We knew it was coming.

Courtesy of The Daily Beast

President Trump may have been acquitted by the Senate on Wednesday. But some of his allies and most prominent lieutenants are in no mood to let the Ukraine impeachment scandal go.

Rudy Giuliani—Trump’s personal attorney whose Biden-related digging and controversial shadow-diplomacy led directly to this president’s impeachment—is very much in the category of Trumpworld’s unrepentant.

Giuliani, for one, is planning on “ramping up” his investigations into Joe and Hunter Biden. “It’s a matter of the fair administration of justice for real,” he told The Daily Beast.

Giuliani did not go into details regarding what these continued private probes would entail, but the former New York mayor wasn’t alone in his enthusiasm.

In Giuliani’s quest to uncover dirt on, or provoke a Ukrainian announcement of an investigation into, the then-frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, he openly collaborated with the fervently pro-Trump cable outlet One America News Network. In recent months, OAN launched a series with Giuliani in an effort to exonerate the president and implicate the Bidens in misconduct and “corruption,” with some accusations being entirely baseless and conspiracy-theory minded. This endeavor—which included a high-profile joint trip to European countries at the height of the impeachment probe, a jaunt that freaked out various senior officials in Trump’s national-security apparatus—did not end up saving the president from being impeached.

And yet, the conservative news channel and Trump-propaganda vehicle doesn’t appear to be through. OAN President Charles Herring said in an interview Wednesday that his network has more investigations forthcoming on the Bidens, as well.

If OAN earns enough support from Trump for doing this then you can bet that Fox News will not be far behind, which means that for the next year we might see hours and hours of Rudy Giuliani screaming into a microphone about all of the “dirt” he has uncovered on the Bidens, and Trump tweet after Trump tweet pushing that narrative out to the masses despite any lack of evidence or coverage by reputable news outlets.

And the Republican Senators are also jumping into the fray.

Courtesy of NYT:

In the wake of the Senate acquitting President Trump in an impeachment trial over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Republican senators are pressing ahead with their probes into the finances of Mr. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

I have no idea if this will help or hurt Joe Biden in the long run, but I do know that it will keep the rabid right wing agitated and motivated to vote like crazy in November. 

Which, of course, is the whole point.