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An explosive Senate Report exposes possible criminal activity of Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his position on a board with the Ukrainian energy giant Burisma Holdings.
The year long investigation by the Senate ended Wednesday and exposed what Senator’s Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, allege was ongoing malfeasance by Hunter Biden, as well as those connected to him. Those allegations suggest that the son of the Democratic candidate for president took money from senior Russian officials, criminal elements, as well as people and businesses connected to the Chinese Communist Party.
For example, one key finding alleges that “Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow.”
Another key finding suggests that “Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an ‘Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.’”
Hunter Biden’s work with Burisma Holdings was highly criticized behind closed doors when his father was Vice President. Former Vice President Joe Biden had been put in charge of overseeing foreign issues with Ukraine when his son became a paid board member for Burisma, in which he received a salary of roughly $50,000 per month.
Johnson and Grassley have been working diligently for the past year to expose what both GOP senators have said was extensive corruption connected to the son of Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Johnson, who spoke to this reporter Monday, said the report would “expose serious conflicts of interest when the former Vice President was heading the Ukraine policy for former President Obama.”
As previously reported by SaraACarter.com, Johnson’s committee has been investigating a litany of possible criminal activity by Hunter Biden and the Senators were determined “to get this Ukraine report out as quickly as possible,” said Johnson.
“I’m hopeful our report will turn some heads because my goal is to get the truth out to the American people,” he said. “The truth is a simple and important concept, don’t you think?”
The accusations in the Senate report expose what the Senators believe is an onslaught of possible criminal activity, bribery, as well as payments made to people connected to sex trafficking and human trafficking rings that must be investigated by the Justice Department.
A former senior intelligence official told this reporter that the alleged evidence presented in this report “raises significant national security concerns because it’s Biden’s son and his connections to these communist players, including the issues of bribery and trafficking could compromise the Vice President as well.”
The report noted that senior Obama administration officials purposefully did not address the ethical conflicts and serious alleged criminal issues dealing with former Vice President Joe Biden’s family. In fact, it appeared that members of the administration allegedly covered up the corruption, the report notes.
One area of the key findings dealt with a situation in 2015 with the former Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, George Kent. He allegedly “raised concerns to officials in Vice President Joe Biden’s office about the perception of a conflict of interest with respect to Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board.”
Kent’s concerns went unaddressed, stated the report. Then, in September 2016, he emphasized in an email to his colleagues, “Furthermore, the presence of Hunter Biden on the Burisma board was very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine.”
- In early 2015 the former Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, George Kent, raised concerns to officials in Vice President Joe Biden’s office about the perception of a conflict of interest with respect to Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board. Kent’s concerns went unaddressed, and in September 2016, he emphasized in an email to his colleagues, “Furthermore, the presence of Hunter Biden on the Burisma board was very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine.”
- In October 2015, senior State Department official Amos Hochstein raised concerns with Vice President Biden, as well as with Hunter Biden, that Hunter Biden’s position onBurisma’s board enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.
- Although Kent believed that Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board was awkward forall U.S. officials pushing an anti-corruption agenda in Ukraine, the Committees are only aware of two individuals — Kent and former U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein — who raised concerns to Vice President Joe Biden (Hochstein) or his staff (Kent).
- The awkwardness for Obama administration officials continued well past his presidency. Former Secretary of State John Kerry had knowledge of Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board, but when asked about it at a town hall event in Nashua, N.H. on Dec. 8, 2019, Kerry falsely said, “I had no knowledge about any of that. None. No.” Evidence to the contrary is detailed in Section V.
- Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland testified that confronting oligarchs would send an anticorruption message in Ukraine. Kent told the Committees that Zlochevsky was an “odious oligarch.” However, in December 2015, instead of following U.S. objectives of confronting oligarchs, Vice President Biden’s staff advised him to avoid commenting on Zlochevsky and recommended he say, “I’m not going to get into naming names or accusing individuals.”
- Hunter Biden was serving on Burisma’s board (supposedly consulting on corporate governance and transparency) when Zlochevsky allegedly paid a $7 million bribe to officials serving under Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Vitaly Yarema, to “shut the case against Zlochevsky.” Kent testified that this bribe occurred in December 2014 (seven months after Hunter joined Burisma’s board), and, after learning about it, he and the Resident Legal Advisor reported this allegation to the FBI.
- Hunter Biden was a U.S. Secret Service protectee from Jan. 29, 2009 to July 8, 2014. A day before his last trip as a protectee, Time published an article describing Burisma’sramped up lobbying efforts to U.S. officials and Hunter’s involvement in Burisma’sboard. Before ending his protective detail, Hunter Biden received Secret Service protection on trips to multiple foreign locations, including Moscow, Beijing, Doha, Paris, Seoul, Manila, Tokyo, Mexico City, Milan, Florence, Shanghai, Geneva, London, Dublin, Munich, Berlin, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Nairobi, Hong Kong, Taipei, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Johannesburg, Brussels, Madrid, Mumbai and Lake Como.
- Andrii Telizhenko, the Democrats’ personification of Russian disinformation, met with Obama administration officials, including Elisabeth Zentos, a member of Obama’sNational Security Council, at least 10 times. A Democrat lobbying firm, Blue Star Strategies, contracted with Telizhenko from 2016 to 2017 and continued to request his assistance as recent as the summer of 2019. A recent news article detailed other extensive contacts between Telizhenko and Obama administration officials.
- In addition to the over $4 million paid by Burisma for Hunter Biden’s and Archer’s board memberships, Hunter Biden, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds.
- Archer received $142,300 from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan, purportedly for a car, the same day Vice President Joe Biden appeared with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsemy Yasenyuk and addressed Ukrainian legislators in Kyiv regarding Russia’s actions in Crimea.
- Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.
- Hunter Biden opened a bank account with Gongwen Dong to fund a $100,000 global spending spree with James Biden and Sara Biden.
- Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow.
- Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
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