Vindman, Williams Agree: Hunter Biden On Board Of Burisma Is Potential Conflict of Interest

REP. STEFANIK: Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, you are aware that in 2014 during the Obama Administration, the first anti-corruption investigation partnered between the U.S., the U.K., and Ukraine was into the owner of the company Burisma?

VINDMAN: I’m aware of it now.

REP. STEFANIK: And Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, you testified that you were aware that Burisma had questionable business dealings, that’s part of its track record?

VINDMAN: That is correct.

REP. STEFANIK: You also testified that regarding Burisma, money laundering, tax evasion comports with your understanding of how business is done in Ukraine, is that correct?

VINDMAN: I’m not aware of specific incidents, but my understanding is that it would not be out of the realm of the possible for Burisma.

REP. STEFANIK: Well, that’s page 207 from your testimony, but I’ll move on. You are aware that Hunter Biden did sit on the board of Burisma at this time?

VINDMAN: I am.

REP. STEFANIK: Well, I know that my constituents in NY-21 have many concerns about the fact that Hunter Biden, the son of the Vice President, sat on the board of a company like Burisma. The Obama Administration State Department was also concerned. And yet Adam Schiff refuses to allow this Committee to call Hunter Biden despite our requests. Every witness who has testified and has been asked this has answered yes. Do you agree that Hunter Biden on the board of Burisma has the potential for the appearance of a conflict of interest?

VINDMAN: Certainly the potential, yes.

REP. STEFANIK: And Ms. Williams?

MS. WILLIAMS: Yes.