Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called for a probe into four Democratic Senators on Sunday over a letter that they sent to Ukraine in 2018 that threatened to withhold aid from the country if it did not continue to investigate President Donald Trump.
When asked by left-wing “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd about whether he was concerned over Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s interaction with Ukraine, Paul responded, “If anything is consistent here it’s that both parties have tried to involve themselves in Ukraine. So for example, four senators, Democrats, wrote a letter to the Ukrainian government and said, ‘If you don’t keep investigating Trump we may reconsider our bipartisan support for your aid.’ Both parties seem to be doing this.”
Speaking on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, Paul said, “I don’t really know enough about what he’s doing. I knew he traveled over there to try to seek information on Hunter Biden’s corruption. I think a lot of Americans see the $50,000 a month Hunter Biden was making and it doesn’t pass the smell test. I think most people do think there was some corruption involved with Hunter Biden. And I hope we do get to the bottom of it.”
“If you’re going to condemn Trump you need to condemn the Democrat senators. It shouldn’t be just one-sided,” Paul concluded. “Everybody’s going after President Trump. Someone needs to actually, in an objective way, evaluate a letter from four Democrats that said to Ukraine, ‘If you don’t keep investigating Trump we will reconsider our bipartisan support for aid.’ That’s a threat. And that’s the same kind of stuff they’re accusing Trump of. But nobody’s talking about that the Democrats are doing exactly the same thing.”
Paul’s remarks about the four Democratic Senators who wrote a threatening letter to Ukraine comes from an article in The Washington Post which noted that three Democratic Senators – Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) – “wrote a letter to Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Yuriy Lutsenko, expressing concern at the closing of four investigations they said were critical to the Mueller probe.”
“In the letter, they implied that their support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake,” the article continued.
Obviously, the Democrats get all their ideas of what to accuse Trump of doing from one source: themselves. They do it first, I guess to see what it looks like. If it is rotten enough, they accuse Trump of doing it.
Here’s the problem, though: Trump has BEEN investigated… THREE times. He’s had Obama run surveillance on him. He’s had the FBI put spies in his campaign. Now a FOURTH investigation is underway (just in case they missed something in constant investigation for over three years). But the Burisma investigation, which involves the Biden’s, was aborted (something Democrats seem to like to do) by Biden’s extortion. So, there is a very legitimate suspicion of Vice President Biden abusing his power to halt an investigation that could implicate his son and embarrass him. Since the Democrats insist on constantly investigating candidate Trump, it doesn’t seem improper to investigate candidate Biden.