Leaked phone calls between Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explicitly detail the quid-pro-quo arrangement to fire former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Victor Shokin – who Poroshenko admits did nothing wrong – in exchange for $1 billion in US loan guarantees (which Biden bragged about in January 2018).
The calls were leaked by Ukrainian MP Andrii Derkach, who says the recordings of “voices similar to Poroshenko and Biden” were given to him by investigative journalists who claim Poroshenko made them. The prosecutor Shokin was notably investigating Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company that hired Biden’s son, Hunter. Shokin had opened a case against Burisma’s founder, Mykola Zlochevsky, who granted Burisma permits to drill for oil and gas in Ukraine while he was Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources. In January 2019, in Shokin’s deposition, that there were indeed 5 criminal cases against Zlochevesky. They included money laundering, corruption, illegal funds transfers, and profiteering through shell corporations while he was a sitting minister. This is what Biden was protecting and Zlochevesky simply hired Hunter Biden as insurance.
Biden simply represents the status quo in Washington. Career politicians have been running that town for far too long with no real accountability unless for some reason they capture the headlines like Burr and it does not impact the status quo since they can selectively prosecute and do not have to uphold the law.
The rumors running behind the curtain is that these tapes are coming out now ahead of the July Democratic Convention at the direction of Hillary. She is still running about 10% without running and if this scandal can prevent Biden from taking the nomination on the first ballot in July, then there are still hopefuls suggesting Hillary will be drafted and she will only have to debate Trump. Others fear that Biden is losing it and they are waiting for him to address the Lesbian community where they fear he will say they have to vote for him because they have a lot in common – he too likes women.
A Biden Trump debate should probably be on Saturday Night Live. Even the Democrats are worried about such a fiasco.