Victoria Jane Nuland or Toria Nuland (born 1961), also known at various times as the Queen of the Swamp High Preistess of the Security State, Godmother of Color Revolutions, a Bloodthirsty Psychopath, and the Regime Change Cookie Monster, is the chief architect of the anti-democratic Maidan coup which brought the neo-fascist Kyiv regime to power in 2014. She is a career diplomat in the United States Foreign Service. In January 2021 the Biden junta announced the nomination of Nuland as “undersecretary of state for political affairs”—the third-highest ranking post at the State Department and the same position formerly held by American traitor and KGB agent Alger Hiss during the Cold War. It was Nuland who hatched the plan to fire Ukraine's top prosecutor investigating the corrupt activities of Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. It was also Nuland who confirmed the existence of American biowarfare labs in Ukraine during a Senate hearing addressing the initial reports.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald has described Nuland as "the living, breathing embodiment of everything that is rotted, deceitful and destructive — not in one of the two political parties, but in the DC ruling class.”
She previously held important positions in the Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama administrations. She is fluent in Russian. She is married to prominent neoconservative ideological theoretician Robert Kagan. Deep State informant Eric Ciaramella was Nuland's White House contact.. Nuland worked with Ukrainian neo-Nazis to overthrow the elected government of Ukraine, and came up with the idea of firing the prosecutor investigating Joe Biden's son.
In August 2023 Nuland was appointed to the number 2 position in the junta's foreign ministry.
- 1 Biden junta
- 2 Obama administration
- 3 George W. Bush administration
- 4 Clinton administration
- 5 Victoria Nuland timeline
- 6 Fired by Trump
- 7 See also
- 8 References
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|"Victoria Nuland is a currently the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs in the United States State Department. She is a career bureaucrat, a career foreign service officer, and she is the woman most responsible for the current war that is going on here in Ukraine. One could argue, as I will argue here, that she directly led to this war. She instigated it, and she manipulated and bullied and cajoled all of the players to get into this war that will result in the destruction of the Ukrainian nation, the scattering of the Ukrainian people, and just misery all around. She is the one responsible. She is why there is a war here in Ukraine....
I'm going to argue that in so far as Victoria Nuland is concerned, because when you start looking into her biography, you realize all kinds of very, very interesting things about her, her background, the hatred and rage that she carries in her heart, which she is expressing by way of this destruction of Ukraine in hopes of ultimately destroying Russia, which is her real aim...
Days later Gonzalo Lira was abducted by the Ukrainian gestapo.
U.S. funded Nazi groups
In 2021 Nuland told fascist dictator Volodymyr Zelensky to appoint Dmytro Yarosh as adviser to the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian army—because no one can fight Russians better than Nazis. Here are the larger units of neo-Nazis, or Banderites which fought Russians in Ukraine:
- Members of Svoboda (formerly the “Nation-Social Party of Ukraine,” which curiously rhymes with Hitler’s “National-Socialist German Workers Party”)
- The AZOV Battalion (based in Mariupol)
- C14 of Kyiv
- The Aidar Battalion (in Luhansk)
- The Wotanjugend (who are actually Russian in origin)
- Ukraine Patriot (co-founded by Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy)
- The National Militia
- Karpatska Sich
There are also many other smaller units (more than 30) that have merged with the larger ones, and all have been integrated into the Armed Forces of Ukraine. And the various symbols of these organizations are common-place in Ukraine (i.e., the Sonnenrad, the Totenkopf, the Wolfsangel). After 2014, Ukraine also became the main “exporter” of Nazi ideology throughout the world.
Fighting alongside the neo-Nazis and the Ukrainian army are a slew of jihadis and mercenaries, many of whom are from other Western neo-Nazi groups like the Misanthropic Division. These mercenaries are known as the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine.
U.S. owned bioweapons labs
On March 8, 2022, Nuland admitted in sworn Senate testimony that the U.S. operates biological and chemical weapons laboratories in Ukraine.
Ukraine has no control over the military bio-laboratories on its own territory. According to the 2005 Agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. The Ukrainian government is prohibited from public disclosure of sensitive information about the US program and Ukraine is obliged to transfer to the US DoD dangerous pathogens for biological research. The Pentagon has been granted access to certain state secrets of Ukraine in connection with the projects under their agreement. The DoD Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has funded 11 bio-laboratories in Ukraine.
Among the set of bilateral agreements between the US and Ukraine is the establishment of the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) – an international organization funded mainly by the US government which has been accorded diplomatic status. The US personnel in Ukraine work under diplomatic cover. The STCU officially supports projects of scientists previously involved in the Soviet biological weapons program. Over the past 20 years the STCU has invested over $285 million in funding and managing some 1,850 projects of scientists who previously worked on the development of weapons of mass destruction.
One such biological lab contractor is Metabiota, a company financed by Hunter Biden's Rosemont Seneca partnership with the state owned Bank of China. Metabiota was awarded a $18.4 million federal contract under the so-called "Defense Threat Reduction Program" in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia and Ukraine. Metabiota receives the lion's share of funding as a U.S. defense contractor for bio labs in Ukraine.
Captured documents published by Russia claimed the labs were working on biological weapons such as anthrax and plague and that the Pentagon instructed the labs to destroy them in violation of Article 1 of the UN Biological Weapons Convention. Russia released captured U.S. documents indicating that among the work of the U.S.-funded biolabs was the testing of 400 and 4000 Ukrainian soldiers, respectively, for antibodies to Crimea-Congo fever and regional hantaviruses, and a search for anthrax spores in soil at livestock graves.
On March 7, 2022, the Russian military claimed to have identified 30 sites where pathogenic research under the direction of the U.S. Defense Department had been occurring on the territory of Ukraine. The Russian Ministry of Defense stated, "The Ukrainian biological laboratories in Lvov were conducting work with infectious agents of plague, anthrax, and brucellosis, while the labs in Kharkov and Poltava were working with infectious agents of diphtheria, salmonellosis, and dysentery…The government in Kiev had sent to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the United States thousands of patients’ serum samples, primarily from patients of “Slavic ethnicity”, under the pretext of testing COVID-19 treatment methods”.
Terrorist attack on Nordstream pipeline
- See also: Nord Stream pipeline#Morganthau Plan 2.0
Biden and his foreign policy team—National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, and Victoria Nuland had been vocal and consistent in their hostility to the two pipelines, which ran side by side for 750 miles under the Baltic Sea from two different ports in northeastern Russia near the Estonian border, passing close to the Danish island of Bornholm before ending in northern Germany.
Many Germans saw Nord Stream 1 as part of the deliverance of former Chancellor Willy Brandt’s famed Ostpolitik, which would enable postwar Germany to rehabilitate itself and other European nations destroyed in World War II by, among other initiatives, utilizing cheap Russian gas to fuel a prosperous Western European market and trading economy.
Biden authorized Jake Sullivan to bring together an interagency group to come up with a plan.
In December of 2021, two months before the first Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, Sullivan convened a meeting of a newly formed task force—men and women from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CIA, and the State and Treasury Departments—and asked for recommendations about how to respond to Putin’s impending invasion.
Over the next several meetings, the participants debated options for an attack. The Navy proposed using a newly commissioned submarine to assault the pipeline directly. The Air Force discussed dropping bombs with delayed fuses that could be set off remotely. The CIA argued that whatever was done, it would have to be covert. Everyone involved understood the stakes. “This is not kiddie stuff,” according to a source directly familiar with the matter said. If the attack were traceable to the United States, “It’s an act of war.”
Throughout “all of this scheming,” the source said, “some working guys in the CIA and the State Department were saying, ‘Don’t do this. It’s stupid and will be a political nightmare if it comes out.’”
Nevertheless, in early 2022, the CIA working group reported back to Sullivan’s interagency group: “We have a way to blow up the pipelines.”
What came next was stunning. On February 7, 2022 less than three weeks before the seemingly inevitable Russian invasion of Ukraine, Biden met in his White House office with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who, after some wobbling, was now firmly on the American team. At the press briefing that followed, Biden defiantly said, “If Russia invades . . . there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.”
Twenty days earlier, Nuland had delivered essentially the same message at a State Department briefing, with little press coverage. “I want to be very clear to you today,” she said in response to a question. “If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another Nord Stream 2 will not move forward.”
Several of those involved in planning the pipeline mission were dismayed by what they viewed as indirect references to the attack.
“It was like putting an atomic bomb on the ground in Tokyo and telling the Japanese that we are going to detonate it. The plan was for the options to be executed post invasion and not advertised publicly. Biden simply didn’t get it or ignored it.”
Biden’s and Nuland’s indiscretion, if that is what it was, might have frustrated some of the planners. But it also created an opportunity. According to the source, some of the senior officials of the CIA determined that blowing up the pipeline “no longer could be considered a covert option because the President just announced that we knew how to do it.”
The plan to blow up Nord Stream 1 and 2 was suddenly downgraded from a covert operation requiring that Congress be informed to one that was deemed as a highly classified intelligence operation with U.S. military support. Under the law, the source explained, “There was no longer a legal requirement to report the operation to Congress. All they had to do now is just do it—but it still had to be secret. The Russians have superlative surveillance of the Baltic Sea.”
The Agency working group members had no direct contact with the White House, and were eager to find out if Biden meant what he’d said—that is, if the mission was now a go. The source recalled, “Bill Burns comes back and says, ‘Do it.’”
On September 26, 2022, a NATO P8 surveillance plane made a seemingly routine flight and dropped a sonar buoy. The signal spread underwater, initially to Nord Stream 2 and then on to Nord Stream 1. A few hours later, the high-powered C4 explosives were triggered and three of the four pipelines were put out of commission. Within a few minutes, pools of methane gas that remained in the shuttered pipelines could be seen spreading on the water’s surface and the world learned that something irreversible had taken place.
Asked at a press conference days later about the consequences of the worsening energy crisis in Western Europe, Blinken described the moment as a potentially good one:
“It’s a tremendous opportunity to once and for all remove the dependence on Russian energy and thus to take away from Vladimir Putin the weaponization of energy as a means of advancing his imperial designs. That’s very significant and that offers tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come, but meanwhile we’re determined to do everything we possibly can to make sure the consequences of all of this are not borne by citizens in our countries or, for that matter, around the world.”
Nuland expressed satisfaction at the demise of the newest of the pipelines while testifying at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in January 2023.
In early August 2023, Nuland travelled to Niger to threaten the interim government with destabilization and color revolution. Nuland was denied a meeting with interim President General Tchiani or access to the deposed puppet, Bazoum Mohamed, now under house arrest.
Plot to depose Zelensky
In a letter to Libyan slave trader Samantha Power dated February 2023, Biden Pentagon operative Colin Kahl agreed with removing Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelensky and replacing him with Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko. The recommendation reportedly came from Nuland. The leaked document came from the Pentagon as part of so-called Discord leaks or Teixeira documents.
- See also: Ukrainian collusion
Nuland became special envoy for Conventional Armed Forces in Europe and then became State Department spokesperson in summer 2011. Sometime in the latter half of 2014, Christopher Steele, author of the infamous Steele dossier at the center of the Trump-Russia hoax, began to informally provide reports he had prepared for a private client to the State Department. One of the recipients of the reports was Nuland.
Nuland was involved in crafting the bogus talking points in the cover up of the Benghazi massacre, although the extent of her involvement was not fully revealed to Congressional investigators. Questions did come up in May 2013 when Nuland was nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, covering former Soviet satellite Republics and the Russian Federation. She was sworn in to fill the office in September 2013.
- See also: Benghazi massacre
Nuland was involved in misleading the American people about the Benghazi massacre terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, two months before the 2012 presidential election. Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post reported:
|Let’s look at the version as of 5:09 p.m. on Sept 14, a Friday, and see the red flags for State:
The clear implication is that State screwed up, even though internally, it was known that this was a CIA operation. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland especially objects to the reference to previous warnings, saying it “could be abused by members [of Congress] to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings.” Moreover, Nuland had been constrained from saying much about the attack at her daily press briefings, so she was unsure why the agency would suddenly give so much information to members of Congress.
Arms smuggling to ISIS
Gen. Michael Flynn as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) oversaw an analysis in 2012 that foresaw the Obama administration's support for Syrian and foreign jihadis would create “a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria," the group that in June 2014 declared itself the Islamic State Caliphate.
The partially declassified report embarrassed the advocates for an escalation of the war in Syria and the ouster of secular President Bashar al-Assad. Flynn went further in a 2015 interview when he said the intelligence was “very clear” that the Obama administration made a “willful decision” to back the jihadists in league with Middle East allies, a choice that looked particularly stupid when Islamic State militants started beheading American hostages and capturing cities in Iraq.
Key neoconservatives, such as Victoria Nuland and Sen. John McCain, began pushing for the violent coup that in February 2014 ousted Ukraine’s elected President Viktor Yanukovych and touched off the new Cold War with Russia. Senior U.S. government officials reportedly told the leaders of the Svoboda party that the deaths of a few protestors would not be enough to change Western support, but the Yanukovych government would only change if the number of victims was greater than one hundred.
Svoboda party was the most significant and popular neo-fascist organization that took part in the 2014 Maidan coup. Svoboda reported that between 2,000 and 5,000 out of some 15,000 party members during this time were permanently present on the Maidan. Videos and livestreams of protests often showed that there were large numbers of Svoboda flags representing a significant proportion of the flags in many protest actions. Per Anders wrote in 2014:
|While Yushchenko's successor Viktor Yanukovych has revoked the hero status of Bandera and Shukhevych and largely put an end to the state cult of the ultra-nationalists, in Western Ukraine, apologetics for the Waffen-SS Galizien is entering the mainstream. On April 28, 2011, the 68th anniversary of the establishment of Waffen-SS Galizien, neo-fascist 'autonomous nationalists,' together with the far-right Svoboda Party, which dominates the L'viv city government organized a march through the city. Led by Svoboda ideologue Iurii Mykhal'chyshyn of the L'viv city council, the nearly 700 participants (2,000 according to the organizers), carrying banners with neo-Nazi symbols marched down the streets of L'viv, shouting slogans like 'Halychyna—division of heroes!,' and 'One race, one nation, one Fatherland!' Svoboda, which dominates the L'viv city council, decorated the city with billboards with the symbol of the unit, accompanied by the texts 'the treasure of the nation' and 'they defended Ukraine'.|
Amid these heightened tensions, the mainstream media in the United States and Europe joined in the full-scale Russia/Putin-bashing, holding Russia at fault for everything. A new McCarthyism emerged, deeming anyone who dared disagree a “Moscow surrogate” or a “Russian propagandist.” The ugliness penetrated into the 2016 presidential election campaign as Hillary Clinton took a belligerent line toward Russia while Donald Trump broke with the Republican establishment and called for improved ties between Washington, D.C. and Moscow. After Trump's victory the anti-Russian hysteria gained added strength as Democrats were so angry that liberal and progressive operatives saw a chance to build a movement and raise lots of money by pushing the Trump-Russia accusations. This opportunism turned much of the liberal/progressive community into a new pro-Cold War constituency, willing to engage in a new breed of McCarthyism, by demanding investigations into any relations between Americans and Russians.
Odessa Trade Unions House massacre
- See also: Donbas war
On April 16, 2014 Forbes reported Obama CIA Dir. John Brennan's visited the new undemocratically elected Obama administration-backed regime in Kyiv. Two weeks later on May 2, 2014 Ukrainian nationalists murdered at least 42 Russians, most burnt alive in the Odessa Trades Union Building.
According to eyewitnesses, the Maidan fascists outnumbered the anti-Kyiv protesters 10 to 1. First the Maidan activists burnt down the tents of anti-Kiev regime protesters outside the building. The anti-Kiev protesters retreated into the building and tried to blockade the door. A group of Maidan girls filled up Molotov cocktails. The Maidan protesters began throwing Molotov cocktails. Soon the building was engulfed in flames. A Maidan activist was shooting at people trying to escape from the windows. The Maidan fascist crowd began cheering as they set the building ablaze and beat those who tried to escape. A fire station less than a kilometer away couldn't respond. The Maidan activists blocked the lone fire truck and wouldn't let the firefighters operate.
Some eyewitnesses claim the real number is over a hundred. The bodies were removed and buried in secret. Survivors of the fire inside the building were executed with bullets to the head. Some were beaten to death with clubs when they jumped from windows of the burning building. A pregnant woman was strangled. The Western-backed Kyiv regime covered up the atrocities, most victims being ethnic Russian citizens of Ukraine.
|"After massive 1 May antifascist demonstration, the Right Sector and the Ukrainian National Socialist Organization and not just "soccer fans") converged on the city. There are numerous videos showing the Odessa junta police and the fascist paramilitaries consulting with each other and the authorities in Kiev their joint actions.
On several videos, the police and the fascist mob can be seen as working closely together--militants shooting from behind the police, the police letting them pass, etc. In the morning hours, the fascist "pro-unity" marches congregated in several central streets of Odessa, thus drawing there antifascist protesters.
It is evident that this early phase was well planned as a diversionary tactic for the main target was the Kulikovo field with the Labor Union building which was the center of nearly all antifascist manifestations in Odessa. It is also there where antifascist patriots set up their makeshift tent city. The junta felt that this needed to be cleared and that, at the same time, the protesters must be taught a harsh lesson which would break the spirit of this "hero city," a title Odessa gained with several other select cities in the Great Patriotic War.
The diversion worked, and many of the young antifascist activists remained in downtown. In well synchronized and organized columns, the fascist paramilitaries then quickly regrouped and moved against their principal target--the antifascist tent city on the Kulikovo field accompanied by units of the Odessa police. Because of the successful diversion, most of the people on the Kulikovo field were middle-age and older people with many women among them. As soon as they arrived there, the militants not only started burning and destroying the tents, but they also started killing the people. They did in such a way that, for most people, the only exit left was into the Labor Union building. That was a trap. Once they got the people inside, the fascists started throwing Molotov cocktails and shooting. However, as can be seen on the photos and videos, the fire was mainly at the main entrance and in few several rooms elsewhere. Only a smaller number of victims showed signs of being completely burned. Many of the victims died of suffocation or strangling or their upper bodies or faces were burned. Many of the victims were shot into the heads. Many were beaten to death.
This means that most of the victims were hunted and killed one by one inside the building. This killing spree given the size of the building apparently lasted over several hours and as going on even when the much delayed and very feeble response of the fire department was detected.
All this time, the Odessa police stood by and some of the police with ties to the Right Sector reportedly assisted the fascists by shooting into the people who were climbing on the windows. After several hours, the police then acted and detained ... guess who ... some 60-80 antifascist survivors who then, without food or water, were kept for many hours in the police department, and charged with multiple crimes, including murder.
The one main thing, which the police was interested most, was trying to find at least one "Russian" in the group. Alas, this did not succeed. All the victims and now detainees were Odessites (unlike may of the fascist militants). An angry crowd later that day forced their release .... which profoundly upset the Right Sector murderers. An Odessite grandmother was memorably recorded "beating" with lilacs (who used to symbolize Victory Day--lilacs blossom in May) Odessa policemen who were blocking on Saturday the Labor Union building with the corpses (most likely well over 100) still there.
Only when it was dark, the Right Sector crawled back and came back to the scene of their crime singing and shouting "glory" to themselves. Evidently, the corpses were removed soon after--during the night for today, as various videos show, people started to roam the devastated building still shocked, distraught, and upset. As expected and true to its character, the junta first blamed the victims. They allegedly caused the fire themselves and burned themselves by throwing Molotov cocktails on the peaceful pro-junta protesters. A later modified line, repeated by Western media, was that what happened was a "tragedy," but one without a perpetrator. The one problem identified was some sort of further unspecified failing on the part of the local police. The head of the police was replaced .... with an even more over Right Sector hand.
Following a cue from Catherine Ashton, Yatsenyuk, the junta's PM, then issued a call (to an unspecified addressee) for an "independent investigation." The same assembly of fascist murderous thugs was planning to hit in a similar way Kharkov. The massive outrage and mobilization appears to have stopped this or at least delayed for now.
The Kiev regime took over the investigation and reported 46 dead in the building. However, Voice of Russia reported, "The interim Ukrainian authorities are hiding from the public the true death toll in Friday's tragedy in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, which actually claimed 116 lives, a member of the Odessa regional council told RIA Novosti Monday. "According to our data, there were 116 people killed in the House of Trade Unions in Odessa. Killed, not just "dead". "We don't use the word "burned" or "suffocated", because autopsies are not being performed, since the people have bullet wounds to the head," Vadim Savenko said.
Luc Michel cites Oleg Tsarev: "We believe that in the House of Unions there are more than 100 corpses. The police let nobody in so that the corpses are not counted. We know exactly there are there minor children. We are sure that those in power will do everything possible to conceal the traces of this horrible crime. We want to conduct an investigation and prosecute those responsible for this crime, he told RIA Novosti."
Biden fires Ukrainian prosecutor
- See also: Biden-Ukraine scandal
On November 15, 2019 The Epoch Times reported, Nuland Hatched Plan for Biden to Force Firing of Top Ukrainian Prosecutor. Victoria Nuland, who was involved in events connected to the surveillance of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign was directly involved in concocting a plan to have Vice President Joe Biden force the firing of the top prosecutor in Ukraine, by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, according to the impeachment inquiry testimony of George Kent, a senior State Department official.
Nuland worked with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in late 2015 to create a plan to force the firing of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, according to George Kent.
- See also: Trump-Russia collusion hoax
Nuland was also among a network of Obama administration officials involved in the distribution and recirculation of the infamous Steele dossier, the document used by the FBI to secure a maximally intrusive spy warrant to surveil a Trump-campaign associate.
|“My understanding is that the conversations that were near-daily between Ambassador Pyatt and Toria Nuland regarding what to do on the way forward then included pitching the office of the Vice President to push President Poroshenko to remove Shokin.”|
Kent told lawmakers on October 15, 2019. Biden carried out Nuland’s plan during a visit to Ukraine in December 2015 and has since bragged, on at least two occasions, about forcing Shokin’s firing by threatening to cut off the loan guarantees. At the time Biden exerted pressure on Ukraine, Shokin was investigating Burisma, the Ukrainian gas giant that was paying Biden’s son Hunter Biden to serve on its board of directors. Poroshenko asked for Shokin’s resignation two months after Biden’s overture.
Nuland told CBS that she received a copy of the Steele dossier in July 2016 and forwarded it to the FBI. She has argued that she did right to forward the dossier to the bureau, but in doing so she helped launder Steele’s allegations by adding credibility to the unverified document in acting as a highly-placed conduit. Between Sept. 26, 2016, and Dec. 10, 2016, Nuland received Russia-related information from Steele via State Department official Jonathan Winer. During these three months, the FBI obtained the secret court warrant to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page. In December 2016, Nuland received a briefing about the Steele dossier from David Kramer, a longtime associate of late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). McCain specifically directed Kramer to brief Nuland about the dossier. The extent of Kramer’s outreach lay bare a coordinated plan to widely disseminate the dossier among highly placed officials, lawmakers, and the media. In addition to briefing Nuland, Kramer briefed 17 members of the media, Senior Director for Russian Affairs at the National Security Council Celeste Wallander, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s chief of staff, Jonathan Burks.
Nuland’s ties to Steele aren’t limited to 2016. Starting as early as June 2014, she received, via Winer, dozens of Steele’s reports on Russia and Ukraine. Notably, she forwarded three of Steele’s reports to Pyatt in November 2015, around the time the pair were planning to force Shokin’s firing.
According to his testimony, George Kent was already aware that Hunter Biden was on Burisma’s board at the time Nuland and Pyatt planned to oust Shokin. Kent learned of Biden’s involvement in the company in early 2015 and became concerned about the appearance of a conflict of interest. In February 2015, Kent raised the issue with Joe Biden’s office. “The message that I recall hearing back was that the vice president’s son Beau was dying of cancer and that there was no further bandwidth to deal with family related issues at that time,” Kent told lawmakers on Oct. 15, 2019.
George Kent learned of Hunter Biden’s position with Burisma shortly after Kent pressed an official at the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office about the sudden closing in late December 2014 of an investigation of Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky. Kent learned that an official at the office received a $7 million bribe in May 2014 to shutter the Hunter Biden probe. Kent said in his public testimony in the impeachment inquiry on November 14, 2019:
|“I and other U.S. officials consistently advocated re-instituting a scuttled investigation of Zlochevsky, Burisma’s founder, as well as holding the corrupt prosecutors who closed the case to account.”|
George W. Bush administration
Victoria Nuland timeline
Nuland had an extensive involvement with Clinton-funded Steele dossier.
- 26 April. Michael Isikoff publishes story on Yahoo News about Paul Manafort’s business dealings with Oleg Deripaska. Victoria Nuland and Alexandra Chalupa are sources.
- 17 June.Victoria Nuland meets with Eric Ciaramella in the the White House.
- July 5. Steele gives FBI Agent Mike Gaeta a copy of dossier at the offices of Steele’s firm, Orbis in London. Permission was given by Victoria Nuland to meet with Steele. Nuland receives a copy by mid July and passes it to FBI.
- ~6-7 July. First installment of the Steele dossier is shared with Victoria Nuland and passed on to the FBI. Both Paul Manafort and Carter Page are referenced in an early undated Steele dossier memo (page 7). Nuland later says "when [Steele] was doing this other work and became concerned … he passed two to four pages of short points of what he was finding and our immediate reaction to that was, this is not in our purview. This needs to go to the FBI if there is any concern here that one candidate or the election as a whole might be influenced by the Russian Federation. That’s something for the FBI."
Nuland was involved in the Obama State Department’s “urgent” gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Trump taking office.
Fired by Trump
- See also: Obama war crimes
Nuland was fired by President Donald Trump on January 26, 2017.
- Unmasking the Destructive Career of Neocon-Monster Victoria Nuland, Glenn Greenwald, August 14, 2023.
- "Victoria Nuland to be State Department spokesman", Foreign Policy, May 16, 2011.
- Nuland’s involvement raises new questions about the motivations of the officials involved in the circulation of the Steele dossier, the document which for three years fueled the debunked narrative that then-candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia in 2016 to influence the 2016 presidential election. Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer, compiled the dossier by paying second- and thirdhand sources with ties to the Kremlin. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee ultimately funded Steele’s work.
- https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/trumps-campaign-chief-ducks-questions-about- 214020365.html
- Russian FM Lavrov Tough Replies on the Situation in Ukraine and Russia's Relations with the West, Sep 25, 2022, Tru InFo. YouTube.
- Victoria's ISW Secret