The Spin Is Real: Biden's Team Explains 'What Really Happened In Ukraine'

Townhall | 1/21/2020 | Staff
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While the House impeachment managers were making the argument that witnesses should be called during the Senate's trial, former Vice President Joe Biden's Rapid Response Director Andrew Bates was busy telling voters "what really happened in Ukraine."

"Donald Trump was caught redhanded. And I'm going to give you the facts," Bates said. "So what really happened in Ukraine? In 2014, Russia invaded the country and the U.S. and our allies decided that we had to support them against this Russian aggression. President Obama turned to Vice President Joe Biden to lead that effort because of his history in foreign policy."

Guy - Viktor - Shokin - Prosecutor - General

"So there was this guy, Viktor Shokin. He was the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, which is like the Attorney General in the United States. He became the embodiment of the corruption that has been hurting Ukraine's government for a long time. Everyone – from the EU to the IMF, Republican senators, the entire anti-corruption activist community in Ukraine – desperately wanted him fired," Bates said. "He was being protested in the streets. And Joe Biden is the person who got him out of office. It was a monumental, bipartisan, anti-corruption victory."

"Three Republican senators signed on to that bipartisan effort – Rob Portman of Ohio, Ron Johnson from Wisconsin and Mark Kirk from Illinois. So where does Donald Trump fit into all of this?" the staffer asked. "He claims that because the vice president's son, Hunter, was on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma, that Biden somehow acted inappropriately when he advocated for Viktor Shokin to lose his job. The clinical term for that is horse sh*t."

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Bates argued Biden was following official U.S. policy when he advocated for Shokin's removal and it had been more than a year since Shokin had investigated Burisma.

"The truth of this is the exact...
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