October 22, 2020
The Elephant in the Room at Tonight’s Debate
Tonight, President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will go head-to-head in the final debate before the 2020 election.
Microphones will be muted and flies kept at bay… But the discussion topics are clearly absent of some crucial points, including the economy and foreign policy.
Instead, tonight’s agenda will stick to the following: fighting COVID-19, race in America, climate change, American families, national security, and leadership.
As you can imagine, the Trump camp is not thrilled about the topic selection… The president’s campaign manager accused the commission of pro-Biden “antics,” as Trump supporters argue that the REAL reason for the foreign-policy omission is an orchestrated effort to avoid the topic of foreign conflicts of interest… specifically the recent New York Post bombshell report.
The story alleges that a Chinese energy company offered Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, $10 million a year “for introductions only.”
One thing is certain… Americans are being done a massive disservice since they will not hear from the candidates themselves on policies concerning the Middle East, China, or North Korea tonight.
Plus, Biden’s refusal to answer questions about the New York Post‘s increasingly debilitating story is becoming a real problem for his candidacy… with his poll numbers slipping in recent days.
But most alarming for everyday Americans is the fact that Big Tech is playing favorites by censoring the recent Biden scandal… It is systematically shutting down the story itself, censoring what we can and cannot read.
A Swift and Draconian Backlash
The backlash to the New York Post report on social media was quick and brutal…
Within minutes of reporting the story, Twitter locked the New York Post’s account, as well as the accounts of the Trump campaign and the White House press secretary’s – all because they dared to share the news.
As the Twitter police worked overtime to suppress the story… Facebook joined in on the action.
The Facebook communications rep – a former Democratic operative who, per his LinkedIn profile, previously served as communications director for the House Majority PAC, press secretary for Democratic California Sen. Barbara Boxer, and press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – tweeted,
While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want to be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook’s third-party fact checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform. This is part of our standard process to reduce the spread of misinformation. We temporarily reduce distribution pending fact-checker review.
The fiasco and censorship continued as the media tried to insist the New York Post bombshell was simply a disinformation campaign from the Russians.
But even when current Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe publicly said that was incorrect, it kept rolling…
Big Media, the Deep State, and Big Tech doubled down on their suppression of the story as 50 former intelligence officials, including some harsh public critics of President Trump, signed a statement expressing their view that the Hunter Biden e-mail revelations published by the New York Post have “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” The statement says…
Such an operation would be consistent with Russian objectives, as outlined publicly and recently by the Intelligence Community, to create political chaos in the United States and to deepen political divisions here but also to undermine the candidacy of former Vice President Biden and thereby help the candidacy of President Trump.
They’re desperately trying to kill the story.
They simply do not want us to know about the money that Biden’s son may have been looking to make off of China… and did make off of Ukraine.
The E-Mails Themselves
In an e-mail dated May 13, 2017, subject line entitled “Expectations,” there are details of “remuneration packages” for six people involved in an unspecified business venture. It refers to an equity, ownership stake… a salary of 850 and some “office expectations” for Hunter Biden.
Meanwhile, in another e-mail – allegedly sent by Biden as part of an Aug. 2, 2017, chain – Hunter Biden seems to have struck a deal with the since-vanished chairman of CEFC, Ye Jianming, for half-ownership of a holding company that was expected to provide Biden with more than $10 million a year.
(Ye is said to have had ties to the Chinese military and intelligence service. CEFC, per reports, went bankrupt earlier this year, and Ye has not been seen since 2018.)
In the e-mails, Biden wrote that Ye had sweetened the terms of an earlier, three-year consulting contract and was going to pay him $10 million annually “for introductions alone.” And another e-mail specifies that $10 million would go to “H” with another 10 being held for “the big guy.”
But for some reason we’re not supposed to talk about this… Are we suddenly China? Do we no longer have a First Amendment?
In addition to Chinese business relationships, the e-mails also provide insight into an alleged meeting between one of Hunter Biden’s bosses at Burisma (Vadham Pozhardkyi), the Ukrainian energy company he was on the board of, and the then Vice President Biden who was in charge of Ukraine policy.
The No. 3 executive at Burisma allegedly sent Hunter an e-mail on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter had joined the board saying, “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spend some time together. It was an honor and pleasure.”
Shortly thereafter, Joe Biden is said to have helped Burisma by getting rid of the prosecutor investigating the company.
Whether the meeting and Biden’s help are connected, we do not know. But that’s the question the New York Post is getting at and one that deserves an answer from Joe Biden himself.
Big Tech Censorship
The big issue here is… why is the media shutting this down? Why are they protecting Biden?
If the tables were turned, you know they’d be all over Trump. Remember the Steele “dossier” – which actually was a piece of Russian disinformation.
The New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other outlets reported on that… with the U.S. entangled up in a two-year investigation into the matter.
Joe Biden needs to answer these questions… But tonight there’s a slim-to-none chance that he’ll be asked about the elephant in the room.
Meanwhile, there are bigger, broader questions we should ask ourselves… Has Big Tech and Big Media gotten too big?
The Department of Justice seems to think so… This week, it filed an anti-trust suit against the behemoth Google, alleging monopoly-like practices.
This will prove to be an important case… because as Americans, we must remember that we will not stay silent. We will not be censored. We must demand truth, freedom, and the constitutional right to have and voice our own opinions.
Big Tech censorship must end…
Publisher’s Note: Tonight’s highly anticipated presidential debate is sure to be one to remember… We’ve asked Buck Sexton to cover it, which we’ll share with you in the morning. American Consequences Daily will publish a little later than usual as we work to bring you Buck’s timely analysis of the debate.
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Executive Editor, American Consequences
with the Editorial Staff
October 22, 2020