The Obama Administration is implicated in a possible international money laundering scheme linked to Ukrainian gas firm Burisma and former Burisma board member Hunter Biden.
$1.8 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars sent to Ukraine during the Obama administration is unaccounted for. This follows reports that during hot wars in Ukraine, the Obama administration never sent weapons, only blankets.
$23 million was sent to a bank in London via wire transfer by Mykola Zlochevsky, the head of Burisma. British authorities immediately froze the accounts and began tracing the funds back to their origins.
The evidence, according to the Latvian Government, suggests that the money had been laundered through the minimally regulated Latvian banking system and transferred into an array of shell companies.
Not only did Biden not seem to care about his new company being investigated for stealing and laundering money, but he also apparently didn’t mind that the primary owner of Burisma [Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi] was on a U.S. visa ban list for murders and beheadings. Kolomoyskyi would purchase chain saws and use them to chop the heads off of his business rivals.
A few weeks after Burisma was implicated in a money-laundering ring, Hunter Biden became a board member, and within a few months, then-Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied for $1.8 billion to be delivered into PrivatBank — which was owned by Kolomoyskyi and became Ukraine’s state bank.
That $1.8 billion is still missing and could have gone anywhere — possibly into Kolomoyskyi’s own pocket, or possibly spent in whole or in part to bankroll Ukraine’s war with Russia, given that the oligarch was known for “bankrolling” the conflict. But if the funds were used to fund a war with Russia, those taxpayer dollars were not authorized by Congress.
The International Monetary Fund has also been investigating corruption and money laundering in Ukraine, and in 2016, the Ukrainian government finally seized PrivatBank from Kolomoyskyi for enriching himself off of IMF loans.
On September 10, 2019, the IMF informed the White House Budget Office that there was an “obligating event” that needed to occur in order for Ukraine to receive further IMF funds.
On Sept. 11, police special forces raided PrivatBank, seizing documents and evidence needed to investigate the scheme. The same day, President Donald Trump released military aid to Ukraine.
Trump wanted a public announcement of ‘investigations,’ and the special forces daylight raid on Ukraine’s biggest and most corrupt bank.