It appears that we are heading into an election in which Donald Trump will have to defeat someone who should, at the very least, be arrested on felony charges, and at most, sentenced and serving time in prison.
First, it was Hillary Clinton and the email scandal. Or was it the Benghazi scandal? Or was it weaponizing the IRS for the Democratic party? Or was the Uranium One deal?
Now, it’s Joe Biden who cannot seem to get out of his own way.
On multiple fronts, information is surfacing that points to Biden being guilty of doing exactly what he claims Trump has done.
First, it was the Ukraine ‘quid pro quo’ accusations. Then it was the exonerations of military members accused or convicted of crimes.
And now, he and son Hunter are in the news again.
Hunter has been making the news all on his own, but the truth remains: no one would know who this guy was if he wasn’t Joe Biden’s son.
First, ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said Republicans would subpoena him to testify in the impeachment hearings.
Second, it was announced that Hunter Biden was the father of a child by an Arkansas woman according to a DNA match and that the woman was seeking child support from him.
Third, it was confirmed that Ukraine was expanding the investigation into the founder of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, for allegedly embezzling state funds.
Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma from 2014 until April 2019. Three lawmakers alleged that Biden had been paid millions not from the legitimate funds of the firm but from money taken from Ukraine. The Ukraine prosecutor did not make any allegations against Hunter Biden in his statement about expanding the investigation.
Fourth, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanding documents relating to conversations Joe Biden had with the Ukrainian president at the time, Petro Poroshenko, about a month before Poroshenko fired the prosecutor Viktor Shokin.
Fifth, let us not forget that in February of 2014, then Ensign Hunter Biden was handed either a general or dishonorable discharge and booted out of the Navy for testing positive for cocaine use the year before, according to the Inquisitor.
Now, there’s more interesting Hunter Biden-related news.
According to the Washington Examiner, an investment firm linked to Hunter Biden received over $130 million in federal bailout loans while his father Joe Biden was vice president and routed profits through a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands, according to federal banking and corporate records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
Financial experts said the offshore corporate structure could have been used to shield earnings from U.S. taxes.
Rosemont Capital, an investment firm at the center of Hunter Biden’s much-scrutinized financial network, was one of the companies approved to participate in the 2009 federal loan program known as the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF).
Under the program, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Bank issued billions of dollars in highly favorable loans to select investors who agreed to buy bonds that banks were struggling to offload, including bundled college and auto loans.
This benefited a lot of well-connected firms in Washington, D.C. and Wall Street.
Guess who was a big advocate for this bailout, according to the Washington Examiner? You got it: JOE BIDEN.
Can you honestly say that nothing criminal took place?
One of the firms that benefited was Rosemont Capital, a company led by Hunter Biden’s business partners, Chris Heinz and Devon Archer. The firm received the loans at a crucial time for Hunter Biden. The younger Biden had stepped down from his lobbying business in late 2008, reportedly due to pressure on his father’s vice-presidential campaign.
Biden, Heinz, and Archer incorporated Rosemont Seneca Partners in Delaware on June 25, 2009. The “alternative investment and market advisory firm” was an offshoot of Rosemont Capital, which held a 50% stake in the new venture. Rosemont Seneca and Rosemont Capital shared the same office address in lower Manhattan and the same New York phone number, according to Securities and Exchange Commission documents.
Three weeks after Rosemont Seneca was incorporated, a subsidiary of Rosemont Capital, called Rosemont TALF SPV, received $23.5 million in federal loans through the TALF program. This included $13.4 million to invest in student loans and $11.1 million to invest in subprime auto loans. Over five months, the company received a total of $130 million from the program in multiple installments for investments in subprime credit cards and residential mortgages.
Over 100 of these TALF investors incorporate in the Cayman Islands, thus, limiting their tax liability.
Bernie Sanders wrote a letter to Ben Bernanke complaining about this saying, “Why would the Fed lend to material investigators located in the Cayman Islands, because that allows them to avoid billions in taxes.”
Federal Reserve records show Rosemont Capital was one of the companies that set up an offshore limited partnership, called “Rosemont TALF Investment Fund LP,” to participate in the TALF program. The fund was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on May 14, 2009, and dissolved on Nov. 14, 2014, according to corporate records in the British territory. The fund was managed by a Delaware-based subsidiary of Rosemont called “Rosemont TALF GP,” SEC records show.
Another investor in Rosemont’s TALF fund, called “Rosemont TALF Opportunities Fund II,” was also based in the Cayman Islands. Additional Rosemont TALF investors included two Greek shipping magnates, a California class action attorney and a financial trust based in Liberia.
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Joe said his son has nothing wrong. Sounds like it doesn’t hurt to be well connected.
And oh, by the way, how about all the sexual misconduct allegations against Joe?
At Law Enforcement Today, we believe in due process. We also believe in letting evidence speak for itself. While we are a news organization comprised largely of active and retired law enforcement officers, we also believe that sometimes a picture – or a video – is worth a thousand words.
Since this story launched, Twitter has exploded… and many pictures and videos of the former Vice President have surfaced and are now being called into question. America’s Favorite Uncle? Or America’s Creepy Uncle? We’ll let you – and ultimately investigators – decide.
“She deserves to be treated with dignity,” Biden said of Ford. “It takes enormous courage for a woman to come forward under bright lights, with millions of people watching, and relive something that happened to her, assert that something happened to her, and she should be treated with respect.”
Those were the words of former Vice President Joe Biden about Christine Ford, the woman who made unfounded accusations against Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
Those words are coming back to haunt him.
In an article written for New York Magazines The Cut on Friday, a former Democratic candidate in Nevada has accused Biden of inappropriate conduct during a 2014 campaign event.
According to Lucy Flores, the incident happened at a campaign rally in early November 2014.
That’s when she was trying to become the state’s lieutenant governor. Biden showed up to help round up support for Democrats in Nevada.
Flores says she was in line, waiting to go on stage at the rally when she claimed to have “felt two hands on my shoulders”.
“Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?” she recalled.
She then goes on to say that Biden sniffed her hair and “proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head.”
I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?”
She said that’s when the kiss happened.
My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused. There is a Spanish saying, “tragame tierra,” it means, “earth, swallow me whole.” I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything. I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me. My name was called, and I was never happier to get on stage in front of an audience.
In a tweet today she said writing about it “was an incredibly difficult thing to do, but something that felt necessary. It took a while before I found the words and the support that made me feel like this was finally a story I could tell”.
She said it left her motionless and lost on what to do or how to feel.
“The vice-president of the United States of America had just touched me in an intimate way reserved for close friends, family, or romantic partners,” Flores wrote, adding that she “felt powerless to do anything about it.
She went on to state that while the legal line might not have been crossed, the ethical line sure was.
“Even if his behavior wasn’t violent or sexual, it was demeaning and disrespectful,” she wrote. “I wasn’t attending the rally as his mentee or even his friend; I was there as the most qualified person for the job.”
She said she talked about what happened with some members of her team but mentions in the article that she had no intention of bringing it up further.
“Is it enough of a transgression if a man touches and kisses you without consent but doesn’t rise to the level of what most people consider sexual assault?” she wrote. “I did what most women do and moved on with my life and my work.”
So why now? Flores says she had to speak up, considering that it looks like Biden will be making a run for President.
As reported by Fox News, Biden spokesman Bill Russo said Joe Biden “was pleased to support” Flores’s 2014 campaign “and to speak on her behalf” at the rally.
“Neither then, nor in the years since, did he or the staff with him at the time have an inkling that Ms. Flores had been at any time uncomfortable, nor do they recall what she describes,” the statement said. “But Vice President Biden believes that Ms. Flores has every right to share her own recollection and reflections, and that it is a change for better in our society that she has the opportunity to do so. He respects Ms. Flores as a strong and independent voice in our politics and wishes her only the best.”
But was Flores the only one? She writes that not only was she NOT the only one but says America has been witnessing it for years.