(Gateway Pundit) – A State Department official testified to investigators on Tuesday that he raised alarms about Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings with Ukraine back in 2015, but he was rejected by a Biden staffer.
The Washington Post reported that George Kent, a career diplomat told investigators that he was worried Hunter Biden’s seat on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company would complicate relationships with other diplomats and their ability to convey to Ukrainian counterparts the virtues of avoiding conflicts of interest.
A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony.
George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality rules surrounding the deposition.
Kent said he had concerns that Ukrainian officials would view Hunter Biden as a conduit for currying influence with his father, said the people. But when Kent raised the issue with Biden’s office, he was told the then-vice president didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the issue involving his son as his other son, Beau, was battling cancer, said the people familiar with his testimony.
Joe Biden’s drug-addled son Hunter was sitting on the board of Burisma Holdings and being paid by some accounts over $200,000 a month even though he had zero experience in the field.
Then-Vice President Joe Biden, who was tasked to oversee US dealings with Ukraine, threatened to withhold over $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine unless they fired Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma and Hunter.
Biden bragged about shaking down Ukraine and getting Mr. Shokin fired during a 2018 speech to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Even worse, Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach revealed Joe Biden was paid nearly $1 million for lobbying activities by Burisma Holdings while he was US Vice President.
Derkach publicized the documents at a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine agency last Wednesday as he said the records, “describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden Sr.”
“This was the transfer of Burisma Group’s funds for lobbying activities, as investigators believe, personally to Joe Biden through a lobbying company. Funds in the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners, which according to open sources, in particular, the New York Times, is affiliated with Biden. The payment reference was payment for consultative services,” Derkach said.
George Kent did not name the Biden staffer who rebuffed his concerns about Hunter Biden.
Despite the obvious corruption and pay-to-play schemes involving Ukraine and China and the Biden crime family, the media continues to claim the allegations are “unsubstantiated” or “debunked conspiracy theories.”