2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign demanded television networks keep President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani off the air.

They claim all he does is lie about the controversy surrounding Biden and Ukraine.

I have problems with Giuliani but is this the way a campaign should act? Can you imagine the outrage if Trump did this?

Campaign advisors Kate Bedingfield and Anita Dunn wrote:

We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump. While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough. By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation.

We write to demand that in service to the facts, you no longer book Rudy Giuliani, a surrogate for Donald Trump who has demonstrated that he will knowingly and willingly lie in order to advance his own narrative.

The New York Times journalist Michael Grynbaum tweeted out the letter:

https://twitter.com/grynbaum/status/1178390034128523265?s=20

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/29/us/politics/joe-biden-rudy-giuliani.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

Giuliani has said numerous times on TV that Biden pushed then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire the country’s then-prosecutor general Viktor Shokin due to his investigation into energy company Burisma Holdings. Biden’s son Hunter sat on the board.

Video has surfaced of Biden bragging about pushing Poroshenko to fire Shokin by threatening to withhold aid.

I explained the whole fiasco in a post on Friday. It includes statements from Shokin. He claimed Poroshenko asked him to stop the Burisma investigation. When Shokin refused, Poroshenko fired him since Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid.

I mean, it’s a he said, he said situation.

Grynbaum made an excellent point:

As Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Mr. Giuliani remains a highly newsworthy figure, particularly amid an escalating impeachment inquiry in which Mr. Giuliani’s own actions in Ukraine could play a central role. It is likely that Mr. Giuliani will remain a coveted booking for television journalists seeking insight into the president’s mind-set and legal defense strategy.

As for Mr. Biden, he has shown little eagerness to engage one-on-one with TV anchors. The former vice president has declined to appear on any of the weekend political talk shows since declaring his candidacy, mostly reserving his on-air appearances for venues like late-night comedy shows and “The View.”

Giuliani appeared on CBS and ABC on Sunday morning. Those networks asked Biden to come on the shows, but he refused. The campaign suggested national co-chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), but the networks said no.

Instead of hiding, why doesn’t Biden face the music?

 
 
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