Then-Progressive-Democratic Party Presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked some questions by Senator Ron Johnson (R, WI) regarding Biden son Hunter and Biden’s relationship with Hunter’s “business” dealings.
- How could former Vice President Biden look any Ukrainian official (or any other world leader) in the face and demand action to fight corruption?
- Did this glaring conflict of interest affect the work and efforts of other US officials who worked on anti-corruption measures?
- Did Burisma, its owner, or representatives receive special access to, or treatment from, US agencies or officials because of Hunter Biden’s role on the board of directors?
- Was there anything corrupt or unethical about the financial transactions between Hunter Biden and Burisma?
- How did State Department officials responsible for promoting anti-corruption measures in Ukraine react to Hunter Biden joining Burisma’s board of directors?
- Exactly when, and for what reasons, did the US government decide to condition a $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine on the termination of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin?
- What was the reaction within the Obama administration when the replacement prosecutor general, Yuri Lutsenko, closed the case investigation of Burisma and its owner? Did Vice President Biden and other US government officials believe that justice had been served and their anti-corruption efforts were successful?
- Why did you meet with Devon Archer at the White House on April 16, 2014? What was discussed? Did you discuss anything related to Ukraine, Hunter Biden, or Burisma?
- Were you aware that Devon Archer joined the board of Burisma six days later?
- Were you aware that Burisma’s owner, Mykoloa Zlochevsky, was generally viewed as a corrupt oligarch and that his London bank account containing $23 million had been seized by British officials only 15 days before Hunter Biden joined the board of a company he owned?
- Was Hunter Biden aware that British officials had seized Zlochevsky’s bank account?
- When did you first become aware of Zlochevsky’s and Burisma’s reputations for corruption?
- Do you believe Zlochevsky and Burisma are corrupt?
- Were you aware in April 2014 that Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma?
- When did you first become aware that Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma?
- When did you first become aware of how much Hunter Biden was being compensated by Burisma?
- Why do you believe Burisma recruited and paid Archer and your son to be on its board?
- What skills or knowledge do you believe Hunter Biden possesses that qualified him to be on Burisma’s board and receive $50,000 to $166,000 per month for his and his partner’s services?
- What exactly had Shokin done that caused you to threaten to withhold $1 billion in desperately needed aid from Ukraine if President Poroshenko didn’t fire him?
- What do you know about Hunter Biden’s business dealings in China?
- What do you know about financial benefits your brothers and sister-in-law have obtained because of their relationship to you?
Biden ran away from answering them at the time. Just the News has some updates to those questions.
- In April 2014, you gave a speech in Kiev calling for Ukraine to expand its natural gas production, Burisma’s core business. In private emails, Hunter Biden and Archer took credit for the language in the speech. Why did you make the request and did your son or his business partner have anything to do with it? (NEW)
- State Department officials have testified your son’s work for Burisma while you oversaw [as vice president] Ukraine policy created the appearance of a conflict of interest and they further wrote in a classified email in 2016 that the conflict had undercut US anticorruption efforts in Ukraine. How do you respond to those criticisms? (NEW)
- A 2017 series of memos referred to a Chinese business deal your son was involved in that reserved 10% equity for the “big guy.” What did you know about it and were you that “big guy?” (NEW)
- Emails on your son’s laptop now in the hands of the FBI refer to shared accounts or bills between you and him. Did your son ever give your any money, gift or financial benefit from his business dealings? (NEW)
Will now-President Joe Biden (D) continue to run away from them? Will today’s press continue to ignore or spike them?
Yewbetcha and yewbetcha.