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Posted on 10/18/2019 9:06:41 AM PDT by jazusamo
Full title: State Department official told Congress he raised concerns about Hunter Biden's Ukraine dealings in 2015 but was ignored
A State Department official focused on Ukraine policy told Congress this week he raised concerns about Hunter Bidens role on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas firm in 2015, but was rebuffed by former Vice President Joe Bidens staff, Fox News has confirmed.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, who testified behind closed doors before committees spearheading the formal House impeachment inquiry, told congressional investigators that he had qualms about Hunter Bidens role on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
The Washington Post first reported details of Kents testimony on Friday, which included his concerns that the younger Bidens role in the company could complicate U.S. diplomatic efforts with Ukrainian officials, and raised the issue of a possible conflict of interest. Kent also testified that he was worried that Hunter Bidens position would make Ukrainian officials think he was a channel of influence to his father, who was vice president at the time.
A congressional source confirmed to Fox News on Friday that Kent testified that when he brought his concerns to the office of the vice president in 2016, his staff blew him off and ignored the issue involving the younger Biden's role at the firm.
Meanwhile, during his deposition on Tuesday, sources told Fox News that Kent spoke extensively about accusations of corruption linked to Burisma, noting it was a big problem as it relates to Ukraine.
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