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BumRushDaShow

(130,774 posts)
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 07:42 AM Feb 2024

Raskin calls on GOP to end Biden impeachment inquiry after indictment of FBI informant

Source: The Hill

02/15/24 8:21 PM ET


Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) is calling on House Republicans to end their impeachment inquiry into President Biden following the indictment of the FBI informant at the center of the conference’s allegations that the president accepted a bribe.

The statement from Raskin — the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee — came shortly after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced charges against Alexander Smirnov, 43, based on accusations that he made up claims regarding Biden. He was charged with making a false statement and creating a false and fictitious record as part of the investigation being led by special counsel David Weiss.

Republicans have cited conversations Smirnov, previously known only as a confidential source, had with the FBI, in which he said the head of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma informed him that he paid Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, each $5 million in an effort to avoid scrutiny of his company. Those allegations are at the heart of the GOP’s claim that the president accepted a bribe.

“In a detailed indictment, Special Counsel David Weiss — who was appointed by former President Donald Trump — has demonstrated how key evidence at the heart of House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry is based on a lie,” Raskin said. “Special Counsel Weiss’s investigation is just the most recent to debunk the Ukraine-Burisma conspiracy theory at the heart of this fraudulent impeachment inquiry.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/4471482-raskin-calls-on-gop-to-end-biden-impeachment-inquiry-after-indictment-of-fbi-informant/

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Raskin calls on GOP to end Biden impeachment inquiry after indictment of FBI informant (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 OP
Notice! That was ignored while True Blue American Feb 2024 #1
See what I mean about The Hill? gab13by13 Feb 2024 #2
Find one other "mainstream news site" BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #4
More proof Conjuay Feb 2024 #3
I love that reference to snipe hunting. Made my day. Thanks, nt LittleGirl Feb 2024 #6
LOL BumRushDaShow Feb 2024 #8
more like 7th grade azureblue Feb 2024 #13
I'm guessing that the next piece of news about Alexander Smirnov.... 70sEraVet Feb 2024 #5
This might sound crazy but your post made me wonder if Navaly's death is a message to Smirnov. 50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2024 #10
My guess is, Navalny's death is meant as a message to a LOT of people!! 70sEraVet Feb 2024 #11
+1 50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2024 #12
Qualified immunity for law enforcement needs to end. LiberalArkie Feb 2024 #7
Does this sound familiar to anyone - yellow cake uranium, WMDs onetexan Feb 2024 #9
Don't think that will happen. republianmushroom Feb 2024 #14
Dear DoJ - Please pursue the case against Smirnov, don't let this die off FakeNoose Feb 2024 #15
WHEN did the GOP members know the guy was lying and what did they do? BadGimp Feb 2024 #16
Thank you Rep. Raskin Evolve Dammit Feb 2024 #17

True Blue American

(18,006 posts)
1. Notice! That was ignored while
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 07:59 AM
Feb 2024

Bill Barr was in charge. He is now trying to rehabilitate his reputation, just like Jon Kasich, the. Oh, so moderate Republican Governor who was as crooked as DeWine is now! Why people keep voting for them is beyond me.

gab13by13

(21,664 posts)
2. See what I mean about The Hill?
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 09:25 AM
Feb 2024

They print a story about Comer dropping the investigation when the real news is when did Comer know that Burisma was a lie, when did he know the FBI informant was a fraud? No way in hell that Comer only found out when his informant was arrested for lying to the FBI.

No the news should be that Comer needs to be investigated by the FBI, including investigated for his shell company.

He not only need to drop the impeachment, he needs to be removed as chair of the Oversight committee.

I will never click on The Hill.

BumRushDaShow

(130,774 posts)
4. Find one other "mainstream news site"
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 09:50 AM
Feb 2024

that has quotes from Jamie Raskin (who is the Ranking member on that Committee)

I'll wait.

Trust me, I have never been a fan of that site but in the past month or so, they have gone above and beyond the broadcast and cable TV sites scooping news, whereas the CNNs and NBCs, CBSs, and ABCs are loathe to take a break from attacking Biden 24/7 with scurrilous headlines. Even AP gets into the slime action while updating their headlines and story copy every 10 minutes all day long.

70sEraVet

(3,601 posts)
5. I'm guessing that the next piece of news about Alexander Smirnov....
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 09:55 AM
Feb 2024

will be that he's spilling the beans about who PAID him to lie to the FBI!
I'm willing to bet there are wine stains on the money!

onetexan

(13,101 posts)
9. Does this sound familiar to anyone - yellow cake uranium, WMDs
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 10:53 AM
Feb 2024

An impeachment searching for a crime? Damn RWers.

FakeNoose

(33,080 posts)
15. Dear DoJ - Please pursue the case against Smirnov, don't let this die off
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 03:04 PM
Feb 2024

While you're at it, start looking into David Weiss.

BadGimp

(4,030 posts)
16. WHEN did the GOP members know the guy was lying and what did they do?
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 03:20 PM
Feb 2024

A large number of Republicans involved in the impeachment had to know sooner than we've just found out that
the individual who they were depending upon for crucial testimony to make the crux of their case against Biden
was lying.

So the question then becomes: When did they know the guy was making it all up or even suspected that it was the case, what did they do about it, and why who was involved?

This whole thing stinks to high heaven; it always has, but now we have proof, at least proof in the form of an indictment against this individual and the entire impeachment case.

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