Biden reiterates that he won’t testify in a Senate impeachment trial

Washington (CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reiterated Friday that he would not comply with a subpoena to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, in a new interview with the Des Moines Register’s editorial board.

His comments come as Republicans have threatened to call Democrats — including Biden and his son, Hunter — to testify in a Senate impeachment trial after the 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.

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