Animal’s Daily Biden Corruption News

Before we get into this, check out my Glibertarians double feature – another installment of Fire and Ice, and a Profile in Toxic Masculinity!

Now:  Once again, Issues & Insights brings receipts on the Biden crime family.   Excerpt:

American voters are a thick-skinned lot, and know pretty much that many politicians are scoundrels. But Biden is a different breed.

His family has, for years, received mysterious piles of money — we’re talking millions of dollars here — from questionable overseas sources, including Chinese Communist-linked executives, Russians with ties to Vladimir Putin and huge sums from Ukraine and its giant Burisma energy company.

The latest revelation is just stunning.

Turns out that Hunter, with no real experience at all in the energy business, was asked to join Ukraine-based Burisma’s board of directors on April 18, 2014 — the same month that President Barack Obama made Biden his “point man” on Ukraine, then in the midst of a growing conflict with Russia.

A mere three days after Hunter joined Burisma’s board, Vice President Biden high-tailed it to Ukraine on an “official” trip to push ”medium- and long-term strategies to boost conventional gas production, and also to begin to take advantage of the unconventional gas reserves that are in Ukraine.”

Did it work? You bet. “According to Burisma’s website, it ramped up production from 100 million cubic meters in 2010 to 1.3 billion cubic meters in 2018 – when it generated revenues of at least $400 million,” the Daily Mail reports.

For sitting on Burisma’s board, Hunter Biden and his business partner and former Yale classmate, Devon Archer, each scored $83,333 a month for “consulting services” paid to their consulting firm, Rosemont Seneca Thornton LLC, from April 2014 to November 2015.

None of this is new, of course, if you’ve been paying attention.  But talk of impeachment – aye, there’s the rub:

This appears to be corruption on an epic scale. At minimum, Biden has some explaining to do. But there’s a very good case that Biden has illicitly profited from public office and is guilty of influence peddling. And those are truly impeachable offenses, unlike the bogus ones that former President Trump faced.

Yes.  In a sane world, yes.  This would be ample grounds for impeachment.

But this is no longer a sane world.

I’m old enough to remember – barely – when the Republicans in Congress went to President Richard Nixon and told him they would have to support impeachment and conviction, for his malfeasance in the Watergate cover-up.  Those people, Barry Goldwater among them, had principles in those days.

No longer.  Now it’s all about The Side, and while the House may be able to impeach President-ish Biden on a narrow party-line vote (assuming no Republicans defect, and I wouldn’t take that bet) the Senate will never vote for removal.  Hunter Biden could walk into the Senate, bare his soul and spend days detailing his facilitating corruption and laying the blame at the feet of ‘The Big Guy,’ complete with emails, bank records and whatnot, and the Senate still will not vote to convict.

While this would be a clear-cut case for impeachment and removal, there just are no principles; only principals.  No matter what evidence comes to light, it just isn’t going to happen.  And that, True Believers, is a bet I will take.