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Abuse of power and the tag-along charge of Obstruction of Congress tend to get sitting presidents in hot water. Even the mere rumor of said executive misbehavior can lead to a long, exhaustive, drug-out circus of politicians shouting over one another for months during the drama-fatiguing, eye-rolling program of factless pontificating. That is unless it’s Joe Biden, the current squatter in the Oval Office, the man every west winger and activist media member shields after he commits egregious errors.
Remember way back in 2019 when House Democrats strung up President Donald Trump in the first impeachment hearing? Leftists were spitting a litany of rumors and innuendos to get to the bottom of whether the president did or did not leverage military aid to Ukraine if they would investigate Biden for basically doing the same. As Liberty Nation Managing Editor Mark Angelides wrote about the exchange between Biden and the Ukrainian government: “Joe Biden himself has openly admitted that he told Ukrainian officials to remove a prosecutor in exchange for a billion dollars in loans. What’s more, he also implicated President Obama in the Quid Pro Quo.”
Two exhausting years later, Biden has again attempted to pressure another world leader to do his bidding and make his seemingly addled decisions appear genius. On July 23, the U.S. president had a little chat on the phone with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani. According to initial reporting by Reuters, Biden intimated his Afghan counterpart should paint a rosy picture:
“I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban. And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”
The president pressed on weightily, suggesting having a presser with the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Ghani replied: “Karzai would not be helpful. He is contrary, and time is of the essence; we cannot bring every single individual … Last time we met for 110 minutes, he was cursing me, and he was accusing me of being a U.S. lackey.”
Our fearless leader replied: “I’m going to reserve judgment on that.” Seriously.
It appears Ghani was envisioning the impending chaos early and decided to boot scoot on out of Afghanistan to seclusion. Or as Arizonan Leon Coleman commented, “Ghani showed up at the airport with four carloads of cash & the scam was off. Was this another quid pro quo?”
To the Rescue
As the activist media barely acknowledges the telephone exchange, the redhead came to the rescue during a White House presser. During a Wednesday briefing, one brave soul asked if her boss was “in any way pushing a false narrative in that call with the Afghan president.”
Press Secretary Psaki’s face seemed to become a hue akin to her hair. Then, skipping a beat, she replied, “I think it’s pretty clear, again, I’m not going to go into details of a private conversation.”
One Hoosier queried, “Hey Jen. Want to circle back?” Jack Posobiac posted one of her tweets from when she was an “analyst” for a cable news station. On September 24, 2019, Jen let her fingers do the talking when she addressed the now-infamous phone call between former President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. It reads: “It is not just the call transcript. The whistleblower complaint would likely have more details. We need both. And not just the call.”
Wow, that online history is unfortunate.
Quid Pro Quo
Biden and Ghana spoke for roughly 14 minutes on July 23: One wanted assurance of help when the feces hit the fan blades, and the other wanting to be praised and glorified. “That will change perception, and that will change an awful lot, I think,” Biden said. Now the president’s words are coming back to bite him as the debacles pile up in the West Wing.
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