Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, tried to deflect questions about the hard drive that was reported on last week in the NY Post that contains a lot of damning pieces of information, photographs, and videos, by stating that voters don’t want to hear about “smears” against her son.
Biden, a former second lady, was asked about Hunter after emails have emerged that suggest he extended an offer to arrange a meeting between his father, who was a sitting vice president at the time, and a top official for a Ukrainian company.
“I don’t like to see my son attacked, and certainly, I don’t like to see my husband attacked, but for me, these are distractions,” Biden told the hosts of “The View” on Wednesday.
She added, “The American people don’t want to hear these smears against my family; the American people are struggling right now.”
Joe Biden’s campaign has denied that the candidate officially met with senior Burisma Holdings figure Vadym Pozharskyi in 2015. But Biden allies admit it’s possible he informally spoke with Pozharskyi on the sideline of a United States-Ukraine event.
Biden’s aides have been cautious regarding the accusations, first broached last week in a New York Post report. In particular, they’ve latched onto former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s involvement in the story.
The incriminating emails surfaced after a computer repair shop located in Delaware recovered the hard drive of a laptop that reportedly belongs to Hunter Biden and was dropped off at his shop but never retrieved. The shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, made copies of the drive for the FBI and for President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
I’d say folks do care about Hunter Biden’s emails. Especially if it indicates that a man who was a former vice president and is currently running for president might have engaged in illegal activity and nepotism.