Tony Bobulinski never imagined he’d be at the center of a firestorm during the 2020 presidential election. He, however, was dragged into it after a litany of documents, including emails he had exchanged with his former business parter, Hunter Biden, surfaced in the exclusives published this month by The New York Post.
Those once private emails, text messages, documents, photos, videos and recordings were allegedly all stored by Hunter Biden on his hard drive and later intercepted by a third party at a Delaware computer repair shop. The plethora of information was allegedly turned over to the FBI and lawyers. connected to Rudy Giuliani after the repair shop owner, a supporter of President Donald Trump, noticed the allegedly damning information and evidence it contained.
On Tuesday night, Bobulinski, who came forward he said to clear his name and tell the truth about the Bidens.
In an in-depth interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the former business partner of Hunter Biden discussed his meetings with former Vice President Joe Biden, revealed the depth of alleged corruption with family members and their financial dealings with foreign adversaries of the United States.
He revealed that he has a high-level security clearance and that any perceived illegal or questionable actions surrounding the Biden’s had nothing to do with the business dealings he was involved in. He also discussed his concerns during his time with the Bidens.
He accused Joe Biden of a “blatant lie.” He said the former Vice President denials of having any knowledge of his son Hunter’s business undertakings is absolutely false. He, in fact, alleged he met with Joe Biden, not once, but twice to discuss prospective ventures in China. Those same Chinese business dealings were the ones connected to his son and worth millions of dollars.
Bobulinski said the former Vice President worked those deals knowing full well that the Chinese nationals they were dealing with were closely tied to the Chinese Communist Party, as well as the People’s Liberation Army.
He told Tucker that Joe Biden, however, knew how to keep himself at just enough distance to avoid suspicion. Bobulinski said Joe Biden’s brother characterized the way the family operated as smooth and said it was based on the theory of “plausible deniability.”
They could literally deny because there would be just enough distance from the Vice President on the foreign business dealings, he told Carlson.
According to Bobulinski, he met with Biden at the Milken Institute’s 2017 Global Conference in Los Angeles.
“They were wining and dining me to get me more engaged,” Bobulinski said. He also told Carlson he wasn’t the one who requested to meet with Joe Biden, it was in fact, the family that requested the meeting.
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Cuomo says he’ll ‘fully cooperate’ with NY AG’s review of sexual harassment claims
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday that he will “fully cooperate” with the state attorney general’s independent review into sexual harassment allegations made against the currently scandal-ridden governor, saying, “I fully support a woman’s right to come forward.”
Last Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan, who served in his administration for over three years, accused Cuomo of suggesting to her on a 2017 flight that they play strip poker, inappropriate touching, and kissing her on the lips without her consent.
Following Boylan’s accusations, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett alleged the governor indicated interest in having an affair with her while she was serving in his administration as a health policy adviser. In a Saturday New York Times report, Bennett told the newspaper that Cuomo asked her if she had “ever been with an older man,” adding that “age doesn’t matter” in relationships.
At Wednesday’s press briefing, the Empire State governor addressed the accusations leveled against him over the past seven days by three women and New York Attorney General Letitia James’ (D) independent review into those claims, which she announced on Monday was formally proceeding.
“As you probably know, the attorney general is doing an independent review, and I will fully cooperate with that review,” Cuomo said at the beginning of his statement. “Now, the lawyers say I shouldn’t say anything when you have a pending review until that review is over. I understand that, I’m a lawyer, too. But, I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this.”
“First, I fully support a woman’s right to come forward,” the governor began. “And I think it should be encouraged in every way. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it, and frankly I am embarrassed by it, and that’s not easy to say. But that’s the truth.”
This echoes what Cuomo said in a Sunday statement about the allegations, in which he stated he “may have been insensitive” during his tenure but charged his accusers of misinterpreting his actions, saying, “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation… I am truly sorry about that.”
During his Wednesday remarks, Cuomo iterated “I never touched anyone inappropriately,” repeated that sentence, then said “I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable” and repeated that one too.
“And I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain. That is the last thing I would ever want to do,” he continued. “I ask the people of this state to wait for the facts from the attorney general’s report before forming an opinion. Get the facts, please, before forming an opinion.”
“I also want you to know that I have learned from what has been an incredibly difficult situation for me as well as other people, and I’ve learned an important lesson,” the governor said at the end of his statement. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry for whatever pain I caused anyone, I never intended it, and I will be the better for this experience.”
Amid Boylan and Bennett’s allegations, another report of Cuomo sexually harassing a woman has cropped up. On Monday, a woman named Anna Ruch accused the governor of placing his hands on her cheeks—without her consent—at a 2019 wedding reception and asking if he could kiss her. A photograph of the two together at the event has also been circulating on social media.
Asked at Wednesday’s briefing about the pictures that have resurfaced of him being touchy with people, particularly that of him and Ruch, the governor claimed that it is his way of greeting people.
“I understand the opinion of—and feelings of—Ms. Ruch,” Cuomo said. “You can find hundreds of pictures of me making the same gesture with hundreds of people—women, children, men, etc. You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people. […] It is my usual and customary way of greeting.”
Moreover, the governor said that his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, would do the same thing.
“By the way, it was my father’s way of greeting people,” Cuomo said, explaining, “You’re the governor of the state, you want people to feel comfortable, you want to reach out to them.”
He also mentioned that he kisses and hugs legislators and noted that at an event in Queens the other day he hugged pastors and state assembly members.
Furthermore, the governor said that his intent “doesn’t matter,” saying, “What it matters is if anybody was offended by it.”
“But if they were offended by it, then it was wrong,” he added, going on to say that if they were offended or hurt by it, he apologizes.
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