Skip to comments.GOP-led committees release interim report on Hunter Biden, Burisma probe
Posted on 09/23/2020 4:22:12 AM PDT by knighthawk
The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees on Wednesday released an interim report on their monthslong joint investigation into Hunter Bidens role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and his alleged extensive and complex financial transactions.
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said their investigation has faced many obstacles from Democrats on their committees and that executive agencies failed to comply with document requests.
The chairmen added that there remains much work to be done in their probe. Hunter Biden is the son of the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. His work background played a starring role in the Trump impeachment efforts earlier this year. He and his father have denied any wrongdoing related to his work.
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What if this were the Trump boys?
Was wondering when Hunter would come home to roost over his Dad’s head. The Dems will make reference to how every President has problematical family and then start saying Mary Trump multiple times.
The difference here is that much of what Hunter Biden has done could only be done because of his last name! The ‘deals’ and associations he formed were only enabled by his father being the Vice President of the United States. The damage to Joe is that there has been no visible evidence of the father, Joe, doing anything to restrain the son, Hunter!
Garbage in, garbage stays, garbage stinks!
In a time where people were held accountable for criminal activity both Joe and hunter Biden would be serving time. And even today if they were Republicans they would be prosecuted.
The Public will never hear about it, Big Media will makes sure they protect the Bidens
and continue attacking Pres. Trump
Come on!! The Democrats and Fake news will say that it is a smear against the Biden family since it is election time!!! How dare the Republicans. Time to burn more cities down and riot!
...executive agencies failed to comply with document requests.
Apparently the swamp runs deep.
87 pagaes BUT
everything has been removed about ROmney, and his son,
and Bain, and Soros.
this is a partial coverup for Soros and Romney.
Trump was not a powerful politician for 40+ years BUT, as you point out, the mirror would have the MSM in a LEFTist foaming rage of fury. Now with Hunter Biden? MSM will 'cover' but minimal mud on THEIR candidate, Joe Biden!
It’s too late for this. All I want from the Senate at this point is for them to confirm DJTs Supreme Court pick, and get out of the way.
As the Chairmens report details, Hunter Bidens role on Burismas board negatively impacted the efforts of dedicated career-service individuals who were fighting to push for anticorruption measures in Ukraine. Because the vice presidents son had a direct link to a corrupt company and its owner, State Department officials were required to maintain situational awareness of Hunter Bidens association with Burisma. Unfortunately, U.S. officials had no other choice but to endure the awkward[ness] of continuing to push an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine while the vice presidents son sat on the board of a Ukrainian company with a corrupt owner. As George Kent testified, he would have advised any American not to get on the board of Zlochevskys company. Yet, even though Hunter Bidens position on Burismas board cast a shadow over the work of those advancing anticorruption reforms in Ukraine, the Committees are only aware of two individuals who raised concerns to their superiors. Despite the efforts of these individuals, their concerns appear to have fallen on deaf ears.
Former Secretary Kerrys December 2019 denial of having any knowledge about Hunter Biden or Burisma is inconsistent with the evidence uncovered by the Committees. Kerry was briefed about Hunter Biden, Burisma and Christopher Heinz the day after Burisma announced Hunter Biden joined its board. Additionally, Secretary Kerrys senior advisor sent him press clips and articles relating to Hunter Bidens board membership. This appears to be yet another example of high-ranking Obama administration officials blatantly ignoring Hunter Bidens association with Burisma.
Several witnesses highlighted efforts to enable a successful investigation of Zlochevsky, and also noted that the U.S. decision to condition a $1 billion loan guarantee was made in part because of the then-Ukrainian prosecutor generals failure to pursue a case against Zlochevsky. But at the end of the day, between 2014 through 2017, despite the concerted effort of many U.S. officials, not one of the three different Ukrainian prosecutor generals held Zlochevsky accountable.
The Obama administration and the Democrat lobby shop Blue Star Strategies had consistent and extensive contact with Andrii Telizhenko over a period of years. Yet despite these well-documented contacts with Democratic officials, Democrats have attempted to impugn this investigation for having received some Blue Star-related records from Telizhenko. Some Democrats have even (incorrectly) identified Telizhenko as the Committees star witness. Although he produced a small number of Blue Star-related records to the Committees, the Committees never interviewed him as part of this investigation.
Even though almost all of the Committees records are from U.S. agencies and U.S. officials or persons, Democrats have repeatedly misconstrued the facts of this investigation and have smeared it as a Russian disinformation campaign. In doing so, they conveniently have ignored their own long history of meeting with Telizhenko and his yearlong work for a Democrat lobby shop. If Democrats are concerned that Telizhenko presents any risk of advancing disinformation, it is notable that the Ranking Members have not expressed any curiosity about his work with the Obama administration or Blue Star Strategies.
The records acquired by the Committees also show that Hunter Biden and his family were involved in a vast financial network that connected them to foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe. Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, in particular, formed significant and consistent financial relationships with the corrupt oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky during their time working for Burisma, and their firms made millions of dollars from that association while Joe Biden was vice president and the public face of the Obama administrations Ukraine policy. Rosemont Seneca Thornton, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden, received $3.5 million in a wire transfer from Elena Baturina, who allegedly received illegal construction contracts from her husband, the then-mayor of Moscow. Moreover, Archers apparent receipt of money for a car from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan while Vice President Biden was in Kyiv is especially concerning in light of the timing. And finally, Biden and Archers work with Chinese nationals connected to the Communist regime illustrate the deep financial connections that accelerated while Joe Biden was vice president and continued after he left office.
The Chairmens investigation has faced many obstacles from the minority and from executive agencies that have failed to comply with document requests. Accordingly, there remains much work to be done.
Stonewalling? By Rat Party Headquarters? Nope,I won’t believe it for a minute!
Nothing to see here. Crackhead and disgracefully discharged short term naval officer Hunter was well qualified to provide his input as board director to Burisma from afar from his office at a DC strip club.
Do you think the president wont use it during the debate? He has brought Hunter on every rally so far.
Democrats who are obstructing justice should be removed from their committees.
They’d be using it to try to impeach the president, of course.
” that executive agencies failed to comply with document requests.”.
POTUS needs to name Rick Grennell his FOI Czar with orders to force these executive agencies department heads to comply immediately or be arrested. Give him a small U.S. Marshal team to go with him.
It’s a 90 min debate, and prior to this report he had all the Hunter material he needed. Without indictments by the Justice dept, this will be empty posturing.
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