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(FreedomWire.org) – Some of the most notorious agencies on the planet are now paying attention to the FTX bankruptcy.

Investors hurried to withdraw their money from FTX, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, last week out of concern that it was about to go under.

Sam Bankman-Fried, the business’s owner, insisted that the fund was not at risk. That proved untrue, as FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, and Bankman-Fried resigned as CEO.

Since then, it has been claimed that at least $1 billion in client funds have vanished, and there have been speculations of a Bankman-Fried flight to South America. He has denied this.

We discovered that at least $1 billion was lost, and FTX was also involved in dealings with Ukraine. We also know that Bill Clinton and the now-retired CEO of FTX made presentations at the most recent Clinton Global Initiative. It must be questionable if the Clintons were connected to it.

Last week, it was revealed that the World Economic Forum had removed the portion of its website that indicated a relationship with FTX.

What were the WEF and FTX doing?

The website Money.com reported that the dishonest SDNY was looking into FTX.

According to news sources last Monday, the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office looks into FTX after its collapse, reportedly valued at more than $32 billion.

According to Reuters, which used an unnamed source, prosecutors at the Department of Justice’s Southern District of New York have started an investigation. According to reports cited by Reuters last week, at least $1 billion in customer funds had disappeared from FTX, a company based in the Bahamas.

FTX is the former third-largest cryptocurrency exchange, according to the Wall Street Journal’s reporting.

The DOJ under Biden is ridiculously corrupt. That agency looking into FTX is so unreliable it defies belief. The military branch of the Biden government is Biden’s DOJ.

The Democrats, the Clintons, the World Economic Forum, and Ukraine are all associated with FTX. The investigation into the numerous corrupt connections to this corporation by Biden’s FBI and DOJ will never be completed.

(FreedomWire.org) – Fox News host Tucker Carlson tore into Vice President Kamala Harris over her many failures and even speculated on what her next move will be.

Carlson said that the disaster in Ukraine is still spinning out of control, claiming it is “shocking to see Europe just lost a huge percentage of its energy supply, which is not a small thing. We’ve been taken by surprise by the whole thing. We’re not the only ones who were, but we’re willing to admit it.”

Carlson blamed Harris, who he said is not a “serious person” or someone who is capable of handling the situation in Ukraine.

“So, why didn’t we see this coming, this total loss of control? Well, because we assumed that if things were dire, serious people would be involved in fixing them, but we looked up and we saw Kamala Harris involved, and that reassured us,” Carlson said.

“Harris had just come back, where she’d been conducting diplomacy with our allies, and that appeared to be proof this could not really be a big deal. The situation in Ukraine had been legitimately serious. If the future of Europe and the world hung in the balance as now so obviously it does, of course, the Biden administration would not have sent Kamala Harris to fix it because that’s not her job. Kamala Harris’s job is to trot down to the Blue Room periodically to greet delegations of TikTok influencers or to cut occasional PSAs for the Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month, which is in February. So, we assumed she’d be working on that right now,” Carlson said.

“But averting war with Russia? Saving the civilized world? C’mon. That is absolutely not Kamala Harris’s job. That was our assumption, but as noted, we were wrong. Why were we wrong? Well, we spend a lot of time watching Kamala Harris. You probably don’t. Unless you are a junior producer at MSNBC, you’re probably not that familiar with Kamala Harris. We should say, by the way, we didn’t underestimate Vladimir Putin. We overestimated Joe Biden, but we knew that once Kamala Harris was involved, it couldn’t really be that serious and we knew that because this is what she’s like,” he added.

Former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich offered similar comments about Harris, saying her speaking blunders are a reason to pray for President Joe Biden’s health.

“Let’s be clear. Kamala Harris might be the dumbest person ever elected vice president in American history. And that’s why people keep resigning. If you are a national security advisor and you were competent and you worked hard and you knew what you are doing, and you watched her in Poland come up to break up laughing when she’s asked about Ukrainian refugees? You’d have a sense of total humiliation. So I’m not surprised that the particular advisor resigned. Because it’s very clear that Kamala Harris should never, ever, be allowed to leave the country,” he added.

He continued, “And I have a hunch that she is on a very, very short fuse right now because I think most Americans realize that the prospect of her being president is genuinely terrifying. I mean, it’s bad enough to think about Biden being president when he is clearly not totally in touch with reality, but the idea of being replaced by Kamala, I think, is astonishingly frightening.”

(FreedomWire.org) – The fatigue of war is beginning to set in for the Russian military. They are tired of fighting and want to return home. But their wacky leader will not let them come until he has achieved a victory or a total defeat. His relentless push has led several of his men to act out and sabotage their equipment and even shoot down their aircraft.

Deborah Haynes is a Sky News reporter. She wrote that “Demoralized Russian soldiers in Ukraine have accidentally shot down their aircraft, sabotaged their kit and refused to carry out orders. The @GCHQ director will also say Wagner, the Russian private military company, is understood to be prepared to ‘send large numbers of personnel into Ukraine to fight alongside Russians.’ They will likely be used as ‘cannon fodder’ to limit Russian military losses.”

Vladimir Putin started the war off wrong. His arrogance and pride got in the way of his ability to think through exactly what was needed to win a war before the rest of the world could react and intervene. The crazy Russian president miscalculated his enemy, and now his troops are done and ready to come home.

Putin never informed his soldiers about their mission and why they were massing at the border. He told them that it was for training, but instead, it was an invasion. They were told to cross the border and start shooting. He could not bring his troops up to speed with a battle plan or even a concept to motivate them to fight. There even appears to be no long or short-term goals.

Putin did not count on significant credit companies and financial centers to pull out of the country. He failed to save up enough money to complete the path to victory, and now that Russia’s economy has collapsed, he is finding out how hard it is to wage an effective war without having a foundation to build from.

Haynes reported that “Sir Jeremy is also set to say the risks are greater for China than Russia of the two authoritarian states being too closely aligned with each other. And he will reveal indications that Russian cyber attackers are ‘looking for targets’ in countries opposed to Russia’s war in [Ukraine]. The @GCHQ director will say Putin’s advisers are afraid to tell him the truth about what is unfolding in Ukraine, according to an advance copy of the speech, which is taking place at the Australian National University in Canberra.”

Putin’s advisors are afraid to give an accurate report of what is taking place with the war effort. The man has changed, and people are unsure how he will take the terrible news that he is losing the war.

The soldiers from Russia are struggling to fight. The Daily Wire has noted that some of the invaders are without weapons, and some of them have refused to obey the orders of their superiors. They have resorted to destroying their equipment and even shooting down their planes.

And what is even worse than Putin’s men fighting him is that, as the Daily Wire noted, some of his men ran over Colonel Medvechek because of the number of people he led to their death. His troops’ losses under his command were enough for his men to execute their commander. The total number of general deaths stands at seven for the Russian troops.

Putin is a president that does not care about his men. All he can see and wants is a victory. But when there is no plan to achieve any goals, a victory will never happen.

The Ukrainian people know what it takes to defend their country. They have targeted the key people running the war. They figure that if no commanders or generals are left to fight, the war will stop, and the Russians will go home.

After a failed left-wing cover-up campaign, the mainstream media has conceded that Hunter Biden’s laptop and its content have been “authenticated.”

Fact-checkers wrongfully buried the story, labeling it “false” and “misleading,” just months before the 2020 presidential election.

The laptop not only contains disturbing images and videos of Hunter’s crack cocaine use and sex escapades, but it also implicates his father’s participation and abuse of power by being involved in Hunter’s corrupt overseas business dealings.

Hunter is accused of receiving millions of dollars from various sources in Ukraine, Russia, and China while his father was serving as vice president under Barack Obama.

These incoming wire transfers were flagged by big banks as “potential criminal activity,” which triggered an ongoing U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Hunter’s activities. A federal grand jury is currently considering possible criminal charges against Hunter.

Here are the eight scandals involving Joe Biden via The Federalist:

1. Pay-to-Play in Ukraine

While former Vice President Joe Biden oversaw foreign policy in Ukraine, his son Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, the largest gas company in the country.

Hunter’s laptop contains emails and text messages that show he leveraged his dad’s position while working for Burisma. In exchange, Hunter received $50,000 per month despite having no experience in energy and no connection to Ukraine as a private U.S. citizen.

In a desperate attempt to continue the massive cover-up effort, liberal fact-checkers like USA Today continue to say such allegations are “unproven” and “lack context.”

Joe Biden was caught on video footage openly admitted that he participated in pay-to-play schemes in Ukraine. Biden leveraged $1 billion in aid to persuade Ukraine to remove its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in March 2016.

Fact-checkers are quick to point out that Shokin was not investigating Burisma. The important point is that Biden clearly had a massive conflict of interest. He was actively abusing his power and position to make demands on Ukraine. Hunter’s own emails and texts allege that his father was aware and involved in these dealings.

2. China Gets in the Game

In emails and text messages, Hunter repeatedly refers to his father as “the big guy.”

Hunter Biden’s joint global equity firm, the Bohai Harvest Equity Investment Fund, coordinated a purchase by a Chinese mining company of the world’s largest cobalt source in the Congo.

This was a significant deal because it gave China control over a huge chunk of the world’s known cobalt supplies. This ingredient is necessary to make electric car batteries.

Again, Biden has no experience in Chinese mining or cobalt supplies. He also has no connection to the Congo and China as a private U.S. citizen.

Nonetheless, Hunter finds himself involved in a transaction that connects directly to his father. Less than two weeks after Joe Biden traveled to China on Air Force Two along with his son, Hunter Biden’s company Bohai followed through with its corrupt scandal.

Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski provides further proof that this scandal reaches the top of the Biden family.

3. Moscow, Kazakhstan, and More

While Ukraine and China likely hold the most significant revelations, once those threads are pulled, investigators should move on to Moscow, which according to a Senate report, holds another possible scandal. That report documents that Hunter also received a combined $3.5 million from the wife of the former Moscow mayor, a Kazakhstan investor, and several other individuals. After all, there is no reason to think that a person willing to let his son sell access to the vice president of the United States would close the money train to just a few countries.

4. Ukraine’s Firing of the Prosecutor Investigating Burisma

With the elite media now deigning coverage of Hunter’s laptop appropriate, the public knows the Burisma scandal was real and threatened to be spectacularly devastating to the elder Biden. That makes questions concerning then-Vice President Joe Biden’s demands that Ukraine fire the state prosecutor who was reportedly investigating Burisma ripe to revisit.

That prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired, according to statements Joe Biden made during a 2018 event, after Biden threatened to withhold a billion-dollar loan guarantee if the Ukrainian government refused to ax Shokin. A video of the event captured Biden recounting the event:

I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours.’ If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.

5. Obama-Biden Administration Ignoring Conflicts of Interest

Biden also needs to answer questions about his decision to ignore the clear conflicts of interest involved with him negotiating with the same countries Hunter was shaking down. Of course, since “the big guy” was in on the scam, bowing out over conflicts of interest is the lesser of the evils, but it is still worth investigating to assess how Biden handled the concerns raised by the Obama administration’s State Department.

Here, the testimony of the State Department official charged with issues related to Ukraine again proves significant. Kent told lawmakers that after learning Hunter sat on the board of Burisma, he raised concerns with the vice president’s office about the relationship.

“I raised my concerns that I had heard that Hunter Biden was on the board of a company owned by somebody that the U.S. Government had spent money trying to get tens of millions of dollars back and that could create the perception of a conflict of interest,” Kent testified before House members in October of 2019. “The message that I recall hearing back was that the vice president’s son Beau was dying of cancer and that there was no further bandwidth to deal with family-related issues at that time … That was the end of that conversation.”

6. The Intelligence Community’s Briefing of Biden

Another scandal reaching President Biden concerns his interactions with the intelligence community after the FBI, and presumably the CIA and other such agencies, learned in December of 2019, that Hunter Biden believed Russians had stolen Hunter’s laptop, rendering the Bidens susceptible to blackmail.

Here, it is important to understand that there are two separate Hunter Biden laptops at issue. The most-discussed laptop was actually the second laptop. That laptop was the one Hunter had abandoned at the Delaware repair shop. Then, after the repair shop owner discovered concerning material on the MacBook, the store owner handed it to the FBI in December of 2019. The owner of the repair shop, however, had first made a copy of the hard drive, which resulted in The New York Post’s coverage in October 2020.

7. Possible Collusion to Interfere in the 2020 Election

An honest press should also investigate whether now-President Biden or anyone connected to his then-presidential campaign pressured reporters, media outlets, or companies such as Twitter and Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden story. And what about the “fifty former intelligence officials” who publicly declared the laptop resembled a Russian disinformation campaign—something clearly untrue? Did Biden or his campaign coordinate with those individuals, several of whom had endorsed the Democratic candidate, in the release of the letter?

Given that polls show that 17 percent of Joe Biden voters would not have voted for him in 2020, if they had known about the Biden family scandals, the collective burying of the laptop scandal represents the most significant interference in elections ever seen in our country. So, “Did Biden or his campaign have anything to do with the decision to kill the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter’s MacBook?” And “What about the ‘fifty former intelligence officials?’

8. Joe Biden Is a ‘Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier’

The final Joe Biden scandal the press should push President Biden to answer concerns his lies to the American public. While there are too many to count, two merit further questioning.

First, the media should demand Biden answer for lying to the country when he seethed, “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period.” The evidence overwhelmingly shows that Biden not only knew of the family business deals but was part of them.

(FreedomWire.org) – Vice President Kamala Harris was initially scheduled this week to travel to Brussels, Belgium, to meet with NATO officials to discuss the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, but she’s been bumped in lieu of the commander-in-chief himself, a report noted Sunday.

Harris has made two trips to Europe to discuss the conflict, while during one of her trips President Joe Biden went to Texas instead to discuss how burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq affected U.S. military personnel who served in either country.

But, the New York Post reports, this week Biden will head to Europe and has added a stopover in Poland to talk about Ukraine with NATO and other European allies.

“Biden will fly to Warsaw on Friday following his trip to Brussels where he is scheduled to meet with NATO allies, G7 leaders, and European Union leaders to discuss humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and economic sanctions on Russia, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement Sunday night,” the Post reported.

“He will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda on Saturday to discuss how the US and its allies are ‘responding to the humanitarian and human rights crisis that Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked war on Ukraine has created,’” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki added.

As further noted by The Daily Wire:

In mid-February, Biden dispatched Harris to Europe in an attempt to avert Russia’s apparently imminent invasion of Ukraine.

As Harris flew to Germany to deliver a message from the U.S. in an effort to avert what would be the largest conflict in Europe since World War II, Biden headed to Lorain, Ohio, to talk about his infrastructure plan. Biden was back in the White House by 3:15 p.m., even as Harris was just halfway to Europe.

“Biden is deploying Kamala Harris to Europe to help ease Russia-Ukraine tensions,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) tweeted then, adding mockingly: “Right, because she’s doing so well with our southern border…”

At the time, Harris met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in addition to leaders of the Baltic states — meetings that U.S. presidents typically attend, not their vice presidents.

“Then earlier this month, Harris traveled to Europe again to meet Polish President Andrzej Sebastian Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, along with Ukrainians who have fled. She also met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while in Warsaw,” The Daily Wire’s Joseph Curl reported.

“The U.S. move was unusual, to say the least. Vice presidents usually meet with vice presidents, foreign ministers with foreign ministers (or, in the case of the U.S., the Secretary of State) — but presidents meet with presidents, so it was a decidedly odd decision for Biden to send his underling to such important meetings while the largest conflict in Europe since World War II was raging,” he added.

While in Europe recently, Harris was ripped for a number of gaffes and inappropriate answers to engaging questions.

During a speech in Warsaw, Poland, she appeared to forget where she was.

“I am here, standing here on the northern flank, on the eastern flank, talking about what we have in terms of the eastern flank and our NATO allies, and what is at stake at this very moment,” she stammered as she checked her notes.

In another instance, Harris was dragged domestically and internationally for engaging in her trademark cackling laugh during an awkward movement involving a substantive question from a reporter about the U.S. accepting Ukrainian refugees, given that millions have already left their country.

“A friend in need is a friend indeed,” she said, looking over at the Polish leader before laughing out loud.

The exchange led Zelenskyy’s former press secretary, Iuliia Mendel, to tweet, the delete, this: “It would be a tragedy if this woman won the presidency.”

(FreedomWire.org) – President Joe Biden refused to send U.S. Special Forces troops to Ukraine as Russian forces began staging along its borders out of fear of upsetting President Vladimir Putin, according to a Sunday report.

“In December 2021, senior U.S. military officials told lawmakers that they wanted to send a ‘few hundred’ additional special operations personnel to Ukraine to provide military advice and training on unconventional warfare,” Politico reported.

“At the time, Russia had amassed roughly 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, and concerns were growing in Washington and Europe about a broadening invasion,” the report continued.

“But White House officials had concerns about the deployment and the troops were never sent, according to two people familiar with the two December briefings with lawmakers and congressional aides. They also said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin planned to directly press President Joe Biden to approve the mission,” Politico noted further, adding:

A senior military official told House lawmakers that the White House was concerned that sending the troops would escalate the already tense situation with Russia, according to the two people. A third congressional official told POLITICO that a Pentagon official briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee that plans had been scrapped due to those concerns. The Biden administration hoped diplomacy might still work, and feared an influx of U.S. troops could scuttle those efforts.

The deliberations came at an extraordinarily challenging moment for the U.S. and Ukraine, and as American officials began sharing detailed intelligence with NATO alliesabout Russia’s planned invasion.

Politico cited an unnamed White House spokesperson who said that “no such plans” for more training missions “were ever presented” to the Biden White House or National Security Council.

Also, the report said, a Defense Department official noted that neither Biden nor the White House moved to “cancel any planned training activities for Ukraine until U.S. forces were repositioned in February.”

Neither of those officials would provide comment on the briefings that took place on Capitol Hill or if a mission was discussed informally that came in below the level of an official planning session.

But critics note that a decision not to send U.S. special operators to train Ukrainians in guerilla warfare certainly fit the pattern of Biden’s administration. They include Ilan Berman, a senior vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council who has consulted with the CIA and State Department.

“This is part of a larger story in which the White House pulled its punches in the lead-up to the conflict, when we already saw that the Russians were amassing troops,” he said when presented with Politico’s reporting.

“Based on either incorrect assumptions about what Vladimir Putin wanted to do or based upon worries about provoking Putin — he didn’t need any provoking! — it’s one example of these calculations leading to a more passive approach than we could have taken,” Berman continued.

The special operators would have trained Ukrainian troops in guerrilla tactics, as well as methods of unconventional warfare that was separate from standard military training U.S. troops, were providing at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center in Western Ukraine, three sources told Politico.

“The U.S. has for years sent American weapons, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, to Ukraine, and helped train its soldiers on how to use them,” the report continued. “Since 2015, U.S. Green Berets and National Guard troops have been training Ukrainian forces at the Yavoriv center. That training center, near the Polish border, was hit by a barrage of roughly 30 Russian cruise missiles on Sunday, killing at least 35 people.”

The Green Berets and National Guard troops left Ukraine in mid-February along with American diplomatic personnel as it became clearer Putin intended to invade, which he did by month’s end.

“Concerns about escalation still shape the administration’s approach to the war. Last week, Washington chose not to back Poland’s plan to transfer its MiG fighter jets via the U.S. to the Ukrainians, due to concerns about how that would be received in Moscow,” Politico added.

(FreedomWire.org) – Fox Business host Stuart Varney highlighted President Joe Biden’s culpability on inflation, and liberal media efforts to shield him from responsibility by shifting blame to the Russia-Ukraine war.

Fox News host Pete Hegseth asked Varney during the Feb. 24 edition of Fox & Friends whether the Ukraine crisis or incompetent executive branch leadership was more to blame for high gas prices. Biden’s White House has, predictably, claimed the former. 

Hegseth warned of the Biden administration’s “conflation” strategy in trying to pass the buck for high energy prices to the Ukraine crisis. “[W]e’re going to start to hear a conflation from this administration,” Hegseth said. “‘The reason we have inflation or the reason we have high oil prices is because of Ukraine and Ukraine only.’ We know it’s more than that.”

Varney explained who was really to blame on higher gas prices, and it wasn’t “Ukraine and Ukraine only.” “When we lost our energy independence, we gave Putin leverage,” Varney said. “When we withdrew from Afghanistan in chaos, we looked like we were fumbling. We looked like we were weak. You combine that original energy mistake with the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the weakness which was perceived about us, that’s why Putin’s doing what he’s doing.”

But Varney wasn’t finished. He went on to argue that Biden, not a distant war in Ukraine, was the original driver of high gas prices. “You’ve got to go back to the very first day of the Biden administration,” he said. “When they canceled the Keystone pipeline and then cut back on the drilling for oil and natural gas and restricted our energy independence, that gave Putin leverage.”

Varney predicted the devastating effects Biden’s policy blunders will have on regular Americans. 

“First off, gasoline prices are gonna go up. We’ve got the price of oil at $100 a barrel this morning. Currently, we’ve got about $3.50 for a gallon of gas, regular, across the country. I think it’s going to go to $4 fairly quickly.” He then gave a dire warning on skyrocketing inflation, which already hit a 40-year record high: “Nat[ural] gas prices [are] going up — that means it’s going to cost more to heat your home.” He concluded that, “Energy price inflation will make our current inflation even worse.” 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared to jumpstart a “conflation strategy” in a press conference on Feb. 23. Psaki said in response to a question of whether gas prices would further increase for all Americans after the invasion of Ukraine: “I think as you heard the President say last week, standing up for our values is not without cost,” Psaki said. “What we’re trying to do is minimize that cost.”