Trump: Russia's Sanctions on Biden Family Are a Reminder Hunter Got $3.5 Million From Moscow Mayor's Wife


Former President Donald Trump responded to Russia issuing sanctions against President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden by saying it is a reminder of the millions the Biden family allegedly received from the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.

Fox News reported the Bidens, along with other Biden administration officials and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have been put on a “stop list” that prevents them from traveling to Russia.

Moscow said the sanctions came in response to the U.S. imposing sanctions on Russian officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, because of the nation’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Russia just sanctioned Joe Biden. While that is a terrible thing, in so many ways, perhaps it will now be explained why the Biden family received 3.5 million dollars from the very wealthy former Mayor of Moscow’s wife,” Trump said in a statement Tuesday.

“During our Presidential Debate, ‘moderator’ Chris Wallace, then of Fox, would not let me ask that question. He said it was inappropriate,” the 45th president added.

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“Perhaps that’s why Biden has been so ‘slow on the draw’ with Russia. This is a really bad conflict of interest that will, perhaps now, be fully and finally revealed!” Trump said.

During their first presidential debate in September 2020, Trump asked Biden, “Why is it, just out of curiosity, the mayor of Moscow’s wife gave your son $3.5 million?

“That is not true,” Biden responded in reference to the payment Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow, allegedly paid to the Washington, D.C. firm Rosemont Senaca Thornton.

Hunter co-founded Rosemont Seneca in 2009, but it was unclear what his relationship was with Rosemont Seneca Thornton LLC, Politifact reported.

Hunter’s lawyer, George Mesires, denied that his client had a stake in the firm, but did not provide documentation to Politifact to substantiate the claim.

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a report in Sept. 2020 determining that Hunter is a co-founder of Rosemont Seneca Thornton and did get the payment.

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“Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow,” the report says on Page 5.

“What did he do to deserve it? What did he do with Burisma?” Trump also asked, referencing Hunter Biden’s reported monthly salary for serving on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings, Ltd.

“None of that is true,” Biden said.

Trump stated the pay was $183,000, though the New York Post reported Hunter was receiving $1 million per year, or $83,333 per month for consulting services from May 2014 to March 2017, when his pay was reduced to $41,500 per month.

“Hunter resigned from the Burisma board in April 2019, according to his lawyer George Mesires, after his controversial business dealings dogged his father’s presidential campaign,” the Post said.

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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