White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre effectively dodged a reporter’s question concerning bank records revealing millions in Chinese cash reaching members of the Biden family.
The query came from Fox News’ Peter Doocy, who noted that the House Oversight Committee has new bank records. These statements show that a Chinese energy company paid three Biden family members through a third party.
Logically, Doocy asked what the Bidens were compensated for.
This elicited a pointed response from the president’s mouthpiece.
“Look,” she said. “I’m just not going to respond to that from here. Look, we have heard from House Republicans for years and years and years how, how, the inaccuracies and lies when it comes to this issue.”
In other words, there is no defensible answer to over a million in Chinese funds being funneled to random members of the presidential family.
Karine Jean-Pierre refuses to explain reports of China-linked payments to Biden family members — but does say allegations of Biden's corruption are nothing more than "lies and lies and inaccuracies." pic.twitter.com/A9U92rMCNt
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A stronger response came from House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY). The senator observed that Jean-Pierre tried to assert that she had no idea where to begin when asked about the House investigation.
In fact, he said, “she can start with the bank records we obtained showing a Chinese energy company paying members of the Biden family over $1 million through an associate.”
Speaking to the New York Post, Comer declared “bank records don’t lie.”
The Oversight Committee on Thursday issued a report showing that bank records prove that first son Hunter Biden’s business associate, John R. Walker, received a $3 million wire transfer. The source? Chinese State Energy HK Limited, which is affiliated with CDFC China Energy.
Then it really gets interesting. According to records, Walker dispersed $1.3 million into accounts affiliated with Hunter Biden, Hallie Biden, and the president’s brother. These funds allegedly circulated through the Biden family in 2017.
But according to Karine Jean-Pierre, these mysterious payments are simply part of Republicans’ “inaccuracies and lies.” The president did respond to the allegation as he left the White House for Delaware, saying “that’s not true.”
The White House further called out Comer for what it described as an “attack” on the president’s daughter-in-law. A spokesperson for Hunter Biden’s legal team claimed the payments were a legitimate part of his business as a private citizen and that the family was “sharing expenses.”