Senate Probes Biden-Linked, Chinese Military-Boosting Tech Sale Grassley Compares to Uranium One

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By Haris Alic

The Senate Finance Committee is probing the Obama administration’s 2015 decision to approve the sale of a U.S. company with insight into “military applications” to the Chinese government and an investment firm run by former Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son, Hunter Biden.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the committee’s chairman, sent a letter to the Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Thursday requesting documents relating to the sale of Henniges, a Michigan-based automotive company, to Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). The latter was formed in 2013 by a merger between a subsidiary of the Bank of China and Rosemont Seneca, a firm started by Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz, the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry.

Since AVIC was a subsidiary of the Chinese government and Henniges, the producer of “dual-use” anti-vibration technology with military application, the deal required approval from the Obama administration’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The panel — made up of representatives from 16 different federal bodies, including the departments of State, Treasury, and Defense — is required to review any transaction that could lead to a foreign person gaining control of an American business.

In question is whether CIFUS was influenced by Obama administration officials, most notedly Joe Biden and John Kerry, who had an interest in seeing the deal move forward.

“The direct involvement of Mr. Hunter Biden and Mr. Heinz in the acquisition of Henniges by the Chinese government creates a potential conflict of interest,” Grassley wrote.

The senator noted in his letter that AVIC’s bid for Henniges should have immediately set off alarm bells in the Obama White House. In 2007, AVIC “reportedly involved in stealing sensitive data regarding the Joint Strike Fighter program,” which it later “reportedly incorporated … into China’s J-20 and J‑31 aircraft.”

Even more troubling, however, is that bid was facilitated at the same time China was staking out a more adversarial role in global affairs. At the time, Beijing was suspected of undermining U.S. cybersecurity by underwriting hackers stealing governmental data. There was also simmering tension over disputes in the South China Sea.

Despite the threat to national security, the $600 million deal was approved by CIFUS, with AVIC purchasing 51 percent of the company and BHR taking ownership of the other 49 percent. Upon purchase, an industry newsletter stated the deal was the “biggest Chinese investment into US automotive manufacturing assets to date.”

In his letter to Mnuchin, Grassley compared the deal to the Uranium One scandal, which arose when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved the sale of a Canadian mining company to Rosatom, the state-owned Russian nuclear energy conglomerate. It later emerged that both investors in the company and Russian energy officials had donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation.

“As with the Uranium One transaction, there is cause for concern that potential conflicts of interest could have influenced CFIUS’ approval of the Henniges transaction,” Grassley wrote. “Accordingly, Congress and the public must fully understand the decision-making process that led to the Henniges approval and the extent to which CFIUS fully considered the transaction’s national security risks.”

This is not the first time that Hunter Biden’s ties to China have caused grief for his father’s political career. As Peter Schweizer, a senior contributor at Breitbart News, revealed in his bestselling book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Hunter Biden signed the $1.5 billion deal creating BHR in 2013 only ten days after visiting China aboard Air Force Two with his father.

Project Veritas’ Google Whistle-Blower Reveals Identity and Urges Others to Join Him: ‘Come and Tell the World’

Zachary Vorhies is the new Edward Snowden.

By Shane Trejo

The courageous whistle-blower who leaked out information to Project Veritas in June showing how Google was manipulating its algorithms for the purposes of extreme Draconian censorship against conservatives has revealed himself as Zachary Vorheis.

A treasure trove of leaked Google internal documents are now available to view on the Project Veritas website with tabs on censorship, politics, fake news, hiring practices, leadership training, machine learning fairness, partisanship, psychological research, misc and video, and everything.zip.

Some of the leaked documents indicate that Google acts as a partisan publisher rather than a neutral platform, which may nullify their protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.

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Another leaked document shows how Google has prepared their Big Brother censorship policies and defended them with politically correct neologisms.

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Google has also been exposed for their manipulation efforts during the 2016 presidential election, attempting in futility to make sure Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump.

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Another document shows a massive list of websites that are blacklisted by Google, most of which are conservative-leaning in their focus:

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Google has also been exposed for using a bizarre analogy regarding “coffee beans” to describe their diversity policies in hiring, a fact that they wanted to keep hidden from the public.

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Vorheis is already under attack by the liberal media, desperate to defame the whistle-blower in the hopes that it will take the public’s eyes off the leaked documents showing Google’s deceptive and unethical practices.

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Veritas founder James O’Keefe took the fake news hacks to task in a tweet defending the veracity of his work and the unassailable nature of the document leak:

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Regardless of the desperate spin attempts by those in Google’s pocket, the documents leaked by whistle-blower Vorheis – at great risk to his personal safety – provide all the ammo President Donald Trump needs to bring the hammer down on Big Tech before they can manipulate the results of the elections in 2020.

Media: Forget Mueller, the SDNY will get Trump | SUPERcuts! #700

Published on Jul 22, 2019

John Shine
I just watched 2:21 seconds of the dumbest people not only in America, but possibly on this planet. I’ve never seen so much hate directed toward one man because he beat their loving clinton crime family leader killary rotten. Donald J. Trump the terminator of the clinton crime machine. TRUMP 2020 KEEPING AMERICA GREAT and CRIME FREE FROM THE CLINTON’S.

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B H
Do they call, email or text to get the word/phrase of the day? They’re like parrots! Imagine what would turn up if investigations were done to the Clintons, Bush and O’Bama?

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Panch0Pist0las
So now any politician or business men can be investigated for the last 30 years? Good luck to all of them

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These opinionated journalists dreams have become their nightmares and have not realized this is their made up fantasy that isn’t true.

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Teresa Angelena
Blah blah blah, lies lies lies . Lie often and continuously : His primary rules were:: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it. Adolph Hitler

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Brexit WTO
They’ve moved on to Epstein now. Hopefully their remaining audience will wake up and move on, too.

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Kekistani Caliphate
There’s too many Americans awake now- Globalism must be stopped or we’ll pay more than 4.8 billion tax dollars funding Southern border economic migrants

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Shah Mash
Deep State activated their media assets to feed disinformation to the public. Trump summed it up perfect, “FAKE NEWS.”
Elton Ron
A noisesome pestilence of manufactured outrage! There will be a day of reckoning.
SamBo
Always, the LEFTIST MEDIA taking few words from an entire conversation and then spinning it to push HATE to their listeners that do not realize they are drugged with the messaging created by these political hacks. Adolf Hitler said: “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer do not think!” and “Hate is more lasting than dislike!” https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/adolf_hitler Marketing 101……REPEAT, REPEAT, and REPEAT to divide us and create hate. “The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. ” Adolf Hitler.

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Russian trolls are coming! Obama staffer issues warning amid dispute within Democrtic party

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With sniping and infighting rocking the Democratic Party, former White House staffer Ben Rhodes has warned the left to be on the lookout for those ever-present “Russian trolls,” drawing ridicule.

“Have no doubt that Russian trolls will work to exploit the divisions opening up in the Democratic coalition,” Rhodes tweeted. “Let’s debate and respect our differences without losing sight of our common objectives” – with voting President Donald Trump out of office presumably among those objectives.

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Rhodes’ warning to Democrats comes at a tumultuous time for the party. With a group of newly-elected lawmakers breaking ranks with the party establishment on immigration law, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been biting in her criticism of the progressive upstarts on the party’s left-most wing.

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez –among those who clashes most often with Pelosi– has responded to the 79-year old speaker’s criticism by accusing her of targeting “newly elected women of color,” while a top aide to Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to accuse a moderate Native American congresswoman of voting to “enable a racist system,”triggering counter accusations of racism from the party.

Add another racism spat between the Justice Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus and it becomes clear that the Democratic Party is perfectly capable of tearing itself apart without any Russian help.

Rhodes was mocked by commenters. “Have no doubt that Obama/Clinton trolls will work to exploit Russiagate to dismiss or minimize divisions in the Democratic coalition, as they have since 2016. Let’s debate our differences without falling victim to this habit of blaming a Russian bogeyman for our own issues,”tweeted journalist Aaron Mate, whose reporting on the American media’s ‘Russiagate’ fixation earned him an Izzy Award earlier this year.

“You have to question the basic intellectual ability of anyone who still thinks that mythical Russian trolls are behind all political schisms in America,” replied radio host Patrick Henningsen.

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“Russia paranoia has been used from the beginning to stigmatize deviations from establishment consensus and neutralize dissent,”wrote commenter Michael Tracey. That will no doubt continue.”

Indeed, Russian trolls have been accused of fanning the flames of division and dissent in the US since election season 2016. Using internet memes and gifs, trolls connected with the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) supposedly tipped the election in favor of Trump, and continue to exploit social and racial divisions in America for the Kremlin’s benefit.

Except that argument is all but dead. Despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s assertion that these trolls engaged in “sweeping and systemic” meddling in the election, a federal judge revealed last week that Mueller’s charges against the IRA failed to link the “troll farm” to the Russian government.

Jeffrey Epstein’s Depraved Artwork is Eerily Reminiscent of the Podesta Bros’ Collection

Could these individuals with deep connections into Democratic politics have something in common?

By Shane Trejo

Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion, which used to be a K-12 school for children, contained a great deal of peculiar artwork that give a glimpse into the mindset of this convicted sexual criminal.

The Democratic-affiliated predator had a mural of a prison yard with himself at the center of it in his home, perhaps realizing that he would someday be held accountable for his life of reprehensible behavior.

Other bizarre works of art contained in the Epstein mansion included dozens of prosthetic eyeballs decorating his hallway, a life-sized doll hanging from a chandelier as if it was being tortured, and a large display with nude figurines on a human chess board.

Epstein’s mansion cost a whopping $56 million, but it was essentially gifted to him by billionaire retail magnate Leslie Wexner, a long-time associate of Epstein’s.

Authorities reportedly found child pornography in his house after they raided it. God only knows how many atrocities were committed inside Epstein’s seven-story townhouse on 9 E. 71st St.

Similarly depraved, sexual imagery has been showcased in the home and office of brothers John and Tony Podesta, long-time Clinton associates who were found at the center of conspiracy theories after leaked Democratic Party emailswere published by WikiLeaks in 2016.

John Podesta had an image depicting cannibalism hung in his office while he worked the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in 2016. He used to quip to shocked observers who asked about the morbid painting depicting two men feasting on another that “it’s better to be the guy with the fork than the guy on the table.”

Tony Podesta’s home is filled with even more bizarre artwork. Certain images include depictions of women without heads, a nude woman soaked in blood, a blasphemous nude painting of Jesus Christ, and a young boy who looks as if he was rendered by a sewing machine.

The most creepy piece of artwork is a statue in the likeness of tortured victim of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer which hangs from the ceiling of Tony Podesta’s home. Similar to Epstein’s life-sized doll hanging from a chandelier, it shows a reverence for human suffering that is seemingly commonplace among the liberal elite.

Independent journalist Ben Swann investigated the revelations found in the leaked e-mails related to John and Tony Podesta when the conspiracy theories were at their peak.

With Epstein’s apprehension, the notion of elite pedophile rings are once again on the minds of many Americans. Until the thousands of civil court documents are released and the explosive proof is disclosed by federal investigators, speculation will continue to run rampant about what these Democrats are really doing behind closed doors.

WATCH: Democrat Rep. Fudge Reads Letter Attacking Trump Supporters, Christians During Floor Speech

By RYAN SAAVEDRA

Democrat Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH) read a letter from one of her constituents disparaging supporters of President Donald Trump and evangelical Christians on Tuesday during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.

“It is glaringly apparent that many who support the president’s administration are either racists, steeped in religious beliefs, ignorant, or as my mother used to say, just plain dumb,” Fudge said as she read the letter on the House floor. “I believe the crooked ascension of Trump to the Oval Office is a gauge that measures the declining patriotic and moral values of the many citizens of America as well as being the revelation of the hidden bigotry, judgmental attitudes that yet exist in many of those who call themselves evangelicals.”

“I believe that I can safely assume that the United States is no longer a democracy,” Fudge continued reading.

Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) told Fudge after she read the letter: “Remarks and debate may not engage in personalities towards the president, including by repeating remarks made elsewhere that would be improper if spoken in the member’s own words.”

The Trump campaign responded to Fudge’s reading of the letter in a tweet, reading: “Democrats didn’t learn their lesson from Hillary’s huge loss. They are still insulting millions of Americans, this time from the floor of the House of Representatives. It seems all Democrats are offering the country is more hate and hoaxes!”

PLOT TWIST: Christopher Steele Will Meet With U.S. Officials, Report Says

By Hank Berrien

According to The Sunday Times, former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who was responsible for the infamous Trump “golden showers” dossier, will meet with U.S. investigators in London to speak of his relationship with the FBI.

Steele has been adamantly refusing to meet with U.S. intelligence officials; the House Intelligence Committee, which was examining the origins of the dossier when it was under Republican control last year, requested for him to meet with them, but he would not. In the Senate, Senate Intelligence Chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has been trying for two years to interview Steele; that has not eventuated.

The Hill reported:

Republicans have long alleged it was Steele’s dossier that improperly led to an FBI inquiry, which ultimately morphed into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is investigating aspects of the Mueller probe, including whether officials abused their power when they ordered surveillance of a former campaign aide partially based on information from Steele’s dossier.

CBS News reported in February that the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation was a three-pronged effort: to review the intelligence buttressing an estimate of Russia’s actions during the 2016 election; to examine the “active measures,” including cyber activities, Russia used, and to look into possible links between Moscow and the campaigns.

CBS News continued:

One key witness whom the committee had been unsuccessful in engaging, Burr said, was Christopher Steele … Last February, the former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, sent a letter to a Washington-based lawyer acting as an intermediary for Steele asking whether Steele may have been indirectly on the payroll of Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to Putin. The implicit suggestion of Grassley’s inquiry was that the dossier contained purposeful misinformation intended to help Russia. It is not a view, or a suspicion, that Democrats share. Burr would only say that Steele remained of interest, but out of reach.

Burr added, “We’ve made multiple attempts,” to get an answer from Steele.

The New York Times explained, “Fusion GPS was hired on behalf of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign and the D.N.C. by their law firm, Perkins Coie, to compile research about Mr. Trump, his businesses and associates — including possible connections with Russia. It was at that point that Fusion GPS hired Mr. Steele, who has deep sourcing in Russia, to gather information.”

The Daily Mail reported that the investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller included references to the Steele dossier:

“Comey’s briefing included the Steele reporting’s unverified allegation that the Russians had compromising tapes of the President involving conduct when he was a private citizen during a 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe Pageant,” according to the report. “During the 2016 presidential campaign, a similar claim may have reached candidate Trump. On October 30, 2016, Michael Cohen received a text from Russian businessman Giorgi Rtskhiladze that said, ‘Stopped flow of tapes from Russia but not sure if there’s anything else. Just so you know… .’ … Rtskhiladze said ‘tapes’ referred to compromising tapes of Trump rumored to be held by persons associated with the Russian real estate conglomerate Crocus Group, which had helped host the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant in Russia. … Cohen said he spoke to Trump about the issue after receiving the texts from Rtskhiladze. … Rtskhiladze said he was told the tapes were fake, but he did not communicate that to Cohen,” according to the report.

Sanders Mega-Donor Advocated for Southern Secession to Rid Country of ‘Dumb’ People

Jane O'Meara Sanders, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center left, stands with actor Danny Glover during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

By Haris Alic

A major donor who introduced 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at his first 2020 “grassroots fund-raiser” previously advocated for the South to secede so it could stop “dumbing down national politics.”

On Saturday, Sanders’s presidential campaign hosted a star-studded event in San Francisco, which it billed as “grassroots fundraiser and friendraiser.” Tickets for attendance started at $27 and went up to $2,800, the maximum contribution allowed by the Federal Election Commission.

Although the event drew attention with its high-profile speakers, including actor Danny Glover and activist Cornel West, the man who introduced Sanders, Guy Saperstein, received little notice. In its coverage of the fundraiser, The New York Times described Saperstein as a “retired civil rights lawyer” and wealthy “political contributor,” who was out of place given Sanders’ broadsides against big money in politics.

What the Times failed to mention is that Saperstein, a former president of the Sierra Club, has a long and somewhat controversial history in Democratic politics.

As previously reported by the Washington Free Beacon, Saperstein in 2014 was a member of a private Google group consisting of “progressive organizers, reporters, and campaign apparatchiks.” As a member of that group, Saperstein openly discussed his support for Southern secession.

“For more than 100 years, the South has been dumbing down national politics, tilting the country in a conservative direction, supporting militarism, all while demanding huge financial subsidies from blue states,” Guy Saperstein wrote in emails to other members. “It would be 100% fine with me if the South was a separate nation, pursuing its own priorities and destiny.”

When the emails were leaked to Media Trackers, a now defunct Wisconsin conservative news outlet, Saperstein doubled down on his stance.

“Secession would be a gradual process, giving any blacks who felt threatened time to relocate,” he told Media Trackers at the time.

It is unclear if Sanders knew about Saperstein’s prior remarks. The senator’s campaign did not return requests for comment.

The issue, however, underscores a potential vulnerability for the self-described Democratic socialist from Vermont. During his 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders failed to gain traction in the South. Sanders lost every single state in the region to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the eventual nominee. In some states like South Carolina, where African-American voters make up a large portion of the Democratic electorate, Sanders was defeated by landslide margins.

Saperstein is also a former member of the Democracy Alliance, the secretive group of liberal billionaires—which also includes Tom Steyer and George Soros—that funds Democratic campaigns and causes across the country.

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