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Biden Brags about His $Billion Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

Democrats digging for dirt on Trump, find more dirt on Biden.

Nate Jackson · Oct. 21, 2019

“A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators [last] week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony,” reports The Washington Post. “George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that … he had concerns that Ukrainian officials would view Hunter Biden as a conduit for currying influence with his father.”

You don’t say.

That warning may have gone unheeded early in 2015, but by late that year VP Biden was all over it. Here he is in 2018 bragging about getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired back in 2015.

BIDEN: I got Ukraine. And I remember going over convincing our team … that we should be providing for loan guarantees. … I was … supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from [Petro] Poroshenko and from [Arseniy] Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor, and they didn’t. So … they were walking out to a press conference, and I said, “No, I said I’m not going to — we’re not going to give you the billion dollars.” They said, “You have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said.” I said, “Call him.” I said, “I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.” I said, “You’re not getting the billion, and I’m going to be leaving here—” and I think it was what, six hours. I looked. I said, “I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.” Well, son of a b—h. He got fired.

And the funny thing about Kent’s revelation is that Democrats were trying to dig up dirt on President Donald Trump for their impeachment coup attempt. They might wish they had been a bit more careful, because from Biden’s son to Hillary Clinton’s foundation dealing while she was secretary of state to Barack Obama’s hot mic promise of “flexibility” to the Russian president, quid pro quo was the name of the game for the previous administration.

On a final note of the corruption cloud surrounding the younger Biden, The Daily Caller reports, “Participants in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud an American Indian tribe touted links to Hunter Biden and his business associate, Devon Archer, according to court documents. … Biden is not accused of wrongdoing in the case, which centered on a fraudulent $60 million bond offering involving the Wakpamni Lake Community Association, an affiliate of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. But the documents, reported here for the first time, shed light on how associates saw Biden during a period when his father, Joe Biden, served as vice president.”

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