RedState Weekly Briefing: Of Russian Assets, Familial Millstones, and Journalistic Toadies

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Welcome to the RedState Weekly Briefing  — where we take a quick look at the week’s most viewed stories in case you missed any of them. Grab a cup of coffee and sit down with this 21st Century Weekend Edition of your favorite (online) publication!



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#1 – EXCLUSIVE: Burisma Founder Mykola Zlochevsky, Who Allegedly Bribed Joe and Hunter Biden, Is an SVR Asset — by Jennifer Van Laar

Burisma Holdings founder Mykola Zlochevsky, who allegedly paid a total of $10 million in bribes to Joe and Hunter Biden in 2015 and 2016 in exchange for then-Vice President Joe Biden’s assistance in getting Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired, is believed to be an asset of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) by the United States intelligence community, according to a national security source speaking to RedState on condition of anonymity. The official said:

“The US intelligence community has a high degree of confidence in their assessment of Zlochevsky as SVR. This is not a new assessment; the intelligence community under Obama knew this, and Obama was briefed on it. Joe Biden and Victoria Nuland were briefed as well.”

In a June 2021 RedState exclusive story about the defection of Chinese counterintelligence official Dong Jingwei, it was reported that among the “terabytes” of data Jingwei brought with him to the United States was information related to “details of meetings US government officials had (perhaps unwittingly) with Chinese spies and members of Russia’s SVR.”


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#2 – Watch: Near-Disaster Unfolds During Joe Biden’s Trip to NC, Even Jill Looked Tense — by Sister Toldjah


And the day after he suffered a massive fall during an Air Force commencement ceremony, Biden had to be directed everywhere he went during a D.C. Marine Barracks parade while at times moving very slowly, and then on Monday, he shook hands with thin air (again) during the Kansas City Chiefs’ visit to the White House.

But Biden and First Lady Jill Biden’s trip to North Carolina Friday provided us with what I think is the clearest evidence yet that Joe Biden is unwell.

Let’s start with how the Handler-In-Chief looked when she was supposed to be introducing Biden during a military event at Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg). He was nowhere to be found at first, and she jokingly commented to someone who wasn’t in the video that “we forgot those two.” Though she nervously laughs throughout there was an undercurrent of tension clearly visible at the start of the video and when she stepped up to the podium.


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#3 – Joe Biden Suffers Multiple Malfunctions While Touting a Railroad ‘Across the Indian Ocean’ — by Bonchie

We’ll get to the senility in a moment. Believe that. But first, I just want to touch on how out-of-line it is that a US politician would speak about his own country in such demeaning terms. You can quite literally see the disgust on his face as he proclaims the nation he heads is responsible for climate change because “we cleared all our land” to “make money.”

No nation on earth has done more to lift the rest of the world out of poverty and to save lives than the United States. That’s simply a fact. There are millions of people alive in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere today because we bothered to pursue excellence, innovation, and prosperity. For a president to dump on that is so simple-minded.

Regardless, the teleprompter got Biden again shortly after that remark. He then claimed that the United States has plans to build a railroad…from the Pacific across the Indian Ocean?



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#4 – Here We Go: Articles of Impeachment Filed Against Biden, Harris — and the Charges Are Right on the Money — by Nick Arama

Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) has filed articles of impeachment against both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and the reason is a perfect one to apply to both of them: the “weaponization” of their offices, not just for what Biden and Harris are doing since they came into power, but also for what Biden did as vice president to “shield the business and influence peddling schemes of his family from congressional oversight and public accountability.”

The first article alleges that Biden has failed to comply with “congressional requests for information and documentation, violating a personal commitment to transparency.”

In doing so, the articles argue, Biden acted against the “public trust” and was “subversive of constitutional government to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”


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#5 – George Stephanopoulos Loses It When Challenged by Trump Lawyer On-Air — by Bonchie 

Leave it to the press to remain absolutely shameless in the face of Donald Trump being indicted. You’d think amidst all their “no one is above the law” rantings, that perhaps they’d have just a bit of introspection about the misdeeds of those they so often defend.

But nah, George Stephanopoulos of ABC News (and former Clinton crony) wants you to know that he remains an absolute hack who wouldn’t say a cross word about Joe Biden if he had a gun pointed at his head. Truly, the sheer gall on display to make the claim he makes when confronted by Jim Trusty, a former attorney for Trump, is a sight to behold.



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