Thank you for inviting me to DC and giving me an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together.”
(2014 email from Vadym Pozharskyi to Hunter Biden.)
Who, you may wonder, is Vadym Pozharskyi?
Well in 2015, Comrade Pozharskyi was an adviser to Burisma, the shady Ukrainian energy company on whose board sat Hunter Biden. As Roger Kimball notes in The SpectatorUS, Biden’s son Hunter had nada experience in the energy sector.
But (Hunter Biden’s) dad was vice president of the United States and apparently that was worth the $50,000 per month that Hunter collected in fees.
From the NY Post:
Less than eight months after Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for the introduction to his dad, the then-vice president admittedly pressured Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk into getting rid of prosecutor general Viktor Shokin by threatening to withhold a $1 billion US loan guarantee during a December 2015 trip to Kiev.
“How can readers be sure?” Because, answers Mr. Kimball, Joe Biden told us himself:
“I (Joe) looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.’
Roger Kimball wonders: will Sleepy Joe apologize to that “chap from Iowa who asked him about Hunter at a campaign event last December?”
“Look, Fat, Here’s the Deal”
Biden shouted at the fellow:
“You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true and no one has ever said that.”
What was the true nature of services Hunter performed for his lucrative paycheck (reportedly $50,000/month) from Burisma? As James Freeman writes in the WSJ, “The already questionable Biden justifications for maintaining this clear conflict of interest fall apart.”
The Biden campaign did not respond to the NY Post’s inquiry.
Liz Sheld reports in American Greatness:
The Biden Campaign came out with a feeble response to the NY Post article, claiming that any meetings with Ukrainian kleptocrats were not on Biden’s official schedule.