Vice President Biden, while he cruised to another Democratic Primary victory, was besieged on Tuesday by more ugly facts, linking him and wayward son Hunter to the crimes of bribery and political cover-ups, and the backwards case of impeachment against U.S. President Donald J. Trump, when the criminal case in Ukraine was really against the Bidens.
Prosecutors in Ukraine at a press conference revealed the $6 million at the center of the Burisma case was actually up to $50 million, while the U.S. Attorney in New York fired last week, who then refused to step down, went out of his way to avoid investigating the charges against Biden when brought to office by the Ukrainians in 2018, two years before the impeachment circus.
Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, received memos leaked to JustNews that showed that Little Rock, Ark., lawyer Bud Cummins, a former U.S. attorney, reached out at least five times in October 2018 seeking to arrange a meeting with then-Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, who wanted to share evidence of the Bidens’ behavior, as well as wrongdoing in the Paul Manafort case with federal prosecutors in New York.
Manafort was then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign manager.
The Biden allegations at that time were that Hunter Biden and his business partner, Devon Archer, were appointed to the board of Burisma in 2014 and paid large sums of money while the company was under investigation for corruption in England and Ukraine. Further allegations were that Joe Biden had used his influence as Vice President to protect Burisma.
“Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko is offering to come to U.S. meet with high-level law enforcement to share the fruits of investigations within Ukraine which have produced evidence of two basic alleged crimes,” Cummins wrote Berman on Oct. 4, 2018, one day after the two had talked on the phone about the allegations.
Among the evidence Lutsenko wanted to present are documents indicating that Burisma’s attempted bribe of $6 million was actually $50 million. According to the Ukrainian investigation, Burisma was prepared to offer $50 million to close the case against Burisma and to replace the prosecutor in order bury the transfer of such a large amount cash, shares and currency.
When Lutsenko was replaced with Rusian Riaboshapka, the registering of the transaction stopped and Riaboshapka stated that the Burisma case did not exist, according to a report prepared by a group of Ukrainian prosecutors to Lutsenko.
Undercover companies and shadow entities, including Devon Archer’s Rosemont Seneca Bohai, which is associated with Hunter Biden, were used to shuffle the vast quantities of assets away from investigative eyes.
Biden’s and Archer’s firm received $3.4 million in payments from Burisma between 2014 and 2016, bank records obtained by the FBI show.
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During a 2018 public appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations, Joe Biden laughed and boasted that he forced the firing on Lutsenko’s predecessor, Viktor Shokin, who was leading the Burisma investigation, in 2016 by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine.
Biden denies that the investigation factored into his decision.
Cummins had also informed Berman that the emergence of a ledger showing evidence of payments to Paul Manafort from a Russian-backed political party in Ukraine had been doctored and that U.S. officials knew of the corruption. The release of the ledger resulted in Paul Manafort’s resignation and subsequent prosecution and conviction for which he is currently incarcerated.
Another allegation that Berman did not follow up on is that the Embassy and F.B.I willfully pressured Ukrainian officials to falsify evidence leaked to the media about Manafort in order to affect the outcome of the 2016 election, according to an email from Cummins to Berman.
According to Cummins, he had several email and phone contacts with Berman in October 2018, but the prosecutor’s office did not take Lutsenko up on his offer to meet and present evidence.
Ukrainian prosecutors wanted the United States to investigate Burisma and the Bidens so they approached President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Guillani. Subsequent actions by those attempting to shield Joe Biden resulted in the unsuccessful impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump.