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Why was Hunter Biden’s business partner meeting with John Kerry in 2016?



Devon Archer, the former business partner of Hunter Biden and fellow board member of Burisma Holdings, met with then-Secretary of State John Kerry just weeks before the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma was fired in 2016.

The meeting, which took place on March 2, 2016, at the State Department in Washington, D.C., has raised questions about the potential influence of political figures on the Ukrainian investigation.

According to a redacted State Department email, Archer’s visit was arranged for him to meet with “S,” which subsequent investigations have confirmed to be Secretary Kerry.

The nature of their discussion remains unclear, and there is no definitive evidence that Burisma or any related matters were discussed during the meeting.

However, the timing of the meeting, occurring less than four weeks before the dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, has fueled speculation.

At the time of the meeting, both Devon Archer and Hunter Biden had been serving on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, for approximately two years.

Notably, then-Vice President Joe Biden had recently returned from a trip to Ukraine during which he warned that the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in aid unless Ukrainian officials removed Shokin from his position.

Biden’s stance was rooted in his belief that Shokin was not adequately addressing corruption within the country.

The released State Department email has prompted further investigation into the matter. Senators Grassley and Johnson expressed concerns about the meeting back in 2019 and requested additional records from the encounter, as well as records of other meetings involving Hunter Biden, such as his 2015 meeting with Antony Blinken.

In a recent interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, Viktor Shokin, the fired Ukrainian prosecutor, reiterated his claim that he was ousted from his position at the insistence of then-Vice President Joe Biden due to his investigation into Burisma.

Shokin alleged that had he continued his inquiry, evidence of corrupt activities involving Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, and others would have been uncovered.

Shokin’s narrative is complemented by an email sent by Burisma executive Vadym Pozharsky in November 2015, which proposed a strategy to enlist the help of Blue Star Strategies, a lobbying firm, to counter allegations of corruption against Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky.

The email discussed arranging meetings between influential U.S. policy-makers and Ukrainian officials to support Zlochevsky’s cause and prevent any legal actions against him in Ukraine.

While the exact details of the Archer-Kerry meeting and its potential implications on the Ukrainian investigation remain subject to speculation, it serves as a reminder of the intricate intersections between politics, business, and international relations. As further information emerges, it is likely that discussions surrounding this meeting will continue to shape public discourse on matters of accountability and transparency.


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How to make your money work for you over the next decade



With high interest rates, persistent inflation, and a tight labor market—the next decade is expected to be very different from the last 10 years.

Companies and households around the world are still trying to get back to pre-pandemic economic outputs and lifestyles.

So, how can people successfully invest and better manage their personal finances?

James Faris, an Investing Reporter with Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #InAmericaToday #featured #money #finance #economy #investing

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Parents buying houses for their adult children



Rise in parents purchasing homes for adult children sparks concerns

A growing trend of parents buying houses for their adult children is causing a stir, raising questions about the potential downsides of such arrangements. While the gesture may seem benevolent, experts warn of the pitfalls associated with this practice.

Financial advisors express concerns about the impact on both generations’ financial independence. By providing ready-made homes, parents might inadvertently hinder their children’s ability to learn crucial financial lessons, such as budgeting, mortgage management, and property ownership responsibilities.

The trend also sparks debates on the long-term implications for the housing market. Critics argue that such parental interventions can distort property prices and exacerbate existing affordability challenges, particularly for younger individuals aspiring to enter the property market independently.

There’s a call for a broader societal discussion on the balance between parental support and fostering financial autonomy. While the intention is often rooted in care, the unintended consequences of sheltering adult children from financial realities are prompting a reassessment of this well-meaning practice.

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Victoria’s Secret criticized for trans woman’s apology



Victoria’s Secret is facing backlash after issuing an apology to a transgender woman who had a negative experience while trying on bras at one of their stores.

The incident has ignited a debate about inclusivity and sensitivity in the fashion industry.

The controversy began when the trans woman, who remains anonymous, visited a Victoria’s Secret store to shop for bras. She reported feeling uncomfortable and discriminated against by store staff.

In response to her complaint, Victoria’s Secret issued an apology, acknowledging the incident and expressing their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

However, the apology itself has come under fire from both supporters and critics.

Some argue that the brand’s apology is insincere and merely an attempt to save face, while others believe it is a step in the right direction towards a more inclusive shopping experience for all customers.

The incident raises important questions about how brands should handle situations involving discrimination and whether their apologies are genuine or performative.

It also highlights the ongoing challenges faced by transgender individuals when accessing spaces traditionally designed for cisgender customers.

As the fashion industry continues to evolve, many are calling for a deeper examination of inclusivity and sensitivity, not just in policies but in practice.

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