Joe Biden

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Dartmouth College, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

In addition to trying to strong-arm cable news outlets into suppressing the Hunter Biden angle of the Ukraine story, Joe Biden is now refusing to answer certain questions about it during press conferences.

The embattled 2020 Democratic candidate was in Los Angeles today for a labor union summit and while there took some questions from reporters about his campaign and, of course, Trump and the Ukraine issue.

One exchange he had with a reporter was particularly intense, and it was in regards to his role during the Obama administration overseeing United States policy towards Ukraine while his son Hunter was a board member for a Ukrainian gas company.

The reporter got straight to the point. “How was your role as vice president in charge of policy in Ukraine and your son’s job in Ukraine – how is that not a conflict of interest?”

“It’s not a conflict of interest,” Biden emphatically responded. “There’s been no indication of any conflict of interest from Ukraine or anywhere else. Period.”

As the reporter attempted to interject and ask about even the appearance of a conflict of interest, Biden shut him down.

“I’m not going to respond to that,” Biden yelled. “Let’s focus on the problem. Focus on this man, what he’s doing, that no president has ever done. No president,” Biden loudly continued while aggressively pointing his finger at the questioner.

Watch:

During the same press conference, Biden was asked about the golf photo of himself, his son, and a Ukrainian gas company executive shown in the now-deleted Nickelback video Trump shared on Twitter earlier this week, and whether he stood by the statement that he never discussed his son’s business dealings overseas. He says he stands by it:

How long before he stops answering questions on the issue altogether? Will media firefighter Brian Stelter condemn Biden’s latest verbal assault on the media? Stay tuned….

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