Usually, investigating crimes is the bailiwick of the Department of Justice. Sometimes, though, when the crime involves a public official while in office, Congress uses its privilege as an oversight body to do some of the dirty work before handing over evidence in a criminal referral.
Take, for instance, the Biden-Heinz-Kerry business partners, Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, and Chris Heinz, son of the late Senator John Heinz, and stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry. It seems that the pair really have been doing business in Ukraine, and, in a definite no-no in American law, using their dads’ offices to facilitate their machinations along with a business partner by the name of Devon Archer.
The report “details examples of extensive and complex financial transactions involving the Bidens” and notes that Hunter Biden “was not the only Biden who cashed in on Joe Biden’s vice presidency.” It also notes that Hunter Biden enjoyed Secret Service protection during extensive trips abroad and that the protection continued for a few months after he joined Burisma…
“Hunter Biden, his family, and [business partner Devon] Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds.”
It notes that Hunter Biden went on a “$100,000 global spending spree with James Biden and Sara Biden” after receiving money from a Chinese investor. And it adds that Hunter Biden appeared to have paid women linked to a “Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”
It also notes:
“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 [People’s Liberation Army] as well as other foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds.”
The records acquired by the Committees show that Hunter Biden and his family were involved in a vast financial network that connected them to foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe. Hunter Biden and Archer, in particular, formed significant and consistent financial relationships with the corrupt oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky during their time working for Burisma and their firms made millions of dollars from that association while Joe Biden was vice president and the public face of the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy. Rosemont Seneca Thornton, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden, received $3.5 million in a wire transfer from Elena Baturina, who allegedly received illegal construction contracts from her husband, the former mayor of Moscow. Moreover, Archer’s apparent receipt of money for a car from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan while Vice President Biden was in Kyiv is especially concerning in light of the timing. And finally, Biden and Archer’s work with Chinese nationals connected to the Communist regime illustrate the deep financial connections that accelerated while his father was vice president and continued after he left office.
It will be interesting watching Biden not answer questions about this and watching the mainstream media ignore and spin away from it as well.
You can read the full Senate report and other documents on the Biden’s below.