Facing blowback, Biden clarifies stance on impeachment trial testimony

Joe Biden sought Saturday to clarify his assertion that if the Senate subpoenas him to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, he will defy the order. "Liars!", Trump write on Twitter.

The House is moving toward forwarding the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

Mr Trump has been charged with abuse of power and obstructing Congress' investigation. After nearly three years of floating allegations, they have finally let their hatred of Trump overcome their judgment and voted for a pair of impeachment articles that meet the smell test only for the most highly partisan Democrats.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) sat down with WANE-TV this week to discuss the latest news from the nation's capital, including the looming impeachment trial in the Senate, which is still up in the air after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she wasn't ready to send the articles to the Senate until hearing more about how the trial will be conducted. She has she will not act until the Senate agrees on rules governing the process.

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Key to that defense right now is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who on December 19 told Fox News, "Everything I do during this [process], I'm coordinating with the White House counsel".

"Is Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, going to try to rig this trial, working in lockstep with the president and his lawyers? There'll be no difference between the president's position and our position as to how to handle this".

In addition to testimony from key witnesses, Schumer said Monday he also wants relevant emails and other documents that "will shed additional light on the administration's decision-making regarding the delay in security funding to Ukraine". "Not to get at the facts". "We've never seen anything like this happen in American history before, where one party weaponizes the Constitutional impeachment process to injure a President, a sitting President, as he moves into his reelection, that's never happened before". A Ukrainian gas company had hired Hunter Biden when his father was vice-president and the Obama administration's point man on Ukraine.

This led many to assume that she was trying not to alienate any of her potential voters in the 2020 Democratic primaries. Last month the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, described Gabbard as "the favorite of the Russians" and said that Republicans "know they can't win without a third-party candidate".

  • Sonia Alvarado