Biden campaign complains about Hunter Biden reporting, sends angry letter to NYT

Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his campaign sent a scathing letter to The New York Times, castigating their coverage of the allegations against Biden’s son.

The New York Post reported that the letter was written by campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield to executive editor, Dean Baquet.

The campaign’s editor … “took issue with an op-ed written by conservative author Peter Schweizer, who argued that corruption laws should be strengthened in the wake of Biden’s son taking a seat on a Ukrainian natural gas company while his dad was in the Obama administration.”

Schweizer set down his opinion about the temptation of “self-dealing” by the “politically connected class” and called Congress to “conduct an inquiry” as to whether Hunter Biden engaged in illegal activity.

In her letter, Bedingfield questioned whether Baquet was “deliberately continuing policies that distort reality for the sake of controversy and the clicks that accompany it?”

“Despite voluminous work done by the independent press and fact-checkers — including some by The Times — to refute the heinous conspiracy theory that Donald Trump attempted to bully Ukraine into propping-up for him, the paper ran an op-ed by none other than Peter Schweizer, making more malicious claims about the Biden family,” Bedingfield said in the letter released Wednesday according to the Post.

A spokesperson for the Times has stood by the coverage of the Biden campaign, saying that they believe it to be “fair and accurate.”

“The statement noted that Schweizer’s commentary was published in the Opinion section and ‘makes an argument that nonpartisan government watchdogs would make, arguing in favor of a law that would prohibit self-dealing by those with government connections,’” the Post reported

Hunter Biden’s actions being called into question have to do with Ukraine, much like the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. However, unlike the president whose actions being investigated were relegated to a phone call, Hunter was the board of Burisma Holdings during the same time that his father was vice president and in charge of combating corruption in Ukraine

“Biden pressed Ukraine to fire top prosecutor Viktor Shokin, threatening to withdraw $1 billion in loan guarantees if he wasn’t dismissed,” the Post reported. “President Trump and his allies claim Biden wanted Shokin fired because he was investigating the company that employed Hunter.”

Written by Savannah Pointer.

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