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Schweizer and McLeod: Busting Biden myths on Ukraine Conduct of Joe and Hunter raises...questions
Fox News ^ | 9-28-19 | Peter Schweizer, Jacob McLeod

Posted on 09/29/2019 8:37:58 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes

With evidence suggesting that Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine posed a conflict of interest for his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, some Biden defenders are deploying talking points meant to deflect from the troubling facts. But some of these talking points – regularly repeated in the news media – do not hold up to a fact check.

Here are three talking points being used to defend the Bidens:

Point 1: There was an “absolute wall” between Hunter Biden’s business and Vice President Biden.

At a campaign stop last month, Joe Biden claimed to have an “absolute wall” between himself and his family’s business. He said: “There will be an absolute wall between personal and private [business interests] and the government.... That’s why I never talked with my son or my brother or anyone else – even distant family – about their business interests. Period.”

Biden’s “absolute wall” clearly has holes. In an interview with The New Yorker earlier this year, Hunter recalled discussing his work at Burisma, a controversial Ukrainian natural gas company, with his father on at least one occasion.

On a separate occasion, Devon Archer – Hunter’s longtime business partner and fellow Burisma director – met privately with Vice President Biden at the White House hours after first receiving payment from Burisma. While in office, Vice President Biden was certainly aware of Hunter’s role at Burisma, because his office was specifically asked in 2014 about the potential conflict of interest. A spokesperson for vice president’s office defended Hunter’s right to do business in Ukraine as “a private citizen and a lawyer."

Apparently, the potential conflict with U.S. foreign policy wasn’t sufficient reason to reign Hunter in. In fact, the younger Biden didn’t step down from Burisma until earlier this year – when it...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bidenukraine; burisma; devonarcher; hunterbiden; schweizer; ukraine
Other points:

Point 2: The Burisma investigation doesn’t represent a conflict of interest for Joe Biden.

Point 3: This is all a phony scandal being stirred up by Trump’s allies.

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1 posted on 09/29/2019 8:37:58 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

#4 And the moon is made of green cheese..

All about equally plausible.


2 posted on 09/29/2019 8:45:14 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Tired of Taxes
"Conduct of Joe and Hunter raises...questions"

Not any questions that my first glimpse of Joe Biden didn't raise.

I guess some of us just catch on quicker than others.

3 posted on 09/29/2019 8:46:30 AM PDT by Savage Beast (You'd think they'd learn from the Roadrunner Cartoons, but they just send off to Acme and try again.)
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To: Tired of Taxes

Walls don’t work.


4 posted on 09/29/2019 8:48:31 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: bigbob

Another worthless Democrat wall. Let’s see the loopholes.


5 posted on 09/29/2019 8:56:15 AM PDT by cnsmom
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To: bigbob

Another worthless Democrat wall. Let’s see the loopholes.


6 posted on 09/29/2019 8:56:37 AM PDT by cnsmom
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To: Tired of Taxes
4. the check is in the mail

5. I won't...

7 posted on 09/29/2019 9:06:36 AM PDT by Chode (Send bachelors, and come heavily armed!)
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To: Tired of Taxes
The Slimey Creature from the DC Swamp roams the world and America to line his and his family's pockets.

“Swampman Joe Biden", aka “Quid Pro Joe.”


8 posted on 09/29/2019 9:11:54 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The line that separates satire and Democrats and Stupidity has vanished. (thranks to jonascord)! <B)
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To: Tired of Taxes

HOORAY Peter Schweizer, Jacob McLeod. All in all, you’re just another prick in the wall, GROPER.


9 posted on 09/29/2019 9:54:51 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Tired of Taxes

The longer democrat keep Biden in - the better it is for us... Citizens know about ‘sons of the corrupt powerful’ getting kickbacks ... even in flyover we’ve seen versions of that... Biden’s toast. But for God’s sake leave him in long enough to discredit and take back the House.


10 posted on 09/29/2019 10:54:26 AM PDT by GOPJ (Did Quid Pro Joe's son pay taxes on the $50,000 A MONTH 'earned' from Ukraine graft??)
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The longer democrat keep Biden in - the better it is for us..

Agreed!

11 posted on 09/29/2019 6:30:23 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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