Wait, What? Klobuchar Argues There's 'No Reason' for Hunter Biden to Testify

Posted: Nov 10, 2019 10:02 AM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper on Sunday to discuss the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

According to the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate she sees "no reason" why Hunter Biden should come before Congress to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry. 

"Adam Schiff has said this best, and that is what this is all about, which was a sham investigation that the president was trying to push," Klobuchar said. "And for now, the House simply is gathering relevant evidence about what the president did. That is what this is about."

Republicans have repeated called on Democrats to have the whistleblower come forward and testify as part of the investigation. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, however, made it very clear that the whistleblower would not be testifying during the public hearings. 

Klobuchar made the case that it's not pertinent to have the whistleblower testify when he has secondhand information. 

"They now have firsthand information of diplomats, military people, others that actually heard these actions occur where the president was pushing for Ukraine to start an investigation against his political opponents in exchange for military assistance," she said. "That is what all of this mounting evidence is showing. And that is why I would agree with Adam Schiff: why would you reveal the whistleblower when you’re supposed to have protections, which Republican Senator Grassley is vehemently argued for, protections for this whistleblower?"

"So that is a no on Hunter Biden?" Tapper asked.

"I see no reason why you would have Hunter Biden testify when from what all of the report we’ve seen is this is not a valid investigation," she replied. "Something with the president was messing around to try to get information against a political opponent."

Hunter Biden should come forward and testify. This entire saga started because of his corrupt behavior. While Vice President Joe Biden was handling international relations with Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration, Hunter was being paid $50,000 a month to sit on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, despite having no natural energy experience. He even admitted he wouldn't have obtained that position on the board if it wasn't for his last name, a clear reference to his father's political clout. 

The transcripts showed no quid pro quo took place. Trump never threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless the investigation took place. He was simply saying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky should investigate the corruption. 

Democrats need to take a look in the mirror and investigate the actual wrongdoing in this situation. Bring in Hunter and Joe. Question them.