Let’s first get this out of the way:
Along with California Democrat Reps. Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff, House Oversight Committee ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) is arguably among the three smarmiest members of Congress.
So as Congress returns from the August recess, it appears all but certain that Republican members will vote to open an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden‘s involvement in the Biden Family Business and alleged bribery scandal.
As we reported in early August, House Republicans unveiled a 4-pronged strategy against the president in a potential impeachment effort: the Biden Border Crisis, the “two-tiered justice system,” the Biden family’s nefarious overseas business dealings —including Biden’s direct involvement — and “the weaponization of both the FBI and the DOJ” against Biden’s “enemies.”
Raskin being Raskin, he’s already playing offense.
The Maryland lawmaker has been circulating a 14-page memo among House Democrats that astonishingly claims Joe Biden did zero wrong, and that the various investigations into the Biden scandal have provided zero evidence to prove he did, and also that the Republicans are in effect playing “the big get even” for the two impeachments of former President Donald Trump.
Raskin claims in the memo that House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) “has resorted to misrepresenting and distorting this huge body of evidence to make baseless and sensationalistic claims.”
House Republicans constantly insist that they are investigating President Biden and not his adult son. In that case, we can form an obvious judgment on their investigation: it has been a complete and total bust—an epic flop in the history of congressional investigations.
The voluminous evidence they have gathered, including thousands of pages of bank records, suspicious activity reports, and hours of testimony from witnesses, overwhelmingly demonstrates no wrongdoing by President Biden and further debunks Republicans’ conspiracy theories.
Just three questions, Mr. Raskin — for now, that is.
So what about that email referencing “10 held by H for the big guy?” Who was “the big guy in the rejected proposal to give Joe Biden a 10 percent share of a Chinese deal his crackhead son was negotiating? Remember, the recipient of the email publicly vouched for its authenticity.
There are multiple other references to Biden’s involvement, Mr. Raskin, which likely more to come. Can you explain how any of it — logically — is a reference to anyone other than Joe Biden? We’ll wait.
Moreover, Hunter Biden’s former business associate Devon Archer has provided voluminous sworn testimony to implicate Joe Biden directly — and make Jamie Raskin look even more like the foolish partisan hack he is — including that then-Vice President Joe Biden was on speakerphone with his Hunter and his business associates at least 20 times over the course of a decade.
Archer also testified that Hunter Biden was selling the “Biden brand” to foreign companies and oligarchs who believed having Hunter Biden close to them would lead to access to his father. It was also uncovered, through Archer’s testimony and bank records the committee released, that Joe Biden did attend dinner with Hunter Biden and foreign oligarchs who had paid his son on two separate occasions at Cafe Milano in Georgetown.
Testimony from Archer further alleged that Joe Biden had coffee with one of his son’s business associates in Beijing.
Raskin does not dispute the information the committee has uncovered about Hunter Biden or his business associates but pushes back against the notion that it ties back to Joe Biden.
A spokesperson for the House Oversight Committee said:
Mounting evidence reveals that then-Vice President Joe Biden was ‘the brand’ that his family sold around the world to enrich the Bidens. The Oversight Committee has a duty to continue to follow this pattern of corruption and hold President Biden accountable for abusing public office for the financial benefit of his family.
Unfortunately, Democrats would rather play [the] Biden family defense lawyer instead of working for the American people. We will continue to work to provide the transparency and accountability that Americans demand and deserve.
Yet, Raskin’s memo continued the absurd defense of the president: “Not only does this voluminous evidence fail to even suggest any wrongdoing by President Biden — it in fact proves the opposite.”
How so, Mr. Raskin? Specifically, I mean.
No Democrat defense of Biden is possible — in the Democrats’ TDS-riddled minds — without playing the Donald Trump whataboutism card, and Raskin’s memo didn’t disappoint.
This is a transparent effort to boost Donald Trump’s campaign by establishing a false moral equivalency between Trump—the four-time-indicted former president now facing 91 federal and state criminal charges, based on a mountain of damning evidence for a shocking range of felonies, including lying to the FBI, endangering national security by illegally keeping classified documents, and conspiring to subvert the U.S. Constitution— and President Biden, against whom there is precisely zero evidence of any wrongdoing whatsoever.
A broken Democrat record, Mr. Raskin, nothing more.
The Bottom Line
For those who’ve paid a modicum of attention to the Democrat Party — stretching all the way back to the Bill Clinton administration — it’s been clear that the more the walls close in on Democrat political figures, the more preposterous their arguments and silly defenses become.
You know, that “Thou dost protest too much” thing.
As for Jamie Raskin and his absurd defense of Biden, please.