Democrat lawmakers and the media have spent the last two weeks attacking President Trump over a complaint by a whistleblower who claimed that during a July 25, 2019, phone call with Ukraine President Zelensky, Trump threatened to cut off military aid to Ukraine unless Zelensky agreed to investigate political corruption by then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The White House published the unredacted transcript of their call, proving that Trump never threatened the Ukrainian President.
The whistleblower report is completely based on hearsay. Additionally, the IG’s report on the whistleblower, claims the person making the allegation against President Trump has a political bias. None of that matters to the Democrats, however, who are moving full-steam ahead in their never-ending quest to impeach President Trump, as payback for stealing the 2016 presidential election from their flawed candidate, Hillary Clinton.
From The Federalist – While the whistleblower complaint is based on hearsay, we do know that Joe Biden, while serving as vice president, pressured the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor who was investigating his son’s company. Hunter Biden joined the board of Ukrainian national gas company Burisma in 2014 while his father was managing the United States’ Ukraine policy and despite zero personal experience in the field. At the time Hunter Biden joined its board, Burisma was embroiled in allegations of corruption, allegations serious enough that Ukraine’s prosecutor general launched an investigation into the company.
Joe Biden was so proud of his role in the prosecutor’s removal from investigating the company paying his son $50,000 per month merely to serve on its board that he actually bragged about it in a 2018 speech at an event for the publication Foreign Affairs. In this speech, Biden boasts his threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loans from Ukraine if they did not agree to fire the prosecutor who happened to be investigating the company giving his son a cushy sinecure.
The prosecutor was fired, and the investigation was dropped six months later. While the investigation was just reopened last year, it has been a slow-moving process that has turned up little. At the time Biden pushed for the firing of Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor general, Shokin had plans to question Hunter Biden.
Watch Biden brag about his role in threatening to have the prosecutor fired, during a visit to Kiev with his team in March 2016:
“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 that they would take action against the prosecutor and they didn’t,” is how Biden told the story.
But wait a minute…did Joe Biden actually go to Kiev to get Shokin fired in March 2016?
According to White House records, on March 20, 2016, President Obama became the first U.S. President to visit Communist Cuba in nearly 90 years. White House records also show that on March 30, 2106, Vice President Biden was nowhere near Ukraine.
Republican Senator Mike Lee’s communications director, Conn Carroll, shared an interesting screenshot from Biden’s March 31, 2016 schedule, that shows he was lying when he said he traveled to Kiev in the now-famous video where he bragged about traveling to Ukraine.
He never met with Poroshenko in Ukraine on March 2016, as he boasted about in the videos; instead, the vice president had lunch with Poroshenko in Washington D.C.
In addition to Biden lying about traveling to Ukraine, where he claimed he delivered his threatening message that resulted in the firing of Prosecutor Shokin, he also lied about the timing of his firing. Shokin was actually fired two days before Biden met with Poroshenko.
Does Joe Biden have trouble telling the truth when it comes to dealing with tough guys? Are we dealing with another “Corn Pop” story here? Why hasn’t anyone from the New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS or MSNBC looked into Biden’s March 2016 schedule to see if he was telling the truth about his meeting in Ukraine? Do you miss the days when the media used to report the truth, regardless of the outcome?