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Debate: Biden says Giuliani fed false information about Hunter to help Trump get re-elected

Joe Biden addressed unproven allegations about his son’s business dealings during the final presidential debate, accusing Donald Trump’s surrogates of being part of a Russian plot to interfere in the election.

Answering a question about election interference by foreign adversaries, Mr Biden said the publication of emails purportedly from his son Hunter’s laptop hard drive, passed to news outlets by Rudy Giuliani, was an effort to help Mr Trump get reelected.  

“We are in a situation where we have foreign countries trying to interfere in our elections. His own national security advisor told him what is happening with his buddy … Rudy Giuliani. He’s being used as a Russian pawn, he’s being fed information that is not true,” Mr Biden said.

Mr Trump, who was expected to go on the attack over the unsubstantiated allegations, referenced allegations based on files and emails purportedly taken from Hunter Biden’s laptop, some of which have been published in the New York Post. Copies of those files were given to the newspaper by Mr Giuliani.  

Mr Trump returned to the issue, noting that Hunter Biden drew a large salary from a Ukrainian firm while Mr Biden was vice president. 

“I don’t make money from China, you do. I don’t make money from Ukraine, you do,” Mr Trump said.