‘Political division’: White House dismisses claims Biden lied about family business

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President Joe Biden stands first lady Jill Biden, son Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley Biden during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Nantucket, Mass., Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Melissa Cohen and her son Beau Biden are below. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Susan Walsh/AP

‘Political division’: White House dismisses claims Biden lied about family business

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The White House on Tuesday deflected a question about President Joe Biden‘s family business dealings, saying the issue was a distraction from more important considerations.

House Republicans on the oversight committee claim to have evidence Biden lied about his involvement in his family’s business schemes, which a reporter asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about during the afternoon press briefing.

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“House Republicans promised that fighting inflation was going to be their No. 1 priority,” Jean-Pierre responded. “That’s what they said was important to them, and that’s what they said they wanted to do. But instead, what they’re doing is wanting to do an investigation on the president and his family.”

Conservatives have long raised the alarm about the president’s potential involvement with his son, Hunter Biden, in overseas business schemes in China and Ukraine. Biden strongly denies any such ties, but House Republicans have promised to investigate the issue now that they hold the majority in the lower chamber.

The younger Biden has hired prominent lawyers ahead of any potential investigations.

Jean-Pierre said the focus on Hunter Biden won’t help everyday voters.

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“[House Republicans] don’t want to focus on the American people and their families. They want to focus on political division,” she said. “They want to focus on something that the American people do not want to see, as we saw from the midterm elections.”

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