According to a former Ukrainian parliament member, the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings hired former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden for protection.
Oleksandr Onyshchenko, the Ukrainian businessman, revealed that Hunter Biden was hired by Burisma’s founder, Mykola Zlochevsky because the company was being accused of massive corruption and they wanted to be protected by the Vice President’s son.
“It was to protect [the company],” Onyshchenko said on Friday.
The Bidens have been in the hot seat in the past month after the House Democrats started an impeachment inquiry into President Trump over a phone call the President had with the president of Ukraine.
During an interview last week, Hunter Biden sat down with ABC’s Amy Robach to discuss his overseas business dealings and how they relate to his father.
Hunter Biden denied any wrongdoing in regards to his overseas business however he did admit that it was poor judgement to join the associations in China and Ukraine.
“In retrospect, look, I think that it was poor judgment on my part,” the younger Biden said. “Is that I think that it was poor judgment because I don’t believe now when I look back on it — I know that there was — did nothing wrong at all. However, was it poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is a swamp in—in—in many ways? Yeah.”
“So I take full responsibility for that,” he continued. “Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever. Did I make a mistake based upon some ethical lapse? Absolutely not.”
One of the most alarming points in the interview came when Hunter Biden acknowledged that he would have “probably not” gotten his position at the Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company if he wasn’t Joe Biden’s son.
“I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do some harm to my father,” Biden claimed. “That’s where I made the mistake.”
Hunter Biden tells ABC that he exercised “poor judgment” but also that he did “nothing wrong at all.”
Says he takes “full responsibility” but also that he did nothing “improper… not in any way whatsoever.”
Says he was in the middle of “a swamp.” pic.twitter.com/EMoiiLWHR6
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) October 15, 2019
The entire Hunter Biden/Ukraine scheme seems to go much deeper considering a report that was released last Thursday reveals that the Obama Administration was warned about the potential corruption involving Biden and Burisma. Instead of doing anything about it, the Obama Administration swept it under the rug.
The Washington Post confirmed that the Obama Administration deliberately ignored a corruption warning raised in 2015 by top State Department official George Kent regarding Hunter Biden’s involvement with Burisma, a large gas company in Ukraine.
The report reveals that the Obama administration allowed Hunter Biden to hold his board position at Burisma even thought they knew that his involvement with the company was corrupt.
Check out what the Washington Post reported:
A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony.
George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules surrounding the deposition.
Kent said he had concerns that Ukrainian officials would view Hunter Biden as a conduit for currying influence with his father, said the people. But when Kent raised the issue with Biden’s office, he was told the then-vice president didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the issue involving his son as his other son, Beau, was battling cancer, said the people familiar with his testimony.
The Washington Post has previously reported that there had been discussions among Biden’s advisers about whether his son’s Ukraine work would be perceived as a conflict of interest, and that one former adviser had been concerned enough to mention it to Biden, though the conversation was brief.
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