A Biden campaign surrogate on Sunday did not deny the authenticity of the alleged Hunter Biden emails and texts that were published in the New York Post last week.
“I don’t think anybody is saying they are inauthentic,” Biden campaigner Jenna Arnold admitted on Fox News after repeatedly trying to steer the conversation to other topics.
Arnold is a national organizer for the Women’s March on Washington, and author of the book, Raising Our Hands, which calls for white women to be “more engaged as citizens.”
Earlier in the interview, ’ Fox News’ weekend anchor Leland Vittert had tried repeatedly to get the Biden surrogate to answer a simple yes or no question.
“Are you saying—is the campaign saying that these emails aren’t his?” Vitter asked.
“It’s unclear,” Arnold answered, getting a little flustered. “What’s so important right now for both the American citizen and the media—including you Leland—is to continue to ask clarifying questions about this.” The surrogate urged reporters to dig into why “the FBI is investigating.” She didn’t specify what she believes the FBI is investigating , but was probably referring to unverified reports over the weekend that the Bureau investigated, or are investigating how the emails are somehow linked to Russian disinformation.
“It’s imperative to know,” she insisted, adding that the NSA had supposedly indicated that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was “being played by these emails.”
Vitter stopped Arnold from going any further with her talking points.
“Jenna!” The Fox anchor interjected. “The easiest thing in the world to do—stop with all the obfuscation. The easiest thing in the world to do would be to say, ‘these aren’t Hunter Biden’s emails.'”
As Vitter pointed out, neither Hunter Biden nor the Biden campaign have disavowed the emails.
He went on to play a clip of Joe Biden reacting angrily after a CBS reporter had asked about them.
“I knew you’d ask it. I have no response. It’s another smear campaign, Biden had barked at the reporter. “Right up your alley, those are the kinds of questions you always ask.”
Leland asked Arnold why Biden had responded so uncivilly when “demonizing the media” is supposedly “a threat to our democracy” when Republicans do it.
Arnold denied that Biden had “attacked anyone,” and accused Vitter’s prior guest of launching an unfair attack against Biden when he compared the Biden clan’s collaboration with Communist China to collaboration with the nazis.
“Compare apples to apples for me on that!” she demanded.
“Okay,” Vitter replied gamely. “The Chinese Communist Party has concentration camps and it was Joe Biden over there trying to do business with the Chinese, and he brought Hunter along with him to introduce him around, and there’s video of that!”
Arnold responded by exclaiming that the United States “just lost 200,000 Americans because of a pandemic that was poorly controlled—so if you want to talk about the loss of life because of bad leadership, let’s have that conversation!”
After Arnold awkward attempt to change the subject, Vitter said, “I’m so confused.”
He added” “What’s interesting is I feel like you still haven’t answered the fundamental question—which is—can anyone say that these emails are inauthentic—and so far I haven’t heard anybody say that.”
“Yeah, I think that’s fair,” Arnold replied. “I don’t think anyone is saying they are inauthentic or not,” she said.
The Biden Campaign has reportedly called a lid until Thursday, meaning there will be no public appearances for Joe— two weeks before the election.
The Biden campaign has called a lid until Thursday.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 19, 2020