Democrats say they're 'prepared' to fight against Republicans calling Hunter Biden as a witness

Mail Online | 1/15/2020 | Nikki Schwab, Senior U.s. Political Reporter;Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter For
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Wednesday morning that Democrats are ready for Senate Republicans to call former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter as an impeachment witness.

'We are prepared,' Nadler told reporters, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scooted away from the podium, asking one of her just-named impeachment managers to answer the question instead. 'In any trial, you call witnesses who have information about the allegations, about the charges.'

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The New York Democrat reminded reporters that Trump is accused of holding up $400 million in military aid to Ukraine to pressure the country's president to announce an investigation into a 'domestic political opponent,' meaning 2020 hopeful Joe Biden.

'Any witness who has information about whether that is true or not true is a relevant witness,' Nadler said. 'Anybody – like Hunter Biden – who has no information about any of that, is not a relevant witness.'

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'Any trial judge in this country would rule such a witness as irrelevant and inadmissible,' Nadler added, a comment that could mean Democrats will ask Chief Justice John Roberts to rule out the younger Biden as a witness.

Nadler also offered an analogy to make his point.

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'If someone is accused of robbing a bank, witnesses who say "We saw him run into the bank, we saw him some place else," are relevant,' he said. 'A witness who says, "He committed forgery on some other document" is not relevant to the bank robbery charge. That’s the distinction.'

Hunter Biden became a central character in Trump's impeachment because he served on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

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