The Biden Crime Family
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
I've written about Joe Biden's long history of shilling for powerful interests
His record as US senator and vice president reflects virtually everything disturbing about dirty politics as usual in Washington.
There's virtually nothing redeeming about his public record.
It includes endless examples of breaching the rule of law and betraying the public trust.
As a Harvard law professor in 2002, Elizabeth Warren slammed him, saying:
"His energetic work on behalf of the credit card companies has earned him the affection of the banking industry and protected him from any well-funded challengers for his Senate seat."
Notably he backed the Orwellian named 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act.
Notably it made federal and private student loan indebtedness non-dischargeable.
It also made it much harder for ordinary Americans to get bankruptcy protection.
Even the NYT criticized then-Senator Biden's coziness to banking and credit card company interests, saying in 2005:
He "was one of five senators… who voted against a proposal to require credit card companies to provide more effective warnings to consumers about the consequences of paying only the minimum amount due each month."
He always backed financial interests, no matter how harmful to ordinary people — how he'll govern as president if elected.
Along with supporting endless US wars on invented enemies and gulag imprisonment of Americans for offenses too minor to matter, he backed repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999.
The landmark 1930s law separated commercial from investment banks and insurers.
Among other provisions, it curbed speculation — unleashed by Gramm-Leach-Bliley legislation Biden wholeheartedly supported.
He also backed the 2000 Commodities Futures Modernization Act.
It halted regulatory oversight of derivatives and leveraging — making Wall Street much more of a casino than up to that time.
A tsunami of speculative excess followed, including what's going on now.
Countless other examples show Biden's contempt for peace, equity, justice and rule of law.
In 2013-14, he backed Ukraine's transformation from democratic rule to Nazi-infested fascist tyranny.
Information the NY Post revealed days earlier doesn't surprise anyone familiar with Biden's longstanding betrayal of the public trust.
Earlier I explained how Hunter Biden cashed in big thanks to his father.
Given a seat on Ukraine's Burisma Holdings board, he was paid around $50,000 monthly for use of his name, connections to his dad, and benefits accruing from it.
At the time, the company was accused of involvement in a UK money laundering operation.
Joe Biden publicly bragged about getting Kiev's Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin removed from office to block his probe into Hunter's connection to corrupt Burisma dealings.
The vice president blackmailed then-Ukrainian president Poroshenko, saying if Shokin wasn't sacked, he wouldn't get a US billion dollar loan guarantee.
He was removed from office in response to Biden's threat.
Last Wednesday, the NY Post revealed that Hunter arranged for a "top (Burisma) executive" to meet his then-vice president father, "a year before" Shokin was sacked, said the Post.
Emails obtained by the publication from a laptop computer were damning.
The Post that it was "dropped off at a repair shop in Biden's home state of Delaware in April 2019, according to the store's owner," adding:
"The customer who brought in the water-damaged MacBook Pro for repair never paid for the service or retrieved it or a hard drive on which its contents were stored…"
The computer "bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation," Hunter's late brother.
The laptop and its hard drive "were seized by the FBI" after the repair shop owner alerted federal authorities about it.
Before it was picked up, he copied information on its hard drive, later given to "Rudy Giuliani's lawyer, Robert Costello."
"Giuliani provided The Post with a copy of" its contents. Its report has lots more in it about Joe and Hunter Biden's involvement with Ukraine and Burisma.
One email from the company's Vadym Pozharsky asked Hunter for "advice on how you could use your influence" on the company's behalf.
This and related information show that Joe Biden lied, falsely claiming he never spoke to his son "about overseas business dealings."
Most establishment media ignored or reinvented damning evidence about Joe and Hunter Biden's connection to Burisma and Ukraine's US installed fascist regime.
The CIA-connected Washington Post called what went on between the Bidens and Burisma a "non-scandal."
Imagine how its report would have been if it was about Trump's relationship to Burisma.
"(T)he notion that the Burisma affair undermines Joe Biden's case to be president is, as he would say, malarkey," WaPo claimed.
The "affair" was one among countless other dirty dealings Biden was involved in throughout his public life — ignored by WaPo, the NYT, and most other establishment media in the run-up to November 3 elections.
On Saturday, National Pentagon Radio (NPR), called the Post's report "questionable…marked more by red flags than investigative rigor."
The above claim is typical NPR rubbish, its reporting no different from other establishment media misinformation, disinformation, fake news, and Big Lies.
All politicians lie. It goes with the territory.
The difference between Biden and most others in Washington is that he's been doing it for half a century in public life.
If elected to the nation's highest office, he'll have a powerful new platform to continue his destructive agenda.
And make no mistake, he, running mate Harris, and other undemocratic Dems will take full advantage.
Instead of reporting on what has clear earmarks of a significant scandal, most establishment media buried it — including the self-styled newspaper of record NYY.
Since the run-up to Biden's nomination as Dem standard bearer, they've been providing his campaign with virtual press agent services instead of truth and full disclosure reporting.
The Bidens are a national disgrace. The same goes for establishment media.
Biased reporting, propaganda, other assorted rubbish, junk food news, and suppression of what's vital for everyone to know is their stock and trade.
Ignore them. Stick with independent media to get informed and stay this way — especially on the major domestic and geopolitical issues of our time.
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My two Wall Street books are timely reading:
"How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War"
"Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity"