Joe Biden does not get a pass for his corruption no matter how hard the media covers for him.
The fact that Biden didn’t run in 2016 begs a lot of questions, but perhaps the most important one is “why now?”
This is from CNN at the time:
With his wife, Jill, and President Barack Obama at his side in the White House Rose Garden, Biden said the window for a successful campaign “has closed,” noting his family’s grief following the death of his son, Beau.
Still, Biden, who a spokesman said made his decision Tuesday night, positioned himself as a defender of the Obama legacy, implicitly suggesting that he still views himself as the best possible successor to the President.
Biden didn’t want to run in 2016, and that’s fine. That’s not the issue.
The issue is, what changed between then and now?
President Trump had asked Ukraine to look into corruption that involved one of Biden’s sons, Hunter, as well as the former vice president himself.
Biden had never hidden the fact that he forced Ukraine to fire the prosecutor looking into Burisma Holdings back in 2016. In fact, he bragged about it with a microphone in hand for the world to hear.
“I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to—convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.
So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, 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. 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. Well, son of a bitch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
That was a year ago he admitted this. Ukraine fired the prosecutor, and hired one that wasn’t going to look into Burisma. Then, the left-wing spin machine went into defense mode.
Suddenly, articles popped up telling us that “the Bidens did nothing wrong,” and that the NEW Ukrainian prosecutor had found no wrongdoing…
A quick timeline goes like this:
Hunter Biden gets hired by Burisma
Ukrainian prosecutor looks into Burisma
Joe Biden threatens to withhold money from Ukraine if they don’t fire the prosecutor
Ukraine fires the prosecutor and replaces him with someone who WON’T look into Burisma
New prosecutor says “nothing to see here”
Joe Biden probably thought this was all in the past, and that’s why he felt comfortable about being a “big man” when it came to dealing with Ukraine. Now, I bet he wishes he would’ve kept his big mouth shut.
In 2019 Ukraine elected a new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, believing that he would be willing to take on the country’s corruption. Looking into the Bidens appears to be part of that effort.
The results of Ukraine’s election happened at a very peculiar time. Within days of knowing who would be president, Joe Biden made an announcement that he just couldn’t sit by this upcoming election, and he would run for office.
Ukraine’s election results are released, and less than a week later Joe Biden jumps into the presidential race.
From the New York Times:
In a three-and-a-half minute video that focused on excoriating Mr. Trump, Mr. Biden presented himself as a steely leader for a country wracked by political conflict. Unlike the wide field of Democrats competing for the affections of the left, Mr. Biden avoided almost any talk of policy or ideology, signaling that he believes voters will embrace him as a figure of stability and maturity even in a partisan primary election.
In doing so, Mr. Biden, 76, is making a bet of sorts that the Democratic Party’s leftward shift in recent years has been greatly overstated, and that the moral clarity of his rhetoric and his seeming strength as a general election candidate will overpower other considerations for Democratic voters who tend to prize youth, diversity and unapologetic liberalism.
Laying out for the first time why he wanted to run for president, Mr. Biden invoked the white supremacist march through Charlottesville, Va., that ended in bloodshed in 2017, and Mr. Trump’s comment that there were “very fine people on both sides.” In that moment, Mr. Biden said in the video, “I knew the threat to our nation was unlike any I’d ever seen in my lifetime.”
So, from the get-go, it seems like the deck is stacked against Biden. The Times notes that “Democratic voters tend to prize youth, diversity and unapologetic liberalism,” things that Biden is not. Yet, Biden pushed on, and now finds himself as the party’s frontrunner for the time being.
Then, the “call heard around the world” happened, and Joe Biden found himself in Trump’s sights.
Of course, the media was more than willing to totally obfuscate the situation around the Bidens:
Lutsenko, who closed the investigation into the gas company in 2017, made the comments during an interview on NBC that echoed what he told the Washington Post the day before about Hunter Biden, that “from the perspective of Ukrainian legislation, he did not violate anything.”
The comments from Lutsenko came on the same day Reuters reported the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine said an investigation into Burisma covered the years 2010 through 2012, before Hunter Biden joined the energy company’s board. The younger Biden joined in 2014.
“Hunter Biden cannot be responsible for violations of the management of Burisma that took place two years before his arrival,” Lutsenko told the Post.
The left-wing spin machine does a good job at laying out that Hunter Biden came in after the time period of the investigation. That’s not what republicans are irked about. Republicans are irked that the man looking into the company was fired. That investigation could have led to the company being shut down- which would mean bye-bye sweet Ukrainian paycheck for Hunter. Joe Biden was making sure his kid kept his job. Then he bragged about it. That’s the issue.
This brings us to the present. Earlier this week we reported that Joe Biden was caught talking to a wall in Iowa, after asking those in the crowd about bridges in Ohio. The man does not know where he is.
This leads us to ask “is Joe Biden just running to save his ass?”
While it may seem like a ridiculous question at first, you have to consider that he didn’t run in 2016, after serving as VP for eight years. He was primed and ready to go.
Now, as he and his son find themselves in a bit of hot water, Biden jumps into the race. Maybe he wants to help the country. Maybe he wants to protect his son and himself by saying “Trump is only doing this because I’m an opponent!” The media sure seems to back up that narrative, claiming the entire thing is about the 2020 election… But maybe, JUST MAYBE, Ukraine’s new president really is interested in looking into corruption.
He didn’t run then, but he’s running now. And he announced his candidacy days after Ukraine’s election results were announced. This isn’t a conspiracy theory, this is merely stating that those two things just happened to occur at the same time. Take that information and do with it as you will.