Rep. Sylvia Garcia, one of the seven House impeachment managers, laid out reasons that she said debunks the Republicans' argument that former vice president Joe Biden fired Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin in order to shield his son, Hunter Biden, from being investigated for his work with the Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma holdings.
"Hunter Biden, for example, can't tell us anything about whether the president withheld military aid, whether he withheld that aid to coerce Ukraine to conduct political investigations".
According to The Washington Post, Biden was asked during an Iowa campaign stop if he would offer to testify in return for testimony from people such as former national security adviser John Bolton or acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
Biden again defended his son and said Trump always "blames somebody else, tries to divert the attention" when the focus is on him.
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Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), one of House impeachment managers, took aim at GOP-backed conspiracy theories around Burisma during the second day of opening impeachment arguments on Thursday, dismantling a key allegation linking Joe Biden to the Ukrainian gas company on whose board Hunter Biden Saturday. "They want to use this trial to smear the Bidens".
Schumer said it's not an issue.
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Yesterday there was reporting that Democrats are considering a Biden-for-Bolton trade. "Trials aren't trades for witnesses". They haven't wanted to and that trade is not on the table. "This isn't, "We will offer you this, if you give us that" or offer a witness irrelevant and immaterial with no relevant testimony but a witness that allows us to smear a presidential candidate if you give us a witness".