On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked for an investigation of leaked audio recordings allegedly showing then-Vice President Joe Biden telling Zelensky’s predecessor Petro Poroshenko that his country would receive US aid as soon as top prosecutor Viktor Shokin was fired.
By now, if you have been following this story, you already know that dumb-dumb Joe Biden bragged on video about getting Shokin fired at a Council on Foreign Relations event.
President Barack Obama made Biden the point man for helping Ukraine weed out corruption. As soon as the video surfaced and became an issue, Biden responded by saying that Shokin was a corrupt prosecutor. But that’s not really why he did all of this.
Ukraine turned into a political hotbed in the United States when Biden somehow managed to get his shady, coke-sniffing, thrown out of the Navy, deadbeat-dad son Hunter Biden a job on the Board of Directors for a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, even though Hunter had zero experience in the natural gas industry, the utility industry, or Ukraine. He didn’t even speak the language, yet he was allegedly paid over $80,000 a month. It’s a great gig if your father’s in charge of weeding out corruption in Ukraine.
Prosecutor General Shokin was investigating Burisma for corruption and in turn Joe Biden’s son. When Joe bragged about getting Shokin fired he admitted that he leveraged $1 billion in much-needed US aid to Ukraine by telling Poroshenko that if he didn’t fire the prosecutor who was investigating his son Hunter, he wasn’t going to get the billion dollars. And he implicated President Barack Obama. I said he was a dumb dumb.
And if you’ve been playing along, that scenario is exactly what the Democrats in the House accused President Donald Trump of doing when he spoke with the new Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky. They accused Trump of threatening to withhold US aid unless Zelensky probed by Shokin was fired via Joe Biden. The difference here is we have the transcripts of the Trump-Zelensky phone call, and none of what the Democrats, including Joe Biden, projected onto Trump actually happened, but the House Democrats impeached Trump anyway. Another point to make is that no one who was actually on the call listening in was able to testify that what the Democrats accused Trump of doing actually happened. The entire impeachment inquiry was a Democrat-ignited political farce.
Now, there is leaked audio of a phone call between Poroshenko and Biden that has surfaced and has put the former vice president back in the hot seat as the audio purportedly reveals that Poroshenko told Biden that he fired Shokin by getting him to resign, but before he gave that conclusion, the Ukrainian president said to Biden that when he met with Shokin:
“And despite of the fact that we didn’t have any corruption charges, we don’t have any information about him [Shokin] doing something wrong, I specially asked him – no, it was day before yesterday, I specifically asked him to resign. In, uh, as his uh, position as a state person. And despite the fact that he has a support in the power. And as a finish of my meeting with him, he promised me to give me the statement on resignation. And one hour ago he bring me the written statement of his resignation.”
Biden gave a one-word response; “Great.”
h/t The Daily Caller
There is a lot more to listen to that corroborates allegations against Biden getting the prosecutor who was investigating his son and his son’s firm fired.
Shokin allegedly has said under oath that he had launched an investigation regarding Hunter Biden’s role at Burisma when he was forced out. Biden’s defenders have argued his intervention had nothing to do with Burisma and was targeted on corruption issues. That’s not how the audio plays out.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr., The Range, Illicit Info and other online publications. “Raised under Reagan, suffered under Clinton”