The truth is closing in on Joe Biden. It has become clear that the Ukrainian firm Burisma was funneling cash to Hunter Biden as a means of securing the influence of Joe Biden. Biden was named “point man” in 2014 to watch over the notoriously corrupt Ukraine
Obama made then-Vice President Biden the point man, and he became a frequent visitor to Ukraine. By his own count, Biden says he went there about a dozen times from early 2014 through early 2016.
And just about exactly the same time:
In the spring of 2014, as Joe Biden began his trips to Ukraine, Hunter Biden took a position on the board of the country’s largest private gas company, Burisma. He was reportedly paid up to $50,000 a month.
“The younger Biden had ZERO expertise in energy. Why would a company like Burisma hire such such a person?” the author asks with his tongue in his cheek.
A Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was investigating Burisma and Hunter Biden. Biden threatened to withhold aid to the Ukraine unless the prosecutor was fired.
The controversy ignited anew earlier this year when I disclosed that Joe Biden admitted during a 2018 videotaped speech that, as vice president in March 2016, he threatened to cancel $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, to pressure Ukraine’s then-President Petro Poroshenko to fire Shokin.
At the time, Shokin’s office was investigating Burisma. Shokin told me he was making plans to question Hunter Biden about $3 million in fees that Biden and his partner, Archer, collected from Burisma through their American firm. Documents seized by the FBI in an unrelated case confirm the payments, which in many months totaled more than $166,000.
Shokin has signed an affadavit swearing that he was forced out because of Biden. This caused an uproar in the left wing media, whose job now is to protect Biden.
The NY Slimes and other have been outright hostile to Trump calling other countries asking for help with the investigation of how the Russia hoax got started. Someone leaked to the Times about Trump calling Australia and asking for such help.
Breaking News: President Trump pushed Australia's prime minister to help Attorney General William Barr in an investigation intended to rebut the Mueller inquiry https://t.co/HNFx7TF5aI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 30, 2019
Brit Hume noticed that this was not news- it was pure opinion
And this is also pure opinion: “….discussion with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia shows the extent to which Mr. Trump sees the attorney general as a critical partner to… show that the Mueller investigation had corrupt and partisan origins.” https://t.co/4ssBSs8GNF
— Brit Hume (@brithume) September 30, 2019
Kim Strassel notes how dems delighted in Mueller investigating 2016 but takes exception now
Note what NYT is doing here–trying to suggest questions about 2016 are beyond the pale. Since when is getting to the truth a "personal political interest"? They loved it when Mueller was investigating 2016; but now want all further queries to stop. https://t.co/TrrewLuwZK
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 30, 2019
Here Jake Tapper turns himself into a pretzel defending Biden
-Hunter Biden was making $50k a month for a company in an industry in which he had no experience
-A Ukrainian prosecutor was investigating the company
-VP Biden held up $1B in aid until the prosecutor was fired
But the mainstream press won't dig into those facts. pic.twitter.com/IrZ1ohyL15
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) September 29, 2019
And then AG Bill Barr brings down the hammer
A Justice Department official told Fox News on Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr asked President Trump to introductions to foreign countries that might have had information pertinent to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s ongoing probe into possible misconduct by the intelligence community at the outset of the Russia investigation.
But a person familiar with the situation told Fox News it would be wrong to say Trump “pressed” the Australian prime minister for information that could have discredited former Special Counsel Mueller’s now-completed probe, as The New York Times reported earlier Monday.
“The countries have been helpful,” the source said. “There was no pressing required.”
That pretty much wipes out the current democrat narrative.
The media continues to step on its own er, tongue when they abandon the need to vet stories in the fury to get Trump:
Even on its own terms, the media’s Get Trump project has proved a monumental failure. If the blob of blue-checkmark Twitterati wanted to help President Trump portray the latest impeachment push as a partisan witch hunt, they couldn’t have done a better job than they are now.
Consider the latest example: On Sunday, CBS’ venerable “60 Minutes” program reported on Twitter that “the government whistleblower who set off the impeachment inquiry of President Trump is under federal protection because they fear for their safety.” The explosive news seemed to vindicate his opponents’ darkest fantasies about the president: Of course Trump would physically threaten a whistleblower, much as the Corleone family would deal with a snitch.
“The whistleblower is being protected from the executive branch of his or her own government,” fretted Aaron Rupar of Vox. “That’s not quite right,” The Atlantic’s David Frum chimed in. “The whistleblower is also at risk from the private citizen supporters the president incites to violence.”
And so on until — oops: As Politico reported, “an attorney for the whistleblower in the Trump-Ukraine scandal said Sunday that CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ had ‘completely misinterpreted’ a document from his legal group, after the news outlet tweeted that the whistleblower was now under federal protection.”
In the amusement portion of our program, Biden, who relentlessly attacks Trump, is demanding that the media stop giving Rudi Giuliani air time
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign demanded on Sunday that news networks stop booking Rudy Giuliani for interviews, handing President Donald Trump and his allies a new talking point against the former vice president.
Biden’s campaign sent a letter to executives and anchors at ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, and NBC, according to the New York Times, which first obtained the letter. In it, Biden campaign officials Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield call interviews with Giuliani “a disservice to journalism.”
“We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump,” the le
tter begins. “While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough. By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation.”
That’s because Rudi is exposing Biden’s corruption
The Bidens are doing all they can to silence me, this is why! pic.twitter.com/Qp1MOgKNuD
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 30, 2019
The cacophony from the left wing media is only going to grow louder and louder as we near the release of the Horowitz report and worse, Barr and Durham.
Adam Schiff goes all drama queen when talking about obtaining dirt from foreign sources, but here he is trying to obtain nude pictures of Trump from the Russians
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 29, 2019