CNN host Jake Tapper pressed House Democrat Dan Goldman on whether the president should stop saying his son Hunter Biden ‘did nothing wrong.’
Goldman, who did an incredible job amount of spin On his own when he suggested that President Biden only discuss “weather” during meetings and phone calls with Hunter’s business associates, he discussed the matter further with Tapper on Sunday.
“I understand it’s a father talking about his son,” Tapper told Goldman, “But the President of the United States is also talking about a potential defendant in a case that his Department of Justice is prosecuting.”
“Besides, he was also going to plead guilty to some wrongdoings. Should the president stop saying publicly that his son did nothing wrong?” He asked.
CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Levi Strauss’ successor Dan Goldman: “Should the president stop saying publicly that his son did nothing wrong?” pic.twitter.com/gEcP7G6OC6
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) 13 August 2023
Jake Tapper: Biden needs to stop pretending Hunter did nothing wrong
Jake Tapper’s comments were in response to President Biden’s insistence in May of this year that Hunter “did nothing wrong.”
As rumors circulated that Hunter could be indicted following a federal investigation into tax crimes and illegal gun purchases, the president told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle that his son was innocent.
“First of all, my son has done nothing wrong,” he said. “I trust him. I trust him.”
RUHLE: Your son, although not related to you, could be charged by your Department of Justice. How will this affect your presidency?
Joe: First of all, my son has done nothing wrong. I trust him, I believe in him and it affects my presidency while making me proud of him. pic.twitter.com/2nVkVGwM9o
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) 6 May 2023
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A month later, Hunter was the recipient of a sweetheart plea deal in which he was to plead guilty to some misdemeanor tax charges, but the felony charge related to lying on a firearms background check was dropped pending probation.
Politico reported at the time that the agreement brought “great comfort” to President Biden, but was no sign of admitting that he had in fact done some things wrong.
“Although President Biden previously insisted that his son ‘did nothing wrong,’ members of Biden’s inner circle were greatly relieved to learn that, with the guilty plea, Hunter likely will not serve a prison term, “they wrote.
Inside the White House – and Biden’s own – relief over Hunter plea deal https://t.co/qeAGrd074U
—politico (@politico) 20 June 2023
President Biden has also repeatedly emphasized that he is proud of Hunter for taking ownership of his actions.
Politico wrote, “The president privately told his confidants that he was proud of his son for taking responsibility for his actions.”
lots of illegal stuff
The above plea deal ultimately failed theatrical fashionIt concluded on Friday with the interesting news that Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to investigate Hunter.
Critics were quick to point out that the special counsel, David Weiss, was the same prosecutor who first introduced the Sweetheart arrangement and bending over backwards More than a Russian gymnast to commute the sentence.
The House Oversight Committee believes Garland’s move is an attempt to block their investigation into the Biden family.
🚨 Statement on Special Consultation 🚨
The DOJ is trying to cover up the Biden family.
Shortly before, AG Garland announced that he was nominating US Attorney for Delaware David Weiss as special counsel for the Biden criminal investigation. This is part of the DOJ’s efforts to try…
– Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) 11 August 2023
Goldman responds to Jake Tapper’s casual journalism by reviving the tired line that Hunter Biden is just a private citizen and that his corruption has no bearing on the president.
“The President has been very clear that he will let this process go on. What we do know is that through all the investigations in Congress, they are the only ones investigating one private citizen, Goldman said.
He also advised that Congress “stop investigating a private citizen and stop this fishing expedition to try to link President Biden to Hunter Biden’s conduct, despite no evidence to support it.” Is.”
To the contrary, there is plenty of evidence linking the president to his son’s lucrative business ventures.
According to reported photographs, visitor logs and other documents, President Biden personally met at least 14 Hunter’s business associates – including those in China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Mexico – on more than 16 occasions between 2010 and 2018.
After resisting every effort to investigate the Biden corruption scandal, Representative Jamie Raskin acknowledged that Hunter had done “a lot of illegal and wrongdoing.” Nevertheless, Raskin and his allies are still demanding an end to further investigations into the Biden corruption scandal.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) 13 August 2023
Tapper did not back down, pointing out a “huge lapse in judgment” by President Biden.
“Shouldn’t President Biden realize what Hunter was doing here, talking on the phone, on speakerphone with his business associates?” Tapper was surprised.
“Didn’t he at least show a huge lapse in judgment and a blind spot with his son and how he handled it?”
Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) reluctantly accepted Hunter has committed some “illegal acts”.
Raskin said, “We have all clearly seen that this man was a drug addict and did a lot of illegal and wrong things.”
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