The Dems & MSM have claimed all along that Hunter Biden was never under investigation — he just happened to work for Burisma.
Shokin has maintained that Hunter WAS under investigation, but he was dismissed as having a conflict of interest (which is true) and smeared as having been fired for failing to tackle Burisma’s corruption (which is clearly false).
A news outlet in Ukraine and a Russian one both reported having seen documents substantiating Shokin’s claims, but they were dismissed in the Western media as “Russian propaganda”.
But now Giuliani has actual documents PROVING Biden’s son was actively being investigated for money laundering.
The Dems’ entire impeachment strategy rested on the idea that Trump was attempting to investigate the Bidens despite repeated assurances from those Obama holdovers the Dems paraded before us that there was zero cause to do so.
It also looks like they may have found where that “missing” $1.8 billion went.
(Re the idea that the institutions are the problem):
I don’t think it’s the institutions, I think it’s the people. It’s a combination of corruption and cowardice.
Take Congress. Many of them are corrupt, but for the most part it’s small-scale corruption that most people wouldn’t bat an eye at. But they refrain from calling out much greater levels of corruption because they know there would be retaliation. Even if they haven’t done anything particularly awful, the groundwork will have been set for their lives and the lives of their families to be torn apart, either by malicious investigations or trained media vultures or angry constituents — but probably all of the above.
The ones who aren’t corrupt know to keep their heads down and not rock the boat, because the moment they blow the whistle, the horde will descend upon them, and they’ll be subjected to much of the same (if not identical) treatment as the corruption-lite ones above.
And then there is the big-corrupt. For the reasons outlined above, they’re the safest. And the more power they manage to acquire — either by trading favors or selling contracts or diverting funds — the safer they become. They gain leverage over the people beneath them and use and discard them whenever necessary.
Whatever stories do mange to leak out — generally by the people over which they have oversight — are easily dismissed as wild smears or “conspiracy theories” (regardless of whether any conspiracy is actually implied), or else they get scooped up and embellished by people on the Internet to the point that they might as well feature big foot and bat boy and lizard people.
And then there are the truly evil people, like Adam Schiff. Though hardly anyone ever reaches the level of Schiff. He’s found ways to monetize, weaponize, and shield himself with the sensitive nature of the committee on which he sits and currently chairs. But I don’t want to get into Schiff right now except to say that the guy doesn’t have TDS — he is a full-blown sociopath. Highly intelligent and very dangerous.
Upon learning that a member of our state legislature could not be prosecuted (or even arrested!) after committing what would have otherwise constituted a felony for any non-member of our state legislature:
“I’ve had enough of this crap. We’re moving.”
They’re not just “changing the definition of words” — they’re waging a war on the human mind itself by divorcing concepts from their referents. This is nothing less than epistemological terrorism.
They appropriate and intentionally misuse words until they enter common usage, and when called to account they’ll simply cite high-profile examples as “authoritative”.
Forget the gender crap for a moment — just look what they did with the word ‘literally’. Dictionaries are now being updated to claim that it means both itself and its negation. A is simultaneously “A” and “not A”.
Does that seem inconsequential? Well, imagine if they were to start doing this with words like ‘exploitation’, ‘equality’, ‘fascism’, and ‘racism’.
Oh, wait… 👀
People are being programmed to gleefully participate in their own lobotomies.