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Joe Biden is watching a slow motion repeat of 2016 happen right before his very eyes.
Just like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden is facing allegations of corruption and criminal wrong doing in the final week of the campaign.
And this email is the piece of evidence that Joe Biden hoped would never see the light of day.
The New York Post dropped a massive October surprise in the form of emails recovered from a laptop that appeared to belong to Hunter Biden that showed Biden engaged in a sleazy deal to leverage his father’s position as Vice President to financially benefit himself and Burisma, the shady Ukrainian energy company paying Hunter Biden $50,000 to sit on its board of directors.
In the story, the Post published emails that proved Joe Biden was lying when he said he never discussed his son’s foreign business dealings with him as one email from a Burisma executive thanked Hunter Biden for arranging a meeting with Vice President Biden.
The Biden campaign scrambled into damage control mode hiding Biden away by calling a “lid” – meaning Biden would have no public events or interact with the press – shortly before 10 AM.
Trump’s campaign responded by blasting Biden for hiding in his basement instead of answering questions about this massive scandal.
“On the morning of the explosive reporting in the New York Post that Joe Biden lied to the American people about never discussing his son Hunter’s foreign business deals, Biden’s campaign immediately announced that the former vice president would be making no public appearances. The Biden campaign ‘called a lid’ for the day at 9:41 a.m.,” the Trump campaign wrote.
In a series of statements to POLITICO, the Biden campaign did not dispute that Biden met with the Burisma energy executive.
POLITICO reports that “Biden’s campaign would not rule out the possibility that the former VP had some kind of informal interaction with Pozharskyi, which wouldn’t appear on Biden’s official schedule. But they said any encounter would have been cursory. Pozharskyi did not respond to a request for comment.”
And in another statement to the fake news Washington gossip website, the Biden campaign did not dispute the authenticity of the emails published by the New York Post nor did they dispute that Joe Biden knew Hunter Biden traded off his name to financially enrich himself and benefit Burisma.
“Investigations by the press, during impeachment, and even by two Republican-led Senate committees whose work was decried as ‘not legitimate’ and political by a GOP colleague have all reached the same conclusion: that Joe Biden carried out official U.S. policy toward Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing. Trump administration officials have attested to these facts under oath,” Biden’s Campaign Director of Rapid Response Andrew Bates stated.
The Biden campaign’s only complaint was about the process claiming that the Post “never asked the Biden campaign about the critical elements of this story. They certainly never raised that Rudy Giuliani — whose discredited conspiracy theories and alliance with figures connected to Russian intelligence have been widely reported — claimed to have such materials.”
Biden’s campaign’s reaction was a tell to many Americans that the Post had this story dead to rights and the Biden campaign’s strategy of misleading attacks and non-denial denials completely fell flat.
(h/t Black Eye Politics)