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Ukraine Gas Firm Tied to Biden Lobbied State Department to End Corruption Allegations, Emails Show
epoch times ^ | 11/5/2019 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV

Posted on 11/05/2019 7:21:05 PM PST by bitt

The Ukrainian gas firm that hired Hunter Biden lobbied the Department of State in early 2016, just one month before then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden forced the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the same company, according to documents obtained as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

On Feb. 24, 2016, a State Department official sent an email discussing an overture from a representative for Burisma, the Ukrainian gas firm, to Undersecretary of State Catherine Novelli. The Burisma representative argued that the allegations against the company were baseless, according to an email chain released as part of a lawsuit filed by investigative journalist John Solomon. The Burisma representative specifically cited Hunter Biden’s name as the reason for why the allegations should stop.

Earlier that month in 2016, Ukrainian authorities seized the property of Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma, according to Interfax Ukraine. The seizure included several of Zlochevsky’s homes and a Rolls-Royce Phantom car.

“Per our conversation, Karen Tramontano of Blue Star Strategies requested a meeting to discuss with U/S Novelli USG remarks alleging Burisma (Ukrainian energy company) of corruption,” the email between State Department officials, whose names are blacked out, stated. “She noted that two high profile U.S. citizens are affiliated with the company (including Hunter Biden as a board member).

“Tramontano would like to talk with U/S Novelli about getting a better understanding of how the U.S. came to the determination that the company is corrupt. According to Tramontano, there is no evidence of corruption, has been no hearing or process, and evidence to the contrary has not been considered.”

At the time the email was sent, Novelli was the third-highest-ranking official at the State Department. Karen Tramontano was the CEO of Bluestar Strategies, a consulting firm retained by Burisma to address the

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 20160224; biden; bidencorrupt; bluestarstrategies; burisma; hunterbiden; joebiden; karentramontano; mykolazlochevsky; novelli; statedept; tramontano; ukraine; zlochevsky

1 posted on 11/05/2019 7:21:05 PM PST by bitt
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2 posted on 11/05/2019 7:21:28 PM PST by bitt ((Epstein didn't kill himself!))
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This caught my eye: “Tramontano would like to talk with U/S Novelli about getting a better understanding of how the U.S. came to the determination that the company is corrupt.

So at the time this was sent the State Department had determined on their own in agreement with the Ukrainian prosecutor that Burisma was corrupt. Yet VP Joe Biden went over there and had the prosecutor fired in exchange for the aid money. His alibi was he did it because the prosecutor was corrupt but this is clearly a lie if the State Department supported his case against Burisma.

3 posted on 11/05/2019 7:39:23 PM PST by Dave Wright
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4 posted on 11/05/2019 7:39:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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5 posted on 11/06/2019 4:09:55 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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