Report on Activities by former Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Biden Associates in Ukraine involving Energy Corporation Burisma
There is substantial and compelling evidence to support an independent investigation into Hunter Biden and his associates for potential violations of federal law in connection with their work on behalf of foreign entity Burisma Holdings.
Burisma Case Should Focus Domestically, Not on Violations of Ukrainian Laws
Vice President Joe Biden has artfully played the media into focusing on whether Burisma or Hunter Biden broke Ukrainian laws by corruptly obtaining oil and gas rights. This misdirection ignores the far more obvious ways in which Hunter Biden and some of his Burisma associates could have violated U.S. laws by illegally working as foreign agents for Burisma. At the outset, it is important to correct the record and appropriately frame the Burisma case: Potential violations of Ukrainian laws are not a legal prerequisite for any U.S. investigation into wrongdoing.
Investigation Threshold Much Lower Than Overt Act of Quid Pro Quo Corruption
Vice President Joe Biden need not have engaged in an overt act of quid pro quo corruption to establish grounds for an investigation into Hunter Biden’s Burisma activities. The standard of quid pro quo corruption is a false standard.
Investigation into Burisma Should Not Be Influenced by Bias & Political Influence
Political associates of President Trump have been the subject of Justice Department investigations for similar activities, for which they were charged under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Compelling evidence suggest numerous FARA violations in the Biden-Burisma case that mirror the cases brought by special counsel Robert Mueller and the U.S. Department of Justice against numerous Trump associates, including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. In the interest of the fair and equal application of the law, the U.S. Justice Department must, at the very least, investigate FARA violations arising from Hunter Biden’s work on behalf of Burisma.
Failure to Report Work for Foreign Entity, Even in Good-Standing, Violates U.S. law
This report identifies key areas for a federal investigation into Burisma Holdings, Hunter Biden, and Biden associates that are independent from any claims of overt quid pro quo corruption. Specifically, the most compelling evidence suggests possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by unregistered foreign agents.