Finally, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked about the explosive New York Post report, which claims that emails show that his son was earning millions by trading under his father’s influence.
His answer? “I have no answer.”
After moderator George Stefanopoulos did not ask about the growing controversy over Hunter Biden at ABC News City Hall, the former vice president spoke to reporters near his private jet on Friday after his campaign in Michigan. And when CBS News reporter Bo Erickson approached him on the subject, Biden followed the journalist.
“Mr. Biden, what did you answer to the New York Post story about your son, sir?”; Erickson asked.
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“I know you would ask,” Biden said. “I have no answer, it’s another confrontation, right on your alley, it’s a question you always ask.”
Earlier, the Biden 2020 presidential campaign responded to the Post’s history by saying that the former vice president “pursued official US policy toward Ukraine and did not commit any illegal acts,” and that “Trump administration officials have confirmed these facts under oath.” .
The Post received an email in 2015 stating that Vadym Pozharsky, an adviser to Ukraine’s Burizma energy company, thanked Hunter Biden for the “opportunity” to meet with his father, who was then vice president for Barack Obama.
Earlier, Elder Biden said he “never talked to my son about his foreign business relationship.”
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The controversy escalated after Facebook and Twitter took tough action to spread the article on social media.
“Although I will not intentionally refer to the New York Post, I want to understand that this story can be verified by third-party fact-finding partners,” Facebook spokeswoman Andy Stone wrote on Wednesday. “In the meantime, we are reducing its spread on our platform.”
In a statement, Twitter said 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 rolled back its over-repression amid a backlash involving a group of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.