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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Republican efforts to impeach President Joe Biden suffered a blow after fresh evidence emerged showing his bid to remove Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in 2015 represented U.S. government policy.



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Something has to be real before it can fall apart.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2023-09-19 11:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hunter's Laptop is still guilty as sin!

And Donald Trump is still the new Benedict Arnold.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2023-09-19 11:35 AM | Reply

Wasn't it also policy of WMF?

I thought it was well known (to non-righty, thinking people...) that this talking point was and is BS?

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2023-09-19 11:55 AM | Reply

And Donald Trump is still the new Benedict Arnold.


Trumpy is no Benedict Arnold.

Benedict Arnold actually served and fought with distinction for the American Continental Army and rose to the rank of major general before defecting to the British in 1780.

Trumpy did not serve with distinction anywhere nor has he ever fought in any war for America and I have achieved a higher rank in the military than Trumpy ever did. He has always been a traitor as far as I can tell. Anyone who publicly takes Putin's word over the word of his own 17 American intelligence agencies is a traitor from the get go in my book.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-09-19 07:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I've posted this article several times here on various threads...

Is a Ukrainian Oligarch Helping Trump Smear Biden to Evade U.S. Corruption Charges? (2019)

... In the sworn statement, which was submitted to a court in Austria last month, Viktor Shokin, the former prosecutor general of Ukraine, claims that he was forced out because he was leading "a wide-ranging corruption probe" of Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company that paid Biden's son Hunter to sit on its board.

In fact, there is no evidence that such a probe ever existed. Shokin was forced to resign following complaints from international donors to Ukraine, and Ukrainian anti-corruption activists, that he had failed to pursue cases against corrupt former officials " including the owner of the gas company that employed Hunter Biden.

By threatening to withhold U.S. aid unless Shokin was removed, Joe Biden had, in fact, made it more likely that his son's employer would be prosecuted for corruption, not less likely. ...

[emphasis mine]

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-09-19 08:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A newly unearthed letter from 2016 shows that Republican senators pushed for reforms to Ukraine's prosecutor general's office and judiciary, echoing calls then-Vice President Joe Biden made at the time.

CNN's KFile found a February 2016 letter signed by several Republican senators that urged then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to "press ahead with urgent reforms to the Prosecutor General's office and judiciary."

The letter shows that addressing corruption in Ukraine's Prosecutor General's office had bipartisan support in the US and further undercuts a baseless attack made by President Donald Trump and his allies that Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire then Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to stop investigations into a Ukrainian natural gas company that his son, Hunter Biden, sat on the board of. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden, nor is it clear whether Hunter was under investigation at all.

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2023-09-19 08:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


They tried to spin the story in the exact opposite direction and just hoped nobody would notice.

Fnkcin' idiots.

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2023-09-19 08:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The House of --------.

#8 | Posted by Jaspar at 2023-09-19 09:06 PM | Reply

Does this mean more dick pix in congressional hearings?

Lately I hear Der Dotard complaining about Diamond Joe's golf swing and handicap. What I would like Diamond Joe to say in response is to issue an invitation to the fat orange insurrectionist to come on a bike ride with him and Dr. Jill some weekend. Melania can come along too. Can you imagine Der Dotard on a bike? A trained bear would pedal faster and farther, with better balance...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2023-09-20 09:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"after fresh evidence emerged showing..."

What does that have to do with the impeachment. GOP members have openly admitted they don't have evidence and that this charade is just intended to hurt Buden's reputation.

#10 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2023-09-20 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's not Biden's impeachment it's the GOP's impeachment of Biden.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2023-09-20 01:01 PM | Reply

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