The latest major bombshell to hit Washington DC this week involves not only President Trump, but also current democratic frontrunner for 2020 Joe Biden.
For Trump, being caught up in a democratically-initiated scandal is nothing new; he’s been taking his lumps day in and day out on Capitol Hill for the entirety of his first term. The latest allegations against him are bizarre, however, stating that a White House whistleblower lodged an official complaint regarding a “promise” made to a foreign leader on an Oval Office phone call.
Upon further investigation by the mainstream media, the belief is that the phone call had to do with pressuring the Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s dealings in the European nation – something that democrats allege is an abuse of power.
For his part, the President has flatly denied that any such conservation has taken place.
Still, the newfound focus on Biden’s proximity to the scandal has one republican leader believing that the 2020 frontrunner will soon be bowing out of the race entirely.
California Rep. Devin Nunes predicted on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that Joe Biden’s campaign is likely coming to an end — all because of newly resurfaced reports about his possible misconduct in Ukraine that “first originated back when Hillary Clinton was trying to make sure Biden didn’t get in the race.”
The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee made the claim as The Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll showed Sen. Elizabeth Warren surging ahead of Biden as the first choice of 22 percent of the voters surveyed, while Biden was the first choice of 20 percent of the voters. Biden held a 9-point lead over Warren in the poll as recently as June.
Nunes, speaking to anchor Maria Bartiromo, said a whistleblower’s allegation that President Trump had acted inappropriately during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will ultimately backfire, and shine a light on Biden’s own possible misconduct. CNN later acknowledged that the whistleblower had no first-hand knowledge of the call, and a top Ukrainian official on Saturday defended Trump’s actions.
Joe Biden has shown no real signs of slowing down, however, and is currently holding a thin national lead over surging second-place contender Elizabeth Warren.