Starting to connect the dots between Russiagate, the liberal FBI leadership, and the current documents scandal, part 4

How Hunter Biden’s interests “overlapped” with a banned Ukrainian oligarch

The Daily Signal pounds out a theme started recently: in posts exposing various facets of the criminal Biden family.

The Ukrainian oligarch whom the Biden administration banned from the United States this month previously had overlapping financial interests with President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, according to government documents and earlier news reports. 

Igor Kolomoisky, a Ukrainian billionaire known for hardball actions against competing companies, is a former government official in Ukraine and also used to be an owner of one of that nation’s largest financial institutions, PrivatBank.

Last year, under the Trump administration, as the Justice Department investigated Kolomoisky’s U.S. assets, the FBI raided Optima Management Group, a U.S. real estate company that Kolomoisky has a stake in.

The Biden administration has cranked matters up, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken announcing March 6 that the U.S. would freeze Kolomoisky’s U.S. assets and ban him from reentering the country. 

In a separate probe, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware has been investigating Hunter Biden’s overseas business relationships and taxes since 2018. 

Moving against Kolomoisky could indicate the Biden administration won’t take the political risk of interfering in legal matters that could lead back to the younger Biden, said Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative government watchdog group.

“The investigation into Kolomoisky proves that the administration isn’t just going to make this [investigation] go away, and that is a good thing,” Flaherty told The Daily Signal in a statement. 

Flaherty said it is “almost impossible” to operate in Ukraine’s business environment without the oligarch. Still, Flaherty said, he has not seen evidence that Hunter Biden and Kolomoisky directly met.

“Clearly, their interests overlapped,” Flaherty said. “Even if there was not conspiracy or coordination between the two, Hunter was clearly in Kolomoisky’s web.”

Government records also refer to Kolomoisky as Kolomoyskyy. These records spell his first name as Ihor, but many media reports refer to him as Igor. 

Connections at a Glance

Among the indirect connections between Kolomoisky and the younger Biden:

  • Kolomoisky had a “controlling interest” in Burisma Holdings, the New York Post reported. Burisma employed Hunter Biden as a board member for a widely reported salary of $50,000 per month. Russian media, quoted in State Department emails, referred to Burisma as “part of Kolomoisky’s financial empire.” 
  • Kolomoisky publicly said in 2019 that he refused to cooperate with efforts by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to get his help in investigating Hunter Biden and Burisma—and potentially Joe Biden, multiple news outlets reported. House Democrats’ impeachment report on Trump also cited the incident in late 2019.   
  • Emails from 2015, published last year by the New York Post, show a Kolomoisky protege communicated with Hunter Biden about a meeting between the protege and Joe Biden, then vice president under President Barack Obama.
  • Court filings from 2019 by a private investigatory firm allege that legally obtained bank records of Hunter Biden show payments to him from the Kolomoisky-owned PrivatBank. 


Emails of Interest

Kolomoisky’s financial interests in the United States had a detrimental impact on several American communities, according to a detailed report from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published in September. 

After Ukraine took over PrivatBank, Kolomoisky self-exiled in Switzerland and later moved to Israel before returning to Ukraine, according to The New York Times.

State Department emails from 2015 between State Department officials and officials in the office of then-Vice President Biden refer to a Russian media outlet that called Hunter Biden an employee of  “Burisma Holdings, part of Kolomoisky’s financial empire.”

The emails were obtained last year by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, which investigated Burisma.

Separate emails published in the New York Post in October indicate that Hunter Biden introduced—or wanted to introduce—his father to Burisma’s No. 3 official, Vadym Pozharskyi, whom the newspaper identified as a “fixer” for Kolomoisky.

(Read enough to singe your brows at the Daily Signal)

This is not just an overlapping, but an exposure of corruption

When a central oligarch pays owns the oil and gas company (Burisma) and the bank (PrivatBank) that are central to shuttling money to Hunter and Hunter has no marketable oil/gas/banking skills, then this all becomes a naked exercise in bribery and corruption.

FBI searched the Penn Biden Center in November, but the White House misled the public

The Red State details how the search of the Penn Biden Center in November 2022 and how the Biden team misled the public.

Joe Biden’s illegal possession of classified documents is the presidential scandal that just won’t go away. Despite the White House’s best efforts to cover up what happened, news continues to leak out drip by drip, and the latest revelation is a bombshell.

According to CBS News, the FBI conducted a previously undisclosed search of the Penn Biden Center back in November. That would be the office where Biden’s classified documents problem started. No one at the White House or the DOJ bothered to mention that until this leak.

The FBI searched the Penn Biden Center offices in mid-November, according to two sources familiar with the investigation, after lawyers for President Biden had found about 10 documents marked classified there on Nov. 2. The material originated from Mr. Biden’s time as vice president.

It is not clear whether FBI personnel found any additional classified or presidential material during the mid-November sweep.

This marks at least the second time the White House has purposely misled the public about the severity of the situation. Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre told the press corps on January 12th that the searches of Biden’s properties had been completed. Just two days later, five more documents were revealed to have been found. Eventually, the FBI would search Biden’s Delaware home, finding even more documents while the administration once again bragged about its supposed cooperation and transparency.

In this latest instance, we have an FBI search that took place all the way back in November and no one at the White House disclosed it. Not even as reporters pushed for more information about what searches had already transpired.

(Read more at Red State)

Some blog had been counting the lies of Biden. The last time I looked, the count was at 207 specific lies

And, of course, these lies don’t include the lies that get repeated over and over.

Therefore, the words Biden has cooked up to get himself out of this scandal does not get addressed.

Vice President Joe Biden suggests to Ukrainian President Poroshenko that he shut down a bank that had been pushing money to the Biden family

In the phone conversations leaked in 2020 and reported by mostly conservative outlets like the New York Post, Vice President Joe Biden seems to be trying to conspire to hide corruption from the incoming Trump administration.

Speaker Testimony
Biden to Poroshenko: Let me ask you one thing before I forget: Um. Uh. Privatbank. I understand that the, uh, the, uh, the Governor of the bank is, uh, is tentative about setting a date certain for the transition to take place. And I’m being told seocnd hand that, I know this is her position for sure, that she is unsure of a date until she gets an agreement from you. I told, here is what I’ve told them. I’ve told them to get back during seven days, and I would talk to you about the date — because this is getting very, very close to what I don’t want to have happen.

I don’t want Trump to get in a position where he thinks he’s about to buy on to a policy where the financial system is going to collapse and he’s going to be looked to to pour more money into Ukraine. That’s how he’ll think about it before he gets sophisticated enough to know the detail.

So anything you can do to push the Privatebank to closure so that the IMF loan comes forward, I would respectfully suggest is critically important to your economic as well as physical security.

I know it’s difficult. I know that Kolomoysky is a pain in the ass and a problem for everybody. But, but, um, it really is critical that you guys figure this one out.

And you’ve been good. You’ve publicly (indistinguishable). You’ve done that.

The commissioner, the Governor, give her some spine. Let her know that you will be standing there.


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