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Hunter Bidenís Business: A Senate report reveals Joeís passivity amid his sonís 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; burisma; hunterbiden
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1 posted on 09/24/2020 12:13:10 PM PDT by karpov
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To: Red Badger; Ann Archy

Here we go!

Hannity talking about it right now.


2 posted on 09/24/2020 12:16:19 PM PDT by rob from twitter (Rob on Politics mostly on twitter: @robsurber)
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To: karpov

The Biden Family Crime Syndicate is supposedly knee deep in this as well: https://112.international/finance/privatbank-says-its-former-owners-laundered-nearly—800-million-in-us-53346.html


3 posted on 09/24/2020 12:27:05 PM PDT by elpadre
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Yet another example of Obama and high- ranking Obama officials blatantly
ignoring Hunter Biden’s associations with Burisma (and other foreign entities).

The records acquired by the Senate Committees show that Hunter Biden and the Biden family were involved in a vast financial network that connected them to foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe.

While Joe Biden was VP and was tapped as the public face of the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy,
Hunter Biden and partner Archer, formed significant and consistent financial relationships with corrupt oligarchs
getting paid handsomely working for Burisma... their firms made millions of dollars from that association.

Rosemont Seneca Thornton, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden, received $3.5 million in a wire transfer from Elena Baturina, who allegedly received illegal construction contracts from her husband, the former mayor of Moscow.....plus Archer’s apparent receipt of money for a car from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan.

4 posted on 09/24/2020 12:27:35 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Passivity?

Like hell. Joe was the instigator, and no doubt shared 'bigly' in the money that came in. Ol' Joe, given his worldwide connections and fifty years of experience in the D. C. swamp knows where and how to hide ill gotten gains.

And the Senate here is just covering for one of their 'Frat Brothers' while pretending to go after his son.

Just more of the usual Kabuki theater.


5 posted on 09/24/2020 12:28:43 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: karpov

Just like the Clintons’ passivity during the ChiCom secret stealing in the 90’s?


6 posted on 09/24/2020 12:29:05 PM PDT by polymuser (A socialist is a communist without the power to take everything from their citizens...yet.)
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To: karpov

If he was “influence peddling” exactly whose influence was he peddling?


7 posted on 09/24/2020 12:29:38 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: rob from twitter

8 posted on 09/24/2020 12:30:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (Sine Q-Anon.....................very............)
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It's scary to contemplate that Joe Biden was grooming Hunter for high govt office.

Hunter Biden speaks at the World Food Program USA's Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony
at Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., April 12, 2016. PHOTO: PAUL MORIGI/GETTY IMAGES

9 posted on 09/24/2020 12:32:21 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: LegendHasIt
The Senate report is covering for an insider...one of "The Boys"...pretending to go after his ne-er do well crackhead son, Hunter the Sperminator.
Joe Biden, passive? Like hell. Joe was the instigator, and no doubt shared 'bigly' in the money that poured in.
Given Ol' Joe's worldwide connections and fifty years in the DC swamp, Biden knows where and how to hide ill gotten gains.

Amen.

10 posted on 09/24/2020 12:38:19 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Red Badger

And what the HECK do people expect from a riothappy party????

Born alive abortions and as corrupt as hell!


11 posted on 09/24/2020 12:39:05 PM PDT by rob from twitter (Rob on Politics mostly on twitter: @robsurber)
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To: karpov

Threatening a foreign nation with withholding billions of dollars in aid, taking your corrupt son with you on an official trip to China so he comes home with billions of dollars? That’s “passive”? He was knee deep in the deals! He facilitated them, and they could not have happened without his direct influence!


12 posted on 09/24/2020 12:40:18 PM PDT by ETCM
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To: Liz
Oh sure. Get Hunter in politics.🙄
13 posted on 09/24/2020 12:41:05 PM PDT by rob from twitter (Rob on Politics mostly on twitter: @robsurber)
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To: karpov

OUCH!!


14 posted on 09/24/2020 12:42:03 PM PDT by Maris Crane
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We’ve only scratched the surface of the Biden family crimes.....

BACKSTORY They no sooner landed in Beijing on AF2 when Hunter got the license to do business with China.

Joe B bragged he NEVER discussed the China deal with Hunter on the official trip over on AF2 (with Hunter’s daughter on board, as well).

SPIT-—of course not-—all the prelims were conducted on the taxpayers’ dime-—in the tax-paid VP’s office——using tax-paid VP staff.


REFERENCE——Hunter Biden’s business partnership w/ a Chinese investment firm funded by the Chinese Communist government started acquiring companies beneficial to the Chinese military..... they invested in China General Nuclear, which ended up being charged by our FBI for stealing US nuclear secrets then ended up buying part of an American duel use technology company, meaning it produces technology that has civilian and military applications.......buying that for the benefit of the Chinese military.” The Biden Relationship with China ‘Has Very Real National Security Implications.’ Hunter Biden’s deals ‘served’ China and the Chinese military, while Joe Biden was Obama’s VP.


AND THIS The entire Biden family was involved in undermining the safety and security of Americans while Joe Biden was Obama’s VP.
<><> Joe’s brother, James Biden, freely revealed his associations to the NYT; James talked without fear.
<><> indicates that the Biden family had protection from a VERY HIGH SOURCE.........

BACKSTORY In December 2016, the FBI busted a China General nuclear engineer, Szuhsiung “Allen” Ho, for conspiring to help China illegally obtain “sensitive nuclear technology” from within the US.........

After Chi Ping Ho got nailed, an executive with CEFC China Energy Co., was busted by the FBI in 2017 for bribing officials in Africa, ........“one of the CEFC China Energy Co.’s exec first calls” was to James Biden, Joe Biden’s brother.

Last year, James Biden told The New York Times....(without fear)......that he believed China Energy Co.’s exec(later convicted) had been trying to reach Hunter and that, he, James Biden, provided his nephew’s contact information.


Joe Biden’s claim that he never discussed these matters with his son is ludicrous. He and his son are very close. They talk about the fact that they are very close and they talk all the time,” author Schweizer said during an interview w/ “Just The News’ “ John Solomon ...

“But the mainstream media has not aggressively questioned the Bidens on this, and to me, that lack of curiosity is astonishing. Because we all know if this were the Trumps instead of the Bidens, they would be getting massive scrutiny.” ...

.....what stands out with the Bidens is the intensity and the depth to which they were prepared to go for the deals when Joe Biden was vice president ...

......the son of the vice president was running a sort of veritable United Nations of corruption,” Schweizer remarked. (Excerpt) Read more at justthenews.com ...


15 posted on 09/24/2020 12:42:07 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: rob from twitter

If Joe is elected (gag), Hunter will get a Cabinet post-—Secretary of Inside Deals.


16 posted on 09/24/2020 12:43:16 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: karpov

I doubt Joe was passive. He first told Hunter how and where to flush the money out of foreign interests as Joe has done for decades. Hunter didn’t know anything about handling corruption to make it pay. Inexperienced at first.

Then Hunter called and said “Dad, I need advice. Do I put the squeeze on both of these guys or play one against the other with the CIA guys you can call in to help me here?”

Joe: “Uh, who are you again? I forget. I just woke up from one of my naps.”


17 posted on 09/24/2020 12:43:35 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: Liz
It's scary to contemplate that Joe Biden was grooming Hunter for high govt office.

He'll have to get along with Treasury Secretary Bernie Sanders and Secretary of State AOC.

18 posted on 09/24/2020 12:45:51 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: karpov
He testified that officials had to worry about “opponents” …

How many of these State Department officials are still there?

19 posted on 09/24/2020 12:49:46 PM PDT by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban Gun Free Zones)
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To: frank ballenger

Uggggghhhhhh.


20 posted on 09/24/2020 12:57:32 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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