Longtime followers of TheBlaze‘s Glenn Beck know that he is at his best when he breaks out the chalkboards and conducts a detailed deep-dive into the tangled web of connections between bad actors and suspicious characters and what it all means for you.
Beck just dove deep into the whole Biden/Burisma/Ukraine issue and came up with some eye-opening evidence of a massive money-laundering scheme that smashes the Democrat narrative about President Donald Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president.
Citing several government documents and emails from various European nations, international organizations, and the United States, Beck lays out a compelling theory that places Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, right at the heart of a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch’s scheme to secretly fund the Ukrainian war against Russia-backed separatists using at least $1.8 billion in U.S. taxpayer money. Watch:
The media and the Left drove the narrative from the start on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky. They wanted us to see only one thing. It’s time to look at more.
Beck went back to 2014 when Hunter Biden first joined the board of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings, which was owned by a corrupt oligarch named Mykola Zlochevsky. Right around that same time, British authorities had placed a freeze on $23 million that Zlochevsky had wired to the Bank of London.
That money appeared to have originated in Ukraine and was funneled through shell corporations in Cyprus to lightly-regulated banks in Latvia before arriving in London, Beck said. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
$1.8 billion in U.S. taxpayer-funded loans unaccounted for
Beck pointed out the fact that Burisma was also owned by another corrupt Ukrainian oligarch, Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyski, who had been banned from traveling to the U.S. due to allegations involving beheadings, murders, and other shady criminal activity. Then, in 2015, soon after Hunter Biden joined Burisma, the Obama administration inexplicably lifted the travel ban on Kolomoyski.
Shortly thereafter, Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry pushed for and won a $1.8 billion U.S. loan to a top Ukrainian bank known as PrivatBank, which just so happened to be owned by Kolomoyski. Incredibly, there is virtually no accounting for what happened with that $1.8 billion after it was received by Kolomoyski’s bank, Beck says.
Interestingly, Kolomoyski is also well-known for providing funding for the Ukrainian militias fighting against the Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, and there is a good possibility that at least some, if not all, of that U.S. taxpayer-provided money could have gone to fund a war effort that was not authorized by Congress, via Kolomoyski’s PrivatBank.
IMF loans, raid on PrivatBank
Fast-forward to 2019 and concurrent with all of the impeachment nonsense is the fact that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had placed a hold on aid to Ukraine right around the same time as, you guessed it, President Donald Trump had placed a hold on military aid for Ukraine and held the now-infamous call with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Interestingly, the IMF hold was also lifted right around the same time that Trump lifted his hold as well and, as it turns out, both of those holds were lifted in the immediate wake of a certain “obligating event” that had to happen first.
That “obligating event” turned out to be a Special Forces raid on Sept. 10 against PrivatBank, the seizure of all of its documents and funds, and the nationalization of the bank by the Ukrainian government.
Beck went to great lengths to provide details and tie all of this together, and it is worth the time to check out his presentation of what he believes occurred and how it all relates to the Bidens, President Trump, and the frantic push by Democrats and the media for impeachment and to keep the story out of the mainstream news.