House impeachment managers inadvertently made the case for the Senate to call former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, as witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Thursday — if witnesses are called.
Democrats did so in the course of arguing that President Trump had no legitimate interest in asking the Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens and Hunter’s involvement with the allegedly corrupt Ukrainian company Burisma.
Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) bizarrely argued that there was nothing wrong with Biden boasting about forcing Ukraine to remove prosecutor Viktor Shokin from office because Shokin’s investigation into Burisma was “dormant.”
Previously, Democrats had suggested that the investigation had concluded, or that no wrongdoing had been found, but the word “dormant” implies that the investigation, while no active, was still open. That, in turn, confirms that Joe Biden had a conflict of interest when he intervened to fire the prosecutor — and in running Ukraine policy generally.
Then Rep. Garcia claimed, “Biden’s son didn’t do anything wrong in connection with Burisma,” though he earned a fortune for serving on a board with no relevant experience and a recent discharge from the Navy for abusing cocaine. full story