On Wednesday, Andriy Derkach, a member of Ukraine’s Parliament, held a news conference hosted by wire service Interfax-Ukraine. In it, he accused former Vice President Joe Biden of accepting almost $1 million for consulting services from Ukraine energy giant Burisma while he was in office.
Rudy Giuliani was on ‘Hannity’ last night to describe these alleged payoffs to the Bidens and to detail an allegedly active role played by Joe Biden in closing criminal cases in Ukraine.
Giuliani, the President’s personal attorney briefly addressed impeachment and then talked about Joe Biden receiving what could be laundered funds from Ukraine through a company affiliated with Biden. The information came out during a press conference held by a member of Parliament in Ukraine on Wednesday.
Giuliani said, “Do you think we’re going to hear [from] the press that a member of the parliament in Ukraine held a press conference today and — name was Andriy Derkach, you won’t hear this on the news, ladies, and gentlemen, because they censor it, you only get the news the Dems want you to hear — Derkach publicized documents which he said described the mechanisms for getting money by Biden Sr.”
INFORMATION FROM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE UKRAINE PARLIAMENT
According to the former New York City mayor, quoting the Ukrainian Parliament member, Andriy Derkach, money was laundered to Biden senior, Devon Archer, and Hunter Biden. Furthermore, he claims Joe Biden actively closed cases in Ukraine.
Describing the alleged mechanism used to launder money, and presenting documents, the “senior” member of Parliament said money was transferred to Biden senior through a lobbying company in the amount of $900,000. The money was allegedly transferred to the U.S.-based lobbying company, Rosemont Seneca, which is said to be affiliated with Biden. The payment was for “consultative services.”
JOE BIDEN ASSISTED IN CLOSING CRIMINAL CASES AND GOT AN ILLEGAL PAYOFF?
Giuliani said, Then he — the Parliament member — goes on to describe another $16.5 million payment, a laundered payment involving Devin Archer and Hunter Biden, “using economic and political levers of power, influencing Ukrainian authorities, and manipulating the issue of providing financial aid, Joe Biden actively assisted in closing criminal cases” in Ukraine of two men, one the founder of Burisma group.
One of the men is the former Ukrainian ecology minister Mykola Zlochevsky who is the founder and owner of Burisma group.
Giuliani goes on to describe Zlochevsky. “He’s a major oligarch, stole $5 billion from his people. He very suspiciously was allowed to come back. His case got dismissed when they dismissed Hunter Biden’s case, but he’s the guy who paid the 16.5 million and the 900,000 to the Bidens — well it wasn’t 16.5, it was more like 8 million to the Biden group.”
Biden got the case dismissed and this guy is walking free.
“Biden, his son and his brother had a 30-year-long scam to make money, millions, selling his public office,” Giuliani said.
He continued, “This guy is one of the major criminals of Ukraine and he’s now walking around free because Joe Biden got the case dismissed. This gentleman has said that this information should be turned over to the Department of Justice for their own purposes. They should investigate it and I’m going to tell you why Sean. They suspect that the President of Ukraine received a very major bribe in order to tank this case. I’m not saying Biden was involved in the bribe but it’s the only thing he wasn’t involved in. This case stinks. They can run away from it all they want.”
He also told Sean to keep his eye on China and Romania for similar information to come out.
It’s not at all clear that this will prove to be accurate. Ukraine is a very corrupt country. The conference was hosted by a Russian-run wire service. The evidence is meant to exculpate Ukraine’s current president, Volodymyr Zelensky, and pin electoral interference in American politics on Ukraine’s former leaders who were tight with the Kremlin.
It’s all very confusing, and fantastical, but the Ukraine official claims to have the documents to prove it.