Evidently, it was true, but is no longer. Snopes actually contacted Mr. Riddle. Read what he had to say at the following url.
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First off, why recap you entire political history to your family, as if they didn't know (hhmmm...) and then state that he has since been paid in full but will not provide any documenation? I saw, bogus to the flack cover.
thanks for doing the research. the Democratic ticket is target rich enough without needing to add false accusations to the mix.
false accusations and baseless rumors are wrong as a matter of principle and they also (as we see in the case of the various smears against Sarah Palin) have a tendency to backfire.
I don’t think it’s wrong to post a rumor that has not been verified, as long as you state very clearly that you are posting it in the hope that someone can either prove it or debunk it. That way, if someone just reads the post and doesn’t follow the discussion they will not run the risk of passing on a lie. Also, it will challenge folks to do a bit of digging, rather than just forwarding (as the liberals have been doing with Sarah Palin rumors all week).
That leaves open the question of whether or not Biden would have paid, or was he embarrassed into paying because of this email going “to the world”.