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The Joe Biden Corruption Disaster Has Finally Exploded

Now is the time to make Joe Biden pay a political price for his alleged wrongdoings.

Joe Biden. Image Credit: Gage Skidmore.
Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaking with attendees at the 2020 Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) Legislative Conference at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa. By Gage Skidmore.

Joe Biden Is In a World of Trouble Now – In 2019, after having survived the absurd (and baseless) Robert Mueller-led special counsel investigation into claims that Donald Trump had conspired with Russian intelligence to steal the 2016 Presidential Election from Hillary Clinton, the House Democrats subjected then-President Trump to an overhyped impeachment. 

The reason that House Democrats impeached Trump was because of a phone call the forty-fifth president had with his counterpart in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In the conduct of that call, according to a whistleblower on the White House National Security Council (NSC), who was part of the call, it is alleged that Trump demanded an illegal quid quo pro from Zelenskyy. 

Trump would give Ukraine congressionally authorized lethal aid only if Zelenskyy dug up dirt on the man that many assumed would be Trump’s Democratic Party challenger in the 2020 Presidential Election, Joe Biden. 

The impeachment went nowhere fast. 

Yet, the accusation that Trump abused his position to seek an illicit reciprocal, political agreement with Ukraine’s leadership was a serious one. Of course, the seriousness of such charges only ever appears to be used against Republican leaders. 

After all, there is ample evidence to prove that Joe Biden, while serving as the vice-president in the Obama Administration, did something similar with Ukraine.

Joe Biden is Corrupt

Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, served as a consultant on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma, from 2013-2018, in which Hunter earned around $11 million for services rendered (although it remains a great mystery as to what services outside of influence-peddling Hunter Biden provided the firm). 

During his time on the board, Hunter Biden’s presence became a lightning rod of controversy. His time on the board also overlapped with the Ukrainian federal prosecutor’s office investigating the head of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, for corruption charges.

Zlochevsky is the man who initially brought Hunter Biden into the firm. It was Zlochevsky who testified under oath that Joe Biden was directly involved with business transactions that his firm and Hunter Biden had engaged in. 

In 2016, just as Viktor Shokin, who was serving as the Ukrainian prosecutor general, was edging closer to uncovering the truth of Zlochevsky’s corruption, he was unceremoniously fired by then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. 

With his firing, the entire corruption investigation evaporated. Had the investigation gone forward under Shokin’s leadership, though, the world might have learned of the alleged depths of corruption that Hunter and Joe Biden had sunk to in their dealings with Zlochevsky. According to Joe Biden himself, while speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018, he was tasked as vice-president to ensure that a $1 billion loan was granted to Ukraine. 

When he arrived in Ukraine to hand over the money, Biden insisted President Poroshenko fire Shokin. Poroshenko resisted by telling Biden that the vice-president had no authority to countermand the wishes of both President Obama or Congress. 

Biden then goaded Poroshenko to call Obama for clarification. Biden then furthered his hardball play by telling Poroshenko that he was set to leave Ukraine in six hours and if Shokin wasn’t fired within that time, the money would not be coming. 

As Joe Biden proudly recounted, “Well, son of *****, he got fired!” The money was quickly released to Ukraine and “they put in place someone who was solid” in the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office. 

Because of that move, though, the Biden Family’s corruption was not fully revealed when it should have been, giving Joe Biden a clear shot at the White House in 2020, free of proof that he was involved in a major illicit, international influence-peddling scheme. 

Now the old accusations are returning to the surface, thanks in large part to the steady investigation that the House Republicans have subjected the Biden Family to, since the Republicans took their narrow majority in the House after the 2022 Midterm Elections. 

Going After Joe Biden

Recently, Viktor Shokin recorded an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, in which he reiterated his claims that Biden had him fired in 2016, not because Shokin was refusing to prosecute corrupt Ukrainian politicians. Instead, Shokin insists that Biden maneuvered Shokin’s ouster because the prosecutor was too close to uncovering the truth of the Biden Family’s corruption in Ukraine. 

Shokin claims that had he been allowed to complete his investigation, he’d have taken down Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and Hunter’s business partner, Devon Archer. Shokin believed that Burisma illegally produced, sold, and utilized natural gas. 

With the pressure on him, Zlochevsky turned to Devon Archer and Hunter Biden to “call DC” (in other words, to phone then-Vice-President Joe Biden) to put the kibosh on Shokin’s investigation. It is not only Shokin who alleges this. Indeed, both Zlochevsky admitted to this as did Devon Archer in his testimony to Congress a month ago. 

So, we have an alleged but what looks like documented case of quid pro quo being illegally deployed by the former vice-president-turned-president, Joe Biden. Despite the evidence outlining the crime—including Joe Biden’s own public admission—there is little controversy in the press. 

Making Joe Biden Pay

Hardly anything is being done to make the Bidens pay for their perfidy. Even the House Republican investigation, which has amassed an unbelievable amount of evidence showing wrongdoing by Hunter Biden (and possibly his father) has not yet moved to impeach the forty-sixth president in the way that the House Democrats impeached Trump. 

It should be clear to all but the most rank partisans that Joe Biden helped to cover up his son’s wrongdoing in Ukraine by using his power as vice-president to get the prosecutor leading the investigation fired. 

Now is the time to make Joe Biden pay a political price for his alleged wrongdoings.

A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.

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Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who recently became a writer for Weichert is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as a contributing editor at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (March 28), and Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (May 16). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.