Joe Biden, Anita Hill, Donald Trump discussed on Fresh Air

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I think there was running through his mind at that time this this sense that in the interests of trying to give full hearing to the accusations against Thomas. He was afraid that he was going to be seen as somebody who was not allowing African American nominee to receive A. Full and fair hearing and that led him into trouble and it's it's a mistake that he has expressed remorse about but to be precise. That he that he made an error what he says is that he wished Anita Hill had been treated better. And I think that's a key distinction because. We're trying to understand the ways in which Joe Biden is capable of self reflection and what are the issues on which expresses clear regret not. He has not gone as far as Anita. Hill wants him to in saying that he was. Saying that he was wrong about handling that case she's kind of reluctantly endorsed him. She has I mean they spoke before he was a candidate and he expressed his, you know his his regret to her that the had not had a more decent appearance in Congress in which people are treated more fairly. And she does not think that his handling of that case should be disqualifying for president but she also wishes that he was more clear and emphatic and his apology to her. I expected the trump campaign to try to make more of the unsubstantiated allegations involving Joe Biden's involvement in son hundred Biden's business dealings in Ukraine and Giuliani's accusation that Biden fired Ukraine's prosecutor. the Prosecutor General to try to stop investigations into Hunter Biden and his involvement with the Ukrainian gas company Burris MMA and then there's the whole story that the New York Post printed totally unsubstantiated. Hundred, dropped off his computer for repairs at a place in Wilmington and it had incriminating information on it, and that was turned into the FBI and then to the New York Post and even the person who wrote the story wanted their name taken off the story So I don't know what do you think you think you expect the trump campaign to try to make more of it and do you think the story just didn't stick for whatever reason I mean one reason would be that it doesn't appear to be true but that doesn't mean there are plenty of untrue stories that stick. I think they've tried desperately to make it the an issue. Remember that was the issue that got Donald Trump impeached I mean going back to even before this campaign was soon in full flourish Donald Trump was on the phone with Ukraine's leader. Seeking an attempt to try to get them to produce damaging information about the Biden family, and it didn't work partly because Ukraine didn't produce. It couldn't produce it as far as we know and on top of it, it was the kind of abusive his office that. Qualified as high crimes and misdemeanors and got him impeached then he tried again and his allies of tried again i. mean there have now been two Senate committees run by Republicans who have tried to.

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