They’re all dirty

On the other hand – it would be better if Joe Biden’s kid had never gone near any Ukrainian natural gas company (or any other kind of company).

It would, in fact, be better if this whole business of leveraging a political career into big cash flows from private companies and corporations had never been embraced. It would be nice if US politicians had always seen that as a profoundly wrong and bad and indefensible move, and stayed away. Instead we have the opposite – everybody does it, it’s normal, shrug shrug. That’s all Trump and Giuliani need. The fact that Trump is doing the same thing but more so is neither here nor there.

The BBC traces the path:

Mr Trump and his allies have been suggesting that Mr Biden, as Barack Obama’s vice-president, encouraged the firing of Ukraine’s top prosecutor because he had been investigating a company that employed Mr Biden’s son.

Hunter Biden became a director at Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma in 2014 while his father also held a key role in US policy towards Ukraine.

There. That’s your problem right there. Don’t do that. Biden senior should have seen it was dirty, Biden junior should have seen it was dirty, Obama should have told them both to back the fuck off.

Hunter Biden is well embedded in the DC politics-lobbying loop:

Hunter Biden was appointed by Bill Clinton to serve in the United States Department of Commerce[8] under Secretaries Norman Mineta and William M. Daley. He was director of E-commerce policy issues in the Department of Commerce,[8] a position he held from 1998 to 2001.[9]

From 2001 to 2008, Biden was a founding partner of Oldaker, Biden, and Belair, LLP, a Washington DC-based lobbyist firm [10] and law firm.[11]

Boom, done, he’s made for life – he gets a Clinton job at age 28, puts in three years, and then whizzes off to cash in at a lobbying firm. It’s totally routine and normal and it’s sleazy as fuck.

What Trump did and is doing is much worse but by god the Bidens handed him plenty of ammunition.

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