Even though the various polls have Joe Biden ahead of all other democrat-socialists as the 2020 preference for nomination, Elizabeth Warren is breathing beer breath down his neck. Biden’s troubled and controversial son could be his downfall in what is obviously old Joe’s final run for the Oval Office.
While the left and MSM themselves reach into their own forbidden ‘whataboutism’ box to throw out “What about the Trump kids and their business blah-blah-blahs and working in their father’s administration” to desperately try to counter the Hunter Biden trail of millions, Biden’s track record is what it is.
It turns out this isn’t the first time Hunter has benefited from his father’s connections.
Back in 2008, Tom Brokaw grilled Joe Biden about Hunter being hired by MBNA, a credit card company based in Delaware, right out of law school. Biden had received campaign contributions from the company before and was even working on a bill MBNA backed.
“That’s a reference to your son being hired right out of law school by a big company here in Delaware that is in the credit card business, MBNA. He got about $100,000 a year, as I recall. You received $214,000 in campaign contributions from the company and from its employees,” Brokaw said. “At the same time, you were fighting for a bankruptcy bill that MBNA really wanted to get passed through the Senate, making it much tougher for everyone to file bankruptcy.”
“Senator Obama was opposed to the bill. Among other things you couldn’t, in fact, claim that you had a problem because of big medical bills. You voted against an amendment that would call for a warning on predatory lending. You also called for — you opposed efforts to strengthen the protection of people in bankruptcy,” Brokaw explained. “This has been an issue that you’ve heard about before. Your son was working for the company at the same time.”
“In retrospect, wasn’t it inappropriate for someone like you in the middle of all this to have your son collecting money from this big credit card company while you were on the floor protecting its interests?” Brokaw asked bluntly.
Naturally, Biden did was he does best: defend Hunter and claim that the two incidences are “coincidental.”
“Absolutely not. My son graduated from Yale Law School. The starting salary in Wall Street is $140,000 a year if you want to lawyer. Options he had,” Biden replied. “He came home to work for a bank. Surprise, surprise, number one.”
How many more incidents of impropriety do we need before the Democratic Party wakes up and realizes that the Bidens are the very definition of the swamp? Their so-called “frontrunner” embodies everything Americans hate about politics: the corruption, the dishonesty, the good ol’ boy’s club?…
It’s not the first time a Congress member has profited prior to their passing legislation…
Newsmax (11-13-11): ’60 Minutes’ Uncovers Pelosi’s Insider Stock Trades
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bought stock in initial public offerings (IPOs) that earned hefty returns while she had access to insider information that would have been illegal for an average citizen to trade with – even though it’s perfectly legal for elected officials, CBS’s “60 Minutes” reported Sunday night.
In a piece relying on data collected from the conservative Hoover Institution, “60 Minutes” revealed that elected officials like Pelosi are exempt from insider trading laws – regulations that carry hefty prison sentences and fines for any other citizen who trades stocks with private information on companies that can affect their stock price.
In the case of elected officials – this secret information ranges from timely details on lucrative federal contracts to legislation that can cause companies’ stocks to rise and fall dramatically.
How do they get away with it? Lawmakers have exempted themselves from the laws that govern every other citizen.
Pelosi, D-Calif., and her husband have participated in at least eight IPOs while having access to information directly relating to the companies involved. One of those came in 2008, from Visa, just as a troublesome piece of legislation that would have hurt credit card companies, began making its way through the House.
“Undisturbed by a potential conflict of interest the Pelosis purchased 5,000 shares of Visa at the initial price of $44 dollars. Two days later it was trading at $64. The credit card legislation never made it to the floor of the House,” Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” reported….
Yup. More in the “MORE” section of this post. This shit happens constantly in both houses of the U.S. Congress.
During his first television interview since his father announced a 2020 presidential run, Hunter Biden admitted that his status as the son of a sitting vice president helped him gain access to company boards that would have otherwise been unavailable to him.
“I think it is impossible for me to be on any of the boards you just mentioned without saying I’m the son of the Vice President of the United States,” Hunter Biden said.
Biden also said he probably would not have been asked to be on the board of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that paid him $50,000 per month despite a lack of expertise in the field, if his name had not been Biden.
“Probably not. I don’t think there’s a lot of things that would have happened if my last name wasn’t Biden,” he said.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has repeatedly denied speaking to his son about business dealings in foreign countries. Hunter Biden admitted during the same interview he had in fact talked to his father….
“I was vice-chairman of the board of Amtrak for five years. I was the chairman of the board of the U.N. World Food Program. I was a lawyer for Boies Schiller Flexner, one of the most prestigious law firms in the world,” Biden said.
Then it was noted that he didn’t have any extensive knowledge of natural gas or the Ukraine.
“I think that I had as much knowledge as anybody else that was on the board – if not more,” Biden responded.
ABC failed to ask about his qualifications to serve on the board of Amtrak, or if there was any possible nepotism in acquiring that position. But Robach did say, “In the list you gave of the reasons why you’re on that board, you did not list the fact that you were the son of the vice president.”
“I think that it is impossible for me to be on any of the boards that I just mentioned without saying that I’m the son of the Vice President of the United States,” Biden said…
The huge difference between Hunter and Joe Biden’s situation and that of Pres. Trump and his sons and daughters is that Trump only became POTUS three years ago, and both the Trump empire and their own business interests were developed long before the 2016 campaign cycle. It is simply not the same thing as what has been laid out regarding the Bidens. And for the record, Trump’s children are not serving in the POTUS’s Cabinet, but are staff … and are not paid, and while the left and the MSM do not like it, it is perfectly legal.
The other difference is the Trump kids grew up in and cut their teeth on the Trump business. That is the way it is done in family businesses, you know. So, wherever they took a position, or began their own business, they had real qualifications and experience … and while the Trump name was obviously an attention-getter, the Trump kids each earned their way up the corporate ladder(s). It is evident Hunter Biden was, well, not-so-much.
So, chide the Trump kids all you want (Joe Biden), leftist/MSM ass-coverers for the Bidens. It just ain’t the same thing.
I'm old enough to remember Hillary's 'commitment' to not mix her role as Secretary of State with her foundation. Then she used a bathroom basement server to hide her fleecing of America.
Joe Biden is just more of the same.
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) October 15, 2019
Now we know where Hunter's been … at his dad's dentist (to fix the meth teeth)
before & after pic.twitter.com/FzPe52fWb0
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) October 15, 2019
— chicagocemo (@chicagocemo) October 15, 2019
Yeah. And then there’s sorta-kinda this too…
People: Woman Suing Hunter Biden Over Alleged Love Child Claims He Admitted the Baby Was His — as He Denies the Suit: The woman’s suit stated that she and Hunter “were in a relationship” and had a child born last August
Hunter Biden was the son of the Vice President for 8 years—from '08-'16
During that time, he:
Made millions off Burisma
Secured corrupt deals with China
Was dishonorably discharged from the Navy
Why is this all JUST NOW coming to light
Where was the MSM then?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 15, 2019
Just to be clear, this is Hunter Biden's pitch to the American people:
Elect my dad and all of the corruption & self-dealing from when he was VP will stop
Which will be fine for Hunter
…He can just live off the millions he made the last time a Biden was in the White House
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 15, 2019
Marc A. Thiessen: Eight debate questions Joe Biden should be required to answer … But wait. Just a few days ago Joe decreed his son was not to be brought up at this debate…
Because his job wasn’t about gas or energy, but about peddling influence.
And Hunter Biden knows all about that particular industry….
Hunter Biden claimed that being on the board of Amtrak — a government-owned company that only exists due to his father’s political patronage of the outfit — made him qualified to serve on Burisma’s board.
The Free Beacon then wondered: What made him qualified to serve on the board of his dad’s favorite tax-suck?
Well, his qualifications were… that he rode trains a lot.
Daniel John Sobieski: Corrupt Senators Took Ukraine Cash
While Democrats are pushing the bogus Trump-Ukraine quid pro quo story invented by that great storyteller, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, two groups of Democratic senators have been colluding with Ukrainian interests to advance their own agenda and political careers.
Kudos to Steve Hilton for pointing out the corruption of the first group on the Oct. 13 edition of his Fox show “The Next Revolution” – a group of Democratic senators took cash from a Ukraine lobbyist to push Ukrainian gas interests at the same time the Democrats are pushing the Trump-Ukraine yarn. As Hilton states in a transcript of his show available on Fox Opinion:
Remember Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s business partner? He had previously been a top fundraiser for John Kerry, who was Secretary of State at the time. And soon after Devon and Hunter joined the Burisma Board, the company channeled $90,000 to a lobbying firm called ML Strategies, which was headed by none other than David Leiter, John Kerry’s former chief of staff.
That’s handy because then-Secretary of State John Kerry himself has visited Ukraine with promises of U.S. aid and assistance. Well, Leiter registered as a Burisma lobbyist in mid-2014. But in the year leading up to that, he gave close to $60,000 to Democrats, including a select group of U.S. senators who would later be instrumental in pushing cash towards Ukraine’s energy sector, directly in line with Burisma’s interests.
He donated to Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., four times and to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., three times. A month after the last of those donations, both Markey and Shaheen were among four senators who wrote a letter to President Obama that said, “We should leverage the full resources and expertise of the U.S. government to assist Ukraine in improving its energy efficiency, increasing its domestic production and reforming its energy markets.”
This was at a time when Democrats were waging a war on fossil fuels, opposing fracking, and trying to shut down U.S. energy production. American natural gas was bad for the environment, but Ukrainian natural gas was good for the campaign coffers when it involves Hunter Biden’s business interests and John Kerry’s former chief of staff….