I was recently at an event where a republican congressman was speaking, and towards the end he opened it up to questions and answers.
During this time a lot of people in attendance asked about the Ukraine situation, and the congressman (who shall remain nameless because he was not aware of any press) loosely divulged what information was being shared among colleagues.
I took this time to ask a simple question:
“Has there been any talk about the former CIA official on the same board with Hunter Biden?”
He looked puzzled when I asked this, and said “no, nothing like that has come up.”
Afterwards I apologized if I had caught him off guard, to which he responded “I’m going to bring this up. That’s important information.”
While I believe he will at least look into this information, I also realize representatives are people with normal lives, and have a lot on their plate.
The thing I found most interesting was just how few people were even aware of the former CIA official, Joseph Cofer Black, being employed by the same company that hired Hunter Biden.
What made his hiring even more interesting was that it occurred less than a month after President Trump’s inauguration.
I wasn’t even going to write about Cofer Black until I saw NPR mention his name in an article about the Ukraine-Biden situation. I figured “this sounds like conspiracy talk,” but a widely accepted source mentioned his name, so I should at least educate people on who he is.
Joseph Cofer Black joined the CIA straight out of college in the mid 1970’s. For the next 25 years black would find himself stationed all over the world. These stops included, but aren’t limited to, Zambia, Somalia, England, and Sudan.
While in Sudan, Black served as the CIA Station Chief from 1993-1995. During that time Black was tasked with gathering intelligence on terrorist cells in the region, as the Sudan was harboring members of Al Qaeda, including Osama Bin Laden, at the time.
In 1999 Black was named the director of the CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center. During this time, Black oversaw efforts to combat Al Qaeda, the terror organization that is alleged to have carried out the attacks on September 11, 2001.
This is an excerpt from Politico:
By May of 2001, says Cofer Black, then chief of the CIA’s counterterrorism center, “it was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die.” “There were real plots being manifested,” Cofer’s former boss, George Tenet, told me in his first interview in eight years. “The world felt like it was on the edge of eruption. In this time period of June and July, the threat continues to rise. Terrorists were disappearing [as if in hiding, in preparation for an attack]. Camps were closing. Threat reportings on the rise.” The crisis came to a head on July 10. The critical meeting that took place that day was first reported by Bob Woodward in 2006. Tenet also wrote about it in general terms in his 2007 memoir At the Center of the Storm.
Black was then appointed Ambassador At Large for the U.S. State Department, a position he held from 2002-2004.
From there, Black began working in the private sector, serving as Vice Chairman for Blackwater (now Acedmi). Black resigned from his position following controversy surrounding Blackwater’s ASSASSINATION PROGRAM. The company has since rebranded.
Black also served on Mitt Romney’s campaign for president in 2012. From the Federalist:
He later worked at Blackwater as a vice chairman before joining Romney’s campaign as a “special adviser” on Romney’s Foreign Policy and National Security Advisory Team in October of 2011.
In 2017, Burisma announced that Black was joining their board. Here is his official bio, according to the company’s website:
Joseph Cofer Black – the former Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center (1999-2002) and Ambassador at Large for counter-terrorism (2002-2004). Mr. Black is an internationally recognized authority on counterterrorism, cyber security, national security, and foreign affairs, with private sector experience and expertise in international business development and strategy, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.
In a government career spanning thirty years and serving at the highest levels of the CIA and the State Department, Ambassador Black conceived and executed highly effective programs of international significance, possessing steady, successful, stand-alone leadership in times of crisis and adversity, and a unique ability to assess and influence people. He is experienced at interacting at the presidential level and with Congress to successfully secure support for critical initiatives, managing media as a diplomatic spokesperson, and representing the United States at the Head of State level. Joseph Cofer Black received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA’s highest award for achievement.
Since Mr. Black retired from public service in 2005, he has been providing strategic advice to several global companies regarding business development and market risk assessments. In particular, Mr. Black served as Vice Chairman at Blackwater Worldwide (now Academi) and Chairman at Total Intelligence Solutions (Total Intel).
Mr. Black received a Master’s degree (International Affairs) from University of Southern California.
Now, I can’t explain why his name isn’t being brought up by either party, but this guy is a HUGE figure in the context of recent American history.
At the very least, one of the talking heads needs to be asking this guy some questions.