In the phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky that led to an impeachment inquiry, President Trump mentioned two things:
I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it.
The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.
The first concept—Russia was falsely accused of interfering with the 2016 election—is complicated. But we’re going to make it very simple here.
The second concept–that Joe Biden’s work in Ukraine was corrupt as he used his power to shield his son from investigation probably needs a tiny bit of lead-up to understand. We’re going to keep it super simple too.
And, for our Geek, we’re going to do a slightly deeper dive into how Crowdstrike handled the hack of the Democratic National Committee–and how that handling started a conspiracy theory.