07.04.2019 | Joe Biden Steered $1.8 Billion to Ukraine While His Son Bagged Sweetheart Deal from Their Government
by Peter Schweizer - Breitbart

Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News, recalled how Hunter Biden, Joe Bidens second son, received millions of dollars from Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while his father directed $1.8 billion in aid money to Ukraine as vice president during the Obama administration. Schweizer said, I think a deeper problem that [Joe Biden] faces is as has been reported on Breitbart and reported at the Hill, today which I think is far deeper is the fact that his family, particularly his son, cashed in while he was vice president of the United States. John Solomon reported on Hunter Bidens receiving millions of dollars from Burisma Holdings after being installed on the companys board during his fathers vice presidential tenure: U.S. banking records show Hunter Bidens American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts usually more than $166,000 a month from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia. The general prosecutors official file for the Burisma probe shared with me by senior Ukrainian officials shows prosecutors identified Hunter Biden, business partner Devon Archer and their firm, Rosemont Seneca, as potential recipients of money. Shokin told me in written answers to questions that, before he was fired as general prosecutor, he had made specific plans for the investigation that included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden. Weve talked before about the deals he procured with the government for China, remembered Schweizer. The other place [Joe Bidens] son, Hunter Biden, procured a big deal was in Ukraine. In Ukraine, it involved an energy company called Burisma, which is a very corrupt organization headed by an oligarch named Mykola Zlochevsky who is very close to ViktorYanukovich, the pro-Russian leader. Schweizer asked, Theres all kinds of questions and implications. Is there a Russian component to this, because Burisma is such a corrupt company? The bottom line is Joe Biden was the Obama administrations point-person on policy towards Ukraine, noted Schweizer. He steered $1.8 billion in aid to that government and while he was doing so, his son got a sweetheart deal with this energy company that weve been able to trace over just a 14-month period paid $3.1 million into an account where Hunter Biden was getting paid. Schweizer highlighted Hunter Bidens lack of professional or experiential bona fides in terms of his board position at Burisma Holdings. Suffice to say, Hunter Biden has no background in Ukraine, stated Schweizer. He has no background in energy policy. Theres really no legitimate explanation as to why he got this deal with this energy company, other than the fact his father was responsible for doling out money in Ukraine itself. Schweizer went on, Its a huge problem, and it goes to this question of corruption and potential payoffs and bribes that these foreign entities were making to the Bidens in exchange for hopefully getting favorable treatment. Despite the Robert Mueller-led operations ostensible pursuit of collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russian state, Schweizer noted actual financial dealings between the Biden family and foreign interests. Schweizer said, One of the phrases that has been tossed around as it relates to the Russian collusion hoax was obstruction of justice by Trump, and theres been no at least in my mind evidence that that ever happened, and it doesnt seem that Mueller felt any charges should be brought on that count. But in this case, you would have a pretty clear-cut case of obstruction of justice, where Joe Biden is saying to Ukrainian officials, We are not going to give you this billion-dollar loan guarantee unless you fire this guy.' Schweizer added, There is far more evidence of collusion involving Joe Biden or even involving the Clintons of collusion with these foreign powers than there was with Donald Trump, because you actually have the transaction of money, you have very favorable policies that were carried out. I think collusion is not too strong a word. I think its a pretty accurate word. Schweizer added, Theres no question. The Bidens got a lot of money millions of dollars from these foreign powers. Hunter Biden had no legitimate reasons to get the deal. He simply wasnt qualified. Schweizer warned of politicians and officials monetizing their political influence. So what [Joe Biden] is doing is using U.S. taxpayer government resources for the personal benefit of his family, and by the way, all of this absolutely rings true, remarked Schweizer. Joe Biden was the Obama administrations person on Ukraine, he traveled to that country something like 17 times during his tenure as vice president, which is pretty amazing. Schweizer went on, Whats remarkable is when, a couple of days before Donald Trump was inaugurated in Washington, D.C., Joe Biden was actually in Ukraine. Its pretty remarkable for a vice president of the United States to be overseas that late in the game, but he was in Ukraine. [Joe Bidens] sway and influence there was enormous, and it raises all kinds of questions about the way that he used or abused government power, and of course it raises questions about what potentially did Ukrainians have on Hunter Biden. What kind of evidence and information do we have? asked Schweizer of corruption concerns regarding Joe Biden. We know that millions of dollars flowed into Hunter Bidens accounts. We know that he was not qualified for the job, and the question is, what did he get for Ukrainians in return? I think thats all the sort of thing that needs to be investigated and looked into by a grand jury. Schweizer added, You have a pattern with Hunter Biden. Of a couple of cases that we know of and others that are lingering out there. We know in the case of China he flies with his dad on Air Force Two in December of 2013 and ten days later, his firm gets a $1 billion private equity deal with the Chinese government. Schweizer continued, Again, [Hunter Bidens] firm has no background in China. Hunter Biden has no background in China. Its just odd. About four months later, he gets this deal with the Ukrainians, particularly with Burisma. What we also know is, based on financial account records that came out [from] Morgan Stanley that was managed by Hunter Bidens business partner, a guy named Devon Archer, he handled an account for Morgan Stanley and that account sent huge sums of money to Hunter Biden. Schweizer went on, Not only does that account show money coming in from the Chinese and Ukrainians. Theres also $1.2 million that comes from this LLC that we cant trace. it comes from a boutique Swiss bank account thats been implicated in money-laundering in ten countries. Theres $145,000 from the son of the former prime minister of Kazakhstan, which is of course a highly corrupt country with all sorts of interesting implications. The point is, Ukraine is not an isolated case. China is not an isolated case. Joe Biden seems to have monetized his vice presidential powers, speculated Schweizer. Schweizer stated, Its pretty clear you have a pattern that the for-sale sign was open with the Biden family, and that a lot of foreign powers including foreign governments basically took them up on the offer and gave money to Hunter Biden. That, in and of itself, I think demands investigation in the United States. These financial records by Morgan Stanley [are] very, very clear, declared Schweizer. It shows line after line after line of money going into an account that is marked Robert H. Biden, which is Hunter Bidens legal name, and it shows huge sums of money coming in from Ukrainians, Chinese, Kazakhs, and anonymous LLCs. Its all there in black and white. Hunter Biden sat on the board of Bohai Harvest RST an obscure private equity firm which secured a $1.5 billion investment from the Chinese government, noted Schweizer. The deal with China that he had was the first financial deal with the Chinese government that allowed moving assets to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. So, J.P. Morgan didnt have this kind of deal, Goldman Sachs didnt have this kind of deal, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, the only firm that had this deal was this small boutique firm that had been started a couple of years ago by the vice presidents son. In March 2018, an aide of Joe Bidens dismissed Schweizers investigations and research given Schweizers relationship with Breitbart News: We arent going to engage on a politically motivated hit pieces based on a series of demonstrable, factual errors from a Breitbart-affiliated author and his financial backers. Schweizer said, So he can huff and puff and attack me personally all he wants. In part, he attacked me because of my role as an editor at Breitbart, but that doesnt erase the facts. On March 12, Joe Biden said he could not think of any reason he would not run for president. In December 2018, he said anybody can beat Donald Trump in 2020s forthcoming presidential election. Source:


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