President Biden believes his son Hunter did nothing illegal while involved in controversial and highly lucrative business deals in Ukraine and China and is allowing the Justice Department to investigate unhindered, he said. said the White House chief of staff on Sunday.
“Of course, the president is satisfied that his son did not break the law. But, more importantly, as I said, this is a matter that will be decided by the Department of Justice, by the court process,” Ron Klain said on “This Week” from ABC News.
“It’s something that nobody in the White House is involved in.”
But ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pressed Klain on a report in the Washington Post last week, which said a Chinese energy conglomerate paid Hunter Biden and the president’s brother, James, $4.8 million over a 14-month period.
Stephanopoulos asked Klain if the White House is certain that no ethical lines have been crossed.
“The president is confident that his family did the right thing,” Klain replied. “But, again, I want to be very clear, these are actions of Hunter and his brother. These are private matters.
“They don’t involve the president. And they are certainly something that no one in the White House is involved in.
The Washington Post has finally confirmed the New York Post report from over a year ago that Hunter Biden left a laptop at a Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019 containing a hard drive and a mine of emails detailing young Biden’s foreign affairs. offers. The New York Times also recently confirmed the New York Post report.
The laptop documents served as the basis for a series of exhibits the New York Post published in October 2020 about Hunter Biden’s interests in China and Ukraine, where he was paid up to $50,000 per month to sit on the board of directors of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company. , although he had no qualifications while his father was vice-president.
After the New York Post published the first of its articles on Hunter Biden, 51 former US intelligence officials warned that the information on the hard drive could be disinformation from Russians intended to influence the 2020 election.
But the Washington Post story says financial documents were found on the laptop that matched records and other documents obtained during a senses investigation. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.).
The Washington Post and Times have also confirmed that federal investigations are continuing into the tax evasion allegations and Hunter Biden’s foreign connections.
In an interview on Sunday, Johnson accused the mainstream media of hiding Hunter Biden’s business dealings to protect his father ahead of the presidential election.
“They covered it up,” Johnson said on Fox News’ “The Future of Sunday Morning.”
“And, as a result, they got Joe Biden elected. Now they continue to cover it. But no, it’s disturbing. No, we have real bank statements that confirm what we reported in September 2020 is true. The laptop is obviously a treasure trove of additional corroborating evidence,” the senator said.
He also said emails on the laptop about the “big guy” meeting with Burisma executives clearly refer to the president.
There is a “contemporary email that has been verified that the ‘big guy’ was Joe Biden. There’s plenty of evidence that Joe Biden has met [with the execs], as there are photos of him meeting with Hunter Biden’s business partners. He repeatedly lied to the American public that he never, ever discussed Hunter Biden’s overseas business deals with Hunter,” Johnson said of the president.
Last week, a group of House Oversight Committee Republicans sent letters to the White House and the National Archives and Records Administration demanding communication records between Hunter Biden and the Obama White House when his father was vice president, as well as during the first year of the Biden administration.