While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden claims the corruption scandal involving his son, Hunter, has been “discredited,” mounting evidence continues to debunk that assertion.
In the latest development, a paper trail documenting over $3 million that apparently flowed to the younger Biden from the coffers of a Russian billionaire, as reported by Just the News.
A series of shady deals
President Donald Trump and other Republican figures have long attempted to link Hunter Biden — and to some extent, his father — to shady international deals involving pay-for-play political connections. His lucrative position as a board member for Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy firm investigated for corruption, was a central focus for critics.
When pressed on the topic during the first presidential debate, however, the former vice president dismissed the allegations against his son, asserting that they had been “discredited.”
As for the millions from Russia, that claim stems from a recent U.S. Senate report focusing on Hunter Biden’s financial ties. For their part, Democrats have largely dismissed the findings as partisan.
Evidence contained in that report, however, detailed documents from the U.S. Department of Treasury, which point to a financial connection between Hunter Biden and his business partner, Devon Archer, with a Russian individual identified as Elena Baturina.
That data includes Suspicious Activity Reports filed after she sent a payment to Biden through a firm he founded with Archer as part of a “consultancy agreement.”
“A $3.5 million wire transfer”
“Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow,” the Senate joint committee report stated.
Along with a series of other related transfers, the report cited a network of “questionable” financial connections, which Biden is believed to have secured through the political prestige of his family name.
He has also been scrutinized for an investment firm he and his associates started in partnership with Chinese nationals after visiting that country with his father, then the vice president, as reported by the New York Post.
The Senate investigation found that Biden forged close connections with Chinese businessmen connected to the nation’s communist party, according to the Washington Times.
Joe Biden was clearly unable to come up with a legitimate defense for his son’s foreign entanglements during last week’s debate — and it is unlikely the latest claims will make his position any more convincing during the upcoming debates.