Obviously, the “quid pro quo” narrative is a farce because it was Biden who plainly states he was the one doing quid pro quo.
“Joe Biden brags about how he threatened to pull $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin”
In fact, Bill Clinton entered into a treaty in Ukraine to cooperate in criminal investigations which, of course, are conducted, in the US, by the Executive Branch.
If Trump had a quid pro quo deal regarding aid, it was perfectly within the spirit of this agreement and there are many examples of past presidents doing the same thing regarding aid. In fact, Trump has done it many times and there was no outcry, previously.
Donald Trump cuts off aid to three Central American states
Trump administration to stall billions in Puerto Rico funds amid corruption…
White House Freezes Military Aid to Lebanon
Germany withholds aid to Uganda
It is also interesting to note that more foreign aid correlates to rises in human rights abuses.
Yovanovitch first claimed the “previous administration” never “raised the issue of either Burisma or Hunter Biden with me.”
Later, she tells Rep. @EliseStefanik that a “practice” Q&A from Obama admin was all about Hunter Biden and Burisma.
It looks like each witness is giving sound bites to both sides so the conservatives can run off with their “proof” and liberals can run off with their “proof”. Vindman did the same thing and walked back what he said to state his “perception” while admitting nobody told him about any kind of quid pro quo. This allows people to sit on whichever side their confirmation bias falls. It’s a pretty standard psy op tactic.
Point being, the “witnesses” all seem very aware of how each side of the media is going to spin their words. It’s a lot of kabuki theater while renewing Patriot Act provisions garnered full bipartisan support.
The real paper trail that the Democrats are hiding is that Biden, Kerry, Pelosi and Romney, among others, all had their fingers in the Ukrainian pie in the midst of a lot of turmoil. US taxpayer dollars go to Ukraine, as aid, then come out of Ukrainian coffers back to these politicians in a blatant kickback scheme that has been repeated all over the world. Biden & friends were robbing both US taxpayers and Ukrainian citizens in this scheme.
As of yet, nobody has suggested the leaked documents were fake.
According to the Department of Financial Monitoring (Counter-intelligence) of Latvia, the following sums of money were obtained from Busima Holding Limited (Cyprus) to the account of Burisma Holding Limited (Cyprus) which is open at AS PrivatBank in Latvia: money transfer of 14 655 982 US Dollars and 366 015 EUR from the company “Wirelogic Technology AS”, and 1 9 64 375 US dollars from “Digitex Organization LLP” based on the credit agreements. (Note: credit agreements here mean “intra-company” transactions to decrease the taxes to be paid or “credit agreement” also serve as means of hidden dividend payments).
Further, the part of the sums described above, the money was transferred to Alan Apter (302 885 EUR), Alexander Kwasniewski (1 150 000 EUR), Devon Archer and Hunter Biden.
BURISMA HOLDINGS LIMITED during a period from 18th November 2014 to 16th November 2015 transacted 45 money transfers through MORGAN STANLEY SMITH BARNEY LLC in the sum of 3.5 mln US Dollars. The recipient of the money transfer is the company Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC which belongs to Devon Archer and Kerry Family including Kerry Senior, Kerry Junior, Heinz Jr and Hunter Biden. Devon Archer, Kerry Jr, Heinz Jr and Hunter Biden are listed as partners in Rosement Seneca Fund, Rosemont Seneca Partners and affiliated Rosemont Seneca other companies.
Burisma Group, an independent oil and gas company with operations in Ukraine, announced that Joseph Cofer Black will join the company’s board of directors. Joseph Cofer Black’s past experience includes: Director of CIA’s Counterterrorist Center between 1999 and 2002, and Ambassador at Large for Counter-Terrorism between 2002 and 2004. With such a strong background, Mr. Black will be leading the company’s security and strategic development efforts.
Nancy Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi, was the executive of an extremely corrupt green energy firm claiming to have invented a “crystal growth technology” that could provide cheap energy to billions of people around the world without using fossil fuels. The company somehow managed to secure major energy contracts despite having no such technology—as it defies the laws of physics.
National File revealed that Pelosi was an executive at two Southern California based companies called NRGLab and Viscoil. For their supposed groundbreaking, green energy technologies, they have secured a number of major contracts in both America and Ukraine despite having not once finished a project, nor actually beginning any. Viscoil Holdings is now suspended in California. As of 2010, it listed two managers: David Strawn of Escondido, California and SERGEY SOROKIN of MOSCOW, RUSSIA.
It is a similar scam Joule Unlimited ran, claiming they could produce energy from cyanobacteria.
Joule is using genetically altered cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, which is not unlike the organisms used by many algae-to-biofuel ventures out there. The difference is that Joule doesn’t have to harvest and process the cyanobacteria. Instead, the organism refines and excretes the end fuel product for relatively easy collection, skpping many costly processes that have made many algae-to-biofuel approaches uneconomical. But even there, there are a number of companies taking a similar approach, including Algenol, Synthetic Genomics (Craig Venter’s venture) and BioCee.
On Jan. 18, 2011, a small green-energy company named Joule Unlimited announced Podesta’s appointment to its board. Months later, Rusnano, a Kremlin-backed investment fund founded by Vladimir Putin, pumped $35 million into Joule.
Just in time to make sure the Uranium One deal went through for Rosatom, of course.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief once opened doors at home and abroad for an alternative energy firm whose investors include a Vladimir Putin-supported Russian company.
The attachment on this email is John Podesta’s signed document where he is getting 100,000 shares of Joule (25k per year over 4 years… and they were in the 3rd year, I think). The email is titled “Joule Docs”.
First, with respect to the stock option agreement, there is a discrepancy in the stated vesting schedule between the one John signed back in 2011 and the one I sent to Bob which you sent back to me signed. This first document shows a 3 year vesting schedule and the current one shows a 4 year schedule. Accordingly, I dug back further and confirm that the original terms were for a 4 year vesting schedule of which John was ¾ vested (this reflects what John actually exercised – i.e. 75,000 out of 100,000 options).
This is the senate filing that proves the Podesta Group was simultaneously lobbying for Uranium One and getting paid millions directly from Russia.
Notice it says “Sberbank” at the bottom.
They only filed the disclosure after the Panama Papers revealed the Troika Laundromat.
The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth.
Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO is Tony Podesta, one of the best-connected Democratic machers in the country.
From an intelligence perspective, these corrupt politicians are the greatest threat to the US. They are giving away the farm.
Rosemont Seneca was even involved in deals getting submarine technology to China, despite objections from military leaders. Gulftainer, Uranium One, Skolkovo, etc are examples of politicians running amok and make traitorous decisions and that is what the news isn’t telling people.
The impeachment hearings are standard DARVO tactics.