GOP senators request details on Hunter Biden's travel for probehttps://thehill.com/homenews/senate/481737-gop-senators-request-details-on-hunter-bidens-travel-for-probeRepublican Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) are requesting details on the travel records for former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter as they turn their focus past the impeachment trial.Grassley and Johnson — the chairmen of the Senate Finance and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees, respectively — sent a letter to Secret Service Director James Murray saying they were requesting the documents as part of a probe into "potential conflicts of interest posed by the business activities of Hunter Biden and his associates during the Obama administration.""We write to request information about whether Hunter Biden used government-sponsored travel to help conduct private business, to include his work for Rosemont Seneca and related entities in China and Ukraine," the two senators added.As part of their request, the senators specifically want to know what sort of security detail Hunter Biden received while his father served as vice president, and a list of all dates and places Hunter Biden traveled with a protective detail.They specifically want to know if he traveled on Air Force One or Air Force Two, the presidential and vice presidential aircraft, or on another government aircraft, and whether additional family members were present for each trip.The letter is the latest signal from Senate Republicans that they will step up their efforts to probe the Bidens, who have emerged as a top target for President Trump and his allies as Joe Biden seeks the Democratic presidential nomination this year.Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has also pledged to do oversight of Hunter Biden.
Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to launch investigations into his political rivals, including the Bidens, were at the center of the monthslong impeachment effort that ended in the Senate on Wednesday.Congressional investigators focused on Trump’s decision to delay Ukraine aid, which was eventually released in September, and a July 25, 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky where Trump asked him to work with his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to “look into” the Bidens.Republicans have targeted Hunter Biden over his time serving on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma while his father served as vice president.In 2016, Joe Biden pushed for the dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin because of concerns he was overlooking corruption in his own office, though Trump and his GOP allies have sought to tie the move to his son's business interests.There's no evidence that Joe Biden was acting with his son's interests in mind, and the former vice president has denied any wrongdoing. The GOP claims have also been debunked by fact checkers.Kurt Volker, the former U.S. envoy to Ukraine, told House lawmakers in November that Biden "was representing U.S. policy at the time" when he called for the prosecutor's dismissal.
>>546136I suspect this investigation will be just as successful as Trump's committee on election integrity. The GOP having to pull investigations out of thin air after the fact to validate the made up shit that comes out of Trump's mouth is quite the spectacle. I hope the GOP finds that missing DNC server that's actually secretly being kept in Ukraine.
I remember the last time the GOP demanded thorough investigations on someone they didn't like. They could pin absolutely nothing on Hillary despite repeated attempts over several years.Doesn't matter politically though, the fact that Hillary got investigated was enough to make people hate her.
>>546204>the fact that Hillary got investigated was enough to make people hate her.Hillary has been widely disliked since 1992, before that most people had never heard of her. Even most of the left has disliked her since she voted for the Iraq war. Obama had no problem beating Hillary in 2008 because nobody liked her back then, in 2016 she had to cheat to beat Bernie. Bernie is such a ridiculous wingnut candidate that anyone with half a brain should be able to beat him honestly, but Hillary needed to cheat.
>>546214Fair enough, I'll amend my statement to "make people hate her more". The FBI announcements were probably what gave Trump the winning margins, but I don't know for sure.
>>546226The fact that Hillary had to cheat to beat Bernie probably should've been a tipoff that she wasn't a viable candidate for a general election. Even with assistance she got from the Obama administration's justice department and with the full support of the MSM she still couldn't win and of course its always someone else's fault.
>>546204Hillary was a life long bitch. Just look up her actions during the Lewinsky BS. Only the Democrats think popularity is a limbo contest
>>546255I'm not saying that she was a good candidate, it was a contest between two widely hated candidates in the end and the winning margin was thin, so any small factor could've turned the contest. That's all I'm saying.But back to the topic, the fact that Hunter Biden hasn't been officially investigated at all since the July phone call by any official law enforcement agency is more shady than Hunter himself. Just what does the GOP senators hope to achieve besides making circus?
>>546308Hillary managed to be widely disliked even with the full support of the MSM backing herlol
>>546397>full support of the MSM backing her>muh media as propaganda arm of some secret ruling organization
>>546397Uh, so? MSM has been widely distrusted by conservatives long before 2016. People have commonly remarked that TV is liberal biased except for Fox even before 2008.Now do you have something to say besides "Hillary sucks"? I don't even like her, and I only brought her up as an citation of what GOP led investigations resulted in last time.
>>546136Gee, I wonder why the Chumps didn't do this last fucking year? Prepare for nothingburgers. Also, thanks for tanking Biden and giving Bernie a boost! Prepare for socialism after the nothingburgers! :D
>>546308>it was a contest between two widely hated candidates in the end and the winning margin was thinhillary got more votes>>546440>People have commonly remarked that TV is liberal biased except for FoxThose people are usually right-wing talk radio hosts or their fans. And of course they would never accuse their propaganda outlets of having a bias.
They’re investigating the wrong guy. It will be Sanders who will defeat them.
>>546149The one that no one would cooperate with?
Nobody cares now after Russia Gate and the fiasco of Impeachment, just fanatics from the right and the left pay attention to this bullshit. Also nobody trusts the mainstream media no matter if it is Fox News, CNN, MSNBC or whatever.
>>546136>"We write to request information about whether Hunter Biden used government-sponsored travel to help conduct private business, to include his work for Rosemont Seneca and related entities in China and Ukraine," the two senators added.I feel like that's real ironic.
>>546136>zzzzzzzzzCall me when they actually turn up illegal activity, oh wait, they never will. Screenshot this post. Nothing will come of this, it's just republicucks posturing for their idiot president
>>546444>Those people are usually right-wing talk radio hosts or their fans. And of course they would never accuse their propaganda outlets of having a biasAre you seriously trying to claim that the majority of news outlets don't have a pronounced left bias?And I doubt anyone with their head screwed on would deny that Fox panders hard to right-leaning boomers.The entire MSM is worthless, but it's extremely slanted in favour of "progressives".
>>546452They got nothing on Sanders
>>547850No they don't. They are only to make money. That's very capitalistic and therefore right wing.
For the idiots claiming the GOP failed to pin anything on Hillary I ask Where in the hell were you on July 5th 2016? Comey breaks it down for you quite well! The only way you don't know about it is if your intentionally avoiding the facts! Grow the f**k up! Over 110 felonies, but she "didn't mean to"!
>>547881>butter emails...> In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. Cope.
>>546443really, this. Republicans didnt bat an eye when they had full knowledge of it, and only started to pretend to care when Trump perceived Biden as a likely frontrunner against him. If he cared about corruption in Ukraine, you'd think he would have had some choice words for Parnas and Fruman, rather than solely Hillary and Biden
>>546454are we talking about the impeachment investigation? because apparently non-cooperation counts as a full exoneration
>>546406Have ever you noticed that the main stream media produces a product that incites fear and promotes division for its consumers?I watch the major news networks keeping in mind that there is a wealth of information to comb over here on the internet. Make an informed decision through multiple sources because while the MSM may not exactly be a propaganda arm for muh boogeyman it is definitely not honest.Why would a service such as where we get our news and information from want to lie to its consumers?
>>550252>Have ever you noticed that the main stream media produces a product that incites fear and promotes division for its consumers?All media sensationalizes events. If people watched or clicked on articles like “NO SHARK ATTACKS TODAY” they wouldn’t do so. But people do not watch or click on those articles.The extremist news organizations like share blue and breitbart are far far more fear mongering however. So comparatively, no I have not noticed that.
>>550252>Have ever you noticed that the main stream media produces a product that incites fear and promotes division for its consumers?The media isn't some monolithic organism, There are good journalists and bad journalists. Good journalists don't divide consumers or incite fear.>>550258>All media sensationalizes eventsNot really, you're probably just looking at the wrong media sources.
>>550266>There are good journalistsname one
>>550582Glen Greenwald>>550593Alex is a snake oil salesman, not a journalist.
>>550741>His parents are Jewish and they and his grandparents tried to introduce him to Judaism, but he grew up without practicing an organized religion, did not have a bar mitzvah, and has said his "moral precepts aren't informed in any way by religious doctrine".A jew who proudly proclaims that "Thou shalt not lie" isn't a rule he lives by is your example of a good journalist?
>>550911This is a confusing post, is he too Jewish or not Jewish enough to be a good journalist?
>>546136Can't wait for investigations on trump's kids abusing Gov't power to advance private interests
>>546136>this post>these commentsYou plebbitors have an amazing knack for flooding and making reading a difficult task.Double spacing was phased out of languages based on latin characters SEVENTY years ago.
>>546149Do you actually believe that crap just spewed forth? It's DEMS pulling bullshit investigations out of their asses left and right. Trump and the GOP are no saints, but they pale in comparison the rabid insanity eating away at the democratic party.
>>550926Yes>>550949You lefty-pol plebbitors just love your little safespace /news/ board huh?
>all this talk about this being an attempt to make Biden look bad in the election year.Not to be this guy, but honestly speaking he's doing a batter job of fucking up his own popularity/chances of running than Trump has been able to while putting his entire presidency on the line to make this "investigation" happen. The shit Biden keeps saying to folks and the shit he is/isn't in support of has gotten him stumbling for awhile now. Him being against pot legalization alone hindered his favor in liberals given the turning of the tides in recent years. It's kinda ironic when you think about it, the man that the president literally went out of his way to dig up dirt on and got in deep shit over, is shooting himself in the foot.
>>550951So remind me again what Manafort, Stone, Cohen, and a few others are in jail for?
>>550951Do you not remember the Obama years and all the pointless Republican investigations?>Benghazi>Hillary's emailsIt's almost as if the minority party naturally launches shitloads of investigations in an effort to attain the majority position. You can wind the clock further back to Bush Jr./Clinton/Bush Sr./Reagan etc and see the exact same pattern, it's always the minority party starting shit while the majority plays defense.
>>551062Reagan had Iran/Contra. I don't recall any particular Bush Sr. scandals. The entire Clinton Administration was Republicans throwing shit at a wall to see what would stick.
>>551052>CohenDon't forget that Trump directed Cohen to commit a crime. Funny how everyone forgot about this.
>>550951Trump literally bypassed all laws and tried to have his personal lawyer manage an international investigation. SO either Trump is a fucking retard, or he knew what he was doing was shady. Either way, it needed an investigation/hearing.