Report: Convicted Felon Hunter Biden Is Joe Biden’s ‘Acting Chief of Staff’

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Convicted felon Hunter Biden is reportedly the “acting chief of staff” to President Joe Biden, usurping Jeff Zients in that designated role.

The Biden family, which made millions from foreign business deals while Joe Biden was in and out of office, is helping to keep Biden in the race, a source told the Daily Beast on Wednesday:

His family is standing with him, his wife Jill and sister Valerie, who Democrats relied upon to provide wise counsel—not just cheerleading. His son, Hunter, has been seen at the White House so much lately that one well-connected lawyer/lobbyist Democrat dubbed him “the acting chief of staff. He’s the gatekeeper. He’s the one who’s bucking up his dad.”

Hunter is the X factor here, wanting to encourage his father like deceased brother Beau did, and not wanting the stress of his felony convictions to hamper his father. Having Hunter on the scene is not helping Biden politically, but that’s not what this is about. A Democrat who worked for Biden earlier in his career says simply, “Biden stood by him through all the darkest times. This is more of a family thing than a political thing. It has nothing to do with his criminal cases, it’s much more about how the family operates.”

Hunter has joined meetings with Joe Biden and his top aides since the president returned to the White House from Camp David, four people familiar with the matter told NBC News on July 2:

The president’s son has also been talking to senior White House staff members, these people said.

While he is regularly at the White House residence and events, it is unusual for Hunter Biden to be in and around meetings his father is having with his team, these people said. They said the president’s aides were struck by his presence during their discussions.

One of the people familiar with the matter said Hunter Biden has been closely advising his father since the family gathered over the weekend at Camp David after Thursday’s debate. This person said Hunter Biden has “popped into” a couple of meetings and phone calls the president has had with some of his advisers.

“What the hell is happening?” one person familiar with the reaction from some senior White House staff members told NBC News.

Hunter’s presence was due to the July Fourth weekend, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters. She did not say if Hunter met with senior advisers.

Breitbart News’s Joel Pollak reported on the frequent visits of Hunter’s business partners to the White House:

In another irony, Hunter Biden was once involved in schemes to provide access to the White House for his foreign business partners when his father was vice president during the Obama administration. Now he has direct access.

It is unclear whether Hunter Biden has passed any kind of security check or background check, and it is also not clear what kind of meetings he is attending with his father, and what sorts of policy decisions are made with him present.

A Delaware jury found Hunter guilty in June of three gun charges. He will face a trial in September for alleged tax wrongdoing.

Wendell Husebo is a political reporter with Breitbart News and a former GOP War Room Analyst. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality. Follow Wendell on “X” @WendellHusebø or on Truth Social @WendellHusebo.


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