Moments ago, White House legal counsel Pam Bondi turned the case towards the Bidens, Burisma, and Hunter Biden’s role in the company.
TheHill reports President Trump’s defense team went on the offensive Monday against former Vice President Joe Biden as part of its impeachment arguments, zeroing in on allegations of a conflict of interest involving the Democratic presidential nominee and his son, Hunter Biden.
Pam Bondi, a former Florida attorney general who recently joined the White House communications team to help with impeachment messaging, argued for roughly 30 minutes on the Senate floor that Trump had a legitimate reason for raising the Bidens on his July 25 call with Ukraine’s president.
“You’ve heard from the House managers. They do not believe that there was any concern to raise here. That all of this was baseless,” Bondi said. “And all that we are saying is that there was a basis to talk about this, to raise this issue. And that was enough.”
The president’s lawyers had teased in recent days that the former vice president — who is running at or near the top of most presidential primary polls — would come up in their arguments after House managers sought to knock down allegations of corruption against the Democratic frontrunner.