New Documentary Sheds Light on Ukrainegate

A new documentary by Olivier Berruyer, editor of the website, released in conjunction with Consortium News, sorts out the complicated scandal and the role Joe Biden played in it.

UkraineGate – Inconvenient Facts

Part One: “A Not So ‘Solid’ Prosecutor”


70 comments for “New Documentary Sheds Light on Ukrainegate

  1. Skip Intro
    January 15, 2020 at 22:34

    Great video, thanks. I fear you may have misinterpreted the word “solid” in Biden’s statement. I believe he meant something more like “reliable”, in the sense of being compliant with US wishes. The opposite of ‘not corrupt’ really. Look at the body language, and it’s the CFR, ffs.

  2. robert e williamson jr
    January 15, 2020 at 21:06

    Right on Joe Lauria !

    I have watched this video three times. A long cast of characters with similar, unfamiliar names here, some making multiple appearances.

    I appears to me that Biden stepped into something and it’s stuck to his foot. IMPOTUS never seeming to have the ability grasp victory from the jaws of defeat failed, again and stepped into the same mess.

    A case exists to fry both Biden and the IMPOTUS over the same fire in their own fat, greedy little piggy’s. Great stuff for non-partisans.

    Now this video needs to go viral. like ASAP!

    Three Cheers for” Inspector Clouseau”, great job.

    • January 17, 2020 at 14:06

      Merci beaucoup Robert! What a great compliment!
      I absolutely agree with you, and we (a very small French team, I mostly researched material in Russian and Ukrainian) didn’t do this documentary to help your president, and I don’t think it will. It could be the opposite, depending on what happens with the primaries. We’re French (not Russian hackers, LOL!), what matters is that there are wrongdoings that had not been investigated properly until us, and therefore we had a great opportunity to do something serious to let the public know the truth, and make a name for ourselves in the process. If this series does go viral (and I have hopes it will :) ), then, well, it could generate enough donations for us to continue investigating, on other subjects. That would be really cool.

      Stay tuned on for the next episodes :)
      A one minute teaser you can share is available on
      Again, thank you for the compliment, you made me smile.

  3. Eugenie Basile
    January 15, 2020 at 02:01

    I guess this makes Biden the most solid candidate MSM and DNC can deliver.

    • DW Bartoo
      January 16, 2020 at 15:07

      Much appreciation to Olivier Berruyer,, and CN.

      Genuine investigative journalism of the highest order.

      (The truth is a powerful gift and critically necessary to empowering understanding, which might even allow the many to find both the courage and imagination to bring about needful change and even permit humanity to have a future, that is not corrupted by crony finance capitalism, endless war, and a global political class intent on extraction on all levels, but rather is premised upon humane and sustainable behaviors and fundamental moral principles that value life above brute domination and cooperation above violent tyrannical oppression.)

      Putting U$ MSM, for which only money and sycophantic propaganda pandering is all that matters, to well-deserved shame.

  4. Jonathan Marshall
    January 14, 2020 at 19:39

    Here’s another take from Daria Kaleniuk, executive director of Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Action Center, who is quoted in this video:
    “Lutsenko and prosecutor Konstantin Kulik have been giving Giuliani information on this case purely with an agenda to save their careers, inventing the story about the Biden investigation.”
    In 2016, Vice President Biden demanded that Ukraine fire Prosecutor General Victor Shokin, who Trump might have called a “very good prosecutor,” but he was seen by reformers in Kyiv as a disaster. A year earlier, Kalemniuk’s watchdog organization had pushed to dismiss Shokin for neglecting multiple corruption cases.
    “Here is why I do not say anything about Hunter Biden,” Kaleniuk explained. “Vice President Biden called for Ukraine to fire Shokin not because of the Burisma investigation, absolutely not, but because Ukraine’s prosecutor general did not investigate Burisma. U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt insisted [in early 2016] that Shokin should be investigating Burisma. The U.S. government had a clear position: The Burisma probe was killed by Shokin.”
    www (dot)thedailybeast(dot)com/trump-zelensky-phone-call-shocks-daria-kaleniuk-one-of-ukraines-top-independent-corruption-fighters

    • Joe Lauria
      January 15, 2020 at 02:09

      Viktor Shokin said under oath in a case in Austria that he was investigating Burisma and that’s why Biden had him fired. Are we supposed to believe the Daily Beast over sworn testimony? The idea that Biden got ride of Shokin because he wouldn’t investigate his son’s company is way too fantastic to believe. 

    • Jason M Homer
      January 15, 2020 at 13:00

      Interesting until realizing your sourcing your information from the Daily Beast. Please find new sources of information. The Daily Beast has been repeatedly proven to be pure propaganda.

    • January 15, 2020 at 13:08

      Yeah, really–the Daily Beast? Why don’t you tell us what nuggets of nonsense CNN has to reveal on this matter?

    • Clark M Shanahan
      January 15, 2020 at 21:49

      BTW: Chelsea Clinton is on the Daily Beast’s board of directors.

  5. January 14, 2020 at 17:22

    We now know that whenever Biden virtue signals, the exact opposite applies. When he talks about how democratic we are, or about transparency and what not, it’s because we are not. Snake Oil salesman.

  6. Erin
    January 14, 2020 at 16:59

    I can’t wait to see part 2. When is that coming out? This is an incredible deep dive into the whole stinking Urkrainegate/Biden issue. I paused the film several times because there is so much information provided. So basically Joe Biden did everything that the Democrats accuse Trump of doing. And Biden is so brazen about the whole thing, he brags on tape at the Council of Foreign Relations and admits to his crime. And Biden is running for president? Image if people like Rachel Maddow did this kind of reporting and truly informed the citizens about the abuses in our own gov’t instead of the establishment bullshit she has been spewing for years. We are a banana republic.

    • January 15, 2020 at 13:15

      I almost think the Democrats are deliberately sandbagging Biden with the impeachment farce. They know he would likely lose as Hillary did, but he feels “entitled” like she did, so they think this will finish him once and for all.
      Our government is useless.

    • VallejoD
      January 15, 2020 at 13:42

      Agreed. Biden is the poster boy for nepotism and corruption.

    • January 16, 2020 at 16:08

      Are you insinuating Rachel Maddow is a journalist?

    • January 17, 2020 at 14:13

      Thank you very much for the compliment!
      Part 2 is ready (and it’s fun!), if everything is OK you’ll see it next week, if you stay tuned to and/or
      Don’t hesitate to share and help us go viral :)

  7. Brewer
    January 14, 2020 at 16:13

    Spent this morning promoting this documentary on my regular alt-media haunts and sent it to journos and politicians I know. Strongly urge others to do likewise. MSM already blocking it so it is important to get it out there.
    Many thanks to Consortium News. A real scoop.

  8. January 14, 2020 at 16:07

    It’s not surprising that the the CEO of Burisma, Mykola Zlockevsky looks like a mobster. What kind of a person heads a fossil fuel company, an enterprise hell bent on increasing CO2 emissions? … not someone you’d like to bump into in a dark alley.

  9. Ruth Harris
    January 14, 2020 at 14:48

    Some points to ponder:
    1. Biden was sent to Ukraine with the backing of both parties in congress and the IMF to remove Shokin in exchange for $5 Bn in aid to the Ukrainian gas industry.
    Question: Was any of that money intended for or received by Burisma?
    2. Hunter Biden’s position at Burisma facilitated connections with a NATO think tank, the Atlantic Council, which was the recipient of million$ from Burisma.
    Question: Did any of that money originate from the aid money?
    3. The Atlantic Council, an anti Russian organization, sits amid a web of US defense contractors, Raytheon and Lockheed, producers of the Javelin missiles, being two of them. Some of the $300 + million Trump withheld, was to purchase those weapons.
    Question: What part did the Atlantic Council and those defense contractors play in the whistle blowing incident that revealed Trump’s quid pro quo?

    • Desmond
      January 14, 2020 at 18:29

      Excellent questions. Thank you.

    • Dianne Foster
      January 15, 2020 at 04:07

      Interesting. So far, I only knew that Biden and McCain enabled Nuland to replace Yanukovich with a neo-Nazi-filled government in 2014. Thus to re-start the Cold War with Russia….0

  10. Fred Grosso
    January 14, 2020 at 14:05

    Thank you for this information. I don’t think this vindicates Trump. It shows how he fits so nicely into our corrupt politics. He is of value because he commits immoral acts that he believes others have committed, but he doubles down and he is ruthlessly transparent. Biden is what he is and not as he is presented to us by the media and his gang. How we get the fanatical supporters of these corrupt demons to stop empowering them is a puzzling dilemma.

    • January 14, 2020 at 18:02


      “ The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters.”

  11. rosemerry
    January 14, 2020 at 14:01

    I would be delighted to see Facebook allowing “The Magnitsky Act-Behind the Scenes”, as NOBODY else online is allowed to or brave enough to let the truth be told about that Browder action.

  12. Frank Munley
    January 14, 2020 at 12:07

    I do not use FB for sending links. I hardly use my FB account at all. But I did access through my Safari browser. I noticed immediately that there is an 8:50 short summary of the video posted by CN. I hope there is a transcript of the longer version, because like some others, I don’t like to watch videos.

  13. Tim Slater
    January 14, 2020 at 11:39

    This is what investigative journalism should be!

    • January 17, 2020 at 14:18

      Thank you very much for the compliment!
      For the next episodes, see
      There’s also a one-minute teaser on that you can share to help us go viral.

  14. Linda C
    January 14, 2020 at 11:06

    Corruption has tarnished Joe Biden. He is no longer a viable Democratic candidate in the U.S. This is what Trump was after, even if it was for his own political gain. Impeaching one president and preparing to elect another crooked one is what American politics looks like these days. Ukraine doesn’t have a corner on the market of corruption.

    • Mike from Jersey
      January 14, 2020 at 17:49


      Biden is unfit for office.

      The problem is that the Corporate Media will suppress info like this.

      That is why sites like this one are important.

      The more people get the word out the better.

  15. January 14, 2020 at 11:05

    I very much appreciated this video, that clearly confirms how corrupt Biden would be were he elected president.

    I tried to send a donation to the French company that investigated and produced this and have not yet figured out a way to do that.

    Please suggest an alternative link.

    • Iovleff
      January 15, 2020 at 10:48

      The page is in french but after filling the form (first name, second name,…. In fact you can put what you want, there is no check)
      and clicking on the button “Faire un don avec Paypal”, you will be able to donate

    • Antiwar7
      January 15, 2020 at 13:31

      An English-language support page for that site is at:

    • January 17, 2020 at 14:28

      Thank you very much for your compliment (I’m one of the few members of the investigative team), Adele, and thank you very much to Antiwar for providing the link. I hope it’s OK to repeat this link in clear www(dot)les-crises (dot)fr/support/
      OK, I think this is the 4th thank you message I write, and I should stop here before CN bans me for flooding the comment section, but I’m really extremely moved by all the compliments on this page.
      See you soon for the next videos :)

  16. AnneR
    January 14, 2020 at 10:41

    Additional…and hardly coincidental that NPR should use Area 1 Security as a “source” for “insightful,” “reliable and true” information (ho ho) Wikipedia (not itself a reliable, unaffiliated source, but likely so in this case, informs that the Oren Falkowitz and his two co-founders of this (supposed independent) cybersecurity firm, prior to their establishing this “cybersecurity” company they (all three) worked for – guess who? – the US National Security Agency (NSA). You know, that abominable snooping, spy cyber-agency that hacked into everyone’s cell/smartphone around the world, including Frau Merkel’s.

    You have to admire the hubris and arrogance of these men; and the reliance of the NPR on their loyal audience members either fully accepting what any *American* cyber *security* company says about the Reds, the black hats or should they bother to check out the Wiki that audience trusting utterly anything and everything such men and their company say (and do). Mind-boggling.

  17. Charles K. Hof
    January 14, 2020 at 10:34

    And Joe Biden wants to be the US president. I also note Obama willing to go along with this “change”, and use funds for leverage. Unfortunately it seems this is how not only the US but other countries work.
    Trump is corrupt, and we may not like what he does, and yes he got caught. The fact that the Republicans do not reign him in is equally as bad.
    Enough of the “Old Gard and their version of Ethics/Morality”

  18. AnneR
    January 14, 2020 at 10:29

    I’d much rather read than watch (bad for my eyes) or listen, so have missed out on this revealing item. However, it is excellent that CN has posted the access to this video for those more than willing to view (I’d love to read a transcript, mind) it.

    Makes me wonder if the existence of this evidence has *anything* to do with NPR’s Morning Edition today and the new (?) “Russia (GRU) did it” story they are happily broadcasting about the (purported) hacking of Burisma’s email accounts. Their source of info? Some CA based “cybersecurity” company called Area 1 Security. Yep, those scary, dastardly Russians (the *only* country with hackers, let alone government funded hackers) have been at it again – and, of course, they have had ill intent, just as they did vis a vis Killary’s election campaign…

    This is from NPR’s website, what was said by the Security firm’s co-founder: ” “What we’ve uncovered is that the same Russian cyber actors who targeted the DNC in 2016 have been actively launching a phishing campaign against employees of Burisma Holdings and its subsidiaries, to try to steal their email usernames and passwords,” Area 1 co-founder Oren Falkowitz tells NPR’s Noel King.”

    Well, of course.

    Just in case anyone in the US population begins to raise their head above the Huxleyan-Orwellian propaganda and gets other ideas about what reality really looks like… And perhaps in preparation for an impeachment trial taking place in the Senate and the Biden gangsters being subpoenaed….Gotta keep the lid on it.

    • DH Fabian
      January 15, 2020 at 00:28

      In fairness, Russia-gate is all that the Democrats have left to sell. They sold out their values, and a good portion of their voters, years ago.

    • January 15, 2020 at 13:28

      I don’t usually watch longer videos but I watched this while working in the kitchen and it was easy to follow and clearly laid out. I recommend it; you will gain even more insight into the corruption of these evil people.

  19. ML
    January 14, 2020 at 09:12

    Remember the older gentleman Merle Gorman, who Joe Biden savaged at an Iowa town hall meeting a few weeks ago? The story ran on CBS nightly news one night. All the retired farmer asked Joe was two questions: 1. That he himself at 83, knew he was too old to have the job of president of the U.S. and how did Biden feel about his own age and job aspirations? 2. What was the deal about Ukraine’s Burisma hiring Hunter to their board when Hunter had no experience in oil and gas? And Biden called him a “damned liar” and “fat,” challenged him to a physical competition and attacked Mr. Gorman terribly. It was a disgusting display by Biden. Well, I looked up Merle in Hampton, Iowa and wrote him a letter, telling him he was a hero for bringing these issues up so bravely in front of a big crowd. A couple weeks later, I received a two page, hand-written letter from Mr. Gorman himself. Many Americans had written or called him to offer their support. It was delightful to be able to converse with a fellow American on this issue, a complete stranger who had the temerity to confront Biden directly on his corruption. Mr. Gorman, I told you about Consortium News in my letter to you. So if you are reading this, once again, BRAVO! Great video here that proves the point he so courageously made at that Iowa town hall. And Joe is tanking. I hope he continues to tank.

    • January 14, 2020 at 21:27

      ML – I believe you are correct, that Biden is tanking, as he should be. However, the democrats and their supine MSM are still holding him up as if he were a shoo-in to win the nomination. CBS evening news tonight declared him way out in front, although other polls put Sanders first and Biden way behind. There is only one reason the Dems and the media insist that he is the front runner: because without that pretext, their entire impeachment hoax would collapse. The President has every right to ask that an obviously corrupt senator meddling in foreign affairs be investigated. It’s only “illegal” IF that senator is his political rival. But as long as Biden can’t win the primary, that would pull the rug out from under the entire impeachment hoax. So between now and the primary, we will hear and read again and again that Biden is the front runner, the truth be damned.

    • VallejoD
      January 15, 2020 at 13:50

      Good for you! I was absolutely disgusted with Biden. The man is an ethical sinkhole and then attacks an elder American citizen in the vilest way.

      I would not vote for Biden to collect my trash.

  20. James Whitney
    January 14, 2020 at 08:18

    Les Crises is the most important economic blog in France during the last several years. It welcomed the well-known economist Jacques Sapir who had been kicked out of his previous blog position for criticizing president Macron. One of the best features of Les Crises is the people who leave excellent comments on the many articles published. I am one of these commentators, although I comment a lot less often than some of the best (my comments generally well received all the same).

  21. Robyn
    January 14, 2020 at 07:46

    I agree with Dingleberry’s rhetorical question about why people continue using FB etc. So many people object to being spied on and lament social media’s increasing censorship, yet they keep on using them – just as they keep going to MSM sites. I’d like to see a huge boycott of them all, even for just 24 hours.

    People – take back the power.

  22. Fran Macadam
    January 14, 2020 at 07:28

    You’ve been zucked.

  23. countykerry
    January 14, 2020 at 06:10

    Joe, Joe say it ain’t so !

    Thank you for sharing this documentary with us, another example of the corrupt behavior of Joe Biden.

    And brought to us not by our own MSM but from France.

  24. Michael Meo
    January 14, 2020 at 02:02

    This report provides overwhelming evidence that Joe Biden intervened directly to coerce the president of Ukraine to fire an honest and competent prosecutor general, and to put in place a corrupt one.

    I am interested to see how the honest prosecutor was presented in European and American mass media as corrupt. I donated 50 dollars, and hope to see the explanation in the second installment.

  25. mbob
    January 13, 2020 at 23:14

    This video is astonishing! I couldn’t stop watching.

    I normally don’t bother with videos, since it’s much faster to read than to watch and listen. And this video is very lengthy — over 50 minutes.

    But it’s one of the most amazing and compelling things I’ve ever viewed.

    I’ll admit: I believe everything that Berruyer says and shows here. The video should completely demolish Biden’s candidacy. Although not very explicit about him, it sheds enormous shade on Obama and on the impeachment hearing. It comes near to completely vindicating Trump on the UkraineGate charge, while essentially convicting Biden of what Trump was accused of.

    I’ll try to learn more about Berruyer to see if he is as objective as this video appears to make him out to be.

    And if he is …. wow!

    Thanks ConsortiumNews for finding and showing this. As I said, I’ve seen nothing like it. And I’ll make a contribution shortly.

    If, as Ville from Finland write, the video violates Facebook’s norms, then that opens up very troubling issues in itself.

    Keep up the good work!

    • January 14, 2020 at 08:31

      Thanks a lot !

      You know, we are french, not americans.

      We are not politically motivated : we are not pro-democrats, or pro-republicans.

      We just try to be each day pro-journalism.

      As Robert Parry told it :

    • ElderD
      January 14, 2020 at 09:08

      >>> ” It comes near to completely vindicating Trump on the UkraineGate charge . . .”

      I don’t think that’s true. Trump clearly used the leverage of withholding aid authorized by Congress, in order to coerce Ukraine into taking action that would help his reelection campaign. That’s seriously bad stuff, regardless of the actions of the Biden family.

      >>>”. . . while essentially convicting Biden of what Trump was accused of.”

      Yes. It definitely does that.

  26. Mike from Jersey
    January 13, 2020 at 23:09

    Incredible video.

  27. Stem
    January 13, 2020 at 22:23

    Excellent. This doco provides context for Ukrainegate I haven’t otherwise found. Looking forward to the next video.

  28. John Wright
    January 13, 2020 at 22:00

    Excellent and important documentary that everyone should watch if they want to understand the roots of UkraineGate.

    Thanks for posting this CN !

  29. H
    January 13, 2020 at 17:35

    Very well done

  30. michael
    January 13, 2020 at 17:26

    Excellent video! Ukraine is laughably corrupt. American politicians must feel they have died and gone to Paradise!

    • January 14, 2020 at 11:56

      Funny countries are laughably corrupt. USA is a serious country. American corruption is …..

      [exercise for high school kids]

  31. January 13, 2020 at 16:53

    Thanks Ville.

    Yes, Facebook has totaly blocked for no reason.

    We are trying to remove this ban

    But yes, you can share – and thanks to the whole team ! :)

    • John Drake
      January 14, 2020 at 09:06

      Let’s face it Facebook = a privatized version of the NSA. Use at your peril!

    • T
      January 14, 2020 at 10:05

      > Facebook has totaly blocked for no reason.

      For no reason? I should think the reason is perfectly obvious…

    • Peter
      January 14, 2020 at 11:43

      I have this article on my FB page and I live in Kyiv :)

    • Ville from Finland
      January 14, 2020 at 13:41

      Olivier Berruyer,

      I wish you a good luck with the Facebook! At the meantime, I ‘ll share this link as much as I can :)

      And thank you for doing this documentary! After watching the 1st episode, I can’t wait to see the rest of it.

    • TBR
      January 14, 2020 at 19:44

      I was able to open the video in Safari. A friend posted the link on her Facebook timeline. It opened there as well, but was faster in the browser.

  32. Ville from Finland
    January 13, 2020 at 15:20

    I noticed that Facebook does not allow to link up the site, and states that it violates the norms of Facebook. Even Messenger blocked it as I tried privately to send the link to my friend.

    So I’m glad that this video is on this site, also, as Consortium News haven’t been blocked by Facebook. Atleast not yet.

    • Paul
      January 13, 2020 at 18:22

      This was remarkable and important. Well done.

    • Jon
      January 13, 2020 at 19:00

      It seems to be blocked for me.

    • Dingleberry
      January 13, 2020 at 19:08

      Well….what did you expect from that platform? Why folks continue to use them is puzzling to me.

    • Dennis Rice
      January 13, 2020 at 19:33

      Unless I’m doing something wrong, I can’t get it to work on this site. Anybody?

    • Tim Jones
      January 13, 2020 at 21:48

      Ville, Does Facebook clarify what “the norms of Facebook are”?

    • Eugenie Basile
      January 14, 2020 at 08:30

      I wonder if this falls under meddling with U.S. elections by a foreign agent providing kompromat on a U.S. political frontrunner. Mr. Berruyer you are a very courageous man.

    • T
      January 14, 2020 at 10:10

      Ville from Finland,

      The obvious lessen you should have learned is not to try to view Web sites via Facebook, but go to them directly.

    • Ville from Finland
      January 14, 2020 at 13:36


      Sure, a blocking by Facebook isn’t that surprising, considering the times we’re living. I guess we all have read enough of how Facebook operates nowadays. I don’t like the Facebook, but it’s pretty handy in keeping touch with the family and friends that live far away.

      Tim Jones,

      No, they simply announce that the link violates the Facebook’s community norms/standards.

      And to be honest, I don’t think Facebook actually has any standards, other than gool ol’ double standards :)

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