An MSNBC panel helped host Andrea Mitchell put things in perspective after she opined on the “swampiness” of Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Hunter Biden recently became a public target of conservatives after it was revealed that President Donald Trump was pressing Ukraine to investigate him and his father. Trump critics contend that it’s laughable to investigate the Bidens when Trump’s family appears far more corrupt.
“There’s no question that there is a swampiness about Hunter Biden’s work given his lack of qualifications for a lot of this stuff,” Mitchell said during her Monday MSNBC program. “But there’s a real equivalency here because Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are involved in businesses around the world.”
Republican analyst Rick Tyler reminded Mitchell that Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, worked for the government while raking in millions from private ventures.
“So, let’s just compare that,” he continued. “Hunter Biden claimed he made $50,000 while serving on a board of a natural gas company in Ukraine. There’s been all kinds of allegations about China — but it doesn’t seem Hunter Biden personally benefitted. People believe he walked away with a billion dollars, that’s simply not true.”
“There’s been just absolutely no evidence that Hunter has done anything wrong,” Tyler said. “But to spread things that are just absolutely false and the comparison is utterly ridiculous.”
Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) agreed with Tyler.
“There is absolutely no comparison,” she said of the Trumps and the Bidens.
Watch the entire video clip below.
‘This is not about tweets!’ GOP lawmaker deflects wildly when asked about Trump’s attacks on Yovanovitch
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on Friday was not happy to be asked about President Donald Trump's tweets attacking former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
During a press conference that occurred after the day's impeachment hearings, Stefanik tried to make the case that nothing in Yovanovitch's testimony provided any reason to impeach the president.
She was thrown off her game, however, when a reporter asked her whether the president's tweet harmed her party's ability to send a consistent message.
"We're not here to talk about tweets but impeachable offenses!" she angrily replied. "Let me answer your question. These hearings are not about tweets. They are about impeachment of the president of United States. This is a constitutional matter."
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Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), who once served as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, shredded President Donald Trump for his widely panned decision to tweet out smears of former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
When asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on Friday what he made of the Yovanovitch hearing so far, Rogers didn't mince words about the president's behavior.
"I think the president blew up any Republican plan to treat the witness with respect when he tweeted out this morning," he said. "So I think that kind of screwed up their rhythm a little bit."
‘Quiet!’ Trump erupts as reporters question him about witness intimidation — and demands ‘freedom of speech’
President Donald Trump on Friday got into a testy exchange with reporters after they asked him whether his angry tweet at former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch constituted witness intimidation.
While talking with reporters, Trump falsely claimed that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee had been prevented from asking questions during Yovanovitch's testimony.
"We have the right to speak!" the president fumed. "I have freedom of speech just as other people do but they have taken away the Republicans rights. I watched today as certain very talented people, who wanted to ask questions, and they weren’t even allowed to ask questions, Republicans. They weren’t allowed to ask questions."