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 KlobucharBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina Lawmakers grill Ticketmaster, StubHub execs over online ticketing MORE (D-Minn.), a 2020 White House hopeful, said on Sunday that she hasn’t seen any reason why former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket MORE’s son Hunter would need to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes 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 SchiffHillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Hillicon Valley: Democrats cancel surveillance vote over pushback to amendments | Lawmakers grill Ticketmaster, StubHub execs over online ticketing | Democrats cancel surveillance vote over pushback to amendments 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.