Grassley Urges DOJ to Evaluate Whether Hunter Biden Should Register as Foreign Agent

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) speaks during Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to serve as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court at the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) urged the Justice Department (DOJ) to look into whether Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his uncle James Biden should have registered as foreign agents due to their business dealings with a Chinese energy company with links to the Chinese military.

Grassley sent a 7-page letter (pdf) on Monday to Attorney General William Barr asking the department to determine whether Hunter and James Biden had complied with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) over their efforts to come to a deal with CEFC China Energy (CEFC).

“The actions by Hunter Biden and James Biden on behalf of CEFC, Ye Jianming, and other officers connected to CEFC, potentially make them agents of the Chinese government for purposes of longstanding public disclosure laws,” Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, wrote in his letter.

The multi-billion-dollar Chinese energy giant is led by Ye Jianming, who had ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He also served as deputy secretary-general of the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC) from 2003 to 2005, according to a report released in September (pdf) by Grassley and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

The association is a front group for the Chinese military’s former General Political Department (GPD), a political organ within the Central Military Commission—the Chinese Communist Party agency that controls the military, according to a 2018 report published by the U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). The GPD was replaced by a new agency called the Political Work Department in 2016

“When the available evidence is taken as a whole, it is clear that CEFC intended to make inroads in the United States for the purpose of expanding its business and used Hunter Biden and his business associates to help effectuate that intent. In pursuit of its goals, it appears that CEFC may have taken action to influence U.S. policy and public opinion in its favor and gain access to several U.S. politicians in an attempt to curry favor for potential business transactions,” Grassley said.

The report also provides details on Hunter Biden’s “questionable financial transactions” with Chinese nationals connected to the country’s regime and military and other foreign business pursuits.

It found that Hunter Biden began developing associations with Chinese nationals beginning in at least 2009, the year he co-founded the U.S. investment and advisory firm Rosemont Seneca Partners. These financial connections “accelerated while his father was vice president and continued after he left office,” the report stated.

Joe Biden’s campaign spokesman Andrew Bates previously said the Senate report was using taxpayer dollars to launch “an attack founded on a long-disproven, hardcore rightwing conspiracy theory.”

Biden was also associated with Chi Ping Patrick Ho, a business associate of Ye’s and CEFC, who was charged and convicted of international bribery and money laundering offenses, according to Grassley.

Hunter and James Biden’s alleged business dealings with Chinese executives were also exposed in emails obtained by The New York Post.

FARA, which was enacted in 1938, requires agents of foreign governments and entities who are engaged in political activities or other activities on behalf of the foreign entity to disclose their relationship and the details of the activities.

The Epoch Times reached out to Hunter Biden’s attorney for comment.

CALLING IT QUITS? Ocasio-Cortez Says ‘I Don’t Even Know If I Want To Be in Politics’

“It’s the incoming. It’s the stress. It’s the violence. It’s the lack of support from your own party…”

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprised some Democrats during a recent interview with the New York Times published this week; saying she “doesn’t even know” if she “wants to be in politics” beyond her current term.

“Is there a universe in which they’re hostile enough that we’re talking about a Senate run in a couple years?” asked the New York Times.

“I genuinely don’t know. I don’t even know if I want to be in politics. You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn’t even know if I was going to run for re-election this year,” said Ocasio-Cortez.

“It’s the incoming. It’s the stress. It’s the violence. It’s the lack of support from your own party. It’s your own party thinking you’re the enemy. When your own colleagues talk anonymously in the press and then turn around and say you’re bad because you actually append your name to your opinion,” she added.

“But I’m serious when I tell people the odds of me running for higher office and the odds of me just going off trying to start a homestead somewhere — they’re probably the same,” said the Congresswoman.

Read the full interview at the New York Times.

New York State Bar Passes Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendation

New York State Bar Passes Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendation | 07 Nov 2020 | The New York State Bar Association on Saturday passed a resolution urging the state to consider making it mandatory for all New Yorkers to undergo COVID-19 vaccination when a vaccine becomes available, even if people object to it for “religious, philosophical or personal reasons.” The resolution, which was passed by a majority of the bar association’s 277-member House of Delegates and which speaks on behalf of the 70,000-lawyer organization, includes conditions limiting its scope. Those include that the state government should only consider making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory if voluntary vaccinations fall short of producing needed levels of population immunity; that an assessment of the health threat to various communities be made so that perhaps the mandate can be targeted; and that a mandate only be considered after there is expert consensus regarding the vaccine’s safety and efficacy…The report had recommended that it should be mandatory for all Americans to undergo COVID-19 vaccination, despite people’s objections, with the one exception being the doctor-ordered medical reason for not being vaccinated. There was no language about the mandate being limited to New York state residents, and no language saying that a public recommendation made to the government should only be for a government to “consider” employing the mandate. [*We’ll take your shot after you take ours.*]

Immigrants Stuck On The Mexican Side Of The Border Are Celebrating Biden’s Win

Thousands of immigrants sent back to Mexico by the Trump administration hope Joe Biden will make good on his promise to end the policy that has forced them to wait in dangerous border cities.

Mervin Hidalgo / Handout

Immigrants forced to wait in a squalid outdoor camp on the Mexican side of the border rejoiced Saturday at the news that Joe Biden won the US presidential election, hoping he keeps his promise to end the policy that stranded them there for months, some over a year.

Mervin Hidalgo, a 52-year-old asylum-seeker from Venezuela, said people at the camp in the Mexican city of Matamoros, started to celebrate in small groups as word of Biden’s victory spread. He has been there since being sent there in October.

“This is not only a Biden victory. We migrants also won, and we are very happy,” Hidalgo told BuzzFeed News. “Seeing Trump once again sit on his throne would have been fatal for us.”

The Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) has made more than 67,000 immigrants and asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their cases are completed in the US. In 2019, the US changed the way it treated asylum-seekers seeking refuge at the border. Instead of being allowed to fight their cases in the US, immigrants were handed documents with a future court date, often months away, and largely left to fend for themselves in dangerous border cities like Matamoros and Ciudad Juarez despite assurances from the administration that Mexico would protect them.

Biden has pledged to end MPP, also known as Remain in Mexico, within his first 100 days in office.

Immigrants at the camp in Matamoros put up “Bye Trump” balloons with a poop emoji along the Rio Grande river that serves as the international boundary and facing the US side of the border. Across from the river is a Customs and Border Protection facility and the tent courts they used to have their hearings at before they were paused indefinitely during the pandemic.

Jose Lopez, a 45-year-old asylum-seeker from Nicaragua, had been keeping a watchful eye on the election results. He was part of a group of people who stayed up on election night.

Lopez, who has been in Matamoros for more than a year, said people shouted and cried. Others, he said, prayed when the race was called on Saturday. Lopez, like other immigrants BuzzFeed News spoke to, referred to Biden’s victory as “our victory.”

“We thanked God because he heard our cries,” Lopez said. “We were victims of a project that was truly harmful to people’s humanity … We thought we were invisible to the world, but we weren’t to God. We’re overjoyed right now.”

Gabriel, a 35-year-old immigrant also sent back to Mexico with his family, said he hopes Biden keeps his promise to end the Remain in Mexico policy. The Honduran national, who declined to use his full name for security concerns, said immigrants throughout the city were celebrating, not just at the camp.

“A new hope has opened up for us after waiting for so long in Mexico,” Gabriel said. “This could change our lives.”

Waiting in Mexico was difficult, but at least there was the promise of a future court date. Then, citing the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration stopped holding hearings for immigrants wrapped up in the Remain in Mexico policy indefinitely. Combined with dangerous conditions inside the camp as the presence of organized crime grew, some immigrants in recent months tried to enter the US illegally.

A Human Rights First database has tracked more than 1,100 public reports of rape, torture, kidnapping, and other violence against people sent back to some of the most dangerous cities in the Western Hemisphere under MPP.

Taylor Levy, an immigration attorney based in El Paso, Texas, was one of the few lawyers who would walk into Mexico to help immigrants sent back there. On Saturday, she was sending messages to immigrants all over the world who were stuck in Mexico because of MPP.

“People are just so incredibly happy, so hopeful for the first time,” Levy said. “‘Desperation’ and ‘hopelessness’ have been the prevailing adjectives I would use to describe the asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, and now there’s just finally hope.”

Levy believes Biden will keep his promise to end MPP, but said lawyers and advocates will need to continue to put pressure on the incoming administration to treat immigrants and asylum-seekers humanely.

“We know that Biden was part of the Obama administration who were really the architects of increased family detention, of not-very-humane holding facilities at the border,” Levy said. “We’re going to have to push Biden to do better than he did before.”

The public now knowing more now about immigration issues than it did under the Obama administration will help in holding Biden accountable and undoing policies like MPP, Levy added.

Dailín, a 26-year-old Cuban doctor living in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez, said she had been praying for a Biden victory. In the time since she was sent back across the border by the US, she has been attacked twice, the second time shortly after she found out she was pregnant.

“I’m so happy, just like the rest of the Cubans on the border,” Dailín said. “Now we just hope and trust [Biden] will deliver on his campaign promises.”

Joe Biden Pledges Only to Deport Illegal Aliens Who Commit Felonies as President

Biden campaign threatens to remove Trump from White House

“The United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”

The Biden campaign has plunged to a new low: threatening to remove President Trump from the White House.

Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates threatened to have President Trump escorted from the White House if he refuses to concede in the 2020 presidential election.

“As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election,” Bates said, according to Bloomberg reporter Jennfier Epstein. “And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”

Bates echoed his belief that the former vice president will be officially declared the winner, despite several key battleground states still counting votes.

Last summer, the media pressed President Trump on whether he would leave the Whie House without controversy if defeated by Joe Biden.

There was something strange about the frequency and fixation of the question then, and it’s still awfully suspicious now.

With the results still in limbo, the Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania, alleging voter fraud. The Georgia and Michigan suits were dismissed, but Pennsylvania granted Trump a win, allowing campaign officials to observe ballot counters, according to the Daily Caller. 

Biden, on the other hand, assured his supporters that he and his veep nominee Kamala Harris “will be declared winners” in a speech Thursday.

“Democracy is sometimes messy,” he said. “It sometimes requires a little patience as well, but that patience has been rewarded now for more than 240 years with a system of governance that’s been the envy of the world. I ask everyone to stay calm – all people to stay calm. The process is working. The count is being completed, and we’ll know very soon.”

Well, Joe. If the roles were reversed, would you be able to say the same? Not likely.

DIRTY DEMOCRATS

Florida woman used tire iron to beat 3-year-old boy to death, police say

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Police in north Florida arrested a woman accused of repeatedly beating a 3-year-old boy with a tire iron before he died.

Tallahassee police said 23-year-old Te’Lea Jefferson is charged with murder and aggravated battery for the toddler’s death.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Jefferson brought the unresponsive boy to the emergency room at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital at 6:58 p.m. with severe trauma to his head and face.

The toddler had a body temperature of 88 degrees when he arrived at the ER. He was pronounced dead six minutes later by hospital staff, who called Tallahassee police.

Jefferson told responding officers that the little boy was standing on the sink while brushing his teeth when he fell, WCTV reports.

She claimed he struck his head on the toilet, and broken pieces of porcelain caused cuts on the boy’s body.

But the arrest affidavit said the toddler’s injuries were not consistent with a fall, noting he had severe cuts on his face and hands, along with bruises on his arms and legs. There were also indications of older injuries on his torso and shoulder.

After police said her timeline of the events didn’t add up, Jefferson reportedly admitted she attacked the boy because he wouldn’t stop standing on the sink.

The arrest report said she threw the tire iron at him, and admitted to using it to hit the child several times, including after he tried to run away. She then told police she hid the tire iron outside of the home.

Police said she also believed that the little boy was likely already dead before she drove him to the hospital.

Investigators said Jefferson also admitted to physically punishing the boy before, telling officers he was stubborn and “often required more strikes or blows than his older sibling,” the arrest report said.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Jefferson lived with the victim and his 6-year-old brother, both of whom had suffered abuse in the past. According to WCTV, she is in a relationship with the parent, and said she stayed home five days a week to watch the children while the parent went to work.

A judge ordered Jefferson to be held without bond. She is expected to appear in court again on Thursday.

Fake Kamala Harris? Rumors of Harris Using a Body Double Go Viral!!


After conspiracy theories suggesting that the US First Lady Melania Trump allegedly uses a body double for her campaign trips surfaced recently, Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has also been accused of the same. The rumours of a ‘fake Kamala Harris’ went viral on social media after many people alleged that a body double of Kamala Harris was posing as the real Harris in Miami. The incident happened on Sunday afternoon when Laura Loomer was campaigning in Palm Beach, Florida, President Donald Trump’s home district. Soon after, a stretch limo pulled up and Kamala Harris stepped out from it, waving and posing with the voters. However, Laura Loomer alleged that it is a fake Harris and immediately started shouting, “That’s not Kamala Harris! That’s very deceptive to the voters!” Many on social media were also convinced that it was a body double of Kamala Harris, pretending to be her.

“Democrat voters at a polling place in Palm Beach got a great surprise today. While standing on line to vote, a stretch limo pulled up and out stepped Kamala Harris. she took photos and waved to the crowd to pump them up. . . Only problem was it wasn’t her. It was a body-double”

Meet Walter Wallace Jr, The Career Criminal Whose Shooting by Police Triggered Riots in Philly

The media reported on this story as though Wallace was a mentally disabled person shot by police just because he was Black

Black Lives Matter rioting and looting in Philadelphia on Monday night was triggered in response to police shooting a career criminal with a lengthy record who charged at them with a knife.

Walter Wallace Jr, 27, has so many mugshots I couldn’t fit them all into one properly-sized header image.

Walter Wallace Jr was first arrested in 2006 for assaulting a teacher. He was 13 years old

The media, which has done everything in their power to either ignore or cover-up the BLM riots in Philly, chose to use what appears to be a high school prom photo of Wallace in their stories — which didn’t dare use the “R-word” (i.e. riots) despite having over a dozen mugshots at their disposal.

Wallace had a criminal record going so far back I can’t even find the whole thing.

Here’s how Wallace chose to portray himself in one of his music videos where he’s seen waving around and shooting off a wide assortment of rifles and handguns while his friends pose in skull masks.

The media reported on this story as though Wallace was a mentally disabled person shot by police just because he was Black (Wallace’s mother said he had “mental issues”).

Thirty police officers were injured during Monday night’s riots and one officer was run over with a truck.

UPDATE: Local news station WPVI on Tuesday night finally broke the media’s wall of silence on covering (some of) Wallace’s criminal history.

From WPVI:

Court records show Wallace was currently awaiting trial for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman and her house up.

In 2017, he pled guilty to robbery, assault, and possessing an instrument of crime after kicking down the door of another woman and putting a gun to her head.

He was sentenced to 11-23 months behind bars.

And in 2013, he pled guilty to assault and resisting arrest after punching a police officer in the face.

UPDATE IINBC Philly has more buried at the very bottom of an article on the case:

He was arrested in March after he allegedly threatened his child’s mother over the phone, saying “I’ll shoot you and that house up.”

In 2019, he was charged with resisting arrest by “kicking the windows and door panels of a police patrol car.”

In 2016, during a robbery, he allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck and held what she believed to be a gun to her head, according to court records.

In 2013, Wallace’s mother had a protective order against him which he allegedly violated when he “threw water in her face and punched her in the face” and “threatened to return and shoot” her, according to court records.

Of course, we can’t let any of this get in the way of Black Lives Matter and the media proclaiming his sainthood!

Holy Shit! Biden is compromised Audio evidence of Hunter Biden admitting to being in a partnership with the “Spy Chief of China” and he admits his father knew. CNN ran with Melania’s “secret tapes.” Will they cover this? RT so they can’t ignore!

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45 missing children recovered during largest statewide anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost along with federal and local law enforcement officials announced 177 people were arrested and 45 children were recovered in what they described as the most successful missing child recovery operation the U.S. Marshals service has participated in.

Yost said through the operation called Autumn Hope, 177 people were arrested statewide. Officials said 109 109 human trafficking victims were rescued and referred to social services.

The operation involved over 50 law enforcement agencies and non-government partners, making it the largest statewide anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio’s history.

U.S. Marshals were able to close 76 missing child cases and physically recover 45 children during the operation. Following investigations, four additional children returned home and 16 others were able to be located.

Among those missing included a 15-year-old girl missing from Cleveland whose recovery linked her and other possible victims to an individual in Columbus suspected of human trafficking.

Law enforcement officers also located a 15-year-old boy with two warrants who is a suspect in multiple shootings and a homicide.

The Lancaster Police Department said a 14-year-old girl was recovered in Columbus within six hours of being reported missing.

Two more kids were found after the USMS Southern Ohio task force sent information to Marshals in West Virginia. The two kids were recovered during a traffic stop after West Virginia police were told to be on the lookout for a man and the car he was driving. The man was charged with concealment/removal of a minor child.

“My thanks to all personnel who have stepped up for this operation,” said Peter C. Tobin, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio. “These are the same personnel who hunt down violent fugitives every day. I’m incredibly proud of them and pleased that they were able to apply those same skills to finding missing children. I know Operation Autumn Hope has made a difference in a lot of young lives.”

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested eight men who traveled to central Ohio with the intention to have sex with children.

The Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office arrested 14 people last week who were involved in chat rooms looking for underage children. Those arrested were charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct and attempted rape, among other sex charges.

Columbus police made 80 arrests.

Those arrested were charged with felony counts of importuning, attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, possession of criminal tools and other felony charges include a pastor, students, and a rehabilitation resident advisor.

“These predators shamelessly target the most innocent and defenseless members of our community,” said Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin. “Operation Autumn Hope is sending a loud and clear message: We are watching, we will catch you, and we will protect our children.”

In Cuyahoga, Franklin and Lucas counties, 157 men were arrested on charges of soliciting and other crimes – a component of Operation Autumn Hope focused on reducing the demand for sex. Those arrested were charged with soliciting and other charges included a fireman, an attorney and a motivational speaker.

“The Dublin Police Department recognizes the importance of collaborating with local, state and federal agencies in order to rid our communities of this painful exploitation of our fellow citizens,” Dublin Chief of Police Justin Páez said. “Through operations and efforts like this, we can hold people accountable as well as bring justice and support to victims of human trafficking.”

U.S. Marshals Deputy Chief Bradley Stewart said the rescue wouldn’t have been possible without agencies throughout the state including Columbus police and Cincinnati police.