The White House issued a detailed report in which it noted as “appropriate” that President Donald Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy about the Bidens.
The fact that President Trump had asked about the issue, which appears to cover up a serious conflict of interest involving former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, is legitimate because it involves the public interest, according to the report.
Trump’s call on July 25, 2019, requesting information about that case was enough for Democrats to initiate the impeachment trial.
As a result of the trial stage in the House of Representatives, Democrats filed two articles against Trump’s inquiries—abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The White House referred to these two articles calling the first one as “vague and subjective” and as an attempt to weaken the presidency.
The second article states that it interferes with the balance of power and the rights of the executive.
In its text, the White House explains the reasons for establishing the relevance of Trump’s actions, given the strong indications that his questions were necessary, and argues that to do so the president was not required to present evidence about the facts that generated the doubts.
On the one hand, several State Department and National Security Council officials had pointed out to Obama’s vice president the possibility of a conflict of interest, in view of the controversial contracts concluded by his son Hunter Biden with powerful Ukrainian companies.
Going even further than ignoring the officials’ warnings, the former vice president threatened the Ukrainian government with withholding a billion-dollar loan offered by the United States in exchange for firing the prosecutor who was investigating the Ukrainian company Burisma, with which his son Hunter had contracts.
It should be noted that Hunter Biden had no qualifications or experience to sit on Burisma’s board of directors, nor to receive a large salary for it.
On the other hand, the subsequent fact that former Vice President Biden is running for president does not prevent an investigation of his previous actions, or those of his son.
The fact that President Trump had inquired into the former vice president, now presidential candidate, those actions became the basis for the Democrats to push their impeachment inquiry, claiming that President Trump was trying to harm a political opponent.
Clearly, the mere fact of running for president does not confer immunity from possible investigations that authorities may consider valid.
In turn, the Democrats have put forward a rigid scenario within which they have refused to allow the Bidens to testify, even though they were directly involved in the case that served as the basis for an impeachment trial against President Trump.
After the Democrats delayed handing over the articles on which they based their impeachment case, they finally referred them to the Senate, where the second stage begins on Jan. 21.
The Senate will resolve the case, for which no evidence of any crime committed by the president has been presented.
The former congressman Trey Gowdy said one of the proofs of President Trump’s innocence is in the calls he made with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Gowdy’s comments were made in an interview on Fox News’s “American’s Newsroom” program.
The White House released the transcript of the call, which does not indicate that Trump exerted any pressure on Ukraine.
In fact, the Ukrainian president did not carry out any investigation into the Bidens, and furthermore his government received the assistance offered by President Trump, from which no crime can be concluded.