Mea culpa! My description of the rumors as “baseless” was itself baseless!
Still it’s odd that Mr. Riddle would issue a statement saying the matter was closed when in fact only one of the two debts was paid.
Maybe that’s why they call him Mr. Riddle.
And maybe that’s why he’s beseiged by folks asking for clarification.
Closed = resolved, OK I admit that it implies “paid”...
BUT when you consider the turmoil the public release caused this guy, ending it by saying it is resolved (but resolved by writing the one debt off) was what he needed to do.
In any event, the point is not why he wrote it off, it is why Biden never paid his bill in any of the preceding 19 years.