Joe Biden’s staff choices include ex-BIG TECH execs, employees
At least 14 people who President-elect Joe Biden has chosen to serve in his administration or to advise his transition have worked for the Big Tech firms that continue to banish conservatives — including President Donald Trump, Chuck Ross reports for The Daily Caller.
The Big Tech firms all took action against Trump and Parler, a free speech social network, in response to riots at the U.S. Capitol last week.
Twitter permanently banned Trump from the site due to their alleged claim of “the risk of further incitement of violence” and Facebook has suspended Trump’s account until the end of his presidential term.
In an effort to prevent further riot organizing, Google and Apple removed Parler from their app stores and Amazon Web Services announced they will no longer host the site.
Apple said on Friday that Parler had “not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety.”
Parler is currently offline until it finds another web host.
Facebook and Twitter executives have been hired by the Biden administration to serve in the White House during his term.
Jessica Hertz, who was a director for Facebook’s regulatory team, will serve as White House staff director. Emily Horne, who was head of global policy communications for Twitter, will be the director of press and spokesperson for the National Security Council, according to the Biden-Harris transition website.
David Recordon, a former developer for Facebook, will serve as director of technology for the Office of Management and Administration. Austin Lin, a former program manager at Facebook, will serve as Recordon’s deputy.
Amazon, Apple and Google executives will also hold positions in the incoming Biden administration.
Amazon executives Tom Sullivan and Mark Schwartz are on the agency review teams for the Department of State and Office of Management and Budget.
A program manager for Google’s Global Business Operations Deon Scott, is on the review team for the Department of Homeland Security.
Facebook executives Zaid Zaid, Rachel Lieber and Christopher Upperman are on the transition review team. They are advising nominations for the Department of State, Intelligence Community and Small Business Administration.
The Biden Inaugural Committee released a list of its donors Saturday of who has donated to the Biden inauguration fund. Big Tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Comcast all publicly donated to the fund.
Biden also took more money from Big Tech than any candidate in American history, according to The Spectator. Moreover, donations to the Democrats by Bay Area residents rose from $163 million in 2016 to $199 million in 2020.
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REPORT: The Biden family received over $1 million from Chinese Companies
The House Oversight Committee subpoenaed financial records that reveal the Biden family received payments that totaled more than 1 million dollars from accounts connected to Rob Walker, a business associate of Hunter Biden, who received numerous lucrative donations from Chinese firms – inherently connected to the Chinese Communist Party.
The financial records revealed that Hunter Biden and Jim Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, had worked with Walker. Why is this important? It is important because the investigation also revealed that Walker, Hunter and business associates James Gilliar and Tony Bobulinksi had a a joint-venture called Sinohawk Holdings, which was planning to partner with Chinese energy firm CEFC, according to reports.
Moreover, Bobulinski spoke out about the Biden families dealings with China. In an exclusive with Fox New’s Tucker Carlson last November, he accused President Biden of being directly entangled “in a plot to make millions of dollars as part of Bobulinski and the first son’s 2017 SinoHawk Holdings venture with the Chinese state-owned energy company CEFC,” as reported.
“Hunter Biden, in his own words, [has said] he is putting his entire family’s family legacy on the line to do business with the Chinese Communist Party [via] CEFC,” Bobulinski told Fox News. “(Hunter) says that in his own words, in numerous text messages and other things I’ve provided both to the FBI and other whistleblowers.”
The committee records were obtained by Republican Congressman and Committee Chairman, James Comer, after subpoenaing Bank of America. The articles revealed that “at least three family members” received large payments from a one of Walker’s bank accounts. That account is labeled as “Robinson Walker, LLC,” and one of the family members is Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s son Beau, according to Fox News.
Moreover, a spokesperson for the Biden legal team firmly stated that the payments did occur but it was only Hunter, Jim and Hallie who had received the payments from the Chinese firm. They said that the accounts “belonged to Hunter, his uncle and Hallie – nobody else.”
Furthermore, the records revealed that the Chinese firm State Energy HK Limited had wired 3 million dollars to Walkers account. This took place on the 1st of March, 2017, only a few months after Joe Biden had left the White House.
The committee noted that, “After the Robinson Walker, LLC account received $3 million from State Energy HK Limited, Biden family members and their companies began receiving incremental payments over a period of approximately three months,” continuing to state that, “The recipients of the money included Hallie Biden, companies associated with Hunter Biden and James Biden, and an unknown bank account identified as ‘Biden.’”
With the current tensions between the U.S., Russia, and China this should be a concern to all people residing in the United States. If the Biden family has been receiving payments from Chinese owned companies we should all be worried about the integrity of the family and the leverage China has over our current President. The real question is how exposed is the Biden family to Chinese influence?
What information could’ve been captured by Chinese intelligence and if so, how far did Chinese intelligence penetrate our government. It isn’t far fetched. Why, because President Biden was negligent with classified information, even as far back as his time in the Senate. The recent FBI raids revealed that top secret documents found in Biden’s office also were obtained during his time as Vice President.
More importantly, the Biden family finances expose a very real threat to our republic, when our leadership is on the payroll of our adversaries. And even if Biden didn’t directly receive payments from China, his family did and that in and of itself, doesn’t mean he didn’t profit from it.
We will continue to follow the story and keep you updated.
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