President Donald Trump's legal team brought up Pam Bondi at the end of the first day, where she proclaimed that the Republicans didn't want to have to address Joe Biden, but they're now forced to because the House brought it up. It was a hilarious claim since it has been the Republican's excuse for Trump breaking the law to begin with.
Bondi was criticized for basically doing what Ukraine refused -- smear the Biden family and put them on trial. But as one professor and legal analyst pointed out, if what the Bidens had done was illegal, Attorney General Bill Barr would have prosecuted them. It's been nearly four years and he still hasn't.
#Trump defense is now putting Hunter Biden on trial. So why didn’t #Barr investigate Hunter? #ImpeachmentTrial— Maya Wiley (@Maya Wiley) 1580161890.0
What Pam Bondi won’t say is the fact Shokin was fired because he *wasn’t* investigating corruption and that it was… https://t.co/5c44jLbht5— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba) 1580162677.0
It's been almost four years and if the Bidens did anything illegal -- why hasn't Trump investigated them? #ImpeachmentTrial— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young)))) 1580162122.0
Just a little something #PamBondi omits: US Ambassador 2015 speech, coordinated with VP Biden, excoriating Ukraine… https://t.co/vBpD7gXsd5— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman) 1580163017.0
I debunked the legitimacy of the Hunter Biden defense in more detail here: https://t.co/Alz5NVkwcS— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1580164171.0
Bondy then went on to attack "nepotism," claiming that Biden's son working for a company in Ukraine wasn't above board. The web couldn't help but notice the hypocrisy of the statement, given Trump's own children work in the White House, are employed by his campaign and the Republican Party and many conservative groups who bought Trump's son's book to donate to their donors.
Pam Bondi has thus far outlined how Hunter Biden benefited from nepotism in defense of a president who has employed… https://t.co/fsOqwxKtYs— Jacqueline Alemany (@Jacqueline Alemany) 1580162389.0
As Pam Bondi regales the Senate with the tales of Barisma and Hunter Biden (ironic she would raise the spectre of "… https://t.co/IhzcO5cKdl— Michael Steele (@Michael Steele) 1580162392.0
Bondi made a strong case Hunter Biden’s Burisma appointment was nepotism. Probably true. But, if giving a job to an… https://t.co/TF1ZGVChnS— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas) 1580163056.0
Pam Bondi is accusing the Biden's of nepotism while these two are traveling the Globe collecting $$ .. #Murica… https://t.co/hbIXppjlTP— Bobby 🇨🇦 (@Bobby 🇨🇦) 1580161730.0
The irony of Pam Bondi invoking nepotism as a defense. What about Jared and Ivanka? What qualifications do they ha… https://t.co/OIi2ZZRbLG— Curly Chrys (@Curly Chrys) 1580162094.0
Someone slip Bondi a note while she rambles on about nepotism. https://t.co/sIMFeEWcsE— WatchYourRepsSC🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@WatchYourRepsSC🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸) 1580162607.0
It's for this reason, some wondered if Bondi instead thought she was supposed to impeach the Bidens instead of defending the president.
Others couldn't help but recall the $25,000 bribe that Bondi took from Trump's foundation so she would drop Florida out of the lawsuit against Trump University. That donation ultimately got Trump into trouble and his charity was forced to close down and pay a hefty fine.
Bondi also was caught making double with Biden's son was from Qatar.
Funny Pam Bondi not mentioning she was making twice as much per month as Hunter from Qatar for no apparent reason.… https://t.co/pxlWiAkz4c— Craig Crawford (@Craig Crawford) 1580162537.0
You can see the rest of the responses below:
Assume Hunter Biden committed crimes in connection with Burisma. Assume the FBI somehow missed it. Why is Trump’s r… https://t.co/7wm3tOVaHV— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1580161608.0
We’ve now reached the point in impeachment where the president’s lawyers are playing his campaign ads against Biden.— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1580161721.0
Also a little something that #PamBondi left out — what @AshaRangappa_ said.👇 Why did the President of the United S… https://t.co/crQsabWiGX— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman) 1580163517.0
I would like to give Pam Bondi the Mike Pompeo map test.— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1580162323.0
@SenateGranite "If I had a dollar for every person who stood in front of me, wafted here on the success of their fa… https://t.co/CF5MWly2dA— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1580162678.0
The odd part of the Trump team's takedown of Hunter Biden just now is that it serves to confirm the House managers'… https://t.co/y0RC5crcP7— David Jolly (@David Jolly) 1580163083.0
Hey Pam Bondi: "Burisma Holdings was not under scrutiny at the time Joe Biden called for Shokin's ouster, accordin… https://t.co/RD4E5NJLOi— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1580162403.0
Pam Bondi chastising people about corruption is like Jeffrey Dahmer giving a speech on the dangers of cannibalism.— Adam Best (@Adam Best) 1580162310.0
My friends, I don't know that I can listen to Pam Bondi, herself accused of corruption, speaking towards the debunk… https://t.co/W8SW5V5BKE— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1580161011.0
Pam Bondi has big "I'd like to talk to your manager" energy https://t.co/2FuaVyTBre— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1580161142.0
Getting Pam Bondi to speak about corrupt prosecutors is like asking Ken Starr to speak on cheapening the impeachmen… https://t.co/Sn1kXImweg— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) 1580161165.0
Hey #maga - There's no better way to show your respect for Pam Bondi and her ethics than to make a substantia… https://t.co/eIy11C1atO— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1580161016.0
Just a reminder that as Florida AG, Pam Bondi took $25,000 from Trump to drop Trump U case.— Claude Taylor (@Claude Taylor) 1580160997.0
Yeah, @AGPamBondi isn't exactly the brightest bulb in the tanning bed. https://t.co/wnnsvmWuHA— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young)))) 1580161798.0
If you are just tuning in we just heard from Pam Bondi https://t.co/c2l8xtnvMF— Daniel Uhlfelder (@Daniel Uhlfelder) 1579666195.0
This Pam Bondi presentation about Hunter Biden is the Trump team achieving in a Senate trial what Trump couldn’t ge… https://t.co/CjepD6ctDj— Geoff Bennett (@Geoff Bennett) 1580161653.0
Trump made an illegal campaign contribution to Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, and she’s the lawyer the Trump d… https://t.co/LAlwBcQrNT— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin) 1580161293.0
Pam Bondi is engaged in government-sponsored slander of a private citizen.— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin) 1580161699.0
Pretty sure Pam Bondi doesn't know why she is speaking to the Senate today, either. https://t.co/cJ5H8Hve9v— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1580161493.0
if only Pam Bondi had put this much energy into investigating #TrumpUniversity ... https://t.co/TW0nTAEHVn— Christine Pelosi (@Christine Pelosi) 1580161471.0
I can't really follow what she's arguing about. It's like listening to somebody get really worked up about a dog sh… https://t.co/QUF8yWU5yW— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1580161676.0
If we’re going talk about money Hunter Biden made at Burisma, can we at least see Trump’s tax returns? If Trump’s p… https://t.co/9nYKDfDXcR— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1580162460.0