Hunter Biden could do corrupt business all day long and that isn’t a reflection his dad. I won’t judge a parent based on the actions of their adult son. That means it is important for me, not to know what Hunter did, but to know what the role of then Vice President Joe Biden was. Not only what Joe Biden may have done, but what he may have failed to do when he should have acted. Did he pull strings? Did he ignore laws, protocols, or ethical concerns?
Below is a PDF of the senate report and a few (very few) observations from it on my part.
Hunter Biden, along with business partner Devon Archer, “engaged in numerous financial transactions with Chinese nationals who had deep connections to the Communist Chinese government.” That’s China.
There is also the Ukraine.
“On April 16, 2014, Vice President Biden met with his son’s business partner, Devon Archer, at the White House. Five days later, Vice President Biden visited Ukraine, and he soon after was described in the press as the “public face of the administration’s handling of Ukraine.” The day after his visit, on April 22, Archer joined the board of Burisma. Six days later, on April 28, British officials seized $23 million from the London bank accounts of Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky. Fourteen days later, on May 12, Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma, and over the course of the next several years, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer were paid millions of dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch for their participation on the board.”
That hints at something, but isn’t conclusive. We can read it and all think that Joe Biden “probably” set his son up but does it prove it? No, it doesn’t.
The report speaks to what the “Obama Administration” knew at the time when it says, “What the Chairmen discovered during the course of this investigation is that the Obama administration knew that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board was problematic and did interfere in the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine. Moreover, this investigation has illustrated the extent to which officials within the Obama administration ignored the glaring warning signs when the vice president’s son joined the board of a company owned by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch.”
Joe Biden was Informed
“In October 2015, senior State Department official Amos Hochstein raised concerns with Vice President Biden, as well as with Hunter Biden, that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.”
What Biden has told us
The report goes into more detail on the prosecutor so please see below and search it for more.
In the below video Biden brags about about using US foreign policy as a cudgel to get a prosecutor fired. It is widely believed that this was because the prosecutor was investigating Burisma.
Then their was Russia
The report also states there is a Russian connection to Hunter Biden as talked about on The Federalist web site.
“A new Senate report out Wednesday shows former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden accepted $3.5 million from the wife of a fired mayor of Moscow in 2014.
According to the joint report released by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with the Senate Finance Committee, Rosemont Seneca, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina in 2014 while his father, Joe Biden, was vice president. The firm was also co-founded with former Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson Christopher Heinz, which received the money while Kerry was serving as the head of the State Department.”
Please take a moment to go over the report yourself. It is over 100 pages long so I don’t really expect people to read it all. Use the search function to find key words you might be interested in then read the paragraph above and below. That will give you some ideas.hunterbidenreport