Pre-Debate Readings

Just an advisory that we found a very interesting document that had been published about 10-days ago that had very little (liberal, left-biased) media attention.  Yet it is – in our modest view – the kind of thing that should be front and center in Chis Wallace’s questioning tonight of the (polling) front-runner Joe Biden.

Specifically, it’s the “U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs  – U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Majority Staff Report” titled “Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns.

We found this portion particularly revealing:

(From the Senate (Majority) report:

Key Findings

  • ? In early 2015 the former Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, George Kent, raised concerns to officials in Vice President Joe Biden’s office about the perception of a conflict of interest with respect to Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board.  Kent’s concerns went unaddressed, and in September 2016, he emphasized in an email to his colleagues, “Furthermore, the presence of Hunter Biden on the Burisma board was very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine.”
  • ? In October 2015, senior State Department official Amos Hochstein raised concerns with Vice President Biden, as well as with Hunter Biden, that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.
  • ? Although Kent believed that Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board was awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anti-corruption agenda in Ukraine, the Committees are only aware of two individuals — Kent and former U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein — who raised concerns to Vice President Joe Biden (Hochstein) or his staff (Kent).
  • The awkwardness for Obama administration officials continued well past his presidency.   Former Secretary of State John Kerry had knowledge of Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board, but when asked about it at a town hall event in Nashua, N.H. on Dec. 8, 2019, Kerry falsely said, “I had no knowledge about any of that. None. No.”   Evidence to the contrary is detailed in Section V.
  • Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland testified that confronting oligarchs would send an anticorruption message in Ukraine.  Kent told the Committees that Zlochevsky was an “odious oligarch.”  However, in December 2015, instead of following U.S. objectives of confronting oligarchs, Vice President Biden’s staff advised him to avoid commenting on Zlochevsky and recommended he say, “I’m not going to get into naming names or accusing individuals.”
  • Hunter Biden was serving on Burisma’s board (supposedly consulting on corporate governance and transparency) when Zlochevsky allegedly paid a $7 million bribe to officials serving under Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Vitaly Yarema, to “shut the case against Zlochevsky.” Kent testified that this bribe occurred in December 2014 (seven months after Hunter joined Burisma’s board), and, after learning about it, he and the Resident Legal Advisor reported this allegation to the FBI.
  • Hunter Biden was a U.S. Secret Service protectee from Jan. 29, 2009 to July 8, 2014.  A day before his last trip as a protectee, Time published an article describing Burisma’s ramped up lobbying efforts to U.S. officials and Hunter’s involvement in Burisma’s board. Before ending his protective detail, Hunter Biden received Secret Service protection on trips to multiple foreign locations, including Moscow, Beijing, Doha, Paris, Seoul, Manila, Tokyo, Mexico City, Milan, Florence, Shanghai, Geneva, London, Dublin, Munich, Berlin, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Nairobi, Hong Kong, Taipei, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Johannesburg, Brussels, Madrid, Mumbai and Lake Como.
  • Andrii Telizhenko, the Democrats’ personification of Russian disinformation, met with Obama administration officials, including Elisabeth Zentos, a member of Obama’s National Security Council, at least 10 times.  A Democrat lobbying firm, Blue Star Strategies, contracted with Telizhenko from 2016 to 2017 and continued to request his assistance as recent as the summer of 2019.  A recent news article detailed other extensive contacts between Telizhenko and Obama administration officials.
  • In addition to the over $4 million paid by Burisma for Hunter Biden’s and Archer’s board memberships, Hunter Biden, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds.
  • Archer received $142,300 from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan, purportedly for a car, the same day Vice President Joe Biden appeared with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsemy Yasenyuk and addressed Ukrainian legislators in Kyiv regarding Russia’s actions in Crimea.
  • Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.
  • Hunter Biden opened a bank account with Gongwen Dong to fund a $100,000 global spending spree with James Biden and Sara Biden.
  • Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow.
  • Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”

We make no judgments in regards to whether these statements are all true.  We cite them as from the public record – EXTREMELY UNDER-REPORTED –  and raising a HUGE SERIES OF QUESTIONS” far overshadowing what we anticipate will be a lop-sided pseudo-debate that will not see substantive questions and answers.

We believe Mr. Biden must be asked about the nature of thes allegations, including and particularly about Hunter Biden’s business dealings (and Taxpayer-funded Secret Service Protection) especially in Ukraine and China.

From Mr. Trump, we would like to know his current financial status (net worth) from a major accounting firm.  Can a president’s company handle a bankruptcy while the chairman is serving?  And some questions about massive personnel turnover in his administration are in order as well.

However, given that the Obama Administration mobilized the US National Security to obstruct and slander Mr. Trump, close questioning of “what Biden knew, and when” and his role in the illegal surveillance of Trump would also be a dandy line of questioning.

Frankly, I doubt we will see any of it.

Instead, I’m confident that at this late hour – with nearly eight-hours to run before this national charade kicks off, the intelligent and inquiring voter will be left in our usual pre-election condition.


We can only hope that Chris Wallace has enough of his father’s integrity to ask questions that matter.  Sadly, my many years in “the news racket” tell me not to hold my breath.

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25 thoughts on “Pre-Debate Readings”

  1. The screeching monkeys destroyed Dan Rather. We all lived it….. yellow flags and all.

    Remember earlier this year when Trump commanded the Trump troops into protest battle only later to reveal he secretly knew the dangers of COVID all along. Trump troops aren’t offended. Those are the constituents. The same people buying masks Made in China.

    A lot of contradictions in life.

    • everything is made in China Steve LOL LOL LOL and better quality..
      even the vast majority of our food is imported.. I was asking not long ago about some fruit that they were having troubles getting .. the store owner said that they couldn’t get it because it is all canned in china.. LOL

    • Yep they are all corrupt and crooked, debates are nothing more then window dressing for the faithful.they all use their political office for self enrichment. that’s American politics and away have been with the exception of a handful.

      One only has to look at the virus and the dumping of stock by members of the political arena to see that, and then throw in insider stock trading knowledge and you know how congress critters become over night millionair’s.!!!!

    • “only later to reveal he secretly knew the dangers of COVID all along”

      So did Congress.. I think just about everyone knew the dangers of Covid19 since the day of its creation.. the trick was to not cause panic.. If they would have gone large and in charge from the get go.. it probably would be gone now.. but they didn’t and now the genie is out of the bottle.. Pandora’s box has been opened..
      I figure that the tax situation will be a biggie among a vast majority of the wage earners during the election.. even though it is well known that that is what its about. I worked for a guy that has a huge corporation.. his home his cars his campers everything is under the name of the company . I worked with the woman to one of my bosses where their marriage ended in divorce. His income was well over four million a year yet the way the company handled his income he showed an income of less than ten thousand at the time. she was furious because in getting child support they went by the official income not the one he really made,…. that is why we outsource industry and make the tax laws that we have.. trump doesn’t own that apartment that costs a million dollars a month I am almost willing to bet that the rent is a write off LOL.. when i was a young man my BFF bought a company.. and his grand mother was like my grandmother.. he built this huge house with more glass coverage than I had in square footage.. his brother and I asked him to go swimming with us at a gymnasium and he said.. I have an Olympic size swimming pool already.. I paid over a quarter million for my garage. my first comment was.. do you have hand prints on your shoulders.. boy I think someone just took advantage of you.. ( no he had a quarter million dollar garage) the thing was he had to spend a million to keep a million so the company built the house and put office spaces theater everything in it.. where if he had invested that money into funds for his employee’s he would have had employee’s that would have gone to the ends of the earth for him.. it is what it is.. it will be played up and the vast majority will not realize that that is a common thing.. what gets me is.. he paid more than I thought they would have come up with.. but then it is well known that he has a whole bunch of helicopters and airplanes.. or lets be straight the company has those assets..

  2. I am so glad to be out of the broadcasting business. I was only an engineer tasked with keeping the equipment operational, but the things I saw in the control room and news room were really stress-inducing. We had a prominent congressman visit the morning news show once when the control room director went ballistic ‘on-headset’. “That effer cost me buku-bux on my taxes with his effed-up legislation! Ask him who paid him off for that!” The guest never heard all that, but the crew and news anchors did. Later that day the director found himself without a job.

    It stopped being ‘News’ and became click-pandering when we stopped using independent rating agencies and began doing social-media feeds and monitoring. It became all about how many ‘Likes’ a story could collect. The newsroom became a social media ‘influencer’. Such is digital mob rule, as George calls it. The alleged independent media is complicit.

  3. I don’t care to see Biden tonight; let’s see him tomorrow morning when he comes down from whatever they jack him up with (like Hillary was during her debate). He’ll go back to slobbering all over himself.

  4. I too will not be holding my breath on any of the above mentioned items brought to question…maybe they will talk about all the FBI phones being scrubed, or the fact that Biden’s two faced running mates relatives were slave owners, or the fact that the spaced out dems only choice for president is a washed up senile corrupt lifetime politician who clearly suffers from dimentia or Alzheimer’s, maybe both.
    At least Trumps kids were successful before their father took public office, yes with help from dad but successful non the less. When are we going to stop letting these scum politicians lie and steal their way thru life at everyone else expense?

    Who should we choose to be the leader of the greatest NATION?

    Unfortunately we must grade on a curve…..

    HOPE y’all are getting things in order cause a trouble is a comin, no matter where you are………?

    • “When are we going to stop letting these scum politicians lie and steal their way thru life at everyone else expense?”

      If the Voting booth hasn’t been corrupted yet.. BY VOTING out all the worthless do nothings..

      Of course everyone would have to be voted out every election for a minimum of three elections.. the reason.. only a fraction of the offices are up for the election.. that gives an ample amount of time to corrupt the newcomers ..
      what was it on one bill.. they spent a 134 million in three months on thirty four newbies in office.. LOL.. doesn’t take much.. I would have sold out for less… not to mention the lucrative benefit package that they get..

  5. The Reply button doesn’t seem to be working on my Android device this evening.
    With regard to the Holocaust discussion in the earlier thread: as a young man, my father served in multiple WWII US armies. Apparently as the death camps in Europe were liberated, troops were brought in to assist, and equally important, to witness the horror. I have heard first-hand witness from an unimpeachable source. The brown shirt revisionists who deny the holocaust are just liars trolling for stooges to repeat their lies and do their dirty work.

  6. George.. you do realize all of that nonsense about Hunter Biden is just fake news and he can do more pushups than you or I can LOL LOL…
    It was buried.. and won’t ever be brought up officially…

    I am curious how long they will take before they have him issued as a saint.. LOL LOL someone that we as a nation should be proud of..

  7. Make some judgements, these statements are true (and Manafort was convicted, and is in jail)
    Manafort (Trump’s former campaign manager, $50 million in suspicious activity):

    Manafort named in 2 trillion $ fraud:

    That Republican report is a rehashing of unproven allegations:

    • “So why isn’t Hunter Biden in jail, Paul Manafort is….. ”

      Its all in WHO you know… and who is pulling the strings.. just look at some of the crap that they have hidden from view and made people believe that it is all fake news.. even when they had almost twenty years of investigating it.. the moment it was discovered it was all gone in a month.. Horrible crimes.. crimes so bad they would give normal people night mares.. yet covered up and hidden from view never to be seen again..

    • Whats your face,,you mean secret ledgers like liddle Adam’s Shifft’s telling us over and over about evidence of russian collusion. your sources are the same ol same ol bait from the same old Sorass gang,,where are these secret ledgers? lets see the ledgers
      chew on this awhile

      your team has trouble on the way .Red October make it 50 ft depth zero bubble

      and by the way Manafort was a plant, his troubles are not connected to Trump

    • Hello Mike. Joe Biden admitted ON VIDEO that he pressured Ukraine to fire the prosecutor looking into Hunter’s Burisma payments… for the Quid Pro Quo of foreign aid payments to Ukraine. Now what was that about ‘unproven conjecture’? You are such a troll.
      Best, Hank

  8. corruption and rigging are the big pandemic .. there is only one thing that stops that .. smash it all down and start again .. long overdue for capitalism to make a comeback

  9. Everyone had the night to sleep on it.

    Post debate. Anyone finalize their choice based on last night’s performances?

    • Lol why would you even watch the debate, after all you have their to records to judge just what they are,that’s the problem with the American public they will always buy the bullshit like its some popularity show rather then take the time to look at their record to see what they really are,and as you can see that’s not going to change!!!

    • Kind of….

      Being Canadian, I suppose I can watch the debate with a certain amount of detachment. I don’t really care who “wins” and I don’t really like either of the candidates. But I made some observations that other American friends have appreciated.

      Other than the obvious interference and manipulation by Wallace, I was impressed most with the energy levels of these 2 old bastards! But mostly Trump amazed! Here’s a guy who is working everyday up to the debate and comes out firing on all cylinders and Joe, who didn’t work on the trail at least, took 11 days off out of the last 14. Joe looked stiff and controlled while Trump looked energized but angry.

      I couldn’t help to think about which candidate I would prefer to represent me in any negotiation at the international level. I think Joe would crumble in the face of any pressure, unless Wallace was there to bolster or run interference for him. Unfortunately Wallace won’t be. Trump on the other hand scares his opponents hence his success so far in brokering deals between foreign entities (example: Peace prize nominations). Trump definitely comes across like he wants to represent all Americans regardless of creed or colour. Biden seems to want to control every aspect of American life. Biden only seems to serve himself.

      Lastly, did Biden actually say “temperaturize the buildings”. Did he mean insulate? At least Trump has better control of the English language, not perfect, but at least he is coherent!

      Overall trump came across as a tough, shooting from the hip personality while Biden showed his weak, lifelong politician side that left me feeling like he is a weasel. Biden reminds me of Justin Trudeau – no substance.

      If I was American, I’d vote Trump.

    • Yeah…

      I’m convinced NOT to vote & contribute to our further decline into chaos.

      Trump wouldn’t condemn white supremacy groups and Biden’s statement that ANTIFA is an idea is laughable. I certainly wish my “ideas” magically showed up with funding and resources for rapid and effective implementation.

      Trump was the bigger bully, but Biden certainly had his name calling moments.

      This was like watching a high school bully and a mentally and physically handicapped child go at it.

      I am somewhat delighted Trump bought up Hunter’s 3 million dollar payments, the conclusion of the investigation proving his campaign was spied on illegally, and the mail in fraud schemes, but in the end, this looks like political theater with a per-determined final act and no viable candidate.

      Both sides are corrupt.

      I feel hungover, and consumed no alcohol last night.

    • Personally, I watched “Homestead Rescue…”

      Debates aren’t.
      They are sales pitches by the candidates.
      Give me two soundproof rooms, answer, point-counterpoint, constructive argument, and I will listen, watch, heck, might even consider attending…

      else, not gonna watch, listen, or pay attention to 5th quarter armchairing.

      If I needed a heart surgery, I’d want it performed by the top cardiac surgeon, even if he were the biggest dick on the planet, rather than the super nice, friendly gardener working down the road…

  10. Trump has contempt and loathing for washout lawyers turning career politician; so should everybody. He just told one of them how he feels…right in his face in front of the whole country. Hillary taught him not to engage with that sort of person. Biden is unfit for office and his only supporters are a basket of deplorables. Honestly though, I only watched 20 or 30 seconds of the debate.

  11. Obama ACT = control from cradle to grave. Green New Deal = new tax scheme. Through the entire history of mankind, culture changes, civilization changes, technology changes, but the one thing that never changes is human behavior. “Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely”

    The American people have become subjects and are looked upon as such by the corrupt career politicians. It doesn’t matter if they have a D or R next their name, they are all corrupt. Countries have had revolutions for less than what we are experiencing in this great country. Trump is neither a democrat or republican, but a mere outsider who is a threat to the corrupt establishment. I’m afraid we all have become a social experiment. Not until “We the People” lose confidence in our government will there be a change. The sad thing is that we will just repeat the same behavior, but with different players.

    • Corruption? Look at this in MI.

      I think the Fourth Amendment covers password protected cell phones and computers (electronic devices) from being searched by police without warrant.

      The good citizens of Michigan are being asked to decide on voting away that right. I think voting away rights is illegal too.

      Michigan Proposal 2, Search Warrant for Electronic Data Amendment (2020)

      A proposed constitutional amendment to require a search warrant in order to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications.

      Prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures of a person’s electronic data and electronic communications.

      Require a search warrant to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications, under the same conditions currently required for the government to obtain a search warrant to search a person’s house or seize a person’s things.

    • “I’m afraid we all have become a social experiment”

      That could be why we are called a culture, which are generally known to be found in a petri dish.

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