Senate Officially Investigating Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Burisma And Ukraine
Lindsey Graham finally made his move and officially asked the State Department for records related to Joe Biden and Ukraine.
Politico is reporting that Senator Lindsey Graham has begun officially requesting records from the State Department concerning then-Vice President Biden’s extortion of the Ukrainian government that forced them to fire Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin in 2016. Shokin was looking into Hunter Biden’s oil and gas company, Burisma, for corruption. This comes on the heals of the Ukrainian Parliament announcing Burisma is now under investigation for money laundering, billions.
Biden and the Democrats have consistently declared for months that there was no wrong doing when Hunter, with absolutely no experience in the field, was placed on their board, making an income in the millions. At the time, Joe Biden told the Ukrainian government that the US would withhold aid if they did not fire Shokin, within 6 hours.
Graham also wants documents about a meeting between Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s business partner, and then-Secretary of State John Kerry.
Graham is seeking records related to phone calls that occurred in February and March 2016 between Biden and Ukraine’s then-president, Petro Poroshenko, regarding U.S. demands that the country fire its top prosecutor. The prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was unpopular with Western leaders, who viewed him as corrupt, and Biden was representing official U.S. policy and that of allied governments.
At the time, Biden’s son Hunter held a lucrative board position with Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company. Burisma, and its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, had faced investigative scrutiny from Shokin’s office, presenting a potential conflict of interest for Biden.
Kurt Volker, a former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine called by House Republicans to testify at impeachment hearings, called allegations of corrupt intent by Biden “self-serving and non-credible.”
A former Shokin deputy has said investigations into Burisma were long dormant by the time he secured Shokin’s firing in late March 2016. On Thursday, a key witness in the impeachment probe, David Holmes, an official at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, said the same during his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
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But in February 2016, Shokin’s office seized Zlochevsky’s property as part of a corruption investigation, according to a report at the time from the news service Interfax-Ukraine.
As congress heads home for Thanksgiving, it is clear that the Trump impeachment proceedings became a catastrophe for Democrats.
Now the Republicans have the ball and what is heading down the pike is rather interesting.
Just today, we have learned that an ex-FBI lawyer is under investigation for altering a Russia probe document related to FISAGATE. This is the first of many items we are about to learn as the Horowitz report is released on December 9th and the Senate interviews him on December 11th.
On Wednesday, Ukrainian members of parliament took to a news conference to demand that President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensk investigate suspicions of the legalization of $7.4 billion in laundered money by the “family” of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych. The investigation includes Hunter, as well as Templeton Investments, a huge Obama donor.
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If the House votes to go forward with impeachment, the process goes to the Senate, where they make the rules. My thinking is that if the House proceedings ended up in catastrophe for Democrats, with Democrats in charge, what will be the outcome when they do not get to call the shots?
I really have confidence that things are about to get REALLY interesting in the coming months. I really don’t think the Democrats are very good at strategy. They have thrown everything except the kitchen sink at the President since the day he was elected. Now with the impeachment, they have tossed the kitchen sink.
Come January, what do they do next?
Popcorn folks! Keep it comin’!