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Trump Says Joe Biden, Son Must Testify Amid Impeachment Inquiry

President Donald Trump on Thursday called on former Vice President Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden to testify in the coming public impeachment inquiry hearings, which are scheduled to start next week.

“He and Sleepy Joe must testify!” Trump tweeted, using one of his nicknames to refer to the former vice president and Delaware senator.

In a later tweet, Trump said that the public House impeachment inquiry hearings next week are “fake” as officials interview “never Trumpers.”

“I get NO LAWYER & NO DUE PROCESS. It is a Pelosi, Schiff, Scam against the Republican Party and me. This Witch Hunt should not be allowed to proceed!” he wrote, referring to House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

It was just explained to me that for next weeks Fake Hearing (trial) in the House, as they interview Never Trumpers and others, I get NO LAWYER & NO DUE PROCESS. It is a Pelosi, Schiff, Scam against the Republican Party and me. This Witch Hunt should not be allowed to proceed!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2019

In the first tweet, the president was responding to a question posed by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who asked, “What did Hunter Biden do for the money?” Trump described it as a “very good question.”

Kennedy said the president possibly had legitimate reasons for wanting Ukraine to investigate Bidens effort to oust a prosecutor in 2018.

“What did Hunter Biden do for the money?” @SenJohnKennedy A very good question. He and Sleepy Joe must testify!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2019

In a recent interview, the senator suggested that Bidens son Hunter had extensive business dealings in Ukraine and China.

“You know what that message sends to the world? That America can be bought like a sack of potatoes,” Kennedy told the Washington Examiner. “That is relevant. And I dont see how you can litigate the presidents guilt or innocence without litigating whether he had a good faith basis for believing there could have been corruption.”

Its unlikely that either of the Bidens will testify in the Democratic-led House impeachment inquiry, as Democrats have the power to veto any witnesses that Republicans request for a subpoena.

But should the impeachment efforts reach the Senate, the Bidens might be called.

Last month, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who heads the Judiciary Committee, suggested that the Bidens might be called for testimony, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took the stage next to Trump in Kentucky during a rally, calling on the anonymous whistleblower to testify while he also suggested that the Bidens testify.

In an interview

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