It now appears that Democrat Adam Schiff has ties to two companies mixed up with corruption in Ukraine. Maybe we have an answer as to why he is so darn interested in scuttling any investigation into Ukraine corruption?
According to Ukraine investigators, two American companies have been implicated in a money laundering scheme to help former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych ship millions out of Ukraine.
On Wednesday, Interfax-Ukraine reported that the two American companies are Franklin Templeton Investments and the BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust.
“Last week, November 14, the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO), unnoticed by the media, announced a new suspicion to the notorious owner of Burisma, ex-Ecology Minister Zlochevsky. According to the suspicion, the Yanukovych family is suspected, in particular, with legalizing (laundering) of criminally obtained income through Franklin Templeton Investments, an investment fund carrying out purchases of external government loan bonds totaling $7.4 billion,” MP Andriy Derkach said.
BlackRock comes in through its connection to Templeton:
Meanwhile, Derkach said that several facts indicate Franklin Templeton Investments’ relationship with the U.S. Democratic Party.
“The son of Templeton’s founder, John Templeton Jr., was one of President Obama’s major campaign donors. Another fund-related character is Thomas Donilon. Managing Director of BlackRock Investment Institute, shareholder Franklin Templeton Investments, which has the largest share in the fund. It is noteworthy that he previously was Obama’s national security advisor,” Derkach said.
Ukraine investigators want the U.S. to look into these two companies and their connection to the corrupt former Ukrainian president.
It turns out that California Democrat Adam Schiff — the main Democrat running the House impeachment show — also has connections to these two companies accused of corruption.
According to federal records, Schiff has received big donations from both Franklin Templeton Investments and the BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust.