23 thoughts on “News/Politics 10-26-20

  1. Nope. No scandal here….. 🙄

    Just a bunch of dirty Dems.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/10/24/bobulinski-documents-allegedly-show-the-bidens-zeroed-in-on-partnering-with-these-n2578724

    “Ex-Business Partner: Here Are the Politicians Hunter Biden Was Focused on and Why.”

    “Newly-released documents from Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner, show Hunter worked on a business adventure involving Joe Biden and prominent Democrats. The goal was allegedly to obtain contracts for projects across the country, the New York Post reported.

    Jim Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, allegedly sent a memo on May 15, 2017 to Hunter and three other partners about a limited liability company (LLC). The LLC was to be used “to partner with another firm on ‘global and/or domestic’ projects involving ‘infrastructure, energy, financial services and other strategic sectors,’ the documents show.”

    Bobulinski, who served as CEO of the joint venture called “SinoHawk Holdings,” said the partner was Hudson West IV. According to the Post, Ye Jianming, the-then chair of CEFC China Energy Company, and “Director Zang,” an apparent reference to CEFC’s executive director, Zang Jian Jun, served as the controller of Hudson West IV.

    One of the memos, called “Key domestic contacts for phase one target projects,” identified those in political power who Hunter Biden had decent relationships with.

    New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was identified because of his promise to complete infrastructure projects, like “the long-stalled Tappan Zee Bridge replacement and the much-needed redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport.”

    “His administration has invested nearly $4 billion through the Regional Council and Upstate Revitalization initiatives to jumpstart the economy and support local priorities for development,” the memo stated.

    The email chain skips New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio, since the person with the most power in the Big Apple, according to the memo, is Maria Torres-Springer, the then-president of the Economic Development Corporation.

    Springer “drives the physical transformation of New York City, completes major infrastructure upgrades, and encourages the creation of new residential and commercial districts,” the memo stated.

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was identified as a potential player because of his campaign promises to bring new firms to New York and do what he could to keep businesses in the Empire State.

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and New York’s then-Commissioner of Economic Development, Howard Zemsky, were also on the short list.

    Then-California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) were both described as “friends.”

    Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) was considered to be a “personal friend of my friend Billy Rubin and close to my friend Ken Jenne, former Sheriff of Broward County, FL.”

    Another memo detailed foreign contacts. On the list included Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and presidents of Colombia and Argentina, and some leaders in the European Union.

    Hunter expressed concerns about focusing on individuals as something that could “come back to haunt us.” Instead, he wanted to divide up contacts and contracts.”

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  2. They don’t dare report the truth. So they just don’t report at all.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/the-big-trump-rallies-you-dont-see

    ” “I can’t believe there aren’t any newspeople here,” said Linda of Greene County, Pennsylvania, as she stood among hundreds of cars and pickup trucks idling in long parallel lines in a vast big-box-store parking lot Saturday, waiting to join the Interstate 70 Trump Train. Indeed, although there were carloads of Trump supporters as far as one could see, and many more on the way from Ohio and West Virginia, and this enormous political event was happening less than two weeks before the presidential election, as far as I could tell, I was the only newsperson there.

    It was the biggest political rally no one saw. And gatherings like it have been happening for months in some of the places President Trump needs most to win if he is to be reelected. And, remarkably, the rallies are not the work of the Trump campaign. The road rally in Washington, Pennsylvania, was organized and staged by local Trump supporters, linked together largely by Facebook, who want to show that enthusiasm for the president in western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas is not just strong but stronger than it was when Trump eked out a victory in Pennsylvania in 2016. If Trump wins this critical state, it will owe in significant part to this organic movement and the energetic organizers who have nothing to do with his campaign.

    Saturday’s rally started in St. Clairsville, Ohio, in the parking lot of a store called Oil & Gas Safety Supply. After hundreds of cars, probably the majority were pickup trucks, lined up there, they became a rolling rally headed east on I-70 to Wheeling, West Virginia, about 12 miles away. There, hundreds more cars were waiting to join, and the much bigger rally returned to the freeway for the 30-mile drive to Washington. That’s where Linda and several hundred more people were waiting in the parking lot of the other branch of Oil & Gas Safety Supply. The cars from Ohio and West Virginia exited off the interstate, rolled past the Home Depot, then past Oil & Gas, and then, when the last car had passed, the Washington cars joined it, making one massive line of vehicles heading back to St. Clairsville.

    There were so many cars — organizers estimated the number to be 2,000, many of them with whole families inside — that it took a very long time to pass through the lot. As that happened, people honked and waved American flags, and Trump flags, too, and talked about why they think it is critical for the president to be reelected.

    “We’re here because we believe he is the only way we’re going to have an economy in the future,” said Sherri from Claysville. “You can have a pandemic and distance and be safe and not shut the economy down.” The car rallies themselves are an answer to the problem of campaigning amid a coronavirus pandemic — what could be safer than thousands of people gathered, but all inside their cars?:”

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  3. Biden’s bad week.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-bad-week-race-trump-liz-peek

    “Welcome to the final week of one of the most vengeful and acrimonious elections in our country’s history. Very soon we will know whether Establishment Elites have succeeded in defeating a president who broke some glass in order to make our country great again.

    We will also know whether the campaign went on one week too long for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

    New revelations that Biden apparently lied when he claimed no knowledge of his son Hunter’s shady business dealings in China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and elsewhere and that the candidate may in fact have been entangled in those activities, has rocked the campaign.

    Biden said recently: “Our characters are on the ballot; look at us closely.” Perhaps he should add: “But not too closely.”

    A poor debate performance Thursday hurt Biden as well. Biden stumbled several times, and also admitted that he wanted to “close down the oil industry.”

    That was an awkward pronouncement to make on nationwide TV for a candidate who needs to win the energy-producing state of Pennsylvania. The candidate later tried to walk back his statement but, like earlier promises to end fracking, the damage was done.

    It should not surprise voters; you cannot get to Biden’s stated goal of net zero emissions in the next 30 years without dismantling our wonderfully inexpensive and reliable energy infrastructure, and jettisoning oil and gas.

    Though Biden leads in national polls by on average 8 points, according to Real Clear Politics, his advantage is slipping both nationally and in certain critical swing states.

    Who can be surprised? He has carried out the most pitiful non-campaign ever, refusing important interviews and hiding out in his basement.

    Biden’s campaign team thinks he has the race in the bag and is taking no chances. His strategists do not trust Biden to survive normal encounters with reporters and have wanted this to be an issue-free race, hoping to make it entirely a referendum on President Trump’s personality and handling of the coronavirus.

    They’re afraid the more Americans see of Biden, the more they may worry about his mental acuity, or dislike his increasingly left-leaning policies.”

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  4. Revenge of the Protected Class

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/10/26/revenge_of_the_protected_class_144523.html

    “The intellectual dishonesty is breathtaking.

    Exhibit A is Rep. Adam Schiff, the maestro of all things Russian. When President Trump was being investigated, having information from Russia was considered top-of-the-line evidence of wrongdoing. Don’t forget that almost all of the damaging claims in the infamous “Steele dossier” were supplied to a Brit by Russians.

    But now that Joe Biden’s behavior has come under (grudging and belated) scrutiny, the mere possibility of information originating in Russia is a get-out-of-jail-free card. If it looks for all the world like Joe Biden is a crook, then just lie and say the information came from Russia. The “watchdogs” in the media shriek and run the other way.

    Seems like a double standard, doesn’t it? Except the Democrats don’t have any standards at all. They will do and say absolutely anything to gain or hold power. For them, in the words of George Orwell, “Power is not a means; it is an end.”

    Before the Russia Hoax in 2016, there were the Hillary Clinton emails. You know, the work product of the secretary of state that was being stored on a private server, against federal law, and then was in large part destroyed in response to a congressional subpoena. But then-FBI Director James Comey unilaterally cleared Clinton of wrongdoing because … well, just because. Because ultimately she was Hillary Clinton and you aren’t.

    Peggy Noonan wrote about the unexpected success of Donald Trump in February 2016 in a column titled “Donald Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected.” Although this was before Comey’s extraordinary exoneration of Clinton, the concept Noonan proposed of a new “political dynamic” explained not just why Clinton never faced criminal charges but also why she doesn’t inhabit the White House.

    “There are the protected and the unprotected,” Noonan declared. “The protected make public policy. The unprotected live in it.”

    She defined the protected as “the accomplished, the secure, the successful — those who have power or access to it. They are protected from much of the roughness of the world. More to the point … they’re insulated from many of the effects of their own decisions.”

    The unprotected, of course, are the rest of us. Noonan tied her analysis of Trump’s ascendancy to the rise of the unprotected. “The unprotected are starting to push back, powerfully,” she said, and she was right, but the protected were not through. Trump had promised to drain the swamp, but when he assumed office, he discovered that the swamp creatures were ready and willing to fight back to hold on to their power. Whether it was the Mueller probe, the fake impeachment for daring to ask questions about Biden corruption in Ukraine, or just the endless leaks, the Trump administration was under constant attack by the Military-Media-Congressional-Intelligence Complex.

    No matter how much Trump fought back, he always seemed to lose ground. More and more, it was obvious that Noonan was being generous in her assessment of the “protected.” They aren’t just protected. They are immune. They are exempt.

    The exempt class doesn’t have to play by the rules. They do what they want, regardless of whether it is legal or not, regardless of whether it is moral or not, because they know they can get away with it.

    Take the case of Cal Cunningham (pictured above), the decorated military officer and lawyer who is running for Senate against incumbent Republican Thom Tillis in North Carolina. According to his campaign website, Cunningham “will take on the corruption in Washington and stand up for North Carolinians,” even while Cunningham engaged in corruption of his own by carrying on an affair with the wife of a wounded veteran.

    The result? Despite being under investigation by the U.S. Army, Cunningham remains atop the polls, and could very well be headed to D.C. in January as the next exempt politician to join the Senate. There are plenty of them, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who lied about serving “in Vietnam” when he actually did all of his service as a Marine Corps reservist while stateside. Now he’s in Congress where his specialty is savaging conservative judicial appointments from his sinecure on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He had the temerity during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to ask the appointee if he was familiar with “Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus” a legal principle holding that jurors can rule a witness to be false in everything if he says one thing that is not true. “

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  5. Here’s some Pastors who also think Piper is wrong.

    https://pandrewsandlin.substack.com/p/the-political-pietism-of-john-piper?r=2jtph&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR197361RYU3MDioqXUmTHaGRG1cTm5lGpNczhIzSnytkR-lOp7ul1KwbA4

    “If anything, however, Piper doesn’t carry his argument far enough. For example, he somehow neglected to mention how Trump’s blunt opposition to Cultural Marxism, his unwavering support for law-enforcement in the face of Black Lives Matter mob chaos, and his nomination of justices committed to upholding the law are character traits the Bible lauds and demands.

    I suspect the reason that Piper neglects to mention these virtuous character traits is that they are not among the ones he considers especially pious. The forthright, bold, direct, confrontational, sin-crushing, and God-honoring piety of Moses, Phineas, Elijah, David, John the Baptist, Paul, and our Lord doesn’t quite conform to the quiet, personal, timid and more obsequious piety that Piper seems to prefer.

    It is for this reason that (as a rare reader of Piper) I don’t recall his exposing Barack Obama to the withering criticism he has leveled at Donald Trump, despite the fact that Obama’s character, judged by biblical standards in their cultural totality, and not in an individualistic selectivity, has been inferior to Trump’s.

    None of this is to defend Trump’s obvious sins and defects. It is, however, to point out Piper’s misleading ethical selectivity. (For a non-pietistic, evenhanded assessment of Trump, see David Bahnsen’s post.)”

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    https://mychristiandaily.com/a-pastors-response-to-john-pipers-article-policies-persons-and-paths-to-ruin/

    “I appreciate John’s heart when he wrote: “With a cheerful smile, I will explain to my unbelieving neighbor why my allegiance to Jesus set me at odds with death — death by abortion and death by arrogance,” but I’m confused at how an arrogant tweet or bravado from our President, for example, can be compared to partial-birth abortion where an unborn baby’s body is delivered feet first, often near full term, until only the head remains inside the womb. The physician then punctures the back of the child’s skull with a sharp instrument and removes the child’s brains before delivering the dead baby. John, what I’m missing? There is no Plan B. Aren’t we called to defend the weak and the fatherless even if that defense comes through an imperfect person?

    When Piper writes: “It is naive to think that a man can be effectively pro-life and manifest consistently the character traits that lead to death — temporal and eternal,” I believe that we may be missing an important point here: When it comes to God’s judgment, one man’s character is not going to balance the scale with 60-million slaughtered children weighed on the opposite end along with our failure to stop this horrific practice.

    Piper continues: “Christians communicate a falsehood to unbelievers (who are also baffled!) when we act as if policies and laws that protect life and freedom are more precious than being a certain kind of person.” But we all recognize that Trump is not perfect . . . we can simply look in the mirror to validate this truth, but is he improving, learning, and growing? Is he looking out for the American people according to Romans 13? He is not a pastor; he is the President.

    Trump has an incredible team around him offering spiritual advice and praying for him. Can you imagine having people like Jack Graham, Jim Garlow, James Robison, Jack Hibbs, Jentzen Franklin and countless others speaking into your life or the life of our president? What about all the Christians being appointed to public offices? We should be extremely thankful for that.

    I find it ironic that many of the never-Trumpers fail to take this into consideration. We should be shouting with joy rather than having sour looks on our faces. Why are many silent about the godly counsel that surrounds President Trump? Again, what am I missing?”

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  6. One more…. but not from a Pastor.

    https://capstonereport.com/2020/10/22/john-pipers-never-trump-political-nonsense/35089/

    “Did I promote blasphemy when I voted for Mitt Romney?

    Did I promote divorce when I supported Ronald Reagan?

    Evangelical Elites have a new standard in their attempt to keep conservative voters at home: to vote for Donald Trump is to endorse his immorality, they claim. All of it.

    John Piper is the latest preacher to show a lack of moral judgment. He opined against developing a moral calculus that one party might be better than another party.

    He writes, “I will not develop some calculus to determine which path of destruction I will support. That is not my duty. My calling is to lead people to see Jesus Christ, trust his forgiveness for sins, treasure him above everything in this world, live in a way that shows his all-satisfying value, and help them make it to heaven with love and holiness. That calling is contradicted by supporting either pathway to cultural corruption and eternal ruin.”

    Fascinating. Compare to what Piper wrote in 2012:

    “Barring catastrophe, Obama or Romney will be president (yes, I know you may see it as a catastrophe even if either does get elected). The likelihood that both presidencies will be identical in the good and evil they do is infinitesimal. One will very probably do more good amid the bad, even if only a little.

    “We can be part of that guess, or sit it out. God promises wisdom to those who seek it. So the likelihood that prayed-up, Bible-shaped Christians will tip the scales toward the incrementally worse regime is small. Therefore, the likelihood that we will waste our time voting seems small.”

    So, when a candidate who believes blasphemy about Jesus was running in 2012—Christians like Piper decided that reducing evil—if only a little—was a legitimate way to vote.

    In 2020, Piper thinks such a calculus is a bad idea.

    Why?

    Orange Man Bad!”

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  7. I’m sure this is somehow Trump’s fault too.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/10/lockdown-fears-loom-large-as-coronavirus-second-wave-grips-europe/

    “Lockdown Fears Loom Large as Coronavirus Second Wave Grips Europe

    Gemany’s Merkel: “The pandemic is spreading rapidly again, even faster than at the start of it more than half a year ago.”

    “Europe is experiencing the full fury of Wuhan coronavirus with the death toll surpassing that of the United States. “Across Europe, the number of infections since the start of the pandemic is now above 8.2 million and more than 258,000 people have died from COVID-19,” French TV network EuroNews confirmed on Saturday.

    Germany is among the worst hit, with the number of deaths due to the Chinese virus crossing 10,000 on Saturday. “The rise in infections has spurred a number of local measures to be implemented across the country, and officials have warned of a national lockdown,” public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday issued fresh warning, telling people to stay home. “Please stay at home, wherever possible, whenever possible,” she warned.  ”The pandemic is spreading rapidly again, even faster than at the start of it more than half a year ago.”

    Reuters on Saturday reported the worsening situation across the continent:

    Europe became the second region after Latin America to surpass 250,000 deaths on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, with record numbers of daily COVID-19 infections reported in the past two weeks.

    Europe reported 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, as many Southern European countries this week reported their highest number of cases in a single day.

    Europe accounts for nearly 19% of global deaths and about 22% of global cases, according to a Reuters tally.

    Europe reported 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, as many Southern European countries this week reported their highest number of cases in a single day.

    Europe accounts for nearly 19% of global deaths and about 22% of global cases, according to a Reuters tally.

    The United Kingdom, Italy, France, Russia, Belgium and Spain account for nearly two-thirds of about 250,000 deaths registered until now from a total of about 8 million cases across Europe.

    The United Kingdom leads Europe’s death toll with about 45,000 deaths, followed by Italy, Spain, France and Russia.

    Two-thirds of France now under night-time curfew. France “confines 46 million of the country’s 67 million people to their homes from 9pm to 6am,” UK daily Indepedent reported. “A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is now under way in France and Europe. The situation is very serious,” France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex warned.

    “The European Union’s disease control agency has joined frantic health workers to sound the alarm over a coronavirus surge across the continent,” TV network France24 reported. “The continent was facing a major threat to public health and a “highly concerning epidemiological situation,” said Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).”

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  8. Poor Joe. This is just sad.

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  9. Still a liar.

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    The truth….

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  10. Just a week away now:

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    World Magazine, election-night primer:

    https://world.wng.org/2020/10/watch_and_wait

    Watch and wait

    By Jamie Dean

    … Election night could provide a quick White House winner, or a flood of mail-in ballots and social division could delay results for weeks

    … This year, (police) officers are on alert: With political and social tensions running higher than they’ve risen for decades, police are bracing for potential turmoil.

    In Philadelphia, they’re making plans: If an election official calls police for help with a disturbance at a polling place, a police supervisor will accompany an officer to the location. Both officers will wear body cameras to record any encounter.

    The long beats won’t end when the polls close, and some officers are bracing for the potential of real trouble starting after election results roll in. They’re also bracing for the possibility that results might not fully roll in for weeks.

    Twenty years ago this November, a Florida recount kicked the presidential election into a 36-day wait that landed in the U.S. Supreme Court and ended in a 537-vote victory for George W. Bush over Vice President Al Gore.

    This year, the final election results could be apparent early. But with mail-in voting expected to hit an all-time high, crucial swing states could struggle to process the enormous volume quickly. A close contest that takes days, or even weeks, to tally—or a presidential candidate contesting the results—could lead to lawsuits or recounts dragging into December.

    That kind of electoral stew could boil over: After months of demonstrations and riots rocking the nation this year, Philadelphia First Deputy Commissioner Melvin Singleton says his force expects protests after the election. Federal officials are also on the lookout for extremist groups and sinister plots.

    New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea put a sharp point on it. “I would liken it to a powder keg,” Shea told a police research group in October. “And I think the rule here is to expect the unexpected.”

    … Preparing for protracted results is wise, but it’s also possible that one of the candidates will clearly pull ahead in the race for the 270 votes needed to win the Electoral College and secure the presidency.

    Many predict Democratic nominee Joe Biden would be most likely to win in such a scenario. They point to weeks of polls showing Biden leading President Donald Trump by double digits nationally and by a few points in swing states.

    The race is also tighter than usual in unexpected places. Biden has been neck-and-neck with Trump in Texas and Georgia, while Trump was leading in South Carolina by only 8 percentage points: The president won the reliably Republican state by 14 points in 2016. …

    … f the election grows closer than expected, Charles Stewart III, a political science professor at MIT, says we still may know more on election night than we’re anticipating. For example, results from counties that voted for Trump in 2016 may be revealing if they show those voters tilting away from Trump in 2020.

    When it comes to specific states, Stewart runs down a possible sequence to follow on election night:

    First, watch Florida. Since election officials begin processing mail-in ballots in the swing state three weeks before Election Day, we may have a good idea of Florida’s results by 10 p.m. (North Carolina and Arizona also process mail-in ballots in advance, and those results could post sooner than later.)

    If Biden wins Florida, Stewart predicts the path grows difficult for Trump to win the election.

    What if the Florida contest is close or Trump carries the state? Watch Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. If Biden sweeps those swing states, Trump again has a steep hill to climb.

    But this is also where things grow tangled for a simple reason with a web of complications: a mountain of mail-in ballots that can’t be counted until Election Day. …

    … IF A CLOSE VOTE in one or more swing states lights an electoral fuse on election night, a political powder keg could ignite.

    Razor-thin margins call for automatic recounts in a handful of states, including Pennsylvania. A recount certainly could draw out an already prolonged process and make it far longer, while a December deadline approaches for the Electoral College to convene.

    Meanwhile, Trump and other Republicans have raised concerns that mail-in ballots could lead to widespread voter fraud, and the president repeatedly has warned the election could be “rigged”—potentially setting up at least some supporters to reject a Biden victory.

    Trump and others point to recent cases where mail-in ballots were found discarded or thousands of ballots arrived at wrong addresses. In Kentucky, construction workers found more than 100 unopened absentee ballots thrown into a dumpster in October. Postal service officials said they found and fired the worker responsible for discarding the ballots and delivered the ballots, which had not yet been filled out, to the voters. …

    … local uncertainties could potentially ripple out to national unrest. Jared Maples, the chief of New Jersey’s Homeland Security, wrote a threat assessment in October warning about the emergence of “numerous threats from domestic extremists and foreign adversaries” stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, nationwide civil unrest, and anti-government sentiment: “These threats will begin to converge with the presidential election in November in a manner not previously experienced by our nation.” A few weeks before the election, FBI agents announced they had arrested six men in an anti-government group for an alleged plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic governor of Michigan.

    While the National Guard could dispatch to cities if major turbulence erupts, much of the footwork in cities facing trouble during or after the election will fall to local police officers already facing immense pressure and budget cuts. …

    … Voters, election officials, police, and others should pray for clear and peaceful outcomes, but as Shea noted earlier, they should also prepare to “expect the unexpected.”
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  11. hwesseli: You said, “Who leaves a computer at a repairs shop and forgets about it? The manufacture sends you a box you ship it back via UP or FedEx and they ship it back fixed even if you forget about it. Rich people don’t get laptops repaired at a shop. They send them back for a new one. And who stores emails on a laptop — its in the “cloud” or in a server. Most people, especially a business man, will clean out a laptop before sending it away.”

    Hunter Biden’s signature is on the receipt that was signed when he turned in his laptop at the repair shop. His e-mails are on the laptop, verified by an on-the-record source. Your conjectures can’t refute the facts.

    A real journalist would put Joe Biden on the record with these questions: “(1) Are the e-mails real? (2) On the e-mail where they’re talking about a deal with a firm connected to Chinese intelligence and the military, when the people connected to H. Biden talk about 10% for Hunter and 10% for the “Big Guy” (confirmed as Joe Biden), are you the Big Guy?”

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  12. What was the Chinese government giving the Biden family money for (and planning to give them millions more in the future)? The Chinese knew they were dealing with greedy fools, and this whole deal didn’t actually have to do with business, but rather with giving the Bidens money so that they could then blackmail them later on. The Chinese are smart and devious, but also evil. The Bidens were being played. Joe Biden has been bought off by the Chinese in a pay-to-play scheme, and (like you) the media doesn’t even care.

    If you are able to, read Kim Strassel’s WSJ excellent piece “The Biden Family Legacy.” She writes, “Hunter, in his own angry texts (to his business partner), makes clear that his contribution is his name. He rails at Mr. Bobulinski that the CEFC heads are “coming to be MY partner to be partners with the Bidens.” He reminds him “that in this instance only one player holds the trump card and that’s me. May not be fair but it’s the reality because I’m the only one putting an entire family legacy on the line.” Mr. Gilliar privately tells Mr. Bobulinski to show flexibilty, since “I know why (CEFC chairman Ye Jianming) wants the deal and what makes it enormous. It’s the family name.”

    CEFC was closely entwined with the Chinese government and military until it went bankrupt, following US charges of money laundering. There is no question CEFC was buying Hunter for influence.”

    Strassel has distilled the entire essence of this case, yet we have an otherwise almost total media blackout. If President Trump wins this election despite this media blackout, and the frontal assault by Facebook and Twitter, Google and YouTube, the Hollywood hate machine and academia, it will far surpass even 2016 and be the single greatest political story ever told.

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  13. AJ — some of the article you quote are quite bizarre for me. The Trump family is part of the elite and they are protected just as much as the Clintons. I found the assertion that Cunningham is corrupt because he had an affair just plain weird not too mention Trump pays off porn stars with campaign money — now thats corrupt.

    As for Biden having a bad week — nothing seems to indicate this. The polls have been remarkable similar for months. He got a bump from the first debate. The second debate changed nothing — mainly because people already made up their minds and some people already voted. Even more importantly, Biden is polling over 50% in the rust belt. In fact the chances of Trump winning Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin is similar to Biden’s changes in Kansas or Nebraska. In Pennsylvania Biden is polling over 50% and leads by 5-6%. The only states undecided are Texas, Arizona, Ohio, Iowa, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina. At the most Biden only needs one of these states to win.

    The huge turnout for early voting is always a good indicator for Democrats. They always do better when the turnout is high, which is why Republicans like to suppress the vote or at least make it more difficult. The hour long waits for early voting in Georgia and elsewhere are part of the Republican strategy to discourage voting — but if you suppress the vote too many time, people start to understand that their vote is important and it motivates them to wait in line.

    Btw, these long lines are always featured in international news because it puzzles the other democracies why it takes so long. Some of us understand the US elections feature multiple races on the same ballots but still there’s no excuse for the long waits. (My dual citizen niece was shocked when she first voted in Canada — a small piece of paper and a pencil. She will vote online this week — she usually votes Republican but not for Trump. In the past she just pushed the button for Republican in all races but now she will go through the entire ballot as she doesn’t want to vote for Trump)

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