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Over his decades in office, Middle-Class Joe's' family fortunes have closely tracked his political career.

Their ventures, over nearly half a century, have regularly raised conflict-of-interest questions and brought the Biden family into potentially compromising associations. This investigation offers the most comprehensive account to date of the politically tinged business activities of Biden's brother and son, and is the first time former associates of James and Hunter have alleged that the pair explicitly sought to make money off of Joe's political connections.

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"The day the Bidens took over Paradigm Global Advisors was a memorable one.

In the late summer of 2006 Joe Biden's son Hunter and Joe's younger brother, James, purchased the firm. On their first day on the job, they showed up with Joe's other son, Beau, and two large men and ordered the hedge fund's chief of compliance to fire its president, according to a Paradigm executive who was present.

After the firing, the two large men escorted the fund's president out of the firm's midtown Manhattan office, and James Biden laid out his vision for the fund's future. "Don't worry about investors," he said, according to the executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing fear of retaliation. "We've got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden."

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 12:12 AM | Reply

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum

miro.medium.com

#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 12:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You really should leave the Biden sliming to Trump, but I'm sure he appreciates your efforts.

Bernie, otoh, would prolly need more than the allegation that some people tried to make money on their connections with Biden.

Perhaps if you focused on policy differences rather than accusations, we wouldn't have progressives throwing their votes away on people like Jill Stein and letting people like Trump into office.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-09-27 12:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The gist of this story is that Joe Biden had close relatives who used his name for their own means. Joe isn't connected to what they do, so why should anyone judge him by what his brother and son did to enrich themselves.

This is a far too typical American story where siblings and relatives try to get rich off their relationship to someone famous or admired. It's usually not the fault of anyone not involved at decision making level.

And I know Joe has never been wealthy and even had negative net worth not that long ago, so he's not involved in financial schemes and investments, and obviously isn't heavy-handedly helping the duo or he'd have something to show for it by now. 2006 was 13 years ago.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-09-27 12:40 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Neither corky nor AU had a damn thing to say about the article

#5 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 01:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Neither corky nor AU had a damn thing to say about the article

#5 | Posted by PunchyPossum

Because it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Joe Biden.

Turn your gun outward. You're being a reckless fool.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 01:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good for the Bidens ..

Can you imagine anyone minding Trump doing the same.

Because it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Joe Biden.

LOL of course not ...

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-27 01:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Because it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Joe Biden."

Horse poo, of course it does, Joe Biden new what was going on and didn't give a damn.

"Joe Biden needs to recognize it's a problem," said Richard Painter, a former chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush era, who recently became a Democrat. Painter said Biden should pledge that if he were elected president, he would ask his relatives to refrain from business practices that could pose ethical quandaries, such as taking foreign sources of financing."

#8 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 01:28 AM | Reply

"You really should leave the Biden sliming to Trump, but I'm sure he appreciates your efforts."

CORKY now thinks POLITICO is in favor of Trump

#9 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 01:42 AM | Reply

And of course, Hunter Biden is worth fifty thousand dollars a month purely based upon his knowledge of Ukraine gas and oil industry

#10 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 01:59 AM | Reply

PUNCHY

You're using the same tactics as Trump.

You are now no better than he is. WTG

#11 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 02:31 AM | Reply

PUNCHY

You're using the same tactics as Trump.

You are now no better than he is. WTG

#11 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 02:31 AM

Right I and politico are in the pocket of Trump you got it how clever of you.

Is that all you got that's feeble, it is a fact that Bidens family has gotten rich off of Biden's political connections.

if you don't like it don't vote for Biden vote for another Dem to for president don't blame me.

#12 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 02:44 AM | Reply

Dem to RUN for president don't blame me.

#13 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 02:45 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by PunchyPossum

YOU posted this thread, moron.

You're spreading the same exact "guilt by association" bullschitt as Trump. You're no better than Trump and right wing idiots in that regard.

You think this is somehow going to get people to NOT vote for the Dem nominee if it's Biden? Or sway opinions to whomever YOUR chosen candidate is? You're a real dumb ---- if you think that's going to fly.

I've lost all respect for you.

#14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 02:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 02:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

It was his FHKING sons and brother you freaking fool Biden new about it you freaking idiot and kept his mouth shut about it.

and its not just punchy or politico been saying this you idiot lots of news site liberal sites been bringing this up.

FHK you if you don't like the truth.

#15 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 03:09 AM | Reply

How dare you sir! how dare you mention political corruption from a Dem candidate! you should only talk about republican corruption.

If the Dems run Biden the Dems will lose.

#16 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 03:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Joe Biden hasn't done jack schitt.

Keep it up, Trumpster

#17 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 03:22 AM | Reply

If the Dems run Biden the Dems will lose.

#16 | Posted by PunchyPossum

That isn't at all what the polls are saying, Nostradumbass. He's beating Trump by more than anyone.

I'm not a big Biden supporter, but if he's the nominee I will vote for him. Period. Same with any of the other Dems.

What you're doing helps no one but Donald Trump.

#18 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 03:24 AM | Reply

And while you're at it, wipe the Bernie ---------- off your nose. We want the same things. This year, primarily, I want Trump defeated. Bernie isn't the guy this year. Sorry. Poll after poll says so.

What makes us different from each other, PUNCHYPOSSUM, is my User Page isn't full of smears on Dems who aren't my preferred nominee. That's a game tantrum-filled children play.

BTW, my wife and I both voted for Bernie in the primaries in 2016. So,-------. Childish, sniveling, sore loser idiots like you cost us the White House in 2016. Ya, 77,000 voters between MI, WI, and PA were idiots like you who handed the WH keys to Donald ---- Trump.

#19 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 03:47 AM | Reply

And while you're at it, wipe the Bernie ---------- off your nose. We want the same things. This year, primarily, I want Trump defeated. Bernie isn't the guy this year. Sorry. Poll after poll says so.
19 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 03:47 AM | Reply | Flag

Every FHking poll shows Bernie Beats Trump Biden keeps going down in the polls

but this has nothing to do with the article you emotional twit.

As I said if Biden gets the Dem nomination I will vote for his corrupt Senile behind over Trumps corrupt senile Behind but I will not
but I will not lie for Biden but you go ahead and lie for him.

I just hope Dems will pull their heads out of their behind and elect someone besides Biden and frankly, I think they will elect someone besides Biden, Biden will soon be toast

#20 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 04:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The VOTERS will decide who the nominee is, not you. Keep doing the GOP's work for them, moron.

If you want another four years of Trump's schitt show, keep typing.

#21 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 04:43 AM | Reply

And I think we all know who you support by now. Duh.

Your User Page is practically smeared with Bernie ---------- and missing posts against the actions of the candidate whose defeat really matters: Trump.

#22 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 04:48 AM | Reply

Danger!! Danger!!

You're approaching IRAGOLDBERG levels of ad nauseum.

#23 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 04:49 AM | Reply

One more thing:

I was thinking about repeating my 2016 primary vote, but your circular firing squad has totally turned me off to voting for Bernie this year. Anyone but him thanks to YOU.

Good job!!!

#24 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 04:51 AM | Reply

"The VOTERS will decide who the nominee is, not you"

No! dude really!

"Keep doing the GOP's work for them, moron."

Do you mean by posting an article from a left-leaning news site that has real facts about Biden family acting like dirtbags?

psst I will let you in a secret Biden is not the dem party, There is a lot of Dems running for Pres a few are actually pretty good people.

So I take it that you will now on stop reading politico magazine and say terrible things about it right?

#25 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 04:56 AM | Reply

One more thing:

I was thinking about repeating my 2016 primary vote, but your circular firing squad has totally turned me off to voting for Bernie this year. Anyone but him thanks to YOU.

Good job!!!

#24 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 04:51 AM | Reply | Flag

Look what this freaking idiot said here, because I posted an article with facts from a center left-leaning magazine he won't vote for Bernie LOLOLOLOL

#26 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 05:07 AM | Reply

Look what this freaking idiot said here, because I posted an article with facts from a center left-leaning magazine he won't vote for Bernie LOLOLOLOL

#26 | Posted by PunchyPossum

No, because YOU, an idiot, as proven by your User Page full of Biden bashing, have been posting negative schitt about a Democrat when you should be going after Trump and the Republicans. Your user history is full of Biden bashing.

You're turning off more people to Bernie than you are away from Biden. Ya, Bernie Bros like you are a turn off for voters like me. My wife and I talked just the other day about how disgruntled Bernie Bros handed Trump the WH.

What goal do you think you're achieving by putting all this effort into bashing Biden, who very well may be the nominee?

Hand Trump another four years and no progressive will be able to undo the damage Trump and Republicans are doing to our democracy and all the progressive gains of the past 50 years.

Now, STFU and concentrate on who REALLY needs to be defeated!!

#27 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 05:22 AM | Reply

Look at PUNCHYPOSSUM's user history!

40% of the stories he's posted recently are Biden bashing! Anything about Trump? Republicans? Nope.

He makes Trump supporters here look mousy in comparison. They don't shoot their own kind like he does!

PUNCHYPOSSUM's comments bash Warren, who was a nationally known progressive before Bernie was), and Biden FAR more than they do Republican opponents whose defeats are absolutely necessary if any progressive gains of the past 50 years - not to mention respect for decency and the rule of law - are to be maintained and not thrown in the garbage heap of history.

He largely ignores the elephant in the room ... the REAL opponent whose defeat is vital, Trump.

'You're doin' a heck of a job!' .... for Trump and Republicans, PUNCHYPOSSUM!

#28 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 05:39 AM | Reply

"What goal do you think you're achieving by putting all this effort into bashing Biden, who very well may be the nominee?"

My goal was to place a well-written fact-filled article about Biden and his corrupt family written by a generally trusted center-left magazine news site, what you want is to hide the truth stick your head in the sand put your finger in your ear and scream I know nothing over and over again.

tough sheet

grow up

As I said if Biden wins the Dem nomination which I highly doubt but could happen I will vote for him

but I will be damned I will ignore his family corruption and his past failures such as voting against bussing his racist crime bill voting for the bankruptcy bill the Iraq war ETC

Oh look there's a article about Sen. Elizabeth Warren fighting with Biden over Biden voting for the Bankruptcy bill

"Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the first Democratic 2020 hopeful to take a direct swing at former Vice President Joe Biden since he got into the race, accusing him of being "on the side of the credit companies"
www.vox.com

YOU EVIL COW! DO YOU WANT TRUMP TO WIN YOU MUST SHUT UP AND DONT TELL THE TRUTH DO YOU WANT TRUMP TO WIN!!!! POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

#29 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 05:56 AM | Reply

plus I take it now not only will you stop reading politico you now will stop reading anything from Elizabeth Warren and will no longer read anything from VOX

#30 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 06:01 AM | Reply

Now if you want to know what I think on the issue about Trump and the UK what I think what Trump did was terrible trying to force the UK to spy on Biden by withholding money from them is freaking obscene and Trump does indeed need to be impeached I also thing Biden and his family has behaved in terrible ways

#31 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-27 06:11 AM | Reply

I'm not a big Biden supporter, but if he's the nominee I will vote for him. Period. Same with any of the other Dems.

What you're doing helps no one but Donald Trump.

#18 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY AT 2019-09-27 03:24 AM | FLAG:

Expressing an opinion in no way helps anyone politically. It's just an opinion.

Partisans have their mind made up. Independent voters are the smartest ones imho. They reserve the right to make up their own minds regardless what some party officials tell them. I wont vote for Biden but I'm not basing that decision on anything in this article.

#32 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-09-27 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

*munches popcorn*

#33 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-27 01:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

*munches popcorn*

Fiddles while his Party's Leader burns the country.

#34 | Posted by Corky at 2019-09-27 02:58 PM | Reply

Expressing an opinion in no way helps anyone politically. It's just an opinion.

He's a so-called 'Democratic Socialist' (according to his user page) who spends more time here bashing Democrats who aren't Bernie than the politicians who seek to destroy any progressive gains of the past 50 years.

There's a saying that applies; "Cutting off your nose to spite your face."

#35 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 04:09 PM | Reply

Fiddles while his Party's Leader burns the country.
#34 | POSTED BY CORKY

Diddles with cardboard Biden cutout.

#36 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-27 11:20 PM | Reply

35 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-27 04:09 PM |

Translated you have nothing intelligent to say to me but you're really pissed that I posted an article from a left-center political magazine that shows some facts that Biden family abusing the system for millions.

I don't care

#37 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-28 04:36 AM | Reply

By the way in the latest nationwide poll Elizabeth Warren surpassed Biden

#38 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-09-28 04:37 AM | Reply

Democrats choose truth over facts.

#39 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2019-09-28 05:19 AM | Reply

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