President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani believes that, had the president not asked Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s alleged corruption, he would have been in violation of his oath to office.
He expressed this belief while speaking with Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro late Saturday evening about the ongoing whistleblower non-scandal.
(Source: Fox News)
“Don’t leaders of foreign countries have the right to call each other up and ask each other for a favor?” the host asked Giuliani.
She based this question on the false belief that the president had asked Zelensky for a favor right before he’d requested that the Ukrainian president look into Biden’s alleged activities.
This is false. While Trump did ask for a favor, he went on to request that Zelensky investigate certain Ukrainian officials who’d reportedly made efforts to affect the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As seen in the transcript of the call below, the president went on to utter roughly 540 words before he even brought up Biden’s alleged corruption:
Giuliani skipped over Pirro’s mistake and jumped right to his core point.
“In the case of evidence of serious criminal conduct, they have the obligation to do it,” he replied. “In fact, if the president hadn’t done it, he would have violated Article Two, Section 3 of the Constitution to take care that the laws are faithfully executed.”
Article Two of the U.S. Constitution establishes the functions of the executive branch. Section Three specifically pertains to presidential responsibilities. Contained within Article Two, Section 3 is the Take Care Clause, which says that the president “shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”
“Now I know that the Democrats can yell, scream, posture and do false things and silly things like Adam Schiff. But they can’t just make these facts go away,” Giuliani continued. “What is alleged about Vice President Biden is an exceedingly serious sell-out of public office.”
When the 2014 Ukrainian revolution broke out, then-VP Biden traveled to Kiev to work with the new government. But three weeks after his arrival, the scandal- and corruption-plagued natural gas company Burisma hired his son Hunter.
It was a shocking move given Hunter’s lack of experience. According to ABC News reporter Tom Llamas, he suddenly went from being “discharged from the Navy Reserves for testing positive for cocaine” to earning “more than a million dollars a year.”
Even more shocking was what allegedly occurred two years later, when Biden returned to Ukraine and threatened to revoke $1 billion in potential foreign aid unless the nation’s leaders fired their top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin — who, it just so happened, had been investigating Burisma at the time.
“Over a long period of time in two different countries, incredible amounts of money,” Giuliani said. “You can’t wish it away. He has never been investigated.”
Learn more about Biden’s alleged corruption below:
(Source: ABC News)
“It also happened in China,” ABC’s Llamas says in the clip above. “This video shows Chinese diplomats greeting Vice President Biden as he arrived in Beijing in December of 2013. Right by his side, his son Hunter. Less than two weeks later, Hunter’s firm had new business creating an investment firm in China, involving the government-controlled Bank of China, with reports they hoped to raise $1.5 billion.”
Yet any time anyone dares to broach the matter of whether Biden did or did not partake in corruption, they’re invariably smeared by Democrats and their media allies as conspiracy theorists.
“How far-right conspiracy theories informed Trump’s Ukraine call,” the headline from an awfully opinionated “report” at The Washington Post reads.
“Access to the highest levels of intelligence in the world can’t seem to deter the president of the United States from depending on unreliable right-wing sources to inform his decisions in high office,” the actual so-called “report” reads.
“According to a rough transcript released by the White House on Wednesday recounting a 30-minute phone call on July 25 between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump asked the foreign leader to seek evidence to substantiate a long-standing conspiracy theory originating in right-wing circles.”
The piece referenced both Trump’s legitimate concerns about efforts by Ukrainian officials to affect the 2016 election and his concerns about Biden’s alleged corruption.
Apparently, ABC News is part of “right-wing circles,” and Llamas — an award-winning journalist who has multiple Emmy Awards on his belt — is nothing but an “unreliable right-wing source.”
Even noted left-wing comedian Bill Maher has admitted that what happened in Ukraine was fishy.
“This kid was paid $600,000 [a year] because his name is Biden by a gas company in Ukraine, this super-corrupt country that just had a revolution to get rid of corruption,” he said Friday on his HBO program. “It just looks bad.”
Is he a conspiracy theorist as well?
Bill Maher: Hunter Biden “was paid $600,000 because his name is Biden, by a gas company in Ukraine, this super corrupt country.” pic.twitter.com/u1Pp0yi9Zi
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 28, 2019
CNN has reportedly also described concerns about Biden as “conspiracy theories.”
“So, here’s the conspiracy theory the Trump campaign has been urging Ukraine to look into. Essentially they claim that Joe Biden used his power as vice president to protect his son, Hunter Biden, who worked with a Ukrainian gas company. The catch? Well, the theory has been thoroughly debunked,” CNN’s Brianna Keilar falsely said earlier this month.
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