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Hunter Biden’s Business: A Senate report reveals Joe’s passivity amid his son’s influence-peddling.
Wall Street Journal ^ | September 23, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board

Posted on 09/24/2020 12:13:10 PM PDT by karpov

Joe Biden is running against Donald Trump’s character and supposed corruption, so a Senate report documenting the Biden family’s 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, Joe’s son, presented to the Obama-Biden administration. The report makes clear Hunter was profiting off his father’s position—in 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 Burisma’s 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 Hunter’s name as it sought a State Department meeting.

Former State official George Kent wrote to superiors in 2016 that Hunter’s 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 Hunter’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; burisma; hunterbiden
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To: karpov

Passive isvtoo charitable a word. More like a 50/50 split.


21 posted on 09/24/2020 12:59:15 PM PDT by vigilence (Vigilence)
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To: Liz
From the comments on yesterday WSJ junior Biden article. Hunter Biden joined US Naval Reserve in 2013, receiving an over 42 age waiver cut-off and a second waiver because of past drug use. A year later, Biden was discharged from the Reserve testing positive for cocaine. In 2014, Biden joined Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest gas producer paid $50,000+ monthly. Hunter Biden’s first wife, Kathleen Buhle Biden, filed in DC Superior Court divorce docs in 2016 claiming that during their separation her ex “Created financial concerns for the family by spending extravagantly on his own interests …drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations.” She also claimed the family of their three children, “had no funds to pay their bills because of Hunter’s continued spending.” Hunter dated his late brother Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Olivere Biden. After three years, he left Hallie to marry Melissa Cohen, a filmmaker from South Africa, in May 2019, only after a child born to a nightclub stripper. What a guy! https://www.wsj.com/articles/hunter-biden-andrew-cuomo-and-the-russian-billionaire-11600890853?mod=opinion_lead_pos11#comments_sector
22 posted on 09/24/2020 12:59:29 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT ("The enemy has overrun us. We are blowing up everything. Vive la France!"Dien Bien Phu last message.)
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To: karpov

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?


23 posted on 09/24/2020 1:07:37 PM PDT by Dave Wright
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To: karpov

passivity

Oh really?

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...


24 posted on 09/24/2020 1:29:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some of the folks around these parts have been sniffing super flu.)
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To: karpov

Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns
https://justthenews.com/sites/default/files/2020-09/FINAL%20DRAFT_CLEAN%20COPY%20%282%29.pdf

More on Ukraine and Biden and money, from a press conference by Ukrainians!
https://www.facebook.com/100000092169503/posts/3580808228598881/?extid=hD2HLvFgD53qTfIu&d=n


25 posted on 09/24/2020 2:38:56 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for)
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To: LegendHasIt

Yep. Slow Joe is every bit as crooked as Hillary.


26 posted on 09/24/2020 3:49:35 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: karpov

27 posted on 09/24/2020 4:22:28 PM PDT by MAAG (Tetelestai, paid in full. You are as righteous as God is. Double jeopardy is forbidden.)
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To: Liz

I can see it now, Hunter Biden, Secretary of Treasury. And the family dog, FBI director. Well, the dog is a bloodhound at least.


28 posted on 09/24/2020 9:21:23 PM PDT by rob from twitter (Rob on Politics mostly on twitter: @robsurber)
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To: karpov

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.


29 posted on 09/25/2020 5:00:22 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = USSR; Journ0List + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey)
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