Things Americans don’t know or care about – The Hunter Biden Files

Filed in National by on May 21, 2014

1) Joe Biden has a son named Hunter.
2) Hunter just got a big payday from a Ukrainian gas company on account of his famous last name. (Not that he needs the dough.)
3) Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe.
4) People in other countries, like France, think it looks bad that Hunter took that job because President Obama is currently contending with some bullshit currently going down between Ukraine and Russia.
5) People in other countries, like France and Germany, pay more attention to world events than we do.
6) Some people in this country who are paid to care about what people in Europe think say that Hunter Biden’s new job clashes with the U.S. “narrative” that we are all about international law and human rights – and not about taking everybody’s oil and natural gas.
7)There is no number seven.

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  1. SussexAnon says:

    You mean the DC beltway lobbyist that suddenly moved back to Delaware to spend more time with his family when is Daddy got picked as VP?

    THAT Hunter?

  2. Yeah, totally unrelated to anything political that both Hunter Biden AND Devon Archer, who was finance co-chair for (now Sec’y of State) John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, get named to the board of an energy company with extensive holdings in eastern Ukraine. Had NOTHING to do with direct contacts to perhaps the two officials most visible in the showdown in Ukraine.

    Don’t these people have better things to do? I like Hunter Biden, but his entire career has been based on influence-peddling based on his contacts within both the family and the Democratic Party.

    Let’s get this straight. Yes, he’s a ‘private citizen’ and a ‘lawyer’. But that’s not the bleeping reason that he has been appointed to the board of Burisma Holdings, a corporation that, by the way, won’t even reveal who owns it. Strange, since in Hunter’s only statement on the appointment (written, by the way, not actually uttered in public, guess he’s learned something from Beau), he extols ‘transparency’. He can start by telling the world who owns the bleeping corporation on whose board he sits.

  3. Jason330 says:

    These comments are accurate, but they support my thesis that this story is going nowhere. For one thing, It happens in a country that is not the United States and therefor might be fictional (like Westeros or Belgium), or if real certainly populated by weirdos. And it does not involve a missing white girl or trapped miners.

  4. mediawatch says:

    Also not going anywhere because it involves a lawyer/lobbyist whose father will ride off into the sunset in two years and whose brother, regardless of what his emailed statements say, is not likely to be running for anything in ’16.
    So, Hunter is grabbing what he can while there’s someone around who can cut the corners for him. Not saying the gravy train is about to stop running for him, but three years from now it will be tougher for him to feed at the trough.

  5. Aint's Taking it Any More says:

    Why should anyone give a rat’s ass about Biden’s son being hired by foreign oil company?

    Because it might blur our foreign policy narrative? Since when did foreign policy become so clear that blurriness was a concern.

    Find something else to rant about.

  6. Geezer says:

    Or maybe because it shows what happens when you’re brought up in a den of thieves.

  7. Aint's Taking it Any More says:

    A den of thieves. Really. They asked. He accepted.

    The only people who have a legitimate right to whine about Hunter Biden’s new job are the mysterious owners of the company. If Hunter works out for them, then he will be their pride and joy. If he fails, then he’ll be their fool Either way, until someone shows that this Ukrainian oil company is dealing with the US, acting for the US, why should I care?

  8. Well, one reason is b/c the guy who the Wall Street Journal claims is running the company was in essence the environmental czar under the government that got run out of Ukraine…and he granted licenses to drill in the eastern Ukraine to…the company that he was running at the time. If he was running it.

    Of course, he claims that he is NOT the owner.

    So, Biden and Devon Archer were asked to join, and indeed did join, the board of a company that apparently benefited by a double-dealing public official and accepted. Even though nobody knows who owns the company.

    So it’s a lot more than “They asked. He accepted.” Especially when both Joe Biden and John Kerry are perhaps the two US officials most involved in the Ukrainian political crisis.

    Biden’s son and Kerry’s former finance co-chair stand to benefit from actions the US could take. As does the company on whose board they now sit. Which is why they’re there. Which seems like influence-peddling to me.

  9. SussexAnon says:

    The question you should be asking is, why hire these two to your board of directors? What access or expertise do they bring? Biden and Archer bring what exactly that is special and unique? Are they both energy experts? Experts on the Ukraine?

    Son of a VP and close confidant of the current Secretary of state.

    Yeah, nothing to see here.

  10. Aint's Taking it Any More says:

    Giving you a concession on every point – why care?

    A very well connected US citizen lands a position with a Ukranian oil company. The guy running it might be slug. Why is this a problem on my radar? Because some French intelligentsia thinks it blurs US foreign policy. Not moved. Maybe they benefit. Just as likely they don’t given the current climate – drilling rights in a separatist section held by a company on the wrong line of the separation.

    You are dancing in between the smoke and mirrors trying to suggest influence peddling. Maybe you’re right. Maybe not. Problem is you’re relying too much on duct tape to hold the point together. You’ve been listening to the wing nuts too long.

  11. Aint's Taking it Any More says:

    I do see something. I’m just not wiling to jump into conspiracy mode.

    Until there is something more tangible to this, the best we have is a bad hiring decision or maybe republican talking point for the Sunday morning news.