Skip to comments.John Solomon devastates Democrats on Ukraine
Posted on 09/24/2019 7:02:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Writing in The Hill, John Solomon demonstrates that it is Democrats who first sought to intimidate Ukraine for their own political ends and who continue to do so.
"I told Zelensky that he should not insert himself or his government into American politics. I cautioned him that complying with demands of the President's campaign representatives to investigate a political rival of the President would gravely damage the U.S.-Ukraine relationship. There are few things that Republicans and Democrats agree on in Washington these days, and support for Ukraine is one of them," Murphy told me today, confirming what he told Ukraine's leader.
The implied message did not require an interpreter for Zelensky to understand: Investigate the Ukraine dealings of Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and you jeopardize Democrats' support for future U.S. aid to Kiev.
As with Joe Biden’s public boast to the Council on Foreign Relations that he threatened to withhold billion dollars unless Ukraine fired prosecutor Viktor Shokin who was investigating the company that employed his son as a board member for $50,000 a month, Democrats believe that they have immunity for the very acts they now accuse Trump of carrying out (though there is no public evidence of any such Trump acts).
Earlier this month, during a bipartisan meeting in Kiev, Sen. (D-Conn.) delivered a pointed message to Ukraine’s new president, .
While choosing his words carefully, Murphy made clear — by his own account — that Ukraine currently enjoyed bipartisan support for its U.S. aid but that could be jeopardized if the new president acquiesced to requests by President ’s lawyer, , to investigate past corruption allegations involving Americans, including former Vice President ’s family.
Murphy boasted after the meeting that he told the new Ukrainian leader that U.S. aid was his country’s “most important asset”
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
The dems used to IRS for political reasons against conservatives but nothing happened to them. I believe it went up to obama. Totally ignored. Amazing how they pile on Trump if he even sneezes.
Personally, I think we should be concerned giving money to corrupt governments. It sure hasn’t helped us in central America.
Ukraines's Viktor Pinchuk gave $29 million to the Clinton Foundation.
Chelsea Clinton and Clinton Foundation donor Viktor Pinchuk in Kiev, Ukraine 8/21/16.
OPINION Ukraine Tried to Tip the Election in Clintons Favor
Evidence reveals that Ukraine intervened to tilt the election in favor of its national interests
By Michael Sainato 01/12/17
Politico reported that the Ukrainian Government worked to aid Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections. The actions taken by government officials included disseminating documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clintons allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers.
Those documents implicated Trumps former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who worked as an adviser for now-ousted Ukrainian President Viktor F. Yanukovych. However, the concerns that the documents raised werent in fact over any quasi-Russian ties, though partisan reporting pushed his narrative. Rather, the documents raised the question of whether Manafort declared the income that he had received from the position. The Podesta Group, a lobbying firm co-founded by Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta, also conducted work for Yanukovych.
However, the Manafort narrative not only painted Trump as pro-Russian, but also provided the Clinton campaign with a smear campaign while reaffirming its stance against Russia. It was in Ukraines best interest to tilt the election in support of Clinton, who strongly advocated for providing Ukraine with military aid and financial support in order to fight Russian separatists in the country.
Politico noted that Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian-American working as a consultant for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), met with top Ukrainian Officials in Washington D.C. about forcing Manaforts resignation in order to perpetuate the narrative that Trump is connected to Russia. Both Chalupa and her sister Andrea have strongly pushed the anti-Russian narrative on social media, in addition to advocating that the electors of the electoral college defect from Trump. The report added, Politicos investigation found evidence of Ukrainian government involvement in the race that appears to strain diplomatic protocol dictating that governments refrain from engaging in one anothers elections.
In addition to the Chalupas, the co-founder and CTO of Crowdstrike, the cyber security firm that the DNC hired to investigate the alleged hacks, Dmitri Alperovitch, also serves as a senior fellow to the Washington-based think tank Atlantic Council, which is an openly anti-Russian organization partly . The Atlantic Council is funded by Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, who also happens to be one of the most prolific donors to the Clinton Foundation. The DNC denied multiple requests from the FBI to access their servers, effectively forcing the FBI to rely on CrowdStrikes assessment of the hacks.
The Atlantic Council has propagated anti-Russian sentiment and advocated for bolstering NATO forces in anticipation of a military conflict between with Russia long before Wikileaks released emails from the DNC and Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta. In 2013, the Atlantic Council awarded Hillary Clinton its Distinguished International Leadership Award. In 2014, the Atlantic Council hosted one of several events with former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who took over after pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was removed in early 2014. In August, Politico reported that Donald Trumps favorable rhetoric to Russia was concerning Ukraine. The article stated, Russia wants Trump for U.S. president; Ukraine is terrified by Trump and prefers Hillary Clinton.
In response to their preferred candidate losing the election, Ukrainian officials are now scrambling to revert from their lobbying for Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently signed a $50,000-a-month contract with a lobbying firm to set up meetings with U.S. officials in the new administration. Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk wrote an op-ed on December 29 in the Wall Street Journal in which he argued that Ukraine needs make compromises to establish peace with Russia. After the election, reports surfaced that Pinchuk donated to Trumps charity to try to gain the same favor and access that his donations to the Clinton Foundation afforded him. The sole reason the Victor Pinchuk Foundation has reached out to President-elect Trumpas well as other world leadershas been to promote strengthened and enduring ties between Ukraine and the West, a spokeswoman for the Pinchuk foundation told ABC News.
While past elections in Ukraine have been viewed as proxy battles between the U.S. and Russia, it appears that the 2016 presidential election in the U.S. faced similar influence from two foreign countries attempting to influence an election outcome preferable to their own national interests.
Murphy sounds like a mobster
Nice country you have over there, we are your greatest asset, be a shame if something happened to it....
Don’t investigate our crooks, or things will get tough, some legs will get broken, some windows will smashed.. Wink wink
So now a rat U.S. senator from CT is threatening Ukraine that they should not investigate corruption.
CT has 2 lousy senators just like N.Y.
The Senate is pretty much a criminal body that has the power to exempt its membership from being criminal.
POINTS TO PONDER Question: Was Pinchuk the Oligarch that the fired Ukrainian prosecutor was investigating WRT a $5 billion IMF theft, being investigated simultaneously with Hunter Bidens $3 million salary?
SALIENT POINT: The fired Ukrainian prosecutor was investigating all the Ukranian money being stolen; he was fired when Joe Biden twisted his arm for investigating Hunter Bidens extortion.
HMMMMMMM....Could Obama have kicked Joe's *** b/c they only got a measly $3 million (from Hunter's paycheck) of the missing $5 billion?
Biden Set Up Scenario for Meeting Between Top Ukrainian Officials and His Sons Company
FRPosted on 9/23/2019, 10:48:00 PM by janetjanet998
John Solomon: Let me add a new fact that I just learned tonight. While talking to US diplomats today overseas in Europe I learned that on April 22, 2014 less than three weeks before the Burisma Holdings announced that Hunter Biden was joining their board, Vice President Joe Biden met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine
......and in that meeting, according to a that I obtained tonight.........
Joe Biden specifically encouraged the Ukrainians to expand natural gas production with the help of Americans coming to the country.
He set up the exact scenario that Hunter Biden just a few weeks later cashed in on, to the tune of $550,000 per month.
Follow the $.
Biden Set Up Scenario for Meeting Between Top Ukrainian Officials and His Son’s Company
on April 22, 2014 less than three weeks before the Burisma Holdings announced that Hunter Biden was joining their board, Vice President Joe Biden met with the Prime Minister of Ukraine and in that meeting, ..., Joe Biden specifically encouraged the Ukrainians to expand natural gas production with the help of Americans coming to the country.
Hunter Biden, 45, a former Washington lobbyist, joined the Burisma board in April 2014
Biden Offers Strong Support to Ukraine and Issues a Sharp Rebuke to Russia
April 22, 2014
Mr. Bidens stern words, accompanied by a pledge of a further $50 million in American aid and help to break Ukraines dependency on Russian energy supplies, ...
Caption: Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. at a site in Kiev, Ukraine, where people had protested against Viktor F. Yanukovych, the former president. Mr. Biden pledged $50 million in aid on Tuesday.
Solomon deserves a Pulitzer. Compare his work to the trash NY Times and washpost print.
As with Joe Biden’s public boast to the Council on Foreign Relations that he threatened to withhold a billion dollars unless Ukraine fired prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the company that employed his son as a board member for $50,000 a month, Democrats believe that they have immunity for the very acts they now accuse President Trump of carrying out (though there is no public evidence of any such Trump acts).
Solomon goes on to show that “since at least 2016, Democrats repeatedly have exerted pressure on Ukraine, a key U.S. ally for buffering Russia, to meddle in U.S. politics and elections.”
Nazar Kholodnytsky, Ukraine’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, told me that, soon after he returned from the Washington meeting, he saw evidence in Ukraine of political meddling in the U.S. election. That’s when two top Ukrainian officials released secret evidence to the American media, smearing Manafort.
The release of the evidence forced Manafort to step down as Trump’s top campaign adviser. A Ukrainian court concluded last December that the release of the evidence amounted to an unlawful intervention in the U.S. election by Kiev’s government, although that ruling has since been overturned on a technicality.
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