(Tea Party PAC) – One of the stories that the mainstream media has done a wonderful job of allowing to fall through the cracks during all of this coronavirus hoopla and race rioting happening from coast-to-coast is that of the probe into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his role as part of the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma’s board of directors.
The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees released a report on Wednesday that provides some insight into the monthslong investigation into the younger Biden and his alleged “extensive and complex financial transactions.”
Here’s what we know so far from Fox News:
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said their investigation has “faced many obstacles” from Democrats on their committees and that executive agencies “failed to comply with document requests.”
The chairmen added that “there remains much work to be done” in their probe. Hunter Biden is the son of the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. His work background played a starring role in the Trump impeachment efforts earlier this year. He and his father have denied any wrongdoing related to his work.
The 87-page report stated that Obama administration officials “knew” that Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Burisma was “problematic” and that it interfered “in the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine.”
“This investigation has illustrated the extent to which officials within the Obama administration ignored the glaring warning signs when the vice president’s son joined the board of a company owned by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch,” the report’s executive summary stated.
Hunter Biden joined Burisma in April 2014 and, at the time, reportedly connected the firm with consulting form Blue Star Strategies to help the natural gas company fight corruption charges in Ukraine. During the time Biden was on the board the company’s board, then-Vice President Joe Biden was running U.S.-Ukraine relations and policy for the Obama administration.
A lot of attention and focus was put on Hunter Biden’s work with Burisma during the impeachment of President Trump last year, as desperate Democrats were doing everything in their power to remove the president from office before the election this year. They failed. Miserably.
Much of the story was focused on the alleged abuse of power that Joe Biden might have exercised during his time as vice president when he supposedly strong-armed a Ukrainian prosecutor into dropping an investigation into his son by having him fired.
“Even though Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board cast a shadow over the work of those advancing anticorruption reforms in Ukraine, the Committees are only aware of two individuals who raised concerns to their superiors,” the Senate report stated. “Despite the efforts of these individuals, their concerns appear to have fallen on deaf ears.”
The report stated that State Department official George Kent, who testified during Trump’s impeachment hearings last year, and Amos Hochstein, the former U.S. special envoy and coordinator for International Energy Affairs, raised concerns to the former vice president’s office.
The report also stated that Hunter Biden “formed significant and consistent financial relationships” with the founder of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, and that his and his business partner Devon Archer’s firms “made millions of dollars from that association” while his father was vice president.
The Senate committees also stated in the report that they are in possession of records from the Treasury Department that “show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals.”
The committees stated that they received records that Hunter Biden “sent thousands of dollars” to individuals who have “either been involved in transactions consistent with possible human trafficking; an association with the adult entertainment industry; or potential association with prostitution.”
“Some recipients of those funds are Ukrainian or Russian citizens,” the report states, adding that “the records note that it is a documented fact that Hunter Biden has sent funds to non-resident alien women in the United States who are citizens of Russia and Ukraine and who have subsequently wired funds they have received from Hunter Biden to individuals located in Russia and Ukraine.”
“The records also note that some of these transactions are linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” the report stated.
Meanwhile, the report states that Senate investigators found millions of dollars in “questionable financial transactions” between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow as well as individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
According to the report, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden, Rosemont Seneca Thornton, “received $3.5 million in a wire transfer” from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of the Russian capital.
The report goes further and alleges that not just Hunter Biden but other members of the Biden family “were involved in a vast financial network that connected them to foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe.”
In one instance, the report stated that Hunter Biden “opened a bank account” with a Chinese national linked to China’s communist government, which “financed a $100,000 global spending spree” for the former vice president’s brother, James Biden, and his wife, Sara Biden.
The report comes as the investigation itself has faced scrutiny from Democrats and even some Republicans.
Not surprisingly, Andrew Bates, the spokesman for Biden’s presidential campaign released a statement that called the investigation the pursuit of a “conspiracy theory.” Apparently, the fact there are documents in existence that show there’s some fishy stuff going on with this particular “darling” family isn’t enough to force Bates and others associated with the former vice president to come out of the shadows.
Guess it’s still too important to take down the president.
“As the coronavirus death toll climbs and Wisconsinites struggle with joblessness, Ron Johnson has wasted months diverting the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee away from any oversight of the catastrophically botched federal response to the pandemic, a threat Sen. Johnson has dismissed by saying that ‘death is an unavoidable part of life.’ Why? To subsidize a foreign attack against the sovereignty of our elections with taxpayer dollars — an attack founded on a long-disproven, hardcore rightwing conspiracy theory that hinges on Sen. Johnson himself being corrupt and that the Senator has now explicitly stated he is attempting to exploit to bail out Donald Trump’s re-election campaign,” Bates said in a statement Wednesday.
What this really comes down to is the fact that Biden himself, while in office as vice president, likely abused his power to help cover up bad behavior by his son, something that he should have been held accountable for at the time it happened, especially since he seemingly admitted to doing as such on video.
Regardless, the fact he was willing to abuse his power to help protect his son who was potentially involved in shady business practices disqualifies him from being the president. Unfortunately, all that matters to the modern Democratic Party is defeating Trump, who seems to represent everything they hate, instead of seeking to do the right thing and uphold a high moral standard for leadership.