Vivek Ramaswamy suggests U.S. aid to Ukraine may be ‘repayment’ for alleged Hunter Biden ‘bribe’

Republican presidential hopeful suggested on Saturday that the U.S. may be sending billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine as “repayment” for a “corrupt” payment allegedly made to President Joe Biden and son, Hunter, from Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings.

Speaking at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Ramaswamy said, according to NBC News, “The purpose of the U.S. military [is] to advance American interests, to protect the homeland. Not to aimlessly fight some random war that’s arguably a repayment for a private bribe that a family member of the United States received, $5 million from Burisma.”

As BizPac Review reported in June, the FBI finally provided to the House Oversight Committee a form in which a confidential human source alleged that both then-Vice President Biden and Hunter were paid $5 million payment from an executive at Burisma, where Hunter Biden enjoyed a seat on the board, in exchange for shutting down an investigation into the company by Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin.

The alleged bribery scam was given more credence by the testimony of Hunter’s former friend and business partner, Devon Archer, who told Congress behind closed doors that, among other things, Hunter’s “value” to the Burisma board was his access to his then-vice president father Joe Biden and his ability to use the Biden “brand” as “defensive leverage.”

Joe Biden was present on speakerphone for at least 20 meetings between his son and foreign business associates.

“Was the payment to Hunter Biden corrupt? Absolutely it was,” Ramaswamy stated on Saturday. “Do I think that it has some relationship towards our posture toward Ukraine? I think it’s likely that it does.”

The candidate has not shied away from criticizing America’s involvement in the Ukrainian war with Russia.

On Friday, Ramaswamy said in a post on X, “I reject the consensus that ‘winning’ in Ukraine is a vital U.S. interest.”

“Nearly the entire GOP field rails against Biden,” he continued, “but cut through the grandstanding & it turns out they’re solidly with him on the most important foreign policy issue of our time. America First 2.0.”

“I do not believe this war advances American interests,” he stated in the accompanying video. “I do not believe we should be spending two hundred billion dollars of taxpayer money to protect somebody else’s border halfway around the world when we could use it to protect our own border here at home.”

“I don’t believe that Ukraine is some model of democracy,” he boldly said. “That is a farce. This is an autocratic state that has banned eleven opposition parties, that has consolidated all media into one state media arm. And so, the idea that we are defending democracy against autocracy, these are two different thugs going at each other in some other part of the world.”


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