It is not what you know, but who you know or in the case of former Vice President Joe Biden’s unruly niece Caroline Biden, who you happen to be related too. Nepotism is the lowest and least imaginative form of corruption.
In 2017, Biden was arrested for credit card fraud after using the unidentified victim’s Chase card over the course of a year at Bigelow’s pharmacy, where face creams can run hundreds of dollars. According to prosecutors, the victim had given Biden permission to make the single purchase with the card. But Biden then used the card to open a customer account at the Manhattan shop without the cardholder’s approval and racked up the tab over a year to the tune of over $100,000.
In June 2017, Biden pleaded guilty to charges of grand larceny and petty larceny for the $110,000 credit-account theft. Anyone else? This would have landed them an all expenses paid trip to the Iron Bar Hotel for a stint. Yet as George Orwell famously wrote in his book Animal Farm – “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others” which is a perfect description of the American political elite.
Justice Curtis Farber presided over the case. He was appointed to the bench by Michael Bloomberg, a longtime political pal of Joe Biden. The two friends are rumored to be a potential presidential ticket in 2020. So instead of being held accountable for her actions, Biden was instead given a sweetheart deal where if she promised she was really, really sorry and promised she would be a good girl, then she would get just two years’ probation if she repays the money and does 10 days of community service.
“I can assure you that I have made amends, full restitution, completed community service and that nothing like this will ever happen again" https://t.co/oAlFOQnATX
— New York Post (@nypost) July 26, 2018
The New York Post reports –
Caroline Biden, 31, offered a heartfelt apology and promised that her wild-child ways were behind her Thursday when she was sentenced to two years’ probation for racking up over $100,000 on a stolen credit card.
“I not only acknowledge my conduct and take responsibility but deeply regret the harm caused,” the blond stunner told Justice Curtis Farber.
“I can assure you that I have made amends, full restitution, completed community service and that nothing like this will ever happen again,” added Biden, wearing a fitted black dress and ankle booties.
As part of the sweetheart plea deal, her felony conviction was tossed in June for the unauthorized shopping spree at a Greenwich Village pharmacy. She was allowed to re-plead to the lesser charge of petit larceny.
The pampered Georgetown grad completed 10 days of community service at a children’s hospital and paid full restitution of $110,810.04.
“I love the children, and I’m still working with the volunteer service program now and that’s been very fulfilling,” she said in Manhattan Supreme Court.
In 2017, Biden was busted after using the unidentified victim’s Chase card over the course of a year at Bigelow’s pharmacy, where face creams can run hundreds of dollars.
Prosecutors said Biden ended up with the card after the victim gave her permission to make a single purchase totaling $672.
“She’s profoundly remorseful,” defense lawyer Jim Liguori said in court.
This wasn’t Biden’s first brush with the law. She landed in cuffs in 2013 after a clash with a roommate over unpaid rent at their $3,500-a-month Tribeca pad — and took a swing at responding cops.
“I shouldn’t be handcuffed!” she railed to police at the time. “You don’t know who you’re doing this to!”
In that case, the charges were dismissed and sealed.”
Biden has a history of addiction and behavioral issues including alcohol and drug abuse. She also did a stint at a posh inpatient facility in Delray Beach, FL for “anger issues” back in 2014. When Biden was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, and harassment stemming from the 2013 rent-related altercation, her attorney stated according to the Post – “She’s undergoing treatment for the issues she has with anger management,” said defense lawyer James Liguori after the brief appearance sans his emotionally volatile client. “She’s truly sorry for what she did and she’s truly remorseful.”
Sounds familiar doesn’t it? She is also not the only one. It apparently pays to be related to creepy Uncle Joe. Just ask his son, Hunter Biden.
Hunter managed to score a high paying gig on the board of one of the largest gas companies in Ukraine back in 2014 just mere weeks after dear old Dad visited Kiev. A cushy job to be sure, despite the fact that Hunter was booted from the U.S. Navy for being a cokehead and was also one of the names on the list from the hacked Ashley Madison adultery matchmaking website.
Adding to that, Hunter also managed to dump his wife for his late brother’s widow. According to divorce papers filed by his soon-to-be-ex Kathleen, he also squandered his family’s money on hookers, strip clubs, and drugs.
Page Six reports – “’His spending rarely relates to legitimate family expenses, but focuses on his own travel (at times multiple hotel rooms on the same night), gifts for other women, alcohol, strip clubs, or other personal indulgences,’ Kathleen Biden says of Hunter in the papers filed in Washington, DC, Superior Court on Feb. 23.”
The slap on the wrist for over what for anyone else would be a very serious charge is a prime illustration that there are two very separate systems of “justice” in the United States of America. One for the elite and one for everyone else.
Ex-Ohio State Coach Busted For Lewd Pics He Took In The White House As Sick Scandal Erupts
The end result was not what he expected
The White House is known to have some controversy. However, the latest turmoil surrounding it has nothing to do with the people inside or the building itself. Instead, news outlets have been reporting on former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith who was caught taking lewd pictures while he visited the White House. The end result was not what he expected, and the hammer is about to come down.
Fox News reported,
“Former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith allegedly took lewd photos of himself in a bathroom at a White House, ordered thousands of dollars worth of sex toys sent to his office and had sex with a staffer on the college’s campus, according to a report. Documents and receipts obtained by sports outlet Stadium showed Smith ordered more than $2,200 in erotic toys, camera equipment and clothes. He allegedly had the items shipped to his office at the Ohio State Woody Hayes Athletic Center in 2015. It also reportedly obtained lewd photos of Smith while he was wearing a suit from April 20, 2015, the same day the football team was at the White House for a visit after the team, the Buckeyes, won the national title in 2014. Another photo allegedly showed Smith placing his genitalia next to a White House bathroom towel that had the Seal of the President of the United States.
Smith’s ex-wife Courtney Smith told Stadium that the former coach “took multiple photos of his penis inside the Ohio State coaches’ offices” and he “photographed himself in the coaches’ offices receiving oral sex and having sex with an OSU staffer.” Stadium reached out to Brad Koffel, Smith’s attorney, who said he had “no idea” about the lewd photographs and erotic toys. The lawyer accused the media outlet of “receiving stolen property.” “If anyone of this is published or referenced, we will refer to the county prosecutor,” Koffel told Stadium. “This is a felony.”
Smith was fired by Ohio State last month after a history of domestic violence allegations became public. His ex-wife Courtney Smith alleged Smith was abusive toward her multiple times and the college was aware of the incident. Smith has denied the allegations and the two divorced in 2016. Head Coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid leave as the school investigated if the coach properly handled domestic abuse allegations against Smith. Ohio State announced the probe would wrap up on Sunday and the findings would be given to the school board of trustees, USA Today reported.”
Watch Stadium reported,
“Documents and receipts Stadium has obtained show Zach Smith ordered more than $2,200 in sex toys, male apparel and photography equipment and had the items delivered to him at Ohio State’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center in 2015. The Woody Hayes Athletic Center houses all Buckeye football operations. All of the items were delivered to “Zach Smith, Woody Hayes Athletic Center, 535 Irving Schottenstein Drive, Columbus” between February and May 2015. Copies of some of those documents are listed below. Courtney Smith said Zach Smith took multiple photos of his penis inside the Ohio State coaches’ offices, inside the White House when the Buckeyes visited in 2015 and also photographed himself in the coaches’ offices receiving oral sex and having sex with a OSU staffer.
After winning the 2014 national title, the Buckeyes were honored at the White House on April 20, 2015. One photo of Smith’s penis, taken on April 20, 2015 according to a time stamp, shows Smith in his black suit he wore to the White House event. Another photo of Smith’s penis includes a White House bathroom towel featuring the Seal of the President of the United States. Stadium will not publish the penis photos or the photos of the Ohio State staffer, who is no longer working with the football program. Brad Koffel, Zach Smith’s attorney, said Friday that he had “no idea” about the photos and sex paraphernalia sent to Smith to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
After providing Koffel with copies of some of the sex orders and photos, I asked Koffel: What was the purpose of Zach Smith taking those photos in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and the White House, and why were the sex items delivered to him at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center? Did Urban Meyer have knowledge of this information? The following was the entire text exchange between Koffel and myself.
Koffel: Sounds like extortion. Thanks for the texts Brett. I’d get a lawyer if I were you.
McMurphy: Not extortion. I’m not asking for money nor have I received any money. I’m asking for your comment to my original question: what was the purpose of taking these photos and why were the items delivered to the Woody Hayes Center? And did Urban Meyer have knowledge of any of this?
McMurphy: As a courtesy, as you said you would extend, here are my questions: what was the purpose of taking these photos and why were the items delivered to the Woody Hayes Center? And did Urban Meyer have knowledge of any of this? Thx u
Koffel: You know these were accessed illegally. Another felony
McMurphy: I don’t know how they were accessed. Can you answer my questions please
Koffel: You absolutely know or should know these were obtained without my client’s consent. If not, you do know.
McMurphy: What are the answers to my questions?
Koffel: You have my answers & my advice. Tread very lightly.
McMurphy: You didn’t answer my questions? So you have nothing further?
Koffel: Not him except with his face. Gag gifts. The oral sex is not him.
McMurphy: Want to double check: White House picture with his tie and wedding ring that are visible from media photos of the event is not him?
McMurphy: Thx u
Koffel: This is receiving stolen property.
Koffel: If any one of this is published or referenced we will refer to the county prosecutor. This is a felony ORC 2913.04
Koffel: Also you are under RC 2913.05
The items that Smith had delivered to him between February and May 2015 included men’s spider enhancer triple c-ring, WildmanT ball lifter red, body wear CS2 metallic erotic c-strap gold and snakeskin, Candyman men’s jock suspenders, as well as PetitQ open slit bikini brief and studio pro product table-top poto lighting kit which arrived at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The products, while mostly from Amazon, also came from companies such as Gypsy B, Devil’s Wink, and Captain Camo to name a few. Just two days ago Toledo Blade announced that Smith had been arrested on the suspicion that he had been drinking and driving in February of 2013 however he plead guilty and got a lesser charge. Reporters were told by Koffell that Ohio State coach Urban Meter was not aware of the arrest from 2013 and that it has never been previously reported until Tuesday.
In July, Smith was fired after the reporters of unreported domestic violence allegations which included the 2009 arrest while he was a part of Meyer’s coaching staff in Florida. However, while Meyers was asked over nine times about Smith’s domestic violence incidents he denied knowledge of them every single time. Nonetheless, Ohio State University announced they would be starting an investigation. Shortly thereafter, Meyer admitted he had lied about not knowing of the incidents but maintained that followed proper protocol. The result of the investigation is still unknown, however, it will end at the end of the 14-day investigation whereby the OSU Board of Trustees and President Michael V. Drake will be notified first and then the media.
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There are now several reports stating that President Donald Trump will be canceling the $200 million worth of foreign aid that was set aside to “stabilize” the war-torn nation of Syria.
The AP is reporting that officials with knowledge of the move have said that the White House will be notifying lawmakers of the president’s decision to withhold the funding and spend it elsewhere.
Here is more on this aid package via The Daily Caller:
“President Donald Trump’s administration will withdraw funding for aid programs in northwestern Syria, according to reports from administration officials.
The funding cuts are to the State Department’s “stabilization” programs in northwestern Syria, reported CBS News, citing administration officials. The programs include countering violent extremism, supporting independent media, as well as strengthening local civic and government institutions.
At Trump’s request, the State Department has been reviewing areas in Syria where the U.S. can scale back its financial commitments while focusing its efforts on areas liberated from the Islamic State. As the programs in northwestern Syria are phased out in the coming months, the money will be shifted to help support the counter-ISIS mission in northeast Syria.
The move to cut funding for northwestern Syria comes after Trump froze over $200 million in recovery aid for the entire country in late March. State Department officials said the latest cuts are “distinct from that amount.”
The State Department told CBS that “$200 million of stabilization assistance for Syria is currently under review at the request of the President.”
“Distinct from that amount, U.S. assistance for programs in northwest Syria are being freed up to provide potential increased support for priorities in northeast Syria, as will be determined by the outcome of the ongoing assistance review, including the D-ISIS campaign and stabilization efforts,” according to the report.
Because it has already been cleared of ISIS militants, northwestern Syria is not seen as a priority for the Trump administration, which has sought a narrower mission of fighting the remnants of ISIS in the country’s eastern half. The northwest is also an extraordinarily complex place, partially under Syrian government control but also home to Idlib, a rebel stronghold, and Afrin, where Turkish forces have been battling U.S.-backed Kurdish militia groups.
Washington has provided almost $900 million in non-lethal and stabilization aid to Syrian assistance since 2012, according to the State Department. Funding for humanitarian aid, which is distinct from the stabilization programs, will continue, administration officials said.
“We remain committed to countering ISIS and al-Qaida, in Syria and elsewhere,” a State Department official told Axios. “We will continue to provide life-saving, needs based, humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Syrians, including those in northwest Syria.”
The $200 million in recovery aid was originally pledged by the former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a February meeting of the US.-led coalition to defeat ISIS. But we are now starting to learn that only weeks later, the White House ordered the State Department to delay the funds pending the outcome of a spending review.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The cancellation of stabilization funding is in line with Trump’s inclination to avoid a leading role in the Syrian war. While he has stopped short of withdrawing the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops deployed to Syria, he has repeatedly signaled a desire to let other governments take the lead in post-war reconstruction.
The loss of U.S. funding will be more than offset by an additional $300 million pledged by coalition partners, including $100 million from Saudi Arabia, according to State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.
“Many coalition partners have made pledges and contributions in recent months and the United States appreciates all partners who have stepped up to support this critical effort,” she told the AP.
The proper extent of U.S. involvement in Syria has been an open question in Washington for several years, but the debate has taken on new urgency as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad nears victory in the seven-year war. Backed by Russian and Iranian forces, Assad has regained control of most of central and southern Syria, leaving only pockets of rebel territory in the northwest and a U.S.-backed Kurdish autonomous region in the east.”
The cancellation of stabilization funding is just one more promise kept by the Trump White House. Where he pledged to avoid having the U.S. take a leading role in the Syrian war. Although he did not withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops deployed to Syria nor did he mention any withdrawal in the future, he has repeatedly said he his goal is to let other governments take the lead in the post-war reconstruction of a nation which is far from being stable.
Although the loss of these funds will be felt it will be offset by an additional $300 million which has already been pledged by coalition partners. One of which includes Saudi Arabia who has pledged $100 million.
The AP is reporting that in acknowledgment of the changing of power the White House plans to tap James Jeffrey as special envoy to Syria. Jeffrey is a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and a career foreign service officer. Jeffrey will hold the title of “special representative for Syrian engagement” and report directly to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or the President.
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