After Democrats impeached Trump over Ukraine, Senate Republicans want to let the Bidens slide

By Tank Murdoch

(TNS) After Democrats and deep state operatives put President Donald Trump — and the country — through four months of hell over false allegations that he sought some sort of illegal “quid pro quo” from Ukraine, a growing number of Republican senators appear set to let the real Ukraine grifters off the hook: Joe and Hunter Biden.



As reported by The Hill, there are some Senate Republicans who have vowed to get to the bottom of the extent of Joe Biden’s legitimate ‘quid pro quo’ — U.S. financial aid in exchange for firing the state prosecutor — and his son Hunter’s business dealings with Burisma Holdings.

That includes Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has said in recent days he plans to hold hearings for a change in order to get to the bottom of all things Ukraine and Biden.

But now that impeachment is over and the president’s been acquitted, The Hill notes there is a growing “split” in GOP ranks, with several top Republicans saying they’d just like to ‘move on’ now and get things ‘back to normal.’

The outlet reports:

A pledge to investigate the Bidens and Ukraine once the impeachment trial wraps is sparking divisions among Senate Republicans. 

President Trump and top allies have homed in on former Vice President Joe Biden’s push to oust a top Ukrainian prosecutor and Hunter Biden’s work for Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian gas company, as they’ve sought to counterprogram on the sidelines of the months-long impeachment drama. 

Now, with the trial in the rearview mirror, that chatter is set to move to center stage as Republicans strategize over their next steps. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a vocal ally of Trump’s, is pledging “oversight.” 

Other GOP senators are warning that it’s time for the Senate to move on after a weeks-long divisive fight that left scars on the chamber’s normally clubby atmosphere [If that isn’t justification alone for term limits, what is?]

“I know there’s been some discussion about the Judiciary Committee taking a look at that. I think what I would like to see happen around here is a return to normalcy,” said Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Republican senator, in response to a question from The Hill about talk within the caucus about investigating the Bidens.

“People just kind of put their spears down and let’s get back to work and focus on I think what most people in the country think we ought to be doing,” he added.

Louisiana Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy noted that Graham may feel “obligated” to investigate Ukraine and the Bidens because he heads up the Judiciary Committee. But, he added, the chamber should focus instead on other priorities.

He also claimed that voters back home aren’t concerned about Ukraine or the Bidens.

“They are talking about … the cost of their insulin, they’re talking about the fact that the roads need to be built,” Cassidy said. “That’s what they’re concerned about. I think we need to speak to the American people’s concerns.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who is a member of Graham’s committee, said of a Biden-Ukraine probe: “I think an election is the best way to handle that.”

That doesn’t mean there aren’t any Republican senators who want to see the Bidens skate — again. As we and Sara A. Carter have reported, two of them — Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Charles Grassley of Iowa — are digging in their heels and requesting documents, emails, and other materials related to Joe and Hunter Biden, Ukraine, and anything else remotely tied to Democrat chicanery in that Eastern European country.


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Recently, both men sent a letter to the Secret Service requesting all travel documents regarding Hunter Biden. The senators sent a letter Wednesday to Secret Service Director James M. Murray requesting 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 Committee on Finance and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (“the committees”) are reviewing potential conflicts of interest posed by the business activities of Hunter Biden and his associates during the Obama administration, particularly with respect to his business activities in Ukraine and China,” the letter said, according to Carter.

They asked for “Hunter Biden’s travel arrangements to conduct business related to his dealings in Ukraine and China, among other countries, while he received a protective detail. Please describe the protective detail that Hunter Biden received while his father was Vice President.”

Earlier this week, we followed up on Sara A. Carter’s report that Sens. Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa) had requested the National Archives search for all Obama-era documents focusing on communications between the White House and Ukraine.

The Hill added that a Republican aide said the two senators have been told the State Department and the National Archives have documents related to their requests and are expected to hand them over.

Graham, surprisingly, has been the most vocal about looking into allegations of corruption involving the Bidens and Ukraine.

“When this is over the Congress will do it, if we can’t have an outside entity do it. … I don’t want it to be Lindsey Graham, because it will be hard for me, but if I have to, I will do it,” Graham said late last month during a press conference.

He added in an interview with Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade on Thursday that “the Bidens need to be looked at for what they did. There was an obvious conflict of interest. Hopefully … the Senate will perform that oversight.”

At the center of House Democrats’ impeachment claims was a “whistleblower” complaint that the president improperly held up military aid from Ukraine until that country agreed to launch a corruption investigation into the Bidens. But according to a transcript of the July 25 phone call between Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky that the White House surprisingly released, that demand never took occurred.

Worse, outlets like The Hill state routinely that “fact-checkers have determined” that Joe Biden never acted on behalf of his son. But the facts on the ground certainly suggest otherwise. And what’s more, the Bidens seem to be getting the benefit of doubt, despite what the former Vice President said on video, but Trump didn’t.


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The Hill:

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said senators shouldn’t “turn a blind eye to corruption” but stressed that Congress’s focus should be on things that unite the country. 

“As a matter of focus and emphasis and priority, we have a lot to do legislatively, policy-wise. … That ought to be where we focus, certainly as a body,” Cramer said. 

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), who got a shoutout from Trump during a White House event on Thursday, noted that Trump’s legal team had made an issue of it during the trial, where they repeatedly brought up Hunter Biden and Ukraine, but that he had “no particular interest in it myself.” 

Meanwhile, as Senate Republics dither, House Democrats have already said they’re ramping up new investigations into the president that, they claim, could lead to new impeachment charges.

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Madam Crappy
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Madam Crappy

This is not going well for Madam Wont Ever Be President. She’s going to have to choose between Bernie or Buttgag to pick her as Vice President before her dream - poisoning the bible when either is sworn in - comes true…
Biden is much done and burnt already.
..but yummy yummy, the thought makes my tongue flit, my eyes dart and my head start bobbing…oh, Huma come catch me, I think I’m keeling…

.50cal
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.50cal

Yeah right, which means we have more traitors to prune off. I betcha the ones that don’t want to push for disclosure on Ukrainegate have dirt on ’em. Probably blackmail dirt. Like when Feinswine acosted Collins in the hallway during the Kavanaugh buttclown circus of lying scumsuckers.

I may invest in rope companies.

CharleyC
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They are all in it, democrat and republican alike, and need to protect the racket at all costs. America be damned.

Semper Fi
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Semper Fi

INDICTMENTS OF THE COUP TRAITORS ..AND THE POLITICIANS THAT ARE CORRUPT…WILL HEAL THIS REPUBLIC…GOING BACK TO A NORMAL IS NOT POSSIBLE…SINCE THAT WOULD MEAN COMPROMISE WITH THE LYING CORRUPT DEMS….IMO

Mimi
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Republicans would be egregiously foolish NOT to get to the bottom of the Ukraine skullduggery that involved both Joe and Hunter. The Dems will be out for blood in a effort to take back the Senate and Republicans should have the FACTS of Ukraine as a powerful defense in acquitting Trump. IF they let this slide just to go back to their comfortable position of “normalcy” they will have a much, MUCH harder time keeping the Senate.

RLABruce
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RLABruce

The entire Congress is afraid if Biden’s corruption is exposed, their own corruption will also be exposed.

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

Republicans-as usual-are determined to deny Justice to the American people.

SGH
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SGH

Probably the ones who want to just let thieving dogs lie have their own concerns they are worried about…remember Bidens veiled threat to Lindsey Graham? It’s not just the Bidens, It’s Pelosi, Romney, McCain, it’s been a huge fire sale and tax looting, as well as massive installation of communists to destroy the US. It’s more obvious every day that goes by and outright traitors and coup plotters go free, even remain in government!

Nabi Rasch
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Nabi Rasch

The swamp unfortunately includes denizens in both parties. Obviously, the Republican swamp creatures fear being exposed themselves in an open fracas. The ‘normal’ they suggest getting back to is more attacks on Trump which they all hope will neutralize him for the next four years.

carefree
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carefree

There are 2-4 deeper layers of corruption still there that the USA has been complicit in since 2014 through the C_A & State Dep’t.
I would encourage it all to be unearthed while we are this close. Goes clear to the top of the last administration.
One party dirtier than the other, but lots of dirt in the State Dep’t. and the Executive. Gun running? Money laundering? Personal enrichment? Proxy wars? Quite the circus, lots of monkeys.

elizabethrc
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elizabethrc

What is the real reason these Republican politicians are pushing against getting to the bottom of the Burisma situation? Could it be that they also have something to hide, like the Bidens? There are many, many millions of our tax dollars that are involved in the actions of just the Bidens. At least 5 members of Joe’s family have hugely benefitted financially, thanks to Joe being VP. Taxpayers have a right to demand an investigation and return of all of that money to them. Politicians already have a bad name as too many of them are clearly little more than… Read more »

General Todd
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General Todd

AG Barr should open an investigation of the Bidens and officially enlist the aid of Ukraine.

.50cal
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.50cal

Biden’s spawn
Kerry’s spawn
Piglosi’s spawn
Romney’s spawn
Soros’ spawn
Hitlery’s spawn

Spawn of satan!

ALL NEED INVESTIGATION, AUDIT, PROSECUTION, AND GITMO.

drewtho
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drewtho

…so many behind bars for doing so much less …these people should not get a pass …they must face justice

ballgame17
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ballgame17

“…outlets like The Hill state routinely that “fact-checkers have determined” that Joe Biden never acted on behalf of his son.” Hell, we don’t need no stinking investigations—the fact -checkers will take care of everything and save us tens of millions of dollars and time . Who’d have thunk that???

Edward smith
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Edward smith

The Bidens and all other grifters and coup plotters must be prosecuted. If they aren’t then we will know there is a two tiered justice system. The political coups will then never end.

Kevin
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Kevin

Maybe some of the turn coats have some Ukrainian ties of their own they would just like to go away.

rickey ricardo
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rickey ricardo

Such RINO Republicans need to be challenged in the primary. They want a cover up for a reason. They will never be part of any solution, or reform. They are a part of the problem.

Paul
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Paul

What the American People want is JUSTICE. The Bidens are hip deep in corruption and I suspect that there are many more criminals in our gov. that are using the power WE gave them to shake down leaders of other countries. Nixon going to China has been given a new ring of not progressive diplomacy, but of corruption. These criminals have been breeding in our gov since at least then.

Paul
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Paul

Back to Normal? You mean race baiting and taking our President out of context to cause a civil war? Oh yeah, normal for you.

Duke
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Duke

Those state republicans who want to let the Bidens slide are doing so because they themselves may become implemented for corruption if the investigation goes full force….. DC is an incestuous place.

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George C

If I remember right, normal is the Republicans bending over and exposing their back sides for the Democrats to pleasure themselves.

Brewster
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Brewster

Wow ! This article brought the commenters out of the woodwork and rightly so. We are very smart and we are sick of the widespread corruption. The Swamp is politelty telling us to go F ourselves. Thune says return to normalcy. There it is. We knew it was coming. Let the Great Purge begin.
120 years ago these vermin would’ve been marched up to the gallows. Post-1900 the seeds of marxism were sewn here. And the rest is history.
MAGA

Chris
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Chris

The first commandment of the swamp is; You don’t investigate ours and we do won’t investigate yours.
That is it pure and simple.

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