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Deep State diplomats provide cover for Adam Schiff Ukrainegate hoax (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 350.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how Deep State-Democrat partisan diplomats have now been called into action to testify against US President Trump in the Ukrainegate hoax impeachment inquiry driven by Adam Schiff.

Unfortunately for Joe Biden, the more State Department officials talk about their time in Ukraine, the more connections keep popping up between Biden and Ukrainian energy companies, this time the state owned Naftogaz.

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“Subpoena Amos Hochstein to get to the bottom of Burisma Holdings and Trump’s quid pro quo,” via The Washington Examiner…

A shocking new report further corroborates Ambassador William Taylor’s testimony that Ukrainian President Zelensky knew of President Trump’s withholding of military aid, conditioned on a personal political favor. The Associated Press claims that in between Zelensky’s election and inauguration, he met with advisers in Kyiv to plan how to avoid becoming entangled in American elections. Based on conversations with three sources familiar with the May 7 meeting, the AP reports:

The full details of what the two leaders discussed in that Easter Sunday phone call have never been publicly disclosed, and it is not clear whether Trump explicitly asked for an investigation of the Bidens. The three people’s recollections differ on whether Zelenskiy specifically cited that first call with Trump as the source of his unease. But their accounts all show the Ukrainian president-elect was wary of Trump’s push for an investigation into the former vice president and his son Hunter’s business dealings.

Seeing as how the AP gives no further detail, the report itself makes it impossible to say whether Zelensky’s fear, however well-founded in hindsight, was based on any actions or communications with the Trump administration at the time. But there was one person in the room for that conversation whom Congress has the authority to subpoena: Amos Hochstein, an American supervisory board member of Ukrainian natural gas company Naftogaz and a former Obama administration energy diplomat with ties to the Bidens.

If Hochstein’s name sounds familiar, it’s because you may recognize it from the lengthy New Yorker expose on Hunter Biden. Back in July, Adam Entous at the magazine wrote of Hochstein:

In December, 2015, as Joe Biden prepared to return to Ukraine, his aides braced for renewed scrutiny of Hunter’s relationship with Burisma. Amos Hochstein, the Obama Administration’s special envoy for energy policy, raised the matter with Biden, but did not go so far as to recommend that Hunter leave the board.

There is no credible evidence that Biden sought Shokin’s removal in order to protect Hunter. According to Amos Hochstein, the Obama Administration’s special envoy for energy policy, Shokin was removed because of concerns by the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, and the U.S. government that he wasn’t pursuing corruption investigations. Contrary to the assertions that Shokin was fired because he was investigating Burisma and Zlochevsky, Hochstein said, “many of us in the U.S. government believed that Shokin was the one protecting Zlochevsky.”

Hochstein also advised Biden directly on Ukraine matters during his tenure as Special Envoy and Coordinator of International Energy Affairs during the Obama administration.

As an American citizen, Hochstein is the only person from the meeting in the AP piece whom Congress has the undisputed authority to subpoena. Not only could he testify to the question of impropriety with regards to the Bidens and Burisma, but he could also provide key details about the Zelensky meeting. Even more importantly, he could explain the events that precipitated it and instigated Zelensky’s fears.

Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney and the leader of the secondary back channel that operated outside of the purview of Trump’s formal diplomats, tweeted about a “DNC conspiracy” with Ukraine on April 23, exactly two weeks before the Kyiv meeting with Hochstein.

The New York Times reported on May 9, two days after the meeting, that Giuliani was “plan[nning]” a trip to Ukraine. In that light, it’s possible that Zelensky was simply scared by Giuliani’s tweet and Trump’s interview with Sean Hannity in which he suggested that Attorney General Bill Barr ought to look into Ukraine. But was it something else? Was there any direct line of communication between Trump’s camp and the Ukrainians that gave Zelensky enough pause that he was planning how to circumvent Trump’s eventual quid pro quo before he was even sworn into office?

Hochstein is the only American who knows for certain, and he can provide goods for both Republican and Democratic interests. Maybe the Biden connection to Burisma was deeply corrupt, and maybe Trump’s threats went back further than the summer. But it’s hard for us to determine without Hochstein’s testimony. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and both parties ought to bring in Hochstein to elucidate the truth.

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Ali Baba
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Hochstein will no doubt provide an ‘Ad Hoch’ testimony for Biden, his old bud.

Smokey the Bear
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Smokey the Bear

Never forget, kids: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
They don’t call him Smokin’ Joe Biden for nuthin’.

Clinton Redux
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Clinton Redux

Biden was just bidin’ his time, waiting for a soft country to loot. A few slaps on the back, a few more Heil Banderas and he’s off to the races.

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During Britains years of empire it was common for the black sheep or younger sons of the establishment families to be sent abroad to the Empire countries in order to Make Their Fortunes. Many did return to Britain with huge riches, and so many in fact that they were generally classed as being similar to very rich footballers today. Lots of cash and no class. The US is no different today. The Carpet Baggers who are not so successful at home, go to the US empire of controlled states to make their fortunes and engage in fraud and plunder. In… Read more »

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The joke’s on Ukraine. The Poles are ecstatic over having a newcomer join their club.

The F_k the EU Lady
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We’ll just reshuffle Ukraine’s government, away from more Russia-friendly folks to those who have good breath holding skills and are willing to crawl up our arses and stay for a while. Once they’re up there, they know there’s no limit to the sh_t they can wallow in and mum’s our word. Besides, we’re a bit deviant and look forward to the stimulation. Sort of a foreign policy enema.

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Thank you again for another excellent piece of classical journalism by two dedicated (overworked!) sympathische gentlemen .
I draw my wog hat.

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