if there was ever a question in your mind on how Hunter Biden got onto the board at Burisma Holdings, wonder no more. When he was hired, Joe Biden was vice president and Hunter’s salary was one million a year. But after Biden left office Burisma cut Hunter’s pay in half. If he thought he deserved his job, he would have put up0 a squawk. But, he didn’t.
The New York Post reported:
From May 2014, Burisma Holdings Ltd. was paying Hunter $83,333 a month to sit on its board, invoices on his abandoned laptop show.
But in an email on March 19, 2017, Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi asked Hunter to sign a new director’s agreement and informed him “the only thing that was amended is the compensation rate.”
“We are very much interested in working closely together, and the remuneration is still the highest in the company and higher than the standard director’s monthly fees. I am sure you will find it both fair and reasonable.”
After the email, the amount listed on Hunter’s monthly Burisma invoices was reduced to $41,500, effective from May 2017. The amount was paid in Euros, at the rate of between 35,000 Euros and 36,100 Euros per month, based on currency fluctuations at the time.
No reason is given for the decrease in salary. The only change in circumstance appears to be that Hunter’s father was no longer in office.
In 2016, Hunter’s total income from Burisma was $999,996. In 2017 it dropped to $665,000, and then $498,000 in 2018.
Hunter Biden’s former associated Tony Bobulinski said Joe Biden was heavily involved in his son’s international business dealings. Hunter referred to his father as The Big Guy or my chairman.
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“Hunter Biden called his dad “the Big Guy” or “my Chairman” and frequently referenced asking him for the sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing. I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen first hand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”
A May 2017 text message previously released revealed Tony Bobulinski was warned by his business partner James Gilliar not to mention Joe Biden was involved.