The Biden Chronicles: Follow the Money

The New York Post’s recent revelations (sourced from emails, files, and other documents on Hunter Biden’s laptop) pointing to a massive behind-the-scenes influence-peddling operation involving members of the Biden family (as reported hereherehere, and here) were dramatically confirmed by Tony Bobulinski during an interview with Tucker Carlson on Oct. 27.

Bobulinski Speaks to Tucker Carlson

Bobulinski, one of Hunter Biden’s business partners, stated that he was vetted by Joe Biden to run the Biden’s China business in two separate meetings. Bobulinski further stated that as part of the initial deal, the Chinese company CEFC which is involved in the partnership with the Bidens, sent $10 million to JP Morgan-Chase to capitalize on the new joint company BHR Partners. Half of the money was the Chicoms’ capitalization investment in BHR, and the other $5 million was provided as an unsecured loan direct to the Biden family. After the money was transferred, BHR was founded to include two U.S. entities: Thornton Group LLC and Rosemont Seneca Partners. (Hunter Biden was a founding partner of the latter.) Bobulinski also stated that his partners James Gilliar and the Biden family also had business dealings in Oman, Luxembourg, Romania, France, and Kazakhstan and that the only qualification they had in those dealings was trading on the Biden name.

Follow the Money

Many independent journalists are examining the obvious corruption and influence-peddling aspects of the scandal as well as Joe Biden’s past denial of knowledge of those activities and their potential impact on the 2020 election. Others, such as Bob Anderson at The Federalist, have been attempting to find out where all the money went. As Anderson reported on Oct. 28:

  • While former Vice President Biden did release his federal tax returns from 2016-2019, these are essentially shell documents with no detail regarding the majority of his income earned since leaving office. In total, $13.5 million of Joe and Jill Biden’s $17 million flowed to their tax returns via upstream S corporations CelticCapri Corp (his), and Giacoppa Corp (hers), with more than 90 percent from his entity.
  • Prior news reports rationalized the Bidens’ use of S corporations as a means of reducing their Social Security and Medicare taxes, a common tactic of taxpayers with substantial income from non-W-2 sources. At this time, however, we can’t determine if any foreign income was reported through CelticCapri.
  • We also don’t know how much income from foreign sources has flowed through Hunter Biden’s bank accounts.
  • Multiple law enforcement sources recently confirmed that the FBI seized Hunter Biden’s laptop in late 2019 as part of a federal money laundering investigation, although the agency declined to move forward reportedly based on how the material was obtained.

Where did all the money go from these various Biden family (and associates) foreign business adventures? Did some of that foreign money flow into Joe Biden’s own S corporations? What is the status of the federal money-laundering investigation now that Bobulinski has come forward with his own evidence and files to augment the information found on Hunter Biden’s laptop? Does the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) have records of some of the relevant financial transactions that would be direct evidence of money laundering?

The FinCEN

Here is the original purpose of the FinCEN from the agency’s history posted here as stated in 1970:

Our overall aim is to build a system to combat organized crime and white-collar crime and to deter and prevent the use of secret foreign bank accounts for tax fraud and their use to screen from view a wide variety of criminally related financial activities, and to conceal and cleanse criminal wealth.
Statement of Eugene T. Rossides, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement and Operations
Senate Hearing on Foreign Bank Secrecy June 9, 1970

The agency was not formally established until 1990 when the mission functions that were dispersed in various Treasury Dept. organizations were consolidated into the FinCEN. The mission was later modified by the 2001 Patriot Act to include requirements to track terrorist funding worldwide. Here is today’s FinCEN mission statement:

The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering and its related crimes including terrorism, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence.

The FinCEN derives its authority through enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, which was originally passed “to prevent financial institutions from being used as tools by criminals to hide or launder their ill-gotten gains.”

The law requires banks and other financial institutions to provide documentation, such as currency transaction reports, to regulators. Such documentation can be required from banks whenever their clients deal with suspicious cash transactions involving sums of money in excess of $10,000. The act grants authorities the ability to more easily reconstruct the nature of the transactions.

Two key tools are used by the FinCEN to track large and/or suspicious financial transactions: The Currency Transaction Report (CTR), and the Suspicious Activity Report (SAR). CTRs are standard reports by banks and other financial institutions of all transactions over $10,000. SARs are filed when banks and other financial institutions suspect suspicious activity in a given account. The SAR initiates an investigation by the FinCEN, with a goal of identifying bank customers who are involved in money laundering, fraud, or terrorist funding. Banking customers are not required to be informed that CTRs are filed (the CTR is common knowledge and common practice), but a SAR is filed if a customer is informed and then declines to complete the transaction. Here is where it gets interesting:

Not all transactions greater than $10,000 need to be reported with a CTR. Recent legislation has identified certain groups known as “exempt persons.”

The three categories of “exempt persons” are:

  • Any bank in the United States.
  • Departments or agencies that fall under federal, state, or local governments, including any organization that exercises government authority.
  • Any corporation whose stock is traded on the NYSE, Nasdaq, and American Stock Exchange (excluding stocks listed on the Emerging Company Marketplace and under the Nasdaq Small-Cap Issues heading).


That “exempt persons” business means that a lot of financial transactions of greater than $10,000, made by customers like the Bidens and their business associates through the exempted groups, are simply not reported. What is the likelihood that SARs are ever initiated by banks doing business with and for U.S. politicians? Probably only those transactions to and from foreign banks known for or suspected of money laundering in countries like those mentioned by Bobulinski in his interview with Tucker Carlson. Luxembourg is a red flag in that regard. Hunter Biden has also been linked to financial transactions with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh, and Chinese nationals. Are there other SARs being examined by the FinCEN as part of the FBI-led joint task force investigating Hunter Biden’s money laundering? Almost certainly. Look for past Latvian and Cyprus bank transactions to be discovered, too.

Then there is this bank transaction record from April 2014 that includes Privat Bank (Ukraine/Burisma). Morgan-Stanley is an investment bank focusing on “capital investments and wealth management” that handled Rosemont Seneca (Hunter Biden’s company). These payments from Privat were recorded monthly.

Here’s a statement from April 2014 showing transactions received from Privat (Hunter’s monthly Burisma retainer fee) and also Deutsche Bank (Germany). Note the latter transaction is more than $3 million. What was the original source of those funds? Kazakhstan? Or was that part of the $3.5 million received from the wife of the former mayor of Moscow?

What other bank records are there that show Hunter Biden’s financial transactions with different foreign banks? What previously filed SARS on Chinese financial transactions with the Bidens does the FinCEN have in hand? There is an active investigation currently underway to unravel the money laundering operations that may have supported the Bidens’ overseas business empire. And the FinCEN has everything.

In reality, the FinCEN collects ALL financial data: holdings, transfers, income, outflow, savings account data (virtually EVERYONE’S savings and expenditures). It was being collected worldwide long before NSA started vacuuming up phone and internet data. How is this information collected? Some is cooperative through treaties via CTRs and SARs while others are collected through NSA general collections, which are automatically scoured for banking data. In hostile or non-cooperative countries, the monthly data is turned over via recruited assets and forwarded to the receiving U.S. agencies. This kind of collection is important and is one of the reasons HUMINT (human intelligence) will never be obsolete. The financial collections run alongside collections of phone/cell data. (Referred to as “tapes” due to the media when the programs started, but now usually hard drives or via insertion of Trojan Horse “taps.”) Correlating the two collection streams is undoubtedly the kind of investigative action that is well underway by that joint FBI task force with FinCEN participation.

The 2016 movie The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck as an autistic hitman, provided a stylized Hollywood version of FinCEN operations and capabilities. Some $2 trillion worth of FinCEN files from 2000-2017, however, were recently leaked that gave a real glimpse into how criminals move and launder money through the international banking system. There is a high probability that some of those files contained information linked to key figures in the U.S. political class. But those 2,500 or so files that were leaked are only a tiny fraction of what the FinCEN has in its databases. What else does the FinCEN have that can connect the dots on the financial transactions of the Biden family’s overseas businesses? Did Joe Biden’s S corporations receive any of that foreign money?

The Bottom Line

There is a LOT of financial transaction information available at the FinCEN, and the real task is compiling it in a way that correlates those transactions and associated personal communications to illuminate the scheme and plan(s) being executed by the perpetrators. The status of the money laundering investigation involving the Bidens must be publicly pursued by the Senate Banking, Homeland Security, and Judiciary Committees after the election. After the nearly year-long investigation by the FBI’s joint task force, some conclusions should be available and forthcoming to the public. (Developing)


Stu Cvrk served 30 years in the U.S. Navy in a variety of active and reserve capacities, with considerable operational experience in the Middle East and the Western Pacific. An oceanographer and systems analyst through education and experience, Stu is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a classical liberal education. This functions as the key foundation for his political commentary. He threads daily on Twitter on a wide range of political topics, such as the military, foreign policy, government, economics, and world affairs. Twitter: @STUinSD

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NYC Businesses Boarding Up In Anticipating Of Post-Election Rioting And Looting…

Baton down the hatches …

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Manhattan business owners including Chanel and Levi’s boarded up their storefronts with plywood on Friday afternoon — as the NYPD warned of potential unrest as the presidential election draws near.

Workers at retail shops in Soho, which were targeted by looters during unrest this summer, as well as shopkeepers near Washington Square Park were nailing up the wooden panels Friday afternoon.

Police had warned shopkeepers in neighborhoods that are usual protest hotspots to take extra precautions before the election, a police official said.

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PRAGER: What Happened When A High School Offered A PragerU Video

As far as HuffPost and the rest of the American Left are concerned, no non-left-wing idea should be allowed to enter an American school. Not even for five minutes. This past month, Maumee High School, a high school near Toledo, Ohio, offered its students a way to receive some extracurricular credit. In the words of […]

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DHS Chief Chad Wolf Shreds Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: ‘Your Censorship Poses A Threat To Our Security’

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf slammed far-left Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a letter on Friday for his censorship of a top U.S. law enforcement official, calling his actions a threat to U.S. national security. Twitter suspended the account of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan for posting factually accurate […]

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Watch: Kamala Harris Introduced as ‘Next President of the United States’ During Texas Campaign Event

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was introduced as the “next president of the United States” at a campaign event in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday.

“When future generations they ask us, and they’re gonna ask us, what it was like to elect the first woman of color as vice president of the United States, and we will say, ‘Yes, I was there. I stood up, and I was counted,’” Texas state director for the Joe Biden campaign Rebecca Acuña told attendees.

However, moments later she introduced Harris as America’s next president.

“Without further delay, I am so honored to introduce the next president of the United States, Sen. Kamala Harris,” Acuña said.

In Michigan on Tuesday, President Trump warned voters that Joe Biden would step down, if he were elected, and allow Harris to become president.

“If he gets elected, three weeks into his presidency, they’ll say, ‘Kamala are you ready? Let’s go,’” he commented.

Trump spoke of Biden as a way for the left to “get President Harris, who is considered much more liberal.”

“Three weeks and Joe’s shot. ‘Let’s go Kamala, are you ready?’ Most liberal person in the Senate,” Trump continued. “She makes Bernie Sanders look like a serious conservative.”

In January, Biden told Iowa voters there was a possibility he might die while in office, Breitbart News reported.

“I’m an old guy,” he noted.

During a campaign event in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, Biden referred to himself as Harris’s “running mate,” Breitbart News reported.

“My name is Joe Biden. I’m Jill Biden’s husband, and I’m Kamala’s running mate. Y’all think I’m kidding, don’t you?” he commented.

If he is elected on Tuesday, Biden will be the oldest president ever inaugurated, the report stated, adding that he “often introduces himself in such a manner to voters.”

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Trump in Michigan: Joe Biden ‘Destroyed Your Industry’ with Globalist Record

President Trump blasted Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s globalist record that has shipped millions of American jobs to Mexico and China over the last three decades.

During a rally in Waterford Township, Michigan, Trump detailed Biden’s record on the issue of trade that has led to soaring U.S. trade deficits and, as a result,the gof working and middle class American communities since the mid-1990s.

“Biden was a cheerleader for NAFTA, sending your auto jobs all over the place, but in particular to Mexico,” Trump said. “Mexico is a big auto monster right now.”

“[Biden] voted for China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), one of the worst things that ever happened to our country — the best thing that ever happened to China,” Trump continued. “[China was] flatlined and then they joined and went like a rocketship. Thank you very much Joe, great job you did, Joe.”

Trump said Biden helped gut Michigan industries “to finance China’s rise,” eliminating “half of all of Michigan auto manufacturing jobs.”

Michigan, as a result of NAFTA, which Biden supported, lost at least 170,000 jobs from its state economy. Since NAFTA was enacted, about five million American manufacturing jobs and 55,000 manufacturing plants have been eliminated from the U.S. economy.

“Think of it, you lost 50 percent of your jobs because of these guys — it’s [Biden] and his group,” Trump said. “And then he says, ‘Oh we’re going to do this’ … he did nothing. He destroyed your industry.”

“In 2016, Michigan voted to fire this corrupt political establishment and you elected an outsider as president who is finally putting America first,” Trump said, referencing his win against Hillary Clinton four years ago in the state.

Broken NATFA Promises

Though Biden has glossed over his globalist trade record this election cycle, the damage that free trade has had on the American economy continues to be felt today.

In November 1993, Biden delivered a speech on the Senate floor supporting NAFTA, claiming the free trade deal would help drive up production at Chrysler’s Newark, Delaware, plant.

“Chrysler expects to sell 5,000 more cars to Mexico from their Newark, DE, plant by the end of the decade,” Biden said. “Without NAFTA, Chrysler will have to manufacture more cars in Mexico to meet the requirements of pre-NAFTA laws.”

In 2007, those American workers at the Newark Chrysler plant were laid off as the plant closed down. At its height, about 5,700 workers were employed there. When the plant closed, around 700 to 1,100 Americans were left without jobs.

TPP Support

Biden’s support for such policies did not end when he supported NAFTA, China’s entering the WTO, and normalizing U.S. trade relations with China. As vice president, Biden pushed for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which Trump ended in the first week of his presidency.

In the second term of the Obama administration, Biden touted the TPP as a necessary step for the U.S. in order to counter China. At the same time, auto workers were whipping up opposition to the TPP with union leadership blasting the deal, protests, and reports detailing what the free trade agreement would do to their communities.

A report issued by the AFL-CIO detailed how the TPP would “seriously undermine the future of domestic manufacturing production and employment.” The TPP, the union said, would have eliminated at least 330,000 American manufacturing jobs and driven up the U.S. trade deficit in manufacturing, automobiles, and auto parts by almost $56 billion.

The TPP’s most detrimental impact perhaps would have been the deal’s incentives for multinational corporations to offshore American jobs to foreign countries — forcing American workers to compete against workers in Malaysia and Vietnam who are often paid slave wages.

A report by Public Citizen states:

The TPP would gut Buy American policies that recycle U.S. tax dollars back into our economy to create U.S. jobs. The TPP would require us to waive Buy American procurement preferences so that any company operating in a TPP country, including all of the Chinese firms in Vietnam, would have to get equal access to U.S. government contracts. That means offshoring our tax dollars to create jobs abroad.

Despite opposition from union workers, especially auto workers, Biden said last year that while he would not “rejoin” the TPP, he would “renegotiate” the free trade deal.

Greenlighting China 

Helping foreign countries flourish at the expense of America’s working and middle class runs deep in the Biden family.

Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, once sat on the board of a Chinese government-funded private equity firm that helped China-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) buy out Michigan-based Henniges Automotive for $600 million. The Obama-Biden administration approved the acquisition despite AVIC having been sanctioned five times since 1993.

While the deal was finalized and afterward, executives at Henniges announced manufacturing expansions in China, Mexico, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and South America.

Similarly, in July 2009 while Biden was vice president, General Motors shuttered its Wilmington, Delaware, plant that once employed 5,200 American workers. Nearly 600 Americans were laid off with the plant’s closure.

Biden, at the time, claimed to have brokered a deal that included Fisker Automotives buying the plant with a taxpayer-funded loan. The deal never came to fruition and in 2014, Fisker Automotive was acquired at a bankruptcy auction by the China-based Wanxiang Group Corporation. Wanxiang has close ties to the Chinese government.

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Portland Antifa Steals, Burns U.S. Flag from Vancouver Driver

A large group of Antifa protesters marching through a Vancouver, Washington business district stole a U.S. flag from the back of a pickup truck passing by. The protesters proceeded to burn the stolen flag.

Portland Antifa protesters crossed the Columbia River into suburban Vancouver, Washington, Friday night. During the event, protesters harassed restaurant patrons and assaulted residents on the street, Breitbart News reported.

As they marched down the street, Antifa protesters noticed a white pickup truck with a U.S. flag mounted in the truck’s bed. They attacked the truck as the driver attempted to turn around. Video shows they stole the flag from the back of his truck.

After stealing the flag, protesters burned it in the street, another video shows.

Later, protesters harassed and attacked patrons in a downtown dining and entertainment district. The protesters assaulted one man on the street — kicking him as he fell to the ground.

Additional videos show the fight spreading to others outside a restaurant across the street.

Before attacking restaurant patrons, Antifa harassed other businesses in the district. The owner of one business came out and tried to move people away from his store.

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Florida Fraudster Tried To Register Deceased Democrats To Vote

An unknown person in Florida tried to register 54 deceased Democrats to vote in the 2020 election. The Sun Sentinel reported that whoever is behind the fraud appears to live in Columbia, South Carolina and “submitted at least 54 new voter applications in July in the same neat handwriting to the Broward elections office, several […]

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AMAZING VIDEO! Trump Supporters with Vehicles Filled with MAGA TRUMP Flags Surround and Escort Kamala Harris Out of Texas City


Kamala Harris made three stops at small rallies in Texas on Friday.
Democrats are wanting you to believe Texas is in play this year — it isn’t.

After one rally Trump supporters gave Kamala an escort from town.
This was EPIC!

Trump supporters in vehicles filled with MAGA Trump flags surrounded and escorted the Biden-Harris bus out of town after their small rally.

Hat Tip Katie


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