FLASHBACK: Biden Bragged About Withholding Ukraine Aid To Force Firing Of Prosecutor
Clip from 2018 continues to resurface
Back in 2018, former Vice President Joe Biden openly bragged about threatening to withhold military aid to Ukraine in order to force the firing of a prosecutor he disliked.
This is all the more significant when you add the fact that the Democrats spent millions in taxpayers' money on an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over a whistleblower's accusation that he threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine.
The Democrats claimed Trump was using a pressure tactic to force the Ukrainian government to investigate allegations that Joe Biden's son Hunter profited financially from the firing of that very same prosecutor.
So the Democrats deflected by accusing Trump of every same thing Biden was caught openly admitting to on video.
Here is the transcript of what Biden said in 2018:
"And that is I’m desperately concerned about the backsliding on the part of Kiev in terms of corruption. They made—I mean, I’ll give you one concrete example."
"I was—not I, but it just happened to be that was the assignment I got. I got all the good ones."
"And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to—convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev."
"And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t."
"So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars."
"They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him."
"I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours."
"I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch."
"He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."
"Well, there’s still—so they made some genuine substantial changes institutionally and with people. But one of the three institutions, there’s now some backsliding."