There are new facts of pressure of the administration of Donald trump on the Kiev authorities. As Politico writes, the Minister of energy of the USA Rick Perry demanded that Vladimir Zelensky to include in the Board of “Naftogaz” of Americans. This fact can severely hurt the US President, who is facing impeachment over a controversial conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart. Meanwhile, the “Russian case”, closed in March, has found new life. As trump is mired in an international scandal — in the material “Газеты.Ru”.
The head of the U.S. Department of energy Rick Perry demanded that President Vladimir Zelensky to expand the Supervisory Board of “Naftogaz” at the expense of Americans, the newspaper Politico, citing its sources.
According to the newspaper, Perry believed that this will help the Ukrainian oil and gas state company “to reduce its dependence on energy supplies from Russia and increase the volume of American investment.” In may, the Minister of energy, headed the American delegation at the inauguration of the Ukrainian leader.
Now the Supervisory Board has listed the former assistant to the former Vice-President of the USA Joseph Biden Amos of Hochstein.
“He (Perry) suggested to expand the Board and to attract new people to a higher level , including some Americans,” the newspaper quoted its source.
The Minister allegedly lobbied for the nomination of the heads of companies from his home state of Texas.
Data about recommendations to expand the Supervisory Board has confirmed the official representative of the U.S. Department of energy Shaylene Hines.
It is not clear whether the sign in the conversation Perry and Zelenskaya talking about the resumption of the investigation against Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States and present a possible rival Donald trump in the presidential race, but the Minister asked to strengthen the fight against corruption.
Due to the publication of the U.S.-Ukraine scandal has inflamed with new force. U.S. President Donald trump has come under fire because of the July telephone conversation with Zelensky. It all started with the fact that at the end of September it became known about an anonymous employee’s complaint of American intelligence, who claimed that during the negotiations the head of the White house pressured his Ukrainian counterpart.
The unnamed informant complained that trump demanded to resume investigation of Joe Biden and allegedly threatened to limit aid to Kyiv from Washington.
We are talking about the events of 2015, when Biden, as Vice-President of the United States, allegedly forced the Ukrainian government to close the investigation case against the company Burisma Group, to the management Board which consisted of his son hunter.
The result was the dismissed Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin — the initiator of the proceedings against the company. According to the successor Shokin Yuri Sevruk, change of Prosecutor General was a personal request of the Vice-President of the United States, which he gave to the then head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
By the way, media call what is happening around the US President — “Ukraineit”, by analogy with “Watergate” scandal of the 70-ies, which culminated in the resignation of the then us leader Richard Nixon.
Anonymous complaint the scout was the reason for the impeachment against the President of the United States on the part of the representatives of the Democratic party in Congress. Under pressure from legislators and the public trump has agreed to publish the transcript of his conversation with Zelensky, to prove the absence of any wrongdoing on his part.
US President, Donald trump hastened to declare that his calls for Zelensky request to reopen the investigation of the case against Biden are not associated with political struggle or the election of 2020.
“It has no relation to politics or political campaign against Biden. We are talking about their involvement in corruption!”
— trump wrote in his Twitter. According to him, as President, he has a responsibility to end corruption, even if it means that you need to seek the assistance of a foreign state or States.
Biden is one of the most probable candidates from Democratic party on presidential election of 2020. According to a survey by Monmouth University national poll, rating the former Vice President is 25%.
Currently, he yields to the Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, who heads the race with a score of 28%. This September, Biden has taken a leading position — the popularity of the former Vice President has fallen significantly against the scandal of the conversation with trump Zelensky.
Against trump play and the fact that another us intelligence official may submit a report about a “troubling” relationship with the US President to Ukraine. According to sources, The New York Times, this scout have more specific information about the events related to trump and Ukraine, and at the moment he decides whether to issue a complaint and testify to Congress.
The box of Pandora for trump
The fact of publication of a telephone conversation between the U.S. President and the leader of the Ukraine had set a precedent, which rushed to take advantage of the political opponents of the White house. For example, the Chairman of the intelligence Committee of the lower house Democrat Adam Schiff announced his intention to seek the disclosure of trump’s negotiations with other foreign leaders, in particular, with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to him, the representatives of the Democratic party in Congress are going to find out, “undermined if the President of the United States national security” during these conversations.
In the Kremlin the initiative took a neutral and noted that such action is necessary to obtain the consent of both parties. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that diplomatic practice does not provide for such publication.
Putin also spoke about the intentions of Schiff and stated that always ready for what the conversation may publish. According to him, this is his accustomed “old life”.
“Any conversation I may be published, and I always proceed from this” — said the President of Russia.
However, the idea of Democrats not satisfied with trump. The US President said that he hates to do such things, and expressed hope that he will not have to publish transcripts of their telephone conversations.
However, such publications require not only in the USA. In particular, the leader of the opposition Australian labor party (ALP) Anthony Albanese called on the Prime Minister Scott Morrison to provide the transcript of his conversation with the President of the United States.
The statement of the head of ALP followed the publication of the newspaper The New York Times about the telephone call trump with Morrison. According to the newspaper, the US President allegedly tried to put pressure on the Prime Minister of Australia to obtain data on the origins of the investigation of spectracolor Robert Mueller.
Muller investigated the alleged “Russian interference” in the American elections in 2016. He, in particular, checking the existence of collusion between Moscow and trump, as well as possible obstruction of justice by the President of the United States. “The Russian business” was completed only at the end of March 2019. By the end spectracolor found no collusion between trump and Russia, but said “Russia” in the elections.
The information about the topic call trump Morrison confirmed in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Australia. The Ministry said that the request of the American leader pulls the country in the internal political dispute in the United States and is in the national interest. Australian foreign Minister Maris Payne also explained that the trump turned to Morrison with a request to provide assistance to the attorney General of the United States William Barr is studying the circumstances that led to the investigation of Muller.
The case of “Russian interference” haunts of the tramp since the beginning of his presidency, the American leader has repeatedly called the investigation a “witch hunt” and “conspiracy Democrats”. The Democratic party is systematically returned to the topic and try to “catch” the President of the United States. Despite the fact that Mueller couldn’t find evidence of collusion between trump and Russia, the Democrats continue to insist on the likelihood of such.
One of the components of the political struggle in the United States is not the case of Mueller, and Russia as a whole. A large part of the accusations made by the Islamic Republic. on the part of its opponents, to one degree or another connected with Moscow. For example, even in the scandal surrounding the conversation of the presidents of the USA and Ukraine, the speaker of the U.S. house of representatives is one of the leaders of the Democrats Nancy Pelosi — found a “Russian trace”.
According to her, Russia is allegedly “had a hand in the negotiations.”
The Democrats are trying to use the theme of the influence of foreign States on the U.S. President, despite the apparent lack of evidence of such. Representatives of the party also criticized trump’s contacts with Moscow — his meeting with Putin and initiatives aimed at rapprochement between the two countries.
Experts believe that such actions on the part of the representatives of the Democratic party are associated with their shock defeat Hillary Clinton for the 2016 elections. According to the scientist-americanist Alexander Domrin, the Democrats don’t know how to win votes, to avoid such defeat in 2020.
“They’ve done work on the bugs, the only explanation for why they turned to the “dustbin of history” is the mythical “hand of Moscow”, and that is what will cause them the same crushing defeat in November 2020,”
said Domrin “Газете.Ru”.
He also added that the Democrats started the impeachment trump is a losing idea.
“A lot of blood at the trump drink, but impeachment will not happen. Moreover, re-elected in November next year — and then he will repay all his opponents”, — concluded the expert.