John Kerry’s stepson cut business ties with Hunter Biden over Ukraine influence deal

John Kerry’s stepson cut business ties with Hunter Biden over Ukraine influence deal
Joe and Hunter Biden

[Ed. – Which means the Kerry State Department knew – as did undoubtedly the entire Obama administration, since this saga involved the vice president bragging about his role in it.  Now and then it’s bracing to just put this all in perspective.]

John Kerry’s stepson rushed to play damage control at the State Department after his business partner Hunter Biden cut a deal with an oligarch-owned Ukrainian gas company in 2014, according to internal State Department correspondence obtained by the Washington Examiner. …

An email released to the Washington Examiner shows that Biden’s decision to join the board of Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings sparked immediate concern within his inner circle about the political optics. …

In 2014 and 2015, Burisma paid $3.4 million to a company called Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC, according to the New York Times. That company paid [Hunter] Biden up to $50,000 a month, according to the report. During the same time period, Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire its lead prosecutor who was investigating wrongdoing at Burisma, raising questions from critics about whether this was related to his son’s position at the gas company.

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