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Obama WH corruption: Rampant pay to play by Clinton, Kerry, and Biden

Written By | Oct 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC:  Pay to Play corruption in the Obama administration was widespread among top officials, especially Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Vice President Joe Biden.  Sweetheart deals. Board positions on energy companies. Contributions to “foundations” and overt bribery were the currency of foreign governments and would-be policy influencers alike.

They found rich terrain in the Obama Administration. Usually funneling money through family members or lobbyists. The Hunter Biden scandal involving Burisma Holdings and the Rosemont Seneca equity fund is just the tip of an ever-growing and horribly corrupt iceberg.

Full of Schiff: Impeachment is a scam

Now we have an impeachment Star Chamber led by liars in chief Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi. They are focusing on the President’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky. They accuse Trump of abuse of power for seeking cooperation with an official investigation by Attorney General William Barr and US Attorney John Durham.


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As one wag noticed, this would be the first time a Republican President was impeached because of the crimes of a Democrat.




It would be amusing if it wasn’t so pathetic.

But Schiff has close ties to a notorious Ukrainian arms dealer. Schiff was also a frequent recipient of campaign cash from meth dealer and Hillary Clinton donor Ed Buck. Buck is the LA Democrat with a penchant for shooting up homeless black men with meth and having sex with them. He allegedly killed at least two of them and is currently being charged with two counts of murder.

Schiff has yet to disavow him and return his repeated donations.

Paul Pelosi has his own Ukrainian Gas Company

Pelosi’s own son Paul Pelosi Jr had his own connection as an officer with a Ukrainian natural gas company. Pelosi actually used his mother, Speaker Pelosi, in a promotional video for the company.

Pelosi Jr. earlier had served as an executive just under Mike Mozilla with Countrywide during the height of the mortgage crisis of 2008. Countrywide being one of the worse abusers in the mortgage debacle that almost destroyed America’s, and the world’s, economy.


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Paul Pelosi Jr. made a fortune, walking away unscathed. This before starting a solar energy company to take advantage of huge Federal Government loan guarantees. Another money windfall for Pelosi, who walked away with a fortune when that company went bankrupt. Leaving the Federal Government and the taxpayers to make up for the losses.

Nevada  Senator Harry Reid’s son Rory was involved in much the same scheme. Reid’s children, all lobbyists,  got rich off fees and loan guarantees from solar companies with no sufficient market underpinnings. Both companies went belly up, leaving the Federal Government and the taxpayers holding the bag.

Hunter Biden in China

But it is Hunter Biden’s relationship with both China and Ukraine that illustrates the corrupt dealings of the Biden family business. Joe Biden started sucking up to China in 2012 when he toured the country with then-Vice President Xi Jinping. He then toured America with Xi as his guest.

In 2013 he went to China and took Hunter along on Air Force II.

Two weeks later Hunter incorporated an investment firm with John Kerry’s stepson, Christopher Heinz, and Whitey Bulger’s nephew. Shortly thereafter they received $1.5 billion dollars for the fund to invest in Chinese research companies.



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One of the companies they invested in was a Chinese arms company that imported technologies with dual-use purposes. The investment required the approval of both the White House and State Department. It should be little surprise that Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Biden saw to it that the deal went through.


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Other investments of the Biden Heinz Bulger fund included a Chinese company that invested in AI technologies like facial recognition. Again duel use technologies, which will be incorporated into the modern police surveillance state that China has become. Thanks to Hunter and Joe Biden, and Christopher Heinz and John Kerry.

Kerry and Biden: Burisma and Ukraine

The Kerry, Biden connection continues in Ukraine, though with a twist. Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine were so alarming to Christopher Heinz that he dissolved his working partnership with Hunter Biden because of it. It was too crooked. Too obvious.  Too corrupt, even for Christopher Heinz. But John Kerry was still tied to it. In spades.

The origins of the Hunter Biden deal with Burisma dates back to 2014. Steve Hilton of Fox News laid out the timeline of events brilliantly last Sunday.

As well as the ties between Burisma, John Kerry, and a handful of Democrat Senators who supported a “cash for gas” initiative to purchase $50 million in natural gas from Ukraine.

Devon Archer and Joe Biden: A curious series of events

On April 16, 2014, Burisma board member and Hunter Biden friend Devon Archer meets with Joe Biden to discuss Ukrainian natural gas. On April 18th Hunter Biden forms the holding company, Rosemont Seneca, that will be the conduit for Burisma’s money. Three days later, on April 21st, Joe Biden announces the program of US cash for Ukrainian gas, jumpstarting the initiative.


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Coincidence? Certainly not. Then it gets even more interesting. Burisma appoints Hunter Biden to its Board of Directors. Even though he has no experience in oil or gas, or Ukraine, and doesn’t speak Ukrainian. It doesn’t matter. He is Joe Biden’s son. The fix is in.

Devon Archer (far left) is pictured with Joe and Hunter Biden. (Screenshot from Twitter)

Burisma pays Rosemont Seneca $186,000 per month, which Hunter Biden splits with Devon Archer. That’s $98,000 apiece, every month. Well more than the $50,000 a month figure bandied about by the media.

At the same time, Burisma pays Hunter Biden’s law firm a $300,000 retainer to handle legal affairs.

Burisma, Kerry, and David Leiter’s ML Strategies

Then Burisma hires John Kerry’s former Chief of Staff David Leiter to conduct lobbying on behalf of Burisma and Ukrainian natural gas. It pays Leiter’s consulting group, ML Strategies, $90,000.

Leiter makes $3,000 contributions, in three  $1,000 payments,  to Democrat Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and New Hampshire Senator Jean Shaheen. Shaheen and Markey write a letter to President Obama supporting a “cash for gas” relationship with Ukraine, and calling for an expansion of Ukrainian natural gas exploration.

Burisma releases a press release praising Markey and Shaheen’s letter. Leiter also makes three $1000 contributions to Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. Blumenthal immediately announces his support for the Ukrainian “cash for gas” initiative. (Steve Hilton: The real Ukraine scandal is US cash for gas — It involves the Bidens and a growing list of Dems)

Joe Biden work on behalf of ML Strategies

Shortly thereafter Joe Biden makes his famous trip to Ukraine where he demands the firing of the Ukrainian prosecutor Victor Shokin, who is looking into Burisma Holdings and Hunter Biden.


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After the prosecutor is fired Hunter Biden’s lawyers file a brief with the new prosecutor in Ukraine, currying favor, and saying explicitly that the charges of corruption against Shokin were disinformation planted by Western governments.

Hunter Biden continues to receive payments from Burisma until April 2019, one month before Joe Biden announces his run for the Presidency. He has received close to $6 million dollars thus far. There are reports that Rosemont Seneca received an additional $900,000 payment intended for Joe Biden himself.

Hunter and Joe Biden’s admission of consciousness of guilt

This week Hunter Biden stepped down from the board of the Chinese holding company but retained his 10% equity investment. The owners of the company have yet to state what exactly Hunter Biden’s duties were. The same could be said of Burisma.

Joe Biden says he never discussed his son’s business affairs. Hunter says otherwise, in an interview with the New Yorker. Biden’s response to his son’s Burisma news. “I hope you know what you are doing”. Not exactly an endorsement. Certainly a recognition that Joe Biden knew what Hunter was up to. And he knew it stank to high heaven.

Joe Biden announced yesterday that his son will have no dealings with any government if he is elected President. This begs the question. If it is improper if Biden is President, then it was improper when Biden was Vice President. Rather than clearing Biden and his son, it is proof of consciousness of guilt, and acknowledgment of impropriety.

MBNA, Hunter Biden  and Tom Brokaw

But this is not Joe and Hunter Biden’s first rodeo. Not in the least. Eleven years ago, just after Hunter graduated law school, he was given an executive position with MBNA, a credit card company in Delaware, paying $100,000 a year. Again with no history of banking knowledge.


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Shortly afterward, Joe Biden receives over $200, 000 in contributions from MBNA. He then sponsors credit card legislation benefitting MBNA by making bankruptcy laws not apply to the majority of credit card debt.

As Tom Brokaw said to Biden at the time (Video of Tom Brokaw calling out Joe and Hunter Biden’s ‘corruption’ resurfaces amid Ukraine scandal – Newsweek)

Wasn’t it inappropriate for someone like you in the middle of all this to have your son collecting money from this big credit card company while you were on the floor protecting its interests?”
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“That’s a reference to your son being hired right out of law school by a big company here in Delaware that’s in the credit card business, MBNA. He got about $100,000 a year, as I recall. You received $214,000 in campaign contributions from the company and from its employees. At the same time, you were fighting for a bankruptcy bill that MBNA really wanted to get passed through the Senate making it much tougher for everyone to file bankruptcy. Senator Obama was opposed to the bill. Among other things, you couldn’t in fact claim that you had a problem because of big medical bills.”
“You voted against an amendment that would call for a warning on predatory lending. You also opposed efforts to strengthen the protection of people in bankruptcy. This is an issue that you’ve heard about before. Your son was working for the company at the same time. In retrospect, wasn’t it inappropriate for someone like you in the middle of all this to have your son collecting money from the big credit card company while you were on the floor protecting its interests?”

Biden response, as with all questions about Burisma: “Absolutely not!”

James Biden and the Obama billion-dollar housing contract

Joe Biden’s brother James has been feeding at the trough as well, securing a $1.2 billion dollar contract with the Pentagon, while his brother was Vice President, to build housing in Iraq. James Biden had no experience in construction or building houses, even though he landed a contract that would make Halliburton and Dick Cheney turn green. (Joe Biden’s Family Has Been Getting Rich off His Political Career for Decades – PJ Media)

Hillary Clinton and the corrupt Clinton Foundation

Then there is Hillary Clinton’s well-documented history of graft, pay to play, and unbridled corruption. The Uranium One scam. The Clinton Foundation slush fund. Stealing billions of dollars from Haiti by running all aid through the Clinton Foundation. Spending millions on Chelsea’s wedding, all paid for by the Clinton Foundation.


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In 2016 Ukrainian donors gave more money to the Clinton Foundation than any other country. Roughy $10 million dollars. More than Saudi Arabia ($7.3 Million). Of course this pales in comparison to the $240 million the Clinton Foundation received in the Uranium One scam.

On a side note, the person who delivered the Uranium One sample directly to the Russians in Moscow was none other than FBI Director Robert Mueller. So many curious facts.

The Steele Dossier, the corrupt Ambassador Yovanovich

This doesn’t even touch on the Steele Dossier and Sydney Blumenthal getting dirt on Paul Manafort and Donald Trump from Ukraine and passing it on to the DNC, DOJ and FBI. It doesn’t touch on the Clinton loving Ambassador Yovanovich working with George Soros and Ukraine to manufacture dirt on Manafort and Trump and pass it on to the State Department and DNC.


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Or the fact that when the Hunter Biden / Burisma investigation was shut down, so was the investigation the Soros group that worked to find dirt on Trump. Or the recent revelation the Ambassador Yovanovich had a list of conservative American journalists illegally spied on.

Whether its political corruption. Or old fashioned self-enrichment. Barack Obama ran an administration where senior officials were lining their pockets in Pay to Play schemes on a level that would make Richard Nixon blush.

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At the same time, senior intelligence and Justice officials were spying on a major Presidential candidate. Laying the groundwork for a rolling and ongoing coup against the duly elected sitting President of the United States, Donald Trump. That continues to this day.

The release of the IG Horowitz report next week on FISA abuse will demonstrate the abject corruption of the DOJ, FBI and our intelligence agencies. William Barr and US Attorney John Durham have earth-shaking indictments in the works that will, at long last, blow the lid off the Russia hoax. Exposing the coup plotters and bringing the final curtain to the Obama legacy.

Yet here we are in the midst of the current political impeachment crisis. The documented corruption and pay to play schemes at the very top of the Obama team must now be revealed and exposed. Joe Biden and John Kerry are as corrupt and dangerous as Hillary Clinton ever was.

We don’t have to take Joe Biden’s word for anything. We already have his confession.

 

Image by Pete Souza, White House Photographer

L.J. Keith

LJ Keith is a non-partisan commentator taking aim at all aspects of governmental domestic and foreign policy and the American socio-political landscape with an eye toward examining the functional realities of the modern age, how they can be understood, and what context to view the changing face of life in America and its place in the world at large.