A One America News Network (OAN) report showed leaked audio from a 2016 phone call of then-Vice President Joe Biden threatening former Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko with assassination should he cooperate with incoming President Donald Trump.
The phone call was recorded on November 16, 2016 – two weeks after Donald Trump’s electoral victory against Hillary Clinton.
The video report started going viral on social media Wednesday.
Leaked audio from days after the 2016 election, before Trump’s inauguration—Biden calls Poroshenko, then head of state of Ukraine, and threatens him with assassination if he cooperates with the incoming Trump administration. pic.twitter.com/j3dDzYU3gd
— Rodney Howard-Browne (@rhowardbrowne) July 16, 2022
“This is getting very, very close to what I don’t want to have happen. I don’t want Trump to get in a position where he thinks he’s about to buy onto a policy where the financial system is going to collapse and he’s going to be looked to pour more money into Ukraine,” Biden told Poroshenko.
“That’s how he’ll think about it before he gets sophisticated enough to know the detail.”
“So, anything you can do to push the PrivatBank to closure so that the IMF loans comes forward, I would respectfully suggest is critically important to your economic as well as physical security,” Biden warned Poroshenko.
Twitter users reacted to the leaked audio:
This recording is absolutely shocking! This decidedly NOT perfect call must be investigated immediately.
— Bea ✝️ 🇺🇲 🎸 (@TheBeaSmith) July 16, 2022
Remember: I asked Team Biden for comment on this investigation.
They sent @TheAtlantic’s Dovere to tell me these recordings were “Russian propaganda.”
Yet to be disclosed. https://t.co/Nw3lS7PDY8
— Chanel Rion OAN (@ChanelRion) July 16, 2022
So they impeached Trump over a Ukraine phone call but this is okay with everybody? Got it, just wanted to make sure.
— Leapingtigers (@Leapingtigers5) July 16, 2022
And to think, Trump was dragged through the nails for even asking about this situation. SUCH a cover up of mega proposition… and they ALL know it. Americans know it! #UkraineMoneyLaundering @TheJusticeDept @WhiteHouse @WHCOS @BarackObama @AmbRice46 @ZelenskyyUa https://t.co/OGNnFrCD9G
— Pistolannie (@Pistolannie31) July 16, 2022
OAN summarized the phone call: “In other words, Biden does not want Ukraine asking any more money from Trump. Doing so would cause Trump to look into the details.”
The disturbing phone call begs the question: What exactly about Ukraine was Biden so afraid of Trump finding out about?
Given what’s already known about Joe Biden’s involvement with his son Hunter Biden’s corrupt dealings at Burisma Holdings, probably a whole lot.