The call came amid renewed questions about whether the coronavirus jumped from an animal host into humans in a naturally occurring event or escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China.
The articles focus on abuse of power and obstructing Congress and would be voted on by the House later this month.
The two touched “very, very briefly” on the Mueller report, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.
Prior to the president’s tweet, the White House had declined to comment on whether the bill was paid or whether the issue came up during preparations for Trump’s two summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Biden opened his third campaign for the presidency by taking direct aim at President Trump and declaring that “we are in the battle for the soul of this nation.”
It was not clear on what legal basis the president would justify such a request.
The Senate majority leader will instead wait to see what President Trump can craft that might pass in the Democratic-led House.
Three Senate Republicans have announced plans to vote in opposition to the emergency, including Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - while several others are wavering.
His tweets were posted ahead of hearings scheduled Thursday on presidential tax returns and family separations at the Mexican border, and a Friday session to question acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker about a range of subjects.
President Trump cited the shutdown in canceling a congressional trip toAfghanistan, a day after Nancy Pelosi urged him to delay the annual address.
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, said what he did was at Trump’s direction.
Trump also flatly denied that he worked for Russia.
In an interview published Sunday in the Los Angeles Times, John F. Kelly was quoted saying that the current White House plan for a barrier is “not a wall.”
Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, said Friday that he received a resignation letter from John Kyl, who has held the seat since the death of John McCain.