Biden is going to have some explaining to do after a phone call was just leaked between him and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko immediately after the 2016 presidential election. The phone shows that Biden attempted to sabotage the incoming Trump administration before Trump took office.
During the call, Biden trash-talking the incoming Trump administration.
“The truth of the matter is that the incoming administration doesn’t know a great deal about [Ukraine],” he said.
“I don’t plan on going away. As a private citizen, I plan on staying deeply engaged in the endeavor that you have begun and we have begun,” Biden added.
Biden told Poroshenko that the Trump administration doesn’t know anything about Ukraine and that they should use him – a private citizen – as a backchannel, which is a violation of the Logan Act.
The Logan Act bars private citizens from engaging in U.S. foreign policy, although its constitutionality remains questionable and no person has ever been convicted of violating it since it was signed into law in 1799.
Biden doubled down on being a backchannel for Poroshenko: “The reason I bother to tell you that is I have been somewhat limited on what I am able to tell their team about Ukraine.”
What Biden did is mind-blowing, not only did he bad mouth the incoming administration, he showed poor judgment mentioning a highly classified counterintelligence operation. The FBI Russian collusion investigation was a hoax but it was still highly classified and he felt comfortable sharing that with the leader of all places, Ukraine.
All of this meddling by Biden happened while his son Hunter was a member of the Ukrainian energy firm raking in the money.
According to a White House statement from the day of the leaked call is said the two “discussed Ukraine’s reform trajectory and emphasized the need for continued swift progress, including on steps needed to secure Ukraine’s next tranche of [International Monetary Fund] funding.”
Sources: The Federalist