Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was finally asked about the explosive report in the New York Post that said the emails showed that his son had made millions trading under the influence of his father.
His response? “I have no response.”
After being asked about the growing controversy about Hunter Biden in the halls of ABC News town by moderator George Stephanopoulos, the former vice president spoke to reporters outside his private jet Friday following his Michigan campaign events. And when he approached the subject of CBS News reporter Bo Erickson, Biden chased the journalist.
“Mr. Biden, what is your response to the New York Post story about your son, sir?”; Erickson asked.
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“I know you’re going to ask this,” Biden returned. “I have no answer, this is another smear campaign, up your alley, those are the questions you always ask.”
The Biden 2020 presidential campaign previously responded to the Post story on Wednesday, saying the former vice president “carried out official US policy towards Ukraine and did nothing wrong,” and that ” Trump has vindicated these facts under oath. “
The Post received an email in 2015 stating that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to Ukrainian energy company Burisma, thanked Hunter Biden for “giving a chance” to meet his father, who was then serving as vice. president under Barack Obama.
Old Biden had previously said that “he has not yet talked to my son about his dealings abroad.”
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The controversy escalated after Facebook and Twitter began falling through the spread of the article on social media.
“While I am deliberately not linked to the New York Post, I would like to make it clear that this story deserves to be verified by the fact that Facebook’s third-party credentials are being verified,” the Facebook spokesman tweeted. Andy Stone on Wednesday. “In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.”
Twitter claimed in a statement that it had taken action against the article in accordance with the company’s “Hacked Materials Policy” and prevented users from sharing the report. The company returned this shock in the midst of a backlash, which included a mea culpa from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.