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Yes, Biden used economic pressure to oust Prosecutor Viktor Shokin. No, Biden did not do so to protect Burisma. If anything, the opposite is true. A Timeline 2002: Mykola Zlochevsky co-founds Burisma Group, an energy holding company. 2009-Jun: Hunter Biden, Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) and Devon Archer form Rosemont Seneca Partners, a ...


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The US desire to have Shokin removed was echoed by the EU. He was viewed as either incompetent or himself corrupt (note, this source is generally considered conservative to right-wing). (See also Washington Post) It also fails to mention that the investigation into Hunter Biden's company was either reported to be stalled or abandoned already, at the time ...


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Biden bragged about getting a prosecutor (Viktor Shokin) fired, by threatening to withhold aid to Ukraine. A video and transcript are available here: I remember going over and convincing our team, others, to convince that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that ...


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Are we talking representative polls by reputable pollsters, or "online polls"? Is being in favor of an impeachment inquiry the same as "wanting Trump impeached"? Lots of wriggle room there. How many Americans want the Bidens investigated? CBS News sees 43% "in favor of further investigation", 29% saying "too soon to say". As per the same article, 55% ...


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He essentially did, but it doesn't mean what his critics think it means. Immediately before Biden's remarks, Justice Thomas is arguing with Senator Simon that he's had five FBI background checks as proof that if he had done anything wrong, wouldn't they have caught it? And that the Senate Judiciary committee is not a judicial body, and thus can't make ...


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The claim seems to have originated from Andrii Derkach and was then spread by Giuliani. Senate Republicans have investigated the alleged corruption around Hunter Biden. The key finding is that Hunter Bidens presence in Ukraine may have made it "awkward" for US officials. They rejected to investigate the claim about a 900k bribe of Joe Biden by ...


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The whistleblower's attorneys have denied he or she worked with or for Biden Via ABC News: In a statement, the whistleblower's lawyers say the person has never worked for any political candidate, campaign or party and "spent their entire government career in apolitical, civil servant positions in the Executive Branch." As a career civil servant, ...


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Politifact has done the work here. Steve Herman, a Voice of America reporter who was holding one of the microphones, tweeted about the rumors on March 17. "I was the one holding the lighter-colored fuzzy microphone and thus literally in front of @POTUS on the South Lawn," Herman wrote. "It’s all real." Herman also shared a video created ...


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The story was originally broken by The Daily Beast. They quote a letter from the Biden campaign - not Joe Biden personally - , which demands that Giuliani is no longer booked because of the falsehoods and conspiracy theories he spreads. They ask that if he continues to be invited, an "equivalent amount of time" be given to them. “We write to ...


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It is not a single direct quote. Some parts have been edited out. According The Supreme Court of the United States: Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee (1995) the full, unedited, quote is: And the last thing I will point out, the next person who refers to an FBI ...


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Unproven, at this time. Specifically, 10/19/2020 There is no reliable proof either way whether these emails are authentic. At best, these emails fit with established theory - either that Biden was corrupt, or that Russia is trying to interfere in US elections. However, fitting with already-believed theory is not proof. After Fox passed on the story for ...


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It seems that the Biden event is not a rally but a small meeting https://www.tmj4.com/news/election-2020/airport-officials-explain-reasoning-behind-allowing-biden-event-after-denying-previous-trump-event "The Airport does not allow political rallies on the airfield, regardless of which candidate requests it. Biden is hosting a small private meeting ...


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The context of that quote seem to be travel restrictions. In the same briefing, Trump claimed shortly before: He called me xenophobic. He called me a racist, because he has since apologized and he said I did the right thing CNN summarizes the claim: Trump claimed that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has apologized for having accused ...


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He says something very like that in this Youtube video, which this BuzzFeed article says was "speaking at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa in December 2007". The same BuzzFeed article cites this this page which contains the text you quoted. One nit-pick: he said "the" president (not the "any" president which you ask in the title to your question) -- and ...


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This quote actually comes from an Iowa City Public Library speech in 2007. The Council on Foreign Relations has the contents of this speech on this website. War Powers It is precisely because the consequences of war – intended or otherwise – can be so profound and complicated that our Founding Fathers vested in Congress, not the President, the ...


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Bernie Sanders campaign senior advisor Warren Gunnels retweeted a video clip of a Biden speech which took Biden's remarks out of context and conveyed the false impression that he praised Paul Ryan's attacks on Social Security. In fact, Biden echoed a Paul Ryan talking point in a sarcastic fashion, i.e. he was criticizing Paul Ryan. The video clip was not ...


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I was able to find a 2015 story by the New York Times' James Risen commenting on Biden's membership in the BOG as possibly tainting the optics of the anti-corruption push that was the policy of the Obama administration (with Joe Biden as the point man) at the time. In response to the increased public attention given to Hunter Bidens membership in Burisma, ...


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Possibily The nature of this claim is very temporal; so I've limited it to polls in near proximity to Oct 7. CBS News, published Sep 29 Monmouth, published Oct 1 IBD/TIPP, published Oct 4 USA Today/Ipsos, published Oct 8 Wall Street Journal/NBC, published Oct 8 Pew Research Center, published Oct 27 Note that there are multiple levels of opinion about ...


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The answer is NO. Joe Biden did not stop the prosecution of his son Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden was never under investigation by the Ukrainian government. Therefore there was no prosecution of Hunter Biden for Joseph Biden to stop. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-ukraine-buris-idUSKBN1WC1LV Burisma's owner Mykola Zlochevsky was ...


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Offering an alternative explanation to the one already given. I came across this as part of my own research, so take this with a grain of salt (although I certainly don't buy into the fluffy "rabbi" explanation). In this Harper's Magazine article, Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International ...


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Part of the original video is available here at the 52:00 mark. I would consider C-SPAN, or the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, to be credible. The video description is Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. ...


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