During a campaign stop in Iowa, Democratic presidential primary candidate Joe Biden gave Fox News reporter Peter Doocy an earful when he tried to pursue the Ukraine conspiracy theory that President Donald Trump has been promoting.
“Mr. Vice President, how many times have you ever spoken to your son about his overseas business dealings?” Doocy asked Biden at the Polk County Steak Fry.
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” the former vice president said, turning his attention to President Donald Trump.
“And here’s what I know, I know Trump deserves to be investigated,” Biden said, pointing his finger at Doocy. “He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him the question, why is he on the phone with a foreign leader trying to intimidate a foreign leader, if that’s what happened, that appears to be what happened, you should be looking at Trump.”
“Trump’s doing this because he knows I’ll beat him like a drum,” Biden continued. “And he’s using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me.”
“Everybody looked at this, and everybody’s looked at it and said there’s nothing there,” Biden said.
“Ask the right questions!” he scolded the reporter.
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— Kate Bedingfield (@KBeds) September 21, 2019
Trump has been doing his level best to get the press to focus on Biden, instead of on the allegations that he tried to extort a foreign government into investigating a political opponent — by pushing a baseless Trump theory that Biden pressured Ukraine into firing a prosecutor in order to help son Hunter Biden.
Confirming the speculation, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani revealed recently to the media that Ukraine’s newly-elected president Volodymyr Zelensky had been asked to open an investigation into Biden’s son’s business dealings in the country.