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Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter Bidenís Ukraine work but was rebu
washington post ^ | 10/18/2019 | john hudson

Posted on 10/18/2019 5:26:55 PM PDT by bitt

A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony.

George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules surrounding the deposition.

Kent said he had concerns that Ukrainian officials would view Hunter Biden as a conduit for currying influence with his father, said the people. But when Kent raised the issue with Biden’s office, he was told the then-vice president didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the issue involving his son as his other son, Beau, was battling cancer, said the people familiar with his testimony.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bidencorrupt; bidenukraine; burisma; duplicate; hunterbiden; statedept; ukraine
Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter Biden’s Ukraine work but was rebuffed
1 posted on 10/18/2019 5:26:56 PM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 10/18/2019 5:27:09 PM PDT by bitt
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Call Hunter Biden for his new and lower bribe prices!

Hunter is very good in bribing officials in emerging countries like the Ukraine. Hunter can bribe 24/7 from his Baltimore office or his Dad’s DC office.

Use his Dad’s web site or toll free number for bribe quotes: Official Web Site: www.joebiden.com/ ... Phone: (302) 574-2008 .

3 posted on 10/18/2019 5:35:15 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (The line that separated satire, Democrats and Stupidity has vanished. (thanks to jonascord)!)
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Related...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3787166/posts


4 posted on 10/18/2019 5:38:02 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: bitt
Funny that this should appear in the Amazon Compost.That could only mean that the top brass at Rat Party Headquarters don't want plugs to be the nominee.
5 posted on 10/18/2019 5:41:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (A joke: Brennan,Comey and Lynch walk into a Barr...)
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It says it all that when President Trump tells Ukraine to do something about corruption, the whole DC structure goes into superdrive to impeach him.


6 posted on 10/18/2019 5:41:52 PM PDT by grania ("We're all just pawns in their game")
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To: bitt

Amazing that the WP published this.


7 posted on 10/18/2019 5:57:50 PM PDT by Innovative
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Biden doesn’t have the “bandwidth” to order his own breakfast at Denny’s


8 posted on 10/18/2019 6:05:22 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Gay State Conservative

Bezos is all about Princess Buffalo Shit right now

Until Hillary orders her to be taken out next


9 posted on 10/18/2019 6:06:45 PM PDT by digger48
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To: bitt

Big story.


10 posted on 10/18/2019 6:07:26 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: grania

The President mentioning CrowdStrike on the call freaked them out big time.


11 posted on 10/18/2019 6:21:26 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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“.....when President Trump tells Ukraine to do something about corruption....”

And that’s the real point for this. Trump didn’t tell them anything other than there was an identified possibility of corruption concerning the company Hunter Biden was a board member of in the Ukraine and asking the president of the Ukraine to follow the treaty and investigate it. The Ukraine is a country the US has a treaty with to determine and stop corruption for. And he took no action in the investigation by staying within the guidelines of his position and asking the president of the Ukraine to contact our AG. It is illegal for a federal employee to use his position for personal gain either financially or to assist friends or family. There is video of Joe Biden bragging about stopping an investigation of his son’s company by withholding aid fund from the US and giving the Ukraine president 6 hours to terminate the prosecutor attempting it. A clear act that displays possible misuse of position and blackmail.

This is an indisputable fact by every transcript of the action he took they can find. This is why the impeachment actions being threatened by the liberals/socialists, is so out on line. They appear to want to get Trump more than follow the law or even do what their predecessors determined as the treaty was sign by Bill Clinton in 1999.

rwood


12 posted on 10/18/2019 8:07:05 PM PDT by Redwood71
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3 days late, but at least the WaPost did grudgingly report it.


13 posted on 10/18/2019 8:17:50 PM PDT by cookcounty (Susan Rice: G Gordon Liddy times 10.)
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"Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter Biden’s Ukraine work ..."

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Adam Schiff will inform the public all about this,..... maybe the first thing Saturday morning he will spread the light on CNN and SeeBS.

(not)

14 posted on 10/19/2019 3:54:51 AM PDT by a little elbow grease (... to err is human, to admit it divine ...)
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Washington Post tries to come to the rescue by giving the democrats point of view of the testimony.

My God, how much more blatant can the media be??


15 posted on 10/19/2019 4:00:13 AM PDT by Maris Crane
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