Biden's Team Is Rewriting What Took Place In Ukraine But They Conveniently Left Out a Key Piece of Information

Posted: Jan 21, 2020 9:30 PM
Biden's Team Is Rewriting What Took Place In Ukraine But They Conveniently Left Out a Key Piece of Information

Source: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

The Biden campaign on Tuesday dropped a new video featuring Rapid Response Director Andrew Bates explaining "what really happened in Ukraine." 

The video features Daria Kaleniuk, the executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Centre, ridiculing Viktor Shokin, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. 

"We will not allow [Shokin], actually, to maintain this Soviet-system of prosecution which intimidates people," Kaleniuk said in the video.

According to Bates, Shokin is "the embodiment of the corruption that has been hurting Ukraine's government for a long time. Everyone – from the EU to the IMF, Republican senators, the entire anti-corruption activist community in Ukraine – desperately wanted him fired."

What the Biden campaign failed to mention though was that Kaleniuk – who supports former Vice President Joe Biden's bid for the White House – also took issue with Hunter Biden and his corruption.

"We went to Kiev and found even among Joe Biden supporters in Ukraine, Hunter’s hiring [by Burisma] was troubling," ABC News' Tom Llamas said in a segment back in June. "How do you judge what Hunter Biden was doing?"

"I think Hunter Biden did a very bad thing," Kaleniuk said. "He was very wrong. He allows his name to be abused."

It has been said that Biden wanted Shokin fired because he was investigating Burisma. According to Kaleniuk, that wasn't the case.

"Shokin was not investigating; He didn’t want to investigate Burisma," Kaleniuk told The Washington Post back in July. "Shokin was fired not because he wanted to do that investigation, but quite to the contrary, because he failed that investigation."

Fox News questioned Bates about Kaleniuk's interview with ABC News and he responded by attacking the Trump campaign.

"Donald Trump is so terrified of running against Joe Biden that he engulfed himself in a constitutional crisis. He's been impeached because he was caught red-handed trying to coerce a foreign country into lying about the vice president and bailing out his flailing re-election campaign," told Fox News. "The fact that the Trump campaign just admitted their best move is to cite one of the most authoritative figures who has conclusively debunked their own candidate's conspiracy theory says everything about how bankrupt their position is. I would like to thank them for accidentally making our case for us."

Republicans have repeatedly said they want to hear from Hunter Biden to learn why he was making between $50,000 and $83,000 per month sitting on the board of Burisma despite having no natural energy experience. Democrats say the GOP is only interested in Hunter Biden because it could benefit them politically.