Scandals Involving Joe And Hunter Biden Are Becoming A Problem And The Media Have Finally Noticed
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Joe Bidenís son, Hunter Biden, has an extremely checkered history when it comes to business dealings and ethics. Not so much anything he did in those business dealings, but how he possibly got them. Namely, the implication based on serious evidence is that his father used his influence as Vice President to get Hunter some very lucrative positions in countries like Ukraine and China.
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Until now, this has mostly been the domain of right-wing media. That was to be expected as anything thatís harmful to a Democrat is typically buried in the mainstream media.
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Weíve now entered a different phase though, as the Democratic primary heats up and the debates start next week. Biden is not currently running against a Republican, heís running against 20 (or so) other Democrats and those Democrats want to take him down. That means the media canít just ignore whatís happening in unison anymore.
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Case in point, this latest write-up by ABC News, which goes right at the heart of Joe Bidenís scandals involving influence peddling for his son.
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In April of 2014, the then-vice president led a U.S. delegation to Kiev tasked with rooting out corruption and advocating for Ukraine to diminish its reliance on Russian oil. The Obama administration had pledged aid money to support a fledgling Ukrainian administration recovering from a revolution that ousted the countryís previous leader.
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ďYou have to fight the cancer of corruption that is endemic in your system right now,Ē Biden told the Ukrainian parliament during the first of several post-revolution visits to the country. ďAnd with the right investments and the right choices, Ukraine can reduce its energy dependence and increase its energy security.Ē
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Within weeks of his visit, Ukraineís largest energy producer, Burisma Energy, appointed Hunter Biden to a paid directorship on the firmís board.
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Just months before, in December of 2013, there was a similar episode when the then-vice president led an Obama administration effort to tamp down tensions in the Far East. Hunter Biden disembarked from Air Force Two in Beijing alongside his father, ahead of a series of meetings between the vice president and several high-ranking members of Chinaís ruling party. Upon his departure, Joe Biden called Chinese President Xi Jinping a ďgood friend.Ē
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Within weeks of that visit, Hunter Biden was doing business there, as a participant in a firm called Bohai Harvest RST. The corporation formed a novel Chinese-American investment partnership that involved such Chinese state-owned firms as the Bank of China. Reports at the time said they sought to raise $1.5 billion.
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The idea that all of that is just coincidence strains belief. The younger Biden was even on the trip to China. Two weeks later heís getting a lucrative position with a Chinese investment firm thatís partnered with Chinese government owned banks. Come on.
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Bidenís issues in Ukraine also go deeper than just his son getting a job out of nowhere. Thereís also the admission by Biden that he threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine if they didnít fire a prosecutor who just happened to be investigating the very firm Hunter Biden was working for.
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Hereís the details.
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Back in 2016, as The Daily Wire previously reported, Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to replace the countryís top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin. Biden later bragged in 2018 that he was able to get Shokin removed by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees. Shokin was fired.
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What Biden neglected to mention is that at the time he was working to get Shokin fired, the prosecutor was looking into Burisma Holdings, a company that employs Hunter Biden. Hunterís American based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, also received monthly transfers of more than $166,000 from Burisma from 2014 to 2015. Shokin was investigating these payments, the Wire previously reported.
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With Shokin out of the picture, the investigation into Burisma and by extension, Hunter, ended. This kept the issue from affecting Democrats in 2016, specifically, Hillary Clintonís election campaign. Clinton still lost.
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We are again told by the Biden campaign that itís all just happenstance.
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But itís not just foreign dealings haunting Joe Biden in relation to his sonís actions. This news broke today and could get messy in a hurry.
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Read More: https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/201...7b9aabe9ef7a10
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My Thoughts:
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To tell you the truth, Iím surprise that the MSM is even talking about this, because they sure gave Hillary a pass for all of these years concerning all of her various federal crimes.