Trump demands ‘Sleepy Joe’ and Hunter Biden testify in impeachment probe

New York Daily News Politics 1 month ago

Impeachment’s a no go if the Bidens don’t show.

President Trump joined Republican demands that Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, to be called to testify in the congressional impeachment probe — but the odds of that happening are slim to none.

Seeking to deflect attention from allegations that he mounted an improper scheme to bully Ukraine into joining an effort to smear Democratic rival Joe Biden, Trump insisted the Bidens should testify in public about their Ukraine activities.

“What did Hunter Biden do for the money?” Trump tweeted, quoting his ally Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) “A very good question. He and Sleepy Joe must testify!”

Trump and his GOP allies have raised questions about Hunter Biden’s lucrative position on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. They have claimed without evidence that Joe Biden acted improperly to defend the company.

The conspiracy theory is at the heart of Trump’s effort to use American defense aid as leverage to get Ukraine to open bogus investigations into the Bidens and Democrats that he apparently believed would help his reelection bid.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for either Biden to show up.

Under rules for the the public stage of the impeachment, Republicans can request witnesses be subpoenaed. But Democrats make final decisions about whether the requests and they say that the investigation is focused on Trump’s improper actions, not the Bidens.

Trump may have more luck in the GOP-controlled Senate, where allies like Lindsey Graham have clamored for the Bidens to be called to testify.

Senate hearings wouldn’t affect the impeachment probe, which is handled by the House of Representatives. If the Democratic-controlled House votes to impeach Trump, the case would go to the Senate for a trial.


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