Former Polish President: Burisma Hired Hunter Biden for His Last Name
Written by R. Cort Kirkwood
The former president of Poland has confessed that Burisma Holdings hired Hunter Biden (shown) for one reason: He is former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
Though Aleksander Kwasniewski also told the Associated Press on Thursday that Hunter Biden never mentioned using his father to help the natural gas company, the admission confirms what everyone knows:
Burisma didn’t hire young Biden because he was a superstar in the legal profession, or because he knew anything about Ukraine or natural gas.
Beyond that, Kwasniewski can’t say what was going through Joe Biden’s mind when he forced Ukraine to fire the prosecutor who was probing Burisma, which had richly rewarded Hunter Biden for his last name.
And Kwasniewski’s emphasizing that Hunter Biden did nothing wrong is immaterial to what the Bidens did behind the scenes without Kwasniewski’s knowledge. He can’t testify to what he doesn’t know.
Of Course It Was His Name
Yet another hardline communist who segued smoothly into private enterprise after the Red Empire collapsed, Kwasniewski was president of Poland from 1995-2005 and now sits on Burisma’s board.
In an interview with AP, he confessed why Burisma hired Hunter Biden.
“I understand that if someone asks me to be part of some project it’s not only because I’m so good, it’s also because I am Kwasniewski and I am a former president of Poland,” he told AP. “And this is all inter-connected. No-names are a nobody. Being Biden is not bad. It’s a good name.”
Yet Kwasniewski said his Burisma colleagues didn’t expect Hunter Biden to get favors from the Obama Administration. Biden senior was Barack Obama’s point man on Ukraine.
“[Hunter Biden] was a normal member of this group,” the former president said. “We didn’t ask him — and he never said anything — about his father.”
Kwasniewski claimed that young Biden never mentioned his father, but instead helped Burisma with something he knew nothing about: “corporate governance, capital markets and gas drilling equipment, where Americans are world leaders,” as AP described his remarks.
“He collected information,” Kwasniewski told AP. “He was useful for us because he knew something that we didn’t know.”
Actually, Hunter Biden knew someone they didn’t know, but anyway, Burisma paid Hunter Biden handsomely. The vice president’s son raked in as much as $50,000 a month for services that he was unqualified to provide.
Peter Schweizer, the author of Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, explained why Burisma paid Hunter Biden so well.
“When you overlay the financial payments with the fact that Joe Biden as point person on Obama administration policy to Ukraine was steering billions of dollars of Western money to Ukraine it becomes crystal clear exactly why they were paying him money,” he told Fox talker Mark Levin. “They wanted access and they wanted to influence Joe Biden. And Joe Biden has been around a long time here, and he had to know exactly why his son was being paid.”
Even the leftist Atlantic admitted Biden-Burisma was “perfectly legal, socially acceptable corruption.”
Yet another strike against Biden is his long record as a raging drug addict. Corporations don’t typically seek advice from dope addicts, or ask them to join the board of directors.
So, again, we know why Burisma hired Hunter Biden.
Still, Kwasniewski’s interview does not explain the curious timeline of events that ended in the firing of the prosecutor who was investigating Burisma — and planning to interview Hunter Biden.
Burisma hired Hunter Biden in 2014, and he and his pals at Burisma met with top State Department officials in 2015 and 2016. Three of the key events are these, as The New American has reported, citing investigator John Solomon:
After Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin authorized a raid on the home of Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky’s home and the seizure of property, Burisma reps pushed the State Department to end Shokin’s probe.
The next month, Hunter Biden’s business partner Devon Archer met with Secretary of State John Kerry, and Vice President Biden ordered Ukraine to fire Shokin or face losing $1 billion in loan guarantees.
It was a straight quid pro quo: Fire Shokin, and get your money. Result: Shokin doesn’t meet with Hunter Biden.
Kwasniewski does not say, of course, why State Department officials were concerned about Hunter Biden’s work for Burisma, or why Biden senior’s staff dismissed those concerns.
But it does confirm once and for all why Burisma hired Hunter Biden.
R. Cort Kirkwood is a longtime contributor to The New American and a former newspaper editor.
Courtesy of The New American