Not only did Joe Biden know about his son Hunter’s shady and compromising business with China, he lied about it, indicates a voicemail revealed by the Daily Mail on Monday.
The voicemail from December 2018 was retrieved from Hunter Biden’s scrapped laptop, which contained records from a backup of Hunter’s iPhone. The call starts normally, with Joe Biden addressing his son as “pal” and saying he just wants to talk to him. The claims that followed, however, disprove his negligence to his son’s business.
“I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good,” Biden said. “I think you’re clear.”
The article referenced from The New York Times on Chinese oil tycoon Ye Jianming only briefly mentioned the Biden family without going into detail on how interconnected their business was. The voicemail almost certainly contradicts President Biden’s past statements that he never knew about Hunter’s involvement with China.
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden told Fox News’ Peter Doocy at a 2019 campaign event in Iowa. His former press secretary Jen Psaki doubled down on the claim in April.
On the same scrapped laptop, records show that the president may have also inadvertently paid for $30,000 worth of Russian escorts for his son after wiring him $100,000 between December 2018 and January 2019.
This recent development has conveniently flown under the radar as the Jan. 6 Committee continues hearings in their egregious show trial.
The latest leaks from Hunter Biden’s laptop do not fare well for the Bidens or their shady family business. As Rep. James Comer has stated, Republicans see Hunter Biden as a “national security risk” as investigations into his international dealings with both Russia and China continue. The voicemail revelation also further calls into question President Biden’s own role in his son’s compromising affairs, and his trustworthiness after repeatedly lying about his involvement.
Elise McCue is an intern at The Federalist and student majoring in multimedia journalism and professional and technical writing. She also reports on the Southwest Virginia music scene for The Roanoke Times. You can follow her on twitter @elisemccue or contact her at email@example.com