Fox News presenter Chris Wallace confronted Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel on Sunday morning about the story of a Hunter Biden laptop that Trumpworld has been pushing endlessly recently, asking if she could provide it. proof that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had taken money from companies and foreign countries.
The Trump team and his allies in the conservative media used documents believed to have come from young Biden’s laptop to accuse the former vice president of bribery, claiming emails show Hunter Bidden involved his father in transactions shady foreigners. The Biden campaign has denied any wrongdoing, and the the Wall Street newspaper reported last week that a review of the documents shows “no role for Joe Biden” in an alleged fee-for-service system.
As the right-wing media ecosystem continues to rampage with the story, which involves Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other fragmentary figures, Wallace toasted McDaniel on Fox News on Sunday on whether there was or not a fire behind all the smoke.
“Do you have any evidence, because he denied it, do you have any evidence that Joe Biden ever took a dime from a foreign country or from a foreign company?” Wallace urged the GOP leader.
“I think it’s up to the press to start investigating,” McDaniel deflected. “I think what’s scary is that we should have a free and fair press that should look at a laptop that hasn’t been challenged by the Biden campaign to be genuine.”
“These emails are deeply troubling because it appears that Hunter Biden is negotiating with a Chinese energy company to gain profit not only for himself, but for his father, but it warrants an investigation,” she continued. “It’s not my job. This is the job of the press. It’s the FBI, who’s got this laptop, to look at it.
As McDaniel began to complain about social media platforms limiting the dissemination of some of Hunter Biden’s initial stories, Wallace stepped in to ask him again for the veracity of the Republicans’ claims.
“I’ll say the FBI had a hard drive – if you don’t mind,” he said. “I don’t want to interrupt you, but let me ask you, the FBI has had the hard drive since December, why haven’t they provided evidence?”
McDaniel ignored Wallace’s question, noting that she was not involved in the “internal aspects of this investigation” before turning to Twitter again “censoring these stories” and claiming the media was in Biden’s tank .
“The press says it was debunked without even investigating,” she growled. “Why are they doing this? Why are they covering history? If it were about the Trump family and that laptop it would make the headlines 24/7. It is scary as we watch a candidate who will bring us closer to socialism that we have a press which shows itself as not being free and just.
Notably, McDaniel was unable to point to any actual evidence of corruption or embezzlement on the part of the ex-veep.
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