During a press event in New Mexico, President Biden faced questions from Fox News reporter Peter Doocy regarding recent allegations of his involvement in business discussions with his son Hunter’s associates. The allegations stemmed from former business associate Devon Archer’s testimony claiming that Biden had engaged in talks with potential clients while serving as vice president.
Biden strongly denied the allegations, stating that he had never discussed business matters with anyone and viewed the question as unimportant. He then walked away from the reporter. This is consistent with Biden’s previous statements where he asserted that he never spoke to his son about his overseas business dealings.
However, the White House’s stance on the matter shifted slightly after evidence emerged suggesting that Biden may have communicated with Hunter’s foreign business associates. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre restated that Biden was never personally involved in business ventures with his son.
Devon Archer’s testimony acknowledged the benefit of having the Biden name associated with business calls. He mentioned that Joe Biden’s reputation served as an advantage when dealing with potential clients.
The exchange between Biden and Doocy highlights the ongoing scrutiny and controversy surrounding the Biden family’s business activities, especially those involving Hunter Biden. This situation contributes to the broader discussion concerning transparency and accountability within political families.