Glenn Beck released a recording of a phone conversation between then-Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian officials. The phone call allegedly took place right after the 2016 presidential election was completed.
The leaked recording proves that Biden sought to sabotage the incoming Trump administration before Donald Trump even sat in office.
On his website, Beck talks about the leaked phone call between Ukraine officials and Joe Biden, and how it alludes to “MAJOR corruption.”
In the recording, Biden can be heard badmouthing the incoming administration, saying that “the truth of the matter is that the incoming administration doesn’t know a great deal about [Ukraine],” and that the incoming administration was unprepared for the transition.
That statement alone was inappropriate enough, but Biden only said it to so he could bring his future plans into the conversation.
Afterward, he told Poroshenko, “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.”
In just a few seconds, Biden undermined the incoming Trump administration, said they did not know anything about Ukraine, attempted to set up a foreign policy backchannel for himself after he left the office, and alluded to “MAJOR corruption,” as well.
The Logan Act prohibits private citizens from engaging in US foreign policy, and Biden would be a private citizen the day after he said that to Poroshenko. However, no person has ever been convicted of violating the Logan Act since it was signed into law in 1799.
To make sure he maintains the level of trust with Poroshenko and continue their relationship going forward even after Biden left the office, Biden also indicated that there was a problem with the incoming administration. “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.”
Since the phone call was leaked by a Ukrainian official, it was obviously recorded by the Ukrainians. It was almost certainly recorded by the Russian intelligence services as well.
So Biden, who was then the Vice President of the United States, had told a foreign leader that there were things he couldn’t share about his country with the incoming administration.
He alluded that the incoming Trump administration wasn’t told everything. We now know that the Trump campaign and administration were not in fact in collusion with Russia, but at the time, Biden didn’t.
It’s quite confusing how the former Vice President had felt comfortable enough to tell a foreign leader that there were things he wasn’t able to tell the incoming administration.
In the end, it’s clear that Biden showed incredibly poor judgment, placed a highly classified counterintelligence operation at risk, undermined the incoming administration, and attempted to set up a foreign policy backchannel for himself so he could remain involved in the US-Ukrainian policy even when he was no longer allowed to do so. By doing so, he alluded to “MAJOR corruption.”
The phone call took place when his son, Hunter Biden, was working for a Ukrainian energy firm, which he admitted he had no related experience for.