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Schweizer: Obama Made Biden Pointman On Ukraine Two Months Before Son Joined Burisma Board

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Wednesday on FNC's "Special Report," author Peter Schweizer spoke about allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden involving his son's business dealings in Ukraine and China. In his book, "Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends" Schweizer makes the case that Hunter Biden took advantage of his father being the Obama administration's point man for dealing with Ukraine and China to land lucrative business deals in those countries that he would otherwise have been unable to make.

"In February 2014, the Yanukovich government falls, the Russians move into Crimea, there is a crisis situation. Joe Biden becomes the point person on the Western response in Ukraine," Schweizer explained. "Literally two months after that event, Hunter Biden and Devin Archer are appointed to the board of directors of Burisma, which is a notoriously corrupt energy company."





"The problem is," he said. "Just like in China, in the case of Ukraine, he has no background that would warrant him getting this position. He has no background in energy policy, and he certainly has no background and Ukraine."

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BRET BAIER: Fast forward from December 2013, a few months, this Ukrainian deal starts to develop.

PETER SCHWEIZER: That's right. It is very curious, Bret. Joe Biden is appointed the point-person to two countries on policy: China and Ukraine. And in both of those countries, they happen to be the epicenters of Hunter Biden's business activities.

So in February 2014, the Yanukovich government falls, the Russians move into Crimea, there is a crisis situation. Joe Biden becomes the point person on the Western response in Ukraine.

Literally two months after that event, Hunter Biden and Devin Archer are appointed to the board of directors of Burisma, which is a notoriously corrupt energy company. There are a lot of private equity firms that would report at the time that they would not deal with Burisma because of its origins. We know that payday is huge because we have financial records that indicate that Hunter Biden and Devin Archer were each paid $83,000 a month for serving on that board. Hunter Biden joined the board in April of 2014 and he remained there until earlier this year. So his take was more than $3 million. The problem is, Bret, just like in China, in the case of Ukraine, he has no background that would warrant him getting this position. He has no background in energy policy, and he certainly has no background and Ukraine.

BRET BAIER: On the financial documents, it's listed, "Robert Biden."

PETER SCHWEIZER: Yes, that's right. That's his legal name, Robert H. Biden. What you see in that financial account, Bret, is really kind of something unusual. You see the money coming from Burisma and Ukraine, but there's also a lot of other foreign money that's moving into that account that we can't account for.


Watch the full interview via Wednesday's edition of FOX News Channel's "Special Report":

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