A witness in House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden believes not enough evidence was presented.
Legal scholar and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley was questioned Thursday during the House Oversight Committee’s first impeachment inquiry hearing as conservatives work to impeach the president for allegedly assisting his son, Hunter Biden, in the U.S. Conduct business transactions. Ukraine and China.
The mounting evidence claimed by Republicans drew a sharp response from Turley, who has been critical of Biden after a whistleblower testified this summer accusing federal agencies of concealing or covering up Hunter Biden’s tax affairs and other potential criminal conduct. The Den family was critical.
“I have said before that while I believe an impeachment inquiry is necessary, I do not believe the evidence at this time meets the high crimes and misdemeanors standards required for articles of impeachment,” Turley wrote in a written statement. He told the hearing that Read aloud word for word.
Turley said the purpose of his testimony was to discuss how past investigations have pursued evidence of potentially impeachable conduct, adding that the House has already passed an investigation into whether President Biden was directly involved in or emancipated from Hunter Biden. The threshold for benefiting from the practice.
“However, I think the record has evolved to the point where the House needs to answer troubling questions surrounding the president,” Turley added. “Polls show a majority of people across the country share the same concerns, as well as concerns about a potential Biden administration investigation.” Suspicion of criminal conduct.”
A CNN poll in late August found that 61% of respondents believed the president (who was vice president at the time of the alleged conversations and transactions) was at least involved in his son’s business dealings, while 42% said his actions were illegal. Another 55% believe Biden acted inappropriately.
The president’s sense of engagement often cuts along party lines. While about half of Americans had little confidence in the Justice Department’s handling of the Hunter Biden investigation, only a third of those surveyed in a mid-September poll by The Associated Press and National Research Council Investors are highly concerned about the president’s misconduct.
That means 67% of Republicans support partisan division, but only 7% of Democrats support partisan division.
“I don’t believe there is a constitutional basis to impeach President Biden,” attorney Alan Dershowitz said. Weekly newspaper emailed following Turley’s statement. “He has not committed treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors during his term as president.”
“The entire impeachment inquiry is based on politics, not evidence, so it’s not surprising that their own legal experts are throwing cold water on it,” said Dave Aronberg, state’s attorney for Palm Beach County, Florida. Weekly newspaper through social media.
Rather than focusing on the impeachment inquiry, the White House is directing Republican efforts by comparing their “chaos and incompetent governance” to a looming government shutdown that could occur this weekend.