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May 21, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Former FBI director Louis Freeh gave $100,000 to a trust for Joe Biden’s grandchildren, worked with his son to help a corrupt Romanian dodge jail time, and solicited Joe for “future work” during his vice presidency, new emails from Hunter Biden's verified laptop reveal. 

The emails were obtained by Jack Maxey, former co-host of Steve Bannon’s War Room, and published Thursday by the Daily Mail.

In a message dated April 24, 2017, Freeh alerted Hunter Biden about a $100,000 payment he made to a private trust for the children of Hallie Biden, the widow of Joe Biden’s late son Beau and later Hunter’s girlfriend and drug partner. Around the time of Freeh’s email, Freeh, Hallie, and Hunter all were board members of a foundation established in Beau's memory.

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“As you know, our family foundation made a $100K contribution to Hallie’s children’s trust last year,” Freeh wrote, notifying Hunter Biden that “since the grant did not go to a 501(c) organization, it was not a proper foundation gift.”  

“So we’ve been in touch with the IRS … and want to correct the situation as follows: I’ll make a new $100k gift to Haley’s trust, and Hallie’s trust will reimburse the foundation by paying it $100k,” the FBI director said. He offered his “warm regards to Hallie, Dad and Mom.” 

Freeh also stated in the email that he “had a good meeting in Bucharest” with the director of SRI – an apparent reference to the national intelligence service of Romania. Freeh added that “we’re hopeful that it may have a positive impact on the case.” 

The previous year, Freeh’s law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP, began providing legal assistance to Romanian real estate tycoon Gabriel “Puiu” Popoviciu, who had been charged with corruption in 2009 in connection with a sale of government-owned property.

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PETITION UPDATE (3/15/21) - 

Reports suggest that the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Conference (USCCB) is preparing a vote on what to do about pro-abortion Joe Biden (and, presumably, other abortion-promoting politicians) who continues to present himself (themselves) for Holy Communion.

Public excommunication would be a suitable response for Biden's obstinate, public and grave sin of scandalously promoting abortion.

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PETITION UPDATE (2/4/20)

Since Joe Biden was sworn-in on the 20th of January, he has wasted no time in signing Executive Orders to destroy the protections which former President Trump offered to the unborn and to the innocence and modesty of children of the United States.

In one executive order, Biden rescinded the Mexico City Policy prohibiting the federal government from spending taxpayer monies on abortion and the promotion of abortion.

And, in another executive order, Biden seeks to force girls' athletic programs, restrooms, and locker rooms to accept gender-confused males.

Since the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was shamefully silent throughout the presidential campaign on the pre-eminent issues of abortion and gender ideology, and what Biden vowed he would do as president, it is cold comfort that their pro-life office is now speaking up about this Administration's wilful disregard for human life and for God's design of human nature (i.e., two biological sexes).

Stated plainly, Joe Biden is as bad as he said he would be, and the bishop, acting in unison (as the USCCB) have an obligation to the Lord (first) and to the faithful (second) to refuse Holy Communion to this grave public sinner.

With all due respect to these bishops, they diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by dialoguing with a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

A man who continues to use the church as a backdrop for statements about how "Catholic/religious" he is, but, at the same time, is now doing everything in his power to protect the murder of the innocent, needs to publicly repent before dialogue can begin.

The bishops should not dialogue with or congratulate someone who has publicly betrayed the Church's teaching and who is leading others astray.

It's an embarrassment and a scandal for the bishops to continue to allow him to receive Holy Communion.

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PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20)

Prior to the election on November 3, the U.S. bishops did not address Joe Biden’s anti-Catholic position regarding faith and morals as a unified body.

The USCCB, the organization to which every U.S. bishop belongs and which is staffed and led by bishops, remained disgracefully silent in the run-up to the election.

What were the bishops afraid of, losing their charitable tax status with the IRS, or being deprived of fat checks from the HHS (immigration programs) and USAID (foreign aid programs)?

Or, were they just too cowardly to clearly declare Christ's law to be above man's law and risk the ire of a Joe Biden as president?

Either way, the bishops’ lack of clarity in this regard is a terrible scandal in itself and probably greatly contributed to the possible election of a pro-abortion, anti-Catholic Catholic to the presidency.

Given the fact that exit polling shows Catholics split their vote 50-50 for Trump and Biden, even a slight deviation in the heavily-Catholic swing-states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania could have produced different results.

The bishops could have spoken out against Biden’s pro-abortion stance collectively, but, again, they were overwhelmingly and shamefully silent.

Because of this, they will be at least partly responsible for the policies advanced by a Biden administration, in the event that Biden is sworn into office.

However, the bishops can, even now, mitigate the damage done by their inaction by taking the following steps: 1) Speak with one voice, as the USCCB, and plainly condemn Biden's pro-abortion stance; 2) Publicly advise Biden not to present himself for Holy Communion because of his scandalous position on abortion and homosexual "marriage;" and, 3) Tell Biden to publicly repent of publicly promoting the wilfull murder of the preborn, sins against nature, and diminishing the natural family.

Thankfully, some individual bishops have spoken out forcefully on Biden's scandalous behavior, and his standing in the Church.

On November 9, Archbishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas tweeted: “A dark cloud has descended on this nation when the USCCB and Planned Parenthood speak in unison in support of a Biden-Harris administration that supports the slaughter of innocents by abortion for all 9 months of pregnancy.”

Additionally, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, Colorado and Archbishop Charles Chaput have both declared publicly that Joe Biden “should not receive Holy Communion."

But, to add insult to injury, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. has said that he will give Holy Communion to Biden because “it’s a matter of the responsibility that I have as the archbishop to be engaged and to be in dialogue with him, even in those areas where we obviously have some differences.”

And, Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware and Bishop McElroy of San Diego also congratulated Biden in statements, but they have not indicated whether or not they would administer Holy Communion to him.

With all due respect to these bishops, they diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by dialoguing with a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

A man who uses the church as a backdrop to make sickening political advertisements about how "Catholic/religious" he is, but, at the same time, says that he will do everything in his power to protect the murder of the innocent, needs to publicly repent before dialogue can begin.

The bishops should not dialogue with or congratulate someone who has publicly betrayed the Church's teaching and who is leading others astray.

It's an embarrassment and a scandal for the bishops to continue to allow him to receive Holy Communion.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition today!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishops-concerned-about-pro-abortion-biden-previously-hailed-him-as-second-catholic-president

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abp-aquila-backs-call-for-pro-abortion-catholic-joe-biden-to-be-denied-holy-communion?utm_source=top_news&utm_campaign=standard

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-philly-archbishop-biden-not-in-full-communion-with-the-catholic-church

https://www.thesoutherncross.org/news/bishop-mcelroy-offers-prayers-and-congratulations-to-president-elect-biden/

https://www.ncronline.org/news/politics/us-catholics-weigh-mixed-reaction-biden-win

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PETITION UPDATE (9/29/20)

Cardinal Raymond Burke has stated that Democratic candidate Joe Biden should not receive Holy Communion because of his support for abortion.

In an interview for Thomas McKenna's Catholic Action for Faith and Family podcast, Cardinal Burke states the following (starting around 5:00):

First of all, I would tell him [Biden] not to approach to receive Holy Communion, out of charity toward him, because that would be a sacrilege and endanger the salvation of his own soul.

But, also, he should not approach to receive Holy Communion because he gives scandal to everyone, because if someone says, 'I'm a devout Catholic," and, at the same time is promoting abortion, it gives the impression to others that it's acceptable for a Catholic to be in favor of abortion.

Of course, it's absolutely not acceptable, and never has been, and never will be.

We give thanks for Cardinal Burke's frankness and clarity. And, we call on every U.S. Catholic bishop to follow Cardinal Burke's lead and call out Joe Biden for his bloody-minded hypocrisy on the issue of abortion.

To reiterate: You cannot be a Catholic and support abortion.

Thank you for continuing to sign this urgent petition.

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PETITION UPDATE (8/17/20)

The Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, keeps claiming to be Catholic but has said he will do everything in his power to support abortion.

And, with his pick of California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, Biden has just cemented abortion into the Democrats' 2020 presidential ticket.

Indeed, Harris is vehemently pro-abortion.

During her time as attorney general of California, Harris played a key role in defending Planned Parenthood over its sale of aborted baby parts (which violated multiple federal laws, according to undercover video of abortion industry personnel).

And, last year, Harris unveiled a plan to essentially force pro-life states to seek permission from the federal government before pro-life laws can take effect.

Additionally, Harris has dangerous views on religious liberty and freedom of speech.

Harris displayed anti-Catholic bigotry in the confirmation hearings of Judge Brian Buescher. Harris cited his membership in the “all-male society” the Knights of Columbus and its stances against abortion and same-sex “marriage” as grounds for rejecting Buescher for a federal district court in Nebraska.

And, David Daleiden, head of the pro-life investigative group Center for Medical Progress, wrote that from his firsthand experience, he considers Harris the “greatest threat to First Amendment civil rights our country has ever seen.”

Joe Biden has seriously erred by taking on Kamala Harris as his running mate, further distancing himself from the truths of the Catholic Faith, especially that every life is sacred from conception till natural death.

Please CLICK HERE to read an article which details one U.S. bishop's warning about the Biden-Harris ticket.

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Of course, these two things are incompatible: you cannot be Catholic and pro-abortion.

And, a "Catholic" politician's responsibility in this regard is absolute: On pain of serious sin, he or she can never promote abortion because abortion is the wilful murder of innocent preborn human beings, and also because doing so causes grave scandal to the Church and the faithful.

Please SIGN this urgent petition asking the bishops of the United States to refuse to give Holy Communion to Joe Biden until he publicly repents from his scandalous promotion of abortion.

Biden recently promised to “codify Roe v. Wade” as president, adding, "my Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate a woman’s protected, constitutional right to choose."

And, since starting his latest run for the presidency, Biden also flip-flopped against the Hyde Amendment, saying that he would allow federal funds to be spent on abortion - a position he claimed to be against for more than 40 years.

In short, Joe Biden will do everything in his power to enable and defend the wilful murder of innocent preborn human beings.

So, this should not be a hard decision for our U.S. bishops. In fact, in another circumstance, it was already done by an Illinois bishop.

Indeed, Bishop Paprocki, of Springfield, Illinois, invoked Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law to withdraw Holy Communion from two Illinois state politicians who had worked to enact radical new abortion legislation in 2019.

Canon 915 states: "Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion."

Of course, no-one, least of all the bishops, wants anyone to be deprived of Holy Communion.

A politician who publicly and obstinately advocates for the murder of innocent preborn babies puts himself out-of-communion with the Church and her teaching. 

Pro-abortion politicians should not think that they can advocate for the murder of the unborn and receive the Body of Christ at the same time. This would be to defile the Eucharist while giving scandal to the faithful.

Depriving politicians of Holy Communion is not just meant to prevent scandal; it is also designed to bring a grave public sinner to repentance. In this way, such an action is meant to be for the good of their souls, too.

Thank you for SIGNING this urgent petition which calls on the U.S. Catholic bishops to refuse to admit Joe Biden to Holy Communion until he publicly repents from his scandalous promotion of abortion.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Joe Biden: I support abortion ‘under any circumstance’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/joe-biden-i-support-abortion-under-any-circumstance

Catholic priest denies Joe Biden Holy Communion for pro-abortion stance - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-priest-denies-joe-biden-holy-communion-for-pro-abortion-stance

Cardinal McCarrick and the Concealing of Rome’s Position on Denying Communion  - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-mccarrick-and-the-concealing-of-romes-position-on-denying-communio

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Popoviciu was convicted in 2016 and sentenced to seven years in prison in August 2017. The legal team that the tycoon assembled in 2016 to appeal his conviction included Hunter Biden, then employed by Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, a New York law firm with ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Biden sat on the board of the corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma at the time, as well.

In March 2017, Freeh wrote to Hunter to update him on the Popoviciu case while soliciting him for work with his powerful father. “'I say (saw) Dad in St Joe’s and the 900a today and he said hi walking back from communion–I didn't get the chance to return greetings,” Freeh wrote.

“If you have his cell and a personal email, I’d like to have his contacts (will protect). I would still like to persuade him to associate with me and FSS—as we have some very good and profitable matters which he could enhance with minimal time,” he said.

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Hunter Biden gave the ex-FBI chief his father’s cell phone number and an email address for vice presidential assistant Kathy Chung, the Daily Mail reported. 

“He rarely ever uses email” Hunter told Freeh, stressing that Chung’s email address was “the best way to make sure he gets the message.” “That’s Kathy whom you have met,” he said.

Kathy Chung, a current staffer at the Biden White House, appears to have been hired by Hunter Biden in 2012 to work for his father. Emails show that Chung later sent the younger Biden phone numbers of the Clintons and several congressional leaders from a government email address in 2015.

Other correspondence between Freeh and Hunter Biden feature Freeh claiming to have spoken to Joe Biden during his vice presidency, seemingly about business matters. “I would be delighted to do future work with you,” Freeh told Hunter in July 2016, in an email labeled “confidential and privileged.” “I also spoke to Dad a few weeks ago and would like to explore with him some future work options,” he said. 

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While discussing Gabriel Popoviciu’s situation with Hunter Biden in yet another message the following month, Freeh again pressed Hunter that he “would like to talk with you and Dad about working together next year.” 

“As you know, we have both a law firm and ‘solutions/investigations’ group with a very good brand,” he said, mentioning that he was “currently representing the Malaysian PM and his family.” “So if it’s something which interests you both, let’s talk about it at some point,” Freeh added. “It would certainly be an honor to work with you both.” 

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, whom Freeh represented, was incarcerated in 2020 for his role in a multibillion-dollar fraud scheme. While assisting Razak and Popoviciu, Freeh also represented corrupt Israeli diamond trader Beny Steinmetz. In January, a Swiss court sentenced Steinmetz to five years in jail and fined him more than $50 million in part due to his alleged bribery of top officials in Guinea. 

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The revelations from Jack Maxey released by Daily Mail are the latest in the months-long Hunter Biden laptop scandal that broke last fall. 

A Delaware repairman, John Paul Mac Isaac, reportedly first obtained the laptop when Biden abandoned it at a computer repair shop in April 2019. Mac Isaac alerted the FBI shortly after, though the agency waited for months before issuing a subpoena for the MacBook that fall.

Last month, Maryman & Associates, an IT firm led by a former FBI agent, found “no evidence” of “altered or manufactured” data on the laptop after a forensic analysis. 

The laptop contains numerous emails detailing Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s possibly illegal, often foreign, business deals, in addition to messages linking Hunter Biden directly to Chinese dictator Xi Jinping. Four months after Inauguration Day, Hunter still maintains a lucrative stake in a Chinese state-backed equity firm implicated in the scandal, despite Joe Biden’s promise that his family would cut all foreign ties if he became president.

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