Before the sham hearings started, the Republicans requested the testimony of Hunter Biden and his business partner Devon Archer. Adam Schiffty refused to allow them to call him because he claimed it was not a real scandal. Unfortunately, Schiff’s own witness, George Kent made the case that the matter needs investigation and that he had raised the matter and suggested it was a conflict of interest. Kent said that he would like the matter to be investigated. kent is considered by the Democrats to be a main witness in Schiff’s three ring circus.
Kent admitted that they had been pressuring Ukraine for some time to explain why corrupt prosecutors dropped the case against Burisma, it’s founder Mykola Zlochevsky and Hunter Biden. He says that to date Ukraine has not answered them. It is believed that Mykola Zlochevsky stole money coming from USAID and the International Monetary Fund. Great Britain froze accounts owned by Mykola Zlochevsky because they suspected money laundering. That occurred in the same month Burisma hired Hunter Biden.
Just a couple of months before Burisma hired Hunter, he had been thrown out of the military for cocaine use. It is an undisputed fact that Hunter Biden had no experience in the energy sector. So, why would a company pay a druggith no experience to their board and pay him over $83,000 a month? It makes no sense unless they wanted help from Joe Biden. Biden even bragged about getting the Ukrainian who was investigating his son fired.
On Wednesday, however, Kent inadvertently strengthened the argument that Republicans and the president, himself, have made that Hunter Biden’s conduct in Ukraine should be probed given his father’s role overseeing policy in the region and the allegations of corruption lodged against Burisma and its founder, Mykola Zlochevsky.
It was on the latter front that Kent’s testimony proved particularly revealing. The state department official admitted he and his colleagues believed Zlochevsky “had stolen money” and the Ukrainian prosecutor charged with investigating him shut down the case after taking a bribe. When asked if he was in favor of the Ukrainian government reopening the probe into Bruisma and Zlochevsky, Kent asserted he would “love” to see such an action so it could become clear who was bribed and to what extent.
Kent also asserted that Burisma had a “mixed business reputation” and Hunter Biden’s decision to join its board of directors had led him to raise concerns with former Vice President Joe Biden’s office in 2015.
“In a briefing call with…the office of the Vice President…I raised my concern that Hunter Biden’s status as a [Burisma] board member could create the perception of a conflict of interest,” Kent testified.
At the center of controversy is how and why Hunter Biden secured the appointment, which at times paid more than $83,000 a month. As Peter Schweizer, senior contributor at Breitbart News, detailed in his book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Hunter Biden had no prior experience with either the energy industry or Ukraine before joining Burisma in April 2014.
Zlochevsky, a former Ukrainian minister of natural resources, would later be accused of corruption for using his office to approve oil and gas licenses to companies under his control. A Ukrainian official with strong ties to Zlochevsky admitted in October the only reason that Hunter Biden secured the appointment was to “protect” the company from foreign scrutiny.