by BRIANNA LYMAN at dailycaller.com
Reporters roasted White House press sec. Karine Jean-Pierre on Friday after she tried to dodge questions about text messages allegedly showing President Joe Biden was involved with his son Hunter’s foreign business dealings.
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley told members of Congress that Hunter Biden threatened Chinese business associate Henry Zhao by saying his father, Joe Biden, was sitting next to him and that Zhao would “regret not following my direction.”
Newsmax’s James Rosen pressed White House National Security Council John Kirby on the matter, reading the alleged message out loud and asking whether it undermines Biden’s previous claims that he knew nothing of Hunter’s business dealings. Kirby did not provide an answer before leaving the podium.
“Can I follow up on that? So Kirby wouldn’t answer James’ question though, are you gonna answer the question? It’s not an unreasonable question to ask when the president of the United States was involved, as this message seems to suggest, in some sort of coercive conversation for business dealings by his son, is that something, if he wasn’t maybe you should tell us,” The New York Times’ Peter Baker pressed.read more