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Burisma paid Joe Biden $900,000 for
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Posted By: earlybird, 10/9/2019 9:34:32 PM

KYIV (Ukraine) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Group, Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada member Andriy Derkach said citing investigation materials. Derkach publicized documents which, as he said, "describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden Sr." at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine's press center in Kyiv on Wednesday. "This was the transfer of Burisma Group's funds for lobbying activities, as investigators believe, personally to Joe Biden through a lobbying company. Funds in the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners, which according to open sources, in particular, the New York Times, is affiliated with Biden. The payment reference

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The payment reference was “payment for consultative services” This report comes direct from the Ukraine - a press conference that was held there. No American media middle man or interpretation. We now know that the Ukrainian government opened its investigation into the Bidens in February of this year. Long before President Trump’s telephone call to President Zelensky.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WesternTradition 10/9/2019 9:39:26 PM (No. 202817)
Lock him up.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wendybird 10/9/2019 9:48:38 PM (No. 202822)
Why then did Uncle Joe have to tide the transit with a lunch box?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: watashiyo 10/9/2019 10:06:49 PM (No. 202828)
It's these monetary PERKs that keep these low lives from seeking a Real Job.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/9/2019 10:08:08 PM (No. 202829)
I'll bet if the auditors were to check Rosemont's books they would find there is a lot more than $900,000 that went into Biden's pockets.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Annie Xango 10/9/2019 10:45:37 PM (No. 202853)
Remember hearing Old Joe, say for years...how he was the "poorest" member of Congress..I just knew the first time I heard that it was bull..........there are probably a lot of other Congress Critters who are tallying up how much they had or are getting to see if he got more than they did..After all, being a VP does have it's perks!!! I think him saying that..and it has to be out there in cyberspace..it would make a fabulous ad..
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Omen55 10/9/2019 11:06:07 PM (No. 202857)
Because Joe never expected to have this used against him. Enter Trump.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mekkkk 10/9/2019 11:30:24 PM (No. 202873)
Well well well...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Vesicant 10/9/2019 11:49:06 PM (No. 202884)
Shrillary's nose is out of joint -- she only got $500K.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo 10/10/2019 12:19:59 AM (No. 202892)
Bell is tolling for you Joe....
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/10/2019 12:29:21 AM (No. 202894)
Joe, did you register as a foreign lobbyist? Joe, did you report this income on your taxes?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: rtwngprof 10/10/2019 1:40:48 AM (No. 202902)
Nothing to see here! Just move along, and don't dare ask me any questions about it!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 10/10/2019 1:51:16 AM (No. 202904)
Was Joe himself being paid out of this money or only his druggie son Hunter?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JL80863 10/10/2019 1:53:40 AM (No. 202905)
Nicely done #6.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Boliver 10/10/2019 2:18:43 AM (No. 202907)
HERE COMES THE PAIN.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/10/2019 2:55:22 AM (No. 202911)
Turn a rock, any rock, over and you'll find a dirty corrupt demonrat every time. By the way, did Joey register as a lobbyist to a foreign government? Let's take a look at his falsified tax returns too.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: John C 10/10/2019 3:07:30 AM (No. 202915)
Asked my Rep. for a copy of his taxes. Won't get them but Dems deserve to be asked.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 10/10/2019 5:15:07 AM (No. 202946)
Does the name Spiro Agnew ring a bell? Joe?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TruthFetish 10/10/2019 6:10:32 AM (No. 202962)
Great to see that the US press is on top of this story. . . . Oh, wait. . .
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DCGIRL 10/10/2019 6:42:10 AM (No. 202982)
This is just the beginning. WAIT the big stuff is coming from the AG Barr and Durham investigation. Many may see jail time. Watching, listening and reading all this stuff that went on behind close doors in politics make me wonder if we live in a third world country.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: weejun 10/10/2019 6:56:51 AM (No. 202991)
Unfortunately, #15, some of those rocks would reveal rotten Republicans as well. Until we impose term limits on Congress, these people will get to DC, find out how lucrative it is, and make re-election their number one priority. This, along with Supreme Court justices for life, could be termed a mistake by our otherwise far-sighted Founding Fathers.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy 10/10/2019 7:55:41 AM (No. 203022)
I'm missing something. Lack of coffee??? Poor journalism??? The article was published October 9, yesterday. The sequence stating the transfer went to Rosemont Senaca Partners seem to be during the time Joe was still vice president. Much of the funds transferred to Hunter were in 2014 through 2016 or so when Joe was still VP. I've scanned three articles yet I have found no actual date when this took place. It appears it was when he was still VP but this article says it went to "former" VP. That doesn't make it clear as it is referring to his present status but not when he received the funds. Can someone make this clear?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: anniebc 10/10/2019 8:20:07 AM (No. 203055)
Rudy Giuliani says watch out for forthcoming news on Biden's corruption in Romania and another country along with corruption that goes back over 30 years. Crazy Joe, corrupt as can be.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: earlybird 10/10/2019 8:31:35 AM (No. 203072)
Re #12, the $900,000 went to Joe via the lobbying firm. Read paragraphs 3 and 4. Re #14, this is the Ukrainian news agency’s report on the press conference where this was revealed. This report is the basis for the other reports you are seeing today. That’s all we have right now. If you think about it, why would they have paid $900,000 to a “former vice president" when what they were looking for was clout? Joe was only a “former vice president” as of inauguration day in January 2017. As of then, he had zero influence with the U. S. government.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Franz 10/10/2019 8:39:02 AM (No. 203080)
I guess Joe need a little "walking around" money. You know somebody is trying to hide something when payments are past through intermediaries rather than being paid directly.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird 10/10/2019 8:40:53 AM (No. 203082)
If you read this, it seems pretty clear that the monies paid to Joe Biden (not Hunter) for his services would have been when he was still vice president: "Using political and economic levelers of influencing Ukrainian authorities and manipulating the issue of providing financial aid to Ukraine, Joe Biden actively assisted closing criminal cases into the activity of former Ukrainian Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky, who is the founder and owner of Burisma Group," he said. "Biden's fifth visit to Kyiv on December 7-8, 2015 was devoted to making a decision on the resignation of [then Ukrainian Prosecutor General] Viktor Shokin over the case of Zlochevsky and Burisma. Loan guarantees worth $1 billion that the United States was to give to Ukraine was the point of pressure. Biden himself admitted exerting pressure in his speech at the Council of Foreign Relations in January 2018, calling Shokin 'son of a b***h who was fired'," Derkach said. The timeline of events proves that the U.S. linked the Zlochevsky case to loan guarantees, he said. Vice President Joe Biden himself made at least 5 trips to the Ukraine to deal with this, the fifth visit in 2015. Doesn’t that seem unusual for a U. S. vice president?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: bigfatslob 10/10/2019 8:56:33 AM (No. 203100)
Didn't Obama call vice president Joe Biden a foreign relations expert? Biden is an expert alright expert at taking money from nations like the Ukraine and China. Way to go Mr. Lunchbox Joe put the 'vice' back in vice president.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: VietVet68 10/10/2019 9:00:16 AM (No. 203105)
So a democrat took a bribe from a foreign government....I'm shocked...shocked!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 10/10/2019 9:01:59 AM (No. 203108)
Every person who was a senior official in the Little 0bie administration belongs in jail. Every one of them. They are all evil and corrupt. Let none be left behind.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: FleetUSA 10/10/2019 9:50:23 AM (No. 203170)
Did he register as a lobbyist?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/10/2019 10:03:53 AM (No. 203194)
The $900,000 number just gave me a thought. Joe Biden should setup a 900 number for anyone that wants to buy his influence. 1-900-BUYBIDEN!!! $5000 for the first minute. $2000/minute for US callers. $3000/minute for foreign callers. Must be over 18. The people really aren't any different than prostitutes.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Strike3 10/10/2019 10:16:59 AM (No. 203217)
In some circles this is known as double-dipping, bribery or borderline treason. In Old Joe's case it was just politics. Mitch McConnell, Hillary Clinton, Bob Menendez, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain, Barack Obama, all rode that same boat in one way or another.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: caddyjak 10/10/2019 10:42:15 AM (No. 203251)
When are the Republicans going to start talking about Biden's many brain operations???
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Reply 33 - Posted by: zek 10/10/2019 11:14:27 AM (No. 203281)
Every day we hear more and more about the level of corruption from the left and nothing ever happens. Every day we find out that the line they crossed just moves the line. Now we are finding that we are becoming a lawless country. Good luck ever going back, there is no back from here.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: bighambone 10/10/2019 11:23:01 AM (No. 203291)
Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s “sidekick” for eight years. During that time, that crew sent a billion and a half dollars in cash from Europe to Iran in the middle of the night. Since that money was cash, it probably cannot be traced with any accuracy as no detailed bank records of that transaction are known to exist. As it stands now, who is to say that big kickbacks involving that money were not covertly and unlawfully laundered back to the top level Obama crew by foreign sources, since nobody with any go-power has looked?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Memphis 10/10/2019 12:02:08 PM (No. 203325)
There better be some arrests made...They say Romania is worse.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: NotaBene 10/10/2019 12:06:38 PM (No. 203329)
Ukraine, China, and now ROMANIA. Lots of money money money in Bidens’ family.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Right Time 10/10/2019 12:33:02 PM (No. 203354)
So, Ol' Joe was lobbying for the Ukrainians? Did he register as a foreign agent, in accordance with the Foreign Agent Registration Act? Did his son? Mueller jailed Flynn and Manafort for violating FARA
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Luandir 10/10/2019 12:48:12 PM (No. 203367)
$900,000 to a sitting Vice President is not lobbying - it's bribery.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 10/10/2019 1:06:46 PM (No. 203393)
Subpoena his tax returns! Open impeachment inquiry! Remove him from politics! Oh wait, that’s the other guy! s/. What a damn grifter/crook!
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Reply 40 - Posted by: mamabear 10/10/2019 2:46:18 PM (No. 203489)
#20 - Agreed. But it wasn't the Founders who made a mistake. The government they gave us (after much prayer for divine intervention) had a caveat. Witness: John Adams in a speech to the military in 1798 warned his fellow countrymen stating, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence said: "[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be aid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. Without religion, I believe that learning (education) does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind." James Wilson, Signer of the Constitution; U. S. Supreme Court Justice: "Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine. . . . Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other." Gouverneur Morris, Penman and Signer of the Constitution: "[F]or avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy . . . the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people. I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support of free governments. [T]herefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God." Noah Webster, author of the first American Speller and the first Dictionary stated, "The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. . . All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible." Noah Webster, again: " . . . and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence." George Washington, General of the Revolutionary Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, First President of the United States of America, Father of our nation, "Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society." Source: https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/history/misquoting-our-founding-fathers.html .

Our educational, political, social and legal policy makers have been casting off the restraints of religion since the 1960's. IMHO, Religion and morality are gradually fading as the essential pillars of our society. If the leftists have their way, the republic that the Founders gave us will disappear under a thick blanket of lies, deception and fear. #4: Biden and who else will be exposed? What the heck is going on in the Ukraine and Romania that is so terrifying to the uniparty???
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Reply 41 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/10/2019 5:53:45 PM (No. 203661)
Joe, if you're going to be a successful Grifter you need at least 10% KICKBACK...you only got .9% from the BILLION BUCKS you gave them! Joe is not just crooked, he's STUPID!
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Annie Xango 10/11/2019 12:27:49 AM (No. 203920)
the only thing I know about Romania..is...I knew 3 people from there 2 men and 1 woman..they were all..crooks and grifters..they would lie when the truth would do better..
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With its spouting geysers, majestic mountains, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and panoramic views, Yellowstone National Park has the undeniable power to uplift. But it also has an unparalleled potential to destroy. Concealed beneath the park rests the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano in North America. Each year, millions of visitors trek over a massive magma chamber that, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), stretches from 5 km to 17 km beneath the surface and is about 90 km long and about 40 km wide. A little deeper rests another chamber that's 4.5 times larger. The Yellowstone supervolcano has unleashed three cataclysmic eruptions in the past 2.1 million years;
Dismaying Dumbed-down Discourse 27 replies
Posted by drive 10/10/2019 5:28:37 AM Post Reply
Who knew there were so many ignorant people in the world? In 2006, I watched a comedy called Idiocracy about our country becoming so dumb thanks to cultural influences that a man with average intelligence is regarded as a genius after awakening from an induced hibernation for 5 centuries. This past month looking at the worldwide Children Climate Crusade protests, I fear that film is coming into reality. All around the world, thousands of indoctrinated and misguided children of the corn skipped school to carry signs warning about the danger of weather,
Lusher High School principal declines
free donation of Chick-fil-A for
teachers, provides alternative
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Posted by Ribicon 10/11/2019 1:41:38 PM Post Reply
New Orleans—A Lusher Charter school has declined a donation of free lunches from Chick-Fil-A for teachers. According to Steven Corbett, the principal of Lusher Charter High School, the school declined the free lunches out of empathy for the LGBTQ community. The lunches were provided by the Louisiana College Football Foundation to support teachers. Corbett sent an email to staff explaining the decision and said the teachers would be provided another free lunch. "Anytime an organization is anti-LGBTQ, and has efforts to infringe upon their rights, we thought it was important to support and stand up for their community
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