Biden’s brother refuses to answer questions about China deals

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Joe Biden’s brother Jim refuses to answer questions about family’s business dealings
Jim Biden, brother of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, refused to answer questions Wednesday when approached by Fox News outside a house in Maryland about claims the former vice president had knowledge about the family’s overseas business ventures.

Approached at a residence on the Eastern Shore, Jim Biden repeatedly rebuffed questions in his driveway as Fox News asked questions from a distance in the street.

“I don’t want to comment about anything,” Jim Biden said.

The questions come one day after Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in an exclusive interview, the former vice president’s denials of knowledge or involvement in his son’s foreign dealings were “a blatant lie.”

Asked why he and Hunter Biden allegedly wanted to meet with Bobulinski, Jim Biden replied: “What are you talking about?”

He added: “Would you please stop bothering me?”

Bobulinski said he raised concerns in 2017 to Jim Biden about Joe Biden’s alleged ties to a possible joint venture with a Chinese energy firm.

“I remember saying, ‘How are you guys getting away with this?’ ‘Aren’t you concerned?’” he told Carlson.

He claims Jim Biden chuckled. “‘Plausible Deniability.’ He said it directly to me in a cabana at the Peninsula Hotel,” Bobulinski said.

Asked about the “plausible deniability” claim on Wednesday, Jim Biden did not answer and walked inside the home. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.

In other developments:
– ‘Damning’ Hunter Biden documents mysteriously vanish in transit to Los Angeles, Tucker says
– Election 2020 polling average shows Biden leading Trump nationally with just days left
– Joe Biden stays silent on Bobulinski claims about family’s business ventures
– Biden and Trump to tangle in Tampa on Thursday
– Reporters fail to ask Joe Biden about Tony Bobulinski’s explosive claims in rare round of questions
– CNN contributors say Tony Bobulinski interview is newsworthy as network continues to ignore

Philadelphia DA threatens Trump over president’s call for poll watchers
Philadelphia’s district attorney on Wednesday warned President Trump against sending “uncertified” poll watchers to the city, telling the president in a statement, “I’ve got something for you” if any attempts are made to interfere with Election Day activities.

In a fiery statement posted on his website, District Attorney Larry Krasner likened Trump to a “lawless, power-hungry despot,” and vowed that Philadelphians “will not be cowed.”

The statement followed Trump’s response to a night of looting in Philadelphia over the police shooting of a Black man, who police claimed was charging at them with a knife. Trump called the shooting a “terrible event,” then directed attention toward his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, whom Trump accused of supporting the looters and rioters.

Krasner said that Trump’s administration supposedly poses “the greatest danger to public health and safety in modern history.” As proof, he pointed to the more than 227,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.

His statement comes less than a week before the November election, for which Pennsylvania has become a hotly contested presidential battleground state. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:
– Trump: Philadelphia police shooting a ‘terrible event,’ but rioting comes from group Joe Biden ‘supports’
– Biden says ‘no excuse’ for looting in Philadelphia after Black man killed by police
– Philadelphia imposes curfew in anticipation of third night of violence after police killing
– Looters in Philadelphia ransack stores, attack reporter during second night of chaos

Bill Maher says Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘should’ve quit’ under Obama: She didn’t ‘take the hint’
“Real Time” host Bill Maher had some harsh words for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death in September paved the way for the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

During a Monday night appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Maher was asked about the moment when news of Ginsburg’s death broke while he was taping his show and Jimmy Kimmel expressed his amazement at how his panel was “exactly right” at predicting how events that were going to play out.

“Well, it’s not like her death was a shock,” Maher said.

“Well, it was — it was, though,” Kimmel responded.

Really? She was 100 and had cancer like a million times,” Maher shot back. “I mean, she was a great justice but she should’ve quit. … She should’ve quit.”

“You think so?” Kimmel asked.

“Of course!” Maher exclaimed. “Because then we wouldn’t have nutso!” — referring to Barrett. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:
– Maher warns Amy Coney Barrett like ‘Terminator’ sent to overturn Roe v. Wade
– Girl Scouts delete social media post congratulating Amy Coney Barrett on Supreme Court appointment

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SOME PARTING WORDS

Tucker Carlson discussed how a collection of “confidential documents  — from a source – related to the Biden family we believe to be authentic, real and damning” disappeared after being shipped to Los Angeles on Monday from New York City. On Tuesday, he continued, a note from the shipping company arrived saying the envelope had been opened and the documents disappeared.

“The shipping company took the matter very seriously and began a search,” he said, adding they traced the envelope from the dropoff all the way until 3:44 a.m. Tuesday morning when an employee at another facility noticed “our package was open and empty.” A search ensued, he said, going far and beyond, “but they found nothing. Those documents have vanished.”

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