Hunter Biden’s Ukraine gas firm pressed Obama administration to end corruption allegations, memos show

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Democrats were using Ukraine as a base for money laundering, that much seems obvious.



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During that February 2016 contact, a U.S. representative for Burisma Holdings sought a meeting with Undersecretary of State Catherine A. Novelli to discuss ending the corruption allegations against the Ukrainian firm where Hunter Biden worked as a board member, according to memos obtained under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. (I filed that suit this summer with the help of the public interest law firm the Southeastern Legal Foundation.)

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.

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. The subject line for the email exchanges read simply “Burisma.”

“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,” a Feb. 24, 2016, email between State officials read. “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,” the email added. “According to Tramontano there is no evidence of corruption, has been no hearing or process, and evidence to the contrary has not been considered.”

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During that February 2016 contact, a U.S. representative for Burisma Holdings sought a meeting with Undersecretary of State Catherine A. Novelli to discuss ending the corruption allegations against the Ukrainian firm where Hunter Biden worked as a board member, according to memos obtained under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. (I filed that suit this summer with the help of the public interest law firm the Southeastern Legal Foundation.)
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.
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. The subject line for the email exchanges read simply “Burisma.”
“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,” a Feb. 24, 2016, email between State officials read. “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,” the email added. “According to Tramontano there is no evidence of corruption, has been no hearing or process, and evidence to the contrary has not been considered.”
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How deep in the obscurities of the inter webs are you diving these days, to find ANYthing that confirms your bias ?
who the duck is johN Solomon? He just started awordpress blog like a week ago.. and he has 0 - ZERO - credibility, not even a website disclaimer.
you gotta do better than that kiddo.
 
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How deep in the obscurities of the inter webs are you diving these days, to find ANYthing that confirms your bias ?
who the duck is johN Solomon? He just started awordpress blog like a week ago.. and he has 0 - ZERO - credibility, not even a website disclaimer.
you gotta do better than that kiddo.
"The reporter" who published the fairy tale of Joe Biden getting a personal favour for getting a Ukrainian Prosecutor fired back in 2015 just happens to be The Hill’s John Solomon. Solomon and Firtash’s share the same lawyers, Victoria Toensing and Joe DiGenova. Firtash was the guy trying to get out of being extradited from Austria to the USA to avoid facing bribery charges in Chicago.

The two Giuliani associates, Parnas and Fruman reportedly brought up Firtash’s name when talking about their plans for Ukraine’s energy sector to Trump when they met Trump with Giuliani in the White House. The two associates are the ones that have been charged for using foreign money to contribute to a campaign. The money was provided by Firtash. Trump received well over $300,000 in donations to one of his 2020 Pac's.

Note: Solomon and Fox News’s Sean Hannity are among a constellation of conservative media figures who regularly help spread Trump and Giuliani’s Biden and Manafort theories. Solomon was moved to the opinion section at The Hill, and announced Sept. 18, 2019, that he was leaving the publication. (See also an examination of Solomon in the Washington Post on Sept. 26.)

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

John Soloman was taken for a ride by Lutsenko who took over Shokin's job as lead prosecutor in Ukraine. Funny enough Lutsenko isn't a lawyer and has no background in law, he was a political appointed place holder until the Presidential election in Ukraine was over but his boss lost.I suppose he was trying to get the new President to keep him on. I think he figured he'd do what Giuliani wanted him to do because that way it would make Trump
happy and Trump would tell the new President to keep him on. Too bad it almost worked if it hadn't been for that pesky whistleblower.
 
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