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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:22 AM

fwiw: exposure of bogus Trump info about Biden in Ukraine







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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:51 AM

1. I'll be retweeting this all weekend!!

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:41 PM

2. Great video! Found among the replies:

This 2016 letter proves that GOP attacks on Biden over Ukraine are nonsense Vox, 10/03/19

CNN uncovered a letter dated February 12, 2016, in which Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Mark Kirk (R-IL), along with several Democratic senators, called for Ukraineís then-president to ďpress ahead with urgent reforms to the Prosecutor Generalís office and judiciary.Ē Four days later, Shokin resigned (although he didnít officially leave until the following month when Ukraineís Parliament voted him out).

In other words, both Republicans and Democrats in the US ó and many European nations ó wanted Shokin gone for failing to clamp down on graft.

The letter is a major blow to Trumpís argument that Biden somehow went rogue and tried to get Shokin fired to protect his son. Biden himself has been incredibly consistent on this point, saying he legitimately pushed for the prosecutorís ouster with international backing and that he never spoke to his son about his Ukraine work.

Rather, itís the Republicans who have changed their tune. Portman is backing President Donald Trumpís assertion that he didnít withhold military aid for Ukraine in order to extract Kyivís help to investigate the Bidens. And Johnson signed a September 2019 letter asking Attorney General Bill Barr to look into possible Biden-Ukraine corruption.

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