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Biden scandal EXPLODES: Ukraine fracking, money laundering, Bank of China payoffs (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the latest updates in the Biden-Ukraine-China scandal that is blowing up in the face of the Democrat party primary front runner.

Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani has been looking into the Joe and Hunter Bidens’ ties to Ukraine, claiming Hunter Biden improperly benefited from business dealings in Ukraine with energy company Burisma Holdings as a member of its board and questioning whether his dad helped protect him.

According to Fox News (), Hunter Biden was hired by Burisma in April 2014, two months after Ukraine’s Russia-friendly president was ousted by protesters and as his father was heavily involved in U.S. efforts to support the new pro-Western government and its pledge to fight corruption. The hiring of the younger Biden immediately raised concerns that the Ukrainian firm, whose owner was a political ally of the ousted president, was seeking to gain influence with the Obama administration.

Two years later, then-Vice President Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine unless a top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired. Shokin was accused by many in Ukraine and in the West of being soft on corruption, but he also had been leading an investigation into Burisma’s owner.

Trump has claimed Shokin “was after” Hunter Biden and the vice president was trying to protect his son.

“The very thing they’re accusing President Trump of doing, Biden did,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told “Fox & Friends” Monday.

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Rudy Giuliani leveled serious new claims at the Bidens in a series of Monday morning tweets. Chief among them is a claim that $3 million was laundered to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, via a “Ukraine-Latvia-Cyprus-US” route – a revelation he claims was “kept from you by Swamp Media.”

Giuliani also says that Obama’s US embassy instructed Cyprus not to reveal the dollar amount.

Trump’s personal attorney then mentioned China – where journalist Peter Schweizer reported Joe and Hunter Biden flew in 2013 on Air Force Two. Two weeks later, Hunter’s firm inked a private equity deal for $1 billion with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China, which expanded to $1.5 billion, according to an article by Schweizer’s in the New York Post.

Giuliani then went on to tweet that the Bidens lied about not discussing Hunter’s overseas business.

On Saturday, Joe Biden said he “never” spoke with Hunter about the Ukrainian energy company that Hunter sat on the board of while being paid $50,000 per month. As you’re doubtless aware by now, the elder Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees from Ukraine if they didn’t fire the investigator probing the company, Burisma.

Hunter, however, admitted in July that the two did speak about his Ukraine business “just once,” telling the New Yorker “Dad said, ‘I hope you know what you are doing,’ and I said, ‘I do'”

Rudy then lashed out at the Democratic party, which he said would “own” Biden’s scandals if hey don’t “call for investigation of Bidens’ millions from Ukraine and billions from China.”

Here’s what we know about Hunter’s dealings in China based on Schweizer’s reporting via our May report:

  • Hunter Biden and his partners created several LLCs involved in multibillion-dollar private equity deals with Chinese government-owned entities.
  • The primary operation was Rosemont Seneca Partners – an investment firm founded in 2009 and controlled by Hunter Biden, John Kerry’s stepson Chris Heinz, and Heniz’s longtime associate Devon Archer. The trio began making deals “through a series of overlapping entities” under Rosemont.
  • In less than a year, Hunter Biden and Archer met with top Chinese officials in China, and partnered with the Thornton Group – a Massachusetts-based consultancy headed by James Bulger – son nephew of famed mob hitman James “Whitey” Bulger (h/t @Guerrilla_Magoo for the correction).
  • According to the Thornton Group’s Chinese-language website, Chinese executives “extended their warm welcome” to the “Thornton Group, with its US partner Rosemont Seneca chairman Hunter Biden (second son of the now Vice President Joe Biden.”
  • Officially, the China meets were to “explore the possibility of commercial cooperation and opportunity,” however details of the meeting were not published to the English-language version of the website.
  • “The timing of this meeting was also notable. It occurred just hours before Hunter Biden’s father, the vice president, met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Washington as part of the Nuclear Security Summit,” according to Schweizer.
  • Perhaps most damning in terms of timing and optics, just twelve days after Hunter and Joe Biden flew on Air Force Two to Beijing, Hunter’s company signed a “historic deal with the Bank of China,” described by Schweizer as “the state-owned financial behemoth often used as a tool of the Chinese government.” To accommodate the deal, the Bank of China created a unique type of investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). According to BHR, Rosemont Seneca Partners is a founding partner.

It was an unprecedented arrangement: the government of one of America’s fiercest competitors going into business with the son of one of America’s most powerful decisionmakers.

Chris Heinz claims neither he nor Rosemont Seneca Partners, the firm he had part ownership of, had any role in the deal with Bohai Harvest. Nonetheless, Biden, Archer and the Rosemont name became increasingly involved with China. Archer became the vice chairman of Bohai Harvest, helping oversee some of the fund’s investments. –New York Post

And while Hunter Biden had “no experience in China, and little in private equity,” the Chinese government for some reason thought it would be a great idea to give his firm business opportunities instead of established global banks such as Morgan Stanley or Goldman Sachs.

Also in December 2014, a Chinese state-backed conglomerate called Gemini Investments Limited was negotiating and sealing deals with Hunter Biden’s Rosemont on several fronts. That month, it made a $34 million investment into a fund managed by Rosemont.

The following August, Rosemont Realty, another sister company of Rosemont Seneca, announced that Gemini Investments was buying a 75 percent stake in the company. The terms of the deal included a $3 billion commitment from the Chinese, who were eager to purchase new US properties. Shortly after the sale, Rosemont Realty was rechristened Gemini Rosemont.

Chinese executives lauded the deal. –New York Post

“Rosemont, with its comprehensive real-estate platform and superior performance history, was precisely the investment opportunity Gemini Investments was looking for in order to invest in the US real estate market,” said Li Ming, chairman of Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited and Gemini Investments. “We look forward to a strong and successful partnership.

Three years later, a crack pipe, two DC driver’s licenses and other paraphenelia would be found in a rental car Hunter Biden returned to an Arizona Hertz location in the middle of the night.

The morning after the car was dropped off, a phone number belonging to a renowned local “Colon Hydrotherapist” called the Hertz. The caller identified himself as “Joseph McGee,” who told the employees that the keys were located in the gas cap as opposed to the drop box.

Amazing how so many countries would scramble to do business with Hunter – a guy with virtually no experience who was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine – who just happened to be the Vice President’s son.

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September 24, 2019

I do so love it when the swamp rats are ratting each other out. Thank you God!

AM Hants
Reply to  Tjoe
September 25, 2019

The biggest squealers in town, when it comes to saving their own backs haha.

Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith
September 24, 2019

WOW! 2 days in a row finding Swamp snakes? Macron & Biden! On a more serious note, I lived & worked in Manhattan from 1963-1974. A liberal paradise as crime shot up. Giuliani scared all crooks to death. A serious bureaucrat, I had moved to Connecticut but had NYC friends as he became AG before Mayor. They hated his “conservative” ways, but admitted the City was recovering – almost Daily! He locked up Mafia ‘Untouchables’ 1st, then went after politicians/judges who allowed them to operate. Then Mayor. Biden’s a hick from Maryland, happy with credit card fraud to make himself… Read more »

Reply to  Bruce Smith
October 1, 2019

Thank you, I forgot how my view of Giuliani and others has been seriously malformed by the CIA-controlled mass media – or CIANN as I call it.
I was just grappling with that when I read this article and your post.
We are really full of shit, put there for us by the Deep State.
It is a lifetime’s work to get rid of it.
Good to come to that.
Thank you for your help.

September 24, 2019

I see he has a big smile on in the picture . I wonder if he is smiling now.There should be a law against what they did.

September 24, 2019

Some of the best podcasts on geopolitics available anywhere. Thanks to Alex and Alexander for always thought-provoking stuff. Alexander has that quirky mind that sees things that should be obvious but which we all usually miss.

T W Huning
T W Huning
September 25, 2019


AM Hants
September 25, 2019

Nice one Rudy Giuliani. I know most of us, who have been coming to these sites, since Ukraine kicked off, back in 2014, have been waiting so long for this to kick off. Hopefully the story will just keep expanding, bringing the rest into it. Including Biden’s good friend Kolomoisky, who was persona non grata in the US, till he gave Hunter Biden and also John Kerry’s step-son a job, with Burisma Holdings. How much did they make, whilst working in Ukraine, in the Cyprus registered company? Kolomoisky, Biden’s good mate, the Head of the European Jewish Community, over in… Read more »

Dan Kuhn
September 25, 2019

Not a peep about all of that on the Main Stream Media. It is almost as if they are colluding in this crooks business. Joe Biden should not get the Presidency, Although I can see why he is running, if elected he can pardon all of this scum and himself included. And the US has the gall to critisize other governments for corruption. it`s enough to make you lose your breakfast.

Reply to  Dan Kuhn
October 1, 2019

Psychopaths, like psychopathic states, which form when a critical mass of them is reached, always blame others for their own crimes.

September 26, 2019

they should all be in prison. If a pensioner gets over-paid by a few dollars they are harassed to pay it back. if you’re a politician taking a multi-million dollar bribe its no problem.

September 26, 2019

Be careful who you get in bed with: “The Long, Cruel Career of Rudy Giuliani” 12-13-16 For most of the [Trump] campaign, when the vast majority of media commentators saw the Trump campaign as a dangerous yet slowly sinking ship, Giuliani’s sycophantic role was viewed as the final debasement of an otherwise relatively respectable, even venerable, legacy — the “appalling last act” of a man who was once the country’s most popular politician. In the wake of Trump’s election, his actions seem more like one final, risky (and ultimately unsuccessful) bid for power. But Giuliani’s career and legacy were also… Read more »

Reply to  pogohere
October 1, 2019

All those thrown out cases and reversals you are ‘Oy Veying’ about are as likely the result of revenge by the criminals who have now hobbled the courts much worse than they were hobbled in Guliani’s day and are ‘cleansing the record’ the same way YouTube and FaceBook cleanses the internet.
You seem to be on the side of the Jewish mob in this. And you almost conflate the prosecutor with the criminals just because they are all taking place in one drama.
Your post stinks of something. I am not quite sure what. Perhaps someone else will suggest something?

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