President Joe Biden has doubled down on his campaign claim that he never spoke with his son Hunter about his business dealings. Biden made the comments in an interview with ABC News on Sunday, in which he was asked about the New York Times report that Hunter Biden met with a Chinese energy executive while his father was vice president.
“I never spoke to my son about his business dealings,” Biden said. “I never talked to him about his overseas business dealings, period, full stop.”
Later Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich engaged the president as he was walking by during an event at the White House on Monday.
“Did you lie about never speaking to Hunter about his business deals?” Heinrich asked.
Biden responded, “No,” before walking away without answering more questions.
The IRS whistleblowers claimed in Congressional testimony to have uncovered a July 30, 2017, WhatsApp message that Hunter sent to Henry Zhao, an executive at the Chinese energy company CEFC.
Reporter: "Did you lie about never speaking to Hunter about his business deals?"
Biden: "No" pic.twitter.com/6Pt7Zs6fLH
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