Larry C. Johnson: Who Really Pressured the Ukrainians to Fire Prosecutor?

Guest post by Larry C. Johnson

I think the Democrats finally have corralled Donald Trump.

I think the transcripts flagged by the unnamed intel community whistleblower will show that Donald Trump threatened to withhold foreign aid to Ukraine unless the Ukrainian leader fired a prosecutor who was investigating a company that paid Donald Jr. and Eric millions of dollars. Following this demand the Ukrainian prosecutor was fired and the investigation terminated.

 

But wait, there is more. The Trump boys also flew to China with their Dad and snared a 1.5 BILLION Chinese investment in their hedge fun. I am sure you will agree this is impeachable.

Wait. BREAKING NEWS. Put the BRAKES on the BRAKING NEWS. I made a mistake. The person who did this was NOT Donald Trump, it was Joe Biden and his greedy offspring, Hunter. (If you caught the “BRAKING” in the title you get extra points.)

According to a knowledgeable source, the Whistleblower story that much of the media is losing their minds over is a desperate effort to protect Joe Biden. While it is true that Donald Trump had a conversation with the Ukrainian President and the topic of investigating Joe Biden’s son for getting payments from a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch, that is not illegal nor improper once you understand the back story.

Here’s the back story courtesy of Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit:


After leaving office in 2017, Vice President Joe Biden Bragged about strong-arming the government of Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor.

Joe Biden made the remarks during a meeting of foreign policy specialists. Biden said he, “Threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.” Biden suggested during his talk that Barack Obama was in on the threat.

In April John Solomon revealed what Biden did not tell his audience. Joe Biden had Poroshenko fired because he was investigating Joe Biden’s son Hunter

Poroshenko was investigating $3 million in funds that were being transferred out of Ukraine and into accounts in the United States at that time.

Joe Biden had him fired.

In May President Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said in an interview that he plans to travel to Ukraine to push the country’s leadership on several probes that may prove “very, very helpful” to President Trump, as Republicans continue looking to turn the tables on Democrats and prove that they — not the GOP — were the party that improperly conspired with foreign actors. . . .

Three days later Rep. Adam Schiff told ABC that President Trump should not be allowed to investigate Joe Biden’s criminal dealings in Ukraine.

Joe Biden and his son also secured a billion-dollar China deal just days after former Vice President Joe Biden visited China in 2013.

If the media had a brain (they apparently do not) they should have taken a look at the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act of 1998. This statute applies to the following circumstances where “urgent concerns” are identified by members of the intelligence community:

  • a serious or flagrant problem, abuse, violation of law or Executive order, or deficiency relating to the funding, administration, or operations of an intelligence activity involving classified information, but does not include differences of opinions concerning public policy matters;
  • A false statement to Congress, or a willful withholding from Congress, on an issue of material fact relating to the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity; or
  • An action constituting reprisal or threat of reprisal in response to an employee’s reporting an urgent concern.

President Trump talking to a foreign leader DOES NOT fall under this act. That is why this complaint is not being treated as a legitimate complaint. President Trump has every right to raise the issue of Joe Biden’s corrupt activities while performing duties as the U.S. Vice President with the leader of a country that not only was implicated in the act but was threatened. We do not have to wonder if this is true. Slow Joe Biden bragged about it during an appearance in 2018.

If an analyst knew that there was no evidence for the claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction that would merit a whistleblower complaint and protection.

If an intelligence officer or contractor became aware that the U.S. Government was spying on American citizens outside the protections of the FISA warrant process that would merit a whistleblower complaint and prediction.

If an intelligence officer or contractor learned that the head of the NSA was directing funds to a company where he had financial interests that would merit a whistleblower complaint and prediction.

Asking whether or not a country is going to pursue a corruption/bribery investigation of Hunter Biden, which was derailed by his father according to his father then that does not qualify as a whistleblower complaint.

This is nothing more than someone in the intelligence community trying to leak information under the guise of a whistleblower complaint to attack the Presidency of Donald Trump.Adam Schiff is channeling Wile E Coyote and is in the process of dropping the anvil once again on his own head.

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