Skip to comments.The Wrong Impeachers
Posted on 11/02/2019 4:54:23 AM PDT by karpov
Donald Trump keeps it simple, and likely too simple given Ukraines opaque and corrupt politics, when he says Joe Biden arranged the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor looking into a company that employed his son.
You can find quotes on both sides from Ukrainians, but all have axes to grind. And why was Ukraines then-President Petro Poroshenko so resistant to the prosecutors firing that Mr. Biden had to threaten to hold back $1 billion in aid? Never explained. Some reports say the prosecutor was actually using the threat of investigating Burisma as a lever to extort something of value from regime colleagueswhich makes a certain sense.
Mr. Biden can claim he was uninfluenced by his sons employment. But his staff knew about the job. The Ukrainians knew. Americas European allies knew. The World Bank and International Monetary Fund knew. All knew that Burisma had to be pussyfooted around to avoid causing a scandal for Mr. Biden that might mess up the Obama administrations ability to sustain support for the shaky regime.
This is what made Hunter Biden worth the money Burisma paid him to sit on its board between April 2014 and April 2019. And whatever the reason for firing prosecutor Viktor Shokin, it was decidedly not with the goal of making trouble for Burisma.
Until a few weeks ago, the press understood the implicit corruption of U.S. foreign policy involved here. The facts themselves may not be disqualifying for Mr. Biden, but the sight of him endlessly prevaricating could be. And the story is not going away because Democrats have put Ukraine at the center of their impeachment spectacle.
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Yeah, that’s wonderful. Gropin’ Joe doesn’t even know what his own son is up to but we’re supposed to trust that nations who have far more experience in concealing secrets won’t be able to pull the wool over his eyes. No, thanks, Gropin’.
Our corrupt politicians seem to be like bees after honey with bad international actors.
What lack of “journalistic” interest is Holman Jenkins talking about? The AP itself led with a story last night about this, and if the first sentence emphasized how Trump was making a huge deal about “unfounded” allegations against the Bidens. AP tells us these were “unfounded”, what else do we need to know? Jut like Epstein’s “suicide” or Seth Rich’s murder in a “robbery” where nothing of value out in the open was taken, we apparently need know nothing, if these on the job “journalists” have anything to do with it.
>>> Democrats have put Ukraine at the center of their impeachment spectacle. <<<
Ill see your impeachment spectacle, and raise you a DOJ criminal investigation.
The Romania part of all this must be coming out soon.....drop it now Rudy.
Trump did not say that. Joe Biden did. Anyone can watch the video of him bragging about getting the prosecutor fired.
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