Pete Riehm
This farce is fooling fewer and fewer folks
By Pete Riehm
August 1, 2023

President Donald Trump has been impeached and indicted so many times, Americans have lost count and lost interest. It seems Trump can’t order lunch without an FBI investigation and pending charges from some errant prosecutor running for higher office. Indicting an American president should be the top story on the planet, but Trump has been so hounded with fabricated, nonsensical, esoteric investigations that any new charges are not even news anymore. The Democrat Media Complex does try to breathlessly push each new allegation, but Americans are not paying attention anymore. Trump harassment has become so hackneyed that no one cares about presidential indictments, but perhaps that’s exactly what Democrats want as the walls close in on the Biden Crime Family.

Since Trump announced his candidacy for president in 2015, leftist politicians and press have been relentlessly proclaiming his guilt for pretty much anything and everything. He’s been accused of always lying, cheating in business, tax evasion, sexual assault and harassment, insurrection, and treason. All essentially baseless allegations, but the constant onslaught certainly eroded Trump’s image.

Weary of the turmoil, some Americans just want to move on past Trump, which was precisely his opponents’ goal, but Democrats may have overplayed their hand. The perpetual persecution of Trump with so many silly slights has brought all the accusations against Trump under renewed scrutiny. More and more Americans are realizing Trump is absolutely right about “fake news”: if the media reports it, it’s most likely false. Average voters increasingly consider any charge against Trump from unethical prosecutors as vindication and allegations from dishonest politicians as affirmation that Trump is on the right track.

The timing of each new accusation or charge is also telling. Every time Biden’s policies fail or more evidence of criminality emerges from Hunter Biden’s sordid antics, complete with emails and pictures from his laptop, Trump faces new allegations or indictments. Americans are not fooled. Democrats and the deep state clearly have an arsenal of just-add-water indictments against Trump to launch every time Biden needs a distraction from his abject failures or mounting legal problems.

The blatant double standard by our justice system and media is so obvious that their brazen bold-faced lies are stunning in their arrogance and magnitude. After years of insisting Trump colluded with Russia with not one shred of evidence, try as they might, the Democrat Media Complex cannot explain away the documented millions in payments from Chinese Communist Party proxies to the Biden Family. The DOJ looks increasingly corrupt and inept as they ignore mountains of evidence incriminating Biden while they agonize over whether Trump mishandled classified documents in his presidential papers. Russia never benefited from Trump’s policies, but Biden has been ridiculously soft on China. It’s plain for Americans to see.

Russia’s invasion was certainly wrong, but Americans are wondering how long this war will last and how many American tax dollars will pay for it? Further, where is all that money really going as it passes through historically corrupt Ukrainian fingers? Biden has received millions from Ukraine; it surely appears he personally sold out to fund Ukraine’s war with American billions. Now we have witnesses corroborating Hunter’s emails that he was selling his father’s influence.

Democrats are ineffectively howling there is no connection between the corruption and Biden, but we have documents, emails, and testimony that Biden indeed was involved in Hunter’s Ukrainian escapades. There is now proof that the Bidens took at least ten million dollars in bribes from Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Biden has repeatedly publicly denied any knowledge of Hunter’s business activities, but Devon Archer recently testified to Congress that Hunter got his dad on the phone some twenty times to orchestrate this scam.

Remember, we also have Biden in his own words admit this extortion. Some years ago in a recorded interview, Biden bragged that he used his office to force Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating Burisma, which was paying Hunter. He boasted that he threatened to withhold U.S. aid money unless they fired the prosecutor; and he was proud that his scheme succeeded. With hard evidence that Biden accepted their bribe for his services and his braggadocio confession, the DOJ is still silent and immovable.

With documented trails of millions of dollars from China and Ukraine to the Bidens, there is still no curiosity from the media or law enforcement about the actual facts. Yet they incessantly scream Trump is in politics for the money while he loses money for his efforts. And now that we have compelling testimony that Biden talked to these conspirators, Democrats want you to believe they just chatted about the weather. Democrats think you are stupid.

The ceaseless propaganda to prop up Biden and knock down Trump has far surpassed absurdity to render the whole charade an inescapable farce. Americans are tired of partisan sniping, but they are getting more tired of being treated like dolts. They see the breathtaking corruption and the lengths to which bureaucrats and Democrats are going to lie about it. Fewer and fewer are being fooled by Democrats’ slick distractions, so hopefully more and more Americans will finally demand accountability for America’s most egregious national scandal.

“But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37).

Pete Riehm is a conservative activist and columnist in south Alabama. Email him at or read all his columns at

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Pete Riehm

Born to German immigrants, Pete Riehm grew up in Texas as a first generation American. Working his way through college, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After graduating from the University of Houston, Pete was commissioned into the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also earned a Master's Degree in National Security from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas... (more)


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