The White House is doubling down on the “the President loves his son” defense as Republicans gear up for impeachment.
While appearing on CNN, host Phil Mattingly asked WH spokesman Ian Sams; “Ian, one of the other allegations is that the president was present at some of the meetings between Hunter Biden and his business associates. Why was the president at those meetings, on those phone calls?”
While Representative Dan Goldman previously offered the defense that Biden phoned in to discuss the weather with Biden’s business associates, Sams would like us to believe that Joe was simply checking in on Hunter during the dozens of business meetings he was a party to.
“Well, again, I think this is part of the right wing’s misinformation machine to try to confuse people about what the truth is. The truth is that the president, as he has said publicly for years, calls his family every day to check in. He calls his son every day to check in. He calls his other family members to check in to see how they’re doing. He loves them. They’re a tight knit family,” Sams said, amazingly with a straight face.
“And what the GOP’s own witness testified in this case is that that’s exactly what the president was doing. He was checking in with Hunter during a particularly hard time, I might add, a time where the family was going through Hunter’s brother, Beau’s illness. And, of course, the president checks in with his son and talks to him. But again, that witness testified no business dealings of Hunter Biden’s or anyone’s was discussed in these conversations. And so, again, they’re trying to make this sort of strange connection when their own investigation has disproven these claims,” he continued.
Yesterday, Sams emailed the leaders of several news organizations to urge them to “ramp up its scrutiny” of Republican efforts to impeach Biden, as he’s clearly not up to the task of convincingly twisting the facts himself.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros
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