White House Press Secretary Bombarded with Questions About Hunter Biden Scandal

October 1, 2021

By NYNNC

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced a barrage of questions regarding the ongoing Hunter Biden scandal during Friday’s press briefing. The House Ways and Means Committee released explosive testimony from IRS whistleblowers who alleged misconduct in the handling of the tax probe into President Biden’s son. Among the revelations was an alleged WhatsApp text message from Hunter Biden to a Chinese business associate, involving his father in what Republicans claim was an illicit scheme. The White House Counsel’s Office reiterated that the president had no business involvement with his son and emphasized that the Justice Department’s investigation is conducted independently without White House interference.

When National Security Council spokesman John Kirby refused to address a question about the president’s involvement in his son’s business dealings, Jean-Pierre faced repeated queries on the matter. CNN correspondent Jeremy Diamond brought up the president inviting his son Hunter to a state dinner, asking about the decision-making process behind it. Jean-Pierre evaded the question by stating it was a personal family matter and that she would not comment on it.

New York Times correspondent Peter Baker then challenged Jean-Pierre about Kirby’s refusal to answer the previous question, arguing that it was reasonable to inquire about a potential coercive conversation involving the president and business dealings. Jean-Pierre responded by redirecting to the White House Counsel’s previous statements on the issue.

Other journalists, such as Steven Nelson from the New York Post, CBS News correspondent Weijia Jiang, and Newsmax’s James Rosen, also pressed Jean-Pierre on various aspects of the scandal. However, she consistently referred them to the White House Counsel’s Office for further information.

Throughout the press briefing, Jean-Pierre stood firm in reiterating that nothing has changed regarding the president’s stance on his son’s overseas business dealings. She declined to comment on whether she had spoken with the president about the latest Hunter Biden developments and expressed no intention to have such a conversation.

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