Report: Obama Admin Knew Hunter Biden’s Burisma Position ‘Interfered With Execution’ of Ukraine Policy
“Moreover, this investigation has illustrated the extent to which officials within the Obama administration ignored the glaring warning signs when the vice president’s son joined the board of a company owned by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch.”
The Republican-led Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees released the interim report on Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s role on the Burisma board, a Ukrainian natural gas firm.
I remember many publications raising an eyebrow when Hunter joined the Burisma board, especially since President Barack Obama appointed his then-Vice President Joe Biden to oversee Ukraine’s transition from a presidency under a pro-Russian president to a pro-Western president:
On April 16, 2014, Vice President Biden met with his son’s business partner, Devon Archer, at the White House. Five days later, Vice President Biden visited Ukraine, and he soon after was described in the press as the “public face of the administration’s handling of Ukraine.” The day after his visit, on April 22, Archer joined the board of Burisma. Six days later, on April 28, British officials seized $23 million from the London bank accounts of Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky. Fourteen days later, on May 12, Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma, and over the course of the next several years, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer were paid millions of dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch for their participation on the board.
The 87-page report found that people in Obama’s administration knew that Hunter’s position was “problematic” and it interfered with the U.S. trying to execute “policy with respect to Ukraine.” But concerns went ignored:
Moreover, this investigation has illustrated the extent to which officials within the Obama administration ignored the glaring warning signs when the vice president’s son joined the board of a company owned by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch. And, as will be discussed in later sections, Hunter Biden was not the only Biden who cashed in on Joe Biden’s vice presidency. Former Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyic (sic) George Kent and State Department official Amos Hochstein raised concerns.
State Department official Amos Hochstein “raised concerns” with Biden and Hunter about the role because it “enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.”
Also in 2015, former Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the u.S. Embassy in Kyiv George Kent told Biden’s office that Hunter’s position on the board was an obvious conflict of interest. No one listened to him. Kent stressed in a 2016 email: “Furthermore, the presence of Hunter Biden on the Burisma board was very awkward for all U.S. officials an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine.”
Kent repeated these concerns when he testified last November:
“The pervasive and longstanding problem of corruption in Ukraine included exposure to a situation involving the energy company Burisma,” said Kent. “The primary concern of the U.S. government since 2014 was Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, whose frozen assets abroad we had attempted to recover on Ukraine’s behalf.”
Burisma was owned by Mykola Zlochevsky, an ally of the pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. A 2012 Ukrainian investigation included allegations against him of money laundering, tax evasion, and corruption.
The Senate report found that Hunter “formed significant and consistent financial relationships” with Zlochevsky. It also found that Archer’s firms “made millions of dollars from that association:”
In addition to the over $4 million paid by Burisma for Hunter Biden’s and Archer’s board memberships, Hunter Biden, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds.
Archer received $142,300 from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan, purportedly for a car, the same day Vice President Joe Biden appeared with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsemy Yasenyuk and addressed Ukrainian legislators in Kyiv regarding Russia’s actions in Crimea.
Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.
Hunter Biden opened a bank account with Gongwen Dong to fund a $100,000 global spending spree with James Biden and Sara Biden
Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow.
Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
Hunter was on the Burisma board “when Zlochevsky allegedly paid a $7 million bribe to officials serving under Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Vitaly Yarema, to ‘shut the case against Zlochevsky.'”
Kent and the Resident Legal advisor “reported this allegation to the FBI.”
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Biden is fortunate that he is part of a protected class. A Democrat.
Not to mention being from A Good Family. An A-Lister on the Georgetown circuit, and his daddy is a senior politician. Not quite as much royalty as a Kennedy, but close.
Slow Joe has spent almost his entire adult life as a public servant with a public servant’s wages, but somehow, he, and his family, to include drug addled children that, if they were the child of a normal person, would have been sent to jail, have somehow become multi-millionaires. Wealth through corruption. Wealth through selling the best interests of the rest of America to the highest bidder. Of course Slow Joe knows how he and his family got all this wealth.
So that’s how they get away with this.
Hunter Biden …May Have Participated In Sex Trafficking: Senate Report -zero hedge
COLLUSION: Senate Report Finds That Hunter Biden Took Money from Wife of Former Moscow Mayor, Paid Off Women Connected to Human Trafficking, Had Contacts With the Chinese Military
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As a good public servant (active duty, but still) for the last 24 years, I am patiently waiting for my dacha and seven-figure wire transfers from shady Russian chicks.
I am wondering if the prostitution ring Biden paid left him with something which is now driving his rapid cognitive decline.
The impeachment sham was Biden’s inoculation against this. Now any accusations against him related to Ukraine will be met with cries of “retribution!” from the Dims and the media.
By the way, this is exactly the same reason for the “Russia Collusion” hoax… to inoculate Clinton from charges related to her corruption with Russia.
Yet, knowing how many skeletons he has in the closet, Democrats went forward with a Biden nomination.
Skeletons in the closet, even if they have bits of fresh meat dangling from the bones, really mean nothing when a compliant and corrupt media hides said skeletons from the American people.
biden was nominated in order to claim “political retaliation” as a defense. Not just for himself but for the clintons and other corrupt politicians. Weird how the steele dossier had the ‘Russian prostitute p-p’ allegation. We know the democrats love to accuse others of what they themselves did, so it’s not far fetched in my mind that a cracked-up hunter got himself honey-potted. Bigly.
But – but
Improper to investigate a political opponent
that is why Trump was impeached (but not convicted in the senate).
Joe biden’s son is off limits for any investigation
Hillary Clinton is off limits for any investigation.
(do i need sarc tag?)
Unfortunately, my comments reflect the political reality.
You could have just said no this is not The Onion.
Is that a hint of scandal?? That looks likes a hint of scandal to me.
It looks to me more like a red flag of scandal whipping in a gale. But it’s the Bidens so that makes it “okay”.
Those smidgens just keep adding up.
The vile narcissist-incompetent, Obama, and, his worthless lackeys, turning a blind eye to the manifest corruption of his dim-witted Vice-President — what a surprise.
Biden took 47 years to enhance his financial standing to that of millionaire + bringing along assurances that those in his boat wouldn’t be far behind. Obama comes into office, sees the game plan, doubles down and in less than 20 years in Washington finds himself with a net worth of over 40 million with homes in Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard and D.C., exclusive of the staff to maintain. Additionally he and his family are provided all the resources of security at all times not dependent on anyone of his residencies but also while they “jet set” together or separately. Bill and Hillary parlayed a State Governorship position to have all the above benefits plus directing the funding the 63 million dollar foundation which underwrites their lifestyle. Being a Democrat is much like having a good credit card in your wallet..It has It’s Rewards.
Just read that Obama has a memoir coming out in November or I should say volume 1 of his memoir. The cover price is $45! But the guilt ridden lefties will snap it up like hotcakes further enriching the family.
A more definitive figure for “Middle-Class Joe” as self-portrayed is over $9 million! If that’s middle class, I’m at “serf status”!
“…in less than 20 years in Washington…”
You could say that. He (and Moochelle) was first sworn in to Federal office in January 2005 with little in the way of assets (officially) and left Federal office January 2017, a total of twelve years later a multi-millionaire.
Biden & Sons were framed by the Orange Man and his Russian friends. They even even deposited millions of $$$ into their private bank accounts without their knowledge. That’s gotta be it.
I’m expecting a 3am no-knock warrant to be served at Hunter Biden’s residence any morning…. Ha! Who am I kidding? More likely, he’ll get some producer job for a Hollywood, I mean CCP, movie studio. I’m sure Disney or the NBA has a position for him.
Word on the Street is CEO of Comcast, CNN or maybe Twitter if Bud-Light Joe wins the election.
So,this report is cleverly released on the same day, at approximately the same time as the RBG funeral coverage begins.
Which one gets more traction today?
Once more proving they are standard version Republicans who specialize in pulling defeat from the jaws of victory.
I loved watching MSM try to defend Hunter’s payoffs from Burisma. They kept saying there is no evidence. They payoffs are the evidence.
Who in the FBI is getting bribed to let this fly.
It doesn’t add up.
Correction. Interfered with execution of Obama’s Ukraine policy is the wrong phrase. Shaped the development of Obama’s Ukraine policy is more correct. There was money to be extracted out of the US-Ukraine policy, and Hunter was the pipeline for corrupt officials in the Obama administration to fatten their pockets through various cut-outs.
Watch the lamestream misleadia reporting on this, it will be the exact opposite of reality.
It’s too bad AG Barr retired on the job, isn’t it?
We might as well call back that rat Jeff Sessions.