Skip to comments.Ukrainian Official: Hunter Biden Appointed to Burisma’s Board to ‘Protect’ the Company
Posted on 10/19/2019 11:53:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
A Ukrainian official is claiming that Hunter Biden was only appointed to the board of directors of Burisma Holdings to protect the company at a time it faced foreign scrutiny over its business practices.
Oleksandr Onyshchenko, a former member of the Ukrainian parliament and ally of Burismas founder, made the admission to Reuters on Friday when discussing Hunter Bidens ties to the oil and natural gas company.
It was to protect (the company) Onyshchenko said, noting that Hunter Bidens appointment came the same month that Mykola Zlochevsky, Burismas founder, had his assets frozen in Great Britain under suspicion of money laundering.
The admission comes as Joe Biden and his aides rush to downplay the notion that Hunter Bidens business dealings may have presented conflicts of interest for the former vice president. The controversy started last month when President Donald Trump suggested the Ukrainian government probe into how the younger Biden secured an appointment to Burismas board, shortly after his father was made the Obama administrations point man on Ukraine.
As Peter Schweizer, senior contributor at Breitbart News, detailed in his book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Hunter Biden secured the position, which paid as much as $83,000 per month despite no background in energy or Ukraine. In fact, his background in investment banking, lobbying, and hedge fund management paled in comparison to that of current and past members of the companys board of directors.
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It’s about time this was stated clearly. Hunter Biden was worth the $83,000/month because he could use his father’s influence to protect Burisma from prosecution.
That just might leave a mark.
Protection, like the Corleone family provides.
No evidence my Aunt Fanny...
Maybe one should ask the question....how many company meetings did Hunter Biden actually attend, and how many days out of the year was he physically in the Ukraine. If we are talking about ten days or less....it’s comedy act to say he was involved in the company business.
The Rueters article mentioned...What Hunter Biden did on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma
According to four sources close to the company, Biden regularly attended Burismas twice annual board meetings all of which were held outside of Ukraine.
Snip...In between board meetings, there were constant calls, dialogue, sharing of advice, consideration of different options, the source said. Expansion to other markets was also discussed, the source added.
and like all of the other elites, nothing will be done
The only prosecution we may see is if he did not pay his taxes properly.
Then what is it? Another slap on the wrist for the elite class.
$83,000/month, no experience necessary. Sounds like a good deal.
The Ukraine rate on income taxes is 18-percent. So far, I haven’t heard the story on his payment to them, or reporting it to the IRS.
The implied threat is that Burisma would be subjected to Biden-inflicted harm if it failed to pay for protection
Protection rackets are indistinguishable from extortion rackets.
The Bidens had plenty of US govt muscle to backup the implied threats.
Buy hunter, get influence over joe and get Obama's tacit agreement.
The US gummint stayed away from the corruption in the gas company, because they were part of it.
Except the mafia is more up front about what’s going on, and why. I trust them more than I trust the ‘RATs.
It would be interesting to follow the whole trail of this monthly “salary”. After it went to Hunter, I wonder how it was disbursed after that. Joe? Hussein? Clinton Foundation? Inquiring minds want to know.
But...Syria...and Russia!! - More deflection ahead. The left never admits wrongdoing.
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