As reported by MRC
CNN devoted the first 20 minutes of the 2020 Democratic primary debate to impeachment and actually asked the candidates some tough questions on whether the process makes any sense. Yet, moderator Anderson Cooper made sure to exonerate the Bidens, telling Joe Biden that your son has been “falsely accused” and there’s “no evidence” of any wrongdoing when it comes to Ukraine.
Cooper began by repeating Democratic talking points, cheering, “The impeachment inquiry is centered on President Trump’s attempts to get political dirt from Ukraine on Vice-President Biden and his son, Hunter. Mr. Vice President, President Trump has falsely accused your son of doing something wrong while serving on a company board in Ukraine. I want to point out there’s no evidence of wrongdoing by either one of you.”
(A CNN.com article posted for the debate similarly exonerated the Bidens: “There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden.”)
Having offered the helpful disclaimer, Cooper finally got around to challenging the frontrunner: “Having said that on Sunday, you announced if you are president, no one in your family will be involved in any foreign businesses. My question is, if it’s not okay for a President’s family to be involved in foreign businesses, why was it okay for your son when you were Vice-President?”