The true story, which is that bribery most certainly occurred while Joe and Hunter Biden were associated with the Ukrainian oil business Burisma, is still being overlooked by reporters from major media outlets.
On the most recent Drill Down episode, investigative journalists Seamus Bruner and Peter Schweizer provide the evidence that bribery undoubtedly occurred based on their research: When then-Vice President Biden performed clear favors for a foreign organization, the Biden family received compensation.
“It’s clear that this is against the law. This is a crime that is being committed. This is a straight-up offer. It’s a give and take,” says Schweizer. “In the end, it does not matter if you can prove that Joe Biden got one dollar, because bribes may involve paying off the members of your family. The same principles apply to payments made to a politician’s family in exchange for services rendered by the politician. Therefore, this issue seems clear-cut to me at this point.”
Seamus Bruner made this claim after he found more proof on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Bruner, who is the Director of Research at the Government Accountability Institute, has been continuously working on the Hunter Biden narrative since 2017. Schweizer jokes that Bruner “might have invested a lot more time on Hunter Biden’s laptop compared to Hunter Biden himself.”
Hunter Biden’s appointment to Burisma’s board of directors as well as his father, then-Vice President Biden, making threats to withhold $1 billion in American assistance to the Ukrainian government until it fired a prosecutor who happened to be at the time looking into Burisma for corruption, are directly related, according to new evidence discovered by Bruner.
As Biden himself boasted about accomplishing at a 2018 foreign policy gathering, that prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was in fact sacked just before Biden transferred the assistance money to Ukraine.
This accusation has been made before. If true, it would mean that Joe Biden and the people in charge of Burisma made a deal. However, the emails discovered by Bruner show a clear chronological link between Burisma forcing Hunter Biden to work for his $1 million pay and his father compelling the Ukrainian government to end its probe into the company’s founder, Mykola Zlochevsky.
In 2014, a coup in Ukraine got rid of President Yanukovich, who was working for Moscow. Joe Biden was designated as the “point man” for U.S.-Ukraine policy by then-President Obama in the very same year. Around that time, Hunter, Biden’s son, makes a deal with Burisma. The founder of the company, Zlochevsky, has been the subject of an international probe, and all of his assets ended up frozen in London.
However, it is now evident from an email found by Bruner on Hunter Biden’s laptop that Burisma management was dissatisfied with Hunter’s performance by November 2015. The recommended scope of work, according to Burisma CEO Vadym Pozharskyi in a letter to Hunter Biden, “largely lacks the concrete, observable results that we originally set out to achieve.”
The email said that Burisma needed one very important “deliverable.” They wished to have their firm relieved of pressure and the assets belonging to their founder unfrozen.