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On Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden vowed to not comply with any subpoena to testify in the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Trump. Such an action could be classified as obstruction of Congress, the same thing Trump was being impeached for. Biden began to backpedal over the weekend and he was aided in that effort by ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today. Both used Biden’s “promise” to appoint former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court as a smokescreen.
After huffing about President Trump retweeting a post that identified the shady, Democrat-connected whistleblower who started the impeachment process, NBC correspondent Hans Nichols whined about how “the specter of a potential Senate impeachment trial spilling onto the campaign trail with former Vice President Joe Biden adding conditions to when he would honor a Senate subpoena.”
“Earlier, Biden took to Twitter to ‘clarify’ his Friday comments that he'll not answer a Senate impeachment subpoena,” Nichols added for Biden before quoting the former VP. “‘I have always complied with a lawful order and I cooperated with legitimate congressional oversight. This impeachment is about Trump's conduct and not mine.’”
At the end of his report, Nichols deployed the smokescreen: “It was not all subpoena questions for Biden. He was asked if he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court. His answer, yes, if he’d take it.”