Furthermore, why is it OK for “Candidate A” to pay Ukrainian and/or Russian sources for fictitious, false, and malicious information against her opponent, the candidate who eventually would form “Administration B,” yet is is an impeachable offense for “Administration B” to inquire for true information from a foreign government?
The furor had its origins in Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s boast that he had threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor who happened to be conducting an investigation of corruption in that government, and so was sniffing around some deals that had netted some major cash benefits to Mr. Biden’s son’s company. This did not please Mr. Biden, who happened to be Vice-President at the time, so he threatened to withhold said loan guarantee. Sure enough, his threat had the desired effect.
Let’s be clear: it was not “alleged” or “claimed” or “reported” that Mr. Biden did this – no, he revealed it, he bragged about, he was proud of it. This apparently stimulated President Trump’s interest in the matter.