So is Russian roulette.
On Monday, the president’s legal defense team “went there.” Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi methodically presented evidence that Biden père et fils had been the subject of scrutiny dating back to the Obama administration. Bondi began by noting that the House Democrats had mentioned the names Biden and Burisma over 400 times in their run-up to impeachment. Watch:
This was the first time the intimation of the Bidens’ wrongdoing was presented in such minute detail, and the presentation had to leave Democrats wondering about the wisdom of calling witnesses. Over the weekend, Politico reported that in the event the witness vote succeeds, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley “aims to force votes on subpoenas for House Intelligence Chairman Schiff (D-Calif.), Vice President Biden, Hunter Biden, Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, the still-unnamed whistleblower.” The Democrats would effectively be betting the possibility that former Amb. John Bolton has damning evidence against the survival of the party’s current frontrunner in the 2020 election. That possibility was lessened by former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz during his appearance yesterday in which argued that even if the Bolton revelations bolster the Democrats’ case, they do not rise to the level of a high crime or misdemeanor.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden apparently missed Bondi’s statements or is choosing to ignore them. When asked whether he would testify if called upon to do so, he replied, “I have nothing to defend, this is all a game.”
That argument may have played well up till now. But after yesterday’s factual bombshells, he’ll have plenty of explaining to do in the event he is called — and so likely will his profligate son.