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The New York Times casually admitted Monday that "it has long been known" that President Joe Biden "interacted" with Hunter Biden's business associates.
On Monday, Devon Archer, a longtime business associate of Hunter's, told Congress that Hunter put his father on speakerphone about 20 times during meetings with business partners over a decade. Using his father, Archer testified, was Hunter's way of selling "the brand" and closing business deals. Importantly, these alleged 20 instances were those that Archer himself witnessed, which doesn't preclude other instances.
The testimony, therefore, appeared to contradict the narrative that Biden himself has maintained for years. Biden not only claims that he was never involved in Hunter's overseas business dealings, but also maintains that he never even discussed business with his son.
But, according to the New York Times, "interaction" between Biden and his son's business partners was an open secret.
Deep in a story about Archer's testimony, the so-called "paper of record" stated matter-of-factly:
It has long been known that the elder Mr. Biden at times interacted with his son’s business partners.
Notice the vagueness of the sentence.
First, the reporter used passive language (i.e., "it has long been known that ..."), which raises the question, "Who has long known this alleged fact?" Second, the reporter used cryptic language (i.e., "at times interacted ..."). How many times, exactly? And what was the nature of this alleged interaction? Finally, the reporter failed to clarify with which specific business partners the alleged interaction took place.
Fox News Radio host Guy Benson characterized the admission as "textbook gaslighting." What the Times posed as a well-known fact is something Biden and the White House have long denied.
Archer's testimony and the Times' admission come about a week after the White House began changing the narrative.
When asked last week whether Biden stands by his claims that he was not involved in Hunter's business and that he never discussed business with his son, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded, "The president was never in business with his son."
The answer, as New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker pointed out, did not eliminate the possibility that Biden has, contrary to his repeated claims, discussed business with his son.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News