October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020

On Wednesday’s Mark Levin Show, There is a huge breaking news story from the New York Post which is being censored by Twitter and Facebook. Newly discovered emails reveal that Hunter Biden introduced his father, the sitting Vice President at that time, to his colleagues at Burisma to leverage his influence to stop an investigation into the company. Soon after, VP Biden threatened to withhold a billion dollars in US loan guarantees unless the Ukrainians fired the special prosecutor that was investigating Burisma. The media will run with unvetted, unmanned sources, and books by authors that hate President Trump. The NY Post’s information has multiple named sources and actual emails to corroborate their report. VP Biden is on the record saying he’s never had a single conversation regarding his son’s business dealings. Then, author Peter Schweizer calls in to explain how Hunter Biden’s claim to fame was access to the VP, his father. The media never stopped to censor or block false stories about Trump so that they can be fact-checked. Nor did the media ever block any stories containing feloniously leaked information as a source, but they are comfortable covering it up to protect the Biden campaign. Later, Dan Bongino joins the show to discuss his new book, Follow The Money: The Shocking Deep State Connections of the Anti Trump Cabal.


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Rough transcript of Hour 1

Hour 1 Segment 1

Mark Levin here we have a breaking story that is being censored by Facebook and Twitter as I speak. It is a huge story and it’s first published in The New York Post. Hunter Biden introduced his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm. Less than a year before, the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating that company. According to emails obtained by The Post. The never before revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadim Paz ha ski, an advisor to the board a brisk month, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015. About a year after 100, join the Charisma Board at a reported salary of up to 50,000 a month, it was actually eighty three thousand. It says Deer Hunter. Thank you for inviting me to D.C.. And giving me an opportunity to meet your father and spend some time together. It’s really an honor and a pleasure. That’s directly from the email. An earlier e-mail from May 20, 2014 also shows Ha Ski, reportedly Boris Mas, number three executive asking a hundred for, quote, advice on how you could use your influence, unquote, on the company’s behalf. Let me repeat this. So it’s not confusing and it’s easily understood. Hunter Biden introduced his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at Burisma. Considered the number three. Less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine. To fire the prosecutor who was investigating. Charisma. Does that got your attention? This is in The New York Post. It’s been repeated by Fox. Immediately, Facebook and Twitter have censored it. The blockbuster correspondence, which files which flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he’s, quote, never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings, unquote, is contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer. The computer was dropped off at a repair shop in Biden’s home state of Delaware in April 20 19, according to the store’s owner. Other material extracted from the computer includes a raunchy twelve minute video that appears to show Hunter who submitted struggling with addiction problems, smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images. The customer who brought in the water damaged MacBook Pro for repair never paid for the service or retrieved it. Or a hard drive on which its contents restored, according to the shop owner, who said he tried repeatedly to contact the client. The shop owner couldn’t positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden. He’s legally blind, but said the laptop bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation named after one hundreds late brother and former Delaware attorney general. Photos of a Delaware federal subpoena given to the Post show that both the computer and the hard drive were seized by the FBI in December. After the shop owner says he alerted the feds to their existence. But before turning over the gear, the shop owner says he made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Castello. Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Trump. Told The New York Post about the existence of the hard drive in late September, and Giuliani provided the Post with a copy of it on Sunday. Now, little did I know all this, Mr. Producer. But I invited Rudy Giuliani on Life Liberty & Levin live in the Sunday. Little did I know about all this. So he will be on life, liberty and live in this Sunday night as a result of this article. But. He was invited before it became public. Before I knew about it. Less than eight months after PIs Ha Ski. That’s the number three of charisma thanked Hunter Biden for the introduction to his vice president father. The then vice president admittedly pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and prime minister. Our sense could yet seem duck into getting rid of Prosecutor General Viktor shaken by threatening to withhold 1 billion dollars. In U.S. loan guarantee during a September 2015 trip to Kiev. I looked at them and I said, I’m leaving in six hours that the prosecutors not fired. You’re not getting the money, but infamously bragged. The Council on Foreign Relations in 2018 while son of a B. He got fired. Now, the prosecutor shown has said that at the time of his firing. In March of 2016, he made specific plans to investigate Burisma. That quote included interrogations and other crime investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden. Unquote. Joe Biden has insisted the U.S. wanted shock and removed over corruption concerns which were shared by the European Union. Meanwhile, an email dated May 12, 2014, shortly after one hundred Biden joined the brass aboard board shows has key member the number three embarrassment. Attempting to get him to use his political leverage to help the company. And the message had the subject line urgent issue. It was sent to 100 Biden’s business partner, Devon Archer, who also sat on the Burris RMA board. Pause Ha ski member the number three, Parisa said that the represent, quote, the representatives of new authorities in power tend to quite aggressively approach unofficially with the aim to obtain cash from him. Enzi is an identified in the amoeba, but appears to be a reference to Boris Smith, founder whose first name is Ukrainian version of Nicholas. Now, when the alleged shakedown failed, quote, they proceeded with concrete actions unquote, in the form, quote, of one or more pretrial proceedings, as Parsky wrote. We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message, a signal, etc. to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions, he added. This is really quite shocking, isn’t it, Mr.Producer? It certainly makes it look like the vice president’s involvement. Was crucial to Barack Obama, who was crucial to Hunter Biden. According to this information and done with forethought, that is knowledge of what was taking place. Hunter Biden responded by saying he was with Archer in Doha, Qatar, and asked for more information about the formal, if any, accusations being made about and against charisma who is ultimately behind these attacks on the company, who in the current interim government can put an end to such attacks, he added. Now, that exchange came the same day that Brisbane announced it had expanded its board of directors by adding Hunter Biden, who was put in charge of its, quote, legal unit and will provide support for the company among international organizations unquote. According to a news release that’s since been scrubbed from Brisbane’s Web site. Hunter Biden actually joined the board in April 2014, according to multiple reports, and his lawyer said last year that hundred quote was not a member of the management team, unquote, adding at no time was Hunter in charge of the company legal affairs. About four months after one hundred Biden’s correspondence with post housekeeper member, the number three Parisian. Archer forwarded Hunter Biden an email chain with the subject line. Tax raise impact on tourism and production. Which included Pass Ha’s key, saying that the Ukrainian cabinet has submitted new tax legislation to the country’s parliament. Quote, If enacted, this law would kill the entire private gas production sector in the bud. Postcards he wrote the number three Burisma. September 24, 2014, e-mail postcards. He also said he was, quote, going to share this information with the U.S. embassy here in Kiev, as well as the office of Mr. Amos Hoxie, 18, in the states at the time, Hawks Dean was the State Department’s newly appointed special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs. I’m walking through this slowly. In December 2017, that not Pascal’s Group, Ukraine’s state owned energy company, announced that Hoxton had joined the company as an independent director. But on Monday, he announced his resignation already goes on. Very much involved. Polanski and the Joe Biden campaign did not return requests for comments. Hunter Biden’s lawyer refused to comment on the specifics, but instead attacked Rudy Giuliani. I think the frontend of this story really is where the. The key is. Hunter Biden introduced his father than Vice President Joe Biden to the number three top executive of the Burisma company. Less than a year before Biden pressured the prosecutor there to drop his investigation of Burisma. That, to me is a shocker. If all this is accurate. That, to me is a shocker. And now you can understand why. Facebook and Twitter moved in immediately. To block this. The New York Post is a reliable newspaper. They have actual e-mails they are claiming. I do the what if. What if this were Donald Trump? And Don Junior or Eric or Ivanka or Jared. Are the rest of. I mean, they run with headlines. The New York Times and The Washington Post, they run with headlines at CNN and MSNBC. They run with headlines at NBC. ABC and CBS have anonymous sources who make allegations that are contradicted by 27 on the record named individuals. They run with a book, a book. Written by Woodward. They run with the most surface level. Unvetted attacks on the president, the United States. Making implications in. Creating scenarios. While this is more than that. These are emails. And the emails are in the article. And if I try the post the article right now on Facebook or Twitter, what happens? We get an error message and they block them, right? They blocked them. These corporations, in my view, are violating federal campaign law. I’m no expert on it, but this appears to me to be an in kind contribution from these massive corporations to the Democrat Party in the Biden campaign. That’s the way I view this. In kind contributions, in other words, they’re supporting the Biden campaign by censoring this information. It’s not a violation of the First Amendment, which of course has to involve government, but it may well be a violation of our campaign laws. Because it’s clearly biased and we’ve been fighting Facebook for the last 30 or 40 days, haven’t we, Mr. Producer, and they’ve been trying to intimidate me and silence me in a number of ways. I mean, it’s been behind the scenes and brass knuckles. Later in the program, when my buddy Dan Bongino joins me in our three, we’re going to talk about what The New York Times is trying to do. All these media entities, media entities, they’re showing their fangs. They’re showing their fangs and they are worse. Then come. Newspapers are fascist newspapers because they pretend to be otherwise, when in fact they’re not. They’re not at all they’re just as autocratic and totalitarian as the worst state media in the worst countries. And so are these platforms. Thank God. For conservative talk radio. And the Fox News Channel on other formats that we have, my own e-mail, Mark Levin show Facebook excuse me, Mark Levin showed outcome that Mr. Producer, let us take this New York Post article and plaster it on my Web site. Because I control the website. Mark Levin show dot.com. Mark Levin show dot.com. Well, you can read what I just read to you. Plus, you will see the actual e-mails. And the correspondents there. So the takeaway is. The takeaway is at the beginning of the story, as I pointed out. Joe Biden says he doesn’t get involved in his son’s business, Joe Biden said he doesn’t know anything about anything. But according to these emails he did. He did. That Hunter Biden introduced his father, the vice president, United States, to the number three of Burisma. Number three. Less than a year before the elder Biden pressured the government officials in Ukraine to drop their investigation. A brisk man. I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 2

Now, that is breaking news, that is breaking news. It is an impeach president over a letter that was absolutely innocent. You got to raise serious questions about this. It looks like the interference now based on these e-mails is printed in The New York Post. Looks like the interference now by Biden was, in fact, intended to protect. His son in the company whose son was working for does appear now, according to the e-mail, that in fact Biden did meet with the number three from Burisma. According to the e-mail. And. And so there are serious questions there. The corruption in the Biden family runs deep. We’re gonna have Peter Schweizer on the program after the bottom of the hour. I think you’re gonna want to be here with us because nobody’s a bigger expert on this than he may be Rudy, at this point, but he definitely is at the top. And so you’ll want to stick with us. Honestly, I invited Peter on the program before he even knew about this story. So this should be very, very interesting. We’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 3

Peter Schweitzer is the author of Profiles and Corruption about the Biden family, which is so thoroughly corrupt. Peter Schweitzer How are you, my friend? Hey, it’s great. Great to be with you, as always, Mark. Thanks for having me. Well, Peter, what do you make of this new information? Apparently, if I have this right, you and you can correct me if I don’t, because I want to be right. Turns out Biden met with a number three charisma. And it turns out that relatively shortly thereafter, he contacted the prosecutor. The Ukrainian prosecutor was investigating Bristol and chased him off. Despite the fact that Biden said he’s not involved in what his son does and he doesn’t know anything about this company or anything else, do I have it right? And if I don’t correct me, please. Yeah. That you have it exactly right. That is what The New York Post is reporting. I haven’t seen the emails. I have no reason to doubt emails. And what this confirms, Mark, is what we have talked about in the past, which is Hunter Biden got these deals. He got deals in Ukraine. He got deals in China. And he had no background. He had no skill to offer. He had no services to provide except for access to his dad. And this e-mail seems to confirm exactly what we were saying as he was being paid because his father was vice president. And that’s why this cries out for investigation. I know they’ve looked at it. Senator Johnson’s committee has done great work, but it cries out for deeper investigation because this is just the tip of the iceberg. And, you know, the problem here is we’re so close to the election and we have these massive big tech companies and Facebook and Twitter that are censoring that. They’re covering it up. They won’t even allow the American people to read it off their sites. Yeah. Yep. It was actually shocking. It it it’s it’s enormously shocking. It shows to me a couple of things. Mark, first. This is a very important story. And is very damaging to the guy they apparently want to win, which is Joe Biden. But the second thing it shows is their rank hypocrisy, because what they’re doing is there was an executive from Facebook that actually tweeted out and said, we have not fact checked this yet. And of course, we know who’s going to fact check this. That’s going to be left leaning factcheckers. But we haven’t fact checked this yet, but we are going to slow traffic to this story. So they’re already immediately doing so without having fact checked it. And the other claim, Mark, is that they they’re censoring this because it relies on e-mails that were hacked, which is not true. You know, the story is that that Hunter Biden apparently left the laptop with a service company to have something fixed, never picked it up. And the owner of the company finally opened up the e-mail and saw what was on there and share it with the FBI and kept a copy. Yeah. How is that hacking? That’s right. I thought hacking. But but more to the point. And Mark, you’re the lawyer in this conversation, but more to the point. Did they censor The New York Times story that relied on illegally leaked Donald Trump tax returns? Brilliant. They didn’t. They never did. So it’s selective all the way around. And I think it’s just further evidence, further evidence that you cannot we cannot trust these large, big tech companies with so much control of information. And they have way too much control because they are going to put their finger on the scale and tip it to the side they want to win. And I feel like now, you know, my own theories, I’m not an election law expert, but this is effectively an in kind contribution to the Biden campaign. Bye bye. By hiding this in for you know damn well if this for Don Junior and the president or Eric or any of his children or Kushner or whatever. We wouldn’t be having this discussion about these big tech companies censoring anything. That’s right. That’s right. Did they censor anything related to the Russia hoax because they wanted to get the facts first? No. And in fact, when those stories that were run were proved to be false. Nobody has gone back and, you know, added corrections. Nobody’s gone back and suppressed those articles now. No, I mean, this is a farce. And I think to your point, this is really important. Understand, Facebook and Google and these big tech companies are providing a huge inclined service to the Biden campaign. If the Exxon oil company decides to give, you know, 2000 or 20,000 gallons of free gasoline to the Trump campaign, they couldn’t do that. That would be illegal. You cannot make a corporate inclined contribution like that. They argue that this is about, you know, that the corporations first amendment right. It’s not a First Amendment right of First Amendment right as you have a right to stand up as a company and say, we believe in free speech or we believe in free trade. It does not mean you get to secretly on the back end, just suppress certain speech and advance other speech. That’s not a First Amendment right. That’s manipulating apolitical campaign. And that’s one of the things I think this Department of Justice needs to look into. And it also doesn’t mean that you get affirmative federal protection from our defamation laws. Yes. Is what they have right now. I want to ask you about another story, because it’s not the only hot story. There was a story broken of all places on political yesterday. Biden’s son in law advises campaign on pandemic while investing in October 19 startups. It says here at the same time that Joe Biden’s son in law, Howard Crane, has been advising Biden’s campaign on its corona virus response crimes venture capital. Business has been running a special initiative to invest in healthcare startups that offer solutions to the pandemic. In March has Covid 19 began spreading in the United States. The investment firm Startup Health unveiled a new coronavirus initiative, so listening pitches from entrepreneurs with products that address the outbreak the next month. Reports and Bloomberg in The New York Times listed crime. Among those participating in daily calls to brief Biden on health policy during the pandemic. While Startup Health announced its intention to invest a million dollars across 10 startups for coronavirus applications within 30 days, obviously the suggestion here is he is sort of driving policy towards an area and companies that he’s starting up and investing in. That’s right. And this is a really interesting case. You know, we talked to before, Mark, about what I call the Biden five, the five members of the Biden family. It’s not just Hunter. Howard Klein is another example. He’s married to two Ashley, Joe Biden’s daughter. And as I talk about in the book and as we’ve discussed, startup health, this company that is now doing this was actually launched in the Obama White House. And we have executives from startup help describing how Howard Klein called Joe Biden and told him about this business. Joe Biden’s had come to the wall to the White House. They met with Barack Obama. But Barack Obama gave them their blessing. They announced on their Web site that they were launching the company in the Oval Office. And then the Biden sorry, the Obama Biden administration opened up the floodgates and gave them premium access to a federal healthcare data conference. So from the beginning, this business has been juiced in and Joe Biden has been using his powers in government to coax them along and build them along. He even gave us briefings twice as vice president, closed door briefings to investors in start up health on what the initiatives that the Obama administration was doing in the health care space. So this new report is an important explosive report by Politico fits the pattern and it demonstrates, again, the Bidens are insiders. They operate as insiders. It’s classic swamp like behavior. And they’re all wealthy. They’re all wealthy off the backs of government, cutting deals, special interests. Let me mention this to you. The Biden campaign’s response to the report from The New York Post is essentially Biden’s official vice presidential schedule does not show a meeting. Now, if you’re going to have a sleazy meeting with somebody, you’re going to put that on your official schedule. That’s right, Mark. And I would encourage everybody you can access them on on the Obama Obama White House dot gov Web site. You can look at Joe Biden’s schedule that day. You know what it has? It has two gaps that are three hours or more that are completely wait a minute. It has two gaps of three hours or more. The day that he allegedly met with this guy. Yes. Yes. Wow. That’s breaking. Explain. Yes. Yeah. And so it shows the speech that he gave. It showed meetings that he gave. But I want to say people can check this. I think it was from 2 to 5 in the afternoon. It shows nothing on a schedule and there’s a similar gap in the morning. The other thing I will tell you is there are other examples that we ran across that I talk about in the book and elsewhere where Hunt where Joe Biden as vice president met with officials from foreign countries, including China. And actually those Chinese officials said we met with Joe Biden on a given date. But it does not show up on Joe Biden’s calendar. So clearly they are not giving full, complete calendars like they claim like they claim they are. I mean, that’s this is just a complete fraud that they’re perpetuating. And why would they put it on? But that’s interesting. You’re telling us they’re multi hour gaps on his official schedule on the day that he supposedly met with this number three from Brisbane. Yes, that’s right. So let me ask you this, Peter Schweitzer, you’re Joe Biden. What do you do about all this right now? Well, here’s the funny thing. You keep hiding in your basement, you can hide there forever. That’s right. You keep hiding your basement. But here’s the thing that, you know, we all want the media to take this out. They’re not going to do it. But here’s the paradox, the central paradox. The same guy who is standing up and giving speeches, who looks confused, is misremembering things. Is misstating things at the same time makes his definitive statements that over the last 10 years, I’ve never had a single conversation with my son about his business dealings. That’s been their position. So he’s supposed to remember any conversation he had with his brother, 9 sorry, his son 9 years ago. It just strains credulity. It’s just not real. It’s not accurate. He needs to be called out and give an account of this at the town hall to the yes. Tomorrow night. This ought to be brought up. It’s a central issue that he should explain. But he’s not going to be pressed on it. That’s why I think we need to continue to expose it. I think. President Trump. Yes. Running out of time there. Let me ask you this, Peter. ABC News Town Hall. Who’s gonna be running that? George Stephanopoulos. I believe it is. Yes. He’s corrupt as hell. He’s intellectually dishonest. Let’s see what he does. Let’s see if he if he presses Biden on this, the way he press Trump on really nothing. But he pressed him on everything he possibly could. Let’s just see if if Stephanopoulos is going to continue to be a corrupt crony Democrat hack or if he’s going to at least for one hour or90 minutes, show that he’s capable of being a journalist, because this is big stuff. And we already know what Joe Biden’s going to say. It’s not on my calendar. I don’t know. He’s gonna play rope a dope, right. Because he wants to play it out till he’d get elected president. He’s going to say, right. In his view, he’s going to say, I don’t know what this is. They’re working on now how to attack the source of the information, how to attack the Republicans, how to divert on Trump. That’s what they’re going to do, aren’t they? That’s exactly right. I will tell you this, Mark. We have e-mails from a hundred Biden business partner that has shared them with us. We’re going through them now and we’ll be breaking that story in a couple of days. So there’s there’s a lot more information to come. Well, very, very, very important in your timing is crucial. The American people are voting is, as Biden likes to say, about the nominee for the Supreme Court. The American people are in the middle of voting and they’re in the middle of voting. And Facebook and Twitter are doing their best to cover up for Biden and saw the rest of the media. Let’s see if this is a headline tomorrow, Peter at the New York Slimes or the Washington Compost. Let’s see if this is covered thoroughly by CNN and MSNBC. Let’s see what ABC and NBC and CBS do about it. They’ll do almost nothing, won’t they? Yeah, there’s a what? They’ve had zero curiosity about this. And we’ve been talking about this. I was on your program in 2018 when we first started talking about this. And more and more evidence is built. It’s not like this is an 11th hour surprise. This story has been out there. Zero curiosity, zero interest in pursuing it. You know, it’s gonna be interesting. So listen to how they how they spin this just the way these big tech companies sit. Well, the information was hacked. All right. That doesn’t fly. Well, we can’t be sure that the information is solid because it was kind of leaked. Oh, you mean like the records that were leaked to you about the president’s taxes? Oh, you mean like the whole Russia collusion story that was leaked to you by the FBI and the CIA and turned out to be a lie? You mean like the dossier which was actually written by a Russian spy and was a whole big lie? You ran with that stuff. And this is how this appears to be accurate. Yes, exactly. I haven’t seen the Huma e-mails, but I don’t have any reason to doubt them. And they certainly seem to be consistent right there in the article. By the way, they have me write down the article at The New York Post. Well, Peter Schweitzer, you’re a great patriot. I want to thank you very much. And his outstanding book is Profiles and Corruption. It’s about the entire Biden mob family. And you can get it onAmazon.com and I have it up on my social sites. Peter, take care, my friend. Thank you, brother. Take care. All right. God bless. Now, here’s the thing, I don’t think this truly remarkable information. If the soon the accuracy of it, it’s in The New York Post and it’s repeated by the. Fox News Channel’s site. I don’t think that all our neighbors and friends and family members are going to know about it. But. It’s a very easy way to explain it. If this is accurate. Joe Biden lied and covered up. His knowledge about his son corrupt the old with charisma. He lied. No one. Number two, he also had that prosecutor fired the prosecutor of the country of Ukraine in order to protect his son and the corrupt company. And he did as vice president. Number three, again, according to the story, I’m not a journalist. I’m just telling you. Biden did, in fact, meet with the number three from Burisma. Senate investigators, Republicans Johnson Grassley are very much interested in getting to the bottom of this. We’re running out of time. But this is a big deal. I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 4

You know, it’s already begun and it’s pathetic. It’s embarrassing. I don’t really know who this A.B. Stoddard is. I really don’t know who she is, but she’s already in there is saying The New York Post got it wrong because, you know, it wasn’t just the vice president who wanted to get rid of this prosecutor. It was a whole bunch of people in your who wanted to get rid of the process. What does that have to do with anything? A whole bunch of people in Europe didn’t have their son. Making a fortune from a company that was being investigated by this prosecutor. And so this is what you’re going to see now. Because this is how the media conduct himself. And so, ladies and gentlemen, this information is now out there. If we had a real press in America rather than playing defense and portraying guard. They would start digging into this immediately. They would demand answers from the Biden campaign. They would track down Hunter Biden. We don’t know where he is right now. They try and get to the bottom of this, but that’s not how our media are. What they’re going to do now is try and figure out how did this information get to The New York Post? Who is the who is the person that gave it to The New York Post? Let’s go after Rudy Giuliani. Now, they never did this. And the Russian crap, they never did this with the the the NDAA as they never did this with Michael Cohen. None of that. So they’re going to try to attack the sources, trying to unravel them the way they did with Tara Reid rather than dig into the actual story. I’ll be right back.