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MPs demand Zelensky, Trump investigate suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine corruption involving $7.4 bln
Interfax-Ukraine ^ | November 20, 2019

Posted on 11/20/2019 8:16:10 AM PST by COUNTrecount

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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I would hope that President Trump has the media in the Oval when he tells Ken Starr, Mittens, and the other RINOS to go do something physically impossible. This will blow up everything..I hope!

41 posted on 11/20/2019 10:57:35 AM PST by Shady (One More Time: CO2 is PLANT FOOD! Without it we die. Any questions?)
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To: Pining_4_TX

There will be a time when they can no longer ignore it.

42 posted on 11/20/2019 10:58:03 AM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: Tellurian

Otherwise, support will no longer be bipartisan./not sarc

43 posted on 11/20/2019 11:08:37 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: IC Ken

I will state it again, Trump is ruining the illegal money kickbacks from the Ukraine. We send them billions and they give the Democrats back millions.

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Bingo. The Ukraine is a “country size” version of a money laundering operation for the Democrats, much like Planned Parenthood is the “corporate” size version.!in both cases, taxpayer dollars go in and contributions to the Democrats flow out along with a few well placed bribes along the way for the connected elites.

44 posted on 11/20/2019 11:17:58 AM PST by Flick Lives (MSM, the Enemy of the People since 1898)
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To: COUNTrecount
"Last week, November 14, the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO), unnoticed by the media, announced a new suspicion to the notorious owner of Burisma, ex-Ecology Minister Zlochevsky. According to the suspicion, the Yanukovych family is suspected, in particular, with legalizing (laundering) of criminally obtained income through Franklin Templeton Investments, an investment fund carrying out purchases of external government loan bonds totaling $7.4 billion," Derkach said.

Looks like someone got caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

One has to wonder if the Prosecutor General's Office was watching for such activity. Like a mouse trap waiting to be sprung.

45 posted on 11/20/2019 11:24:01 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (In an age of artificial intelligence, teachers are creating artificial stupidity.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Franklin years ago also plead guilty to taking after hour late trades for foreign market manipulation for the benefit of some prime customers. They were fined a significant sum of money. Several firms were involved.

Interesting development here...

46 posted on 11/20/2019 11:33:38 AM PST by Professional
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To: Mariner

More respected than OUR eneMedia, this article also appeared in Russia’s TASS....nothing from our “respected journalists”.

The media is getting paid well not to cover it. A problem is that few people have realized the scale of the thievery that’s been occurring under our noses for decades: funneling drug money, foreign aid funds, etc. back into the pockets of the thieves. This creates a giant web of patronage where nobody wants to rock the boat.Except POTUS.

World20 Nov, 07:28

Joe Biden’s son and his partners received $16.5 million from Burisma — Ukrainian MP
According to the politician, Hunter Biden was paid by laundered money for his services for Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings energy company

47 posted on 11/20/2019 11:42:15 AM PST by COUNTrecount ("I've always won, and I'm going to continue to win. And that's the way it is." -- Donald Trump)
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To: COUNTrecount

All roads lead to Ukraine. Democrat party’s offshore hideout.

48 posted on 11/20/2019 12:00:39 PM PST by ProudDeplorable (Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. ~ Ronald Reagan)
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To: volunbeer

That’s my understanding. We’ll see what comes of this.

49 posted on 11/20/2019 12:02:29 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: I got the rope

I think you are right he’s got Sondland’s knife in his back now. he better go on offense or l am no longer sure he survives. But then I admit it’s not the first time I thought he was in real trouble.

50 posted on 11/20/2019 12:09:42 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: RummyChick

You are right. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ukraine declared the dim party here in the US a terrorist organization.

51 posted on 11/20/2019 12:14:44 PM PST by alabama_heart
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To: COUNTrecount

Twitter just suspended BNL news for posting about this story.

Here is a copy of the tweet that got the account suspended.

52 posted on 11/20/2019 12:32:43 PM PST by Revel
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To: lee martell
If I never hear another word about the Ukraine, I’ll be one happy Deplorable.

i'm half-blooded ukainian ... my dad's parents came over in the 19teens. i remember as a little kid (back in the 50's) being looked at like i was from outer space whenever i admitted to being half ukrainian. not so much any more.

53 posted on 11/20/2019 12:54:07 PM PST by TheRightGuy
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To: Gahanna Bob
Something tells me this will be a topic in today’s hearing. Systemic corruption in Ukraine involving Democrats including Biden and his son.

You forgot the /s

54 posted on 11/20/2019 1:01:41 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: COUNTrecount

Ukraine is the tip of the iceberg.

55 posted on 11/20/2019 1:06:11 PM PST by paulcissa (Politicians want you unarmed so they can kill you.)
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To: paulcissa

State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

56 posted on 11/20/2019 1:09:38 PM PST by COUNTrecount ("I've always won, and I'm going to continue to win. And that's the way it is." -- Donald Trump)
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To: TheRightGuy

It is possible that some of your past family helped the United States to win WW2. Many people are unfamiliar with the Ukraine because it rarely comes up for discussion.

Back in the 50’s there was a certain level of competition going on between America and Russia for exploration of Outer Space. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Sputnik Satellite from 1958.
Maybe this ‘Us Against Them” mentality was generalized to include the Ukraine. We were just then stepping deep into the Cold War way of thinking. I’m glad that’s over. I’ve met a few Ukrainians in the Bay Area. Good workers. Good capitalists.

57 posted on 11/20/2019 1:17:02 PM PST by lee martell
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To: COUNTrecount
Ecology Minister


58 posted on 11/20/2019 1:42:16 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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Templeton’s Hasenstab Winds Down $7 Billion Ukraine Bond Bet
By Natasha Doff and Marton Eder April 21, 2017

Ukraine sovereign debt drops to 3% of total portfolio from 5%. Franklin Templeton became Ukraine’s biggest bondholder in 2013. Franklin Templeton bond chief Michael Hasenstab is pulling back from one of his most contrarian bets of the past decade.
Holdings in Ukrainian sovereign debt in the flagship $40 billion Templeton Global Bond Fund he manages have dropped by half in the past year to about $1.2 billion, or 3 percent of the total portfolio, according to filings posted on the fund manager’s website. Most of the reduction was in Ukraine’s shortest-dated bonds, maturing before the end of 2021, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

59 posted on 11/20/2019 1:42:22 PM PST by Bookshelf
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To: Bookshelf

In the second [report], sent to the Washington Post on July 12, [2015] Hasssenstab wrote, that the “Ad-hoc Committee of Bondholders to the Ukraine has invested in the country for more than 10 years, under successive governments, to help fund essential public services and infrastructure, and we well understand its challenges.”
“We believe Ukraine’s financial troubles can be resolved for all parties without creditors immediately writing down the value of their bonds,” Hassenstab wrote.
Hasenstab is taking what, from his perspective and that of many finance professionals, is a reasonable position. He wants the money Ukraine promised to pay back. And he’s given countries like Ireland, Poland, and Hungary, all close to financial ruin, a much-needed financial shot-in-the-arm that helped stabilize their economies.
“He’s a brilliant guy,” said Alex Petrovic, a financial planner in Kansas City, Mo., who has his client’s money in Franklin Templeton funds. “He has a long history of making good bets, and this long history is excellent. We have confidence in him. ”
Ukraine insists Hasenstab and its other creditors have to recognize Kiev is not in a position to pay its debts.

60 posted on 11/20/2019 1:51:55 PM PST by Bookshelf
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