Hunter Biden, according to photos from his laptop, was at the Delaware home of then Vice President Joe Biden on the day he sent a “shakedown” message to a Chinese partner.
President Biden recently shouted at a New York Post reporter when asked if he was with his son during the alleged WhatsApp discussion with Henry Zhao, CEO of Chinese asset management firm Harvest Fund Management, on July 30, 2017, during which Hunter said he was “sitting with” his father.
When asked if Biden and Hunter were present during the digital discussion the president laughed before shouting “No!”
Hunter Biden said to Zhao during the July 30th, 2017 discussion: “I’m sitting here with my dad, and we want to know why the commitment hasn’t been kept,” according to a message from IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley who was in charge of the investigation into Hunter.
Hunter continued, “And Z if you get a text or call from anyone else involved than you, Zhang, or the Chairman, I’ll make sure that the man next to me, and everyone he knows, and my ability of forever holding a grudge, you will regret that you didn’t follow my direction.”
House Republicans described the message by the Bidens as “a shakedown”.
Hunter’s abandoned computer shows photos taken on July 30th, 2017, the day Zhao received the threatening message. The photos show Hunter in the driver’s chair of Biden’s 1967 Corvette Stingray in Wilmington’s driveway with two bikini-clad girls.
During the interview with the New York Post on June 28, President Biden was specifically asked if he “sat there with” or was involved in the alleged conversation with Zhao.
“No. I wasn’t,” Biden said before shouting, “No!”
Reporter: “How involved were you in your son’s Chinese shake-down text message? Were you sitting there? Were you involved?”
Biden: “No, I wasn’t.”
Reporter: “Were you?”
Biden *yelling*: “No!” pic.twitter.com/dwLwbVQrju
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 28, 2023
Washington Free Beacon first reported the photos, published by Marco Polo and led by ex-Trump aide Garrett Ziegler. The Washington Free Beacon said that one of the girls looked like Hunter’s niece.
The photos raise the question of whether the Bidens were both in the same home at the time the discussion took place on July 30, 2017.
According to a new report by Miranda Devine of the Post, Devon Archer is expected to testify to the House Oversight Committee this week that Biden was an active participant on at least 20 calls with Hunter and Archer as Vice President.
The Committee Republicans dropped the bombshell on Monday, saying that they were “looking forward to speaking with Devon Archer regarding this developing story”.
🚨 JOE WAS ON THE PHONE 🚨
In at least a dozen instances, Hunter put his father, then VP, on speakerphone with his overseas business partners.
In one instance with Biden associate Devon Archer, two Burisma executives explicitly asked Hunter, “Can you ring your dad?”
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) July 24, 2023
In a press release, Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said that Joe Biden had lied to Americans when he claimed he was unaware of his son’s commercial dealings. “Evidence is continuing to reveal that Joe Biden played a major role in his family’s corrupt schemes of influence peddling and he probably benefited financially. The Bidens made deals with corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs and CCP-linked energy companies that brought in millions and hurt American interests.
“It certainly appears that Joe Biden and his family put themselves first and Americans last, but corporate media and the Justice Department continue to cover up for the Bidens. The Oversight Committee will continue to follow the facts to provide the transparency and accountability that the American people demand and deserve. We look forward to speaking soon with Devon Archer about Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s business affairs.”
White House previously stated that the president had never spoken to his son regarding his business dealings, and was unaware of them. The president has denied speaking to his son or having any involvement in his business dealings.
Republicans claim that a statement made by White House spokesperson Ian Sams from the White House Counsel’s Office on June 29, differs from previous denials from the President.
Sams said, “As I have stated many times before, it is not true that the president and his son were in business together.”
Republicans claim that there has been a “clear change” in the White House’s messaging, and demand to know if this shift means the president knew more than what he revealed.
In a letter sent to White House Counsel Stuart Delery, Comer, House Republican Conference chair Elise Stefanik and Ways and Means Committee chairman Jason Smith, wrote: “This statement differs from previous White House Statements and raises concerns that the President knew about his son’s business dealings abroad.”
Our request for comment to the White House was not answered.