While the House impeachment managers were making the argument that witnesses should be called during the Senate's trial, former Vice President Joe Biden's Rapid Response Director Andrew Bates was busy telling voters "what really happened in Ukraine."
"Donald Trump was caught redhanded. And I'm going to give you the facts," Bates said. "So what really happened in Ukraine? In 2014, Russia invaded the country and the U.S. and our allies decided that we had to support them against this Russian aggression. President Obama turned to Vice President Joe Biden to lead that effort because of his history in foreign policy."
"So there was this guy, Viktor Shokin. He was the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, which is like the Attorney General in the United States. He became 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," Bates said. "He was being protested in the streets. And Joe Biden is the person who got him out of office. It was a monumental, bipartisan, anti-corruption victory."
"Three Republican senators signed on to that bipartisan effort – Rob Portman of Ohio, Ron Johnson from Wisconsin and Mark Kirk from Illinois. So where does Donald Trump fit into all of this?" the staffer asked. "He claims that because the vice president's son, Hunter, was on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma, that Biden somehow acted inappropriately when he advocated for Viktor Shokin to lose his job. The clinical term for that is horse sh*t."
Bates argued Biden was following official U.S. policy when he advocated for Shokin's removal and it had been more than a year since Shokin had investigated Burisma.
"The truth of this is the exact opposite of what Donald Trump has been telling you. The fact is that getting him out of office meant it was more likely that Burisma would face any scrutiny," the Biden staffer said. "But what Donald Trump also doesn't want you to know is that the investigation into Burisma had to do with things that happened years before Hunter Biden had any kind of relationship with that company."
According to Bates, the entire saga is "bullsh*t." Specifically, Bates cited Kurt Volker's testimony, when Volker said Trump was floating "self-serving" conspiracy theories that lacked any credibility.
"Donald Trump was caught red-handed undermining our national security in trying to force a foreign country to smear the candidate who he is terrified of running against in November," the Biden staffer explained.
Bates cited the whistleblower reporter and the transcript of the July 25th call as evidence of Trump's fear of running against Biden.
"His objective was to force Ukraine to spread a comprehensively debunked right-wing conspiracy theory about the vice president that the Washington Post fact-checker has called a 'fountain of lies,'" the staffer said.
According to Bates, Trump orchestrated this entire saga because "he knows he can't beat Joe Biden. So he did something that literally no American president, ever in our history, not even Richard Nixon, ever stooped to. He tried to make our national security policy an extension of his struggling re-election campaign."
The Biden campaign is delusional. For one, Biden isn't the only Democrat running for president and there's absolutely no guarantee that he'll get the nomination. That's just an assumption his campaign is running with.
Two, Ukraine was never given military aid under the Obama administration. It happened under Trump.
And three, how are the American people supposed to turn a blind eye to the corruption the Bidens engaged in? Hunter Biden had absolutely zero natural energy experience yet he was making between $50,000 and $83,000 a month to sit on the board of Burisma. How does that happen?
How are the American people supposed to believe that Hunter Biden and even Joe Biden, for that matter, are innocent when Hunter was raking the rough while his dad was handling international relations with Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration?
Biden staffers can call this "horse sh*t" or "bull sh*t" but guess what? It's swampy. It's the kind of behavior Americans hate seeing in our politicians. And President Trump had a right to ask Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into the corruption taking place in his country.
Take a seat, grab yourself a drink, and listen to our campaign’s Rapid Response Director @AndrewBatesNC explain what really happened in Ukraine. #TeamJoe pic.twitter.com/y82fcTGNvK— Team Joe ??(Text JOE to 30330) (@TeamJoe) January 21, 2020
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