Creepy Joe Biden, the clear Democrat Party frontrunner in the 2020 presidential race, is facing some serious scrutiny over questionable dealings in Ukraine. The former Vice President, who is pulling out ahead of his Socialist opponent Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), is being criticized after he bragged about threatening a Ukrainian prosecutor who was leading an investigation into Bursima Holdings. As it turns out, Joe Biden’s son Hunter happened to have a position on the board of directors at Bursima Holdings during the time that Joe threatened the prosecutor.
Democrat U.S. Representative Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee, who repeatedly accused President Trump of colluding with the Russians to win the 2016 election, is now saying that the Democrat presidential primary frontrunner’s potentially corrupt dealings with Ukraine should be off limits.
Zero Hedge reports – Biden has come under fire for a March 2016 incident in Kiev in which he threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees to Ukraine unless President Petro Poroshenko fired his head prosecutor, General Viktor Shokin, who was leading a wide-ranging corruption investigation into natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. As it so happens, Joe’s son Hunter Biden sat on Burisma’s board and was indirectly paid as much as $50,000 per month.
‘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,’” bragged Biden, recalling the conversation with Poroshenko.
“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired,” Biden gloated.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Sunday that Joe Biden’s Ukraine corruption scandal should be off limits as the 2020 US election approaches and that President Trump shouldn’t be allowed to investigate – or encourage Ukraine to investigate.
During an interview on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, Adam Schiff was asked why he called it “partisan abuse” when Attorney General Eric Holder was asked to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal during Obama’s presidency.
President Donald Trump told POLITICO on Friday that it would be “appropriate” for him to speak to Attorney General Bill Barr about launching an investigation into his potential 2020 rival, Joe Biden, or his son, Hunter.
The question of whether Trump could pressure Barr to probe Biden is coming under scrutiny after Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, said he would be traveling to Ukraine to urge the incoming government there to look at Hunter Biden’s involvement with a Ukrainian energy company that has reportedly been in prosecutors’ crosshairs.
The president argued that the alleged conflict of interest, or appearance thereof, was not mushrooming into an all-out scandal because Biden is a Democrat.
“Because he’s a Democrat,” Trump said, the report had about “one-hundredth” the impact as it would have if he “were a Republican.”