Anatomy of an Impeachment: The Complete Timeline of the Biden, Ukraine, Trump Inquiry

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UPDATE: Dec 18 2019: President Trump has been Impeached and we have a transcript audio recording of the Trump Zelensky call that resulted in this trainwreck HERE.

There are just so many confusing details about how US President Donald Trump ended up being accused of trying to extort political support from the Ukraine in exchange for desperately need military weapons.

To clarify this mess we spent hours digging through records and press releases to develope this complete Biden, Ukraine, Obama, Russia, Trump Impeachment timeline:

Year  Month Notable Event
1997 Boies Schiller Flexner LLP law firm is founded and takes on very high profile litigation like DoJ vs Microsoft and Bush v Gore
2002 Burisma Holdings is co-founded in the Ukraine by Mykola Zlochevsky and becomes one of its largest private natural gas producers
2006 President Bush appoints Hunter Biden to the board of Amtrak
2009 Hunter Biden steps down from Amtrak board and becomes an attorney with Boies Schiller Flexner
2009 Jan Senator Joe Biden becomes US Vice President under Barak Obama
2012 Ukranian Prosecutor General opens an investigation in Burisma founder and owner Mykola Zlochevsky, into money laundering, tax evasion and corruption complaints from 2010 through 2012
2013 May Hunter Biden becomes a Direct Commission Offices of the US Navy Reserve
2013 Jun Hunter Biden’s Navy required urinalysis shows cocaine
2014 Feb Ukrainian Revolution forces President Yanukovich to flee to Russia
2014 Feb Russian military enter Ukraine and over the next month ‘annex’ the important port area known as the Crimean Peninsula
2014 US Vice President Biden and others senior officials push President Obama to supply military hardware to the Ukrane but Obama only provides humanitarian aid
2014 Co-founder of Burisma Holdings, and a senior Ukranian Government Minister, Mykola Zlochevsky, is put under investigation for stealing / taking bribes relating to oil and gas companies he owned, including Burisma
2014 Apr Hunter Biden, US Vice President Joe Bidden’s son, joins the board of Burisma Holdings and is paid up to $50,000 per month
2014 President Obama’s aids are concerned with optics of having VP Joe Biden be heavily involved in US policy toward Ukraine because of Hunter Bidens prominence
2014 Jun Petro Poroshenko is elected Ukranian President
2014 Dec Hunter Biden and Burisma Board member Devon Archer found investment firm BHR Partners in China
2015 Feb Viktor Shokin is appointed as Ukranian Prosecutor General, inheriting the still ongoing investigation into Burisma owner and senior Ukraine Minister, Mykola Zlochevsky, into money laundering, tax evasion and corruption
2015 It becomes obvious that Viktor Shokin is protecting Ukranian oligarchs and politicians including Burisma owner and senior Ukraine Minister, Mykola Zlochevsky
2015 Viktor Shokin becomes so ineffectual the Obama administration seriously considers opening their own investigation of Burisma
2016 Mar Viktor Shokin is fired as Ukranian Prosecutor General
2016 Nov Donald Trump is elected President of the United States
2017 Dec Trump reverses Obama administrations position of providing only political and humanitarian support for the Ukraine, by sending Javelin antitank missiles
2018 Feb Audio recordings between Ukranian Prime Minister Poroshenko and Zlochevsky implicates Zlochevsky in accepting bribes
2018 Jun Ukranian courts annulled an anti-corruption ruling against Zlochevsky
2019 May Actor, comedian and political novice, Volodymyr Zelensky, is sworn in as Ukraines President
2019 May Viktor Shokin claims he was fired because he had been actively investigating Burisma, even though both US officials under President Trump and Ukranian officials state that his Burisma investigation was non-existant
2019 Apr Hunter Biden’s 5 year term on the board of Burisma Holdings is completed on schedule and he stepped down
2019 Jul US President Trump orders the freezing of USD$391M in military aid to the Ukraine
2019 Jul 25 US President Trump calls Ukraine President Zelensky and tells him “…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…”
2019 US President Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani repeatedly claim that in 2015 then US Vice President Biden lobbied the Ukranian Government to fire Ukranian Prosecutor General, Viktor Shokin, in an effort to sheild his son Hunter Biden from prosecution
2019 Sep 5 The Washington Post reported “we’re reliably told that the president… is attempting to force Mr. Zelensky to intervene in the 2020 US presidential election by launching an investigation into the leading Democratice candidate, Joe Biden”
2019 Sep 9 The New York Times and Washington Post report “Democrats investigate whether Trump, Giuliani pressured Ukraine to aid 2020 reelection bid”
2019 Sep 9 The US Inspector General officially notifies both the US Senate and Congress’ Intelligence Committees of a ‘Whistle blower complaint’
2019 Sep 10 House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff, formal requests a copy of the ‘Whistleblower complaint’
2019 Sep 11 Without explanation, the Trump administration reinstated military aid for Ukraine, with no conditions
2019 The US Congress begins impeachment hearings into President Trump’s alleged extortion attempt of trading arms for political assistance
2019 Sep Ukrainian anti-corruption investigation agency states the current investigation of Burisma was restricted to investigating the period of 2010 to 2012, before Hunter Biden joined Burisma in 2014
2019 Sep 13 Date that New York Times stated Ukranian President Zelensky was going to announce and investigation into ‘The Biden’s’ was underway – no announcement was made
2019 Sep 18 The Washington Post publishes the back story behind the, whistler blower compliant, the alleged extortion attempt by President Trump
2019 Sep 24 The US Congress begins impeachment hearings into President Trump’s alleged extortion attempt of trading arms for political assistance
2019 Russian military forces are still battling Ukranian forces along their southern boarder and Crimea is now fully controlled by Russia

It may not be the most exciting read, but if you don’t understand the facts you shouldn’t be arguing a side… any side.

To the best of our knowledge all of the items in this timeline are factual and not opinion.  Please POLITELY let us know if we have a something wrong or we missed something important.

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