Violation of the Espionage Act?
Here’s the Espionage Act: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/793
Some operative language:
(e) Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it; or
(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer-
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
I was a commissioned officer in the US Navy and held a security clearance associated with my training and assignments as an engineering officer in naval nuclear propulsion.
We all knew the law. I knew another commissioned officer who mishandled classified information and was convicted by a court marial for his mistake.
After he left office, Joe Biden obviously violated paragraph (f) of the Espionage Act.
Hunter Biden obviously violated paragraph (e) of the Espionage Act.
The governing law for the safeguarding of classified materials can be found at 32 CFR Part 117, the National Industrial Security Program, aka the NISPOM. The NISPOM is the security bible for the security officers of defense contractors who deal with classified documents and customers.
What I see of media reporting and the White House narrative is cowardly and criminal.
They are purposely skewing the facts. They are using propaganda to create the illusion that a simple accident or the mishandling of documents occurred.
The mere fact is classified materials are not mere documents.
The documents were not properly secured, as required by the NISPOM – prima facie evidence of a major crime.
In this case, the documents were essentially in the possession of Hunter Biden, the person who was reportedly living in the house, and who is not authorized to receive, possess, or transmit classified information.
Any investigator would call that for what it obviously is: a probable safe house used to traffic classified materials, and for a long time.
Maybe there is an ulterior reason for Joe Biden to constantly return to Delaware or wherever his homes are located.
There is only one purpose for removing classified information from a safe or a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) without the proper authority — to conduct espionage.
Removal is stealing and stolen documents are necessary to engage in that crime. Bradley Manning and Reality Winter are cases in point, that if you remove classified documents from a SCIF without authorization, you will be charged with violating the Espionage Act.
This basic lesson seems to have eluded the national security section of the FBI.
If you or I had a single page of TS/SCI classified material, out of its container, out of a SCIF, we’d be locked up for espionage in a microsecond.
That the FBI has chosen not to do anything speaks volumes. They are compromised and by taking no action they are actually facilitating espionage. It must be great having the FBI run cover for a criminal enterprise.
We should not be surprised. Hillary Clinton was caught violating the Espionage Act and everyone knew it, but FBI Director James Comey exonerated her.
Bradley Manning and Reality Winter thought they would receive the same ‘punishment’ Hillary received, but were mistaken.
As POTUS, Donald Trump had the absolute authority to declassify documents and keep copies of declassified documents for future use, such as for presidential libraries (see https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/484/518/)
Joe Biden has no excuse having any TS/SCI classified material, out of its container, out of a SCIF, unsecured in a garage, in the possession of someone not authorized to receive classified documents.
There are many ways to conduct espionage, and President Biden has been caught in flagrante delicto trafficking classified documents.
Here’s the Market Ticker: https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?singlepost=3940956
Well now the classified document scandal has really blown up in Biden’s face.
But even more-intriguing is that there is an apparent set of evidence of both hinky dealing and intentional cover-up to be found in Biden’s tax returns and the revelation that Hunter was paying Joe $50,000 a month to rent a house that was worth a couple of million.
Hunter also claimed that said house was owned by him, but the tax and deed records say otherwise. That, however, is Hunter’s problem — not Joe’s. Joe’s tax return not only shows the property tax paid on the house it also deducts mortgage interest. It’s his house both by deed and by who’s covering the mandatory bills.
Joe’s tax returns from the subject year shows business income from pass-throughs (two S corps) which is perfectly legal. The tax returns do not show income in that classification from other sources; ergo, said “rental” has to be inside one of those two corporations or there is a serious felony involved, because that would be $600,000 of undeclared (and untaxed) income. Line 17 of Schedule 1 shows this and ties back from Schedule E, as it must. The other “business income or loss” from Schedule C is inconsequential in amount.
But this leads to a very serious question: There’s nothing wrong with an S corp owning property but does it not have to be titled into the corporation? It wasn’t; at all times material the house was owned by Jill and Joe Biden in their personal capacity. It was not in a trust of some sort nor was it retitled into an S-corp as there’s no record of either. That seems rather hinky but perhaps not. In any event rental property is very different than a personal residence in that with rental property there’s depreciation and all other manner of things you can deduct that isn’t true for a personal residence — but if you convert it back to a personal residence that gets recaptured which is something I’ve warned other people to be careful of.
So let’s see the records on those two S-Corps that the Bidens declared and paid taxes on during that year. Is the rental income from Hunter in there, and if so, how does the S-Corp, which I remind as a corporation must keep formal books of account and not lie in any material respect account for income from an asset it does not own?
If the rental income isn’t in those two S-Corps then either it never existed or Joe and Jill ripped off the government and committed tax fraud on the $600,000 paid by Hunter to Joe that is not declared anywhere in their state or federal tax returns.
In any event someone is hiding something in there. Whether this is more confabulation of a drug-addled Hunter or was disclosure of “10% for the big guy” kicked back to his father under the table and either improperly buried in an S-Corp “profit” that never owned the asset in question and thus can’t do that or Joe and Jill got $600,000 worth of undeclared income and didn’t pay taxes on it is now the question that demands an answer. After all tax cheating in that sort of size is serious business, felony-level serious, and is one of the few plausible explanations for what those documents disclose.
I’m not a CPA or Enrolled Agent; I paid both when I ran corporations, but I have run an S-Corp, an LLC and a C-Corp and signed tax returns listing income from all three over the years. I know what the law is in this regard because I respected and properly followed same.
If I pulled something like this and attempted to claim 10x the reasonable and expected rate of rental income on a single house by running it through an S-corp I’d have federal and state tax people along with law enforcement crawling so far up my rectum I’d be able to taste it.