Joe Biden’s campaign is still going strong heading into 2020 proper, but there have been a number of hiccups along the way.
Biden was first accused by seven women of inappropriate behavior spanning from unwarranted hair-sniffing to light groping – a situation that would have sunk any other Democratic candidate in this, the “#MeToo” era.
Then came the big one, however, as Biden’s involvement with his son’s business dealings in Ukraine came to the forefront of our national attention during the ongoing Trump impeachment fiasco. Now, the former VP is being confronted regularly at campaign events by Americans who believe that there was nepotism at play here.
This latest attack on Biden could very well culminate with the longtime politician being subpoenaed by the Senate – something that Biden believes would be uncalled for.
Joe Biden’s campaign sought to “clarify” his statement that he would refuse a Senate subpoena in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by saying Saturday that the former vice president has a history of complying with any “lawful order.”
But Biden stopped short of saying clearly that he would honor such a Senate order if it came, and said he will not “pretend there is any legal basis” for a subpoena — thereby laying the foundation to potentially argue that a Senate subpoena in Trump’s trial wouldn’t be one of those lawful orders.
Asked to clarify the statement further, Biden’s campaign referred back to his Saturday statements on Twitter and his remarks Friday to the Des Moines Register in which he said he wouldn’t comply with a subpoena if it came.
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Hunter Biden was the recipient of an incredibly cushy job on the board of directors of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, for which he was paid the incredible sum of $50,000 per month. Some believe that his father’s political prowess had something to do with this, given that Hunter Biden has no clear cut qualifications for such a role.
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