On October 5th, a story broke, indicating that the so-called Ukraine call whistle-blower was a Democrat who had worked with a past presidential campaign. I asked, what if it was Joe Biden?
It turns out the so-called whistleblower is a registered Democrat who was employed by a previous Democrat Presidential Primary candidate. Imagine if it was one of Joe Biden’s campaigns?
Well, as it turns out, the whistleblower did work with Joe Biden.
Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community’s inspector general, told members of Congress that the whistleblower had a “professional tie” to a 2020 Democratic candidate. He had written earlier that while the whistleblower’s complaint was credible, he had shown “some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate.”
A retired CIA officer told the Washington Examiner, “From everything we know about the whistleblower and his work in the executive branch then, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been working with Biden when he was vice president.”
The case for a partisan poke in the eye seems obvious at this point. He’s a Democrat swamp creature with second or third-hand information and an opportunity to set a Trump smear campaign in motion. And maybe he has a soft spot for lunchbox Joe and his corrupt colluding pay-to-play political family.
Worst case, they charge Trump with obstructing another investigation into a call that, like the collusion narrative, had nothing to do with the accusations leveled. Trump seems ready to deal with that when it comes.
In the meantime, Democrats still have a lot of connections to Ukraine that appear less than flattering. As in, Trump is rubber, they are glue, it bounces off me and sticks to you.
A genuinely bipartisan media could make a fine living from investigating actual (Democrat) wrongdoing and foreign influence in the 2016 election and beyond.
Maybe someday we’ll have one of those.
| Hot Air