A state department official told House committees this week that he had raised concerns with Biden’s team about Hunter Biden’s sketchy Ukraine work with Burisma back in 2015, but he was rebuffed:
WAPO – A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony.
George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules surrounding the deposition.
Kent said he had concerns that Ukrainian officials would view Hunter Biden as a conduit for currying influence with his father, said the people. But when Kent raised the issue with Biden’s office, he was told the then-vice president didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the issue involving his son as his other son, Beau, was battling cancer, said the people familiar with his testimony.
The testimony by Kent offers a reminder that as Democrats probe President Trump’s alleged actions in pressuring Ukraine to dig up compromising information on Biden, the impeachment inquiry also threatens to keep alive questions about the former vice president’s handling of his son’s foreign work at a precarious moment for his 2020 presidential campaign.
During his testimony this week, Kent did not name the Biden staffer he said he communicated with, according to people familiar with his remarks.
Kent knew this didn’t smell right, but no one in the media is interested because Biden’s name isn’t Trump.
What about this is so hard for the media to understand? Joe Biden becomes vice president. Burisma hires Biden’s son and pays him a ton of cash every month. Joe Biden then threatens to withhold US foreign aid if Ukraine doesn’t fire the prosecutor investigating Burisma.
But hey, Trump asked Ukraine to look into this undoubted corruption so he must be IMPEACHED!