Photos from Hunter Biden’s laptop have surfaced, showing him at his father’s Delaware home on the same day as an alleged “shakedown” message to a Chinese business partner. In response to a question about his presence during the WhatsApp exchange with Henry Zhao, CEO of Harvest Fund Management, President Joe Biden denied being there and dismissed the inquiry. The message from Hunter claimed he was with his father while discussing an unfulfilled commitment, which House Republicans have labeled as a “shakedown.”
The photos, published by website Marco Polo led by former Trump aide Garrett Ziegler and reported by the Washington Free Beacon, depict Hunter posing in his father’s 1967 Corvette Stingray with two girls in bikinis in the driveway. These images raise questions about whether both Bidens were present at the same time as the discussion with Zhao on July 30, 2017.
Recent developments suggest that Devon Archer, Hunter’s long-time friend and fellow Burisma board member, is expected to testify to the House Oversight Committee, claiming that Joe Biden, while serving as vice president, participated in at least two dozen calls with Hunter and Archer. The revelation has drawn attention and scrutiny, with Committee Republicans expressing eagerness to speak with Archer about this matter.
The White House has consistently maintained that the president was not involved in his son’s business dealings and had no knowledge of them. However, a statement released by White House spokesperson Ian Sams has raised concerns among Republicans. The statement suggested that the president was not in business with his son, indicating a possible shift in the White House’s messaging on the matter.
As the situation unfolds, the questions surrounding the Bidens’ business affairs and the extent of the president’s involvement continue to fuel debates and demands for transparency and accountability. The Oversight Committee aims to follow the facts and provide the American people with the information they deserve. The White House’s evolving statements have prompted calls for clarity regarding the president’s knowledge of his son’s foreign business dealings.