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Kerry Family Cuts Ties With Biden Family Over Corrupt Ukraine Dealings (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss John Kerry’s stepson, Christopher Heinz, cutting his business ties with Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, over a shady Ukrainian oil deal worth millions of dollars.

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Via The Washington Examiner…

John Kerry’s stepson rushed to play damage control at the State Department after his business partner Hunter Biden cut a deal with an oligarch-owned Ukrainian gas company in 2014, according to internal State Department correspondence obtained by the Washington Examiner.

The correspondence adds to the questions about Biden’s business activities, which have dogged the 2020 Democratic primary campaign of his father Joe. Hunter Biden’s long history of drug and alcohol abuse, which contributed to his divorce and his dismissal from the Navy Reserve, has also attracted unwelcome publicity for the Democratic front-runner.

An email released to the Washington Examiner shows that Biden’s decision to join the board of Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings sparked immediate concern within his inner circle about the political optics. Biden’s father Joe — now vying for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination — was then vice president and overseeing the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.

At the time, Hunter Biden, now 49, and Christopher Heinz, the stepson of then-Secretary of State John Kerry, co-owned Rosemont Seneca Partners, a $2.4 billion private equity firm. Heinz’s college roommate, Devon Archer, was managing partner in the firm. In the spring of 2014, Biden and Archer joined the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company that was at the center of a U.K. money laundering probe. Over the next year, Burisma reportedly paid Biden and Archer’s companies over $3 million.

Hours after Biden’s board appointment went public on May 13, 2014, Heinz emailed Matt Summers and David Wade, two of his stepfather’s top aides at the State Department.

“Apparently Devon and Hunter both joined the board of Burisma and a press release went out today,” wrote Heinz. “I cant speak why they decided to, but there was no investment by our firm in their company.”

The email was obtained through a public information request filed by the conservative nonprofit group Citizens United. The organization said the email raises questions about why Heinz was in touch with the State Department about Biden’s business dealings.

“This email raises a lot of questions. Why would Chris Heinz distance himself from Hunter Biden’s decision to join Burisma’s board in an email to John Kerry’s senior staff at the State Department?” said Citizens United President David N. Bossie in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “It’s time for Joe Biden to answer questions about his family’s business in the Ukraine and what his own role was in those dealings.”

“These are questions that congressional oversight committees should be demanding answers to,” he added.

Heinz’s spokesperson told the Washington Examiner that he was not involved in the Burisma deal and has not been invested in Rosemont Seneca Partners since 2015.

“Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Through Rosemont Capital, Mr. Heinz owned a minority interest in Rosemont Seneca Partners until 2015,” said Heinz’s spokesperson Chris Bastardi. “Neither Mr. Heinz, nor any business in which he had an interest, was involved in Burisma.”

Heinz was troubled by his partners’ decision to join the Burisma board and immediately took steps to end his business relationship with Biden and Archer, according to a source familiar with the situation.

In 2014 and 2015, Burisma paid $3.4 million to a company called Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC, according to the New York Times. That company paid Biden up to $50,000 a month, according to the report. During the same time period, Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire its lead prosecutor who was investigating wrongdoing at Burisma, raising questions from critics about whether this was related to his son’s position at the gas company.

Biden stepped down from the Burisma board this year, before his father announced his presidential run. Archer was convicted for his role in an unrelated Ponzi scheme last November, but was recently granted a new trial.

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lizzie dw
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lizzie dw

No matter how much anyone hates Mr. Trump I cannot see voting for Joe Biden, who not only seems to have early Alzheimer’s but is a blatant crook besides. The part that really gets me is that many of our hard earned tax dollars went to the Ukraine, only to be paid out fo Joe Biden and his verified drug/alcohol abusing son. Our tax money! Galling.

bluedog
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bluedog

They all have their hands in the pot including Trump,which like this will come out a few years later.Don’t ever forget the one thing about Americans their attention capabilities last about as long as yesterday,as CPR says “Americans are dumb s*itd’s and he right”.!!

Delia Santos
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Delia Santos

Liberal establishment is propping Biden, so that Trump will win.

Proudly Disgraced in America
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Proudly Disgraced in America

The Bidens……a corrupt clan of carpetbaggers through and through.

Huey Long
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Huey Long

I once heard that the geriatric Biden knows where Jimmy Hoffa’s buried and that he was primed to take over the AFL-CIO but ultimately rejected for being too corrupt. Then he took a shot at running for mayor of Chicago but the same thing happened. The guy’s had quite a career.

Hegemonic Hiccups
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Hegemonic Hiccups

He sent his loser junkie son to Ukraine to rake up a measly few million bucks for a no-show job, trading it off for a potential political scandal of immense proportions. His judgement sucks. He reminds me of a coat room attendant at a fancy DC country club going through pockets on the sly to pick up loose change.

Thomas Busse
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Every time I see Alexander Mercouris, I want him to give me a tour of his bookshelf.

I don’t trust Kerry – he deliberately lost in 2004 and he didn’t call out 9/11. He also seemed to cover up BCCI the way Starr covered up Whitewater.

Thomas Busse
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Has anyone noticed that Hyperloop looks an awful lot like a gas pipeline and that the first commercial hyperloop is being built from the gas fields of Baku to Lviv?

It’s a big gas bypass hiding in plain sight!

Sea Legs Sylvester
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Sea Legs Sylvester

I think you may have been riding that hyperloop a little bit too long.

Brewer
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Brewer

Squawking in the chicken-hawk house – the corrupt Kerry Family Cuts Ties With the corrupt Biden Family Over Corrupt Ukraine Dealings.

Vertigo Theory
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Vertigo Theory

All these ‘connections’ could give you vertigo. Using MSM techniques of fiction as fact, you could even make a case that Al Gore was a supporter of Stalin, because of his family’s Occidental Petroleum ties, which was founded by Armand Hammer (of Arm & Hammer US communist fame), making Baku oil deals with Stalin. Go figure.

Nepotism is Patriotism
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Nepotism is Patriotism

Junior isn’t the only one neck deep in a Ukrainian bog. Biden’s brother was even in on the act. This looks like a family criminal enterprise. Boss Tweed himself would be impressed with Joe Biden. I’m sure Hillary was.

Donor with deep Ukraine ties lent $500,000 to Biden’s brother (and written off)
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/15/james-biden-bungalow-ukraine-donor-1463645

His ‘benefactor’? …..Just another one of those nazty nazi-ukies that the US found to be a ‘useful paperclip’.

Hynansky, born in Germany after his parents fled Ukraine during World War II, came to the U.S. as a child in 1949, settling in Delaware.

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Hmmm

Hynansky apparently has some interesting history. Not to suggest anything (but I guess I will anyway)….see who he’s done business with on a handshake. https://courts.delaware.gov/opinions/(03hwdrvfq0wumm2jqazjur3g)/download.aspx?ID=121330

Tigani, founder of CJT Air, (Cargojet) a Canadian air cargo operator. Now, here’s the curious part: Wiki: “On July 17, 2007 Cargojet Airways acquired the Georgian Express cargo operations. The regional operation will operate under the name CARGOJET REGIONAL”

‘2007’, ‘Georgia (the country)’, ‘air cargo’, ‘Ukrainian-American’, ‘Joe Biden’……….dare I infer any connections? I hardly think it’d be a revelation.

Afterthought
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Afterthought

BTW: If you manage to read the lawsuit, you get the distinct impression that these guys are all spiders in a jar, screwing each other over at the drop of a hat. Seems to me Biden would fit right in. Judge a man by the company he keeps. That’s my motto.

The Company He Keeps
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The Company He Keeps

More on this guy: Tigani pleaded guilty in 2011 to campaign finance fraud and tax evasion, was sentenced to two years in federal prison and served his time. (The Department of Justice announced that he’s admitted making over $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions)

In Delaware politics, Tigani is best-known as a friend of former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner and a major donor to Vice President Joe Biden when he was a senator and presidential candidate
https://www.milfordbeacon.com/article/20110609/NEWS/306099964

So, Biden campaigns have been financed by crooks and swindlers (and maybe Georgian air cargo arms merchants) . Gee, what a surprise.

Postscript
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Postscript

A little additional reading established that Hynansky was born in 1943 (in Germany)….guess that clears that up. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2015/04/10/battle-million-chateau-country-estate-ends-tigani/25601795/

Big Tim
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Big Tim

Crook Devon Archer was a part of the Kerry operation.

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