Facts in the Time of Propaganda
Guys, research isn’t hard. This is the age of the internet, fact checkers, publicly available documents and actual video clips. Stop. Repeating. Propaganda.
Dates, facts, and sources matter. They just do.
Trump’s claims that the Bidens are central to this continue to be repeated by his propaganda network and supporters so I will add this section:
2014-Hunter Biden placed on Burisma board legally (though annoyingly through nepotism) The company was already embroiled in corruption.
2014-As a result, US and UK join Ukraine to investigate under prosecutor Shokin
2015-Investigation slows into Burisma.
“But the investigation went dormant under Mr. Shokin. In the fall of 2015, Joe Biden joined the chorus of Western officials calling for Mr. Shokin’s ouster. The next March, Mr. Shokin was fired.”
IN SHORT, BIDEN ACTUALLY APPLIED PRESSURE TO CONTINUE INVESTIGATING THE COMPANY HIS SON WAS ON THE BOARD OF. CONTINUE. NOT CEASE. NOT TURN A BLIND EYE. CONTINUE.
Important Dates in Impeachment Timeline:
2017-Aid to Ukraine released without conditions regarding corruption
2018- Aid to Ukraine released without conditions regarding corruption
April 21- Joe Biden officially enters race
April 25- Trump’s first call to newly-elected Zelensky
July 3-Earliest known date of Ukraine aid being withheld
July 25-Call that sparked rumors raising concern and ultimately sparking investigation
Sept 24-Formal investigation begins
Sept 26-Ukraine aid released.
Other noteworthy dates:
October 3-Trump publicly urges China and Ukraine to interfere in domestic politics on camera (https://www.youtube.com/watch…)
October 17-Mulvaney not only says aid was conditioned on interference in domestic affairs, he tells the press 1.) It happens all the time 2.) we should “get over it”. (https://www.youtube.com/watch…)
These are new and interesting things called facts that the news seems largely uninterested in reporting unless you’re a C-Span junkie like me and/or watched the hearings firsthand. I urge you all, especially as parents to find and source your information instead of using clips and newscaster color commentary as the ideology of your home.
Read. Research. Source.
Facts matter. They have to.
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Facts matter. They have to.
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