Thursday, September 26, 2019

UPDATED: Mitt Romney adviser sits on Burisma board of directors

Payback time?


Failed Presidential candidate Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has been talking a massive amount of trash about President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky - in which Trump urged his foreign counterpart to investigate claims that former Vice President Joe Biden abused his office to help his son, Hunter Biden. 

From American Thinker:
Mitt Romney adviser sits on Burisma board of directors 
By Thomas Lifson 
Well, this is certainly an odd coincidence! In fact, when you dig in, you find an amazing series of coincidences. If you believe in coincidences when the CIA is involved, that is. 
Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign -- a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels -- sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications. 
And it also an odd coincidence that Mitt has as CNN puts it “been a lone Republican voice expressing concern about President Donald Trump's July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked Ukraine's President to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family.” 
Still more oddly coincidental is the background of Mitt’s adviser deep in the CIA, part of the intelligence community that has “six ways from Sunday” in foiling a mere president who might oppose them, according to Chuck Schumer.

There's lots more. Read it all.

UPDATE: Per The Federalist, the CIA guy joined the Burisma board in February 2017 and is still on the board. That means he and Hunter were on the board together for over two years. This guy is Joseph Cofer Black, who prefers to go by the handle Cofer Black. Which alone tells you something, I guess:

According to web archives, top Mitt Romney adviser Joseph Cofer Black, who publicly goes by “Cofer Black,” joined Burisma’s board of directors while Hunter Biden was also serving on the board.
According to The New Yorker, Hunter joined Burisma’s board in April of 2014 and remained on it until he declined to renew his position this past May. Meanwhile, according to Burisma’s website, Black was appointed in February of 2017 and continues to serve on its board. The timelines would indicate that Black and Biden worked together at Burisma, and indeed, web archives from late 2017 show Black and Biden listed simultaneously on the board.


  1. Make no mistake. Romney is one of them.

  2. "Make no mistake. Romney is one of them."

    Maybe the reason that Romney is so anti-Trump is that he has something to hide? I heard that Ryan came out against Trump today. I just saw a headline in passing so I don't know the validity but it wouldn't surprise me.