A 1999 treaty with Ukraine, signed by Bill Clinton, provides a rock-solid basis for President Trump’s request for Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden for alleged corruption.
The Bidens are in up to their armpits with regard to a potential renewed Burisma Holdings natural gas probe … an overdue investigation that was in fact initially stopped by VP Biden while he was in office … a fact that he subsequently bragged about.
On Thursday, Jesse Watters revealed on “The Five” that he found the treaty that provides solid legal ground for President Trump’s appeal for investigative assistance from Ukraine.
“I have found from 1999-2000 a treaty with Ukraine signed by Bill Clinton,” said Watters. “And the treaty with Ukraine on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, which basically establishes a range of cooperation between the two governments of Ukraine and the United States about making testimony available, making people available, making documents and records available and assisting in the cooperation of mutual criminal matters. And they don’t even have to be criminal. They can just be allegations.
“So, there is a firm legal underpinning to the request, the commander-in-chief to a country, an ally who we have a treaty with about criminal procedure to say, ‘Hey, can you look into some potential corruption allegations involving a U.S. Citizen?'” he added.
“Now, if you are going to say that Biden is not under this treaty,” continued Watters, “that means because he’s a potential candidate against the president, since he is a political opponent in an election season he can’t be investigated, that means any time that I’m accused of a crime overseas I can just declare I’m running for president and then I can’t be prosecuted by the government?”
“Under that then, to your point about the Obama team and Hillary Clinton team under that same treaty, asking for Ukrainian help to investigate Donald Trump would fit underneath the same treaty,” Dana Perino commented.
Watters disagreed, saying, “If that is an investigation that is a counterintelligence investigation, that does not fall under criminal investigation because that’s what that was under Barack Obama. And, remember, there were no bases for those inquiries, either. If you are going to say that that’s okay, then what Trump did is okay, too.”
Notably, resident leftist on the panel Juan Williams had no further argument and had to fold his tent, saying, “Okay, okay. You win. I give up.”
The impeachment frenzy among Democrats as we head into the heart of the 2020 election season will continue unabated. Facts and strong, legal arguments in defense of President Trump will have to be the Republican order of battle going forward.
If Juan Williams gives up, you win. Solid argument. ?
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) September 27, 2019
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— David Higgins (@dhiggins63) September 28, 2019
Well done, Jesse! Juan won’t be the only one giving up.
— Rhonda Kazmierski (@KazmierskiR) September 27, 2019
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