Joe Biden Slams Donald Trump and His 'Hatchet Men' in Response to Allegations By President

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has sent a clear message to President Donald Trump "and his hatchet men", telling the commander-in-chief: "I don't care how dirty the attacks get... I'm not going anywhere."

Biden publicly refuted the unsubstantiated allegations against himself and his son Hunter made by the president, including his repeated claims that Biden aided his son's business interests in Ukraine and China during his time as vice president in the Obama administration.

Biden and his son are the topic of a conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that is now at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

"There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that. So whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it. It sounds horrible to me," Trump said in the July phone call with Zelensky, according to the summary of the call released by the White House.

Trump has repeatedly insisted that there was impropriety in Biden's role in the dismissal of Ukraine's top prosecutor Viktor Shokin. At the time, Shokin was investigating a person connected with gas company Burisma—whose board then included Hunter Biden. However, Biden on Wednesday once again insisted the allegations made by Trump were untrue.

And following several weeks of open attacks from Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Biden hit back at the Democrat and defended himself against what he described as "a flat out lie".

"Now let me make something clear to Trump and his hatchet men - and the special interest groups funding his attacks against me," Biden said in Las Vegas Wednesday. "I'm not going anywhere"

"You are not going to destroy me and you are not going to destroy my family," he continued. "I don't care how much money you spend Mr. President, or how dirty the attacks get.

"Trump knows there are no truths in the charges against me. None. Zero. Every independent news organisation that has reviewed the charges at length have found it to be a flat out lie, these assertions. What I did in Ukraine was carry out the official policy of the United States government, to root out corruption in Ukraine in conjunction with our European allies, the International Monetary Fund and its leader, our closest democratic allies and the courageous reformers in the Ukraine who I met on the ground when I was there multiple times."