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Rand Paul Expects Subpoenaed Emails to Show Lobbying Firm Used Hunter Biden for Access to State Department
News Week ^ | 5/21/20 AT 12:29 AM EDT | BY JEFFERY MARTIN

Posted on 05/21/2020 8:05:36 AM PDT by RandFan

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said he expected the subpoena he voted for on Wednesday to yield emails from Blue Star Strategies, a lobbying firm that represented Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy company for which Hunter Biden worked.

Paul said during an interview with conservative podcast host Charlie Kirk that he believes the emails will prove that Biden was only hired by the company on the strength of his name. "There is evidence that they, in all likelihood have email exchanges, saying, hey, let's use Hunter Biden to get access to the State Department," he said.

"It's gonna look very, very damning to find out that not only was this young man with no experience recently kicked out of the military, really had no experience in international finance or international companies or oil and gas, making 600 grand and maybe a million dollars a year," Paul continued. "And it turns out they were trading on his influence and the only real reason he was hired—everybody knows this and he even admitted it—was because his last name was Biden."

Kirk, a Newsweek contributor, is founder and president of the conservative group Turning Point USA. The episode of The Charlie Kirk Show featuring Paul is expected to be released Thursday morning.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: biden; hunter; rand

1 posted on 05/21/2020 8:05:36 AM PDT by RandFan
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To: RandFan

Where’s Claude Raines?


2 posted on 05/21/2020 8:06:38 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: RandFan

I have expected Hillary and Obama to both be behind bars right now but that aint happenin either.

3 posted on 05/21/2020 8:27:28 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true.... ~~ Donald J. Trump)
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To: RandFan

4 posted on 05/21/2020 8:45:32 AM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler ("All men and women created by - go - you know, you know, the thing" Joe Biden)
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To: RandFan

Put in a call for Kate Smith.

5 posted on 05/21/2020 9:01:30 AM PDT by Don Corleone (The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth)
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To: RandFan

GITMO needs to expand further...

6 posted on 05/21/2020 9:28:20 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Lurker

Revealed: Joe Biden twice used his position as senator to intervene to boost son Hunter’s lobbying
Joe Biden lobbied Department of Justice Congress and Homeland Security for Hunter’s lobbying clients
BY Alana Goodman, Washington Examiner| October 24, 2019

On at least two occasions, Biden contacted federal departments to discuss issues related to Hunter’s firm’s lobbying clients, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

Biden’s behind-the-scenes outreach illustrates how his Senate work overlapped with his son’s business interests. Biden has faced scrutiny for taking actions that were perceived to benefit his son’s work, including calling for the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor and backing policies that helped the Delaware-based credit card industry while Hunter was working for MBNA, which is headquartered in the state.

Government records show that Biden, who has always insisted he knows nothing about his son’s business activities, helped Hunter’s work with strategic and highly specific interventions that could have benefited his son to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

On Feb. 28, 2007, Biden contacted DHS to express that he was “concerned about the Department’s proposed chemical security regulations authorized by Section 550 of DHS Appropriations Act of 2007,” according to the department’s log of its contacts with members of Congress.

Section 550, which was passed in 2006 as part of the DHS appropriations bill, requires high-risk chemical plants to submit site safety plans to DHS for approval, including security credentialing and training for employees.

Eight weeks earlier, the Industrial Safety Training Council had hired Hunter Biden’s firm to lobby DHS on the issue. The trade group, which represents companies that provide safety training for chemical facility employees, was mounting a heavy lobbying campaign over section 550, submitting congressional testimony about the need to expand background checks for chemical plant employees.

The Industrial Safety Training Council was seeking to expand the “language in DHS legislation regarding security clearance and credentialing for chemical facility employees and employers” in January 2007, according to lobbying disclosure records.

While Hunter Biden did not register as an individual lobbyist for the trade association, he was one of three senior partners in his firm at the time. The Industrial Safety Training Council paid Oldaker, Biden & Belair a total of $200,000 between early 2007 and the end of 2008.

The Biden campaign did not respond to request for comment. The National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, said Biden should have avoided involvement with issues that his son’s firm was also lobbying on because of the appearance of conflict.

“It’s implausible Sen. Biden did not know his son’s firm was lobbying on this arcane issue,” said Tom Anderson, the director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project.
“Sometimes appearances are exactly what they are,” he said. “This is a recurring problem we’ve seen on the Hill, where family members are enriched because of their relationship with a member.”

Biden also sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Jan. 31, 2007 requesting a meeting with the Department of Justice to discuss expanding the federal fingerprint background check system.

“I write to request your assistance in implementing an expanded background check system for our nation’s volunteer organizations,” wrote Biden. “If we can work together to expand the number of volunteer organizations that have access to fast, accurate, and inexpensive fingerprint background checks, we will make significant and important strides in our ongoing effort to protect kids across our country.”

Biden added, “I would like to convene a small meeting with key representatives” from DOJ, the FBI, members of Congress and volunteer groups.

One of Hunter’s firm’s lobbying clients at the time, a coalition of state-level criminal justice advocates called SEARCH, was also lobbying the federal government for a broader fingerprint screening system at the time.

The same day as Biden’s letter, SEARCH adopted a resolution calling on Congress to consider “any effort to improve the quality, completeness and accessibility of criminal history records” and expand the current system to “allow the return of all criminal history record information maintained by the States on the search subject through a single fingerprint check.”

The group initially hired Oldaker, Biden & Belair in 2006 to lobby for federal funding for state-level criminal justice programs, paying the firm $114,000 over the next year. In early 2008, SEARCH was seeking funding “to assist states in development and use of information to accelerate automation of fingerprint authentication processes and criminal justice data which are compatible with the FBI’s” system, according to lobbying records.

Biden introduced a bill called the “Child Protection Improvements Act” on March 13, 2008, which created a national fingerprint background check system for volunteer groups that worked with children. Oldaker, Biden & Belair promptly began lobbying for the bill on behalf of their client, SEARCH, according to lobbying records. SEARCH paid the firm $93,000 in 2008, records show.

Hunter Biden founded Oldaker, Biden & Belair with William Oldaker, a former adviser to his father. During his time at the firm, he was registered to lobby for clients on issues ranging from online gambling to higher education. After Biden became a vice presidential candidate in 2008, Hunter stepped away from lobbying, and the firm was renamed Oldaker, Belair & Wittie.

ABC News reported last week that Biden was concerned conflicts with his son’s lobbying work could negatively affect his presidential run in 2008.
Biden was “concerned with the impact that Hunter’s lobbying activities might have on his expected campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination,” according to court documents filed by a former business partner of Hunter Biden’s in 2007, ABC News reported.

“Because my dad was vice president of the United States, there’s literally nothing, as a young man or as a full-grown adult, that my father in some way hasn’t had influence over,” Hunter told the outlet in an interview.

7 posted on 05/21/2020 9:43:17 AM PDT by Liz
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Bidens are really into real’s a lucrative realty deal pulled off by a Biden
..............includes Sen Biden’s ex-staffer who went on to become a millionaire on the backs of taxpayers.
Biden molested her, then kicked former staffer Tara Reade to the curb, but other Biden staffers went on to become millionaires.

BACKSTORY Scott Green is a ‘national security lobbyist” formerly served a staffer for Sen Joe Biden.
Biden staffer Green made a deal with a Biden brother paying $150,000 for land tax assessed at only $38,000.

In effect, James Biden got his money back while keeping most of the land—recouping his investment in just 12 months.
Ex-staffer Green was the front man —— seemingly losing money to enrich James Biden.

But VP Joe Biden repaid his ex-staffer Green bigtime for doing the Biden family a financial favor.

Green’s ties to Biden merited him a financial windfall (on the backs of taxpayers).

<><> members of Green’s (cough) lobbying firm, the Lafayette Group, were frequent visitors at the Obama-Biden White House.

<><> On April 11, 2010, the ex-staffer’s Lafayette Group was awarded two taxpayer-funded FEMA contracts worth a total of $5.8 million.

<><> Where’d those millions go? Anybody know?
<><> How many other Biden staffers got federal monies?

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8 posted on 05/21/2020 9:46:24 AM PDT by Liz
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Then VP Biden toasts China's XI. "My view for many years that a rising China is a positive development," Biden declared in 2011 speech. Biden penned an op-ed rejecting the notion that China posed a threat to U.S. supremacy and urging Americans to invest in Beijing’s success. “Some here and in the region see China’s growth as a threat, entertaining visions of a cold-war-style rivalry or great-power confrontation. Some Chinese worry that our aim in the Asia-Pacific is to contain China’s rise,” Biden wrote. “I reject these views. “I remain convinced that a successful China can make our country more prosperous, not less,” he added.


h/t Greenfield)

Yet, underneath all the Biden sucking-up rhetoric about the ennobling virtues of globalism was some very parochial and familial profiteering.

In 2013, Joe and his son Hunter Biden flew on Air Force Two to China. China’s BHR Partners was founded that year and included Hunter Biden as a board member. The big Chinese partner in the BHR arrangement was Harvest Fund Management which, coincidentally enough, in 2012 was targeting Hollywood with an $800 million investment fund. That same year, you could find Bruno Wu, who had been working with Harvest, and Chris Dodd, along with Harvey Weinstein, playing roles at the Asian Film Summit in Toronto. And the money didn’t just go one way.

The Delaware Board of Trade was incorporated in 2013. Despite its name, the DBOT was not a government agency, but a penny stock startup which received a $3 million loan from New Castle County.

The big Chinese partner in the BHR arrangement was Harvest Fund Management which, coincidentally enough, in 2012 was targeting Hollywood with an $800 million investment fund. That same year, you could find Bruno Wu, who had been working with Harvest, and Chris Dodd, along with Harvey Weinstein, playing roles at the Asian Film Summit in Toronto. And the money didn’t just go one way.

The Delaware Board of Trade was incorporated in 2013. Despite its name, the DBOT was not a government agency, but a penny stock startup which received a $3 million loan from New Castle County. (Delaware is Joe Biden’s home state which he repped as a US Senator.)

New Castle County had approved the issue of $15 million in revenue bonds to fund the DBOT “stock exchange” by touting the “globally recognized leaders in the financial services industry” running it. DBOT’s founders included people with experience in stock exchanges and financial services, and Dennis Toner, who was described as a “top aide to Vice President Joe Biden.”

Toner, Biden’s deputy chief of staff, is in the news for denying that Tara Reade ever told him anything. Reade’s decision to tell Toner and Ted Kaufman was a pretty poor one. Both are longtime Biden men and considered as close to the boss as family. And they’ve reaped the benefits of that closeness.

After Obama won, Ted Kaufman was temporarily appointed to the Senate. If there was anything odd about appointing a Biden advisor to sit in the Senate, it became odder when Senator Kaufman delivered the opening statement in favor of Toner’s appointment as Post Office Governor, by vouching for his “loyalty” working for Joe Biden.

Tara Reade might as well have taken her complaint to Biden, as to Toner and Kaufman.

The current New Castle County exec has since called DBOT’s founders criminals and threatened to sue after the company was disposed of as a “distressed asset” in exchange for shares of Ideanomics. Ideanomics is a Chinese crypto company trading as a penny stock and the software that served as collateral for the loan has been described as worthless. The chairman of Ideanomics is Wu.

The manager of DBOT-I LLC was listed as John Hynansky.

The car dealer is a Biden pal with extensive Ukrainian ties who had lent Biden’s shady brother half a million dollars and had received $20 million in government loans to start a Porsche luxury car dealership in the Ukraine.

Biden’s vaunted foreign policy expertise has consisted of brokering deals between family members, donors, and foreign interests. These deals haven’t been good for America, but they’ve worked out very well for members of his crooked family, as well as assorted donors, camp followers, and local boys.


But Biden's biggest deal was helping broker the Chinese takeover of the American entertainment industry. Xi’s visit to Los Angeles hit on all the right cultural notes. He schmoozed Hollywood bigwigs and their errand boys, like Dodd and Biden, he watched a Lakers game, and cheered Obama’s 100,000 Strong China initiative to have a hundred thousand American students study in the Communist dictatorship.

“I can say with confidence my visit has been a full success,” Xi declared.

In China, culture serves the agenda of the Communist government. Unlike the Russians, who struggled vainly to stem the impact of American culture, their Chinese counterparts decided to control it at the source. Biden was a key figure in negotiating the terms on which the PRC would control Hollywood.

In 1962, the Manchurian Candidate depicted an effort by Communists in China, Russia, and elsewhere to kidnap and brainwash American soldiers. The modern remake replaced the Communists with a corporation and the Chinese doctor with a South African geneticist. China could not be offended.

While Biden, Katzenberg, and Xi were partying at the Marriot, human rights protesters were calling for freedom, and being arrested by the henchmen of a one-party Democrat city and state for their trouble.

Even while Biden was falsely claiming that the Hollywood sellout would improve human rights in China, the rise of China was already violating human rights in America. Now, as Chinese drones fly over American cities, police stalk empty streets, social media monopolies monitor every single phone, and Democrat officials dismiss the Bill of Rights while locking up millions of people, our rights are gone.

And Joe Biden is the Manchurian Candidate who long ago sold out the country he now seeks to rule.

9 posted on 05/21/2020 9:52:27 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Many thanks Liz!

Good to know Judicial Watch are on the case.

BTW, Rand's FULL interview on Charlie Kirk's podcast is here:

Sen. Rand Paul | The Charlie Kirk Show

45 minutes... i'm saving it for later :)
10 posted on 05/21/2020 10:37:39 AM PDT by RandFan
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To: RandFan

Thx for the link.

11 posted on 05/21/2020 10:45:23 AM PDT by Liz
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