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WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is asking top network execs to please stop booking President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Biden campaign officials Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield wrote a letter to network news presidents, chief anchors and the executive producers of the Sunday shows for ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News Channel, Deadline reported.
“We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuilani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump,” the letter said.
“While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough. By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation.”
Biden’s campaign asked the TV heavyweights if a Biden campaign surrogate could get equal time if Giuliani continued to be booked.
“Vice President Biden and his campaign are the targets of these attacks. Saying simply that you will put a Democrat on, at a time when there are many declared candidates for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, is neither fair treatment nor equal treatment,” the campaign operatives argued.
The former mayor made the rounds Sunday morning, appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” CBS’ “Face the Nation” and Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”
During those appearances he continued to suggest that Joe and Hunter Biden were up to no good in their dealings with Ukraine.
He also spouted that Hunter Biden’s business with China was also corrupt.
None of these accusations are founded in fact.
But the Ukrainian narrative is central to the controversy that sparked the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry — that President Trump asked the new Ukrainian president to link up with Giuliani to look into the Bidens.