The White House press secretary position has to be a difficult job, especially when employed during a corrupt presidency.
Going back a decade, VP and current President Joe Biden has been defending and appears to be hiding dirt on his, and his family’s, involvement with corrupt foreign officials including the members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
On Monday when the current White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki was asked about Hunter Biden’s laptop, and his recent alleged divestment from a Chinese investment firm, she abruptly shut down the reporter trying to move on to another member of the press.
This took place in response to the Biden administration publishing, a plan to fight corruption. The plan, “United States Strategy on Countering Corruption,” outlines how the Biden administration will respond to corruption. Biden has identified corruption as a “core U.S. national security interest.”
With a copy of Biden’s plan in hand, NY Post reporter Steven Nelson asked Psaki during the White House press briefing how the Biden administration’s plan to fight corruption intersects with the business dealings of the president’s son.
The Biden administration today put out a big report about addressing corruption. I want to ask you two quick and hopefully pretty easy questions about that. Shortly after President Biden’s virtual meeting with the Chinese president, the first son’s attorney said that he has finally divested from a Chinese investment fund controlled by state-owned entities. I was hoping you could commit to basic transparency about that transaction, including the name of the buyer, the dollar amount, and the timing.
And the second question is: My colleague Miranda Devine has a new book out called the “Laptop From Hell,” and I was hoping that you could confirm that the laptop is indeed authentic and not Russian disinformation, as you seemed to suggest on Twitter last year.
Psaki, however, immediately made it clear she was not interested in answering questions about Hunter Biden’s laptop or his suspicious business dealings and called on another reporter, instead.
“Well, on the first, the president’s son is not an employee of the federal government, so I’d point you to his representatives,” Psaki responded. “And as it relates to the book: I have neither had the time nor interest in exploring or reading the book. Go ahead, Tina.”
“But the president’s son —,” Nelson responded before being cut off, “didn’t give any information on the transaction.”
“Go ahead, Tina,” Psaki responded over Nelson.
“I think I answered your question. Go ahead — you can go to the representative of the person who is not an employee of the federal government — go ahead, Tina,” Psaki said again.
“Yes, but he doesn’t give any information on that,” Nelson responded.
“I think we have to move on. Go ahead,” Psaki shot back, visibility unsettled by the question.
Today WH released 'US Strategy on Countering Corruption' report. But Jen Psaki declined to give details on an arguable case study when I asked
Hunter Biden attorney said days after Xi-Biden summit that he divested from China firm controlled by state entities, but gave no details https://t.co/u2XH123q1L
— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) December 6, 2021
Last month President Biden held a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Less than a week later, a lawyer for Hunter Biden said his client had finally divested from BHR Partners, a Chinese investment firm.