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Whistleblower Worked with Joe Biden at the White House

According to the Washington Examiner:

The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistleblower had a “professional” tie is Joe Biden, according to intelligence officers and former White House officials.

Lawyers for the whistleblower said he had worked only “in the executive branch.” The Washington Examiner has established that he is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left. On Sept. 26, the New York Times reported that he was a CIA officer. On Oct. 4, the newspaper added that he “was detailed to the National Security Council at one point.”

Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community’s inspector general, told members of Congress that the whistleblower had a “professional tie” to a 2020 Democratic candidate. He had written earlier that while the whistleblower’s complaint was credible, he had shown “some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate.”

A retired CIA officer told the Washington Examiner, “From everything we know about the whistleblower and his work in the executive branch then, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been working with Biden when he was vice president.”

As an experienced CIA official on the NSC with the deep knowledge of Ukraine that he demonstrated in his complaint, it is probable that the whistleblower briefed Biden and likely that he accompanied him on Air Force Two during at least one of the six visits the 2020 candidate made to the country.

A former Trump administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, said Biden’s work on foreign affairs brought him into close proximity with the whistleblower either at the CIA or when he was detailed to the White House. 

“This person, after working with Biden, may feel defensive towards him because he feels [Biden] is being falsely attacked. Maybe he is even talking to Biden’s staff,” the former official said. “Maybe it is innocent, maybe not.”

See No Evil, Hear No Evil: Biden Says He didn’t want to Know What Hunter Was Up to

So, because he does not want to get in trouble, Joe Biden admits, he failed to even ask his son Hunter about the legitimacy of his dealings in Ukraine, even as the elder Biden was supposedly trying to root out corruption.

As long as he didn’t know, it was fine. Despite the obvious appearance of a conflict. And despite that Biden must know it’s impossible to do business in Ukraine without running into someone who is a crook.

Trump Says China Should Investigate Biden and His Son Hunter

Talk about doubling down.

From remarks today to reporters at the White House:

Well, I would think that, if they were honest about it, they’d start a major investigation into the Bidens. It’s a very simple answer. They should investigate the Bidens because how does a company that’s newly formed and all these companies, if you look at — and by the way, likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens.

Because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine. So I would say that President Zelensky, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens. Because nobody has any doubt that they weren’t crooked. That was a crooked deal 100%. He had no knowledge of energy, didn’t know the first thing about it, all of the sudden he’s getting $50,000 a month plus a lot of other things. Nobody has any doubt.

Wall Street would Oppose Warren if Biden Sinks

There are two silver linings to Trump to being impeached.

One is that it will energize his base, which doesn’t like the result of elections they won being overturned, which the Democratic have been trying to do for three years.

The second is that, given the focus on the Bidens’ nefarious activities in Ukraine, the scandal will put the nail in Joe’s political coffin and ensure Elizabeth Warren is the likely nominee.

This process was already in play, given Biden’s deteriorating mental state. But the Ukraine stuff, which is obviously corrupt, will finish him off.

And Warren is unelectable. I simply do not believe the American people are going to put such a leftist in office.

Meantime, Democratic money will dry up on Wall Street. Hollywood with make up for some of that. But it’s still quite damaging.

According to CNBC:

Democratic donors on Wall Street and in big business are preparing to sit out the presidential campaign fundraising cycle — or even back President Donald Trump — if Sen. Elizabeth Warren wins the party’s nomination.

In recent weeks, CNBC spoke to several high-dollar Democratic donors and fundraisers in the business community and found that this opinion was becoming widely shared as Warren, an outspoken critic of big banks and corporations, gains momentum against Joe Biden in the 2020 race.

“You’re in a box because you’re a Democrat and you’re thinking, ‘I want to help the party, but she’s going to hurt me, so I’m going to help President Trump,’” said a senior private equity executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity in fear of retribution by party leaders. The executive said this Wednesday, a day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would begin a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.

WSJ: Trump Repeatedly Urged Ukraine to Probe Biden but Offered No Quid-Pro-Quo

All the speculation that President Trump offered military aid to the Ukrainians to investigate Joe Biden, down the drain.

But asking foreign governments to investigate your political opponents is egregious. Not sure if it’s illegal, but it is the wrong thing to do.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter.

“He told him that he should work with [Mr. Giuliani] on Biden, and that people in Washington wanted to know” whether allegations were true or not, one of the people said. Mr. Trump didn’t mention a provision of foreign aid to Ukraine on the call, said this person, who didn’t believe Mr. Trump offered the Ukrainian president any quid-pro-quo for his cooperation on any investigation.

Mr. Giuliani in June and August met with top Ukrainian officials about the prospect of an investigation, he said in an interview. The Trump lawyer has suggested Mr. Biden as vice president worked to shield from investigation a Ukrainian gas company with ties to his son, Hunter Biden. A Ukrainian official earlier this year said he had no evidence of wrongdoing by Mr. Biden or his son

Biden Had a Facelift Since Leaving Office – and Not a Good One

Viewers warning: Photos include possible beard growing on Biden’s ear, where his skin was pull back to.

It’s pretty clear Joe Biden is not going to make his plastic surgeon the surgeon general. The guy probably has a background as a butcher.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The scars on the sides of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden’s face are the result of a facelift carried out before he launched his 2020 presidential campaign, according to leading cosmetic surgeons.

Up close, large vertical scars beginning at the top of the outside of his ear canal to roughly a half inch below the lobe can be seen on both sides of the former vice president’s face. Separate horizontal scars stretch from behind his ear to his upper neck.

Those scars, according to cosmetic surgeons who reviewed photographs of Biden, are the consequence of a rhytidectomy — more commonly referred to as a facelift. In the procedure, the surgeons said, incisions were made next to Biden’s ears and behind his skull, removing excess skin and creating a tightened complexion.

“Oh he’s had a facelift, there’s no question,” said leading New York-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Arthur Perry, who is also an associate adjunct professor at Columbia Medical School.

He described the size of Biden’s incisions as “incredible” and “fairly recent.” He said: “The scars come too far from his ear. This is very hard to correct.”

Biden Lies About Support for Iraq War

Joe Biden claims he wasn’t for the Iraq War before he was against it, to paraphrase John Kerry.

But in fact, he was. Yet what he actually did was support the war before turning against it when the going got rough.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Joe Biden has given a false account of when he turned against the Iraq War and cited details of a conversation with George W. Bush in 2003 that the former president’s aides and his current spokesman dismiss as wholly untrue.

Biden, the 2020 front-runner, said in the second Democratic presidential debate: “From the moment ‘shock and awe’ started, I was opposed to the effort and outspoken as much as anyone at all in the Congress and administration.”

He amplified the claim this week, adding vivid detail about what he claims Bush told him beforehand.

“He looked me in the eye in the Oval Office,” he told NPR this week, referring to 2002, when he was Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman. “He said he needed the vote to be able to get inspectors into Iraq to determine whether or not Saddam Hussein was engaged in dealing with a nuclear program. He got them in and before you know it, we had ‘shock and awe.’ Immediately, that moment it started, I came out against the war at that moment.”

A spokesman for Bush says Biden’s memory of his White House meetings was “flat wrong.”

But Biden continued to publicly back military action in Iraq for many months after the March 2003, U.S.-led invasion. In a July 2003 Senate floor speech, Biden, by ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stood squarely behind the invasion.

“I personally think this job is doable, or I wouldn’t have voted for us going into Iraq in the first place. I think it is doable,” Biden . “And I voted to go into Iraq and I’d vote to do it again.”

Biden: “Details Are Irrelevant In Terms Of Decision Making”

This was said in response to him conflating about five stories in trying to relate a tale about a medal he gave a service member.

Imagine if President Trump had said such a thing.

“That has nothing to do with judgment of whether or not you send troops to war, the judgment of whether you bring someone home, the judgment of whether you decide on a health-care policy,” Biden told the NPR Politics Podcast and Iowa Public Radio

“It’s like saying, ‘I had this very bright reporter, and I think her eyes were blue,’” he said. “What difference would it make about whether you were a bright reporter? Your eyes are brown. It’s irrelevant, and you know it.”