Skip to comments.Trumpís interest stirring Ukraine investigations sows confusion in Kiev (WaPo flop-sweat)
Posted on 05/11/2019 9:33:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
MOSCOW As President Trump and his inner circle appear increasingly focused on Ukraine as a potential tripwire for Joe Biden and Democrats, officials about to take power in Kiev are pushing their own message: Leave us out of it.
Supporters of Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky who is expected to take office in the coming weeks said in interviews Saturday that they feared they were being pulled into a domestic political conflict in the United States, potentially at Ukraines expense.
Trumps personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, said Friday that he was canceling a trip to Ukraine in which he was planning to push for investigations that include Bidens son, Hunter, and his time on the board of a Ukraine gas company.
Giuliani said he was calling off the trip because there were enemies of Trump on the team of Zelensky, a comedian with no previous political experience who toppled President Petro Poroshenko in a runoff election last month.
Zelensky who played Ukraines president on a popular TV show has pledged to fight corruption and to push to end the war against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. But maintaining a close relationship with Washington is also critical.
Many Ukrainian officials also see U.S. support as a key deterrent preventing Russian President Vladimir Putin from encroaching further on their territory. Western diplomats in Kiev have voiced concerns that Zelensky, given his lack of political experience, could be outmatched in negotiations with Putin.
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All of the media now talking about Biden and his sons ties to the Ukraine
Troll Mission accomplished
Sleepy Joe is now also becoming Sloppy Joe.
Sometimes Joe Biden does not know how to keep his mouth shut about certain subjects. Or he is sloppy because he is sleepy.
Face it, Joe, you just cannot get by on four hours sleep a night like the young and robust Donald Trump does.
Sows alarm at Washington Post soros war rooms
All Ukrainians are enemies of Trump, and friends of Obama, Clinton, Soros, the EU and the UN.
The only "collusion" and Treason by Americans with Foreign Powers has been initiated by DemoRats, Clinton and Obama and their Deep Swamp minions in the alphabet agencies with both Ukrainians and Russians.
The Compost narrative is designed to confuse and misdirect attention to the FALSE Fake News narrative of Russian - Trump Collusion by relabeling it Ukrainian - Russian - Trump Collusion, as a surprising new facet.
REFERENCE---Joe Biden's 2020 Ukrainian nightmare: A closed probe is revived
The Hill ^ | 5/01/19 | JOHN SOLOMON / FR Posted by Libloather
Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldnt resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor. In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didnt immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
I said, Youre not getting the billion. Im going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: Im leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, youre not getting the money, Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.
Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time, Biden bragged on tape before tthe Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat.
Interviews with a half-dozen senior Ukrainian officials confirm Bidens account, though they claim the pressure was applied over several months in late 2015 and early 2016, not just six hours of one dramatic day. (Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Thanks for linking directly to outline.
Could be, either way, the seed has been planted.
As one whose progenitors came from the Ukraine, both sides, I could probably be accused of being biased. But it appears to me that the Ukraine is the punching bag or football between the great powers today, yesterday, and for the past eighty or so years.
You can thank Pulitzer prize-winner Walter Duranty for that.
Meh, compared to Poland, that's nothing.
They’re attempting to smother the flames.
A Republican Conspiracy Theory About a Biden-in-Ukraine Scandal Has Gone Mainstream. But It Is Not True.
VIRAL RUMORS that Joe Biden abused his power as vice president to protect his sons business interests in Ukraine in 2016, which spread last week from the pro-Trump media ecosystem to The New York Times, are absolute nonsense, according to Ukraines leading anti-corruption activist. That evaluation is backed by foreign correspondents in Kiev and a former official with knowledge of Bidens outreach to Ukraine after President Viktor Yanukovych was deposed in a popular uprising in 2014.
I questioned it as soon as I heard it and said to myself....yeh...right.
Ya gotta use your gut dealing with the President. It's not about lying, truthing....it's about thinking up something that makes the media go nuts. They make it so easy.
The way to view the Guliani decision was the change in Ukraine’s government. Let the new guy get organized then put the pressure besides it’s early in the 2020 campaign.
Wow, so we get to like at a shiny object in Ukraine that has Biden’s name all over it. Mission accomplishing, Mr. Guiliani!
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