The Ukraine, 2014-2020: When investigating corruption rather than corruption finally became a crime

Cackling Clinton

So, … investigating corruption is corrupt!!!!  Damn!! Trump is a bull in a China shop!!!  Forgive him for he knows not what he does, or perhaps don’t forgive him, … just in case he does.

The headlines scream “Career State Department Diplomat in Charge of Ukraine Confesses on Behalf of Trump to Quid Pro Quo!  Impeachment Assured!” (see, e.g., “Diplomat Bill Taylor testifies Trump used Ukraine aid, White House meeting as leverage for probes”).  Not a surprising conclusion in this antithesis of a halcyon world, the one of which George Orwell warned a very long time ago.  Ministry of Truth indeed!

Investigations stemming from the Ukraine seem to induce bipartisan panic as well they should.  Stopping them at any cost is essential.  Imagine, insisting that corruption be investigated as a “quid pro quo” to releasing of military aid, although the condition was apparently not communicated.  That’s still way too close for comfort.  Especially when the new, apparently corruption free (how odd) president of the Ukraine who replaced the Clinton-Obama-Biden installed puppet and pro-corruption czar, agreed that investigation was called for.  That obviously constitutes definitive proof that impropriety was involved, actionable impropriety, impeachable impropriety; after all, there are things that just need to be kept securely locked in Deep State closets.  That bag full of cats just can’t be set free, and won’t be, if the MSM, Deep State and Democratic Party have anything to say about it.  After all, they’re their cats.

Obviously, at least to most informed observers (admittedly a tiny segment somehow inoculated to MSM propaganda) all the corrupt, Ukraine related activities in need of obfuscation were planned, organized and implemented during the purportedly scandal-free Obama administration through his then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, with the assistance of Vice President, Joe Biden, a situation eerily similar to that immediately following the demise of the old Soviet Union, also a very profitable situation exploited by the soon to be wealthy very few under the two-for-the-price-of one Clinton administration (that name seems to crop up whenever corruption is the topic, … how odd).  In both cases, “bipartisan looting” for fun and profit was the operative phrase, “bipartisan looting” carefully organized and implemented by the Deep State so as to provide deniability, although under today’s MSM guidelines for veracity, that’s hardly necessary.  One need just pick a  conclusion, any conclusion, then string a jumble of contradictory and incoherent concepts together, claim they’re logical, and voila!!!  The erstwhile rules!  The corrupt have nothing to rue.  Just broadcast or publish stern, hysterical, hyperbolic MSM headlines reflecting purported Congressional investigations and the problem is immediately transferred to the other foot.  Think not only of Donald Trump’s continuing series of dilemmas but of cackling Hillary Clinton’s recent attacks on Tulsi Gabbard (hmmm, that name, … again).

Ahhh, the Ukraine, the Deep State loves it when a plan comes together (as long as it stays together).  The Ukraine, where immediately after the Clinton-Obama-Biden orchestrated coup of 2014 not only was a new Cold War ignited generating a new source of profits for the military industrial complex Ike warned us against, but more personal massive personal profits started flowing to, among many others, the family of the new United States proconsul for Ukrainian affairs, slippery Joe Biden (no quid pro quo there, no sirree, try and prove it).

Unfortunately for the Deep State (at least temporarily), the big prize, the presidential election of 2016, was not attained, but not for a lack of trying or lack of cooperation from the then newly installed Ukrainian administration.  But not to worry, that problem is being looked after by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff and a bipartisan cast of supporting Deep State characters, and of course, the MSM.

Drain the swamp????

Not on our watch!!!

© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2019; all rights reserved.  Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.

Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia although he has primarily lived in the United States of America (of which he is a citizen).  Until recently he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales.  He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation and linguistic studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies).  He can be contacted at and much of his writing is available through his blog at

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