"the moment I said I would come to congress they all ran for the hills"
Philanthropist Liz Hirsh Naftali Talks About New Political Podcast, Advocacy For Her Great Niece And Other Hamas-Held Hostages And Why There Is “Nothing There” In GOP Hunter Biden Queries
#News #Podcast #Politics #ElizabethHirshNaftali #Hamas #HunterBiden #Israel #IsraelHamasconflict #JamesComer #JoeBiden #LizHirshNaftali
This is #Comer's most absurd #allegation yet. #HunterBiden borrowed a little over $4000 from his dad to buy a #truck when his credit was bad. He repaid the #loan with three $1,380 payments from one of his business accounts.
Comer claims this wasn't a loan, but actually payment for #Chinese #influencePeddling. What sort of big influence peddling operation does he believe took place for $4000? Oh, and #Biden wasn't even in elected office at the time, so... 🤷♂️
#JamesComer lies his ass off yet again
🤦🏻♀️ Omfg the stupid burns.
Via Brad Moss:
These were reimbursements to #Biden for car payments on truck that Biden has paid while Hunter changed career paths.
Big ol’ swing and a miss
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BREAKING: Joe Biden received direct monthly payments beginning in 2018 from #HunterBiden's LLC Owasco PC, which received millions of dollars of CCP linked payments, according to redacted bank records released today by GOPoversight. #GOPfail
#Time is a nebulous, abstract phenomenon in the minds of the #Republicans. #Trump is worried about WWII. #Obama is still the #president. And now, the #Biden #WhiteHouse suppressed the #HunterBiden #laptop story when Trump was still in office. But somehow it's Biden who's #senile? It's Biden who lacks the #cognitive function to lead?
House #Republicans released more of #HunterBiden’s bank records on Monday, claiming they showed illicit payments to his father, #JoeBiden. In reality, the documents likely showed repayments for a truck.
Republicans have claimed for months that #Biden has benefited from his son’s foreign business dealings, but they have yet to produce any actual evidence of wrongdoing by the president. Monday’s revelation appeared to be yet another major miss.
12-1-23 Nicole Sandler Show – Emptywheel Fridays
The best way to end the week is with an @emptywheel news wrap up.
Today, George Santos is finally gone, Matty Dick Pics is back in the news, and the world is basically fubar. Marcy Wheeler explains it all....'
#NicolesBlog #emptywheel #GeorgeSantos #HunterBiden #MarcyWheeler #Trump
Lies in their own House; OK
Truth in the house. NO
Got it #GOP
“Let me get this straight, after wailing and moaning for ten months about Hunter Biden and alluding to some vast unproven conspiracy, after sending Hunter Biden a subpoena to appear and testify, Chairman Comer and the Oversight Republicans now reject his offer to appear before the full Committee and the eyes of the world and to answer any questions they pose?
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/house-republicans-reject-hunter-biden-testify-publicly-1234900395/ #HunterBiden #OversightCommittee #Republicans
James Comer Seems to Forget He Said Hunter Biden Could ‘Choose’ Public Hearing - While Comer rejected Hunter Biden’s offer to publicly testify, last month he declared it Biden’s choice to testify in public or private.
*Inside the House GOP's plans to open an impeachment inquiry*
#USPolitics #Politics #House #HouseGOP #MAGA #BidenImpeachment #HunterBiden
#Senate #Schumer #AntiSemitism #Border #AlejandroMayorkas #MayorkasImpeachment #LisaMcClain #AntiEnvironmentalism #EPA #EVs #UN #Hamas
*Ex-DC Chief Judge Warns Of Creeping Authoritarianism*
#USPolitics #Politics #January6 #MarALago #Documents #JudgeBerylHowell #Authoritarianism #TrumpIndicted #Pence #Smartmatic #Georgia #RICO #PleaDeals #HouseGOP #MAGA #BidenImpeachment #HunterBiden #JamesComer #GeorgeSanto #Vermont #PalestinianLivesMatter #India #Assassination #PopeFrancis #COVID #USLifeExpectancy #LizCheney
“Let me get this straight; After wailing and moaning for ten months about #HunterBiden and alluding to some vast unproven family #conspiracy, after sending Hunter Biden a #subpoena to appear and #testify, Chairman #JamesComer and the #Oversight Republicans now reject his offer to appear before the full #Committee and the eyes of the world and to answer any questions that they pose?”
What the Republicans fear most is sunlight and the truth.
#JamesComer , who *represents* Western #Kentucky , will not let #HunterBiden testify to Comer’s House Committee on the ‘Weaponization of Government’ because, get this, he thinks closed-door sessions are a better way to conduct tax-payer-funded investigations! 😂 👉 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fox-news-hunter-biden_n_65671cc2e4b028b0f3ce8906
Republicans have been going on and on about #HunterBiden for far too long now.
The Republicans don't want that. What have they got to hide?
*Letters from an American*
#GeoPolitics #USPolitics #Politics #MiddleEast #Gaza #Israel #HumanitarianAid #HumanitarianCorridor #Election2024 #January6 #Pence #Trump #LizCheney #House #MAGA #HouseOversightCommittee #Comer #HunterBiden #JamieRaskin #Koch #NikkiHaley #ProBusiness #ChristianNationalism #History #Histodons
"Jamie Raskin Shreds James Comer
What is James Comer trying to hide?"
"In a new press release, Congressman Jamie Raskin torched House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer for rejecting Hunter Biden's request to testify publicly in front of the Committee."
Hunter Biden to Testify Publicly Before the Clown House Oversight Committee
After years of GQP nonsense regarding President Biden's son, Hunter Biden, Hunter has agreed to testify publicly before the 🤡 Clown House Oversight Committee 🤡 on Dec. 13. The Committee subpoenaed Hunter in November to test
#TheGQPClownHouse #ClownHouse #HouseOversightCommittee #HunterBiden #JamesComer
*The Election Is Rigged All Right … FOR Trump*
#USPolitics #Politics #Ephemera #Election2024 #MAGA #Georgia #RICO #HarrisonFloyd #Florida #Documents #JudgeCannon #Colorado #The14th #DisqualificationClause #Appeal #GOP #FarRightExtremism #WhiteChristianNationalism #AbortionRights #ReproductiveRights #HouseJudiciary #HunterBiden #BidenImpeachment #India #Assisination #HardeepSinghNijjar
This should be a much bigger story than it has been. Their #HunterBiden obsession did in fact begin with Russian disinfo, the central premise of Hunterghazi is nonsense and the suspicions surrounding the NYPost story were well founded.
The same guys who helped Trump's campaign investigate Hunter Biden were paid off by Russians, Ukrainian prosecutors allege
Hunter Biden Files Motion To Subpoena Donald Trump
Hunter Biden has officially filed a motion to subpoena Donald Trump, Bill Barr, Richard Donoghue, and Jeffrey Rosen. Barr, Donoghue, and Rosen are former Trump Department of Justice officials.
The motion is stunning. It argues that Biden should be permitted to issue subpoenas to Trump and his former officials as the investiga
"House Republicans continue to sniff and subpoena dick pics even as a government shut down grows closer. …
not only has Comer not found anything against the Bidens. He is using his charade against the Bidens to hide his own corruption and that of the Trump’s.
And meanwhile, as Comer continues to waste taxpayer dollars subpoenaing dick pics, Republicans still can’t fund government."
~ Marcy Wheeler
*Letters from an American*
#USPolitics #Politics #Election2023 #BlueWave #Democracy #AbortionRights #ReproductiveRights #Ohio #Virginia #Kentucky #MAGA #FarRightExtremism #Trump #SCOTUS #RoeVWade #Mississippi #HouseJudiciary #DavidWeiss #HunterBiden #BidenImpeachment #History #Histodons
The #Republican-controlled US #House Oversight Cmte said on Wed it has subpoenaed President Joe Biden's son, #HunterBiden, & brother, #JamesBiden, to appear for depositions, in an escalation of its #impeachment inquiry into the Democrat.
House #Republicans launched an impeachment inquiry in Sept, following months of probes that found nothing.
*Please, Please, It’s Too Much Winning. We Can’t Take It Any More*
#USPolitics #Politics #Election2023 #BlueWave #AbortionRights #ReproductiveRights #House #RashidaTlaib #Censure #Gaza #SCOTUS #DometicViolence #Guns #NY #NYAG #TrumpOrg #Ivanka #HouseJudiciary #BidenImpeachment #HunterBiden #DavidWeiss #EuclidSpaceTelescope
"But as one of the first acts under Speaker Johnson, he will respond to a terrorist attack by trying to help rich tax cheats. His plan pays for funding for Israel by cutting funding to the IRS by $14.3 billion, funding that more than pays for itself.
Johnson’s move to cut IRS funding comes weeks after the IRS made headlines for the amounts it is collecting from tax cheats who are far richer than Hunter Biden."
Marcy Wheeler points out that after hounding Hunter Biden about taxes for months, Mike Johnson's first move as Speaker is to coddle rich tax cheats. She writes
"Since January, it has been the unrelenting focus of the GOP House — including Mike Johnson — to demand higher penalties on Hunter Biden for not paying all his taxes."
And? #HunterBiden isn't an #elected official, nor does he work for the #government. He's a private citizen who happens to share a last name with the #President. If he committed a crime, prosecute him. You're not going to find a lot of people on the left who care about what happens to Hunter Biden, because it's completely and utterly irrelevant. The fact that he's the center of the right-wing universe is proof that they don't have any legitimate arguments.
Waffenbesitz-Anklage: Hunter Biden beteuert seine Unschuld
Hunter Biden soll Drogen konsumiert und illegal Waffen besessen haben. Vor Gericht erklärte er sich aber für "nicht schuldig". Ihm droht eine Gefängnisstrafe, seinem Vater negative Schlagzeilen im Wahlkampf.
“…there is no evidence that President Biden himself used his official perch to enrich his family, & a key witness testified last month that #HunterBiden was unable to influence his father’s actions or policy decisions — & that during their frequent communications, 'nothing of material' was ever discussed.”
#ICYMI: Keith Olbermann included an audio clip on his show yesterday POSTED BY T****'s OWN CAMPAIGN (and then quickly yanked) of the INDICTED former potus BUYING A GUN (while under criminal indictment... the SAME crime #HunterBiden is accused of.) https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao-enUp7fI72hIZ5Xg3CXW9Hd-PlRw?e=PftOHU
#HunterBiden filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against Rudy #Giuliani and his former attorney, claiming they caused “total annihilation” of his digital privacy and violated federal and state computer privacy laws through their alleged efforts to hack his devices.
So Trump’s admin was coordinating with a foreign agent to seek dirt on Hunter. We’re getting to game, set, and match on selective prosecution.
New revelations: 'Biden whistleblower', Israeli Gal Luft, was hiding in Turkey as early as 2020, during #Trump admin, was being pressured by Trump NSA O'brien to meet to discuss dirt on Hunter before Nov elections, even b4 laptop surfaced. #HunterBiden
From the archives | We're back on #HunterBiden discourse, so here's our previous analysis:
As Joan E. Greve reports, their lust to pin some crime, any crime, on Hunter Biden has placed Republicans in a pickle:
How to push so boldly against any laws restricting gun ownership while also pushing to have Hunter Biden charged for violating gun-control laws?
The circle is not easily squared.
But Republicans have never let a bit of hypocrisy and insincerity stop them before.
Hunter Biden will nach Anklage auf "nicht schuldig" plädieren
US-Präsidentensohn Hunter Biden will auf "nicht schuldig" plädieren, nachdem er wegen eines Waffenkaufs angeklagt worden war. Zuvor war ein Deal mit der Staatsanwaltschaft geplatzt.
Witness testimony disputes IRS whistleblower allegations in #HunterBiden probe as Republicans begin impeachment inquiry
House Republicans released testimony from IRS whistleblowers that contained details about the president's son's taxes.
"Hunter Biden sues IRS for breaching his privacy rights over tax affairs"
😕 I'm going to wait until I see something more substantial before deciding whether this is another performative lawsuit, or there is substance to it.
"What's a performative lawsuit?"
It is a lawsuit that has value just because you filed it, not because you have any chance of winning it.
(The rest of the peanut gallery should do well to follow my lead instead of jumping to conclusions.
Yeah... I know... I might as well try to herd cats.)
#HunterBiden sues the IRS, alleging agents illegally released his tax information
@brewsterkahle #propaganda works. always has. the far right multiverse of channels snd influencers spews out a million tons of a emotional agitprop a day. #crt #libraries #LBGTQ #transrights #immigration #hunterbiden etc etc etc. and crap filled #socialmedia platforms’ like #Facebook #YouTube #algorithms #meta injects people with the sh#t all day long. So yes it’s in #Canada.
It's going to be interesting watching the Republican reaction to Hunter Biden beating the gun charges by taking it to the Supreme Court. The rightwing court will find the law Hunter was charged under — barring users of illegal drugs from having firearms — as unconstitutional.
There's going to be some interesting cognitive dissonance going on. They want Hunter in jail and they want no gun laws. It'll be interesting to see how it blows their minds.
The Court of Appeal sided against the law in a case involving a Mississippi man who was convicted & sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm while being a marijuana user, & legal experts say it could come up in Biden's case.
The Court ruled that it was too broad when applied in this instance & tossed it out. 👀
#Biden's office put out a statement a few months ago saying there would be no #pardon for #HunterBiden. Nobody is talking about pardons... except #rightwing operatives and sensationalist #media. And no matter how many times it's shot down, they just keep bringing it up. These individuals and entities have an interest in fabricating controversy, and keeping the non-issue front and center in the minds of Americans. When you see shit like this, always question the #motives.
"Now that we know #Republicans believe purchasing a weapon while lying about having a criminal record is an unforgivable crime, I am ordering the #DoJ to go back and review all gun purchases over the last decade looking for others who likewise lied on their application when purchasing a gun."
“'Our history and tradition may support some limits on an intoxicated person’s right to carry a weapon, but it does not justify disarming a sober citizen based exclusively on his past drug usage,' the Fifth Circuit ruled back in August."
In short, America — MAGA above all — thinks ANYONE should have a "right" to a gun, regardless of his/her history of addiction or drunkenness.
Own petard, meet hoist.
"One ironic fact: There’s a case out of the conservative Fifth Circuit that has held the law in question here unconstitutional under prior Supreme Court precedent. The statute, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3), bars anyone who is an 'unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance' from possessing a gun."
About the charges just filed by Trump-appointee David Weiss against Hunter Biden:
"This crime is nearly always charged as something tacked on to some bigger crime, like murder or robbery. It’s almost never used to prosecute someone on its own. Just imagine how many people, especially in gun-loving red state America, are unlawful users of or addicted to controlled substances while in possession of a firearm."
Good morning. It's 9AM, Friday, 15th September. The headlines: #EU is lifting import restrictions on Ukrainian grain. The #UK needs legislation for self-driving cars, says a report. US auto workers have started #strike action. Arm's shares skyrocketed in their Nasdaq debut. Former Spanish football boss Rubiales will appear in court over a non-consensual kiss allegation. Hunter #Biden faces federal gun charges indictment. #HunterBiden #BBC #News
Good morning. It's 6AM, Friday, 15th September. The headlines: Hunter #Biden faces indictment on firearms-related charges, causing political fallout. US auto workers have started striking, with UAW's president announcing a targeted plan. In Libya, floods have resulted in 11,000 deaths. The #EU is set to lift import restrictions on Ukrainian grain. A report suggests the #UK needs legislation for self-driving cars. #HunterBiden #BBC #News
Hunter Biden is a prime example of the ways presidential children have been used and exploited for their fathers’ political harm (and occasionally, benefit).
The charges follow the collapse in July of a #plea deal that lawyers for #HunterBiden had negotiated w/ U.S. Atty & special counsel #DavidWeiss, in which Biden would have pleaded guilty to 2 #misdemeanor tax violations while admitting to illegal possession of a gun but not actually pleading guilty to that #felony offense.
President Biden’s son Hunter was indicted Thurs for allegedly making false statements & illegal gun possession — setting the stage for a possible #criminal #trial for the younger #Biden in 2024 while his father campaigns for re-election.
I've long noticed that all it takes to drive a #RWNJ into hysteria is to make some bizarre claim they are ready (even eager) to believe and they'll absolutely accept it as "100% true/real" w/o lifting a finger to check it out (no matter how absurd.) See: #HunterBiden and calls to Impeach Biden for "corruption".
But present them with HARD FACTS & EVIDENCE against something/someone they believe, and they will deny it until they are blue in the face. #GOPHypocrisy
Via Andrew Weissmann:
This is a fascinating offensive move by Hunter Biden, may very well be undertaken to be shot across bow for those thinking of joining bandwagon in allegedly slandering him.
#HunterBiden sues a former #Trump WH official who also worked for Peter #Navarro with allegations including illegal electronic access in connection with what's widely called HB's laptop but which this insinuates is illegally accessed iPhone storage data. #legal
In times past, presidential impeachment was reserved for overt misdeeds, think Nixon and the #Watergate break in. Now #GOP politics has degenerated to the point where political payback and #Trump fealty outweighs facts and evidence gathering
Via Kyle Griffin:
NBC News confirms: The FBI agent who oversaw the agency's investigation into #HunterBiden disputed, in an interview with House committees, key portions of an IRS whistleblower's claim that the Justice Department gave preferential treatment to President Biden's son.