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FBI Knew in 2016 of Hunter Biden’s $120 Million Deal with Burisma Owner While Joe was VP

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The FBI discovered in as early as 2016 that Hunter Biden and his associates planned to establish a new venture in tax-friendly Liechtenstein, backed by a substantial $120 million investment from the contentious owner of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. This revelation comes from documents obtained by Just the News, which were withheld from public knowledge for eight years.

The significant deal was not mentioned in Hunter Biden’s notorious laptop nor during the 2019 impeachment proceedings involving Ukraine. Instead, it was detailed in a collection of 3.39 million documents seized by the FBI from Hunter Biden and his business partners during a securities fraud investigation nearly a decade ago.

Former Hunter Biden business partner Devon Archer recently handed over this cache of documents to the House Oversight Committee as part of its impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden’s conduct.

The new evidence indicates that this major investment plan was being developed while Hunter Biden was on Burisma’s board of directors and Joe Biden was vice president, overseeing U.S.-Ukraine policy under Barack Obama.

Memos reveal that Hunter Biden was expected to join the board of a new company named Burnham Energy Security LLC, which Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky intended to capitalize in 2015. At the time, Zlochevsky was trying to escape corruption allegations in Ukraine.

According to recent congressional testimony from one of the partners, the Hunter Biden-affiliated Burnham entity was set to receive a quarter of the new venture’s net revenues without any cash investment.

The Ukrainian oligarch Zlochevsky committed “$120 million over thirty-six (36) months to be invested in exploration and leasehold improvements” in the new venture, aimed at making Burisma a global energy leader, as per the project’s prospectus.

An August 2015 email from Zlochevsky’s top lieutenant, Vadym Pozharskyi, emphasized the importance of Hunter Biden’s involvement with Burnham Energy for his boss.

“You mentioned to me that it’s also you and HB [Hunter Biden] who will be the founders of the Llc in Delaware. Cliff mentioned only yourself,” Pozharskyi wrote Archer in August 2015 in one email obtained by Just the News. “For credibility ‘Ukrainian’ purposes you both would be better.”

It remains unclear what exactly Vadym Pozharskyi meant by “credibility,” but previous reports have indicated that Burisma viewed Hunter Biden’s presence on its board as a protective measure against government pressure. This perspective was supported by Devon Archer’s testimony during the House impeachment inquiry.

Another partner, Jason Galanis, testified to Congress that he believed Archer and Biden were placed on the board to shield the company from Ukrainian investigations and prosecutions.

Pozharskyi also directly communicated with Hunter Biden about the new venture. In an email dated August 12, 2015, he wrote to Biden and Archer: “Burnham Energy Security Fund: we started a legal discussion between our lawyers and legal counsels from your side (through Devon’s kind introduction). At the moment, we’re working on structure and all related issues.”

This email was sent just a few months after Joe Biden met with Pozharskyi and other foreign business partners of Hunter Biden at a dinner at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C., in April 2015, according to evidence released by Congress during the Joe Biden impeachment inquiry.

Among the evidence gathered by the FBI in 2016, nearly 200 documents mentioned Burnham Energy Security LLC (BESL), with most referencing Hunter Biden or his role at the parent firm, Burnham Asset Management (BAM).

“What’s a current role of HB [Hunter Biden] in BAM and what role he’ll have in BESL?” a top official working for Zlochevsky’s firm asked in an Aug. 25, 2015, email

“HB is a W-2 employee of BAM and the Vice-Chairman of the parent company which owns 100% of BAM. HB is also contemplated as a director of BESL,” a lawyer drafting the deal wrote back.

Evidence revealed that lawyers in the United States and Ukraine were finalizing a term sheet for the venture in September 2015 when Hunter Biden’s team encountered two major setbacks within 24 hours.

First, on September 24, 2015, Hunter Biden’s business associate, Jason Galanis, was arrested in a securities fraud case. Later that same day, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt delivered a speech urging Ukrainian prosecutors to pursue corruption charges against Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, after months of inaction.

Pyatt’s speech posed a significant problem for Biden, Archer, and Burisma. In response, they quickly hired Blue Star Strategies, a U.S. lobbying and public relations firm with Democratic ties, to manage the fallout and lobby U.S. officials in the Obama-Biden State Department to dismiss any Ukrainian corruption allegations against Burisma.

A month after Pyatt’s speech, Burisma officials drafted a wish list of statements they hoped Pyatt would be compelled to make as damage control regarding Zlochevsky, referred to in the emails by his initials “NZ.”

“Target: Us ambassador communicates to Ukraine officials I.e. President administration formally/informally  that he/U.S. government is ok with NZ, supports him and Burisma,” one email summarizing Burisma’s wish list read. “Other U.S. High ranking officials communicate this message to President Administration. President Administration and other agencies ( general prosecutors office ) do not pursue NZ. NZ freely travels home. Ambassador Pyatt loves NZ.”

Archer, Hunter Biden’s close associate at the time, thought that request might be too much given how harshly Pyatt had criticized Zlochevsky in his speech a few weeks earlier.

“I think this might be a little too overt but this was the feedback below,” Archer wrote a Blue Star executive in October 2015.  “Anyway to tone down but in operate [sic] would be useful.”

Pyatt’s speech unexpectedly kicked Ukrainian prosecutors into a more aggressive effort to investigate Zlochevsky in fall 2015, an effort that came to an abrupt halt when Vice President Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to fire the chief prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees. Archer told Congress last year that Burisma wanted Hunter Biden to get help from “D.C.” to deal with the pressure from the Shokin probe.

The Yuzivska Block

There is no evidence the Burnham Energy Security deal got resurrected after the tumultuous events of fall 2015. But a series of drafts of the term sheet for the proposed venture details the primary goals of the partnership between the Burnham group and the Ukrainian oligarch: expanding Burisma’s energy production both inside and outside of Ukraine.

Burnham Energy Security would be a “vehicle to acquire the rights to explore and recover hydrocarbons within the Yuzivska Block of the State of Ukraine, with the intention of scaling and expanding exploration and recovery to Mexico, Kazakhstan and other locations,” reads the term sheet obtained and reviewed by Just the News. Importantly, the new firm would be used for “all expansion bidding” on Burisma’s behalf globally.

The Yuzivska Block, the natural gas field in Eastern Ukraine referenced in the sheet, is near the region in Ukraine that was under threat from Russian-backed separatists at the time. Those separatist groups in the far east of the country had declared independence from the central government in Kyiv as a result of the Revolution of Dignity, or Maidan Revolution, in 2014 which brought the central government closer to the West. That same year saw the Royal Dutch Shell Corp. withdraw from a gas exploration project in gas field citing geopolitical concerns, opening the market for Burisma.

Hunter Biden—who was serving as a board member of Burisma at the time—is not mentioned in the term sheet, which lists Devon Archer as the director of the proposed entity.

However, email communications between lawyers responsible for hammering out the deal show the group was considering Hunter Biden to be a director of the enterprise along with fellow Burisma board member and former Polish President Alexander Kwasnieski.

The Liechtenstein Factor

The joint venture envisioned establishing an entity in the small European country of Liechtenstein. It is unclear exactly why, however, the country does boast significant tax benefits, including no capital gains taxes.

The partners may have also wished to obscure the direct relationship with Burisma owner Zlochevsky. At the time, the oligarch’s public reputation had taken hits after his assets were frozen in the United Kingdom beginning in 2014. After Ukrainian authorities refused to cooperate with the British probe and Zlochevsky’s accounts were unfrozen, a Ukrainian deputy prosecutor came forward to allege the Burisma owner had bribed the Ukrainian authorities.

“We consider three of jurisdictions [sic] in order to incorporate a fund: USA, Lichtenstein [sic] and Luxembourg. We inclined [sic] to Lichtenstein [sic], that uses [sic] commonly for such purposes as we need to achieve,” the Ukrainian side wrote in an August 2015 email.

“Lichtenstein [sic] is the preferred jurisdiction for the entity” and “The best structure for the intended purpose is a Lichtenstein [sic] limited liability company (LLC, Ltd.),” the American side replied.

The documents and emails do not make clear whether or not Hunter Biden or his partners stood to directly benefit from the arrangement. But the term sheet outlines that net revenue from the venture would be distributed between Zlochevsky’s company (75%) and the Burnham Asset Management branch headquartered in the United Kingdom (25%).

Trading on the Biden name and connections

What Hunter Biden and Devon Archer were up to is clearer, however, based on the testimony of an ex-partner and emails obtained from the laptop. Galanis testified that he worked with Archer and Biden to build the Burnham group into a global, multibillion-dollar hedge fund marrying foreign investors with the “globally known political name” Biden.

The plan focused on building global cooperation between prominent investors from all continents, including deals with high-powered oligarchs from Russia and Kazakhstan, Chinese government-linked businessmen, and politically connected Mexican tycoons, among others, Just the News previously reported.

The first event which spelled trouble for the proposed venture was the arrest of Galanis.

In his testimony to Congress earlier this year, Galanis explicitly mentioned this proposed Burisma investment in Burnham and how his arrest and subsequent conviction related to it. 

“Burnham also reached an agreement with a Ukrainian oligarch, Mykola Zlochevsky, for a $120 million investment into a new Burnham entity. The financial arrangement documented by the U.S. and Ukrainian lawyers laid out a 25 percent profit participation for the Burnham partners,” Galanis told the impeachment inquiry. 

“The Burnham partners were not required to put up 25% of the capital. Instead, Burnham was putting up the relationship capital of the Biden name in foreign markets like Kazakhstan and Mexico and elsewhere where oil concessions were sought from government,” he added. Galanis testified the venture was set to begin with pursuing a production sharing agreement to take over the gas field from the Shell oil company in Eastern Ukraine. 

But, the fund was unusual. The Burnham side, made up of Hunter Biden and his business partners, would not have to put up any of the initial investment. Instead, Galanis testified, their contribution was relationship capital–including the political connections that are associated with the Biden family name. 

“Mykola would put up all the money. We, Burnham, would put up the investment banking expertise and the political connects and influence in foreign countries where we were seeking oil and gas leases,” Galanis told Congress. 

In one email, Galanis makes explicitly clear that Archer and Biden were also offering “nonlegal” protection to Zlochevsky, its main investor. 

“At the end of the day, the other non legal protection is the relationship cover of DA and HB,” Galanis wrote in late August 2015. 

The plan eventually collapsed when a fraudulent tribal bonds scheme led to the downfall of Jason Galanis in September of that year. Devon Archer was also implicated in the case and both were ultimately convicted for their roles in the scheme. Archer appealed his conviction, which was initially overturned, then reinstated. Archer eventually appealed to the Supreme Court, which affirmed the conviction.

Recently, a federal judge ordered Archer to be resentenced after his original one-year prison sentence. Archer argued that a sentencing guidelines calculation error warranted reconsideration due to “ineffective assistance of counsel.”

Hunter Biden was not charged in the scheme. However, Galanis told Congress that the tribal bonds scheme was executed to raise funds for the Burnham enterprises, in which Hunter Biden was involved.

“In an effort to build this financial platform, I engaged in unlawful conduct. Our companies were entrusted with $11 billion of union members’ pension fund money, whose trust I betrayed. I pleaded guilty, and I had 8 years in federal custody to reflect on my actions, and I’m profoundly sorry for my role in these actions,” Galanis told congressional investigators in his opening statement.

SOURCE: JUSTTHENEWS

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White House Physician Found to be Involved in Biden Family Business Dealings

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House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., has escalated scrutiny over President Biden’s health, demanding that White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor appear before Congress. Comer’s letter, obtained by Fox News Digital, highlights concerns about O’Connor’s ties to the Biden family and their potential impact on his medical assessments of the president.

Following President Biden’s recent debate performance and ongoing public concerns about his fitness for office, Comer emphasized the need for transparency regarding O’Connor’s evaluations. In February, O’Connor deemed Biden a “healthy, active, robust 81-year-old male,” fit to carry out presidential duties. However, Comer pointed to reports suggesting O’Connor did not recommend a cognitive test, raising questions about the thoroughness and impartiality of his assessments.

Central to Comer’s inquiry is O’Connor’s involvement with Americore Health, LLC, a company linked to James Biden, the president’s brother. Allegations surfaced that James Biden received substantial payments from Americore without delivering promised services, including a $200,000 payment labeled as a “loan repayment” to President Biden. The committee’s investigation revealed O’Connor’s advisory role to James Biden in connection with Americore’s business dealings, potentially compromising his independence in assessing the president’s health.

Comer underscored the committee’s duty to investigate whether O’Connor’s medical judgments were influenced by his ties to the Biden family’s business interests. He cited O’Connor’s participation in meetings involving Hunter Biden and James Biden with hospital executives, further highlighting the intersection of O’Connor’s professional duties and familial connections.

The White House’s response has been inconsistent, with reports indicating Biden has not undergone a medical examination since February, despite the president’s assurance to Democratic governors that he received a recent clean bill of health. Comer’s letter challenges these discrepancies, urging clarity on O’Connor’s current role and his capacity to provide impartial evaluations.

In his demand for O’Connor’s cooperation, Comer requested a transcribed interview by July 14, along with all relevant documents pertaining to Americore and James Biden. The congressman’s actions reflect broader calls within political circles for transparency and accountability in assessing President Biden’s ability to lead, amid growing calls, even from within Democratic ranks, for Biden to reconsider his re-election campaign.

As the Oversight Committee prepares for potential hearings, the focus remains on ensuring that O’Connor’s affiliations do not compromise the integrity of presidential health assessments, a critical issue as the nation prepares for the upcoming election cycle.

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Emails Reveal Top Chinese Leader Wanted Hunter Biden to Visit China to discuss Business Opportunities

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Hunter Biden informed his business associates in late 2013 that a top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader allegedly asked him to travel to China to discuss future “business opportunities,” according to an email obtained and verified by Fox News Digital.

In December 2013, Biden accompanied his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, on a six-day trip around Asia that included stops in China, South Korea, and Japan. During the Beijing leg of the trip, Hunter Biden introduced his father to one of his Chinese business associates in the lobby of their hotel. This associate was accompanied by another individual, establishing connections that would later prove significant.

While in China, Hunter Biden attended multiple events with his father, including a lunch featuring some of the most influential CCP leaders. On December 5, 2013, Jonathan Li, the business associate introduced to Vice President Biden, emailed Hunter to ask about his experience in China. Hunter responded that everything “went very well.”

Hunter asked Li if he knew former Governor of Hong Kong, C.H. Tung. “He wants me to come to HK to visit to discuss business opportunities. He sat next to Dad at lunch with Premier and implied we knew each other, but I don’t remember him,” Hunter wrote. Li responded, “Very good, I can go with you to find out what he can do for us.”

“Troung” refers to C.H. Tung, a former governor of Hong Kong and billionaire who served as the vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from 2005 to 2023, a former business associate of Hunter confirmed to Fox News Digital. The CPPCC is a key mechanism for multi-party cooperation and political consultation under CCP leadership, according to its website.

Fox News Digital could not confirm whether Hunter Biden visited Hong Kong to discuss the “business opportunities” mentioned.

In July 2014, James Bulger, chairman of the Boston-based Thornton Group LLC, which partnered with Hunter’s Rosemont Seneca to form BHR Partners, emailed Hunter about introducing their Chinese business associates to Tung. Bulger referenced a dinner where Hunter allegedly sat next to Tung and suggested Hunter send an email to Tung to discuss BHR’s investment targets and fundraising efforts.

Bulger asked Hunter to introduce BHR CEO Jonathan Li and committee member Andy Lu to Tung, emphasizing the importance of the meeting for their initiative. Hunter responded that he was willing to help but did not recall the names of the individuals who sat next to him during the dinner. He suggested drafting an email in Mandarin and English for his approval.

Fox News Digital’s inquiries to Biden’s lawyer, Bulger, Li, Lu, and Tung about whether Hunter made the introduction went unanswered.

Tung was listed as an “expected attendee” for state dinners at the White House during the Obama-Biden administration in 2011 and 2015. His role was significant in fostering U.S.-China relations, and he was praised by prominent U.S. figures like John Podesta, who referred to Tung as a “friend.”

In a 2018 report, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission described the CPPCC as part of China’s United Front system, which seeks to co-opt and neutralize potential opposition to CCP policies. Tung also founded the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), aiming to strengthen U.S.-China relations.

Tung’s influence extended to Washington, D.C., where he developed connections with key figures, including President Biden’s top climate diplomat, John Podesta. Tung’s organization, CUSEF, targeted Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to understand the political power of Black Americans.

In 2009, Tung visited the office of Black public relations consultant Julia Wilson to learn more about African American history and the political dynamics that led to the election of President Obama. CUSEF paid over $1 million to Wilson’s firm between 2017 and 2023.

Biden’s attorney, Li, and the White House did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests for comment.

SOURCE: FOX NEWS

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Hunter Biden Legal Troubles Continue Following Conviction on Federal Gun Charges

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Hunter Biden was found guilty on Tuesday of federal gun charges dating back to 2018. This conviction marks a significant development, but it is just the beginning of his legal challenges, especially as House Republicans continue their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, stated that the legal team “will continue to vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available to Hunter.” These options include potentially challenging the underlying gun laws at the Supreme Court on constitutional grounds.

Despite the conviction, Hunter Biden faces additional pressure with an impending sentencing and another federal trial for alleged tax violations in California, set to begin in September, just weeks before the November elections in which his father seeks reelection.

Following his conviction on three federal gun charges, Hunter Biden expressed disappointment but gratitude for his family’s support. First Lady Jill Biden, frequently accompanied by Hunter’s wife Melissa Cohen, attended the trial.

Hunter Biden was convicted of lying on gun-purchasing paperwork in 2018 about his drug addiction and unlawfully possessing the firearm while using crack cocaine. He could face up to 25 years in prison, though a sentencing date has not been set.

President Biden, reportedly worried about his son’s legal issues, expressed support for Hunter and any potential legal appeals. “As I said last week, I am the president, but I am also a dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today. So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery,” Biden said.

Immediately after the verdict, the President traveled from the White House to Wilmington, Delaware, to be with his family. “As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that,” he added.

Hunter Biden plans to appeal his conviction, though his efforts may be constrained by financial pressures. Hollywood lawyer Kevin Morris, who has funded Biden’s legal defense since 2019, is reportedly running low on funds after loaning nearly $6 million to Hunter.

If Biden can sustain his legal defense, he may challenge the gun laws underlying his conviction at the Supreme Court. Legal commentators suggest he could argue his case on constitutional grounds, citing a federal appeals court ruling last year that struck down a law barring illegal drug users from possessing firearms.

Hunter Biden also faces a federal tax trial in California, starting in September, where he is charged with failing to pay at least $1.4 million in taxes over four years. The trial is expected to delve into his foreign business dealings, including his involvement with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma and a joint venture with CEFC China Energy.

Additionally, House Republicans leading the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden view Hunter’s conviction as a step towards accountability. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer emphasized the need for further investigation into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings. Last week, Republican leaders filed criminal referrals with the Justice Department for Hunter and his uncle James Biden for allegedly making false statements during impeachment inquiry depositions.

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