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Politics Biden: Impeachment hasn't 'shaken my faith' in working with Republicans

19:10  03 february  2020
19:10  03 february  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

Joe Biden tells New Hampshire voters that impeachment attacks show GOP fears him

  Joe Biden tells New Hampshire voters that impeachment attacks show GOP fears him Joe Biden says his central role in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial shows just how much Republicans want to avoid facing him in the upcoming election. The Democratic front runner told voters in New Hampshire Saturday that Trump's defenders are inadvertently revealing their fear of him by seeking to smear him with allegations related to Ukraine. "I've been the object of their The Democratic front runner told voters in New Hampshire Saturday that Trump’s defenders are inadvertently revealing their fear of him by seeking to smear him with allegations related to Ukraine.

After the Senate adjourned, the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, shook hands with several of Mr. Trump’s lawyers, including Jay Sekulow and Pam Bondi. Several Democratic senators walked up to Mr. Schiff to shake his hand as well.

“Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for,” Iowa Senator Joni Ernst said.

Former Vice President Joe Biden said the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump haven't "shaken my faith" with regards to working with Republicans, adding that "no one's" found that his son Hunter Biden did anything untoward in Ukraine.

Impeachment "hasn't shaken my faith in being able to work with at least" some Republicans, Biden told "TODAY" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie in an exclusive interview ahead of Monday's Iowa caucuses.

George Conway suggests Trump's impeachment lawyers knew exactly what was in Bolton's book

  George Conway suggests Trump's impeachment lawyers knew exactly what was in Bolton's book President Trump's impeachment defenders may have known the John Bolton bombshell was coming. After Sunday's report indicating Bolton's forthcoming book would allege Trump blatantly suggested withholding aid from Ukraine, Democrats have only strengthened their calls for a Bolton impeachment testimony, and some Republicans have drifted to their side. A Bolton testimony would be "devastating to Trump" — and his lawyers' opening arguments show they expected it all along, George Conway argues in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday.

Democrats, too, planned to capitalize on the impeachment fight by urging voters to punish Republicans for refusing to demand a more thorough trial and for sticking with Mr. Trump despite evidence of his misdeeds. But they faced the risks of a potential backlash.

Nadler slammed his Republican colleagues for their response to the impeachment inquiry, saying, “There is no factual defense for President Trump.” Republicans criticized the swiftness and lack of notification about Judiciary hearings, with no information about what else the panel plans.

"I think you're going to see the world change with [President Donald] Trump gone," Biden added.

The Senate last week voted against calling witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial, with just two Republicans voting in favor of additional testimony and documents. Some Republicans who voted against calling witnesses conceded that Trump acted improperly with regard to calling on Ukraine to announce investigations of the Bidens as he withheld nearly $400 million in aid.

The Senate is now expected to acquit Trump this week.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden arrives at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, U.S., February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY© Thomson Reuters Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden arrives at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, U.S., February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Meanwhile, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, told Bloomberg News Sunday that should Biden win the presidency, Republicans might "immediately" push to impeach him.

Biden pushes for witnesses in impeachment trial but says of his Ukraine role, 'What is there to defend?'

  Biden pushes for witnesses in impeachment trial but says of his Ukraine role, 'What is there to defend?' Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden told reporters Monday that he does not think it's necessary for him to testify as a witness in President Trump's impeachment trial because he has "nothing to defend."Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden told reporters Monday that he does not think it's necessary for him to testify as a witness in President Trump's impeachment trial because he has "nothing to defend.

As Republicans found refuge in the special counsel's refusal to press charges or explicitly recommend congressional action, Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled repeatedly that Democrats should focus on defeating Trump in 2020 elections rather than a politically risky impeachment effort.

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will be the first such trial in U.S. history to feature no witness testimony after Senate Republicans voted on Friday against hearing from any of the firsthand witnesses to the president’s conduct. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on Dec.

Biden has long insisted that he and his son did nothing wrong regarding Hunter's position on the board of a Ukrainian gas company — which Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to announce an investigation into.

On Monday, Biden said, "It's a good thing that no one's found anything wrong with his dealing with Ukraine except they say it sets a bad image."

Asked if it was "wrong" for his son to take the board seat "knowing that it was really because that company wanted access to you," the former vice president said, "that's not true."

"You're saying things you do not know what you're talking about," he said. "No one has said that — who said that?"

For months, Trump and allies have alleged that the younger Biden's service on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, at a time when his father oversaw Ukraine policy in the Obama administration was corrupt. Most notably, they have advanced the unsubstantiated claim that as vice president the elder Biden took steps to protect his son from an investigation of the company.

GOP senator warns Republicans would ‘immediately’ push to impeach Biden if he wins presidency

  GOP senator warns Republicans would ‘immediately’ push to impeach Biden if he wins presidency Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst said Republicans would waste no time trying to impeach Joe Biden if he wins the White House. © Provided by Washington Examiner“I think this door of impeachable whatever has been opened,” Ernst toldBloomberg News on Sunday. “Joe Biden should be very careful what he’s asking for because, you know, we can have a situation where if it should ever be President Biden, that immediately, people, right the day after he would be elected would be saying, ‘Well, we’re going to impeach him.

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. called for impeachment proceedings against President Trump if the president did not comply with congressional requests for information related to his conversation with Ukraine’s president.CreditCredit Mark Makela for The New York Times.

But Republicans have, from the beginning, been just railing against Democrats for running this secret process, where the public can’ t see or hear for themselves what’s What we’ve been hearing from Republicans throughout this debate is the political aspect of impeachment , which is undeniable.

But Bloomberg News, citing documents and a former Ukrainian official, reported that the Burisma investigation had been dormant for more than a year before Biden called for Viktor Shokin, Ukraine's top prosecutor at the time, to step down. PolitiFact, meanwhile, reported that it found no evidence to "support the idea that Joe Biden advocated with his son's interests in mind."

Shokin's ouster was backed by the international community as he was seen as ignoring corruption in the country.

Heading into Monday's caucuses, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., holds a four-point lead over Biden in the Hawkeye state, according to the RealClearPolitics average of several polls.

Biden said he sees his candidacy as "moving on from what we started" in former President Barack Obama's administration.

"One of the reasons I'm running is because of my experience," he said. "Who's going to be ready on day one? To pick up the phone and call any world leader and they know who he is and he knows who they are."

GOP senators request travel documents in probe of Hunter Biden .
Republican Sens. Charles Grassley and Ron Johnson announced their investigation into a ‘conflict of interest’ about an hour after President Trump was acquitted.In a letter sent Wednesday to the head of the Secret Service, the senators write that they are “reviewing potential conflict of interest posed by the business activities of Hunter Biden and his associates during the Obama administration, particularly with respect to his business activities in Ukraine and China.

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