- THE BLAZE - Oct 21, 2020 -
PHIL SHIVER -
Former VP calls the allegations 'garbage'
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has at last publicly responded to bombshell allegations that his son, Hunter, leveraged his father's high-profile government position to secure sweetheart business deals overseas — allegedly kicking back cash to his former vice president dad.
During an interview with local Milwaukee station WISN-TV, Biden called the allegations "garbage" and a "last ditch effort" to "smear" his family ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.
Biden had yet to publicly respond to the allegations since the New York Post released its initial findings in a report last week. The Post reportedly acquired a copy of a laptop hard drive previously owned by Hunter Biden from President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, after Hunter allegedly dropped off the computer at a repair shop in 2019 but never retrieved it.
As the story garnered widespread attention, the Biden campaign repeatedly ducked opportunities to answer questions from reporters. The campaign called early morning press "lids" and released only a vague statement arguing Biden's alleged meeting with a Burisma official was not on his "official schedule."