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One sign after another points to the belief that today is the last day of the Joe Biden/MSM wall of silence regarding Hunter Biden’s apparently nefarious international dealings. This article demolishes part of Joe Biden’s story that he never talked with Hunter about Hunter’s business deals. This article highlights Joe Biden’s business dealings.

Let’s start with the first article first. It says “A man who describes himself as a former business partner of Hunter Biden says he heard him and his father, Joe Biden, discuss his dealings with a mysterious Chinese energy firm in 2017 and that the former vice president was due to receive a share of the profits. Tony Bobulinski issued a statement on Wednesday saying that he personally witnessed Biden discuss business deals with his son, Hunter, contradicting claims by the former vice president. ‘I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business.'” Then Bobulinski said this:

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.

Next, let’s look at Michael Goodwin’s article:

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.

Each day, more information gets verified:

This isn’t what Joe Biden wanted included the final 2 weeks of the presidential campaign. It’s his worst nightmare.

The Hunter Biden plot thickened. It thickened when it was reported that the “laptop and hard drive” was connected “with a money laundering investigation in late 2019,” thus raising a new set of questions for the Bidens.

Fox News reported that “multiple federal law enforcement officials, as well as two separate government officials, confirmed the authenticity of these documents, which were signed by FBI Special Agent Joshua Wilson. Wilson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. One of the documents, obtained by Fox News, was designated as an FBI ‘Receipt for Property’ form, which details the bureau’s interactions with John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of ‘The Mac Shop’ who reported the laptop’s contents to authorities.” Then there’s this:

The document has a “Case ID” section, which is filled in with a hand-written number: 272D-BA-3065729.

According to Dan Bongino, “272 is the 3-digit FBI code for money laundering, D means transnational.”

The sound quality isn’t the greatest but it’s ok. Bongino’s debate idea is a little unusual but it’s on the right track. Joe Biden wouldn’t know how to handlle it. If Biden insists that it’s a smear designed to ruin his family, President Trump can then ask if Biden thinks that the FBI field office is into smearing presidential candidates. At that point, what does Biden say? That’s the typical heads-I-win-tails-you-lose situation. This complicates things even more for Biden:

That’s a grand jury subpoena. How does Biden explain that away? Answer: he can’t. The other question left is whether the MSM will continue protecting him with their silence. I don’t think they can at that point.

This article highlights the matchup of the final 2 weeks of the presidential campaign. The article starts by saying “Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had nearly three times as much cash in his campaign coffers than President Trump at the start of this month, according to the latest fundraising filings from both major party nominees.” Next, it says “The former vice president’s campaign had more than $177 million cash on hand as of Sept. 30, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday evening. Trump’s reelection campaign reported $63.1 million in the bank.”

The Trump volunteer army numbers 2,500,000. That’s the biggest volunteer army in the history of US politics. They’ve made over 130,000,000 voter contacts thus far. The article doesn’t talk about the power of President Trump’s rallies or the importance of a compelling message. It also didn’t talk about the lazy campaign that former Vice President Biden has run.

This segment of The Story highlights the Trafalgar Group’s polling. What’s important is that Trafalgar doesn’t use the same methods as the network polling. It’s worth noting that the network polling in 2016 was virtually worthless. Trafalgar’s was very accurate. Trafalgar correctly identified the hidden Trump voters in 2016 that the networks didn’t. But I digress.

President Trump was outspent by Hillary 4 years ago. Thankfully, there never was a Hillary administration. What Trump had going for him were his rallies and the RNC GOTV effort. After his election, President Trump installed Ronna McDaniel as RNC Chairperson. That was a brilliant decision. He also started recruiting volunteers for his 2020 campaign. Thanks to these decisions, President Trump started putting together a GOTV operation that’s unprecedented.

All the pundits complaining about the mistakes that President Trump is supposedly making will find out Election Night that they’re wrong again. President Trump’s understanding of the American people is unsurpassed. When President Trump goes after Hunter Biden’s corruption, what he’s actually doing is draining the Swamp. That’s one of his core promises. Promises made, promises kept. They’ll never learn.

In his final address from the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan said that he never won a victory that the American people didn’t win for him first. President Trump is the leader of this populist movement but he didn’t start the movement. Trusting him is the equivalent of trusting the movement he’s leading to victory.

I trust President Trump’s instincts. You should, too.

The first sign that the Hunter Biden scandal was turning into the Hunter Biden-Joe Biden scandal happened when the Biden campaign shifted its story from saying that Joe Biden didn’t meet with Vadym Pozharskyi to saying that Vice President Biden might’ve met informally with Mr. Pozharskyi. At the time, Mr. Pozharskyi was a member of the board at Burisma. After that, the next big bombshell to drop was official verification that the emails were real. This happened when FNC’s Mike Emanuel contacted one of the people on the email chain. This is Emanuel’s report:

This won’t help Biden:

Hunter Biden’s attorney called the computer repair shop right before the first NYPost story ran and the chain was verified by one of the people cc’ed on the chain. That’s what’s called corroboration. This adds another item for Biden to explain away:

This was on top of a May 2014 email from Burisma advisor Vadym Pozharskyi that asked for Hunter Biden’s help in stopping “politically motivated actions.” “We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message / signal, etc. to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions,” it read according to Fox.

An email also asked for “influential current and/or former US [sic] policy-makers to Ukraine” to help PR and stop any investigation against the head of Burisma. Another thanked Hunter for the introduction to his father and said it was a “great pleasure.”

Despite all this information becoming public, Joe Biden angrily insists that this is nothing more than a smear campaign. Despite the fact that people on the cc list have verified the authenticity of the e-mail chain, Joe Biden continues to lie. Despite this verification, Twitter still insists that it’s hacked information. Twitter still has the NYPost’s Twitter account locked. It’s sounding more and more like Joe Biden and other Democrats are just old-fashioned Soviet oligarchs.

Joe Biden snapped at a CBS reporter when asked about Hunter Biden’s corruption scandals. Yes, there are multiple scandals. The first scandal involved Ukraine and was reported by the NYPost. Twitter immediately censored tweets with the link to that article. Imagine what he’ll say when he’s confronted with the fact that an email chain with links to China was authenticated by another person on the email chain. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire.

According to the second article, “One of the people on an explosive email thread allegedly involving Hunter Biden has corroborated the veracity of the messages, which appear to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm. One email, dated May 13, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, includes a discussion of ‘remuneration packages’ for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Hunter Biden as ‘Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,’ in an apparent reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.” This explains things:

Now Peter Schweizer is on the case. This won’t have a happy ending:

Schweizer has been given access to the gmail account of one of Hunter Biden’s business partners. This partner is already in prison. Devon Archer has been convicted but not sentenced. The only ‘partner’ that isn’t in prison or convicted is Hunter. I’d be sitting on pins and needles if I was Hunter.

This won’t put out the Biden Family scandal anytime soon:

The Bidens’ relationship with Ukraine came under special attention last year as House Democrats pursued an impeachment inquiry surrounding President Trump’s now-infamous July 25 call with Ukraine’s president. In it, Trump asked President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the former vice president, who was suspected of abusing his authority to pressure the government into firing its top prosecutor.

Another email from May of 2014 shows Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to Burisma’s board, allegedly shows him asking for the younger Biden’s advice on how to stop “politically motivated actions.”

“We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message / signal, etc. to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions,” it reads. And less than a year later, a purported email from Pozharskyi shows him thanking Hunter Biden for an invitation to meet his father.

In other words, President Trump was totally justified in asking President Zelenskiy’s help in investigating the Biden Family business. It’s just another instance where the establishment ridiculed President Trump initially before President Trump got the last laugh.

The Commission on Presidential Debates, aka CPD, announced that “it is not reconsidering shifting the second debate from virtual back to in-person, despite a request from President Donald Trump’s team.” This is what the Swamp does when the establishment is experiencing difficulty. This election cycle, Joe Biden is the establishment candidate.

Biden lost the first food fight debate, though it wasn’t as decisive as Vice President Pence’s victory Wednesday night against Sen. Harris. The Swamp didn’t let that stand without fighting back. When the Trump campaign asked the CPD for a 4th debate, the CPD rejected that. The CPD said its schedule couldn’t be altered. Hours after Pence’s thumping of Sen. Harris, the CPD changed its schedule.

The CPD didn’t need to change the debate schedule. The Swamp just changed it to make that the headline, instead of letting ‘Pence thumps Harris’ be the dominant headline Thursday morning. The CPD should be disbanded. They’re corrupt through and through.

After the CPD’s announcement that their change was etched in stone, the White House Physician cleared President Trump to resume normal activities. President Trump told FNC’s Sean Hannity that the COVID test will happen sometime Friday. No difficulties are expected. President Trump had his own major announcement today:

Saying that Ronna McDaniel was upset in this interview is understatement:

After watching this interview, I understand why Chairwoman McDaniel was upset:

FARENKOPF: We’ve been around for over 30 years. For 25 of those years, it has been the Commission that has picked the dates, the location, the format and the moderators without any consultation with the campaigns and the candidates. It was created because there was so many problems in the early 80s as to whether debates would ever take place.

The CPD isn’t needed anymore. It might’ve been needed 40 years ago. It isn’t anymore.

These days, the CPD is filled with hardline progressives and Never Trumper Republicans. Steve Scully was scheduled to moderate next week’s debate. That debate is now cancelled. Scully interned for VP Biden in 1978.

Meanwhile, ABC News announced a town hall with Biden on Oct. 15, the original date of the next debate. The town hall will be in Philadelphia, but the time hasn’t been announced.

Let’s see if ABC and George Stephanopoulos pick people hostile to Joe Biden like they did with President Trump. I’m betting the proverbial ranch that this will be another night of softballs for Joe. That’s another tactic that the Swamp deploys. That’s ok. President Trump handled the hostile environment just fine. Biden, had he been subjected to that type of questioning, would’ve started crying on the floor in the fetal position within 5 minutes.

Nick Arama’s article highlighted just how fast President Trump was last night. While it’s easy to see last night’s debate as a food-fight, the truth is that President Trump was the substantive winner. Another thing that’s obvious is that Joe Biden will pack the court in a New York minute, along with granting statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

One of the funniest lines of the night came when moderator Chris Wallace said “President Trump, you’re holding large rallies… Vice President Biden, you are holding much smaller events.” Even Wallace laughed when President Trump said “Because nobody will show up. It’s true. Nobody shows up to his rallies.”

Joe knew the attacks on Hunter were coming. Everyone expected that. Still, Joe didn’t have an effective reply:

This won’t help Biden, either:

Joe’s own words: “That’s why I’m going to eliminate the Trump tax cuts.” The “Trump tax cuts” include middle class tax cuts. They didn’t just cut taxes for corporations and capital gains. I’m not certain that Biden understands what he said. Still, this was the most devastating moment of the night for Biden:

Law enforcement unions have totally deserted the Biden-Harris ticket. Totally. This refutes something that Biden said:

Biden attempted to say that he didn’t support AOC’s Green New Deal. That tweet says otherwise.

Frank Miele’s article should be today’s must-reading. It details how the Biden family, not just Joe and Hunter, enriched themselves while Joe was VP. These paragraphs are especially damning:

Perhaps even more insidious was the decision by the editors to push the most significant news in the report to the bottom of the Post’s story. That is the lucrative relationship that Hunter Biden established in 2017 with a Chinese oil tycoon named Ye Jianming. Biden was apparently paid $1 million to represent Ye’s assistant while he was facing bribery charges in the United States.

Even more disturbing, “In August 2017, a subsidiary of Ye’s company wired $5 million into the bank account of a U.S. company called Hudson West III, which over the next 13 months sent $4.79 million marked as consulting fees to Hunter Biden’s firm, the report said. Over the same period, Hunter Biden’s firm wired some $1.4 million to a firm associated with his uncle and aunt, James and Sara Biden, according to the report.”

Then, in late 2017, “Hunter Biden and a financier associated with Ye also opened a line of credit for Hudson West III that authorized credit cards for Hunter Biden, James Biden and Sara Biden, according to the report, which says the Bidens used the credit cards to purchase more than $100,000 worth of items, including airline tickets and purchases at hotels and restaurants.”

If that isn’t illegal, then it’s, at minimum, extremely swampy. These aren’t allegations, either. The committees have documentation from the State Department and the Treasury Department. These documents were classified but now they’ve been declassified after they’ve been reviewed.

The money trail is getting easier to follow, thanks to the hard work of Sen. Ron Johnson and the persistent reporting of Maria Bartiromo:

Unlike the MSM, Ms. Bartiromo isn’t willing to look the other way. She’s a real reporter. With her understanding of international finance and her understanding of financial corruption, she’s Joe Biden’s worst nightmare. The MSM will attempt to sweep this scandal under the rug but it isn’t going away. Ms. Bartiromo has a large platform and President Trump’s undivided attention.

Hunter Biden’s international dealings are about to make Joe Biden’s life much more complicated. Joe Biden is running on the theory that he’ll restore integrity to the White House. That’s BS. According to Kim Strassel, Hunter Biden’s international transactions are complicated on steroids. Still, Ms. Strassel and Byron York appear to have figured out the extent of Hunter Biden’s corruption.

Suffice it to say that Hunter Biden’s corruption extends far beyond Burisma Holdings. That doesn’t mean Hunter isn’t in up past his eyeballs with Burisma Holdings. It just means Hunter didn’t just focus his corruption on Ukraine. According to the executive summary of the Homeland Security report, “On April 16, 2014, Vice President Biden met with his son’s business partner, Devon Archer, at the White House. Five days later, Vice President Biden visited Ukraine, and he soon after was described in the press as the “public face of the administration’s handling of Ukraine.” The day after his visit, on April 22, Archer joined the board of Burisma. Six days later, on April 28, British officials seized $23 million from the London bank accounts of Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky. Fourteen days later, on May 12, Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma, and over the course of the next several years, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer were paid millions of dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch for their participation on the board.”

Kim Strassel retweeted something Byron York originally tweeted:

Then there’s this:

  1. Hunter Biden opened a bank account with Gongwen Dong to fund a $100,000 global spending spree with James Biden and Sara Biden.
  2. Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow.
  3. Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”

Hunter Biden wasn’t just connected with Ukraine and China. Check this out:

Hunter Biden and his associate, Archer, had a financial relationship with Russian businesswoman Elena Baturina. Baturina is the former wife of the late Yuri Luzhkov, who was the mayor of Moscow and was fired in 2010 by then-Russian president Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations. Baturina became Russia’s only female billionaire when her plastics company, Inteko, received a series of Moscow municipal contracts while her husband was mayor. According to reporting, “Luzhkov used his position as mayor to approve over 20 real estate projects that were built by a Baturina-owned construction company and ultimately generated multibillion-ruble profits for his family.” In addition, a Russian investigation led to a criminal case against the former head of the Bank of Moscow, Andrey Borodin, who “allegedly used money from the Moscow City Budget to lend money to shell companies, which ultimately transferred $443 million to Baturina.”

On Feb. 14, 2014, Baturina wired $3.5 million to a Rosemont Seneca Thornton LLC (Rosemont Seneca Thornton) bank account for a “Consultancy Agreement DD12.02.2014.” Rosemont Seneca Thornton is an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden that was incorporated on May 28, 2013 in Wilmington, Del.

If Hunter Biden was an honest person at any point in his life, it hasn’t showed up in this report. Further, this isn’t conjecture. This is often gleaned from Treasury Department records:

It’s impossible for Joe Biden to live in the DC Swamp for fifty years without getting infected by that Swamp. Joe Biden is just another pay-to-play Democrat.

Lindsey Graham spoke out yesterday, saying that Robert Mueller should testify in front of his Committee if he’s going to write Washington Post op-eds. The article states “Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) said Sunday that he will grant Democrats’ request to have former special counsel Robert Mueller testify about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election before the committee.”

I can imagine Mueller not wanting to testify. The reasons’ names are Graham, Grassley, Lee, Cruz, Hawley and Kennedy. Mueller wouldn’t b worried about answering questions about his op-ed. He’d be plenty worried about answering questions about the Special Counsel investigation he conducted into Gen. Flynn. He’d be on the hot seat answering why the Special Counsel investigation was needed. He’d feel the heat answering why the FBI’s DC Field Office recommended shutting the Flynn investigation down when they didn’t find any “derogatory information” against Flynn. Imagine how Mueller would squirm when presented with Jim Comey’s note that said that the Flynn-Kislyak calls were “totally legit.”

Mueller certainly would’ve gotten that information at the start of the Special Counsel’s investigation. Despite the fact that the investigation lacked proper predication, Mueller bankrupted Flynn based on charges that weren’t sustainable. Besides partisanship, why would Mueller continue investigating when he knew that a) the Steele Dossier was unsubstantiated, b) the FBI’s DC Field Office recommended dismissing the investigation into Gen. Flynn and c) Jim Comey had said that the Flynn-Kislyak phone calls were legitimate?

If Mueller thinks they’ll just talk about Roger Stone, he’s kidding himself. In the op-ed, he wrote this:

“We made every decision in Stone’s case, as in all our cases, based solely on the facts and the law and in accordance with the rule of law. The women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity. Claims to the contrary are false.”

Let’s see whether he’d repeat that testimony. Did Mueller’s investigators act “with the highest integrity” when they prosecuted Gen. Flynn after the FBI’s DC field office recommended Operation Crossfire Razor be terminated? Did Mueller’s investigators act “with the highest integrity” when they tipped off CNN before they executed a pre-dawn raid of Roger Stone?

Let’s hear Mueller’s testimony to those questions. If he thinks that’s acting “with the highest integrity”, then people will think, rightly, that Mueller’s part of the swamp just like Jim Comey is.