Biden-Linked Firm WestExec Scrubs China Work From Website

The Washington, D.C., consulting firm cofounded by President-elect Joe Biden’s secretary of state nominee, Antony Blinken, has removed from its website details of its China-related business as the firm’s work has drawn scrutiny following Biden’s election victory. 

As recently as late July, WestExec Advisors touted its work helping major American universities court donations in China without jeopardizing Pentagon-funded research grants. An archived version of the WestExec site states that “U.S. research universities” were among the company’s clients and that the consultancy worked with schools to “remain a trusted partner for DoD-sponsored research grants while expanding foreign research collaboration, accepting foreign donations, and welcoming foreign students in key STEM programs.” The company deleted references to such work from its website between July 26 and August 2, weeks before Biden accepted his nomination at the Democratic National Convention in late August.

The consultancy’s work is under the microscope because Biden has tapped, or is considering tapping, several of its principals and advisers who have thus far refused to disclose their clients or elaborate on the precise nature of their work. 

Biden is eyeing Blinken’s WestExec cofounder, the former Pentagon official Michèle Flournoy, as a potential secretary of defense. His nominee to be the intelligence chief, Avril Haines, and incoming press secretary Jen Psaki have also done work for the firm. 

Founded in 2017, WestExec boasted of deploying its deep government connections on behalf of its clients, pledging to bring “the situation room to the board room,” and promised first-hand knowledge and government access to clients. The firm has dabbled in an array of consulting work, some of which involves U.S. adversaries such as China and Russia.

A spokeswoman for WestExec told the Washington Free Beacon that the firm “previously offered a service targeted to U.S. research universities to help them avoid inadvertently becoming involved with the Chinese government.” She said the company no longer offers the service but declined to elaborate on why that decision was made.  

The firm still says on its website that it helps clients navigate “China-related risks in an era of strategic competition” and at one point strongly suggested its principals would lean on their government contacts, helping American universities seeking Chinese money “navigate these issues with the Department of Defense.” 

The broad corporate portfolio also raises questions about the Biden nominees’ public comments about China at a time when they were on the payroll of U.S. businesses seeking to expand access there. Blinken, for example, slammed the Trump administration’s foreign policy in a 2017 New York Times op-ed, writing that “Trump Is Ceding Global Leadership to China.”  

“While Mr. Trump is obsessed with building walls, Mr. Xi is busy building bridges,” Blinken wrote. “I’d never bet against the United States, but if the Trump-led retreat into nationalism, protectionism, unilateralism and xenophobia continues, China’s model could carry the day.”

Senate Republicans are already signaling that they intend to press Biden’s nominees on their business ties. Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) said the Senate is “not obligated to confirm anyone” who hides their prior clients, while Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) voiced his skepticism for nominees who previously helped U.S. businesses expand in China.

“America will not be stronger or safer if its foreign policy & national security agencies are led by people who just finished getting paid to help American companies do business with the Communist Party of #China,” Rubio tweeted on Monday. 

The Biden transition team did not return a request for comment.  

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Biden Education Lead: Chinese Communist Party Has Done ‘Magical Work’

Joe Biden’s education transition team lead has a long history of praising China’s school system—a system the Chinese Communist Party designed to indoctrinate students.

Linda Darling-Hammond, a Stanford University professor and the president of the California State Board of Education, has praised the Chinese Communist Party’s education system for its “magical work” in establishing a strong teacher-government presence in student life. In her 2017 book Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World, she explained the centrality of the teacher to Chinese students’ lives.

“Teachers in China are revered as elders, role models, and those whom parents entrust to shape the future of their children,” Darling-Hammond wrote. “In the Tao traditions of ritual, the phrase ‘heaven-earth-sovereign-parent-teacher’ is repeated and becomes ingrained in how people see themselves holistically governed and supported.”

The Stanford educator failed to mention that any other teacher-student “relationship” could result in imprisonment. The Chinese government continually cracks down on “Western values” in the classroom by sending state-sponsored inspectors to monitor teachers—particularly in higher education—for “improper” remarks. Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has said that China’s schools and teachers must “serve the Communist Party in its management of the country.”

Not serving it can carry steep consequences. In July, for example, Chinese professor Xu Zhangrun was placed under house arrest after he criticized Xi’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. He was subsequently fired from his teaching position at Tsinghua University—one of China’s most elite institutions—after he spoke out against Xi’s removal of presidential term limits.

In her book, Darling-Hammond also praised China for dramatically increasing spending on education. But that money has been unevenly distributed, resulting in persistent inequalities. Sixty percent of rural students drop out by the time they reach high school, and of the remaining 40 percent, only a small fraction take college entrance exams.

Similar disparities apply to teachers—yet in a 2011 Washington Post article, Darling-Hammond lauded China for boosting spending on teachers’ professional development. She also took a “detailed statement” from the Chinese minister of education at face value, in which he claimed that China had allocated “billions of yuen” to improving teachers’ “working … and living conditions.”

Such omissions appear in Darling-Hammond’s Twitter feed as well. In 2018, she tweeted that the United States had 71 times as many school shootings as China, but declined to note that Chinese crime statistics are notoriously inaccurate. She also ignored the numerous stabbings that plague Chinese schools. In October 2018, a woman stabbed 14 children in a kindergarten class. In April 2018, nine students were murdered at a middle school.

Darling-Hammond has spent nearly her entire life entrenched in Ivy League institutions, beginning at Yale University in 1969. In 2008, she served as the lead for Barack Obama’s education transition team. Darling-Hammond had been under consideration to be Biden’s secretary of education but claimed she was “not interested” in the position, citing her desire to continue working with California governor Gavin Newsom.

The Biden team did not respond to requests for comment.

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Trump Lawyer’s ‘Drawn and Quartered’ Threat Ripped From Neera Tanden Playbook

A Trump campaign lawyer’s widely condemned remark that a former Department of Homeland Security official should be “drawn and quartered” appears to be lifted from the playbook of longtime Democratic operative Neera Tanden, who suggested the same punishment for aides to Hillary Clinton at the State Department.

Tanden, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the powerful Office of Management and Budget, suggested in 2015 that whoever told Clinton that it was acceptable to set up a private email server be “drawn and quartered,” according to emails obtained by WikiLeaks.

“Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered?” Tanden wrote in an email to John Podesta, the campaign chairman for Clinton’s failed presidential bid. Tanden reiterated her call for the punishment in a subsequent email, noting the “power of torture.”

I repeat, why hasn’t this person been drawn and quartered?” Tanden wrote to Podesta. “I’m reading wolf hall. There is something to be said for the power of torture.”

Emails sent from Neera Tanden to John Podesta obtained by WikiLeaks

Wolf Hall is a historical fiction novel about Tudor-era England, when dismemberment by tying limbs to horses was a common punishment for traitors.

The remark from Tanden, a loyal Democratic Party operative, could be a barrier to her chances of being confirmed to a cabinet post in the Biden administration. Her attacks against Republican senators all but ensure she stands no chance of winning approval should Republicans maintain control of the Senate. 

“The Senate doesn’t generally confirm partisan operatives who’ve made their career attacking half of its members,” one longtime Senate Republican strategist told the Free Beacon.

It remains unclear who advised Clinton that it was proper for her to set up a private email server to use while acting as secretary of state in the Obama administration. A report from the agency’s inspector general found that Clinton never sought approval for the email system from the State Department, and would not have received it if she did.

Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, on Monday said that Chris Krebs, a former DHS official charged with maintaining election security who spoke out against President Trump’s claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential race, should be “drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.” DiGenova’s remark was widely condemned, including by the White House communications director.

Krebs is considering legal action against diGenova, who says his remark was “obviously sarcasm meant in jest.”

 

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Americans Flocked to Gun Stores on Black Friday

Americans rushed to gun stores in record numbers in the aftermath of the 2020 election and over the Thanksgiving weekend.

This year’s Black Friday saw the fourth most gun-related background checks in a single day since 1998, according to data released by the FBI. Five of the top 10 busiest single days in the history of the background-check system have occurred in 2020, which has already set the record for most gun sales in a year. November overwhelmed gun stores, leading up to one of the busiest shopping days of the year. About 1.8 million background checks were processed in the first two weeks of November as Joe Biden pulled in front of President Trump in vote tallies.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gunmakers and dealers, said Biden’s election performance drove Americans back to the gun counter even after unprecedented sales surges in March and June.

“I think that people are looking at the Biden gun-control plan, at what he said he wants to do,” Mark Oliva, a spokesman for the group, told the Washington Free Beacon. “People are concerned and they’re buying firearms and want to buy while they can still buy them.”

Oliva pointed to Biden’s plan to ban new and online sales of popular guns and his gun-registration-and-tax-scheme, which is estimated to cost upward of $34 billion, as motivating factors for many buyers.

Rex McClanahan, president of BudsGunShop.com—one of the largest gun dealers in the country—said his company had better sales than in previous years. He credited the election for helping to drive sales through the online store.
“We did see a surge on Black Friday,” he told the Free Beacon. “I do believe the election is playing some part in the current surge.”

Gun-rights advocates are pinning their hopes of stopping Biden’s gun-control push on the Georgia runoffs, which will decide control of Senate for the next two years. The National Rifle Association has already begun pushing hundreds of thousands of dollars into the state to support pro-gun Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who favor new gun-control laws. Winning just one of the two races would give Republicans a majority and could hamstring most of Biden’s gun-control efforts.

Oliva also said looking at just Black Friday’s numbers may be underestimating the sales over the holiday weekend, as the industry has made a concerted effort to spread sales out over three days to keep the National Instant Criminal Background Check System from being overwhelmed. He said the 2020 Black Friday holiday weekend as a whole saw more sales than previous years, with higher single-day sales up more than 4 percent compared to last year. That’s because of a 65 percent Cyber Monday increase despite slightly slower sales on Black Friday.

The Black Friday background-check numbers released by the FBI are widely considered a reliable analog for gun sales. The agency warns that they are not one-to-one representations of gun sales for several reasons, however.

Gun sales tend to fluctuate in a seasonal pattern, with fall and winter months seeing increased sales in comparison to a lull in summer. Oliva said seasonal factors, such as the hunting season and Christmas gift giving, likely contributed to the strong Black Friday sales but that the added motivation of civil unrest and concern about the election pushed sales to a new level.

“All these things are converging together to give us unprecedented numbers,” he said.

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LA Democrat Dines Outdoors After Voting to Ban Outdoor Dining

A Democratic Los Angeles County official dined outdoors at a Santa Monica restaurant just hours after she voted to ban outdoor dining, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported Monday. 

At a county board meeting on Nov. 24, Los Angeles County supervisor Sheila Kuehl voted to ban outdoor dining, which she called “a most dangerous situation” for spreading the coronavirus. After the vote, which passed 3-2, Kuehl stopped by Il Forno Trattoria, an Italian restaurant she frequents, before the outdoor dining ban took effect the following day. 

All restaurants and bars in Los Angeles County are now banned from serving customers outdoors for at least three weeks.

Kuehl is one of several Democratic leaders who have been caught disobeying their own health restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic and resulting shutdowns. 

Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser (D.) traveled to Delaware last month to celebrate the election results with President-elect Joe Biden, despite including Delaware on her list of “high-risk” states. 

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot (D.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) both visited hair salons while they were supposedly shuttered.  

And most recently, California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) attended an indoor dinner party at a restaurant in Napa County on Nov. 6, breaking his own restrictions on indoor dining.

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OPINION: Space Force Fails First Test by Refusing to Contest Chinese Incursion on U.S. Soil (The Moon)

According to my second-favorite website, Space.com, Chinese communists set foot on American soil this week by successfully landing a spacecraft on the moon.

The PC police will inevitably howl at the use of the word “invasion,” but if that’s not what this is, the word has lost all meaning. The commies aren’t just setting foot on our soil. They’re literally stealing it—about “4.4 lbs of lunar material,” according to the website. They’re taking it home with them to China.

Those are the facts. The United States is being invaded, and President Donald J. Trump could not care less. He’s too busy tweeting like a tween girl who just got cut from the yoga team. Maybe this explains why he lost to a 78-year-old tickle monster in a walking boot.

What happened to the strong, virile president who in 2019 established the United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military? The cocksure commander in chief who promised to reverse the Obama-era policy of looking the other way while the ChiComs “rape our country.” Where did he go?

Where, for that matter, has the Space Force gone? After launching its first mission in March, the so-called “military” branch has apparently done nothing to fortify the moon’s defenses. They didn’t even attempt to intercept the Chinese spacecraft, or shoot it down. As far as we know, they haven’t even tried to drill for oil. The ChiComs will be more than happy to fill the void. They’re probably injecting it with a new and improved bat virus as we speak.

The Space Force failed its first real test, and a fairly easy one at that. Americans didn’t just plant our flag up there for the prestige. It was about expanding our empire into the great unknown. An empire worth expanding is an empire worth defending. Or else, what was the point? If we aren’t willing to confront the ChiComs up there, sooner or later we’ll have to fight them down here.

This is also Trump’s first real failure as president. Well, that and his decision to let the terrorists win in Afghanistan. Don’t get me wrong. Trump is still likely to be remembered as the most successful U.S. president since Washington. But this failure to prevent the Chinese incursion on the moon leaves a sour taste at the end of an otherwise historic term in office.

It was almost a year ago that the Chinese unleashed a deadly pandemic on Earth, killing millions and grinding life as we know it to a halt. We let our guard down, so they tried to steal our moon. Get your own moon, commies!

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Resistance Hero Neal Katyal Reps Corporation Accused of Child Slavery in Supreme Court

Neal Katyal, the progressive lawyer who led the legal fight against the president’s travel ban and urged the public to take an unforgiving stance toward those involved with child separation at the U.S. border, appeared in the Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend two corporations accused of abetting child slavery.

In legal papers filed to the Supreme Court, the plaintiffs say Nestlé USA and Cargill knew their West African suppliers used child slaves but bought cocoa from them anyway. Katyal, arguing on behalf of the food giants, said the case should be tossed because U.S. courts have no authority to hear the dispute.

The six unnamed plaintiffs were once child slaves on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast, having been kidnapped and trafficked from Mali. The plaintiffs say they were held under armed guard in deplorable conditions, beaten, and tortured if they tried to escape.

“From the United States, [Nestlé] had complete control over the farms’ labor practices, knew that the farmers they were assisting were using and continued to use forced child labor, and purposefully relied on the enslavement of children to increase profits by ensuring the flow of cheap cocoa,” the plaintiffs’ filings read.

They also claim that Nestlé cultivated close ties with plantation owners to maintain influence in the region. To do so, they allegedly financed the purchase of farming supplies, made advance payments, and provided plantation owners with personal spending money to secure their loyalty as exclusive suppliers.

The case asks whether the plaintiffs can sue Nestlé and Cargill in an American court under an obscure federal law from 1789 called the Alien Tort Statute. Katyal said U.S. corporations can’t be sued under that law. Many on the Court wondered if that went too far.

“Many of your arguments lead to results that are pretty hard to take,” Justice Samuel Alito told Katyal. “Suppose a U.S. corporation makes a big show of supporting every cause de jure but then surreptitiously hires agents in Africa to kidnap children and keep them in bondage on a plantation…. You would say that the victims … should be thrown out of court in the United States, where this corporation is headquartered and does business?”

A second issue is whether the child slavery allegations have a strong enough connection to the United States to move forward in court. Again, Katyal argued no.

“The claim plaintiffs bring alleges something horrific, that locators in Mali sold them as children to an Ivorian farm where overseers forced them to work,” Katyal told the justices. “[But] the defendants are not the locators, not the overseers, and not the farm.”

The Alien Tort Statute mostly sat dormant until the 1980s, when it became a vehicle for getting human-rights cases into American courts from across the globe. The Supreme Court has gradually closed the door on those cases. In 2013 the Court said the law usually doesn’t cover wrongdoing outside the United States, and in 2018 it said the Alien Tort Statute doesn’t cover foreign companies.

Among other high-profile impact cases, Katyal led challenges to the Bush administration’s military tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees and obtained an appointment to the prosecution team in the George Floyd case. Beyond the staid world of appellate advocacy, he contributes regularly to MSNBC, appeared on stage at a Vanity Fair summit with John Legend, and played himself on House of Cards.

In Tuesday’s brief, Katyal claimed his clients deplore child labor.

“Nestlé USA has tremendous sympathy for plaintiffs’ suffering and unequivocally condemns child slavery. In all its forms. Everywhere,” the filing reads.

Katyal did not reply to a request for comment.

The case is No. 19-416 Nestlé USA v. John Doe.

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War Hawks Vindicated: Biden Cabinet Choices Prove Invading Iraq Was a Good Idea

George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq was a good idea and the war hawks who supported it have been vindicated, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of President-elect Joe Biden’s prospective cabinet nominees.

Conventional wisdom holds that supporting the Iraq war was a bad thing to do. And yet, the politicians who supported it continue to find success. This is especially true of Democrats who backed the war effort during the Bush administration.

Biden, for example, won the Democratic nomination despite being the only candidate who voted (as a senator in 2002) for the resolution authorizing the Iraq war. Hillary Clinton did the same in 2016. Biden went on to (allegedly) defeat President Donald J. Trump, who isn’t a fan of the Iraq war. Coincidence? Almost certainly not.

Biden wasn’t merely a senator in 2002. He chaired the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and worked closely with the committee’s staff director, Antony Blinken, who ultimately advised him to support the Iraq war. Last week, Biden announced Blinken as his nominee for secretary of state.

If confirmed, Blinken would become the third consecutive Iraq war supporter to serve as secretary of state in a Democratic administration. Clinton and John Kerry, both of whom served in the role under Barack Obama, also voted for the Senate resolution to authorize the war.

Blinken isn’t the only Iraq war hawk to be tapped for a senior role in the incoming Biden administration. Neera Tanden, the longtime Clinton aide and president of the Center for American Progress, will be nominated to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Tanden has vigorously defended the decision to invade Iraq. As an adviser to Clinton’s failed presidential campaign in 2008, she reportedly punched and cussed out a ThinkProgress editor for daring to ask Clinton about her support for the Iraq war.

The ongoing success of Iraq war proponents is one of the most interesting storylines in Democratic Party politics. Another is the party’s stubborn insistence on elevating white candidates at the expense of qualified black candidates.

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Ossoff’s D.C. Home Bankrolled by Millionaire Father

Before Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff used a family inheritance to purchase control of his foreign film company, his father footed the bill for his residence in Washington, D.C., while he worked as a congressional aide, property records show.

After graduating from Georgetown University in 2009, Ossoff “spent the summer traveling” before he landed a job as a legislative assistant under Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.), according to Ossoff’s failed 2017 House campaign. Just months later, Ossoff’s father, Richard Ossoff, purchased a home in D.C. for almost $520,000 through a company he formed in July 2009.

 

Ossoff, whose legal first name is Thomas, went on to list the home as his mailing address while donating to former president Barack Obama’s campaign in March 2012, months before he left Johnson’s office. Ossoff last listed the home as his address on a state campaign-finance disclosure in January 2017, the same month he launched his failed bid to unseat former Republican representative Karen Handel. The home is now estimated to be worth more than $780,000, according to its D.C. property record, which lists Richard Ossoff’s company as the current owner.

Ossoff is now running to unseat Republican senator David Perdue in a January runoff election that will determine control of the upper chamber. While Richard Ossoff’s company, Strafford Publications, has partnered with a number of major corporate law firms, the Democrat has campaigned against Perdue’s ties to “corporate America,” pledging to “end the corruption that rigs the system against ordinary people.” Perdue has responded by calling Ossoff a “trust fund socialist who lives off his family’s money.”

This is not the first time Ossoff has faced criticism for financial ties to his father, who has contributed thousands of dollars to his campaigns. Strafford Publications in July took a Paycheck Protection Program loan of as much as $1 million, claiming that the loan would save 30 jobs. The revelation came just months after Ossoff ripped the program for “overwhelmingly” benefiting wealthy Americans.

The Ossoff campaign did not return a request for comment.

Ossoff first worked for Johnson as a part-time legislative correspondent while attending Georgetown in 2007. He was hired as a full-time legislative assistant in August 2009, a position that garnered an average salary of less than $50,000 at the time, according to the Congressional Research Service.

During the election, Ossoff has courted millennial voters by criticizing “crushing” student loan debt and “unaffordable” housing. Staying at a house owned by his father’s company, however, likely saved the Democrat tens of thousands of dollars in rent—a Zillow estimate places the home’s current monthly rent at $3,000. In addition, Ossoff reported no student loan debt in his House and Senate candidate financial disclosures. The average total cost of “living and learning” at Georgetown was $51,543 in 2009, according to student newspaper The Hoya.

Ossoff left Johnson’s office in 2012 to attend the London School of Economics, where he connected with former BBC TV reporter Ron McCullagh. Ossoff in 2013 used an inheritance from his grandfather to purchase an ownership stake in McCullagh’s investigative film company, which he renamed Insight TWI, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ossoff now regularly touts his work with the company on the campaign trail, saying Insight TWI has “exposed corruption and organized crime around the world.”

Ossoff will face Perdue in a January 5 runoff, as neither candidate secured the required 50 percent vote margin in November. Perdue received roughly 90,000 more votes than Ossoff at the time.

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Harley Central to Texas Dem’s Failed Senate Campaign Ads Ends Up on eBay

Failed Democratic Senate candidate M.J. Hegar is not interested in riding her Harley-Davidson Sportster now that she does not have campaign commercials to film.

The 2016 Harley-Davidson Iron 883 featured prominently in Hegar’s Senate campaign but was listed on eBay by her husband Sunday with a note touting its “very low miles,” an indication that the bike’s primary use was as a campaign prop. Hegar on Sunday tweeted that the motorcycle is the “perfect Christmas present for the Harley fan/political junkie in your life.”

In her bid to unseat incumbent senator John Cornyn (R.), Hegar projected herself as a battle-hardened Air Force veteran and “tough” outsider to Washington politics, and the iconic Harley was central to that persona. Her advertisements showcased her barreling down open country roads and suburban streets on the motorcycle, which was fated to go up for auction online the month Hegar lost.

Cornyn defeated Hegar by a margin of more than 7 percentage points, despite a last-minute spending surge from deep-pocketed, out-of-state donors. In his victory speech, he described their efforts as a “long shot.”

Hegar entered politics in 2018 in an effort to unseat Rep. John Carter (R., Texas) but was unsuccessful.

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