Biden’s son got job at Burisma due to family name: former Polish president

World politics and businesses in Ukraine.

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: AP/TVP Info

Hunter Biden was chosen for the directors’ board of Ukrainian Burisma Holding due to his father’s political power, former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski is now on record as saying. Kwaśniewski himself has earned €1 million through his dealings with Burisma.

“As far as I understand, if someone offers me to become a part of a project, it’s not only because I’m that good, but also because I’m Kwaśniewski and the former president of Poland. It’s not bad to be a Biden. It’s a good surname,” Kwaśniewski told Associated Press in an interview last week.

U.S. President Donald Trump is currently being threatened by impeachment procedures due to accusations of pressuring Ukrainian authorities to initiate probes into former US Vice President Joe Biden.

In reality, an investigation on Burisma was being carried out in Ukraine long before the impeachment inquiry. In 2016, Joe Biden, who was then the vice president, is accused of forcing the dismissal of Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin after he initiated an investigation into the gas company Burisma Holdings, which was employing Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

Joe Biden actually bragged about getting the Ukrainian prosecutor fired in January 2018.


In another interesting development, Aleksander Kwaśniewski’s surname appeared in the hearings concerning the Burisma affair, as he himself is still a member of Burisma’s board of directors.

TVP journalist Michał Rachoń shared in one of his November programs that despite Kwaśniewski being an area of focus in the U.S. Congress during the impeachment hearings, the topic has not gained traction in Polish media.

Rachoń pointed out in reference to invoices revealed by “Gazeta Polska Codziennie”, that Kwaśniewski has earned €1 million in his dealings with Burisma Holding, the company which is at the core of the massive American political scandal.

The journalist explained that the former Polish president has stated that he has nothing more to share about the matter, as he has already been interviewed about this issue by Polish media.

Rachoń admitted that although Kwaśniewski has not broken any laws, “this is not the first time that Aleksander Kwaśniewski’s name appears in association with American investigations concerning political lobbying.”

Kwaśniewski was also connected with the Paul Manafort scandal, Trump’s former election campaign manager, who was sentenced to prison for financial crimes.

Michał Rachoń believed that the whole affair with Ukraine shows the pathology of the post-communist system, as a former Polish president is now associated with the two largest U.S. political crises in the last four years.

“The authority of the Polish state is being sold to, in reality, an authoritarian pro-Russian regime or its people,” the journalist emphasized.


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