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  • zackery zackery says:

    How five members of Joe Biden’s family got rich through his connections

    Joe Biden’s younger brother, James, has been an integral part of the family political machine from the earliest days when he served as finance chair of Joe’s 1972 Senate campaign, and the two have remained quite close. After Joe joined the US Senate, he would bring his brother James along on congressional delegation trips to places like Ireland, Rome and Africa.

    When Joe became vice president, James was a welcomed guest at the White House, securing invitations to such important functions as a state dinner in 2011 and the visit of Pope Francis in 2015. Sometimes, James’ White House visits dovetailed with his overseas business dealings, and his commercial opportunities flourished during his brother’s tenure as vice president.

    Consider the case of HillStone International, a subsidiary of the huge construction management firm Hill International. The president of HillStone International was Kevin Justice, who grew up in Delaware and was a longtime Biden family friend. On Nov. 4, 2010, according to White House visitors’ logs, Justice visited the White House and met with Biden adviser Michele Smith in the Office of the Vice President.

    Less than three weeks later, HillStone announced that James Biden would be joining the firm as an executive vice president. James appeared to have little or no background in housing construction, but that did not seem to matter to HillStone. His bio on the company’s website noted his “40 years of experience dealing with principals in business, political, legal and financial circles across the nation and internationally…”

    James Biden was joining HillStone just as the firm was starting negotiations to win a massive contract in war-torn Iraq. Six months later, the firm announced a contract to build 100,000 homes. It was part of a $35 billion, 500,000-unit project deal won by TRAC Development, a South Korean company. HillStone also received a $22 million US federal government contract to manage a construction project for the State Department.

    David Richter, son of the parent company’s founder, was not shy in explaining HillStone’s success in securing government contracts. It really helps, he told investors at a private meeting, to have “the brother of the vice president as a partner,” according to someone who was there.

    The Iraq project was massive, perhaps the single most lucrative project for the firm ever. In 2012, Charlie Gasparino of Fox Business reported that HillStone officials expected the project to “generate $1.5 billion in revenues over the next three years.” That amounted to more than three times the revenue the company produced in 2011.

    A group of minority partners, including James Biden, stood to split about $735 million. “There’s plenty of money for everyone if this project goes through,” said one company official.

    The deal was all set, but HillStone made a crucial error. In 2013, the firm was forced to back out of the contract because of a series of problems, including a lack of experience by Hill and TRAC Development, its South Korean associate firm. But HillStone continued doing significant contract work in the embattled country, including a six-year contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

    James Biden remained with Hill International, which accumulated contracts from the federal government for dozens of projects, including projects in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mozambique and elsewhere.

  • I wonder if these Paid for by the Democrat Party Propagandists will share this story! https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/08/joe-biden-is-hypocrite-ukraine/

  • Trump forgoes his salary. increased employment for all sectors, pushed to get the best and fair trade deals. while the unelected conspire with dem-ons to undermine every action for the country. and spliff and company do NOTHING for the country, and work for themselves. who is it that we can trust?

  • These DemonRats Where On Track To Destroy America Until President Trump Came Along …It Stopped The Marxist Scum Dead, ….. Third World Dem Idiots That Sneak Into The American Government By Being Voted In By Thousands Of Illegals Brought In From Mexico .By The DemRats …That Whats Undermining America. !!!

  • Democrats are corrupt liars and always have been they try to claim Republicans are the party of the KKK when in reality Democratic Party founded the KKK Lincoln was a Republican and Democrats shot him just like John F Kennedy they are trying to take down President Trump with lies an a unconstitutional impeachment God Bless America and God bless Donald J Trump our president amen.

  • We now know why Obama didn't endorse Biden. He feared Biden would be thoroughly checked which would likely lead to Burisma. Ukraine Corruption.with HEAVY OBAMA INVOLVEMENT.

    YES, Obama can be impeached.

    Treason is a great reason.

  • Schiff's district covers parts of Hollywood, Nadler's district covers parts of Brooklyn and Pelosi's district covers San Francisco. To say these losers represent America is like saying a maniac on the highway represents all drivers.

  • So President Trump questioning giving U.S. taxpayer money to the 3rd most corrupt country in the world is a crime? That’s his job fools! The Facts show Biden was selling the Vice Presidency to a corrupt Oligarch to enrich Crackhead Hunter Biden. You Dems are really brainwashed sheep.

  • Hank Heavelurch says:

    I am suggesting, overall, generally speaking, we play 'Tell it like it T-I-IS' by the B-52's as the senate impeachment hearing song! 😉

  • The next four years are going to be very painful for you. You didn't take the last four as a learning experience but who knows about this time round.

  • just curious, what is the plan for after this is over… I usually don't come here. I'm all about facts and truth.. I Mean think about it,, Adam Schiff is your guy… Jerry Nadler… Schumer… which is the more sickening?… see you losers in November. get your comfort dogs before they are all gone.

  • Don’t forget trump is attacking, cutting social security and Medicare. Can the average American live this way? I know you rich fks will be ok. If you aren’t a rich fk you’re screwed just like my parents will be. And I can’t help enough. Not nearly.

  • If his republicans can’t protect his puppet from being removed will Putin send the Russian Army to keep his puppet in place ?

  • Just Checked Some News Stations From Around The World…The Mainstream Media And The Democrats Are The Laughing Stock Of The World…Not Kidding.

  • Club4 Millennium says:

    The LEGENDARY JOHN MCCAIN moment is what this is all about now!

    Anyone courageous enough to step in his legendary shoes will get a spot to be in the revered place for real American HEROES!

  • Fyi… Military Law will apply for all those in the Media who Were COMPLICIT in all of the BS brought on with the attempted take down of a DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT ! Hope ur prepared!

  • dr. rae christopher says:

    15000 TROOPS ARE NOW DEAD
    TRUMP ACTED IN BEHALF OF RUSSIA 1.5 MILLION INNOCENT PEOPLE OUR ALLIES ARE DISPLACED RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES RIGHT NOW IN THE DEAD OF WINTER

  • Hey Chris!!! somebody on Trumps team knows people!!!! i do not know if it is Trump himself or someone on his team…but Trump has the working class people in his pocket….the democrats need to take some notes…and assimilate….FAST!!!!!!

  • Jag jag gumboot says:

    If they want to impeach Obama because he sent blankets as they say, wow hold on why can't trump be impeached when he held almost 400 million of military aid and was forcing Ukraine Ze to announce a phony investigation

  • To understand what someone will do and how they behave you look at history. Donald Trump has a history ridden with lies, cheating and crimes hidden by cover-up after cover-up.

    Why does anyone think this time it’s going to be any different? Can’t change a leopards spots…

  • If trump marches in pro life rally, he's a hypocrite . Let babies live ,he can starve them and refuse health care to let them die at a later date!! Trump is cruel and inhumane..

  • Thank you Mr. Mathews, some people look away from the truth, If in fact if you look closely the democrats have played more dirty games thank anybody can imagine

  • The Glorious Revolution says:

    I can't believe how stupid those on the left must be to think that this is anything other than a pathetic rant.

    This is called an 'ad hominem' attack; it is a fallacious argument. Where is your evidence that Trump engaged in a quid pro quo? Dems don't have any…so the liberal media just engage in fallacious ad hominem attacks against Trump.

    Yet you cast a blind eye to Biden, when he is on tape bragging about a quid pro quo. It's hilarious how stupid Dems are…

  • I ask everyone to write to their representatives and demand a fair trial in the Senate on Impeachment…just so our democracy won't suffer and they see that we the America people want our democracy and the United States Constitution to survive after Trump leaves office. Remember those sacred documents represent all Americans, Democrats, Independents and Republicans. I have made it no secret that I don't like Trump and those who enable him…But make no mistake…I LOVE MY COUNTRY!

  • Trump who is afraid to
    testify on his own behalf takes a cheap shot at the impeachment hearing saying
    democrats lied for two days straight.  If
    I was a senator I would be screaming in the media for Trump to be subpoenaed to
    tell the country under oath what lies democrats made and give democrats time to
    respond.  It is a travesty of justice to
    this nation that the most serious court case in American history is a kangaroo
    court with no significant witnesses and the president who is accused of
    obstruction of congress is allowed to continue to obstruct congress by not
    providing documents.  This impeachment
    trial is looking like a SNL parody of our court system where the sad reality is
    it is actually happening.  It is time for
    democrats to take their gloves off and yell for real justice in the media the
    way Hannity and the banshee Jeanine Pirro scream their lies and exaggerations
    on TV.  I listened to the soft spoken
    Bennett from Colorado on CNN this morning and if democrats are going to speak
    that soft, we lost our country.  Trump is
    given mass media exposure to say the democrats lied for two days and all he did
    was lie again with no way to get him to say what the lies are.  The control of mass media by republicans is
    very damaging for this country and perpetuates a false narrative of lies from
    the executive branch with no questioning the liar.  I can’t take the injustice coming from the
    republican majority in the senate. 
    Please America vote these un-American senators out of office.  They are all pleased that Russia installed
    Trump and support Trump in denying it even though every intelligence agency has
    proof of Russia installing Trump with the help of the Koch foundations, Russian
    Fox news and the republican monopoly of mass media..

  • The Mueller report EXONERATED President Trump. NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, CASE CLOSED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Trump and other "bullies" who use their power and influence to obtain a goal without any concern for those they step on should follow the example of Hillary Clinton, Way to many examples of kindness, self sacrifice and generosity without any need for recognition to list but I think we call all agree she set the bar so high we will never find a once in a generation soul like Hillary.

  • Real news is that Ambassador to Ukraine from the Obama Administration, Marie Yovanovitch, ordered the State Department to monitor conservative journalists, as well as Trump allies.Dems spy on anybody! Do they learn that in Constitution? Liberty and law are under attack from DEMS! 👍 Corrupt Biden, Deep State and ALL Dems corruption must be investigate! Biden should not be above the law! Adam Schiff and Pelosi Mafia must be investigated too!
    And the democrats talk about abuse of power yet they do it every day? The democrats are acting like dictators! Adam Schiff is a proven liar! That is not news! That is way of his life!

  • Adam Schiff – confirmed lies:

    1) Remember, this is the guy who said, ‘We have more than circumstantial evidence that there was coordination between Trump and Russia, and Russia influenced the election.’ That turned out to be false.

    2) Adam Schiff said that the Nunes memo was false. Michael Horowitz told us no it wasn’t; it was exactly right.

    3) Adam Schiff said you can trust the FISA court. Michael Horowitz said last month that no, you can’t; they lied to the FISA court 17 times.

    4) Adam Schiff told us we look forward to hearing from the whistleblower. Adam Schiff said we’ve had no contact with the whistleblower. Turns out to be a lie.

    5) Then just yesterday, the story where he misrepresents to all that Mr. Z is Mr. Zelensky, when in fact it was Mr. Zlochevsky.

    6) Schiff sent a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler last week summarizing a trove of evidence from Lev Parnas, an indicted former associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. In one section of the letter, Schiff claims that Parnas ‘continued to try to arrange a meeting with President Zelensky,’ citing a specific text message exchange where Parnas tells Giuliani: ‘trying to get us mr Z.’ The remainder of the exchange — which was attached to Schiff’s letter — was redacted. But the evidence strongly suggests “mr Z” was not Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky but rather Mykola Zlochevsky, the founder of Burisma.

    7) So, yeah, when Adam Schiff talks about (Ambassador Gordon) Sondland, he doesn’t tell you that was all presumption. Mr. Sondland terstified to that, when Congressman [Mike] Turner asked him, under oath, at the hearing

    But now we’re supposed to believe him, in spite of that history, where seven important things he had exactly wrong?

    It would help if the American people were exposed to the full truth. Alas, the biased media act like such propagandists for the Democrat Party that all many Americans are hearing is whatever the Democrat Party wants them to believe, regardless of whether it’s fact or fiction.

  • Edmund Singleton says:

    You appear on television every day, then one day, look as if
    you have fallen into a spouting fountain of youth, oh, I get it, appearing
    phoney, faked up is ‘in’, it’s what’s ‘now’ in ‘appearance wear’, all the rage among
    the over fifty set, even at your age of 65…Mr. Eugene Robinson of the
    Washington Post…kindly consider your legacy, is this the image you what to be
    remembered as so painted…in the annals of print journalism, among noted
    journalist…

  • Wonder Wonderful says:

    Republicans are accusing the Dems of something they themselves are doing, which is unacceptable and inappropriate. It would be wonderful to have a leader that the world respects and have a sense of dignity, integrity, trustworthiness, humanity, honesty, and understanding of our Nation's goals. Our Country is the role model of all Countries around us. You're only as strong as the leader who serves the Country. But not as it is! Country and Continent are laughing at the United States of America all over the world. Suppose to be the strongest in the world, not anymore with a leader like Donald Trump.

  • The Constitution is so perfect, Trump with his imperfect call, phony defense and all his treachery cant destroy it to make America as corrupt as he is. God bless our American forefathers for such a glorious Constitution.  I vengefully hope all who have betrayed America will suffer endlessly in this life and beyond the grave.

  • This isn't just about Ukraine. If we look at all the things Trump has does that's mean, crazy, criminal, shows that he is in way over his head.

  • This isn't just about Ukraine. If we look at all the things Trump has does that's mean, crazy, criminal, shows that he is in way over his head.

  • the Senate Republicans are violating their oath to the people. An impeachable violation in it itself. Why doesn't congress go after them?

  • West Coast Treasures says:

    America is not great any more, give Donald his crown, the presidency is no more, senators have lost their power, constitution is not reliable, you refer to the constitution any longer, its just a piece of paper, Donald has managed to destroy this country and its people for his own benefit, so go ahead and crown him and bow down he’s your ruler now

  • It is really former Vice-President, Joe Biden, who abused his power. In his new book, "Profiles in Corruption," Peter Schweitzer details the web of corruption surrounding Biden. Biden + family have bilked the taxpayers of America out of millions of dollars. So far Biden has not issued one word to debunk the veracity of the book.

  • We will Donald Trump back up and quit or be quieter and quicker definitely get more of the people that no more and heard Donald Trump do what he did to you because I want everyone in the world is hurt

  • Nope, it's not LOL on the Left. I've been saying it – Rudy told Trump he got a ton of evidence against Biden in Ukraine last October. He's been waiting for the impeachment trial to unveil it, and it's going to be a circus. As expected, it's a reversal of motives – Trump as hero, Biden (and probably Obama) taking advantage of Ukraine, with election interference thrown in. Check it out on youtube. Since FOX "News" dominates the airwaves everywhere, that's what most people will believe. Doesn't matter if the evidence is real or not, they thrive on innuendo.

  • How can Joe & Hunter not be relevant to this sham partisan impeachment? The fact that Trump wanted them investigated for their obvious corruption makes them the center of the complaint. Isn't it the presidents job to have corruption investigated? And how is that an "abuse of power"?

  • MATHEWS is such a corporate propagandist…. even with MSNBC's bias, he is a disgrace. Even though he is correct on trump…it is diminished by his willingness to bend the truth on other matters

  • Chris Matthews is a proven senile political cockroach. His opinion of Senator Bernard Sanders is nothing short of Nazi like anti-Semitism.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2zS5Ug3VJg

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