Twelve Attys. Gen. Tell Unilever CEO to Back Off Ben & Jerry’s Israel Boycott

Twelve states' attorneys general sent a letter to Unilever CEO Alan Jope on Monday urging him to rescind his company's planned boycott of sales of Ben & Jerry's products in...

Pro Sports Boss Puts NBA to Shame in Defense of Missing Chinese Athlete

In contrast to the cowardly National Basketball Association and its Commissioner Adam Silver, who remain silent in order to retain their relationship with the brutal Chinese...

WATCH: Congresswoman Rips Lack of House Scrutiny on Ilhan Omar Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado on Wednesday called out the Democrat-controlled House's actions against her Republican colleague, Rep. Paul Gosar of...

Enes Kanter Takes Aim at LeBron Over His Silence on China

The Celtics host the Lakers for the first time this NBA season on Friday night, and neither outspoken human rights advocate Enes Kanter nor All-Star player LeBron James (pictured...

Palestinian Rights Activist Says Ben & Jerry’s Boycott Hurts HIS People

The New York Post reported Wednesday that a Palestinian human rights activist, Bassem Eid (pictured), has filed a complaint in New York that alleges Ben & Jerry's boycott of...

WATCH: Enes Kanter Keeps Pressure on NBA, Nike

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter continued his pressure campaign this week against the NBA and Nike in an appearance on PBS's "Amanpour and Company," saying that the athletic...

Activist Investor Buys Stake in Unilever; Warns Ben & Jerry’s is Hurting Business

Investor Michael Ashner, who runs activist fund Winthrop Capital Partners, has bought a stake of an undisclosed amount in British conglomerate Unilever, in order to escalate...

BLM Disavows NYC Activist Who is Threatening Violence Against the City

The black activist who threatened new violence in New York City after Mayor-elect Eric Adams said he plans to reinstate NYPD's Anti-Crime unit, which had been disbanded after...

VIDEO: De Blasio Giving Unilever ‘One More Chance’ Before NYC Divests? Claiming that he opposes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a reporter for a Jewish newspaper on...

Unilever Defended Doing Business in Countries with Human Rights Abuses

Daily Caller reported over the weekend that Unilever, the supportive parent company of anti-Semitic ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's, defended selling its products in nations...

Biden’s German Ambassador Nominee Gave Him $900K for Little Work

As the National Legal and Policy Center has focused on millions of dollars in anonymous donations to the University of Pennsylvania from Chinese sources after forming a partnership with former Vice President Joe Biden in early 2018, other news sites wonder if there is some kind of quid pro quo between now-President Biden and his nominee for ambassador to Germany, Penn President Amy Gutmann.

Following Biden’s departure from the Obama administration, Gutmann brought him on board at the university, placing him as figurehead leading the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, based in Washington, DC. Besides the non-transparent $22 million in donations from China that came in after Biden came aboard, there was the handsome salary he was paid for what appeared to be almost no work.

Now she’s been offered a prestigious job in the administration, serving in Berlin.

From The College Fix:

The president of the University of Pennsylvania is poised to become U.S. Ambassador to Germany after paying then-Vice President Joe Biden $900,000 for a job at the Ivy League school that required no regular classes and up to 12 appearances on campus.

Penn President Amy Gutmann will likely be announced as Biden’s pick for the prime ambassadorship, raising questions about whether the slot is payback for the lucrative position Biden held at Penn after leaving the vice president’s office in 2017, according to news reports.

Upon accepting the offer, Biden became the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, the first person to hold the position.

Biden collected $371,159 in 2017 and $540,484 in 2018 and early 2019 for a job with largely undefined duties. The agreement also required around a dozen appearances on campus, most of which were attended by wealthy donors paying top-dollar for tickets.

The College Fix noted that Gutmann has no professional experience in diplomacy or with Germany, although her father was born there and stayed until his college years when his family then fled when the Nazis took over. Nonetheless, she got the nod from Biden, as Politico Europe reported:

Typically, U.S. ambassadorships go to either career diplomats with experience in the region or mega-donors who’ve supported an incoming president’s campaign. As a professor and long-serving university president, Gutmann is neither…

In Philadelphia, Gutmann is known for her academic background…as well as her fundraising prowess, helping grow Penn and mak[ing] it the largest private employer in Philadelphia.

She’s also known for her sizable salary, which at $3.6 million in 2017 was the highest in the Ivy League for a university president. Last year, students protested her decision to keep her salary during the coronavirus pandemic while funding for some academic programs was cut; Meanwhile, presidents of several other Ivy League institutions took significant pay cuts.

Biden has a long-term relationship with Gutmann, helping Penn with a cancer program at its medical center during the Obama administration, and delivering its commencement speech in 2013. He undoubtedly is drawn to her “fundraising prowess” with all the China money she brought in, and keeping in mind his family’s large-dollar international dealmaking, capitalizing on the Biden name.

And once again, when Gutmann’s confirmation hearing is held, Senators will get yet another chance to ask about the identities of those behind the China donations to Penn after the Biden Center was created.



Tags: Amy Gutmann, China, Joe Biden, Penn Biden Center, University of Pennsylvania