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Biden says there is 'zero, zero, zero evidence' behind Trump claims of his corruption
Joe Biden said that there is no evidence backing President Trump’s allegations that he committed wrongdoing during his time as vice president. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.Trump has alleged that Biden used his power to have a prosecutor fired who was investigating a company of which Biden’s son, Hunter, was on the board. Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky to investigate the matter, prompting a whistleblower to file a complaint against him. Trump said "Biden and his son are stone cold crooked," during a Wednesday press conference.
ROCHESTER, N.H.—Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that President Trump should be impeached, telling supporters in New Hampshire that the president had “violated his oath of office.”
Mr. Biden, who had previously stopped short of calling for outright impeachment, offered a forceful rationale in urging Congress to impeach his presidential rival. He said Mr. Trump had obstructed justice by refusing to comply with congressional inquiries and committed impeachable acts in full sight of Americans.
Biden: Trump has 'indicted himself by his own statements'
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that President Trump "indicted himself" after making public comments about Biden's role in the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor."He's indicted himself by his own statements," Biden told the SEIU forum in Los Angeles on Friday."This is not about me. It's not about my son," he continued. "There's not a shred of evidence there's been anything done that has been wrong." "He is unhinged. I worry about"He's indicted himself by his own statements," Biden told the SEIU forum in Los Angeles on Friday.
“No president in American history has ever dared to engage in such unimaginable behavior,” Mr. Biden said during an appearance in the state, where the nation’s first presidential primary is to take place. He accused the president of “shooting holes in the Constitution, and we cannot let him get away with it.” Mr. Biden is a presidential candidate for the Democratic Party.
Mr. Trump, in a tweet, called Mr. Biden’s comments pathetic and said: “I did nothing wrong.”
While primary rivals such as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have repeatedly called for Mr. Trump’s impeachment, Mr. Biden had previously said Congress should take the step if the president stonewalled the investigation.
But Mr. Biden’s stance changed after the White House said it wouldn’t cooperate with the House impeachment probe. Mr. Biden also pressed Mr. Trump again to release his tax returns.
“What’s buried in those returns?” Mr. Biden asked.
Mr. Trump has sought to undermine calls by Democrats to impeach him over his effort to have Ukraine investigate Mr. Biden, referring to it as a “witch hunt.”
The House inquiry came after Mr. Trump asked the president of Ukraine in a July phone call to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and Attorney General William Barr on investigations involving Mr. Biden and his son, Hunter. The phone call and events leading up to it have been the subject of a whistleblower complaint by an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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Biden expands edge in U.S. Democratic nomination race: Reuters/Ipsos poll .
Biden expands edge in U.S. Democratic nomination race: Reuters/Ipsos pollNEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination this month as Congress looked into allegations that U.S. President Donald Trump tried to pressure a foreign leader to investigate him, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
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