April 2, 2019

"Joe Biden's 2020 Ukrainian nightmare: A closed probe is revived."

At The Hill.
In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko. “Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time,” Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat....

But Ukrainian officials tell me there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn’t mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member....

97 comments:

Dave Begley said...

Why is this coming out NOW?

Crazy Bernie is playing for keeps.

Nonapod said...

Wow. Seems like Uncle Joe's closet is a veritable ossuary.

wendybar said...

Tick tock...

narayanan said...

But Ukrainian officials tell me there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn’t mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member....

Did Obama know also? or did Biden conceal from him also!

Bay Area Guy said...

Did Joe Biden sniff any Ukranian women's hair?

I'm told he likes doing that.

stevew said...

FWIW, this is much, MUCH worse than inappropriate displays of affection as it is direct insight as to his fitness for a position of authority.

Rory said...

Well, they told him that he could be the "Vice" President.

HA!

Michael K said...

The Obama /Biden Ukrainian ambassador has been leading the Manafort prosecution,

Ignorance is Bliss said...

I seem to remember hearing the phrase obstruction of justice tossed around in the news for a while. Maybe it will finally find a home.

Lucid-Ideas said...

Joe Biden is known affectionately as віце-президент притискається in Kiev. Mr. "Vice-President Snuggles"

Big Mike said...

The DNC knows athat if they don’t bring it out now, Trump will bring it out later.

Marcus Carman said...

So long Uncle Joe.

Nonapod said...

All you Dem voters shouldn't worry your pretty little head about all this stuff. Just let old Joe come up behind you, place his hands on your shoulders, nestle in close and deeply inhale your wonderful scent.

Dave Begley said...

What's the over/under on this announcement? Joe Biden has decided not to run for President because he wants to spend more time with his family.

I say seven days.

BJM said...

Is the denouement (defenestration?) of Biden really a shot across Hillary's bow?

gspencer said...

"Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat"

Behind all of the nasties for the last 100 years sits the CFR.

stevew said...

"What's the over/under on this announcement? Joe Biden has decided not to run for President because he wants to spend more time with his family."

Seven days sounds about right, Creepy Corrupt Uncle Joe will likely want to see if this becomes controversial and survives the weekend.

cubanbob said...

“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko. “Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time,” Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat...."

Obama has a problem and so do John Kerry and Loretta Lynch amongst quite a number of former Obama Administration officials. We aren't talking collusion, we are talking conspiracy and plenty more. Trump might have to build a special prison to house all these Democrats.

Pianoman said...

Drip drip drip ...

lys said...

Imagine if the media had spent as much time reporting on Biden's scandals when he was actually VP as they did reporting on Pence's refusal to be alone with a woman who wasn't his wife.

mccullough said...

Biden’s Son also got a “consulting contract” with China toward the end of the Obama administration.

Likely the payoff Biden extracted from the Clintons not to run in 2016.

I want Biden as the nominee and I want Trump shoving this done Biden’s throat. Tired of our government selling out the country to China.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Government whores on the LEFT. Won't hear about it on Maddow.

Curious George said...

Is Hunter the son that died of cancer? Or the son that's fucking the widow of the one that died on cancer? I can't ever remember.

Mike Sylwester said...

Let's not forget, however, that some Russians meddled in our election by buying Facebook ads that showed Hillary Clinton arm-wrestling Jesus.

Mattman26 said...

First up, thank you Curious George.

Second, how perfectly and characteristically stupid of Biden to have done something like this, and then to brag publicly about the part of the story that nobody likely would have figured out otherwise.

Gilbert Pinfold said...

PThe son who left his wife to bang his brother’s widow. Biden family values.

Rocketeer said...

Creepy Joe's repeated that story a lot, but the first time I heard it was in a Neil Kinnock speech.

Tina Trent said...

The difference between conservatives and leftists is that leftists think Veep is about conservatives while conservatives think Veep is about politicians.

AJ Lynch said...

Lock him up. Lock him up. Wait a minute - Do we send maroons like Slow Joe to regular jails?

Mike said...

This will be gone by Friday, right? They can't have anything stick around that could make Obama look bad.

Heartless Aztec said...

Ruh roh

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

2 years of Maddow flailing her arms around screaming "We've go Trump now!" Bombshell! Treason!

Turns out the opposite is true.

Barbara Nelson said...

Imagine if that had been Trump and Trump Jr...

n.n said...

Also an investigation of post-coup Kiev's collusion with the DNC to influence the American presidential election and People's voice.

Curious George said...

Okay, I looked it up. Hunter is the son that got discharged from the Navy for cocaine use, and then started fucking his dead brother's widow. And creepy old Joe is "Happy for him."

narciso said...

the one who failed his naval reserve mandated drug screen, like his sister who was caught on tape inhaling bolivias finest, she runs some non profit now,

Curious George said...

BTW, I think all this anti_Biden shit is from Hillary, not Bernie. She needs the front runner out to jump into the race "for the party."

Curious George said...

"the one who failed his naval reserve mandated drug screen, like his sister who was caught on tape inhaling bolivias finest, she runs some non profit now"

Not to be confused withe drug addled credit card fraudster, who is his cousin.

Those wacky Bidens and their hijinks.

buwaya said...

Who else was in on that threat?
And what other similar threats were made?

Its certain that this is not just Biden, as you need entire institutions to support this sort of thing, and which would be assisting people and interests larger than a lackluster son of a marginal fellow like Biden.

Skeptical Voter said...

Hey the Dems are crooked on both sides of the Russian/Ukraine Divide. Hillary is cozy with the Russkis, and Biden has reason to be in the pocket of the Ukrainians. Talk about equal opportunity corruption!

narciso said...

well pete Schweitzer's private empires, shows the involvement of the daley, the bidens, the Clintons as well as some interaction that the trumps engaged in, guess who are the only ones being looked into?

Bill Crawford said...

Maybe Hunter is being a kinsman redeemer, raising up children for his dead brother.

Ralph L said...

Except for around and in his pool, Joe has kept his probe closed, as far as we know.

stevew said...

"BTW, I think all this anti_Biden shit is from Hillary, not Bernie. She needs the front runner out to jump into the race "for the party.""

As do I, it's got Clintons written all over it. Bernie's not enough of a shark.

Nobody said...

You can always tell what the Democrats are doing because that's what they accuse the Republicans of doing, most notably when they talk about Republicans being in a cult, but sure, this too.

Nobody said...

Bernie benefits, but cui bono is bullshit.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Turnabout is fair play. Looking forward to seeing what non-partisan investigations of Democrat party members will uncover. Wonder if there will be a single party member who isn't found to be bought and paid for.

rehajm said...

There. Joe is now battle tested and still standing. Now to snowplow the competition and clear the way for Hillary!

Mike Sylwester said...

Do All Roads In The Russia Hoax Lead To Ukraine?

EDH said...

One more example of the "Scandal-Free" Obama administration.

narciso said...

wait there's more:


https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/02/peter-strzok-vulnerable-affair-spies/

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BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

All the YOutube videos of Bernie saying "Millionaires and billionaires " have been washed and scrubbed to say only "Billionaires.

Tru story.

Mike Sylwester said...

It's amazing that Joe Biden bragged about this publicly in 2018.

Was he counting on President Trump not lasting in office until the 2020 election?

wwww said...

No way this isn't timed to keep Biden out of the race. The other stuff dropped Friday. Interviews on weekend, with mucho media prep obvious. Which campaign is behind the op dump? I'm guessing Bernie's.

Bay Area Guy said...

In the 40's and 50's, we had "Tail-Gunner Joe" from Wisconsin (Joe McCarthy).

Now, we have "Hair-Sniffer Joe" from Delaware (Joe Biden).

This is evolution in reverse.

Matthew Sablan said...

What is not stated: Biden had a horse head ready just in case.

George said...

Seems like the Dems had it pretty well carved up. The Bidens got Ukraine, the Clintons got Russia and Obama got a cut of everything.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Buh-bye, Biden.
-Bernie/Beto

FullMoon said...

The Hill publishing this well known anecdote is not the same as WaPo or NYT doing it. When they get involves, it filters down to local newspapers and newscasts. The Hill is relatively small time.

There is only one decent, competent person suited for the job and we all know who it is. One person investigated upside down, inside out and sideways and clean as a whistle.

All dem candidates, their friends and families and their supporters are despicable, dishonest and liars.

MAGA & KAG !

JaimeRoberto said...

This group of people successfully overthrew the elected government of Ukraine. It seems they thought they could repeat the coup here.

SDaly said...

This group of people successfully overthrew the elected government of Ukraine. It seems they thought they could repeat the coup here.

Don't kid yourself, that group overthrew a lot of governments between 2008 and 2016.

Mike Sylwester said...

Has Joe Biden's son registered as an agent of a foreign country?

Republicans who fail to fail to register are prosecuted.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

It sort of feels like we're in the middle of a Flood the Zone phase, where there are so many goofy, shady candidates that whoever the Donk primary process belches up, however ridiculous, will seem plausible by comparison with the other clowns in the car.

Sebastian said...

Dem strong-arms foreign government for family gain. Then Dems complain about Russian "interference" in American affairs.

Phidippus said...

That thing sticking out of the back of Slow Joe's jacket isn't a back brace, it's a fork.

OTOH, this revelation might be viewed by some as a positive qualification.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Oh, that Hunter Biden.

Jersey Fled said...

Hunter gives all hunters a bad name.

Nobody said...

Laws are for Republicans.

Anonymous said...

As the son of Joe, the apple didn't fall too far from the fraud tree with Hunter.

Hunter, all coked up at 44 years old getting kicked out of the Naval Reserve. He left Jesuit Volunteer Service in the early 1990s for reasons not publicized. Shady lawyer and corrupt Ukrainian natural gas deals litter his carrer.

Look at Joe - he almost kicked out of Syracuse Law for plagiarism his 1L year and then he received "gentlemen's Cs" throughout law school. He ended up graduating 76th of 85 in his law school class. In 1987 Joe plagiarized a Neil Kinnock speech and had to fold up the 1988 presidential campaign. Add in the serial groping and you have a total putz.

narciso said...


https://www.investigativeproject.org/7881/us-mb-supporters-lobby-congress-for-third#.XKOzKWbZwp0.twitter

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Big Mike said...

Second, how perfectly and characteristically stupid of Biden to have done something like this, and then to brag publicly about the part of the story that nobody likely would have figured out otherwise.

His bragging about this Ukrainian episode fits with the creepy touching of women on camera in that both show a man who loves to show off his power. Look at what I can get away with!

exhelodrvr1 said...

And then there were 2 Bs.

Or not.

traditionalguy said...

Amazing times we live in.The Global Kleptocracy had it all. No need to cover up much of the theft, because they had the CIA and FBI and the Presidency in place to stop any investigation. But then Trump whipped Hillary, and as Hillary said, if she loses they are all going to swing from nooses.

narciso said...

paging snake plissken:


https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/04/linda-sarsour-gets-nyc-jewish-democrat-councilman-kicked-off-committee-for-saying-palestine-does-not-exist/

Richard Dolan said...

Biden thought Sanders was behind the publicity about his groping. Wonder who he will blame for highlighting this.

rcocean said...

Just before Biden was "#Metoo-ed" He said this:

You all know where the phrase ‘the rule of thumb’ means? ….In the 1300s, so many women were dying at the hands of their husbands because they were chattel, just like the cattle or the sheep, that the court of Common Law decided they had to do something about the extent of the deaths. …You know what they said? No man has a right to chastise his woman with a rod thicker than the circumference of his thumb. This is English Jurisprudential culture, a white man’s culture. It’s got to change. It’s got to change.

Not only is this a historical myth, but the stupidity of talking about 1300 England in 2018 USA is...well, only "Slow Joe" would do it.

rcocean said...

What always astounded me about Biden is the guy spent his ENTIRE Life in politics. The Guy was elected Senator in 1973. He spent 45 fucking years as a Senator and VP. And yet the man still is a gaffe machine. He can't talk for more than 60 minutes without being dumb or crass. I mean, where's the learning curve?

narciso said...

It was mentioned in the duchess which I think was terribly miscast Knightley is nearly without expression

Bay Area Guy said...

Hair-Sniffers of the world unite!

You have nothing to lose but your inhibitions!

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Podesta
Clinton
The Biden boys. etc...

Untouchable in the D-media corruption circle.

Sebastian said...

Biden touches women in public. Biden gives an or-else to Ukraine to protect his son. Biden swims naked in the presence of meal officers. No repercussions, until he starts running against POCs.

But what it shows is that, like any other prog trope, "white privilege" is also a form of projection--projection of progs' actual experience with Dem privilege.

narciso said...

Yes that's the size of it:
https://pjmedia.com/trending/jim-jordan-blasts-oversight-dems-for-reckless-decisions-regarding-security-clearance-whistleblower/?utm_source=email

Bay Area Guy said...

I still can't get over Hair-Sniffer Joe and all his hair-sniffing, back rubbing, close talking, and naked pool swimming.

At least, he has sniffed the hair of a wise Latina, so he's nor racist. But I have NOT seen pictures of him sniffing the hair of a black woman.

What has Biden got against black woman? If he boldly moves in for a long hirsute inhalation of Kamala's fine locks at the first Democrat debate, he'll get my vote.

Fen said...

But but but... the article just below this one insists "The Trump era has been all about dissolving moral norms" !!!

Before I read this thread, I'll predict that not a single Democrat has posted how outraged they are about Biden.

Fen said...

The penalty for directing kickbacks to your children should be burying those children.

Do it once or twice and the swamp will drain itself.

narciso said...

Something completely the same:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1108990/brexit-news-latest-theresa-may-jeremy-corbyn-brexiteers-conservatives-iain-duncan-smith

Yancey Ward said...

He even fondled Poroshenko's wife while forcing the President to shut down the investigation.

Yancey Ward said...

Biden is finished. His enemies are in the Democratic Party, and they are ruthless.

MacMacConnell said...

Now do Hunter Biden's China dealings when accompanying VP Biden on his Trade missions to China. Let's not forget Hunter's business partner SOS John Kerry's step son.

iowan2 said...

The NC is ridding themselves of Biden.
Next? Crazy Uncle Bernie. Bernie leads in fundraising,(no one else close) and leads in the poles. According to the press, Bernie doesn't exist. When the media gets done with him, he won't exist. At his age, unexplained heart attack, of fall in the shower will do him in, if media assassination misses the mark.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Sadly, this won't bring JOe down - it will be all the silly kissy huggy.

Robert Cook said...

If the Dems pick Biden as their candidate, after the shit-show of Hillary, they're stupid beyond words. Or masochists who want to lose.

MacMacConnell said...

The flak over Crazy Joe's fetish isn't coming from Bernie. Bernie is in the crowded Marxist lane and at the top of that lane in the polls. Crazy Joe is in the "moderate" lane, who would benefit from the elimination of Biden? Bloomberg!

Nichevo said...

Bernie is in the crowded Marxist lane and at the top of that lane in the polls. Crazy Joe is in the "moderate" lane


Funny thing is, Biden probably aside, who's to the right of Sanders anymore?

RMc said...

Hunter is the son that got discharged from the Navy for cocaine use, and then started fucking his dead brother's widow.

While still married, no less. It's all on his Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_Biden