‘No-Names Are a Nobody’: Burisma Board Member Says Hunter Biden Was Chosen Because of His Name

FILE PHOTO: Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game between Georgetown University and Duke University in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2010. Picture taken January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game between Georgetown University and Duke University in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2010. Picture taken January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A former Polish president, Aleksander Kwasniewski, told The Associated Press that Hunter Biden was chosen to be on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings because of his relationship to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Kwasniewski added that he was chosen to be on the board because he was the president of Poland, saying, “No-names are a nobody.”

“I understand that if someone asks me to be part of some project, it’s not only because I’m so good, it’s also because I am Kwasniewski and I am a former president of Poland. And this is all inter-connected. No-names are a nobody. Being Biden is not bad. It’s a good name.”

However, Kwasniewski denied that Burisma ever tried to use Hunter Biden’s relationship to influence the elder Biden.

“He was a normal member of this group. We didn’t ask him — and he never said anything — about his father.”

He also rejected claims that Biden was not qualified to be on the board of an energy company, saying he provided the company with information on the American perspective on a variety of issues.

“He collected information,” Kwasniewski said. “He was useful for us because he knew something that we didn’t know.”

Kwasniewski took a shot at President Donald Trump when he was asked about Trump’s comments calling the younger Biden a “disgrace.”

“This man is speaking about someone who is disgraced? Donald Trump? It should be forbidden for him.”

While Kwasniewski denied that Burisma tried to leverage Hunter Biden for the good of the company, The Wall Street Journal reported that a consulting firm hired by Burisma mentioned him and another “high profile” U.S. citizen in an email request for a State Department meeting.

In an October interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach, Biden defended himself against allegations he was not qualified to be on Burisma’s board.

“I was vice chairman of the board of Amtrak for five years. I was the chairman of the board of the U.N. World Food Program. I was a lawyer for Boies Schiller Flexner, one of the most prestigious law firms in — in the world,” he said. “I think that I had as much knowledge as anybody else that was on the board — if not more.”

However, when pressed by Robach, Biden admitted that if he had a different last name, he probably would not have been picked.

“I don’t know. I don’t know. Probably not, in retrospect. But that’s — you know — I don’t think that there’s a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn’t Biden.”

His position on the board led Trump to push the new Ukrainian president to open an investigation into Burisma and the Bidens, which sparked the ongoing impeachment probe.

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Bob
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To bad confuction and syphilis but what the bidens did is EXACTLY what we should be punishing. The people around the Trump and Trump himself, has not been anything close to that except maybe in your own mind? even though we know you do not have one. You are typical demonrats that change the subject to something that is either a lie or completely made up because you have NO real argument at all. Anything to protect your communist leaders.

General Confusion
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“Biden and his son are examples of what needs to be cleaned up.” Bob Cottam I am confused. So, if Biden and his son are examples of what needs to be cleaned up, then will you apply the SAME scrutiny to Ivanka and Jared, Moscow Mitch and his wife, and the nephew(?) of Pence, Ben Carson and his son, etc, etc? You do realize that their “crimes” are based on the same principle that governs your concerns with the Bidens, right? It is called corruption and in THIS country it is legal, encouraged, protected. Until you recognize and call out… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Was Nikki Haley chosen for Boeing Board membership for her expertise in aerospace? William Weldon chosen for Exxon’s board for his expertise in oil drilling? WHAT is the crime in the U.S. or Ukraine that IJR posters perceive Hunter is in violation? Has Trump or Giuliani or Nunes, or Hannity shared WHAT the crime is and where we can locate it in the U.S. Law Enforcement Code? Will we find it the same place they thought having a private server was located?

Bob Cottam
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Biden and his son are examples of what needs to be cleaned up. The only one believing you Joe is you and your son!

Craig
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No one had to say anything specific. All done with a wink and a nod.

Mark Schlesinger
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I said Scamtrak and the damned UN. Biteme’s spawn must run Spellcheck, Inc.

Mark Schlesinger
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On boy! Scandal and the canned UN. Two of the world’s leading corrupted money pits. I guess he IS qualified.

General Confusion
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“Hunter Biden was chosen to be on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings because of relationship to former Vice President Joe Biden.” Article

And…?

I am confused.

What happened with Hunter is nothing unusual. In this country, this type of corruption is allowed, legal and encouraged. If you don’t LIKE or are CONCERNED about corruption, then why don’t you DO something about it?

Elect politicians who are less likely or less able to be taken in by this type of corruption, who will write laws to control it, etc. Don’t blame others when the remedy is in our own hands.

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