Joe Biden’s Ukraine Story Crumbles as New Photo Emerges
Picture shows Biden playing golf with son Hunter and Ukrainian business partner
A newly discovered photo from 2014 has emerged that shows Joe Biden, while serving as vice president, playing golf with his son Hunter and his son's Ukrainian business partner, despite recent pleas of ignorance from the 2020 Democrat.
The image has emerged after Biden recently snapped at a Fox News reporter that he has "never spoken" to Hunter "about his overseas business dealings."
The photograph, allegedly from 2014, was revealed by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on his show Monday night.
The photo shows then-Vice President Biden playing golf with his son and his son’s business partner, Devon Archer.
Both Hunter Biden and Archer were serving on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma at the time that the photo was taken.
Burisma is at the center of the allegations against Joe Biden, who is accused of pressuring Ukraine to fire their top prosecutor as he was investigating the company.
Biden has since admitted that he forced the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor by threatening to withhold $1 billion in foreign aid from Ukraine but claims he did so because former General Prosecutor Viktor Mykolayovych Shokin was "corrupt."
The newly emerged photo seems to contradict Biden's claims that he was ignorant of his son's business dealings in the small Eastern European country.
Tucker Carlson revealed this pic tonight from 2014 that shows Biden playing golf w/his son and his son's business partner, Devon Archer, who were both on the board of the Ukrainian gas company at the time— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 1, 2019
Biden said earlier this month that he *never* discussed business w/his son pic.twitter.com/vdeoMNpXpK
Biden, who has been labeled “Quid Pro Joe” by Republicans, yelled at a Fox News reporter early last month when asked about Hunter's Ukraine business dealings:
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.
"I know Trump deserves to be investigated.
"He is violating every basic norm of a president.
"You should be asking him why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader.
"You should be looking at Trump.”
Yea, #QuidProJoe had no idea what was going on and never discussed business with his son!🙄— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 1, 2019
Joe, Hunter Biden seen golfing with Ukraine gas company exec back in 2014, photo shows | Fox News https://t.co/R3qb7wwqq7
Biden’s claim has already been debunked as his son has already told The New Yorker that he and his dad did discuss business in Ukraine.
Impossible to justify $50k/month for Hunter Biden serving on a Ukrainian energy board w zero expertise unless he promised to sell access.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 25, 2019
Last year, Biden boasted that he got a Ukrainian prosecutor fired who was investigating his son’s company by threatening the president of the country.
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours," Biden said as he recalled what he told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016.
"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,” Biden continued.
Biden and his allies in the media have claimed that the reason that the prosecutor was fired was that he was not investigating corruption hard enough at the company, but reporting from The Hill’s John Solomon disputes their claims.
Hundreds of pages of never-released memos and documents — many from inside the American team helping Burisma to stave off its legal troubles — conflict with Biden’s narrative.
And they raise the troubling prospect that U.S. officials may have painted a false picture in Ukraine that helped ease Burisma’s legal troubles and stop prosecutors’ plans to interview Hunter Biden during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
For instance, Burisma’s American legal representatives met with Ukrainian officials just days after Biden forced the firing of the country’s chief prosecutor and offered “an apology for dissemination of false information by U.S. representatives and public figures” about the Ukrainian prosecutors, according to the Ukrainian government’s official memo of the meeting.
The effort to secure that meeting began the same day the prosecutor’s firing was announced.
In addition, Burisma’s American team offered to introduce Ukrainian prosecutors to Obama administration officials to make amends, according to that memo and the American legal team’s internal emails.
The memos raise troubling questions:
1.) If the Ukraine prosecutor’s firing involved only his alleged corruption and ineptitude, why did Burisma’s American legal team refer to those allegations as “false information?”
2.) If the firing had nothing to do with the Burisma case, as Biden has adamantly claimed, why would Burisma’s American lawyers contact the replacement prosecutor within hours of the termination and urgently seek a meeting in Ukraine to discuss the case?