You’ve no doubt heard the comparisons made lately between the Democrats and Wile E. Coyote as he chases the Roadrunner (Trump) and ends up falling off a cliff, exploding, or being flattened by an anvil, over and over. It’s a compulsion, no matter how repetitious and self-destructive it becomes.
This time, with the so-called “whistleblower” story, that ACME anvil is going to slam down harder than ever. (Appropriately, a cartoon anvil makes a sort of “whistling” sound as it falls from high above. Hear it?) Thursday is the day acting Director of National Intelligence is set to testify before Congress, but the story is already falling apart. We know the report is hearsay --- that the “whistleblower” didn’t even have firsthand knowledge of Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president, which is just one reason why he or she is not really a whistleblower as the statute defines it. Numerous officials were listening in on that call –- as on all calls between President Trump and foreign leaders –- and if something untoward was said, one of them should have reported it through officially designated channels.
We also know that Trump did not talk specifically about a quid pro quo –- and that the REAL quid pro quo of this story appears to have been between the Bidens and the Ukrainian government, when Biden threatened to deny over a billion dollars in aid if a certain prosecutor wasn’t fired. (The prosecutor was investigating a Ukrainian natural gas company that had put Biden’s totally inexperienced son Hunter on its board of directors.)
Also, we’re looking deeper into the relationship between the Democratic National Committee and Ukrainian officials who were helping not Trump but Hillary. I continue to recommend the book BALL OF COLLUSION by Andrew C. McCarthy as a superb source of facts and analysis.
Most of the news media won’t look at any of this, except to reach for ways to get the Bidens and the DNC off the hook. Democrats in Congress won’t address it, either. We’re going to need Republicans in the Senate, such as Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsay Graham, and Attorney General Bill Barr and his Justice Department to dive into it. In the meantime, there’s a lot of information already out there for those willing to look.
For example, to piece together what happened with the Bidens and the Ukrainian company Burisma, we can hop into our time machine and go back to 2014. Here’s the timeline, as assembled by bestselling author and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer and brought to us on Monday night’s HANNITY show, courtesy of guest Mark Levin…
On April 16, 2014, Devin Archer, Hunter Biden’s business partner, goes to the White House for a private meeting with VP Joe Biden.
Five days later, Biden lands in Kiev for a series of high-level meetings with Ukrainian officials.
Soon after that, the U.S. and International Monetary Fund pump more than a billion dollars into the Ukrainian economy.
The following day, it is announced that Devin Archer has been asked to join the board of Ukrainian natural gas company Barisma.
Three weeks later, it is announced that Hunter Biden (who has no background in energy) will join the board as well.
Just like that. This is one small part of an extremely suspicious chain of events that absolutely needs to be investigated. If you’d like to stay in the time machine a while and go back even earlier, to 2009, to see how and with whom Hunter Biden formed his company and conducted his hedge fund business, particularly concerning an entity called Rosemont Seneca Partners, I’ve linked to a timely excerpt from Peter Schweizer’s latest book, “SECRET EMPIRES: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.” It goes on to detail Hunter’s travel to China in December of 2013 on Air Force Two, where he and daughter Finnegan were feted along with his father, and how Hunter’s firm went on to do investment deals with the Chinese government that had “serious national security implications for the United States.”
Just to name one, Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China (owned by the Chinese government) created a $1 billion investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST, which in 2015 joined forces with the automotive subsidiary of the Chinese-owned military aviation contractor AVIC to buy an American “dual-use” (meaning they have a military application) parts manufacturer, Henniges. AVIC is a competitor of the United States and, according to Schweizer, has “a long history of stealing Western technology and applying it to military systems.”
Because of the type of technology it was, this deal had to have approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) --- remember, that was the committee Hillary was on when she was Secretary of State and the Uranium One deal was approved. By this time, new Secretary of State John Kerry (stepfather of Hunter Biden’s business partner Chris Heinz) was on the committee, and the sale of Henniges was approved.
All of this information has been out there, but until now it’s been taken examined by relatively few investigative reporters (the ones who know the score) and some FOX News hosts, in particular Steve Hilton on his show THE NEXT REVOLUTION. The attempt to “get” Trump by tying him to Ukraine is succeeding in finally calling more attention to the real scandal. The call between Trump and the new Ukrainian president took place in mid-July; a couple of months earlier, Peter Schweizer had called publicly for the Senate to force Hunter Biden to testify on his Ukrainian and Chinese business deals. He said this on Laura Ingraham’s FOX News show and also in an interview on Hill.TV, summarized here. I’d say that now, it’s almost certain Hunter will be making that appearance.
This latest effort to take Trump down hasn’t just fizzled like all the others; it’s backfiring big-time, and the anvil can be heard faintly whistling high in the thin atmosphere as it drops. This is not going away. I’ll close with a video of someone else who is doing his bit to call attention to it. (I should mention that it was recorded before we learned that Rudy Giuliani had been ASKED by the State Department to talk with Ukrainian officials; his contact was a bureaucratic mission and NOT part of any scheme to get the Ukrainians to investigate Biden, as early reports implied.) And now, here is yours truly…