Ukraine-controversy turns into two-edged sword for Biden

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Whistleblower complaint sparks questions about Joe Biden, the handling of the Ukraine; Peter Doocy reports from Des Moines, Iowa.

President Trump’s allies in the controversy about a phone call between Trump and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Zelensky, gambling that the increased attention for the story could actually hurt the President potential 2020 rival Joe Biden.

For days, Democrats have seized on allegations that Trump, in July, under pressure Zelensky Biden to investigate-family-dealing – with military assistance, such as use – and-quotes to enliven the reports, calls the President the matter of confidence.

But the storm of fire, apparently in reference to a still secret whistle-blower complaint, in turn, opened the door for the Republicans back to the original clashes with Joe Biden, whose son Hunter. Further, they claim that the details of the story suggest Biden have done the same thing Trump is accused of-the use of military assistance, to pressure the Ukraine.


“The more you want to talk about Ukraine, the better,” Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Monday morning on Fox Business Network “Morning, Maria.”

Giuliani has long been calling for on the search in the three-part’ relations with the Ukraine, Hunter Biden wrong relationships in the Ukraine with energy company Burisma Holdings as a member of the board, and ask whether his father helped him protect benefited from the business.


Hunter Biden was hired by Burisma in April 2014, two months after the Ukraine-Russia-friendly President was ousted by protesters and how his father was strong combat involved in the efforts of the United States to support the new pro-Western government and its promise of corruption. The attitude of the younger Biden expressed immediate concerns that the Ukrainian company, whose owner was looking for was a political ally of the ousted President, to gain influence with the Obama administration.

Two years later, then – Vice President Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in guarantees for loans from the Ukraine, unless it is a top Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired. Shokin was accused by many in the Ukraine and in the West, from soft on corruption, but he also had an investigation into the Burisma owner led.

Trump has claimed Shokin “was trying to” Hunter Biden and the Vice President, his son, to protect.

“Exactly what are you accused to do President Trump, have Biden,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Fox & Friends said, “” Monday.

Fox News reported on the Biden controversy in April. The New York Times published a long story, the matter in may. But the controversy flew largely under the radar until now. To investigate while the heat on trump on the question of whether or not it is placed under pressure, the Ukraine, the three-piece that firestorm has several news agencies back to the original Biden controversy surrounding context.

Trump allies hammers are gone as the real scandal, as a video of Biden once boasting about his role in Shokin fired viral.


Biden, denied misconduct, with Shokin already suspected of corruption before his release, and hammered Trump on the reports about his phone call with Kiev. For his part, Trump up his phone with Zelensky addressed by calling the conversation “perfect,” and to insist “there was no quid pro quo” and that he says “absolutely nothing wrong.” Trump emphasizes that the idea of withholding military aid to Ukraine is wrong, because he gave the help.

Trump also tweeted Sunday night, stating that the Ukrainian government supports him by saying that he was pressured during the call. In the same tweet, he said, the “true story” was to fire Biden to pressure Ukraine Shokin.

Giuliani also tried to circulate Biden new allegations.

Giuliani accused Kiev on Monday of money laundering of $3 million to Hunter Biden, and suggested the Obama administration turned a blind eye.

“If The party does not call for an investigation of the three-part” millions from the Ukraine, and billions from China, you will own it,” he tweeted. “Three-piece” made big money with the sale of public offices. How could have allowed Obama, that this is happening? Will Dems tolerate this to continue and allow this type of pay-for-play?”

While the former Vice-President has claimed that he and his son never discussed the Hunter’s business, hunter said The “New Yorker” that you did, are you talking about Biden once with Joe, told his son, “I hope you know what you are doing.”

Democrats and Republicans are both pushing for investigations. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who has shied away from impeachment in the past, told CNN on Sunday that the latest allegations against Trump can justify such a measure.

“If the President of the reluctance of the military is essentially the help at the same time that he tried to browbeat a foreign leader to do something illegal … then that is probably the only means, the said equal to the evil that is the behavior,” ship.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has resisted calls for impeachment for the other supposed trump card of violations, said on Sunday, unless, the Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire provides information about a whistleblower complaint with trump to Congress, administration officials “are in a grave new Chapter of lawlessness, the us is in a new Phase of the investigation.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., meanwhile, said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that he wants the justice Department to look in the three-part’ handling of the Ukraine.


“No one saw this, but someone should, so I hope that justice is said of the Biden-Ukraine connection, as we looked at the Trump-Russia connection,” Graham. “Is there a relationship between the Vice-President of the family-Ukraine business world that was inappropriate? I don’t know it. Someone other than me needed to look at it, and I don’t trust sure as hell the media get to the bottom.”

All of this comes as the Democrats continue the fight for the 2020 presidential nomination. After three debates, Biden is the frontrunner, but he has lost ground to rivals, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with Warren Biden Excel in a new Iowa poll.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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