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President Donald Trump smirked when supporters at his campaign rally on Friday revived a familiar chant.
“Lock him up!” they shouted as the president laughed. “Lock him up!”
The chants were referring to the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter who Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, have long accused of being in bed with corrupt Ukrainian interests.
Specifically, they allege that former Vice President Biden inappropriately leveraged his government position to shut down a criminal investigation into the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings to protect Hunter, who was serving on Burisma’s board at the time.
As Business Insider has previously reported, there is no evidence that these claims hold merit, and they’ve been debunked by intelligence assessments, media reports, congressional investigations, and witness testimony.
Regardless, the Biden-Ukraine conspiracy theory became turbocharged this week, after The New York Post published a widely discredited story purporting to show “smoking-gun” emails between Hunter Biden and a senior Burisma executive about setting up a meeting with Joe Biden when he was vice president in 2015. The story was written by a former producer for the Fox News show “Hannity,” and Giuliani was one of its …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics