by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
As a retired oilfield training engineer, I have traveled to 38 different countries. I have worked in Russia and China. I have never been in Ukraine but I have been in Romania, which is just across the border. Not once in my travels to these countries has any of their citizens come to me and said, “We love Americans and want them to like us. To promote greater friendship with America, we make American visitors feel welcome. To do so, we give them large sums of money. We would like to give you three million dollars. Yours is in this package. We hope you enjoy it and remember your friends here.”
It’s different when you’re Hunter Biden. Hunter, who had little or no experience in management and none in the oil industry, went to Ukraine and a Ukrainian oil company instantly hired him with a salary of eighty thousand dollars a month. While Hunter was there, then-Vice President of the United States Joe Biden happened to notice that the Ukrainian government was investigating the oil company his son worked for. Joe felt the investigation was unfair and brought pressure on the Ukrainians to stop the investigation and fire the investigators.
Next, Hunter happened to make friends with some Russians and meet the Moscow mayor’s wife. Hunter, who is an outgoing young man, impressed her. She felt sorry for him having to struggle through life on eighty thousand dollars a month, so she reached in her purse and handed him three million dollars. She didn’t have any spools of thread in her purse, so there were no strings attached.
Back home, Hunter’s Daddy Joe was getting ready to make a trip to China. … While Hunter was walking around looking in the Forbidden City, he happened to meet some Chinese who out of kindness gave him thirty million dollars.