Re: It's Totally Normal That Joe Biden's Son Works for a Ukrainian Energy Company

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A Martha Stewart Moment

Aug 31, 2016, 1:07:26 AM8/31/16
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> It's a tough job being on the board of directors of Ukraine's
> largest private gas producer, but somebody's gotta do it:
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> "It's Totally Normal That Joe Biden's Son Works for a Ukrainian
> Energy Company
> Adam Chandler, Jun 7, 2014 3:14PM ET
> The inauguration of Petro Poroshenko as Ukraine's new president was
> Europe's biggest story today. The billionaire confectioner promised
> to bring Ukraine closer to Europe and the West. He also had some
> tough words about Crimea, which he delivered in the presence of
> Mikhail Zurabov, the recently restored Russian ambassador to
> Ukraine.
> Russia occupied Crimea, which was, is and will be Ukrainian
> soil. Yesterday in the course of the meeting in Normandy, I told
> this to President Putin: Crimea is Ukraine soil. Period. There can
> be no compromise on the issues of Crimea, European choice and state
> structure.”
> Among the dignitaries in attendance was Vice President Joe Biden,
> which is where the story gets interesting. It hardly seems
> noteworthy that, given the scope of the crisis, Biden took his
> second trip to Ukraine in the past six weeks.
> However, Biden's trip also coincided with a story about his youngest
> son. Hunter Biden was tapped last month to join the board of Burisma
> Holdings, Ukraine’s largest private gas producer. At the time, The
> Guardian wryly explained the oddity of Biden-spawn's new gig.
> Isn't that a bit fishy? Why do you say that?
> Because he's the vice-president's son! That's a coincidence.
> "This is totally based on merit," said Burisma's chairman, Alan
> Apter.
> He doesn't sound very Ukrainian. He's American, as is the other
> new board member, Devon Archer.
> Who? Devon Archer, who works with Hunter Biden at Rosemont
> Seneca partners, which is half owned by Rosemont Capital, a private
> equity firm founded by Archer and Christopher Heinz.
> Who? Christopher Heinz … John Kerry's stepson.
> As the Associated Press reports today, there is more fishiness yet.
> While Hunter Biden's new company is said to be working to get
> Ukraine off its dependence on Russia for energy, Burisma also
> reportedly "leases natural gas fields in the breakaway
> Russian-backed state of Crimea."
> The company is also owned by Nikolai Zlochevskyi, whose "ties to
> Ukraine's ousted pro-Russian president" include serving as a senior
> minister in several government posts under Viktor Yanukovych.
> At the time of the appointment, Hunter Biden said this:
> As a new member of the Board, I believe that my assistance in
> consulting the Company on matters of transparency, corporate
> governance and responsibility, international expansion and other
> priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of
> Ukraine.”
> Said transparency seems to be elusive on the American side of this
> deal. . . ."

Looks like the democrats all need to be lined up against a wall
and shot.

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