Iran is strongly denying involvement in the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines jetliner that came down shortly after taking off from Tehran earlier this week, killing 176 people, though the New York Times has released a video purportedly showing a missile streaking across the sky and striking that plane.
Andrey Derkach, the Ukrainian parliamentarian who has claimed to have evidence showing that former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 in lobbying fees from Burisma Holdings, announced on Facebook Thursday that he met with President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani (shown), to discuss the creation of a group to combat corruption in Ukraine.
On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine. “One would think, listening to this,” writes Barbara Boland, the American Conservative columnist, “that the U.S. had always provided arms to Ukraine, and that Ukraine has relied on this aid for years. But this is untrue and the Washington blob knows this.” Indeed, Ukraine has never been a NATO ally or a “critical ally.”