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originally posted by: underpass61
a reply to: smurfy
Why are you citing a year-old article about an unrelated investigation?
From page 65 of the report:
The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals. In particular, these documents show that Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from foreign sources as a result of business relationships that he built during the period when his father was vice president of the United States and after. In addition to providing new and descriptive details about the nature, origin and extent of payments from Burisma Holdings to Hunter Biden, the documents acquired by the Committees also shed light on a much broader array of questionable financial transactions involving Hunter Biden, other members of the Biden family, and their associations with foreign nationals. These foreign nationals have questionable backgrounds that have been identified as being consistent with a range of criminal activities, including but not limited to organized prostitution and/or human trafficking, money laundering, fraud, and embezzlement.267
and the footnote:
267 There is extensive public reporting concerning Hunter Biden’s alleged involvement with prostitution services. Records on file with the Committees do not directly confirm or refute these individual reports. However, they do confirm that Hunter Biden sent thousands of dollars to individuals who have either: 1) been involved in transactions consistent with possible human trafficking; 2) an association with the adult entertainment industry; or 3) potential association with prostitution. Some recipients of those funds are Ukrainian and Russian citizens. The records note that it is a documented fact that Hunter Biden has sent funds to non-resident alien women in the United States who are citizens of Russia and Ukraine and who have subsequently wired funds they have received from Hunter Biden to individuals located in Russia and Ukraine. The records also note that some of these transactions are linked to what “appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
Are you saying these records don't exist?
originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: zosimov
Consider me a party-less Dem. expatriate (for the time being, until I can find something to believe in).
I haven't read all your links yet, so I don't have much intelligent to write yet. Buuuut ...
The U.S. Navy Reserve Direct Commissioning Program allows university-educated professionals, between ages 19 to 35 (or older, in some cases), the opportunity to be appointed as an officer in the Navy Reserve. Most DCOs hold advanced degrees (MAs, MBAs, MSs, JDs, MDs, DOs, PharmDs and Ph.Ds.) and/or significant civilian work experience.
Direct commission officer
Hope you're having a good one!
By 1990, however, Congress decided it needed more information on the impact of mandatory sentences, and directed the Sentencing Commission to study mandatory minimums and to report on their effects. In August 1991, the commission completed an in-depth study on mandatory minimums and concluded that non-whites were much more likely to receive mandatory minimum sentences and that they were being applied in a discriminatory manner. The Federal Judicial Center reported that African Americans were more likely than whites to be sentenced to at least the minimum sentence in cases where a mandatory minimum prison term could be applied. Although Congress had intended to reduce the disparities and arbitrariness of the federal sentencing system through mandatory minimums, the report concluded that this sentencing scheme actually contributed to these problems
Man when I read your post yesterday I definitely had a pang of sympathy for Hunter (not Joe)-
He didn't do that. He just went the old sympathy route. That doesn't usually work with judges, and it doesn't work with me either.
How's that grasshopper today?
originally posted by: dragonridr
originally posted by: KansasGirl
a reply to: zosimov
Do we know how the Navy discharged him? Did he get an Honorable Discharge? What was the reason listed for his discharge? Did the Navy acknowledge his criminal drug charges or pretend they didn’t happen? I’m truly curious about this. I served in the Navy, and know first-hand that anyone who was caught using drugs, through a piss test or by being outed through civilian drug charges, was booted out promptly with a Dishonorable Discharge, after (the Navy) lodging its own charges in the military court.
He got an administrative discharge this is the same as being fired from your job. The usual reasons are A pattern of misconduct;
Weight control issues;
Nonperformance of duties; or
Poor duty performance.
The difference between this and dishonorable Is that a dishonorable is for severe crimes involving a court martial such as Murder
Basically if they give you jail time you get a dishonorable discaharge. Since drug abuse did not get him jail time he got an administrative.
originally posted by: putnam6
This fact actually brings into question Biden's viability as President. If he can bend the rules in the Navy for Hinter What else would he do if Hunter got his teat in a wringer again. Far fetched maybe, but seem to remember the Left's pundits taking the same about Trump and Stormy Daniels situation. Is the potential there for the Russians to trap Hunter high on Peruvian marching powder with a dead Ukrainian hooker and blackmail Biden. Inquiring minds want to know, past history shows it's likely.