The Ukraine bribery scandal exposes Hunter Biden to federal probe
Sep 22, 2019
According to interviews with more than a dozen Ukrainian and U.S. officials, Ukraine’s government under recently departed President Petro Poroshenko and, now, Zelensky has been trying since summer 2018 to hand over evidence about the conduct of Americans they believe might be involved in violations of U.S. law during the Obama years.
The Ukrainians say their efforts to get their allegations to U.S. authorities were thwarted first by the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, which failed to issue timely visas allowing them to visit America.
Then the Ukrainians hired a former U.S. attorney — not Giuliani — to hand-deliver the evidence of wrongdoing to the U.S. attorney's office in New York, but the federal prosecutors never responded.
The U.S. attorney, a respected American, confirmed the Ukrainians’ story to me. The allegations that Ukrainian officials wanted to pass on involved both efforts by the Democratic National Committee to pressure Ukraine to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election as well as Joe Biden’s son’s effort to make money in Ukraine while the former vice president managed U.S.-Ukraine relations, the retired U.S. attorney told me.
Eventually, Giuliani in November 2018 got wind of the Ukrainian allegations and started to investigate.
Comment: In recent weeks the Democratic Party has been pushing a new scandal, hoping to bring negative publicity or “Ukraine collusion” charges against him.
The problem is that this is backfiring on ex-Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden, whose son made millions of dollars on the bribery scandal. The Ukrainians have been trying to give their evidence to the US Justice Department for years, but no one would accept it. Finally, Rudy Guiliani was sent by the State Department to investigate the charges and to what evidence the Ukrainians had.
The media then jumped on the case, blaming Guiliani for colluding with the Ukrainians to affect the 2020 elections. Actually, he was investigating Democratic collusion in the 2016 election. But why blame the investigators instead of investigating the evidence?
I’m not sure why the Democratic Party would want this scandal to break open in the media. It must make Joe Biden quite uncomfortable. If his son made millions on a Ukrainian deal and then tried to cover it up, this has the potential of forcing Joe Biden to quit his run for president. It could even spread further into a probe about how Hillary's $5 billion cash was used to overthrow the Ukrainian government in the 2014 coup.