Trump can’t seem to shake his latest scandal about a phone call with Ukrainian head of state Selenskyj, in which the US president urged to investigate the activities of Joe Biden and his son more closely. Because a short while earlier, military aid to Ukraine was withheld, the Democrats assume Trump has illegally solicited help from abroad for his political career.
Joe Biden seems to have pressured the Ukraine to protect his son Hunter, who is awfully close to the CIA and might therefore have special protection.
Hunter Biden holds a degree from Georgetown University and a doctorate in law from Yale Law School. He may be a member of the Yale secret society Skull&Bones, which created the CIA. Of all people, President George W. Bush, a member of Bones, whose father was also a member and director of the CIA, appointed Hunter Biden as director of Amtrak. Hunter also sits on the board of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a National Endowment for Democracy (NED) project traditionally associated with the CIA.
In 2014, Hunter Biden joined the board of directors of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company. In February 2016, Joseph Cofer Black, infamous director of the American CIA’s Counter Terrorist Center (CTC) during the George W. Bush administration and ambassador at large for counter-terrorism, also joined Burisma’s board of directors.
Maybe Trump doesn’t even want to run for another term of office and finds a suitable way out with this Ukraine scandal. He would look like the moral winner who stumbled over legal red tape while trying to get the corrupt Bidens. He could finally establish his already planned TV network and take care of his business ventures again. The much larger Russiagate scandal would be forgotten. Several observers had already noted in 2016 that Trump and his wife were surprised and shocked by the election victory. It was actually planned to lose narrowly to Hillary and then use the attention for the new Trump TV network.
That the US government pressures weaker countries is nothing new. But the fact that a US president is caught so bluntly is.
Volodymyr Selenskyj, the Ukrainian president, could have easily and discreetly used backchannels to America after the phone call and the withholding of the military aid money, and the scandal would have started rolling. Officials in the White House could have gotten the ball rolling quickly, and that’s exactly what happened: They gave information about the process to a person who is being described as an anonymous whistleblower. The information ended up in text form (the “complaint”) and is now also available to the Democrats.
Selenskyj’s career was promoted and controlled by the oligarch Ihor Kolomojskyj and there is also a TV contract with the “Central European Media Enterprises” and “WarnerMedia” on board. Warner is one of the American media giants. The Central European Media Enterprises is an offshore holding company (Bahamas) which produces media for Eastern Europe and was founded by Ronald Lauder. The Lauder family belongs to a highly powerful network that also includes Trump and Jeffrey Epstein.
Lynn Forester de Rothschild is on the board of the Estee Lauder companies, founded by the family of Ronald Lauder (a member of the Mega Group), a former Reagan official, a family friend of Roy Cohn (Trump’s mentor) and the alleged source of Jeffrey Epstein’s Austrian passport.
Rudolph Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer who was looking for dirt over the Bidens in the Ukraine and is now held jointly responsible for the scandal, was mayor of New York during the attacks of September 11, 2001. His role is highly controversial.
George Conway, husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, predicted on Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate would break with the President and vote to remove Trump from office if the House votes for prosecution.
An impeachment procedure would drag on and could simply lead to Trump not running in 2020. The Republicans fear that if Trump is re-elected, the scandals and problems will continue for for more years. The manageable Ukraine scandal would be an elegant way to get rid of Trump and, in addition, bury the much larger Russiagate scandal. If Trump leaves the political stage in 2020, Russiagate will be forgotten.
The crucial question is: How could Trump be so reckless and offer his opponents such an opportunity?