Does newly released Biden audio have the former VP trashing the incoming Trump administration?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Again, and again, the Democratic Party has shown its outright hatred and downright unprofessionalism any time the party has not been in control of the White House.

The Democratic Party will attempt to sabotage the Republican Party, over and over again. It will stop at nothing, not even illegal activities, in an attempt at maintaining control in Washington, D.C.

Recently, a set of audio tapes  has been uncovered of a conversation that had been secretly recorded in 2016 between current Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and then-Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko trash talking the incoming president of the United States.

CD Media, which uploaded to YouTube three videos containing the tapes, said the video platform deleted them a day later. CD Media then uploaded them to video-hosting service Bitchute. 

Biden, then vice president, is heard on the second tape saying, “Trump is the dog who caught the car” and doesn’t know what to do with it and that [Biden] “will stay involved in Ukraine after inauguration.”  The two are also heard on the recording discussing how to jointly damage President Trump.

Ironically, Joe Biden spokesperson Andrew Bates defended Biden with an attack on Trump, saying:

“Donald Trump is the most hostile president to American democracy in our history.”

President Trump himself retweeted the leaked audio tapes to his 85 million Twitter followers as his response to the tapes surfacing.

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Does newly released Biden audio have the former VP trashing the incoming Trump administration?
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The portion President Trump focused on featured Ukraine’s chief prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who had previously investigated the owner of a Ukraine energy firm where Biden’s son, Hunter, once held a board seat.

By highlighting this expert, President Trump was nonchalantly continuing to refer to the corruption between the former vice president and his son, which began the impeachment case against the president and his acquittal back in February.

According to a recent article by AP News, rumors are buzzing that Andrii Derkach, the member of Ukraine’s parliament who disclosed the audio, is an “active Russian agent” who has taken it upon himself to spread misinformation about Biden online.

However, social media posts and videos of the recorded conversations have been viewed millions of times.

Biden’s campaign fired back, saying Trump “habitually attacked the sovereignty of American elections” by “attempting to coerce his Ukrainian counterpart into spreading conclusively-disproved lies.”

Kind of an ironic statement, one could say, given the fact that the tapes were of Biden attempting to discredit the Trump administration before he had even taken office. It is just another episode of Democrats throwing temper tantrums, a la Nancy Pelosi’s #hairgate incident.

Since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, there has been sufficient evidence to suggest an anti-Trump conspiracy involving the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Obama Administration/Biden/DNC/Deep State.

Consider: Ukraine released the infamous “black ledger,” which was proved during the Mueller investigation to be fraudulent, in another attempt at discrediting the Trump administration.

On a third tape, Biden is heard discussing how he will help get Poroshenko’s children into the University of Pennsylvania as a way of rewarding him for his help during the joint Obama Administration-Ukraine anti-Trump endeavors.

So far, there has been no evidence that the audio tapes have been stolen or fabricated. Nina Jankowicz, a disinformation fellow at the nonpartisan Wilson Center, said this of the recordings:

“It’s certainly an influence campaign. It’s misleading to an audience that doesn’t have the full picture.”

Although the tapes have been heavily edited, and despite strict social media controls on political information, they have gained traction as they are shared through legitimate news sources during a highly volatile presidential campaign.

Political campaigns have always been dirty, uncovering all the skeletons, affairs, bad judgment, etc. of politicians trying to earn the trust of constituents.

This particular presidential election is exceptionally dirty and downright dangerous. From the riots, to the Mueller reports and now to these tapes. What else will be uncovered between now and Nov. 3? More importantly, what will happen to our nation after Nov. 3 if the wrong party wins?

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In the meantime, in a recent report, Senate Republicans revealed that Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the richest woman in Russia.

The 87-page report, which was made public, shows that Rosemont Seneca Thorton LLC, a firm that Biden incorporated with his longtime business associate Devon Archer in May 2013, had a previously known relationship with Baturina.

According to bank documents reviewed by Homeland Security, Baturina wired $3.5 million to a bank account controlled by Rosemont Seneca Thorton as part of a “consultancy agreement.”

Allegedly, at the time of the transfer, Baturina was living in the United Kingdom with her late husband, Yuri Luzhkov.

Luzhkov was a one-time mayor of Moscow who was dismissed from public office by former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as part of a public corruption probe. In particular, Luzhkov was accused of using his office to approve more than 20 real estate projects linked to Baturina’s business interests.

The Homeland Security Committee noted that:

“In addition, a Russian investigation led to a criminal case against the former head of the Bank of Moscow, Andrey Borodin, who allegedly used money from the Moscow City Budget to lend money to shell companies, which ultimately transferred $443 million to Baturina.”

Luzhkov’s alleged gift was seemingly substantial enough to help propel Baturina into the ranks of Russia’s wealthy elite, with Forbes reporting that her estimated net worth was $1.3 billion back in 2019.

This fortune was large enough to qualify her as Russia’s richest woman and the country’s most powerful “female oligarch.”

In providing background on the businesswoman, the report said:

“Baturina became Russia’s only female billionaire when her plastics company, Inteko, received a series of Moscow municipal contracts while her husband was mayor.”

The report described her involvement with Biden as “a financial relationship,” but declined to delve deeper into why the wire transfer was made. The nature of the “agreement” with Rosemont Seneca Thorton remains unclear.

The Homeland Security Committee’s report stems from an investigation into Biden’s ties to Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas conglomerate whose own founder has been accused of public corruption, embezzlement and bribery.

Biden served on the company’s board of directors between 2014 and 2019, earning somewhere in the range of $83,000 per month. Allegedly, Biden received appointment to the company’s board despite no background in either Eastern Europe or the energy sector.

Biden was appointed shortly after his father, former vice president Joe Biden, was tapped to lead the Obama administration’s policy toward Ukraine back in April 2014.

The probe also found that Baturina sent 11 wire transfers between May and December 2015 to a bank account belonging to BAK USA, a tech startup that filed for bankruptcy in March 2019. Allegedly, nine of those 11 wire transfers were first sent to Rosemont Seneca Thorton, the investment firm founded by Biden and Chris Heinz.

Heinz is the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry. After that transfer, the money was then wired to BAK USA. All 11 transactions described the payments as “load agreement” in the details section. The report reads:

“Between May 6, 2015 and Dec. 8, 2015, Baturina sent 11 wires in the amount of $391,968.21 to a bank account belonging to BAK USA LLC (BAK USA). Nine of the 11 transactions, totaling $241,797.14 were sent from Baturina’s accounts to a Rosemont Seneca Thorton bank account, which then transferred the money to BAK USA.”

The report also states that the Obama White House knew that Hunter’s position prevented the “efficient execution of policy” with respect to Ukraine, but that attempts by officials to raise alarms fell on “deaf ears.”

It is also alleged that Hunter formed “significant and consistent financial relationships” with the founder of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky and that the firms of his business partner, Devon Archer, made “millions of dollars from that association” while his father was vice president.

The committee also shared that they obtained records from the U.S. Treasury Department that show “potential criminal activity” relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family and his associates with Ukraine, Russia, Kazakh and Chinese nationals. The report added:

“The records also note that some of these transactions are linked to what appears to be an Eastern European prostitution trafficking ring.”

The probe and report’s commission were overseen by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Rob Johnson (R-WI) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). 

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