Ukraine company to Hunter Biden: ‘Use your influence’
Emails from Hunter Biden say that he introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a Ukrainian businessman who was a top executive at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma in a meeting undisclosed until now. The executive later asked Hunter to use his influence on behalf of the company.
“The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month,” says the New York Post about the email they obtained in the case.
Both Bidens have been accused of “influence peddling” in the case of Burisma and other companies, notably Chinese companies—charges which the Bidens have vehemently denied.
Of course, Joe has denied it by refusing to discuss the matter, simply relying on Hunter to tell everyone that he and his father never talked business. And by relying on the press not to report on it or to run interference, like this denial of Biden corruption by NBC News that cites corrupt Ukrainian officials, Bloomberg News and…PolitiFact as the strongest endorsement of the purity of VP Biden’s motives.
“But there’s little evidence he acted to help his son: Earlier this year, Bloomberg News, citing documents and an interview with a former Ukrainian official, reported the Burisma investigation had been dormant for more than a year by the time Biden called for the crackdown on corruption,” said NBC News last month. “The then-Ukrainian prosecutor general told the news agency he found no evidence of wrongdoing by Biden and his son. And PolitiFact reported it found no evidence to ‘support the idea that Joe Biden advocated with his son’s interests in mind.’”
But the new emails revealed by the NY Post, say that the company, at the very least, expected Hunter to “use your influence” on behalf of the company.
“An earlier e-mail from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for ‘advice on how you could use your influence’ on the company’s behalf,” says the NY Post.
That’s why they hired a kid like Hunter, with no practical experience in any field, at $50,000 a month.
“We’ve got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden,” said James Biden, brother to Joe, who, with Hunter, ran the family’s investment company– because normal people have family investment companies to cash in on their influence.
“We’ve got investors lined up in a line of 747s filled with cash ready to invest in this company,” added James, according to Politico.
Yeah, there’s probably nothing there.
When they paid Hunter $50,00 to “use influence,” they probably meant influence-peddling of a more noble type.
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