Authors Claim In New Book That Obama, Biden Operatives Had Financial Ties to Russia
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While the media has been screaming about Trump-Russia collusion for years, it turns out it was actually the Obama administration had something to be worried about.
The co-authors of a new book are alleging that they uncovered "shocking" financial ties between several Obama administration officials and Russia.
In their new book, Fallout: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies, and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties, Seamus Bruner and investigative journalist John Solomon took a deep dive into why Democrats in Congress seemed to "hammer this point endlessly of Russia collusion" as well as the Ukraine-focused impeachment of President Trump.
During an interview on Fox News, Solomon and Bruner said their book details how several Obama and Biden allies were actually the ones who had "shocking" financial ties to Russia.
"We set out to find the answer to one question, which was why Ukraine and why Russia? Why did the Democrats in Congress and the media seem to just hammer this point endlessly of Russia collusion? And what we found was shocking. We found at least a dozen examples of Obama giveaways to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and failures in Ukraine, and we found at least 10 Obama-Biden operatives working directly for the Russians or getting paid by the Russians," Bruner said.
He named multiple people, including Amos Hochstein, a former energy adviser to Biden, as officials he believes had questionable ties to Russia and its quest for uranium.
The book by Bruner and Solomon examines the Uranium One deal, the Russia collusion narrative, and the Ukraine-related impeachment fight, which ended in Trump's acquittal earlier this year.
U.S. Attorney John Huber was tasked in November 2017 to review the FBI's corruption investigation into the 2010 Uranium One deal and allegations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton orchestrated a "quid pro quo." The sale of Uranium One, a Toronto-based company with U.S. mine holdings, to Russian state-owned company Rosatom, was the focus of great controversy and scrutiny from Republicans who claimed that Clinton helped coax a nine-agency review board not to block the deal and that the Clinton Foundation may have stood to benefit from it.
Huber's investigation, which has been shrouded in mystery compared to other politically charged investigations involving federal law enforcement, has not led to any criminal charges or any "known impacts," the Washington Post reported in January.
Biden allegedly used his power as vice president to pressure top Ukrainian officials to remove a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma Holdings, a shady gas company that was paying Biden's son, Hunter Biden, around $80,000 a month to sit on the company's board.
Last month, Solomon reported that the judge in Victor Shokin’s case ordered that Biden be named as an accused perpetrator of Shokin’s firing.
Here’s more from Just The News:
In Kyiv late last month, District Court Judge S. V. Vovk ordered the country’s law enforcement services to formally list the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, as the victim of an alleged crime by the former U.S. vice president, according to an official English translation of the ruling obtained by Just the News.
The court had previously ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations in February to investigate Shokin’s claim that he was fired in spring 2016 under pressure from Biden because he was investigating Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company where Biden’s son Hunter worked.
The court ruled then that there was adequate evidence to investigate Shokin’s claim that Biden’s pressure on then-President Petro Poroshenko, including a threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, amounted to unlawful interference in Shokin’s work as Ukraine’s chief prosecutor.
But when law enforcement agencies opened the probe they refused to name Biden as the alleged perpetrator of the crime, instead of listing the potential defendant as an unnamed American.
Vovk ruled that anonymous listing was improper and ordered the law enforcement agencies to formally name Biden as the accused perpetrator.
“Biden has admitted on videotape he forced then-Ukraine President Poroshenko to fire Shokin in March 2016 by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees. But Biden has steadfastly denied Shokin’s firing was due to the Burisma case. Instead, Biden said, he and other Western leaders believed Shokin was ineffective as a corruption fighter,” Just The News reported.
The ruling orders “a competent person of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine who conducts procedural management in criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020, to enter information into the Unified register of pre-trial investigations … a summary of facts that may indicate the commission of a criminal offense under Paragraph 2 of Article 343 of the Criminal procedure code of Ukraine on criminal proceedings No. 62020000000000236 dated February 24, 2020, namely: information on interference in the activities of the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Shokin, Viktor Mykolaiovych performed by a citizen of the United States of America Joseph Biden, former U.S. Vice President.”