The White House is keeping silent about the leaked voicemail between Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
The voicemail which was recovered from Hunter Biden’s laptop revealed Biden knew about his son’s business dealing in China.
When Fox News reporter Peter Doocey asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the voicemail he replied by saying “From this podium, I’m not going to talk about alleged materials from the laptop.”
Doocy would reply: “Are you disputing that’s the president’s voice on the voicemail?”.
In 2019 Biden denied he had any knowledge about Hunter’s business dealing in China and Ukraine.
White House Press Secretary Refuses To Answer Question About A Voicemail Of President Biden Talking To His Son About His Overseas Business Dealings@pdoocy: "Are you disputing that that is the President's voice on that voicemail?" pic.twitter.com/gxKCfm7OJe
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The New York Post dropped these details:
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to discuss a 2018 voicemail from President Biden that was recovered from a laptop that belonged to his son Hunter — further undermining Biden’s claim that he never discussed foreign business deals with his son.
“Why is there a voicemail of the president talking to his son about his overseas business dealings if the president has said he’s never spoken to his son about his overseas business dealings?” Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked Jean-Pierre at her regular briefing Tuesday.
“Well, first I’ll say that what the president said stands. So if he — that’s what the president said, that is what stands,” Jean-Pierre replied.
“He’s leaving a voicemail about a New York Times article concerning Hunter Biden’s business dealings and he says, ‘I think you’re clear,’ ” Doocy interjected. “How is that not him talking to his son about his overseas business dealings?”
“We’re not, from this podium — I’m not going to talk about alleged materials from the laptop,” Jean-Pierre replied.
NEW: In 2018, Joe Biden left a voicemail for Hunter saying he wanted to talk to him about a New York Times report on Hunter’s business deals in China.
Biden repeatedly said he “never discussed” business with Hunter. pic.twitter.com/7r9VatHUoH
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Fox News had these details to add:
The White House on Tuesday dodged questions about a leaked voicemail President Biden purportedly left for his son Hunter Biden about his overseas business dealings, maintaining that any materials that allegedly originated from his son’s now-infamous laptop would not be discussed.
President Biden has repeatedly denied discussing Hunter’s business ventures with him. His son is currently under federal investigation for his tax affairs predicated by suspicious foreign transactions.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked Tuesday about the voicemail in question, which was first reported by the Daily Mail.
“Hey pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you have a chance give me a call. Nothing urgent—I just wanted to talk with you,” Biden is heard saying in a voicemail from 2018. “I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear.”
The article Biden was referring to was published by the New York Times in December 2018 and reported a private meeting between the chairman of a now-defunct Chinese energy company, CEFC, and Hunter Biden at a Miami hotel in May 2017.
When asked about the voicemail, Jean-Pierre was asked why there was a voicemail of Biden speaking to Hunter Biden about his business dealings if the president has repeatedly said he has never spoken to his son about his business ventures.
“Well, first, I’ll say that what the president said stands,” Jean-Pierre said. “So, if he, if that’s what the president said, that, that is what stands.”