Lindsey Graham Wants Special Counsel to Probe…Hunter Biden
Once upon a time, Lindsey Graham was a loud and proud vocal opponent of Donald Trump’s, presciently telling reporters in 2016, “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…and we will deserve it.” And despite Graham’s insistence that the press could use his words against him (in the context of the Supreme Court, but it should apply to everything), the recently re-elected head of the Senate Judiciary Committee should be under investigation for actions that led to him being identified as a Russian asset by our own intelligence community.
But now that Joe Biden has been certified as the President-Elect, Graham is forced to continue to defend his Dear Leader as the reality of the historic loss begins to set in. Speaking on Wednesday with reporters, Graham called Trump’s sole term as the only impeached president in history to lose the Popular Vote by historic margins in two different elections “a home run”. Graham then employed a technique he learned from the master himself and diverted the topic from Trump to Biden’s surviving son, Hunter, who has seen his share of troubles being brought to light by the press. Graham parrotted the Trump narrative of the younger Biden being a “Chinese asset” and demanded Hunter be investigated.
Graham conveniently overlooked the facts that Donald Trump has a secret Chinese bank account, and that Ivanka Trump holds more Chinese patents than any American citizen and rambled off the usual talking points the Trump sycophants were told to repeat until the public accepted them as fact. Instead, Graham employed the false equivalence the GOP always relies on.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "If you believe a special counsel was needed to look at the Trumpworld regarding Russia — how can you say that there's no need for a special counsel regarding Hunter Biden?" pic.twitter.com/mdTkInLmGZ
— The Hill (@thehill) December 16, 2020
Graham suggested a Special Counsel investigation on the basis of unverified accusations and not much else. “I am absolutely calling on a special counsel to look at all things Hunter Biden to see if he presents a conflict for the Biden administration regarding his business dealings in Ukraine, which is overrun with Russian agents, and any activity he had with the Chinese government,” Graham told reporters. He made similar remarks Tuesday night on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program. Graham said an investigation should go beyond looking at Hunter Biden’s taxes and finances. “Somebody needs to look at his time on the board of Burisma. Somebody needs to look at his business dealings regarding China, to see if any crimes were committed,” Graham said.
The Bidens, who have a very close relationship, repeatedly have insisted no wrongdoing was committed. Hunter Biden was a board member of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company when his father was vice president. Joe Biden worked with international allies to have Ukraine’s top prosecutor fired over other matters. But the truth has never stopped the MAGA Machine from twisting it into a pretzel they can serve to their hungry faithful.
Speaking at an event in Delaware, Joe Biden was asked whether he was confident his son did nothing wrong. “I am confident,” the president-elect replied.