Skip to comments.Biden faces scrutiny for demanding ouster of Ukraine official probing firm that employed his son
Posted on 04/02/2019 5:44:05 PM PDT by Libloather
Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing new scrutiny over his past comments and actions in Ukraine, including bragging that he pressured the country to fire its top prosecutor, who happened to be leading a corruption investigation of a natural gas company that employed his son Hunter Biden.
But Biden's role in the firing of Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in 2016, after Shokin as part of a corruption probe targeted a natural gas firm that hired Biden's son two years earlier, could prove a bigger issue.
Last year, during a Council on Foreign Relations event, Biden told the audience that he pressed President Petro Poroshenko to fire the countrys top prosecutor, including threatening to withdraw a $1 billion U.S. loan from the country, which has been economically decimated due to its war with Russian forces since 2014.
I said, Youre not getting the billion. Im going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: Im leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, youre not getting the money, Biden said he told Poroshenko.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Gropin' Joe has some problems.
Dan Bongino was all over this today, on YouTube, or at Dan bongino.Com
I’m glad Dan and Fox were on it today, but Schweizer wrote about it a year ago in his “Secret Empires” book. It received some attention, and then faded.
I hope it sticks this time around.
Joe always claimed he didn’t have much money. But, his sons were successful power brokers. Whose influence were they selling, hmmm?
Maybe the groping stories are a cover excuse for him to back out of the race, before worse news comes out.
John Solomon and Sara Carter have been saying that a scandal out of the Ukraine is about to break soon.
HILLARY IS RUNNING.
From Fox News - The probe ended shortly after Shokin was fired, and no charges were filed against any individuals of the company. Prosecutors apparently weren't able to obtain required documents by the deadline.
But according to the Hill, General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko reopened the case in 2018 following Bidens remarks at the event, with the prosecutor saying that the evidence in the case may be of interest to U.S. authorities.
If there’s a DJT/HRH rematch — the whole thing should be put on Pay-Per-View. Too good to waste on ‘free’ tv.
Good hit job, whoever is doing it.
The motto is “our curruption doesn’t count”. Of course they wanted their AG.
And what was Obama's cut of the deal?
INSIDE THE SHADY PRIVATE EQUITY FUND OF BIDEN AND KERRY'S KIDS
EXCERPT--Peter Schweizer in his new book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, details a number of ethical violations on both sides of the political aisle. One example: the little-noticed private equity firm run by the sons of Democrats Joe Biden and John Kerry, as detailed in this exclusive first excerpt.
The two men became close while serving for several decades together in the US Senate. The two often talked on matters of foreign policy, says Jules Witcover in his Biden biography.So their sons going into business together in June 2009 was not exactly a bolt out of the blue. But with whom their sons cut lucrative deals while the elder two were steering the ship of state is more of a surprise.
What Hunter Biden, the son of Americas vice president, and Christopher Heinz, the stepson of the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (later to be secretary of state), were creating was an international private equity firm. It was anchored by the multi-million Heinz family alternative investment fund, Rosemont Capital. The new firm would be populated by political loyalists and positioned to strike profitable deals overseas with foreign governments and officials with whom the US government was negotiating.
Hunter Biden, Vice President Joe Bidens youngest son, had gone through a series of jobs since graduating from Yale Law School in 1996, including the hedge-fund business. By the summer of 2009, the 39-year-old Hunter joined forces with the son of another powerful figure in American politics, Chris Heinz. Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania had tragically died in a 1991 airplane crash when Chris was 18. Chris, his brothers, and his mother inherited a large chunk of the familys vast ketchup fortune, including a network of investment funds and a Pennsylvania estate, among other properties. In May 1995, his mother, Teresa, married Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. That same year, Chris graduated from Yale, and then went on to get his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Joining them in the Rosemont venture was Devon Archer, a longtime Heinz and Kerry friend. The three friends established a series of related LLCs. The trunk of the tree was Rosemont Capital, the alternative investment fund of the Heinz Family Office. Rosemont Farm is the name of the Heinz familys 90-acre estate outside Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. The small fund grew quickly. According to an email revealed as part of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, Rosemont described themselves as a $2.4 billion private equity firm co-owned by Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz, with Devon Archer as Managing Partner.The partners attached several branches to the Rosemont Capital trunk, including Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC, Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners, and Rosemont Realty. Of the various deals in which these Rosemont entities were involved, one of the largest and most troubling concerns was Rosemont Seneca Partners.
Rather than set up shop in New York City, the financial capital of the world, Rosemont Seneca leased space in Washington, DC. They occupied an all-brick building on Wisconsin Avenue, the main thoroughfare of exclusive Georgetown. Their offices would be less than a mile from John and Teresa Kerrys 23-room Georgetown mansion, and just two miles from both Joe Bidens office in the White House and his residence at the Naval Observatory. In short, the Chinese government was literally funding a business that it co-owned along with the sons of two of Americas most powerful decision makers.
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Chris Heinz (left) with John Kerry at a campaign fundraiser,
April 16, 2004./ Dennis Van Tine
Hunter and Dad, Joe Biden.
Hunter Biden also had connections to jailed hedge fund crook Allen Stanford
WSJ, By Susan Schmidt, Steve Stecklow and John R. Emshwiller, Feb. 24, 2009 12:01 a.m. ET
A fund of hedge funds run by two members of Vice President Joe Biden's family was marketed exclusively by companies controlled by Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who is facing Securities and Exchange Commission accusations of engaging in an $8 billion fraud.
The $50 million fund was jointly branded between the Bidens' Paradigm Global Advisors LLC and a Stanford Financial Group entity and was known as the Paradigm Stanford Capital Management Core Alternative Fund. Stanford-related companies marketed the fund to investors......--snip--rest at WSJ paywall.
YUGE problems, and about time!
We’ll see. When was the last time any of these bastards on the left side of the aisle were held to account for corruption? The friggin’ FBI Director went on TV and outlined a laundry list of crimes committed by the (supposedly) leading candidate for president, then concluded with, “but we’re not gonna prosecute.” That was almost three years ago and it happened here - not in the Ukraine, but not a damned thing was done about it.
We should put a big sign on the Capitol: “Corruption R Us.”
To nitpick, the FBI doesn't prosecute. Comey said no recommendation for indictment because no Fed prosecutor would take the case. However, your point is well taken I saw the announcement live and my jaw literally dropped. I sat there looking at the TV stunned and motionless.
I've always wondered why Comey re-opened the investigation after finding classified emails on Anthony Wiener's computer. Best guess: CYA
Remind me who recommended Comey be fired. Was it the OIG or the FBI's own version of internal affairs, like police departments?
Pres. Trump was smart in not firing anyone involved in the Mueller witch hunt. He fired Comey after it was recommended by one of the above.
Agreed. In every respect, Comey stepped way over the line and assumed authority that he didn’t have.
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