Joe Biden’s nominee for Defense Secretary, Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin said that if he were confirmed, he would work to “fight hard to stamp out sexual assault, to rid our ranks of racists and extremists, and to create a climate where everyone fit and willing has the opportunity to serve this country with dignity.”
His remarks, according to The Epoch Times, were made at the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill yesterday.
“The job of the Department of Defense is to keep America safe from our enemies. But we can’t do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks,” Austin said.
The Epoch Times points to a 2017 Pentagon survey which found that most military members “describe their work climate as inclusive, have good relationships with coworkers and supervisors, and are comfortable interacting with diverse personnel. They generally denied problems with hate crimes, gangs, and racist/extremist organizations at their duty station as well.”
The report also found that most in the military felt that their workgroup members “are treated as valued members of the team without losing their unique identities (80 percent), empowered to make work-related decisions on their own (71 percent), and have outcomes fairly distributed among them (69 percent).”
For the full report, click HERE.
Migrants chanting ‘Biden! Biden!’ stampede border
Up to 400 migrants - mostly from Cuba - forced their way past Mexican immigration and over turnstiles on the Paso del Norte Bridge
And so it begins…
In the wake of the presidential election, concerns over the safety of our great nation’s borders have been brought to light, as immigration is perhaps one of the most contested issues in today’s political climate.
President Trump implemented strict policies throughout the last four years to protect America, which Joe Biden is expected to loosen.
Come one, come all!
On the night of December 29, up to 400 migrants – mostly from Cuba – forced their way past Mexican immigration and over turnstiles on the Paso del Norte Bridge, seeking to force their way into El Paso, Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mobile Field Force officers met them in riot gear and used concrete blocks to prevent the surge as many of the migrants chanted “Biden! Biden!” Many of them demanded they be let in.
But with Trump currently in office, that won’t happen.
The migrants with Biden on their minds were met with a recorded message broadcasting over speakers in both English and Spanish warning that any further trouble would be met by force, arrests and prosecution. The message blared until the crowd dispersed, Center for Immigration Studies reports.
Biden has several times promised an amnesty bill, an end to deportations and a reversal of Trump immigration policies during his first 100 days in office, a message which, according to Enrique Valenzuela – head of the Chihuahua State Council for Population and Migration – is spreading like wildfire on social media.
Migrants are expecting to be let in immediately.
“There is the expectation, there is hope and there is enthusiasm in them who believe that with the change of administration comes new measures and that they will immediately enter and there will be new conditions that will allow them to request asylum,” he said in an interview with Mexican newspaper El Sol de Parral.
This isn’t the first occasion of migrants trying to force their way in, and it certainly won’t be the last.
Extortion, Bribery and Sex Trafficking: The Truth about Hunter Biden
A year-long Senate investigation into Hunter Biden’s foreign handlings concluded just 41 days before the election, leaving Republicans with some major leverage over Biden’s campaign.
The joint-report – led by the Senate Homeland and Government Affairs and Senate Finance Committees – concluded that Hunter Biden’s efforts to cash in on foreign business deals during his father’s vice presidency were known; they “raised alarm among U.S. government officials, who perceived an ethical conflict of interest and flagged concerns about possible criminal activity,” according to John Solomon from Just the News.
However, Obama administration officials ignored the red flags. Why?
Perhaps the most alarming discovery made by the U.S. Treasury Department were several flagged payments collected and dispensed by Hunter Biden and his business partner Devon Archer, likely used in illicit activities.
The Suspicious Activity Reports identified millions of dollars in transactions between Hunter, the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, a Russian oligarch named Yelena Baturina and Chinese businessmen with ties to Beijing’s communist government, the report said.
“The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals.”
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, the report discusses potential ties to sex and human trafficking rings: “Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
“There is extensive public reporting concerning Hunter Biden’s alleged involvement with prostitution services. Records on file with the Committees do not directly confirm or refute these individual reports. However, they do confirm that Hunter Biden sent thousands of dollars to individuals who have either: 1) been involved in transactions consistent with possible human trafficking; 2) an association with the adult entertainment industry; or 3) potential association with prostitution. The records note that it is a documented fact that Hunter Biden has sent funds to nonresident alien women in the United States who are citizens of Russia and Ukraine and who have subsequently wired funds they have received from Hunter Biden to individuals located in Russia and Ukraine. The records also note that some of these transactions are linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
Keep in mind, while Hunter Biden was off participating in these ventures, his father – current Democratic presidential nominee – was vice president of the United States.
According to Just the News, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson discussed how “the sheer volume of suspicious activity in Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings left the Vice President vulnerable to illicit influence or extortion.”
“The report raises serious questions that former Vice President Biden needs to answer,” he said. “There are simply too many potential conflict of interest, counterintelligence and extortion threats to ignore,” he said.
As the presidential election quickly approaches, these findings will surely paint a different picture of the Biden family than what we once knew. When President Trump called for an investigation into Hunter Biden’s dealings with Burisma a year ago, Democrats refuted, claiming that the presented concerns were simply Russian disinformation.
But, the truth always comes out.
Ironically enough, while Hunter was galavanting in his illegal foreign escapades with Burisma, his father led “U.S. anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine,” according to Just the News. State official George Kent wrote several memos regarding Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board, and was “so concerned that he canceled a partnership with Burisma, reported the bribe to the Justice Department and tried to raise concerns directly to Vice President Joe Biden, but was rebuffed.”
However, Kent wasn’t the only one to bring his concerns directly to Biden himself. To make matters even more complex, another senior State Department official, energy adviser Amos Hochstein, raised concerns with both Joe and Hunter Biden in 2015 regarding the risks at hand, but to no avail.
“The Obama administration knew that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board was problematic and did interfere in the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine,” the report concluded. “Moreover, this investigation has illustrated the extent to which officials within the Obama administration ignored the glaring warning signs when the vice president’s son joined the board of a company owned by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch.”
Hunter and Archer received more than $4 million from Burisma, but the generous sums didn’t stop there.
“In addition to over $4 million paid by Burisma for Hunter Biden’s and Archer’s board memberships, Hunter Biden, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds,” the report said.
Investigators flagged transactions in at least three other countries, according to Just the News:
• Archer received $142,000 from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan, supposedly for a car, the same day Vice President Joe Biden appeared with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to address Russia’s actions in Crimea
• Hunter received a wire transfer of $3.5 million from Elena Baturina, wife of former mayor of Moscow and Russia’s only female oligarch
• Hunter opened a joint bank account with Chinese national Gongwen Dong to fund a $100,000 global spending spree for the Biden family. Hunter Biden had businesses associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen and other Chinese nationals linked to the communist government
With less than two months until the election, this information could not have come at a more critical time. Democrats will tirelessly refute the findings, but the evidence is crystal clear. And, the evidence came directly from the horse’s mouth, so to speak: Obama-Biden era files and witnesses.