CLAIMS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE “SOLD OUT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 26, 2020) — On Saturday night’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Trump personal attorney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani made striking claims about former putative Vice President Joe Biden when he was Barack Obama’s “point man” to several countries, including Ukraine.
The interview begins at approximately 22:00 in a video here. Giuliani’s remarks were in response to accusations from House Impeachment Manager Jerrold Nadler on the Senate floor Wednesday in whic Nadler claimed that Giuliani made “an effort to convince Ukrainian officials to announce two sham investigations. The first was an effort to smear former Vice President Joe Biden; the second was designed to undermine the intelligence community’s unanimous assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.”
Speaking animatedly over Judge Jeanine, Giuliani said, “I wanted them to investigate it because it would help to exculpate my client. It had nothing to do with dig up dirt on Biden; it was handed to me in November of 2018.” [sic] The Biden family pulled somewhere between $8 and $20 million out of Ukraine, totally corruptly. Biden was involved in two massive bribes…and Nadler should be ashamed for covering up for him. He also did the same thing, by the way — Biden did — in Iraq, where he was point man, and his brother got a piece of a $1.5 billion housing project, and he did the same thing in China when he was point man, and the kid got a $1.5 billion investment from China and a hedge fund for himself, Kerry’s kid, and Whitey Bulger’s nephew. Biden is so dirty that you and I would have had him indicted six months ago, and Nadler is doing what a hack Democrat usually does; he’s covering up for a crook…”
Whitey Bulger, a notorious convicted criminal from the Boston area who an FBI agent protected, resulting in his own incarceration, was murdered by inmates in a West Virginia federal prison in October 2018 at the age of 89.
“Joe Biden is a crook, and he sold out the United States of America in Iraq, in Ukraine, in China, and if we can’t prosecute him, we do not have justice in America,” Giuliani added.
On his new podcast, “Common Sense,” launched Friday, Giuliani made similar, although not as expansive, statements about Biden and his family members as having profited handsomely from Biden’s “point-man” designation amid a soliloquy about Thomas Paine, the Founders, the U.S. Constitution, and what Giuliani believes is an illegitimate impeachment of his client requiring the president’s defense team to call for a dismissal.
On Saturday, the team gave a two-hour presentation to the Senate and did not follow Giuliani’s advice.
When Jeanine called for “evidence” to support Giuliani’s claims, he said, “I got the evidence. I’ve been showing them the evidence for months…I put out the evidence in April; I put it out in March. It was ignored. You saw it on television on Fox. You saw Shokin testify…It was just on OAN…”
“Shokin” is the chief Ukrainian prosecutor who Biden boasted in 2018 he pressured then-Ukrainian president Petro Poroschenko to fire in March 2016. Shokin was reportedly investigating Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while Joe Biden’s son Hunter was a Board member at a salary between $50,000 and $83,000 monthly, according to public reports.
On the Senate floor, a number of House Impeachment Managers called Shokin “corrupt,” as have some in the media. In an interview with ABC News last May, Shokin said, “Biden was acting not like a U.S. vice president, but as an individual, like the individual interested in having me removed — having me gone so that I did not interfere in the Burisma investigation.”
“OAN” is “One America News Network.”
According to investigative journalist John Solomon in late September:
Former Vice President Joe Biden, now a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, has locked into a specific story about the controversy in Ukraine.
He insists that, in spring 2016, he strong-armed Ukraine to fire its chief prosecutor solely because Biden believed that official was corrupt and inept, not because the Ukrainian was investigating a natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, that hired Biden’s son, Hunter, into a lucrative job.
There’s just one problem.
Hundreds of pages of never-released memos and documents — many from inside the American team helping Burisma to stave off its legal troubles — conflict with Biden’s narrative.
“You know what, Rudy? Send it to me,” Jeanine said of the “evidence.”
In response, Giuliani said, “Watch my podcast next Tuesday and next Friday. I’m going to have Shokin on, and he will directly testify about the bribe, and he will also directly testify that they attempted to kill him, and I have the records from the [inaudible] hospital that show the attempted to murder him…”
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