Nikki Haley: America Must 'Get to the Bottom' of Joe Biden, Hunter Biden Allegations
Former U.S. Ambassador says American public has a right to know what Bidens were 'up to'
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said that America must "get to the bottom" of allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Speaking during an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity, Haley said the American public has a right to know what the Bidens were "up to" regarding their foreign business dealings.
Haley says President Donald Trump did not engage in a quid pro quo with Ukraine, warning that it's better for American authorities to investigate US citizens overseas than officials from other nations.
Regarding the allegations that President Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden, Haley told "Hannity" Monday that it's not good practice to ask other governments to take on such probes.
"I, in practice, don't think it's good for us to ever ask foreign governments to investigate Americans, but I think it goes to the fact that Americans should be investigating Americans," she stated.
"And, Americans should be asking the questions of Joe Biden and asking the questions of his son, and finding out exactly what was going on with that situation and get down to the bottom of it."
She also defended Trump, noting he released the foreign aid without the Ukrainian government initiating a probe into the Bidens.
"If you look at the transcript, it's very clear that the president wasn't demanding that this be done," she said.
Later in the interview, the former South Carolina governor criticized a series of inquiries and probes into Trump and his administration, calling them one-sided.
"I'd like for them to go back and say what President Obama's role was in [the Russia] situation," she added.
"In this situation, what was Joe Biden's role, and what was Hunter Biden's role in that process as well?
"There are a lot of questions that need to be asked."
Regarding her criticisms of former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly -- relating to a conversation in which the two men defended resisting Trump -- Haley said the crux of the matter was a policy disagreement.
"This wasn't that these guys thought this was a rogue president, this was that these guys disagreed with his policy -- they disagreed with us getting out of the Paris Climate Agreement, they disagreed with us getting out of the Iran deal, they disagreed with us moving the [Israeli] embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem," she said.
"They just thought he was going in the wrong direction."
Haley previously told "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O’Donnell that she did not appreciate having the former officials confide in her, as she described in her new book, “With All Due Respect.”
"[I]nstead of saying that to me, they should've been saying that to the president, not asking me to join them on their sidebar plan," the former ambassador said.