February 8, 2023

Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) broke down the Hunter Biden laptop story during a hearing on Wednesday while calmly blowing the Republicans' talking points out the window. In the process, he made Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) look like a clown. Admittedly that's not hard to do.

"Let's run down what Twitter knows about this hard drive and this story when it was published," Goldman said. "First, the sole source of the hard drive was Rudy Giuliani, who had been working closely with Russian intelligence agents throughout 2020."

“Let’s talk about the so-called Twitter files, which my Republican colleagues seem to think are God’s gift to journalism," Goldman said. "In one about the Hunter Biden laptop, the author says that every single fact in the New York Post story was accurate."

“And Chairman Comer, I notice you blew up the cover of that New York Post story, which I appreciate you doing that because I’d like to dig into this article,” he continued.

"The very first paragraph says Hunter Biden introduced his father to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company. That is false," he said. "100% false."

“Is the gentleman sure about that?” Comer asked.

“Yes, in fact, I am sure about that," Goldman shot back. "And as the lead counsel in the first impeachment investigation, we proved that he was actually fired because he was not prosecuting corruption, not that he was fired because he was prosecuting corruption."

“Corruption at the president’s son's company?" Comer asked. "Will the gentlemen yield? Corruption of the president’s son's company?”

“I’d like to reclaim my time,” Goldman said.

“The fact that Joe Biden fired, consistent with U.S. policy in every single European country, the prosecutor general in Ukraine because he did not prosecute corruption, including at companies like Burisma, has been proven over and over and over,” Goldman said.


Goldman did not come to play. This is how Democrats need to fight back against the GOP disinformation campaign against the President.

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