President Trump is showing no fear in the face of an impeachment inquiry for allegedly instructing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as he recently admitted to telling the Chinese government to do the very same thing.
The Western Journal reports China was similarly involved in the Ukrainian controversy as “former U.S. President Barack Obama named Joe Biden his point man on U.S. dealings with both the Ukraine and China and during time period Hunter was hired to a lucrative position on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings.”
According to the report, Trump was speaking with a group of reporters outside of the White House on Thursday when he was asked what he was hoping the Ukrainian government would do as it relates to potentially reopening the investigation into the company that hired Hunter Biden.
Trump reportedly said, “I would think that if they’re honest about it they’d start a major investigation into the Bidens. It’s a very simple answer.”
He continued: “Likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine. So I would say that President Zelensky, if it were me, I would recommend that they start an investigation into the Bidens.”
Hunter Biden’s Washington, D.C.-based Rosemont Seneca Partners investment and advisory firm also entered into a major deal primarily with Chinese investors valued at $1.5 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported in 2014.
The deal came after Hunter accompanied his father on an official visit to China in December 2013.
“That was a crooked deal, 100 percent,” Trump said of the financially advantageous deal for Hunter Biden’s D.C.-based energy firm.
Trump went on to note that Hunter Biden had no knowledge of energy but was paid $50,000 a month to serve on the Burisma board.
He also mentioned Joe Biden’s demand that Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin be fired.
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The Hill’s investigative journalist John Solomon said on Fox News on Wednesday night that some media outlets have wrongly reported that Shokin had closed his investigation on Burisma when Biden called for his ouster.
“Not true,” Solomon told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “I have the prosecutorial file. It was active.
The reporter added that Shokin offered sworn testimony that he was told he was fired because Joe Biden was not happy the prosecutor had not dropped the Burisma case.
"Likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens."
" … just about as bad as what happened in Ukraine." @realDonaldTrump says he is "sure President Xi does not like" having billions being taken out of his country "by a guy who just got kicked out of the Navy." pic.twitter.com/i3Jk5rs0BV
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 3, 2019