Hunter Biden ‘sent money to people associated with Eastern European prostitution’, GOP report claims
Hunter Biden is said to have sent “thousands of dollars” to people who may have been involved in Eastern European prostitution and sex trafficking rings, according to a report released by Senate Republicans on Wednesday.
The report cited unspecified data indicating that Biden ‘sent money to non-resident alien women in the United States who are citizens of Russia and Ukraine and who subsequently transferred money received from Hunter Biden to individuals in Russia and Ukraine. ‘
The 87-page report was released Wednesday by the Republican-led Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Finance Committee, and focuses on Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine.
A report released by a group of Senate Republicans led by Senator Ron Johnson (left) claims Hunter Biden (right) sent thousands of dollars to individuals who may have been associated with Eastern European prostitution and sex trafficking rings
“The data also shows that some of these transactions are related to what appears to be an” Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring. “
The allegations were cited in a footnote to a section of the report that addresses “ criminal concerns and extortion threats ” involving Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family, the Biden said. New York Post.
The report also mentions “extensive public reporting on Hunter Biden’s alleged involvement in prostitution services.”
“Records registered with the committees do not directly confirm or disprove these individual reports,” the report says.
However, they confirm that Hunter Biden has sent thousands of dollars to individuals who: 1) have been involved in transactions consistent with potential human trafficking; 2) Collaboration with the adult entertainment industry; or 3) possible association with prostitution. ‘
The report also revealed that Biden had a “financial relationship” with the widow of a Moscow mayor who was impeached on allegations of corruption.
In the report, Joe Biden was not implicated in an offense but focused on his son Hunter, who he said “cashed in” on his father’s position by joining the board of a Ukrainian gas company.
It also mentions that on Valentine’s Day in 2014, Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca Thornton company received a $ 3.5 million wire from Elena Baturina, a Russian billionaire and the widow of former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov.
Hunter Biden had a ‘financial relationship’ with the ex-wife of a Moscow mayor who was impeached on corruption charges, according to a report by Republican senators.
Biden’s firm received a $ 35 million bank transfer from Elena Baturina (left and right with Vladimir Putin), the richest woman in Russia with a $ 1.2 billion fortune
In 2010, Russian President fired Luzhkov as mayor on allegations of corruption, which were never proven in court before his death last year.
Baturina, with an estimated fortune of $ 1.2 billion, is Russia’s richest woman. Much of her fortune was built with construction company Inteco, which dominated the Moscow construction industry, thanks in part to lucrative government contracts.
The GOP report also states that between May 6, 2015 and December 8, 2015, Baturina sent 11 wire transfers in the amount of $ 391,968.21 to a bank account of BAK USA LLC, a technology startup based in Buffalo, New York. The transactions all listed ‘Loan Agreement’ in the payment details section.
Nine of the 11 transactions, totaling $ 241,797.14, were first sent from Baturina’s accounts to a Rosemont Seneca Thornton bank account, which was then transferred to BAK USA, according to the report.
BAK USA, which proposed to produce computer tablets in conjunction with unnamed Chinese partners, has been repeatedly touted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a success story in its tax-relief scheme to lure startups.
The company filed for bankruptcy in 2019 with $ 39.4 million in debt and only $ 147,000 in assets. It is unclear what relationship Hunter Biden or his company had with the now-defunct company.
Baturina is the widow of former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov (with her above). In 2010, Russian President fired Luzhkov as mayor over corruption allegations, which have never been proven
The report also highlighted payments Baturina made to Hunter Biden’s company, which were then passed on to a Buffalo tech startup touted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (above). The startup, BAK USA, later went bankrupt with a net debt of $ 39 million
Joe Biden’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request from DailyMail.com on Wednesday to comment on his alleged financial relationship with Baturina.
However, Biden’s campaign immediately planned the report, released six weeks before the election, as an attempt by an ally of President Donald Trump to harm his opponent.
The campaign said the investigation was based on “ a long-disproved, hardcore right-wing conspiracy theory ” and, even before the report was released, made a detailed statement with the aim of refuting point-by-point allegations that had long been debunked by the media. organizations and by US and Ukrainian officials.
Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine remains a prominent line of attack in conservative circles on the way to the election.
Trump himself has repeatedly drawn attention to the matter, requesting Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, spurring an impeachment case against him.
In the report, Joe Biden was not implicated in any wrongdoing but focused on his son Hunter, who he said “ cashed in ” his father’s position as vice president.
He continues to trumpet the claims even as his own government has warned of a concerted Russian effort to belittle Joe Biden, claiming that a Ukrainian lawmaker involved in spreading an ‘baseless’ anti-Biden story is an’ active Russian agent ‘. for more than a decade.
The investigation, conducted by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Finance Committee, sparked strong political divisions.
Democrats have accused Republican Senator Ron Johnson, the chairman of Homeland Security, of a politically motivated initiative at a time when they say the committee should focus on the pandemic response and other less partisan issues.
Johnson has admitted in interviews that he hoped to finish the report before the election, telling The Associated Press last month that the “American people deserve the truth” about his investigation.
But he was also on the defensive over Democratic accusations that his research served to amplify Russian disinformation. He has denied receiving information from Andrii Derkach, the Ukrainian legislature selected by intelligence officials.