Oversight Dem Insists That The GOP’s Biden Impeachment Probe ‘Should End’


In a recent discussion with CNN, Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.), who serves on the House Oversight Committee, blasted Republicans in Congress as proving themselves “useful idiots” for Russian intelligence in what became the party’s promotion of imploded allegations of bribery implicating the Bidens.

The federal government formally documented the claims, which originated with a then-source who was more recently indicted for allegedly lying to authorities, with reports tying defendant Alexander Smirnov to those foreign intelligence circles. Republicans, meanwhile, even kickstarted an impeachment inquiry targeting President Joe Biden in the House, extensively promoting the claims from Smirnov, who put forward a tale of millions of dollars for the Bidens originating with leadership at the Ukrainian company Burisma.

“Russian intelligence wanted to find useful idiots in Congress, and you know what? The American people already know this. They found them!” Moskowitz said, referring to the Republican members. “They found them, they put it out there, hundreds of interviews they did on television and in newspapers and on podcasts for six or seven months talking about this, and it was all fake. It was all false. The impeachment inquiry should end — period.”

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who’s the top Democrat on Moskowitz’s committee, demanded the same fate for the impeachment probe, amid which Republicans are also looking at work in contemporary art by the president’s son Hunter Biden. House Republicans suggest the younger Biden’s creation and sale of art pieces could be part of what they deem “influence peddling” by the president’s family — but no presently available evidence conclusively ties the president to the art sales. Republicans recently sought an interview with a producer who allegedly introduced Hunter to an eventual purchaser. There is no particular indication House Republicans will ever hold the votes to even impeach the president, which would fall short in the Democratic Party-controlled Senate.