Rhino Senator Demanding Military Action In Ukraine Has Closer Financial Ties To Burisma Than Hunter Biden
Utah Senator Mitt Romney has started calling anyone who disagrees with him on the crisis in Ukraine a traitor. He’s been leading the charge for United States military intervention against Russia in Ukraine.
Romney has been pushing hard for a no-fly zone and to get the Ukrainians MIG fighter jets.
Stepping out of @ZelenskyyUa‘s address to Congress, I’m again moved by his monumental leadership and heroic courage. Being a world leader does indeed mean we have a responsibility to be a leader of freedom and peace. We must fulfill his request immediately. Get Ukraine the MiGs. pic.twitter.com/hBEYXGt5ZV
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) March 16, 2022
Regardless of your position on what to do about the Ukrainian crisis Romney isn’t exactly being transparent about his motives or his personal ties to Ukraine.
It turns out that Mitt Romney has closer ties to Burisma than Hunter Biden…
In 2020 Romney attempted to block an investigation into Hunter Biden and Burisma Holding under the guise that he believes people are tired of politically motivated investigations. However, he forgot to mention his strong ties to Burisma as well.
Romney is on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, whose chairman, Johnson held a vote to subpoena Andrii Telizhenko, a former consultant for a firm that Burisma hired to deal with allegations of corruption.
Tlizhenko has been cooperative however, without a subpoena he is bound by a non-disclosure agreement.
Initially, Romney held out trying to kill the vote before it even happened.
“There’s no question that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political,” Romney told reporters Thursday when asked about the upcoming subpoena vote. “I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations.”
“I would hope if there is something of significance that needs to be evaluated that would be done perhaps the FBI or some other agency that’s not as political as perhaps a committee of our body,” the Utah senator continued. “We also have a lot of work to do on matters that are not related to Burisma. We probably ought to focus on those things.”
Sen. Mitt Romney: “There’s no question that the appearance of looking into Burisma & Hunter Biden appears political… We also have a lot of work to do on matters that are not related to Burisma. We probably ought to focus on those things.” pic.twitter.com/2le3uUd8Yu
— The Hill (@thehill) March 5, 2020
Romney did vote for the subpoena but the investigation quickly fizzled out.
What Romney failed to mention is that he had personal ties to Burisma while Hunter Biden was on the board.
Way back in 2011 a top adviser to Mitt Romney, Joseph Cofer Black, joined Burisma’s board of directors while Hunter Biden was serving on Burisma’s board.
According to The New Yorker, Hunter joined Burisma’s board in April of 2014 and remained on it until he declined to renew his position this past May. Meanwhile, according to Burisma’s website, Black was appointed in February of 2017 and continues to serve on its board. The timelines would indicate that Black and Biden worked together at Burisma.
This means that in the fall leading up to the 2012 presidential election Romney’s foreign policy advisor ended up on the board of Burisma working with the current Vice Presidents son.
Like we said, regardless of what your position on Ukraine is (and there are many) it’s important to know that one of the guys beating the war drums has a deep financial interest inside the country.