Facing Severe Blowback, Hypocrite Joe Biden Changes His Position on Impeachment Trial Subpoena

December 30, 2019   |   by James G. Dalton

After facing severe criticism for saying he would not honor a subpoena in a potential Trump[ impeachment trial in the Senate, Joe Biden has changed his mind a bit, as Reuters reports:

“Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Saturday said there would be “no legal basis” for Republicans to subpoena his testimony in President Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial, clarifying remarks from Friday that drew criticism.

“I want to clarify something I said yesterday. In my 40 years in public life, I have always complied with a lawful order and in my eight years as VP, my office — unlike Donald Trump and Mike Pence — cooperated with legitimate congressional oversight requests,” Biden said on Twitter.

“But I am just not going to pretend that there is any legal basis for Republican subpoenas for my testimony in the impeachment trial,” Biden added.

The statement came one day after Biden said in an interview with the Des Moines Register that he would not comply with a Senate subpoena because it would be a tactic by Trump to distract from the president’s wrongdoing.

Some legal experts and commentators had criticized Biden for his remarks to the Iowa newspaper, noting that the White House’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas was part of the reason why Trump had been impeached.

Trump was impeached on Dec. 18 by the Democratic-led House of Representatives on two charges over his pressuring Ukraine to announce an investigation of Biden, a former vice president and a top contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, and Biden’s son. Trump has been charged with abuse of power and obstructing Congress’ investigation.

Trump has said he did nothing wrong.

A trial is anticipated in the Republican-controlled Senate to determine whether Trump should be removed from office. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not yet transmitted the articles of impeachment to the upper chamber in a bid to pressure Republicans to reach an accord with the Democrats on trial rules.

Trump has raised unsubstantiated charges that Biden improperly tried to halt a Ukrainian probe of a company with ties to his son, and has said he wants Biden to testify in the impeachment trial.

Ross Garber, a Washington lawyer specializing in impeachment proceedings, said it was “incredibly unlikely” that Republican senators would back an effort to push for Biden’s testimony.”

If Democrats didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all.

Reuters contributed to this report.

via thefederalistpapers

Recent Comments

  1. Joseph Corson

    December 30, 2019 @ 3:12 pm

    Shut up Joe! You’re lies and corruption are showing! Trump/Pence 2020!

  2. PlumHunter

    December 30, 2019 @ 3:32 pm

    Sleepy Joe and homonger Hunter … Barr should indict them both for soliciting a foreign power and peddling their influence and putting pressure to dissuade a foreign government from investigating their criminal activities to get oil contracts and give them exorbitant salaries and contributions to sleepy Joe’s campaign … That their criminal efforts failed is irrelevant – it was a sleepy homonger attempt at quid pro quo for the Biden’s and their criminal family …. I bet Obama was in on it too … The most corrupt administration since Teapot Dome. It’s time Barr blew the lid off of their crimes – MAGA, man!!!!!!

    • Juan C

      December 30, 2019 @ 4:39 pm

      Plum Hunter I agree with you that Obozo was involved. How do you think that all of a sudden, OboZo had millions of money to buy two mansion??
      Old Joe is a has been, he is going nowhere. Even Obozo has thrown Joe under the bus. I’ll bet he chose Biden as his VP to make himself look good against Joe’s gibberish talk.
      Oboozo is a joke and is the biggest arrogant person around. He thinks he sh!t’s gold.

  3. William Baty

    December 30, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

    We used to have a beautiful government. One to be proud of. The dems have turned it into a shit hole. Let’s pray we can get it back. With Trumps help, we can”Drain The Swamp”. Lets send a message to them that this is OUR country, OUR land, OUR people, and OUR government, and they will treat it as such or we will remove them

    • Rick

      December 31, 2019 @ 5:04 am

      William Baty, you just said it all. AMEN!

    • Dale Hammond

      December 31, 2019 @ 5:52 am

      William Baty, not just the Democrats alone. Over the last few decades, our governments and courts have legislated God out of government and out of public schools. Humanly we, our nation comprised of individuals, have given up ABSOLUTE TRUTH and BIBLICAL MORALITY.
      John Adams wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” He recognized that the preservation of liberty is not guarnteed. Without the guardrails supplied by religious conviction, popular sovereignty can devolve into mob rule, unmoored from any conception of objective truth. (Clarence Thomas)

  4. Frank

    December 30, 2019 @ 9:19 pm

    I wish they would show that film strip where biden is bragging about how he told the Ukrainian government to fire the lawyer investigating his son and that got the lawyer for doing so and that he held back the money. Why don’t they just show that on TV over and over again? ROFLMFAO

  5. Kerry Hansen

    December 31, 2019 @ 1:11 am

    Biden is a lying crook. He now said he will honor a subpoena because he know now the senate are now indicating they aren’t going to call witnesses!

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