If Ukraine Facts Come Out, It Could Spell The End For Joe Biden

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The Establishment media is in a frenzy about what they hope will be the downfall of Trump, but if the facts come out, it could be the downfall of Joe Biden instead.

Hunter and Joe Biden at Obama’s 2009 inaugural parade from Wikimedia Commons

The Joe Biden-friendly Establishment media has mounted a full-court press to “prove” that Biden is, well, not a crook. The stakes are extremely high, Biden is vulnerable, and media players are using to a fare-thee-well the old adage about the best defense is a good offense.  The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal are desperately trying to steal the ball and get ahead in the publicity game.  But time is about to run out, and pre-emptive propaganda is unlikely to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat. IF the facts do come out and IF they are reported, Biden’s presidential hopes may suffer a mortal blow.

When the corruption in which the former Vice President and his son Hunter were involved in Ukraine becomes more widely known, the press wants to be in a position to “show” that it’s all the fault of President Donald Trump and his lawyers for trying to derail Biden’s candidacy by exposing him.  If past is precedent, the media will largely succeed.  The question is whether enough people will, nevertheless, be able to see through this all-too-familiar charade.

In an interview with The National Interest, Joe Lauria put this episode in context:

“’It was in February [2014] when Yanukovych was overthrown, and just a few months later (in May), Joe Biden’s son and a close friend of John Kerry’s stepson, they both join the board of this Ukrainian gas company. And the name of that was Burisma Holdings,’” said Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News and a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. “’So just after an American-backed coup, you have Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and this John Kerry family friend joining the board of probably the largest private gas producer in Ukraine. They installed the new government, and as the bounty of this coup, Joe Biden’s son personally profited. He would not have gotten that job if Yanukovych was still in power,’” Lauria told The National Interest.”

Will U.S. voters have any way of putting these dots together, and also in discerning, for example, how much truth there may be in charges that Vice President Biden pressed hard for the ouster of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Viktor Shokin, who was canned after investigating corruption at Burisma Holdings Ukrainian gas company of which Hunter Biden was a board member?

In this video, Biden admits on the record to essentially using a billion-dollar line of credit as a bribe to get the prosecutor fired.

If the truth does come out, no one will have to rely on remarks from the likes of Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s lawyers, who has called the episode “an astounding scandal of major proportions.”  That may be hyperbole but, still, the damage to Biden could be fatal.

And so, damage control is in full swing today at the Times, the Post, the Journal and other “usual suspects,” with the  Times winning the laurels with its Editorial Board, no less, weighing in with “What did Trump tell Ukraine’s president?” There have also been op-eds by Max Boot, Jennifer Rubin, Anne Applebaum, Greg Sargent and (my favorite), George T. Conway III and Neal Katyal at the Post, whose headline is: “Trump has done plenty to warrant impeachment. But the Ukraine allegations are over the top.”

That title is correct.

Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. Ray was a CIA analyst for 27 years; in retirement, he co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

  • Blaine

    This was all commonly reported when it happened, no one gives a crap, at least nobody that would have voted for Biden anyway. For most US citizens, the entire Ukraine story begins when Russia “invaded” – few have any idea what led to Yanukovitch ouster or events leading up to or immediately following.

  • voza0db
  • voza0db

    I always say a simple message that my fellow modern monetary slaves have great difficulty in accept/understand…

    ALL POLITICIANS ARE SCOUNDRELS, no exceptions.

  • voza0db

    Facts already came out a long time ago!

    https : / / www . youtube . com / watch?v=J6zFXc_CNR8 (delete the spaces!)

  • mwildfire

    Vulnerable? Because of a corruption scandal which these days is so everyday I’m not sure it will make a difference. But when Biden, on live television makes racist and amazingly out-of-touch remarks, in incoherent ramblings…some (Jaqueline Luqman on The Real News, Caitlin Johnstone) are raising the question of dementia…then there are exposed lies…and he’s a conservative white man. Who wants that? Well yeah but they’re all voting for Trump.

  • chetdude

    Great News! A Two-Fer — impeach Trump and expose Biden.

    Go Home, Joe!

    Unless the House democrats succeed in “narrowing” the “impeachment investigation” enough to erase the Biden and Kerry Families’ crimes from the proceedings.

  • Greeley Miklashek

    What a wonderful example of “yellow journalism”! Totally undocumented and utterly opinionated take down of the key politically moderate MSM by a former WSJ writer and current who the hell knows “Tell the Word” religious organization. What a POS! Go Bernie!

  • chetdude

    Apparently you are unaware of the estimable Ray McGovern’s decades long career providing the valuable service of an insider exposing the crimes of the USAmerican Empire – especially those committed by the bloated, unaccountable “national security” apparatus…

  • chetdude

    A situation that this article seeks to rectify…

  • kevinzeese

    Not sure what Yellow Journalism you are talking about but Hunter Biden’s role in Ukraine and his father stopping an investigation of the gas company whose board Hunter was put on, are well known. I hope the facts come out so people realize the Biden-family corruption. Ukraine is just one example.

    See Joe Biden’s Son Appointed To Board Of Largest Ukraine Gas Company, https://popularresistance.org/joe-bidens-son-appointed-to-board-of-largest-gas-company-in-ukraine/

    Over his decades in office, ‘Middle-Class Joe’s’ family fortunes have closely tracked his political career, https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/08/02/joe-biden-investigation-hunter-brother-hedge-fund-money-2020-campaign-227407

    If the House impeaches Trump over Ukraine, this will all come out in the impeachment trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. It may even come out in the House.

    Ray McGovern has shown through a very long career how reliable he is in publishing information that we need to know.

    KZ

  • kevinzeese

    If the House impeaches Trump over Ukraine, this will all come out in the impeachment trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. It may even come out in the House. Hunter Biden’s role in Ukraine being appointed after the US coup. And his father stopping an investigation of the gas company whose board Hunter was put on by threatening to stop a massive IMF loan to Ukraine, are well known. I hope the facts come out so people realize the Biden-family corruption before he is nominated by the Democratic Party.

    See Joe Biden’s Son Appointed To Board Of Largest Ukraine Gas Company, https://popularresistance.org/joe-bidens-son-appointed-to-board-of-largest-gas-company-in-ukraine/

    Over his decades in office, ‘Middle-Class Joe’s’ family fortunes have closely tracked his political career, https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/08/02/joe-biden-investigation-hunter-brother-hedge-fund-money-2020-campaign-227407

    Ray McGovern has shown through a very long career how reliable he is in publishing information that we need to know. He is right. If these Biden stories get media attention, he is finished as a candidate and his phony reputation as Middle-Class Joe will be ruined.

    KZ

  • kevinzeese

    Biden’s corruption is not widely known but if the Dems pursue impeachment over Ukraine, it will become widely known.

  • kevinzeese

    The video only has 26,000 views. Now the Wall Street Journal has published a similar video, https://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-joe-biden-forced-ukraine-to-fire-prosecutor-for-aid-money/C1C51BB8-3988-4070-869F-CAD3CA0E81D8.html, so the story is getting out more widely. This will not be good for Biden, but it will be good for the country to have it widely reported so Biden’s corruption is exposed.

  • Greeley Miklashek

    I’ll stick by my comment. I’m sick of unreferenced opinion pieces masquerading as Gospel. Personally, I don’t like Our Mad King or Uncle Joe. Go Bernie and Elizabeth!

  • andyjw

    Give up hope. Bow down to the will of your masters.

  • andyjw

    With a compliant media theycould probably do that.

  • Jon

    Exactly. What a hoot if Biden and Trump share a prison cell.

  • But how could they narrow it? Biden’s brat and Biden’s strong-arming tactics are at the root of the story that appears to be the fulcrum of Pelosi’s sudden turn on impeachment.

    And that sudden turn is sure as hell no turn to the progressive Left. Oh it’s a crowd-pleaser, to be sure, because Trump is repugnant to both partisan Conservodems and decent human beings everywhere, but Pelosi and the Right-wing Dem leadership aren’t going to go after Trump for anything real–doing that would expose not only Biden but the DINO party’s establishment leadership.

    And anyhow Biden has so far been doing a pretty good job of dementedly exposing himself–sorry for the picture that conjures up–without any help from a whistleblower–this one is a good whistleblower, not a bad whistleblower like that sex-criminal Assange or those traitors Snowden and Manning–or help from Dems in the House.

    Biden may fall with or without a Dem-led impeachment investigation flushing out inconvenient facts, but it’s pretty clear we’re going to get yet another purely partisan fiasco.

  • Blaine

    They already have a spin for that – courageous Joe pressured Kiev to fire corrupt prosecutor…end of story.

    From the other perspective, what of the fact that intelligence agents are listening in on and leaking presidential conversations with other heads of state? How is this not a crime? I predict Trump comes out of this politically stronger.

    Is a mud-slinging festival of distraction that like as not will produce nothing impeachable and might even sour Dems with much of the independent/undecided.

    What happened to the emollients clause and his tax returns? If they can’t impeach him for an outright violation of the Constitution, where is this peccadillio going?

  • voza0db

    I never had hope… Reality is that my fellow modern monetary slaves really enjoy serfdom! And convincing someone to stop acting and doing something that provides her/him pleasure is impossible.

    So I just relax and enjoy the show!

  • voza0db

    Hello Kevin…

    Videos like this one never get many views! If it was a video with some stupid slave performing some moronic moves it would have millions of views.

    “Human” programming works real well!

  • chetdude

    Assange, Manning and Snowden will go down in history as global Patriots…

    They are VERY good whistleblowers…