For years, Joe Biden has denied any knowledge of his family profiting from influence peddling with foreign countries and companies. Despite the mounting evidence, he still sticks to his defense of knowing nothing about his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
But the recent release of emails shows that Joe Biden personally helped draft responses to controversial deals in 2015 while he was vice president.
Even though former White House communications director Kate Bedingfield and other Biden officials knew of his role, he continued to deny any involvement.
The National Archives has released emails that prove that Biden approved an official statement in December 2015 regarding Hunter Biden’s position on a Ukrainian energy company’s board.
As a presidential candidate and now as president, Biden has denied any knowledge or involvement in these business dealings at least seven times.
However, the media has continued to report on Biden’s repeated claim that he never spoke to his son about his overseas business dealings.
The media has had to suspend disbelief about President Biden flying to China with his son on Air Force Two without discussing his planned business dealings. Yet, the emails on the laptop quickly refuted this claim.
The media buried the laptop story before the election or pushed the false claim that it was fake Russian disinformation.
The new emails show that Bedingfield told Hunter’s top financial lieutenant Eric Schwerin via email that Joe Biden approved a statement regarding Hunter’s board position as early as 2015.
Yet, Biden’s communications office repeated his denial of any involvement or knowledge for years. Bedingfield’s 2015 email acknowledging that “VP signed off on this – will give this quote to reporters in my name shortly” stands in contradiction to Biden’s repeated denial to the public.
The only reason that Biden would even attempt to maintain this clearly false defense is that he could count on a supportive media to blunt any attacks and limit inquiries. The Biden influence peddling allegation is about millions of dollars paid to the first family by foreign sources, including some with foreign intelligence ties.
While many Democrats repeatedly stress that influence peddling is not criminal, it is corrupt, and the Bidens appear to be a class in themselves.
Yet, even with the clear contradiction of the president’s repeated statements to the public, Democrats still oppose any investigation into the alleged influence peddling.