Last week, Joe Biden got irritated when asked about his son Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine. “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden said before trying to flip the script back to Trump and becoming visibly irate. “I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader… You should be looking at Trump.”
Biden says that Trump is trying to "smear" him because he knows he'll "beat him like a drum" pic.twitter.com/NrTKffTAIb
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“Trump is doing this because he knows I will beat him like a drum. He’s using abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me,” Biden added.
Why was Joe Biden so defensive? Well, perhaps because he knew he was lying. How do we know he was lying? According to an article in The New Yorker from July titled, “Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign?” the former vice president did discuss overseas business dealings with his son:
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 21, 2019
Naturally, this discrepancy forces us to wonder why Joe Biden would lie if his discussions with his son regarding his overseas business dealings were entirely above board. That’s why his immediate reaction to the question was to point a finger back at Trump. Biden obviously knew he was lying to cover up something he obviously forgot was part of the public record, which is why he also claimed “everybody’s looked at” the allegations regarding Ukraine against him and that “there is nothing there!”
There is also video evidence of Joe Biden bragging about his past threating of then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2016 to ax the prosecutor who was investigating his son’s company by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees.
Meanwhile, the president of Ukraine “disputes reports of any pressure” from Trump to investigate Biden, and administration sources say there was no quid pro quo offered. It seems increasingly clear that this is not a Trump scandal, but a Biden scandal. Once the mainstream media realizes this, you’ll see this story disappear.
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) September 22, 2019
Joe Biden told Fox News’ Pete Doocy to “ask the right questions.” Perhaps the right question is: “Why did you lie about talking to your son about his overseas business dealings? Why did you lie? What were you covering up?”
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis