Schiff: Ukraine Oil Scandal Should Be Off Limits for Biden's U.S. Presidential Campaign

Ukraine Oil Corruption Scandal + U.S. Presidential Election 2020 ... Popcorn time!  This could be quite the train wreck to watch unfold.

Schiff: Biden Ukraine Scandal Should Be Off Limits

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Sunday that Joe Biden's Ukraine corruption scandal should be off limits as the 2020 US election approaches, and that President Trump shouldn't be allowed to investigate - or encourage Ukraine to investigate. 

Biden has come under fire for a March, 2016 incident in Kiev in which he threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees to Ukraine unless President Petro Poroshenko fired his head prosecutor, General Viktor Shokin, who was leading a wide-ranging corruption investigation into natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. As it so happens, Joe's son Hunter Biden sat on Burisma's board, and waas indirectly paid as much as $50,000 per month

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To recap; Biden didn't know his son Hunter was on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas firm for a full two years, before threatening to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees if the President of Ukraine didn't fire the guy investigating the Biden-linked Burisma, and Adam Schiff thinks that should be off limits to investigate, or for voters to consider, going into the 2020 election.

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I don't know Tom...there seems to be one set of rules for Republicans and another for Democrats. 

That said, I bet the circus comes to town!

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4 hours ago, Douglas Buckland said:

I don't know Tom...there seems to be one set of rules for Republicans and another for Democrats. 

That said, I bet the circus comes to town!

Barr, the new Attorney General, looks set to level the playing field a bit on the currently lopsided and uneven playing field, where rules seeming only apply to one side.

 

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Ukraine says Russia starting 'gas war' with controversial pipeline

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Two Ukrainian gas officials say Russia is trying to start a "gas war" and isolate Ukraine by pushing for a controversial pipeline that would effectively bypass the country to deliver natural gas to Europe.

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline would travel under the Baltic Sea and allow Russia to bypass Ukraine to deliver cheaper gas directly to Europe. For years, Ukraine has been a significant customer for Russian gas and has provided a critical route to Europe. Formerly part of the old Soviet Union, Ukraine has been at odds with Russia over numerous issues since Moscow forcibly annexed Crimea in 2014 - a move many nations view as illegitimate.

Some in the European Union are worried a potential gas war could increase dependence on Russia for energy.

Andriy Kobolyev, chief executive of Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz, said Russia state gas company Gazprom has deliberately stalled talks between the two, as a contract between them expires Jan. 1.

"Their goal is to create an artificial crisis, as was the case in 2009," Kobolyev said. "A crisis that would allow them to promote their own interests. The crisis I'm talking about, which may happen in January 2020, can be called a gas war, and I believe the probability of itis very high."

Naftogaz Executive Director Yuriy Vitrenko told bne IntelliNews Russia plans to cut Ukraine off the pipeline if it's delayed or blocked. While the move could cause a shortage of gas in Europe, experts say Ukraine could be faced with no gas imports from the east or west. He said Russia refuses to pay the $2.6 billion it owes Naftogaz from a Stockholm court decision last year. The Ukrainian company has unsuccessfully tried to seize Russian gas assets in European over the delay.

"They are not paying," Vitrenko said. "That is why we are enforcing the tribunal's award all over the world, including in some jurisdictions like Luxembourg. Gazprom's legal right to refuse payment is thin."

Moscow did not immediately respond to the accusations.

Source: United Press International

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On 5/13/2019 at 1:18 AM, Tom Kirkman said:

Ukraine Oil Corruption Scandal + U.S. Presidential Election 2020 ... Popcorn time!  This could be quite the train wreck to watch unfold.

Schiff: Biden Ukraine Scandal Should Be Off Limits

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Sunday that Joe Biden's Ukraine corruption scandal should be off limits as the 2020 US election approaches, and that President Trump shouldn't be allowed to investigate - or encourage Ukraine to investigate. 

Biden has come under fire for a March, 2016 incident in Kiev in which he threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees to Ukraine unless President Petro Poroshenko fired his head prosecutor, General Viktor Shokin, who was leading a wide-ranging corruption investigation into natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. As it so happens, Joe's son Hunter Biden sat on Burisma's board, and waas indirectly paid as much as $50,000 per month

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To recap; Biden didn't know his son Hunter was on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas firm for a full two years, before threatening to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees if the President of Ukraine didn't fire the guy investigating the Biden-linked Burisma, and Adam Schiff thinks that should be off limits to investigate, or for voters to consider, going into the 2020 election.

The party of the most corrupt cries wolf and starts all kinds of investigations that dont prove anything, yet when their corruption is being exposed they cry wolf again!! These are the same people who said If Trump lost he wont abide by the rules and look back for how many months these folks and their violent supporters rioted and looted and terrorized people across the country? Which group of people cant accept the fact they lost because they had a bad game and they didnt have a plan for Americans and America? among 10 million other bad things hanging over her?

Dont look at me , I am Mr. Clean!!! Adam Schiff....

I think The President gave him a very appropriate nickname!!🤣

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Schiff clearly has urinary issues as his Nad-sack is that of a giant. While Dad was groping anything with a high-pitched voice, his son was banking huge as a BoD and Mr. Touchy-Feely didnt know? Either a liar or completely ignorant. Wait, thats been Uncle Joe for decades...

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....meanwhile on The View, former Secretary of 'Scate' Hillary Clinton 'sat' with the girls to discuss how her time as SOC was filled with countless accomplishments she didnt want to name. She also announced her campaign for President in 2020

IN RELATED NEWS: A massive street party broke out at GOP Headquarters upon the news Hillary Clinton is entering the race for 2020

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....meanwhile on The View, former Secretary of 'Scate' Hillary Clinton 'sat' with the girls to discuss how her time as SOC was filled with countless accomplishments she didnt want to name. 

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