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Hunter Biden's Ukraine Company Pressed Obama Admin to End Corruption Probe

Burisma invoked Biden's name for help shortly before Ukrainian prosecutor was fired

 on 5th November 2019 @ 7.00pm
hunter biden s ukraine company asked the obama admin to make the corruption allegations go away   they did shortly after © press
Hunter Biden's Ukraine company asked the Obama admin to make the corruption allegations go away - they did shortly after

Hunter Biden's Ukraine company, Burisma Holdings, pressed the Obama Administration for help to end the corruption investigation into the energy firm, shortly before then-Vice President Joe Biden forced the Ukrainian government to fire their top prosecutor, according to a bombshell new report.

The new details have been revealed in newly obtained memos published in a report by award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon on Monday night.

Solomon alleges that the Ukrainian gas and oil giant, Burisma, where Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden was a member of the board, pressed the Obama admin to help make corruption allegations against them disappear during the 2016 election year.

The newly revaled documents show that a Burisma representative sought to meet with Undersecretary of State Catherine A. Novelli in February 2016.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss the allegations of corruption that the U.S. government was making toward the company, the memos show.

The report reveals that Burisma invoked Biden's name as leverage for the requests.

the report alleges that burisma invoked biden s name as leverage to end the corruption allegations © press
The report alleges that Burisma invoked Biden's name as leverage to end the corruption allegations

“Just three weeks before Burisma’s overture to State, Ukrainian authorities raided the home of the oligarch who owned the gas firm and employed Hunter Biden, a signal the long-running corruption probe was escalating in the middle of the U.S. presidential election,” Solomon wrote.

“Hunter Biden’s name, in fact, was specifically invoked by the Burisma representative as a reason the State Department should help, according to a series of email exchanges among U.S. officials trying to arrange the meeting.”

A February 24, 2016, email between State Department officials stated:

Per our conversation, Karen Tramontano of Blue Star Strategies requested a meeting to discuss with U/S Novelli USG remarks alleging Burisma (Ukrainian energy company) of corruption. She noted that two high profile U.S. citizens are affiliated with the company (including Hunter Biden as a board member).

Tramontano would like to talk with U/S Novelli about getting a better understanding of how the U.S. came to the determination that the company is corrupt.

According to Tramontano there is no evidence of corruption, has been no hearing or process, and evidence to the contrary has not been considered.

Would appreciate any background you may be able to provide on this issue and suggested TPs for U/S Novelli’s meeting.

“Tramontano was a lawyer working for Blue Star Strategies, a Washington firm that was hired by Burisma to help end a long-running corruption investigation against the gas firm in Ukraine,” Solomon added.

“Tramontano and another Blue Star official, Sally Painter, both alumni of Bill Clinton’s administration, worked with New York-based criminal defense attorney John Buretta to settle the Ukraine cases in late 2016 and 2017.”

ukraine s top prosecutor  who was investigating burisma  was fired shortly after the request following pressure from joe biden © press
Ukraine's top prosecutor, who was investigating Burisma, was fired shortly after the request following pressure from Joe Biden

Solomon notes that a meeting was scheduled for March 1, 2016, between Tramontano and Novelli, although it was not known whether or not the meeting actually occurred.

However, a meeting was reportedly secured between Hunter Biden’s business partner and fellow Burisma board member, Devon Archer, and Secretary of State John Kerry, according to the Daily Wire.

This entire ordeal surrounding the actions of former Vice President Biden and his son have cast a cloud over the Biden campaign that has undoubtedly at least partially contributed to his fall in the polls against his Democratic rivals.

Last year, Biden bragged to an audience about how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that if he did not fire the prosecutor that was investigating Burisma that he would withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid from the country.

“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden told the audience.

“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired.”

President Donald Trump and his campaign have hammered Biden over his remarks, which were recorded on video, in advertisements on social media and in targeted markets.

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