The Democrats new star impeachment witness apparently has suspicious and concerning ties to the same Ukrainian gas company at the center of the Biden-Ukraine scandal.
In a detailed report from Breitbart, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor was hauled in this week to testify in the Democrats secretive, closed-door impeachment inquiry hearing.
It has been revealed that Taylor has a close relationship with the Atlantic Council think tank and previously wrote Ukraine policy pieces with the organization’s director and analysis articles published by the Council.
As detailed by Breitbart, here’s why that’s important:
The Atlantic Council is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
In addition to a direct relationship with the Atlantic Council, Taylor for the last nine years also served as a senior adviser to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), which has co-hosted events with the Atlantic Council and has participated in events co-hosted jointly by the Atlantic Council and Burisma.
The links may be particularly instructive after Breitbart News reported that itinerary for a trip to Ukraine in August organized by the Burisma-funded Atlantic Council for ten Congressional aides reveals that a staffer on Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a meeting during the trip with Taylor. The pre-planned trip took place after the so-called whistleblower officially filed his August 12 complaint and reportedly after a Schiff aide was contacted by the so-called whistleblower.
The name of the organization is the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), where Taylor served for nine years as senior advisor. The USUBC has co-hosted or participated in scores of events with the Atlantic Council. Taylor has also authored numerous analysis pieces published by the Atlantic Council itself and has co-authored opeds written together with the Atlantic Council’s director.
Burisma is a key financial backer of the Atlantic Council.
So Taylor has been connected to the think tank for nearly a decade. And the think tank has been heavily invested and partnered with the Ukrainian gas company Burisma for even longer.
Here’s where the connection gets even fishier.
The allegations are that Hunter Biden profited financially from his father’s time as vice president.
The details emerged as the Ukrainian government recently reopened an investigation into Burmisa Holdings, which was paying Hunter Biden roughly $50,000 a month.
That company was under investigation by Ukraine’s top prosecutor, but Joe Biden allegedly pressured the Ukrainian government to remove the prosecutor from the case — and his plan worked.
While serving as the VP, Biden went to Kiev in March 2016 and “threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor [Yuriy Lutsenko], who had been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his own office and among the political elite.”
The Ukrainian Parliament caved to Biden’s threats and removed Lutsenko as the prosecutor on the case. And Hunter Biden skirted charges and was able to continue raking in millions of dollars.
Democrats are heavily invested in using Trump’s Ukraine phone call to impeach him.
But it seems like we keep learning about a new Democrat being secretly connected to Ukraine and Burisma, which has led to speculation that this is one giant coordinated effort to remove Trump for no reason at all.