Trump Highlights Biden's Corruption

  • 2019-05-02
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Highlights Biden's Corruption
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President Trump recently highlighted a report from the New York Times bringing attention to possible corruption between the Ukranian government and the Biden family.

Specifically, Joe Biden, while vice-president, pressured the Ukranian government to fire its top prosecutor who just happened to be investigating Biden's son, Hunter.

According to The Daily Wire:

In a report highlighted by President Trump Wednesday, The New York Timesprovides new details that have emerged about Hunter Biden’s connection to a Ukrainian political corruption scandal as the government has reopened an investigation into a company which once paid Hunter as much as $50,000 a month. That company, Burisma Holdings, was being targeted by Ukraine's top prosecutor — a prosecutor Hunter's father, Vice President Joe Biden, pressured the Ukrainian government to remove.

Trump promoted the Times' report by retweeting a post by co-author Kenneth P. Vogel: "NEW: The BIDENS are entangled in a Ukrainian corruption scandal:@JoeBiden pushed Ukraine to fire a prosecutor seen as corrupt," tweeted Vogel, linking to his report. "BUT the prosecutor had opened a case into a company that was paying HUNTER BIDEN. The Bidens say they never discussed it."

In what the Times describes as one of Biden's "most memorable performances," the then-vice president went to Kiev in March 2016​ and "threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor [Yuriy Lutsenko], who had been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his own office and among the political elite."

Biden's pressure tactic was a success; the Ukrainian Parliament soon removed Lutsenko. But, it turns out, Biden's son may have benefited significantly by his father's actions.

Biden's son has impressive credentials but was discharged from the Naval Reserves a few months prior to this Ukranian mess for testing positive for cocaine.

 Source: TTN

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