Saturday, October 31, 2020

Where Things MAY Stand for the Nov. 3rd (and afterwards) Election: A Prediction

 OK, this is where I am at this moment with the Nov. 3rd election. Yes, very close, and here are 10 observations and explanations.

1) If it’s not close, they can’t steal it. It will be close in PA, MN, and NV, and yes, the Democrats will steal those states with widespread voter fraud. They have a certain history of fraud combined with bad voter files in those states (among others). Former Senator Al Franken was elected on vote fraud engineered by the then-Secretary of State, a Democrat, who kept counting and changing the rules until they won. You can look it up.

2) No state has benefited more from Trump’s trade and economic policies than Michigan. They will reward him with 16 electoral votes and a new GOP US Senator, John James. 

3) The first state to watch on election night will be North Carolina. If Trump and US Sen. Thom Tillis both win by at least 100,000 votes, that’s a big tell for the rest of the night. If not, that’s a big tell, too. If the latter, I’ll load my guns and go to bed with one eye open.

4) The other state beside NC to watch is AZ. If it goes “blue,” there goes the Presidency. And maybe the US Senate. See 3) for my response.

5) I really think I may be wrong about Minnesota, due to the traditionally Democratic ‘iron range,’ emanating from Duluth towards most of northeast MN. It is trending red, on steroids.

6) My upset of the night: Jason Lewis (R) unseats Tina Smith in Minnesota’s US Senate race. 

7) Watch the rural vote in NV. I really think Trump may win NV, based on the reporting of the Las Vegas Review Journal’s John Ralston. If it is not close, the Democrats can’t steal it. 

8. If Trump wins PA, which he could, it will because of two reasons: a) massive turnout in the counties outside of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and b) western PA’s fear that Biden will eliminate thousands of new energy jobs in that part of the state. It’s a huge factor. Again, if it is not close, they can’t cheat.

9) Senate prediction: GOP loses maybe 3-4 seats, but picks up 2-3 (AL, MI, MN). Predicting maybe +1 for Democrats in the Senate, but it may take a few weeks given that we’ll have at least one GA runoff, and hopefully not two. But the GOP will GAIN seats in the House - probably not enough to win a majority, but watch OK (+1), PA (+2), NJ (+1, maybe 2), MN (+1), NH (+1), and CA (+2-3) for some serious changes. I don’t even rule out NM for a GOP pickup. They need 17 and will probably fall short.

10) One last point, added after I posted this. Trump lost a lot of senior votes (+65) from the first debate but especially over COVID. It seems that they are “coming home,” and are largely the reason for the closing of the margins, or growing margins, in many states. That will be the key.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

SCOTUS Requires Ballots to be Received by Nov. 3 in WI and VA, but not PA or NC. Why?

 I am not an attorney. I don't play one on TV, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

But I do pay some attention to election law. Experience in 35 congressional campaigns (House and Senate) over 25 years will focus the mind. I was even nominated by President Clinton to a GOP seat on the Federal Election Commission (that's a story for another post). So, I know a thing or two.
Some of my fellow Pennsylvanians may be perplexed by Supreme Court "stays" and decisions involving various state deadlines for the receipt of mail-in ballots. In Wisconsin, SCOTUS said the ballots must arrive by election day, Same for Virginia, thanks to a clause in Virginia's Constitution (article 1, sec. 7) written by none other than George Mason.
But not Pennsylvania or North Carolina. Why? Twice now, we in Pennsylvania been denied intervention by the Supreme Court to enforce Election day as Nov. 3rd, when all ballots should have arrived in county election bureaus.
That is because Article 1, Sec. 1, paragraph 4 of our wonderful US Constitution gives state legislatures the right to set the time and manner of elections. You can look it up.
Virginia's founders and Wisconsin's legislators have done a far better job than their counterparts in NC and PA on this matter. PA's constitution is so poorly written, and it's election laws so vague, that they give the courts a role in determining election law. No matter that Congress has the ultimate authority to establish "Election Day."
So, blame your local legislators - and I blame mine, St. Sen. Tom Killion, and St. Rep. Chris Quinn - for their failure to fix election law in our state. I get that it wasn't a problem before our execrable Gov. Tom Wolf and Democrats who control our State Supreme Court decided to rewrite state law. It's because they could.
As a result, election day is now Friday, Nov. 6th in PA. That's when you can return by mail your unpostmarked, unsigned ballots to county election bureaus. It's even worse in North Carolina (9 days after the election). The invitation to vote fraud is now wide open in our state, and my two legislators (and others) may lose because of it.
This is an open invitation to election fraud, and in my view, a violation of the 14th Amendment equal protection clause of the Constitution. Like I said, I'm no lawyer. But I know fairness and justice, and we do not have it in PA.
Constitution of Virginia - Article I. Bill of Rights

Monday, October 26, 2020

The ACB Confirmation - A Bittersweet Moment, and a Senate Fail

Conservatives like me, and most notably conservative women and working moms everywhere, have every reason to cheer Judge - now Justice - Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the US Supreme Court. Those of us who adhere to the traditional role of our judicial system under our brilliant Constitution cheer loudest.

But for me, as a former Senate official who loves and reveres Senate tradition, this is bittersweet. 

Take a look at this photo. What do you see, or more accurately, not see?

You do not see any Democratic Senators in their seats for a Supreme Court confirmation vote. Every previous Supreme Court confirmation vote I've attended or watched, going back to Robert Bork's defeat, featured every Senator attending the vote in person and voting from their seat, standing when called to cast an "aye" or "nay" vote. It is a great Senate tradition, showing great respect for the gravity of their vote.

I was watching C-SPAN, which doesn't scan the entire floor very often, but it appeared that every Republican followed tradition and voted from their desks. 

It has happened every time, including the two most recent confirmations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. For the first time in recent history, Senate Democrats dissed and disrespected not just this great tradition, but Amy Coney Barrett, working mom and legal scholar. 

This is a sad and notable moment in Senate history. Senate Democrats treated this just like any other vote. This may be one of the worst breakdowns with Senate protocol and tradition since Harry Reid eliminated the filibuster for executive and most judicial nominations. It was Democrats, not Republicans, who made this a sadly partisan exercise. And we are all less for it.

Sure, they were unhappy with the process. They wanted the vote to wait until Joe Biden was elected along with a Senate Democratic Majority (to be determined by you, the voters) so THEY could decide. It was always about the power, not the precedent or the rules, which were clearly, and always, in support of the current Senate Republican majority. That's politics, and they are the rules. The current Congress doesn't expire until the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, after the November 3rd election.

But one of the great virtues of the Senate has been its respect and adherence to tradition. Thanks to recalcitrant and petulant Senate Democrats - all of them - the Senate's breakdown into an abyss of rank partisanship was obvious, if not complete. It deeply saddens me. 

Oh, sure, smarmy Democratic leader Chuck Schumer blames Republicans for all this. We also know precisely what he would have done if the shoes were on the other foot - he was Majority Leader (shudder) working with a President Hillary Clinton (severe shudder) facing a challenging reelection campaign while filling a vacancy left by, just saying, the departure of Clarence Thomas.

Would Republicans have behaved like Democrats and failed to show respect for tradition and the nominee? We'll never know. But I suspect they would have shown up. They always have. In fact, most Senate Republicans voted for the confirmations for every current sitting Justice nominated by a Democratic President. And Ruth Bader Ginsberg. You can look it up. That is clearly not true for Senate Democrats, going back to Justice Clarence Thomas's nomination. Only the late Justice Antonin Scalia and retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, over the past 40 years, have enjoyed broadly bipartisan votes from a nomination made by a Republican. You can look that up, too. 

You know exactly what he and Senate Democrats would have done. Admit it. As Darth Vader once said, "search your feelings. You know it to be true." 

I hope the Senate finds its way back to sanity. It may be awhile. If ever. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Americans Deserve Nice Public Buildings

 Having lived and worked in the Washington, DC area for 23 years (more if you include the almost weekly commutes from Philly for another 16), it is the architecture that differentiates the city's look from almost all others.

The tallest building in the city remains the US Capitol, the most beautiful and impressive edifice in America, bar none. No American building can eclipse it, in more ways than one. Philly used to have a similar rule about any building taller than William Penn's statue atop city hall, but that ended decades ago. I'll leave it to you to judge the results. Meh.
But it was the late US Sen. Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), perhaps the most intellectual and interesting member of the Senate during the 20th century (or, since), who took a special interest in the architecture of federal government buildings, preferring as I did those structures in a classical style.
There are some good examples of this classical look. The US Commerce Department; The General Services Administration; the National Archives and Records Administration; and the Department of Interior. But there was a period of really, really bad architecture. It occurred mostly during the 1970s, and evidence of it remains at L'Enfant Plaza (12th and Independence Ave., SW), and the Department of Justice and FBI headquarters along Pennsylvania Avenue, around 9th Street NW.
The US Department of Agriculture is another story. It is actually two buildings. The smaller Whitten Building, where the Secretary and senior officials work, is very nice; the main building on the south side of Independence Avenue SW was designed by prison architects. Complete with cell blocks called "wings."

Some agencies have moved from horrific buildings to much-improved confines, such as my old employer, the US Department of Transportation, now found in much-improved southeast Washington, a short walk to Nationals Stadium. The FBI has tried the same, but their relocation has been caught up in a regional real estate battle between Virginia and Maryland.
These mostly 70's (some from The Great Depression, such as USDA) buildings are as ugly as hell. A friend from England once called them "tributes to Soviet architecture." Agree.
I'm no architect nor pretend to know anything about it. But the attached article on efforts to revive a more classical style caught my eye and gave me hope. Somewhere, I suspect Sen. Moynihan is smiling.
And yes, if these agencies are going to get new buildings, I'm very open to seeing them constructed in other cities. Especially the Department of Agriculture.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

New Leftist Website Doxxes Trump Contributors

 Allow me to introduce you to a cute little website:

It's a website designed to name, shame, intimidate, and target those who have made reportable contributions to the official Trump-Pence campaign account.
I'm on that website.
As a federal campaign election veteran, I knew full well when I made my two contributions that they would be publicly disclosed. I knew the risk that I was taking in doing so. I was also smart enough to list a Post Office Box as my address.
There are no known such sites designed to name, shame, and target Biden supporters, nor should there be. But please disclose it to me if you find one. I am not interested in targeting Biden supporters. This is a free country (for now, at least), and the Supreme Court has long determined that political contributions are speech protected by the First Amendment.

It doesn't take a Ph.D. to realize the intent. We have seen reports from Kansas City and New Hampshire of warning letters being left on homes of people who have been identified as Trump supporters and warned to make sure their home insurance policies protect them against fire damage.
Don't believe me? Here's a story from National Review: Worth your time. And my friend Matt Schlapp has posted threatening fliers (see photo) distributed in a Kansas City neighborhood to those 'identified' as Trump supporters. You don't have to be a contributor to be a target of threatened violence. You just need a yard sign. And people wonder why so many are "silent Trump supporters."
And people whine about "right-wing" groups threatening violence. Maybe, but the preponderance of evidence seems to point elsewhere.
I'm OK with this. I'm active in politics. I know what it's like to be a target of doxxing and related threats. I'm at peace, trained, and prepared.
It is not the first time this sleazy tactic has been employed. Democratic US Rep. Joaquin Castro doxxed Trump contributors from his home city of San Antonio in 2019. It has become a common tactic of The Left.
This is evil. And sadly, this is where we are in America right now. Do not be intimidated. Be "wise as serpents," because that's what we're up against.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Six Reasons Trump Won the Final Debate

 There is plenty of good analysis of last night's presidential debate, which was clearly the best of the two. It was certainly the better moderated. A few observations as an old political debate guy:

1. The handling of the energy issue was a big mistake by Joe Biden - phasing out the oil industry why claiming he's not against the practice of fracking. That's a big deal in places like the rural southwestern US, and especially here where I live in Pennsylvania. New energy extraction technologies have mostly fabulous safety and environmental records. Many depressed communities in rural and mostly western Pennsylvania (including former steel-making communities) have found new life and tens of thousands of new jobs. They're paying careful attention. Some 6 million people in the US are directly employed by the fossil fuel industry.
And there's more to it than that. Do you have any idea how many products are made from petroleum? While a 42-gallon barrel of oil produces about 20 gallons of gasoline, here's a partial list of everyday products made from, made with, or derived from petroleum. Some will surprise you, like toothpaste, tires, sports equipment, and soft contact lenses.
And there's more. Our food supply relies very heavily on petroleum products and derivatives to grow and manufacture food, starting with fertilizer and pesticides. Transitioning to a fossil-fuel-free world will make the cost of everything much, much, higher.
2. Rule One of any debate is never, ever invoke Hitler or Nazis in a debate. Joe not only violated that rule, but he was dead wrong, claiming that the US had a good relationship with the Fuhrer before WWII. That is completely false, as any cursory reading of history will demonstrate. Talk about stepping on the grave of Franklin Roosevelt. Big mistake.
3. Never look at your watch during a debate while you're "live." President George Herbert Walker Bush was eviscerated for that during the "town hall" debate in 1992. Joe looked at his watch more than once. Bad look. It suggests you're bored, tired, and would rather be someplace else like your basement.
4. "Who built the cages, Joe?" Joe parroted a bad National Public Radio (which should be defunded) report about children being separated from their families at the US border. As I've shared here and elsewhere, and this is sad, parents pay human traffickers to take their children to the US to help them escape terrible conditions, from poverty to gang violence. Human traffickers use and abuse them, often under the control of drug cartels. Many are claimed falsely as children to facilitate crossing the border (families get precedent). As the Customs and Border Patrol has well documented and published, parents do NOT always want to reunite with their children - they're trying to give them a future.
5. COVID. Did 40 countries actually close their border to traffic from China before Donald Trump did it on January 29th, as Joe Biden claimed? Umm, no. Total falsehood. Trump was among the first to ban China travel on January 29th, along with Russia, Australia, and Japan. He was criticized by the World Health Organization and, yes, Joe Biden, for doing so. Biden called it "Xenophobic." Until it wasn't.
6. "Laptop from Hell." That was a good line by Trump, and Biden's answer - the discredited "Russian disinfo" angle - basically should finally force his compliant and "nothing to see here" friends in the media to finally cover the issue. We'll see.
I think that wraps it up. A good night for Trump, who met his objectives. Not a great night for Biden, who created doubts about his ability to do the job, after exceeding low expectations in his first debate. People who were looking for a reason - or permission - to vote for Trump got it.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Senate Democrats Defunding Election Police

 This may be a story worth paying attention to after the elections. Maybe even now.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, is not just the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee but also on the ballot for reelection. His opponent, Jaime Harrison, has raised a whopping $57 million in campaign contributions, dwarfing Graham's fundraising. The same is true even in Texas, where incumbent John Cornyn (R) has been outraised 2:1.

Harrison is an impressive guy with a strong national network as a deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Here's the key factor. Democrats launched their very successful fundraising online fundraising arm, "ActBlue," a few years ago. The Republicans, following the 2018 elections, woke up and created 'WinRed," which also has been quite successful, but ActBlue is still way ahead.

However, a recent study by a non-profit organization found that about half of the reported contributions totaling millions of dollars came from those claiming to be unemployed. That should raise a big red flag in front of our election police, the Federal Election Commission. And, you would think, the media.

Here's the problem. The six-member FEC requires a quorum of 4 to authorize an investigation, or take any action. The FEC currently only has 3 commissioners.

The White House long ago nominated two Republicans for their vacancies (the FEC membership is split 3-3 between Democrats and Republicans). Senate Democrats appear to be refusing to cooperate with Senate Republicans and the White House on filling its lone vacancy, while at least one other commissioner is serving past her 6-year term. Why?

Several have suggested the possibility of foreign money being funneled into ActBlue's accounts. It is easier to hide since you have to contribute $200 or more towards an election for it to be publicly reported. There's no evidence of fraud that's emerged, but that's where an FEC audit would be useful. FEC auditors are pretty good at watching political campaign accounts, including PACs, but they're toothless without a quorum possible at the FEC.

Having run PACs and federal campaigns, pre- and post-election audits are essential to ensure election integrity. But the flags leading up to these audits are worrisome. Why are Senate Democrats playing games with the FEC while questions of financial impropriety are being raised?

Watch this space. It seems Democrats have defunded our national election police, and we need to be asking, why?

Disclosure: I was nominated to one of the FEC's Republican seats by President Clinton in 1996.

This is What "Projection" Looks Like

 Some journalists and others don't think this is as much a scandal as just confirmation of usual DC sleaze and "pay to play" corruption. That may be true. But it brings up an important question you should ask before you cast your vote for the next President.

Other, less credible partisans either don't care or throw up smokescreens. You know, like "Russia!"
But this latest bombshell regarding the Biden laptop story is a doozy. If the original New York Post stories that some of you discounted or have ignored were basically true, you knew this would happen - others involved would step forward to confirm or assert details. This follows a pattern of nearly every scandal that proves to be true, whether "Tea Pot Dome" or Watergate.
You need to ask yourselves: How comfortable are you having a President who used his family and former office to enrich himself via shady foreign entitles with close ties to China's Communist Party? Especially after it appears he's been lying about it?
Maybe "Orange Man Bad" isn't so bad after all.
No wonder Joe Biden criticized Donald Trump when he shut the border to flights from China on January 29th to stop coronavirus? He called it "xenophobic."
The following New York Post item from its Editor, Michael Goodwin, is a doozy. Be sure to read the entire statement, shared by others in the media, by former Navy Lt. Tony Bobulinksi. It's important.
I'm seeing an interesting trend over the past 4 years.
Trump was accused of being a Russian asset. It turns out Hillary Clinton and Democrats colluded with Russian intel to fabricate the infamous "Steele Dossier," the basis for the whole impeachment debacle.
Trump was accused of using the presidency to help his family profit from their international businesses, even though Trump's children removed themselves from foreign business engagements. Turns out Joe Biden & family profited internationally from Joe's office, both from Ukraine and now China.
Trump was accused of being in hock to China for mythical business loans owed to Chinese banks. Turns out someone was taking tens of millions from shady Chinese communist-connected entities just after he left the Vice Presidency in 2017.
This is called projection - projecting your sins on another person. That's the real disinformation campaign you should worry about.
Hunter biz partner confirms email, details Joe Biden’s push to make millions from China: Goodwin
By Michael Goodwin
October 22, 2020 | 12:42am | Updated

Wait until Scranton hears about this.

One of Joe Biden’s ways of contrasting himself with President Trump has been to declare the election a battle of Park Avenue values vs. Scranton, Pa., values.

Now we learn that Biden has secretly been playing footsie with China.

The statement Wednesday night asserting that the former vice president was a willing and eager participant in a family scheme to make millions of dollars by partnering with a shady Chinese Communist firm is a singular event in a presidential race already overflowing with drama and intrigue.

The dynamite assertion, believable because it aligns with earlier information we know to be true, came in a statement by Tony Bobulinski, who describes himself as a former partner of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and Joe’s brother Jim in the China scheme. Bobulinski unloads his bill of accusations in blunt but precise language and detail.

He confirms that he was one of the recipients of the May 13, 2017, email published by The Post eight days ago. That email, from another partner in the group, laid out cash and equity positions and mysteriously included a 10 percent set-aside for “the big guy.”

Sources have said the “big guy” was Joe Biden. In a matter-of-fact manner, Bobulinski states that the “email is genuine” and that the former vice president and the man leading in the 2020 race is indeed “the big guy.”

Wall Street Journal Editorial Board says Americans deserve answers from Biden on China business dealings

That claim alone rips out the heart of nearly everything Joe Biden has ever said about Hunter’s many businesses and Joe’s knowledge of them. His repeated insistence that the two never spoke of the son’s global sources of money didn’t pass the laugh test.

After all, they traveled together to China on Air Force Two, where Hunter landed a $1.5 billion commitment from a government-controlled Chinese bank. Then there was Hunter’s $83,000-a-month gig on the board of a Ukrainian energy company — despite his lack of experience in Ukraine or knowledge of energy.

It was no coincidence that the vice president was the Obama administration’s point man in both countries. Wherever Joe went, Hunter went along, not to do good, but to do well. Very well.

There were similarly lucrative deals in Russia, Romania and ­Kazakhstan — that we know of.

Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad

Now, because his role in the China deal has been credibly confirmed, it’s beyond dispute that Joe didn’t just know what was going on. At least in this case, Joe was a player and had his hand out.

To that point, in perhaps the most devastating paragraph of the 689-word statement, Bobulinski writes that Hunter Biden also referred to his father as “my chairman and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing.”

“I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business,” says Bobulinski, who was the CEO of the company being formed. “I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”

Emails reveal how Hunter Biden tried to cash in big on behalf of family with Chinese firm

That’s a remarkable line, one suggestive of the idea that the plan was always to sell Joe Biden’s fame and influence. In ­effect, Hunter, and sometimes Joe’s brother Jim, were turning the office of the vice president of the United States into a pot of gold for themselves.

What is not clear yet is whether Joe Biden had secret stakes in any of Hunter’s other deals. As for this one, while the date on the May 2017 email would be nearly four months after Biden left the White House, it’s not known when discussions among the partners and with the Chinese first began. Certainly they started before the email.

And while such deals would be legal for Joe Biden when he left government service, the facts take on extra significance during a campaign where China policy is a frequent topic — and a big dispute between Trump and Biden.

Trump on Post’s Hunter expose: China will 'own' the US if Joe Biden wins

Earlier, during the Democratic primaries, Biden scoffed at the notion that the Asian power is a threat, saying, “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man.”

When Trump blocked flights from China during the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, Biden accused him of “xenophobic fear-mongering” and labeled the president a “racist” for calling the disease the “Wuhan virus.”

Bobulinski, a former wrestler at Penn State University who spent four years in the Navy, insists he has voluminous evidence to back up his explosive charges, reportedly including documents, emails, messages and other proof.

Late Wednesday, he uploaded many to a file-sharing service.

He also says he turned over all his evidence Wednesday to two Senate committees that requested it.

An earlier report by one panel, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, chaired by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), revealed things about the Biden partnership that Bobulinksi says he didn’t know.

As he puts it: “The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me — it made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their partners.”

He blasts much of the media and Big Tech for shielding Biden from questions after The Post published the China email and one on Ukraine. Both were on a laptop computer Hunter left with a Delaware repairman and never retrieved.

Miranda Devine slams Twitter and Facebook for limiting access to NY Post Hunter Biden report

“I could no longer allow my family’s name to be associated or tied to Russian disinformation or implied lies and false narratives dominating the media right now,” Bobulinski wrote.

While it’s far too early to say what effect the dramatic disclosures will have on the race, Trump is certain to raise them at Thursday’s debate.

Suffice it to say that Biden’s response will command America’s attention.

Full statement from Tony Bobulinski to the New York Post

My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine.

This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs with the Biden family as well as various foreign entities and individuals. I have extensive relevant records and communications and I intend to produce those items to both Committees in the immediate future.

I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the son of a 20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28 year career Naval Flight Officer. I myself served our country for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I take great pride in the time my family and I served this country. I am also not a political person. What few campaign contributions I have made in my life were to Democrats.

Enlarge ImageTony Bobulinski

If the media and Big Tech companies had done their jobs over the past several weeks I would be irrelevant in this story. Given my long standing service and devotion to this great country, I could no longer allow my family’s name to be associated or tied to Russian disinformation or implied lies and false narratives dominating the media right now.

After leaving the military I became an institutional investor investing extensively around the world and on every continent. I have traveled to over 50 countries. I believe, hands down, we live in the greatest country in the world.

What I am outlining is fact. I know it is fact because I lived it. I am the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family. I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. The reference to “the Big Guy” in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other “JB” referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.

Hunter Biden called his dad “the Big Guy” or “my Chairman,” and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing. I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.

I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment. Once I realized that Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese, I took steps to prevent that from happening.

The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me — it made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their partners.

I would ask the Biden family to address the American people and outline the facts so I can go back to being irrelevant — and so I am not put in a position to have to answer those questions for them.

I don’t have a political ax to grind; I just saw behind the Biden curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw. The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China.

God bless America.