Three days after Joe Biden appeared to threaten Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for investigating he and his son Hunter's dealings in Ukraine, Graham has a response:
"We are not going to give a pass to what is obviously a conflict of interest," adding "I believe Hunter Biden’s association on the Burisma board doesn’t pass the smell test."
I love Joe Biden as a person but we are not going to give a pass to what is obviously a conflict of interest.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 25, 2019
I believe Hunter Biden’s association on the Burisma board doesn’t pass the smell test.
If a Republican was in the same position, they’d certainly be investigated!
Graham is referring to the fact that a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch hired Hunter Biden to sit on the board of natural gas firm Burisma Holdings while Burisma's founder - Ukraine's former Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Mykola Zlochevsky - was under active investigation for giving himself permits to drill for oil and gas, laundering money, and taking approximately $23 million US dollars out of Ukraine.
According to Ukraine's former prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, Zlochevsky hired Hunter Biden "in order to protect himself."
Lo and behold, Shokin claims he was fired "at the request of Mr. Joseph Biden the Vice President of the United States," while his successor Yuriy Lutsenko said in an interview "he began looking at the same case Mr. Shokin was looking at (mentioned above) and he believes Hunter Biden receives millions of dollars in compensation from Burisma. He produced a document from Latvia that showed several million dollars that were distributed out of Burisma's account."
So after Lindsey Graham sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting all documents and communications related to Joe Biden's phone calls with Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenho which occurred Feb. 11, 18 and 19 as well as March 22, 2016, citing media reports that the two discussed firing the Prosecutor General, Viktor Shokin, Biden flipped out - suggesting that Graham had been 'gotten to.'
"Lindsey is about to go down in a way that I think he’s going to regret his whole life," Biden told CNN host Don Lemon in a Friday interview in South Carolina.
"I say Lindsey, I just — I’m just embarrassed by what you’re doing, for you. I mean, my Lord."
"They have him under their thumb right now. They know he knows that if he comes out against Trump, he’s got a real tough road for reelection, number one," Biden continued. "He knows me; he knows my son; he knows there’s nothing to this. Trump is now essentially holding power over him that even the Ukrainians wouldn’t yield to. The Ukrainians would not yield to, quote, ‘investigate Biden’ — there’s nothing to investigate about Biden or his son."
Biden tells @donlemon he's "embarrassed by" Graham's actions after senator asks Pompeo to turn over docs related to Hunter and Ukraine— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 22, 2019
"Lindsey is about to go down in a way that I think he’s going to regret his whole life," Biden says, adding Trump is "holding power" over him pic.twitter.com/sjNjQV7Ogp