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MPs demand Zelensky, Trump investigate suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine corruption involving $7.4 bln
Interfax-Ukraine ^ | November 20, 2019

Posted on 11/20/2019 8:16:10 AM PST by COUNTrecount

KYIV. Nov 20 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian members of parliament have demanded the presidents of Ukraine and the United States, Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, investigate suspicions of the legalization of $7.4 billion by the "family" of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych through the American investment fund Franklin Templeton Investments, which they said has ties to the U.S. Democratic Party.

At a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine agency on Wednesday, MP Andriy Derkach announced that deputies have received new materials from investigative journalists about international corruption and the participation of Ukrainian officials in it.

"Last week, November 14, the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO), unnoticed by the media, announced a new suspicion to the notorious owner of Burisma, ex-Ecology Minister Zlochevsky. According to the suspicion, the Yanukovych family is suspected, in particular, with legalizing (laundering) of criminally obtained income through Franklin Templeton Investments, an investment fund carrying out purchases of external government loan bonds totaling $7.4 billion," Derkach said.

With reference to the investigation, he emphasized: it was money criminally obtained by the "family" of Yanukovych and invested in the purchase of Ukrainian debt in 2013-2014.

For his part, MP Oleksandr Dubinsky from the Servant of the People faction said that according to investigators, "the Yanukovych 'family' illegally obtained $7.4 billion and laundered the funds through an investment fund close to some representatives of the U.S. Democratic Party in the form of external government loan bonds."

Meanwhile, Derkach said that several facts indicate Franklin Templeton Investments' relationship with the U.S. Democratic Party.

"The son of Templeton's founder, John Templeton Jr., was one of President Obama's major campaign donors. Another fund-related character is Thomas Donilon. Managing Director of BlackRock Investment Institute, shareholder Franklin Templeton Investments, which has the largest share in the fund. It is noteworthy that he previously was Obama's national security advisor," Derkach said.

The MP said that the presidents of Ukraine and the United States should combine the efforts of the two countries to establish facts of corruption and money laundering with the participation of citizens of both countries.

"President Zelensky must pick up the phone, dial Trump, ask for help and cooperation in the fight against corruption and fly to Washington. The issue of combating international corruption in Ukraine with the participation of citizens, businessmen and U.S. officials should become a key during the meeting of the two presidents," he said.

Derkach said as a result of the meeting, it is necessary to build interaction between the Ukrainian investigating authorities and the U.S. Department of Justice to obtain information about the organizers of the bond issue, clients and beneficiaries of investment funds for each purchase, interrogate fund officials, etc.

As reported, on October 9, 2019, Derkach published official correspondence between NABU and the U.S. Embassy, according to which the first deputy of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Gizo Uglava, through his assistant Polina Chyzh, for a long time provided the U.S. Embassy with information that negatively affected the course of events in Ukraine and the United States.

Derkach said Chyzh received instructions from the representative of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine Hanna Emelyanova to provide information on the case involving Zlochevsky.

Derkach also announced the amount of money transferred to representatives of the Burisma Group, including Hunter Biden. According to documents, in general, in favor of Hunter Biden, Alexander Kwasniewski, Alan Apter and Devon Archer, Burisma paid about $16.5 million.

According to Derkach, ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin repeatedly appealed to the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk in the framework of criminal proceedings for Burisma, but constantly received formal responses. The activities of Shokin, according to the MP, irritated then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during his fifth visit to Kyiv in two years. The visit on December 7-8, 2015, was devoted to solving the issue of Shokin's resignation for the affairs of Zlochevsky and Burisma, he said.

"The subject of pressure was the $1 billion credit guarantee that the United States should have provided to Ukraine: Biden himself acknowledged the pressure in his speech to the U.S. Foreign Relations Council in January 2018," Derkach said.


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To: grobdriver

Who needs stupid impeachment when you may have a glorious revolution and a military coup? It is already 5 years without a revolution in Ukraine. Something is not right!


21 posted on 11/20/2019 8:49:59 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: IC Ken

I knew they were “giving back” money to Soros groups, but I am starting to think they were so successful with that scheme that that they decided to skip the “middle man” (aka Soros entities) and directly pay the man (Biden - and others perhaps?).

The money laundering accusations are very serious and it involves a very large investment firm.


22 posted on 11/20/2019 8:50:24 AM PST by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well heck, if it ties to the Democrat Party, then there can be no investigation at this time; it’s election season dontchaknow, and to investigate now would be foreign interference in the election. Just shut it down, Ukraine, if you know what’s best. /s


23 posted on 11/20/2019 8:53:38 AM PST by Tellurian (Demonicrats would smugly tell even God "you didn't build that".)
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To: Tellurian
Well heck, if it ties to the Democrat Party, then there can be no investigation at this time; it’s election season dontchaknow, and to investigate now would be foreign interference in the election. Just shut it down, Ukraine, if you know what’s best. /s

What you said, plus this: Hells bells, everone knows we can't start an investigation until we've heard all we're gonna hear from IG Horowitz, AWOL Huber, AG Barr and whoever the hell else is pretending to investigate the deep state or the Clinton DNC machine. Everyone knows that. /s

24 posted on 11/20/2019 9:03:22 AM PST by Migraine
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To: liberalh8ter
Democrat marketing department, aka the news media, will desperately spin this.

Well, thank God for FR, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, et al.

Are we going to cowboy up or are we going to lie here and bleed? Let's roll!

25 posted on 11/20/2019 9:09:13 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would be have noandards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Gahanna Bob

So it seems to me that the Democrat party apparatus from the very start of the Trump administration has actively engaged in a coverup of their illegal dealings with Ukraine.

The claims and investigations of Russian involvement in the election in favor of Trump were intended to focus America’s attention away from their actions that included Ukrainian involvement in that same election . Talk about obstruction of justice, hypocrisy, and mastery of the shell game ... All that depended on the very reliable support of the MSM.


26 posted on 11/20/2019 9:09:27 AM PST by wiley (John 16:33: "In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.")
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To: COUNTrecount

RT


27 posted on 11/20/2019 9:24:54 AM PST by Wuli
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To: COUNTrecount

Hunter and daddy Biden will soon be on suicide watch with Bill Clinton.


28 posted on 11/20/2019 9:33:11 AM PST by spincaster (ust)
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To: COUNTrecount

Trump was the whistleblower.


29 posted on 11/20/2019 9:45:58 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: COUNTrecount

Thank you for posting this. I doubt the MSM will say anything about it.


30 posted on 11/20/2019 10:14:06 AM PST by Pining_4_TX ("Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods." ~ H.L. Mencken)
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To: COUNTrecount
from Thomas Donilon's Wikipedia page

"Donilon is the brother of Mike Donilon, a lawyer and political consultant who was Counselor to former Vice-President Joe Biden. His other brother, Terrence Donilon, is communications director for Roman Catholic Cardinal Sean O'Malley.[20] Donilon's sister, Donna, is a nurse. He is married to Catherine M. Russell, who was Chief of Staff to Jill Biden, and in March 2013 was named the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues at the U.S. State Department."

31 posted on 11/20/2019 10:16:41 AM PST by WrightWings (Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November...)
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To: COUNTrecount
Love it! Moves and counter moves 😂😂
32 posted on 11/20/2019 10:20:20 AM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: Texas Eagle
"Then we’ll see whose fingers are in the Cookie Jar."

банку печива (banku pechyva)

'Banku Pechyva Gate!' I love it! :)

33 posted on 11/20/2019 10:34:34 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: dowcaet
This is why Sondland contradicted himself today...

For those of us that missed it - what was his original statement and what was his statement today? Thanks!

34 posted on 11/20/2019 10:38:48 AM PST by frog in a pot ( "It's not enough to hold winning cards, ya gotta' know how to bet 'em.")
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To: dowcaet

Couldn’t hear Sondland’s testimony but which version was presented today?
Over Target Taking Flak


35 posted on 11/20/2019 10:39:21 AM PST by griswold3 (Democratic Socialism is Slavery by Mob Rule)
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To: COUNTrecount

I understood the corruption investigation required by Trump to be about the 2016 election interference, not the Biden corruption.


36 posted on 11/20/2019 10:41:39 AM PST by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: COUNTrecount
If a BOMBSHELL lands in the woods and media IGNORES it, is it still a BOMBSHELL? This is kinda YUGE!

Looks like Hillary's effort to CLEAR THE FIELD by REMOVING TRUMP and TOSSING BIDEN out of the 2020 race has met with a serious BRICK WALL with this news...

37 posted on 11/20/2019 10:42:06 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Bump


38 posted on 11/20/2019 10:42:33 AM PST by patriotfury ((May the fleas of a thousand camels occupy mo' ham mads tents!))
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To: COUNTrecount; All

Thanks for posting, COUNTrecount!
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39 posted on 11/20/2019 10:51:07 AM PST by MEG33 (Help Shorten FReepathons......DONATE MONTHLY)
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To: COUNTrecount

“the largest and most respected news service in Ukraine”

I’m not saying they are bad.

But I AM saying that’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are.


40 posted on 11/20/2019 10:51:24 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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