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Joe Biden was pressuring the Ukrainian government to root out corruption in their own country and bring about democratic reforms. Despite this, many news outlets are simply reporting this chain of events as Biden trying to push out a prosecutor who was investigating a company his son consulted for.
While this is, technically, true, it does not include the one fact that is most germane to the situation: that this prosecutor was being pushed out for not investigating the company hard enough. We have learned that there have been times that the PGO not only did not support investigations into corruption, but rather undermined prosecutors working on legitimate corruption cases.
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The misconduct by the PGO officials who wrote those letters should be investigated, and those responsible for subverting the case by authorizing those letters should—at a minimum—be summarily terminated. It bears mentioning that in contrast to the Trump foreign policy where diplomats words are meaningless and are regularly undermined by haphazard Trump tweets based on Fox News segments, during the Obama years—and every other modern presidency—ambassadors spoke on behalf of the government and their comments were vetted by the State Department and White House.
To suggest that this was some effort to clear Zlochevsky, you would have to rely on an absurd House of Cardsian conspiracy where Biden had an ambassador plant this false flag criticism into a random speech at an international forum. Robert Mackey, formerly of the New York Times and now at the Intercept, has covered this story closely for years. His multiple , deeply-reported stories on the subject show that everyone who was concerned about fighting corruption in Ukraine wanted the prosecutor ousted.
Every available piece of evidence points to Biden spearheading a genuine anti-corruption effort that was in line with U. And yet Trump is poised to replay the crooked playbook. In the grifting accusations against Hillary Clinton had merit, but paled in comparison to the naked money-grubbing graft of the Trump family.
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And now Hunter Biden has made this water-muddying easy for team Trump. Hunter has indeed colored outside the lines: His rap sheet of personal and professional crises paint quite the picture.
A hundred of them is just white noise. We can stop playing along with it.
Sometimes things are cut and dry.