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Even CNN Fact-Checked Biden's Claim He Never Discussed Hunter's Ukraine Dealings

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CNN’s bias was unabashedly put on display during Tuesday night’s debate, especially when Anderson Cooper referred to Joe Biden as being “falsely accused” by Trump of wrongdoing regarding his Ukraine scandal. However, the network did find it within itself to fact-check Biden’s claim that he never discussed his son’s Ukraine business dealings with him.

Here’s what they said about it:

Asked about his son’s international business dealings, former Vice President Joe Biden said, “I never discussed a single thing with my son about anything having to do with Ukraine. No one has indicated I have.”

Facts first: Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has indicated otherwise. In both an interview on ABC that aired today and a New Yorker article from July, he said that he had spoken briefly with his father about his involvement with Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings.

According to the New Yorker, “As Hunter recalled, his father discussed Burisma with him just once: “Dad said, ‘I hope you know what you are doing,’ and I said, ‘I do.'” However, the New Yorker article did not make clear whether Hunter Biden said there were any more details as part of the father-son exchange.

Of course, the big question that needs to be asked is why Joe Biden continues to insist they never spoke about it when it’s apparent that they did. His repeated denials, which contradict what his son has said publicly multiple times, suggest that Quid Pro Joe is trying to hide something with a blanket denial. It’s reasonable to expect that they must have talked about it—heck, they went golfing with another Burisma board member for crying out loud—so Joe’s only reason to insist they never spoke about it is to cover up something he knows would be bad if it ever came to light.

Listen, Joe, if CNN is willing to call you out on this, maybe you should come clean and admit it.