Democrat lawmakers are currently involved in a dirty, underhanded attempt to impeach President Trump over a July 25, 2019, phone call with Ukraine President Zelensky, where he’s accused of threatening to withhold military aid, unless they agreed to investigate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden’s dealings with a Ukrainian energy company, Bursima Holdings. The alleged whistleblower used second and third-hand accounts in his report, and met with an aide of House Intelligence Chairman and leader of the impeachment effort, Adam Schiff (D-CA) before filing the report. President Trump has released the transcript of the call, proving that no such threat was made. President Zelensky has backed up President Trump’s account of the call.
In September, President Trump was ringing the alarm bells about Joe Biden’s involvement in protecting his son Hunter’s dirty dealings with Bursima Holdings.
A video shows former Vice President Joe Biden bragging about shaking down the Ukranian government while he was Barack Obama’s vice president.
Here is Joe is bragging about it on video (of course he didn’t mention his son was making $80,000 a month sitting on the board of the company the prosecutor was investigating) small detail. pic.twitter.com/YgvNEINHAP
— In Honor of President Trump (@steph93065) September 21, 2019
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Despite the video of Joe bragging about shaking down the Ukraine government, the Democrat presidential frontrunner, Joe Biden, has vehemently denied any involvement in protecting Bursima Holdings from being investigated by the government. For his part, Joe’s son, Hunter, has recently said he’ll step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his father win the presidency.
The latest report by the Washington Examiner is sure to throw up a few red flags when it comes to the credibility of Joe Biden. As it turns out, the Democrat presidential candidate Biden has a history of using his powerful political positions to enrich his son, Hunter—and not just once, but twice.
From the Washington Examiner – Joe Biden privately contacted the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice when he was a senior and influential U.S. senator to discuss issues that his son Hunter’s firm was being paid to lobby on, according to government records.
On at least two occasions, Biden contacted federal departments to discuss issues related to Hunter’s firm’s lobbying clients, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
Biden’s behind-the-scenes outreach illustrates how his Senate work overlapped with his son’s business interests. Biden has faced scrutiny for taking actions that were perceived to benefit his son’s work, including calling for the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor and backing policies that helped the Delaware-based credit card industry while Hunter was working for MBNA, which is headquartered in the state.
Government records show that Biden, who has always insisted he knows nothing about his son’s business activities, helped Hunter’s work with strategic and highly specific interventions that could have benefited his son to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.
On Feb. 28, 2007, Biden contacted DHS to express that he was “concerned about the Department’s proposed chemical security regulations authorized by Section 550 of DHS Appropriations Act of 2007,” according to the department’s log of its contacts with members of Congress.
Section 550, which was passed in 2006 as part of the DHS appropriations bill, requires high-risk chemical plants to submit site safety plans to DHS for approval, including security credentialing and training for employees.
Eight weeks earlier, the Industrial Safety Training Council had hired Hunter Biden’s firm to lobby DHS on the issue. The trade group, which represents companies that provide safety training for chemical facility employees, was mounting a heavy lobbying campaign over section 550, submitting congressional testimony about the need to expand background checks for chemical plant employees.
The Industrial Safety Training Council was seeking to expand the “language in DHS legislation regarding security clearance and credentialing for chemical facility employees and employers” in January 2007, according to lobbying disclosure records.
While Hunter Biden did not register as an individual lobbyist for the trade association, he was one of three senior partners in his firm at the time. The Industrial Safety Training Council paid Oldaker, Biden & Belair a total of $200,000 between early 2007 and the end of 2008.
The Biden campaign did not respond to request for comment. The National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, said Biden should have avoided involvement with issues that his son’s firm was also lobbying on because of the appearance of conflict.
“It’s implausible Sen. Biden did not know his son’s firm was lobbying on this arcane issue,” said Tom Anderson, the director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project.
For more details, go to Washington Examiner.
Does anyone believe lifetime politician Joe Biden, when he claims he didn’t use his powerful political positions to enrich his highly unqualified son? Tell us what you think about Biden’s dealings with foreign countries and his intervention with federal agencies that could influence decisions with lobbying firms tied to his son, Hunter.