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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  • Beth Moore

    05/21/2020 12:12 PM

    Keep up the good work of investigating and VERIFYING information. There are so few news outlets I trust, but I do trust you to tell the TRUTH. GOD BLESS YOU ??

  • Dr Christine G Anderson

    05/21/2020 12:07 PM

    I am absolutely dumbfounded that anyone would ever vote for a democrat. What hypocrisy-lies, double standards, obsession with destroying our President. I really hope that they are handed their hats in November. This pandemic is so transparently political with these power hungry governors-We have a real beauty-Newsom-giving the bailout money to illegal aliens. I believe that they want to destroy the economy just to get rid of President Trump. Can you imagine, the inefficiency , bribery, and waste that would have ensued had Hillbillery had been in charge? I don't mean to deride hillbillies-but what a clown. I sure hope Biden chooses her as a running mate.

  • RUSSELL Thomas

    05/21/2020 12:05 PM

    I for one want to see those charged for their crimes, tried and if convicted and the day the doors are locked behind them, are pardoned by the president; The public must see that justice prevails and crime does not pay. Politicians can not be passed over.

  • Cliff Newman

    05/21/2020 11:59 AM

    Another possibility for ex-vice President Biden's memory problem. Back in the 1970's I worked for a man who lied so much that he paused often when he talked trying to remember which lie he had told before and like Biden, he had told some real whoppers.

  • Margaret Nelson

    05/21/2020 11:53 AM


  • Alma Walker

    05/21/2020 11:34 AM

    Thank you again, Governor, for giving us good information.

    I am grateful to have confidence in our Sovereign God that He is still active and we can put our trust in Him. He is the only one who has the ability to crush the evil and bring justice. I am grateful that He hears our requests and petitions. Our future depends on those who are trusting in Jesus to seek God's face diligently.

  • Veronica Parrino

    05/21/2020 11:03 AM

    Great reporting! Thank you for the truth which is hard to come by these days!

  • Michael Molesky

    05/21/2020 10:52 AM

    Joe Biden would not served his full term he should just retired and live in his basement and why isn't the Me-To movement going after him for touching and sexual advances against women I guess if you are a Democrat that doesn't matter double standards

  • David Brill

    05/21/2020 10:42 AM

    Actually, The Ukraine issued legal charges against Joe Biden months ago. The odds on us extraditing him are certainly slim to none. He won't get charged here either. He certainly isn't going to be the DNC candidate either. They needed and used him to nullify Bernie Sanders but his Alzheimers is too advanced to even consider letting him run. Tara Reade, Flynn, and now Burisma are convenient for the DNC to ask Biden to stand down. They'll run a brokered convention and run a dark horse. This conveniently bypasses the whole primary system as well letting the professional politicians be the power brokers. How "Democratic!"

  • Tim Bashor

    05/21/2020 10:39 AM

    Thank you, Mike, for commenting on the "possibility" of masks actually doing more harm than good. I think it is important to stop empowering these crazy over the top health safety practices because they are doing far more harm than good to all of us.

  • Charles Simmons

    05/21/2020 10:38 AM

    It has become ever more clear that whenever a Progressive democrat “behaves improperly” the behavior is categorized as “abuse of power,” which apparently is not criminal behavior. In contrast, whenever a conservative Republican merely draws attention to “abuse of power” by democrats, the conservative immediately is condemned and then is charged with some fictitious criminal infraction.
    This double standard bodes ill for continuation of USA as a viable political entity.

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/21/2020 10:24 AM

    And WITH this latest chapter, we have come full circle as far as it underscoring the insanity that AUTHORED the impeachment saga....because....the impeachment saga was authored by a phone call President Trump made to have the facts OF this latest chapter investigated BECAUSE President Trump's motivation suppoo was that, if there was any corruption Biden was found guilty of, it would help him (Trump) win an election!.....

    NOW...if this last chapter proves Biden guilty of....let's call it "sin"....Christians can claim that it was God's hatred OF sin...ALL sin, in ALL countries...that LED President Trump to MAKE this call.....I mean, when GOD chose Donald Trump to be our President, He did not agree to NOT lead HIS chosen President in SOME of the decisions he made, right?

    While, yes, there IS a flavor of some kind of humor in what I just stated (along WITH the truth), but humor, at times, helps me to try and rationalize irrationality! I no sooner wrote that when it occurred to me that this is, perhaps, what helped author YOUR sense of humor because it helps keep you SANE as you have to keep drinking IN this insanity! Geee, da ya think if I keep drinking in the insanity, I, in time, will, like yourself, be blessed with a real GIFT of humor?

  • Cyndy Taylor

    05/21/2020 10:22 AM

    Who is Biden's “understudy waiting in the wings”?

  • Thomas W. Saneford

    05/21/2020 10:18 AM

    Well stated Gov., I have decided to stop watching any & all news except for your comments. Seems every time something goes wrong in society, there is an investigation. Flooding in Michigan by two over stressed dams built almost 100 years ago, let’s investigate, who or what are they going to look at, yep, this shirt is old and tired, like Sleepy Joe. God bless and keep up the great work.

  • Lawrence Foster

    05/21/2020 10:16 AM

    The democrat party has always had a shady side - Tammany Hall, the Kansas City mob, Richard Dailey, et al. But when did "democrat" become a synonym for sleazy? Was it right after the 1968 riots when the party of Harry Truman, Sam Nunn and JFK became the party of Bill Ayers, Jan Fonda and other assorted neo-commies? Obama was not the first administration to use the government against political opponents. In JFK's administration, his brother Bobby, the AG, used the IRS to try and pressure newspapers to print only nice stuff about JFK. LBJ was famous for his vendettas against those who bucked him, and Slick Willie used the military (the war of Monica's dress) in a war to distract the public from his ethical and moral issues. The war was justified by fabricated information touted by Madaline Albright.

    But no president was as blatant as Obama. he used the IRS against conservative groups, used "Fast and Furious" as an information operation to try and convince Americans we needed more gun control. He appointed sleazy, unethical people to positions where they could use the FBI and CIA against political opponents, and tried to overturn an election.

    Hopefully the grasping overreach of so many democrats less than a year before a presidential election will cause American voters to re-evaluate their choices. However, President trump has to stand strong against the Voter Fraud initiatives the dems are pushing. Vote by mail should be DOA in the senate.

  • Bobbi Jones

    05/21/2020 10:10 AM

    Who do you think that the Democrat’s understudy is?

  • Iva Slack

    05/21/2020 09:45 AM

    It’s hard to understand how the DEMS could have ever selected Biden to run for office. I know they’re desperate but their choice is sad. If Pres. Trump could have been proven of any of the offenses they have accused him of, they would have gladly strung him up. (Like the cowboy days). I’m encouraged that “truth” is found and reported.

    Who do you think the DEMS will replace Biden with?

  • J.B. Jacobs

    05/21/2020 09:38 AM

    Nothing is going to happen, Barr will do just like Mueller, he will keep the so-called investigation going as long as he can, because he will be out of a job when it ends. Nobody will be charged with anything. I hope I'm wrong. We'll just have to wait and see. Politics is so dishonest anymore,
    you never know what these politicians will do. Anything to give them more power over the people and a lifetime job with an enormous salary.

  • Darryl K Simmons

    05/21/2020 09:32 AM

    Poor Mr Biden, those mean Republicans have been so cruel to him. Mentally he is not longer fit to run. Then have intentionally forced him out to harm Democrats. Dirty politics! Don't worry we have always had great people step up when needed.

  • David Schoffstall

    05/21/2020 09:20 AM

    Not sure about this, but couldn’t Biden just claim diplomatic immunity?

    I am sorry but I doubt Obama, Biden and many of the other top people will ever pay for their crimes other than perhaps a hand slap. Experience tells me the political class is generally immune from prosecution.

  • Dott Harris

    05/21/2020 09:20 AM

    Governor Huckabee, I like to be informed. News has become worthless gossip to me. Politicians are called out for disastrous behavior against the American people yet come out above the law. They strut around free after causing harm to our democracy and all that is decent. Unless Barr can truly put folks behind bars for egregious anti-American actions and moral failings, I find the endless chatter around me of no benefit. Not negative, just a realist. Jesus is my only hope for justice.

  • Stephen Russell

    05/21/2020 09:03 AM

    Good OK send Hunter & Joe to Ukraine for charges then Hoorah, meanwhile on the US side seize assets here owned by Bidens