For the confused Progs- Before means during the period of time preceding a particular event, date, time , or PHONE CALL.
Fox News contributor John Solomon was on ‘Hannity’ last night to discuss a newly unearthed document that “shows that Ukrainian officials had opened a new probe into the firm linked to Hunter Biden months before President Trump’s phone call with that country’s leader.”
Solomon said the United States was already aware that Ukraine was planning to look into Burisma Holdings, the energy company that Hunter Biden was a board member of, early this year. Solomon stated, “The U.S. government had open-source intelligence and was aware as early as February of 2019 that the Ukrainian government was planning to reopen the Burisma investigation…This is long before the president ever imagined having a call with President Zelensky” because Petro Poroshenko was still Ukraine’s president in February, not Zelensky. more here