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Can Joe Biden’s ‘Know Nothing’ Claims Withstand This? He’s Shown in Golfing Photo with Ukraine Gas Company Executive

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A picture obtained exclusively by the Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and revealed on Monday night clearly shows former Vice President Joe Biden — a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination — and his son, Hunter Biden, golfing in the Hamptons with a man named Devon Archer — who served on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings together with the younger Biden.

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This could be a big problem for Joe Biden — he’s maintained he never discussed his son’s foreign business dealings with him, as Fox News has noted.

“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden said recently, responding to a question from Peter Doocy of Fox News while on the campaign trail in Des Moines, Iowa.

Biden instead tried to turn things around on President Donald Trump in that interview. “I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader. You should be looking at Trump.”

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Hunter Biden told The New Yorker previously that he and his father had spoken “just once” about his work in Ukraine.

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A source told Fox News that the golfing photo was taken in August 2014. Other news reports indicated the vice president was in the Hamptons at the time, as Fox News reported.

Earlier this month, Trump said that despite Joe Biden’s claims to the contrary, he seemingly discussed Ukraine matters with his son.

Amid the current frenzied move by the House on an impeachment query against the president, Trump and his administration have referenced possible corruption by the Bidens, insisting it must be examined.

Separately, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), chair of the House Republican Committee, said she wants answers about how much Democrat leaders knew about the so-called whistleblower’s complaint before the whistleblower actually registered that complaint.

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That’s because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made some stunning comments during an interview on the CBS News program “60 Minutes” on Sunday night.

“He told me it was perfect, that there was nothing on the call,” Pelosi said on the show, referencing a conversation she had with Trump before the White House released the transcript of his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president as well as the whistleblower’s complaint.

“But I know what was in the call,” Pelosi continued — before quickly adding, “I mean, uh, it was in the public domain.”

Pelosi’s remark almost immediately “drew scrutiny from Republicans,” as Fox News pointed out, “because no verbatim account of Trump’s call had yet been made publicly available.”

Cheney wrote on Twitter on Monday, “@SpeakerPelosi⁩ said on ’60 Minutes’ last night she knew the details of the classified Ukraine call before White House released [the] transcript.”

“This is starting to seem like a political set-up,” Cheney continued. “So, Madame Speaker, ‘what did you know and when did you know it?'”

“Speaking to Fox News, Pelosi communications director Ashley Etienne said Pelosi was referring only to publicly available information, and that Cheney had misinterpreted the question Pelosi had been asked. Etienne said that to her knowledge, Pelosi was not made aware of the whistleblower complaint or the contents of the transcript before they were publicly released,” the outlet noted.

Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee (RNC) blasted Joe Biden in a new ad released on Sunday.

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The ad highlights the allegations surrounding the Biden-Ukraine corruption scandal — and cuts through the “impeachment inquiry” noise that’s been swirling like a cloud around Washington, D.C.

The ad follows the increased scrutiny surrounding Biden’s role in getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired — something he bragged about on video last year.

The prosecutor in question was investigating Burisma — the company that employed Hunter Biden — while the prosecutor was looking into corruption at the company.

The video first begins with ABC’s Tom Llamas asking the question back in June, “Was Hunter Biden profiting off his dad’s work as vice president, and did Joe Biden allow it?”

The video then transitions into The New Yorker’s Adam Entous saying, “I think there’s two separate issues here. The issue of whether it was wise of Hunter Biden to take this position at Burisma when his father was guiding policy in Ukraine — and, you know, the wisdom of Biden and Biden staffers, once they knew that, not to ask Hunter to step down. I think that’s a legitimate subject of scrutiny,” as The Daily Wire and others have pointed out.

The next clip shows Ian Bremmer, head of the Eurasia Group and an editor-at-large at Time magazine.

He’s shown saying, “Fifty thousand a month for Hunter Biden — clearly to be selling influence because otherwise, no one would ever pay him that kind of money — for a company that, frankly, was pretty corrupt and has been before and has been since under investigation … It’s hard to imagine Joe Biden wasn’t aware of it.”

It continues on, with clip after clip after clip — until finally it poses the question with on-screen type that says, “Joe Biden, what are you hiding?”

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White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, speaking to anchor Chris Wallace during a contentious interview on Sunday, said Trump is the real “whistleblower” in the current situation that has gripped Washington.

And he slammed the complaint from the so-called whistleblower — a possible CIA operative — that has kicked off the impeachment inquiry by House Democrats as a “Nancy Drew novel” and a “partisan hit job.”

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“The president of the United States is the whistleblower,” said Miller on “Fox News Sunday.”

“The president correctly pointed out that the behavior of this individual is close to [that of] a spy,” added Miller.

Miller also charged that the so-called whistleblower’s complaint “drips with condemnation, condescension and contempt for the president” — and reminded Wallace that the intelligence community’s inspector general found evidence of political bias in the complaint, as a Fox News piece about the interview also made clear.

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