We are about to share a story with you that should be front page on every legitimate newspaper and lead story on every television news show in the nation. It may come as no surprise to you that you didn’t see it in news of any kind anywhere.
I’ve had enough of giving what we previously referred to as “Mainstream Media” any faith, any hint of professionalism or assumption of integrity in reporting. There is none. Hereafter, TruthNewsNetwork will apply to the group of all those in the media who hold as their default news basis all things “anti-Trump” a single name that, when used all will know to which we are referencing. That name: “Lame-Stream Media.”
Today’s news includes multiple revelations about political corruption ignored by those in the government Deep State and, of course, the Lame-Stream Media. It’s current news, applicable to everything we are seeing and hearing from Washington D.C., and ignored. If the bad players in this were Republican or some other brand of Conservative, it would be top of the news every day through the 2020 election. But it’s not about Republicans or other conservatives. It’s about Democrats — those from the last administration and some who carried over into the Trump Administration.
Remember: we nor any other legitimate news source has any right to discuss even a hint of corruption that includes the name “Biden” and “Ukraine.” Doing so is strictly taboo.
I guess we are “taboo.”
This story begins with the recent reports of Ukraine trips that included numerous meetings with Ukraine political leaders and Rudy Giuliani. The Lame-Stream media have perpetuated non-stop stories to somehow link Giuliani with bribery of Ukraine government officials by the Trump Administration. A Democrat watchdog group trying to quietly vindicate Vice President Joe Biden for allegations of corruption on his part and that of his son Hunter in Ukraine filed a Freedom Of Information Act request hoping to find evidence that exonerated the pair while implicating Giuliani. It backfired spectacularly.
Their Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request resulted in the U.S. State Department releasing detailed accusations of corruption against the Bidens – based on interviews with former Ukrainian officials who were in charge of the investigations.
Responding to a FOIA lawsuit from the group American Oversight, the State Department just released almost 100 pages of records detailing efforts by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to investigate corruption, which includes contacts with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) earlier this year.
While American Oversight’s ‘gotcha’ is that Giuliani had “multiple contacts” with Mike Pompeo and others while investigating Ukraine’s corruption, they completely ignore interview notes containing detailed allegations by former Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
That’s who Joe Biden had fired, as well as his successor, prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko – who “believes Mr. Viktor Shokin, the former Prosecutor General, is honest.”
To understand who Viktor Shokin is, on a January 23, 2019 phone call between Shokin and Giuliani, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas, and George Boyle, Shokin said:
“He was appointed to the position of General Prosecutor of Ukraine from 2015 until April of 2016 when he was removed at the request of Mr. Joseph Biden, the Vice President of the United States.”
“He [Shokin] became involved in a case against Mr. Mykola Zlochevsky, the former Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. The case was opened as a result of Mr. Zlochevsky giving himself company permits to drill for gas and oil in Ukraine. Mr. Zlochevsky is also the owner of Burisma Holdings.”
“Mr. Shokin stated that there are documents that list five criminal cases in which Mr. Zlochevesky is listed, with the leading example being for issuing illegal gas exploration permits. The following complaints are in the criminal case:
- Zlochevsky was laundering money.
- Obtained assets by corrupt acts of bribery.
- Zlochevsky removed approximately $23 million US dollars out of Ukraine without permission.
- While seated as the Minister, he approved two new entities to receive permits for gas exploration.
- Zlochevsky was the owner of two secret companies that were part of Burisma Holdings and gave those companies permits, which made it possible for him to profit while he was the sitting minister.
“Mr. Shokin further stated that there were several Burisma board appointments that were made in 2014 as follows:
- Hunter Biden, son of Vice President Joseph Biden.
- Joseph Blade, a former CIA employee, assigned to Anti-Terrorist Unit.
- Alesksander Kwasnieski, former President of Poland.
- Devon Archer, roommate to the Christopher Heinz the stepson of Mr. John Kerry, United States Secretary of State
“Mr. Shokin stated that these appointments were made by Mr. Zlochevsky in order to protect himself.”
Shokin then details how in July 2015:
“US Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which, according to Mr. Shokin, that implied to do nothing. On or about September 2015, Mr. Pyatt gave a speech in Odessa where he stated that the cases were not investigated correctly, and that Mr. Shokin may be corrupt.”
“Mr. Shokin further stated that on February of 2016 warrants were placed on the accounts of multiple people in Ukraine. There were requests for information on Hunter Biden to which nothing was received.”
“It is believed that Hunter Biden receives a salary, commission plus one million dollars.”
“President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko [who Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees] told Mr. Shokin not to investigate Burisma as it was not in the interest of Joe and/or Hunter Biden.
Mr. Shokin was called into Mr. Poroshenko’s office and told that the investigation into Burisma and the Managing Director where Hunter Biden is on the board, has caused Joe Biden to hold up $1 billion dollars in U.S. aid to Ukraine.
“Mr. Shokin stated that on or around April of 2016, Mr. Petro Poroshenko called him and told him he had to be fired as the aid to the Ukraine was being withheld by Joe Biden.
Mr. Biden told Mr. Poroshenko that he had evidence that Mr. Shokin was corrupt and needed to be fired. Mr. Shokin was dismissed in April of 2016 and the U.S. aid was delivered within 1 ½ months.”
“On a different point, Mr. Shokin believes the current Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch denied his visa to travel to the U.S. Mr. Shokin stated that she is close to Mr. Biden.
Mr. Shokin also stated that there were leaks by a person named Reshenko of the Ukrainian State Secret Service about the Manafort Black Book. Mr. Shokin stated that there is possible deceit in the Manafort Black Book.”
Yuriy Lutsenko took Shokin’s interview one step further in a January 25 phone interview with Giuliani and associates – describing how Ukraine has two secretive units which are protected by a US Ambassador.
“Mr. Lutsenko went on to explain that there is a unit called Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP) which has under its purview National Anticorruption Bureau Ukraine (NABU) which investigates corruption cases that involved public figures from Mayors upward. He stated that the current U.S. Ambassador protects SAP and NABU,” adding “His office has absolutely no control over SAP or NABU and can’t even ask what they are working on however they fall under his ‘control.‘”
Of note, NABU was established in October 2014 “by Mr. George Kent who was the Deputy Chief to the Mission in Ukraine.”
Lutsenko went on to say that he began looking at the same case Mr. Shokin was looking at (mentioned above) and he believes Hunter Biden receives millions of dollars in compensation from Burisma. He produced a document from Latvia that showed several million dollars that were distributed out of Burisma’s account. The record showed two (2) companies and four (4) individuals receiving approximately $16 million dollars in disbursements as follows:
Companies: Wirelogic Technology and Digitex
Individuals: Alexsander Kwasnewski Alan Apter
Devon Archer — Amount Unknown
Hunter Biden — Amount Unknown
“Mr. Lutsenko stated that there was also a payment of $900,000 to Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC for consulting fees. Hunter Biden is a partner in Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, along with Devon Archer, and the dates of this transaction are approximately anywhere from January to December 2015. According to Mr. Lutsenko the $900,000 invoice was for services rendered for lobbying by Joe Biden.”
I have never read a better spy novel. It actually could be a segment in the new season just released of “Jack Ryan.” If it wasn’t such a tragic inside look at gross corruption in a presidential administration, it might actually be a humorous example of someone getting caught with a hand in the cookie jar.
What makes this better than a novel is that this account includes the names of all those caught-up in the acts of corruption, dates of meetings, discussions, and even dates money changed hands.
Can the Lame-Stream Media actually continue to ignore this evidence of possible corruption acts committed by the second most powerful man in the World while serving as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. The fact that Obama’s VP was running the Ukraine corruption investigations on behalf of the U.S. pales when put in context of the financial windfalls for Hunter Biden who had no knowledge or expertise that put him in the Ukraine natural gas business where he made tens of millions of dollars, primarily for having the last name “Biden.”
One insignificant bit of information came from this FOIA release: Hunter Biden is not the only son of prominent U.S. political persons. The sons of former Secretary of State John Kerry, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s son, and even the son of current Senator Mitt Romney were all up to their eyeballs in Ukraine’s Petro-chemical industry. None of these had any experience in natural gas — certainly not sufficient to garner tens of millions of dollars in compensation.
Corruption. Quid Pro Quo. Extortion. Bribery. Ironically, those are the same words and terms being thrown at media viewers and readers by Democrats and the Lame-Stream media about President Trump and his administration. The old saying is to “accuse your opponent of that which you are guilty.”