The White House banned the New York Post from a White House press briefing on Wednesday, just hours after it published a bombshell report about Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine.
The report, which was based on emails and other documents obtained from a laptop computer that was abandoned by Hunter Biden at a repair shop in Delaware, alleged that Hunter Biden used his father’s position as Vice President to enrich himself and his family.
The New York Post reported on Monday:
“The White House press office barred The Post from attending President Biden’s only daytime public event Monday as federal prosecutors near a decision on criminally charging first son Hunter Biden for tax fraud and other crimes.
The Post has closely covered Biden’s own links to Hunter’s foreign dealings and first reported in October 2020 on files from the first son’s abandoned laptop linking Joe Biden to business relationships in China and Ukraine.”
The White House’s decision to ban the New York Post from the press briefing was widely condemned by conservatives, who accused the Biden administration of trying to suppress the story.
“The White House is trying to hide the truth from the American people,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). “This is a cover-up.”
The Biden administration has denied any wrongdoing by Hunter Biden or Joe Biden. But the report from the New York Post has raised serious questions about the Biden family’s business dealings in Ukraine.
The report also comes as federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine. Congressional Republicans issued a subpoena for an FBI file containing an allegation that he accepted bribes. The White House did not respond to inquiries regarding The Post’s exclusion.
The White House press staff has been screening reporters for more than two years at large indoor events, setting a troubling precedent for press access.
— Kelly Jane Torrance (@KJTorrance) May 8, 2023