Seymour Hersh, an investigative journalist, alleged in a report published on Substack on Wednesday that the CIA was aware of massive corruption in Ukraine.
According to the report, Ukraine has been purchasing diesel from Russia for its military using US taxpayer money. Hersh alleged that Zelensky “has been buying the fuel from Russia, the country with which it, and Washington, are at war, and the Ukrainian president and many in his entourage have been skimming untold millions from the American dollars earmarked for diesel fuel payments.”
According to Hersh, CIA analysts estimate that $400 million were misappropriated last year. According to Hersh’s sources, there is also a “competition” among Ukrainian officials to establish front companies for export contracts with private arms dealers abroad.
During a January meeting, CIA Director William Burns and Zelensky discussed corruption. A senior intelligence official told Hersh that Burns said something extraordinary to Zelensky during the meeting.
According to Hersh: “The senior generals and government officials in Kiev were angry at what they saw as Zelensky’s greed, so Burns told the Ukrainian president, because ‘he was taking a larger share of the skim money than was going to the generals.’”
“During the meeting, Burns presented Zelensky with a list of 35 generals and senior government officials whose corruption was known to the CIA. Zelensky responded by dismissing 10 officials who were engaged in flagrant corruption,” Zero Hedge reported.
“The ten he got rid of were brazenly bragging about the money they had—driving around Kiev in their new Mercedes,” the intelligence official said.
Some US intelligence officials were incensed, per Hersh, by Zelensky’s “half-hearted response” and the White House’s “lack of concern.” The intelligence official who spoke to Hersh was critical of President Biden’s top two foreign policy advisors, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
“They have no experience, judgment, and moral integrity. They just tell lies, make up stories. Diplomatic deniability is something else,” the official said. The official said there was a “total breakdown between the White House leadership and the intelligence community.”
According to the report, the rift began in the autumn when the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines were destroyed. According to Hersh’s earlier reporting, President Biden ordered the operation that took out the pipelines. “Destroying the Nord Stream pipelines was never discussed, or even known in advance, by the community,” the official said.
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The official stated that there is “no strategy for ending the war” within the Biden administration and went on to criticize Blinken and Sullivan even more harshly.
“Burns is not the problem,” the official explained. “The problem is Biden and his principal lieutenants—Blinken and Sullivan and their court of worshippers—who see those who criticize Zelensky as being pro-Putin. ‘We are against evil. Ukraine will fight ’til the last military shell is gone, and still fight.’ And here’s Biden who is telling America that we’re going to fight as long as it takes.”
It has been reported that Hersh’s story was disclosed after top-secret documents from the Pentagon and other government agencies were discovered online. Only through these documents can we examine US war planning for Ukraine and learn that the United States doubts Kyiv’s ability to initiate a successful counter-offensive, which is in stark contrast to what Biden administration officials have told the public about Ukraine’s capabilities.
Examine the following sections to gain a better understanding of who is truly funding Ukraine’s budget to the extent of hundreds of billions of dollars.
In relation to Hunter Biden’s international business dealings while he was vice president, a former Obama administration employee asserts that President Biden engaged in a “kickback scheme.”
Former White House stenographer Mike McCormick stated on “Fox & Friends First” that the FBI disregarded his warnings despite his desire to testify before an investigating grand jury.
“In February, I went to the FBI and filed one of their tips on their website. If you do that, and you’re lying to them, you go to jail. I’m not lying. I’m telling the truth, and I’m not going to jail,” McCormick declared on Thursday. “Joe Biden is a criminal. He was conducting malfeasance in office to enrich his family. Jake Sullivan is a conspirator in that, and there’s more… Obama officials involved in it, I believe.”
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