Senate Report Released: Hunter Biden Raised ‘Counterintelligence And Extortion’ Concerns, Involved in Bribery, Paid Suspects Allegedly Tied To Sex Trafficking Rings, and More…
Posted by Centipede Nation Staff on September 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson have released a report that details criminal concerns and extortion threats made by Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, other family members and business associates in pursuing financial transactions with foreign nationals in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakh and China. US officials who were made aware of these dealings, have also flagged some concerns as potential crimes ranging from sex trafficking to bribery.
The GOP Senators also call out the Democrats for trying to bring down their opponents using politicized investigations into behavior that they themselves are engaging in.
These findings have been released six days before the first Presidential Debate between sleezy Joe Biden and President Trump
According to Sara Carter, a former senior intelligence official said that the alleged evidence presented in this report “raises significant national security concerns because it’s Biden’s son and his connections to these communist players, including the issues of bribery and trafficking could compromise the Vice President as well.”
Also, as expected, the NYTimes came out with a piece today with the following:
Republican Inquiry Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Biden. The report delivered on Wednesday appeared to be little more than a rehashing of unproven allegations that echoed a Russian disinformation campaign.
But what the NYTimes didn’t tell you is that the report by the “Republicans” literally stated: “The extent to which Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board affected U.S. policy toward Ukraine is not clear”. Remember this the next time someone tells you the report conclusively found no wrongdoing.
OUT TODAY: Report with @chuckgrassley found millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden & his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow. https://t.co/R1MxQ4xGKP
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) September 23, 2020
Here are the key findings from the report:
- In early 2015 the former Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, George Kent, raised concerns to officials in Vice President Joe Biden’s office about the perception of a conflict of interest with respect to Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board. Kent’s concerns went unaddressed, and in September 2016, he emphasized in an email to his colleagues, “Furthermore, the presence of Hunter Biden on the Burisma board was very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine.”
- In October 2015, senior State Department official Amos Hochstein raised concerns with Vice President Biden, as well as with Hunter Biden, that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.
- Although Kent believed that Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board was awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anti-corruption agenda in Ukraine, the Committees are only aware of two individuals — Kent and former U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein — who raised concerns to Vice President Joe Biden (Hochstein) or his staff (Kent).
- The awkwardness for Obama administration officials continued well past his presidency. Former Secretary of State John Kerry had knowledge of Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board, but when asked about it at a town hall event in Nashua, N.H. on Dec. 8, 2019, Kerry falsely said, “I had no knowledge about any of that. None. No.” Evidence to the contrary is detailed in Section V.
- Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland testified that confronting oligarchs would send an anticorruption message in Ukraine. Kent told the Committees that Zlochevsky was an “odious oligarch.” However, in December 2015, instead of following U.S. objectives of confronting oligarchs, Vice President Biden’s staff advised him to avoid commenting on Zlochevsky and recommended he say, “I’m not going to get into naming names or accusing individuals.”
- Hunter Biden was serving on Burisma’s board (supposedly consulting on corporate governance and transparency) when Zlochevsky allegedly paid a $7 million bribe to officials serving under Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Vitaly Yarema, to “shut the case against Zlochevsky.” Kent testified that this bribe occurred in December 2014 (seven months after Hunter joined Burisma’s board), and, after learning about it, he and the Resident Legal Advisor reported this allegation to the FBI.
- Hunter Biden was a U.S. Secret Service protectee from Jan. 29, 2009 to July 8, 2014. A day before his last trip as a protectee, Time published an article describing Burisma’s ramped up lobbying efforts to U.S. officials and Hunter’s involvement in Burisma’s board. Before ending his protective detail, Hunter Biden received Secret Service protection on trips to multiple foreign locations, including Moscow, Beijing, Doha, Paris, Seoul, Manila, Tokyo, Mexico City, Milan, Florence, Shanghai, Geneva, London, Dublin, Munich, Berlin, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Nairobi, Hong Kong, Taipei, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Johannesburg, Brussels, Madrid, Mumbai and Lake Como.
- Andrii Telizhenko, the Democrats’ personification of Russian disinformation, met with Obama administration officials, including Elisabeth Zentos, a member of Obama’s National Security Council, at least 10 times. A Democrat lobbying firm, Blue Star Strategies, contracted with Telizhenko from 2016 to 2017 and continued to request his assistance as recent as the summer of 2019. A recent news article detailed other extensive contacts between Telizhenko and Obama administration officials.
- In addition to the over $4 million paid by Burisma for Hunter Biden’s and Archer’s board memberships, Hunter Biden, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds.
- Archer received $142,300 from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan, purportedly for a car, the same day Vice President Joe Biden appeared with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsemy Yasenyuk and addressed Ukrainian legislators in Kyiv regarding Russia’s actions in Crimea.
- Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.
- Hunter Biden opened a bank account with Gongwen Dong to fund a $100,000 global spending spree with James Biden and Sara Biden.
- Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow.
- Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
Full report by the Senate:
In 2019, the House of Representatives impeached President Trump for directing a scheme to extort a foreign partner to announce an investigation into Vice President Joe Biden’s son – all for the purpose of benefiting Trump politically, tarnishing his election opponent, and cheating in the November election.
Although the impeachment inquiry exposed that pernicious scheme before Trump could see it to its end, Trump’s most willing allies in Congress quickly took up the mantle, and carried out his demand: a transparent and manufactured attack on his election opponent, this time with the imprimatur of the U.S. Senate.
The intervening months have exposed the corrupt origin of these smears – Russia – and this should give all Americans great pause. When sanctioning decade-long Russian agent Andriy Derkach, who has engages with President Trumps personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the Treasury Department made clear that ‘from at least late 2019 through mid-2020, Derkach waged a covert influence campaign centered on cultivating false and unsubstantiated narratives concerning U.S. officials in the upcoming Presidential Election.
With the release of this report and two Senate Committee Chairs promoting the same Russian disinformation, the Kremlin mus be very pleased.
These Senators have allowed the Senate to become a vector to launder and recycle known Russian disinformation, thereby providing a platform that the Kremlin would have never imagined when it first attacked our election in 2016. With forty days before the election, the Intelligence Community has a duty to disclose even more about Russia’s election interference, to thwart Russia’s plans and so that Americans can guard against this pernicious misinformation.
Finally, it’s worth remembering the words of the Senator leading the probe, when he admitted its true political and electoral purpose: to ‘certainly help Donald Trump win reelection’ and provide ‘evidence about not voting for Vice President Biden.’
Everyone should see this report for what it is: an election year hit job that uses as its very basis Russian disinformation.”
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