As late as June, President Joe Biden added to the White House’s convoluted and often goalpost-shifting claims by denying any knowledge of his son Hunter’s international business operations.
In answer to a reporter’s question, “Did you lie about never speaking to Hunter about his business deals?” Biden simply said, “No.”
Despite accumulating evidence to the contrary, White House spokesperson Ian Sams had previously said that President Joe Biden “was not in business with his son.” Sams’s denial of Biden’s assertion that he has never discussed international business dealings with his son contradicts the president’s repeated statements since 2019.
The many comments released today display the White House’s frantic reaction to the leak of messages implicating the president in his son’s Chinese energy transactions. Last week, evidence from IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley was released by Congress showing that Hunter Biden threatened a Chinese business partner using his father’s name in a text message.
The current president Joe Biden has consistently denied involvement with his son Hunter’s business activities. After being questioned about his son Hunter’s lucrative position on the board of a Ukrainian gas business when his father was vice president and responsible for policy toward Ukraine, Joe Biden told Axios in 2019 that “there is not one single bit of evidence” of misconduct.
However, in recent weeks, Joe Biden’s argument has come under fire when House Republicans discovered proof that he cooperated with Hunter Biden on his international company. Former first son’s closest buddy Devon Archer is set to testify before Congress that former vice president Joe Biden used a speakerphone during meetings with Hunter Biden’s international business associates.
It is alleged that Hunter put the vice president on the phone with his foreign business associates to peddle the Biden name with the promise that political favoritism and leverage were what they were paying for.