referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.

Hunter Biden called his dad “the Big Guy” or “my Chairman,” and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing. I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.
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I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment. Once I realized that Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese, I took steps to prevent that from happening.

The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me — it made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their partners.

I would ask the Biden family to address the American people and outline the facts so I can go back to being irrelevant — and so I am not put in a position to have to answer those questions for them.

I don’t have a political ax to grind; I just saw behind the Biden curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw. The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China.

God bless America.

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New Documents Shed Light On Hunter Biden’s Links To Russian Billionaire Oligarch

  • Newly surfaced documents shed light on Hunter Biden’s relationship with Elena Baturina, a Russian billionaire.   
  • Emails released on Monday show that Biden’s business partners scrambled to set up bank accounts in the U.S. for Baturina. 
  • John Galanis, who has a history of white collar fraud convictions, also claimed in a court affidavit that his son worked with Biden and another associate, Devon Archer, to set up bank accounts to help Baturina launder money into the U.S. 
  • A Senate report released last month said that millions of dollars in wire transfers from Baturina to accounts for Biden were flagged for possible criminal activity. 

Newly surfaced court documents and emails shed fresh light on the mysterious relationship between Russian billionaire Elena Baturina and a consortium of business partners that included Hunter Biden.

John Galanis, who has a history of white collar fraud convictions, alleged in a court filing in January that his son, Jason, worked with Biden and their partner Devon Archer to help Baturina launder money through the U.S. financial system. Galanis, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for a fraud scheme that involved Hunter Biden associates, was previously released early from a 27-year sentence for another fraud, and has faced other similar convictions.

And emails released Monday from a former Biden associate, Bevan Cooney, show Archer and his business partners strategizing how to open up banking accounts in the United States for Baturina, whose late husband was once the mayor of Moscow. Cooney provided access to his email account to reporter Matthew Tyrmand, who has published some of the emails online and shared others with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“Establish US banking relationship was the goal she gave me,” Archer wrote of Baturina in a Jan. 5, 2014, email sent to Cooney.

The email is not part of the trove of documents purported to be from Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Galanis, Archer and Cooney were convicted on Aug. 28, 2018, on fraud and conspiracy charges related to a $60 million bond offering for the Wakpamni tribe in South Dakota.

Archer’s conviction was overturned in December 2018, though a federal appeals court reversed that decision last month. He’s set to be sentenced in January.

Galanis, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison on March 8, 2019, said in the affidavit that Jason Galanis, his son, had confided details of his various business dealings with Biden and Archer.

Baturina’s links to Biden and Archer have been a topic of interest since a Senate report was released last month on Biden’s foreign business dealings. The report said Biden’s relationships with Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese business people created possible counterintelligence and extortion risks.

According to the Senate report, Baturina wired $3.5 million to Rosemont Seneca Thornton, a company controlled by Biden and Archer, on Feb. 14, 2014.

Baturina, who until recently was Russia’s only female billionaire, transferred another $241,797 to a bank account for Rosemont Seneca Thornton from May-December 2015, according to the report.

“These transactions were identified because of Baturina’s reported criminal activity,” the Senate report states.

Baturina and her late husband, Yuriy Luzhkov, were investigated for bribery in Russia in 2011 for more than $400 million worth of Moscow city contracts that were allegedly directed to companies controlled by Baturina. Baturina has not been charged with wrongdoing in Russia.

A 2010 State Department cable leaked to WikiLeaks said that Luzhkov sat atop a “pyramid” of corruption involving the Kremlin, Russian intelligence services and the the Solntsevo crime syndicate.

Neither Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, nor Baturina have explained the purpose of the wire transfers.

Emails from a month before the $3.5 million transfer show Archer and Jason Galanis scrambling to open bank accounts for Baturina so she could invest in Burnham Securities, an investment firm controlled by Galanis, Archer and Biden.

Jason Galanis and Archer also discussed setting up a brokerage account for Baturina with J.P. Morgan, according to emails from Cooney’s account.

After weeks of delays in processing the request through the bank’s anti-money laundering process, Galanis celebrated opening up an account at J.P. Morgan, according to the emails.

“We weaseled a JPM account for the USSR women’s shot put champion,” Galanis wrote Archer on Jan. 21, 2014, according to one of the emails Tyrmand shared with the DCNF.

Galanis was responding to an email from Jon Burnham, who was chairman of Burnham Securities.

Burnham wrote that he had heard from the anti-money laundering department at J.P. Morgan.

“They have approved Yelena to have an account with us,” he wrote, referring to Baturina. “They said that she is on their watch list because there are so many threats of lawsuits – but the fact that there have been no convictions etc., they have approved her.”

Galanis responded to Archer and Cooney with a cryptic message.

“Leave the back door open and we’ll sneak right in,” he wrote, according to an email Tyrmand released.

Other emails provided by Cooney show Archer and Jason Galanis discussing helping Baturina open accounts at the Banc of California.

“It looks as if we’ll be able to accelerate the Banc of California account opening while [Baturina] is with us in New York early this week as well,” Archer wrote to an associate of Baturina’s on Feb. 16, 2014.

John Galanis wrote in an affidavit that that his son, Biden and Archer “conspired” to help Baturina open an account at the same bank.

“Numerous attempts to avoid sanctions with assistance of Archer, Biden, Jason Sugarman and Jason Galanis,” John Galanis alleged in the affidavit, which he wrote from Terminal Island, a low-security federal prison in California.

Galanis does not explain in the affidavit why he is accusing his son working with Biden and Archer to help Baturina.

Jason Sugarman’s brother is Steven Sugarman, the former CEO of Banc of California. Steven Sugarman resigned from the bank in January 2017 after revelations about his links to Jason Galanis, who pleaded guilty in a separate fraud investigation in July 2016.

The Banc of California has not been accused of any wrongdoing related to Biden’s associates. A spokeswoman for the bank told the Daily Caller News Foundation that it has no records of doing business with Biden, Archer or Baturina.

Archer, a former campaign adviser to John Kerry in 2004, touted his financial links to Baturina in hopes of attracting other investigators to his myriad of investment companies.

He told the board of Burnham Investors Trust in August 2014 that Baturina had invested more than $200 million in his companies.

“He also discussed his client relationship with Yelena Baturina, who he said had invested over $200 million dollars in his various investment funds,” read the minutes from an Aug. 21, 2014, board meeting submitted into evidence in a separate fraud investigation.

John Galanis has a string of fraud convictions dating back to the early 1970s. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison in 1987 in a fraud case, but was released after serving less than half of that.

Jason Galanis, who prosecutors fingered as the mastermind of the Wakpanmni scheme, was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison on Sept. 24. Cooney received 30 months in prison on July 31, 2019.

John Galanis and Cooney said they are releasing information about Biden because they believe they took the fall for the Wakpamni bond scheme.

Tyrmand told the DCNF that Cooney said he believes he was the “fall guy” in the scam. He said Cooney gave him written authorization to access his email account in order to lay out all of his interactions with Archer and Biden.

John Galanis asserted in his affidavit that prosecutors in the Wakpamni investigation failed to adequately investigate Biden and Archer’s role in the fraud. (RELATED: Hunter Biden’s Business Dealings Created ‘Extortion And Counterintelligence Concerns,’ Senate Report Says)

Prosecutors did not accuse Biden of any wrongdoing in the Wakpamni investigation, but evidence produced during the case showed that the co-conspirators touted their links to him because of his political connections.

Cooney told one associate in a secretly recorded phone call that “you don’t get more politically connected” than Biden and Archer, according to an exhibit introduced at trial.

“Hunter Biden works for [Archer],” he said. “So we’ve got the top level politicos with us. All of my guys, is as top tier as it gets.”

John Galanis’s attorney, David Touger, declined to comment to the DCNF. Lawyers for Biden, Archer, Jason Galanis, Jason Sugarman, Cooney and Buterina did not respond to requests for comment.

Galanis also alleged in his affidavit that Biden used his political influence to attract investments from Chinese companies.

“Evidence is provided that after Archer and Hunter Biden gained control of Burnham, indirect political influence was used to obtain a $5 million dollar investment in Burnham by a Chinese firm,” he wrote.

Galanis said that Biden secured a $5 million cash infusion after he reached out to Henry Zhao, the chairman of Harvest Fund Management, The Washington Free Beacon reported last month.

“To induce Chinese, Biden sends email to Henry Zhao, Chairman/founder of Harvest,” Galanis said. “[Biden] says investment would be important to his family. Chinese agree to $5 million investment in Burnham Asset Management alone.”

The Senate report identified other suspicious wire transfers to Biden, including one from a Chinese businessman linked to a front group for the People’s Liberation Army.

The report said that hundreds of thousands of dollars in wire transfers from Ye Jianming, the founder of CEFC China Energy Co., had been flagged as suspicious.

Emails purported to be from Hunter Biden’s computer showed that he was negotiating with Ye for a $10 million payment from Ye to make “introductions.”

Ye has not been seen since 2018.

An associate of his named Gongweng Den was indicted on fraud charges in 2018. Gongweng and Biden were partners in a shell company called Hudson West III, according to the Senate report.

The report says that an affiliate of CEFC China Energy wired $5 million to Hudson West III in August 2017. Of that, $4.8 million was wired over the course of the next year to Biden’s law firm, Owasco.

COLUMN BY

CHUCK ROSS

Investigative reporter.

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FBI: Russia and Iran Have Obtained U.S. Voter Information, are Attempting to Intimidate Voters

Both Russia and Iran have separately obtained some U.S. voter registration information and are attempting to use it to intimidate voters, the FBI announced in a Wednesday press conference.

WATCH:

FBI Director Christopher Wray made the announcement alongside Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe in an  press conference Wednesday evening. Ratcliffe said Iran has already been found to be sending emails using the obtained registration information to intimidate U.S. citizens into not voting.

Wray took the stage following Ratcliffe’s announcement to say the FBI is confident America’s democratic processes remain unmolested, urging voters to ignore and not share any threatening emails they receive regarding voting.

Wray and Ratcliffe say Russia and Iran were behind recent spoof emails reportedly from the Proud Boys group that sought to threaten voters into voting for Trump.

The announcement comes more than a month after the DNI’s office released a report saying the U.S. was aware that Iran, Russia, and China were all seeking to interfere in the U.S. election for different ends. The announcement at the time said Russia sought to support Trump against Biden while Iran and China preferred Trump to lose.

“We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia ‘establishment,’” William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, wrote at the time. “This is consistent with Moscow’s public criticism of him when he was Vice President for his role in the Obama Administration’s policies on Ukraine and its support for the anti-Putin opposition inside Russia.”

COLUMN BY

ANDERS HAGSTROM

White House correspondent.

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Bidens and Corleone’s: Two Scandalous Mob Families

“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” – Thomas Jefferson

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time, they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” –  Frederic Bastia

“I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.” – Andrew Jackson

“Corruption is worse than prostitution.  The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.” –  Karl Kraus, Austrian writer and journalist

“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child – miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless.  Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.”  –  P.J. O’Rourke


Communist countries never allow truth to reach their citizenry, only government propaganda.  Authoritarians in mainstream media, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai have censored the Biden family corruption and kept truth from reaching Americans before the election.

Ahh yes, the totalitarians have suppressed the 47-year Biden family corruption of influence peddling.  Sounds like the Clintons and Bidens learned well how to steal while in government “service.”  Several members of the Biden’s clan, including his brother James Biden, his sister-in-law Sara, and his son Hunter, landed lucrative positions or contracts with foreign countries while Joe Biden was a U.S. senator as well as when he served as vice president.  Forty-seven years of selling influence to make the Biden family wealthy.  And half of the remuneration was always split with the “big guy,” obviously Joe Biden.

The president tweeted, “We’ve got to get the Attorney General to act, he’s got to act fast, he has to appoint somebody.  This is major corruption and this has to be known before the election.”  This tweet was followed by a dozen house republicans led by AZ Congressman Andy Biggs to ask AG Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate Biden’s corrupt dealings.

Any appointment from Barr would likely come from the demonstrably corrupt and biased DOJ itself.  We don’t have time…only two weeks and we face the most important election of our lifetime.  Censorship has kept the American people from knowing that Joe and Hunter Biden peddled their influence into the White House to secure lucrative multi-million dollar deals in China along with Hunter sitting on the board of Burisma in Ukraine.  All of this was exposed by the New York Post via emails they pulled from Hunter’s laptop that was dropped off at a Delaware store for repair and never picked up.   Link

The FBI had Hunter Biden’s computer for a year and did absolutely nothing.  Not only that, but had they even looked at the computer it would have blown up Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler’s Impeachment attempt.  Wray sat on it.  The intel community is still run by the Obama Deep State.

Two foreign countries bought influence through Biden’s son to Joe Biden and gave Hunter Biden positions and contracts he never would have gotten on his own, and everyone in the family who made beaucoup bucks had to fork over half to Pop Biden according to one of Hunter’s texts.  Hunter was selling access to his Vice President father.  Between Ukraine and China, Hunter was making a killing for the Biden family.  Can you imagine what they’d rake in with Joe Biden as President?  And don’t forget corrupt Kalamity Harris!  She slept her way to the top with Willie Brown who helped her gain power and influence in San Francisco.  These two would be the Clinton scams on steroids.  Meanwhile, President Trump gives his salary to veteran causes every year.

Hunter Biden pursued lucrative deals involving China’s largest private energy company, including one that he said would be “interesting for me and my family,” emails obtained by The Post show.  The email is contained in a trove of data that the owner of a computer repair shop in Delaware said was recovered from a MacBook Pro laptop that was dropped off in April 2019 and never retrieved.

John Paul Mac Isaac, the Delaware computer repair store owner who got the laptop, claimed that he came into possession of it on April 12, 2019.  In September, someone Isaac was in contact with, reached out to the FBI. And on December 17, 2019, the FBI took the laptop into custody, and then did nothing with it.  A copy of its contents was made by the shop owner and shared with The Post by former Mayor Rudy ­Giuliani.  Rudy tells the story in the following video.

Video Here:  https://youtu.be/9LuSpHJNPe0

Apparently pornographic images were included in the hard drive.  Rudy turned over copies of Hunter Biden’s inappropriateness with a 14-year-old girl to the Delaware State Police. They turned it over to the Deep State FBI, probably never to be seen again.

Censorship

The public needs to know all of this, but the censorship of Facebook and Twitter, along with mainstream media has shut down the full documentation of the corruption and scams exposed by the New York Post.  And of course, Joe was never questioned about Hunter during his ABC Townhall with George Stephanopoulos.  Twitter, Facebook, and mainstream media are all in the pockets of the Democrats, and 90% of them fund the Democrat Party.  As a matter of fact, top people from both Facebook and Twitter have gone to work for the Biden campaign.  Social media’s outright manipulation of the American public via censorship needs to be stopped…this is not America; this is Communist China and Russia…and is the first tactic in destroying freedom in our Republic.

Top White House Aide, Stephen Miller calls this “leftwing fascism” and he’s absolutely right.  There are some things that money can’t buy, like manners, morals and integrity.  Only one man seems to have that kind of class…it’s President Trump, certainly not Joe Biden.

Biden Denials

First the Bidens claimed that it was unverified, then the democrat party joined the fray and said the Russians had a hand in the disinformation.  Adam Schiff believes the smear is from the President via Russia.  He just can’t get off that bandwagon.

Glenn Greenwald stated on Elizabeth MacDonald’s program that even the CIA, headed by Gina Haspel who was mentored by John Brennan, said the documents were a Russian gift to President Trump.  Hogwash!  Almost everything in the laptop has been verified.  The lie was supported by Clapper, Brennan and their gang of 50 intelligence officials all of whom peddled the Russian disinformation to media.  Dismissals are in order.

The Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe has categorically stated, “We do not have evidence of Russian involvement.”

Now There’s More

Former Hunter Biden business partner Bevan Cooney provided 26,000 emails to him—the first of which were published late last week in a Breitbart News exclusive investigation by authors Peter Schweizer and Seamus Bruner. Cooney is currently serving a sentence in federal prison due to his conviction over financial deals he made connected to Hunter Biden and his other partner Devon Archer. Archer, who was also convicted by a jury in federal court, saw his conviction vacated by a federal judge. That conviction was later—just a couple weeks ago—reinstated by an appellate court, which overruled the lower court judge’s decision to vacate it. Archer awaits sentencing.

Cooney provided written authorization to Schweizer to access his Gmail account. He also provided the password and username, and written authorization to publish emails. Schweizer says he believes Cooney was the “fall guy” for the Biden family’s corruption and that the public needs to know what really happened in Hunter Biden’s universe.

Far more will hopefully come out before the election and it won’t be pretty for Joe Biden.

The Debates

The final presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday night with moderator Kristen Welker, from NBC News. Welker’s objectivity has been called into question, particularly after she deleted her Twitter account which included anti-Trump tweets.

Welker spent one Christmas at the Obama White House, and like all other debate moderators chosen by the Debate Commission, including Chris Wallace, she is a democrat.  The moderator will have the option of muting the speech of either candidate, but as of today, October 21, 2020, the Commission has stated that President Trump will not be allowed to bring up Hunter Biden, Ukraine or China.  Fascism is right.

The first debate was on Tuesday, September 29th.  Only a couple days later Trump announced he had been diagnosed with Covid, which makes one wonder how bad he was feeling during the initial debate.  I remember thinking that our president was on stage with the man who was second in charge of the massive coup to destroy his presidency and it was a wonder to me that he remained as cool as he did.

Now, President Trump has to appear on stage again with this treasonous fool who not only was present in the Oval Office with Obama when the coup was arranged, but now the president knows that Hunter Biden’s laptop had been held by the FBI and contained the truth about Ukraine and nothing was done by the intel community.  Not only that, but had anything been done it would have stopped the impeachment in its tracks.  How this man maintains his cool is beyond me.  Evil and hatred surrounds him at every turn.  Pray for him!

Conclusion

Hunter Biden dropped off three computers with liquid damage at a repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware on April 12, 2019. The owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, examined the three and determined that one was beyond recovery, one was okay and the data on the hard drive of the third could be recovered. Hunter signed the service ticket and John Paul Mac Isaac repaired the hard drive and downloaded the data. During this process he saw some disturbing images and a number of emails that concerned Ukraine, Burisma, China and other issues.   A bill was sent, and Hunter never responded after four months.

When the Ukraine crisis surfaced in August of 2019, Isaac knew he had a treasure trove and took it to an FBI office in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was told to get lost.  Later agents from the Wilmington office showed up; Isaac offered them the computer and they declined.  Two weeks later they came for the computer, but when nothing came of it; Isaac contacted Rudy Giuliani’s office and offered him a copy of the hard drive.

The nation’s top government law enforcement agency is irretrievably corrupt.  The FBI needs to be dismantled.

Fortunately, the information from the hard drive is in Giuliani’s hands, and of course the FBI, who will stash it.  The fact that Isaac made copies was the smartest thing he did.

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The Corruption of the Bidens

President Trump was impeached over a phony scandal involving $400 million dollars. Hunter Biden’s business deals were worth at least $1 billion in the same country: Ukraine. If Joe Biden is elected, what would these corruption allegations mean? Find out in Tuesday’s “Washington Watch” interview with National Review’s Andy McCarthy.

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Facebook blocks 120,000 posts under the guise of ‘election misinformation’, rejected 2.2 million ads

Sounds more like election interference.

When is the GOP going to find their balls and deem social media the public square complying with our first amendment rights? They have done nothing for years. If this had been nipped in the bud years ago, when my colleagues and I were banned, suspended, shadowbanned, terminated etc it would never have gotten so far.

Facebook blocks 120,000 posts in fight against election misinformation

The tech giant also rejected 2.2 million ads

By Julia Musto, FOX Business, October 21, 2020:

Twitter, Facebook should change user agreements or lose protections: Congressman

Social media giant Facebook has removed 120,000 posts so far as it fights election misinformation and attempts to prevent a recurrence of 2016, when the platform was exploited by Russian agents seeking to sway the results of the presidential race.

In a Sunday interview with the French weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Facebook vice president Nick Clegg said the Menlo Park, California-based company had also rejected 2.2 million ads that were unable to complete the site’s authorization process.

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER REDUCING DISTRIBUTION OF NEW YORK POST HUNTER BIDEN STORY

The tech company is relying on both artificial intelligence tools and tens of thousands of employees to vet content related to the Nov. 3 election.

According to The Guardian, the former British deputy prime minister, who was hired by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in late 2018 to head the social media company’s global affairs unit, also noted that advisory warnings were added to 150 million posts containing false information.

Clegg assured Journal du Dimanche the company had improved since the 2016 presidential election.

“At the time, absolutely no one expected foreign and Russian interference. This experience was traumatic for us and for American democracy,” Clegg said, according to an English translation of his comments confirmed by The Washington Times.

Clegg pointed out that Facebook has since joined with 70 different media outlets, including five in France, in its quest to verify information on its platforms.

Facebook’s fact-checking initiative has been met with mixed assessments, according to The Verge. The program has broadened since it was introduced in 2016 and now includes review of Facebook groups.

Clegg’s conversation with Journal du Dimanche follows a series of policy changes the company made over the summer, including the implementation of an independent Oversight Board in response to increased scrutiny.

Not only has Facebook prohibited new political ads the week before the election, it will also reject ads from candidates President Donald Trump or Joe Biden if either tries to prematurely claim victory.
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Outside influence has already been detected in the months ahead of Election Day, and The New York Times reported in August that members of the U.S. intelligence community say Russia, China and Iran are all attempting to meddle in the race.

In 2016, the same agencies said that Russia had used digital influence operations to sway voters in favor of President Trump, who has been dogged by that assessment for the past four years. It’s a claim he has routinely denied, dismissing it as “fake news.”

At the end of September, CIA analysis determined Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely continuing to approve and direct interference operations.

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NYPD Officer Arrested For Spying For China. Naturalization provided him with the ‘keys to the kingdom.’

On February 21, 2020 the Department of Justice issued a press release, New York City Police Department Officer Charged with Acting As an Illegal Agent of the People’s Republic of China.  That press release went on to report, The Defendant Reported to Officials with the PRC Consulate About the Activities of Chinese Citizens in the New York Area and Assessed Potential Intelligence Sources for the PRC Within the Tibetan Community in New York and Elsewhere.

The Justice Department press release also provided the Complaint And Affidavit In Support Of Arrest Warrant pertaining to the defendant in this case, Baimadajie Angwang, a member of the New York City Police Department who is also a member of U.S. Army Reserves.

Not unlike an onion that has numerous layers, we will peel the layers off of this report to help illustrate how alleged and apparent failures of the immigration system go to the foundation of all that which is alleged to have occurred.

The reason that I am referencing failures of the immigration system is because, to begin with, the defendant in this case is a naturalized United States citizen who apparently committed serial immigration fraud.  U.S. citizenship was a prerequisite for his becoming of member of the NYPD.

The New York Times news report, N.Y.P.D. Officer Is Accused of Spying on Tibetans for China was also published on September 21, 2020 and provided additional details about NYPD Officer Angwang and how he entered the United States and ultimately became a United States citizen in this excerpt from that New York Times report:

Mr. Angwang first traveled from China to the United States on a cultural exchange visa, the complaint said. He later sought asylum, claiming that he had been arrested and tortured in mainland China because of his Tibetan ethnicity.

But prosecutors suggested in a court filing that Mr. Angwang secured his American citizenship under false pretenses, noting that he had traveled back to China after being granted asylum.

“These are not the actions of an individual who fears torture or persecution,” prosecutors wrote, arguing against bail. Mr. Angwang’s parents and brother still live in mainland China. His parents are members of the Communist Party, and his father is a retired member of the Chinese military, the complaint said.

The New York Times report also noted:

He also is accused of inviting a Chinese official to N.Y.P.D. events, offering potential access to senior police officials, prosecutors said.

The allegations raised serious questions about how much visibility Chinese government officials had inside the country’s largest police department and about the extent of Chinese efforts to conduct covert surveillance of Tibetan Americans.

It is particularly egregious that Angwang is alleged to have sought to legally enter the United States under the auspices of a cultural exchange program and then reported applied for political asylum supposedly seeking the protection of the United States.

The fact Mr. Angwang he had returned to China after having been granted asylum should have set off alarm bells, but apparently no action was taken.

We saw a similar situation with the Tsarnaev brothers who carried out the deadly terror attack at the Boston Marathon in 2013.  They had previously voluntarily traveled back to their native Russia after they filed for and were granted political asylum.

There is an obvious lack of resources dedicated to the effective enforcement of our immigration laws. to track the movements of such individuals.

There is also an apparent lack of resources available to do effective background investigations for immigration benefits and for the granting of security clearances.

These deficiencies create vulnerabilities that can and have been exploited repeatedly by foreign terrorists and spies alike.

Having succeeded in this strategy Angwang then, allegedly, obtained United States citizenship to acquire security clearances in both the U.S. military and the NYPD to provide him with opportunities to not only betray his adopted country but his former countrymen and women by spying on them all the while appearing in the camouflage of a police officer’s uniform, officially accorded him by the NYPD, the position of ultimate trust within local communities.

Ironically, he was, in fact, assigned as the community affairs officer in the 111th precinct in Queens, New York.

You have to wonder how many Tibetan-Americans, allegedly identified by Angwang, who were pressured in the United States, by the Chinese government who could have threatened harm to their family members back home.

Additionally, Angwang was also given a Secret Clearance by the U.S. Army as the alleged consequence of his having successfully concealed his covert work with the Chinese government in the United States.

Stop and consider what we must consider- if true, Mr. Angwang was able to game a variety of official government vetting processes to obtain a visa to enter the United States, to be able to game the asylum process- and thus to ultimately be eligible to apply for and receive United States citizenship through the naturalization process.

Thus far there is no mention of any effort to prosecute him for committing immigration fraud.  However, if found guilty of the crimes for which he is accused, he could and should be charged with immigration fraud.  This would set the stage for stripping him of his U.S. citizenship and leave him vulnerable to being removed (deported) back to his native China.

He is being charged with lying in his application for security clearances and could, likely, be prosecuted by local prosecutors if he lied in his application to become a member of the NYPD.  However, given the infuriating “Sanctuary” policies of New York City, I am not holding my breath about this possibility.

In this case such local prosecution would be redundant, in any event.

Immigration fraud is a major vulnerability that was identified by the 9/11 Commission, to which I provided testimony, as having played a major role in the ability of many international terrorists to enter the United States and embed themselves, concealing their deadly preparations.

In point of fact, some time ago I wrote an extensive article on this very issue, Immigration Fraud: Lies That Kill – 9/11 Commission identified immigration fraud as a key embedding tactic of terrorists.

China has, for many years, sought to exploit multiple vulnerabilities in the immigration system in order to infiltrate huge numbers of their spies into the United States to steal a wide array of intelligence and technology- not just where national security is concerned but where industrial secretes are concerned to the great detriment of America, Americans and American companies.

Back in May of this year, in fact, I wrote an article about this very danger, Chinese Espionage Made Possible By Immigration Failures.

President Trump has been the first U.S. President, in many decades to take on the hostile acts of China.

Meanwhile, Democrat Presidential candidates Biden and Harris have joined their Democrat Party colleagues on insisting that they would seek to provide lawful status to millions of illegal aliens who entered the United States surreptitiously.  There is absolutely no ability to interview these illegal aliens.  There is no ability to conduct field investigations of these individuals.

The process by which such a massive amnesty program would be carried out would leave the door wide open to massive fraud and with that fraud, irreparable harm to our national security and public safety.

As I noted some time ago, Terrorists Value U.S. Citizenship More Than Our Politicians Do.

We are living in a dangerous era with threats confronting our nation and our fellow Americans emanating from multiple sources.

While it is not likely that any of the journalists who will participate in the upcoming Presidential Debates will ask about immigration, we must keep that issue firmly in minds as we make our decisions.

Our nation’s borders and our ability to fairly and effectively enforce our immigration laws are our first line of defense and our last line of defense.

Sometime ago when I testified before a Congressional hearing on the issue of national security and immigration I noted that most sensible people live their lives with the principle of “Safety first” guiding their decisions.

With stakes this high, we must demand no less of those who seek elected office- especially the Presidency of the United States.

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WHISTLEBLOWER: Hunter Biden Raped Chinese Children. Claims CCP blackmailing Joe Biden with videos.

WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – A whistleblower is claiming there are multiple videos on Hunter Biden’s laptop showing him raping and torturing underage Chinese girls, and that the Chinese Communist Party is using these videos as blackmail against Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden.

DingGang Wang, a member of Miles Guo’s team, which has worked with Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani for many months, said in a Sept. 24 broadcast for Lude Media — two weeks before the New York Post bombshell — that he has reviewed the contents of a laptop owned by Hunter Biden.

“So what about Hunter Biden? Sex tapes, pedo tapes, one by one — Hunter Biden,” said Wang. “Extremely disturbing and obscene …”

Indicating extreme abuse, he continued, “Not treating the Chinese as human beings.”

“Who filmed these?” he asked. “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) did it!”

Wang indicates there is much more compromising material on the laptop, and that the CCP is using the child porn videos as blackmail against Joe Biden, whom they hope is elected president.

“The message of the CCP is: Don’t ever think I don’t have your secrets in possession,” Wang explained. “To give you this hard drive is to let you know that, don’t forget, we have evidence of your crimes. You have to win this election.”

Sexual blackmail is a classic tactic of the communists, and was routinely used by the KGB. In addition to the famed “honeytrap,” wherein female KGB agents seduced American men and caught their misdeeds on tape, there is evidence General Secretary Yuri Andropov created pedophile rings in order to blackmail businessmen and political leaders.

The tactic is also used in communist China.

“The CCP was accused in 2015 of using attractive women to seduce spies from the British MI6 intelligence agency and lure them into honeytraps to obtain state secrets,” writes Joshua Philipp. “A top-secret MI6 memo obtained by the UK’s Mirror news outlet said Chinese spies were ‘aggressively’ targeting spies and their families.”

The New York Post confirmed porn was found on Hunter’s laptop: “A computer camera roll of nearly 25,000 images is loaded with sexually explicit selfies and porn (which The Post is not publishing) … .”

Hunter Biden’s attorney has acknowledged the laptop belongs to his client in an email requesting that it be returned to his client.

One of Hunter’s former business partners, Bevan Cooney, independently verified the authenticity of the emails, a number of which included him.

The New York Post spent a week independently verifying and authenticating the laptop’s ownership.

Tucker Carlson of Fox News also confirmed that his own team independently authenticated the contents of the laptop.

“This afternoon we received nonpublic information that proves, conclusively, this was indeed Hunter Biden’s laptop, period,” Carlson said during a broadcast last week. “The materials on the hard drive of that computer that no one but Hunter Biden could’ve known about or have replicated. This is not a Russian hoax.”

“We are saying this definitively. We are not speculating,” he added. “The laptop in question is real. It belonged to Hunter Biden.”

Steve Bannon, who has been working with former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani to ensure the trove gets to various news outfits, confirms the explicit content on the laptop:

Joe Biden is a liar, a fraud, and compromised by Chinese cash. In short, he is a national security crisis. The hard drive combines emails and text messages that show a massive involvement with companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. Also, there are 25,000 images that show a drug-addled, depraved lifestyle — one that decent hardworking Americans will not want near the White House.

As to why the FBI, which has had the laptop since December 2019, has not acted on the reportedly illegal content, Bannon said, “The President must confront the director of the FBI on why the information housed on this hard drive was not moved on immediately.”

He urged President Trump to confront FBI Director Christopher Wray: “If Wray doesn’t have a bulletproof reason, he should be fired in the room.”

The FBI subpoena from December 2019 shows Joshua Wilson is the agent who signed the order to seize Hunter’s laptop. Wilson is the top FBI agent specializing in investigation of child porn.

Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, “I think you’ve made the connection,” when she noted that the FBI’s top prosecutor for child porn signed the subpoena to seize Hunter Biden’s laptop.

“His name is Joshua Wilson, and over the last five years, he has been working on child pornography issues,” said Bartiromo. “Connect the dots. If an FBI agent is working on child pornography issues for five years, why is he subpoenaing the laptop of Hunter Biden? Is there a connection here? Should this suggest that there is a child pornography issue here on that laptop?”

“Well, I think you just made the connection,” Johnson said.

Giuliani said Monday on Fox and Friends that explicit photos and videos on the laptop will “shock the hell out of you” and reveal “federal crimes.”

“And really, the photographs will shock the hell out of you,” said Giuliani. “These photographs are disgusting, and they make him a national security risk for the United States of America, because every photograph I have, China has, plus a lot more.”

“They reveal federal crimes, they reveal disgusting sexual behavior, and then they reveal sexual behavior,” he added.

Giuliani did not specify what federal crimes are contained in the photos and videos, but he could not have been referring to consensual sex between two adults, which is legal. Sex with minors as well as possession of child porn, however, are federal crimes.

In a recent Warroom: Pandemic broadcast, Bannon warns the Bidens there is much more coming.

“You’re going to be buried in an avalanche of evidence of your corruption and how you’ve sold out America,” Bannon said. “You’ve sold out America to the equivalent of the Nazi Party in the 1930s. That’s what the Chinese Communist Party is.”

While Joe Biden called this a “smear campaign” on Friday, he has not denied the authenticity of the emails. And while Democrats and left-leaning media have accused Giuliani and Bannon of working with Russian operatives, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe confirmed Monday Russian collusion is not involved.

“Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign,” said Ratcliffe on Fox News. “Let me be clear. The intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that.”

He rebuked Democrats for spreading the Russia narrative.

“And this is exactly what I said would I stop when I became the director of national intelligence” he explained, “and that’s people using the intelligence community to leverage some political narrative.”

“Don’t drag the intelligence community into this,” he added. “Hunter Biden’s laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign. And I think it’s clear that the American people know that.”

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France Reeling From Beheading of Schoolteacher Educating About Free Speech

EDITORS NOTE: In an attack that sent France reeling, on Friday afternoon, October 16, in broad daylight, a French schoolteacher was beheaded on a suburban street for teaching his students a required lesson about free speech. Samuel Paty, 47, was murdered close to the school where he taught by an 18-year-old Chechen immigrant (identified only as Abdoulakh A.) who had come to France as a child refugee.

Abdoulakh then posted images of Paty’s severed head on his Twitter account along with insults aimed at French President Emmanuel Macron and French “infidels” and “dogs.” 

Witnesses reported hearing Abdoulakh shout “Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest)!” during the attack. Abdoulakh had been waiting for Paty before attacking him with a knife and inflicting him with multiple head wounds.

The attacker was killed by police after firing at them with an airgun.

Paty was a history and geography teacher, who had been threatened many times after educating his students in light of the ongoing Charlie Hebdo trial and showing them cartoons from the satirical magazine depicting Islam’s prophet Mohammed (he advised Muslim students to look away if they were offended).

In 2015, 14 Islamist extremists murdered 17 people in a killing spree that started at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo. The magazine had published “Mohammed cartoons” that triggered a violent assault, turning their newsroom into a scene of carnage, blood and gunpowder.

Abdoulakh, who lived 62 miles away from the school, waited for Paty outside the school, asked students to point out Paty and followed him on foot.

Macron said the attack was consistent with an “Islamist terrorist attack” and that Paty had been killed because he “taught freedom of expression.”

France announced it will hold a national tribute for Paty. The hashtag #JeSuisSamuel (I am Samuel) began trending on social media shortly after the attack, reminiscent of the #JeSuisCharlie call for solidarity after the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Since the trial began, there have been two terror attacks with two people wounded outside the magazine’s former offices.

On Friday after the attack, Charlie Hebdo tweeted, “Intolerance just reached a new threshold and seems to stop at nothing to impose terror in our country.”


The Threat of Political Islam

In the space of five years, France’s President Emmanuel Macron has performed a gradual and now complete volte-face on the threat that political Islam poses to France.

In a 2015 speech before he became president, he declared that France’s colonial past was partly responsible for the emergence of jihad in the homeland.

At a press conference in April 2019 in which he announced measures he planned to take in response to the civil unrest that was sweeping the nation, he spoke about the emergence of what he termed “communitarianism” (a euphemism for political Islam) that would eventually lead certain parts of the country to secede from the French Republic.

The only concrete measure he proposed was to ban foreign funding of mosques and Islamist NGOs that were driving political Islam and putting national cohesion at risk.

Over the past 18 months, a policy speech has been eagerly awaited by the media and public, but Macron has a tendency to shy away from this explosive topic, and the pandemic that paralyzed the country in March 2020 enabled him to kick the can down the road.

That policy speech materialized on October 2, when Macron finally stopped beating around the bush and declared radical Islam to be a clear and present danger to France that needs to be tackled urgently.

He stated that Islamist separatists had put in place an orchestrated plan and network to create a parallel social order within the French Republic, which he defined as a nation of citizens forming an “indivisible bloc” that is “one and plural,” echoing the United States motto E pluribus unum.

The ultimate goal of the Islamist ideologists is to take full control of French society.

Macron announced a draft law designed to combat Islamist separatism will be presented to the cabinet on December 9 that will include the following measures:

  1. Schooling will be compulsory for children from the age of three and exemptions will only be granted for medical reasons. Macron revealed that over 50,000 children are currently homeschooled and that many of them are attending bunker-type institutions where they are taught by women in niqabs and learn only how to pray.
  2. Mayors who are pressured by Islamist organizations to introduce religious menus in school canteens or allow gender-segregated use of public swimming pools will see their decisions annulled by the local préfet, a state-appointed official tasked with ensuring compliance with the law and national interest.
  3. Powers to dissolve NGOs will be extended to include those that violate personal dignity and exert psychological or physical pressure. This measure is intended to target the network of Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist organizations that have mushroomed throughout the country in the past three decades. All NGOs receiving public funds will be required to sign a secular charter and refund the money if the charter is not respected.
  4. The ELCO program will be terminated. This program was introduced in the 1970s to enable children of Arabic, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Croatian immigrants to learn the language and culture of their parents’ home country. The teachers are hired, paid and supervised by the countries concerned. In reality, the ELCO program was a pipeline for the indoctrination of Muslim children, as the study of Arabic was restricted to reading religious texts. ELCO will be replaced by an alternative system controlled by the French Ministry of Education.
  5. Religious neutrality, which is already legally required in the public sector workplace, will also apply to public services that are sub-contracted to private entities, such as transport companies.
  6. Funding of mosques will be subject to stricter control and measures will be taken to prevent Salafists from taking over mosques and using them to propagate extremism.
  7. The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) will be required to certify imams and ensure they respect a charter of values compliant with those of the French Republic. Foreign imams (of which there are currently around 300 from Algeria, Morocco and Turkey) will not be allowed to preach in French mosques.
  8. The state will donate $12 million to the Foundation for French Islam to set up a scientific institute for the study of Islam and additional research posts will be created in French universities.

Macron reiterated his accusation that France was partly to blame for the emergence of Islamist separatism because of its failure to integrate Muslim immigrants and their offspring. He also wheeled out the role played by France’s colonial past.

These arguments can be easily refuted as France’s colonial past in Vietnam has not prevented the total integration of the Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the 1970s.

There is nothing new in the proposals outlined by Macron, most of which are drawn from The Islamist Factory, a 2018 report by Hakim El Karoui of the Montaigne Institute think tank.

The measures are unlikely to make a dent in the inroads that have already been made in French society by the advocates of political Islam, and the growing numbers of French Muslims who are hostile to French society are unlikely to be dissuaded from their determination to live separately from the rest of the French population.

Macron’s stated goal of building “an Islam in France that can be an Islam of the Enlightenment” shows the extent to which he has failed to understand the nature of political Islam or take the measure of the threat it poses to France.

Political Islam is incompatible with the Enlightenment values upon which the French Republic was founded and therein lies the dilemma facing both the French Muslim community and the politicians seeking to defuse the threat they pose to the nation.

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‘Spontaneous’ Street Violence Is Well Organized, Pursuing a Radical Agenda

Add up everything we know about the ongoing violence in America’s cities, and you get a troubling picture.

It has nothing to do with law-abiding, peaceful demonstrations in favor of civil rights and police reform. No, the violence that exploits these well-intentioned activities—which often occurs after night falls and demonstrations have ended—is part of an organized effort to implement a radical political agenda.

For starters, the violence is organized criminal activity. The same destructive activists have been identified at different times in different cities around the country. For example, in August, eight members of the Seattle-based group Riot Kitchen were arrested after wreaking havoc in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Such groups are well-supported, as seen in the viral video of a rented U-Haul truck that appeared in Louisville, Kentucky, immediately after the grand jury verdict was announced in the Breonna Taylor case. The truck was stocked with riot gear and anti-police banners.


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They are well-funded. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, for instance, the Michigan Solidarity Bail Fund posted $120,000 bail for rioters. Nationwide, bail funds have received tens of millions of dollars in donations in recent months.

These organized groups have no interest in demonstrating peacefully. They are showing up intending to commit violence. In Portland, Oregon, rioters came to the Portland courthouse armed with fireworks, Molotov cocktails, a circular saw, crowbars, rocks, frozen water bottles, and spikes—all instruments for conducting offensive actions.

National networks—most notably, Black Lives Matter—link these activities together. Check out the publicly available research on U.S. Crisis Monitor. Its report is actually sympathetic to the protests and is highly critical of U.S. law enforcement. Nevertheless, the data reveal some very disturbing trends.

Black Lives Matter is linked to the vast number of protests throughout the country. That, in itself, is not problematic. Many people and groups went to the streets to march in favor of civil liberties after the death of George Floyd. Yet, as the number of protests declined over the next three months, BLM participation did not, and the number of violent riots (as opposed to nonviolent protests) increased.

Over a three-month period, the report linked Black Lives Matter to 9 out of 10 riots. And there’s a good chance that that’s an undercount.

There’s an ideology behind the Black Lives Matter movement, and it has nothing to do with civil liberties. Indeed, as the organization has received more attention, and its link to an organization that has celebrated the Chinese Revolution and continues to defend China become known, Black Lives Matter attempted to purge Marxist statements that had previously been publicized on its websites.

We are also seeing organized groups conducting aggressive activity on social media to coordinate, promote, and propagandize violent activities.

According to a recent study by the Miller Center at Rutgers University, “We find evidence that both militia and anarchist networks play key roles in the recent social justice protests from controlling perimeters at CHAZ [CHOP] to coordinating nationwide anarchist-inspired violent protests online.”

When it comes to organized street violence, the response of public officials is key. That’s why the violence has mainly been focused on cities where state and local officials have created permissive environments, where it is easier for organized criminal activity to operate.

Portland, Oregon, and Seattle are prime examples. Officials have hamstrung the police and resisted cooperation with federal law enforcement.

And local “rogue” prosecutors have abetted violence by refusing to prosecute rioters and not enforcing law. For years, so-called progressive groups, including those funded by the philanthropist George Soros, have supported political campaigns to secure the election of liberal prosecutors.

In turn, those prosecutors in places like Portland and Seattle have in many cases been refusing to prosecute charges like disorderly conduct.

In Chicago, for example, police arrested more than 100 people after a night of rampant rioting and looting. The prosecutor did not pursue felony charges against anyone.

Finally, far too many journalists and politicians have normalized the acts of violence on our streets. They do this first by ignoring them—typified by the CNN reporter standing in front of a burning building and arguing that protests were “mostly peaceful.” Then they try to shift the blame on the police or the National Guard or Homeland Security or the administration.

And then they try to distance themselves from the issue altogether. As the public has turned decisively against the violence, they have done nothing but make excuses.

Perhaps all these dots are not consciously connected, but in concert they have reinforced and enabled one another. They explain why endemic, inexcusable destruction persists on the streets, and they reveal a serious effort to use violence to advance radical political change in this country.

This article first appeared in The Washington Times.

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New Study Pegs COVID-19 Crisis Costs at $16 Trillion—So Far

The word “lockdown” never appears in the Summers-Cutler study, but the costs are clearly visible.


Estimated costs of the coronavirus pandemic are in. The results are not pretty.

A new study co-authored by Harvard economist David M. Cutler and former World Bank chief economist Lawrence H. Summers places the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic north of $16 trillion.

“The estimated cumulative financial costs of the COVID-19 pandemic related to the lost output and health reduction are shown in the Table,” write Summers and Cutler. “The total cost is estimated at more than $16 trillion, or approximately 90% of the annual gross domestic product of the US.”

As the authors explain, roughly half of the costs stem from the global recession, which was triggered by government-imposed lockdowns around the world. The remainder is the result of economic losses stemming from shorter life spans and health deterioration.

These losses are unprecedented in modern history. According to Summers and Cutler, the costs exponentially exceed previous recessions and recent conflicts in the Middle East and beyond.

“Output losses of this magnitude are immense. The lost output in the Great Recession was only one-quarter as large,” the authors write. “The economic loss is more than twice the total monetary outlay for all the wars the US has fought since September 11, 2001, including those in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.”

It’s a sobering analysis. The numbers are so enormous they are difficult for the human mind to grasp, but they will have very real effects on American families and others around the world.

As the authors point out, the losses translate to about $200,000 for a family of four. These losses will hurt American families, but poor families around the world will be hit even harder. A recent World Bank study estimated that as many as 150 million people around the world will fall into extreme poverty—defined by living on less than $1.90 per day—by 2021.

Cutler and Summers write that “the immense financial loss from COVID-19 suggests a fundamental rethinking of government’s role in pandemic preparation.” They recommend establishing permanent government infrastructure for testing, contact tracing, and isolation of the sick.

This seems, to be kind, misguided. After all, it was the government’s botched response to the pandemic and its proactive role in shutting down society that caused the bulk of the unprecedented economic damage.

It’s important to remember that throughout history humanity has experienced no shortage of pandemics and deadly viruses. Many have noted that the 1957-58 pandemic bears striking similarities to that of 2020. The 1957-58 pandemic claimed the lives of 1.1 million people worldwide (including 116,000 Americans). The case-fatality rate for that pandemic was 0.67, researchers estimate, which is almost certainly higher than that of COVID-19.

Despite the similarities, some of the differences are even more striking. The economic fallout from that pandemic was barely noticeable. (The same can be said of the Spanish Flu of 1918.)

What made the COVID-19 pandemic so unique was not the virus itself, but our collective response to it. In an effort to protect the population from an invisible virus, governments adopted a blueprint for government-enforced social distancing, a plan whose genesis stems from a 14-year-old girl’s science project and a library trip by George W. Bush.

In favor of this approach, the long-standing conventional wisdom of how to mitigate the spread of a deadly virus was abandoned by most nations, and by April dozens of governments around the world had quarantined tens of millions of healthy people and ordered the closure of millions of “non-essential” businesses.

Prior to February 2020, when China ordered the largest mass quarantine in human history, such an action had never been taken. (It’s worth noting that before they became a partisan issue, media organizations such as NPR and the New York Times expressed serious doubts about the strategy of government-imposed quarantines.)

And now we know why: pandemic lockdowns are a strategy born of hubris. The strategy rests on the misguided idea that central planners can create a more perfect social order by removing decision-making from individuals and replacing it with their own top-down mandates.

Economists from Hayek to Mises and beyond have warned that this hubris poses one of the great risks to modern man.

“If man is not to do more harm than good in his efforts to improve the social order, he will have to learn that in this, as in all other fields where essential complexity of an organized kind prevails, he cannot acquire the full knowledge which would make mastery of the events possible,” Hayek noted in his Nobel Prize speech.

“The recognition of the insuperable limits to his knowledge ought indeed to teach the student of society a lesson of humility which should guard him against becoming an accomplice in men’s fatal striving to control society – a striving which makes him not only a tyrant over his fellows, but which may well make him the destroyer of a civilization…,” he continued.

Central planners failed to heed Hayek’s “knowledge problem” warning. In their zeal to control society, they destroyed the global economy on a scale the modern world had never seen.

Somehow, the word “lockdown” never appears in the Summers-Cutler study.

This will not do. If we cannot acknowledge a basic truth—government lockdowns failed—we are bound to make the same mistake again.

Once we have come to grips with this basic truth— one the World Health Organization and some European nations appear to have gleaned—we can begin to rebuild the economy. And the recipe for success is simple: economic freedom.

“In order to reverse this serious setback to development progress and poverty reduction, countries will need to prepare for a different economy post-COVID, by allowing capital, labor, skills, and innovation to move into new businesses and sectors,” World Bank Group President David Malpass writes.

Free markets and free people is the formula for a brighter future in a post-COVID-19 world.

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