Biden–Ukraine corruption scandal

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Biden–Ukraine corruption scandal (Deep event,  Third rail topic) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date2010 - 2020
Exposed • Joe Biden
• Hunter Biden
DescriptionMaybe this scandal would have swung the US/2020 Presidential election the other way if the media had reported on it?

In 2020 the New York Post reported on the Hunter Biden/Burisma scandal in Ukraine. Donald Trump spoke about the corruption of Joe Biden.

The New York Post were banned from Twitter as a result.[1]

Background

Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a major Ukrainian natural gas producer, from 2014 to 2019. With no knowledge of Ukraine and no experience in the energy industry, he received $50,000 a month. U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden’s American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Joe Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine.[2]

In March 2016, VP Joe Biden arranged for the firing of the prosecutor that was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into Burisma Holdings[3][4]. Joe Biden threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending Ukraine toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin[5]. At a Council on Foreign Relations event Joe Biden said: “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,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko...“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”

Official narrative

The Wikipedia article goes completely overboard "debunking" the entire event. Words and phrases like "false", "conspiracy", "unproven" and "misleading or unsubstantiated narratives" are all used in the opening paragraph.

Media coverage

Journalist Tim Pool reported on the story.[6]

The mainstream media pretty much ignored it.


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