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Obama knew Hunter Biden Ukrainian position "problematic"

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Mountainmanbob, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Goat Whisperer Supporter

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    GOP-led committees release interim report on Hunter Biden, Burisma probe

    The 87-page report stated that Obama administration officials “knew” that Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Burisma was “problematic” and that it interfered “in the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine.”

    “This investigation has illustrated the extent to which officials within the Obama administration ignored the glaring warning signs when the vice president’s son joined the board of a company owned by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch,” the report’s executive summary stated.
     
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  2. Tom 1

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    That's it? The outcome of the 'investigation' is that the son of a politician, making a free choice as a free US citizen to work abroad was 'problematic'? Of course it was - it's not great optics for any politician to have a child working for a company whose owner had been investigated for fraud. But - so what? I mean really what do you think is new or unusual here? How on earth would Obama, or anyone else with a functioning brain not be aware of the potential awkwardness of the situation? What would you expect them to do, tell a US citizen 'no you can't work where you want?' Come on M-Bob, please try and take these issues seriously at least.

    If you need a comparison for clarity, Trump's university and so-called charitable foundation have been investigated for fraud, that doesn't look great either. The former was shut down and payouts made because it was nothing more than a scam, investigations into various other shady deals are ongoing. You're not seeing anything strange into your pushing one sketchy narrative while ramming your head in the sand over the other? Or is basing your ideas on real things just something you consider to be optional?
     
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  3. Mountainmanbob

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    Guess CNN is not carrying the story?
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  4. Jimmy D

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    GOP senators' anti-Biden report repackages old claims

    For a year, Senate Republicans have teased a bombshell investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden that could rock the former vice president’s campaign for the White House.

    But an interim report, issued by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) less than six weeks before the presidential election and released publicly on Wednesday, is largely a compilation of previously public information — some of it rehashed anew by witnesses who already testified during the House’s impeachment inquiry last year — as well as news articles and strongly worded insinuations with little evidence to back them up.
     
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  5. Jimmy D

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    Probably because it's little more than a transparent attempt to smear Biden.

    GOP senators' anti-Biden report repackages old claims

    “People need to take a look at this report very carefully and understand what the ramifications are for electing Joe Biden as president,” Johnson said on a local radio program Tuesday, the day before he released the report.

    Indeed, some of Johnson’s fellow Republicans have criticized the investigation as a political exercise, including Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who sits on the Homeland Security panel. Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

    “It is not the legitimate role of government, for Congress or for taxpayer expense, to be used in an effort to damage political opponents,” Romney said last week.

    Other Republicans have distanced themselves from Johnson’s actions, refusing to defend the investigation but declining to openly criticize it. POLITICO previously reported that Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, confronted Johnson privately about the probe, telling the Wisconsin Republican that it could aid Russia’s election-meddling efforts.

    Still, Johnson has pressed on, as Trump’s allies pressured him to keep the heat on the Bidens. Johnson has also launched a separate investigation centering on the Obama administration’s actions during the presidential transition period, stemming from the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation in 2016 that targeted the Trump campaign.
     
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  6. hedrick

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    This is actually pretty encouraging. This seems to be the most serious ethical accusation anyone can come up with about Biden. It makes him look pretty clean.
     
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  7. Tom 1

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    What exactly is the story? Politician’s son makes his father look bad? Someone should have told him he can’t just do what he wants? Can you flesh it out with something worth putting in the news?
     
  8. Tom 1

    Tom 1 Optimistic sceptic Supporter

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    That’s all it takes - when the ‘but the Clintons’ mantra gets a bit tired, roll out some other random nonsense and say some random stuff about it. Pretty soon you’ll have people believing anything you want.
     
  9. Tom 1

    Tom 1 Optimistic sceptic Supporter

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    Careful now, you’re introducing actual information into a fox fantasy thread.
     
  10. GoldenBoy89

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    Well it’s a good thing Hunter Biden isn’t the one running for president!
     
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  11. Fantine

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    No, CNN carries real news, not warmed over witch hunts.
     
  12. Tanj

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    CNN doesn't have the goats that can eat this nonsense like you do.
     
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  14. Bobber

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    The other major political Party outside of the Dems have done an investigation and come out with their findings. That's GENUINE NEWS! You may not agree with the finding but it is none the less GENUINE NEWS! So what the second major Party of the United States does shouldn't be mentioned by your media??? Then they're not in REAL TERMS a news organization but are merely an arm of the Democratic Party period. Now if their commentary hosts want to pick apart and marginalize the findings FINE.....that's commentary but what the Republicans have done IS REAL NEWS!

    Some call CNN FAKE NEWS. It's not even so much that it's FAKE all the time but rather they're putting out a product which diminished news. A REAL news organization will at least put of what each party is doing and seeing it's the second major Party which controls the nation they can hardly hide behind an excuse that it's not significant to be reported. If the Green Party did something in politics one could argue it's not of significant value for any large scale number of viewers. Anything the Republican Party is doing IS NEWS. So again what is CNN and others like really?

    There are times when it could be said they're FAKE but other times they're putting out a product which is diminished, watered down or reduced. When they willingly choose not to even report on the other major Parties activities then what are they except a mere propaganda force.
     
  15. Albion

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    That seems a valid criticism of CNN and some others, but then there is also this...

    Lately it has become standard for CNN to report some event involving the party and politicians that CNN doesn't care for and, when doing so, salt the report with editorial content like this:

    "President Trump falsely claimed today that..."

    To my mind's eye, this trick can be even worse than not reporting all the facts.
     
  16. GreatLakes4Ever

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    Do you believe the president should be allowed to lie with impunity?
     
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  17. Kenny'sID

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    CNN and those like them should be fired.

    Unfortunately, there are no laws against bias reporting, regardless of the unfair damage it is designed to cause.
     
  18. Kenny'sID

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    Should anyone?
     
  19. Belk

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    Darn that stupid first amendment!
     
  20. iluvatar5150

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    CNN is a hysterical dumpster fire. Watching it, I feel embarrassed for the people who work there.
     
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