Klobuchar: 'I have seen no reason why' Hunter Biden would need to testify

Klobuchar: 'I have seen no reason why' Hunter Biden would need to testify
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHillicon Valley: Federal inquiry opened into Google health data deal | Facebook reports millions of post takedowns | Microsoft shakes up privacy debate | Disney plus tops 10M sign-ups in first day Federal inquiry opened into Google health data deal Google sparks new privacy fears over health care data MORE (D-Minn.), a 2020 White House hopeful, said on Sunday that she hasn’t seen any reason why former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 2020 Dems put focus on stemming veteran suicides MORE’s son Hunter would need to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE, as Republicans have requested.

Klobuchar said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump and the Republicans want to focus on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son as a part of a “sham investigation that the president was trying to push.”

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“I have seen no reason why you would have Hunter Biden testify when from all the reports we’ve seen is that this is not a valid investigation,” she said. “It was something in which the president was messing around to try to get information against a political opponent.”

House Republicans said on Saturday that they want Hunter Biden to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry to ensure transparency. 

Klobuchar noted on CNN that GOP House leaders have also indicated their interest in testimony from the whistleblower who sparked the impeachment inquiry, which she says is unnecessary. 

“That is what all of this mounting evidence is showing, and that is why I would agree with [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGraham: Senate trial 'must expose the whistleblower' Graham says Schiff should be a witness in Trump impeachment trial Democrats seize on new evidence in first public impeachment hearing MORE [D-Calif.]. Why would you reveal the whistleblower when you’re supposed to have protections?” she asked.

The whistleblower raised concerns about a call during which Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate unfounded corruption allegations against the Bidens days after aid to Kiev was withheld by the Trump administration. 

Trump has repeatedly said he did nothing wrong.