Biden calls controversial New York Post story about his son Hunter a ‘smear campaign’

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday forcefully pushed back against the explosive New York Post article that circulated this week alleging that his son Hunter tried to set up a meeting with a Ukrainian official while he was still vice president, a narrative long pushed by President Trump and leading conservatives.

After a day of campaigning in Michigan, Biden took questions from reporters at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. When asked about the report by CBS News reporter Bo Erickson, Biden didn’t pull any punches.

“I know you’d ask it,” he said. “I have no response. It’s another smear campaign, right up your alley. Those are the questions you always ask.”

I asked Joe Biden: What is your response to the NYPost story about your son, sir?

He called it a “smear campaign” and then went after me. “I know you’d ask it. I have no response, it’s another smear campaign, right up your alley, those are the questions you always ask.”

— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) October 17, 2020

The Post report claims that data on a water-damaged laptop left at a computer repair shop showed that Hunter Biden had emailed Vadym Pozharskyi, the third-ranking executive at the Ukrainian natural-gas company Burisma Holdings, requesting “advice on how you could use your influence to convey 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 an opportunity to meet your father” and to “spend some time together.”

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However, according to a Business Insider article, “the most glaring questions center on whether the emails are authentic, how they were uncovered, and how the Post obtained them.”

President Trump seized on the issue once again, claiming the Bidens had secretly met with the Ukrainian government, …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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