[CENSORED] NY POST: “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad”

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Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.

The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.

An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

The blockbuster correspondence — which flies in the face of Joe Biden’s claim that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings” — is contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer.

The computer was dropped off at a repair shop in Biden’s home state of Delaware in April 2019, according to the store’s owner.

Other material extracted from the computer includes a raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter, who’s admitted struggling with addiction problems, smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as numerous other sexually explicit images.

The customer who brought in the water-damaged MacBook Pro for repair never paid for the service or retrieved it or a hard drive on which its contents were stored, according to the shop owner, who said he tried repeatedly to contact the client.

The shop owner couldn’t positively identify the customer as Hunter Biden, but said the laptop bore a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, named after Hunter’s late brother and former Delaware attorney general.

Photos of a Delaware federal subpoena given to The Post show that both the computer and hard drive were seized by the FBI in December, after the shop’s owner says he alerted the feds to their existence.

But before turning over the gear, the shop owner says, he made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello.

Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Trump, told The Post about the existence of the hard drive in late September and Giuliani provided The Post with a copy of it on Sunday.

Less than eight months after Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for the introduction to his dad, the then-vice president admittedly pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into getting rid of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee during a December 2015 trip to Kiev.

“I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden infamously bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018.

“Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.”

Shokin has said that at the time of his firing, in March 2016, he’d made “specific plans” to investigate Burisma that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”

Joe Biden has insisted that the US wanted Shokin removed over corruption concerns, which were shared by the European Union.

Meanwhile, an email dated May 12, 2014 — shortly after Hunter Biden joined the Burisma board — shows Pozharskyi attempting to get him to use his political leverage to help the company.

The message had the subject line “urgent issue” and was also sent to Hunter Biden’s business partner, Devon Archer, who also sat on the Burisma board at the time.

Pozharskyi said that “the representatives of new authorities in power tend to quite aggressively approach N. Z. unofficially with the aim to obtain cash from him.”

N.Z. isn’t identified in the email but appears to be a reference to Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky, whose first name is a Ukrainian version of “Nicholas.”

When the alleged shakedown failed, “they proceeded with concrete actions” in the form of “one or more pretrial proceedings,” Pozharskyi wrote.

“We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message / signal, etc .to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions,” he added.

Hunter Biden responded by saying he was with Archer in Doha, Qatar, and asked for more information about “the formal (if any) accusations being made against Burisma.”

“Who is ultimately behind these attacks on the company? Who in the current interim government could put an end to such attacks?” he added.

The exchange came the same day that Burisma announced it had expanded its board of directors by adding Hunter Biden, who was put in charge of its “legal unit and will provide support for the Company among international organizations,” according to a news release that’s since been scrubbed from Burisma’s website.

Hunter Biden actually joined the board in April 2014, according to multiple reports.

His lawyer said last year that Hunter was “not a member of the management team,” adding, “At no time was Hunter in charge of the company’s legal affairs.”

About four months after Hunter Biden’s correspondence with Pozharskyi, Archer forwarded Hunter Biden an email chain with the subject line “tax raise impact on Burisma production,” which included Pozharskyi saying that the Ukrainian cabinet had submitted new tax legislation to the country’s parliament.

“If enacted, this law would kill the entire private gas production sector in the bud,” Pozharskyi wrote.

In the Sept. 24, 2014, email, Pozharskyi also said he was “going to share this information with the US embassy here in Kyiv, as well as the office of Mr Amos Hochstein in the States.”

At the time, Hochstein was the State Department’s newly appointed special envoy and coordinator for international energy ­affairs.

In December 2017, the Naftogaz Group, Ukraine’s state-owned energy company, announced that Hochstein had joined the company as an independent director, but on Monday he announced his ­resignation.

“The company has been forced to spend endless amounts of time combating political pressure and efforts by oligarchs to enrich themselves through questionable transactions,” Hochstein wrote in an op-ed published by the Kyiv Post.

In addition to denying that’s he’s spoken to Hunter Biden about his overseas business dealings, Joe Biden has repeatedly denied any conflict of interest or wrongdoing by either of them involving ­Burisma.

Last February, he got testy during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show when co-host Savannah Guthrie questioned whether it was “wrong for [Hunter] to take that position, knowing that it was really because that company wanted access to you.”

“Well, that’s not true. You’re saying things you do not know what you’re talking about,” the elder Biden responded.

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Last December, Joe Biden also lashed out during a Democratic primary town hall event in Iowa, where a man accused him of sending Hunter to Ukraine “to get a job and work for a gas company, he had no experience with gas or nothing, in order to get access to . . . the president.”

“You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true and no one has ever said that,” Biden fumed.

Biden then continued berating the man as he stepped forward, called the man “fat” and challenged him to “do push-ups together, man.”

The FBI referred questions about its seizure of the laptop and hard drive to the Delaware US Attorney’s Office, where a spokesperson said, “My office can neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.”

Hunter Biden’s lawyer refused to comment on the specifics but instead attacked Giuliani.

“He has been pushing widely discredited conspiracy theories about the Biden family, openly relying on actors tied to Russian intelligence,” the lawyer, George R. Mesires, said of Giuliani.

Pozharskyi and the Joe Biden campaign did not return requests for comment. Hochstein could not be reached.

Additional reporting by Ebony Bowden

Senate exposes a rogues’ gallery of shady foreign associates behind Hunter Biden’s lucrative deals

A joint-committee report provides a detailed roadmap to the Bidens’ connections to hostile foreign governments and individuals, including convicted criminals. The main characters reportedly enriching the Bidens are from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and China.

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Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance released their highly anticipated report on Hunter Biden’s extensive dealings with China, Russia, and Ukraine while his father Joe Biden served as vice president. 

The joint report reveals that Hunter Biden received taxpayer-funded accommodations including transportation aboard Air Force Two and Secret Service security details while he traveled to make business deals with Chinese, Russian, and Ukrainian entities. According to the report, Hunter Biden received Secret Service protection on trips to multiple foreign locations, including Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, and dozens of other cities. 

The joint committee investigation into the Bidens’ potential conflicts of interest “began in August 2019, with Finance Committee Chairman Grassley’s letter to the Department of the Treasury regarding potential conflicts of interest with respect to Obama administration policy relating to the Henniges transaction,” a controversial deal linked to the Bidens.

The Senate report provides a detailed roadmap, exposing the Bidens’ connections to hostile foreign governments and individuals, including convicted criminals. Quoted material below is from the joint committee report (except the quotes appearing within the report itself).

The main characters reportedly enriching the Bidens are from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and China:

China

Vice President Joe Biden admiring People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with Chinese Communist leader Xu Jinping. Meanwhile, Hunter Biden bagged millions while he helped the Chinese takeover American companies with sensitive military applications

Ye Jianming is a Chinese national with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Chinese military, also known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). He is the founder of China Energy Fund Committee and CEFC China Energy Co. Ltd. Ye allegedly wired massive sums of money through CEFC and related entities resulting in “millions of dollars in cash flow” benefitting the Biden family. Multiple transactions between Ye Jianming’s enterprise and Hunter Biden were flagged by the U.S. Treasury Department for “potential criminal financial activity,” and in February 2018 Ye Jianming was reportedly under investigation in China for “suspected economic crimes.”

Ye Jianming disappeared in early 2018. He has not been heard from since the CCP arrested him.

According to the report: 

“Ye Jianming is a Chinese businessman and a frequent figure in Hunter Biden’s financial dealings in China. Based on public reports that were available in 2015, when his contact with Biden began to ramp up, Ye was a founder of CEFC China Energy Co. Ltd (CEFC) and served as chairman of the board for its subsidiary, the China Energy Fund Committee (CE Fund). CEFC had a reported income estimated at $33.4 billion, according to 2013 figures that were available at the time. Although CEFC reportedly remained a private company until state-owned enterprises assumed control of it in 2018, reporting in 2017 indicated that it received financing from the China Development Bank, ‘hired a number of former top officials from state-owned energy companies’ and had ‘layers of Communist Party committees across its subsidiaries — more than at many private Chinese companies.…’

In addition to the Communist government, Ye also had reported connections and affiliations to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). For example, from 2003 to 2005, Ye reportedly served as deputy secretary general of the China Association for International Friendly Contacts (CAIFC), which is the public name for the PLA General Political Department’s International Liaison Department. Additionally, in 2014, under Ye’s leadership, CE Fund had co-organized events with the China Huayi Broadcasting Corporation (CHBC), a company incorporated by the PLA General Political Department. The CEO of CHBC, Wang Shu, was commander of the PLA General Political Department base ‘at the forefront of applied psychological operations and propaganda directed against Taiwan,’ which was managed by a training center that was funded by a subsidiary of CEFC….Wang reportedly attended the 2014 CE Fund and CHBC event along with Xu Jialu, a man who was associated with the PLA’s CAIFC as well as CE Fund and China’s Confucius Institutes. Huasheng served as executive director of CE Fund’s China Institute of Culture Limited (CIOC), ‘a nationally supported organization in charge of “promoting Chinese culture.”‘ Accordingly, Ye and his associates had robust relationships with China’s military units, some of which were involved in matters in direct opposition to U.S. policy in the region.”

GongWen Dong is a Chinese national with deep ties to the Chinese communist regime and the Chinese military. GongWen Dong “was Ye Jianming’s associate and reportedly executed transactions for his companies.” As Ye Jianming’s associate, GongWen Dong helped funnel millions of dollars to Hunter Biden and even facilitated a six-figure “global spending spree” for Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s brother James Biden and James’ wife Sara Biden.

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三)、Rosemont Seneca董事长Hunter Biden(右一)
长James Bulger(左四)、桑顿集团首 席执行官 林俊良(右三)
Devon Archer(右二)、桑顿集团首 席运营官 Caryn Suffredini(右一) (Dong not pictured)

According to the report: 

“On 09/08/2017, Hunter Biden and GongWen Dong applied online to Cathay Bank and opened a line of credit under the business name Hudson West III, LLC. The cards were collateralized by transferring $99,000.00 from a Cathay Bank account to the Hudson West III business account where the funds were held until the cards were closed. The authorized users of these credit cards include Hunter Biden, James Biden and Sara Biden and each used the cards around the world to purchase $101,291 worth of extravagant items to include airline tickets, multiple purchases at Apple Stores and pharmacies, as well as hotels and restaurants.”

Patrick Ho is a Chinese national and close associate of Ye Jianming. He was also a reported client of Hunter Biden, personally, and was co-represented by Hunter Biden’s former law firm Boies Schiller Flexner. Ho was convicted by the U.S. Justice Department for money laundering, conspiracy, and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (which deals with international bribery schemes).

Patrick Ho was convicted in 2019 on money laundering, conspiracy, and FCPA charges after the U.S. Department of Justice charged him in November 2017. Hunter Biden was paid massive sums to counsel Ho even as Joe Biden was preparing to run for President.

According to the report:

“In November 2017, Ye Jianming’s associate and Hunter Biden’s reported client, Patrick Ho, was arrested and charged with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, international money laundering, and conspiracy to commit both. The first call that he reportedly made was to James Biden, who reportedly referred him to Hunter Biden. Ho was convicted in March 2019 on charges of money laundering, conspiracy, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and was sentenced to three years in U.S. prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for business advantages for CEFC, Ye’s company. Department of Justice documents describe Ye as Patrick Ho’s boss and, again, note that Ye’s company supplied funding to the China Energy Fund Committee. Ho worked as the secretary-general of the committee during the period when he was carrying out his illegal schemes.”

Russia

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Elena Baturina is a billionaire Russian oligarch and the widow of the former mayor of Moscow. Baturina, who is reportedly close to Putin, has received hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit money through corruption schemes, according to the report. In February 2014, the Russian oligarch wired $3.5 million to a Delaware-based entity co-founded by Hunter Biden called Rosemont Seneca Thornton LLC.

Vladimir Putin mourns with Elena Baturina, widow of the mayor of Moscow, who wired $3.5 million to Hunter Biden’s account

According to the report:

“Hunter Biden and his associate, [Devon] Archer, had a financial relationship with Russian businesswoman Elena Baturina. Baturina is the former wife of the late Yuri Luzhkov, who was the mayor of Moscow and was fired in 2010 by then-Russian president Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations. Baturina became Russia’s only female billionaire when her plastics company, Inteko, received a series of Moscow municipal contracts while her husband was mayor. According to reporting, ‘Luzhkov used his position as mayor to approve over 20 real estate projects that were built by a Baturina-owned construction company and ultimately generated multibillion-ruble profits for his family.’ In addition, a Russian investigation led to a criminal case against the former head of the Bank of Moscow, Andrey Borodin, who ‘allegedly used money from the Moscow City Budget to lend money to shell companies, which ultimately transferred $443 million to Baturina.'”

Kazakhstan

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Kenges Rakishev is a businessman and the son-in-law of a prominent Kazakh politician who has close ties to longtime Kazakh dictator, President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Rakishev is the sole shareholder of a company called Novatus Holding, which wired $143,300 to Rosemont Seneca Bohai (an entity controlled by Hunter Biden and Devon Archer). At the time of the transfer, Rakishev’s father-in-law was the mayor of Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana.

Kenges Rakishev is the son-in-law of a prominent Kazakh politician with close ties to longtime Kazakh dictator Nazarbayev

According to the report: 

“At the time of Vice President Biden’s visit to Kyiv, there were divided opinions in Kazakhstan over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the international situation had produced tension in the region generally. Nazarbayev’s government reportedly shifted positions over time, and Nazarbayev reportedly made some statements supportive of Russia’s actions. Given Rakishev’s close connection to political leadership in Kazakhstan, the tense political situation, Hunter Biden’s longstanding relationship with Archer and involvement in transactions with Rosemont Seneca Bohai, and the fact that the payment was timed perfectly with Vice President Biden’s visit to Kyiv to discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia for the invasion of Crimea, the April 22, 2014 payment from Rakishev to Rosemont Seneca Bohai raises serious questions. It is unclear why a foreign company, Novatus Holding, would purchase a $142,300 car for Rosemont Seneca Bohai when the company does not deal in vehicles.”

Ukraine

Vice President Biden making deals with Ukrainian President Poroshenko while Hunter Biden took in millions from a corrupt Ukrainian gas company

Mykola Zlochevsky is the Ukrainian oligarch who founded Burisma. Zlochevsky has been accused of criminal activity amounting to massive corruption in multiple countries including Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Zlochevsky allegedly sought favor with the United States via the vice president by funneling money to Biden family associates — primarily Hunter Biden and Devon Archer.

According to the report: 

“Hunter Biden was serving on Burisma’s board (supposedly consulting on corporate governance and transparency) when Zlochevsky allegedly paid a $7 million bribe to officials serving under Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Vitaly Yarema, to ‘shut the case against Zlochevsky.’ [U.S. diplomat George] Kent testified that this bribe occurred in December 2014 (seven months after Hunter joined Burisma’s board), and, after learning about it, he and the Resident Legal Advisor reported this allegation to the FBI.

United States

Devon Archer

Hunter Biden’s Russian, Ukrainian, and Chinese business partners were not the only ones with criminal allegations against them. Hunter Biden’s close friend and business partner Devon Archer was indicted for a massive fraud scheme (though Archer himself beat the charges).

Devon Archer was implicated in a massive Native American tribal bond scheme (the native Americans were allegedly scammed by Archer and his associates”

According to the report:

In May 2016, Hunter Biden’s business partner, Archer, and five others were arrested and criminally charged in a scheme to defraud investors and a tribal entity of millions of dollars. Starting Jan. 25, 2016, Burisma began sending regular payments for Biden to his Washington law firm, Owasco PC (Owasco). Owasco was incorporated on Jan. 19, 2006, lists an agent address in Washington, and lists its executing officer and governor as Robert Hunter Biden. Payments from Burisma to Owasco continued throughout most of 2016 and ceased eight days after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8, 2016 presidential election. Between Jan. 25, 2016, and Nov. 16, 2016, Burisma sent nine wires totaling $752,054.99 to Owasco with each of the nine transactions listing ‘Owasco, PC/Robert Biden’ as the recipient. Of the nine, two payments were for $83,333.33, five were for $83,333 one was for $84,992.33, and one was for $83,731.291 The records acquired by the Committees show the last documented payment was made on Nov. 16, 2016. Biden continued to serve on Burisma’s board of directors until April 2019.”

The joint-committee report states that the Senate committees experienced delays, including due to instances of “obstructive behavior,” and that the transactions detailed within the report “raise criminal concerns.”

The Biden campaign issued a statement before the report was released accusing Senator Johnson of pushing “a long-disproven hardcore right-wing conspiracy theory” and trying “to subsidize a foreign attack against the sovereignty of our elections with taxpayer dollars,” referring to the foreign sources that Johnson and Grassley’s report cited. However, the Biden campaign has not has not yet addressed the numerous allegations contained in the report that are based on non-partisan financial records called Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) issued by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Regarding his work in China and Ukraine, Hunter Biden has previously admitted to “poor judgement” but denied any “ethical lapse.” After the Senate report was released, Hunter Biden’s daughter, Naomi Biden, posted a series of tweets defending her father: “Here’s a thread on my dad, Hunter Biden — free of charge to the taxpayers and free of the corrosive influence of power-at-all-costs politics. The truth of a man filled with love, integrity, and human struggles.”

Spokespersons for Devon Archer and James Biden have not yet responded to requests for comment.

Clinton Foundation Pay-To-Play Model [INFOGRAPHIC]

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“Clinton Foundation ‘Pay to Play’ Model Under Investigation”

“The MOU satisfied lawmakers and the media, and Clinton was near-unanimously confirmed in January 2009. However, the MOU was violated almost immediately, and would be so repeatedly (in spirit and in letter) throughout Clinton’s tenure. For example, from the beginning of Clinton’s tenure in 2009, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) never reported any of its foreign donors, as acknowledged by CHAI spokeswoman Maura Daley in 2015. Other significant violations include the failure to report donors annually, the failure to disclose foreign government donations, and the failure to submit donations and speech payments for ethics reviews.

Absent the blanket immunity document, every payment to the Clintons from foreign entities with interests that Secretary Clinton could influence was, at best, a potential conflict of interest and, at worst, a bribe.

The pattern of payments to the Clintons reveals how intertwined money and power are. When the Clintons had the power to grant political favors, their income and donations skyrocketed. Bill Clinton’s speaking fees tripled during Hillary Clinton’s tenure.

Almost immediately after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, donations by foreign governments sharply dropped. According to the Clinton Foundation’s 2014 IRS filing, total contributions amounted to $217,832,954. The foundation’s 2017 filing revealed contributions amounting to just $22,843,211. This means support for the Clintons’ global charitable enterprise fell by nearly 90 percent.