She looks like a soccer mom, but yesterday she chopped down a major pillar of the Democrats’ impeachment case. The media have been saying over and over that the Bidens were investigated and cleared. But they never say who did the investigating and they never quote any documents or reports. That’s because no one has ever completed any investigation of the Bidens and Burisma. A few inquiries were started but were never heard from again.
Former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi made the White House’s case to the Senate on Monday afternoon that President Donald Trump had good reason to ask Ukraine to investigate the conflict of interest involving former Vice President Joe Biden; his son Hunter Biden; and the corrupt Ukraine gas company, Burisma.
Using clips of testimony from Democrats’ own witnesses, and reports from the mainstream media — including an ABC News interview with Hunter Biden — Bondi argued that Hunter Biden was paid handsomely for little reason other than that he was the vice president’s son. The company was under investigation at the time — and Vice President Biden later famously insisted the prosecutor be fired.
She also noted that Hunter Biden was involved in business with Chris Heinz, the stepson of then-Secretary of State John Kerry. Both were involved in Ukraine — and elsewhere — at a time when ending corruption was said to be the top priority of the United States and other western governments in dealing with Ukraine.
Bondi also noted that journalists had asked the Obama administration about the Bidens’ conflict of interest, and that American diplomats — including State Department official George Kent and former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who testified in the House impeachment inquiry — had raised concerns as well.
Nothing was done, she pointed out, and Hunter Biden only left the board of Burisma in April 2019, the same month that his father announced his campaign for the presidency, when under closer scrutiny than usual.
Bondi noted that the House Democrat impeachment managers had referred to “the Bidens and Burisma 400 times” in their presentation in an effort to pre-empt the argument that there was any legitimate basis, other than the president’s own political interest, for asking the Ukraine to investigate them.
“All we’re saying is that there was a basis to talk about this, to raise this issue, and that is enough,” Bondi explained.
What Hunter Biden was doing in Ukraine looks shady as hell. I won’t say that he is guilty of any crimes, but the facts that we can prove are such that I’ll be shocked if Hunter has a credible explanation for what he did that clears him of any wrongdoing. No wonder LTC Poppin Fresh Vindman freaked out when he heard Trump asking Ukraine to investigate Burisma and the Bidens. Vind(ictive)man is the guy who started all this Ukraine whoop-ti-doo when he told the whistleblower to blow his whistle.
So why did that porcine doofus single-handedly breathe life into the Democrats’ Shampeachment Monster?
He didn’t agree with Trump’s policies, and he was pissed because Trump didn’t defer to the Deep State.
The first time I heard Adam Schiff-Head explain how the transcript shows that Trump abused his presidential power by asking Ukraine to investigate I laughed. But as I laughed I had a deja vu feeling in the pit of my stomach. This isn’t my first rodeo.
Way back in 2008 when I was still a liberal Democrat there was a Democrat primary happening in South Carolina. Obama had won Iowa, and the media tried to declare that the race was over. But Hillary surprised the media when she came from behind to win New Hampshire. Obama panicked, and told his henchlings to play the race card. They played it on Bill Clinton.
Suddenly, Bill Clinton was a racist. William Jefferson Clinton was a racist. The guy they called “The first black President” was a racist. Now Billy Jeff is a lot of things, but a racist is not one of them. So I laughed at the absurd idea that Bill Clinton was a racist. At that time I was still a regular at Buffoon Juice. I was shocked to see people over there taking the accusation seriously. I was even more shocked to see Democrat party leaders repeating it. The media acted like the allegation was not ludicrous.
The race card swung SC into Obama’s camp. The majority of Democrats in SC are black. Obama got over 90% of the black vote in that state. I concluded that Barack Obama was morally unfit to be POTUS and I have actively opposed him ever since. My conclusion has been confirmed repeatedly in the past 12 years.
But it was the absurd allegation that the media treated as reasonable and credible I want to talk about. Russian collusion was an absurd idea. The media still believes it. There is no allegation against Donald Trump that is too absurd to be believed by the news media. Anything and everything he says and does justifies more investigations. It is bad enough that the Democrats are making these claims, but the media keeps taking them seriously.
OTOH, no one can ask questions about Hunter Biden unless they first prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he is guilty of specific crimes. We aren’t even allowed to discuss it because it’s all a Republican conspiracy theory. On the Trump side, an unsourced rumor is enough to trigger months of investigations, but on the Biden side, there is NOTHING that is sufficient to trigger an investigation. Hunter Biden could get pulled over with a couple dead hookers in the backseat, and the media would do their best to bury the story.
And the media keeps telling us this shit with a straight face. And they studiously ignore the corruption all around them. There seems to be a bipartisan agreement to not talk about corruption.