Saturday, January 25, 2020

Protecting Hunter and Joe Biden

As the old saying goes, the cover up is always worse than the crime. We might question the wisdom behind the statement, but we can confirm that the New York Times itself has been directly involved in the effort to cover up the Hunter Biden/Burisma connection.

While Joe Biden insists that he knew nothing about his son’s business relationship with the Ukrainian gas company and that he did not set down a quid pro quo for the Ukrainian government in which he was willing to trade $1,000,000,000 in aid for the firing of the prosecutor who was probing Burisma, the truth was that the Obama State Department and the Obama White House knew precisely what was going on.

Not only that, but the point man on Ukraine for the National Security Council, a man by name of Eric Ciaramella, was directly involved in the discussions. As you probably know by now, Ciaramella is also the whistleblower whose second and third hand rumor mongering set off the current impeachment crisis. And you also might know, as reported here, that Ciaramella was, while at Yale, an avid Islamist. He stood tall and proud to defend an Islamist anti-Semitic professor whose contract with Yale was allowed to lapse. 

If you think that the impeachment madness is just about the Ukraine, think again.

Anyway, the Times had the Hunter Biden/Burisma story and chose to kill it. Laura Ingraham gained possession of some inculpatory emails between Times reporter Ken Vogel and the State Department. Matt Margolis has the story (via Maggie’s Farm):

In the email, Vogel wrote, "We are going to report that [State Department official] Elizabeth Zentos attended a meeting at the White House on 1/19/2016 with Ukrainian prosecutors and embassy officials as well as ... [redacted] from the NSC ... the subjects discussed included efforts within the United State government to support prosecutions, in Ukraine and the United Kingdom, of Burisma Holdings, ... and concerns that Hunter Biden's position with the company could complicate such efforts."

Ingraham said this email was forwarded to Schilling's colleagues Zentos and George Kent, who appears to have been a source for Vogel. The conversation ended on May 3, with the State Department declining to comment. Kent, who was stationed in Kyiv at the time, told House investigators during an impeachment hearing last year that he raised concerns in 2015 about Hunter Biden holding a position with Burisma but was rebuffed by a Joe Biden aide.

Using archived Obama White House visitor logs, Ingraham said her team was able to corroborate details of the January 2016 meeting, showing on the screen the names of Ukrainian officials checked into the White House by Ciaramella, who was Ukraine director on the National Security Council.

Let’s see. As I understand it, our State Department was going to support the prosecution of Burisma. But, the presence of Hunter Biden on the board of Burisma complicated the issue. You can say that. Then again, isn’t that why Hunter Biden was paid millions to do a job for which he had no qualifications whatever?

Keep in mind, according to Joe Biden his son did nothing wrong. And certainly he did nothing wrong. Buying influence through a son is perhaps not a crime. But, to say that it is not wrong shows merely that one has no moral sense.

As always, in the mainstream American media, stories that make Democrats look bad get killed while stories that make Republicans look bad get blared, even exaggerated by every outlet. 


Sam L. said...

Well, I'm still stuck between two thoughts: The Media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party; and ...The Democrat party is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Media.
I'm for a plague on both of them.

UbuMaccabee said...

Sam, the latter is more accurate.

What bewilders me is that even with all the evidence of corruption, the Left goes on offense, and forbids anyone to do anything about it—and it’s largely working. Ukraine is indefensible, so they go all in to defend it. You have to completely own messaging to accomplish that. Impressive.

Sam L. said...

Thanks, Ubu! That's the way I'm leaning (more media mammon than Dem mammon.)