Both political pundits and the media have speculated whether Biden’s hesitation to throw his hat into the Presidential ring was due to the fact that the party had lurched so far to the extreme left — that not even his progressive background could unify the party — or if perhaps Joe’s time had simply passed and it was time for new blood.
These are all reasonable assumptions for Joe’s late start.
However, there may be another reason for Joe’s hesitation, which has nothing to do with the 2020 Presidential election.
The delay may have more to do with a multimillion dollar “sweetheart deal” from the Ukraine, which Biden and his son received in 2016.
That troubling deal has once again resurfaced within an eye-opening piece by reporters Ken Vogel and Iuliia Mendel for the New York Times, taking another hard look at what actually transpired.
The expose asks some legitimate questions concerning the former Vice President’s possible conflicts of interest, steering the lucrative contract to his son.
Both Vogel and Mendel researched once again the complicated details regarding the Obama Administration’s successful efforts in 2016 to oust one of Ukraine’s top prosecutors, investigating the Biden deal.
In the blockbuster article, the duo details how “Joe Biden’s pressure campaign worked. The prosecutor general, long a target of criticism from other Western nations and international lenders, was soon voted out by the Ukrainian Parliament.”
They add, “Among those who had a stake in the outcome was Hunter Biden, Mr. Biden’s younger son, who at the time was on the board of an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch who had been in the sights of the fired prosecutor general.”
Of course the “paper-of-record” true to its anti-Trump narrative couldn’t help draw the President into the 2,500-word report with this silly headline, “Biden Faces Conflict of Interest Questions That Are Being Promoted by Trump and Allies.”
However, perhaps the headline should actually ask why it’s taken over 3-years to once again investigate an incident that was originally ignored by the New York Times and swept under the rug by the mainstream media. And whether the son of a Democratic presidential candidate profited illegally from his father’s willful manipulation of U.S. foreign policy activities?
Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News, recounts how the Obama Administration along with the Vice President directed $1.8 billion in aid money to Ukraine, while Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s second son, received millions of dollars from Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
According to U.S. banking records, the former Vice President’s son’s American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received upwards of $166,000 a month transferred regularly into its accounts from Burisma Holdings, located in the Ukraine from the spring of 2014 through the fall of 2015, “coincidently” while Vice President Biden was the main Obama official dealing “directly” with both Russia and Ukraine during some intense negations.
Moreover, the probe began by Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin concerning Hunter Biden along with his business partner Devon Archer came to an erupt halt in 2016 when Shokin was suddenly fired, just as the investigation was beginning to bear fruit.
Shokin had acknowledged to the press that just before he was fired as a general prosecutor, he had made “specific plans” for the investigation that “included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”
Incredibly the former Vice President apparently attempting to showoff couldn’t resist once again putting his famous foot into his mouth by bragging to an audience of foreign policy specialists that as Vice President under the Obama Administration he personally “strong-armed” Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.
The speech was captured on a video clip showing Biden describing how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March of 2016, that the administration would yank the $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, thus also ending the probe against his son Hunter.
To make matters even more interesting Shokin’s replacement, a gentleman named Lutsenko, is now the new Ukrainian prosecutor that Biden once hailed as a “solid” replacement for Shokin, is now also looking into the Burisma case involving Hunter Biden.
Lutsenko has gone on record citing some serious issues regarding the case which might interest U.S. authorities, declaring that he would like to present this new information to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, concerning the former Vice President’s involvement.