CNN Failed To Disclose Biden Apologist’s Business Ties To Burisma

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Continuing to the extremists priming their propaganda pump, I'm sure that Hunter soon will be worth more than trump, and a cause for our trade issues with China. The trump inflation effect. 
And per the federalist's interest in this story, have any "moderate" news sources taken up this story...or is it another "student body extreme right" play!

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The GOPerLords have kicked their Propaganda Ministry into overdrive trying to save their private access to the US Treasury.

 

Just a few items - the source of this latest attempt at slander is EXTREME Right Wing, has more "proported to's" and "allegedly's" than a Giuliani press conference - they've jacked Hunter Biden's reported (to whom?) compensation by ANOTHER $30,000/month - soon he'll ALLEGEDLY have more money that tRump.

 

The Mueller Report exposed TEN cases of obstruction of justice committed by the ToadPOTUS, FIVE of his top advisors are already serving time for crimes they committed at HIS behest and now dozens of eye witnesses have testified under oath that tRump used OUR military aid to EXTORT the President of Ukraine to lie about investigating the Bidens or LOSE $400M in military aid they desparately need to halt the Russian invasion of their country.

 

Trump ADMITTED that's what he did, his Chief of Staff confirmed that's what donny did AND SAID THEY DO IT ALL THE TIME TO OTHER COUNTRIES, and we should just get used to it.

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I think it must be another slow news cycle in Moscow, LOL!!!
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@Richva wrote:

"Failed to disclose",,, is that like failing to release your taxes or failing to say how many of your rooms the Saudis have rented and left empty?

 

Have you noticed the Regressives are all about the details now that the facts just hammer the Trump administration on a daily basis? If you ever coached Jr High soccer, you can see this as standard snowflake defense strategy. 


Right you are, Rich!

 

Have no ever noticed Jim, rarely, if ever, discloses his sources with the nonsense articles he posts.  IN FACT, here Jim AGAIN doesn't disclose that his source, and others at The Federalist "The Federalist was co-founded by Ben Domenech, a conservative writer and TV commentator, and Sean Davis" and is been shown to be a FAR Right, nearly EXTREME Right source of information:

 

Federalist - Right Bias - Republican - Conservative - Mostly CredibleRIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

 

So, there REALLY should be no surprise of the hypocrisy demonstrated by the poster.


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.
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A Ukrainian gas company with ties to former Vice President Joe Biden's son is at the center of a complicated scandal involving a whistleblower complaint that's linked to  Donald Trump and a conversation he had with Ukraine's president.   
Biden's son, Hunter Biden, began working for Burisma Holdings in 2014.  This was around the same time the former vice president was spearheading the Obama administration's efforts to pressure Ukraine to root out corruption.
Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have suggested, without evidence, that Biden improperly pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who had at one point been investigating Burisma Holdings.
Though some ethics watchdogs have criticized Hunter's decision to work for Burisma in light of who his father is, there's no evidence of wrongdoing on his part or the former vice president's.    And there's nothing concrete to support the suggestion Biden pressured Ukraine to take actions to the benefit of his son.
Meanwhile, the whistleblower complaint and ensuing scandal have sparked an impeachment inquiry into Trump.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

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"Failed to disclose",,, is that like failing to release your taxes or failing to say how many of your rooms the Saudis have rented and left empty?

 

Have you noticed the Regressives are all about the details now that the facts just hammer the Trump administration on a daily basis? If you ever coached Jr High soccer, you can see this as standard snowflake defense strategy. 

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A CNN guest who declared that Joe Biden had done nothing wrong in demanding the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor failed to disclose his own business relationship with Burisma, a controversial Ukraine company that previously employed Biden's son.

 

BY:  Sean Davis

 

In a recent television interview, CNN brought on a former U.S. diplomat in Ukraine to assert that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had done nothing wrong in threatening to withhold U.S aid until a Ukrainian prosecutor was fired. What CNN failed to disclose was that John Herbst, the former diplomat interviewed by CNN anchor Kate Bolduan, had a significant conflict of interest regarding Burisma, the controversial Ukrainian gas concern that was reportedly being investigated by the prosecutor whose firing Biden had demanded.

 

Herbst currently runs the Eurasia Center for the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy-focused tax-exempt organization that is funded in part by Burisma. According to the Atlantic Council’s web page, Burisma donated as much as $250,000 to the Atlantic Council in 2018 alone.

 

During his interview with CNN, Herbst claimed that Biden was merely following the lead of various international partners in demanding the firing of Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor general at the time. However, in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, State Department official George Kent told lawmakers that the international community deferred to U.S. leadership on the matter.

 

As The Federalist reported last week, Kent told lawmakers that the Obama administration spearheaded the efforts to have Shokin removed from his position as the top federal prosecutor in Ukraine. Kent said international players — namely the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Western nations within the European Union — were deferential to U.S. directives on the matter.

At a 2018 event organized by the Council on Foreign Relations, Joe Biden — who was tasked by then-President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. government’s efforts in Ukraine — bragged about threatening to withhold a billion-dollar loan guarantee if the Ukrainian government refused to fire Shokin.

 

“I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars,” Biden said. “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,’” Biden recalled. “If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”

 

After Shokin was fired, he was replaced by Yuri Lutsenko, who also has been dogged by allegations of corruption.

 

Despite having zero experience in global energy markets or business management, Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son, was selected to join Burisma’s board in 2014. Various reports indicate that the younger Biden was paid more than $80,000 a month for nearly five years to sit on Burisma’s board. Shortly after Biden and a family friend were added to the Burisma board, the gas giant hired John Kerry’s former chief of staff David Leiter to lobby Congress and the executive branch, federal records show.

 

In May 2019, Burisma and the Atlantic Council jointly hosted a cyber-security eventin Kharkiv, Ukraine. Herbst organized and spoke at the Burisma-sponsored event, which included guided tours of Burisma’s energy facilities in the country. A local Ukrainian television network captured both Herbst and former Mitt Romney advisor and Burisma board member Joseph Cofer Black singing the company’s praises.

 

Clad in a Burisma jacket and standing in front of a Burisma mural, Black referred to Burisma’s business as a “blessing.” Footage of the event shows that Herbst was at one point seated directly next to Ukraine gas executive and Burisma board advisor Vadym Pozharskyi. It is unclear why an event ostensibly devoted to the topic of cyber-security necessitated guided tours of Burisma gas facilities.

 

It was not the first time Herbst paraded before cameras to promote Burisma. During another Burisma-sponsored event in April 2018, Herbst donned a Burisma jacket and hat, stepped in front of a Burisma mural at a Burisma gas facility, and praised the company, which has been dogged for years by allegations of corruption and money-laundering. Two separate clips of Herbst were uploaded to YouTube by Burisma.

 

“Super-deep drilling is taking place here,” Herbst said, according to a translation. “That is why such a powerful machine is needed.”

 

“The fact that they brought this equipment — I would say it stands to credit both the Burisma company and the whole Ukraine,” Herbst gushed. “I am impressed by this technology and the way it is implemented here.”

 

According to a Google translation of Herbst’s remarks, as transcribed in a Burisma press release, Herbst referred to the company as “awe-inspring.”

 

Both Herbst and Black, the former Romney adviser-turned-Burisma board member, were featured as speakers at a Burisma-sponsored energy conference in Monaco in 2017, according to the official web page promoting the event. The conference, known as the Energy Security Forum, was founded in 2016 by the president of Burisma.

 

Herbst did not respond to a request for comment about his relationship with Burisma or why he failed to disclose the conflict-of-interest during his CNN interview.

 

 

 

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