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Is Joe Biden the Real Target of the Ukraine Scandal?

September 27, 2019 - 6:00am
Joe and Hunter Biden
Joe and Hunter Biden

The more the establishment media and the Democrats talk about the Ukraine and the president’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the more the spotlight falls on Joe Biden’s ne’er-do-well son Hunter and Biden’s self-acknowledged corrupt intervention on his behalf.

As Erielle Davidson wrote for The Federalist:

"... 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."

You can watch Biden take credit for getting the prosecutor fired through this link.

That’s the kind of “Yeh, I shot him” moment that prosecutors live for.

So, the obvious question is cui bono? Who benefits from airing the scandal if it also hurts Biden?

And the obvious answer is Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

A Des Moines-Register/CNN poll in Iowa released on Saturday and reported by Vanity Fair's Tina Nguyen saw Warren pull ahead of Biden significantly for the first time; she’s now beating him 22 percent to 20 percent.

And most importantly, according to pollster J. Ann Selzer, 32 percent of voters there say they’re “extremely enthusiastic” about caucusing for Warren, while only 22 percent say the same about Biden. “Biden’s favorability dropped, his unfavorable numbers doubled,” she noted. “In the absence of any context, it’s not bad. But Elizabeth Warren’s numbers are strikingly good.”

While Biden’s gaffes aren’t helping him, the past two weeks haven’t been an especially gaffe-prone period for the former VP, but they have seen a steady airing of articles and TV segments about his problematic son Hunter cashing in on old Dad’s position and that is very likely what is driving down Biden’s poll numbers.

The problem for the Biden team is that Trump isn’t the only player or maybe even the most important player on the field opposed to them, and every time the words Biden and corruption and Ukraine appear in the same sentence, Elizabeth Warren looks that much better.

Ms. Nguyen reported that the Biden camp seems to have concluded that the best way to limit the fallout from Hunter’s time on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company at the center of the corruption probe is to get ahead of the story, paint the whole thing as a fringe conspiracy, and launch a series of counterattacks before the president’s narrative (and the facts) pick up steam.

However, Leftwing news outlets are not ignoring the story. The New York Times’ Ken Vogul told the MSNBC audience that Ukraine is a “significant liability” for Biden and in response the Biden campaign went to the trouble of producing a video rebutting Vogul's article and his assertions on the network of choice for woke Democrat primary voters.

But a video rebuttal may not be enough to stave off the circling vultures. In interviews The Daily Beast conducted with multiple progressive Democrats and Warren supporters, their chief advice to Warren was don’t rush to Biden’s defense against Trump. In other words, they’re hoping Trump and the Ukraine scandal take out Biden and they are happy to let Biden dangle in the breeze, as long as no one blames the Warren team for kicking the chair out from under him.

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Comments

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Prison time for the Bidens.

In prison, should the Bidens be allowed to have K-Y?

No, they can use sand.

Assumes, of course, that the above story tells the WHOLE story . . . . . . and, of course, it doesn't (which makes all the difference) . . . . just like Trump's "very fine people on both sides" comment about Charlottesville . . . . . . your statement is self-delusional truthiness . . . . . . . . . . and absolutely . . . . . . . . .PATHETIC . . . . keep watch now as Trump accuses everyone not named Trump of being engaged in Treason (does he even have a clue, or care, what treason really is? - he's already done this more than 25 times) . . . . . . who will be the first Republican he accuses of Treason? . . . . . . . Romney, Bossert, Bolton, Mueller . . . . . . oh, that's right, he's already started . . . . . . . . . . . . DESPICABLE . . . . . . . .

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Gee . . . not only do you not know your own name, but your Arayan-like writings are total unintelligible . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

Everything almost said here is just another way for repubs to smear Biden with lies and trying to drag Warren in on it.........….. This has been well explored and the prosecutor that Biden help fire with multiple other countries just said there Hunter Biden did nothing wrong...………...….This is well documented on fact checking sites but seems repubs, at least what is left of them seen allergic to. ...…….. Thing is Biden was never going to be the nominee so Chump will get impeached for actions that won't even matter...…......…...And how does the right listen to things like the State department dinner where Chump told them many lies thy all knew perfectly well were lies only increased their contempt for him...………..The question is why many of you like, believe his lies?...…...It only shows like Chump, how fiscally and morally bankrupt you are...…........... Actual fine people no longer walk with Chump and many left the repub party as can't stand to be a part of it anymore......Doing a fine job Brownie!!

Please click the link given to view Biden’s own admission of getting the prosecutor fired or Ukraine wouldn’t get the U S $$. Oh and make sure you watch it with your brain engaged.

Lizzy you are a great example of why Chump likes uneducated people falling for such easily proved wrong propaganda. ……...……..But as they say, You can't stand the Truth!!…...…….. Luckily you are a group getting smaller every day as decent people flee the repub party and chumps criminality becomes clear..

There has never been any doubt that Biden got the prosecutor fired. That is common knowledge, but there has never been any evidence of wrongdoing.

We've all had enough of these two Biden criminals. Lock them up!

I'm starting to wonder if Russian trolls are not on this site from the posts......…...…. Or are there that many deranged people out there like this one?...…......…...…..There is NO evidence the Bidens did anything wrong Vs tons what Chump has done wrong...…...…...… And after he gets impeached for this and loses the election as Senate won't convict him and Chump take the whole party down with him, he still has several criminal charges to face...……….Having already lost 2, ChumpU and Chump Foundation, his record is not good as so crooked.

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I'm happy dude. Everyone is getting to see how corrupt Trump is...…...….And how fiscally and morally bankrupt repubs are backing him...………….It's you that is going to be crying when dems take the power back...…….The question what will happen to the repub party? ………. Will it stay the party of angry dumb whites who don't realize it is repubs screwing them??......…......I hope a center right party will replace it leaving the racists, corporatists, others of that ilk, out and be of real fiscally and morally decent, a far cry from what repubs are now.

The Democrat party will likely be dissolved after the next election.

I surely don't know why all the TrumpNutz and Republicants have foolishly jumped on the anti-Biden bandwagon here. Elizabeth Warren is probably going to be the Democratic candidate for president in 2020 - and, for months and months, extensive public opinion polling among likely voters repeatedly shows 60% of respondents disapprove of Trump and have been saying they will not vote for him! Plus, the Swamp-Thing-In-Chief lost the popular vote the last time by 3 million votes. He sure ain't gonna pick up any new voters this time! LOL

These two crooks are guilty of high treason. Long prison sentences are clearly warranted.

Or the gallows.

You obviously have no clue whatsoever what the legal definition of "treason" is. Look it up. Learn something.

Biden’s OTHER massive scandal: The $1.5 billion China deal explained in three minutes -- https://thenationalsentinel.com/2019/09/26/bidens-other-scandal-the-1-5-billion-china-deal-explained-in-three-minutes/

Hunter Biden 'did not violate anything,' former Ukrainian prosecutor says Hunter Biden cannot be responsible for violations of the management of Burisma that took place two years before his arrival,” Lutsenko told the Post. Sorry Charlie, no spin for you...

The Trumpers and Trumpettes are factuality-challenged, Truth! You can fugeddaboud feeding them actual facts!

90% of the DNC are evil hate-filled crooks.

Were Trump's go-fers Manafort and Cohen ... you know, his top two aides that are now in federal prison ... Democrats? What about Trump and his multiple instances of criminal obstruction of justice ... is he really a closeted Democrat? Trump's buddy Epstein must have been a Democrat, too, right???

Not every democrat is a crook, but every crook is a democrat.

BINGO!

Praising your own 4-comment string . . . . . . . . . the self-delusional height of self-aggrandizing narcissism, just like your Glorious Leader . . . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . . . .

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