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The Hunter Connection? Kazakh Security Chief Arrested For Treason Was “Close Friends” With Bidens

Among the boldest and eye-brow-raising political moves by embattled Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev within the past days that grabbed international headlines was his ordering the arrest of Kazakhstan’s powerful former intelligence chief, Karim Massimov, on the charge of high treason.

Indicating that amid widespread fuel price unrest which quickly became aimed squarely at toppling Tokayav’s rule there’s a simultaneous power struggle within the government, Massimov had headed the National Security Committee (KNB) up until his Thursday sudden removal and detention. Massimov had served as the prior longtime strongman ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev’s prime minister and has long been considered his “right-hand man”. Shortly after, a photo has resurfaced, currently subject of widespread speculation which shows Joe Biden and Hunter Biden posing with the now detained Kazakh security chief Karim Massimov, along with well-connected oligarch Kenes Rakishev.

Hunter and Joe Biden with Kenes Rakishev (left) and Kazakhstan’s former prime minister and just arrested security chief, Karim Massimov (right). Source: Kazakhstani Initiative on Asset Recovery

Further an email and communications have surfaced, previously subject of extensive reporting in The Daily Mail, and related to prior extensive commentary and questions concerning Hunter’s ‘laptop from hell’ – that appears to confirm that Hunter Biden and Massimov were “close friends”.  Reporting at the time indicated that “when Biden was vice president, Hunter worked as a go-between between for Rakishev from 2012 until 2014. And further the emails were from “anti-corruption campaigners” in Kazakhstan showing that Hunter made contact with Rakishev. And more: “Per the report, Hunter successfully got a $1million investment from Rakishev to a politically-connected filmmaker.”

According to a 2020 article in The New York Post written when the photo first began gaining attention among Western pundits, “The snap, first published by a Kazakhstani anti-corruption website in 2019, follows last week’s bombshell Post exposés detailing Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings and a report claiming Rakishev paid the Biden scion as a go-between to broker US investments.” Concerning his relationship with Kazakh oligarchs and power-brokers, the NYPost story had detailed further:

…Hunter Biden’s alleged work with Rakishev, claiming he dined regularly with the Kazakh businessman and attempted to facilitate investment for his cash in New York, Washington, DC, and a Nevada mining company.

But Rakishev, who enjoys close ties to Kazakhstan’s kleptocratic former president, reportedly ran into trouble when Western business partners realized that the opaque origins of his reported $300 million fortune could become a “liability,” the Mail reported.

This brings up a slew of questions, starting with: What is the nature of the ties between the Biden family and Kazakhstan’s kleptocratic former president and his circle of oligarchs and powerful security officials?

Serious questions arise as the country is still on fire and Russia has sent some 3,000 peacekeeping troops in an attempt to reign in the spiraling security situation, which appears vital to Russia’s interests

Earlier we featured the analysis of attorney and geopolitical commentator Clint Ehrlich, who argues that both this past week’s unrest and the Hunter Biden connection means Kazakhstan’s destabilization is a much bigger deal than Western media is letting on. 

Below is Ehrlich’s follow-up analysis of what the Biden connection means in light of a leaked email and the curious photograph that’s emerged…

The detention of Karim Massimov was announced by the body he headed until his removal this week. The nature of the attempted revolution is coming into focus. Kazakh security forces have arrested the country’s former security chief, Karim Massimov, for treason. Massimov was considered the right-hand man of the country’s former president, Nazarbayev.

That’s also Massimov standing on the right, next to Joe Biden and Hunter Biden. They had a controversial meeting, unmasked by anti-corruption activists inside Kazakhstan. It’s awkward for the U.S. President to be linked to the man accused of heading an anti-Russian uprising.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. The Biden connection is only one volatile detail of what is going on inside Kazakhstan and what it means for the world. To get a clearer picture, we need to examine Massimov’s broader role inside the country’s power structure. 

Nazarbayev ruled Kazakhstan for 28 years, from the collapse of the Soviet Union until his resignation as President in 2019. Before this crisis, many thought he was still in control of the country, since he retained his position as Chairman of the Security Council. When Nazarbayev stepped down as President, Massimov likely had ambitions to be his replacement. After all, he’d been his Chief of Staff, and he’d twice been his Prime Minister.

But there was one huge problem: Massimov was only 1/2 ethnically Kazakh. Nazarbayev passed him over and instead made the current President, Toyakev, his handpicked successor. So it was a shock when, 2 days ago, Toyakev removed Nazarbayev from his position as Chairman of the Security Council.

The big question was: Did Tokayev take that step at Nazarbayev’s request, so that Nazarbayev would not be blamed if security forces shot protesters? Or was the removal the sign of a rift between Tokayev and Nazarbayev? 

The firing of Massimov from his role as Security Chief, and his subsequent arrest for treason, deepens the mystery. There are two major possibilities.

  • The first is that Massimov moved against *both* Tokayev and Nazarbayev.
  • The second is that Massimov and Nazarbayev moved against Tokayev *together* – potentially because Nazarbayev feared that he was going to be stripped of his “Leader of the Nation” title. 

Many outside commentators have argued that, because there appears to be a “palace coup,” the possibility of a “color revolution” can be excluded. They are severely wrong, first as a matter of substance, second as one of perception. 

Substantively, color revolutions *ALWAYS* involve the active collaboration of one faction of a country’s elite. Recall the famous audio of Victoria Nuland weighing in on which members of Ukraine’s elite should compose its post-revolutionary government. 

Also, even if no true “color revolution” was attempted in Kazakhstan (and that is highly debatable), it will be in the interest of Russia to push that narrative. Specifically, a foreign attack on Kazakhstan is necessary to make the CSTO-led intervention lawful. The fact that the accused leader of the “color revolution” (or, at least, one of the major conspirators) has been connected to President Biden is therefore a veritable gift to Russia.

The script writes itself to blame the U.S., true or false.

Whether the West actually instigated the crisis is quickly becoming irrelevant. The US response to Russia’s intervention is already fraying bilateral relations, making it harder to imagine a positive outcome in upcoming talks to resolve the Ukraine standoff

Commenting on Russia’s deployment of 3,000 troops to Kazakhstan, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said:

“[O]ne lesson in recent history is that once Russians are in your house, it’s sometimes very difficult to get them to leave.” 

This comment was infuriating to Russia. The Foreign Ministry responded:

“If Anthony Blinken loves history lessons so much, then he should take the following into account: when Americans are in your house, it can be difficult to stay alive and not be robbed or raped.” 

To say the least, this is not the tone that one would want between the world’s two superpowers heading into the most important negotiations since the end of the Cold War. A security showdown over Ukraine is looming, and our countries are trading insults. Many in Western media hoped that the crisis in Kazakhstan would resolve the Ukraine situation indirectly.

They believed that, if Russia intervened in Kazakhstan, it might not have enough troops to take action in Ukraine. Those hopes are rapidly being dashed. The force of 3,000 paratroopers and special forces that Russia has deployed to Kazakhstan already appears to have brought stability to the country.

This was a matter of signaling: Kazakh forces will no longer desert, knowing Russia has picked sides. It was largely predictable, given that the mere threat of Russian intervention in Belarus was enough to effectively put down the uprising against Lukashenko. The same game plan appears to be working in Kazakhstan, albeit in a more aggressive form. 

The end result is that Russia finds itself with more than enough troops to mount an intervention in Ukraine, if it so desires. I am agnostic on what Russia’s ultimate decision on that question will be. But the situation in Kazakhstan doesn’t make a RU operation less likely. 

To the contrary, because the Kazakhstan crisis has further strained relations between Russia and the West, it will make it more difficult to achieve a peaceful resolution to the standoff over Ukraine.

War is now more likely, not less. 

Hunter Biden for Dummies: The Most Shocking Story Never Told

(Ryan DeLarmeHunter Biden’s infamous “laptop from hell” surfaced prior to the 2020 presidential election and should have been the bombshell that sunk Biden’s chances at winning. It was more than a bombshell, in fact, the story went nuclear; becoming so radioactive it pretty much killed any outlet that touched it.

Related EXPLOSIVE: Hunter Biden Maintained a Diary on His Laptop and It’s Full of Just Horrible Stuff

by Ryan DeLarme, April 12th, 2021

The New York Post reported last year that a laptop computer abandoned at a Delaware repair shop contains emails between Hunter Biden and various foreign actors offering him money to have access to his VP daddy Joe. According to The Post, the computer repair shop owner contacted the FBI and gave them Hunter Biden’s laptop in December of 2019.

After the media got ahold of the contents a handful of outlets and pundits began talking about it. Besides a trickle of watered-down reporting at Fox News, none of the legacy institutions would touch the story, it wasn’t in their marching orders. The 4 am talking points were already directing the talking heads to call it a “hack” or “Russian disinformation”. Soon any outlet that mentioned the laptop (and/or election interference) was purged from the dominant big-tech platforms (Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc). Even the PC repairman who discovered the laptop went missing amid death threats at this time.

The truth stayed obscured due to the big media conglomerates’ NEED for a Biden Administration and the psychological bullying from snarky commentators toward anyone who was still willing to talk about the laptop and its incriminating contents. If you haven’t heard or seen much of what was found then a disclaimer is in order: what the FBI discovered on the “laptop from hell” would be considered less than wholesome.

For the purposes of the article, we will focus more on the corruption aspect and omit the gratuitous videos and images depicting acts of extreme hedonism (which you should still be able to find, especially if browsing overseas), but we will mention and observe some of the more shocking things written in Hunter’s personal diary.

How the Story Progressed

Before we jump into what has occurred this week that has brought Hunter Biden’s name back out from under the rug, a refresher may be in order since the powers that be did everything in their power to squash the “laptop from hell” story as it was unfolding.

Shortly after the FBI took possession of Hunter Biden’s laptop, the New York Times (presumably a leak from the IC) ran a story claiming the Russians hacked Burisma searching for “potentially embarrassing material on the Bidens.” The New York Times offered zero forensic proof Burisma was hacked — they cited a Democrat security firm in Silicon Valley.

It was claimed that FBI Director Christopher Wray hid the evidence after it was first discovered in December 2019 but it is yet unknown whether or not this was intentional/strategic or out of a fear that the hammer would come down on him. Known flip-flopper and Twitter egoist Jack Posobiec of OANN broke a story about Wray hiding evidence

Here’s a brief timeline of events:

  • April 2019: A drunk Hunter Biden stumbles into a Delaware computer repair shop and drops off his MacBook Pro damaged by water
  • June 2019: Computer repair shop owner takes legal ownership of Hunter Biden’s MacBook Pro after several failed attempts to reach Hunter and contacts Senator Mike Lee’s office
  • October 2019: Hunter Biden resigns from Burisma Holdings
  • December 2019: FBI takes possession of Hunter Biden’s MacBook Pro (as Democrats launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump)
  • January 2020: New York Times publishes an absurd “Burisma hacked by Russians” story (presumably a leak from the IC) in order to run cover for the Bidens knowing the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop would be leaked.
  • Rudy Giuliani said the computer repair shop owner made copies of Hunter Biden’s hard drive and gave them to a couple of his friends just in case he was killed.

Around this time a Ukrainian lawmaker claimed that a second laptop had been recovered.

Read Developing: Ukrainian Lawmaker Says Government Has Seized Second Laptop Belonging to Hunter Biden’s Business Contacts

The “laptop from hell” coming out before the election caused the deep-state press wizards to work overtime in order to bury it. This is when Trump and the Patriots brought out Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski, who Trump even invited to the second debate.

Bobulinski sat down to participate in a very revealing interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson:Tucker Carlson with Tony Bobulinski – Full video

In the interview, Bobulinski laid out in detail how everything went down. The response was that it was all simply disinformation, and that explanation was enough for most leftists. However, an email from Hunter’s laptop provides proof that the Bidens were paid to make the investigation of Burisma go away.

READ Smoking Gun Email from Hunter’s Laptop Proves Bidens Were Paid to Shut Down Burisma Investigation and Make It Go Away

Joe Biden even bragged about this to his CFR cohorts after he had the prosecutor removed in Ukraine:

The email from Burisma leaders says the ultimate purpose of the Bidens’ work is to “close down for any cases/pursuits against Nikolay[Burisma] in Ukraine”:

Then we have the alleged “Diary” of Hunter Biden, the contents of which were far more sinister and revealing than the evidence of political corruption. Keep in mind, as shocking as what you are about to read maybe, there are videos and images suggesting much worse.

According to Yaacov Apelbaum at The Illustrated Primer:

In intelligence analysis, a diary ranks supreme to most personal communications. It’s one of the best sources for primary material. A diary—in contrast to letters, emails, IMs, or phone calls, which always go through some form of refinements, filtering, and self-censorship—captures a person’s raw inner thoughts and feelings. Hunter wrote various such notes and recorded voice memos on a variety of topics and these are helpful in reconstructing his psychological profile and shedding some a light on Biden family dynamics. The topics he discussed range from his relationships with and opinions of his family (including his father, uncle, aunt, cousins, step mother, etc.), to sex, drugs, and money.

The picture that emerges from these composites is of a family that resemble a pack of ravenous wolves; cold blooded, calculated, and manipulative predators on an expedition of lies, abuse and binges of vice. If Caligula or Nero ever managed to get their hands on a time-machine and landed in the Biden household, they would have nodded in approval and felt right at home.

In one entry in his diary, Hunter shares this about his dead brother’s wife Hallie whom he was having an affair with while his brother was still alive:

… I believe from what I know that she (Hallie) was taken advantage of early in her life.  I think the way she handled that experience that a 28 man subjected a 12 year old to is to take back her power and tell the story as a seduction on here part.  She wasn’t t taken advantage of in her mind she was the seducer she was the little girl who had a special secret power over men. And it wasn’t wrong because it was exciting and it was dangerous and it was all hers and no one else had any access to that part of her because she loved being the opposite of you.  She said nothing told no one and while you needed the attention she knew that yours was nothing compared to the attention she could draw out of any man she set her eyes on.  Kermit would have never noticed Hallie if Hallie hadn’t wanted to prove to herself that she was more beautiful and desired than Jen Knox and Devon.

In another post Hunter talks about the size of his private part:

… she (Hallie) started to tear down my already fragile ego. “I only remember the big penises and the really small ones I cant tell the difference between all the average ones.”  I know its easy to point out how trivial and typical stupid guy only thinks of his penis that is, but the sadistic part about Hallie is that (1).  She knew how sensitive I was to that because when I was 14 and played varsity football but hadn’t reached puberty it was a horribly embarrassing time in my life that has stuck with me from this day and because of that  (2). I loved to be reassured that my 9 inch very big penis was actually big.  It may be funny to you but its body dysmorphia and the exact reason Hallie got breast implants.  I know my penis is almost twice the size of an average mans penis I know that she knows that and I know she knows because I’ve now told her 100 times to stop implying that no matter how obviously wrong she is because no matter how beyond the little boy you have grown its harder to put out of your mind that the person says it not once not twice not 10 times but over and over.  F***ing sadistic- and I really was going to not let my anger get the better of.  But you (Hallie) f***ing sick mean f***.”

Apelbaum notes:

Analyzing Hunter’s network linkages and imagery shows that Hunter’s binges, in addition to cocaine, were fuelled by prescription drugs that he regularly obtained legally. These ‘legit’ sources kept him well provisioned and ready for action.

In one especially abusive sex scene involving a prostitute, she can seen taking an ampule and a syringe in preparation for injecting it into his butt. Shortly afterword he passes out.

So, if you are curious about how our political, social, and media aristocracy gets their Rx fixes, check out the sample composite below. Apparently, they don’t have to buy their stash from some sleazy drug dealer at filthy bridge underpass, instead, they get it called-in by a celebrity MD at the local pharmacy.

David Harris Jr had more:

Do you know what the best source of evidence is> It’s not letters. It’s not email. It’s not even texting. It is called a diary. The reason for that is because a person is writing for their own benefit. They don’t expect anyone to ever see it. Therefore they don’t bother filtering it for the other party. In Hunter Biden’s case, the diary is indeed a great source of evidence into his soul.

He is a drug addict who doesn’t need to be worried about money since he has made a fortune off foreign countries when his daddy was vice president. He seems to be a sex-crazed loony as well as being a drug addict. One or the other would be bad enough but combine the two and you really have someone who is totally messed up.

The Illustrated Primer had the details and contents of Hunter’s diary:

In an entry date to 07/12/2018, Hunter writes about his father abandoning Beau at the hospital shortly after he had his stroke. He references a related conversation that he had with Hallie (his brother’s wife (with whom he was sleeping when his brother was still alive):

She (Hallie) used to tell the story of how when Beau had his stroke and Pop couldn’t deal and she didn’t want to decide a lone she told me she turned to me because that’s what Beau would have wanted.  I told that story to someone I think Rob’s friends in the Hamptons and when I finished the story and said “and when she told me that I knew I would love her forever” she said to the group- “actually the reason I turned to you was that there was no one else right there and Pop was totally out of it…”

Analyzing Hunter’s network linkages and imagery shows that Hunter’s binges, in addition to cocaine, were fuelled by prescription drugs that he regularly obtained legally. These ‘legit’ sources kept him well-provisioned and ready for action.

In one especially abusive sex scene involving a prostitute, she can be seen taking an ampule and a syringe in preparation for injecting it into his butt. Shortly afterword he passes out. These explanations will never do Justice to the digital circus contained on that hard drive, but you must be starting to get the picture.

A police report was that was released in 2019 also provides a glimpse into the Bidens dark world:

Fast forward to last week.

Hunter Biden is in the public eye once again. The controversial son of the current sitting president has recently made public appearances and released a book called “Beautiful Things”. Despite this “good guy” marketing campaign from the usual suspects, there seems to be new information coming that runs contrary to how the mainstream is trying to paint it.

Now the world is forced to recall the “laptop from hell”? Remember when the legacy media claimed it was “hacked” material, and their big-tech counterparts banned anyone who thought it worth reporting on? While this laptop business was making the rounds through media outlets and NOT being reported on, Hunter remained suspiciously absent from the public eye until he was asked in his first interview post-election, where he claimed the laptop “could be” his. He makes this claim despite the existence of signed receipts for the laptop’s repairs.

The truth keeps creeping closer, which explains why Biden has remained silent, telling a reporter: “I have no response!” to the Hunter Biden influence-selling story, which very clearly involves him. He’s maybe hoping to pull a Clinton, making the story of “the big guy” and his bagman son all go away.

Maybe that’s because, as Hunter’s emails (and Trump during the second debate) say, he’s “the big guy,” taking his fifty percent cut. A recent IBD/TIPP poll is showing that it’s a scandal that’s taking off for real on his presidential bid, with rapidly falling public support. It is, after all, classic high-level, and very naked corruption that can be explained in a sentence or two — Hunter Biden sold access to Joe Biden’s office for millions of dollars, payable in advance. He wants that out of the news entirely.

Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, though, same as he did during impeachment, claims it’s Russian disinformation, assuming he can go to that well more than once. His New York Times media toadies are following.

Other members of the leftist press are, with JournoList-style echo-chamber talking points, calling it a “garbage fire.” See here and here.

Some leftists are claiming Photoshopping. Others are yelling partisan dirty tricks. Salon called it a “complete fabrication.”

These attempts to steer the narrative are often successful, but recent evidence is making the spin much harder to manage.

Now we have come to find out that with the emails on the Harddrive (as well as the Secret Service travel logs) pointing to evidence of Joe Biden’s involvement with the now infamous and lucrative Burisma dealings.

The corpo journo’s immediately began claiming that the meeting at the Whitehouse (WH) was for an “art project” but that narrative has been proven to be shotty damage control. As the emails and their attached files show, Hunter Biden and his former business partner/ whistleblower Devon Archer began receiving huge checks from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma after then-Vice President Joe Biden took a trip to Ukraine. Oddly enough, neither Archer nor Hunter Biden has any experience in energy, this looks like a blatant quid pro quo which is exactly what they tried to pin on Trump multiple times.

It looks like there is far more to this laptop than the legacy media institutions would have you believe. Oddly enough, even the DailyMail (the UK’s highest-circulated daily newspaper) is now reporting on what is quickly morphing into a huge story. Looks like the Book deal and marketing campaign weren’t enough to dissuade folks from looking any further, the fake narrative is being blown to smithereens.

And another piece via “Insider”:

It is likely that there will more damning evidence to come, updates will be provided.

What TGP Found Out About Hunter Biden’s Apparent Fetish with the Finger Lakes Region of New York

Joe Hoft,
November 1st, 2020

What is behind Hunter Biden’s apparent fetish with the Finger Lakes region in New York state?

Yaacov Apelbaum at the Illustrated Primer reports:

Here’s a short review to help clarify some of the questions regarding Hunter Biden’s tattoo and it’s meaning. He does in fact have a tattoo on his back, he was inked in September of 2018.  The tattoo depicts the Finger Lakes, a group of long, narrow lakes that run roughly north–south in New York state.

One Internet sleuth surmises that Hunter’s tattoos might have some relationship with Hunter’s late mother:

But others on Twitter and other sites on the Internet have less innocent reasons for Hunter’s tattoo and his connections to the Finger Lakes region of New York.

One individual tweeted that the tattoo n Hunter’s back as well as a picture of the Finger Lakes region, includes a place labeled Lucifer Falls and Senaca Falls which are also mentioned.  Hunter has a company named Rosemont Seneca:

Some are concerned with Hunter’s tattoo because there is at least one recent report about human trafficking in the Finger Lakes Region per mpnnow.com:

Human trafficking is not a crime that happens only in large metropolitan areas or foreign countries. It’s becoming more common in suburban and rural areas, including the Finger Lakes region.

“It’s real, and it’s here,” said Ragan Stevens, a nurse at UR Medicine Thompson Health.

Stevens and fellow nurse Cristine Crawford are providing mandatory training for Thompson staff when it comes to treating victims of human trafficking.

They are helping staff members understand the ways in which victims of trafficking commonly present in healthcare settings, giving them the tools to recognize the red-flag indicators and making sure they know what to do if they suspect someone is a victim of trafficking.

The nurses also debunk common myths and misconceptions, such as U.S. citizens can’t be trafficked and the victims knew what they were getting into.

Human trafficking is defined as the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.

A 2017 survey report from the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking found that over half of labor and sex trafficking survivors surveyed had accessed health care at least once while being trafficked.

Apelbaum shares that Hunter’s enterprise of companies is connected to his tattoo and he has been making recurring transfers to an individual who is a ghost with no Internet footprint, from Hunter’s company OWASCO which happens to be the name of another one of the Finger Lakes:

In terms of significance, the tattoo is tied to his enterprise of companies. One example of this linkage is reoccurring money transfers to an individual (POI-1) who has no visible history, nor background, nor internet footprint. These transactions involved a reoccurring six digit wire transfer from OWASCO P.C. OWASCO which happens to be both the name of one of Hunter Biden’s companies and the name of one of the Finger Lakes.

Here’s a copy of the money transfer:

What really is the reason for Hunter’s fetish with the Finger Lakes Region of New York and Hunter’s regular payments to an Internet ghost from one of Hunter’s Finger Lakes’ companies?

Joe Hoft

Joe Hoft is the twin brother of TGP’s founder, Jim Hoft. His posts have been retweeted by President Trump and have made the headlines at the Drudge Report. Joe worked as a corporate executive in Hong Kong and traveled the world for his work, which gives him a unique perspective of US and global current events. He has ten degrees or designations and is the author of three books. His new book: ‘In God We Trust: Not in Lying Liberal Lunatics’ is out now – please take a look and buy a copy.

Joe Biden Defense of His Son’s Overseas Business Deals Conflicts with Public Evidence

John Solomon
October 5th. 2020

uring one of the many sharp exchanges at last week’s presidential debate, Joe Biden flat out denied his son Hunter had any business relationship with the Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina, the billionaire wife of the late Moscow mayor.

“Why is it, just out of curiosity, the mayor of Moscow’s wife gave your son three and a half million dollars?” President Trump asked during one flash point.

“That is not true,” Biden answered.

“Oh really, he didn’t get three and a half million?” Trump persisted a few second later.

“It’s totally discredited,” the former vice president snapped back. “Totally discredited.”

In fact, Biden’s answer directly conflicts with evidence that the U.S. Senate, the FBI and the U.S. Treasury Department have all gathered.

In their most recent investigative report on Ukraine corruption, the Senate Finance and Homeland Security committees disclosed that Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) that the Treasury Department turned over to Senate investigators show a direct link between Hunter Biden and Baturina.

“Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow,” the Senate report declared, identifying a firm that the younger Biden and his business partner Devon Archer had created in 2013 as the recipient of the 2014 payment.

“On Feb. 14, 2014, Baturina wired $3.5 million to a Rosemont Seneca Thornton LLC (Rosemont Seneca Thornton) bank account for a ‘Consultancy Agreement DD12.02.2014.'” the Senate report said. “Rosemont Seneca Thornton is an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden that was incorporated on May 28, 2013 in Wilmington, Del. According to The Financial Times, Rosemont Seneca Thornton is a consortium that consists of Rosemont Seneca Partners and the Thornton Group, a Massachusetts-based firm.”File 

HSGAC_Finance_Report_FINAL.pdf

The consulting payment was not only flagged because of its source. Its timing was also suspicious for its proximity to unfolding events in Eastern Europe.

The payment was made four days before the Maidan revolution successfully ousted Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s Russian-friendly president, and less than two weeks before Vladimir Putin sent Russian forces to invade Ukraine’s Crimea region and annex it.

The Treasury reports showed 11 more transactions flowing from Baturina to entities tied to Hunter Biden in 2015.

“Between May 6, 2015 and Dec. 8, 2015, Baturina sent 11 wires in the amount of $391,968.21 to a bank account belonging to BAK USA LLC. Nine of the 11 transactions, totaling $241,797.14 were sent from Baturina’s accounts to a Rosemont Seneca Thornton bank account, which then transferred the money to BAK USA,” the Senate report noted.

“The 11 transactions all listed ‘Loan Agreement’ in the payment details section,” it added. “BAK USA was a startup technology company headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., that produced tablet computers in cooperation with unnamed Chinese business partners. BAK USA filed for bankruptcy on March 29, 2019, with a reported loss of $39 million.”

Treasury wasn’t the only federal agency to find evidence linking Hunter Biden and Baturina.

Board minutes obtained by the FBI in an unrelated 2017-18 investigation of Archer state that Archer told investors during a 2014 meeting that he had secured upwards of $200 million from Baturina’s real estate businesses in London.

“Mr. Archer further discussed the possible sale of his company and the revenues that might be realized, which he said would be a big liquidity event for him, as well as his connections with Bohai, which he said was sponsored by major banks and institutional investors in China,” according to the minutes.

“He also discussed his client relationship with Yelena Baturina, who he said had invested over $200 million dollars in his various investment funds,” the memo read. “Mr. Archer emphasized that he had ample funding, but that the investors wanted to be efficient.”

You can read those board minutes here:File

 Baturina BIT Board meeting.pdf

Baturina’s office in London did not respond to an email request for comment, nor did lawyers for Hunter Biden or Archer.

Whatever the case, Joe Biden’s outright denial of a financial relationship between his son’s company and Baturina flies directly in the face of documentary evidence, which by the way was gathered by federal agencies during the Obama-Biden era.

MSM Dead Silent: Senate Report Links Hunter Biden to ‘Prostitution or Human Trafficking Ring’

Bruce Golding
September 23, 2020

Hunter Biden sent “thousands of dollars” to people who appear to be involved in the sex industry, according to a report released Wednesday by Republicans in the US Senate.

The report says unspecified records show that Biden “has sent funds to non-resident alien women in the United States who are citizens of Russia and Ukraine and who have subsequently wired funds they have received from Hunter Biden to individuals located in Russia and Ukraine.”

“The records also note that some of these transactions are linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” the report says.

The allegations are contained in a footnote to a section of the report that details potential “criminal concerns and extortion threats” involving the son of Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden and other members of the Biden family.

The report also cites “extensive public reporting concerning Hunter Biden’s alleged involvement with prostitution services.”

“Records on file with the Committees do not directly confirm or refute these individual reports,” the report says.

“However, they do confirm that Hunter Biden sent thousands of dollars to individuals who have either: 1) been involved in transactions consistent with possible human trafficking; 2) an association with the adult entertainment industry; or 3) potential association with prostitution.”

A spokesman for the Biden campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on these specific allegations, but earlier accused Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), whose staffers helped prepare the report, of “diverting” attention from President Trump’s “catastrophically botched” handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joe Biden’s Son Connected With Russian, Chinese Nationals While Father Was Vice President: Congressional Report

ZACHARY STIEBER 
September 23, 2020

The son of former Vice President Joe Biden engaged in millions of dollars in “questionable financial transactions” with associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and people with ties to the Chinese Communist Party, according to a new congressional report.

Hunter Biden’s dealings raise conflict of interest concerns as well as concerns about crimes, counterintelligence, and extortion, according to the joint report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Finance Committees.

“The records acquired by the committees show consistent, significant, and extensive financial connections among and between Hunter Biden, James Biden, Sara Biden, Devon Archer, and Chinese nationals connected to the communist regime and PLA [People’s Liberation Army] as well as other foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds,” according to the report, which was released Wednesday.

James Biden is Joe Biden’s brother; Sara Biden is James’s wife; and Archer is one of Hunter Biden’s business partners.

Biden was vice president until 2016. He is now the Democratic presidential nominee.

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Vice President Joe Biden (C) tours a Hutong alley with his son Hunter Biden (L) and granddaughter Finnegan Biden (R), during an official visit to Beijing on Dec. 5, 2013. (Andy Wong-Pool/Getty Images)

Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) headed the investigation.

Key findings included learning that George Kent, a former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, raised concerns to officials in Joe Biden’s office in early 2015 about the perception of a conflict of interest in Hunter Biden being on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian company.

“The presence of Hunter Biden on the Burisma board was very awkward for all U.S. officials pushing an anticorruption agenda in Ukraine,” Kent wrote in an email the next year to colleagues.

The concerns were not addressed, according to the report.

In October 2015, State Department official Amos Hochstein raised concerns with Vice President Biden and Hunter Biden that the Burisma position enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine, according to the report.

Hunter Biden was serving on Burisma’s board when the company’s owner allegedly paid $7 million to officials working under Ukraine’s prosecutor general to shut the case against the owner. Kent said the bribe was paid in December 2014 and that he reported the allegation to the FBI when he learned about it.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 11, 2019. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Hunter Biden and Archer received $4 million for being on Burisma’s board. They and other Biden family members also received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds, the Senate committees said.

Archer, for instance, received $142,300 from a Kazakhstan national, purportedly for a car, the same day Vice President Biden addressed Ukrainian legislators in Kyiv.

Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from Elena Baturina, the widow of the former mayor of Moscow, and millions of dollars from business transactions with individuals linked to the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army.

Hunter Biden also “paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an ‘Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” the report stated.

Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation took time away from oversight of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Why? To subsidize a foreign attack against the sovereignty of our elections with taxpayer dollars—an attack founded on a long-disproven, hardcore right-wing conspiracy theory that hinges on Sen. Johnson himself being corrupt and that the senator has now explicitly stated he is attempting to exploit to bail out Donald Trump’s reelection campaign,” Bates said.

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U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson, John Barrasso, and Chris Murphy attend a news briefing following their meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kiev, Ukraine, on Feb. 14, 2020. (Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

The chairmen defended the investigation in recent weeks.

On Wednesday, they wrote that the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is authorized to study or investigate “the efficiency and economy of operations of all branches of the government, including the possible existence of… corruption or unethical practices… [and] conflicts of interest.” The Senate Finance Committee has jurisdiction over the U.S. government and the Department of Treasury, which includes oversight jurisdiction over potential financial crimes, they added.

Hunter Biden in October 2019 defended his work with Burisma and in China.

“I think that it was poor judgment on my part. I think that it was poor judgment because I don’t believe now when I look back on it—I know that there was—did nothing wrong at all. However, was it poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is … a swamp in many ways? Yeah,” he told ABC News.

“I gave a hook to some very unethical people to act in illegal ways to try to do some harm to my father. That’s where I made the mistake. So I take full responsibility for that. Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever.”

During that interview, he changed his answer on whether he discussed his business dealings with his father.Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber