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Let’s Talk Ukraine and Billions of Dirty Bucks



Originally published in The Hayride on June 9, 2022. With all the work RVIVR is putting out concerning Ukraine, we wanted to move it here for convenience of user navigation.

Earlier this week, I ran an article titled Let’s Talk Ukraine and Some Sweet Little Lies as a primer of sorts to a few things I wanted to present over the coming days and weeks.  The United States’ relationship with this country west of Russia is an extremely tangled reality, one that would be impossible to untie as a single writer in one sitting.

Nonetheless, it is also a scary reality, and something every American patriot should have at least some working knowledge of.

Today I will discuss one topic on a blockbuster story that has now become mainstream–the Hunter Biden laptop from hell. Despite its shift from conspiracy theory! to being deemed truthful by the corporate media in the spring to being cast back to obscurity very quickly, many Americans do not understand the fact that Joe Biden and other members of the U.S. government are egregiously in bed with the Ukrainian government. Biden used his son Hunter as a proxy there for many years.

All of this is information on that laptop–right in front of anyone who wants to see it.

Here is a screenshot of the type of citizen shaming the front pages of search engines engage in:

And here are just a couple of examples of headlines that were run right before the 2020 presidential election, seemingly to cover for Biden and to silence these “conspiracy theorists”:

October 2020: From ‘Child Porn on Hunter Biden’s Laptop’ to QAnon, Conspiracy Theories Pollute 2020 Election’s Final Weeks

October 2020: What We Know and Don’t About Hunter Biden and a Laptop: President Trump’s allies have promoted claims of corruption aimed at the former vice president’s son in an effort to damage the Biden campaign

Then the conspiracy theorist-vindicating shift long after the cover-up, the censoring, and the damage had already been done…

March 2022: Hunter Biden scandal: Media slowly acknowledges legitimacy to emails after dismissing laptop story in 2020

April 2022: Washington Post, New York Times finally admit Hunter’s laptop is real—but only to protect Joe Biden some more

Feel free to read the articles in full, but just from the headlines, any reader can see examples of propaganda and gaslighting the media is constantly dumping onto the American people, and how they simply expect us to forget what they have previously asserted with condescending conviction.

It should be insulting to all Americans, how they try to play us.

One point the reader should know for context is that in 2014, Ukraine’s democratically elected president, Victor Yanukovych, was overthrown in a color revolution by globalists inside our very own government in favor of a puppet who would serve their nefarious purposes in using Ukraine as a center for money laundering.

These types of color revolutions happen all the time across the world.

Rising superstar Marjorie Taylor Greene, U.S. Representative of Georgia, had this to say:

“Our American tax dollars get abused because they go to these nonprofits and these NGOs and fund all kinds of grants. They just go to things that don’t need to be spent when our own people are suffering.”

Americans are facing problems that aren’t being addressed with government funding, she noted, adding that she thinks it is hypocritical Congress wants to send money to Ukraine but not to other countries that are also experiencing violence.

“We don’t want this to be happening to innocent people, but yet they totally ignore the fact that, guess what, Ethiopia is having a civil war right now, and there’s thousands of people that have been killed and millions have been displaced,” Greene said. “So it’s such a hypocrisy. It’s not really about saving lives, but it certainly is about Ukraine.”

The evidence of the Biden family being right smack-dab in the middle of this dirty money laundering through Ukraine implicated both it and the Obama administration. There are details linking Hunter and his then-vice president father to illegal activities in that country. One story specifically is about $1.8 billion of U.S. taxpayer money transferred when Biden was Obama’s front man in Ukraine.

That money was then surreptitiously laundered through a banking system and into multiple companies, including Burisma. It is the same Burisma found all over that laptop, the same Burisma which, “just coincidentally” we are sure, welcomed Hunter onto its board just a few weeks later. He would earn up to $50,000 per month from 2014 to 2019 when his term expired (one used $80,000 as the figure). This, despite the fact that Hunter had no experience and absolutely zero business holding such a position.

Not only did Biden not seem to care about his new company being investigated for stealing and laundering money, … he also apparently didn’t mind that the primary owner of Burisma was on a U.S. Visa ban list for-get this: murders and beheadings.”

Two years after the Obama administration ended, Old Joe, in typical narcissist fashion, simply could not resist the urge to reveal himself and boast to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time that he bullied Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor. Connecting the dots shows that this clearly was a cover-up.

Without any reserve, with some good ol’ boy humor, towards the end of an hour long interview, Biden described in stunningly brazen detail how he threatened the Ukrainian government in March 2016 that the Obama administration would abandon its pledge of $1 billion if it didn’t immediately fire Viktor Shokin, the Prosecutor General.

I really invite you to watch the short video–Biden the narcissist cannot help but reveal himself. Alternatively, you can read the transcript of Biden’s boastful words here:

I’ll give you one concrete example. I was—not I, but it just happened to be that was the assignment I got. I got all the good ones. And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to—convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.

So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.

Of course, some will say Shokin was fired, after just 14 months on the job, for other reasons. As is the case with all of this, feel free to decide what you believe.

We all should know what Biden meant by the word “solid.” The American taxpayer should know how many billions here and billions there have been funneled through Ukraine, but if you brought it up in the past, you were a conspiracy theorist. In some circles you still are, for that matter.

This video of Biden was absolutely available for all to see before the 2020 election, as I viewed it myself several times. Ask yourself if you ever saw it run in the mainstream media. Ask yourself how much of all these “conspiracy theories” in general have been coming true the last two years since the Covid drama began.

Now back to Hunter and Burisma. Who was the primary owner of the natural gas company? His name is Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyski–owner of PrivatBank, which eventually became a Ukrainian state bank. Just a few months after Hunter was made a board member, Biden and then-Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied for–get ready for it–$1.8 billion to be delivered into that very same PrivatBank.

That $1.8 billion is still missing and could have gone anywhere — possibly into Kolomoisky’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 Kolomoisky for enriching himself off of IMF loans….

On Sept. 11, [2019] 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 everyone assumed that he meant an interview on CNN,” Beck said.

“I’d say a special forces daylight raid on Ukraine’s biggest and most corrupt bank is one hell of a public announcement.”

Fast forward a few years. In a phone conversation with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy in July 2019, President Donald Trump asked him “to do us a favor” by investigating…the “role of Biden and his son, Hunter, whose appointment to the board of a Ukraine energy company, Burisma, had been the subject of a corruption allegation in the Eastern European country. 

This conversation and the aftermath was a leading reason for Impeachment Hoax No. 2 later that year and into 2020, right in the beginning of the Covid drama. And that there is another story for another day.

Everything connects, I frequently tell you.

Trump was right, once again. Of course, at the time he released the following tweet in October 2020, he was just crazy-man, mean-tweeting Trump leading his QAnon conspiracy theorists down their silly little delusional road.

See how tangled these tentacles are? Even the entire Trump-Zelenskyy-Pelosi-Impeachment Hoax stems from Ukraine and the Biden family’s criminal dealings, not to mention the Obama administration’s endorsement of it. Why Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine and why congressional Republicans were upset with Trump for doing so should make more sense now that we are funneling billions and billions and billions more to Ukraine now in 2022.

Members of Congress–Democrat and Republican alike–simply stink.

The RINOs exposed themselves this year. They exposed themselves after the 2020 election. They have exposed themselves many times over now. It is through this lens that the American people must see recent history, in particular a story like this one where the Bidens and those same RINOs were likely cohorting the whole time.

Where do we think this latest $40 billion went? Do we really believe the passage of such legislation was out of the kindness of our politicians’ hearts toward the people of Ukraine?

Let’s go back to Burisma owner Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyski for a moment before I close. Guess where he has pumped his ill-gotten money into?

For many in the West, the notion of kleptocracy—of transnational money laundering tied to oligarchs and authoritarians bent on washing billions of dollars in dirty money—remains a foreign concept….

[These] kleptocrats are no longer just laundering and parking their dirty money in places like Miami, Malibu, and Monaco. Instead, they’ve begun targeting new areas for their laundering sprees, places few would suspect: from declining, second-tier cities like Cleveland, Ohio, to small factory and steel towns across the American Midwest. In so doing, these kleptocratic figures are no longer simply keeping luxury condos on standby or collecting fleets of private jets and high-end automobiles. Instead, they’re increasingly leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, demolishing the economies of working-class towns and leaving behind empty, sagging downtowns as relics of better times.

Take, for instance, the ongoing story of Ukrainian billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky….

I’ll remind you one last time–we just handed Ukraine $40 billion dollars, to bring our year-to-date total up to $54 billion. Congress has approved other aid in the past and has been angry when it was withheld.

Here is more from Kolomoisky’s role in all of this:

Kolomoisky publicly said in 2019 that he refused to cooperate with efforts by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to get his help in investigating Hunter Biden and Burisma—and potentially Joe Biden, multiple news outlets reported. House Democrats’ impeachment report on Trump also cited the incident in late 2019.

Emails from 2015, published [in October 2020] by the New York Post, show a Kolomoisky protege communicated with Hunter Biden about a meeting between the protege and Joe Biden, then vice president under President Barack Obama.

Court filings from 2019 by a private investigatory firm allege that legally obtained bank records of Hunter Biden show payments to him from the Kolomoisky-owned PrivatBank.

And finally, at least where my fact-barrage of Kolomoisky is concerned, take a guess who it was that bankrolled Zelenskyy’s rise to the Ukranian presidency in 2019? It is the same Zelenskyy the Bidens, the Clintons, the Soroses and others of the world have been defending in one great cry against Russia.

In March 2021, the Biden administration announced a freeze on Kolomoisky’s U.S. assets and banned him from reentering the country. But does this situation still not reek of corruption?

That laptop has it all, and it had it all in 2020 before the election. Mine here is admittedly an incomplete story, but it is enough to present the picture. The evidence is there if anyone wants to see it–they steal our money, they funnel it all over the place under the guise of helping out poor little Ukraine, and then get the money right back from those destinations in kickbacks.

And they impeach presidents and create hoaxes and cause all kinds of other distractions to derail the American people from ever finding out the truth.

This is how politicians get rich. This is why they don’t want term limits.

This is not the United States we nostalgically remember or want back. This is not the United States we talk about when we mention things like Normandy and Iwo Jima. This United States has been infiltrated at every level by insidious players of the worst kind.

And by the way, (not to change the subject too much as there are so many other tantalizing subjects on this laptop from hell), speaking of money laundering and the Bidens, it seems Hunter’s hookers may have also been in on the action–at you and I’s expense.

There’s only so much you can write about these crooks in a single solitary sitting. Knowledge is power, and when these people who have screwed us over all these decades have the nerve to infringe on our rights, we should all be ready to resist in any appropriate way necessary.