John Bolton is NOT going to testify in the impeachment trial
because Democrats do not want Hunter Biden
and his rainmaker of a daddy called as a witnesses.
When asked how much money Burisma was paying him, Hunter Biden answered: “Look I’m a private citizen. One thing I don’t have to do is open my kimono as it relates to how much money I make.”
ABC News interviewer: “If your last name wasn’t Biden do you think you would have been asked to be on the board of Burisma?
Hunter Biden: “I don’t know, I don’t know. Probably not. I don’t think there are a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn’t Biden.
Did Donald Trump demand a quid pro quo? No. The $391 million was delivered well before the Ukrainians ran out of bullets. There was no investigation or even an announcement of one. President Zelensky got his high-profile meeting with the President of the United States. But, Democrats say, it was the thought that counts. HUH?
Maybe Trump SHOULD have demanded Ukrainian quid for American quo.
The Bidens are the very corruption that should trouble Trump and American taxpayers. How did Trump benefit politically from his supposed quid pro quo? By exposing U.S-Ukrainian corruption. How did the Bidens benefit? By collecting over one million dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch as insurance from Obama-Biden exposure.
Congress should put up green screen behind the speakers like TV
weathermen, where could be displayed images of Joe and Hunter Biden.
Or Sponge-Pants Square Bob.
We have said from day One that Joe Biden and his boy Hunter SHOULD be investigated. Somehow, Democrats and their allies in the mainstream Resistance news media contend that the the whole Biden-Burisma scam has been thoroughly investigated and dispelled.
How so? Who investigated and when? Which federal agency? Not Robert Mueller. Not Jim Comey. Not Bob Brennan or James Clapper. Not Adam Schiff or Jerold Nadler.
His plane leaves in six hours
Former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi went after the Bidens tooth and tong Monday Monday (01-27-2020). “Every witness … agreed there was a potential appearance of conflict of interest.”
No energy experience. Knew nothing about Ukraine. Why did Burisma want to pay him millions of dollars with no qualifications? Pam Bondi answered that question: “Hunter Biden … had one qualification; he was the son of the vice president of the United States, in charge of the Ukrainian portfolio.” Even Biden’s former business partner (stepson of then secretary of state Kerry) warned the State Department of the conflict of interest.
Bondi played the infamous tape of Joe Biden boasting that he threatened to withhold one billion dollars in aid to Ukraine unless the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden’s Burisma petroleum firm was fired. Which, of course, he was.
Democrats’ partisan ethics
Taking heads at MSNBC forced nervous laughter — but no rebuttal — to the Trump team’s suggestion that if anyone should have been impeached for political quid pro quo, it should have been Barack Obama. Trump defender Eric Herschmann made that case splendidly. (See some of the best of the impeachment trial here.)
Barack Obama was telling then-Russian president Medvedev to give him some “space” to get through the 2012 election, after which he would be able to be more “flexible” on missile defense. Sure enough, Obama denied the defensive missiles that Poland, for one, ardently desired. Ukraine got only blankets and night vision goggles so that they could see the Russian tanks advancing on them but not stop them. Obama is a wily enough politician to know that American voters would not look kindly on his pathetic obsequiousness. Of course, Congress did not impeach Barack Obama for HIS quid pro quo.
“Ukraine must clean up its energy sector. Ukraine senior elected official should have to remove all conflicts between their business interest and their government responsibilities.” Who said this? Herschmann answered:
“Joe Biden said that in December 2015. … One thing he did not say, he did not tell his son not to trade on his family connections. And House manager Schiff says, “move along, nothing to see here?”
About John Bolton
The New York Times’ story contains no “bombshells,” notwithstanding the media hype. Anyone paying attention, or who has read Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson’s Nov. 18 letter to House Members, knows that Mr. Trump mistrusted Ukraine and considered cutting off aid. Anyone who read the rough transcript of Mr. Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine’s President knows he wanted an investigation of Hunter and Joe Biden. All Mr. Bolton reportedly adds is news of a conversation in which Mr. Trump made a direct connection between the two that nearly everyone already assumed.
This still isn’t close to a high crime or misdemeanor. Mr. Trump’s reckless judgment was resisted by his staff and Senators like Mr. Johnson, and the President eventually changed his mind. Ukraine never opened an investigation, the U.S. aid was delivered on time, and Mr. Trump met with Ukraine’s President in New York. There was no crime, and Mr. Trump’s military support for Ukraine continues to be far more robust than Barack Obama’s.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Herschmann warned Schiff’s impeachment team: Be careful what you wish for. They wanted impeachment. Result: Joe Biden is critically wounded. If the Democrat(ic) party establishment continues its disinformation campaign against Bernie Sanders they will need to swap out Uncle Joe for a more viable favorite. Bernie, at least, is honest.