If Biden’s Proven Corrupt, It’s Trump’s Fault

By Ray McGovern

September 22/23, 2023 – Information Clearing House The Joe Biden-friendly Establishment media has mounted a full-court press to “prove” that Biden is, well, not a crook.

The stakes are extremely high, Biden is vulnerable, and media players are using to a faretheewell the old adage about the best defense being a good offense.  The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street journal are desperately trying to steal the ball and get ahead in the publicity game.  But time is about to run out, and pre-emptive propaganda is unlikely to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat. IF the facts do come out and IF they are reported, Biden’s presidential hopes may suffer a mortal blow.

When the corruption in which the former Vice President and his son Hunter were involved in Ukraine becomes more widely known, the press wants to be in position to “show” that it’s all the fault of President Donald Trump and his lawyers for trying to derail Biden’s candidacy by exposing him.  If past is precedent, the media will largely succeed.  The question is whether enough people will, nevertheless, be able to see through this all-too-familiar charade.

In an interview with the National Interest (See: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/trump-ukraine-controversy-much-ado-about-nothing-82561 ), Joe Lauria put this episode in context:

“It was in February [2014] when Yanukovych was overthrown, and just a few months later (in May), Joe Biden’s son and a close friend of John Kerry’s stepson, they both join the board of this Ukrainian gas company. And the name of that was Burisma Holdings,” said Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News and a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. “So just after an American-backed coup, you have Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and this John Kerry family friend joining the board of probably the largest private gas producer in Ukraine. They installed the new government, and as the bounty of this coup, Joe Biden’s son personally profited. He would not have gotten that job if Yanukovych was still in power,” Lauria told the National Interest.

Will U.S. voters have any way of putting these dots together, and also in discerning, for example, how much truth there may be in charges that Vice President Biden pressed hard for the ouster of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Viktor Shokin, who was canned after investigating corruption at Burisma Holdings Ukrainian gas company of which Hunter Biden was a board member?  If the truth does come out, no one will have to rely on remarks from the likes of Rudy Giulinai, one of Trump’s lawyers, who has called the episode “an astounding scandal of major proportions.”  That may be hyperbole but, still, the damage to Biden could be fatal.

And so, damage control is in full swing today at the NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and other “usual suspects,” with the NY Times winning the laurels with its Editorial Board, no less, weighing in with “What did Trump tell Ukraine’s president?” in addition to op-eds by Max Boot, Jennifer Rubin, Anne Applebaum, Greg Sargent and (my favorite), by George T. Conway III and Neal Katyal, “Trump has done plenty to warrant impeachment. But the Ukraine allegations are over the top.”

That title is correct.

Raymond McGovern is a former CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern was a CIA analyst from 1963 to 1990, and in the 1980s chaired National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the President’s Daily Brief.  https://raymcgovern.com/https://twitter.com/raymcgovern

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2 responses to “If Biden’s Proven Corrupt, It’s Trump’s Fault”

  1. hotrod31 Avatar

    How did Hunter Biden, not exactly known as an astute investor with analytical, economic prowess decide to become a ‘member’ of the Board of Burisma Holdings? Hmmm! Hunter appears to be a useful-idiot promised free-money if he volunteered himself for the purposes of the devious manipulations. Hunter might well be a dipshit and a cad, however, it is reasonable to assume that ‘most’ men would volunteer to be gifted $50K a month for a remote-seat on the board of a big-biz company for minimal contribution. Therefore, an investigator should be exposing WHO advised him to volunteer for taking the $50K? It sure as hell couldn’t have been his idea. WHO wanted to create the distraction if ever the SHTF, which it invariably would?

  2. Disadvantaged Avatar

    Corruption is everywhere in Washington D.C. and there is nothing we the American people can do about it. It is so deep rooted, that even if one or two people are indicted and found guilty, there are five more to take their places. There is no more integrity in Washington. Biden stands out there and make so many accusations against others that are not true. The latest one is that the border insecurity is all Trump’s fault.