Burisma Paid Joe Biden $900,000 For Lobbying – Ukrainian MP

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If this article is accurate it will be an explosion in both the race for the Democratic nomination as well as in the already exploding impeachment inquiry in the House. It is likely to be a nail in the coffin of the 2020 Biden presidential campaign. This is the first report on the issue of Joe Biden receiving direct payments from the Ukraine gas company. It will be important to see if it is confirmed, clarified and explained. But, Biden receiving $900,000 from the gas company where his son and John Kerry’s financial advisor were on the board is a major story in the 2020 election cycle, and a major addition to the US coup in Ukraine which already was the most open coup in US history with lots of US abuses, until the Venezuela coup attempt by Trump. KZ

KYIV. Oct 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Group, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada member Andriy Derkach said citing investigation materials.

Derkach publicized documents which, as he said, “describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden Sr.” at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine’s press center in Kyiv on Wednesday.

“This was the transfer of Burisma Group’s funds for lobbying activities, as investigators believe, personally to Joe Biden through a lobbying company. Funds in the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners, which according to open sources, in particular, the New York Times, is affiliated with Biden. The payment reference was payment for consultative services,” Derkach said.

He also publicized sums that were transferred to Burisma Group representatives, in particular Hunter Biden, a son of the former U.S. vice president.

“According to the documents, Burisma paid no less than $16.5 million to [former Polish President, who became an independent director at Burisma Holdings in 2014] Aleksander Kwasniewski, [chairman of the Burisma board of independent directors] Alan Apter, [Burisma independent director] Devon Archer and Hunter Biden [who joined the Burisma board of directors in 2014],” Derkach said.

“Using political and economic levelers of influencing Ukrainian authorities and manipulating the issue of providing financial aid to Ukraine, Joe Biden actively assisted closing criminal cases into the activity of former Ukrainian Ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky, who is the founder and owner of Burisma Group,” he said.

“Biden’s fifth visit to Kyiv on December 7-8, 2015 was devoted to making a decision on the resignation of [then Ukrainian Prosecutor General] Viktor Shokin over the case of Zlochevsky and Burisma. Loan guarantees worth $1 billion that the United States was to give to Ukraine was the point of pressure. Biden himself admitted exerting pressure in his speech at the Council of Foreign Relations in January 2018, calling Shokin ‘son of a bitch who was fired’,” Derkach said.

The timeline of events proves that the U.S. linked the Zlochevsky case to loan guarantees, he said.

After the decree dismissing Shokin was published on April 3, 2016, the governments of the United States and Ukraine signed a loan guarantee agreement worth $1 billion, several months later, on June 3, he said.

“In this case, there are facts should be subject to investigation. There is an agency that has powers to investigate them; the U.S. Department of Justice. If the Ukrainian Prosecutor General signs documents and send them to U.S. Department of Justice without any requests, he will accomplish his mission,” he said, adding that the Ukrainian Prosecutor General has such powers.

“Considering international corruption in public is a way-out for President Zelensky. I am certain that he is not involved in international corruption,” Derkach said.

It was reported earlier that Derkach publicized correspondence between the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and officers of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. According to publicized correspondence, starting from July 14, 2017, the lists of criminal proceedings undertaken by NABU officers were sent from the electronic mailbox of Polina Chyzh, an assistant to NABU first deputy head Gizo Uglava, to the electronic mailbox of Hanna Yemelianova, a legal specialist of the anti-corruption program of the U.S. Justice Department at U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

Derkach also said that NABU-leak materials will be published on his Facebook account and materials that he got from investigating journalists have already been passed to Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations and the Prosecutor’s General Office.

He also said he will initiate the creation of an ad hoc parliamentary investigative commission and has already requested launching a criminal case against Ukrainian officials into interference into U.S. elections. The court session is scheduled for October 21, he said.

Burisma Holdings is a Cyprus-registered gas producing company holding assets in Ukraine. It is one of Ukraine’s top-three independent gas producers headquartered in Kyiv. Zlochevsky is the founder and the ultimate beneficiary owner of the company.

  • Infarction

    How is it not illegal for a sitting US senator to take a $900,000 “lobbying” fee from a corporation from a foreign country? Oh, wait! I forgot that these same criminals in the illegitimate Congress have for decades been writing exceptions for themselves to illegal financial shenanigans that would send members of the working class to the for-profit gulag for a long stretch.

  • voza0db

    Again… Made this one right after scoundrel Biden announced his run for 2020!

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  • acme

    Good luck with your Trump re-election plan!

  • kevinzeese

    Who do you think has a Trump re-election plan? Are we not allowed to criticize Biden and not support Trump at the same time.

  • acme

    That picture called voters dumb modern slaves. I have no problem with criticizing Biden, i do it all the time, and I have some preferences for president this time, but Trump voters are going to vote en masse. The only way not to get him again is for everybody else to vote against him, which is the only way i’ve ever been able to vote. I’d like to vote FOR somebody before I die but we’ll see. An overwhelming vote against Trump is the only way to ensure overcoming the various election rigging that will be going on.

    If you don’t vote you shouldn’t complain.

  • Kevin Brooks

    Biden: …but that is just the way business is done and has always been done
    …I didn’t even have to use the military to enforce my regime change operation
    …bribery is legal because of how the rules are written
    FUBAR

  • voza0db

    For me the only positive things about 4+ years of mutTrump in the “White Horse” are that he will keep showing the rest of the world what americans really are, and the source of FUN with him is ∞.

    With this aside… I don’t care if the jester is form the DNC gang or the GOP gang or some Independent gang, they are just there to create a smoke screen to the REAL ONWERS of the s h i t show… The Secular Ruling Families!

    But I also wish you the BEST with your plan…
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  • chetdude

    Actually, the dems would only need about 65m people to vote against him.

    Although I’d prefer to see at least 70-80 million vote FOR a real Change Agent: Bernie Sanders…

  • 1simpleeme

    The only way to NOT get Trump again is to NOT make the same mistake that caused him to get in, in the first place… That mistake was allowing the corporate-owned DNC to rig the Dem primaries so”centrist”(corporate-owned) Hillary was the Dem candidate. And if the DNC gets by with running another “centrist” like Biden, it is highly likely that Trump or Pence, or Romney or whomever the Republicans nominate could win again. The only way to guarantee the Greedy Old Party doesn’t win again is to run Bernie Sanders, because he is the only truly progressive Dem candidate, and despite the efforts of the corporate-owned media and the DNC, he has a larger NUMBER of donors than any other candidate (that means a larger number of voters).