A follow-up to Karen’s post earlier noting how Team Biden is pressuring the media not to give credence to Trump’s theories about why Joe Biden leaned on Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor. There’s a direct PR angle to that effort too, notes the Daily Beast in a story this evening. Namely, this video, which I believe is the campaign’s first sustained response to the Ukraine allegations since the story broke big in September.
Presumably they were holding back just in case events intervened somehow to disrupt the impeachment process. Maybe Pelosi wouldn’t follow through. Or maybe Republicans would lose interest in calling Hunter Biden as a witness, for whatever reason. No sense in opening this can of worms and inadvertently helping Trump alert the public to possible shenanigans in the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy until they absolutely had to.
Well, today’s the opening day of the trial and GOPers are vowing to call Hunter if Democrats get any witnesses, which seems likely. Team Biden is now at the “absolutely have to” stage. The battle over Burisma will soon be joined. They have no choice but to engage.