On Wednesday, the NY Post dropped an alleged bombshell on the 2020 election, and Democratic operatives were working overtime to get to the bottom of the story.
As it goes, the Post published emails purporting to prove that then-Vice President Joe Biden had met with bigwigs at Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company for whom his son worked. The reason for the controversy was that Biden had long proclaimed to have “never” spoken to his son Hunter about his foreign business dealings, presumably in order to distance himself from accusations of nepotism and undue political influence.
On Twitter, left-leaning users began spinning a yarn about how the emails were possible forgeries by Rudy Giuliani, which is itself a conspiracy theory of bizarre substance.
But, if this was some sort of concocted or conjured hit piece, the Biden campaign would have simply ignored it, right?
“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,” the Biden campaign claimed in a statement. “The New York 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.”
The statement went on, “Moreover, we have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.”
Facebook has openly admitted that it would be reducing the distribution of the story on its platform, until such a time as third party fact-checkers could make a determination on the accuracy of the story.
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