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With corrupt politicians and a corrupt media, it’s difficult to know what really is going on in Ukraine and what actions the US should take. Is the US response going to be based on what is best for the US or what is best for corrupt politicians and the media?
With all going on in Ukraine, do US politicians really have the best interests of the US as their goal or are they more interested in their own fortunes?
(We shared the following post on February 10, 2020, based on our prior work)
What are the odds that the Bidens, John Kerry, Mitt Romney, the Clintons, Speaker Pelosi and George Soros would all have connections to Ukraine?
If you don’t know that Joe Biden’s son Hunter was the Board member of Burisma, the Ukrainian Oil and Gas firm, then you are living under a rock. This is the same company Joe Biden bragged about removing a prosecutor who was looking into the Bidens’ and George Soros in Ukraine:
What is Quid Pro Quo? …This is ! pic.twitter.com/YOMwEcS08k
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) November 20, 2019
In summary –
- In early 2014 John Kerry visited Ukraine and offered $1 billion in ‘aid’ shortly after protesters took over the government causing the President to flee to Russia and shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine.
- Also, in early 2014 Kerry’s top campaign fundraiser Devon Archer visited Biden in the White House. Then Biden visited the campaign and Archer and Biden’s son Hunter are named to the Board of Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest gas producer.
- Next, the Russian advance into Ukraine was suddenly stopped by a mercenary army put together by billionaire banker Igor Kolomoisky.
- The Burisma hired John Kerry’s former chief of staff, David Leiter as a lobbyist. Britain had frozen $23 million of Burisma founder’s money but later dropped these charges.
- Some suggest that Burisma is actually owned by banker Kolomoisky who blew through $1.8 billion in 9 months in aid in a maze of offshore accounts. Kolomoisky was placed on the US’s visa ban list but then was soon lifted.
- Archer in 2018 was found guilty in a scheme to defraud Native Americans but his guilty plea was later overturned.
- 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 Democrat connected Atlantic Council signed cooperation agreements.
In addition, a video surfaced of Kerry bragging about himself, Obama and Biden all wanting the Ukrainian prosecutor gone who was looking into Burisma
(the video has since been taken down by Twitter – https://twitter.com/TrueNewsGlobal/status/1225604627439214595)
According to an article published in the Huffington Post shortly after President Trump was inaugurated, a former top CIA official joined the board of Burisma, Ukraine’s largest provider of natural gas.
Burisma is the oil and gas company at the center of a controversy about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, who also served on Burisma’s board.
The article says that Joseph Cofer Black would be “leading the company’s security and strategic development efforts.” Black had served in various CIA positions under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.
According to reports, Cofer Black was a “top Romney aide.”
Of course, if there’s corruption, then the Clintons are going to be right in the middle of it. The Clintons received millions from Ukrainians over the years in donations to their ‘Foundation’:
From 2009 up to 2013, the year the Ukrainian crisis erupted, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is headquartered in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, a new report claims.
In 2008, Viktor Pinchuk, who made a fortune in the pipe-building business, pledged a five-year, $29-million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a program that works to train future Ukrainian leaders “to modernize Ukraine.” The Wall Street Journal revealed the donations the fund received from foreigners abroad between 2009-2014 in their report …
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Speaker Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi Jr., got paid thousands for a no-show job which he wasn’t qualified in an effort to buy influence with his politician parent. (The same company that paid him is connected to the Clintons as well.)
Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul was also on the board of an energy company and he traveled to Ukraine for his work.
AND — Better Yet — Speaker Nancy Pelosi even appeared in the company’s video ad! According to Patrick Howley at National File Speaker Pelosi’s son Paul Jr. was an executive at Viscoil.
Paul Jr. traveled to Ukraine in 2017.
BOOM: Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul Pelosi Jr. (who went to Ukraine in 2017) was a board member of Viscoil and executive at its related company NRGLab, which DID ENERGY Business in UKRAINE!
And Nancy Pelosi appeared in a promotional video for the company!https://t.co/wlndLhPqLe
— Patrick Howley (@HowleyReporter) October 3, 2019
Shortly after his mother Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker, Paul Pelosi Jr., was hired by InfoUSA for $180,000 a year as its vice president for Strategic Planning in 2007. This firm is also connected to the Clintons.
Creepy George Soros has been connected to Ukraine for a very long time. He was interviewed by 60 Minutes years ago and at that time he was already involved in Ukraine. In this infamous interview Soros claimed to have no shame for turning in fellow Jews to the Nazis in World War II Hungary. The Nazis then stole the booty from the Jews and Soros claimed that if he didn’t do it, someone else would. This is the man many believe is behind today’s modern corrupt Democrat Party:
We reported in early October that Obama’s State and Justice Departments were assisting George Soros in his attempt to control Ukraine. This is shocking because Soros was reportedly behind the airport protests after President Trump’s election. A week before that Soros was reportedly behind 50 Groups involved in the ‘Women’s Protests’ the day after the inauguration. Before that, Soros was connected to the groups demanding election recounts after the November 8th election and Soros money was funding more protests during these efforts. And DC Leaks released information showing that Soros funded Black Lives Matter protests across the country.
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and President Trump’s attorney, shared in recent interviews that the corruption in Ukraine doesn’t stop with the Bidens. It also involves George Soros – (at the 2 minute mark) –
Whatever Soros was involved within Ukraine, it was big enough that Soros got himself involved in the Russia collusion sham investigation after President Trump’s election. The Epoch Times reported –
Billionaire George Soros and a group of wealthy donors from New York and California have paid $50 million to sustain an ongoing private Russia investigation conducted by former British spy Christopher Steele, research firm Fusion GPS, and a former staffer for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
The revelation is part of the final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election released on April 27 by the House intelligence committee. The report concluded that there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
A footnote in the report states that Daniel Jones, the former Feinstein staffer who runs the Penn Quarter Group (PQG), told the FBI in March 2017 that he is 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.”
One thing that we now know that Soros might want to keep hidden is that there are reports he wanted to take over the oil and gas industry in Ukraine.
According to John Solomon at the Hill –
Liberal mega-donor George 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 find fertile ground in that former Soviet state.
So when Donald Trump’s improbable march to the White House picked up steam in the spring of 2016, Team Soros marched to the top of the State Department to protect some of those investments, according to newly released department memos providing a rare glimpse into the Democratic donor’s extraordinary access to the Obama administration.
Then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland received repeated calls, emails and meeting requests from Soros, according to the memos obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the conservative group Citizens United.
Solomon continued –
Likewise, Soros set out a bold vision in an internal 2014 memo for his Open Society Foundation to help root out corruption in Ukraine and build a “civil society” after the Maidan Revolution ousted the country’s Russia-friendly president. It worked with U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials to leverage the so-called Kleptocracy Initiative to fight corruption. The initiative enabled DOJ to prosecute or seek asset forfeitures from foreigners suspected of corruption, even if the crimes didn’t technically occur on U.S. soil.
Such initiatives are noble in principle. But in Ukraine, some targets had political and business implications as well.
For example, one DOJ investigation in 2014 targeted Ukrainian oligarch Dmitri Firtash. He and Soros both have significant energy interests in Europe — and rival plans to rebuild Ukraine. After Firtash’s indictment, Soros’s business announced plans to invest $1 billion in Ukraine.
Since then, significant problems have arisen with the DOJ’s case, thwarting efforts to extradite Firtash to the U.S. for trial.
And finally, Solomon notes –
And when Ukraine’s general prosecutor sought to investigate one of the country’s nonprofits partially funded by Soros during 2016, the State Department pressured Ukrainian officials to drop the case.
This last piece by Solomon is likely what Rudy is alluded to in his comments about Soros in Ukraine. The Obama State Department intervened in Ukraine and stopped the case against Soros. Based on Rudy’s comments, it is likely he has support for Obama’s State Department actions.
We also know that the DOJ went too far with Firtash.
The Daily Caller reported –
The ink was still drying on special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment papers when his chief deputy, the famously aggressive and occasionally controversial prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, made a bold but secret overture in early June 2017.
Weissmann quietly reached out to the American lawyers for Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash with a tempting offer: Give us some dirt on Donald Trump in the Russia case, and Team Mueller might make his 2014 U.S. criminal charges go away.
Weissmann is anything but ‘occasionally controversial’. Attorney Sidney Powell was on the Mark Levin Show in January and discussed dirty cops and attorneys Robert Mueller and Andrew Weissmann from their years overseeing the Enron and Arthur Andersen cases. Their actions were corrupt and criminal and cost the jobs, savings and careers of more than 85,000 individuals at Andersen and Enron.
A shocking piece of information from the Hill then noted that a foreign national brought Mueller and Weissman’s illegal actions to a foreign court and the foreign court listened and responded accordingly.
Remarkably, Firtash turned down Weissmann’s plea overtures even though the oligarch has been trapped in Austria for five years, fighting extradition on U.S. charges in Chicago alleging that he engaged in bribery and corruption in India related to a U.S. aerospace deal. He denies the charges.
The oligarch’s defense team told me that Firtash rejected the deal because he didn’t have credible information or evidence on the topics Weissmann outlined.
But now, as Firtash escalates his fight to avoid extradition, the Weissmann overture is being offered to an Austrian court as potential defense evidence that the DOJ’s prosecution is flawed by bogus evidence and political motivations.
This leads us to question how much corruption is there lying in Ukraine involving Obama, the Bidens, John Kerry, the Clintons, Speaker Pelosi, Mitt Romney and George Soros? The answer is most likely ‘a lot’.
Hat tip D. Manny