Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, dodged a question about The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden business associate Eric Schwerin’s 19 visits to the White House complex and vice president’s residence while Joe Biden was vice president.
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Lisa Desjardins, PBS reporter said at Psaki’s regular briefing: “On Hunter Biden, the New York Post is reporting, looking at White House visitor logs, that there were 19 visits to the White House while the president was vice president by Hunter Biden’s business partner, including one with the vice president.”
“Can you help us understand why that business partner had access and what those meetings were about?”
Psaki replied, “I don’t have any information on that. I’m happy to check and see if we have any more comment.”
Those visits during the Obama administration cast further doubt on Biden’s claim that he was not involved with his son’s business activities, which are under investigation by the US attorney’s office in Delaware, per report.
On the White House lawn, moments earlier, a reporter for The Post asked him why he met with his son’s business associates, but he didn’t respond verbally and continued walking.
Besides a Nov. 17, 2010 visit by Schwerin to the White House, a meeting in the West Wing with Biden himself, there were eight other meetings between Schwerin and aides to Joe and Jill Biden from 2009 to 2013.
Often, a guest in the White House complex is only recorded as a visit to a certain person, while in fact, he can talk to many others during his stay in the executive complex, which means that Joe Biden may have met Schwerin on more than one occasion.
Hunter Biden is under investigation for possible money laundering, tax fraud and foreign lobbying crimes and documents indicate that Joe Biden was linked to many of the enterprises under review.
Schwerin, who was president of Hunter’s firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, had access to Joe Biden’s personal finances, emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop indicate, including that he was involved in the elder Biden’s taxes and discussed the vice president’s financial future with him.
President Biden is sticking to his 2019 claim that he had “never spoken” with Hunter Biden about “his overseas business dealings,” despite mounting evidence to the contrary, said Psaki.