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BIDEN COMMANDS MEDIA TO AVOID REPORTING ON HIS SON

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>Biden campaign warns media about spreading 'malicious and conclusively debunked' claims during impeachment trial
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/479052-biden-campaign-warns-media-about-spreading-malicious-and-conclusively
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6661670/01-20-20-Team-Biden-Memo-on-Impeachment.txt

TO:Reporters and Editors
FROM:Kate Bedingfield, Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director
RE:The Imperative for Honest Coverage of Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theory
DATE:January 20, 2020

Donald Trump is the only American president to have weaponized foreign and national security
policy in an attempt to coerce a foreign country into lying about a rival presidential candidate.
This effort by President Trump is the reason he is now the third U.S. president to be impeached.
His objective was to pressure the Ukrainian government into spreading a malicious and
conclusively debunked conspiracy theory: that Vice President Biden engaged in wrongdoing
when he executed official United States policy to remove a corrupt prosecutor from office. This
theory, which The New Yorker has explained originated from disgraced “journalist” John
Solomon, with the help of Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer, alleges that Biden was in fact trying
to stop the investigation of Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company on whose board his son
served.
According to the White House’s memorandum of President Trump’s call with President
Zelensky, Trump urged his counterpart: “There's a lot talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped
the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the
Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution
so if you can look into it ... It sounds horrible to me.”