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submitted 3 months ago by MicroWave to c/politics

House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan finally revealed the truth about ex–FBI informant Alexander Smirnov.

After trying and failing to salvage Republicans’ crumbling impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan at last, finally, conceded on Friday that Alexander Smirnov’s story might not be totally accurate.

“I don’t know, maybe the guy did lie,” Jordan said at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

The House Judiciary chair spent the better part of the week attempting to twist and tweak Smirnov’s testimony, insisting, as he had for months, that Smirnov’s allegations—that Biden had reaped millions off of a business deal between his son and the Ukrainian company Burisma—still held weight, and could prove the most viable pathway to successfully charge the sitting president. That is, even after Smirnov was indicted for lying to the FBI about those claims—and then reportedly admitted to prosecutors that the story had been drawn up with the help of top Russian intelligence officials and the whole thing was a bed of lies.

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[-] FuglyDuck 64 points 3 months ago

“I don’t know, maybe the guy did lie,” Jordan said at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

.... that's absolutely something you look into before taking this any where near as far as one did. When you throw stones at the emperor, you make sure you don't miss.

[-] [email protected] 49 points 3 months ago

When you throw stones at the emperor, you make sure you don’t miss.

Doesn't work that way. The GOP learned that their base doesn't care about failure.

[-] III 19 points 3 months ago

Failure is just emboldening fuel for the narrative that everything is rigged against them. I mean, they couldn't be that stupid and that wrong so consistently, right?... Right?

[-] [email protected] 14 points 3 months ago

Their base gobbles up failure and shits out hot, wet anger diarrhea and then rubs it on everything. And then they complain that no one is doing anything about all this diarrhea.

[-] mojofrododojo 9 points 3 months ago
[-] ProfessorNutButter 1 points 3 months ago

Strangely sexy.

[-] Paragone -1 points 3 months ago

More-correctly:

Ideology/Prejudice ( 2 sides of the same Kahneman System-1 limbic-brain "coin" ) can't tolerate the Venn-diagram intersection of objectivity & considered-reasoning .. so it acts to displace all-such from its world/dominion.

Fixed it for you.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 3 months ago

That only works if the emperor will murder you for failing. Biden won't do that.

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