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Sun Feb 25, 2024, 10:42 PM Feb 25

Dim or disloyal? Republicans again ensnared in possible Russian plot (J Rubin) [View all]

By Jennifer Rubin
February 25, 2024 at 7:45 a.m. EST

Are Republicans easy marks or willing participants in Russian anti-Biden operations? That’s a troubling question raised by the Feb. 14 grand jury indictment of a former FBI informant, Alexander Smirnov ...

Allegations by Smirnov — who appears to have ties to Russian intelligence, according to the federal indictment — have formed the backbone of the House Republicans’ laughable attempt to build an impeachment case against the president. They championed him as their star witness. Now the Republicans’ fact-deficient storyline has been shredded ...

Raskin added that “we don’t even have to rely on Smirnov’s own words because there have been somewhere near a dozen witnesses who have completely repudiated and refuted these essential allegations.”

Now Republicans are pretending that Smirnov wasn’t so important after all. They’re vowing to plow ahead on this cock-and-bull mission that never got off the ground. Not only did multiple witnesses testify that Biden had no involvement with his son’s business dealings, but previous allegations that Biden acted on his son’s behalf had also already been thoroughly repudiated ...

Republicans’ affinity over multiple elections for Russian-backed plots should warrant wall-to-wall coverage ...


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