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Meghan Markle’s former Suits love interest Patrick J. Adams says he’s ‘too intimidated’ to phone

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Meghan Markle‘s former Suits co-star has said he is ‘too intimidated’ and feels a ‘little scared’ to phone the Duchess. 

Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams, 39, who played Meghan’s on-screen love interest in the US legal drama for seven years, said it has been ‘wild’ to watch how ‘enormous’ her life has become since she left the show in 2018. 

Adams revealed the friends exchanged messages and gifts when their children were born but admitted ‘pure fear’ stops him picking up the phone and calling her now that she is living in Santa Barbara with Prince Harry, 36, and their son Archie. 

He told the Radio Times: ‘Quite frankly, I think I’m intimidated. I have no doubt I could pick up the phone and call her at any moment, but I don’t know what I would say. 

Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams, 39, who played Meghan's on-screen love interest in the US legal drama for seven years, said it has been 'wild' to watch how 'enormous' her life has become since she left the show in 2018. Pictured, Meghan and Adams at a 2012 event

Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams, 39, who played Meghan's on-screen love interest in the US legal drama for seven years, said it has been 'wild' to watch how 'enormous' her life has become since she left the show in 2018. Pictured, Meghan and Adams at a 2012 event

Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams, 39, who played Meghan’s on-screen love interest in the US legal drama for seven years, said it has been ‘wild’ to watch how ‘enormous’ her life has become since she left the show in 2018. Pictured, Meghan and Adams at a 2012 event

‘After our children were born, there were some texts sent and gifts sent, but I guess I’m a little scared. I think it’s pure fear. 

‘I guess I’m scared about the idea of breaking through whatever walls exist to have that conversation.’

Adams, who was promoting his new programme The Right Stuff, the story of America’s first astronauts, said it had been ‘wild to watch’ her life unfold but explained they are not in regular contact. 

He added: ‘We’ve spoken and texted a couple of times, but Meghan’s life is incredibly full and she’s been navigating a lot.

Adams, who was promoting his new programme The Right Stuff, the story of America's first astronauts, said it had been 'wild to watch' her life unfold but explained they are not in regular contact. Pictured, Adams and Meghan in a promotional image for season 5

Adams, who was promoting his new programme The Right Stuff, the story of America's first astronauts, said it had been 'wild to watch' her life unfold but explained they are not in regular contact. Pictured, Adams and Meghan in a promotional image for season 5

Adams, who was promoting his new programme The Right Stuff, the story of America’s first astronauts, said it had been ‘wild to watch’ her life unfold but explained they are not in regular contact. Pictured, Adams and Meghan in a promotional image for season 5

‘We don’t spend any time together, but that’s not because of anything other than how completely enormous her life has become in so many ways.’ 

Meghan played paralegal Rachel Zane in the first seven seasons of Suits, departing the show before her May 2018 wedding to the Duke of Sussex. 

Adams attended the Sussexes’ royal wedding, along with several other co-stars including Meghan’s close friend Abigail Spencer. 

Speaking in another recent interview, Adams said he was proud of Meghan for speaking out on the US elections. 

The Canadian actor was asked whether he’d seen the Duchess since she relocated to the United States. 

Adams attended the Sussexes' royal wedding with his wife Troian Bellisario (pictured), along with several other co-stars including Meghan's close friend Abigail Spencer

Adams attended the Sussexes' royal wedding with his wife Troian Bellisario (pictured), along with several other co-stars including Meghan's close friend Abigail Spencer

Adams attended the Sussexes’ royal wedding with his wife Troian Bellisario (pictured), along with several other co-stars including Meghan’s close friend Abigail Spencer

‘I think she’s pretty busy, but I am happy to have her back stateside,’ he told Access Hollywood on Friday. 

 He added that he is ‘very, very happy that she’s becoming very vocal and doing whatever she can to help the election in November.’ 

The actor, who attended Markle’s 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, also said he was no longer in regular contact with the Duchess. 

‘I miss my friend, but I’m very happy she’s doing well.’ 

Read the full interview in the Radio Times.

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CNN cancels interview with Piers Morgan after he slammed them for not covering Hunter Biden story

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Piers Morgan has slammed CNN for canceling his interview with the network after he said they and other American news outlets were being biased for not covering a story about a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden. 

During an appearance on Fox & Friends on Friday morning, Morgan was played clips of journalists, including CNN’s Jake Tapper, dismissing the allegations as false.

In turn, the DailyMail.com editor-at-large said journalists in the US were being ‘hyper-partisan’ for failing to report on or investigate the story.

Hours later, Morgan confirmed that his promoting appearance for his new book Wake Up on CNN’s Reliable Sources, which was set to air on Sunday, would no longer occur.  

‘Last time I appeared on this show, I appeared after I wrote a series of negative Trump columns,’ he told DailyMail.com. 

‘They were prepared to take me when I was negative, but not so much when I would be slightly more positive.’

He added that he believes most media outlets have likely not investigated the story because, if they do, it could lead to revelations that would cause the Democrats to lose the presidential election.

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Piers Morgan slammed CNN for canceling his upcoming book promoting appearance on Reliable Sources this Sunday

Piers Morgan slammed CNN for canceling his upcoming book promoting appearance on Reliable Sources this Sunday

Piers Morgan slammed CNN for canceling his upcoming book promoting appearance on Reliable Sources this Sunday

It came after the DailyMail.com editor-at-large said the media is playing partisan politics by failing to cover a story about a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden with damning emails and photos. Pictured; Morgan on Fox & Friends on Friday

It came after the DailyMail.com editor-at-large said the media is playing partisan politics by failing to cover a story about a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden with damning emails and photos. Pictured; Morgan on Fox & Friends on Friday

It came after the DailyMail.com editor-at-large said the media is playing partisan politics by failing to cover a story about a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden with damning emails and photos. Pictured; Morgan on Fox & Friends on Friday 

Morgan told DailyMail.com that he believes CNN was willing to have him on when he wrote negative Trump columns but not more positive ones. Pictured: Morgan on Fox & Friends on Friday

Morgan told DailyMail.com that he believes CNN was willing to have him on when he wrote negative Trump columns but not more positive ones. Pictured: Morgan on Fox & Friends on Friday

Morgan told DailyMail.com that he believes CNN was willing to have him on when he wrote negative Trump columns but not more positive ones. Pictured: Morgan on Fox & Friends on Friday

Many reporters have questioned the validity of the story because the emails have not been independently verified, but Morgan said journalists have a duty to investigate. Pictured: A receipt showing Hunter Biden's laptop was allegedly dropped off at a Delaware repair shop

Many reporters have questioned the validity of the story because the emails have not been independently verified, but Morgan said journalists have a duty to investigate. Pictured: A receipt showing Hunter Biden's laptop was allegedly dropped off at a Delaware repair shop

Many reporters have questioned the validity of the story because the emails have not been independently verified, but Morgan said journalists have a duty to investigate. Pictured: A receipt showing Hunter Biden’s laptop was allegedly dropped off at a Delaware repair shop

Morgan told DailyMail.com that CNN spent at least a month asking him to appear on the show.

He said he had a ‘weird feeling’ his appearance might be canceled, but he was still very surprised by the move.  

‘Maybe they were worried I wouldn’t bash Trump as they wanted, and that’s what my  book itself is all about – illiberal liberals who want to cancel anybody who doesn’t suit their agenda,’ he said. 

Morgan said producers at CNN also told him that he was canceled because they reportedly were able to book someone else: the executive editor of The Associated Press.    

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‘I just made the point that it doesn’t matter if you’re pro-Trump or anti-Trump. A major newspaper has published serious allegations, none of which have been denied by Joe Biden or Hunter Biden,’ he said.

‘They deserve to be investigated. The liberal skewed media seems to have taken a view that if they investigated… the Democrats may lose the election.

‘That’s a political calculation, not a journalistic calculation. If a story like that breaks, they’ve got to investigate’    

The laptop in question, which contains damning emails and compromising photos  damning emails and compromising photos of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, which were provided to the New York Post by President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Guiliani.

Many reporters have questioned the validity of the story because the emails have not been independently verified, but Morgan said this is simply due to partisan politics. 

‘The fact they’re not investigating is a hyper-partisan approach by the US media,’ he said.

He also argued that many more news outlets would be covering the story if the laptop was reported to belong to Donald Trump Jr rather than Hunter Biden.

‘If you were to substitute Biden’s name for Donald Trump Jr, the very liberal skewed media would be all over it like a rash, Morgan said.  

Morgan said that if the laptop had been reported to belong to Donald Trump Jr, there would be much more news coverage. Pictured: The laptop also allegedly had pictures of Hunter Biden smoking and using drugs

Morgan said that if the laptop had been reported to belong to Donald Trump Jr, there would be much more news coverage. Pictured: The laptop also allegedly had pictures of Hunter Biden smoking and using drugs

He added that he believes liberal networks have not investigated the Hunter Biden story because it could lead to Democrats losing the presidential election. Pictured: The laptop also allegedly had pictures of Hunter Biden smoking and using drugs

He added that he believes liberal networks have not investigated the Hunter Biden story because it could lead to Democrats losing the presidential election. Pictured: The laptop also allegedly had pictures of Hunter Biden smoking and using drugs

Morgan said that if the laptop had been reported to belong to Donald Trump Jr, there would be much more news coverage. He added that he believes liberal networks have not investigated the Hunter Biden story because it could lead to Democrats losing the presidential election. Pictured, left and right: The laptop also allegedly had pictures of Hunter Biden smoking and using drugs

The co-host of Good Morning Britain also praised Trump during Thursday night's debate (pictured) and said his calm demeanor helped him expose Joe Biden's 'flaws'

The co-host of Good Morning Britain also praised Trump during Thursday night's debate (pictured) and said his calm demeanor helped him expose Joe Biden's 'flaws'

The co-host of Good Morning Britain also praised Trump during Thursday night’s debate (pictured) and said his calm demeanor helped him expose Joe Biden’s ‘flaws’ 

During his Fox & Friends appearance, Morgan also commented on Thursday night’s presidential debate between Trump and Biden and said it was very different from the first debate two weeks ago. 

‘The thing that struck me was Donald Trump had a much more measured tone. It was like he muzzled himself, he tamed himself from the kind of ranting beast we saw in the first debate and it was much more effective,’ he said.

‘It was more effective in exposing his opponent, Joe Biden’s, flaws…It allowed people to focus a lot more clearly on Joe Biden.’

The co-host of Good Morning Britain said Trump succeeded at repeatedly – but calmly – asking Biden why he didn’t accomplish many of the goals he has promised he will do if elected during his time as Vice President under former President Barack Obama. 

The topic of Hunter Biden’s emails also came up at Thursday night’s debate.  

‘All of the emails, the emails, the horrible emails of the kind of money you were raking in,’ Trump said. 

‘And Joe, you were Vice President when some of this was happening.’

‘And I think you owe an explanation to the American people, why is it – somebody just had a news conference a little while ago – who was essentially supposed to work with you and your family, but what he said was damning,’ Trump said in reference to Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter Biden business partner, who claimed he has proof that the former Vice President was aware of his son’s business dealings with China  

In turn, Biden pointed a recent New York Times report that alleges Trump had a secret Chinese bank account – and that he’s barely paid any taxes.

‘We learned that this president paid 50 times the tax in China, has a secret bank account with China, does business in China,’ Biden said. ‘

Release your tax returns or stop talking about corruption.’   

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FDA to let AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trials resume in the US

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US regulators said on Wednesday that AstraZeneca can resume the US arm of its trial of Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal. 

AstraZeneca paused global trials on September 8 due to what it called at the time an ‘unexplained illness’ in a British volunteer. 

Tests resumed on September 8 in the UK, but US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials conducted an independent investigation. 

Meanwhile, a participant in the Brazil arm of the trial died on Wednesday, but Oxford University determined that there was ‘no safety concern’ over the vaccine and related to the death and international trials are up and running again. 

FDA regulators will allow AstraZeneca to resume its trials of Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal. It comes weeks after trials were paused over a mysterious spinal problem in a UK trial participant and well after trials were resumed elsewhere

FDA regulators will allow AstraZeneca to resume its trials of Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal. It comes weeks after trials were paused over a mysterious spinal problem in a UK trial participant and well after trials were resumed elsewhere

FDA regulators will allow AstraZeneca to resume its trials of Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal. It comes weeks after trials were paused over a mysterious spinal problem in a UK trial participant and well after trials were resumed elsewhere 

The head of Operation Warp Speed foresaw the resume, saying Thursday he expected the paused coronavirus vaccine trials for AstraZeneca and to resume this  week, and hoped the same would be true for Johnson & Johnson’s trials. 

AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson each put their respective trials on hold after participants fell inexplicably ill.

But Dr Moncef Slaoui, who leads the government’s plan to fast-track the production of millions of vaccine doses, says he believes a announcement from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is approaching.    

‘It’s for the FDA to announce and decide but I understand that this is imminent,’ Slaoui told Bloomberg.

‘I hope that the J&J trial also will restart later this week.’  

Dr Moncef Slaoui, the chief of Operation Warp Speed, says he expects two paused coronavirus trials to resume this week. Pictured: Slaoui stands on the podium before President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, September 18

Dr Moncef Slaoui, the chief of Operation Warp Speed, says he expects two paused coronavirus trials to resume this week. Pictured: Slaoui stands on the podium before President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, September 18

Dr Moncef Slaoui, the chief of Operation Warp Speed, says he expects two paused coronavirus trials to resume this week. Pictured: Slaoui stands on the podium before President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, September 18

AstraZeneca's US arm was placed on hold on September 8 when a British participant suffered a serious reaction that triggered spinal cord inflammation

AstraZeneca's US arm was placed on hold on September 8 when a British participant suffered a serious reaction that triggered spinal cord inflammation

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine trial was paused on October 12 after a volunteer developed an 'unexplained illness'

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine trial was paused on October 12 after a volunteer developed an 'unexplained illness'

AstraZeneca’s (left) US arm was placed on hold on September 8 when a British participant suffered a serious reaction that triggered spinal cord inflammation. Johnson & Johnson’s (right) COVID-19 vaccine trial was paused on October 12 after a volunteer developed an ‘unexplained illness’

Both companies are developing what are known as a viral vector vaccines.

These immunizations combine genetic material from the new virus with the genes of the adenovirus, which causes the common cold.

The portion taken from SARS-CoV-2 codes for the spike protein that the coronavirus uses to enter and infect cells in order to train the body to recognized the virus and induce an immune response if infected.

This is the same technology that J&J used to make an experimental Ebola vaccine for people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in late 2019. 

Slaoui said there is currently no evidence to suggest viral vector vaccines are less safe than other vaccine types being developed to combat COVID-19. 

‘I have not seen data at all that suggests these platform technologies have a problem,’ he told Bloomberg.

AstraZeneca’s late-stage study, being conducted with the University of Oxford, was put on hold on September 8 when a British participant was rushed to the hospital after suffering a serious reaction that triggered spinal cord inflammation. 

An internal safety report revealed the British patient was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammation of a section of the spinal cord.

The condition damages the myelin sheath, an insulating barrier of fatty protein that protects the nerves, and interrupts messages sent by spinal cord nerves.

This results in pain, weakness, abnormal sensations, and problems of the bladder and bowel – and can even lead to permanent paralysis. 

Testing has since resumed at all other sites, but not in the US.

Now, four sources briefed on the matter, who asked to remain anonymous, say they have been told the trial could resume later this week, according to Reuters.

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Allowing testing to resume likely means the FDA believes illness suffered by the British patient was not linked to the experimental vaccine. 

However, the FDA is requiring researchers conducting the trial to add information about the incident to consent forms signed by study participants, according to one of the sources.

Meanwhile, J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine trial was paused on October 12 after a volunteer developed an ‘unexplained illness.’ 

The company has declined to provide further details about the nature of the illness and cited patient privacy.  

‘We must respect this participant’s privacy. We’re also learning more about this participant’s illness, and it’s important to have all the facts before we share additional information,’ a spokesperson said. 

J&J has refused to answer whether the participant received the vaccine or the placebo and if the trial has been paused before. 

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FBI will interview Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski

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The FBI has asked Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski to sit for an interview Friday – a day after he made televised accusations against Joe Biden and attended the presidential debate as the president’s guest. 

FBI officials will meet with Bobulinski the day after he spoke about texts and emails he said surrounded an effort to set up a business deal with Biden family members, and said he was turning over three cell phones stocked with information to the FBI and meet with GOP-run Senate Homeland Security Committee. 

He produced three phones which he said he would hand over and which he says show ‘corruption’ by the Biden family. 

Committee chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) said in a statement: ‘I appreciate that the FBI has a job to do, and I am glad they are finally taking an interest in these concerning financial matters that our Committees have been investigating for months,”I expect that Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee as soon as possible and fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings,’ Johnson said.

Johnson’s panel released an additional statement Friday that said: ‘This morning lawyers for Tony Bobulinski informed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Finance Committee that the FBI asked his client to sit for an interview today in addition to providing copies of his phones. 

‘Consequently, the interview scheduled for this morning has been postponed. Mr. Bobulinski has agreed to honor his commitment to sit for an interview in the near future with the Committees.’ 

The Justice Department has a policy against announcing investigations that might interfere in the elections close to Election Day, however Johnson’s statement appears to have come on his own authority.

The FBI said it wouldn’t comment ‘in keeping with our standard practice of neither confirming nor denying the existence of an investigation.’

The meeting, even if little comes of the matter, could create the impression of an investigation into Trump’s rival in the presidential election – as the president criss-crosses the country and accuses Biden and his son of ‘corruption.’ 

Trump’s campaign pulled off another pre-debate surprise Thursday, putting a former business partner of Hunter Biden on camera to level the charge that Joe Biden was ‘familiar’ with his son’s business dealings in China .

But the former vice-president aggressively challenged the Trump campaign in the course of the debate, saying he has never received money from a ‘foreign source.’

Announcement: Tony Bobulinski was Donald Trump's guest at Thursday's presidential debate and gave a statement to reporters before it saying he could show Joe Biden lied

Announcement: Tony Bobulinski was Donald Trump's guest at Thursday's presidential debate and gave a statement to reporters before it saying he could show Joe Biden lied

Announcement: Tony Bobulinski was Donald Trump’s guest at Thursday’s presidential debate and gave a statement to reporters before it saying he could show Joe Biden lied

Handing these over: These are the three phones - two Blackberries and an iPhone - which Bobulinski says he is giving to the FBI

Handing these over: These are the three phones - two Blackberries and an iPhone - which Bobulinski says he is giving to the FBI

Handing these over: These are the three phones – two Blackberries and an iPhone – which Bobulinski says he is giving to the FBI 

Announcement: Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, revealed the FBI move as he postponed speaking to Bobulisnki himself

Announcement: Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, revealed the FBI move as he postponed speaking to Bobulisnki himself

Announcement: Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, revealed the FBI move as he postponed speaking to Bobulisnki himself

Biden in bed: A photo of the former vice-president's son apparently asleep is among the pictures Giuliani released. It shows him with a pipe of the type used to smoke crack or marijuana in his mouth

Biden in bed: A photo of the former vice-president's son apparently asleep is among the pictures Giuliani released. It shows him with a pipe of the type used to smoke crack or marijuana in his mouth

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani provided information from Hunter Biden's laptop to the New York Post

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani provided information from Hunter Biden's laptop to the New York Post

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani provided information from Hunter Biden’s laptop to the New York Post

Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski spoke to reporters at the Marriott in downtown Nashville three hours before start time of the final presidential debate – and said he will turn over three cell phones to the FBI and meet with Republican senators about his former business deals.

He said he was angry with Hunter after he wanted to use funds for a prospective deal with a Chinese energy company was his ‘Hunter’s personal piggy bank.’

‘I will be providing to the FBI the devices which contain the evidence corroborating what I have said so I will not be taking any questions at this time,’ he told reporters who make up President Donald Trump’s traveling press pool.

‘I have heard Joe Biden say he’s never discussed the business with hunter – that is false. I have firsthand knowledge about this because I directly dealt with the Biden family including Joe Biden, said Bobulinski. 

‘I was told this past Sunday by somebody who was also involved in this matter that if I went public with this information, it would bury all of us, man – the Bidens included. I have no wish to bury anyone,’ he said.

He described what he said was a May 2, 2017 meeting with Joe Biden to discuss a business venture involving China that would invest in infrastructure, real estate and technology in the U.S.

‘At my approximately hour-long meeting with Joe that night we discussed the Biden’s history, the Biden’s family business plans with the Chinese with which he was plainly familiar at least at a high level,’ he said.  

‘After that meeting, I had numerous communications with Hunter, [partner Robert] Walker, [James] Gilliar, and Jim Biden regarding the allocation of equity ownership of the sinohawk, the firm they created. 

The televised statement came after Bobulinski told conservative media outlets that text messages that appeared to show Hunter Biden’s business negotiation and references to his father were authentic.

‘To me it seems like distraction and spectacle,’ Biden backer Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware told Fox News, which aired Bobulinski’s statement in full.

‘We’ve got Rudy Giuliani with one hand coming up with a hard drive and a computer, and this man on the other hand coming up with last minute cell phones,’ he said, saying it makes him ‘seriously wonder.’ 

Coons said the emails and texts ‘aren’t being sourced, aren’t being verified,’ and noted that Biden unlike Trump, has released his tax returns.

The Biden campaign released a statement calling the attacks a ‘smear’ and saying there is ‘no indication’ Joe Biden ever got ‘any money from anybody in these business deals.’

‘Joe Biden has never even considered being involved in business deals with his family, nor in any overseas business dealing whatsoever,’ according to the statement.   

Bobulinski said Hunter ‘became very upset with me’ when he challenged him about how the payment distributions would occur – and also said none ever went out to the company that a group of associates created called Sinohawk.

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Warning: On May 20 2017, James Gilliar WhatsApped Tony Bobulinski in a discussion about their deal with Hunter Biden and James Biden: 'Don't mention Joe being involved. They are paranoid.

Warning: On May 20 2017, James Gilliar WhatsApped Tony Bobulinski in a discussion about their deal with Hunter Biden and James Biden: 'Don't mention Joe being involved. They are paranoid.

Warning: On May 20 2017, James Gilliar WhatsApped Tony Bobulinski in a discussion about their deal with Hunter Biden and James Biden: ‘Don’t mention Joe being involved. They are paranoid.

Who's the chairman: Hunter Biden referred to the chairman in one exchange with an unknown member of the group involved in the deal. Later, Rob Walker texted Tony Bobulinski to say: 'When he said his chairman he was talking about his dad'

Who's the chairman: Hunter Biden referred to the chairman in one exchange with an unknown member of the group involved in the deal. Later, Rob Walker texted Tony Bobulinski to say: 'When he said his chairman he was talking about his dad'

Who's the chairman: Hunter Biden referred to the chairman in one exchange with an unknown member of the group involved in the deal. Later, Rob Walker texted Tony Bobulinski to say: 'When he said his chairman he was talking about his dad'

Who's the chairman: Hunter Biden referred to the chairman in one exchange with an unknown member of the group involved in the deal. Later, Rob Walker texted Tony Bobulinski to say: 'When he said his chairman he was talking about his dad'

Who’s the chairman: Hunter Biden referred to the chairman in one exchange with an unknown member of the group involved in the deal. Later, Rob Walker texted Tony Bobulinski to say: ‘When he said his chairman he was talking about his dad’

Source: The messages were taken from a broken Blackberry and reproduced Thursday by conservative news outlets. In this message Hunter again refers to the 'chairman,' this time saying 'an emphatic no.' What that was to is unclear

Source: The messages were taken from a broken Blackberry and reproduced Thursday by conservative news outlets. In this message Hunter again refers to the 'chairman,' this time saying 'an emphatic no.' What that was to is unclear

Source: The messages were taken from a broken Blackberry and reproduced Thursday by conservative news outlets. In this message Hunter again refers to the ‘chairman,’ this time saying ‘an emphatic no.’ What that was to is unclear

A text from Hunter references a business effort to be 'partners with the Bidens' by a Chinese businessman who has now vanished

A text from Hunter references a business effort to be 'partners with the Bidens' by a Chinese businessman who has now vanished

A text from Hunter references a business effort to be ‘partners with the Bidens’ by a Chinese businessman who has now vanished

Mystifying exchange: This text, dated May 20 2017, suggests a plan for Joe Biden to run for president. However at the time, he was not publicly suggesting he would and has repeatedly said that he did not want to get involved until August 2017

Mystifying exchange: This text, dated May 20 2017, suggests a plan for Joe Biden to run for president. However at the time, he was not publicly suggesting he would and has repeatedly said that he did not want to get involved until August 2017

Mystifying exchange: This text, dated May 20 2017, suggests a plan for Joe Biden to run for president. However at the time, he was not publicly suggesting he would and has repeatedly said that he did not want to get involved until August 2017

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Lucrative arrangement? Correspondence between Tony Bobulinski and Gongwen Dong suggested the 'Bidens' would get a $5 million interest free loan. What happened next is unknown

Lucrative arrangement? Correspondence between Tony Bobulinski and Gongwen Dong suggested the 'Bidens' would get a $5 million interest free loan. What happened next is unknown

Lucrative arrangement? Correspondence between Tony Bobulinski and Gongwen Dong suggested the ‘Bidens’ would get a $5 million interest free loan. What happened next is unknown 

WHO’S WHO IN THE HUNTER FILES

Hunter Biden

Vice president’s son was well-known to be seeking business deals in China. He traveled there in 2013 on Air Force Two and introduced his father to a business partner, Jonathan Li. In 2017, after his father left office, he pursued a relationship with Ye Jianming

Ye Jianming

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Chairman and founder of CEFC China Energy, 43. A wunderkind of the Chinese energy world. Gave Hunter a diamond in 2017 as they pursued a business relationship. But in November 2017 company was accused of bribery in Africa by the DOJ, and in March 2018 he was arrested in China, reportedly on the orders of Xi Jinping. Has not been seen or heard from since but a prosecution in 2018 saw a senior Communist leader accused of taking bribes from him

Zang Jian Jun 

Senior executive at CEFC and also a senior figure in the China Chamber of International Commerce 

 Tony Bobulinski 

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Penn State wrestler and Navy veteran turned-California businessman, 48, who appears to have done other business in China. Unclear how he and Gilliar know each other. Other business ventures include an investment in a Chinese men’s clothing company called VLOV

Rob Walker

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Bill Clinton administration official who is now co-founder of a technology-focused private equity firm, Pilot Growth. His wife Betsy Massey Walker was Jill Biden’s assistant when she was Second Lady 

James Gilliar

British-born 56-year-old businessman based in the Czech Republic. Set up jc2r, the company which is in the emails, in 2015. It is no longer active. Gilliar appears to breed race horses with his wife, Erika and appears to also be an adviser to a holding company run by the leader of Abu Dhabi’s son

James Biden

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Joe Biden’s younger brother and a serial entrepreneur who has long faced claims of profiting from his brother’s political career. He and Hunter were in business together in 2006 when they bought investment firm Paradigm Global Advisors which they unwound in 2010 after connections to a Ponzi fraudster emerged

The Chairman and The Big Guy

Said to be Joe Biden in many of the text exchanges although Hunter’s messages do not state this directly 

 

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‘During these negotiations, I repeated to Hunter and others that Sinohawk could not be hunter’s personal piggy bank and I demanded that proper corporate governance procedures be implemented for capital distributions,’ he said.

‘Hunter became very upset with me. CEFC through July 2017 was assuring me the funds would be transferred to Sinohawk, but they were never sent to our company,’ he revealed – a statement that would seem to indicate nothing went to Joe Biden.

‘Instead, I found out from Senator Johnson’s September report that the $5 million was sent in August 2017 to entities affiliated with Hunter,’ he said.

He also said what he had told media outlets, that ‘Hunter often referred to his father as the ‘big guy’ or ‘my chairman” – language that appears in emails that appear to discuss percentage breakdowns for a business deal with a Chinese energy firm as laid out in a May 2017 email. 

The dramatic appearance came as Trump and Biden were set to face off in a high-stakes final televised presidential debate. 

A flurry of emails about Hunter Biden and his international business dealings emerged just hours before Thursday’s third and final presidential debate – with Joe Biden‘s family certain to play a starring role in President Donald Trump‘s attacks.

Many of the documents show Hunter Biden jealously apprising the value of his family name in contacts with his business partners. Some of the texts reference ‘the chairman’ in chats – a figure one partner has identified as the former vice president. 

In one of the texts, Hunter Biden business partner James Gilliar tells another partner, Tony Bobulinski, to use discretion talking about the Biden name.    

‘Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid’, he wrote, Fox News reported, in one of numerous disclosures the network said was ‘unrelated’ to the Hunter Biden laptop information that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani provided to the New York Post.

Trump brought Bobulinski, a 48-year-old Penn State wrestler and Navy vet turned international investor, to the Nashville, TN, debate as a guest in an attempt to weaponize the messages.

Fox News reported that Bobulinski was preparing to hand over electronic devices and records of his involvement with Biden to the FBI, and speaking Friday to staff from the Senate Homeland Security Committee, whose Republican majority is investigating the Biden laptop.

The messages span the globe from China to Romania, and appear to show efforts by the former vice president’s son, who graduated from Yale Law School and founded Rosemont Seneca Partners – but has acknowledged struggling with drugs and making bad decisions – to seek to cash in on his famous name.

The messages were reproduced by conservative outlets including Fox News and The Federalist without any indication of who had provided them.

Many are pictures taken of a Blackberry with the original messages on them, making it more difficult to verify that they were sent and received by Hunter and the people named in them, including his uncle James Biden. The device featured in many of the shots appears to have a cracked screen.

One of them is dated in May 2017 and refers to a ‘campaign’ by Joe Biden, which at the time was not only not taking place, but was considered highly unlikely. Biden himself said that he only decided to come out of what was seen as a political retirement in August 2017 after the violence at the infamous United the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA.  

‘OK they should be paranoid about things,’ was Bobulinski’s response, written May 20.

Gilliar writes: ‘U need to stress to H, does he want to be the reason or factor that blows up his dad’s campaign.’

In another group message, Hunter Biden writes to Bobulinski: ‘Hey TONY I have no idea. In light of the fact wwe are at an impasse of sorts, and both James’ lawyers and my Chairman gave an emphatic NO- I think we should all meet in Romania on Tuesday next week. 

Biden has denied any overseas business dealings and has called the release of emails from son Hunter’s laptop a ‘smear.’ 

Trump made plans to bring Bobulinski to the debate as his ‘special guest,’ an apparent attempt to rattle Biden and steal a play from his 2016 playbook, when he brought Clinton sex accusers to a debate.  

In still another document, Fox reported on a 2017 email from Joe Biden’s brother James to his business partners.  

The email lists ‘Phase one domestic contacts/ projects’ as well as ‘key domestic contacts for phase one target projects.’ It goes on to list biographical information on a host of key Democratic figures, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, California Sen. Kamal Harris (now Joe Biden’s running mate), and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

The descriptions contain standard biographical information, and no indication they took part or were even contacted. Former Florida Republican Gov. and now senator Rick Scott also was listed.

The tranche of information, much of it reported by outlets supportive of the president, comes as Trump has said he will raise Hunter Biden at the Nashville debate – and keep up his blasts of ‘corruption’ that he has debuted on the campaign trail, where he has referred to the Bidens as a ‘crime family.’ 

A 2017 emails asks if the chairman is ‘just doing infrastructure’ or ‘looking @ technology deals?’

Hunter Biden responds: ‘Everything – the only thing I told them I would not do is defense related technology and and arms and anything that would give the Chinese a military advantage.’ 

A May 19, 2017 email from partner Rob Walker writes that ‘chairman’ is in reference to ‘his dad.’   

 THE LIST OF ‘KEY DOMESTIC CONTACTS’ JAMES BIDEN SENT WITH TOP DEMOCRATIC AND GOP NAMES – INCLUDING KAMALA HARRIS AND ROCK SCOTT

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