U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham, the most interesting man in the Senate, told the Washington news media today (01-23-2020) about calling witnesses to the Senate impeachment trial:
Schumer said yesterday, ‘we’re not willing to trade Joe Biden for anybody.’ I think I know why.”
In a news briefing today with Capitol reporters, Graham said what many of us have been thinking and saying:
Uncurious news media
I don’t know how many times it was said by the [House] managers that the Biden conflict of interestallegations has been debunked and there is no scintilla of evidence in terms of conflicts of interest and potential wrong doing. …
When the managers tell me this has been looked at and debunked. By who[m]?
“Nobody, particularly in your business [the news media], has done much looking at what happened in the Ukraine with Hunter Biden. You’re going to hear more about that. In 2014 Joe Biden is given the Ukraine portfolio by President Trump [meant Obama]. Within a month … the vice president’s son is hired by Burisma, one of the most corrupt countries in Ukraine, at a fairly exorbitant salary. Burisma also hires John Kerry’s stepson and on and on and on.
Influence for sale?
The prosecutor, who I think was corrupt,opened up a case in May 2014 against Burisma, raided the president of Burisma’s home, and six or seven weeks later, was fired. In 2015, the president of Burisma was named by our ambassador as someone who should be looked into for corruption. The person who followed the fired prosecutor dropped the case against Burisma.
Doesn’t pass the smell test to me. You can say they are corrupt but they’re not stupid. …
From the time they raided the president [of Burisma]’s home, Joe Biden called the president of Ukraine four times, got on a plane and told the president if you don’t fire this guy you don’t get the billion dollars.
Were they buying insurance when they hired Hunter Biden? They sure weren’t buying expertise.
Does Joe Biden’s candidacy immunize him?
The President believes that what happened in the Ukraine with the Bidens was inappropriate. … If you’re in the prior administration does that mean no one can ever look at you? If you’re going to be a potential opponent does that mean your family can do anything? I don’t buy that. …