On Monday, investigative reporter John Solomon broke an eye-opening update on the Biden family Ukraine scandal. Solomon informed Fox News’ Sean Hannity that, according to a meeting transcript he obtained from sources in Europe, then-Vice President Joe Biden pointedly laid the ground work in 2014 for a hugely lucrative natural gas deal involving a company that had hired his son Hunter and that his son cashed in on weeks later, raking in over a million dollars, just for joining the board of Burisma Holdings less than three weeks later.
“While talking to US diplomats today overseas in Europe I learned that on April 22, 2014, less than three weeks before the Burisma Holdings announced that Hunter Biden was joining their board, Vice President Joe Biden met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine and in that meeting, according to a transcript that I obtained tonight, Joe Biden specifically encouraged the Ukrainians to expand natural gas production with the help of Americans coming to the country,” Solomon said. “He set up the exact scenario that Hunter Biden just a few weeks later cashed in on.”
“Whoa! This takes things to a whole new level,” Hannity responded. “He’s basically doing the bidding for his own son’s wealth creation. Maybe even his son would share with his father.”
“Those are the questions that Ukrainians were trying to answer back in 2016 before the prosecutor was fired, Sean,” said Solomon. “And they never got to the bottom of that.”
Why that Ukrainian investigation never got to dig in to determine the levels of corruption surrounding Burisma’s dealings is clear as day. Joe Biden is on tape bragging in January 2018 about threatening to withhold $1 billion of loan guarantees from Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating Burisma was fired.
“But I do think the evidence that the Ukrainians possess and would like to give to the U.S. Justice Department –it’s sitting there to be handed over to someone from the Justice Department who could pick that up tomorrow,” Solomon added.
Solomon also spoke about the story he broke in which details were uncovered about how Democrats were attempting to persuade Ukraine to interfere in the 2016 elections.
“The former Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Chaly, told me on the record, in a statement, that in the spring of 2016, a Democratic National Committee aide, a contractor came to him and asked him to do two things. One, to turn over any intelligence they have in their intelligence files linking Donald Trump on Paul Manafort to Russia.”
Investigative journalist Peter Schweizer spoke about his findings on the developing Biden scandals. “What you see here is a pattern that emerged, that during the Obama Administration, Joe Biden became point person for Obama administration policies to two countries in particular–Ukraine and China. In both cases, his son cashed in. Ukraine we’ve talked about, he was basically getting $83,000 per month as part of his consulting fee for Burisma, this corrupt energy company.
“In China, he travels with his father in December of 2103 aboard Air Force 2 while his father is meeting with Chinese officials. Hunter Biden is doing we don’t know what, but the evidence becomes clear because ten days after they return to Washington, his small boutique investment firm, Rosemont Seneca, gets a $1 billion deal. That’s $1 billion with a “B.”–later expanded to $1.5 billion. That deal is with the Chinese government. It’s a deal that nobody else has in China. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, nobody.”
Schweizer pointed out that Hunter Biden had little or no expertise or experience to warrant the payoffs he was receiving. “No background in China. His limited experience in private equity is very limited. It was a hedge fund he was involved in with his uncle James Biden that ended up with massive lawsuits involving allegations of fraud. So any experience he has in private equity is certainly not the type the Chinese are interested in.
“The bottom line here, Sean, is that in both the case of Ukraine and China, which we have paper trails. This is not like the Russian dossier, where somebody sort of said, ‘this is what happened.’ We have the financial records that Hunter Biden got from Ukraine. John has the ledger from Burisma itself.”
Video by Fox News
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