Tag Archives: Joe Biden

GOP Warns Graham Against Having Biden Testify

The Hill reports: Senate Republicans are cautioning Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) against the prospect of bringing former Vice President Joe Biden before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about Ukrainian corruption, saying such a move could backfire. Graham initially ruled out the possibility of having Biden or his son Hunter testify before the Judiciary panel about their actions related to …

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Joe Biden Fiercely Defends His Son At Debate [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden offered a forceful defense of his son during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, saying voters should focus on President Donald Trump’s “corruption” instead of Hunter Biden’s previous work in Ukraine. “My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong,” Biden said during the debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. “I carried …

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Hunter Biden Regrets Not Foreseeing Attack Angle

ABC News reports: As President Donald Trump continues to fill his Twitter feed and campaign speeches with attacks on Hunter Biden over his foreign business deals, the former vice president’s son defended the ethical implications of his private ventures in an interview with ABC News, but conceded taking a misstep in failing to foresee the political implications on his father’s …

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REPORT: Bloomberg Telling Allies He Still Might Run

CNBC reports: Mike Bloomberg might end up running for president, after all. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles against Sen. Elizabeth Warren are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary. That’s according to people familiar with the discussions who spoke …

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Joe Biden: If Elected I Will Not Pardon Donald Trump

Radio Iowa reports: During an interview with Radio Iowa late Sunday afternoon, Biden said if he is elected, he will not follow President Ford’s example in pardoning Nixon so Nixon was not prosecuted for his role in Watergate. “It wouldn’t unite the country,” Biden said. “You’d say: ‘This guy does all these things that put us jeopardy and he gets …

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Warren +6 Over Biden In Poll Of “Early State” Voters

Just from YouGov/CBS News: Early-state Democratic voters say President Trump’s allegations against Joe Biden have not affected their views of Biden and largely think they aren’t true. Even so, it’s Elizabeth Warren who continues to draw support from Democrats. She has extended the aggregate lead she had in this poll last month across the 18 early primary and caucus states. …

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Biden’s Son Steps Down From Board Of Chinese Firm

Bloomberg reports: Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is stepping down from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company, according to a statement given to Bloomberg. The younger Biden, whose business interests in Ukraine are at the center of Donald Trump’s impeachment scandal, also promises to “forego all foreign work” if his dad is elected president in 2020. “Hunter always …

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Biden Brings Up “Gay Bathhouses” At LGBTQ Town Hall

Vox reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden had a markedly improved performance from the last LGBTQ presidential forum, when he condescended to the woman who was interviewing him both on and off the stage. But on Thursday, he still often rambled through long stories about how he supported marriage equality within the Obama administration. By giving meandering answers, Biden managed …

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Biden +10 Over Warren In Latest Fox News Poll

Fox News reports: Together Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren capture the support of more than half of Democratic primary voters, according to the latest Fox News national poll on the 2020 election. Biden stays on top in the race with 32 percent support among primary voters, up 3 points since September. He’s followed by Elizabeth Warren at 22 percent — …

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Biden Calls For Impeachment For First Time [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday for the first time called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. “To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached,” Biden said of the President, speaking at a town hall in New Hampshire. “He’s shooting holes in the Constitution,” Biden said. “And we cannot let him get away …

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Ukraine Reviews Probes Into Biden’s Son’s Company

The Associated Press reports: Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said on Friday that his office is reviewing all the cases that were closed by his predecessors, including several related to the owner of a gas company where former Vice President Joe Biden’s son sat on the board. Ruslan Ryaboshapka’s comments came amid an impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump that relates …

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Biden Camp Warns Fox Not To Run Lying Trump Ads

Politico reports: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is urging Fox News not to run a Trump 2020 campaign advertisement it claims “spreads false, definitively debunked conspiracy theories.” In a letter to Fox News and Fox Business general counsel Lily Claffee, Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz wrote that the ad “falsely states” that “Biden offered Ukraine $1 billion to fire the prosecutor …

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Biden Camp Leaps On Trump’s Plea For Chinese Help

Just in from the Biden campaign: What Donald Trump just said on the South Lawn of the White House was this election’s equivalent of his infamous ‘Russia, if you’re listening’ moment from 2016 — a grotesque choice of lies over truth and self over the country. The White House itself has admitted that Donald Trump tried to bully a foreign …

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Warren +4 Over Biden In New Economist/YouGov Poll

Just in from polling outfit YouGov: There is another casualty of the current impeachment drama – and it isn’t Donald Trump. Even though there is no proof former Vice President Joe Biden or his son ever engaged in corrupt acts in Ukraine, having a name associated with the investigation has affected his ratings in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll. He is …

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REPORT: Anti-Biden Book Plagiarized Wikipedia, Others

The Daily Beast reports: A book that has fueled corruption allegations at the center of an unfolding impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump appears to have lifted portions of text from news articles and Wikipedia pages without proper citation or attribution. The Daily Beast found more than a dozen instances in which Secret Empires, the bestselling book by investigative journalist …

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Former Ukraine President: Biden Did Nothing Improper

Bloomberg reports: Ukraine’s recently departed president, Petro Poroshenko, says that Joe Biden never asked him to open or close any criminal cases, adding to the list of Ukrainian officials saying they saw him do nothing improper involving his son. Speaking out to the news media for the first time on the matter, Poroshenko rebutted claims made by President Donald Trump …

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Biden +20 Over Warren In New South Carolina Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 20-point lead against the rest of the 2020 Democratic primary field in the crucial primary state of South Carolina as the Palmetto State emerges as a firewall for his campaign. Biden has the support of 37 percent of Democratic or Democratic-leaning registered voters, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got 17 …

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Biden Campaign To Networks: Stop Booking Giuliani

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign contacted top television anchors and networks on Sunday to “demand” that Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, be kept off the air because of what they called his misleading comments about the Biden family and Ukraine. “We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book …

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New Polls: Joe Biden Far Out Front In SC, Tied In NV

CNN reports: Our first CNN/SSRS polls of the South Carolina Democratic primary and Nevada Democratic caucuses show two very different races. Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a large 37% to 16% advantage over Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in South Carolina among likely Democratic primary voters. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 11%. No one else gets above 5%. This …

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Axios: Trump’s Anti-Biden Plan Is Hillary 2016 2.0

A keen observation from Axios: President Trump is reviving his 2016 playbook, trying to sully or smear the Biden family reputation, like he did with the Clintons during his last campaign. When Trump was running against Hillary Clinton, he seized on her email servers and past scandals. He hammered her on the issue, and used it to define her with …

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