February 17, 2020 | From WND
It’s not only former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter who have been accused of have nefarious connections to Ukraine.
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Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and left-wing billionaire activist George Soros also have been named in investigative reporting, points out the Gateway Pundit’s Joe Hoft.
Hunter Biden is known for receiving more than $3 million from the corrupt Ukrainian firm Burisma, beginning two months after his father became Obama’s point man for Ukraine policy. Joe Biden is on record boasting that he pressured Ukraine, with the threat of withholding aid, to fire the country’s general prosecutor while he was investigating Burisma.
On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who is pressing for investigation of the Bidens, scolded “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan, saying establishment media is “so in the tank” on the Biden scandal.
Regarding Kerry, Hoft pointed out that in early 2014, the former Massachusetts senator visited Ukraine and offered $1 billion in aid shortly after protesters took over the government. At the time, the Russian-backed president fled to Moscow and Russia invaded Ukraine.
Also in early 2014, Kerry’s top campaign fundraiser, Devon Archer, visited Biden in the White House. Biden then visited the campaign, and Archer, along with Hunter Biden, were named to the board of Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest natural gas producer.
Hoft noted the Russian advance into Ukraine was suddenly stopped by a mercenary army assembled by billionaire banker Igor Kolomoisky, who some to believe to be the owner of Burisma.
Burisma hired Kerry’s former chief of staff, David Leiter, as a lobbyist, noted Hoft.
Kolomoisky had been placed on the U.S. visa ban list, but the ban was soon removed
The month before Biden’s last trip to Ukraine, all investigations of Burisma were closed. On Biden’s last day in office, Burisma and the Democratic Party-connected Atlantic Council signed cooperation agreements.
Hoft pointed out that a video has surfaced of Kerry bragging that he, Obama and Biden wanted the Ukrainian prosecutor looking into Burisma, Viktor Shokin, to be fired.
Then there’s the Clintons, who received millions from Ukrainians over the years in donations to their family foundation.
From 2009 to 2013, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is headquartered in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, the Wall Street Journal reported.
In 2008, Pinchuk pledged a five-year, $29 million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative for a program to train future Ukrainian leaders “to modernize Ukraine.”
Last October, the Gateway Pundit reported Obama’s State and Justice Departments were assisting Soros in an attempt to control Ukraine.
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and President Trump’s attorney, said in a recent interview the corruption in the Ukraine doesn’t stop with the Bidens, naming Soros as well.
The Epoch Times reported Soros and a group of wealthy donors from New York and California paid $50 million to sustain the investigation of Trump by former British spy Christopher Steele, the research firm Fusion GPS and a former staffer for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.
The revelation, the Epoch Times said, is part of the final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election released April 27 by the House Intelligence Committee. The report concluded there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Former Feinstein staffer Daniel Jones, according to a footnote in the report, told the FBI in March 2017 that he was working on a project with Fusion GPS that “was being funded by 7 to 10 wealthy donors located primarily in New York and California, who provided approximately $50 million.”
Further, investigative reporter John Solomon, then writing for the Hill, reported Soros “made some big bets during the last U.S. presidential election.”
One was that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency. Another was that he could reshape Ukraine’s government to his liking and that his business empire might prosper in the former Soviet republic.
When Trump’s campaign gained momentum in the spring of 2016, Soros sought help from the State Department to protect some of his investments, according to department memos obtained by Citizens United.
Then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland received repeated calls, emails and meeting requests from Soros, according to the memos.
For example, when Ukraine’s general prosecutor in 2016 sought to investigate a non-profit partially funded by Soros, the State Department pressured Ukrainian officials to drop the case.
(Excerpt from WND.)