Donald Trump Just Openly Asked China To Investigate Biden
President Donald Trump on Thursday doubled down on his unsubstantiated allegations that Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, engaged in corrupt behavior, now urging China to investigate the former Vice President amid growing concerns over how Trump has used his position to pressure foreign governments to look into his political rivals.
“I would think that if they were honest about it they’d start a major investigation into the Bidens,” Trump told reporters at the White House when asked what he wanted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to do about the Bidens following the July 25 call between the two leaders.
The call triggered an intelligence community whistleblower complaint and is at the heart of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into the president.
With no way out of the scandal, Trump decided that the best way to resolve the issue is to dig himself into a deeper hole.
“China should start an investigation into the Bidens,” Trump told reporters before departing for an executive order signing in Florida.
The president said he had not explicitly asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to open an investigation, but that it’s “certainly something we can start thinking about.”
Trump’s comments are likely to further fuel Democratic calls for impeachment. House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry last week, and they have zeroed in on Trump soliciting a foreign leader to look into a domestic political rival as the basis for allegations that he abused his office.