Axios – Former Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview with “Axios on HBO,” promised to prohibit his son Hunter, and other family members, from cashing in on his name if elected as president. I guess as a vice president, the bar is much lower.
What was Hunter Biden doing in Ukraine? “I don’t know what he was doing. I know he was on the board. I found out he was on the board after he was on the board, and that was it,” Biden said. Asked whether he wants to get to the bottom of it, Biden said, “No. Because I trust my son.” Biden also stated that “Not one little tiny bit to suggest anything was done wrong.” How can Joe say this if he doesn’t want to get to the bottom of the alleged scandal?
Well, Joe, is this true? OANN – Newly released documents are revealing additional details of the alleged corruption scheme by Joe and Hunter Biden in Ukraine. A recent Freedom of Information request by watchdog group American Oversight has produced 100 pages of State Department documents, including testimonies from former prosecutors Viktor Shokin and Yuriy Lutsenko.
Vice President Biden is alleged to have used his office to protect energy company Burisma from anti-corruption scrutiny. Documents showed the State Department was aware that Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky was involved in money laundering and the illegal off-shoring of at least $23 million from Ukraine.
Ukrainian officials said Hunter Biden, who served on Burisma’s board at the time, received a salary of $50,000 per month, plus a commission. The documents confirmed that in 2015, Zlochevsky paid $900,000 in consulting fees to Rosemont Seneca Partners, a company that represented the Bidens’ interests in Ukraine.
What did Hunter Biden do for Burisma? Reuters – During his time on the board of one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, was regarded as a helpful non-executive director with a powerful name, according to people familiar with Biden’s role at the company.
Interviews with more than a dozen people, including executives and former prosecutors in Ukraine, paint a picture of a director who provided advice on legal issues, corporate finance, and strategy during a five-year term on the board, which ended in April of this year. Hunter Biden never visited Ukraine for company business during that time, according to three of the people.
They also said that his presence on the board didn’t protect the company from its most serious challenge: a series of criminal investigations launched by Ukrainian authorities against its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, a multimillionaire former minister of ecology and natural resources. The allegations concern tax violations, money-laundering, and licenses given to Burisma during the period where Zlochevsky was a minister.
In short, Burisma got little legal advice, but maybe they got something else. Let’s investigate all this wonderful legal advice given to Burisma and see if it really justified the Biden payments. Or was Burisma getting something else? This looks like a whole lot more than a “tiny bit” Joe. In any case, check out the interview and watch Joe squirm: