I love this story. Every day we learn something new. Today we find out that long before Mr. Trump spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Before there even was a President Zelensky, Ukraine had already reopened its investigation into Hunter Biden and Burisma.
[T]he Prosecutor General’s office (of Ukraine) agreed… to open an investigation and they filed a 15-page notice of suspicion alleging that there may be illicit funds that were running through Burisma from 2010 all the way through 2015, that’s important, because Hunter Biden’s on the board for two of those years, 2014-2015. And specifically, that notice of suspicion said they were looking at the possibility that the $3.4 million paid to Hunter Biden’s firm may have been part of the illicit funds that were moving through the company.
The whistleblower’s story is already out of alignment with the facts provided by the transcript. But there are additional tidbits that need correcting.
We’ve (and everyone else) has been reporting what had appeared to be common knowledge. Hunter Biden and his firm, with no experience in Oil and Gas, were paid $50K/month from Burisma. That’s what Joe and Hunter admitted. News from the Ukraine investigation says that’s not even close.
Hunter Biden and Joe Biden keeps saying he was getting $50,000 a month. There’s only one thing wrong with that. The FBI raided Devon Archer’s office and his bank records, in an unrelated case in 2016, they show transfers of $166,000 a month and as high as $220,000 in one month going into Hunter Biden’s and Devon Archer’s firm.
The discrepancies between the advertised sums and reality appear to be why Ukraine reopened the corruption investigation. And no VP Joe Biden to hold a billion dollars over their head to make them stop. So, sad.
Archer, by the way, is Hunter Biden’s business partner. And Biden is in New Hampshire calling for Trump’s impeachment over this “scandal.”
I’m thinking that’s not how this is going to end.
Not even close.
Image: Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, golfing with a Ukraine gas company executive in the Hamptons.