President Donald Trump’s campaign mocked a carefully worded “non-denial, denial” from former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign in reaction to a bombshell New York Post story on Wednesday.
The New York Post story revealed recovered emails showing that Hunter Biden arranged a 2015 meeting with his father and Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
“[W]e have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place,” the Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in response to the news. Bates also criticized Republicans and Rudy Giuliani for pressing “discredited conspiracy theories” fueled by people connected to “Russian intelligence.”
The Biden campaign statement immediately drew ridicule from the Trump campaign.
“Their response is so carefully worded that it reveals the truth in what they don’t deny,” Trump 2020 communications director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement.