The joint James Comer/Jim Jordan IRS whistleblower listening to was shortly upstaged by Jamie Raskin, who launched proof that undermined your entire GOP Biden conspiracy.
Video of Raskin:
Jamie Raskin crushes Jordan and Comer with Lev Parnas letter, “There has by no means been any proof that Hunter or Joe Biden dedicated any crimes associated to Ukrainian politics. By no means throughout any of my communications. With Ukrainian officers or connections to Burisma.” pic.twitter.com/dbmzjqaqtb
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 19, 2023
Raskin mentioned throughout his opening assertion:
We are able to conclude that this inspector Clouseau-style quest for one thing that doesn’t exist, has turned our committee right into a theater of the absurd and train and futility and embarrassment. And now we will lastly definitively say why the committee’s efforts have run dry repeatedly.
Simply yesterday, Mr. Chairman, you and I received a letter from Lev Parnas, the Ukrainian-born American businessman who was that Rudy Giuliani’s facet as his right-hand man for a 12 months between November 2018 to October 2019 as Giuliani after which President Trump tried to smear Joe Biden earlier than the 2020 election with the exact same allegations have been nonetheless working by way of the political spin cycle each week on this committee.
I request unanimous consent to enter the Parnas letter into the document. With out objection to order now on this extraordinary 10-page letter companions painstakingly describes the marketing campaign orchestrated by Giuliani and Trump to cite, dig up dust on the Bidens and unfold misinformation about them by way of numerous networks, together with authorities officers, journalists and Fox Information personnel after explaining this marketing campaign to manufacture corruption expenses towards Biden companions, concludes his letter by saying. All through all these months of labor, the intensive campaigns and networking completed by Trump allies and Giuliani Associates, together with the enormously thorough interviews and assignments that I undertook quote there has by no means been any proof that Hunter or Joe Biden dedicated any crimes associated to Ukrainian politics. By no means throughout any of my communications with Ukrainian officers or connections to Burisma.
Did any of them verify or present concrete info linking the Bidens to unlawful actions? As Mr Parnas concludes, there’s by no means been any factual proof solely conspiracy theories unfold by individuals who knew precisely what they have been doing. After which he calls on this committee to finish its wild goose chase and affords to return and testify. Keep in mind that is Mr Giuliani’s man. That is his interpreter and right-hand man who spent a 12 months on the market attempting to cook dinner the books towards Joe Biden, and he affords to return testify. Let’s convey him in as a witness, and let’s hear about that campaign. That they have been on to smear President Biden by selling the identical baseless conspiracy theories that this committee serves up as moldy leftovers every single day.
Republicans Are Greedy At Baseless Conspiracies
Speaker McCarthy admitted on Tuesday that the actual objective of Jim Jordan’s Weaponization of Authorities subcommittee is to assist Donald Trump. McCarthy made this admission whereas being requested on Fox Information what Home Republicans can do to cease Jack Smith.
The purpose of the IRS fake whistleblower hearing is to smear President Biden and his household. In his opening remarks, Home Oversight Committee Chair James Comer made a lot of allegations, however he supplied no proof that the President has completed something flawed, and that’s the drawback that Home Republicans proceed to run into.
The GOP flings conspiracy theories on the wall, however nothing is sticking, as a result of they don’t have any factual proof of wrongdoing. Oversight Committee rating member Raskin upset the GOP conspiracy apple cart by supply precise witness proof that countered the premise that the listening to relies on.
Democrats are skilled at Home oversight and listening to, and members like Rep. Raskin proceed to run circles across the hapless Comer and Jordan.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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