Biden: Trump has 'indicted himself by his own statements'

Biden: Trump has 'indicted himself by his own statements'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRussia says 24 diplomats asked by U.S. to leave by September Biden discusses Canadian citizens detained in China with Trudeau Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic MORE said Friday that President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic On The Money: Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban | Trump attorney says he will fight release of tax returns Lack of transatlantic cooperation on trade threatens global climate change goals MORE “indicted himself” after making public comments about Biden’s role in the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor.

“He’s indicted himself by his own statements,” Biden told the SEIU forum in Los Angeles on Friday.

“This is not about me. It’s not about my son,” he continued. "There's not a shred of evidence there's been anything done that has been wrong." 

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"He is unhinged. I worry about what he's going to do, not about me and my family. I'm worried about what he'll do in the next year of his presidency," he said. 

Biden's comments came after Trump publicly encouraged Ukraine and China to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. 

Trump alleged that Biden thwarted an investigation into his son's work at a Ukrainian energy company.

However, Trump and Republicans are on the defensive after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Average daily COVID infections topped last summer's peak, CDC says | US reaches 70 percent vaccination goal a month after Biden's target | White House says CDC can't renew eviction ban Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban Co-workers called FBI after alleged Capitol Hill rioter bragged about Jan. 6, officials say 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. 

The president has since stepped up his attacks against Biden, zeroing in on the former vice president's efforts to pressure Ukraine to dismiss a senior prosecutor who at one point had investigated an energy company where Biden's son had served as a board member.

There is no evidence that Biden advocated for the prosecutor's removal as a means of protecting his son.