Burisma-Biden Report Invalidates Trump Impeachment [OPINION]
As I see it, there is a three-headed monster we need to deal with in terms of domestic efforts to control information to Americans.
First, it is no longer a question of "if" the social media tech giants like Twitter and Facebook are collaborating with the Democratic Party. That collaboration was unveiled with the panicked attempt to block a major American newspaper as well as White House senior officials from posting an article or commenting on reports of serious evidence implicating Joe Biden of lying to the American people.
If the sensational disruption was based on policy alone, they could not have gone forward allowing such articles from the New York Times with President Donald Trump's tax records or going forward with the unsatisfactory level of reporting by an "anonymous" source claiming that President Trump called all soldiers "losers" and "suckers" – especially since all who were there have called it a lie.
Biden had denied having any awareness of the specifics of his son Hunter's curious position gained with Burisma Holdings of Ukraine. It also bears asking more about what, if any, personal gains have been made by the former vice president.
Accompanying data from this report, in the form of emails, do indicate Joe Biden possibly was connected to and making personal financial gains from Hunter's salary at Burisma.
In an email to Joe Biden's granddaughter Naomi, he said, “It’s really hard, but don’t worry, unlike pop, I won’t make you give me half your salary.”
Throughout the series of emails, the term "pop" is clearly referring to Joe Biden.
Second, the mainstream media is also clearly far less interested in denying a preference for the Democratic Party over the Republican. Century-plus-old newspapers entrusted to bring truthful, relevant news to Americans have seemingly abandoned any effort to bring it to us in proper context and in full.
Third, the evidence of some alliance between ranking members of the intelligence community as well as the Department of Justice and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) would appear to also be in urgent need of forensic dissecting.
All three intertangled alliances may prove to be far too confusing for the American people, but given the collective information as it is laid out today, it appears that Trump is vindicated in his 2019 quest to uncover crimes between prior Ukrainian administrations to Zelensky's, Burisma Holdings, and incredible personal wealth made by members of the family of Vice President Joe Biden, and potentially the Democratic nominee himself.
The impeachment of President Trump needs to be officially stricken from the record. His motive and his claims of corruption by Biden appear to be spot on and the insane, reckless reaction to hide this from Americans in some desperate Hail Mary by Twitter, Facebook, and mainstream media outlets should shake scare the hell out of anyone planning to live here long-term.
I think it is worth pointing out that the impeachment of President Trump was largely partisan – with the one exception of Republican Utah Senator Mitt Romney. Romney's vote had a quasi-plausible motive since there is no secret that he and the president do not like each other. After all, Trump did go out of his way to humiliate the former Governor of Massachusetts once Romney began his verbal assault on Trump in 2015.
But Romney may have other interests motivating his desire to take down President Trump. Enter into the equation a man named Cofer Black.
Cofer Black served in the CIA from 1973 until 2002 and was the anti-terrorism coordinator under George W. Bush until he resigned in 2004. Black resurfaced as Mitt Romney's leader on his counter-terrorism advisory group during Romney's 2012 presidential bid.
Perhaps not coincidentally, Cofer Black also sat on the board of directors at Burisma Holdings during the same period of time Hunter Biden did and remains there today.
Would this explain the CIA's glowing assessment amounting to a "nothing to see here" report?
Who else is benefitting financially from Burisma Holdings?
Joe Biden is on record bragging about bribing then-Ukrainian President Poroshenko to fire the Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, allegedly because Shokin "refused to investigate Burisma".
Shokin has been trying to bring what he says is his evidence to Washington to show in fact just how corrupt Burisma Holdings owner Mykola Zlochevsky and the board of directors were. He also said he was about to launch a large investigation into Burisma when he was abruptly fired.
Shokin and his successor both have sought visas to the US and believe they both were blocked by then US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovich who testified against Trump in the impeachment, and who stated under oath that she was only vaguely aware of Burisma then.
Biden said he told Ukraine's President Poroshenko that he would not release the $1 billion in aid to the nation if Shokin remained in office. Fact-checkers like Bethania Palma and her employers at Snopes have more egg on their faces than a Ford F150 parked in Havard Square with large Trump flags would on Halloween night.
Does it sound plausible to anyone that the vice-president was so furious with Ukraine for the prosecutor general refusing to investigate the owner and board of directors at Burisma Holdings..one of which, is his son?
Let's take a second look at a call placed from President Trump to Ukraine President Zelensky was placed on July 25, 2019. Colonel Alex Vindman of the National Security Council's monitoring program of the president's calls overseas reported this immediately as if he was watching for this very scenario.
Perhaps it is just a coincidence that Vindman was placed in such a detail to listen to Trump's telephone calls to foreign nations. I myself like to at least rule out all plausible possibilities before accepting coincidences. Vindman is a U.S. Army officer who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in Ukraine, and according to former Ukrainian top national security official Oleksander Danyliuk, Vindman was being considered for Ukraine's defense minister.
Perhaps it is also a coincidence that in July of 2018, Vindman was assigned by the Pentagon to the program to listen to President Trump's calls to foreign leaders. An odd assignment for a man with his distinguished accomplishments, mostly as a career infantryman.
Maybe it is also a coincidence that Vindman tipping off the president's call to Eric Ciaramella came on the 26th or, the very next day, which was also the same exact day President Trump told the press to investigate the enormous book deal Obama got the day before, too.
Ciaramella, you may recall, was tossed out of the White House NSC detail for his clear opposition to the administration. In 2017, he was even reportedly overheard discussing how to remove Trump from the presidency.
Ciaramella is believed to have passed Vindman's information about Trump's call to Zelensky in Ukraine, to his friend Sean Misko who was with the NSC until he was "coincidentally" hired to the House Intelligence Committee staff by Trump's lead prosecuting member of the House Intelligence Committee, chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) – on the same day.
Schiff attempted to claim Misko was hired on August 13 but the congressional quarterly disbursements were reviewed by reporters doing their due diligence on the matter and he was cornered in a lie there.
The provided facts by prosecutors for which the impeachment was based were not on the theory that President Trump was looking to unveil actual national security crimes by Joe Biden, who was presumed at that time would be his 2020 presidential opponent. He was instead accused of looking to personally benefit by orchestrating a lie that Biden was involved in a scandal, increasing his chances to secure his bid to reclaim the presidency.
The new articles of evidence unveiled in the New York Post and by CBS reporter Catherine Herridge suggests that much of the testimony in December of last year and January of this year in the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committee impeachment hearings was bogus and seems to implicate several people of a lot of perjury.
Even without the Durham Report being released before Election Day on November 3, Americans, if allowed to see the information, may have a very different view of their ballots.
I am of the strong opinion that President Trump's impeachment ought to be reversed and erased from the record. It has been Joe Biden, Adam Schiff, and others who have lied this entire time.
For me, it would be frosting on the cake if Nancy Pelosi had to eat her words that "impeachment is forever."
The even more damning information about the Biden family smash-and-grab is going to be about China as the emails already show.
For now, though, the Democratic Party operatives, the media, and the tech giants, in their alliance of the "unholy trinity" have been caught dividing the nation, exhausting valuable congressional time and resources and trying to remove the duly-elected President of the United States.
Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.