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Trumpís interest stirring Ukraine investigations sows confusion in Kiev (WaPo flop-sweat)
The Washington Compost ^ | May 11 at 10:50 AM | Anton Troianovski and Josh Dawsey

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 Ukraine’s expense.

Trump’s 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 Biden’s 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 Ukraine’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: antontroianovski; districtofcolumbia; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; jeffbezos; joshdawsey; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: E. Pluribus Unum

All of the media now talking about Biden and his sons ties to the Ukraine

Troll Mission accomplished


2 posted on 05/11/2019 9:36:35 AM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Heh......nails it.


3 posted on 05/11/2019 9:51:00 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: digger48

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.


4 posted on 05/11/2019 9:55:42 AM PDT by alloysteel (Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori [Latin for"Sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country."])
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Sows alarm at Washington Post soros war rooms


5 posted on 05/11/2019 9:57:25 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Giuliani said he was calling off the trip because there were “enemies” of Trump on the team of Zelensky,...

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.

6 posted on 05/11/2019 10:04:21 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (America NEEDS Mob Rule, another European and Mid East World War and a universal Draft)
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To: All
Trump is exposing the shocking 2016 incident where then-VP Biden monetized his high office;
Biden brazenly shook down Ukraine, threatening to withhold $1B US loan guarantees unless they ditched a prosecutor.
Biden’s chronically unemployed son, Hunter, was inexplicably made board member of a Ukraine energy company.
The hapless prosecutor who got dumped was investigating the company.

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 couldn’t 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 didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re 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 Biden’s 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 ...

7 posted on 05/11/2019 10:07:27 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thanks for linking directly to outline.


8 posted on 05/11/2019 10:07:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (America NEEDS Mob Rule, another European and Mid East World War and a universal Draft)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Related: Did Giuliani screw up or is this all part of 'The Plan':

Giuliani cancels trip to Ukraine to press Biden investigation

9 posted on 05/11/2019 10:08:12 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Could be, either way, the seed has been planted.


10 posted on 05/11/2019 10:09:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


11 posted on 05/11/2019 10:17:46 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

You can thank Pulitzer prize-winner Walter Duranty for that.


12 posted on 05/11/2019 10:18:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Capitalism produces EVERYTHING Socialists/Communists/Democratic-Socialists wish to "redistribute.")
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
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.

Meh, compared to Poland, that's nothing.

13 posted on 05/11/2019 10:19:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Liz

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 son’s 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 Ukraine’s leading anti-corruption activist. That evaluation is backed by foreign correspondents in Kiev and a former official with knowledge of Biden’s outreach to Ukraine after President Viktor Yanukovych was deposed in a popular uprising in 2014.

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/10/rumors-joe-biden-scandal-ukraine-absolute-nonsense-reformer-says/


14 posted on 05/11/2019 11:12:44 AM PDT by Libloather (Global warming is AWESOME!)
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To: dfwgator
One of them bones for the media.

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.

15 posted on 05/11/2019 11:53:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: digger48

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.


16 posted on 05/11/2019 1:09:56 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L,J,Keslin posting for the record hoping some might read and pass around)
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To: Liz

Wow, so we get to like at a shiny object in Ukraine that has Biden’s name all over it. Mission accomplishing, Mr. Guiliani!


17 posted on 05/11/2019 3:56:49 PM PDT by poconopundit
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