Vermont media still mum about Hunter Biden laptop

By Guy Page

Where the Hunter Biden laptop scandal story is concerned, it’s still crickets from the Vermont media.

On October 15, Vermont Daily published “VT media buzz about Biden computer = crickets,” describing the in-state media’s disinterest. Clearly Vermont readers are intrigued:  True North Report’s publication of the story drew almost 100 comments.

One True North commenter described the problem in a nutshell: “This is a very important situation and the lack of media coverage means that we have to cover this ourselves, to get the story out as it unfolds. Or at least attempt to.”

Another person wrote: “The traditional US, Europe and Vermont media have decided not to mention the grafting and grifting of the Biden clan in Ukraine, Russia and Moscow….Is that the way the US people are allowed to elect their PRESIDENT?”

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Hunter Biden

Despite reader interest, since October 15 Vermont Daily has found exactly two published reports (besides our own) on Vermont media, both op-eds. True North also carried a column by conservative gadfly Bob Orleck suggesting the Democrats may use the scandal to push Biden out of office in favor of VP Kamala Harris. Bennington Banner columnist Alden Graves dismissed the story as “manufactured furor” and “completely unsubstantiated allegations” that are “peppered with the same kind of Russian disinformation.”

The Banner column may be a “nothing to see here, go read something else” kind of story, but at least it was something – as opposed to the “nothing” of local news and commentary in other Vermont media.

VT Digger ran a 10/23 national Politifact “Fact Check” story on the last presidential debate that mentions Hunter Biden but nothing about the laptop scandal.

Fox 44 has nothing about Biden in local coverage. Its website carries national AP links disputing the Post narrative. WCAX carried a national headline on GOP senators ordering Facebook and Twitter to testify about censoring the New York Post story, but has had no local coverage. VPR, Burlington Free Press, Rutland Herald – nothing local there either. If you look hard enough on their websites, and on a few others, you can find a few links to national news.

There are many tried-and-true ways to “make it local” and maybe even contribute to the national story.Vermont reporters could dig into whether Hunter Biden or any of his many business partners and clients do business in Vermont; they could ask Vermont politicians who have met members of the extended Biden family what if anything they knew about the alleged trading on Vice-President Biden’s name; they could ask our congressional delegation what they think of the scandal.

The story’s been a live ball for almost three weeks. But so far, no-one in the Vermont media will kick it. The story has drawn fewer reporters than voters to a Joe Biden drive-in rally. Wonder why? And what other stories aren’t being covered?

Read more of Guy Page’s reports. Vermont Daily is sponsored by True North Media.

Images courtesy of Flickr/Ben Stanfield and Center for Strategic & International Studies

58 thoughts on “Vermont media still mum about Hunter Biden laptop

  1. We are in trouble when Joe Biden says the smartest guy he knows is Hunter who left his laptop with all the ‘dirt’ on it for the FBI and Rudy Guliani to find. Criminals always do something stupid to get caught.

    • Stay Tuned Alert — Pass Popcorn Edition:
      Emphasis added
      Epstein is the “KRAKEN” [?]
      By realrawnews January 2, 2021
      When Michal Flynn’s former lawyer, Sydney Powell, announced on 23 November that she would soon release the “Kraken,” Trump supporters hoped the mythical beast would transform into a trove of evidence proving Joe Biden and his friends from the Deep State’s dirty tricks division had stollen the election….At first Trumpists suspected that the “Kraken” was a cache of secret documents or a computer server hidden in Venezuela; however, recently unearthed information, along with a cryptic tweet, now reveals that the Kraken is a person…

      Linked from PBI blog:

    • Time will tell lol — More:
      Trump to Release “KRAKEN” on 6 January
      By realrawnews January 1, 2021
      “If Giuliani’s Kraken call holds water, Congress will be compelled to overturn the election, and Trump’s vindication will expose the Bidens, the Clintons, and the Obamas for who and what they truly are—agents of evil hell bent on turning the United States into an Autocracy and stripping Americans of the rights and freedoms they hold dear, our source added.”

  2. Has there been a worse candidate in history than Joe Biden?
    When this election is over, the books revealing what went on backstage will be illuminating.
    But the truth is there for anyone with eyes to see.
    Take Biden’s car rally in Flint, Mich., Saturday, with a star-power assist from Barack Obama.
    Awkward barely covers it.
    Obama, effortlessly cool, gave a warmup speech to the assembled cars before ramping up to a dramatic introduction: “My friend, the next president of the United States of America: Joe Biden!”
    Moments ticked by, but there was no sign of the candidate.
    “Joe Biden!” Obama repeated, a little less confidently. But still no show.
    Obama tried a third time: “Joe Biden!”
    Biden at last emerged from a nearby building and did a pantomime slow jog to the stage.
    The worst part came later.
    After Biden had shouted his way through a short teleprompter speech, Obama came back onstage, perhaps to escort him off, because Biden did not seem to know where he was.



  3. The Freitag Conspiracy:
    To those of you still reading this marathon of the absurd, when you read Mr. Freitag’s comments, not even so carefully, and do your own research into the matter (as Willem Post has done), you will see that Freitag’s remarks are, as usual, pure sophistry (i.e. the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving). Keep reading.

    It seems that Mr. Freitag is still commenting on this topic based on the premise that if he keeps doing so, he may at least be deemed by some to have a reasonable point of view. Clearly, Freitag is targeting those who don’t read his remarks carefully or who don’t do their own research.


    “false dichotomy:
    A situation in which two alternative points of view are presented as the only options, when others are available.”

    Yes – “we should be grateful for a free press and the ability to weigh evidence in regards to alleged corruption”. But here’s yet another instance of a typical Freitag false dichotomy. While ‘we should be grateful for a free press”, we don’t have a free press. That’s the point.

    When, for example, the acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, commenting on the successful roll-out of boarder wall construction, is censored by Twitter for hate speech, that’s not a free press.

    When the venerable NY Post is censored on the Biden story by Facebook and Twitter multiple times. That’s not a free press.

    Many TNR commenters, including me, have experienced similar censorship by the likes of VT Digger. Mr. Freitag may be as grateful as he likes for a free press. But I’m increasingly suspicious.


    So, …”actual guilty pleas and arrests are far more newsworthy than untested allegations surfacing shortly before an election”. Really?…shortly before an election???

    When did Hunter Biden accompany his father to China on Air Force 2, as the younger was forming a Chinese private equity fund to raise money from them? That was 2013. Hunter raised over $1 Billion from the Chinese as a result of that visit. And the current disclosure by Tony Bobulinski involves the management of that investment.

    When was Hunter Biden hired as a Burisma board member? That was 2014. Hunter was paid millions of dollars for his non-existent expertise.

    When did Joe Biden brag about threatening to withhold a $1 Billion loan guaranty to Ukraine as a pressure tactic to force the firing of a prosecutor he did not like? That was in March, 2016.

    How long has the FBI been investigating the Hunter Biden case involving China for money-laundering? They’ve had his laptop since December 2019.

    And you, Mr. Freitag, are discounting these issues because they were raised ‘shortly before an election’. Who do you think you’re kidding?


    Long story short, Mr. Freitag. You can expound all you like about Gen. Flynn’s unmasking reports, the Durham investigation (don’t forget the ever-dubious Mueller investigation, the Steele Dossier, the FBI’s fraudulent FISA warrants, and the recently failed Trump impeachment). Is it any wonder that Attorney General William Barr says, “We live in a very divided country right now“?

    You may think you can make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. But I’m not buying it.

    • Jay,

      An absolutely great retort to Freitag’s repeating nonsense designed to deceive, instead of enlighten.

      A security expert just declared the Hunter Biden emails as authentic.

      Every email has encoded information that can only be detected and deciphered by means of special software.

      Case closed.
      No Russian hacking and spreading dis-information.

      In fact, the dis-information is entirely spread by the major US Media, and Schifty Schiff, and even the FBI, who has been hiding the laptop for NINE LONG MONTHS.

      ONLY AFTER Bobulinski, with impeccable credentials, came forward, did the FBI interview him.

      • This is nothing new. As Benjamin Franklin said to the constitutional convention in 1787:
        “In these Sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution, with all its Faults, if they are such; because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well administered; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years, and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”

        We are, again, at the crossroad.

    • Mr. Eshelman,
      No reason you have to buy it. I am just giving another point of view based on facts. I am a little surprised at some of the extreme reaction to what after all is only another point of view.

      I read True North because I like to hear all sides of an issue. My experience over many years have taught me to a bit of a skeptic ( especially in regards to government) and I appreciate this service which provides a take on things not always represented in other press outlets. Every now and then I comment on an article. While at times it may not be what some others who post comments think, I do hope this will still be allowed by those editing this site.

      • For goodness sakes, now Mr. Freitag is casting unwarranted aspersions on TNR with his implicit ‘hope’ that his comments ‘will still be allowed’ – an insidious, irreconcilable conjecture at best. What is it about false equivalencies, Mr. Freitag, that you don’t understand? Or, perhaps you do understand. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Indeed, here on TNR you still have the opportunity to express your opinion. And we have the opportunity to be tortured by it. Such is life. Lessons learned.

    • “…describing the in-state media’s disinterest…” It may be worth remembering that “disinterest” means impartiality. Absence of bias. Not suggests it – actual meaning. The media has hardly displayed what could be called disinterest.

  4. Bobulinski Whistleblower
    Bobulinski had been a US Navy officer, working on top secret aspects of fighting battles. He had the highest security clearance. He had to be a true PATRIOT to get such a job.

    By comparison, dissolute Hunter Biden was booted out of the Navy due to drinking and drugging, and likely being derelict and dysfunctional.

    Bobulinski was appalled by the amateurish way the corrupt Biden clan was dealing with Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, and China.
    He mentioned it to them several times.
    Jim Biden responded with a “plausible deniability”
    Joe Biden, obviously worried, told him “take care of my family”.

    Then that corrupt Biden clan received $5 million as a backdoor payment from China, but they did not tell Bobulinski, who had a 20% stake in their venture, i.e., about $1 million would be due to him.
    Bobulinski was upset.

    Then the Deep State FBI was sitting on the Hunter Biden laptop to make sure nothing would come out of it FOR NINE MONTHS.
    Bobulinski was upset

    Then shifty, low-life Schiff and the Deep State FBI claimed there may be a Russian connection.
    “To have a congressman out there, speaking about Russian disinformation … to say that and associate that with my name, is absolutely disgusting to me,” Bobulinski said.

    During an appearance on Fox News, Tony Bobulinski said he spoke with former partner Rob Walker to demand Walker get US Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to retract his claim that The Post’s recent reporting on Hunter Biden’s emails was part of a Russian-orchestrated “smear on Joe Biden.”
    Host Tucker Carlson then played a snippet of an audio recording that Bobulinski said was part of the phone conversation.
    “If he doesn’t come out, on record, I am providing the facts,” Bobulinski said.
    “Ah, Tony, you’re just going to bury all of us, man,” Walker responded.

    Bobulinski took all that as an insult to his reputation, as it would imply treason.
    Bobulinski was upset.

    Finally, Bobulinski decided, to hell with this, and went public.

    A statue for Bobulinski is in order.


    If you ever wondered what “say anything” looks like in a political campaign, look no further than this video that featured presidential and vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. To me, they look like Janus. As the god of transitions and dualities, Janus is portrayed with two faces—one facing the past, and one facing the future.

    Make no mistake about it, they’d shut down the country to solve “climate change” while telling you they won’t.
    But they have been caught, in the past, Harris said during the VP debate:

    Kamala Harris: “Joe Biden will not ban fracking. That is a fact“

    Pence claimed that a Biden administration would “abolish fossil fuels,” “ban fracking” and implement the Green New Deal.

    Harris: “Joe Biden will not end fracking. He has been very clear about that,”

    Harris also denied that Biden supports the Green New Deal, while attacking the Trump administration’s record on climate change and claiming “they don’t believe in science.”

    Biden/Harris are liars all around.

    Here is a URL with a video showing Biden and Harris were repeatedly lying about fracking and shutting down the oil and gas industry, a la GWSA


    Here are two corroborations of the March 13, 2019 email.
    Make sure to read the URLs to get the complete story.

    First Corroboration, A Hunter Biden Business Partner Affirms March 13, 2019 Email

    A Hunter Biden partner, who prefers to remain anonymous, confirmed the authenticity of a March 13, 2019 email discussing “renumeration packages”, in a deal involving CEDF, a Chinese energy firm.

    The CEDF “meet and greet” payment was $5 million, of which Hunter would get $1 million (20%), of which $500,000 (10%) was reserved for “the Big Guy”, i.e., VP Joe Biden, according to the email.

    Excerpt from the “authentic” URL:

    “One of the recipients on an email chain with Hunter Biden that was published earlier this week has authenticated the document, Fox News reported.

    The email in question, which is dated March 13, 2017, purportedly shows a business partner of Biden’s discussing “remuneration packages” for participants in a deal involving CEFC China Energy, a Chinese energy company that was owned at the time by Ye Jianming.

    The New York Post published portions of the email on Thursday as part of a series of stories based on documents purportedly from Biden’s laptop.

    Some Democrats have questioned the authenticity of emails published by the Post. But according to Fox News, a person copied on the March 13, 2017, email confirmed that the published document is authentic.”

    Second Corroboration, A Former Hunter Biden Business Partner, Toni Bobulinski, Affirms March 13, 2019 Email

    He is the second person to affirm the email. He details Joe and Hunter Biden’s push to make millions from China. Other partners, besides Hunter, mentioned in the email, were Rob Walker and James Gilliar.

    Joe Biden Lied About Business Deals with China:
    Here is a 7.5-minute video showing Hunter’s ex-business partner, Toni Bobulinski, saying Joe Biden lied about business deals in China.
    A President Joe Biden would be greatly compromised, when dealing with China, because China would threaten to blackmail him.
    Bobulinski provided documents and emails on three phones to: 1) the FBI and to 2) the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
    Bobulinski will be in the audience during the Trump/Biden debate.

    Others may come forward to corroborate/authenticate other emails within the next few days.
    It is best not to prejudge the developing news.


    Hunter Biden and his long-time partner Devon Archer were using “the Big Guy”, meaning VP Joe Biden, for influence peddling in Ukraine, Russia, China, and Kazakhstan, etc., while Joe Biden was the point man, appointed by Obama.

    Here is a photo of Joe and Hunter Biden meeting “business partners”.
    Are we to assume Obama, a very smart person, knew nothing of those shenanigans?

    According to THOUSANDS of Hunter’s emails on the hard-drive, he had to share 50/50 with “the Big Guy”, i.e., Joe Biden was an active participant and beneficiary of Hunter’s shenanigans.
    Hunter Biden complains in one email he has to share 50/50 with “the Big Guy”, i.e., VP Joe Biden.
    Crime boss Joe Biden keeps repeating: “My son did nothing wrong”

    Hunter had a seat on the board of Burisma, a major gas trading company in Ukraine, at $50,000 PER MONTH, FOR FIVE YEARS (2014 – 2019).
    Hunter had zero experience in the energy sector. His usefulness to corrupt Burisma was being close to “the Big Guy”

    Here is a video of Joe Biden bragging about pressuring Poroshenko, president of Ukraine, to fire Victor Shokin, Ukraine prosecutor, who was investigating corrupt Burisma, as otherwise Ukraine would not get $1 billion in aid.
    At one point, Joe Biden says, if you think I am kidding, call Obama. Poroshenko fired the prosecutor and got his $1 billion.

    It was Shokin’s job to track down the $millions upon $millions stolen from the Ukrainians by people like Burisma owner Zlochevsky, who in his capacity as Minister of Natural Resources under the old guard, managed to get special “concessions” for his company.

    The owner of Burisma was in exile to escape those very corruption charges.

    There are many photos with Hunter and Joe Biden grinning and smirking, with Obama, in a knowing fashion. Obama may have been a “beneficiary” as well.–dj2-CY

    Hunter gave up the Burisma job in 2019, after “the Big Guy” decided to run for President

    Similar shenanigans went on in Russia, and China, which netted the Biden clan, and Associates, tens of $millions EACH YEAR.

    China has “the Big Guy” in its pocket.
    US factory workers will get no relief from being screwed-over by China, because China will blackmail the significantly compromised Biden


    In 2016, the US Media, favoring Hillary, dug up all sorts of negatives on Biden, but in 2020, they do not cover Biden’s impeachable crimes while VP, i.e., sharing 50/50 with his son’s influence peddling in Ukraine, Romania, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Here is a summary obtained after some googling.

    Biden Near the Bottom in Law School: Biden claimed he finished in the top half of his class.
    It was later revealed Biden was near the bottom of his law school graduating class at the low-ranked Syracuse University’s College of Law (111 out of 141).
    Biden graduated 76th out of 85 students.

    Biden the Plagiarizer: Biden also admitted that he had plagiarized during his first year in law school.
    “I was mistaken, but I was not in any way malevolent,” Biden explained.
    The plagiarism tag would follow him into politics.
    Eventually it was also revealed Biden had used quotes in speeches as a U.S. senator from Bobby Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Neil Kinnock, a British Labor Party leader, without any attribution.

    In a 1988 speech, Biden referred to “my ancestors, who worked in the coal mines of Northeast Pennsylvania and would come up after 12 hours and play football for four hours.” That line was plagiarized from a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock, whose family actually did work in the mines.

    Biden Climate Plan: In early 2020, Biden faced plagiarism again when it was revealed his 2020 climate plan lifted some passages from other documents without attribution. The campaign corrected the error.

    Biden the Civil Rights Marcher: In 1987, Biden said he marched during the civil rights movement, but some media outlets pointed out that was not the case.
    “I was not an activist,” Biden explained at a news conference at the time. “I was not out marching.”

    These controversies eventually forced Biden from the 1988 presidential race in September 1987.

    Biden the Civil Rights Activist: Biden has repeated the claim that he was involved in civil rights activism during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on a few occasions. And his some of the most awkward apologies he’s been forced to make involve the issue of race.

    During his 2008 run for president, Biden apologized for referring to his then-rival Sen. Barack Obama as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

    Biden the Racist: While campaigning in New Hampshire Biden told a supporter that “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts in Delaware, unless you have a slight Indian accent”.

    And in May 2020, Biden told radio host Charlamagne the God, ”If you have a problem voting for Trump or me, you aint black”, which sparked controversy. He later apologized for that statement too.

    Biden Shot at in Iraq: In 2007, Biden claimed he was “shot at” during the Iraq War while visiting the Green Zone, the heavily guarded area in the middle of Baghdad where the United States embassy is based.
    “Let’s start telling the truth,” he said. “Number one, you take all the troops out — you better have helicopters ready to take those 3,000 civilians inside the Green Zone, where I have been seven times and shot at.”
    When asked for details about the shooting, a Biden campaign aide told the Hill that the then-senator was staying at a hotel in the Green Zone when a mortar landed several hundred yards away.
    “A soldier came by to explain what happened and said if the mortar fire continued, they would need to proceed to a shelter,” the aide said.

    Biden “Forced Down” Afghanistan: Biden claimed his helicopter was “forced down” near Osama bin Laden’s lair in Afghanistan. Turns out, Biden, John Kerry, and Chuck Hagel were on a Senate junket in Afghanistan when their helicopter crossed paths with a storm, according to reports. The pilot landed as a precaution, and a U.S. military convoy picked up the senators and took them to the main American airbase.

    Biden the Coal Miner: While running for president in 2008, Biden told the United Mine Workers that he was a coal miner.
    “I hope you won’t hold it against me, but I am a hard-coal miner, anthracite coal, Scranton, Pennsylvania,”

    Biden the Campaigner for President: In 2019 during Biden’s Democratic primary run, the Washington Post reported that the former vice president told a fake war story. PolitiFact rated the story he told as false. Biden has dismissed the criticism.

    Biden Arrested in South Africa: In March 2019, Biden claimed he was arrested in South Africa, while trying to see the anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.
    His campaign later said it didn’t happen after the U.S. ambassador who was with him on the trip said the arrest story wasn’t true.

    Read the URls for more info.


    Yes, the DEEP STATE and FBI/Obama holdovers, who are still around, have been HIDING Hunter Biden’s computer in secret FBI vaults to protect Joe Biden (Hunter calls him The Big Guy in his emails), since DECEMBER 9, 2019, more than TEN MONTHS.

    FBI “Slow-Walking” Releasing the Biden Hard Drive Dirt: Not a peep from the FBI for 10 months.
    Wray, FBI Chief, likely knew about the computer, but kept it a secret.
    He should be questioned by the US Senate ASAP. What did he know, and when did he know it, and why did he keep it a secret?
    Barr, Attorney General, likely was kept in the dark, even though the FBI is a part of the US Justice Department!!!
    Barr likely would have immediately told Trump.

    FBI Using Leverage: The FBI was previously involved in an illegal plot to take down Trump
    Its Deep State elements would assuredly love to see Joe Biden succeed him in January, because the FBI could blackmail him.
    FBI director J. Edgar Hoover used “dirt files” on politicians for leverage.
    This enabled him to remain bureau chief for as long as he wished.

    FBI Probe Regarding Russian Connection: An Oct 17, 2020, Bloomberg article, by Chris Strohm, states, the FBI had probed if the Biden hard disc info was part of a “Russian disinformation operation”.
    Shifty Schiff immediately picked up on that.
    That Bloomberg article looks like a red herring to divert attention. A Russian Hoax-2?
    Russian Hoax-1 was Hillary’s. See Note and below.

    Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on October 19, 2020, said the information contained on Hunter Biden’s laptop revealed by the NY Post last week “is NOT part of some Russian disinformation campaign.”

    NOTE: Bloomberg is spending $100 million in Florida to sway Florida into Biden’s column.

    Senate Investigation: On October 17, 2020, a letter from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs requested the FBI provide information regarding the computer to compare its hard drive and the New York Post copy. The FBI refused to provide the information, likely to run out the clock to protect Biden.
    The hard drive and copy comparison likely would prove them to be identical

    The FBI had the computer during the impeachment process, which was about a phone call during which President Trump asked Zelensky, Ukraine President, to provide information regarding Biden’s dealings in Ukraine.
    Trump smelled a rat and was right ALL ALONG.

    According to emails, the hard drive contains info that would have supported Trump’s position, i.e., influence peddling by Hunter Biden, which was fully known by VP Joe Biden.

    Hunter arranged for a top Burisma executive to meet with VP Joe Biden; such a meeting likely would NOT appear on any OFFICIAL records.
    Sure enough, the Biden campaign is claiming “the meeting is not shown on OFFICIAL records”
    Joe Biden still claims he never discussed business dealings with Hunter, his son, even though the Hunter emails describe otherwise.

    Why did the FBI not speak up during the impeachment process that it possessed EXONERATING EVIDENCE?
    Was the FBI shielding “the Big Guy”, who shows signs of dementia while running for President?

    Are you kidding me? Right here in the USA?

  10. Had Alden Graves similarly “dismissed the story as ‘manufactured furor’” when writing of the Steele dossier?

  11. Amazing that Freitag isn’t launching a number of comments to this article so he can defend the Bidens or attack the President. Or maybe it’s on the way.

    • Sorry Mr. Lizotte, lately I have been paying more attention to the rapid spread through out our nation of Covid-19 and what implications it might have for our country, state, and my family and have not had time to keep up on all the breaking developments.

      In terms of crime and politics I did however see today that David Correia, an associate of Rudi Giuliani pleaded guilty today to wire fraud pertaining to a business named (ironically enough) Fraud Guarantee. As part of the plea Correia agreed that federal guidelines call for a sentence of three years in prison and that he owes 2.3 million in restitution. Correia’s business partners included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who worked with Giuliani to try to get Ukrainian officials to investigate Hunter Biden. Correia and Parnas agreed to pay Giuliani a $500,000 consulting fee to work with Fraud Guarantee and Giuliani has confirmed he was promised this sum to consult with the company. Giuliani himself has not be charged with any crime.
      In a separate case, Correia, Parnas, Fruman and David Kukushkin have been charged with illegally using foreign money to influence U.S. political campaigns to benefit their business ventures. Parnas and Fruman were arrested earlier in the year at Dulles International Airport attempting to leave the country with one way tickets. A trial date has been set for March 1.
      There has not been a lot about this either in the Vermont media, even though these involve actual arrests and the recent guilty plea.

      • Every American needs to have the information of the Big sleepy corrupt crime family that is running for president of the free world.
        From $200 million from Mosow mayors wife to $85k a month on a corupt oil board in Ukraine to $1.3 Billion from china all through the cocaine addict son thrown out of the military but now a multi millionaire all because of daddy Big H who it seems got his cut as well!
        There is more to come and glad certain patriots (Parnas and Igor Fruman) took the initiative early on to investigate the biden crime enteprise, especially after sleepy Big H” Joe had the Ukraine prosecutor fired.
        Just STUNNING how corrupt they are and the Founding Fathers depended on a free and impartial press to be the third rail’ and Not one party’s surrogate.
        We true Americans who took off our blinders plus the Red’ pill to see the hypocrisy as the swamp is a cesspool as well!

      • I’m shocked, shocked to find that Correia, Parnas, Fruman and David Kukushkin have been charged with illegally using foreign money to influence U.S. political campaigns to benefit their business ventures.

        But I’m not shocked to see them going to jail. That’s what happens to criminals, supposedly.

        Keep this in mind though, Giuliani hasn’t been charged with any wrong-doing, and there is, as yet, no connection alleged that the Trump campaign is involved. But let’s assume for a moment that the conjecture is worthy of investigation. I, for one, would like to know the details, if, in fact, Giuliani and the Trump campaign are involved.

        And, it seems, so too do a lot of other people and media organizations. Just read the NY Times, Washington Post, Wall St. Journal, Facebook, Twitter, and myriad other publications over the last 48 hours. The Fraud Guarantee story is published everywhere.

        The question at hand, however, even as Mr. Freitag, true to form, tries to divert attention from it, is why the media is saying so little, censoring in some cases, reports on the Joe Biden/Tony Bobulinski connection. The Vermont media, with the exception of TNR of course, is still mum too. But, apparently, Mr. Freitag doesn’t care.

        • Thanks Jay,

          I think we agree that criminal conduct regarding political actions needs to be prosecuted no matter what party or persons are involved. Political corruption with always be with us and we should be grateful for a free press and the ability to weigh evidence in regards to alleged corruption. That said,
          actual guilty pleas and arrests are far more newsworthy than untested allegations surfacing shortly before an election.

          I also agree that as you said, we should keep in mind neither Giuliani (or Hunter Biden for that matter) has not been charged with any wrong-doing. Although there is far more evidence of a close relation in terms of Trump (actually pictures together with those charged with crime of using illegal campaign contributions) than any verifiable connections in any way with Joe Biden, there is in fact no real connection in either case.

          It should be noted that earlier this month an actual Justice Department investigation headed by John Bash into “unmasking” during the previous administration recently concluded without any charges. A Republican led Senate Committee looking into the activities of Hunter Biden also concluded that there was no criminal wrong doing. The Justice’s Department review of the FBI inquiry into Russian involvement in the 2016 election by Attorney Durham is ongoing, but has not yet reached any conclusions.

          Attorney General William Barr has said, “We live in a very divided country right now, and I think it is critical that we have an election where the American people are allowed to make their choice based on robust debate of policy issues. “We can’t allow this to be hijacked by efforts to drum up criminal investigations of either candidate”. On this I totally agree with the Attorney General.,

      • The story about whether Joe Biden was involved in his drug-addled, porn-star son’s business ventures and whether such involvement constitutes a security risk to the United States is slightly more important that what Giuliani’s associates might have been doing.

        • Caution: It’s all important. Especially that ‘we the people’ are able to discuss and consider these matters, in their entirety, when they occur.

          The question I ask myself, in this regard, is that if I’m going to contract with someone to represent me in a still brutal and corrupt world, be it against threats foreign or domestic, do I choose someone who I determine to openly represent my best interest or someone who covertly equivocates?

      • Too bad you have chosen to be distracted with this covid scam that is not sweeping across our country.. it’s the scam that is. Cases are up, and largely because so many people are being tested against their Will- when they are not even sick. Cases of something that has approaching a 100% recovery rate at this point is certainly not the same thing as people so sick they are dying. We’ve gone from a pandemic to a casedemic. There is widespread testing now being forced upon the people because this is now an economy that we are being forced to support and grow- and ask yourself who benefits from this.

        I looked at your VT dashboard just now and see that only 6 people are in the hospital and only 2 are bad enough to need the ICU care. There is no crisis in Vermont.. if there was one, you’d have a lot more than 6 people in the hospital.

        It’s not covid that you should be worried about Mr.Freitag- it the corrupt machine telling you to worry about it that you should be worried about.

        • Laura,
          I and the families of the well over 225,000 Americans who have died in the last eight months due to Covid-19 do not think this is a scam.
          This election will largely be decided by our leaders response to the worst pandemic our nation has seen in a 100 years.
          Republican Governor of Vermont Phil Scott will be re-elected because of his competent leadership on this issue.
          Republican President Donald Trump will lose the election due to his terrible mishandling of this issue.
          The fact is that if Trump had handled Covid-19 like Scott, we would have had far fewer deaths, been heading towards a reduction and containment as we move into winter and he would have been re-elected. No question about it.

        • Below, 130,000 covid deaths fraudulently reported. See my link below or above under John’s deflection comment.

      • So John, From your comment below that Trump will lose this election because of his Covid-19 response proves solid that you are a democrat and found your way over to these comments to plead for your candidate Sleepy Joe. It’s all clear and I knew it from the beginning. After others called you out and the Hunter Biden evidence has been examined and found credible you come on here to deflect by now worrying about the virus spread and concern for the 220,000 lives lost due to Donald Trump. You are another politician with a forked tongue, talking out of both sides of your mouth. The link that I provided below states that the (CDC) Center for Disease Control has reported that 130,000 of the 220,000 reported deaths died from other causes and would have died anyway without the virus. As Laura pointed out, the so called new spread of the virus is due to extensive testing. Note that those articles do not mention that those same people didn’t know they had it and almost no one has gone to the hospital to be treated. The president mobilized the entire country to build protective equipment, brought in hospital ships on each coast and built field hospitals where needed for the patience that never came. Your statement as well as the media spreading false information about the virus and the censorship of the Biden crime family stories do not hold water. Your credibility has been destroyed as to who you are, who you support and who you represent. I hope the people in your district are seeing everything here.

  12. Unfortunately, this lack of media coverage is not news in Vermont. Certain media outlets more guilty than others. WCAX News has been in a marked decline for several years- even prior to Gray media purchase. VTDigger seems to be the tail that wags the dog. Digger’s credibility went way down when they published unfounded accusations on a fiber utility using allegedly banned equipment- and then the issue of removing comments from articles…Seven Days has become irrelevant- more a newsletter for the Progs in Burlington.
    The GWSA in my opinion is the biggest story that got buried by the Vermont media is many years.
    The “Board” is being selected right now. Other than a small piece in the ST A Messenger, crickets.
    This legislation will affect every VT resident, every business and every visitor- but little from the media.

    • Digger’s biased circumstance is particularly egregious. Along with its partner, Vermont Public Radio, its 501 (c) 3 revenues are taxpayer subsidized and, as such, its content must be non-partisan. Readers need only review Digger’s exclusive publication of Danziger cartoons to see evidence of its breach of the non-partisan requirement.

      Anyone with evidence of Digger’s misrepresentations can submit a complaint to the IRS to have Digger’s non-profit status removed.

      “Members of the public may send information that raises questions about an exempt organization’s compliance with the Internal Revenue Code by submitting Form 13909, Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint (Referral) Form.”


  14. This deception began decades ago. It was, and still is, perpetrated by the so-called public education system, a monopoly controlled by the largest, oldest, and wealthiest public sector union in the United States – The National Education Association, with virtually unlimited broad-based taxpayer funding to an organization with a captive consumer and employee base. Low and middle income parents and their children are held hostage by truancy laws. They can’t afford to send their children to alternative schools, and pay the taxes that fund the monopoly. Teachers and support staff are trapped because they lose their seniority if and when they choose to move on. Everything this ‘pied piper’ organization does is intended to perpetuate its existence. It is anything but, as we so often hear, ‘for the children’. Instead, our children are indoctrinated into a one-size-fits-all social construct, controlled by an elite political class. Today, we see the culmination of this propaganda in the trend toward censorship and away from individual freedom of speech. Unless the education system is changed to promote a parent’s choice to send their children to the school that best meets their children’s needs, this indoctrination will continue.

    • Great post Jay.. the thing is that Would Be parents need to understand this so they can plan out a life accordingly- so that they can educate their own kids- (or afford private schools).

      My niece and her spouse, knowing all this, lived with the folks, saved up the money to add a beautiful apartment onto their home and they pay for the additional taxes and bills monthly for that- which are peanuts. They live in a beautiful home now, a forever home, the folks are thrilled because they will help with their grandchildren and they will age in place. They have no mortgage. It’s a win win for all. But young people need to understand all of what you have so clearly layed out here.. and young people with no kids don’t tend to pay attention to this stuff- and they must.
      The best thing we can do is get this message out there so that the young people can plan accordingly and NOT Find themselves in a spot where now they have no choice but to enter their kids into that machine.
      This should be something that WE ALL Work on- getting this out there and teaching them this.
      Sorry, this is a bit of a stretch off the topic, but I had to build upon that great comment of yours.

      • As the political elite and NEA remain in control, they tighten the thumb screws on the public. While some find a way to escape, most cannot, because the taxes funding the monopoly continue to increase (they never decrease), making it ever more difficult to do what your niece did. Meanwhile, the propaganda continues. Today we have generations of indoctrinated citizens and we see more and more of them each day. Unfortunately, I see no way to stop the juggernaut except to continue to speak out against it in the hope that we come to our senses before its too late. November 3rd will be telling.

    • Thank you again, Mr. Eshelman, for being informative and courageous to highlight the truth. Please keep up the good work.

  15. You expect something different from Vermont’s Marxist Stream Media,there is no fourth estate any longer.

  16. And herein lies the problem. If the free press is allowed, yes allowed to censor information when they are supposed to be the guardians of freedom for the people, what does that mean? Under that circumstance we would have a media that has taken a side by acting as a Political Action Committee (PAC) instead of rooting out the truth for the important goal of educating the people prior to voting in a presidential election. So if Mr. Biden is elected because of disinformation and deliberate censorship and he is convicted of Anti-American activities by selling secrets or laundering money from foreign countries, should the media be charged with crimes related to conspiracy, evidence tampering, finance violations and a host of other crimes. It is my opinion that covering the criminal activities of a candidate is by itself a criminal activity when very verifiable evidence appears to be available to them. The FCC should immediately pull the broadcast licenses of these corporate news agencies until they act like the free press instead of an extension of the democratic party!

    • The Vermont Media is doing yeoman-duty for the DEEP STATE.

      Nobody can make comments on VTDigger when people were 10 to 1 against GWSA

      Nobody can make comments on SevenDays, when people were 10 to 1 against GWSA

      The foundations financing their “mouthpieces” threatened to withhold their support.

      Leahy, EB-5 BIG SHOT, did not have to pay $25,000 for his daughter’s wedding, because it was held at Sky Peak, FOR FREE.

      Shumlin and his girlfriend got to stay for 3 days in a multi-$million penthouse in New York, FOR FREE, courtesy of EB-5.

  17. Readers might be interested in Brigadier General Spalding’s book, “Stealth Wars,” in which he outlines the ways that China has been aiming to overtake the US using non-traditional warfare methods such as influence peddling, stealing technology, and infiltrating the technological infrastructure of the US. Spalding flew stealth aircraft and he claims that since key components of that aircraft come from China, we have no idea whether those components are reliable in key situations or if they serve to sabotage the aircraft.

    I’ve seen the laptop videos and images, and for readers who might be interested in seeing some of the sickening details you can search this webpage for a link that begins with the letter “G” and is contained in one of the very short comments. By the way, try to post the link to the images on FB and it’s immediately censored. You don’t even get to post: it’s immediately flagged and taken out. Someone doesn’t want us to see these images and videos.

    If the laptop had never surfaced here’s the situation we might be in: we elect a man with beginning-stage dementia whose son has had numerous contacts with the Chinese Communist Party (it’s Chinese law that each board must contain at least one party member to keep an eye on things) and who is deeply, deeply compromised. Joe has repeatedly said that “China isn’t competition.” That’s exactly what the Chinese want him to say.

    As it is, the brain-dead idiots might elect Biden, but I have a funny feeling this laptop thing is going to explode in their faces. One can hope.

  18. How entangled with China is Vermont? (a state in debt lets not forget)
    Go take a look at how involved with education they are.. who and what is the media protecting in Vermont?

    I just heard a stunning interview with Maria Bartrimono on a Howie Carr, Harvard alone has taken 116M from the Chinese. So what has been going on with Harvard in Vermont?
    The give money to these places and then they take that money and do things with it.. so some digging is required to get to the origins of the funding.

    Maria has been ON THIS since the beginning and has been studying China for years now and has a new book out. What she was laying out there is how the Chinese have infiltrated just about everything we have now to steal, manipulate, gather information to then go home and replicate something we have here.. they did a lot of payouts to get people into certain positions.. it’s just staggering what she is saying.
    So how much of this is going on in Vermont and who wants to hide all of this?
    Who did it? who gains from this and loses?
    Get these answers and I bet you’ll see why the media wants to pretend none of this is going on.
    Follow the money to see who is really running the show.

    Maria’s new book sounds very good, by the way, “The Cost.” is the name of it.

    • Laura,
      It wasn’t that long ago when every top Vermont politician was trying to sell Vermont to the Chinese through the EB5 program. Even Jim Douglas was in on the action. With all that we have learned about how the Chinese operate, do you really have any doubts about how deep the Chinese interest and involvement in Vermont is? And you question who is being protected? You know the answer to that question.

      Thank you for mentioning Maria’s book. It sounds like a informative read.


      • Don’t forget about Jane’s bankrupted college and then the condos that followed.
        I have a strong feeling there was a whole more going on there than meets the eyes.

        Yes, it’s all a big bad ball of ugly that they want to keep contained and hidden..

        When people say “they sold out our country..” THIS is all what that looks like.
        What we are really looking at now is the RESULTS of That.

        • **In fact, looking at the state of things today- and with education,
          it sure makes what Jane did look a whole lot different doesn’t it?

  19. Vermont’s Liberal media will never show any negative data against the Biden
    crime family, .as he’s part of the Democratic party, It’s pretty pathetic how
    biased the media operates……….

    I hope Mr.Bobulinski keeps pushing these facts about Creepy Joe, and Crack
    head Hunter, let’s see if Joe can handle the pressure on all the salacious and
    corrupt business data on Hunter, and the revolving financials for ” Pops “.

    Let’s keep the Biden Name front & center.

  20. I had a TS clearance. The FBI visited my teachers, friends, neighbors. No one but an honest patriot gets a top secret clearance. And because I was in USAF and had access to information on nuclear weapons, including targeting and arming/launch codes I was constantly under the the USAF Human Reliability program. Get a speeding ticket, or DUI, or anything unusual and the commander wanted to know why and what you were thinking. — Bobulinski has to be squeaky clean and trustworthy. That the Vt Media ignores this story tells us what we want to know about media integrity.

    • I can second that. My functions within DHS required I have a Secret clearance and I well know to what you are referring.

  21. Bobulinski, the whistleblower, had been a US Navy officer, working on top secret aspects of fighting battles. He had the highest secret clearance. He had to be a true PATRIOT to get such a job.

    By comparison, dissolute Hunter Biden was booted out of the Navy due to drinking and drugging, and likely being derelict and dysfunctional.

    Bobulinski was appalled by the losey, goosey, amateurish way the corrupt Biden clan was dealing with Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, and China. He mentioned it to them several times.
    Jim Biden responded with a “ Plausible deniability”
    Joe Biden told him “Take care of my family”.

    Then that corrupt Biden clan received $5 million as a backdoor payment from China, but they did not tell Bobulinski, who had a 20% stake in their venture, I.e., about $1 million.
    Bobulinski was upset.

    Then the FBI was sitting on the Hunter Biden laptop to make sure nothing would come out of it FOR NINE MONTHS.
    Bobulinski was upset

    Then shifty Schiff and the FBI claimed there may be a Russian connection. This implied treason on the part of Bobulinski
    Bobulinski was upset.

    Finally Bobulinski decided, to hell with this, and went public.
    A statue for Bobulinski is in order.

    • I agree Willem, stunning interview.

      Now we need to pray for this man and his families safety.
      And how shameful is that? when someone rises up and does the right thing, their lives are threatened to the degree they need a Seal Team to protect them and the family might be living on the road in fear for years now.

      It’s sickening what has happened to our country and our states.

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