Photograph shows Joe Biden meeting with Hunter’s businesses associate from overseas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – An undated photograph has recently surfaced which shows current Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and two of Hunter’s associates from overseas.  Ordinarily, a photograph like this would not create much of a stir, except for the fact that Joe has emphatically denied having any dealings with Hunter’s overseas businesses. 

Now, one can say that this photograph is evidence of nothing, and well, that may be true.  However, it is also reasonable to believe that Hunter was entertaining the two overseas businessmen at a restaurant for a business meeting, and Joe being there would make him part of that business.

The photograph shows the Biden’s with Kazakhstan oligarch Kenes Rakishev, and the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Karim Massimov.  Rakishev was alleged to have conducted business with Hunter in the past.

The photograph first came to light when KIAR, the Kazakhstani Initiative on Asset Recovery published it on November 28, 2019.  The photograph, according to the KIAR, was taken while Hunter was still a board member of Burisma, an oil and gas company in Ukraine.

The reason why the picture is starting to make headlines now, is the implication by the KIAR that companies like the Kazakh company Burisma Kazakhstan were created only as shell companies to funnel money to American politicians, presumably for political favors.    

The article claims:

“Now the Burisma Group corporate website is unavailable, but we know that it was Karim Massimov, being the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, who received the leaders of Burisma in Astana and instructed KazMunaiGaz to create a joint venture with it.

“What for?  Is it not so that you can legally pay American politicians?  This is the money that Kazakh oil workers and their families did not receive.”

The allegation is a striking one. When Joe Biden was the sitting Vice President of the United States, KIAR believes that he was receiving funds in order to produce political favors. 

The UK Daily Mail also notes some concerns about this photograph. 

They stated:

“The mail can reveal that between 2012 and 2014, Hunter worked as a sort of a go-between for Kenes Rakishev, a self-styled ‘international businessman, investor and entrepreneur’ with close family connections to the kleptocratic regime of his homeland’s despotic former President Nursultan Nazarbayev…

“Emails passed to this [Daily Mail] newspaper via anti-corruption campaigners from the Central Asian country reveal that Biden Jr. held extensive meetings with Rakishev, who was looking to invest a portion of his personal fortune in New York and Washington D.C…

“Hunter Biden then attempted to persuade Rakishev to buy into a Nevadan mining company, brokering a series of meetings with the firm, before convincing him to invest a cool million dollars with Alexandra Forbes Kerry, the film-making daughter of [former] Democrat Senator and former Presidential candidate John Kerry.”

Rakishev was named in a United States Senate report concerning Hunter’s business dealings overseas.  In the report, it cited that Rakishev had given $142,300 to a known associate of Hunter’s, Devon Archer. 

In the report, it said:

“Archer received $142,300 from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan, purportedly for a car, the same day [in 2004] Vice President Joe Biden appeared with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsemy Yasenyuk and addressed Ukrainian legislators in Kyiv regarding Russia’s actions in Crimea.”

Peter Schweizer, from Breitbart News, reported that those funds paid to Archer for a vehicle, were done in a Morgan Stanley account that was “controlled by Archer and received large sums of money from foreign entities.”

Schweizer was able to retrieve court documents which showed that other monies received into that same account also received funding from a Chinese company called Bohai Harvest RST, and from another company controlled by Rakishev, Novatus Holdings. 

All of this information could be nothing but smoke and mirrors, it could all be nothing more than a game to try to make Biden and his family look corrupt a couple of weeks away from the general election.  However, there is an old saying that applies, that says “where there is smoke, there is fire”.

After all, if Hunter Biden’s work overseas was above board, why would good old Joe deny that he ever spoke to Hunter about them? 

After all, is it not common for a father to have even a small conversation about what his son’s work is like?  So, why, would Joe, make the claim that he never spoke to Hunter about his overseas business, yet, we can all see that Hunter was at many events overseas, while employed for Burisma, with his father.  It certainly makes a reasonable person wonder, what was really going on, and what did Joe really know and participate in?

Here is more on Hunter Biden’s various dealings with his business partners overseas. 

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According to the left, all of the news concerning Joe and Hunter Biden, Burisma, Ukraine and the former Moscow mayor’s wife is all part of a smear campaign and disinformation from Russia itself. Unfortunately for the people standing on that argument, it appears to be completely false. 

The mainstream media will not touch this story. They have too much invested in the left to start reporting the truth now. 

But according to the National Intelligence Director, there is nothing that indicates that those claims having any evidentiary footing. 

The Senate Finance and Homeland Security Committees also have documents from the United States Treasury Department that reveal as much. 

Hunter Biden definitely received $3.5 million from Yelena Baturina, the wife of Moscow’s former mayor. Many people speculated as to the reasoning behind that payment. We need not speculate any longer. 

Devon Archer was a partner with Hunter Biden and Christopher Heinz in the firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC.

Now documents reportedly reveal that Baturina had invested more than $200 million in Archer’s company. 

The minutes of board of trustees meeting in August of 2014 show the ties between Burnham Asset Management Holdings and Baturina.

“Mr. Archer further discussed the possible sale of his company and the revenues that might be realized, which he said would be a big liquidity event for him, as well as his connections with Bohai, which he said was sponsored by major banks and institutional investors in China.

He also discussed his client relationship with Yelena Baturina, who he said had invested over $200 million dollars in his various investment funds.” 

These same meeting minutes also mentioned that Archer indicated that they had a relationship with Harvest. That would be the same Harvest that is mentioned in an affidavit by John Galanis, as reported by Nation and State

“In the affidavit, Galanis says that Biden and Archer worked to secure $15 million for their financial advisory company from the Chinese investment fund Harvest Fund Management in 2015, which agreed to provide them with $5 million after Biden reached out directly to the firm’s chairman and said it would be important to the Biden family.

‘To induce Chinese, Biden sends email to Henry Zhao, Chairman/founder of Harvest,’ said Galanis. ‘[Biden] says investment would be important to his family. Chinese agree to $5 million investment in Burnham Asset Management alone.'”

Matthew Tyrmand and Peter Schweizer, in the days following the revelation regarding Hunter’s laptop and stash of emails, received permission to gain access to more than 25,000 emails of Bevan Cooney. In a hand-written letter, Cooney wrote: 

“Attention Matt Tyrmand – I give you permission to access my [email protected] account. Thank you, Bevan Cooney.” 

Photograph shows Joe Biden meeting with Hunter’s businesses associate from overseas

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The letter can be seen at the :26 mark of the video below.

Cooney, a former business associate of Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, is currently in prison. Also convicted was Jason Galanis. Cooney was sentenced to 30 months and forfeited $9,527,000. Galanis was sentenced to more than 14 years and forfeited almost $44 million.  Both were convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud as well as the commission of securities fraud. Archer was also convicted, but did not receive jail time.

Galanis is the son of John Galanis, referenced in the above affidavit. 

Schweizer joined Sean Hannity last Friday. 

What those emails show — the 26,000 show — is a wide net of using the Biden name, using access to the White House, Hunter serving as the pipeline to the administration as a means to help their clients and gain clients,’ he said.

The names that come up in this are the Chinese, the Russians, the Ukrainians, the Kazakhstanis — it’s a veritable United Nations of corruption, and what it demonstrates is that Joe Biden as vice president of the United States was a center point. It was almost the planet around which these business activities moved.”

Schweizer said that the emails also reveal that Hunter Biden’s name is everywhere, and most of what is shown to be criminal wrongdoing has his fingerprints on it. Yet, somehow, he managed to escape prosecution. 

“He is named repeatedly in the court trials and documents, but he was never charged by the prosecutors in New York,” Schweizer explained. “They had a business set up that was an investment scheme. Bevan Cooney was a partner in that. It ended up he was charged and convicted, and Devin Archer has been convicted, but Bevan Cooney’s the only one that went to jail.

And he’s very frustrated. I mean he admits that he made mistakes, but he feels like Devon Archer and Hunter Biden got off scot-free because of their political connections, and that’s why he wanted to share these emails with me to clear the record and demonstrate the widespread corruption that Hunter Biden was engaged in.”

So, what comes next? 

According to Tyrmand, he and Schweizer and a team are pouring over the emails and will continue to find the ties between all of the players, and will release pertinent information and details as they find them.

Between what they have in the Cooney emails and what the New York Post broke last week regarding the emails and other information found on Hunter Biden’s laptop, many argue there seems to be credible evidence linking Joe Biden to the alleged criminal activity. 

Let’s not forget that the elder Biden is running for President and the election is just two weeks away, with millions of Americans having already cast ballots.  Yet daily, more and more details are released, possibly building a criminal case against a Presidential candidate and his son. 

It remains to be seen exactly what the Department of Justice and the FBI will do with all of this new evidence. 

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