In April 2016, during a forum with the Council on Foreign Relations, former Vice President Joe Biden arrogantly bragged about shaking down the Ukraine government by withholding $1 billion in aid unless they agreed to fire the Ukraine prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was at the time, investigating Burisma Holdings. At the time of the threat, his son Hunter Biden, with no prior experience, was being paid $50,000 per month to sit on the board of Burisma.
“I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. 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. Well, son of a bitch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
Real Clear Politics – On March 4th, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) announced he’s close to releasing an interim report on investigations Senate Republicans have been running on former vice president Joe Biden, his son Hunter and his ties to the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, and Ukrainian interference in U.S. elections.
“My investigation into possible corruption in the Obama administration dates back to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal,” Johnson told FOX News host Martha MacCallum. “It was our oversight that ended up releasing most of the Peter Strzok, Lisa Page texts. I joined Chuck Grassley’s investigation into possible DNC involvement with Ukraine to affect the 2016 election back in 2017.”
“It’s not our fault that Joe Biden, Hunter Biden got wrapped up in the whole Ukrainian story,” Johnson said. “We are not closing our eyes to this. And I have no idea why anybody would object to us obtaining records from a U.S. consulting firm run by former Clinton administration officials that is basically using Hunter Biden’s name to strongarm the State Department to curry benefits for a corrupt Ukrainian oil company. So that’s what we are trying to do here. But, our investigation and our oversight is much broader than just this Ukrainian story with Hunter Biden and even the DNC.”
“We’ve also asked the National Archives to look for records of five meetings that occurred between January and June of 2016 between Ukrainian prosecutors, Ukrainian embassy officials, White House staff, DNC officials,” Johnson said of the depth of the investigation.
In an interview earlier Wednesday, Johnson said, “if I were a Democrat primary voter I’d want these questions satisfactorily answered before I cast my final vote.”
Watch Johson explain why the Senate needs to move forward with an investigation into the Biden-Burismas scandal to Fox News’ Marth MacCallum.
Romney said he would talk to Johnson about whether to support a subpoena to a consultant tied to Burisma.
As we reported yesterday, Romney’s vote is crucial because if he votes against it, it would scuttle subpoena. Vote is next Wednesday.https://t.co/h5DfEGyAr5
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 5, 2020
Mitt Romney, a member of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, told me of Chairman Ron Johnson’s Burisma probe: “There's no question but the appearance of looking at Burisma appears political. And I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 5, 2020
Romney told Raju: “I would hope that there’s something of significance that needs to be evaluated that would be done perhaps the FBI or some other agency, although it’s not as political as perhaps a committee of our body.
The Federalists’ Mollie Hemingway shot back at sour grapes Romney, tweeting:
Sole Republican to join hyperpartisan Democrats in unquestionably political impeachment says that investigation of corruption related to powerful US political players and taxpayer funding of foreign entities looks “political.” Even for Mitt Romney, that’s pretty Mitt Romney.
Sole Republican to join hyperpartisan Democrats in unquestionably political impeachment says that investigation of corruption related to powerful US political players and taxpayer funding of foreign entities looks "political." Even for Mitt Romney, that's pretty Mitt Romney. https://t.co/cpJtEVMoSW
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 5, 2020
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