CID1990 wrote:If Trump tried to use US foreign assistance dollars as a lever to get the Burisma investigation restarted then this is a lot more than a nothingburger. His mouth wrote a check that he might need to cash in prison (or on a Pence pardon)
Also - it is entirely possible that Biden did try to use those same dollars to get Shokin fired and it could actually have nothing to do with the fact that his son was being paid by Burisma or however it is spelled (and using aid dollars as a lever is perfectly legitimate in a foreign policy sense). But this is precisely why politicians should avoid conflicts of interest, and why Obama should have sent somebody else to twist the Ukraine's collective arm. This is just basic Ethics 101 - and it is why Trump gets a pass from his base... because they have the "well they do it too" whatabout this or that defense
If Biden was on the up and up, then a LOT of time is going to be wasted here - in fact it might just muddy the water enough to get Trump off the hook
Imagine that - yet another roundabout misstep of a previous administration or the DNC or the MSM that contributes to Trump's election and then his continuing presence in the White House....
Obama's minimization of Russia with Romney
CNN's millions of dollars of free campaign ads for Trump
Hillary's deplorable comments
Hillary's campaign paying a foreign agent to collect dirt on a political candidate
Comey's 11th hour nevermind on Carlos Danger's laptop
FBI texts and emails and the "insurance policy"
Trump's biggest enabler is Da Resistunce
That's the irony of all of this. Everyone knows that Trump is pretty despicable. I don't think that's ever been in doubt. But in being so fanatical in the eagerness of being part of "The Resistance" the Dems have let Trump, as he's apt to do, suck them into his world. The irony of Trump using the Presidential position to strongarm a foreign ally to dig up dirt on a political opponent is lost on the people so fanatical to bring him down. Their own champions, first Hillary with paying a foreign agent during a campaign to go to Russia and get political dirt from them on Trump, and then Obama declassifying as much as he could on the way out the door of the same ill-gotten Russian dirt so as to make sure his political rival was hobbled once he took office. Because Trump is so clearly despicable his opponents have seem to lost all sense of reason of their own behavior, feeling that whatever they do is justified because he is so despicable.
In the end, this may work out as it may clear out the political baggage that has been Clinton, Biden, Obama, and Trump. It may mean that we end up with Warren. She's like a Sanders, in that most of what she wants to do will never happen, but at least it won't be a continuation of the past 12 years of political malfeasance for personal gain masquerading as policy.