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Posted on 10/20/2019 5:32:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
FULL TITLE: FLASHBACK, 2018: Joe Biden Brags At CFR Meeting About Withholding Aid To Ukraine To Force Firing Of Prosecutor
In this clip from a January 2018 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations, former Vice President Joe Biden seems to brag about threatening to withhold military aid to Ukraine as a pressure tactic to force the firing of a prosecutor he did not like.
In September 2019, House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump over a whistleblower's accusation that he threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine as a pressure tactic to force the Ukrainian government to investigate allegations that Joe Biden's son Hunter benefited financially from the firing of that same Ukrainian prosecutor.
JOE BIDEN, 23 JANUARY 2018: And that is Im desperately concerned about the backsliding on the part of Kiev in terms of corruption. They madeI mean, Ill give you one concrete example. I wasnot I, but it just happened to be that was the assignment I got. I got all the good ones. And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders toconvincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didnt.
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when did Trump instruct the DOJ to investigate this?
Was this a quid pro quo of the Obama administration?
I hope people eventually understand that this is a clear confession of a crime under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It is illegal to offer an incentive to officials of foreign governments to act in ways that are a violation of their sovereign laws. Whatever reason Biden thought he was using to justify this is irrelevant. Even if Hunter had never worked in the Ukraine this would still be a crime because the prosecutor, Shokin, was coerced into resigning by Poroshenko when he knew he had done nothing wrong. The US was asking him to prosecute Dmitry Firtash without any evidence against him just to keep him out of the Ukraine. Biden used the ironic excuse that he was corrupt but never explained that these false stories were spread by US sources precisely because Shokin was NOT corrupt. Shokin has documents from his superiors that support his refusal to prosecute Firtash.
If the US can just decide who is or is not corrupt in any third world nation and bribe the country’s officials to do our bidding we have abandoned any pretense of legal foreign policy. The reason we don’t do this is that two can play this game and other countries can use our crimes against us in defending themselves from the same acts in our courts.
Architect of evil. So, the ayatollahs were right about this scum. American POS ALERT! San Franciscan sidewalk crappers have more integrity.
“former Vice President Joe Biden seems to brag about threatening to withhold military aid to Ukraine as a pressure tactic to force the firing of a prosecutor he did not like.”
There’s no “seems” to it, Tim. Slow Joe explicitly threatened to without the money unless the guy axed the prosecutor looking in to Burisma.
BTW, 80% of small businesses closed in Ukraine since 2015.
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