- Joe Biden pushed Friday against the explosive New York Post article that spread this week claiming his son Hunter tried to set up a meeting with a Ukrainian official while he was still vice president, a long statement when pushed by President Trump.
- “I have no response,” Biden said when asked about the report.
- Trump, Steve Bannon, and Rudy Giuliani have long maintained that Hunter Biden conducts secret business activities with the Ukrainian government.
- Joe Biden has long rejected any inappropriate questions about Burisma.
- Trump was impeachable by the U.S. House of Representatives in February 2020 after a formal report to the House requesting that he seek to “use the powers of his office to seek foreign interference in his name in the 2020 elections.”;
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday pushed hard against the explosive New York Post article that circulated this week claiming his son Hunter tried to set up a meeting with a Ukrainian official while he is still vice president, a statement that President Trump has long pushed for. and leading conservatives.
After a one-day campaign in Michigan, Biden took questions from reporters at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. When asked about CBS News reporter Bo Erickson, Biden did not take any punches.
“I know you will ask this,” he said. “I have no answer. This is another smear campaign, up your alley. Those are the questions you always ask.”
—Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) October 17, 2020
The Post report says data on a laptop damaged in water left in a computer shop showed that Hunter Biden emailed Vadym Pozharskyi, the third rank executive of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings. , asking for “advice on how you can use your influence to deliver a message” or “signal” in May 2014.
Another email allegedly from April 2015 showed Pozharskyi thanking Hunter Biden for “inviting me to DC and giving me a chance to meet your father” and “spending some time.”
However, according to an article in Business Insider, “the most dazzling questions centered on whether emails were real, how they were discovered, and how the Post got them.”
President Trump has once again seized the issue, claiming that Bidens is secretly meeting with the Ukrainian government, despite the lack of concrete and proven evidence. The report, with links to former White House adviser Steve Bannon and Trump’s personal lawyer, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, immediately raised suspicions among many observers.
“Both men pushed conspiracy theories about Biden’s campaign relations with Ukraine, and Giuliani met last year with a Ukrainian official authorized in September and accused of acting as a Russian agent,” he said. according to Business Insider.
Andrew Bates, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, issued a statement Wednesday denying the article.
“The New York Post did not ask Biden’s campaign about the critical elements of this story … moreover, we have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules since time immemorial and no meeting, such as the accusation. of the New York Post, which took place. “
Trump regularly took Hunter Biden to campaign rallies and even to the first presidential debate in Cleveland earlier this month. During the debate, Biden immediately went to his son’s defense when Trump attacked Hunter’s previous issues of drug abuse, a topic on which the former vice president spoke sympathetically to voters.
“My son, my son, my son – like many people, like many people you know at home – have a drug problem,” Biden said. “He caught it, he fixed it, he worked it out. And I’m proud of him. I’m proud of my son.”