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Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:03 PM

John Solomon at TheHill is trying to deflect back to Biden re: Shokin. 2 threads I've put together.. [View all]

So, Iíve followed Sean Astinís new political twitter handle and he posted a video of John Solomon of The Hill claiming to have Shokin under oath saying it was Biden who got him fired for looking into Burisma. This is utter bs and couldnít be a more glaring example of fake news.

First. A bit on Solomon:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1177407927382085632.html?refreshed=yes
For one thing, Ukrainian prosecutors and anti-corruption advocates who were pushing for an investigation into the dealings of Burisma and its owner, Mykola Zlochevskiy, said the probe had been dormant long before Biden leveled his demand.
Why Was Ukraine's Top Prosecutor Fired? The Issue At The Heart Of The Dispute Gripping Washington
U.S. President Donald Trump asserts that Joe Biden pushed for the ouster of Ukraineís chief prosecutor to quash a probe into a Burisma, a gas company with Biden's son on its board. Officials and ...

Why Was Ukraine's Top Prosecutor Fired? The Issue At The Heart Of The Dispute Gripping Washington
https://www.rferl.org/a/why-was-ukraine-top-prosecutor-fired-viktor-shokin/30181445.html

ďThere was no pressure from anyone from the United States" to close the case against Zlochevskiy, Vitaliy Kasko, who was a deputy prosecutor-general under Shokin...told Bloomberg News in May. "It was shelved by Ukrainian prosecutors in 2014 and through 2015Ē

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Solomon_(political_commentator)
Paul McCleary, Columbia Journalism Review:Solomon had earned a reputation for hyping stories w/o solid foundation.Mariah Blake, Columbia Journalism Review: "has a history of bending the truth to his storyline," and he "was notorious for massaging facts to conjure phantom scandals

Erik Wemple of The Washington Post said that newsroom staffers at The Hill had complained about Solomon's reporting for the publication. The staffers reportedly criticized Solomon's reporting as having a conservative bias and missing important context, ...

and that this undermined The Hill's reputation. They also expressed concerns over Solomon's close relationship with Sean Hannity, whose TV show he appeared on more than a dozen times over a span of three months.



Now for the good stuff!


https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1177411494855761921.html?refreshed=yes
The facts behind Trumpís bogus accusations about Biden and Ukraine
Trump claims Biden threatened Ukraine to aid his sonís business interests. The facts suggest otherwise.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/23/20879611/joe-biden-hunter-biden-ukraine-corruption-prosecutor-burisma-donald-trump-whistleblower-complaint

Everyone in the Western community wanted Shokin sacked,Ē Anders Aslund, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, told the Wall Street Journal. ďThe whole G-7, the IMF, the EBRD, everybody was united that Shokin must go, the spokesman for this was Joe Biden


And this doozy of a thread




Btw, Dmitry Firtash (the person mentioned in the affidavit of Shokin) has been defended by @realDonaldTrump lawyers

For White House, Ukraine revelations rooted in Chicago bribery case
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/for-white-house-ukraine-revelations-rooted-in-chicago-bribe-case/5569044/

(Adding this text I didnít have in my tweets...easier here)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:33PM
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Ukraine isn't just the venue of a U.S. presidential battle royal.

One of the Eastern European nation's wealthiest power brokers has been at the center of a blockbuster legal case in Chicago. Now, in what may be considered peculiar timing, one of President Donald Trump's most trusted attorney-advisers has joined the legal defense team of Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash.

Joseph diGenova will join former Chicago U.S. Attorney Dan Webb on the Firtash defense team. DiGenova is a former federal prosecutor in Washington, a cable TV legal commentator and has been a part-time legal adviser to Trump.

He was an outspoken critic of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. DiGenova's wife and law firm partner Victoria Toensing has also signed onto the case.



So, of course, Trump supporters will spin like a top like Solomon is doing

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