There has been a total of zero evidence against Joe Biden and his son of any wrongdoing, but Donald Trump is still going after his rival with a debunked conspiracy theory. To further debunk Trump’s unfounded claims, a 2016 letter signed by Republicans has been unearthed showing GOP support for the former vice president’s push to reform the public prosecutor’s office in Ukraine.
The letter that is signed by several Republican senators urged then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to “press ahead with urgent reforms to the Prosecutor General’s office and judiciary,” according to CNN. While Trump continues to target his rival as “corrupt,” Joe Biden was trying to oust the former prosecutor for corruption — and he had support from Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), and then-senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
“As members of the Senate Ukraine Caucus and strong supporters of your government, we write to express our concern regarding the recent resignation of Minister of Economy Aivaras Abromavičius and his allegations of persistent corruption in the Ukrainian political system,” the bipartisan message begins.
Even though Trump called the 2016 dismissal of the corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor “unfair” in his July 25 call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the letter shows that addressing corruption in Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s office had bipartisan support.
“Succeeding in these reforms will show Russian President Vladimir Putin that an independent, transparent and democratic Ukraine can and will succeed,” the letter reads. “It also offers a stark alternative to the authoritarianism and oligarchic cronyism prevalent in Russia. As such, we respectfully ask that you address the serious concerns raised by Minister Abromavičius. We similarly urge you to press ahead with urgent reforms to the Prosecutor General’s Office and judiciary. The unanimous adoption by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Basic Principles and Action Plan is a good step.”
In 2016 a tweet by Republican Senator Rob Portman:
— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) February 12, 2016
Republicans sure have changed. Johnson, who signed the 2016 Ukraine letter, also just signed onto a letter with Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley last week to Attorney General Bill Barr asking him, in part, to investigate allegations surrounding Biden and Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Pence is talking to reporters right now to defend his boss’s appalling actions against his political rival.
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