Who the Hell Cares if Hunter Biden Testifies?

The Republican-led threats to call him as a witness in Trump’s impeachment trial may not lead to the outcomes they want

Eric J Scholl
GEN
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4 min readJan 20, 2020

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Hunter Biden. Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

WeWe all already know Joe Biden’s son got himself a cushy gig in Ukraine with questionable characters at the energy company Burisma. And even if Hunter Biden did nothing wrong during the time he sat on that company’s board of directors, he still put himself in a position where there would at least be the appearance of impropriety. Especially since the company and its owner had been the subject of fraud and money laundering investigations before Biden came into the picture, not to mention how his father was vice president at the time. The fact that he’d almost certainly be perceived as falling in with a shady bunch is a sin unto itself. But demanding that Biden testify in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate, as top Republicans have done, isn’t going to change or edify that.

That trial is now underway in the Senate, and so far, Democrats have been blocked from subpoenaing documents and key witnesses. The White House has refused to allow witnesses to appear before the Democrat-controlled House, including former national security adviser John Bolton, who’s said publicly he’ll testify before the Senate if subpoenaed. Bolton’s reputation

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Eric J Scholl
GEN
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