Mike McCormick has meticulously reconstructed the timeline and reported it to the FBI as a crime. That timeline has to do with Hunter Biden’s shady dealings in Ukraine and how much and when did Joe Biden know about it. Joe took a trip to Ukraine just after Hunter was named to the board of Burisma. He was there to urge them to use fracking to increase their gas production which would benefit Burisma greatly.
What is odd about that is that Biden has always opposed fracking here. Perhaps if Exxon would put him on the board of directors, they could reap some benefits as well. Especially if they set aside a few million for the Big Guy. Biden has been making the claim that he has never opposed fracking. CNN fact-checked that claim.
Facts First: It’s false that Biden never said he opposed fracking. In two Democratic primary debates, Biden made confusing remarks over fracking that his campaign had to clarify. In 2019, Biden said “we would make sure it’s eliminated” when asked about the future of coal and fracking; in 2020 he said he opposed “new fracking.” Biden’s written plan, conversely, never included a full ban on fracking or even on new fracking. Rather, it proposes “banning new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters” – not ending all new fracking anywhere or ending all existing fracking on public lands and waters.
Let me fact-check this fact-checker. While it is true that Biden has not banned all fracking, there is a very good reason for that. He can’t. Banning all fracking would take an act of Congress. He could never have gotten it through, But Biden has banned it almost everywhere on Federal land and he is about to ban it near any waterways of the United States. This is what Biden said in an interview.
Biden created confusion about his stance with some of his comments during the Democratic primary. For example, he had this exchange with CNN’s Dana Bash during a July 2019 debate:
Bash: “Thank you, Mr. Vice President. Just to clarify, would there be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?”
Biden: “No, we would – we would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those, either – any fossil fuel.”
Here’s McCormick’s timeline:
- April 12, 2014: Beau, Hunter, and Joe meet at Maisey’s basketball tournament
- April 13, 2014: Sunday morning pick-up trip to Baltimore (to go to Beau’s treatment)
- April 16, 2014, AM: David Axelrod at VP residence
- April 16, 2014, PM: Long limo ride with Obama in Pennsylvania
- April 18, 2014: Hunter Biden becomes Burisma board member
- April 21, 2014: Joe heads to Ukraine with U.S. aid for Ukraine and for “non-traditional” energy efforts
One thing that still nags McCormick is: What was so important on the 16th that Obama reached out twice in one day, ending with the face-to-face meeting in Obama’s limo?
Obama has a long limo ride with Joe that night in Western Pennsylvania. Both planes fly in. Usually they limo separately. Joe takes a selfie. What was so important that he needed to wrap that day up with a long limo ride?
There’s much more as you can see from the video of my podcast below. He tells how he knows when Joe Biden’s lying (not what you think), Biden and Obama’s icy “bromance,” and the connection Hunter had with gain of function research.
Fundamentally, however, he believes there’s a crime here.
Jake Sullivan was speaking for Joe Biden. Jake Sullivan is committing malfeasance in office. This is a conspiracy with Joe Biden. They’re going over there to enrich themselves and their family members with American energy assistance. This is corruption. You have to investigate it.