Former President Donald Trump has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release any incriminating information his government may have on presidential son Hunter Biden.
In an interview with the Just the News television show on Real America’s Voice airing Tuesday, Trump cited a 2020 Senate report that revealed how Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina, the wife of Moscow’s mayor at the time, provided $3.5 million a decade ago to a company co-founded by President Joe Biden’s son, as well as unanswered questions about why the money was paid out, Just the News reported.
“She gave him $3.5 million so now I would think Putin would know the answer to that. I think he should release it,” Trump said in a wide-ranging interview at his Mar O Lago resort in Florida. “I think we should know that answer.”
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A grand jury in Delaware has been investigating Hunter Bjden’s business dealings for possible tax violations, foreign lobbying issues and money laundering. Hunter Biden has acknowledged the probe but denied wrongdoing.
Trump said he also would like to know more about Hunter Biden’s relationship with Ukrainian oligarch Nikolai Zlochevsky, the owner of the Burisma Holdings gas company that hired the Biden scion in 2014 to its board and paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
At the time, the State Department considered Burisma to be a corrupt company that made bribes to Ukrainian officials and viewed Hunter Biden’s relationship as having created the appearance of a conflict of interest because his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, oversaw U.S.-Ukraine policy.
Earlier this year, Just the News reported that Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings in Ukraine undermined the State Department’s anti-corruption policies.
“Now, you won’t get the answer from Ukraine,” Trump noted, a reference to his 2020 impeachment over allegedly seeking Ukraine’s help investigating Biden’s business dealing.
“How is it that the mayor of Moscow, his wife gave the Biden family three and a half million dollars? I think Putin now would be willing to probably give that answer,” Trump said. “I’m sure he knows.”