Here are some of the top stories making headlines in conservative politics today:
Ukraine’s top prosecutor will review Biden’s case; Unemployment falls to 3.5%, Trump touts a 50-year low and robust economy; Trump declares “case closed” after revelatory texts; Trump signs executive order to protect Medicare; Trump third-quarter campaign fundraising higher than top 4 Democrats combined!
Ukraine Top Prosecutor Will Review Biden Case
The top prosecutor for Ukraine said his office is “conducting an audit” of previously investigated and closed cases, which will include the probe of the giant energy firm Burisma, where Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, had served on the board.
“We are now reviewing all the cases which were closed, fragmented or investigated earlier in order to make a decision on cases where illegal procedural decisions were taken,” said Ruslan Ryaboshapka, Ukraine’s prosecutor general.
The prosecutor says his office was instructed to review cases. The office plans to review 15 cases that were previously closed, which includes the Burisma case, to ensure the cases were thoroughly and fairly handled.
Hunter Biden is alleged to have made $50,000 per month, or roughly $600,000 per year, as a member of Burisma’s board.
Unemployment Falls to 3.5%, a 50-year Low, Robust Economy Continues
Unemployment in the United States dropped to the lowest rate in over half a century, as joblessness fell to 3.5%.
The economy continues to grow, adding 136,000 jobs last month, a number which some forecasters called modest. Nonetheless, the five-decade low unemployment shows the American economy remains robust.
President Trump tweeted: “Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops to a 50 YEAR LOW. Wow America, lets impeach your President (even though he did nothing wrong!).”
Trump Declares “Case Closed” After Texts Reveal Trump Admin Encouraged Ukraine to go Public
House leaders revealed that officials in the Trump administration actually encouraged Ukraine to go public with the investigations sought by Trump.
According to a report by the Washington Times, the texts were about rooting out corruption and not about investigating a political rival in the 2020 presidential campaign.
President Trump tweeted: “The Washington Times, “Ukraine envoy blows ‘massive hole’ into Democrat accusations. Republicans at hearing find no Trump Pressure.” The Ukrainian President also strongly stated that NO pressure was put on him. Case Closed!”
In a separate tweet on the subject of corruption, President Trump wrote: “As President I have an obligation to end CORRUPTION, even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country or countries. It is done all the time. This has NOTHING to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens. This does have to do with their corruption!”
Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect Medicare
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday aimed at protecting private Medicare plans for seniors, which is aimed at protecting private health insurance that he said is “under threat” with “Medicare for all” proposals by Democrats.
“Medicare is under threat like never before,” Trump said. “I will never allow these politicians to steal your health care and give it away to illegal aliens.”
Trump’s 3rd Quarter Fundraising Annihilates Democrats, Surpasses Top 4 Combined!
President Donald Trump’s third-quarter fundraising surpassed the totals of at least four of the leading Democratic candidates combined.
Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised a total of $125 million in the third quarter.
The totals of Biden ($15.2 million), Sanders ($25.3 million) Buttigieg ($19.1 million), and Harris ($11.6 million) combined still do not top Trump. Warren has not yet released her fundraising numbers, but even with her numbers, it is likely that Trump’s fundraising will surpass the total of all 5 Democratic candidates combined.