Obama State Department Worried About Hunter Biden Conflict Questions

Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, arrives to testify before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The House impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump heard testimony Friday that the Obama-era State Department was so concerned about the role of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son in the Ukrainian energy sector that they prepped the future U.S. ambassador on the issue before her confirmation hearings in 2016.

In her earlier testimony behind closed doors, former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovich told investigators that she was coached to answer the question “What can you tell us about Hunter Biden being named to the board of Burisma?” before her confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate, according to a portion of the transcript read aloud by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) Friday.

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Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, served on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Group from 2014 until April of this year. At the time, his father — vice president at the time — was tasked by the administration of former President Barack Obama with helping Ukraine reduce corruption.

The Trump administration has alleged that Hunter Biden was capitalizing on his father’s name when he accepted the position.

In the ongoing impeachment proceedings against Trump, Republicans have sought permission to question Hunter Biden about his role at Burisma, but have been rebuffed by the Democrats. In Friday’s hearings, Stefanik said Yovanovich’s assertion offers further evidence that Biden should be questioned.

“So for the millions of Americans watching, President Obama’s own State Department was so concerned about potential conflicts of interest from Hunter Biden’s role at Burisma that they raised it themselves while prepping this wonderful ambassador nominee before her confirmation,” Stefanik said. “And yet our Democratic colleagues and the chairman of this committee cry foul when we dare ask that same question that the Obama State Department was so concerned about. But we will continue asking it.”

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William Conley
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The fact this isn’t being actually reported on the same scale as anything Trump does should speak volumes on the reliability of the MSM. She says she was being coached aka told to lie and what the “truth” actually is. Says she’s the Obama administration was concerned with Hunter Biden. After she said they had no issues I mean the Democrats and especially Schiff think the people are insanely stupid.

Allen Zabel
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Worried? They should be.
Pandora’s box, is now open.

ron
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How many times has this happen that Trump does something that bo has done but the media dismisses it. That was then ‘this is now. Corruption in Ukraine, children in cages, handling of illegal immigrants, replacing ambassadors,

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