Although Democrats are rushing to make a federal case — literally — over Donald Trump’s having asked Ukraine’s president about the fate of an investigation of a firm on whose board Hunter Biden sat, their suspicions of a quid pro quo just hit a nasty speed bump. According to investigative journalist John Solomon, a newly unearthed document reveals that Ukrainian officials had reopened its its new probe into Burisma Holdings months before Trump spoke with that nation’s president.
Via Fox News:
Solomon said Tuesday on “Hannity” that the U.S. government knew Ukraine was planning to look again into activities at Burisma Holdings, an energy company that employed then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son as a member of its board of directors, early this year. The report is noteworthy because President Trump has been accused by Democrats of threatening in July to withhold foreign aid to Ukraine unless its new president pursued an investigation into the company and the younger Biden’s role there.
“The U.S. government had open-source intelligence and was aware as early as February of 2019 that the Ukrainian government was planning to reopen the Burisma investigation,” he claimed. “This is long before the president ever imagined having a call with President Zelensky,” he added, noting Petro Poroshenko was still Ukraine’s president at that time.
“A month later, in April, the prosecutor’s office — open-source intelligence, again — the U.S. government officials confirming they were aware of this — made a request of another investigative agency in Ukraine for assistance in going through these bank records,” Solomon claimed.
“That is a significant change in the timeline — it was omitted from the whistleblower’s complaint, and the question is did he not know it or did he exclude it because it didn’t fit the narrative he was trying to write,” he continued.
By all rights, it should also deliver a coup de grace to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, and would have already done so had the mainstream media chosen to report on the new document. So far, they haven’t. (Burisma Holdings paid Joe Biden $900,000 for lobbying activities)