A guest post this week. For the Spanish translation click here
President Trump has been accused of abusing his office for personal gain by asking the newly elected Ukrainian President to look into a stalled anti-corruption investigation directed toward Hunter Biden. It is known that from 2014-2019 Hunter Biden somehow acquired a sweet-heart business deal as a member of the board of supervisor’s for a Ukrainian Energy Company, Burisma. He amassed a fortune with an income of at least $83,000/month, for dubious effort. At the same time, his father, Joe Biden, was Vice-President and President Obama’s envoy to spearhead U.S. support for the Ukrainian Government which was desperately fighting a nasty border war against Russian Partisans. The suggested conflict is that a sitting Vice-President of the U.S.A. while conducting official Government Policy somehow influenced a foreign government to create a sweetheart business position for his son’s personal gain. President Trump’s declassified telephone memorandum of July 25, 2019, on page 4, lines 6 through line 11 is quoted here in red text. President Trump to President Zelenskyy: “The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecutioin and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it... It sounds horrible to me.”
These are the words that Nancy Pelosi and six democratic committee chairpeople in the House of Representatives are suggesting are improper for a U.S. President to speak to another countries President. On the contrary, President Trump’s telephone communication and Nancy Pelosi’s response raise important questions that aren’t being asked by the broadcast media:
- How did Hunter Biden acquire a sweetheart business appointment in 2014 to the board of Burisma?
- How much fortune did Hunter Biden garner from (2014-2019), during his tenure at Burisma? What services did he provide?
- How can the son of a sitting Vice-President of the U.S.A. be enriched by a Ukraine Energy Company while his father is spearheading official U.S. Government Policy with Ukraine’s Government? Isn’t this a conflict representing a family member’s personal gain? Either Vice-President Biden should have recused himself from Ukraine or Hunter Biden should have resigned from Burisma. Neither father nor son stepped back.
- Why did the former Ukrainian Prosecutor get fired? This is the same prosecuter who was about to subpoena Hunter Biden. On taped video Vice-President Biden bragged that this same prosecutor was fired because he threatened to withhold U.S. financial Aid to Ukraine. His bragging serves as self-incrimination that he obstructed justice to protect his son.
How can six democratic committee chairpeople from six democratic cities be considered a legitimate Impeachment Inquiry? There is no participation by the remainder of the House of Representatives? Impeachment, requires participation by the entire House of Representatives which represent the remainder of the country. This inquiry represents an inverted metaphor: The six democratic committee chairpeople are the tail of the dog which is wagging the remainder of the country. Furthermore, the democratic committee chairpeople refuse to explore if Vice-President Biden influenced a foreign government to enrich his son and obstructed justice, self-evident by his public bragging about the prosecuter firing. Trump is right; Biden’s suspected obstruction of justice should be investigated by the Ukrainian Government or by the U.S. Government or both.
- Frank -