President Biden sparked controversy and backlash on social media after denying allegations of having any involvement with his son’s business associates.
During a press conference at the White House on Wednesday, Biden was asked by a New York Post reporter to explain his interactions with his son, Hunter Biden’s, foreign business associates. The President quickly dismissed the question, calling the allegations “lies.”
But recent records released by the House Ways and Means Committee show that as vice president, Biden had hundreds of interactions with Hunter Biden and his business associates through email aliases and private email addresses.
Citing a recent poll by the Associated Press, which found that 70% of Americans believe Biden acted unethically or illegally regarding his family’s business interests, the reporter pressed Biden further. The President was also reminded of revelations by top House Republican leaders that they are considering a formal vote on initiating an impeachment inquiry into him.
Biden was caught lying about interacting with Hunter’s foreign business partners- even though we have pictures, emails, visitor logs and personal confirmation of him doing so. pic.twitter.com/yp6y1eUSZd
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) December 7, 2023
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., also released subpoenaed bank records showing that an entity owned by Hunter Biden made “direct monthly payments to Joe Biden.”
Critics took to social media to object to Biden’s denial, with some mocking his response. Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah joked with Biden’s famous phrase, “C’mon, man!”.
“This is why we’re told to watch videos on mute,” wrote Spectator contributing editor Stephen Miller, implying that something could be seen in Biden’s body language.
“There is evidence that Biden met with Hunter Biden’s associates over 16 occasions between 2010 and 2018,” wrote Republican strategic communications director Tommy Pigott. “He was also on hundreds of emails using an alias with one of Hunter’s associates.”
“First, Biden said he never talked to Hunter and his partners, then he said he did talk to them but not about business, and now he claims he never talked to them at all,” wrote RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway.
Biden just claimed “it’s a bunch of lies” that he ever interacted with Hunter’s foreign business associates.
Here is CNN confirming Biden did, in fact, “interact with some of his son’s associates while serving as VP.”pic.twitter.com/an9mHBvBDX
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 6, 2023
Outkick writer Ian Miller commented, “We already know that Biden interacted with Hunter’s business associates, making this yet another blatant lie. I wonder when the ‘fact checkers’ in the media will correct this.”
Free Beacon reporter Joe Gabriel Simonson described Biden’s statement during the exchange as “the most brazen lie Biden has ever told” and pointed out that it goes against what his defenders in Congress and the White House say on a daily basis.
Twitchy’s Doug Powers joked that “Biden said ‘that’s a lie’ while running away so nobody could follow up.”
Grabien founder Tom Elliot humorously suggested that Biden may have added, “Which reminds me, please give me another $60 billion for Hunter’s Ukrainian friends.”
The denial of allegations by President Biden has sparked a firestorm on social media, with many questioning his honesty and the need for further investigation into his family’s business dealings.