The Democrat’s lead impeachment lawyer Daniel Goldman today admitted under oath that former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden was engaged in a “quid pro quo” having threatened to withhold $1bn in loan guarantees in exchange for the firing of a Ukrainian state prosecutor who was investigating his son Hunter Biden’s company.
Grilled by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) on Biden’s bragging over the Burisma affair, Daniel Goldman was asked: “Did [Biden] ask for something, request something, and hold something of value?” The definition of a quid pro quo.
Goldman replied: “He did,” before attempting to move the conversation onto the testimony of George Kent.
Collins wouldn’t allow Goldman to shift away, reminding him of his oath to tell the truth.
Goldman, having just implicated Biden, flapped: “He did it in accordance with U.S. official policy”.
Far from being exculpatory, Goldman just implicated the ultimate arbiter of U.S. official foreign policy – at that time President Barack Obama.