NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President Trump on Thursday accused Democratic candidate Joe Biden of corruption involving his son Hunter Biden’s overseas business deals, at the final presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election.
“All of the emails, the horrible emails of the kind of money you were raking in… I think you owe an explanation to the American people,” Trump said at the debate in Nashville, referring to The Post’s bombshell reporting last week on Hunter Biden’s private emails.
“I think you have to clean it up and talk to the American people,” Trump said.
“I have not taken a penny from any foreign source,” Biden insisted.
“You’re ‘the big man,’ I think,” Trump shot back, referring to a 2017 email recovered from a hard drive formerly belonging to Hunter Biden, which describes a 10 percent set-aside for “the big guy” as part of a prospective deal involving China’s largest private energy company.
Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski on Thursday corroborated the appearance of Joe Biden being cut into the China business proposal.
“The reference to ‘the Big Guy’ in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden,” Bobulinski told The Post.
In a stunning appearance just 90 minutes before Thursday evening’s debate, Bobulinski accused Biden at a press conference of lying about his involvement in his family’s overseas dealings.
“I have heard Joe Biden say he has never discussed his dealings with Hunter. That is false. I have firsthand knowledge about this because I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden,” Bobulinski said.
A different 2015 email published by The Post last week indicates Hunter Biden facilitated a meeting between then-Vice President Biden and Vadym Pozharskyi, an executive at Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, despite Biden’s statement last year that “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
House Democrats impeached Trump in December for asking Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, including Hunter Biden’s reported $83,000 per month job on the board of Burisma, which he accepted despite no relevant industry experience.
“Joe got $3.5 million from Russia and it came through Putin…. your family got $3.5 million,” the president said at the debate.
The Senate homeland security committee, chaired by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), is investigating the content of the hard drive. Johnson’s committee released a report last month alleging Hunter Biden was paid $3.5 million in 2014 by the wife of Moscow’s former mayor, for unknown reasons.
Trump made his first swipe during an opening segment on the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the Biden “obviously made a lot of money some place” to have the ability to work from his basement.