Of course no one asked Joe Biden a single question about his son’s raking in millions from Ukrainian and Chinese businesses — as revealed by the New York Post’s expose on Hunter Biden’s emails from an abandoned computer — at the so-called town hall Thursday evening — not the uberliberal moderator or the audience members.
Perhaps they all remember what happened to the last person who asked about Hunter Biden’s $50,000-plus-a-month pay for sitting on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company that was being investigated for corruption.
That’s right, he was impeached.
Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a phone call to work with Attorney General William Barr and Rudy Giuliani to find out what happened between the Bidens and a Ukrainian prosecutor.
A White House summary of the conversation reported, “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it … It sounds horrible to me.”
That led to Trump’s impeachment for abuse of power — supposedly for implying he might withhold military aid if the Ukraine failed to look into a political opponent. A quid pro quo.
But in 2018 Biden bragged that he explicitly threatened to withhold a billion-dollar grant if the prosecutor looking into the company paying his son to be a board member.
Biden boasted, “I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
A quid pro quo.