‘Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers…” Oh wait, that is the quote often associated with the postal system, which Donald Trump is trying to kill. Why? It is because he is mad at Amazon owner Jeff Bezos. The quote is actually about 2500 years old and by the Greek historian Herodotus. He referred to the war between the Greeks and the Persians that was not unlike the war that Donald Trump and the Republicans have waged on America’s Democracy.
The GOP has been fighting to retain power as Trump has actively been bombing all of the country’s institutions, political systems, and governmental mores. One of the most immediate battles has been waged by Homeland Security Committee Chair Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). He claims the pandemic has “hampered” his investigation into former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son.
Biden served on the board of a Ukrainian energy company while his father was in office. The Senate plans to be out until April 20th at the minimum. That means neither senators or their aides can obtain classified briefings or sensitive documents except at the Capitol after Congress resumes.
Apparently, the Republicans see no irony attacking Hunter Biden when Trump’s sons and daughter have been flitting around the world on the voters’ dime hustling millions of dollars.
Johnson’s report was scheduled for release right before summer. He said, according to The POLITICO:
‘We’re in the process of writing different sections of the report that I’d like to make public sometime this summer. But obviously, [the coronavirus] has not been helpful and hampered our efforts.’
Johnson has also been investigating another of Trump’s enemies, President Barack Obama. The senator’s committee staffers have been going through the documents from the State Department and the National Archives. Johnson said:
‘I’ve got staff that have been devoted to that and they’re working on that stuff from home. We — and I — can walk and chew gum at the same time here. This is not taking up massive amounts of staff time.’
Johnson was going at full tilt until he ran into the brick wall of the coronavirus pandemic. He continued:
‘These are questions that Joe Biden has not adequately answered, And if I were a Democrat primary voter, I’d want these questions satisfactorily answered before I cast my final vote.’
Democrats have resisted the Republicans’ subpoena, and some have suggested the Russian intelligence services were behind the original claim. That has not been substantiated. Before Congress adjourned, Democratic senators were looking into Johnson about a former Ukrainian diplomat and consultant for Blue Star Strategies Andri Telizhenko. He has alleged that the Democratic National Committee and the Ukrainians worked together during the 2016 election.
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