This story isn’t going anywhere fast and it looks like the rich kids and parents have been caught doing what corrupt rich politicians’ families do: take money for having the right name.
And in a blow to the Impeachment Farce, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Nov 14th that U.S. ambassador Gordon Sondland did not explicitly link military aid to Kiev with opening an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.
President Trump has been accused by Democrat opponents of freezing nearly $400 million in security aid to Ukraine to pressure President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to open investigations into Joe Biden. Jim Jordan defended the President by pointing out that Ukraine is famous for its levels of corruption and Trump was waiting out the first 45 days to see if he was a straight shooter. When it turned out that he was acceptable the aid was released. “Weapons, not blankets,” was a phrase used referring to the fact that the Obama administration sent our ally Ukraine, blankets and Donald Trump, who is famously reluctant to send foreign aid anywhere send weapons to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia. Ukraine has a massive non-freezing seaport that is very attractive too Russia.
Trump calls the inquiry a witch hunt.
And looking at the data the Ukraine President has released – we’re inclined to agree with him. This looks like the Democrats are accusing the President of crimes and misdemeanors they have themselves committed.
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According to the Department of Financial Monitoring (Counter-intelligence) of Latvia, the following sums of money were obtained from Busima Holding Limited (Cyprus) which is open at AS PrivatBank in Latvia: pic.twitter.com/vSG1LLwqvA— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) November 14, 2019
And from 2016: Consortium News was all over this and has TONS of information about the deals going on in this failed, corrupt state and the gang of well-connected politicos making money from it.
Worried about the continued corruption, Vice President Joe Biden, who took a personal interest in Ukraine, lectured Ukraine’s parliament on the need to end cronyism.
But Biden had his own Ukraine cronyism problem because three months after the U.S.-backed overthrow of the Yanukovych government Ukraine’s largest private gas firm, Burisma Holdings, appointed his son, Hunter Biden, to its board of directors.
Burisma a shadowy Cyprus-based company also lined up well-connected lobbyists, some with ties to Secretary of State John Kerry, including Kerry’s former Senate chief of staff David Leiter, according to lobbying disclosures.
As Time magazine reported, “Leiter’s involvement in the firm rounds out a power-packed team of politically-connected Americans that also includes a second new board member, Devon Archer, a Democratic bundler and former adviser to John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. Both Archer and Hunter Biden have worked as business partners with Kerry’s son-in-law, Christopher Heinz, the founding partner of Rosemont Capital, a private-equity company.”