Biden explains why he would refuse to testify in Senate trial
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden sought Saturday to explain why he would defy a congressional subpoena if called to testify in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, tweeting that he has always followed the law but that there was no “legal basis” for him to be called as a witness in the impeachment proceedings.
Some congressional Republicans have argued that Biden and his son
Hunter must provide testimony about their engagements in Ukraine. Democrats have said this is irrelevant to the question of whether Trump abused his power when he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to launch an investigation into the Bidens.
White House officials and Trump allies ignored House subpoenas to testify at Trump’s direction. The House voted on Dec. 18 to impeach Trump.