WILLFUL IGNORANCE: CNN Claims GOP Has No Evidence of Biden Bribery

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On Monday afternoon, while Hunter Biden’s business partner Devon Archer was behind closed doors testifying before the House Oversight Committee regarding the Biden family’s corrupt business dealings, CNN host Dana Bash and congressional correspondent Manu Raju wore their profound ignorance on their sleeve with the pants-on-fire claim that Republicans have thus far put forward zero evidence showing Joe Biden’s involvement in his son Hunter’s business dealings. 

During a panel discussion on the Archer testimony, Bash claimed that the Archer testimony is all about “whether or not Republicans can find any evidence, which they have yet to put forward, of their repeated accusation that the President, Joe Biden, had knowledge of, or a connection to Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China.” 

Either Bash doesn’t follow the news, or she’s lying to her audience. Even before Monday’s revelations from Archer detailing how involved Joe Biden was with his son, it’s been heavily reported that Hunter gives his dad a cut of the money he shakes down from foreign governments. In one text message, he referred to the elder Biden as the “Big Guy” and admitted he gives him a ten percent cut. 

Later on, Bash turned to Raju referenced that he frequently speaks to Republican members of Congress, and asked if “any of them once provided evidence of what they are claiming?” 

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“Not anything other than circumstantial evidence,” Raju lied through his teeth. 

“The question is can they—will that actually corroborate any of these claims and the credibility of this witness too, he’s dealing with a conviction on an unrelated fraud case, and I’m sure Democrats are gonna make a big point of that coming out of this,” Raju proclaimed. “But nevertheless, that’s what they’re trying to do, all trying to lay the predicate for an impeachment inquiry in the fall, but will they have the evidence is still an open question.” 

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CNN’s Inside Politics
7/31/2023
12:41:18 p.m. Eastern 

DANA BASH: This is all about whether or not Republicans can find any evidence, which they have yet to put forward, of their repeated accusation that the President, Joe Biden, had knowledge of, or a connection to Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China. But the allegation is pay-for-play, right? Let’s just see, Zach talked about Republicans setting the bar very high on what this individual, Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, will say in his closed-door testimony. 

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12:42:34 p.m. Eastern 

BASH: Manu, you run around and talk to these Republican congresspeople all day, every day. Has any of them once provided evidence of what they are claiming? 

MANU RAJU: Well, not anything other than circumstantial evidence. In fact, James Comer who you just showed, chairman of the committee, I was in that gaggle speaking to him and I asked him in that same gaggle, do you have direct evidence linking the President to Hunter Biden’s business dealings and essentially corroborating what they’re saying is a bribery scandal that occurred when Joe Biden was Vice President in dealing with a foreign national, he essentially said no, he said what they have is a pattern of behavior. They said they chased down the pattern of behavior to try to define that evidence and he said they’re gonna have a number of interviews, this being one of them, to try to corroborate some of these claims. The question is can they — will that actually corroborate any of these claims and the credibility of this witness too, he’s dealing with a conviction on an unrelated fraud case, and I’m sure Democrats are gonna make a big point of that coming out of this. But nevertheless, that’s what they’re trying to do, all trying to lay the predicate for an impeachment inquiry in the fall, but will they have the evidence is still an open question.

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