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    Re: Biden had no conflict of interest

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Because investigations aren't supposed to be politically biased horse**** with no foundation in reality. Even Republicans were happy to see that prosecutor go. And they never even mentioned the possibility of corruption or abuse til Biden was expected to run against trump. So it's bull**** topped with horse**** for incredibly gullible people.

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    That might be a pretty good argument if the only thing Trump had asked Zelensky to investigate was the Biden/Burisma connection.

    But, as you should know, it was not. IMO Trump didn't care so much about sabotaging Biden as exposing the dirty tricks of the Dems who sought to dig up dirt on him. Now, I'll freely admit that he was capable of doing the same thing to them, and he may indeed have done so. But the Russia collusion narrative was far more likely to be the sort of thing Trump wanted dirt on, and even IF some people think a candidate ought to be protected from all criticism from his opponents, that protection wouldn't extend to his party.

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    Re: Biden had no conflict of interest

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    an American president used it in an attempt to gain leverage against a political rival.
    You mean when Hillary used it to buy the Steele Dossier to gain leverage against Trump?

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    Re: Biden had no conflict of interest

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    And to label every American effort to affect change in other countries a "quid pro quo" would dilute the phrase to the point of emptying it of any meaning,
    it has no meaning since all human relationships are based on a continuing series of quid pro quos (this for that). Every penny of foreign aid we have ever given was based on a strings attached quid pro quo.

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    Re: Biden had no conflict of interest

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    And to label every American effort to affect change in other countries a "quid pro quo" would dilute the phrase to the point of emptying it of any meaning,
    Obama, according to Public Integrity, gave cushy ambassador posts to 31 campaign faithfuls who pulled in at least $50,000 for his reelection. He also doled out second-term ambassador slots to 39 who gave generously to his campaign, either in the form or money or political capital or both.Let's not forget that Obama made a quid pro quo deal just like ...
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    Sep 26, 2019 - The most egregious example is former President Barack Obama's quid pro quo with Moscow during his 2012 campaign for re-election.

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