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NY Times reporter quickly exposes glaring hole in KJP's answer about Biden's role in Hunter's business dealings
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NY Times reporter quickly exposes glaring hole in KJP's answer about Biden's role in Hunter's business dealings

Notice what she DID NOT say

The White House is raising eyebrows with a new answer about President Joe Biden's alleged involvement in Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings.

For years, Biden has insisted he not only was never involved with his son's business deals — or the business of any Biden family member, for that matter — but that he has never even discussed business with Hunter.

The White House has maintained those claims. For example, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked then-press secretary Jen Psaki last April whether the president and his administration stand by his defense that he never even once discussed Hunter's business dealings with his son. "Yes," Psaki responded. That narrative has been reiterated time and time again.

But on Monday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre sang a different tune.

Posed with the same question as the one Doocy asked Psaki last year, Jean-Pierre said she only had the same answer to offer up. "The answer is not going to change. The answer remains the same," she insisted. But, in fact, her answer was not the same.

"The president was never in business with his son," she said.

The answer — which, according to Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), sounds carefully crafted by a lawyer — did not, as New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker pointed out, eliminate the possibility that Biden was not "put on speakerphone when Hunter was conducting business and introduced to partners," which is one of the chief allegations.

For that matter, how can Jean-Pierre speak with certainty unless she has spoken with Biden about the situation? That, too, would be a deviation, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner noted, because she has maintained that she has not discussed the matter with Biden.

In fact, Jean-Pierre has been referring questions about allegations that Biden was involved in Hunter's business dealings to the White House counsel's office. She did not do that on Monday.

Meanwhile, Devon Archer, a former business associate of Hunter's, is expected to testify this week that Biden discussed Hunter's business dealings with his son directly as least two dozen times.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

Staff Writer

Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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