Biden: 'Zero, zero, zero, zero evidence' behind Trump's Ukraine allegations

Biden: 'Zero, zero, zero, zero evidence' behind Trump's Ukraine allegations
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Democrats release two new transcripts ahead of next public impeachment hearings Press: Ukraine's not the only outrage MORE said on Wednesday there was "zero, zero, zero evidence" behind President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE's allegations regarding the 2020 candidate's behavior with Ukraine.

Trump is claiming Biden used his influence as vice president to push Ukraine to fire a senior prosecutor who at one point had investigated an energy company where Biden's son, Hunter, had served as a board member.

"There is zero, zero, zero, zero evidence of any assertion being made," Biden said at a 2020 gun safety forum in Las Vegas.

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"Look, the issue is this president of the United States engaged in something apparently that is close to, well, engaged in activity which at minimum gives a lot of running room for the Russians and Ukraine, and I think we should just focus on he's the issue," he continued. "Nobody has ever asserted that I did anything wrong except he and what’s that fella’s name? Rudy ... Giuliani. That’s it."

Trump has stepped up his attacks on Biden over the past week, releasing an ad on Friday that zeroes in on the allegations. 

Biden has said the Obama administration advocated for the prosecutor's removal because it believed he was not doing enough to combat corruption in Ukraine.

Trump and Republicans are on the defensive after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFeehery: Pivoting to infrastructure could help heal post-impeachment wounds Key GOP senator: 'We need a breakthrough' on spending talks Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Stopgap spending bill includes military pay raise | Schumer presses Pentagon to protect impeachment witnesses | US ends civil-nuclear waiver in Iran MORE (D-Calif.) announced last week that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry amid allegations from a whistleblower that Trump sought to persuade Ukraine to investigate Biden.