There’s nothing quite like admitting your guilty before anyone has even asked you anything. Joe Biden’s name has been brought up considerably throughout the impeachment proceeding. In fact, he’s the reason that the House even wants to impeach Donald Trump. After all, the phone call made to the Ukrainian president was focused on investigating the Bidens.
Although Joe Biden has not specifically been asked by the Senate to testify regarding the impeachment hearings, Biden is already ruling that out.
The presidential frontrunner has told reporters that he would refuse to testify in the event that the Senate calls him.
Biden may not realize exactly how this sounds. It makes him sound guilty. If you have nothing to hide, there should be no reason to refuse to testify before the Senate. Further, if he were to be called to testify, he would be held in contempt of court if he failed to show up for the hearing. Such blatant disregard for the law could end his presidential campaign dead in its tracks.
Peter Doocy of Fox News talked to the former VP about the possibility of being called. He said that if there is a Senate impeachment trial, there is a possibility that Biden would be called as a witness. He asked if that is something that Biden would appear voluntarily.
That’s when Biden said that he wouldn’t. He said that he’s not going to let the Senate “take their eye off the ball.”
Biden went on to say that Trump was the one who committed impeachable crimes and he doesn’t want him to diverge from that. He doesn’t want anybody to diverge from that. All of this is questionable, however. There is the fact that Biden committed a similar quid pro quo when he was serving as vice president to Barack Obama. His actions led to Trump calling the Ukrainian president. Biden threatened to withhold military aid if the then-Pres. of Ukraine didn’t fire the investigator looking into his son and his son’s company.
The Senate would have every right to call Biden to the stand in order to find out more. Democrats began their impeachment inquiry aced on the accusation that Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine by pressuring them to investigate Joe Biden’s influence in Ukraine.
Plenty of Trump’s allies have defended him, identifying that there was sufficient evidence to seek an investigation into Biden’s decisions made as VP that could have provided benefit to his son, Hunter Biden.
Although Joe Biden is quick to identify that he would not voluntarily testify, he had no comment regarding whether he would answer to a subpoena it Senate lawmakers issued one. Biden also made the side comment that “if he’s worried about corruption” he has released 21 years of his tax returns. Although Joe Biden may have released tax returns, his son has not – and there have been plenty of business deals of questionable origin coming from not only Ukraine but also China.
Biden somehow thinks that this impeachment proceeding against Trump has nothing to do with him. Biden wants Congress to focus solely on Trump. It’s not that easy – and as a former VP and a former Senator, he should know that. Everything that the House supposedly has on Trump has to do with the president investigating what happened in Ukraine, which is where Biden was directly involved.
The entire impeachment proceeding seems like a ruse to prevent Trump from conducting the investigation and finding out what Biden really did. Once Biden threatened aid, the then-Ukrainian president fired the investigator, ending the investigation into Hunter Biden and Burisma Holding. If that investigation had been allowed to take place, what would it have shown?
The current president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, already identified that he was planning to investigate the matters on his own. This means that there must be something of questionable nature to warrant Trump looking into it – and for Zelensky to want to re-open the investigation.
This only puts additional pressure on the Democrats to go after Trump in a feverish manner so that the investigation doesn’t take place. If they can take Trump down and get a Democrat into the White House, the issue can be buried once and for all. The only problem is that the Democrats have failed to get anything to stick. They know that the impeachment proceedings are a farce, but they have to do what they can to protect their own. Even the whistleblower is a weak attempt to create an impeachable crime against Trump.
Whether Biden likes it or not, he’ll end up being a part of the impeachment hearings as this whole thing is about him.