May 21, 2020

Presidential candidate Joe Biden may think he’s off the hook now that Bill Barr has expressed reluctance to charge political figures with crimes, but he isn’t. He might not be named as an alleged perpetrator in an American court, but he’s already been so named in a Ukrainian court. The charge: “interfering in the work of an official of a law enforcement agency.”

John Solomon has been following Ukraine and the Bidens for a long time, but now, finally, the story seems poised to take off. If it does start getting more mainstream media attention, I have to think that's because top Democrats know Biden is simply not functioning well enough cognitively to make it to the finish line, at which point his running mate would have presumably become President. No, the Democrat Party has likely realized that to survive the election of 2020, they might have to stop protecting Biden and let this scandal –- and his own incoherence –- take him out.

Don’t worry; they’ve had the understudy waiting in the wings all along.

Anyway, Solomon reported Wednesday that last month in Kiev, District Court Judge S. V. Vovk ordered the nation’s law enforcement services to “formally list” the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, as the victim of an alleged crime by then-Vice President Biden. Shokin was the official to whom Biden was referring when he spoke publicly about threatening the withdrawal of $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees if a certain Ukrainian prosecutor didn’t get fired.

Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian oil and gas company that had –- for some unfathomable reason, nudge wink –- named Biden’s son Hunter to its board and paid him thousands and thousands of dollars to do essentially nothing except have his name appear on their letterhead.

If Joe Biden were a Republican candidate for President, this attempt to use extortion to help his son by getting the Ukrainian prosecutor fired would have been enough to torpedo him. If it really is what it looks like, it SHOULD torpedo a candidate of either party. But as a Democrat presidential candidate running against Trump, Biden gets a pass, just as Hillary got one at the end of the “Mid-Year Exam” after she’d clearly mishandled classified material, lied, destroyed evidence and obstructed justice. In contrast, it was considered an impeachable offense for President Trump to even mention investigating Burisma.

It seems Ukraine was useful to our media primarily if our bureaucrats serving there could bash Trump during his impeachment hearings. Otherwise, nothing to see.

Anyway, the Ukrainian court had already ruled that there was enough evidence to investigate Shokin’s claim of “unlawful interference” in his work as Ukraine’s chief prosecutor, but they hadn’t specifically named Biden as the defendant until now. They just called him an “unnamed American.” But the latest ruling comes right out and names “citizen of the United States of America Joseph Biden, former U.S. Vice President.”

"The order of the court may not be appealed,” the judge concludes

According to Shokin’s attorney, Ukrainian officials have not yet complied with the judge’s ruling. Shokin has publicly appealed to the Ukrainian president “to properly respond to illegal inaction in the investigation of criminal cases that are open against Joseph Biden.”

Biden bragged ON VIDEO –- we’ve all seen it –- that he got the prosecutor fired. (You know, I’m suddenly reminded of James Comey bragging on video that he could just go around protocol to interview Michael Flynn.) Biden even implied that President Obama would back him up. (“Go ahead, call him.”) He maintains this effort had nothing to do with Burisma. He says it’s because Shokin was “ineffective as a corruption fighter.” But Shokin alleges in a court affidavit that he was TOLD he was being fired because he had refused to stand down on the Burisma investigation and had even planned to call Hunter Biden to the stand.

He was going to ask Hunter about the millions of dollars in payments that his American firm received from Burisma. Both Bidens have said they wish they'd handled the matter differently –- well, of course they do –- while denying any wrongdoing. But Shokin smells corruption and wants to keep investigating, so who knows what will turn up in the next few months?

Solomon ends his piece with a mention of some recorded phone calls published by Ukrainian parliamentarian Andrii Derkach and purported to be between Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Poroshenko as they discuss the firing of Shokin. You’ve probably heard something about these, but we’re holding off on commenting, as these recordings still need to be verified and WE, unlike the FBI, actually care about whether or not the evidence is real.

Biden’s legal headaches are starting in this country, too. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, chaired by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, has been given approval to issue subpoenas in its look into the Bidens’ Ukraine dealings. They plan to subpoena a Democrat-led PR firm called Blue Star Strategies, which has been accused of trying to leverage Hunter Biden’s position on the Burisma board in order to have influence at Obama’s State Department.

Sen. Johnson and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley are also looking into Hunter’s travel itinerary while his father was Vice President, asking the Secret Service for those official records so they can look for “potential conflicts of interest.”

There’s more: Of course, we do have evidence that Biden personally made an unmasking request on incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn in January of 2016. Why would he have been involved in this at all? An unmasking request on an American isn’t illegal if you have the proper clearance, but it’s a big deal and you’re supposed to have a very good reason. This is something he’s going to have to explain, though I wouldn’t be surprised if he simply said he couldn’t remember. Hey, that’s semi-believable, coming from him. “Flynn who?”

Sean Hannity brought up something else about Joe Biden on Wednesday evening: In 2018, the Biden Foundation paid $120,000 to “independent contractor” Perkins Coie, the same law firm used by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC (same thing) to funnel money to Fusion GPS for the outrageously fictional “dossier.” Goodness, the same circle of people just keeps turning up. This is a developing story; we don’t yet know what services they provided. These are described simply as “legal,” but I'm wondering if they were legal only in the sense that they were performed by lawyers.

So, at a time when he seems hardly able to dress himself, the heat is being turned up on Biden on a number of fronts. Still, there’s one area that his supporters are simply leaving alone, even though to do so is incredibly hypocritical. That’s because the place where his gropey behavior seems to go essentially unchallenged is with the #MeToo Movement. Dig this: the far-left former communications director for --- who three years ago said that those who are accused of sexual misconduct are automatically disqualified from running for office --- was just hired by the Biden campaign.

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  • wallace fulton

    05/29/2020 10:57 PM

    For all the talk about Biden choosing his VP pick there should be very
    little surprise should he pick his son, after all look at what he did for
    him getting so much money for a job in another country with NO
    experience for that position, what a team that would make, two
    losers running the USA.

  • Lisa Niess

    05/25/2020 02:08 AM

    We voted for Trump to clear the swamp but yet they keep going after him and Barr doesn't prosecute them. That's ridiculous. Investigate Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff. File charges on Biden and Clinton and anyone else involved in this. What are we waiting on? If we have to jail the Democratic party, I don't care .

  • [email protected]

    05/23/2020 01:51 PM

    They and mean all the Bidens that are receiving money from Ukraine are traitors.They should be in prison!

  • Katie Cesaro

    05/22/2020 05:55 PM

    OAN did an extensive investigation into the Biden/Ukraine connection. If you haven't seen their special report about it, you should.

  • Gary L McArdle

    05/22/2020 09:41 AM

    It's time for some accountability and I appreciate Gov. Huckabee's postings.

  • Steven Lechtenberg

    05/22/2020 08:55 AM

    Excellent article Governor. But I am hesitant to see any light at the end of the tunnel. As is usual in the swamp, the favored leftist democratic hope is a would be convict with a “SQUEAKY CLEAN PAST” has blockers than a hall of fame quarterback. How can we, the people ever real accountability in that”RECHEAD HIVE OF VILLANY AND SCUM” I’m tired of all the evidence that is presented against the swamp denizens and then gets glossed over by a just as corrupt and crooked MSM. Like I have always said WE NO LONGER HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, WE HAVE A POLITICAL MONARCHY.

  • ruth egan

    05/22/2020 02:30 AM

    Thanks for those connections and tying up loose ends. Who is waiting in the wings? Please not Hillary or Michelle Obama. they are both so creepy.

  • Neil Harrington

    05/22/2020 12:11 AM

    How can a Ukraine court deal with Joe Biden? He is in America, so how would they get him there?

  • HelenC

    05/21/2020 09:36 PM

    In the unlikely event that Dems will win White House, who’s really going to run the country? Clearly basement hiding Biden is incapable. And why do DEMs like basements so much—first Schiff hid out in one conducting his investigation, now Biden.

  • Michael Hutch

    05/21/2020 04:34 PM

    Will you please explain to us how Joe Biden is leading POTUS by as much as 11%???????
    My thought, People being polled hate Trump that much.
    Clearly, face to face, He would be destroyed. Why does he stay in basement after all?

    Oh, to ease this, will there be Presidential debates? Hey let them be virtual, just one on one LIVE


    05/21/2020 04:14 PM

    No surprise to me if Ukrainian officials will sit on this until November 4th if they don't just sweep it under the rug. Senator Johnson cannot expect the Ukrainians to cooperate in his investigation, either. Bottom line is another corrupt Democrat escapes justice.

  • William Anthony

    05/21/2020 03:33 PM

    Is it possible that the Ukraine has some new hugely profitable company or business? Is the Ukraine trying to make it into the G8? Are there special benefits to countries in the G8 or G30?
    This is an attempt at an end of comment.

  • LindaOsorio

    05/21/2020 03:21 PM

    Biden needs to be accountable for his dirty dealings .I don’t understand why Barr is holding back.

  • Ellen Klapperich

    05/21/2020 03:16 PM

    Well it looks like the chickens are coming home to roost! Let the show begin!

  • Joyce Nease

    05/21/2020 03:06 PM

    Here's my theory: I think the Obama Administration was more worried about what Flynn might discover about the Obama Administration and Biden and Hunter and what Obama may have meant in his off-mike comment to the Russian President rather than what he might reveal as a member of the Trump Administration! He apparently had several friendly calls that made Comey, for one, nervous! Do you think Obama is becoming more talkative now in support of Biden? No, not me! It's diversionary only!

  • Judith Aiello

    05/21/2020 02:51 PM

    They all need to be LOCKED UP!
    You just can’t make this stuff up... it’s unconscionable!

  • Jerry Korba

    05/21/2020 02:29 PM

    I think Hunter Biden is one of a few the DOJ needs to look at from the Joe Biden Family Tree Joe may have brothers and sisters other relatives doing similar activity being helped by the Senator /Vice President. I am hopeful they all didn't become junkies and sex addicts and needed phony name plates to service their life style. Its a little rough to ask these questions but Biden is not only a stupid man let me put it another way he does things that are dangerous and stupid and most of all causes the loss of life. Don't let the Clem Kidelbotter the Hobo fool ya Joe Biden is dangerous.

  • Dennis Sullivan

    05/21/2020 02:20 PM

    This is why I beleve that BOTH sleepy Joe AND Hussein will go down the drain together before the election. Michelle will be tainted and put the DNC in a real pickle,since she is Joes heir apparent

  • Ron Edwards

    05/21/2020 02:12 PM

    Absolutely they have someone "waiting in the wings" but the longer they keep Joe up, the less dirt will be become public about whatever Communist the Socialist Party puts up. For sure their propaganda arm (the MSM liars) will do everything in their power to cover for the real candidate.

  • Roger Davenport

    05/21/2020 01:18 PM

    Proverbs 12:19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

  • Helen Tritt

    05/21/2020 12:50 PM

    Thank you Governor Huckabee for your truthful and concise newsletter. It is about time that the criminal cockroaches from the former regime are recognized as the TRUE CRIMINALS they are! Would it be possible that obama and the gaffer biden could be heading into a military TRIBUNAL for their punishment, which after all, there was a multitude of foreign governments involved with those creatures? Hope so!!!

  • Maris Hodges

    05/21/2020 12:44 PM

    MICHELLE OBAMA IS WAITING IN THE WINGS. Have thought this for over a year. I know she says she won't run but----. wake up people. I, for one, am sick and tired of no one being prosecuted for crimes and that includes Republicans who are on the dark side. Washington DC is a cesspool of money grubbing for personal gain. Why are these people immune from prosecution when if you or I did these things would be thrown in the clinker faster than greased lightening.

  • Floyd A Unger

    05/21/2020 12:42 PM


  • Emma C Williams

    05/21/2020 12:40 PM

    I have felt AG Barr has done a good job up until now. His refusal to prosecute Biden & Obama because they are politicians. What did I read that right!? NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW. Politicians get away with behaviors American citizens could never get by with. They are liars, cheaters, and most serve to get rich from all the under-handed things that go on in DC. I've also felt he was a strong constitutionalist but he is wrong. To clean the Swamp he must prosecute these two. To kill a snake you have to cut off its head. They have committed treason and desire to get the severest punishment--DEATH. Will the American people have handle this travesty of justice? Our constitution is set up if those charged with carrying out justice in DC won't do their jobs than the people have the right to step in. They ALL work for the taxpayers. Although most have forgotten that. This must be made right.

  • Mac Moody

    05/21/2020 12:28 PM

    You left us hanging? Who is the understudy? and when will you reveal your guess?