Joe Biden’s presidential campaign contacted top television anchors and networks on Sunday to “demand” that Rudolph Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, be kept off the air because of what they called his misleading comments about the Biden family and Ukraine.
“We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump,” a pair of top Biden campaign advisers, Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield, wrote in the letter.
“Giving Rudy Giuliani valuable time on your air to push these lies in the first place is a disservice to your audience and a disservice to journalism,” the advisers wrote.
The note, which was obtained by The New York Times, was sent to executives and top political anchors at ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC, including star interviewers like Jake Tapper, Chuck Todd and Chris Wallace.
Giuliani has been a ubiquitous presence on television news in recent days, advocating on President Trump’s behalf.
He has repeatedly alleged that Biden, while serving as vice president, intervened in Ukraine to assist his son Hunter Biden’s business interests.
No “hard” evidence has surfaced that Biden intentionally tried to help his son in Ukraine despite video tape conversation which is now making the rounds on a Trump campaign spot.
The Biden campaign argued that Giuliani’s television appearances had allowed him to mislead the viewing public — and suggested that network journalists had done too little to hold him to account. “While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough,” the letter said.