His comments come as Republicans have threatened to call Democrats – including Biden and his son, Hunter – to testify in a Senate impeachment trial afterthe House impeached Trump earlier this month, accusing him of abusing his power and obstructing Congress in relation to a Ukraine pressure campaign.
Biden said he wouldn’t comply with a subpoena “because it’s all designed to deal with Trump doing what he’s done his whole life – trying to take the focus off him.”
When asked if defying a congressional subpoena could create the appearance that he is above the law, Biden held that his testimony would enable the President to “get away” from the trial’s focus.
****** Look, the grounds for them to call me would be overwhelmingly specious. But so I Don’t anticipate that happening anyway. But what it would do – if I went, let’s say I voluntarily, just said let me go make my case, what are you going to cover? ” he asked, referring to the press.
“You guys, instead of focusing on him, you’re going to cover for three weeks anything I said. And he’s going to get away.”
On the campaign trial,Biden has repeatedly lambasted Trump for asking foreign governments to investigate Biden and his son, saying the President is leading the “most corrupt administration in modern American history.”
“It’s gotten so far now, if you don’t move on it, then what do we say to the rest of the world about who we are?” Biden said in October. “What do you say about opening the gates and saying, ‘Come on in, get involved in our elections?’ What do you do? “
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