Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is officially asking top network executives to stop booking President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s campaign officials, 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, according to one news report.
“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 those at the top of TV news if a 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.
Giuliani did not respond to a request for comment, but addressed the letter through his Twitter account.
“They have their Dem media trying to destroy my reputation and silence me,” he wrote in one tweet. “Think of the Biden arrogance and entitlement to protection. They believe they own the media and they are demanding that they silence me. They know I have incriminating facts, not hearsay, because they know what they did in selling Joe’s office to a Ukrainian crook,” the ex-mayor said in another.
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.”
In each of those appearances he continued to suggest that Joe and Hunter Biden were up to no good in their dealings with Ukraine.
He also accused Hunter Biden’s business with China of corruption.
Ukrainian officials have said there was no evidence the Bidens engaged in any wrongdoing.