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May 02, 2022

Joe Biden's Sanctioning Russian Oligarchs Close to Putin.
Except the Ones Who Are Business Partners With Crackhead Whoremonger "International Energy Expert" Hunter Biden, Of Course.

Want to guess who might have been left off the sanction list...?

House Republicans are demanding to know whether one of Russia's wealthiest women, who paid scandal-scarred Hunter Biden's company $3.5 million, is receiving preferential treatment from the Biden administration because she has not been targeted by Treasury Department sanctions.

The inquiry by the Republicans once again shines a light on criticism that the administration is not being transparent about whether the president discussed overseas business matters with his son or whether he is influenced by those relationships.

The GOP group, led by Rep. James Comer, the ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, sent a letter to the Treasury Department Thursday questioning why Elena Baturina has so far escaped the sanctions levied on Russians after the attack on Ukraine.

Baturina, the former wife of the late mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, wired $3.5 million in 2014 to a bank account held by Rosemont Seneca Thornton, an investment company founded by President Biden's son. ​

"​If​ ​the United States is avoiding sanctioning certain Russian oligarchs because of concerns they may attempt to influence American policy by exploiting Hunter Biden's connection with his father​ -- the President of the United States​ -- the American people deserve to know it​," the letter addressed to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says. ​ ​

The missive, obtained exclusively by The Post, ​directly questioned whether Baturina -- whose fortune is estimated at $1.4 billion -- is "being treated differently" from other "wealthy, politically-connected Russians" because of her ties with the president's son.

The GOP group, led by Rep. James Comer sent a letter to the Treasury Department questioning why Elena Baturina has so far escaped the sanctions levied on Russians.

Comer and the 18 other Republicans note that while Russia has slapped sanctions on Hunter Biden, his father, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and 10 other​ Americans​, the US has not imposed penalties on Baturina -- even though in 2018, the Trump administration classified her as a Russian "political figure and oligarch."

​"​Because Hunter Biden is now subject to sanctions issued by Russia, his foreign business dealings are of heightened importance​," reads the letter, which was also signed by Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Andy Biggs of Arizona.

"We request further information to determine whether Hunter Biden's relationships with Russian oligarchs are impacting the foreign policy decisions of the United States​," the Republicans say in the communication. ​

The Treasury Department did not respond to a request for comment.

Why would they. Why would they.

Must be a stutter in the Adminitration.

Baturina isn't the only oligarch connected to Hunter Biden who's escaped Sheriff Joe's sanctions.

Hunter Biden once met with a controversial Russian oligarch who's been sanctioned by the UK over the deadly invasion of Ukraine -- but hasn't faced any punishment from the US.

An itinerary for a three-day visit to the US by billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov shows a breakfast scheduled with President Biden's son at the swank Ritz-Carlton hotel near Central Park from 9 to 10 a.m. on March 14, 2012, investigative journalist Vicky Ward revealed on her Substack account Wednesday.

The Russian-language document was reportedly stored on a computer server at Sistema, the business conglomerate Yevtushenkov founded in 1993.

It was copied by a former Sistema insider who was "concerned by what it shows," Ward wrote.

A spokesman for Sistema confirmed to The Post on Friday that the meeting took place and said it was "among a number of other meetings as part of a routine business trip to the US to scout potential investment opportunities."

"Routine." A Russian oligarch meeting with then-Vice-President's crackhead, whoremonger, grift-chasing son.

How come Hunter's business partners and donors aren't being sanctioned? They're among the most mobbed-up gangsters in Putin's Russia.

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posted by Ace at 04:32 PM

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