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Politics Biden: Trump has 'indicted himself by his own statements'

03:45  05 october  2019
03:45  05 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Biden: Trump's effort to 'smear' me 'a tragedy for this country'

  Biden: Trump's effort to 'smear' me 'a tragedy for this country' Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ripped into President Trump on Wednesday, saying Trump tried to "smear" him in his dealings with Ukraine after the White House released a memo showing that Trump had asked Kiev to investigate the former vice president.Biden, the current frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic primary, released a lengthy statement Wednesday afternoon blasting Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying , "It is a tragedy for this country that our president put personal politics above his sacred oath.

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 Biden 's comments came after Trump publicly encouraged Ukraine and China to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. Trump alleged that Biden

He's indicted himself by his own statements . Biden has continued to deflect questions when asked if he supports impeachment, deferring instead to the House The strong pushback from Biden comes at a critical time for his campaign. He's fending off attacks from Trump while simultaneously

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Biden: Trump has 'indicted himself by his own statements'© Getty Images 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 what he's going to do, not about me and my family. I'm worried about what he'll do in the next year of his presidency," he said.

Biden says there is 'zero, zero, zero evidence' behind Trump claims of his corruption

  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.

“Then we have this morning when the conversation turned to trade,” he recalled. “Thirty seconds after the president saying that he has an incredible number of tools Boyle added: “And by investigation, we mean just basically come up with any sort of dirt, manufactured or not, to help Trump in his campaign.

Trump hasn’t bothered denying that he asked Zelensky to investigate Biden , seemingly because he doesn’t think doing so was wrong. That’s also a favored talking point of his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who has himself become ensnared in the Ukraine plot, and could face legal consequences as a result.

Biden's comments came after Trump publicly encouraged Ukraine and China to investigate Biden and his son Hunter.

Trump alleged that Biden thwarted an investigation into his son's work at a Ukrainian energy company.

However, Trump and Republicans are on the defensive after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced last week that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry amid allegations from a whistleblower that Trump sought to persuade Ukraine to investigate Biden.

The president has since stepped up his attacks against Biden, zeroing in on the former vice president's efforts to pressure Ukraine to dismiss a senior prosecutor who at one point had investigated an energy company where Biden's son had served as a board member.

There is no evidence that Biden advocated for the prosecutor's removal as a means of protecting his son.

McCarthy will return money donated by indicted associates of Giuliani .
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will reportedly return campaign donations from two known associates of Rudy Giuliani who were arrested Thursday for violating campaign finance laws, Vice reports.The House minority leader and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) both received considerable donations from Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, a pair of Ukrainian-American businessmen.Parnas and Fruman were reportedly helping Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, put pressure on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

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