Uh Oh: It Looks as Though Hunter’s Laptop Is Part of an Even Bigger Probe; GOP Senators Request Hunter Biden’s Secret Service Travel Docs

By Townhall. Just one day after the FBI and Department of Justice confirmed the laptop left at a computer repair store belonged to Hunter Biden, Fox News confirmed that very laptop was part of an FBI probe into money laundering. It remains unclear whether or not the case is still ongoing and if Hunter Biden was part of the probe.

Fox News obtained documents – authenticated by multiple federal law enforcement officials and two government officials – showing FBI Special Agent Joshua Wilson signed off on the “Receipt for Property” form that was filled out for the laptop. The document was signed on Dec. 9, 2019. . .

A government official told Fox that there had to be evidence of a crime or criminal conduct for the FBI to open the case.

Special Agent Wilson was called to testify about the laptop on Dec. 9, 2019, meaning the investigation began before then.

“If a criminal case was opened and subpoenas were issued, that means there is a high likelihood that both the laptop and hard drive contain fruits of criminal activity,” the official told Fox. (Read more from “Uh Oh: It Looks as Though Hunter’s Laptop Is Part of an Even Bigger Probe” HERE)

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GOP Senators Request Hunter Biden’s Secret Service Travel Docs

By New York Post. Two Republican lawmakers leading the congressional probe into Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings have asked the Secret Service to provide more records of his travel while his father was vice president.

In a letter sent to the agency’s director on Wednesday, GOP Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said bombshell Hunter Biden emails revealed by The Post last week “aligned” with the scandal-scarred son’s previous Secret Service travel logs.

”Recent reports have published emails allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, some of which include references to Mr. Biden’s travel,” the letter read.

“As the Committees continue to assess the validity of these emails, Committee staff have found that several of the references to Mr. Biden’s travel align with the travel records USSS produced to the Committees,” it went on.

Johnson and Grassley, the respective chairs of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, noted two emails from Hunter Biden’s recovered hard drive matched with logs they obtained earlier this year. (Read more from “GOP Senators Request Hunter Biden’s Secret Service Travel Docs” HERE)

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Lawyers at Firm Used by Trump Donate $90,000 to Biden, $50 to President

Lawyers working for a firm providing counsel to President Trump’s re-election campaign donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign.

An analysis conducted by Reuters showed that lawyers working for Jones Day donated almost $90,000 to the campaign of Joe Biden while only $50 was given to Trump’s campaign.

The numbers provided by the report show how much individuals donated, not what was donated by the firm itself, according to Reuters.

Since 2019, Jones Day has been paid more than $4.5 million to act as the Trump campaign’s outside counsel.

Reuters analyzed more than 120,000 campaign contributions reported by the campaign committees of each candidate. (Read more from “Lawyers at Firm Used by Trump Donate $90,000 to Biden, $50 to President” HERE)

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WATCH: Video Captures Man Beating Police Officer as Onlookers Cheer

A North Carolina police officer was beaten during a Facebook Live video while some onlookers laughed and cheered on the attacker.

“Let ’em whup his a–! Let ’em whup his a–!” one man is heard saying in a nearly 11-minute video of the attack.

“Don’t you let that man take you to f—in’ jail!” was also heard being yelled. . .

The incident unfolded Saturday when 27-year-old Michael Sale with the Rowland Police Department was trying to make an arrest. He was the only officer on duty at the time, and it took other police officials additional time to provide backup.

He was airlifted to a local hospital suffering a suspected broken bone around his eye. (Read more from “WATCH: Video Captures Man Beating Police Officer as Onlookers Cheer” HERE)

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Pope Francis Endorses Homosexual Marriage

Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue.

The papal thumbs-up came midway through the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. The film, which features fresh interviews with the pope, delves into issues Francis cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality, and the people most affected by discrimination.

“Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” Francis said in one of his sit-down interviews for the film. “You can’t kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.” (Read more from “Pope Francis Endorses Homosexual Marriage” HERE)

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Shocking Poll: 40 Percent of Americans Favor Socialism

Forty percent of Americans now hold a favorable view of socialism, a Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation report, released Wednesday, found.

The foundation’s annual report shows that younger Americans have led the United States’ leftward push, responding with higher rates of support for socialism and communism than older generations.

Thirty-eight percent of Gen Z respondents said they hope Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “pursues socialist policies” if elected in November. Thirty percent of the same age group view Marxism favorably. (Read more from “Shocking Poll: 40 Percent of Americans Favor Socialism” HERE)

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WATCH: Pro-Trump Residents Get Chilling Warning Letters, Homes Are Added to Database, Targeted for Destruction

Multiple Hillsborough County, New Hampshire residents with Trump signs in their lawn have reported receiving letters warning them that their homes will be targeted with arson if President Donald Trump refuses to concede the 2020 race.

“Dear Neighbor. You have been identified by our group as being a Trump supporter. Your address has been added into our database as a target for when we attack should Trump not concede the election,” the letters read, as reported by local station WMUR.

“We recommend that you check your home insurance policy and make [sic] that it is current and that it has adequate coverage for fire damage. You have been given ‘Fair Warning,’” the letters continue, echoing the rhetoric of left-wing extremist groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

The letters conclude by blaming the homeowners, i.e., the victims, for the threatened actions of the would-be perpetrators.

“Always remember, that it was ‘you’ that started this Civil War. Be prepared to the face the severe consequences of your pre-emptive actions against democracy,” they state.

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National Intelligence: Russia, Iran Attempting to Influence 2020 Election, Damage President Trump

Russia and Iran are attempting to influence the 2020 elections and have obtained some voter registration information, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said at an FBI press conference on Wednesday.

Ratcliffe noted that both nations had taken specific actions to influence voters’ opinions. He noted that the registration information they obtained could be used to confuse voters through false communication.

The interference that’s been discovered, Ratcliffe said, has been designed to incite social unrest and damage the president.

“This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion, sew chaos, and undermine your confidence in American democracy,” he said. “To that end, we have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump. You may have seen some reporting on this in the last 24 hours or you may have even been one of the recipients of those emails.” . . .

Noting that his agency was responsible for investigating election crimes, FBI Director Christopher Wray vowed to take action in order to ensure the integrity of U.S. elections. He said that Americans should be “confident” that their votes count. (Read more from “National Intelligence: Russia, Iran Attempting to Influence 2020 Election, Damage President Trump” HERE)

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Over 40 Million People Have Already Cast Their Ballot, Large Majority Democrat

Over 40 million people have already cast their ballot for the November election, and that turnout appears to be favoring Democrats.

Forty-one point one million people have voted early, representing just under 40% of the total number of votes in 2016. . .

The early ballots collected so far appear to be mostly from registered Democrats. However, only 19 states release data on the party affiliation of early voters.

Of the voters in those states, over 19 million people have voted. Fifty-two percent of those voters are registered Democrats. Just over 26% are registered Republicans. Over 21% did not have a party affiliation.

While there is a nearly even split on the list of 19 between states that went red in 2016 and those that went blue, the blue states had larger populations. Of the 10 states on the list that went Republican in 2016, only South Dakota had a higher percentage of Republicans voting early than Democrats. (Read more from “Over 40 Million People Have Already Cast Their Ballot, Large Majority Democrat ” HERE)

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Joe Biden Praises New Debate Rules

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden (D) praised the Commission on Presidential Debate’s (CPD) decision to mute the microphone of the opposing candidate at the start of each segment and added that he believes there should be “more limitations.”

“So for the debate on Thursday, what do you think of this new muting the mic rule?” WISN’s Adrienne Pedersen asked Biden in a Tuesday interview.

“I think it’s a good idea. I think there should be more, more, limitations on us not interrupting one another,” Biden said, attributing his stance to what transpired during the first presidential debate.

“If you noticed last time, according to Chris Wallace, he interrupted the president and me 148 times. I think that’s right, he interrupted Mike, the president interrupted. Mike, I mean, excuse me, Chris Wallace and me 148 times,” Biden said, originally misstating his line. . .

Despite Biden’s appeal to the first debate, it was he who set the precedent of interrupting in the first debate, as detailed by Breitbart News. Even so, Wallace, who interrupted Trump several times himself, remained in denial, stating that Trump bore “primary responsibility for what happened” during the debate. (Read more from “Joe Biden Praises New Debate Rules” HERE)

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Top U.S. Universities Caught Underreporting Foreign Funding

A new report released by the Department of Education shows multiple U.S. universities accepted funding from China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other “foreign adversaries,” but did not report all they received.

The findings, reported by the Associated Press, are part of an ongoing investigation by the department spurred by the Trump Administration to crack down on foreign theft of intellectual property, research, and technology in higher education. “Potential enforcement against specific institutions” will come from the Department of Justice.

While the U.S. requires universities to “disclose gifts and contracts of $250,000 or more from foreign sources,” the report suggests that 12 schools of “the nation’s largest and richest universities have aggressively pursued and accepted foreign money,” including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Georgetown.

Together, the universities reportedly failed to “disclose a combined $6.5 billion in foreign funding that was previously unreported.”

According to the report, many of the universities maintained financial relationships with previously identified national security threats such as Chinese tech company Huawei and another which “had ties directly to the Chinese Communist Party.” (Read more from “Top U.S. Universities Caught Underreporting Foreign Funding” HERE)

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