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Trump Orders Biden Investigation in Ukraine

Updated on May 10, 2019

I can't make this stuff up. We all know Trump was just itching to do this, to target his worst threat, this time it is Joe Biden, his nemesis. Biden is, perhaps, the only real shot of the Democrats of retaking the WH in 2020. The other 20+ candidates really lack the notoriety and experience. I have always thought Biden was not THE man either. Sure, he is better the most of the others, but still....of course, anything is better than Trump, right?

Ukraine

There is no doubt that Trump's ordering of this investigation is to disparage Biden as the election heats up. Trump knows Biden might topple him. The Ukrainian connection to the DNC and Biden is, unfortunately, undeniable. Ukrainian officials have said so as to their meddling in Ukrainian politics from Biden when his son, Hunter, was under investigation from their security when he was getting millions from Burisma owned by oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky. This man was charged with money laundering and after two years in court, charges were dropped abruptly. Hunter was on the governing board for Burisma and being paid millions. Biden's son was also under investigation from the Ukrainian authorities under the same umbrella. Joe Biden, then VP, Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to stop or fire the investigation and if he refused, the $1 billion loan promised would be withdrawn. Biden wanted Poroshenko out, as well. Biden indicated President Obama knew of this.

Poroshenko had the prosecutor removed and he was replaced with someone more to Biden's approval. Biden does not deny it and a video with him stating so is available. Hunter Biden was never found of any wrongdoing as he was a paid advisor to Burisma natural gas. He recently resigned from this position. The Ukrainian government has said Biden did not pressure them to close the case in 2014-15. but was done when a lack of evidence prevailed.

So, is this collusion enough to tarnish Biden's bid on 2020 presidency? It certainly, at the very least, make voters think twice and perhaps select another weaker candidate. Will the Democratic candidates bring this up themselves in their debates, or will they be afraid?

Facts are facts. Just like about why Trump is more and more acting like a man who is guilty, by trying to stop Congress subpoenas, stonewall cooperation, obstructing in 2017 and even now, fighting in court about what Trump's banks can or should release and his tax returns, Joe Biden directly intervened and blackmailed the president of the Ukraine if the prosecutor was not removed from the Burisma investigation (no doubt, to shield his son, which any parent would do).

The prosecutor was removed but he was subsequently voted out of office, not fired by Poroshenko. Still, with the Ukraine needing the $1 billion loan (even if Biden made it in jest) Poroshenko wielded whatever influence he had then to get the votes to remove the prosecutor to make it look like he did not bend to U.S. demands. He could save face.

Stay tuned to this matter, Biden faces tough scrutiny on this interference to protect his son.

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    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 years ago

      PerryA

      Jerry Brown failed to get a single mile of track in the High Speed Train. Increased taxes, increased spending, and didn't improve the infrastructure to accommodate the significant increase in population. He and the democrat controlled state congress created a sanctuary state for illegal aliens, and protects Convicted Illegal Alien Felons from being deported. How does that help Californians, or Americans. The homeless which are also the drug users are above the law. Instead of cracking down on them, CA just gives them free needles, and cleans up their poop. SF is not the only place in CA with this problem.

      These are just a few of his accomplishments

      Can you tell me what you think Kamela Harris did as AG for California which Jerry Brown was at one time. And more importantly, what she has done for CA and the US as senator. I can't think of anything, seriously.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      I recall Jerry Brown and depending on your political slant, you either like him or not. I liked him more than not on most environmental things, but I would not say I am fan. Kamala seems to have the intellect and drive to get things done. Kobochar is another one that stands out from the pack.Like 2016, I am not overly enthused with any of the dem candidates.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 years ago

      PerryA

      I have no problem with Biden running. But Kamela Harris is a Jerry Brown wannabe. Jerry Brown screwed CA and I don't want the US to run like CA.

      What exactly do you think she has done for CA or for the US congress or the US?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      Biden is a foe to Trump, both are flawed in many ways, I would not be shocked if Kamala Harris is his VP or Kobochar, both capable women with experience. He will then appeal to women voters. While the optics about the Biden Ukraine thing look bad to the casual voter, it seems Trump has stopped his attorney from going now BC those optics look equally bad for different reasons.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 years ago

      I really hope it is Biden that runs against Trump.

      What do you think his political platform will be when he runs?

      Who will he pick to be his VP?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      I am sure that is part of the strategy. I just hope the Dems really can avoid the bad optics of this.

    • Dean Traylor profile image

      Dean Traylor 

      2 years ago from Southern California/Spokane, Washington (long story)

      Sounds like an act of desperation. Something a kid whose trying to steer all the accusations he's getting onto someone else.

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