Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Dartmouth College, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
If you’ve been alive and paying attention to the news the last two days, you’ve heard of the “scandal” involving Trump and a phone call with Ukraine’s new President. At first, Trump was accused of extortion via anonymous sources, claiming he had threatened on the call to withhold $250 million in military aid unless Joe Biden was investigated. As I predicted when the story broke, that story end up blowing up into a million pieces.
What we are left with is a lot of questions about Biden and he seems to be really on edge every time he’s asked about his extortion of Ukraine, which he admitted to on tape, and his son’s dealings in the country.
Here’s Biden yesterday chiding a Fox News reporter for not asking the “right” question.
Pardon me for being all First Amendment-y, but you do *not* get to tell journalists what to ask anyone. You also do not get to decide what the "right" question is, ever. This is not China. <End of rant> https://t.co/fQdU8FylVD
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 22, 2019
He sure seems to be hiding something. That’s how this game goes now right? If one doth protest too much and obfuscate from talking about corrupt looking foreign interactions, there must be something there. Or at least that’s been the rule the last three years, so no use changing it now. We clearly need a full investigation and years of of nonstop media speculation to be sure of what’s going on here. Further, Biden should fully cooperate and look forward to being exonerated.
That won’t happen though. Even the President asking he be investigated is suddenly off limits and bandied about as a scandal. Never mind that the Obama administration worked with numerous foreign governments to target the Trump campaign in 2016 or that the DNC worked directly with the then Ukrainian ambassador to get dirt on Paul Manafort. Now, all the sudden, any interactions with foreign entities about political opponents, even if legitimate suspicions exist, is bad. Funny how that works.
Trump and Republicans should keep pushing this. Biden may end up the nominee, but he shouldn’t be allowed to skate by without addressing major questions about his activity. No one forced Biden to brag that he and he alone threatened Ukraine with $1B in loan guarantees unless they fired a prosector who just happened to be looking directly at his son. Perhaps it’s all a big misunderstanding? Then let him prove it.
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