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Possible Evidence of a True Quid Pro Quo
Evidence has emerged Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was involved in a quid pro quo corruption scheme. New audio seems to prove Biden was willing to engage in a quid pro quo by loaning $1 billion from the US government to the Ukrainian government to avoid the possibilities of his son’s company coming under scrutiny.
In what will likely be a major liability for former Vice President Joe Biden’s (D) 2020 presidential campaign, a recorded phone call from 2016 between him and the Ukrainian president at the time, Petro Poroshenko, has surfaced online. The recording was published on a YouTube channel named Nabuleaks, with no information in its description page except “Information about corruption in Ukraine and USA.”
The conversation consists of Poroshenko informing the former US Vice President that Viktor Shokin, general Prosecutor General of Ukraine, was found to be innocent in relation to speculation that he was improperly investigating the natural gas company, Burisma Holdings. Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was on the board of the company between 2014 and 2019 and Shokin had been investigating on the suspicion that the company was involved in various forms of corruption, including money laundering and tax evasion.
Audio Evidence of a Biden Quid Pro Quo
However, the newly released recording shows that Biden pressured Poroshenko to fire Shokin in exchange for a $1 billion loan to Ukraine, which may have been an attempt to cover up any corruption that his son was involved in. The tape shows the administration of former President Barack Obama wanted to halt the investigation at all costs, contradicting prior claims about their concerns that the investigation was not being thoroughly conducted.
“I’m hearing that you’re going to form a new government a new Prosecutor General” Biden said during his call to Poroshenko from Air Force Two. Biden continued, “I am prepared to do a public signing of a commitment for $1 billion. I’m not suggesting that you want or don’t want it; I’m just suggesting that that’s what we’re prepared to do.” Poroshenko responded, “If you think that a politically motivated figure would not be very good from your point of view, I recall my proposal” and “I will take the politically motivated figures out of this process.”
The new information validates President Trump’s claims that the Obama administration was involved in some form of corruption related to the investigation. In July of 2019, President Trump spoke with current Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on the phone, hoping to find some evidence for his suspicion. The US Democratic Party used the call as an excuse to launch their own investigation, and the House of Representatives passed articles of impeachment against President Trump for allegedly buying information from a foreign entity using government money. They claimed he used a $400 million dollar military aid package in exchange for quid pro quo cooperation from Zelensky in order to falsely smear Biden, the Obama administration, and Hunter Biden, Joe’s son. However, no evidence was found of any illegal activity and President Trump was acquitted on February 5, 2020.
President Trump was acquitted of corruption thus legitimizing his claims of being an innocent man. Now this new audio recording is likely to have a significant impact on the outcome of the 2020 elections as it appears to prove Joe Biden was involved in a quid pro quo with Ukraine.