Justice Ginsburg To Lie In State Wednesday, Thursday
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to lie in state Wednesday and Thursday at the Supreme Court building, the Court announced Monday morning in a press release.
Her passing on Friday evening has set the stage for an intense battle in the Senate about whether or not to wait until after the election to appoint her replacement. President Donald Trump and most Senate Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), want to replace her right away, while Democrats are fighting to ensure her replacement in the highest court comes after the election.
The Democrats will need four Republican senators to join them if they are to thwart McConnell and Trump. So far, only two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Ala.), have said they want to wait until after November 3.
This follows the drama following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016, in which McConnell and Senate Republicans argued that his replacement should wait until after that year’s election. What complicates matters is that this election is expected to be more contested than previous elections, with some speculation that the election could potentially be decided by the Supreme Court, just as it did during the 2000 election.
Immediately following news of Ginsburg’s death, masses of people convened at the steps of the courthouse to pay their respects. Ginsburg, who had already established herself as a trailblazing figure for women rights, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 with a 96-3 confirmation vote. This made her the first Jewish woman to be appointed to the Court.
A private ceremony will take place in the Great Hall on Wednesday at 9:30 am, attended by the Justice’s family, close friends, and other members of the Court.
The public will be allowed to pay its respects to Ginsburg in front of the building at roughly 11 a.m., after the private ceremony. Next week, a private interment service will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery.
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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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