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Joe Biden Will Refuse to Testify

Updated on December 28, 2019

Like everything in the impeachment proceedings of President Trump that has bad optics to the general public, depending on which side you are on, Joe Biden's statement, made twice now, about how he will refuse any Republican subpoena calling him to testify about Ukraine issues, is really bad optics.

While I generally am lukewarm on all the Democratic candidates, Biden will be the one to get their nomination in a face-off with Trump. That said, Biden remains a wishy washy candidate that does not seem to always on top of things mentally. I guess, like many who want Trump out, many will vote for him just for that reason.

Biden's connection to the Ukraine dates backs to 2014, and it really has been investigated and nothing was found done in bad faith or for personal gain. Burisma, like any company, can hire anyone they choose to to enhance their business deals. So, when Hunter Biden was hired and earning $50k a month, while it does have the bad optics (as Obama noted), Joe Biden had nothing to do with it except he was his father who was Vice President. Had this not been the case, Burisma, would have not hired him. Burisma never got any favors or preference for it, but Hunter did, So what? One can say the same thing about any of the Trump adult kids, like Ivanka, who has received many Chinese copyrights because of the connection to her father.

However, Joe Biden now is setting up another showdown. By coming out and stating he will not comply with a subpoena for him to testify in the impeachment trial in the Senate, it sets up two things:

1. The Republicans will subpoena him for sure

2. A Republican subpoena that is ignored by Biden will look bad for him because it looks like he is hiding something

If Biden did comply, the Republicans will focus solely on the Ukraine issue and his son, Hunter, who now lives in LA in a multi-million dollar home. If Hunter is subpoenaed, Hunter will refuse also no doubt, creating more suspicion in the public opinion even among Democrats, which will erode Biden's support. If enough support erodes, that leaves Warren or Sanders as the Democratic nominee, in this case, many Dems will be forced to not vote or choose Trump, again, like in 2016. That is a horrible prospect.

In either case, Biden's future may rest upon what he does if subpoenaed during the the impeachment trail.

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    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yeah, I read someone say McConnell leaked it cause it was his way out.....! Out? Not on your life.

    • Randy Godwin profile image

      Randy Godwin 

      3 months ago from Southern Georgia

      Trump won't testify, that's for sure. He realizes even he can't prevent himself from lying. LOL!

      I do believe the NYT article will cause some consternation among the Senate Republicans though. Public pressure could finally get to them.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 months ago

      Well, it is all dirty politics and show to convince the public. Trump will claim executive privilege. Evil comes in too many forms.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      So what will happen? Biden will testify in Trumps impeachment trial, and Trump won’t.

      Roger Stone dirty tricks wins again.

      You can’t bow down to evil..., or it never ends.

    • Randy Godwin profile image

      Randy Godwin 

      3 months ago from Southern Georgia

      I'd be pleased to see both Biden' testify if Trump himself is willing to do the same. Fat chance! (pun intended) :P

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 months ago

      Now he has said he would testify if he got a subpoena, we will see...

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Only if you buy the bs Trumpland is spewing, imo.

      Biden has nothing to do with trumps actions. They had 2 years to “root out corruption” in Ukraine. If Hunter Biden was such a problem, why wait until dad enters race?

      Cause Dumpy Don saw the polls.....saw that Biden beat him by double digits......and dumpy don knew that screaming Crooked Hillary works with the maniacal crowds. All he had to do was scream Crooked Joe.....bingo, Hillary, 2.0

      And yes, his base is dumb enough to fall for it. Look at them.....not exactly Mensa society here.......

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 months ago

      I think either way for Biden, it looks bad.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      No, he should not dignify them with appearing. He has nothing to do with Trump’s treason, and it’s simply a distracting ploy.

      Let the stupid be stupid.

      If the stupid elect trump, they deserve what they get.

      I personally will enjoy his voters having their social security, Medicare, healthcare and food stamp taken away.

      Blue states can set up a non trump voter fund, where we pay the bills for those innocents stuck in states that live by trumps idiotic policies.

      Democrats should never have bowed to dirty tricks Roger Stone, and Biden is right not to bow to Putin’s Puppet now.

      Seriously, if anyone votes for him after all we’ve seen heard and experienced.....

      There are no words for it. I’ll have to submit to the fact I live in a county of traitorous morons.

      Talk to the hand, forever.

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