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How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost
The Hill ^ | 04/25/19 | John Solomon

Posted on 04/25/2019 6:10:46 PM PDT by McGruff

As Donald Trump began his meteoric rise to the presidency, the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington to coordinate ongoing anti-corruption efforts inside Russia’s most critical neighbor.

The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), the FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ).

The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterwards — to realize the Americans’ objectives included two politically hot investigations: one that touched Vice President Joe Biden’s family, and one that involved a lobbying firm linked closely to then-candidate Trump.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 201601; biden; collusion; deepstate; doj; fbi; johnkerry; manfort; nabu; nsa; nsc; obama; obamaadmin; obamagate; putinista; russia; russiacollusion; sedition; spygate; statedept; trump; trumprussia; ukraine; ukrainians
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1 posted on 04/25/2019 6:10:46 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

Joe has been grabbing more than girls breasts for a selfie, he also is great at grabbing foreign money to betray a candidate in our elections. Traitor.


2 posted on 04/25/2019 6:22:20 PM PDT by TonytheTiger7777
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To: McGruff

This fits in with the Hunter Biden/Ukraine connection


3 posted on 04/25/2019 6:27:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: McGruff

POTUS and Hannity just discussed this, on Hannity’s show (he’s interviewing POTUS, now).


4 posted on 04/25/2019 6:27:53 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: TonytheTiger7777
". . . grabbing foreign money . . ."

Since the coup in 2014 Ukraine hasn't had a cent that didn't come directly or indirectly from US tax dollars and given the size of their debts to the IMF, the EU, and the US, they don't have anything of value that someone couldn't seize for not paying debts.

Biden was directing a portion of US money that flowed to Ukraine right back to the democrat machine. Democrats have been doing the same thing worldwide since the method was been perfected by the Clinton crew.

5 posted on 04/25/2019 6:30:43 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: Rashputin

Biden is a Violent Bully, saying hes gonna punch people behind the barn. His hand are everywhere, hes a freakin octopus.


6 posted on 04/25/2019 6:41:23 PM PDT by TonytheTiger7777
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To: TonytheTiger7777
[HUSSEIN]


7 posted on 04/25/2019 6:57:10 PM PDT by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas".)
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To: McGruff

SO... the actual ‘conspiring/obstructing/interfering’ was done by EVERYONE BUT Trump and the Russians.


8 posted on 04/25/2019 7:21:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; azishot; ...

PING!!!!!!!

Guess who (cough*”Renegade”*cough) is involved??????/


9 posted on 04/25/2019 7:31:53 PM PDT by bitt (The pain IS coming!!!)
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To: Jane Long

Hannity’s POTUS interview begins 15:08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyWQwmmFoFw


10 posted on 04/25/2019 7:35:31 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Rashputin

[Since the coup in 2014 Ukraine hasn’t had a cent that didn’t come directly or indirectly from US tax dollars]


Ukraine’s 2017 GDP was $112b. Annual US aid to Ukraine before the Russian invasion averaged $200m (0.2%) and has since increased to an average of about $300m (0.3%).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_past_and_projected_GDP_(nominal)#IMF_estimates_between_2010_and_2019
https://explorer.usaid.gov/cd/UKR?fiscal_year=2018&measure=Disbursements

You might be thinking of Afghanistan, where US aid has gone as high as 2/3 of GDP.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_past_and_projected_GDP_(nominal)#IMF_estimates_between_2010_and_2019
https://explorer.usaid.gov/cd/AFG?fiscal_year=2016&measure=Disbursements


11 posted on 04/25/2019 7:52:39 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: UCANSEE2

That’s a combination of projection and Goebbels method.
Accuse the others in doing your own deeds and lie bigly about it.


12 posted on 04/25/2019 8:05:14 PM PDT by NorseViking
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To: McGruff

Just starting to scratch the surface here of the Ukraine/Hillary connection to Spygate.


13 posted on 04/25/2019 8:38:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: caww

Ukraine...


14 posted on 04/25/2019 9:49:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah (When we do not punish evildoers we are ripping the foundations of justice from future generations)
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To: Zhang Fei
So the government of Ukraine controls every cent of Ukraine GDP through what, 100% tax?

Total GDP isn't the same as money the government controls.

15 posted on 04/25/2019 9:55:43 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: little jeremiah

As stated.....”A Ukrainian court in December concluded NABU’s release of the ledger was ‘An Illegal Attempt’ to influence the U.S. election. And a member of Ukraine’s parliament has released a recording of a NABU official saying the agency released the ledger ‘To Help’ Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton’s Campaign.”

More than $3 million flowed from Ukraine to an American firm tied to Hunter Biden in 2014-15, bank records show....But then Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in March 2016


16 posted on 04/25/2019 10:05:51 PM PDT by caww
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To: TigersEye

With Ukraine’s new fully inexperienced walking in the dark president this is going to be interesting!


17 posted on 04/25/2019 10:15:25 PM PDT by caww
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To: bitt

Also Bidens son Hunter was named a director to Ukraine’s largest private gas producer following a visit to Ukraine by his dad then the Vice President with obana..............Joe later threatened to withhold 1 BILLION in US Aid to Ukraine if they didn’t fire a prosecutor looking into his son.


18 posted on 04/25/2019 10:26:04 PM PDT by caww
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To: McGruff
BIDEN'S UKRAINE-GATE!
19 posted on 04/25/2019 10:35:25 PM PDT by caww
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To: Rashputin
While Poroshenko still has reins he's handing out the goodies to his friends....

Today, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine allowed Oligarch Akhmetov to buy two more power companies - more than 50% of the energy companies shares in Kyiv & Odesa.....Thus, the Akhmetov group gained more than 35% in the electricity supply market=monopoly.


20 posted on 04/25/2019 10:50:06 PM PDT by caww
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