Democrat Stunt Falls Flat As Moskowitz Dons Putin Mask Ahead of Hunter Biden Hearing 

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Call it childish, call it stupid, call it anything but funny. In a weird stunt, Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) decided to mock Republicans by showing up in a Putin mask for a Hunter Biden hearing on Wednesday. 

The mask was just the first part of Moskowitz’s unhinged appearance at the hearing. At the end of the session, Moskowitz dared James Comer (R-KY) to hold an impeachment vote, saying, “I think we should do it today. Just call for it. I’ll make the motion, Mr. Chairman,” idiotically repeating, “Make the motion to impeach President Biden, go ahead.” 

Moskowitz continued in this vein, taking his last minutes to claim that the House Oversight Committee has no “real evidence” to support impeachment and that the ongoing hearings are “just a show.” He continued his rant, concluding that an impeachment was “not going to happen. At all. Ever Period.” 

While ignoring a reporter who called his antics “childish,” Moskowitz said the symbolism of wearing the Putin mask was a response to Republicans who “opened this investigation” into Joe Biden with a now-debunked 1023 form, which he alleges was proven to have come from Russian intelligence. 

Bizarrely, the masked man claimed that Comer “did the bidding of Vladimir Putin.” 

Democrats still insist that the impeachment effort was based on the 1023 form that alleged that Biden received a $5 million bribe from a Burisma executive. The FBI had cautioned GOP members that the document’s claim was not substantiated. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, who recorded this accusation, has since been charged by the Justice Department for providing false information. According to prosecutors, Smirnov admitted that individuals linked to Russian intelligence were implicated. 

Ta-da, claim Democrats—nothing to see here. 

Not so fast; there’s more to the story. 

The FBI Form 1023 in question wasn’t disproven, nor did Smirnov create it, although his testimony was used to supplement the information the form provided. Details in the document were confirmed after the FBI interviewed Smirnov. However, the primary accusations concerning the Bidens and the alleged $5 million bribe from a Burisma executive were found to lack evidence.  

And it ultimately didn’t matter anyway. Comer insists there is enough evidence of Biden family corruption, including Joe, even without the 1023 form. The ongoing investigations were well underway before the form’s discovery. 

The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability has consistently found evidence suggesting President Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s business affairs.  

Firstly, the committee examined financial records from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, uncovering purported violations by the Biden family related to money laundering and receiving questionable wires from state-owned entities. Secondly, whistleblowers have allegedly provided testimony regarding schemes involving the Biden family’s influence peddling. 

Additionally, the committee identified 170 significant bank violations, claiming that the Bidens received more than $20 million, including suspicious wires from the Chinese government laundered through shell companies. 

Lastly, the committee highlighted the involvement of nine Biden family members in these business dealings, raising concerns about the legitimacy of over 20 shell companies established by the family. These revelations indicate potential ethical and legal implications surrounding the Biden family’s financial activities. 

It’s a lot of evidence, even if the 1023 was “debunked.” And a lot of balls for Putin to juggle to frame Biden for impropriety and corruption. 

Moskowitz’s stunt is the height of absurdity, especially given the revelation that all of Trump’s Russian ties were found to be hoaxes, with the election interference one topping the charts for stupidity.  

In 2022, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) imposed fines on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The penalties were levied due to the campaign and DNC’s failure to properly disclose expenses related to the controversial opposition research that resulted in the Steele dossier. The FEC concluded that the expenditures were misreported as “legal services” and “legal and compliance consulting” rather than opposition research. The Clinton campaign was fined $8,000, and the DNC was fined $105,000.  

The Clinton-funded Steele dossier contained unverified allegations about Donald Trump, including claims that his campaign colluded with the Kremlin to win the 2016 election. Through various investigations and legal proceedings, all claims made by Steele regarding collusion have been debunked. That didn’t stop Democrats from using the unverified information to attempt to remove Trump from office continuously for more than four years. 

If Moskowitz wants to play childish school kid games, only one question remains – did he bring enough masks for the whole class?