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Biden Warns Media Not to Traffic in “Debunked Conspiracy Theories” During Impeachment Trial

In what can only be referred to as some kind of “preemptive strike,” the Biden campaign has released an official memo to members of the media, warning them not to play into reports of “debunked conspiracy theories” that are likely to be bandied about by Republicans about the former VP and his son during the upcoming impeachment trial.

The memo, which was first obtained and disclosed by NBC News, is also a direct jab at Republican senators as they consider whether to entertain Trump’s demands to call Hunter Biden — Joe Biden’s son — as a witness in the trial.

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The key impeachment allegations against Trump involve his withholding of nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine, while seemingly pressuring that country’s leadership into launching an investigation into the actions of former VP Joe Biden – Trump’s chief political rival.

Among the issues addressed in the memo is the past targeting of Biden’s attempt as then vice president, to sideline Viktor Shokin, a Russia-aligned Ukrainian prosecutor general, at a time when Biden’s son served on the board of Burisma, an energy company in Ukraine.

Trump has been “spreading a malicious and conclusively debunked conspiracy theory” that “Biden engaged in wrongdoing when he executed official United States policy to remove a corrupt prosecutor from office,” the campaign said in the memo sent by Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, and a senior adviser, Tony Blinken.

Current and former administration officials testified during the House impeachment investigation that while Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Burisma presented the potential for the “appearance of a conflict of interest” given his father’s position, Shokin’s ouster was a key priority of the Obama administration and other members of the international community. Those that testified said there was no evidence to suggest that Biden was acting on his own behalf, or for the benefit of his son.

In its first forceful pushback since the impeachment proceedings began, the Biden campaign is demanding that “any media organization referencing, reporting on, or repeating these claims” from Trump and his allies “must state clearly and unambiguously that they have been discredited and debunked by authoritative sources.”

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23 Comments on this post.
  • Doug
    23 January 2020 at 4:35 pm
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    The old Queen who thinks He is King!

  • Cliff
    23 January 2020 at 4:36 pm
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    Old BUG-EYES is doing it himself right there in the Senate’s Chambers. LIE and LIE after LIE flowing from his corrupt piehole.

  • Richard
    23 January 2020 at 4:56 pm
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    Our wonderful country and the world in general will be a far better place when Donald Trump is no longer our president. His actions as well as his choices for administrative post have clearly been detrimental to world peace as well as harmony in our country. He has almost single handedly turned the Republican Party into the butt of jokes to our allies, his immoral character is at odds with both the founders intents and the character of the vast majority of our citizens. This is the opinion of at least one true American; I can only wish there were more of us.

    • Djea3
      26 January 2020 at 12:51 am
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      Richard, you are looking at this from a VERY short sighted view. First Donald Trump was NEVER a politician, so he does not have a hundred “trusted” people (people that OWE him big in politics and have made long term alliances) to bring with him. Trump also made the promise to “drain the swamp” this means that he most likely CHOSE VERY WELL to allow the politics to move the way it had to. Meanwhile we know that EVEN a couple months ago some of his advisors literally lied to him regarding the ambassador to Ukraine. He asked if he could fire her and they answered NO and gave a reason. 1. The reason was a lie and in fact did not exist. 2. The PRESIDENT ALWAYS HAS THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ANY APPOINTED POSITION UNDER THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH..>AT ALL TIMES>. Ye these were deep stater democrats appointed bureaucrats that lied to the President altogether. TO me…that is NOT just a termination offense, it should be a DEATH SENTENCE.
      In other words there were party issues and politics involved in some of those appointments. There was also a huge probability that Trump was setting up people one after the other…watching to see if they were trustworthy. I dare you to find ONE trustworthy politician in DC. Most likely does NOT exist.
      lastly, Trump has been under attack by BOTH the Dems and the media since BEFORE he won the election. Several dems SWORE impeachment before Trump was sworn into office. In my humble opinion that is nothing less than attempt to overthrow the United States Government and the PEOPLE of the United States. Trump has OUTWITTED and OUT MANEUVERED BOTH the dems and the press. He has begun uncovering felonies left and right..finding who did them and with whom. The real issue is that IF any of the felons were republicans they would be arrested INSTANTLY. Instead the deep state continues to attempt to protect them. I have news for you….it is NOT working. HRC will most likely see jail time.

  • madmemere
    23 January 2020 at 5:02 pm
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    Well, there’s just a very large problem with joe-blow’s directive – -because – -NONE of that information has been debunked, nor discredited. Daily, we are given more and more evidence of the biden family’s graft and criminality!!

  • Barry
    23 January 2020 at 6:13 pm
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    Article I is dismissable by the Constitution. Read Art 2, Sec. 3 of the US Constitution and learn the law that investigation into corruption in countries we provide US funds to is mandatory under the executive branch. Article II requires SCOTUS to resolve all claims that conflict with executive privilege and to determine the validity of any and all subpoenaes to the executive branch by the congress. Unless that happens, separation of powers means the subpoeneas can be ignored as invalid. Nancy Pelosi refused to go to to court so their is no obstruction of Congress..

    Name the crime that is a high crime or misdemeanor. Name the statute violated by President Trump. There is no such crime as abuse of power.

    The house impeaches and presents the articles. The senate trial is based on these articles. The senate should dismiss the impeachment as frivilous and without any merit whatsoever. The Democrats have embarrassed the nation before the world. But they will not learn from it.

    This circus shall pass. An acquitted President Trump will be reelected by a landslide in 2020. The Democrats and their media lackeys will then go full bore psychotic in their Trump derangement syndrome and may even try to take down the whole country one way or another by starting another hoax and a coup and once again ignore the will of the people.

  • Buddy H
    23 January 2020 at 7:04 pm
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    Why are we involved with the Ukraine? Joe Biden maybe? What do we have to gain by supporting the Ukraine? Making the Bidens rich maybe? The Democrats say the impeachment has nothing to do with the Bidens, I think it has everything to do with the Bidens. Crooks don’t want to be exposed and the Democrats seem to have a monopoly on that. Expect the news media to be very one sided on the impeachment trial.

  • Dianne
    23 January 2020 at 7:13 pm
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    How can Biden say this is debunked when he is on TV laughing about how he bribed the Ukraine to fire the prosecutor who was investigating Hunter and had a few hours to get it done or Ukraine would not get the money? Is this the type of president we want who has to bribe foreign governments to protect his son who knows nothing about energy? By Hunter’s own admission he confessed if his name was not Biden he never would have gotten the job! I sure don’t want a president that does not know haw to so the job. TRUMP in 2020!!!!!!!!

  • Bob
    23 January 2020 at 7:33 pm
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    Biden is a liar and a crook. The past administration has shown they cannot be trusted and will say anything to save obama’s phony legacy.They are not to be trusted. Biden has made his whole family rich off the backs of the taxpayers of this country. He doesn’t deserve any leniency. The media would not have printed anything negative about him anyway.

  • Bruce cole
    23 January 2020 at 7:39 pm
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    Who does old dumbass think he is, the President of the United States? Just like a Dem what to tell the media to think and say.

  • Lisa
    23 January 2020 at 8:14 pm
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    Of course he doesn’t want information going out to the American people. It shows his corruption involving his son and now brother. Wonder who else he “helped”. There’s a video of him bragging and laughing about him withholding 1billion dollars to them, unless the lead prosecutor was fired and his son hired. Didn’t matter if he had experience. He also go him deals with China. One billion is a lot more than 400 million. So he doesn’t want us to know.

  • Donna Lindquist
    23 January 2020 at 10:32 pm
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    When will Republicans be able to SPEAK?

  • Susan Bittner
    24 January 2020 at 12:01 am
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    It has NOT been conclusively debunked! Biden actually DID stop a potential investigation into hiw his son Hunter got a very lucrative paying job that he had no experience in – by blackmailing the Ukrainian government into firing the investigator who HE says now was corrupt.

  • Glenn
    24 January 2020 at 7:35 am
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    How humorous! As if the Leftist lapdog media doesn’t lie, omit, obfuscate for the democrats enough on their own, they must be given DIRECTIVES on what to say! Oh, but let the hated President Trump try the same thing and the media would be screaming Bloody Murder from the rooftops! Stupid ass Biden and his crew are enough of a discredit to humanity (i.e. Perfect Democrats) already; his preemptive protestations just make him look worse. But don’t look for THAT point of view on the sewage-stream media.

  • Gerald Ladd
    24 January 2020 at 1:15 pm
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    LMAO…the media creates most of them! What a joke this asswipe is!

  • Felix Niederhauser
    24 January 2020 at 5:17 pm
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    And in my humble opinion, President Trump is the best POTUS, at least in my lifetime and I go back to January 1950! No other President has ever delivered even more than promised. All this during a time of hate, political bias, and a media institution full of hatred fake news. We all have ears and eyes and some of us are blessed with common sense. I am Swiss and know what Democracy means, being a citizen of the only Direct Democracy on this Globe.
    God bless America and President Trump with his loved ones.

  • derek blurb
    24 January 2020 at 5:21 pm
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    Hey, it looks like a mother hen protecting her chicks. His kid is OK, just a few bumps in his road, some wild rumors about drug, booze and fraud. You know how the press pushes opinions instead of facts.

  • Perry F
    24 January 2020 at 5:30 pm
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    Richard, thanks for writing such a great post. It was quite enjoyable to read it.

    The only problem was it was absolutely incorrect and obviously written by a truly DYSFUNCTIONAL DEMOCRAT.

    Be glad when the 3 ring circus (the Schiff, Nadler, and Pelosi Circus) is over. You should have no problem getting into contact with them while they are trying to tell how innocent they are to their fellow convicts.

  • Andre Stephenson
    24 January 2020 at 7:05 pm
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    The media (that’s you, Fox News) had best follow Joe’s advice. If they knowingly claim false statements, the First Amendment does not protect you (that’s you, Fox News).

    • Djea3
      26 January 2020 at 12:40 am
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      However, 180 years ago more or less if the news committed defamation it was legal and likely that the author or the editor might see the field of honor and not walk away. About that long ago lobbyists were used to make battle on the field of honor illegal and to accept civil suit. There was NO LIMIT to the amount of an award for defamation. Since then lobbyists have changed the recovery laws…ten days of lying on the front page can be overcome legally by a second section page 12 one inch apology. In many states one has to PROVE ACTUAL LOSS, not just loss of reputation. IN many places the recovery is LESS than the legal fees will be. My vote, let any politician see any lying scumbag who defames them or lies about them or attempts to slander thier name for political reasons to force them to meet on the field of honor.
      I would choose the same terms as Jim Bowie did.

  • constantvigil
    24 January 2020 at 8:03 pm
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    Trump has been illegally investigated for 3 years as election interference and Warren vows to continue this???

  • Grey Beard
    24 January 2020 at 9:15 pm
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    He is trying to cover his ass he lied about not knowing his son was under investigation the NY Times said they spoke with him because they were going to do a story on it. Obamas advisors spoke to him about the choice to let his son work there they felt it could come back and hurt Obama. He also said he had never met any of the people in charge of the company his son worked for then pictures of him and the companies bosses playing golf came out. Honestly with his non stop lies why should we believe a word he says he has been in office so long he gets angry when someone dares question him. Google Biden loses his cool with someone at his rally I saw him get so mad and insult the man who asked him about this. Joe look so mad I thought he was going to throw a punch and everyone has seen his bragging about firing the prosecutor investigating his son or he would not give them their aide approved by congress and the president. The Ukraine told him he does not have the power and they were 100% right the vice president has zero to do with giving or with holding aide. He took great pride in threatening the Ukraine so with his short temper what happens when he has to deal with Iran or N. Korea honestly this guys history shows he is not fit for the job. Here he s asking the propaganda machine aka the main stream media to cover up his corruption say good night Joe we don’t need a special prosecutor to see you committed quid pro quo and blackmailed another country with aide approved by congress and the president. His supporters say he was doing what he was told so the media and others have asked show me anything in writing from that time frame where congress or the president were aware of this or gave you permission to do this and guess what there is none. Of course the easiest thing would be to have Obama simple come out and give and interview saying I gave Joe Biden orders to do this but he hasn’t and its been a long time sine this came out going on that I think you can assume Obama has no plans of making any statement for Joe if that is the case Joe committed several crimes but hey just like Hillary Clinton who committed dozens of crimes they will chalk it up that he was to dumb to know he broke the law what it worked for Clinton and she was still allowed to run for the presidency.

  • mel
    25 January 2020 at 1:36 pm
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    If Biden is not gullity of any wrong doing then why is he making such a fuss about it ???. Think about it .

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