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Ukrainian gas giant Burisma leveraged their relationship with Hunter Biden in order to curry favor with the Obama State Department in 2016, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing documents released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by journalist John Solomon.

Burisma, represented by American lobbying firm Blue Star Strategies (founded by former Clinton administration officials Sally Painter and Karen Tramontano), mentioned Hunter Biden’s name in email exchanges with State Department staff while seeking a meeting – ” then mentioned him again during the meeting as part of an effort to improve Burisma’s image in Washington,” according to the report.

The email exchanges between State Department staffers show that Karen Tramontano, chief executive of Blue Star, cited Mr. Biden’s position in trying to secure a meeting with a senior official at the State Department.

“She noted that two high profile U.S. citizens are affiliated with the company (including Hunter Biden as a board member),” the special assistant at the Office of the Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment wrote in the Feb. 24, 2016, email.

Ms. Tramontano met with the undersecretary, Catherine Novelli, on March 1, 2016, the documents show. During the meeting, Ms. Tramontano mentioned Mr. Biden served on the company’s board, according to a former State Department official familiar with the discussion. –Wall Street Journal

The 2016 lobbying effort was an attempt to change Burisma’s reputation in Washington.

Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of Burisma in 2014 while his father was Vice President, and Obama’s ‘point man’ on Ukraine policy. The elder Biden notoriously pressured Ukraine’s president to fire the country’s lead prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was leading a wide-ranging investigation into Burisma at the time. While MSM outlets have reported that the probe had been long-closed by the time, however Shokin said in a sworn affidavit I was forced out because I was leading a wide-range corruption probe into Burisma Holdings, a natural gas firm active in Ukraine, and Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, was a member of the board of directors.”

Blue Star’s efforts for Burisma came as the company and its Ukrainian tycoon founder, Mykola Zlochevsky, faced investigations in Ukraine focused on allegations of tax irregularities, money laundering and illegal enrichment

Mr. Zlochevsky was never charged, and a lawyer for Burisma said at the time that the investigations were closed because of a lack of evidence.

The dropping of the investigations in 2016 came after Ukraine’s prosecutor general was dismissed. Vice President Biden and European Union officials had brought pressure on the prosecutor, seeing him as a hindrance to anticorruption efforts. His dismissal has been seized upon by Mr. Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani as evidence that Vice President Biden exerted undue pressure on Kyiv to help his son. –Wall Street Journal

Amazing, nobody cites Shokin’s affidavit claiming he was fired for investigating Burisma.

House Democrats, meanwhile, have been conducting an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, whose attorney Rudy Giuliani has been conducting an investigation “concerning 2016 Ukrainian collusion and corruption,” which Giuliani says “was done solely as a defense attorney to defend my client against false charges.”

Author: Tyler Durden

Source: Zero Hedge: Ukrainians Pimped Hunter Biden’s Seat For Leverage With Obama State Department

Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com,

Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says the so-called whistleblower the Democrats are using to try to impeach President Trump is part of another Deep State hoax.

Shipp says, “This is not a whistleblower. Let’s just start with that. This is a leaker…”

“This person did not have anything to blow the whistle on. Everything written in this document is written not by this leaker, but by attorneys, and it is hearsay. There is no evidence in it whatsoever. It is not a whistleblower complaint. He did not go through proper channels. He went directly to Congressman Adam Schiff, and people have got to understand this is another shadow government Deep State operation actually trying to remove the President. What they did was real sly. If they would have brought this leaker ahead, they would have taken him apart. The whistleblower, or leaker, would have been investigated. Everybody connected with him would have been investigated…

So, what they craftily did was put him under the whistleblower statute so he could not be investigated. The mysterious sources he was using could not be investigated, and that’s their plan. That’s what they did and also actually changed the whistleblower rules to include hearsay, which would have been thrown out of court. This is a Deep State operation like Russia collusion 2.0. . . . This is another criminal operation to impeach Donald Trump…This is very similar to a KGB or SVR operation.

Shipp says this type of hoax could not be perpetrated on the public without the help and coordination of the mainstream media (MSM). Shipp explains,

“What they do when they do these operations, and they are so full of themselves and have used them so many times before, the reason why people don’t realize this is the news media, the arm of the Democrat Party and the Deep State, are lying like Adam Schiff, like CBS and others are lying about the facts. So, people watching these news organizations don’t realize how stupid this is and what essentially is another coup.”

Planners of the first President Trump coup, high ranking rogue FBI employees, used what they called a “Media Leak Strategy” to leak information to the propaganda press and then use the articles written by them to back up their phony narrative. Shipp says this is happening again with the latest CIA leaker. Shipp contends,

“This leaker, plant got this false information and gave it to Adam Schiff, and then they created their own news stories about this. Then this whistleblower used those news stories to try to add credibility to the garbage he’s put in the complaint. That is exactly what they did here.”

Shipp says one of the first to be charged in the Russia collusion hoax, in his opinion, will be former CIA Director John Brennan, and he will roll over and sing like a bird. Shipp says, “Brennan has been known to be spineless…”

I think John Brennan will roll over on James Clapper. I think John Brennan will roll over on Jim Comey. I think John Brennan will roll over on the coup itself when he’s looking at the rest of his life in prison. . . . He’ll roll over on Obama. This comes down to saving his own skin. Does John Brennan, former Director of the CIA, want to be in a cell with Billy Bob for the rest of his life? Heck no. Self-preservation will always come first with these people, and, yes, he will roll.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says the impeachment inquiry “will be worth it” even if the Democrats lose the House of Representatives in 2020. What?? How can an amateurish phony whistleblower story, they are using to try to impeach President Trump, be “worth it”? Shipp says, “It’s going to be worth it because it’s going to keep a lot of them out of prison and reveal the extent of this.”

It goes all the way to the former President of the United States Barack Obama, George Soros and globalism. It all leads to that, and they know it. It is more important for them to stay out of prison than win the Election of 2020. They are going to dramatically hurt themselves because this is going to come out. Trump is going to win in a landslide, and a lot of them are going to lose their seats. Pelosi does not care about that. What she cares about is what is really going on behind the scenes, and it’s this deep dark criminal globally-connected operation, including the Clinton Foundation, that they are trying to cover for.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp, author of the popular book “From the Company of Shadows.”

Author: Tyler Durden

Source: Zero Hedge: Former CIA Officer: Trump Impeachment ‘Hoax’ “Very Similar To A KGB Operation

Former Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe looks like he is going to be charged for his role in the Trump Russia hoax to try to remove a duly elected President from office.

Former CIA Officer Kevin Shipp, who is an expert on counter-intelligence, says McCabe is going roll over on his co-conspirators and talk if the DOJ cuts him a deal. Shipp explains,

Yes, I do think he will talk, absolutely. It’s either that or be imprisoned with Billy Bob for the next 15 or 20 years. The motivation is great for him to talk…

This is one of their most outrageous things the Shadow Government and the Deep State has done. They ran a counter-intelligence espionage operation, and that was their excuse to open an investigation…

It is clear to me that spying on Trump was ordered by Obama. It had to be, no doubt about it. He gets a Presidential brief on what the FBI, CIA, NSA are doing every single day. The FBI spied on the Trump campaign with an unprecedented domestic spy operation, and that is rocking this country.”

Shipp points out that what happened with President Trump is a first in U.S. history. Shipp says,

“This is huge that they had a domestic spying program involving CIA and FBI informants targeting a Presidential candidate and then the actual President himself. This has never happened before, and I am hoping it will never happen again.

This must come out. It has to come out if we are going to retain our democracy and our constitutional republic. These people have got to be exposed, they have got to be indicted, and they have to be charged.

If they are not, it’s pretty much over for our justice system.

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with former CIA Officer and whistleblower
Kevin Shipp, author of the top-selling book about the Deep State called “From the Company of Shadows

Author: Tyler Durden

Source: Zero Hedge: Former CIA Spook: “Clear To Me That Spying On Trump Was Ordered By Obama”

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