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Tags: congress | investigation | election meddling | foreign governments | hunter biden

Biden: Congress Has Obligation to Investigate Trump

(MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports")

By    |   Tuesday, 29 October 2019 05:21 PM EDT

It is not relevant whether the move to impeach President Donald Trump goes anywhere in the Senate, but Congress has a constitutional obligation to investigate his actions in Ukraine, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Tuesday. 

"How can one let the conduct of a president, inviting at least three foreign governments to interfere in our elections, not go investigated?" the former vice president told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "George Washington, at his farewell address, warned about the greatest threat — and I’'m paraphrasing  — to new republics is the influence of foreign governments."

Biden added Trump is the only president, to the best of his knowledge, to ask three different countries or foreign governments, to be engaged in the political affairs of the United States. 

"To this day, he has not acknowledged that [Vladimir] Putin got involved in the 2016 election," Biden said. "The only two things I've learned in the last couple weeks is that Putin doesn't want me to be president, with all the bots he's put out and they took down on Facebook, and Trump doesn't want me to be the nominee."

Meanwhile, Biden also accused Trump of "setting a new low" while discussing questions about his son Hunter Biden's Ukraine business dealings.

"I was unaware of his investments until those occurred, and I've never discussed my son's business with him because I didn't want any conflicts, including my deceased son Beau, when he was attorney general and suing banks apparently during the recession when we weren't," Biden said. "So, we just kept everything separate. And my son's comments speak for himself. He said if he had known, if he had thought through what [Rudy] Giuliani and those thugs were about to do, he regrets having done it."

Also on Tuesday, Biden refused to comment on reports he was refused communion at a church service because of his stance on abortion.  

"I'm not going to discuss that, that's my personal life, and I'm not going to get into that at all," he said. "I'm a practicing Catholic. I practice my faith. But I've never let my religious beliefs, which I accept based on church doctrine, to impose that view on other people."

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Congress has a constitutional obligation to investigate President Donald Trump's actions in Ukraine, according to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 05:21 PM
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