In the same explosive press conference where he accused Adam Schiff of writing the whistleblower complaint, with the Finnish President at his side, President Trump said that Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter, were, “stone cold-crooked.”
While complaining during the press event that he was the victim of a great “hoax,” Trump raised questions about the business dealings of Biden’s son, Hunter. The President asserted that, “Biden and his son are stone-cold crooked. And you know it.”
The comments were made during a joint press conference with Sauli Niinistö, the President of Finland. Trump has repeatedly talked about Hunter Biden’s past work in foreign countries, even while Biden was Vice President.
In reference to Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine and China, the President said, “His son walks out with millions of dollars. And the kid knows nothing.” The Bidens have denied wrongdoing, though critics have questioned why Hunter Biden, who did not have experience in Ukraine, was hired to sit on the board of a Ukrainian firm in 2014 while his father was the Vice President.
During an appearance on MSNBC on Wednesday, Joe Biden shot back at Trump and said, “there is zero, zero, zero evidence of any assertion being made.”
During Wednesday’s press conference, the President appeared irritated when an American reporter repeatedly pressed him on exactly what he wanted from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky when he asked for the country to look into the Bidens. As you know it was that July phone call that ignited the recent House Democratic impeachment inquiry, as Democrats have claimed the phone call reveals evidence of Trump asking a foreign country to intervene in the 2020 election.
“Did you hear me?” Trump told Reuters’ Jeff Mason, motioning for him to ask the President of Finland a question. “Ask him a question. I’ve given you a long answer. Ask this gentlemen a question. Don’t be rude.”
After Mason tried to follow up on the question, Trump dismissed the impeachment allegations as a “hoax” and accused journalists of “playing into it.”
“People like you and the fake news media that we have in this country,” he said. “And I say in many cases, the corrupt media because you’re corrupt. Much of the media in this country is not just fake, it’s corrupt.”
Trump also argued the Ukraine allegations are just an extension of Democratic efforts to push discredited allegations that he colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. On Wednesday, he said he might sue people over the Russia probe, though didn’t say whom he would target.
“I probably will be bringing a lot of litigation against a lot of people having to do with the corrupt investigation having to do with the 2016 election,” Trump said. “And I have every right to do that. Because the way they’ve treated me and other people.”
He added: “They’ve destroyed people. They’ve destroyed their lives. With a phony charge that never existed. And that was collusion.”