Someone is not telling the truth. (I’ll allow a few minutes for you to pick yourself up off the floor after learning that sometimes politicians lie.) Okay, back to the latest details in a purported scandal that could possibly alter the results of the presidential election. On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rejected the revelations of an alleged pay-for-play scheme that was allegedly uncovered on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop. Not only is it not true, Biden said, but it’s part of a “smear” campaign,” according to the presidential candidate. “This is the same garbage – Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s henchmen – it’s a last-ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family,” Biden told Milwaukee’s WISN-12 News from his home on Tuesday.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) took the acquisition a step further, saying, “… Joe Biden was fully aware of he was taking his 10% cut or requiring 50% from his family member’s salary.”
When asked if those claims had any legitimacy to them, Biden said “None whatsoever.”
Some people will latch onto the fact that Biden didn’t directly deny the specifics of Johnson’s claims before lashing out further at the senator from Wisconsin, saying “Ron should be ashamed of himself.”
Leading the charge of putting the story under the constant glare of the national spotlight is Rudy Giuliani, who visited a police station in Delaware on Monday to share files from what he said was Hunter Biden’s laptop. “They’ve got a hard drive or a laptop or something to that effect. They try to turn it over to New Castle County PD. New Castle County PD calls us,” said Mat Marshall, a spokesman for Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings.
The FBI is investigating as well, and it will be interesting to see how much will be discussed in the second presidential debate Thursday night. It’ll be the first presidential debate we’ve seen in which the moderator is equipped with a mute button.