Robert Hunter Biden aka Robert H. Biden aka Hunter Biden is the white privileged son of former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. Biden was hired on the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings in April 2014. Biden, who weeks earlier was thrown out of the U.S. Navy for narcotics abuse, was paid over $50,000 a month and had no experience in the field of oil and gas.
Hunter Biden was hired by MBNA bank just out of law school for $100,000 a year after Joe Biden took $240,000 in campaign contributions and pushed a bill making it harder for people to file for bankruptcy that MBNA wanted.
Hunter Biden used his father's position as an emolument for a $1.5 Billion deal with the Chinese military and $50,000 a month payoff from a Ukrainian oil and gas company while his father was in charge of doling out American taxpayer cash to Ukraine.
- See also: Princeling
He serves as Counsel to Boies, Schiller, Flexner, LLP, a US national law firm based in New York. Biden is also an Adjunct Professor on Georgetown University's Masters Program, in the School of Foreign Service. He currently serves as Member of the World Food Program USA Board of Directors and as a Director on the not-for-profit Board of the Center for National Policy, the Truman National Security Project and the US Global Leadership Coalition. Biden is Member of the CSIS Executive Council on Development, the Chairman's Advisory Board for the National Democratic Institute, and the President's Advisory Board for Catholic Charities in Washington D.C.
From 2006 to 2009 Biden served on the Board of Directors of Amtrak, serving as Vice Chairman from 2007 to 2009.
Biden served as an Honorary Co-Chair of the 2009 Obama Presidential Inaugural Committee and in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Previously,
Biden was a founding member of the law firm Oldaker, Biden and Belair, LLP, was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Executive Director of E-Commerce Policy Coordination under Secretary of Commerce William Daley and was a Senior Vice President at MBNA America Bank. He is also a Member of the Bar in the State of Connecticut, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Biden received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Rosemont Seneca Partners
Hunter Biden, Joe Biden's son, and Christopher Heinz, John Kerry stepson, formed Rosemont Seneca Partners, a private equity firm in 2009 with their friend, Devon Archer. The three friends established a series of related LLCs. It was anchored to Rosemont Capital, the alternative investment fund of the Heinz family fortune. The fund grew quickly. According to an email revealed as part of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, Rosemont described themselves as “a $2.4 billion private equity firm co-owned by Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz,” with Devon Archer as “Managing Partner.”
Five months into the Obama administration in June 2009 Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz, stepson of Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair John Kerry formed Rosemount Seneca. The firm partnered with the Thornton Group run by Devon Archer, and the Bank of China, to form Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) in China. Devon Archer is the nephew of Whitey Bulger, head of the Boston Irish mafia who enjoyed federal protection under FBI director Robert Mueller as an informant. Bulger was convicted of 19 murders that occurred while under Mueller's protection; some have linked the Bulger klan to as many as 52 murders while Mueller ran the Boston FBI field office. The Bank of China is owned by the Chinese government and closely connected with the Chinese military and intelligence services. Biden, Heinz, and Archer transferred and sold "duel use" technology to the Chinese military which was used to create the Chinese drone program and replicate the Chinese version of the F-15 fighter.
Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) invested in an app the Chinese leftwing communist government is using to surveil ethnic minority Muslims in western China. Over one million Muslims living in the regon are now incarcerated in Chinese gulags.
- See also: Biden-Ukraine scandal
In December 2015 The New York Times reported on Joe Biden, His Son and the Case Against a Ukrainian Oligarch. The story focuses on Hunter Biden, Burisma Holdings, and its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, who was Ukraine's ecology minister under former President Viktor F. Yanukovych before he was forced into exile.
U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden's American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia. Vice President Joe Biden threatens Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn't immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin who was investigating his son, Hunter Biden, on the board of the Ukrainian oil and gas company Burisma Holdings. Joe Biden recounted, "'You’re not getting the billion'. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money...Well, [SOB], he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."
The status of an independent Ukraine became the focus of much fake news reporting by the Washington Post to drive a wedge between President Donald Trump's efforts to improve relations with the Russian Federation following the disastrous foreign policy of President Barack Obama, which created a "zone of chaos" throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucus region.
Burisma oil and gas
The ouster of President Yanukovych put the founder and president of Burisma oil and gas, Mykola Zlochevsky, in a delicate spot. Zlochevsky had served as the environment minister under Yanukovych, handing out gas licenses to cronies. Having watched the president flee Ukraine for his life, currying favor with the Obama administration was paramount for Zlochevsky.
In the spring of 2014, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office opened an investigation at the behest of the UK prosecutors office, which was investigating money laundering allegations against its owner, former Ukrainian Ecology Minister Nikolai Zlochevsky (also known as Mykola Zlochevsky) and had just frozen $23.5 million in assets allegedly belonging to him in early April 2014. On April 18, 2014 Biden's son, Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of directors of Burisma. According to The Hill Biden’s firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners, was receiving regular payments—“usually more than $166,000 a month”—from Burisma. The payments ran from the spring of 2014 through the fall of 2015 and reportedly totaled more than $3 million.
During a May 13, 2014, press conference, Matt Lee of the Associated Press grilled State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki about Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board.
Lee: “Does this building diplomatically have any concerns about potential perceptions of conflict or cronyism – which is what you’ve often accused the Russians of doing?”
Paski: “No, he’s a private citizen."
According to The Hill Biden's firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners, was receiving regular payments—“usually more than $166,000 a month”—from Burisma. The payments ran from the spring of 2014 through the fall of 2015 and reportedly totaled more than $3 million. The Hill article included a written answer from Shokin, who said his investigation into Burisma had included plans for “interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”
In August 2014, the Zlochevsky was forced to follow Yanukovych into exile after being accused of illegally enriching himself. The need to refurbish Burisma’s tattered image, as well as his own, prompted Zlochevsky to resort to forking over large sums of money to win friends in Washington, D.C.. Hunter Biden and the Atlantic Council were soon to become two of his best friends. Hunter Biden also held a position at the National Democratic Institute, a U.S.-funded “democracy promotion” organization that was heavily involved in pushing regime change in Ukraine. Burisma handed him a position on its board despite his lack of experience in the energy industry and in Ukrainian affairs. Hunter Biden enlisted the D.C. law firm, Boies, Schiller, and Flexner, where he served as co-counsel, to help “improve [Burisma’s] corporate governance.” By the following January 2015, Zlochevsky’s assets were unfrozen by the U.K. This action was pointedly called out in a speech by U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, who stated,
“In the case of former Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky, the U.K. authorities had seized $23 million in illicit assets that belonged to the Ukrainian people.”, Instead of receiving cooperation from Ukrainian prosecutors, they “sent letters to Zlochevsky’s attorneys attesting that there was no case against him. As a result, the money was freed by the U.K. court, and shortly thereafter the money was moved to Cyprus.”
On Feb. 10, 2015, Viktor Shokin was appointed as the Prosecutor General of the Ukraine and he picked up the investigation into Burisma, which reportedly continued until his removal in February 2016. Shokin said his investigation into Burisma had included plans for “interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”
In a December 2015 op-ed, the editorial board of The New York Times took both Bidens to task for the unseemly business arrangement:
“It should be plain to Hunter Biden that any connection with a Ukrainian oligarch damages his father’s efforts to help Ukraine. This is not a board he should be sitting on.”
Hunter Biden maintained that he had only a brief conversation with his father about his work at Burisma. Hunter recalled to The New Yorker:
“Dad said, ‘I hope you know what you are doing,’ and I said, ‘I do.’
Despite his constant focus on Ukraine, the Joe Biden claimed in September 2019 that he never spoke to his son about his business dealings in the country.
Hunter Biden timeline
- See also: Ukrainian collusion timeline
- April. Investigators in the U.K. open a money laundering and fraud investigation of Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma Holdings.
- 18 April. Hunter Biden is hired to the board of Ukraine's largest energy company, Burisma Holdings. It is owned by oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky, one of several subjects of the Ukrainian corruption probe.
- 21-22 April. Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Ukraine, offering his political support and $50 million in aid for the new shaky government.
- 2 May. Odessa Trade Unions House massacre. At least 42 Ukrainians are murdered by Ukrainian nationalists, most burnt alive in the Odessa Trades Union Building. Some sources say as many as 116 were killed, but a smaller number is reported for Western media. 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. Shortly before, pro-Russian extremists killed two pro-Ukrainian activists.
- 13 May. During a State Department press conference, Matt Lee of the Associated Press grilled spokesperson Jen Psaki about Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board. Lee asked Psaki,
Lee: “Does this building diplomatically have any concerns about potential perceptions of conflict or cronyism – which is what you’ve often accused the Russians of doing?”
Paski: “No, he’s a private citizen."
- 27 August. Quinnipiac Poll: Biden runs better than Clinton against top Republicans while Clinton lead shrinks, as New York Times is investigating Biden links to Ukraine.
Sundance of the conservativetreehouse.com summarizes:
December 2015 through April 2016: The first phase leading into ‘Spygate’ is the period of time where opposition research of the republican candidate field was taking place. It is in this period where Fusion-GPS hired CIA Open Source researcher Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ-NSD official Bruce Ohr, to do research.
In the background of this time period the FBI and NSA FISA abuse was occurring by unknown FBI contractors.
Patrick Byrne begins reporting on Maria Butina more frequently to the FBI. Byrne became suspicious of the FBI motives because he warned FBI officials of a potential that his efforts, his reputation and those who trust him, may result in Butina gaining entry into campaign confidences. The FBI agents told Byrne that was exactly the intent; people high up in the FBI wanted Ms. Butina to gain deep access into the Trump campaign. Mr. Byrne became suspicious of a corrupt political motive, but didn’t say anything at the time.
- 2 December. Dmitry Firtash announces hid intention to return to Ukraine to address the General Assembly of the Federation of Employers (FEU).
- Joe Biden, President Poroshenko, and Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov took steps to prevent Firtash's return.
- 3 December. Politico reports:A Ukrainian oligarch’s foiled homecoming: The U.S. and the government in Kiev want Dmytro Firtash behind bars.
- "Ukraine's Internal Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov announced on Sunday that, after consulting with U.S. officials, he instructed Ukrainian police to detain Firtash should he attempt to enter Ukraine."
- Photos of armed paramilitary groups were posted on Avakov's Facebook page; Politico reported the "commander of Ukraine’s nationalist Azov Battalion, said that his volunteer fighters would arrest Firtash themselves if government forces failed to do so. He later posted a Facebook photo of his armed men waiting at Kiev's Borispol airport.
- 6 December. VP Biden meets with Poroshenko in Kiev.
- 8 December. New York Times completes its investigation in the Biden-Ukraine scandal.
- Joe Biden, His Son and the Case Against a Ukrainian Oligarch
- Hunter Biden, Burisma Holdings, and its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, who was Ukraine's ecology minister under former President Viktor F. Yanukovych before Hunter's boss, Zlochevsky, embezzled $5 Billion and became a fugitive from justice.
- Zlochevsky hired Hunter Biden in 2014 while Vice President Biden oversaw U.S. loan guarantees to Ukraine.
- Burisma is Ukraine's largest oil and gas produce; hunter Biden was appointed to the board of directors.
- Hunter Biden was paid $166,000 a month, which was split with the nephew of Whitey Bulger.
- Zlochevsky, a former Ukraine ecology minister, was under investigation by the new administration for embezzlement.
- Prosecutors traced payments to Hunter Biden.
- Vice President Biden threatened the new Ukrainian administration to withhold $1 Billion in U.S. allocated funds unless the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden was fired.
- VP Biden addresses Ukrainian parliament (Rada) in Kiev.
- 9 December. Amnesty International reports Obama armed ISIS.
- FBI Director James Comey replaces head of FBI Counterintelligence Division at Washington Field Office with Charles Kable.
- 10 December. Michael Flynn, Jill Stein, and Joseph Mifsud attend RT dinner in Moscow with Putin.
- Before Flynn made the trip he alerted his former employer, the DIA. He then attended a “defensive” or “protective” briefing before he ever sat alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russia Today (RT) dinner, or before he talked with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The briefing educated and sensitized Flynn to possible efforts by his Russian host to compromise the former high-ranking defense official and prepared him for conversations in which he could potentially extract intelligence for U.S. agencies such as the DIA. When Flynn returned from Moscow, he spent time briefing intelligence officials on what he learned during the Moscow contacts. Between two and nine intelligence officials attended the various meetings with Flynn about the RT event, and the information was moderately useful, about what one would expect from a public event.
- 15 December. Vadim Mikerin, Director of the subsidiary Tenex, sentenced in extortion and money laundering scheme.
- Tenex is an American subsidiary of Rosatom, the company that purchased Uranium One.
- Robert Mueller was investigating Tenex and its Russian oligarch owners at the same time he signed off on approval the sale of Uranium One to them as a member of CFIUS.
- Rod Rosenstein and Andrew Weissmann were the prosecutors handling the Mikerin case.
- 18 December. Natural Gas Europe reports:
"In 2015, Papadopoulos joined the London Center of International Law Practice as the director of the Center for International Energy and Natural Resources Law and Security. Papadopoulos focuses on the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the Caspian region.Joseph Mifsud joined the London Center of International Law Practice (LCILP) a month earlier. Mifsud and Papadopoulos reportedly never crossed paths until March 14, 2016 - in Italy.
In 2015, he spoke to a business and energy convention in Israel, explaining the complex market for natural gas in the region. At the conference, he touched on issues of U.S.-Israel-Russia relations in an interview with Natural Gas Europe.
- 21 December. Brent Budowsky discusses Clinton strategy with John Podesta:
Best approach is to slaughter Donald for his bromance with Putin.
- 23 December. FBI Director Comey names Bill Priestap as assistant director of Counterintelligence Division.
- 28 December. Strzok texts Lisa Page:
"You get all our outside contiguous US spies approved?"referring to Stefan Halper, Alexander Downer, Joseph Mifsud, Azra Turk, Charles Tawil, Erica Thompson and others.
- 29 December. Wall Street Journal reports that the Obama administration 'incidentally' collected private communications by members of Congress while it spied on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
- January 19. Eric Ciaramella hosts Andriy Telizhenko, a political officer in the DC Ukrainian Embassy at the White House to discuss killing the Hunter Biden investigation and reviving allegations against Paul Manafort which the FBI dismissed in 2014.
- 19 January. Eric Ciaramella invites Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau NABU director Artem Sytnyk to the White House. Artem Sytnyk was convicted in December 2018 of interference in the U.S. presidential election along with Serhiy Leshchenko in a Ukrainian court. Stynyk and Leshchenko gave Chalupa and Ciaramella official documents critical of Paul Manafort, leading to Manafort's resignation as Trump's campaign manager. Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska suing Manafort over a failed Ukrainian cable TV investment.
- 20 January. Trump inaugurated.
- 30 October. Burisma leadership meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in Kiev.
- 3 December. Meet Andrii Telizhenko: The Man Who Will Blow the Lid Off of Mueller’s Russian Witch Hunt.
- 9 March. Three weeks in advance of Ukraine's March 31, 2019 presidential election, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine in Kiev Marie Yovanovitch called for Ukraine’s special anti corruption prosecutor to be removed. Yovanovitvh's comments were regarded in Ukrainian media as a violation of international diplomatic convention and protocols of the duty of foreign diplomats to refrain from interfering in a host country's internal affairs, particularly in advance of an election.
- the U.S. embassy in Kiev had earlier pressured the Ukraine prosecutors in 2016 to drop or avoid pursuing several cases, including one involving the Soros-backed AntiCorruption Action Centre (AntAc) and two cases involving Ukraine officials who criticized Donald Trump and his campaign manager Paul Manafort.
- Kiev embassy official George Kent wrote a letter proving Yovanovitch's meddling in Ukrainian internal affairs did indeed happen. State Department officials authenticated the letter. George Kent acknowledged in this Congressional testimony he signed that letter.
- 25 April. How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost, by John Solomon
- In January 2016 the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington. The meeting brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with [Eric Ciaramella] and members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long to realize the Americans’ objectives included two politically hot investigations: one involving Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and one involving Paul Manafort's lobbying firm, linked closely to then-candidate Trump.
- U.S. officials “kept talking about how important it was that all of our anti-corruption efforts be united,” said Andrii Telizhenko, then a political officer in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington tasked with organizing the meeting.
- Telizhenko said U.S. officials said that they had an interest in reviving a closed 2014 investigation into payments to U.S. figures from Ukraine’s Russia-backed Party of Regions. That 2014 investigation was focused on Manafort. The FBI closed the case without charging Manafort.
- DOJ officials asking investigators from Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) if they could help find new evidence about the Party of Regions’ payments and its dealings with Americans. “It was definitely the case that led to the charges against Manafort and the leak to U.S. media during the 2016 election,” Telizhenko said.
- Nazar Kholodnytskyy, Ukraine’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, said he soon saw evidence in Ukraine of political meddling in the U.S. election. Kholodnytskyy said the key evidence against Manafort — a ledger showing payments from the Party of Regions — was known to Ukrainian authorities since 2014 but was suddenly released in May 2016 by the NABU, after Manafort was named Trump’s campaign chairman: “Somebody kept this black ledger secret for two years and then showed it to the public and the U.S. media. It was extremely suspicious.” Kholodnytskyy said he explicitly instructed NABU investigators who were working with American authorities not to share the ledger with the media. “I ordered the detectives to give nothing to the mass media considering this case. Instead, they had broken my order and published themselves these one or two pages of this black ledger regarding Paul Manafort. For me it was the first call that something was going wrong and that there is some external influence in this case. And there is some other interests in this case not in the interest of the investigation and a fair trial.”
- Kostiantyn Kulyk, deputy head of the Ukraine prosecutor general’s international affairs office, said that, shortly after Ukrainian authorities returned from the Washington meeting, there was a clear message about helping the Americans with the Party of the Regions case. “Yes, there was a lot of talking about needing help and then the ledger just appeared in public.” Kulyk said Ukrainian authorities had evidence that other Western figures, such as former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig, also received money from Yanukovych’s party. But the Americans weren’t interested: “They just discussed Manafort. This was all and only what they wanted. Nobody else.”
- Manafort joined Trump’s campaign on March 29, 2016, and then was promoted to campaign chairman on May 19, 2016. NABU leaked the existence of the ledgers on May 29, 2016. Later that summer, it told U.S. media the ledgers showed payments to Manafort, a revelation that forced him to resign from the Trump campaign in August 2016.
- A Ukrainian court in December concluded NABU’s release of the ledger was an illegal attempt to influence the U.S. election. And a member of Ukraine’s parliament has released a recording of a NABU official saying the agency released the ledger to help Hillary Clinton.
- The other case raised at the January 2016 meeting involved Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company under investigation in Ukraine for improper foreign transfers of money. At the time, Burisma allegedly was paying then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter as both a board member and a consultant. More than $3 million flowed from Ukraine to Rosemont Seneca, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer's firm in 2014-15, bank records show.
- U.S. officials told the Ukrainians they would prefer that Kiev drop the Burisma probe and allow the FBI to take it over. The Ukrainians did not agree. But then Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Victor Shokin, Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in March 2016. The Burisma case was transferred to NABU, then shut down.
- The Ukrainian Embassy in Washington confirmed that the Obama administration requested the meetings in January 2016, but embassy representatives attended only some of the sessions. "Unfortunately, the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, D.C., was not invited to join the DOJ and other law enforcement-sector meetings."
- Telizhenko’s claim that the DOJ reopened its Manafort probe as the 2016 election ramped up is supported by the DOJ’s own documents, including communications involving Associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr, his wife, Nellie Ohr, and ex-British spy Christopher Steele. Nellie Ohr and Steele worked in 2016 for Fusion GPS, that was hired by Clinton’s campaign and DNC to find dirt on Trump. Steele wrote the famous dossier for Fusion that the FBI used to gain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. Nellie Ohr admitted to Congress that she routed Russia dirt on Trump from Fusion to the DOJ through her husband Bruce during the election.
- DOJ emails show Nellie Ohr on May 30, 2016, directly alerted her husband Bruce and two DOJ prosecutors to the discovery of the “Black Ledger” files that led to Manafort’s prosecution. “Reported Trove of documents on Ukrainian Party of Regions’ Black Cashbox,” Nellie Ohr wrote to her husband and federal prosecutors Lisa Holtyn and Joseph Wheatley, attaching a news article on the announcement of NABU’s release of the documents.
- Bruce Ohr and Steele worked on their own effort to get dirt on Manafort from a Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, who had a soured business relationship with Manafort. Deripaska was “almost ready to talk” to U.S. government officials regarding the money that “Manafort stole,” Bruce Ohr wrote in notes from his conversations with Steele.
- The efforts eventually led to a September 2016 meeting in which Andrew McCabe asked Deripaska if he could help prove Manafort was helping Trump collude with Russia. Deripaska laughed off the notion as preposterous.
- Politico reported that the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington assisted Clinton’s campaign through Alexandra Chalupa, a DNC contractor. The Ukrainian Embassy acknowledges it got requests for assistance from Chalupa to find dirt on Manafort.
- 2 May. Vanity Fair: HUNTER BIDEN’S WORK IN UKRAINE EMERGES AS A POTENTIAL 2020 SCANDAL/
- 14 October. Hunter Biden Still Holds Stake In Chinese Private Equity Firm.
- 16 October. Sean Davis: Top Diplomat Testified That Obama Admin, Not International Community, Orchestrated Ukraine Prosecutor’s Firing.
- CDN: Obama WH corruption: Rampant pay to play by Clinton, Kerry, and Biden.
- 18 October. Jeff Carlson: Ukraine Accusations Against Trump Put Renewed Focus On Events During Obama Administration.
- New details emerge on monthly payments sent to Hunter Biden by Ukrainian company.
- Zlochevsky hired Hunter Biden “as a helpful non-executive director with a powerful name,” according to a Reuters report. Burisma’s founder hired Biden in 2014 “to protect [the company]” in the face of potential prosecution. Zlochevsky was investigated for tax violations, money-laundering, and corruption and initially cleared of any wrongdoing. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka told reporters that 15 cases involving Zlochevsky were being reviewed.
- Hunter Biden never visited Ukraine, but participated regularly in biannual board meetings, all of which were held outside Ukraine. Sources also said Biden was appointed during a time when Burisma was seeking foreign investment, a process which Biden helped by finding lawyers for the potential deal, which ultimately broke down when war broke out in east Ukraine. “He was a ceremonial figure.”
- Hunter Biden was paid $80,000 per month.
- 19 October. Glen Beck interview with Andriy Telizhenko. Telizhenko was present at the January 19, 2016 White House meeting with Eric Ciaramella and members of Obama’s National Security Council, FBI, State Department and Department of Justice. Ukrainians were informed to terminated the investigation into Hunter Biden and Burisma, and to find "new evidence" on a 2014 case against Paul Manafort that the FBI has already investigated and dismissed.
- 24 October. NBC News: Hunter Biden's legal work in Romania raises new questions about his overseas dealings.
- Washington Examiner: Biden twice used his position to intervene to boost son Hunter's lobbying.
- 29 October. Hunter Biden’s China Entanglements Spark Concern in Senate.
- 4 November. John Solomon: Biden lied - Burisma pressed State Department to end corruption allegations one month before Joe Biden forced firing of prosecutor.
- 6 November. Hunter Biden received 46 payments from Burisma, 38 for $83,333, the total being $3.1 million.
- 13 November. John Solomon: The real Ukraine controversy: an activist U.S. embassy and its adherence to the Geneva Convention.
- 15 November. Epoch Times: Yovanovitch Urged Firing of Top Prosecutor Amid Ukraine’s Presidential Election.
- Zerohedge: Leaked Bank Records Confirm Burisma-Biden Payments To Morgan Stanley Account.
Hunter Biden was kicked out of the Navy Reserves a month after joining in 2012 for failing a drug test.
After the death of his brother, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who had Larry Sinclair arrested a week before Obama chose Joe Biden for the VP slot, Hunter Biden began a relationship with his brother's widow, Hallie.
His wife Kathleen stated in divorce papers in 2017 that Hunter Biden spent "extravagantly on his own interests (including drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations)."
A Prescott, Arizona police report days before the 2016 presidential election stated that Hunter Biden returned a rental car containing a crack cocaine pipe. Hunter Biden also left a Delaware attorney general badge, a U.S. Secret Service business card, a driver's license, cellphone and credit cards in the car. He had rented the car from Hertz in California and it was returned in Prescott, Ariz., after hours. The car keys were not properly deposited in a drop box, but left in the car's gas tank compartment. In addition to “a small white and brown pipe approximately 3-4 inches long ”which officials determined was used to smoke cocaine, an officer also found “a small ziplock bag with a white powdery substance inside all sitting on the passenger seat.”
In June 2019 Hunter Biden married a South African women; weeks later an Arkansas woman filed a paternity suit against Biden on behalf of her 10 month old baby. A filing in court asserts that DNA proves that Hunter Biden is the father, despite how he had denied it in court.
- Including Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC, Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners, and Rosemont Realty.
- The Heinz Ketchup family fortune.
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- Affidavit of Viktor Shokin on Biden shakedown, September 4, 2019.
- Affidavit of Viktor Shokin on Biden shakedown, September 4, 2019.
- A Ukrainian oligarch’s foiled homecoming, By LINDA KINSTLEr, Politico,, 12/3/15.
- page 5, item 16. Document states December 17, 2015, but the context appears to be speaking about the same event. https://t.co/aTzO3WiTGJ?amp=1
- Joel Schectman, U.S. sentences Russian nuclear official to four years for bribe scheme, Reuters (Dec. 15, 2015). The “Megatons to Megawatts” program converted uranium from thousands of Russian nuclear warheads for civilian use in U.S.nuclear power plants.
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