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The son 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden breaks his silence before his father takes the debate stage in Ohio; response and analysis of ‘Five.’
An official of the State Department is focused on Ukraine policy, told Congress this week he has concerns about Hunter Biden’s role on the Board of a Ukrainian natural gas company in the year 2015, but was rejected by the former Vice-President Joe Biden has confirmed employees of Fox News.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, who testified behind closed doors before the committees, the formal house impeachment inquiry, accept said congressional investigators that he had concerns, Hunter Biden, the role on the Board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
HUNTER BIDEN, HAS BROKEN HIS SILENCE OVER THE UKRAINE BUSINESS, CLAIMS HE DID ‘NOTHING WRONG’
The Washington Post reported to Kent, first the details of ‘ s testimony on Friday, his concern that the younger Biden’s role in society could complicate U.S. diplomatic efforts with the Ukrainian officials, and the question of a possible conflict of interest. Kent also testified that he was concerned that Hunter Biden, would make the position, think the Ukrainian officials, he was a channel of influence on his father, the vice president at the time.
A Congress, a source confirmed to Fox News on Friday that Kent testified that when he brought his concerns to the office of the Vice-President in 2016, his staff “blew him away” and ignored the Problem in the connection with the younger Biden, the role of the firm.
Meanwhile, during his deposition on Tuesday, sources told Fox News that Kent spoke in detail about allegations of corruption linked to Burisma, noting it was a “big problem” in relation to Ukraine.
Kent had concerns over the Obama administration about the company, specially providing an example, in 2016, if he doubts the Obama administration’s USAID to delete a scheduled event with Burisma. Kent confirmed that the case involved children, and he did not feel comfortable with photos of the children, in conjunction with Burisma.
Sources also told Fox News that Kent congressional investigators said the Obama administration’s efforts to eliminate the Ukrainian Prosecutor Viktor Shokin from his post. At the time, Shokin Mykola Zlochevsky, the former minister for ecology and natural resources of Ukraine — is also the founder of Burisma investigated.
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Shokin was fired in April 2016, and his case was closed Lutsenko, the Prosecutor who replaced him, Yuriy. Biden was once the famous boasted in front of the camera, as he was Vice-President and leads the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy, which he successfully pressure the Ukraine to fire Shokin — who, the investigation of Burisma Holdings, while Hunter sat on the Board.
Biden allies, though, argue that its intervention request had to do with the dismissal of Shokin nothing to with his son, however, was far more tied to corruption.
However, Kent testified that, during Shokin allegations of corruption, his successor, Lutsenko, faced used to do it, and that both ex-prosecutors were godparents for former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s children. However, according to the source, Kent, said that while the United States dismissed strongly for Shokin, be fired, and no one urged Lutsenko to.
Shokin was widely accused of corruption, on both sides of the Atlantic. Biden has said that the international community is a supportive and pushes to his dismissal, but sources told Fox News that Kent testified that it is the United States, which led international efforts to have him removed. Kent also noted, according to the source, that the international community was deferential in the United States on the subject.
Kent ‘ s testimony comes in under the house, formal charges inquiry, launched earlier this month by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after the revelations surrounding President trump in the highly controversial phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. The prosecution request is led by house Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, the house Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, and trade Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney-who filled the post after Rep. Elijah Cummings’ death on Thursday.
The Ukraine dispute, which began in the indictment request, triggered when a whistleblower reported that the President pushed had Zelensky, the Biden, Poroshenko is set to launch an investigation into the Biden family business in the Ukraine—specifically, why, under pressure, to the fire Shokin, which has been studied Burisma Holdings, where was Hunter on the board. The President, the request came after millions have been frozen in the U.S. military aid to Ukraine, something that critics cited as evidence of a quid-pro-quo arrangement. The whistleblower complaint expressed concerns that Trump was not the power to seek a stranger, to influence the 2020 presidential election.
The White house and the President’s allies of any kind of quid pro quo, and Biden have denied is claimed to have the wrong “nothing”.
JOE BIDEN DEFENDS SON UKRAINE WORK
During Tuesday night’s democratic primary debate, Biden was asked about his son role in Burisma, said he: “My son has done nothing wrong. I have done nothing wrong. I led the policy of the government of the United States, that was the root of corruption in Ukraine and that is what we focus on.”
Earlier that day, Hunter Biden. in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” also defended his role, he claims he did nothing improper, although he did not recognize that it was “poor judgment” that the Board of management of the company occur.