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Trump Is STILL Withholding Military Aid To Ukraine
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Ezra Levant
2019-12-12 14:21:07 UTC
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lapped-with-sons-work-in-country-11569189782
Joe Biden's involvement with Ukraine and his son's work in the country,
which President Trump has repeatedly said should be investigated, began
when the former vice president was serving as the Obama administration's
point man on relations with Ukraine and rooting out bureaucratic
corruption.
Soon after Moscow invaded the country in 2014 and annexed its peninsula
of Crimea, Mr. Biden took a lead role in U.S. efforts to support the
fragile government in Kiev. He shuttled back and forth to the Ukrainian
capital, coordinating U.S. aid packages and cajoling the officials to
enact reforms even as the country fought off Russian-backed rebels in
the country's east.
Mr. Biden had called for the ouster of Mr. Shokin because he and others
thought that the prosecutor wasn't aggressive enough.
The owner of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, has been under the scrutiny of
prosecutors. A minister of natural resources until 2012, Mr. Zlochevsky
was accused of improperly granting gas extraction licenses to firms
affiliated with him, and at times was investigated for alleged abuse of
power, illegal enrichment and money laundering. Mr. Zlochevsky was never
convicted of any crimes and denied any wrongdoing. His lawyer also
denied that Mr. Zlochevsky ever benefited from his position in
government.
Mr. Shokin had dragged his feet on those investigations, Western
diplomats said, and effectively squashed one in London by failing to
cooperate with U.K. authorities, who had frozen $23.5 million of Mr.
Zlochevsky's assets.
His supporters numbers are shrinking and soon it will only cost a box of
bullets to clean up America. No need for a sweeping cull.
Ezra Levant
2020-05-10 00:53:09 UTC
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lapped-with-sons-work-in-country-11569189782
Joe Biden's involvement with Ukraine and his son's work in the country,
which President Trump has repeatedly said should be investigated, began
when the former vice president was serving as the Obama administration's
point man on relations with Ukraine and rooting out bureaucratic
corruption.
Soon after Moscow invaded the country in 2014 and annexed its peninsula
of Crimea, Mr. Biden took a lead role in U.S. efforts to support the
fragile government in Kiev. He shuttled back and forth to the Ukrainian
capital, coordinating U.S. aid packages and cajoling the officials to
enact reforms even as the country fought off Russian-backed rebels in
the country's east.
Mr. Biden had called for the ouster of Mr. Shokin because he and others
thought that the prosecutor wasn't aggressive enough.
The owner of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, has been under the scrutiny of
prosecutors. A minister of natural resources until 2012, Mr. Zlochevsky
was accused of improperly granting gas extraction licenses to firms
affiliated with him, and at times was investigated for alleged abuse of
power, illegal enrichment and money laundering. Mr. Zlochevsky was never
convicted of any crimes and denied any wrongdoing. His lawyer also
denied that Mr. Zlochevsky ever benefited from his position in
government.
Mr. Shokin had dragged his feet on those investigations, Western
diplomats said, and effectively squashed one in London by failing to
cooperate with U.K. authorities, who had frozen $23.5 million of Mr.
Zlochevsky's assets.
His supporters numbers are shrinking and soon it will only cost a box of
bullets to clean up America. No need for a sweeping cull.

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