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Ukrainian Employer of Joe Biden’s Son
Hires a D.C. Lobbyist

Time, by Michael Scherer

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 7/8/2014 12:14:39 AM

When Vice President Joe Biden’s son, R. Hunter Biden, joined the board of a private Ukrainian oil and natural gas company this spring, he explained his new job as a legal one, disconnected from any effort to influence the Obama Administration. (snip) But the company, Burisma Holdings, did not disclose at the time the scope of their plans for influencing the U.S. government. Recently released documents show that Biden’s hiring coincided with the launch of a new effort to lobby members of Congress about the role of the company in Ukraine and the country’s quest for energy independence.

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Yup...just another case of: "Pay no attention to what we do; just listen to what we say." How ironic that the Biden son refers to "transparency." The apple doesn´t fall far from the tree.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hebrew_hammer, 7/8/2014 1:29:07 AM     (No. 9914667)

Does anyone else recall a story involving the high-powered K-street lobbying law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom?

They were the firm charged by this Admin with the task of beingan "independent" observer of the Yanukovych regime´s legal proceedings against Yuliya Tymoshenko.

When the rebels seized the dictator´s palace, they turned up hastily and partially-destroyed documents indicating that this firm had been submitting its "impartial" reports to Yanukovych for his approval before submitting them back to Washington.

This Admin will play pool with either side, so long as it´s dirty pool.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SPARKY JOE, 7/8/2014 1:30:23 AM     (No. 9914668)

Ordinarily, when a Politician pleads Ignorance in a situation like this, it´s not even remotely credible- when Joe Biden pleads Ignorance, .............

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/8/2014 6:50:21 AM     (No. 9914785)

Well, well, well. Tell me again, libtards, about the purported evil of the Koch Bros.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/8/2014 7:43:27 AM     (No. 9914838)

The Russians have taken to kissing the calf to get to kiss the cow. Bull, in Biden´s case.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/8/2014 10:07:37 AM     (No. 9915055)

In a real world they would be hiring a lawyer right about now

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