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Hunter Biden Agreed to $10Million-Per-Year Deal to Spread Chinese Influence

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There are plenty of different traits that we look for in our public servants:  They should be hard-working.  They should be even-keeled.  They should be incorruptible.  And, perhaps most of all, they shouldn’t be aligning themselves with foreign interests while working for the American people.

This last bit has always been of the utmost importance, particularly in this modern era in which we’ve allowed all manner of get-rich-quick schemes to infiltrate our political landscape.

The latest troubling news from the world of international wealth corrupting American democracy comes to us, unsurprisingly, from the orbit of the President’s son, Hunter Biden.

A damning new report claims that Hunter Biden helped expand Chinese influence in America in a $10 million a year agreement and an $80,000 diamond.

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In her new book, Laptop from Hell, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, describes Hunter Biden’s business dealings with a Chinese-linked energy consortium, called CEFC.

Based on hundreds of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop which he left in a Delaware repair shop in April 2019, and transcripts of messages from WhatsApp, she claims that the Biden family offered their services to CEFC to help expand its business around the world.

And, of course, the Clintons were involved:

Devine writes in her new book, out Tuesday, that Ye Jianming, the chairman of CEFC China Energy, was tasked with expanding the Chinese energy consortium’s influence around the world, and James Gillar, a former SAS officer, recommended he link up with the Biden family.

Gillar reportedly connected Ye with Hunter Biden through Rob Walker, a former Clinton administration official, whose wife, Betsy Massey Walker, had been Jill Biden’s assistant when she was second lady.

Laptop From Hell is expected to hit bookshelves on Tuesday.

There are plenty of different traits that we look for in our public servants:  They should be hard-working.  They should be even-keeled.  They should be incorruptible.  And, perhaps most of all, they shouldn’t be aligning themselves with foreign interests while working for the American people. This last bit has always been of the utmost importance, particularly in this modern era in which we’ve allowed all manner of get-rich-quick schemes to infiltrate our political landscape. The latest troubling news from the world of international wealth corrupting American democracy comes to us, unsurprisingly, from the orbit of the President’s son, Hunter Biden. A damning new report claims that Hunter Biden helped expand Chinese influence in America in a $10 million a year agreement and an $80,000 diamond. In her new book, Laptop from Hell, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, describes Hunter Biden’s business dealings with a Chinese-linked energy consortium, called CEFC. Based on hundreds of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop which he left in a Delaware repair shop in April 2019, and transcripts of messages from WhatsApp, she claims that the Biden family offered their services to CEFC to help expand its business around the world. And, of course, the Clintons were involved: Devine writes in her new book, out Tuesday, that Ye Jianming, the chairman of CEFC China Energy, was tasked with expanding the Chinese energy consortium’s influence around the world, and James Gillar, a former SAS officer, recommended he link up with the Biden family. Gillar reportedly connected Ye with Hunter Biden through Rob Walker, a former Clinton administration official, whose wife, Betsy Massey Walker, had been Jill Biden’s assistant when she was second lady. Laptop From Hell is expected to hit bookshelves on Tuesday.

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Democratic Polling Reveals Top Two 2024 Candidates if Biden Opts Out

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Oddly, and almost inexplicably, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki asserted that Joe Biden, one of the least-popular presidents in modern history, is already set on running for reelection in 2024.  This, despite that fact that Biden’s polling numbers are abjectly horrible and the Democratic Party’s most enthusiastic demographics are far from thrilled bout the idea voting for such an ineffective Commander in Chief again.

And let’s not forget that we’re only 10-or-so months into Biden’s first term; there is still plenty of time for things to get worse for the man who was reluctant to run in the first place.

Should Biden actually read the writing on the wall, however, there are two candidates that the Democrats do actually seem enthused about in 2024.

Vice President Kamala Harris is the top choice for Democrats if President Biden chooses not to run again in 2024, according to a new poll.

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The vice president received support from 13% of respondents in The Hill/HarrisX poll despite her historically low approval ratings, according to The Hill.

Former first lady Michelle Obama came in second with backing of 10%.

Receiving support below 10% were a handful of former 2020 hopefuls, including Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker; billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; businessman Andrew Yang; and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Michelle Obama was resolute in her decision not to run in 2020, and Kamala Harris’ first few months in office as the Vice President have been less than promising.

There is some buzz about Pete Buttigieg possibly running in 2024, (or 2028), but there’s no telling if the current Transportation Secretary has given any thought to the Oval Office as of yet.

Oddly, and almost inexplicably, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki asserted that Joe Biden, one of the least-popular presidents in modern history, is already set on running for reelection in 2024.  This, despite that fact that Biden’s polling numbers are abjectly horrible and the Democratic Party’s most enthusiastic demographics are far from thrilled bout the idea voting for such an ineffective Commander in Chief again. And let’s not forget that we’re only 10-or-so months into Biden’s first term; there is still plenty of time for things to get worse for the man who was reluctant to run in the first place. Should Biden actually read the writing on the wall, however, there are two candidates that the Democrats do actually seem enthused about in 2024. Vice President Kamala Harris is the top choice for Democrats if President Biden chooses not to run again in 2024, according to a new poll. The vice president received support from 13% of respondents in The Hill/HarrisX poll despite her historically low approval ratings, according to The Hill. Former first lady Michelle Obama came in second with backing of 10%. Receiving support below 10% were a handful of former 2020 hopefuls, including Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker; billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; businessman Andrew Yang; and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Michelle Obama was resolute in her decision not to run in 2020, and Kamala Harris’ first few months in office as the Vice President have been less than promising. There is some buzz about Pete Buttigieg possibly running in 2024, (or 2028), but there’s no telling if the current Transportation Secretary has given any thought to the Oval Office as of yet.

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