Ex-Ukrainian PM has come forward publicly, and said that we must investigate the activities of U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden to establish whether his role in a Ukrainian gas company complied with the country’s laws, Mykola Azarov, Ukraine’s former prime minister, said in an interview.
Azarov did not specify to which Ukrainian laws he was referring but did say that Hunter Biden’s role in the company, Burisma Holdings Limited, “It’s a fact [his directorship and fees] and not made up. It should be investigated so that the ‘i’s can be dotted and the ‘t’s crossed,” Azarov told Reuters.
The Biden’s are in focus after The White House released a memo showing U.S. President Donald Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in a July phone call to get prosecutors to look into his activities. Zelenskiy agreed since he ran on the platform that he wanted to end corruption in his country, and he’s aware of this being a major issue in 2016 and that he will look into all forms of corruption in his country just how he promised his people.
A spokesperson for Joe Biden’s campaign declined to comment on Azarov’s investigation call and none of Hunter Biden’s critics have provided any evidence that he broke Ukrainian law so far but that’s why there needs to be an investigation, and if there is evidence but the left has covered it up then this is information we all need to see.
Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau said on Friday it was investigating activity at Burisma between 2010-2012, but that it was not looking into changes to its board in 2014, when Hunter Biden joined.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are pursuing an impeachment inquiry against Trump, a Republican, after a whistleblower complained about his call with Zelenskiy. Lawmakers are looking into whether Trump’s actions jeopardized national security and the integrity of U.S. elections, saying “he appeared to be soliciting a political favor from a foreign leader to get re-elected.” So it’s ok for the Biden’s, Clinton’s, and anyone on the left to get away with major crimes but when Trump asks a leader to look into “CORRUPTION” he has to be impeached? Something smells fishy in Congress, and it’s not just the fish tacos AOC used to sell in her previous job.
Azarov who now lives in Moscow, says he remains well-connected with parts of Ukraine’s political establishment and would like to return one day. He did not provide further details on the matter. When he was prime minister from (2010-2014), he himself was wanted by Ukrainian authorities for alleged “abuse of power” an Interpol red notice issued in 2015 at the request of Ukrainian authorities said he was wanted on accusations of charges including embezzlement and misappropriation.
That’s when Hunter Biden was a director on the Burisma board (2014 until at least 2018), according to documents filed by the company in Cyprus, where it is registered. Azarov who denies any wrongdoing and Reuters cannot determine whether there is any active investigation on him said he was not aware of any evidence suggesting wrongdoing on Hunter Biden’s part, but said it was in the Ukrainian public interest to ascertain the legality of his activities.
Azarov also said it was important to investigate what Biden had done for Burisma to justify his remuneration from Burisma. The younger Biden has said he consulted for Burisma, but critics have suggested he was not doing actual work in return for his compensation, an allegation he denies.
“I think it’s essential [he’s investigated],” Azarov told Reuters in Moscow, where he fled after street protests toppled Russia-friendly President Viktor Yanukovich in 2014.
“If, using his knowledge, he played an active role then there’s nothing scandalous about it,” Azarov said. “But if he was simply on the books and getting money, then that could be seen as a violation of the law.”
Ukrainian prosecutors have said they’re not investigating Hunter Biden, but are looking into the legality of Burisma’s activities before Biden joined its board. Burisma, which denies any wrongdoing, has faced allegations of dodging taxes and of improperly securing licenses for gas deposits.
Azarov said he thought it was “absolute nonsense,” but that he believed allegations from Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and others that Joe Biden had gotten Ukraine’s prosecutor general fired to protect his son Hunter must also be investigated. He did not provide the basis for his views.
The former U.S. vice president has denied using his influence to get Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, fired in 2016 to prevent him investigating his son’s involvement and has said he and his son have done nothing wrong. But he has since been caught on video saying something much different where he not only admits he was involved he admits he Joe Biden, and his then President and boss Barack Obama were both responsible for the firing of Azarov.
Check out the video below for the clip where Joe Biden speaks about how he bullied Ukraine to do his bidding.