Senate Intelligence chair warns fellow Republicans that Biden probe is playing into Russia’s hands

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Top Senate Republicans are moving ahead with an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, despite being warned by the Republican chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they may be playing directly into Russia’s hands.

Sens. Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley, the heads of the Senate Homeland Security and Finance committees, are targeting Biden as a continuation of Donald Trump’s efforts to rig the 2020 elections. On December 5, Politico reports, Senate Intelligence Committee Richard Burr told them that such an investigation could boost Russia’s efforts to destabilize the U.S. political system.

No less a Trump sycophant than Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, echoes Burr’s concerns. “Any documents coming out of the Ukraine against any American, Republican or Democrat, need to be looked at by the intelligence services, who has expertise I don’t because Russia is playing us all like a fiddle,” Graham said in early February. His committee is not joining the investigation into Biden.

Grassley, who refused to back impeachment trial witnesses, isn’t ruling out issuing subpoenas in this baseless and politically motivated investigation—an investigation Republicans didn’t launch when or anytime soon after Hunter Biden joined the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma because they weren’t interested in damaging Joe Biden’s electoral prospects at that point.

”We wait until we get all the information,” Grassley said. “I don’t want to threaten subpoenas until I know that they’re going to be used.” Presumably “all the information” includes whether Joe Biden looks like he could still become the Democratic presidential nominee.

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4 Comments on "Senate Intelligence chair warns fellow Republicans that Biden probe is playing into Russia’s hands"

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DHG
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Let them seal their fate, a pack of fools and idiots.

Nobsartist
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Nobsartist

That should keep the simpletons occupied…

chris whitley
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chris whitley

This proves it. Rocket Science is not dead. Now all you have to do is get a letter from Putin to carry around and wave at press conferences. Trump should have an ample supply. Go for it boys.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

Using the term (intelligence )and Republicans
seems to be an oxymoron.
We see (so little), intelligence in or out of that party !