Fox News reporter Peter Doocy grilled White House press secretary Jen Psaki today over the appointment of a special counsel to probe Hunter James, and possibly Joe’s business dealing. (See Video Below)
Psaki said: “Well, first, the president has never had a conversation with the Department of Justice about any investigations into any member of his family. He said that during the campaign, and he will continue to abide by that.”
But Doocy wasn’t having it and fired back asking if White House chief of staff Ron Klain saying last week that Biden is “confident his son did not break the law” makes the independence at the DOJ a joke.
Psaki said: “Well, that’s something the president has said, and certainly we would echo.
“But in the same answer to that question, Peter, during an interview this week on ABC, Ron Klain also said the Justice Department is independent, and they will make their own decisions.”
“And the president has said that he never spoke to his son about his overseas business dealings. Is that still the case?
“Yes,” Psaki said telling what is a whopper even by Washington standards.
In bad news for Joe Biden, The New York Post is reporting a witness before the Hunter Biden grand jury was asked who the ‘Big Guy’ was. Former businesses associates of HUnter say Joe wad the big guy..
According to the Post, a witness who testified before the grand jury was asked to identify the “big guy” in Hunter and his business associates’ planned deal with a Chinese energy company.
The Post thinks this is about an email they reported on in October 2020 that showed how when one of Hunter Biden’s business partners, James Gilliar, outlined the proposed payout for those involved in the deal with CEFC China Energy Company he listed: “10 held by H for the big guy?”
The witness was asked who the big guy is and if it is indeed Joe Biden we may have to deal with President Kamala Harris.
Now, to be fair to Joe Biden, this may have been after he was out of office and before he ran against Trump so it could be that while this looks swampy and improper it may have been legal.
We will know more when Hunter is charged or we may not because Biden could pardon anyone involved to get out from under the probe. But it certainly stinks.
Former Utah US attorney Brett Tolman said:
“I get that there’s spin, but this is not a complex one. Conspiracy is a standalone crime in our country, and you’ve certainly got enough to present to the grand jury that there’s a conspiracy among Joe, brother James and Hunter to bring in money, to not declare that money, to not pay taxes on that money.
“And to do so from a country like China, it’s not just red flags — there are potential crimes being committed.”
Washington, DC, lawyer Jim Trusty, said:
“The question is whether Joe Biden’s vice presidency was for sale and whether Joe was complicit in that sort of scheme.”
From The New York Post:
Another former Hunter Biden partner, US Navy veteran Tony Bobulinski, later revealed that “the big guy” was Hunter’s dad, then the Democratic candidate for president, saying, “I have heard Joe Biden say he has never discussed his dealings with Hunter. That is false.”
Hunter Biden disclosed he was under investigation for his “tax affairs” shortly after his dad was elected over former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, but the probe broadened to include potential money laundering and the violation of lobbying laws, according to recent reports.
In the wake of last week’s report by the Washington Post — which confirmed $4.8 million in payments from CEFC to entities controlled by Hunter Biden and first brother James Biden during 2017 and 2018 — the White House on Sunday attempted to distance the president from his under-scrutiny kin.
Peter Doocy asks Psaki if Biden would support the appointment of a special counsel to assure the independence of the investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop. pic.twitter.com/78jRhhsvvt— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 5, 2022