Ted Cruz said that the US President “will be allowed to defend himself.”
NEW YORK – President Donald Trump will be allowed to call the son of former Vice President Hunter Biden and any other witnesses to testify in the impeachment proceedings in the upper house of Congress. Senator Ted Cruz (Republican of Texas) expressed confidence in this on Sunday on ABC.
He was asked whether he expected impeachment proceedings in the Senate, where Republicans hold a majority of seats, to be quickly terminated due to the lack of witnesses. “We have witnessed a one-sided show trial in the House of Representatives [where the Democrats retain the majority]. They [Democrats] did not allow the White House to cross-examine witnesses, did not allow the Republican minority to call their witnesses. In the Senate, I am convinced, things will be much better,” Cruz said.
“You can be sure that we will allow the President to defend himself. I am convinced that if the President wants to call Hunter Biden or an informant, he should be allowed to do so, ” the Senator continued, referring to an unknown us intelligence officer who reported his concern about the content of a telephone conversation between us President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on July 25. As soon as senators listen to witnesses from all interested parties and perform all the necessary procedures under the impeachment, “the demonstration show started in the House of Representatives will exhaust itself,” Cruz predicted.
He expressed confidence that the head of state had good reasons to ask Kyiv to bring to an end the investigation into the gas company Burisma, which included Hunter Biden. “We know that hunter Biden, the son of Joseph Biden, received up to $ 83 thousand a month for work in the leadership of the largest gas company in Ukraine Burisma. $83 thousand a month is about $1 million a year. This is almost ten times more than the members of the Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil (American oil and gas Corporation) are paid,” the Senator said, noting that Biden Jr., unlike American oil businessmen, does not boast a deep knowledge of Geology.