According to Fox News, presidential candidate and former Vice President to Barack Obama lashed out Friday against possibilities swirling that he might be subpoenaed in a Trump impeachment Senate trial to testify about his son Hunter and his apparent shady dealings with foreign countries, in addition to Joe himself’s potential improprieties.
Any testimony from the 2020 Democratic contender for the White House before the Senate would draw attention away from Trump’s alleged wrongdoing and would effectively let the president off the hook, Biden claimed in an interview with the editorial board of the De Moines Register in Iowa.
“What are you going to cover?” Biden said to Register Executive Editor Carol Hunter in response to a question about the possibility of his participation in the trial. “You guys are going to cover for three weeks anything that I said. And (Trump’s) going to get away.”
Joe Biden, likely in a tizzy from pushback from political advisors and Republicans has apparently scrambled to walk back his previous statement in a new tweet from this morning where he says he will, in fact, comply with lawful orders. He goes on to try to use this reversal of course and tries to flip it around as an insult to President Trump. “I have always complied with a lawful order and in my eight years as VP, my office — unlike Donald Trump and Mike Pence — cooperated with legitimate congression oversight requests.” See tweet below:
I want to clarify something I said yesterday. In my 40 years in public life, I have always complied with a lawful order and in my eight years as VP, my office — unlike Donald Trump and Mike Pence — cooperated with legitimate congressional oversight requests.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 28, 2019
The jab at President Trump and Mike Pence is likely referring to the fact that the White House and the Trump administration largely did not comply with the U.S. House Democrat’s requests for Documents and other items in regards to the Trump impeachment hearings. President Trump and most Republicans, however, see this as being different because they don’t believe there was any real wrongdoing and considered it sort of a banana republic partisan witch hunt.
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat Speaker of the House is going to have to decide if she wants to fully ratify the impeachment by processing over the articles from the house to Mitch McConnell’s Senate. Democrats are balking at moving forward now, as Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claims it won’t get a fair process in the Senate. This, however, isn’t something new. The Democrats knew when they began this impeachment process that Mitch was in support of President Trump and that the Republicans have a majority in the U.S. Senate.
All this begs the question of whether or not this is even a legitimate impeachment, to begin with, or a partisan hit job orchestrated to leave a black mark on President Trump’s first term legacy of running the United States. If this is the case, the left is probably weighing the pros and cons between moving forward now that it could mean getting the front runner of the Democrat’s presidential field swept into whole new limelight of possible scandal.
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