The sequence of leaks totally gives credence to this possibility.
The initial leaks to the fake Washington Post only vaguely mention a foreign leader, a "promise," but make no mention of Biden.
Being a fake news outlet, of course they ran with the story.
WaPo then got another leak that it was about Ukraine, and still mentioned a promise, but still made mention the Biden angle.
Then, WHAM! The Wall Street Journal revealed it was about Ukraine, Biden's son, and debunked there was any squid-pro-row.
The Journal does straight, down the middle reporting. Nothing in the article would indicate it was an intentional leak. But the revelation that it invovled Biden requires that now all fake news outlets also rehash the Biden angle.
These stories get better and better. Thick as thieves these people are. So 2 of the 3 people involved in this mess are related to big time politicians. The one who is caught doing something(ponzi scheme) was the non politician related partner.
John Kerry’s son cut business ties with Hunter Biden over Ukrainian oil deal
by Alana Goodman
| August 27, 2019 06:30 AM John Kerry’s stepson rushed to play damage control at the State Department after his business partner Hunter Biden cut a deal with an oligarch-owned Ukrainian gas company in 2014, according to internal State Department correspondence obtained by the Washington Examiner.
The correspondence adds to the questions about Biden's business activities, which have dogged the 2020 Democratic primary campaign of his father Joe. Hunter Biden's long history of drug and alcohol abuse, which contributed to his divorce and his dismissal from the Navy Reserve, has also attracted unwelcome publicity for the Democratic front-runner.
An email released to the Washington Examiner shows that Biden’s decision to join the board of Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings sparked immediate concern within his inner circle about the political optics. Biden’s father Joe — now vying for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination — was then vice president and overseeing the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.
At the time, Hunter Biden, now 49, and Christopher Heinz, the stepson of then-Secretary of State John Kerry, co-owned Rosemont Seneca Partners, a $2.4 billion private equity firm. Heinz’s college roommate, Devon Archer, was managing partner in the firm. In the spring of 2014, Biden and Archer joined the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company that was at the center of a U.K. money laundering probe. Over the next year, Burisma reportedly paid Biden and Archer’s companies over $3 million.
Hours after Biden’s board appointment went public on May 13, 2014, Heinz emailed Matt Summers and David Wade, two of his stepfather’s top aides at the State Department.
“Apparently Devon and Hunter both joined the board of Burisma and a press release went out today,” wrote Heinz. “I cant speak why they decided to, but there was no investment by our firm in their company.”
The email was obtained through a public information request filed by the conservative nonprofit group Citizens United. The organization said the email raises questions about why Heinz was in touch with the State Department about Biden’s business dealings.
“This email raises a lot of questions. Why would Chris Heinz distance himself from Hunter Biden’s decision to join Burisma’s board in an email to John Kerry’s senior staff at the State Department?” said Citizens United President David N. Bossie in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “It’s time for Joe Biden to answer questions about his family’s business in the Ukraine and what his own role was in those dealings.”
“These are questions that congressional oversight committees should be demanding answers to,” he added.
Heinz’s spokesperson told the Washington Examiner that he was not involved in the Burisma deal and has not been invested in Rosemont Seneca Partners since 2015.
“Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Through Rosemont Capital, Mr. Heinz owned a minority interest in Rosemont Seneca Partners until 2015,” said Heinz’s spokesperson Chris Bastardi. “Neither Mr. Heinz, nor any business in which he had an interest, was involved in Burisma.”
Heinz was troubled by his partners’ decision to join the Burisma board and immediately took steps to end his business relationship with Biden and Archer, according to a source familiar with the situation.
In 2014 and 2015, Burisma paid $3.4 million to a company called Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC, according to the New York Times. That company paid Biden up to $50,000 a month, according to the report. During the same time period, Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire its lead prosecutor who was investigating wrongdoing at Burisma, raising questions from critics about whether this was related to his son’s position at the gas company.
Biden stepped down from the Burisma board this year, before his father announced his presidential run. Archer was convicted for his role in an unrelated Ponzi scheme last November, but was recently granted a new trial.
Good point, let's take a look at the Trumpster's timeline..
The House Intelligence Committee includes an investigation into a July 25 call with a yet unmentioned country.
July 28: DNI Dan Coats exit announced
On July 28, Dan Coats, Trump's long-serving director of national intelligence, issued his resignation, which was announced via a tweet from the president.
"I would like to thank Dan for his great service to our Country. The Acting Director will be named shortly," Trump tweeted at the time.
Aug. 8: Sue Gordon announces resignation
Shortly after Coats's exit was announced, his top deputy and expected replacement as acting DNI, Sue Gordon, announced her resignation as well. Gordon's resignation was also announced via a tweet from Trump.
Aug. 15: Maguire steps in as acting DNI
Maguire, formerly director of the National Counterterrorism Center, was sworn in as acting director of national intelligence.
Sept. 2: Maguire misses congressional deadline
Sept. 2 passed, and Maguire declined to issue a report on the whistleblower claim to members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, which Democrats have since said was a violation of the law.
Sep. 26: Maguire scheduled to testify before Congress
Pelosi is on Team Investigation. Glad to have her onboard. 45 is not protected by executive privilege in this case.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urged the Trump administration on Friday to release a whistleblower complaint from someone in the intelligence community that reportedly details a troubling "promise" the president made to a foreign leader, saying the complaint raises "grave, urgent concerns for our national security."
"We must be sure that the President and his Administration are conducting our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, not the President's personal interest," Pelosi said in a statement.
"The President and Acting [Director of National Intelligence's] stonewalling must end immediately, and the whistleblower must be provided with every protection guaranteed by the law to defend the integrity of our government and ensure accountability and trust."
The whistleblower complaint has been the subject of intense speculation in Washington after it was initially reported Wednesday evening. The Washington Post and The New York Times later reported that the complaint specifically centered around Ukraine.
The Dems will put on the dog and pony show. However, they don't want this to go anywhere. Everyone knows Biden's Son was a fuck up. Everyone knows Uncle Joe used his position as VP to strong arm multiple countries. The Left doesn't want an investigation that leads to the Obama White House.
Sadly, this is DOA.