JOE Biden finally addressed his son Hunter’s “Ukraine, crack and sex” laptop scandal, slamming it as a “smear campaign.”
“I know you’d ask it. I have no response, it’s another smear campaign,” Biden told a reporter on Friday evening – two days after the story broke.
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Intimate text messages between Biden and Hunter during his son’s 2019 rehab stint were also revealed today as more of the data trove comes to light.
The former Vice President’s sharp response to Erickson wasn’t his first run-in with the reporter, whose been following his 2020 campaign trail.
In October 2019, Biden joked that Erickson was a “pain in the neck” who “screams a lot” when he was questioned about a super PAC supporting him.
Meanwhile, in another article published today, the Post shared screenshots of Hunter’s iMessages to his dad, where he referred to himself as a “f***ed up addict who can’t be trusted.”
On February 24, 2019 – two months before Biden entered the presidential race – the father and son shared an emotional exchange.
“Well dad, the truth is as you and hallie point out — I am a f***ed up addict that cant [sic] be…Trusted relied upon nor defended,” he wrote.
“If you don’t run ill [sic] never have a chance at redemption.”
After the data leak occurred, the New York Times reported US intelligence told Trump that Russian operatives were using Giuliani as a conduit for disinformation to undermine Biden.
The FBI are investigating whether the emails are part of a foreign influence operation after Giuliani’s repeated trips to Ukraine to dig up dirt on the Bidens, reported AP.
The unverified scandal led to explosive reports about Hunter’s alleged crack-smoking and Ukraine.
Facebook limited access to the initial report on Hunter’s emails.
Likewise, Twitter – but their CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that this censorship was “not [a] great” move on Wednesday evening.
“Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great,” he wrote. “And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable.”
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Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said he “carried out official US policy toward Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing.”
“Trump administration officials have attested to these facts under oath,” Yates said in a statement.