Skip to comments.Trump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden
Posted on 11/08/2019 10:49:04 AM PST by rintintin
A push by President Trump and conservatives to dig into Hunter Bidens work in Ukraine is running into stumbling blocks from an unusual corner: congressional Republicans.
Some Republicans believe Trumps impeachment trial or a separate Senate committee inquiry could lay the groundwork for investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, who have both emerged as a fixation for Trump and his top allies as they look for a foothold in the impeachment battle.
Trump escalated the effort on Thursday when he tweeted that the Bidens must testify raising the specter that the presidents lawyers or GOP senators could try to drag them into the public impeachment trial.
What did Hunter Biden do for the money? @SenJohnKennedy A very good question. He and Sleepy Joe must testify! Trump tweeted.
But a push to focus on the Bidens as part of an impeachment trial quickly received a cool reception from Republicans on Capitol Hill.
His lawyers, I presume, can ask for any witnesses they want. But I think we ought to keep focus on the articles of impeachment and not go down any rabbit trails, said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told The Hill.
Asked about Trump floating that the Bidens should testify, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he didnt understand it as a "defense to the president. Well make that decision, not the president, Graham added.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
GOP senators request records related to Hunter Biden influence at Obama State Dept.
Stern letters have stop exactly zero coups in the history of the world. Sorry.
Just as the Burl Ives snowman says in Rudolph, the GOP cowards say, “Wake me when it’s over!”
Nobody was stupid enough to think Hunter and Joe kept all that money. The GOP is not only spineless, they can also be bought.
Romney has an advisor on the board of Burisma, too.
NO! But developing an organization to effectively primary those recalcitrant RINOs might be a good idea. The problem with primarying these corrupt people is that we do not have a single opponent taking on the RINO. We need an organization to screen and nominate one Trump person to run against the RINO in the primary. Thus the primary votes are diffused, more people vote against the RINO than for the RINO, but the RINO wins the primary with a plurality. This needs to stop!
Trump is outing the Bush's and the Koch Brothers. Why would he undermined his accomplishments?
On the plus side these quislings in the GOP are so busy being embarrassed about Trump that they aren’t yet blowing sunshine up our asses about repealing Obamaharm.
Moments pass. That’s why they are moments.
These guys are taking money et al from so many “contributors and benefactors” that just like that fictional judge, they don't even know whom they could be upended by.
The usual suspects! Traitorous scum bags. Hey! Where’s Romney?
No! Clean out the Pube party and take control for generations! Let the Rats drown in their own corrupt swill!
Almost makes one want the Russians to finish invading Ukraine, I’m sure they would find some interesting records and people in Kiev.
I think the GOP will stab the President in the back when he needs them the most. The GOP will claim they try to protect the president then let him be removed from office.
Wonder if the RINOS complaining got on the Ukraine money train too.
“The Ukrainian cookie jar was very very large.”
Good point and probably a lot of other cookie jars out there.
I will walk over hot coals to vote against that son of a bitch.
The more I hear about this Ukraine thing the more I suspect that involvement is much more widespread and yes, probably includes some Republicans.
Despite their differences, the GOP and the demonrats will continue to unite to get Trump the Outsider from seeing how much fraud is going on.
Of course it isn't. How foolish to even think it should be attached to the impeachment issue. This is a crime by the Bidens, no need to tie it to Trump's "defense."
Well make that decision, not the president, Graham added.
Well then do it. This is corruption and criminal and should be investigated.
Just because Trump brought it to the attention to the world is no reason to involve him.
Gimme a break!
No, they’re cowards and you can’t depend on them for a damn thing.
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