You up for a little history lesson?
Do you remember the last time Russia invaded Ukraine?
You might be surprised to hear it wasn’t that long ago.
In fact, you might be surprised to hear about it at all, because I don’t remember it.
So…when was it?
Now for the even more interesting question: Who was Vice President at the time?
You guessed it: Frank Stallone.
No, sorry that was just a joke.
Sometimes we all need to laugh…and I love seeing how many Norm Macdonald fans we have here.
But back to being serious.
In 2014 the Vice President was of course Joe Biden!
What a coincidence huh?
The last time Russian military claimed to be on holiday was when they invaded Ukraine in 2014. Time to stop the fake TV shows – the world has found Russia out on this pic.twitter.com/PchaF8Grbj
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) September 13, 2018
The Russo-Ukrainian War[e] is an ongoing war between Russia (together with pro-Russian separatist forces) and Ukraine.[f] It began in February 2014 following the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity, and initially focused on the status of Crimea and parts of the Donbas, internationally recognised as part of Ukraine. The first eight years of the conflict included the Russian annexation of Crimea (2014) and the war in Donbas (2014–present) between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, as well as naval incidents, cyberwarfare, and political tensions. Following a Russian military build-up on the Russia–Ukraine border from late 2021, the conflict expanded significantly when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.
Now let’s take another trip down memory lane because I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let the MSM “forget” about the Hunter/Burisma story!
How is that not front page news every single day right now?
Beyond the banal but sleazy corruption, Burisma's payments to Hunter Biden reveal who elites in Ukraine recognize wield the real power in their country. They didn't pay the son of a Ukrainian official, but Joe Biden's son. So of course CNN bans any guest from mentioning this:👇 https://t.co/flHmesjVqm
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 12, 2022
Order of events Dec 2013-Nov 2014:
•McCain goes to Ukraine
•Biden goes to Ukraine
•Putin invades Crimea
•Biden goes to Ukraine
•Hunter joins Burisma
•Russia shoots down MH-17
•Russia moves troops to border, begins bombing Ukraine
•Biden goes to Ukraine
— Maze (@mazemoore) March 7, 2022
Keep posting this everywhere!
— NC Momma (@KettleCorn1234) March 14, 2022
The Washington Times confirms the reports about Hunter and Burisma:
Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden flatly denied at Tuesday night’s debate that his lawyer son took huge sums of money from corrupt oligarchs and Chinese communists during his vice presidency, but Treasury Department reports show that Hunter Biden did receive the money.
President Trump chose to make an issue of Hunter Biden’s cash haul from Russia, Ukraine and China with the implication that unsavory figures were trying to buy Vice President Biden and the Obama administration.
“When somebody gets 3½ million dollars from the mayor of Moscow,” Mr. Trump said.
“That’s is not true. That report is totally false,” Mr. Biden said.
A Senate Republican report by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee says Mr. Trump is right, though it was not Moscow’s mayor, but his wife, whom the U.S. suspects of corruption in attaining billionaire status.
Hunter Biden received a single wire transfer of $3.5 million from Elena Baturina. The Senate report said she became a billionaire through illegal construction contracts awarded by her husband, since deceased.
This is based on Treasury Department reports received by committee Chairman Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican.
The Senate narrative is not specific, but the types of transaction records match the description of confidential suspicious activity reports that the Treasury issues when it suspects illegal activity.
The Senate report says, “On Feb. 14, 2014, Baturina wired $3.5 million to a Rosemont Seneca Thornton LLC (Rosemont Seneca Thornton) bank account for a ‘Consultancy Agreement.’ Rosemont Seneca Thornton is an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden that was incorporated on May 28, 2013 in Wilmington, Del.”
Russia invaded Crimea in Ukraine the month Ms. Baturina sent the money.
“Why did he get it?” Mr. Trump asked.
“That report was written for political reasons,” Mr. Biden said.
Mr. Trump asserted, “Once you became vice president, he made a fortune in Ukraine, in China, in Moscow and various other places.”
Mr. Biden responded, “That is not true.”
According to the senators’ Treasury records, it is true.
In April 2014, President Obama made Mr. Biden the point man in Ukraine, after the Russian invasion, to persuade leaders to rid the country of rampant corruption.
The next month, Hunter Biden showed up on the board of directors of the energy company Burisma Holdings, which the State Department considers corrupt, as it does its oligarch owner, Mykola Zlochevsky. Hunter Biden’s business partner, Devon Archer, already had secured a spot.
Over the years, Burisma paid the two more than $4 million. Treasury records show that 48 wire transfers from May 2014 to February 2016 totaled $3.4 million. The money went to Rosemont Seneca Bohai, a shell company run by Mr. Archer in partnership with a Chinese investment fund.
Tulsi gets it:
— TrumpFlorida (@trumpflorida1) March 14, 2022
And remember this?
🇺🇸🇺🇦A few years ago, Biden boasting about his blackmailing tactics in the Ukraine. But they want you to think Putin is the bad guy.
He wanted the prosecutor to be fired because he was investigating Burisma, the company that his son Hunter was involved with. pic.twitter.com/xkhXgXPta8
— Angelus caelorum (@CaelorumAngelus) March 10, 2022
🚨Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1BILLION in aide from #Ukraine if this #Ukrainian investigation, released in Nov. 2020, continued‼️ Still think #Putin is the problem? Burisma=Oil Rosemont=BioLabs Wirelogic Tech & Digitex=Kerry Pelosi #BidensWar #UkraineRussiaWar #MSMCrickets pic.twitter.com/haLNv2t3PD
— ♥️ Joy Reborn ♥️ (@RedRising11) March 13, 2022
We have not forgotten and we will never give up on this story:
"Do Democrats really think Americans have forgotten Joe Biden’s boast that he withheld $1 billion in aid from the Ukrainians unless they fired the prosecutor who was investigating his son Hunter’s oligarch boss at the corrupt energy company Burisma?" https://t.co/Yyk0Wk2Z3I
— J. Peder Zane (@JPederZane) March 7, 2022
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