Wednesday, September 25, 2019

You heard it here first

CNN is being a bit slow identifying the key part of the phone call. Trump did not just ask Zelensky for a favor.  He asked him specifically to talk to Giuliani AND ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR about further investigation of Biden. In other words, he is caught red-handed doing exactly what he was accused of doing with Russia in 2016, except that this time, he's trying to use the Justice Department to help him, not just his campaign.  So far no one has asked Barr about this either.

3 comments:

Bozon said...

Professor
Very interesting note. If Biden's son was up to monkey business with contacts in Ukraine, why not ask the President of Ukraine to broach the subject with American officials?

It certainly does not seem the kind of inquiry, partisan politically, that Trump should ask say the CIA to investigate, but what do I know?

What if Biden dropped out. Should such an inquiry re his son still be pursued?

Why? Or Why not?

All the best

Bozon said...

This is just a guess:

Biden Junior is out there in Ukraine violating the notorious Logan Act.
This law does not apply now to Trump. He is the government.
It did apply to certain allegations when he was a mere candidate.

You decide:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 744; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

All the best

Energyflow said...

Partisanship is always so blind unlike lady justtice. Seeing the mote in the other's eye, ignoring the log in one's own. Clintons annd DNC I have read repeatedly are criminal entrprises blithely ignored by coastal liberal press and intelligentsia. Ower is everything. Ideology is everything. I was reading a book about the Bartholomeus day massacre in France. Sme things never really change. We are a bloodthirsty lot.