- Joe Biden on Friday rejected an explosive article in the New York Post circulating this week alleging that his son Hunter had tried to arrange a meeting with a Ukrainian official when he was still vice president.
- “I have no answer,” Biden said when asked about the report.
- Trump, Steve Bannon, and Rudy Giuliani have long claimed that Hunter Biden had secret business dealings with the Ukrainian government.
- Joe Biden has long denied any questions about the inappropriateness of Burism.
- Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives in February 2020 after an official report from the House, which stated that he sought to “use the powers of his office to seek foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 elections.”;
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday strongly rejected the explosive article in the New York Post, which spread this week, claiming that his son Hunter was trying to arrange a meeting with a Ukrainian official when he was still vice president. and leading conservatives.
After a day of campaigning in Michigan, Biden took questions from reporters at the airport in Detroit’s Wayne metropolitan area. When asked about CBS News reporter Bo Erickson’s report, Biden did not strike.
“I know what you’re going to ask,” he said. “I don’t have the answer. It’s another smear campaign, right on your alley. It’s a question you always ask.”
—Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) October 17, 2020
The Post reports that reports of a water-damaged laptop left in a computer repair shop show that Hunter Biden emailed Vadym Pozharsky, the third head of Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings, asking for “advice on how to use your influence on the transmission of the message or “signal” in May 2014.
In another email, allegedly from April 2015, Pozharsky thanked Hunter Biden for “inviting me to the District of Columbia and giving me the opportunity to meet your father” and “spend some time together.”
However, according to a Business Insider article, “the most prominent questions are whether the emails are genuine, how they were disclosed, and how the Mail received them.”
President Trump has reiterated this issue, claiming that Bidens met secretly with the Ukrainian government, despite the lack of concrete and verified evidence. The report, which cited former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon and Trump’s personal lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, immediately aroused the suspicion of many observers.
“Both men have advanced conspiracy theories about Biden’s campaign ties to Ukraine, and Giuliani met last year with a Ukrainian official who was sanctioned and accused of acting as a Russian agent in September,” Business Insider reported.
Andrew Bates, a spokesman for Biden’s campaign, issued a statement Wednesday denying the article.
“The New York Post has never asked Biden’s campaign about critical elements of this story … moreover, we have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules since then, and no meeting, according to the New York Post, has taken place.”
Trump regularly raised Hunter Biden at campaign rallies and even during the first presidential debate in Cleveland earlier this month. During the debate, Biden immediately defended his son when Trump attacked Hunter’s past substance abuse problems, a topic when the former vice president spoke sympathetically to voters.
“My son, my son, my son – like many people, like many people you know at home – had drug problems,” Biden said. “He overtook it, he fixed it, he worked on it. And I’m proud of him. I’m proud of my son.”