All Democrats had to do over the last few months was occasionally peruse Breitbart, ZeroHedge...or CD Media. We've been calling Biden out on Ukraine since May. But they couldn't bring themselves to do it, couldn't deign to listen to our side for long enough to learn what many have known about Biden: he's corrupt and compromised in so many ways that it's tedious to recount. Maybe the left didn't want to risk having a cognitive dissonance meltdown. Whatever the reason, their ignorance is about to cost them their frontrunner.
For Democrats, the desperate decision to go after President Trump on an anonymous whistleblower's complaint will reap a whirlwind. Reopening discussions on Ukraine was a trap. The anonymous whistleblower could be any intelligence figure. Who told them to file the complaint? A few guesses:
Whoever is responsible, the Dems unwisely took the bait. Reopening any discussion of dealings with Ukraine is radioactive for Biden, and potentially many others in his various circles, including one Barack Hussein Obama.
Biden must be losing what's left of his mind as he watches his machinations ruined by rabid TDS sufferers flailing, and failing, to land a blow on Trump. His Ukraine (and China) woes were behind him, due in large part to a fall-on-the-sword New Yorker tell-all, which CD Media reported on in July. It was a brilliant ploy, well planned and executed: air the closet, show all the skeletons in the most sympathetic light possible, and put it in the rear mirror.
What's more, it worked! Given the pace of the news cycle, Hunter and Joe's Take-Your-Crackhead-Son-To-Work Day: International $hakedown Tour on Air Force 2 was relegated to the national memory bank.
Now, here it is, dredged up again. A few days ago, Hunter Biden was a fading memory for most voters. Today, it's impossible not to talk about how weird it is that a guy 1) freshly booted from the U.S. Naval Reserve for cocaine, and 2) who could barely stay out of rehab (Hunter went ten times in as many years), and 3) had no relevant gas/energy experience...landed a $50,000/month job at notoriously corrupt Burisma, an energy company run by an oligarch...just months after his father visited to encourage Ukraine to increase gas production.
Exhausting. Here's a guess at Biden's thought process:
My son is down and out. I'm holding all the cards (and chips) with Ukraine. I'll get Hunter a job in exchange for getting this fraud case against Burisma dropped, and ride off into the sunset. After all, Hillary isn't going to investigate me!
Turns out it's a great place to go get rich right before you retire. Biden's last official overseas trip before he and Obama handed the reins to (presumably at the time) Hillary Clinton was to Ukraine, where he had been the administration's point person, as pointed out in this PJ Media article that distills some of Peter Schweizer's reporting on the mutually beneficial Biden-Ukraine relationship.
On the eve of this trip, the country announced it would end a criminal investigation into a company connected to the loss of $1.8 billion in aid funding — a company whose board of directors included Biden's son Hunter.
The Biden family's dealings with this Ukrainian company involved getting one of the country's most notorious mob bankers, Ihor Kolomoisky, off the U.S. government visa ban list. Under Biden's leadership, $3 billion in aid went to Ukraine, and his son's company was implicated in the disappearance of $1.8 billion of that money...
...Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Out of 148 nations studied by the World Economic Forum, Ukraine ranks 143 for property rights, 130 for "irregular payments and bribes," 133 for "favoritism in decisions of government officials," and 146 for "protection of minority shareholders' interests."
Yes, Biden bragged on numerous occasions about getting top Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin fired. What MSM reports have not stressed is that the prosecutor who replaced him dropped the charges of fraud--the missing $1.8 billion--levied against Burisma.
Just as telling is a quote Biden used in a speech when addressing the Ukrainian parliament in 2015. He was encouraging them to embrace democracy, and quoted a Ukrainian poet, Taras Shevchenko:
Then, in the mighty family
Of all men that are free,
Maybe sometimes, very softly
You will speak of me?
The gall. The utter gall to pretend to be an angel of democracy while aiding a corrupt oligarch to land your ne'er-do-well son a cushy job. Perhaps he should have quoted another of Shevchenko's poems:
It makes no difference to me,
If that son says a prayer or not.
It makes great difference to me
That evil folk and wicked men
Attack our Ukraine, once so free,
And rob and plunder it at will.
That makes great difference to me.
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) stated today on CNN, "...yes, I want an explanation on that," in reference to Biden's outright lie that he never spoke to Hunter about his Ukrainian business dealings. You can't blame Gonzalez--it's all right there in the softball New Yorker piece, "Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father's Campaign?" (Spoiler alert: yes, he has and will.)
Joe: the days of jabbing the air with your finger and speaking in your tough guy voice don't cut it any more. You're a fraud. Your old standby line, "you have my word as a Biden" is no longer a prideful promise, it's a punchline. Withdraw your candidacy and save what's left of your family.
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