Joe Biden Doubles Down on What Looks Like a Big Lie – Watch

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.

“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight,” Hunter allegedly wrote to Zhao.
The White House counsel’s office released a statement a day after Smith released the testimonies:
“As we have said many times before, the President was not in business with his son. As we have also said many times before, the Justice Department makes decisions in its criminal investigations independently, and in this case, the White House has not been involved,” spokesman Ian Sams said. “As the President has said, he loves his son and is proud of him accepting responsibility for his actions and is proud of what he is doing to rebuild his life.”