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(RepublicanWire.org) – Federal investigators believe they have enough evidence to charge President Joe Biden’s son Hunter with tax fraud and lying about his drug use on a federal gun purchase form, according to sources familiar with the investigation who spoke to the Washington Post.

Federal authorities began looking into Hunter Biden’s foreign business activities in 2018. Sources for the investigation told the Washington Post their efforts have recently focused on whether he correctly report all of his income, and whether he lied on federal gun purchase paperwork in 2018. The sources said they now have enough evidence to pursue charges.

The decision to actually charge Hunter Biden will reportedly now go to U.S. Attorney in Delaware, David C. Weiss, an appointee of former President Donald Trump. Attorney General Merrick Garland has already made clear that Weiss is in charge of the case and vowed there would be no political interference in Weiss’s decision-making.

The potential tax fraud charges relate to whether or not Hunter Biden declared all of his income from his various foreign business dealings.

The potential gun charges reportedly stem from a handgun purchase the president’s son made in October of 2018, in which Biden allegedly marked “no” to a question on a federal gun purchase form about whether he was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”

Hunter Biden has admitted to past drug use, including smoking crack cocaine. A case over whether he lied on the federal form would focus on whether Biden’s drug use overlapped with the time he purchased the gun.

In March, CNN reported federal investigators were looking into a 2018 incident in which Hunter Biden’s then-girlfriend Hallie Biden — the former wife of Joe Biden’s late son Beau Biden — took a handgun belonging to Hunter Biden and threw it in a garbage can behind a grocery store located near a high school. 

Politico reported last year that U.S. Secret Service agents had intervened after the 2018 incident, reaching out to the owner of the Delaware gun store where Hunter Biden reportedly purchased the gun and asking him to turn over the purchase records. Rob Palmieri, the gun store owner, reportedly refused, questioning the agents’ motives and suspecting they were trying to take and conceal Hunter Biden’s gun purchase records.

These reported charges against Hunter, have caused suspicion from many in the press, that they are just a deflection.

Joe Biden and his team have repeatedly denied that the president was involved in any way with Hunter Biden’s business activities. Bobulinski, however, produced documentation saying that Hunter Biden held ten percent for “the big guy,” who he claims is Joe Biden.

Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland has refused to say whether a special counsel should be placed over the investigation to maintain a just probe. A special counsel would provide distance from Joe Biden and the investigation into Hunter and the Biden family business dealings.

Sixty-two percent of registered voters believe Joe Biden likely consulted and perhaps profited from Biden family business deals. Sixty percent said Hunter Biden has sold “influence and access” to the president.

Questions still remain if any probe into Hunter will implicate President Joe Biden. Joe Biden and his staff have claimed seven times the president has had no part in the family business, but he has been involved in at least 17 instances.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Spencer Kuvin, who represented nine of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers, put Bill Clinton and others on notice by telling a new documentary about Prince Andrew and Epstein there could be further revelations in the case because Ghislaine Maxwell has until June 2023 to cooperate with prosecutors.

Kuvin said she intends to appeal her conviction and she could cooperate to try to reduce her lengthy sentence. Maxwell, 60, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in June. She will most likely die in prison unless she makes a deal. Bill Clinton should be sweating bullets.

Maxwell is living in FCI Tallahassee, a low-security federal prison in Florida where she has reportedly ganged up with an infamous double murderer.

“She is really the person who holds all the secrets,” said Kuvin says in the documentary ‘Prince Andrew: Banished.’ “This isn’t the end of the story.”

The question now is whether Ms. Maxwell will consider disclosing the names of the Epstein “clients” pursuant to Federal Rule 35. That rule makes it possible for a convicted defendant to have their sentence reduced for providing “substantial assistance” to law enforcement.

(RepublicanWire.org) – In a Tucker Carlson exclusive, former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski told the Fox News host that he presented evidence to the FBI that the Bidens committed multiple felonies but FBI agent Timothy Thibault, who ran point on the investigation, never followed up with him or his lawyers.

Bobluinski then told Carlson, “If Facebook or Twitter had reached out to me and asked if the email The New York Post published was real, within five minutes if anyone reached out, I would have produced the email.”

Bobulinski was so convinced that what he had on the Bidens would put them both away, that he challenged CNN’s Jake Tapper to bring him in for an hour-long interview. “I’ll come for an interview, I’ll come for an hour, you can be as aggressive as you want to be with me. You can call me a liar, you can attack the facts. The good news is, it’s just not my word against the Bidens. I have thousands of documents, text messages, WhatsApp conversations, recordings of the sitting President of the United States in his own voice and I’d love to have that debate,” Bobulinski told Carlson.

Bobulinski then told Carlson that Joe Biden’s brother called him in the middle of his interview with the FBI on October 23 during the 2020 election. He says the agents then got out of their chairs and left the room but there was no one on the line when he answered. It was the last communication Tony Bobulisnki had with the Biden family.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Fox News Peter Doocy checkmated White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre Tuesday over high gas prices as our so-called allies Saudi Arabia are moving to cut OPEC production to raise oil prices defying President Joe Biden.

Doocy: “You’ve said the president was responsible for gas prices coming down. Is he responsible for gas prices going up?”

Jean-Pierre: “So, it’s a lot more nuanced than that.”

“We have seen that over the past several months and what the President was able to do, he took some historic steps. When you think about the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and making sure that he, we were able to do everything that we can to bring that cost down for American families, give them a little bit more of a breathing room and we saw that we saw that every day this summer, over saving American families, over $1 per gallon. And so that is what the President is going to continue to stay focused on the American consumers. How do we continue to keep to keep prices down? That’s why we we did the inflation Reduction Act that’s why we talk about the Chips Act. All of these things are going to help Americans here in this country.”

Doocy rattled off some of the highest gas prices in the nation, asking, “who can afford that?”

“We understand that,” Jean-Pierre replied, expressing empathy, “that’s why the President worked so hard the past several months, to make sure that he did everything we can to bring gas prices down. We have seen fastest – I know you’re pulling out a couple of areas across the country and I get that, and we understand that there’s more work to do. We have never said we were done here. We have always been very clear that there is more work to do. But we have seen the reality is we have seen the fastest decline in gasoline prices in over a decade. That’s because of what this President has done.”

Doocy: When the President went to Saudi Arabia he said, “I’m doing all I can to increase the supply for the United States, which I expect to happen.” What happened?

Jean-Pierre: His trip to the Middle East was not about oil…Gas prices came down this summer.

According to The Financial Times:

Saudi Arabia is seeking to raise oil prices at a crucial meeting in Vienna in a move set to anger the US and help Russia.

Riyadh, Moscow and other producers are set to announce deep cuts at a meeting of the Opec+ cartel on Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.

The size of the cut is still to be agreed but Saudi Arabia and Russia are pushing for reductions of 1mn-2mn barrels a day or more, although these could be phased in over several months.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Three deep-water explosions destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea last week on Monday.

Swedish seismologists reported that one of the three explosions measures 2.3 on the Richter Scale of earthquake intensity, but this was no earthquake. It was explosion, like a gigantic undersea mine.

The explosions guarantee Germany and the EU won’t go wobbly with regard to sanctions against Russian energy imports. The damage to pipelines will take months repair, and repairs are unlikely to begin until next summer. Even if Germany were to cry “uncle” as civil unrest intensifies over lack of heat and energy, even if Russia decided to turn the power back on, the conduit for Russian gas to Europe is broken.

No country has yet taken responsibility for the blasts that took out the Nord Stream pipelines to Europe. Only one country benefits. 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the attacks on the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines that connect Russia to Germany offer a “tremendous opportunity” to end Europe’s dependency on Russian energy.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy and thus to take away from Vladimir Putin the weaponization of energy as a means of advancing his imperial designs,” Blinken said at a joint press conference with Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly.

“That’s very significant and that offers tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come,” Blinken added.

Blinken made the comments when asked what the US and Canada are doing to ease Europe’s energy crisis in the wake of the Nord Stream sabotage. Blinken said that Washington had been working for some time to provide Europe with more energy, and as a result, the US is now Europe’s biggest supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

“And we’re now the leading supplier of LNG to Europe to help compensate for any gas or oil that it’s losing as a result of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,” Blinken said.

Trump reminds the nation what Biden said before suspicious Nord Stream explosion in a recent Truth Social post.

His post included a video of Biden in February saying, “If Russia invades … then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.”

“How will you do that, exactly, since the project and control of the project is within Germany’s control,” the reporter who asked Biden the original question queried.

“We will, I promise you, we will be able to do it,” Biden responded, with a small smirk.

Trump headlined his post with the question, “World War III Anyone?”

Seven months after Biden’s ominous statement and a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines suffered from an apparent sabotage attempt.

(RepublicanWire.org) – On Friday, Bloomberg’s Jason Leopold reported that his five-year-old request for documents related to now-former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had come back with the unexpected inclusion of an interview Obama did with members of the press on Jan. 17, 2017, three days before Trump’s inauguration.

During the conversation that covered a range of topics, the president cautioned the reporters on how best to go after Trump because his being reelected would hamper the “norms” of Washington, D.C.

“I think four years is OK. Take on some water, but we can kind of bail fast enough to be OK. Eight years would be a problem,” he asserted. “I would be concerned about a sustained period in which some of these norms have broken down and started to corrode.”

“I think if you’re jumping after every insult or terrible thing or a bit of rudeness that he’s doing and just chasing that,” Obama advised. “I think there’s a little bit of a three-card Monte there that you have to be careful about. I think you have to focus on a couple of things that are really important and just stay on them and drive them home.”

Lacking self-awareness as progressives often do, the president also offered some telling remarks that apple to President Joe Biden’s administration as corporate media has joyfully returned to covering for every misstep and apparent wrongdoing stemming from the White House now that it is occupied by a Democrat again.

After his administration had been accused of using the IRS to target conservative organizations, Obama was reportedly worried about the potential politicization of agencies like the FBI saying their real power is scary if “it wants your stuff, and the Justice Department starts investigating you for long periods of time, even if you have nothing to hide.”

“I would be like white on rice on the Justice Department. I’d be paying a lot of attention to that. And if there is even a hint of politically motivated investigations, prosecutions, et cetera, I think you reporters have to be really on top of that.”

As it happened, the Justice Department was the ones who authorized the release of these documents to Leopold at the same time the Republican members of Congress are cracking down on the FBI for violating whistleblower protections as agents have come forward to expose improprieties within the organization, including allegedly violating procedure to make “domestic violent extremism” appear to be a large, nationwide problem.

Meanwhile, Obama’s take on foreign policy was also a foreshadowed shot against Biden as, lacking Trump’s strong presence on the world stage, Biden’s feeble response to threats has allowed Russia and China to thrive.

“Russia and China sit back and wait to see what kind of consensus we’re building globally, they see if sometimes they can make sure their equities are protected, but they don’t initiate. If we’re not there initiating ourselves, then everybody goes into their own sort of nationalist, mercantilist corners, and it will be a meaner, tougher world,” Obama said, “and the prospects that arise will be greater.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – Vice President Kamala Harris is facing a storm of backlash after telling an audience that Florida will receive Hurricane Ian aid based on “equity.”

During the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum, Harris claimed that the communities hit hardest by so-called “climate change,” are low-income communities and people of color, adding that they will be first in line for help. 

“We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity,” Harris said, adding “If we want people to be in an equal place sometimes we need to take into account those disparities and do that work.”

Harris’ comments caused a wave of criticism from Florida residents and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R-Fla) team.

“This is false. @VP’s rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background,” DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw said. 

Students for Trump founder Ryan Fournier tweeted, “You can’t make this up. Kamala Harris said the administration will be giving hurricane resources ‘based on equity’ by directing funds to ‘communities of color.’ I guess everyone else is just screwed.”

Even Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk argued against Harris saying the funds “should be according to greatest need, not race or anything else.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – NIH Director Dr. Anthony Fauci was the man who was always front and center during the pandemic, guiding and directing our government’s response to the COVID-19 virus. It was Fauci who would constantly tell us that the pandemic was only going to get worse if we didn’t do exactly what he told us, and made it seem like it was never going to end.

Of course, cooler heads prevailed in red states, and while Democrat-controlled areas continued to lockdown, destroying their economy and their citizens’ lives, states like Florida and Texas moved on, much to the dismay of Fauci. An odd response, given the fact that it was clear that the lockdown measures and precautions like vaccine masks, weren’t working.

Then Kentucky Senator Rand Paul locked his eyes on Fauci and began digging into his connections to the virus. Lo and behold, Paul found that the NIH directly funded gain-of-function research and specifically on the Coronavirus no less. One thing is for certain, Fauci certainly doesn’t seem to like Paul digging into things.

One reason might be because Fauci became very wealthy off of the pandemic. According to the New York Post, Fauci and his wife have increased their fortunes by millions.

Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife’s net worth grew by $5 million during the COVID-19 pandemic as thousands of US residents struggled financially, according to a government spending watchdog group.

The combined wealth of the 81-year-old retiring director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and his bioethicist wife, Christine Grady, soared from $7.5 million in 2019 to $12.6 million at the end of 2021, according to a report from the non-profit OpenTheBooks.

“Despite becoming a figure of controversy, the system has rewarded Dr. Fauci handsomely,” the group’s CEO, Adam Andrzejewski, told Fox News Digital. “While Dr. Fauci has been a government bureaucrat for more than 55 years, his household net worth skyrocketed during the pandemic.”

This man locked down the nation and destroyed lives unnecessarily. His proclamations that he should be unquestionable because he represents “the science” always struck many as hubristic and, ironically, unscientific.

Now, his massive increase in wealth also looks a little odd. While it may very well have come legitimately, one has to wonder if he knew he would get that money by pushing the bad decisions that he did.

(RepublicanWire.org) – While Hurricane Ian ravaged Florida on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden was hobnobbing with fellow Democrats.

The hurricane hit Florida on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, with winds of approximately 150 mph, according to NBC.

As posted by factba.se, Biden’s schedule called for him to be at the Democratic Governors Association reception at 7 p.m. ET and return to the White House an hour later. The event is a party fundraiser, according to Fox News.

During Wednesday’s media briefing, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about Biden’s plans.

“We don’t have any changes in his schedule,” she said.

“He has been really steadfast and very clear and has spoken multiple times on what is happening in Florida,” she said, adding, “His administration is on top of this.”

Not everyone was pleased with the answer.

“KJP says Biden will still be attending a Democratic Party fundraiser while #HurricaneIan hits Florida with winds of 155 mph, storm surge well over 12 feet, and billions of dollars in damage is being caused. If this were a Republican, the media would lose their minds,” Newsbusters editor Curtis Houck posted on Twitter.

According to NBC, the hurricane made landfall at 4 p.m.

More than 1 million power outages had been reported as of 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time, according to NBC.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Cassie Leahy said the rain could produce massive flooding, according to the Sentinel.

“That is our biggest concern, even with as high as the winds are going to be,” she said. “We’re expecting it could be historic flooding for sure, especially across the rivers up there. … People need to be prepared that this could be historic flooding that they haven’t seen.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – Republicans have had enough of President Biden and his administration’s inability to secure the border, and are effectively taking the matter into their own hands. That was exactly what the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick said he was going to do during a Saturday taping of “Fox and Friends”.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R-TX) stated, that that state will “keep those buses coming” as long as the southern border remains unsecured.

“I’m serious about this. The legislators are serious about this. The people of Texas are serious about it,” Patrick began. “The other thing I’d want to do, we’re spending, by the way, to put this in perspective to all these whiny babies up in these blue states, ‘Oh, this is such a crisis.’ We normally spend $400 million a year on border security.”

“We’re spending over $4 billion of Texas taxpayer money, money we could spend on health care, on education, on more roads, whatever it might be, $4 billion a year.

We have our National Guard there on the border,” the Texan explained, adding, “This is a financial burden on us. But most importantly, it’s an invasion of our state.”

State and local officials across the Lone Star State have begun to use the language of invasion in an effort to not only call it what it is, but also set the legal foundations for additional action by law enforcement to secure the border, per the Texas Tribune.

Just this past week, two more Texas counties, Wharton and Burnet counties, called for “additional measures to secure the border, stop the invasion at the border, and protect our communities.” They join 27 other Texas counties that have released similar resolutions, according to The Center Square.

Texas itself has spent billions of dollars attempting to fill the void left by the Biden administration via Operation Lone Star which utilized state national guard troops to patrol the Rio Grande.

“I’ve said it for a long time, I’m not shy about the word. But we have to do this the right way.

But I will also propose that since we’re spending so much money, I’d like to hire every Border Patrol agent on the border,” adding, “Every one of them. There’s about 8,000.”

We can afford to do it, hire them and make a new state border guard so that Joe Biden doesn’t have one person left. And by the way, the Border Patrol agents are heroes in my book.

They hate working for this guy. I think they love working for Texas…”