Well, there it is under oath from Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent. He had served as Senior Anti-Corruption Coordinator in the State Department’s European Bureau in 2014 under the Obama administration and was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Kyiv between 2015-2018. He’s also testifying as we speak in front of the House Intelligence Committee as part of the Democrats’ ongoing effort to remove President Trump from office.
This Trump-Ukraine impeachment circus is even more pathetic than the Russian collusion myth that was peddled. It all stems from a so-called whistleblower complaint that alleged the Trump White House threatened the Ukrainian political leadership by withholding military aid unless a corruption probe was opened into Hunter Biden’s cozy Burisma board position. Hunter, the son of Joe Biden, has zero experience in the energy sector but was making $50,000 a month. The allegation is that he was selling access. Hunter was set up at Burisma when his father was serving as vice president and leading anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine. If you think this was a conflict of interest, you’d be correct. In fact, Joe Biden actually did threaten to withhold aid in order to remove a Ukrainian prosecutor that he didn’t like. Kent made it known today that he made his concerns known about Hunter’s sweetheart employment arrangement.
In his opening statement, George Kent addresses Burisma and Biden question: pic.twitter.com/nJocxPAC2R— Ryan Lucas (@relucasz) November 13, 2019
The most interesting thing to me about Kent’s testimony was his admittance that he found Hunter Biden’s board position with Burisma troubling.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 13, 2019
Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent: "I raised my concern that Hunter Biden's status as a board member could create the perception of a conflict of interest. Let me be clear, however, I did not witness any effort by any U.S. official to shield Burisma from scrutiny." pic.twitter.com/tqXot6qyCh— CSPAN (@cspan) November 13, 2019
George Kent says he thought Hunter Biden role in Burisma 'could create the perception of a conflict of interest.' Somebody on Biden staff--doesn't know who--said VP just couldn't deal with it. Kent never brought it up again. Why? Just too busy. pic.twitter.com/hw0dauIU7C— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 8, 2019
In his opening statement, George Kent testifies there were concerns about Ukrainian prosecutors accepting bribes to shut down investigations of Burisma’s owner. He also raised concerns that Hunter Biden’s role on the board could create a perception of a conflict of interest.— Rebecca Kaplan (@RebeccaRKaplan) November 13, 2019
While Kent is talking about aid to Ukraine, remember:— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) November 13, 2019
? Obama REFUSED lethal aid to Ukraine despite Russia threat.
? Trump provided LETHAL aid including anti-tank missiles.
? Bill Taylor admitted Trump aid "substantial improvement" from Obama
Trump fights for Ukraine!
UPDATE: Kent said Burisma probe should be re-opened.
During this back & forth, Kent acknowledges a lot of things that the mainstream media does not want admit when it comes to Biden-Burisma:— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) November 13, 2019
1/ When Hunter Biden joined Burisma's board, the company's owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, had a reputation for "corruption" and "self-dealing" pic.twitter.com/L0LsXaZVFK
2/ Kent says there has not been a "satisfactory answer" on why the Ukrainian investigation into Burisma was shut down, and it should be re-opened pic.twitter.com/nnJOkSNEhw— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) November 13, 2019