We have video of Former Vice President Joe Biden admitting, ON CAMERA, that he committed a crime by withholding $1bn in aid to the Ukrainian government if they do not fire a prosecutor that was investigating a company that Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, worked for. It has also been reported by sources not friendly to The President, that Joe was aware of this and that the prosecutor was seeking an interview with Hunter Biden. This is clearly a "quid pro quo" and even Chris Cuomo over at CNN, another source not friendly nor fair to The President, admitted this is "quid pro quo" https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-chris-cuomo-biden-quid-pro-quo.amp. This is a crime.
Here's my question: Does the mere act of running for the Presidency of the United States, grant some sort of immunity from investigation or prosecution for crimes?
I would say with the utmost confidence NO, it does not. The actions of the Democrats suggest otherwise. Apparently, if someone runs for the Presidency, as long as they are in the opposite political party, they are immune.
Or possibly, is this a double standard? It appears quite clearly that to many Democrats, just having the audacity of putting an (R) next to your name institutes a crime and a double standard that they are guilty until proven innocent. Meanwhile individuals can delete emails subpoenaed by the House Intelligence committee and it's perfectly OK because they have an (D) next to their name. Or how about leaking classified material to the press? This was an act committed by members of the house and the senate in recent years, again they have a (D) so there are no actions taken. Or how about 3 senators that wrote a letter to the Ukrainian government clearly "dangling", as it's called, aid from the United States if they don't fully comply with the Mueller probe, which I would like to point out cleared The President of any wrongdoing and did nothing to address real election interference. Oh wait, those 3 senators have a (D) next to their name. Or how about a senator who travels to Ukraine and effectively threatens the newly elected President. He has a (D) so he's safe too. How about a congresswomen who openly advocates for the harassment and assault of government officials? She has a (D) too, so clearly nothing will be done.
This seems to me to be a prime example of "If It Weren’t For Double Standards, They’d Have No Standards At All." I would give attribution but I could not find it.
All of this impeachment talk leads me to believe one thing: this is an obstructive act by the people with (D) next to their name to cover up the crimes committed by the previous administration.
The previous administration:
* Withheld $1bn in aid to Ukraine unless they stopped investigating the company the Vice President's son worked for, and thus his son
* Asked for and received election interference assistance from: the UK, Italy, Ukraine and Australia, that we know of and could be more
* Received indirect election interference assistance from Russia in the form of misinformation laundered through Fusion GPS, Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele
* Covered up a terrorist attack blaming a "video" because it would have been politically damaging to the administration
* Covered up a gun running operation that put weapons in the hands of drug cartels that ultimately lead to the death of border patrol agents
* Gave "improper disclosure of raw intelligence about Americans to unauthorized individuals" -- https://www.scribd.com/document/349261099/2016-Cert-FISC-Memo-Opin-Order...
* "Unmasked" the names of American citizens for political purposes, hundreds of which were at the discretion of a member of the State department which is considered outside of the purview of the State department
* Spied on American citizens directly through the acquisition of illegal FISA warrants but also the help of friendly intelligence agencies while said American citizens were on foreign soil
So let me ask again, Does the mere act of running for the Presidency of the United States, grant some sort of immunity from investigation or prosecution for crimes? Because if you ask me, there is much that needs to be investigated and prosecuted, especially if we as Americans are expected to trust not only our representatives but the intelligence agencies as a whole.