Former Vice President Joe Biden made a fatal mistake in defense of his controversial conduct in regard to Ukraine during an interview aired on Sunday.
Biden claimed in the interview:
My case has already been made. There’s not a single solitary person in this administration who said I did anything other than my job. Not anybody in the United States of America that has been involved at all. Not anybody abroad … I did my job, and I did it really well. The problem is here, this is all about Trump’s ability to take the focus off.
The problem is, many solitary people have directly contradicted this statement under oath.
George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the State Department, said in his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that Biden had a conflict of interest in regard to Ukraine precisely because of Hunter Biden’s position at Burisma, the Ukrainian energy giant.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch also testified that she had been briefed on how to handle questions about Biden’s conflict of interest by the Obama administration before her confirmation.
The most jarring contradiction, however, comes from Biden himself. Last week, Biden himself even admitted that it “looked bad” that Hunter Biden was on the board of Burisma while his father was in charge of US policy toward Ukraine.
Last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called for an investigation into the Bidens activities in Ukraine. “I’m going to look at them … Cause somebody should. And I prefer it not to be me. I prefer it to be somebody like Mueller that we could all trust, because it’s important to never let this happen again. This is not good foreign policy; this is not good government,” Graham told reporters.