Archive | February 6, 2020

Here’s How Joe Biden’s Family Got Rich While He Was Vice-President

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There’s a long history of politicians using their power to enrich their families, but according to Peter Schweizer, Joe Biden “emerges as the king of the sweetheart deal, with no less than five family members benefiting from his largesse, favorable access and powerful position for commercial gain.” These sweetheart deals include foreign partners and sometimes taxpayer dollars.

And it’s not just his son Hunter Biden. In a piece for the New York Post, Peter Schweizer details exactly how these Biden family members profited off of Joe’s political career.

 

Joe’s brother, James Biden

James Biden, Schweizer explains, has been “an integral part of the family political machine from the earliest days when he served as finance chair of Joe’s 1972 Senate campaign.” In fact, since joining the Senate, James has accompanied him on congressional delegation trips overseas. As vice-president, Joe brought James to White House functions. “Sometimes, James’ White House visits dovetailed with his overseas business dealings, and his commercial opportunities flourished during his brother’s tenure as vice president,” writes Schweizer.

James was named executive vice president of HillStone International (a subsidiary of the huge construction management firm, Hill International) less than three weeks after the president of the company, Kevin Justice, visited the White House in 2010. James had virtually no experience with housing construction, but that mattered little, since following his being given that position, HillStone international started getting huge government contracts.

James Biden was joining HillStone just as the firm was starting negotiations to win a massive contract in war-torn Iraq. Six months later, the firm announced a contract to build 100,000 homes. It was part of a $35 billion, 500,000-unit project deal won by TRAC Development, a South Korean company. HillStone also received a $22 million U.S. federal government contract to manage a construction project for the State Department.

It was the most lucrative contract the firm ever acquired.

 

Joe’s son, Hunter Biden

Most people are probably aware that Hunter Biden got a lucrative board position at Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, despite having zero relevant experience., and “earning” over $80,000 a month while the company sought to exploit their Biden connection.

But there’s more to Hunter Biden’s get-rich-quick exploitations of his father position as vice president of the United States. “With the election of his father as vice president, Hunter Biden launched businesses fused to his father’s power that led him to lucrative deals with a rogue’s gallery of governments and oligarchs around the world. Sometimes he would hitch a prominent ride with his father aboard Air Force Two to visit a country where he was courting business,” explains Schweizer. “Other times, the deals would be done more discreetly. Always they involved foreign entities that appeared to be seeking something from his father.”

Schweizer details Hunter Biden’s involvement with business partner Devon Archer and Burnham Financial Group. “Burnham became the vehicle for a number of murky deals abroad, involving connected oligarchs in Kazakhstan and state-owned businesses in China.” Archer was arrested in May 2016 in connection to the scheme. “Although Hunter Biden was not charged in the case, his fingerprints were all over Burnham. The ‘legitimacy’ that his name and political status as the vice president’s son lent to the plan was brought up repeatedly in the trial.”

 

Joe’s son-in-law, Howard Krein

In June 2011, StartUp Health, an investment consultancy was “barely up and running” when “two of the company’s executives were ushered into the Oval Office of the White House. They met with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.” The day after their meeting with Obama and Biden, the fledgling company was “featured at a large health care tech conference being run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and StartUp Health executives became regular visitors to the White House, attending events in 2011, 2014 and 2015.
How did they get such a high-profile meeting and get propelled into success so easily? The chief medical officer of StartUp Health, Howard Krein, is Joe Biden’s son-in-law.

Vice President Joe Biden continued to help Krein promote his company at several appearances through his last months in the White House, including one in January 2017, where he made a surprise showing at the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco. The corporate event, open only to StartUp Health members, enabled the 250 people in attendance to chat in a closed session with the vice president.

It pays to be connected to Joe Biden, that’s for sure.

 

Joe’s brother, Frank Biden

Remember how Joe Biden became the Obama administration’s point man for matters involving Ukraine, and that was crucial for Hunter Biden being put on the board of Burisma, and getting that pesky prosecutor investing Burisma fired? Well, Joe Biden was also the administration’s point man in Latin America and the Caribbean, and that just so happened to work out handsomely for Joe’s brother, Frank Biden, who was working deals down in Costa Rica at the same time. In March 2009, Joe Biden visited Costa Rica. Within months of that visit, “Costa Rica News announced a new multilateral partnership ‘to reform Real Estate in Latin America’ between Frank Biden, a developer named Craig Williamson, and the Guanacaste Country Club, a newly planned resort.”

“Frank’s vision for a country club in Costa Rica received support from the highest levels of the Costa Rican government— despite his lack of experience in building such developments,” Schweitzer discovered. “He met with the Costa Rican ministers of education and energy and environment, as well as the president of the country.” Frank Biden’s deals in Latin America and the Caribbean continued to flourish after that.

 

Joe’s sister, Valerie Biden

Prior to piggybacking off of Barack Obama’s popularity to become Vice President, Joe’s sister Valerie ran his Senate campaigns and his 1988 and 2008 presidential campaigns. As a senior partner in the political messaging firm named Joe Slade White & Company, which had an eighteen-year history with Biden and his campaigns. “The firm received large fees from the Biden campaigns that Valerie was running. Two and a half million dollars in consulting fees flowed to her firm from Citizens for Biden and Biden For President Inc. during the 2008 presidential bid alone.”

 

“I am confident that all people who read Tolley’s Topics are smart enough to realize that all this Joe business did not take place without the knowledge and approval of obama. When President Trump finally gets that Swamp drained…..obama and Joe will be floating in the smelly marsh…….side-by-side.”
-Sheila Tolley-

 

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THE SPHINX–NEW POLICY

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San Fran Nan Pigleosi is a miserable creature, with no class.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/04/nancy-pelosi-snubs-president-trump-shortened-introduction-sotu/

https://www.breitbart.com/

Loyal reader MST pointed out Pigleosi tearing up a copy of The Constitution at the SOTU.

‘Drop the Mic’ Fail: Jonathan Turley Destroys House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Post-SOTU Speech-Ripping Stunt

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https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/31/yes-trumps-acquittal-is-real-and-its-spectacular/

Nevada isn’t going to use the app that Iowa used. Rumors say that every fourth vote was switched electronically to Hillgal. The dems wouldn’t let DHS test the system. First the poll was not released last week and now this. They are screwing the Bern.

The Iowa Caucus Delivers No Results Due to Failed App Technology Ushered in by Hillary Clinton Operative

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/04/politics/iowa-caucus-app-issues/index.html

Merry Litmas: Rand Paul Puts ‘Whistle-Blower’ Eric Ciaramella on Blast From the Senate Floor

https://www.foxnews.com/

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The Editor: What is our new policy, LL ?

Frugal Cat: I’m ONLY going to mention words or phrases that have significance in normal social interactions.

TE: Can you give some examples, FC ?

Merriam-Webster Cat: I sure can, I’m going to start with these. They are used so often that they have no meaning. Racist, Hitler, White Nationalist, Right Wing, Nativist, climate change, global warming, assault weapon. LGBTQ or any variation, anything other than male/female sex or gender, Trump this or Trump that—give me an example of the social or legal violation.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/02/01/cnn-hack-blames-old-confederacy-for-blocking-boltons-testimony-n2560558

Here is Pocahontas playing hide & seek.

Tell Me What You Think: Did Elizabeth Warren Hilariously Try to Hide Her Face in Private Jet Shame in Iowa? (Video)

TE: Can you eliminate them and still report accurately, MWC ?

Now That’s Lit! NRSC Releases Powerful Video of Dems’ Impeachment Push From First Day of Trump’s Presidency

Oxford Dictionary Cat: No, but my links will have some of them, our loyal readers will be forewarned. People in the news who are known pathological liars or psychotic, according to their actions over the past three years, will also be noted. Currently they include anybody named Clinton, Pigleosi, Schiff, Nadler, Schumer, Maxine Waters, Feinstein, Kamala, Elizabeth Warren, Sanders. any Biden except Baby Love Child Arkansas Biden. Hawaii Senator Hirono is the fool for today.

Dem Sen. Mazie Hirono: I Don’t Care About Trump’s Pesky Little Constitutional Defense

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/02/02/buttigieg-i-know-63-million-people-voted-for-trump-but-theyre-still-racist-n2560560

TE: What about the people on CNN, MSNBC, TV, newspapers, and cable hosts ?

We don’t discuss the sexual peccadilloes or preferences of opinion-givers, if it is with consenting adults. There is nothing wrong with that. Rumors in the entertainment industry say that this new fashion is already worn by all men on CNN and MSNBC. They are certainly on the cutting edge of fashion.
https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/male-onesies-sold-online

We don’t want to be indelicate, but this fashion wear might be best described as a Caveat emptor, ( let the buyer beware purchase ).

How to Pee in a Onesie Without Wanting to Kill Yourself

https://www.bustle.com/articles/107374-the-8-emotional-stages-of-peeing-while-wearing-a-onesie

You never know.

Inspirational Quotes of the Day

 

 Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine

 If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. –Booker T. Washington

 I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci

 Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti

 You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. –Erica Jong

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Southern Moonscape
Image Credit & Copyright: Tom Glenn

Explanation: The Moon’s south pole is near the top of this detailed telescopic view. Looking across the rugged southern lunar highlands it was captured from southern California, planet Earth. At the Moon’s third quarter phase the lunar terminator, the sunset shadow line, is approaching from the left. The scene’s foreshortened perspective heightens the impression of a dense field of craters and makes the craters themselves appear more oval shaped close to the lunar limb. Below and left of center is sharp-walled crater Tycho, 85 kilometers in diameter. Young Tycho’s central peak is still in sunlight, but casts a long shadow across the crater floor. The large prominent crater to the south (above) Tycho is Clavius. Nearly 231 kilometers in diameter its walls and floor are pocked with smaller, more recent, overlaying impact craters. Mountains visible along the lunar limb at the top can rise about 6 kilometers or so above the surrounding terrain.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space