Skip to comments.Hunter Biden’s Business: A Senate report reveals Joe’s passivity amid his son’s influence-peddling.
Posted on 09/24/2020 12:13:10 PM PDT by karpov
Joe Biden is running against Donald Trumps character and supposed corruption, so a Senate report documenting the Biden familys ethical swampiness certainly counts as news.
Senate committee Chairmen Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley on Wednesday released the findings of their year-long investigation into the problems that the business dealings of Hunter Biden, Joes son, presented to the Obama-Biden administration. The report makes clear Hunter was profiting off his fathers positionin Ukraine, and notably in China. Foreigners knew they were buying influence by association.
The Ukrainian gas company Burisma hired Hunter to consult on corporate governance in May 2014, only weeks after Vice President Biden took the U.S. lead in helping Ukraine fight corruption. Burisma was a top investigation target, and U.K. officials had seized the London bank accounts of Burismas owner. Hunter had no experience in Ukraine or natural gas. The report cites emails showing Hunter and his business associate, Devon Archer, requesting meetings with State Department officials after their Burisma appointments. A U.S. lobbying firm working for Burisma invoked Hunters name as it sought a State Department meeting.
Former State official George Kent wrote to superiors in 2016 that Hunters Burisma position made it very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anti-corruption agenda in Ukraine. He testified that officials had to worry about opponents saying What about Hunter Biden? State Department email chains show U.S. officials mulling how to handle the Hunter problem.
Committee documents show Hunters businesses received millions of dollars from other deals with foreigners during the Obama years. This included a $3.5 million wire transfer in 2014 from Elena Baturina, the widow of the former mayor of Moscow.
The report details a vast web of corporate connections and financial transactions between and among the Biden family and Chinese nationals.
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Passive isvtoo charitable a word. More like a 50/50 split.
I don’t consider having the Ukrainian prosecutor fired to protect his son and his company exactly “passive”. How many other court officers of foreign countries did Joe have fired during his tenure in office?
The guy blackmailed the Ukraine’s leadership using funds of
the United States.
He bragged about it.
That’s passivity? No, that’s taking an active role in
covering up criminality. Even if his son was innocent,
that act would be a crime.
A big crime...
Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns
More on Ukraine and Biden and money, from a press conference by Ukrainians!
Yep. Slow Joe is every bit as crooked as Hillary.
I can see it now, Hunter Biden, Secretary of Treasury. And the family dog, FBI director. Well, the dog is a bloodhound at least.
Unless we witness some true action,
this will be treated just like election year partisan noise. With the same seriousness.
Unfortunately, people don’t realize the risk.
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