Now that the Senate is preparing for their time adjudicating the articles of impeachment passed by the House against President Donald Trump, many Americans have been left wondering just what this next phase of the process will look like.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly insisted that the trial itself will be swift, and he has also guaranteed that President Trump will be a free man once they reach their conclusion. For his part, McConnell has said that his ideal trail would include no witnesses in an effort to keep things as efficient as possible.
This doesn’t jibe well with the President’s preferred plan, in which several witnesses would be called, including former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
The former VP is rebuking that idea outright.
During an interview with the Des Moines Register on Friday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden stated that if he was subpoenaed to testify at the Senate’s impeachment trial, he would not comply, and that if he testified it would create a “diversion” that would allow President Trump to “get away.”
Biden explained that he wouldn’t testify “because it’s all designed to deal with Trump doing what he’s done his whole life, trying to take the focus off him. The issue is not what I did. Not a single person, not one single person, even that thug Giuliani and his [unintelligible] compatriots have said I did anything other than my job. … This is all about a diversion.”
Some on the right believe that Hunter Biden benefitted unethically from his father’s time in the White House, and that President Trump’s allegedly inappropriate requests of Ukraine in a July phone call could be vindicated by getting to the bottom of the Biden kerfuffle.
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