Hunter Biden has repeatedly concealed the truth in his personal life, denying his paternity of his own son and admitting himself to drug rehab using a fake ID, that of his deceased brother. Is he mentally and emotionally stable enough to be a credible witness in the impeachment of the president of the United States?
Jan 15, 2020
FOX NEWS – Within moments of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the impeachment managers to prosecute the case against President Trump, Democrats were already clashing with Republicans over the prospect of calling GOP-sought witnesses — like Hunter Biden — to testify as part of the Senate trial.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who will serve as one of the House managers, slammed the idea of calling former Vice President Joe Biden’s son to testify, claiming he is not a “relevant” witness.
Nadler told reporters Wednesday:
“The relevant question is relevance. In any trial you call witnesses who have information about the allegations, about the charges.
“The allegations, for which there is a mountain of evidence, is that the president betrayed his country by trying to extort Ukraine by withholding $391 million in military aid that Congress had voted in order to get Ukraine to announce an investigation of a domestic political opponent—that is the allegation.
“Any witness who has information about whether that is true or not true, is a relevant witness,” he continued. “Anybody, like Hunter Biden, who has no information about any of that, is not a relevant witness.”
“Any trial judge in this country would rule such a witness as irrelevant and inadmissible.”
The pushback comes as both sides have grappled with the question of whether new witness testimony will be sought in the Senate. Pelosi delayed transmitting the articles in a bid to extract a commitment on witnesses, but Democrats are mainly interested in hearing from top Trump lieutenants with knowledge of the push to pressure Ukraine to launch investigations of Democrats while aid was withheld.
While Republicans have not committed to doing so, they have countered that a new round of testimony could give them the opportunity to call their own witnesses — like Hunter Biden.
House Intelligence Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul, R-Texas, all included the younger Biden on their proposed witness list … Read more.