Hunter Biden and a continued issue
The New York Post goes after the New York Times for confirming the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s Laptop years after the election
The Daily Caller spells out in a 17 March 2022 article how the New York Post eviscerated the New York Times for their delay in acknowledging the veracity of the Hunter Biden laptop story.
This continues their tendency (that is, the tendency of the liberal press) to constantly ignore real stories (like corruption in government, illegal immigration, and more) while jumping on unsubstantiated stories (like the “golden showers” hoax, the “Trump-Russia collusion” hoax, and other issues).
The New York Post (NYP) editorial board slammed The New York Times (NYT) on Thursday for conceding that Hunter Biden’s laptop, and the contents on it, are real.
“Forgive the profanity, but you have got to be s–tting us,” the NYP wrote. “First, the New York Times decides more than a year later that Hunter Biden’s business woes are worthy of a story. Then, deep in the piece, in passing, it notes that Hunter’s laptop is legitimate.”
There were email exchanges between Hunter and other colleagues about “Burisma and other foreign business activity,” the NYT noted in a story published Wednesday. “Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop.”
“The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation,” the NYT reported.
The NYP later mocked the Times, alleging its New York counterpart failed to dig in and push back on deflections from the Biden family.
“Authenticated!!! You don’t say. You mean, when a newspaper actually does reporting on a topic and it doesn’t just try to whitewash coverage for Joe Biden, it discovers it’s actually true?” the NYP wrote.
The NYP said the Times “never missed a chance to cast doubt on the laptop” and called it “unsubstantiated.” The Times quietly removed its assertion in September that the NYP’s reporting on Hunter’s laptop was “unsubstantiated.”
“Why was it unsubstantiated?” the NYP wrote. “Because of willful ignorance and the Times’ curious lack of curiosity. Hunter’s business partner Tony Bobulinski came forward immediately after The Post’s reports and confirmed that the emails bearing his name were legitimate. The Biden’s didn’t even deny it was true! They just deflected, with the media’s help, saying it was a dirty trick or not a story. Mostly, the press just ignored it.”
The Post then slammed the Times for waiting until after the election to report on the legitimacy of the laptop, going so far as to note that the Times doesn’t even explain how they authenticated the laptop. The NYP detailed how they authenticated it at the time, over a year before the NYT.
(Read more at the Daily Caller)
Stealth Hunter: Biden’s tangled business dealings are becoming hard to ignore
The Guardian explores in a 27 February 2022 article how the business dealings have become to blatant to ignore.
To the political right in America, Joe Biden’s son Hunter has been the gift that keeps on giving, with his public struggles with addiction, scandalous private life and tangled business life. To the left, Hunter’s travails are dismissed as a Republican political obsession and a talking point for tabloid journalism and internet gossip.
But last week, two witnesses called before a federal grand jury seated in Wilmington, Delaware, which is looking into the tax affairs of the president’s son, made the subject harder to avoid.
First there was Lunden Roberts, with whom Biden has a three-year-old unacknowledged child. Then Zoe Kestan, an ex-girlfriend and lingerie and textile designer, spent five hours giving testimony on Biden’s spending, including – reportedly – stays at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, where, in 2018, allegedly, Biden was preoccupied with cooking crack cocaine.
Wretched and salacious as that sounds, much of Hunter Biden’s story, detailed at length in his autobiography Beautiful Things, published last year, tends that way. “I’m not a curio or a sideshow to a moment in history,” Biden claimed in his book. “I’ve worked for someone other than my father, [I] rose and fell on my own.”
But that’s not how Joe Biden’s political enemies see it.
Donald Trump tried to make issue out of Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine, Russia and China, which included high paid consultancies and gifts, and allegations that, as vice-president, Joe Biden had shaped American foreign policy in Ukraine to benefit his son.
For Trump, it backfired, when efforts to uncover information about the Bidens and Ukraine helped to trigger his first impeachment. Then came the surfacing of Hunter Biden’s missing laptop, with its library of decadent pictures and business email chains, mysteriously left at a Wilmington repair shop, which found its way to Republican political operatives including Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon, plus the rightwing press and the FBI.
On the political flip-side, House intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff said the laptop was a “smear” from Russian intelligence, and 50 former intelligence officials said it was probably Russian disinformation. Now, however, almost no one disputes its authenticity.
Hunter Biden confirmed that he was under federal investigation over a tax matter in December 2020, days after his father was elected president. Attorney general Bill Barr said he had “not seen a reason” to appoint a special counsel to oversee investigations, which include an investigation by a federal securities fraud unit in New York and another in Pennsylvania.
Biden has not been charged with any crime, and David Weiss, US attorney for Delaware who oversees the inquiry, is regarded as a straight-shooter unlikely to be swayed by political pressure. He was appointed by Trump on the recommendation of the state’s two Democratic senators and has not been replaced by Joe Biden.
Weiss, according to Politico, avoided taking any decisions that would alert the public to the existence of the inquiry before the 2020 presidential election – and a repeat of the FBI’s Hillary Clinton missing emails investigation, which may have influenced the outcome of the 2016 contest.
But the larger question – beyond whether Hunter Biden correctly met tax obligations during a period in which, by his own telling, he was being paid $50,000 a month by Ukrainian firm Burisma – are Biden’s financial ties to foreign figures and businesses while his father served as Barack Obama’s No 2.
(Read more at The Guardian)
Now, reports have it that Hunter still receives a paycheck from Ukrainian and Chinese sources
Although it is not illegal for Americans to be employed by foreign companies and individuals, there are laws stating that politicians must disclose ties between their families and foreign governments.
If Hunter and Joe are violating these laws, they should be penalized.
With the combination of the Times non-reporting, the “4 a.m. surge in voting,” and other factors, Joe was unleashed on our immigration system
Biden has freed more criminal illegal aliens into U.S. communities thanks to his “sanctuary country” orders
Breitbart details in a 17 March 2022 article how Dementia Joe has freed numerous criminal illegal aliens into across U.S. communities.
The number of criminal illegal aliens who are going unarrested and not deported from the United States has increased dramatically, a Washington Times report states.
Last year, President Joe Biden and his top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials implemented a series of orders protecting most of the nation’s 11 to 22 million illegal aliens from arrest and deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
The most expansive is Biden’s so-called “sanctuary country” orders that prevent ICE agents from arresting and deporting most illegal aliens by focusing on a small percentage who commit violent crimes, are terrorists, or who are known gang members.
In addition, Biden has given illegal aliens a number of “protected areas” where they can avoid arrest and deportation, is currently working to further crack down on ICE arrests, and has shielded illegal aliens from being arrested at most courthouses.
Altogether, the moves resulted in massive drops in arrests and deportations of illegal aliens, though the administration has refused to publish additional data that would show the scope of the lack of interior immigration enforcement under Biden.
Stephen Dinan at the Washington Times, though, exclusively published unreleased figures that show the Biden administration arrested 48 percent fewer convicted criminal illegal aliens, conducted 63 percent fewer deportations for convicted criminal illegal aliens, and issued 46 percent fewer requests for ICE agents to take custody of criminal illegal aliens in Fiscal Year 2021.
As a result, the figures indicate, more criminal illegal aliens are continuing to live freely in American communities without the fear of being arrested and deported by ICE agents.
“As I’ve warned for months now, Biden is mass freeing criminal illegal aliens from our nation’s prisons and jails and then releasing them into our neighborhoods, near our schools and offices, and all across our nation. A truly sinister policy,” Stephen Miller of America First Legal and former senior adviser to President Trump wrote in a statement.
(Read at Breitbart for a comparison of 2019 to current conditions)
This seems to be the antithesis of the Presidential oath to protect
This release of criminals from foreign lands into America seems to be a violation of the oath to protect Americans.
To me, this should be enough to impeach (even for Democrats).
Key facts about the Biden immigration policy
Pew Research spells out some key facts about the failed Biden immigration policy.
Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, his administration has acted on a number of fronts to reverse Trump-era restrictions on immigration to the United States. The steps include plans to boost refugee admissions, preserving deportation relief for unauthorized immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and not enforcing the “public charge” rule that denies green cards to immigrants who might use public benefits like Medicaid.
Biden has also lifted restrictions established early in the coronavirus pandemic that drastically reduced the number of visas issued to immigrants. The number of people who received a green card declined from about 240,000 in the second quarter of the 2020 fiscal year (January to March) to about 79,000 in the third quarter (April to June). By comparison, in the third quarter of fiscal 2019, nearly 266,000 people received a green card.
Biden’s biggest immigration proposal to date would allow more new immigrants into the U.S. while giving millions of unauthorized immigrants who are already in the country a pathway to legal status. The expansive legislation would create an eight-year path to citizenship for the nation’s estimated 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants, update the existing family-based immigration system, revise employment-based visa rules and increase the number of diversity visas. By contrast, President Donald Trump’s administration sought to restrict legal immigration in a variety of ways, including through legislation that would have overhauled the nation’s legal immigration system by sharply reducing family-based immigration.
The Senate is considering several immigration provisions in a spending bill, the Build Back Better Act, that the House passed in November 2021. While passage of the bill is uncertain – as is the inclusion of immigration reforms in the bill’s final version – the legislation would make about 7 million unauthorized immigrants eligible to apply for protection from deportation, work permits and driver’s licenses.
Amid a record number of migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border, Biden reinstated in December 2021 a Trump-era policy that requires those who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border and seek asylum to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed. Biden had earlier ended the Migration Protection Protocols, or “Remain in Mexico” policy, and then restarted it after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lawsuit by Texas and Missouri that challenged the program’s closure. Asylum seekers do not receive a legal status that allows them to live and work in the U.S. until the claim is approved.
Overall, more than 35 million lawful immigrants live in the U.S.; most are American citizens. Many live and work in the country after being granted lawful permanent residence, while others receive temporary visas available to students and workers. In addition, roughly 1 million unauthorized immigrants have temporary permission to live and work in the U.S. through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs.
(Read at to see the eight areas where Biden wants to upend our immigration system)
Getting the skilled workers we need is one thing
Beyond getting the skilled workers we need, Biden is flooding us with anyone who wants to come. As with Biden’s desire to admit criminals, this opens the chance for those who want to do harm.
Therefore, this seems to be an impeachable offense.
After Biden has demoralized the CBP, he now needs more of CBP ahead of the surge
The Western Journal reports the tight spot Biden has created by first demoralizing the Customs and Border Patrol and then allowing a situation where Dementia Joe desperately needs the assistance of the Customs and Border Patrol.
What happens when you demoralize border security officials at the same time you incentivize illegal immigration? President Joe Biden’s administration is finding out the hard way.
According to Fox News, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security is calling on employees to volunteer at the southern border, citing an influx of migrants and concerns of a surge in the coming months.
On Wednesday, DHS Deputy Secretary John Tien sent an email to employees asking them to contribute their service to the DHS Volunteer Force. Over 1,400 employees have volunteered thus far, the email said.
“Once again, we need to tap into our Department’s greatest resource: the skills of our talented and diverse workforce,” Tien’s email read. “Today, I am asking you to consider stepping forward to support the DHS Volunteer Force.”
“[Customs and Border Protection] continues to encounter large numbers of individuals at the Southwest Border,” it continued. “We are seeking your help to support our CBP frontline workforce.”
The Volunteer Force has been used at the southern border twice, once during the 2019 migrant surge and once last year as the unprecedented border crisis we saw during the first few months of the Biden administration was gathering steam.
(Read more on this Catch-22 of that Biden is still molding at the Western Journal)
There are few more fitting of this distinction than Dementia Joe
There are few politicians or other public figures than Joe Biden who so fully have created situations where there can be no winning option (a Catch-22). Therefore, my first inclination was to reference Uncle Remus and his fable on the Tar Baby; however, with this dull and uncurious generation, someone would have made the leap to “racism” rather than taking the time to investigate the tale on Brier Rabbit.
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