(TheConservativeNews.org) – In what became the biggest story of the week, the New York Post published a report detailing evidence of alleged improper dealings between the Biden family and a Ukrainian businessman on Wednesday, October 14. However, a number of attempts have now been made to restrict the story’s reach. Just after the New York Post published the article, Facebook and Twitter began to censor hyperlinks leading to it.
Joe Biden also made his own bid to contain the news. Hours after the story broke, Biden’s team issued a press “lid.” No public events or press conferences take place while a lid is in force.
This is not the first time Biden has made this move. The elderly Democrat candidate has called a lid on several occasions during his campaign. However, this is the first time he’s done it directly after a major revelation like this.
The Bidens & Burisma Holdings
The story revolves around a laptop an unidentified party handed into a Delaware computer repair shop. The computer contained evidence that Joe Biden’s son Hunter, who served as a director on the board of a major Ukrainian energy firm, introduced his father to a company executive in 2015. Vadym Pozharskyi was reportedly the third-highest employee of Burisma Holdings at the time. Joe Biden has, up to now, claimed he never had any dealings with his son’s business contacts.
A spokesman for Biden’s campaign refuted the article’s claims soon after publication, stating no record of any meeting between the then-vice president and a Burisma executive exists. This is the extent of Biden’s engagement with this issue so far. It goes without saying that his own schedule records hardly qualify as conclusive evidence that a meeting did not occur.
Since this story broke on Wednesday, it has expanded in a number of different directions. The first question to arise was around the nature of the relationship between the Bidens and Pozharskyi, and the bearing this may have had on our government. When tech companies moved to restrict the story, a furious debate about their political bias and capacity for censorship erupted. Joe Biden’s failure to deal with the issue has inflamed suspicions about his involvement with Pozharskyi and raised questions about his suitability for the presidency.
With an election less than three weeks away, this could be the defining political story of 2020.
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