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US Senate Releases Report Following Lengthy Investigation Of Hunter Biden’s Business Dealings

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US Senate Releases Report Following Lengthy Investigation Of Hunter Biden’s Business Dealings

‘The Swamp’ is alive and well

A joint investigation and report on Hunter Biden’s financial dealings with Ukrainian, Chinese and Russian businesses by the GOP-led Senate Homeland and Government Affairs and Senate Finance Committees has been released just six days before the first Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and President Trump is scheduled to take place.

The long-awaited Senate report on Hunter Biden’s financial dealings with Ukrainian, Chinese and Russian businesses concluded that the transactions created potential “criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns,” and alarmed US officials who discovered multiple likely conflicts of interest and possible crimes ranging from sex trafficking to bribery.

Zero Hedge reports that the investigation found millions of dollars’ worth of suspect financial transactions between businessmen/ women, politicians, investors and other associates or family members.

According to the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross, suspect financial transactions between Hunter Biden’s firms and foreign nationals from Russia and China – including a Communist Party-linked Chinese businessman, raised serious concerns.

Hunter Biden’s seat on the board of the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma while his father served as the Obama administration’s principal contact for Ukraine raised alarms with State Department officials as early as 2015 and 2016.

One official, Amos Hochstein, told the Senate Homeland Security and Senate Finance committees that he inform then-Vice President Joe Biden in October 2015 that Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Burisma “enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.”

Hunter Biden, now 50, joined Burisma’s board of directors in April 2014, shortly after his father, Joe Biden, took over as the Obama administration’s chief liaison to Ukraine.

Although the report does not produce direct evidence of wrongdoing by Hunter Biden, Republicans say the evidence suggests a troubling scenario of Biden receiving “millions of dollars from foreign sources as a result of business relationships that he built during the period when his father was vice president of the United States and after.”

The report also states that Hunter Biden also received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.

And as Just The News correspondent John Solomon writes, “Perhaps the most explosive revelation was that the U.S. Treasury Department flagged payments collected overseas by Hunter Biden and business partner Devon Archer for possible illicit activities.”

According to the report, numerous ‘Suspicious Activity Reports’ identified millions of dollars in transactions from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina, and Chinese businessmen with ties to senior officials in China’s government.

Senate investigators have yet to determine if the FBI or others have investigated the nature of and motives behind the transactions.

“The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals,” reads the 87-page report. Other transactions involving Biden-controlled firms were flagged for “potential criminal financial activity,” including wire transfers to Hunter’s Uncle, James Biden.

Moreover, the report cites US government records which raised concerns over potential ties to sex and human trafficking rings.

“Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,” the report reads.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson told Just The News that the sheer volume of potentially illegal activity in Hunter Biden’s foreign dealings left Joe Biden vulnerable to illicit influence or extortion.

“The report raises serious questions that former Vice President Biden needs to answer. There are simply too many potential conflict of interest, counterintelligence and extortion threats to ignore,” he said.

The Biden campaign has called the Senate report an effort to “subsidize a foreign attack against the sovereignty of our elections with taxpayer dollars” and to push a “long-disproven, hardcore rightwing conspiracy theory.”

And Biden’s media campaigners are hard at work today trying to discredit the report’s findings:

— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) September 23, 2020

Daily Wire correspondent Ryan Saavedra summarized the main findings including the following:

  • In early 2015 the former Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, George Kent, raised concerns to officials in Vice President Joe Biden’s office about the perception of a conflict of interest with respect to Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board. Kent’s concerns went unaddressed, and in September 2016, he emphasized in an email to his colleagues, “Furthermore, the presence of Hunter Biden on the Burisma board was very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine.”

  • In October 2015, senior State Department official Amos Hochstein raised concerns with Vice President Biden, as well as with Hunter Biden, that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.

  • Although Kent believed that Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board was awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anti-corruption agenda in Ukraine, the Committees are only aware of two individuals — Kent and former U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein — who raised concerns to Vice President Joe Biden (Hochstein) or his staff (Kent)…

  • Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland testified that confronting oligarchs would send an anticorruption message in Ukraine. Kent told the Committees that Zlochevsky was an “odious oligarch.” However, in December 2015, instead of following U.S. objectives of confronting oligarchs, Vice President Biden’s staff advised him to avoid commenting on Zlochevsky and recommended he say, “I’m not going to get into naming names or accusing individuals.”

  • Hunter Biden was serving on Burisma’s board (supposedly consulting on corporate governance and transparency) when Zlochevsky allegedly paid a $7 million bribe to officials serving under Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Vitaly Yarema, to “shut the case against Zlochevsky.” Kent testified that this bribe occurred in December 2014 (seven months after Hunter joined Burisma’s board), and, after learning about it, he and the Resident Legal Advisor reported this allegation to the FBI…

  • In addition to the over $4 million paid by Burisma for Hunter Biden’s and Archer’s board memberships, Hunter Biden, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds…

  • Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow.

  • Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”

It’s shaping up to be an ugly campaign season in the United States. If only there were someone to vote for.

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d'Artagnan

US is a corrupt banana republic failed rogue state, and now that is evident to all.

AM Hants

President Putin:. ‘Is America a Banana Republic, yes or no?’

RichardD

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RichardD

This is a silver options ladder that I’m building as the price of silver drops. In anticipation that it may rise by the end of the year due to the ongoing political, economic and social problems. If the price stays down until market opening tomorrow. I’m planning to buy a $24.00 year end call tomorrow at a cost of about $100.00.

For every dollar that the price of silver rises per ounce above the highlighted call strike price. The option will rise $100.00 in value. If the price of silver reaches $35.00 by the end of the year when the options expire. The $24.00 call that I’m planning to buy tomorrow for about $100.00, will be worth $1,100.00. The $26.00 call will be worth. $900.00, the $28.00 call $700.00, the $30.00 call $500.00, the $32.00 call $300.00, and the $34.00 call $100.00. For a total position close out value of $3,600.00.

For every dollar that the price of silver rises above $34.00. The account will increase $600.00 in value. If the price reaches $40.00/oz. by the end of the year as some analysts project. The account will increase in value an additional $3,000.00. For an approximate close out value $6,600.

I’m planning to add four more options in the $24.00 to $34.00 over the next couple of weeks. So that it has a $1,000.00 increase for every $1.00 that the price of silver increases above $34.00 by year end. Breakeven will be somewhere around $27.00/oz. by year end. If the price of silver stays below $24.00 until year end. I’ll lose about $700.00 that I’ll write off on my taxes.

Aquilegia

Silver has performed much better than gold this year due to an all time high gold/silver ratio which has reversed to the mean – somewhat. With sub 2% economi growth, Fed hiring Blackrock to buy ETFs, and US economic/hegemonic decline it might not be a bad performer forward, either. The real joker card here is a complete and uncontrolled unravelling of US domestic society, hence collapse of tax revenues and public services.

RichardD

The US economy is still hemorrhaging jobs badly. Even with no new lockdowns. Because of all of the damage that was done with the lockdowns. And the fact that many of them are still in place. All of the people that went back to work as the lockdowns were partially lifted is over.

The fact that the economy is still losing jobs at triple the pre scamdemic rate. Now that everybody that could go back to work has gone back to work. Shows that the partial lockdown lift recovery is over. And that in real terms the economic collapse of the entire economy as a whole is progressing.

Yes the lockdown lift temporarily improved that fraction of the economy directly impacted by the lockdowns. But many of those people never went back to work. Because many companies went out of business or scaled down.

And the add on effect to essential businesses caused some of them to close or scale down. That’s why new jobless claims are so high. Because both the essential parts of the economy are contracting. And the non essential part that had the lockdowns lifted is much smaller than it was before. And what’s left of it is now contracting.

John Wallace

Hope you are not reading kingworldnews as they have for decades always said gold and silver are going to skyrocket tomorrow even if is going through the floor. This drop is the expected takedown as the bullion banks would collapse and take everyone with them if the price stayed high. They wouldn;t be able to make the margin calls nor afford to pay out the physical contracts.They can dump tonns of paper gold /silver at the quietest times taking the market down where they have gone short frontrunning the known dump. I thought silver contracts were 5,000 ounces which if silver dropped 2 dollars you would need to front up with 10,000 on a margin call. Dangerous market at the moment. I agree the silver price should be 50 plus but as it is all done with paper manipulations burn many fingers. Want to see my stumps from 1983.
Have fun. https://kingworldnews.com/

RichardD

I read KWN, and realize that they’re perma bulls. This silver play is SHTF insurance policy. That I think has a more than remote chance of playing out by year end under the current circumstances.

John Wallace

I agree the future looks like a nightmare scenario with neither side accepting the election results , different groups pushing their agenda violently and an economic collapse or at least a massive upheaval . A push for a war for a distraction . Not a pretty sight so I am glad I am well out of it. I have been long physical and don’t trust the paper promises. Best of luck .

RichardD

I completely agree.

Paper gold isn’t going to do you any good when the markets stop functioning. Because you won’t be able to close out the positions. And convert them to fiat to buy physical and supplies.

Only physical will survive that. And physical won’t buy material that isn’t available. Only having it in advance and being able to keep it from others trying to take it will insure that you have it. Which is why you need both physical monetary metals and prepper supplies with a place to store them securely.

The economic collapse is the biggest problem. You can’t have an expanding economy with weekly unemployment claims 4x what they were before the lockdowns. When the economy was barely growing.

Up to half, maybe more in some sectors and locations, of the “non essential” businesses were permanently out of business by the time that they were allowed to reopen and never reopened. The people who worked at those businesses never went back to work. A lot of businesses and employers are still closed from the lockdowns. The add on effect to businesses and employers that weren’t forced to close resulted in a lot of them laying people off or closing.

It’s going to take the better part of a generation for the US to recover from the economic damage that’s been done. If it even survives it.
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– Number of initial unemployment insurance claims made per week in the United States from January to September 2020 –

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1107247/unemployment-insurance-initial-claims-weekly/

John Wallace

We don’t have any of those problems here. Unemployed at 6% I think and that is everyone no matter how long out of a job. Everything is open but international tourism is closed which hurts some. Massive shortages for fruit and agricultural jobs as tourists normally fill most of those seasonal jobs. We don’t need preppies and no shortages of food and water and the political scene is mild in fact tame to what you have. I have a sister in Tacoma which is just down the road from you.. Interesting times with worse to come..

RichardD

Where are you located?

John Wallace

I am in New Zealand smaller city in a rural area. Very quiet and everyone knows everyone else.

RichardD

That’s the place to be as long as the political structure doesn’t turn on you like in Melbourne. Hopefully things will hold up where you are. I’m hoping that the dem governor loses here and is replaced with the repub challenger who is the police chief of an inland small city like where you live. Who wants to return things to sanity.

John Wallace

My ex from years ago , her parents had a couple of hundred acres in the hill miles away from everyone. Shed with wood fire which was too hot in summer. No power for years till they built a new house with solar and water tank . Pretty well lived off the land and trapping. I enjoyed it there , peaceful..

RichardD

I bought a 50,000 s/f 5 story brick and lumber woolen mill on a creek with a dam that had turbines that ran the machinery with jack shafts and belts. And lived there a few years without electricity or running water. It was also peaceful. I learned how to live off of the grid there.

This building kit would go up quick on a pkywood and pier block deck. The delux version would be to tack down a piece of indoor outdoor carpet before you put the walls up. And add insulation board on the interior for comfortable all weather survivability.

Load it up with camping gear, supplies and portable electric and heat units. And you’d be good to go for the duration. There’s a 100 degree plus farenheit tempature swing that side of the Cascades. Kerosene heat and a generator with an air conditioner and fans would take care of that.

A few deep draw batteries, an inverter, a generator and battery charger. Provides most of what you’ld get on grid.

RichardD

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John Wallace

I did reply but it seems to have got lost .. Basically it was well done , looks excellent for needs to start off with. We are years away from a similar situation but there are a few that need to be watched but insignificant . I can see some of the same shit heading this way but really no problem at the moment. Sounds like you have it all sorted..

RichardD

I took your advice and have began an inventory build of physical. These were $1.50/oz. more expensive than the cheapest bullion. But they’re new issue monetary coins from a government mint. Which should improve their resale value and barter use if they’re needed for that. Though I may buy some Krugerrands also. They’re not a monetary coin like the Philharmonics, but they should be universally acceptable anywhere on the planet.

https://sdbullion.com/2020-1-oz-austrian-silver-philharmonic-coin-bu

https://sdbullion.com/2020-1-oz-south-african-silver-krugerrand-coin

There are places here like NZ. And probably always will be. Areas of Utah are normal. If you need someplace to go to you can always visit your sister. The US has issues, but it’s a big place with a lot of variance by location. There are some places with travel restrictions. But they’re probably not places that you want to go to.
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John Wallace

Physical is like having insurance. Tradeable sizes if and when needed.
I got some Philharmonics around the GFC time. Also got from the US, Eagles , Maples Buffaloes ,Morgan generic ones I think , plus from here Aussie Perth Mint 10 and 20 oz bars plus took a liking to the New Zealand mint Silver Ferns. They used to come in an individually sealed plastic sheet of ten . Could cut one off the sheet if needed and it was then in its own mint sealed unit. Liked them. Then a couple of years ago they stopped making them and then sold in container of 20 with mint seal. Could ring in the morning and they would e-mail the price for that day only and pay by internet and shipped that afternoon. Today I see there is a 6-8 week wait .. Never seen anything like that before. I was in Southern Africa for 5 years so I know the Krugerand . Kruger was an early President and the rand is the name of their currency. Pronounced Ron..T with the t as in take. They are normally acceptable just about anywhere like Pamp.
Just for interest sake https://www.nzmint.com and the NZ Post does collectible coins mostly made in Germany or Canada. I collected lots of the proof coins Each year they came out with a $5 Kiwi proof and specimen coin limited editions. Lots of Royal limited editions as well. They always sold out pretty quick so had to order as soon as they announced the release. All prices are NZD which is 1.50 to USD.
https://coins.nzpost.co.nz/shop/new-zealand-coins

RichardD

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RichardD

The overnight limit order on the $24.00 call option closed at $93.00 and I bought an additional $31.00 out of the money call option for $40.00. This is now 7 contracts total. If the price of silver rises above $34.00. The cumulative trade position will increase in value $700.00 for every $1.00 rise in the price of silver.

I’m planning to add at a minimum 3 more contracts and maybe as many as 13 to 18 contracts for 20 to 25 contracts total. So that with 20 open contracts the trade will increase $2,000.00 in value for every $1.00 increase in the price of silver per ounce above $34.00. And 25 contracts will increase $2,500.00 per $1.00 rise in the price of silver.

If silver goes to $40.00/oz. by year end. A 20 contract trade block will be worth about $10,000.00. If silver goes to $50.00/oz. The account will increase an additional $20,000.00 in value for the price increase between $40.00/oz. and $50.00/oz.. And $25,000.00 for a $10.00 move with 25 contracts.

RichardD

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RichardD

At market close today 24 hours later:
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cechas vodobenikov

biden has been in a coma for a decade—the preferred candidate of the most stupid and corrupt in the USA

AM Hants

Watch him wake up, post November 2020. Same with Clinton, who also had many health problems during 2016 Presidential Campaign, which soon cleared up, when she lost.

Sauron

sleepy joe seems to have been more active before

Lone Ranger

Is anybody surprised?

BMWA1

Shocked and stunned.

Lone Ranger

?

Lone Ranger

So when will they arrest him?

Daniel Martin

“This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

AM Hants

Hallelujah, story is now getting reported. First saw it on Gateway Pundit, but, nobody else was covering it. I hope the story grows.

Can you imagine the hysteria if it was Trump and Son or President Putin and daughter, doing the same?

AM Hants

Wasn’t Devon Archer, John Kerry’s financial mentor, during Kerry’s run for Presidency?

Wasn’t Christopher Heinz, John Kerry’s step-son, also involved in it all?

Wasn’t Ukraine famous for human trafficking and all that comes with it?

What was the story between Saakashvili, his wife, a Doctor specialising in organ harvesting and there work in Ukraine?

What was the story behind the Clinton Foundation, mistaking ‘Haiti Aid’ for ‘Clinton Aid’ and sending their friends into Haiti, when so many children were removed?

Why is there so much faeces sticking to those running the DNC? Who else is involved?

What is the story regards the wife of the Mayor of Moscow?

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