Hunter Biden

"You're a damn liar": Biden rebukes voter over allegations about son's Ukraine work

In this image, Biden speaks into a microphone.
Joe Biden at a campaign stop on Dec. 2, 2019 in Algona, Iowa. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden told a voter attending one of his campaign events on Thursday that he is "a damn liar" for making unsubstantiated allegations that Biden “sent” his son, Hunter, to work for a Ukrainian gas company in order to sell access to President Obama.

Why it matters: President Trump's request that Ukraine's president announce an investigation into the Biden's dealings in Ukraine is what sparked the impeachment inquiry. Hunter’s role with Ukrainian energy company Burisma did raise conflict-of-interest concerns at the time, but there is no evidence that the former vice president committed "corruption" of any kind in the country, as Trump has claimed.

Trump dares House Democrats to impeach him

President Trump dared House Democrats to impeach him in a Thursday tweet, suggesting that he would attempt to force a number of powerful Democrats to testify during a Senate trial.

"The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House. They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy. Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business."

The big picture: Wednesday's hearing, which featured testimony from legal scholars, saw House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) provide the clearest signal yet about what the articles of impeachment against Trump could ultimately look like — including an indication that they could be broadened to include Robert Mueller's findings.

Go deeper: What to expect from the next phase of impeachment