Bombshell Leaked Phone conversations – Biden, Kerry with Petro Proroshenko

The sleeper report put out by the Senate of the Biden malfeasance has been out for almost a month. As Newt Gingrich keeps saying, read the report. Even better yet, let me include the audio of taped phone conversations that include Kerry and Biden which make clear that corruption was the order of the day with Ukraine.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a report that revealed millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Read the report- link below to overview:

Johnson, Grassley Release Report on Conflicts-of-Interest Investigation

Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns

Hunter Biden

A copy of the full report is available here.

Copies of the investigation’s interview transcripts and exhibits are available here.

The Bidens have denied any wrongdoing, however depositions from former Ukrainian officials  who were directly involved, as well as leaked recordings between Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Proroshenko have painted a picture of textbook corruption. Notably, Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach was sanctioned by the Treasury Department for “spreading disinformation to ‘undermine’ the former vice president” when he leaked several recordings of “voices similar to Poroshenko and Biden” discussing the quid-pro-quo, which Derkach says a journalist gave to him.

Bombshell Leaked Phone conversations – Biden, Kerry.

Note about half way through is an ad to subscribe. Wait a few seconds and the report continues.

Sources from an earlier post:

It would be great if the media could bother reading the reports and exhibits. Just saying. Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Facebook adviser on “election policy” was VP Biden’s adviser to Ukraine

Now we learn who is in charge of Facebook’s “election integrity on the platform” – no less than someone who was a policy adviser to Biden.

Anna Makanju is currently blocking all of the negative evidence of Hunter and Joe Biden’s corrupt activity in Ukraine and is the same person who was coordinating the corrupt activity between the Biden family payoffs and Ukraine. She was born and raised in the Soviet Union.

The swamp is very deep indeed. First a refresher:

Earlier I posted Joe Biden’s super PAC head run by a foreign ageny.  which identified more money connections with the Ukraine and Bursima.“

A former Joe Biden aide has filed paperwork to form a super PAC, called Unite the Country, that is set to boost the former vice president with millions of dollars in spending in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary,” Politico reported.

The firm worked for the party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, as a subcontractor to Blue Star Strategies, a Washington lobbying shop run by two veterans of the Clinton administration.

Blue Star has another connection to the Bidens: The firm advised the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while Hunter Biden served on its board, according to The Times.

Now the latest with our good friends-

Anna Makanju is the Facebook executive in charge of “election integrity on the platform”; and guess what her job was before that position… “Previously, she was the special policy adviser for Europe and Eurasia to former US Vice President Joe Biden”. (citation)

Source: Conservative Tree House

Joe Biden’s super PAC head run by a foreign agent

 

Millions of dollars are filling the coffers of Joe Biden. We wonder where the money is coming from. We know Wall Street, the globalists that they are, say to heck with the USA, it’s all about the money don’t you know. For those who wonder about his super pacs, I will give you this flashback. Keep your eye out for the name “Blue Star.” We should hear a lot more in the coming days about this fine company. First posted last October, 2019. As I say, follow the money.

Joe Biden : “I will not take Super PAC money or support ” ………. “unless I’m behind in the polls.” At least it sounds like how it went down. This might be bad enough but it is the “who” of it that’s to head the Pac is what grabs the headline. Good old Joe’s connection? James and Hunter Biden’s buddy who happens to be a lobbyist. The good news? We are moving on to Azerbaijan. Here it is believe it or not:

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has a brand new Super PAC in his corner, and it’s being run by a registered foreign agent for the government of Azerbaijan. Larry Rasky, a lobbyist who previously worked as a top campaign operative for Biden, is listed as the treasurer of the PAC, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

“A former Joe Biden aide has filed paperwork to form a super PAC, called Unite the Country, that is set to boost the former vice president with millions of dollars in spending in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary,” Politico reported on Tuesday.

Rasky’s firm also represented a Bangladeshi political party last year, reaching out to reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, POLITICO and other outlets on the party’s behalf, according to a disclosure filing. The firm worked for the party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, as a subcontractor to Blue Star Strategies, a Washington lobbying shop run by two veterans of the Clinton administration.

Blue Star has another connection to the Bidens: The firm advised the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while Hunter Biden served on its board, according to The Times.

Months after his father became vice president, Mr. Biden joined with Christopher Heinz, the stepson of John Kerry, then a senator, and Devon Archer, a Kerry family friend, to create a network of investment and consulting firms with variations of the name Rosemont Seneca. Mr. Kerry would go on to become secretary of state.

Mr. Biden and Mr. Archer pursued business with international entities that had a stake in American foreign policy decisions, sometimes in countries where connections implied political influence and protection.

Among the Americans brought in by Hunter Biden’s American business partners to help fend off the investigations was Blue Star Strategies, a consulting firm run by Clinton administration veterans that had done substantial work in Ukraine.

A team from Blue Star, and an American lawyer Blue Star hired, John D. Buretta, who had served as a senior official in the Obama Justice Department, held two previously unreported meetings in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, with Mr. Lutsenko, who took office in May 2016 after Mr. Shokin’s dismissal, according to people with direct knowledge of the meetings. Mr. Lutsenko denied attending the meeting.

Mr. Lutsenko initially took a hard line against Burisma. But within 10 months after he took office, Burisma announced that Mr. Lutsenko and the courts had “fully closed” all “legal proceedings and pending criminal allegations” against Mr. Zlochevsky and his companies, and that the oligarch had been removed by a Ukrainian court from “the wanted list.” Mr. Zlochevsky returned to the country.

Politico reported in August that Rasky also explored going into business with Hunter Biden and James Biden, the former vice president’s younger brother. At one point, Rasky planned to provide a million dollars towards the Bidens’ purchase of Paradigm Global Advisors, a hedge fund.

Hunter Biden

 

“James and Hunter brought in Larry Rasky, a lobbyist and longtime Biden adviser, who at one point, according to court records, was going to provide $1 million in financing,” Politico reported. “Rasky did not respond to a request for comment.”

Read more at the Federalist

Postscript: Larry Rasky passed away recently from Covid.

From his obituary:

“Among the things we all loved about Larry was how he lived life fully and immersed himself in his passions with great zest –Democratic politics and his beloved friends Joe Biden, Ed Markey, Marty Walsh and John Kerry to name a few.”

I am positive there will be others who will be more than willing to fill his shoes.

Things are going very very well in the swamp.

Biden has an ‘Oopsie’ – ‘not one tiny bit of evidence’ re: Hunter

I figure might as well join the fray. This clip has the axios interview about half way through with good ole Joe and knowing what is coming out it sure looks like an oopsie to me. It will be interesting to see if it comes up in the town hall. We still have the China thing.

Joe Biden flew Hunter Biden to China on Air Force 2 at taxpayers expense to pick up 1.5 billion dollars. China was buying something with that money and it was not Hunter Biden

Yep.. WOWOW. Now the big dog gets deleted.

Other than that the swamp is doing very well indeed.

UPDATE:

Vote Biden and get “crooked” Hillary – Proposes massive defense jobs cuts plans

 

If we thought the question of the day is whether Biden will pack the Supreme court, the better question is what is the plan for a Hillary Clinton in a Biden administration. Hillary pens a piece in Foreign affairs entitled:

A National Security Reckoning

How Washington Should Think About Power

The questions should now be asked of the Biden campaign:

  1. Do you intend to appoint Hillary Clinton to the role of Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, or a similar high-level cabinet posiiton?
  2. Does Hillary’s admission of major jobs cuts in the defense sector reflect the Biden campaign’s priorities?
  3. Has Joe Biden spoken with Hillary Clinton over her prospective role in a Biden administration, or on national security matters?

Here is where Clinton raises her bona fides lest we forget she is still rattling around, wandering the woods with her Chardonnay. She proposes massive military layoffs.

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, U.S. SENATOR, AND BENGHAZI BELITTLER HILLARY CLINTON HAS PENNED A 5000-WORD OPINION EDITORIAL FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAGAZINE – A SCARCELY-READ YET IMPORTANT FOREIGN POLICY INDUSTRY PUBLICATION. THE ARTICLE CLEARLY AIMS TO ESTABLISH CLINTON AS A POTENTIAL BIDEN PICK FOR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL CABINET POSITIONS IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.

The Trump campaign will surely see the audition by the very unpopular Hillary Clinton as a gift in the final days of the U.S. Presidential campaign. The idea of voting for Joe Biden and waking up with Hillary Clinton will send chills up the spine of even many Democrats, to whom both Clinton and Biden represent an old, tired, globalist worldview at odds with a “progressive” or even populist Democrat trajectory

Her article contains a number of veiled mea culpas over globalism, though she repeatedly lumps the blame at Donald Trump’s door for many of the problems caused – in a national security sense – by his predecessors:

…….

And while also appearing to lambast her own side’s heartlessness over job losses – she calls the left’s “learn to code” mantra “fanciful and condescending” – she also gives away that a Democratic plan for the “modernization” of the U.S. military would lead to massive job losses:

“No one should pretend that every defense job can be saved or replaced. Cutting hundreds of billions of dollars in military spending over the next decade will inevitably inflict a painful toll on families and communities across the country.”

…….”Myopia about national security also manifests in the simplistic frames applied to complex challenges, such as insisting on seeing competition with China through the lens of the Cold War. In a speech in July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered this pearl of wisdom: “I grew up and served my time in the army during the Cold War. And if there is one thing I learned, Communists almost always lie.”

That’s a remarkably unhelpful way of approaching the challenge. Huffing and puffing about Communists may rile up the Fox News audience, but it obscures the fact that China—along with Russia—poses an altogether different threat from the one the Soviet Union did. Today’s competition is not a traditional global military contest of force and firepower. Dusting off the Cold War playbook will do little to prepare the United States for adversaries that use new tools to fight in the gray zone between war and peace, exploit its open Internet and economy to undermine American democracy, and expose the vulnerability of many of its legacy weapons systems. Nor will such an anachronistic approach build the global cooperation needed to take on shared challenges such as climate change and pandemics.”

The admission will further serve as a boon to the Trump campaign seeking to bolster its support amongst military families after a fake news onslaught wherein The Atlantic magazine invented sources in order to drive a wedge between the President and his traditional base.

For the full  Clinton “try out” go to Foreign Affairs

H/T and more commentary: National Pulse

Stick a fork in Biden. He’s done. Campaign ender

 

So says James Wood. Any other candidate would have to pack it in. If the media wasn’t so determined to finish off Trump you might see or hear about his latest “gaffs” – please.

This is a senile old man.

 

 

“The reason I was able to stay home was because some black woman was able to stock the grocery shelf.” Just so we’re clear—the media is more upset at the fact that Donald Trump is healthy than they are at Joe Biden for making ANOTHER blatantly racist comment

 

How about a little round up to end this thing?

Just for the record.

 

Why we are in what is reported to be a close race is indeed amazing. The best of the swamp just waiting to return.

BIden exploits loophole in IRS code to dodge $500K in taxes

 

The Biden’s have been strangely silent on Trump’s tax returns. Let us hope Trump will use this as a response to what will surely arise tonight in the debate. After all is there any doubt this was a setup for this item to hit the news a couple of days prior to the debate?

I really have come to hate politics and the absurdity of it. No focus or reporting on that which effects our lives and will in the future depending who wins the next election.Maybe lunch bucket Joe could have Hunter shed some light on his tax filings. Bet no one will be interested in leaking that one. So let’s have a go at this one:

 

Yes you do Joe

Since the left is now in histrionics over President Trump’s perfectly legal use of the US tax code to avoid paying taxes for 10 out of the last 15 years, perhaps they’ll give as much attention to Joe Biden – who used another perfectly legal tax ‘loophole’ to avoid approximately $500,000 in payroll taxes on $15 million in income.

“The Bidens have used their home state’s financial privacy laws to shield his income from public view, by setting up two tax- and transparency-avoidance vehicles known as S corporations,” wrote Grimm. “He and his wife Jill Biden called them CelticCapri Corp. and Giacoppa Corp., respectively, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, have reported more than $13 million in profits the previous two years that weren’t subject to specific disclosure or self-employment taxes.

As CNBC has described, money Biden made from book deals and speeches flowed into the S corporations and was then remitted to Biden and his wife as ‘distributions’ rather than salary. When money is funneled through an S corporation, the recipient doesn’t owe Social Security or Medicare taxes on it, nor can the source of revenue be traced. (In addition to the distributions, the Bidens drew relatively small salaries from the S Corporations: under half a million dollars, for which they owed self-employment taxes.)”

More at Zero Hedge

Just for the record:

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

Joe Biden charges Secret Service thousands for protecting him

 

Lunch box Joe Biden charges the agency with protecting him and his family for use of a rental cottage adjacent to the waterfront home he owns in a Wilmington, Del., suburb.

Just a reminder of the hypocrites we have in the media. With the kerfuffle over Trump’s tax returns here is a flashback to a post back in 2012.

The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — the agency also pays him rent.

“He should be afforded every single protection available to him and his family, as should every vice president and president,” said Leslie Paige, spokeswoman for the Washington-based Citizens Against Government Waste.

“But this arrangement seems bizarre to me,” she added. “You’d think the vice president, who shepherded the deficit committee, would think twice about charging the Secret Service rent. Why would he need the money? I don’t get it.”

 

Biden cottage

Mr. Biden,was listed not as vice president in federal purchasing documents but as a “vendor,” is eligible for up to $66,000 by the time the government contract expires in the fall of 2013, the records show. H/T: Washington Times

Then in February in 2020 we have an update to the story:

If you browse the database of federal spending, available at USAspending.gov, you’ll find lots of Lockheed Martins, lots of Amazons, and thousands of small businesses among the federal vendors. You’ll also find two entries for Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the former vice president and former Democratic front-runner.

Biden received two federal contracts from the Department of Homeland Security for the “lease/rental of other federal buildings.” The contracts cover April 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2017, and they add up to $171,600. This was the $2,200 per month the Secret Service paid to rent a cottage on the Bidens’ Wilmington, Delaware, property so that agents could be there on-site to protect the vice president.

The Secret Service is, presumably, a much easier tenant with no risk of nonpayment, and it even paid five, six, 12 months in advance, according to federal records.

Washington Examiner

Brutal interview by Bret Bair of Biden’s Press Secretary

 

Baier like a good bulldog, sank his teeth into Biden’s lackey and wouldn’t let up. Bet this is the last time anyone from the Biden team will stroll by Fox. Good stuff. Worth the price of admission.

Bret Baier presses TJ Ducklo, national press secretary for the Biden campaign, on whether Joe Biden supported the travel ban on China and if the candidate reads from a teleprompter.

 

 

Just for refreshers in case you missed it. How much longer is the charade going to continue? As long as he can get away with it.

 

Joe, get yourself a cup of coffee.

 

 

That my friends is the very best of the swamp for today.

The best news nuggets from the weekend you may have missed

 

A few of the low points of the weekend. This is your source for all the bizarre news you may have missed.

I am starting to feel like I got lost in a Monty Python movie and didn’t realize it.

Is this for real? Well this takes care of the religion post for the week.

 

 

A nice thread on Kerik that tries to help Sessions out. Jeff, it really was a big deal you recusing yourself.

 

 

If your concerned that the departure of our acting DNI Richard Grenell is a loss, here is a reminder of what our new DNI has in store… no tears for the loss though Grenell should get the Medal of Freedom.

 

WATCH: Resurfaced Susan Rice Comments From 2017 Show She Denied Knowing Anything About ‘Unmasking’

 

 

Let’s end with a laugh and giggle.

Joe Biden suffered an awkward moment on Friday when his earpiece came out of place during an interview and he did not realize it.

During an appearance on CNBC, the device could be seen sticking out of his left ear:

 

 

He turned his head, speaking to someone off camera, and the earpiece pulled farther away.

“I’m having trouble hearing you. I do apologize.”

The host said they would “try to get the volume turned up.”

Anyone else out there recall Howdy Doody? What the heck…..

 

Other than that, all is well in the swamp

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