Peter Schweizer: Biden crime a ‘clear case’
The mainstream media reporters are still missing the real story: bribery probably took place during Joe and Hunter Biden’s involvement with Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
Investigative journalist Peter Schweizer is assisted by Seamus Bruner Zoom in podcast, and together, based on their investigation, they lay out the case that there is clear bribery: the Biden family was paid in exchange for explicit favors then-Vice President Joe Biden granted to a foreign entity.
“This is a clear violation of the law. This is criminal behavior taking place. This is direct bribery. It is a quid pro quo,” says Schweizer. “The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter if you can ever prove that even a penny went to Joe Biden, because a bribe could mean paying off your family. Similarly, if a politician’s family is paid and the politician provides a service in return, it is a bribe. So for me this is now a clear case.”
That claim comes after Seamus Bruner found even more evidence on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Bruner, director of research at the Government Accountability Institute, has been working on the Hunter Biden story since 2017 and “might have spent more time on the Hunter Biden laptop computer than Hunter Biden,” jokes Schweizer.
Bruner has just found evidence further confirming the direct link between Hunter Biden’s appointment to Burisma’s board of directors and his father, the vice president, who threatened to withhold $1 billion in US aid to the Ukrainian government unless he fired the prosecutor who was then investigating Burisma. for corruption.
Indeed, that prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired just before Biden handed over the aid money to Ukraine, as Biden himself boasted at a foreign policy conference in 2018.
This accusation, which amounts to a direct quid pro quo between Joe Biden and Burisma executives, has been made before. But the emails found by Bruner establish a direct timeline connection between Burisma pressuring Hunter Biden to earn his $1 million dollar salary to get his father to force the Ukrainian government to investigate the company’s founder , Mykola Zlochevsky, to stop.
In 2014, a revolution in Ukraine deposed Moscow-serving President Yanukovych. That same year, then-President Barack Obama named Joe Biden his “point man” on U.S.-Ukrainian policy. Around that time, Biden’s son Hunter gets his deal with Burisma. The company’s founder, Zlochevsky, is under international investigation and his assets have even been frozen in London.
But an email Bruner discovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop now makes it clear that Burisma executives were not happy with Hunter’s work in November 2015. Burisma director Vadym Pozharskyi wrote to Hunter Biden, “…the proposed scope of work largely lacks concrete, tangible results that we wanted to achieve in the first place.”
Burisma wanted one key “available,” the email said. They wanted the pressure removed from their company and their founder’s frozen assets released.
Vadim Pozharskyi concluded the email by stating in no uncertain terms that the “ultimate goal” was to “end all prosecutions against Zlochevsky in Ukraine.”
The message got across. The following month – December 2015 – Hunter Biden, along with business partner and fellow Burisma board member Devon Archer, met with Burisma in Kiev. As Archer testified this month, Hunter, Zlochevsky and Pozharskyi “stepped away for a while” and “called Washington” when they pleaded with Joe Biden that Shokin should be fired.
Three months later, Vice President Joe Biden went to Kiev and demanded that the government agree to fire Shokin as a condition of receiving $1 billion in US loan guarantees. Shokin was fired in April 2016 and the case was closed by the prosecutor who replaced him, Yuriy Lutsenko. In 2018, Joe Biden was famous boasted to camera about the fact that I did this.
“He did what his son’s benefactors told him to do,” said Schweizer. “We even got independent confirmation of this from a State Department official named George Kent who dealt with Ukraine. Kent told the Senate Oversight Committee that in December 2015 he was advised by Biden’s staff not to name Zlochevsky, and instead recommended saying, “I’m not going to start naming names or accusing individuals. ”
Revelations this weekend about the collapse of Hunter Biden’s plea deal, in Politics and the New York Times, are not the main story here. The main story remains that Joe Biden and his staff knew about Hunter’s relationship with Burisma and offered them official assistance.
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