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    Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    The US butts into Ukrainian and Russian affairs and the VP's son has a job with a Ukrainian energy company, suspicious?


    Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Biden
    In the span of a few weeks, an energy firm little-known inside the United States added two members to its board of directors ó scoring connections to Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden in the bargain.



    On April 22, Cyprus-based Burisma announced that financier Devon Archer had joined its board. Archer, who shared a room in college with Kerryís stepson, Christopher Heinz, served as national finance co-chair for the former senatorís 2004 presidential campaign.
    Then, on Monday, the firm announced that Bidenís younger son, R. Hunter Biden, would join the board of directors.
    Why would the company, which bills itself as Ukraineís largest private gas producer, need such powerful friends in Washington?
    The answer might be the companyís holdings in Ukraine. They include, according to the firmís website, permits to explore in the Dnieper-Donets Basin in the countryís eastern regions, home to an armed pro-Russian separatist movement. They also include permits to explore in the Azov-Kuban Basin of the strategic Crimean peninsula, annexed earlier this year by Moscow.
    Itís not clear what will happen to energy firms, like Burisma, that aim to explore and exploit potential deposits in those areas. Neither the Archer nor the Biden announcement explicitly mentions the unrest, and itís not clear exactly when their discussions to join the board began. In an April 23 Q&A, the transcript of which appears on Burismaís website, Archer said he had been approached ďa few months agoĒ about the opportunity to consult for the oil company. The announcement of his directorship came less than a month after the disputed vote in Crimea to rejoin Russia.
    The White House and the vice presidentís office denied there was anything untoward about Bidenís appointment.
    ďHunter Biden and other members of the Biden family are obviously private citizens and where they work does not reflect an endorsement by the administration or by the Vice President or President,Ē said President Barack Obamaís press secretary, Jay Carney. ďBut I would refer you to the Vice Presidentís office.Ē
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    Energy as in fossil fuel?
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    Re: Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    Why not?

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    Re: Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    They hired Biden's son because they hope two shotgun blasts will scare Putin.
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    Re: Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The US butts into Ukrainian and Russian affairs and the VP's son has a job with a Ukrainian energy company, suspicious?
    No, it's not suspicious. They are both in finance and were hired to help the company reach out to American investors. I think it's called "capitalism".

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    Re: Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    That was funny....

    As to why, but of course to get some of that billion in foreign aid being handed out.....what'd you expect feinsteins hubby (again)?


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    They hired Biden's son because they hope two shotgun blasts will scare Putin.

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    Re: Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    Wow and if it were chennys daughter you'd be begging for an investigation, charges and front page news of a scandal.


    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    No, it's not suspicious. They are both in finance and were hired to help the company reach out to American investors. I think it's called "capitalism".

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    Re: Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    Nothing to see here, it's called corruption, but don't look at it...

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    Re: Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Wow and if it were chennys daughter you'd be begging for an investigation, charges and front page news of a scandal.
    If they're not breaking the law why should I care....better yet, why do you care what Biden and Kerry's sons do? They're adults and private citizens just like you. And their fathers aren't any more responsible for them than your father is for you.

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    Re: Why did an energy firm with big assets in Ukraine hire Joe Bidenís son?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    If they're not breaking the law why should I care....better yet, why do you care what Biden and Kerry's sons do? They're adults and private citizens just like you. And their fathers aren't any more responsible for them than your father is for you.
    Oh, now breaking the law, or not, makes a difference!
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