Evidence shows Ukraine began probe of Hunter Biden-linked firm months before Trump phone call

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Investigative reporter John Solomon is in possession of documents that allegedly prove that the Ukrainian government’s interest in re-investigating Burisma preceded President Donald Trump’s call in July to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky by nearly half a year.

The documents allegedly further show that the government’s interest was sparked because of unusual financial transactions involving former Vice President Joe Biden’s scandalous son Hunter.

“I can confirm to you tonight that the U.S. government … was aware as early as February of 2019 that the Ukrainian government was planning to reopen the Burisma investigation,” Solomon revealed Tuesday evening to Fox News host Sean Hannity.

“This is long before the president imagined having a call with President Zelensky. In fact, it’s before President Zelensky was even elected. This is a significant shift in the factual timeline. This was information that was omitted from the whistleblower’s complaint.”

Listen to his report below:

(Source: Fox News)

A whistleblower complaint filed in August claimed that during his phone call with Zelensky, Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart into reinvestigating Burisma, the corruption-linked gas company that hired Hunter for a $50,000/month gig just two months after he was discharged from the U.S. Navy for cocaine use in 2014.

“The U.S. government was aware through open-source intelligence in February that NABU [the National Anti-Corruption Bureau], an FBI-like agency in Ukraine that fights corruption … that it requested a reopening investigation into Burisma, its owner [Mykola] Zlochevsky and unusual transactions in the Burisma account,” Solomon continued.

“On March 28, 2019, the general prosecutor’s office agreed to that request to open an investigation, and they filed a 15-page notice of suspicion alleging that there may be illicit funds that were running through Burisma from 2010 and all the way through 2015. That’s important. Hunter Biden is on the board for two of those years — 2014  and 2015.”

More importantly is the revelation, according to Solomon, that Ukrainian officials “were looking at the possibility that the $3.4 million paid to Hunter Biden’s firm may have been part of illicit funds that were moving through the company.”

“A month later in April, the prosecutor’s office … made a request of another investigative agency in Ukraine for assistance in going through these bank records,” he added.

“That’s a significant change in the timeline. It was omitted from the whistleblower’s complaint and the question is, did he not know it or did he exclude it because it didn’t fit the narrative he was trying to write? That’s a question for Congress to answer.”

The limited information about the whistleblower that’s been gleaned thus far strongly suggests he’s a partisan operative who purposefully chose to weave a fraudulent narrative favorable to the Democrat Party and its delusions of grandeur concerning Trump’s impeachment from office.

Not only has it been confirmed by Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson that the whistleblower boasts clear-cut “political bias,” but it’s also been found that he is a registered Democrat who had a “personal relationship” with one of the 19 current Democrat presidential candidates.

Continuing his report, Solomon revealed another shocking finding: The firm co-owned by both Hunter and his friend Devin Archer allegedly received far more than just $50,000 a month from Burisma.

“The FBI raided Devin Archer’s office and bank records in an unrelated case in 2015,” he said. “They show transfers of $166,000 a month and as high as $220,000 in one month going into Hunter Biden and Devon Archer’s firm. That’s a lot more than $50,000.”

“And it was one of the things that piqued the Ukrainian prosecutors’ interest in reopening the case in March of 2019. The size of the money was much larger than Joe Biden and Hunter Biden have been saying.”

It’s not clear what happened to that investigation. What’s known is that last week Ukraine’s top prosecutor announced that he intends to conduct an audit of the government’s past investigations into Burisma.

“The prosecutor general, Ruslan Ryaboshapka, said he intended to review 15 cases in all, and mentioned several high-profile investigations of wealthy Ukrainians, including the owner of the natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, where Mr. Biden’s son Hunter served on the board until earlier this year,” The New York Times confirmed.

And in announcing the “audit,” Ukrainian Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka reportedly made it clear that nobody — including presumably President Donald Trump — had influenced his decision.

“The prosecution service is beyond politics,” he said. “We are conducting an audit of all cases, including those which were investigated by the previous leadership of the prosecutor’s office.”

Ryaboshapka only assumed office two months ago.

All of the evidence out thus far — including Solomon’s report from Tuesday, as well as confirmations from Zelensky and Ryaboshapka that Trump hadn’t pressured them — seems to disprove the whistleblower’s complaint and thus the impeachment narrative that congressional Democrats and their media allies have been propagating.

All of the evidence also seems to disprove the media-peddled lie that there’s “no proof” that Biden and his son acted in an illegitimate manner in Ukraine.


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