WATCH: Karine Jean-Pierre Does Not Deny Joe Biden Lied About Hunter Business Ties

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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not deny Thursday, when asked, that President Joe Biden had lied about his ties to his son Hunter’s business dealings — but said he had not lied about Republicans wasting time on an impeachment inquiry.

Last week, President Biden repeated a lie that he had never interacted with Hunter Biden’s business associates. He had also lied on the campaign trail in 2019, when he claimed that he had never discussed his family’s business interests with them.

Jean-Pierre said Thursday there was “zero evidence” that the president had done anything wrong, even though evidence has emerged that Hunter Biden traded on access to his father to make money from foreign business, and that some of the money benefited the Biden family. (Hunter Biden is facing federal tax charges relating to the income he earned in that manner.)

She was then asked if there was an “easy way to counter” the Republican claims that President Biden “interacted with [Hunter Biden’s] associates and has been lying about it since.” Jean-Pierre said “the president is not lying about anything as it relates to what House Republicans are trying to do.” She did not deny, however,  that he had lied about his knowledge about his son’s business interests, or his documented meetings with, and telephone conversations with, his son’s foreign business associates.

Jean-Pierre alleged that Republicans are playing politics while refusing to fund the government or deal with pressing national issues.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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