It’s Not an Impeachment Inquiry — It’s a Cover Up!
If after following Adam Schiff’s impeachment inquiry over the last two weeks you’ve tuned out, feel totally confused, or are so pissed off you can’t see straight…
You’re not alone.
Because what you witnessed was not an impeachment inquiry, but an act of desperation and an orchestrated charade.
A panic-riddled, poorly scripted, desperate cover up of much bigger crimes.
Crimes committed by the democrats and the Deep State themselves.
Crimes that have been going on for years in Ukraine and all over the world.
Crimes that involve billions of dollars in missing U.S. taxpayer funds sent to Ukraine and other nations in the form of foreign aid, government contracts and loan guarantees…
I’m talking about dirty insider deals cut by our nation’s leaders that enrich themselves, their family members and political cronies, while selling out the national interests of the United States.
And it’s their crimes and their corruption that I’m going to reveal to you today.
But here’s the shocker…
These crimes are only the tip of the iceberg.
Because this is all part of a much larger conspiracy.
A conspiracy so big and now so deeply embedded into our permanent political institutions that it will defy belief.
A conspiracy that began over a decade ago with the election of Barack Hussein Obama and his promise to completely transform America.
I wrote about the main vehicle Obama and the progressive left would initially use to take over our political institutions and bring about that transformation in an earlier Whiskey & Gunpowder dispatch titled: “Obama’s Secret Stay behind Army,” which you can read here.
It will explain who “the resistance” is, and why they’ve been so successful keeping this president and his administration on the defensive.
I’m not going rehash that story today, but I will be fleshing it out in greater detail in a follow up that’s coming soon, because it connects directly to the story I’m going to share with you today…
And that’s what the impeachment hearings being conducted by Congressman Adam Schiff are really all about…
The Art of Misdirection
Sometimes you have to give credit where credit is due, even if it’s to the enemy. And the one thing I will give credit to the democrats for is realizing that sometimes the best defense is a good offense.
And that’s been the Trump administration’s biggest mistake…
Coming into office and trying to make nice, instead of immediately attacking and draining the swamp.
A mistake the democrats and the Deep State did not make as they went on the offensive from day one.
They bum-rushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions and steamrolled him into recusing himself from the Mueller investigation.
And they’ve kept the president and his administration on their heels playing defense ever since…
Doing a masterful job (with the help of the mainstream media) in keeping the public misdirected and focused on their never-ending allegations of misdeeds by this president — as the most effective means of covering up their own crimes.
And now they’ve done the same thing in this charade of an impeachment inquiry being conducted by Congressman Adam Schiff.
You see, the democrats want you to believe that President Trump committed an impeachable offense during his now infamous phone call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The alleged crime?
The withholding of aid to Ukraine unless they re-launched an investigation into the energy firm Burisma. An investigation the democrats view as “code” for an attack on Trump’s political opponent — Joe Biden.
Once again, the democrats have effectively used a tactic known as “projection.”
A tactic they’ve consistently used against this president and his administration by accusing him of the very crimes they’ve committed themselves.
If anyone is curious as to what a “quid pro quo” political strong-arming really looks like, here’s the world’s best known example…
Joe Biden, while appearing at a 2018 event sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, openly brags about threatening to withhold a billion-dollar loan guarantee if the Ukrainian government refused to fire the prosecutor (Viktor Shokin) who was investigating corruption involving the energy firm Burisma…
The firm where the vice-president’s son, Hunter Biden, was collecting a salary of $83,333 per month, as reported by the National Review.1
Quid Pro Quo…
Here’s a transcript of what Biden said:
“I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours.”
“I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours.’ If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired.”
Again, I have to give credit to the democrats, because this may be the greatest example of political alchemy the world has ever seen…
As the democrats have magically been able to suspend all critical thought, and transmute a blatant quid pro quo criminal cover-up by Joe Biden…
Into an impeachable offense by President Trump during a completely transparent phone call with Ukraine President Zelensky.
A call where the transcript verifies and all parties directly involved agree — the call contained no quid pro quo, where in fact, the money was released without any strings attached.
But here’s the thing…
Who cares if it did contain a quid pro quo?
That’s not a crime!
Is there anyone who is so naïve as to believe hundreds of millions, even billions of dollars in foreign aid, comes with no strings attached?
Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Texas), a member of the House Intelligence Committee told the Washington Examiner: “Asking people to do something in order to get the foreign aid, that’s a relatively common occurrence with all of our foreign aid. You could say all of our foreign aid is quid pro quo.” 2
More importantly, what president doesn’t have the right to withhold U.S. taxpayer-funded foreign aid to a country riddled by years of corruption and scandal without safeguards and stipulations involved?
Especially in this case with Ukraine, when there were open allegations and squashed investigations regarding billions of dollars in missing and misappropriated funds.
It was not only his right — it was his duty as the chief executive to look into these issues before releasing more money to Ukraine.
Can you imagine the scandal that would have ensued if President Trump released another billion dollars in aid only to have it disappear again?
Even Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent agreed, stating during the impeachment hearings: “There are, and always have been conditionality placed on our sovereign loan guarantees to Ukraine. Conditions including anti-corruption reforms…” Adding: “The International Monetary Fund does the same thing.” 3
And according to the Wall Street Journal, in 2015 George Kent even went so far as to raise concerns within the State Department and high levels of the Obama administration about Hunter Biden working for the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, because of concerns about the potential optics of a conflict of interest.4
As it turns out, George Kent’s concerns were well founded…
Say It Ain’t So, Joe!
This is where the democrat’s charade and impeachment case begins to unravel.
Because there’s a trail of non-stop political graft and corruption by former Vice-President Joe Biden that virtually defies belief.
Graft and corruption the mainstream media has outright ignored, tried to spin, or passed off as a debunked conspiracy theory.
So why would they do this?
Because of who it connects back to…
You see, Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s political “point-man.”
And virtually every time Joe Biden traveled to a foreign nation as Obama’s “point-man,” millions, even billions of dollars soon flowed to Biden’s family, friends and political cronies from the nation he visited.
And Joe Biden’s trip to Ukraine was no exception…
It began in early 2014 in the aftermath of months of demonstrations that led to the collapse of the government of then-Ukraine President Petro Porchenko.
Protesters had seized control of Kiev and elections for a new government were scheduled a few months later.
The Obama administration became the biggest advocate for the new regime, and in March of 2014, Vice President Joe Biden was named as Obama’s “point man” in Ukraine.
One month later, on April 16th, 2014, Devon Archer, who is a partner of Biden’s son Hunter Biden and John Kerry’s stepson Christopher Heinz in the investment firm Rosemont Capital, meets with Joe Biden at the White House.
5 days after meeting with Devon Archer, Joe Biden flies to the Ukraine to meet with top government officials.
He brings with him a “U.S. Crisis Support Package for Ukraine.” It includes a $1 billion loan guarantee to help Ukraine with its finances, along with plans to increase Ukraine’s “Energy Security,” in a total package worth $1.8 billion.5
The very next day, on April 22nd, Devon Archer (who met with Biden days earlier), is named as a Director to the Board of Burisma, a Ukraine natural gas company.
Three weeks after that, on May 13th, Hunter Biden is added to the Board of Directors of Burisma as well.
Of note, neither Devon Archer nor Hunter Biden had any experience or background in the energy sector.
If this is starting to sound a little fishy, hold on, because we’re just getting started…
To put the optics of just how bad this deal is starting to look into proper perspective, some context on the background of the Ukraine energy firm Burisma and its founder and owner is required…
You see, Burisma was created in 2006 with a business registration in Cyprus by Mykola Zlochevsky, the future Natural Resource Minster of Ukraine.
Keep in mind the island nation of Cyprus is the banking haven of choice for the Russian mafia, oligarchs and corrupt government officials to hide their assets, due to the country’s strict banking and business secrecy laws.
Later as the Natural Resource Minister, Zlochevsky gives himself the license to develop Ukraine’s richest natural gas fields.
However, a year earlier the ownership of Burisma had been transferred from Zlochevsky, who remained the company’s front man, to one of Ukraine’s most shadowy oligarchs, Ihor Kolomoisky.
The London Guardian in 2015, referred to Kolomoisky as Ukraine’s “most troubling oligarch of all.” 6
Kolomoisky was thought to be so dangerous and so dirty, that he was denied a travel visa to the U.S.
However, that travel restriction was magically removed shortly after Hunter Biden and Devon Archer were named to the Board of his energy firm Burisma.
Through his firm “The Privat Group,” Kolomoisky controlled Ukraine’s largest bank, Privat Bank. The bank through which all government pensions and the Ukraine military were paid.
It was also the bank through which the U.S.’s $1.8 billion in aid was deposited.
Unfortunately, the money didn’t stay there long…
By March, 2016, government officials in Ukraine discovered over $1 billion was missing from Privat Bank.
The bank owned by Ihor Kolomoisky.
Who also owned the energy firm Burisma.
The firm that hired Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his partner Devon Archer as members of their Board of Directors.
Small world, huh?
Upon discovery of the missing funds, the government of Ukraine started an investigation of Zlochevsky, Kolomoisky and Burisma to track down their missing $1 billion.
Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin.
The prosecutor whom Joe Biden brags about getting fired on the now infamous viral video from the CFR…
Where Biden tells the Ukraine government it’s not getting another $1 billion in loan guarantees, unless the prosecutor (Viktor Shokin) involved in investigating Burisma and the missing money is fired.
Within hours, Shokin is fired.
In most of the world, that would be called extortion.
And given the connection to his son Hunter and his investment firm — a cover up.
But, not when “Middle-Class Joe” is involved…
Not for the man who single-handedly turned Ukraine’s “Anti-Corruption Bureau” into “The Bureau of Corruption,” with a single phone call.
And now, Adam Schiff and the democrats want the world to believe there was nothing wrong with Joe Biden’s phone call to Ukraine…
Nothing to see there, just move along…
He was dirty, had to be fired…
Just ask any of the democrat political operatives at our embassy.
Orange Man bad…
Pay no attention to the criminal oligarch’s or the missing $1 billion.
But, that phone call by President Donald Trump?
That call is an impeachable offense.
Because “Burisma,” that was code for — “get me dirt on Joe Biden.”
And that my friends is the art of political alchemy executed at its highest level…
Turning political lead (Biden’s corruption) into gold (a Trump impeachment).
Today, the missing and misappropriated money in Ukraine is said to total as much as $7 billion, with Hunter Biden allegedly receiving more than $3 million in total from Burisma.
But that, dear reader, is chicken-feed compared to the Biden’s haul from China…
Selling Out America & Cashing In On China
Flash back to June, 2009, just five months after the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, teams up with Christopher Heinz (heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune) and the step-son of Massachusetts Senator and later Obama Secretary of State John Kerry.
They were joined by Devon Archer, the former senior campaign adviser for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, in forming a group of subsidiary companies including Rosemont Seneca Partners under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital, an investment fund of the Heinz Family Office.
Hunter Biden became the managing partner at Rosemont Seneca Partners, headquartering the firm not in New York City, but in Washington D.C.
Over the next seven years as V.P. Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated high level agreements with foreign governments, Rosemont and its subsidiaries obtained a series of lucrative deals with those same governments.
Many of those deals were secured from government officials in China, with the timing of those deals corresponding directly to official meetings between Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese leaders.
The most egregious of those deals occurred in early December 2013…
The Obama administration has just executed its “Asia Pivot,” shifting attention away from Europe and towards Asia, where tensions with China were rising.
President Obama had just sent an American delegation to visit China, South Korea and Japan, naming Vice President Joe Biden as his “point man.”
Accompanying the Vice President aboard Air Force Two on this top-level diplomatic mission was his son, Hunter Biden.
While Vice President Biden was meeting with Chinese leaders Li Yuanchao and President Xi Jinping…
Hunter was negotiating an exclusive deal with the most powerful financial institution in China, the state-run Bank of China.
Ten days after leaving China with his father, Hunter Biden and his tiny, unheard of private equity firm Rosemont Seneca had achieved something Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Citigroup could only dream about…
Walking away with a $1.5 billion investment from the state-owned bank of China, while becoming the first Western financial firm to ink a deal with the Chinese government, forming a cross-border private equity investment fund with access to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.7
The significance of this deal was that Biden’s firm could do something no other firm operating in China could do…
By operating out of the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, they could take funds from the Chinese government and invest there, or take that capital out of the country to invest in the United States or anywhere else they desired…
Now keep in mind, Vice President Biden’s mission was to confront the Chinese over their growing territorial expansion in the South China Sea, which was raising tensions in the region.
Ultimately, upon returning from this trip, Biden is widely criticized for “going soft on China.”
And that “softness” would come back to not just haunt Biden, but threaten our national security.
In 2015, Hunter Biden’s new joint venture company, Bohai Harvest RST (BHR), would team up with the Chinese state-owned military aviation contractor, AVIC, to buy an American high-tech precision tool-making company, Henniges.
The technology Henniges produces is so-high tech, possessing dual-purpose military applications, that it was on the U.S.’s “Restricted Commerce Control List,” and the deal required approval from CFIUS (the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States).
John Kerry’s State Department approved the deal in 2015.
Now remember, AVIC, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, is a state owned company which produces military technology designed to compete with the U.S.
And here’s the kicker…
The year before the Biden-Chinese joint venture deal, the U.S. accused AVIC of stealing U.S. military technology related to the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter during an attack on the network of U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin by Chinese hackers.
Now you may be thinking, this had to be an oversight… that our government would never allow something like this to happen.
But unfortunately, you’d be wrong…
Because it wasn’t the first time the Biden-Chinese joint venture (BHR) fund was used to help acquire technology that threatened U.S. national security.
In 2014, BHR became a key investor in CGN, the China General Nuclear Power Corporation. A state-owned nuclear company previously wholly-owned by the Chinese government.
Unbelievably, CGN was under investigation by the FBI at the time the deal was done.
And even after guilty pleas in the case, Rosemont did not pest from the state-owned Chinese company, nor did change its relationship with its Chinese partners.
Here we have two “princelings” from two of America’s most powerful political families investing in Chinese enterprises accused of stealing U.S. secrets…
And it’s all just business as usual.
Now, if your blood is starting to boil right about now, hold on, because there’s more…
The Biden-Kerry BHR joint venture also made another investment with a state-owned Chinese company that threatens U.S. national security, the rare-earths and strategic metals company China Molybdenum…
A company with deep ties to the Chinese government and the Communist Party.
In 2012, the Obama/Biden administration actually filed a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization, alleging China was attempting to corner the world’s rare-earths, strategic metals and minerals market.
The WTO ruled against China in March of 2014.
But, that didn’t stop Team Biden.
In May of 2016, China Molybdenum and Biden’s firm BHR invested a combined $4.1 billion to acquire over 64% of Tenke Fungurume, a strategic copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
An investment that could significantly help the Chinese win the strategic resource race with America.
Now, I could go on and on about Joe Biden’s history of corruption, including the $1.5 billion dollar contract his ne’er-do-well brother Jimmy’s company pocketed for rebuilding housing in war-torn Iraq, while Joe was over-seeing the U.S occupation.
But, as I mentioned earlier, these crimes are only the tip of the iceberg, part of a much larger conspiracy…
A conspiracy so big and now so deeply embedded into our permanent political institutions that it will defy belief.
And it’s that conspiracy, dear reader, that I will reveal in part two of this series.
Thanks for reading,
For Whiskey & Gunpowder
1 Hunter Biden got $83G per month for Ukraine ‘ceremonial’ gig: report, Fox News
2 ‘It doesn’t matter’: House Republicans embrace ‘quid pro quo,’ Washington Examiner
3 STATE DEPT DEPUTY: ‘Conditions Have Always Been Placed on Aid to Ukraine,’ Hannity
4 State Department Official Raised Concerns in 2015 Over Hunter Biden, WSJ
5 Undelivered Goods, Harper’s Magazine
6 Dissecting the Great Ukraine Lie, Glenn Beck
7 NYT Confirms Hunter Biden Bank of China Deal, Leaves Out Key Details, Breitbart