While disgruntled Democrats are seizing on the whistleblower controversy over President Trump’s phone call with the President of Ukraine, a grateful GOP is saying “bring it on!” — believing that the more the media talks about the incident, the more it will be Joe Biden, and not President Trump, who is hurt.
Trump’s allies believe that the raging storm over the call, has, in fact, opened the door for Republicans to revisit the original controversy involving Joe Biden’s son Hunter. Further, they allege the details of that story suggest that Biden, as VP, did the same thing that Trump is currently being accused of doing — leveraging military aid to pressure Ukraine into action. In the case of Biden, it was allegedly having a Ukrainian Federal Prosecutor removed who was targeting a Ukrainian gas company, where Hunter Biden was a Board Member.
“The more they want to talk about Ukraine, the better,” Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Monday morning on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.”
Giuliani has long been looking into the Bidens’ ties to Ukraine, claiming Hunter Biden improperly benefited from business dealings in Ukraine with energy company Burisma Holdings as a member of its board and questioning whether his dad helped protect him.
End of Biden’s Bid For The White House
Meanwhile, California Rep. Devin Nunes predicted on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that Joe Biden’s campaign is likely coming to an end — all because of his possible misconduct in Ukraine that Nunes said, “first originated back when Hillary Clinton was trying to make sure Biden didn’t get in the race.”
The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee made the claim, just as recent polls have shown that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is gaining significantly on Biden and they are now in a statistical dead-heat for being the Democratic frontrunner.
Nunes, speaking to anchor Maria Bartiromo, said the whistleblower’s allegations will ultimately backfire, and shine a light on Biden’s own possible, and likely, grosser misconduct.
Since the story first broke on Friday, CNN has since acknowledged that the whistleblower had no first-hand knowledge of the call, and a top Ukrainian official on Saturday defended Trump’s actions.
“These stories first originated back when Hillary Clinton was trying to make sure Biden didn’t get in the race,” Nunes said. “So now that these have been resurrected, I don’t know who came up with the scheme — maybe this whistleblower really is not partisan. We want to hear from that whistleblower, but it sure looks like the scheme has backfired. And, like I said, it looks like this is the end of Biden’s campaign. I really do… his lead is basically down to zero.”
President Trump, of course, seems to agree with Nunes, and the assessment of most of his GOP supporters, tweeting, “Sleepy Joe Biden … forced a tough prosecutor out from investigating his son’s company by threat of not giving big dollars to Ukraine,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “That’s the real story!”