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  • Fact Check: AP Says Biden Getting Ukrainian Prosecutor Fired to Protect Hunter Is ‘False Narrative’

    01/25/2020 7:57:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jan 2020 | Robert Kraychik
    The Associated Press (AP) described the matter of Joe Biden’s leveraging of U.S. foreign aid to pressure Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating corruption at Burisma — a Ukrainian energy company upon whose board of directors Hunter Biden sat — in order to protect his second son as a “false narrative.” The AP echoed similar news media outlets’ mischaracterization of the above-mentioned event, including the New York Times, Snopes, NPR, USA Today, Vox, and the Washington Post. In a column identifying differing perceptions of political goings on being related to varying news media consumption patterns, the AP dismisses Joe Biden’s...
  • A Conversation With Rudy Giuliani Over Bloody Marys at the Mark Hotel

    12/23/2019 12:42:25 PM PST · by MAGA_patriot · 41 replies
    The New Yorker ^ | 12/23/2019 | Olivia Nuzzi
    As the black SUV came to a stop on 33rd Street in Manhattan, its lights flashing, a pale hand stretched through the open window of the passenger door and gave a little wave. It was attached to Rudy Giuliani, who smiled from behind his tortoiseshell sunglasses. He apologized for being late. “Couldn’t go on sidewalks like I used to,” he said, mourning a perk of his past life as mayor. It was early in the afternoon on Sunday, December 8, and Giuliani had just returned from Ukraine, where he said he was looking for information to undermine the case to...
  • Viktor Shokin: Biden Outraged We Seized Burisma Assets (Video Interview)

    12/15/2019 8:37:38 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 16 replies
    OAN ^ | Dec 8, 2019 | OAN
    Former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin spoke to OAN about Joe Biden’s direct role in getting his office to stop investigating his son Hunter. One America’s Chanel Rion has that story from Washington.
  • Devin Nunes sues CNN for $435M over ‘false and defamatory’ Ukraine story

    12/03/2019 1:30:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2019 | Brian Flood, Brooke Singman
    Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sued CNN for defamation on Tuesday, accusing the cable network of publishing a “demonstrably false hit piece” about him amid his high-profile opposition to the Trump impeachment inquiry. The 47-page lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, accuses the liberal network of publishing “numerous egregiously false and defamatory” statements about Nunes on Nov. 22, 2019 when journalist Vicky Ward reported claims that Nunes met with Ukranian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in Vienna in 2018 to dig "up dirt" on Hunter and Joe Biden. Nunes, who has been leading GOP opposition...
  • STATE DEPARTMENT RELEASES DETAILED ACCOUNTS OF BIDEN-UKRAINE CORRUPTION

    11/24/2019 4:37:20 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 48 replies
    SouthFront ^ | November 24, 2019 | Staff
    A liberal watchdog group’s attempt to nail Rudy Giuliani has backfired in spectacular fashion after their FOIA request resulted in the US State Department releasing detailed accusations of corruption against the Bidens – based on interviews with former Ukrainian officials who were in charge of the investigations. Responding to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from the group American Oversight, the State Department on Friday night released almost 100 pages of records detailing efforts by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to investigate corruption, which include contacts with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) earlier this year. While...
  • MPs demand Zelensky, Trump investigate suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine corruption involving $7.4 bln

    11/20/2019 8:16:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Interfax-Ukraine ^ | November 20, 2019
    KYIV. Nov 20 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian members of parliament have demanded the presidents of Ukraine and the United States, Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, investigate suspicions of the legalization of $7.4 billion by the "family" of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych through the American investment fund Franklin Templeton Investments, which they said has ties to the U.S. Democratic Party. At a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine agency on Wednesday, MP Andriy Derkach announced that deputies have received new materials from investigative journalists about international corruption and the participation of Ukrainian officials in it. "Last week, November 14, the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO),...
  • ‘Cache of diamonds’: Trump-Biden impeachment fight originates with corrupt chauffeur

    11/14/2019 4:32:47 AM PST · by gattaca · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2019 | Joel Gehrke
    Sixty-five diamonds and a shady chauffeur underpin the investigation that doomed former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin and grew into an impeachment investigation targeting President Trump. Shokin earned the enmity of the United States government through his loyalty to a chauffeur who was caught with a "cache of diamonds" after Shokin gave him a job as a local prosecutor, a key impeachment witness told lawmakers. The ex-driver, Oleksandr Korniyets, abused his position to force wealthy businessmen to give him money in order to avoid criminal charges, George Kent, one of the State Department’s top officials for Europe, testified. Korniyets' misdeeds...
  • The Plundering Of Ukraine By Corrupt Democrats

    10/27/2019 5:09:06 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    Unz Review ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2019 | ISRAEL SHAMIR
    During the Obama presidency, Biden was the US proconsul for Ukraine, and he was involved in many corruption schemes. He authorised transfer of three billion dollars of the US taxpayers’ money to the post-coup government of the Ukraine; the money was stolen, and Biden took a big share of the spoils. The Ukraine has a few midsize deposits of natural gas, sufficient for domestic household consumption. The cost of its production was quite low; and the Ukrainians got used to pay pennies for their gas. After the 2014 coup, IMF demanded to raise the price of gas for the domestic...
  • Clinton suggests Russia grooming Gabbard to run as third-party 2020 candidate

    10/18/2019 9:49:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/19 | Max Greenwood
    Hillary Clinton appeared to suggest that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is the “favorite of the Russians” to win the 2020 presidential election and is being groomed by Moscow to run as a third-party candidate against the eventual Democratic nominee. In an interview on the podcast “Campaign HQ,” Clinton warned that the Russian government was poised to once again meddle in the U.S. presidential election through online disinformation efforts and by encouraging a third-party challenger to stir chaos in the contest. Indeed, the Russians already have their “eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to...
  • Burisma Paid Former Ukrainian President To Suppress Biden Investigation and Bribed FBI Agents

    10/18/2019 3:39:37 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 31 replies
    CD Media ^ | October 18th 2019 | L. Todd Wood
    KYIV — Now we know why the Democrats are so rabidly going after POTUS with a scam impeachment. CD Media has been on the ground in Kyiv for some time now investigating corruption of the U.S. State Department in Ukraine, along with multiple Democratic Party operatives in-country, who have been involved in a massive money laundering operation of IMF aid funds, along with corrupt Ukrainian officials, including former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. What we have to say is truly shocking. The theft totals in the billions of dollars. In short, multiple intelligence sources have produced evidence which will soon be...
  • Top Diplomat Testified That Obama Admin Orchestrated Ukraine Prosecutor’s Firing

    10/16/2019 2:14:09 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 20 replies
    A top U.S. diplomat and expert on Ukraine testified to Congress yesterday that the Obama administration — with former Vice President Joe Biden as its point man — orchestrated the firing of the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating a company connected to the Biden family, sources familiar with the testimony told The Federalist. The testimony of George Kent, a State Department official who works on the agency’s Ukraine portfolio, directly contradicts claims that the Obama administration was merely following the lead of the so-called international community in demanding the firing of Viktor Shokin, a controversial Ukrainian prosecutor who was reportedly...
  • Giuliani associates arrested boarding international flight with one-way tickets, prosecutors say

    10/10/2019 2:09:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 65 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Oct 10,2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Two associates of Rudy Giuliani made their initial appearance before a federal judge on Thursday, less than 24 hours after they were arrested on campaign finance violations while trying to board an international flight with one-way tickets at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington D.C. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman appeared in federal court in Alexandria, Va. to face a four-count indictment alleging that they, along with two other co-defendants, conspired to violate a ban on foreign donations and contributions in connection with federal and state elections. The two men remained mostly silent during their appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge...
  • Ex-Ukraine prosecutor said he was told to back off probe of Biden-linked firm, files show (

    10/02/2019 4:52:34 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 24 replies
    The fired prosecutor at the center of the Ukraine controversy said during a private interview with President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani earlier this year that he was told to back off an investigation into a natural gas firm that was linked to Joe Biden’s son, according to details of that interview that were handed over to Congress by the State Department’s inspector general Wednesday. Fox News obtained a copy of Giuliani’s notes from his January 2019 interview with fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin in which he claimed that his “investigations stopped out of fear of the United States.”
  • If There Was a Personal Beneficiary of the Trump Impeachment Inquiry, It's Hillary – Analyst

    10/02/2019 7:38:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Sputnik ^ | October 2, 2019
    With the Trump impeachment ball rolling in Washington DC, one person that’s clearly benefiting from this, according to American political analyst Don Debar, is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton has been making rounds on US TV programmes promoting her forthcoming book, which she co-wrote with her daughter, and talking about the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, Clinton stressed that an impeachment inquiry is "exactly what should be done," especially considering the evidence. So what’s the evidence? A whistleblower complaint about Trump allegedly inappropriately pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr...
  • Rudy Giuliani:Trump Is Being "Framed," Document Shows Ukrainian Prosecutor Saying Under Oath...

    09/30/2019 7:56:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | September 29, 2019 | By Tim Hains
    Sunday on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani produced a copy of a sworn witness statement from the Ukrainian prosecutor at the center of this week's impeachment inquiry: Viktor Shokin. Shokin claims that he was forced out of office as Ukraine's top prosecutor because he was leading a "wide-ranging corruption probe" into an energy company that was paying Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, $50,000 per month to sit on its board. The affidavit was uploaded six months ago by "The Hill" columnist John Solomon and was reportedly produced as part of an ongoing criminal...
  • Grassley, Johnson Renew Inquiry into DOJ Actions on Reported Election Meddling

    09/30/2019 9:20:51 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 26 replies
    Chuck Grassley ^ | September 30, 2019 | Charles E. Grassley and Ron Johnson
    Sep 30, 2019 Ukrainian Records Shed New Light on Biden's Ultimatum to Terminate Prosecutor --- Ukraine-DNC Coordination to Undermine Trump 2016 Campaign Should Not be Overlooked WASHINGTON - Two Senate chairmen want to know whether the Justice Department has acquired information from Ukrainian prosecutors that may contradict the stated reasoning behind former Vice President Joe Biden's threat to withhold U.S. assistance from Ukraine. They are also renewing an inquiry into the department's response to reported efforts by Ukrainians, in coordination with Democratic Party associates, to acquire damaging information on Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. In a letter to...
  • Prosecutor of Ukraine Described How Joe Biden Fired Him for Refusing to Protect Corrupt Officials

    09/26/2019 1:31:08 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    The former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin said in an interview to the “Strana.ua” news agency why the former Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden, connected to lobbying business of the former Minister of Ecology Nikolay Zlochevsky, ordered the president Petro Poroshenko to dismiss him. Shokin said that he was not going to “back away” from the “case of Burisma“, the company of Zlochevsky, the board of which Biden’s son joined soon after Euromaidan, the former president of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski and also Devon Archer (the close friend of the stepson of the US Secretary of State...
  • Schweizer Says Hunter Biden Was “Stuffing His Pockets with Foreign Money” While Dad VP

    05/22/2019 4:00:31 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 16 replies
    News Thud ^ | 22-05-19 | Paul Goldberg
    <p>The Hunter Biden China and Ukraine scandal is heating up for 2020 hopeful Joe Biden. Vanity Fair reported that The New York Times has published a nearly 3,000-word tale of intrigue involving the Biden family’s various entanglements in Ukraine. In short, the story is this: in the final year of the Obama presidency, Vice President Joe Biden “threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor”—Viktor Shokin—“who had been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his own office and among the political elite.” The pressure campaign also just so happened to benefit Biden’s younger son, Hunter, who was then getting paid as much as $50,000 to sit on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company that was in Shokin’s sights. The question the Times raises, but does not answer, is: were Joe’s and Hunter’s overlapping interests in Ukraine coincidental, or corrupt?</p>
  • Biden faces scrutiny for demanding ouster of Ukraine official probing firm that employed his son

    04/02/2019 5:44:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/02/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing new scrutiny over his past comments and actions in Ukraine, including bragging that he pressured the country to fire its top prosecutor, who happened to be leading a corruption investigation of a natural gas company that employed his son Hunter Biden. **SNIP** But Biden's role in the firing of Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in 2016, after Shokin as part of a corruption probe targeted a natural gas firm that hired Biden's son two years earlier, could prove a bigger issue. Last year, during a Council on Foreign Relations event, Biden told the...