36 HOURS OF CORRUPTION (PART ONE)
Laptop Ukraine Supplemental (Part One)
Laptop Supplemental (Part One)
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Six years ago, almost to the day, Joe Biden’s comms team and Obama’s vaunted Office of Digital Strategy put together a short video about his fateful December 2015 trip to Ukraine titled: “36 hours in Kyiv.”
Given that I was there with him and witnessed firsthand the media covering for his corruption, I think I’d better Substack publish my version of what actually transpired before the facts get lost in a Democrat/media memory hole.
And, yes, this is the infamous trip during which Joe Biden took his private corruption public. His conduct in December 2015 is what prompted President Trump’s April 2019 phone call to the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe for criminal activity, which, based on what I’ve seen in the laptop, was then in full swing.
But that’s a topic for another day.
First on the video. Understand that the youngsters in Obama’s Office of Digital Strategy were THE cool kids those days. And it was a big deal they did this five-minute short for Joe. He didn’t get much from them earlier in the administration, but suddenly they were hooking him up. The fact that two of his longtime comms crew, Shailagh Murray and Liz Allen, had just a few months earlier moved upward and onward to Barack Obama’s team probably had a lot to do with that.
This short was one of many subtle Joe promotions that started up soon after Beau’s death, but more on that later. Sorry to have to keep saying that, but unraveling Joe Biden’s political evil requires more that a few magazine articles.
Back to the vid. By December 2015, Joe and his comms crew, then headed by Kate Beddingfield, his current comms chief, definitely saw “36 Hours in Kyiv” as a big bleeping deal. Just over five minutes in length, it’s gives you a visual sense for what Joe Biden was actually like back then on foreign travel — not only in Ukraine but all around the world.
Now I’d suggest you watch the vid.
Got that. See how Americana cool Joe is. In this portrayal he’s almost as amazing as Barack Obama. Also, note how coherent and energetic he is (compared to now).
So let’s begin with the real reason for the trip — basically, things had gotten heated between Joe and Ukrainian government leaders over “their corruption.” Seems Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin had begun digging into Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural gas conglomerate that had Hunter on their board, and suddenly Joe had to get over there in-person to get the Ukrainian leaders to “step up”.
Whatever that means.
To Joe it probably meant he needed to cancel Shokin to continue his Burisma cash grab. But his doing that and then bragging about it is revelatory of his true nature.
There are some good clues to who the real Joe Biden is in the discussion he had at the Council on Foreign Relations in January 2018, the biggest being when he describes how he threatened to withhold foreign aid to resolve “their corruption”:
“I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
Here’s a link to his Council on Foreign Relations discussion. His Ukraine quote is at about the 51 minute mark.
Based on that quote and other information, Trump phoned Ukrainian President Zelensky. The public examination of that call, thanks to an unidentified whistleblower and dirty politicians in the Democratic Party, resulted in the first unsuccessful impeachment of President Trump. A truly sordid chapter in American history.
And let’s not forget how well Alexander Vindman enriched himself for his swampy role.
So here we come to what I know of the Joe Biden trip that led to that, and I think the best way for me to proceed is to break “36 Hours In Kyiv” down scene by scene.
First point, typical of Biden projects, the arrival scene begins with a blunder. Note how someone in ODS misspelled Kyiv in the caption, using the Russian spelling Kiev… which was a huge no-no. According to Ben Rhodes, the Ukrainian spelling Kyiv was mandated in Obama’s White House from 2014 on to help validate Ukraine. Misspelling Kyiv is just one small example of how things connected to Joe Biden are more wrong than right.
Second point on the arrival scene, as this occurs six years ago, we see Joe jetting into Kyiv to dramatically counter Putin’s territorial ambitions, leading us to believe Joe can actually achieve this. Yet now as I write this in December 2021, Putin is once again knock, knock, knocking on Ukraine’s door.
And Joe not so dramatically is actually helping him do that by undermining Trump’s tough-on-Russia policies.
If you read my book Joe Biden Unauthorized and the 2020 Crackup of the Democratic Party, you’ll see why Putin’s domination of Joe was inevitable. Chapter Three: Bitch Slapped in Moscow sums it up best.
But I digress, Joe’s arrival scene pledge to stand up to Putin also includes his pledge to address the corruption foisted on Ukraine by the oligarchs. Knowing what I know now (and Trump rightly suspected,) this is ludicrous.
Evidence I published in Joe Biden Unauthorized and will subsequently corroborate from the laptop proves that both Joe and Hunter were just then tag-teaming on a grift of some $80,00 per month thanks to Mykola Zlochevsky, the oligarch who controls Burisma Holdings.
Joe Biden’s finger wagging is more of a coverup of personal corruption than a promotion of American foreign policy.
From the airport, we travel to the hotel in Kyiv, the Hilton, just a short distance from the Maidan.
The next scene to discuss is Joe at a meeting with Ukrainian civil society groups. Seated at his right is his Colin Kahl, Joe’s national security adviser, who had been on the job for about a year.
Kahl replaced Jake Sullivan, Biden’s current National Security Adviser, who has overseen a parade of Biden White House national security disasters from the southern border, to Afghanistan, to the current Russia movements against Ukraine. But I’ll have more to say about Jake Sullivan later.
It’s noteworthy that Sullivan was with Joe at the outset of his Ukrainian “outreach” when the Burisma corruption was put in place. So Kahl missed out on the Joe-Hunter-Burisma nexus that Sullivan experienced in person — both in Ukraine and potentially Cyprus. In my opinion, this lack of situational awareness made Kahl a useful idiot for Team Biden as the Obama years came to a close. Now as Joe Biden’s under secretary of defense for policy, Kahl is continuing his useful idiocy at the Pentagon.
What’s interesting about the depiction of the meeting scene is you don’t see any Ukrainians. I recall sitting in the room to record for the transcript and realizing that while most of the participants looked like the Ukrainian bureaucrats they purported themselves to be, a couple females seemed more attractive, more glamorous, more well spoken in their English than the rest — they werePutin plants was my impression.
Understand that this was my third trip to Ukraine with Joe in just over a year and a half. And during that entire time there was a bloody shooting war going on between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces just a few hundred miles from Kyiv. My every visit there was to a picturesque ancient capital that was restive and edgy and infused with Russian subterfuge. I recall pulling up to meeting sites in the motorcade and seeing crowds of placard-waving protesters who looked very well organized and paid for. My question was always who was paying for them.
So no Ukrainians in the meeting video…once again, Joe is center stage.
Okay, at this point I’ll wrap this column up with the promise that part two is coming soon.
Next column: “36 Hours in Kyiv,” (Part Two)
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