On Monday’s episode of “White House Brief,” Jon discussed a 2018 video in which former Vice President Joe Biden bragged about threatening to withhold $1 billion in aid from Ukraine unless Ukraine fired the lead prosecutor investigating Burisma, the company tied to Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
“Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, was a consultant and a board member for a Ukrainian energy company called Burisma,” Jon said. “Burisma is riddled with corruption charges and came under investigation by a prosecutor for corruption … after they start the investigation for corruption, Joe Biden gets on the phone with the president of Ukraine and says fire that prosecutor or else. Biden admits that he does this on tape.”
While speaking on a panel with the Council on Foreign Relations on Jan. 23, 2018, Biden bragged about withholding aid to Ukraine.
“I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and Yanukovych that they would take action against the state prosecutor and they didn’t. So they were walking out of the press conference, and I said we were not going to give them the $1 billion. They said you have no authority. You are not the president. The president said … I said call him,” Biden said. “I’m telling you, you are not getting $1 billion. I said you’re not getting $1 billion and I am going to be leaving here in six hours and if the prosecutor is not fired you are not getting the money. Well, son of a b**** … he got fired.” . . .
According to the Democrats, the Ukraine scandal involved Trump telling Ukraine that he would withhold money if he did not get dirt on Joe Biden. Jon asserted that it turns out that everything the Democrats claimed Trump said is what Biden said to the former president of Ukraine. (Read more from “‘Bidengate’ Video: Joe Biden Brags to the Council on Foreign Relations About Withholding $1 Billion in Aid From Ukraine” HERE)