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Bombshell new bank records reveal that Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina gave millions to Biden-connected shell companies after dining with Hunter and then-Vice President Joe, and was notably not on a list of sanctioned Kremlin allies after the invasion of Ukraine.

In the spring of 2014, Baturina joined Joe BidenHunter Biden and a handful of his business partners – including Devon Archer and Kazakh oligarchs Kenes Rakishev and Karim Massimov – for dinner at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C.

Archer confirmed that Joe was present long enough to eat dinner with the group.

Around the time of the dinner, $3.5 million was wired from Baturina – the wife of a former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov who had links to Vladimir Putin and the Russian Mafia.

She wired the money into Rosemont Seneca Thornton, a shell company belonging to Hunter and Archer, on February 14, 2014.

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Biden administration placed sanctions on a handful of Russian oligarchs, but Baturina was ‘notably’ not on the list according to the report put out Tuesday by House Oversight Committee Republicans.

New detailed bank records released by House Oversight Committee Republicans Tuesday show $20 million in payments to the Biden family and their partners from foreign actors in places like Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan during Joe’s time as vice president.

The new evidence backs up Archer’s bombshell testimony to the committee last week that Hunter was raking in large amounts of cash from foreign deals, and how his father Joe was present in-person during dinner meetings and sat in on at least 20 phone calls with foreign associates.

The records suggest Hunter and Archer used shell companies to ‘hide’ millions in payments from overseas companies and oligarchs – though none directly link payments to Joe Biden.

The bank records involving Baturina shows a transfer of $3.5 million on February 14, 2014 and a transfer of $2.7 million to Rosemont Seneca Bohai on March 11, 2014.

Then, on March 25, 2014 there were two separate transfers – one for $2.2 million and another for $200,000, to another Rosemont Seneca Bohai account.

Archer and Hunter used Rosemont Seneca Bohai to receive other personal foreign payments like those from Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Republicans on the committee claim Hunter Biden then transferred the money to another Rosemont Seneca Bohai account that he and Archer had access to.

Baturina’s husband – former Mayor Yuri Luzhkov – was called ‘a bright and courageous politician’ by Putin following his death in 2019.

Luzhkov is also credited with running a ‘pyramid’ of corruption out of Russia’s capital city, which enriched himself and his wife.

The bank records also detail $1 million yearly payments to Hunter and Archer for their positions on Burisma’s board of directors – or $83,333 monthly. 

Democrats are pushing back on the Republicans’ new release, saying there is no evidence that Joe received any of the money.

‘Committee Republicans have once again released information on financial transactions that do not involve the President. Instead, they rehash the same Hunter Biden business dealings that Congressional Republicans identified at least three years ago,’ said top Oversight Democrat Jamie Raskin, D-Md.

When Biden sanctioned a slew of Russian oligarchs after the nation’s invasion of Ukraine, he left Baturina off the list.

Another receipt shows how a Kazakhstani oil oligarch Kenes Rakishev used his Singaporean company – Novatus Holdings – to wire Rosemont Seneca Bohai $142,300.

According to Archer, Hunter first bought a Fisker electric car but then switched to a Porsche using the $142,000 he received for setting up a dinner with his father Joe, the bank records show.

In 2018, Hunter took photos of himself driving his Porsche at 172mph in Las Vegas and smoking crack behind the wheel in a residential area.

During his testimony before the committee, Archer said he did not know the purpose of the wire. But according to email correspondence, Rakishev had wanted Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Kazakhstan.

There was a second dinner at Cafe Milano in 2015, where Rakishev, then-Vice President Biden, Hunter and Archer were present, in addition to Kazakhstan’s now-convicted former prime minister and close friend of Rakishev – Karim Massimov.

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