It was recently revealed that Hallie Biden, the daughter-in-law of President Joe Biden and widow of his deceased son Beau, was involved in the Biden family “business” and received a cut of payments that have been traced back to communist China.
Yet, when White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about the new Hallie Biden revelations during Thursday’s press briefing, she simply walked away from the podium without any response, Breitbart reported.
In fact, the White House appears to be so averse to addressing the topic that a transcript of the briefing didn’t even include the shouted question about the president’s daughter-in-law at the end, as it typically does otherwise.
Chinese money distributed among Biden family
The Republican-led House Oversight Committee recently obtained financial records from one of Hunter Biden’s former business associates, Rob Walker, which revealed a series of payments to several members of the Biden family from a $3 million lump sum received by Walker from a state-owned Chinese company.
A press release on Thursday detailed how in March 2017, less than two months after then-former Vice President Biden had left office, his son Hunter’s then-business associate Walker received a $3 million wire transfer from a Chinese company known as State Energy HK Limited.
The very next day, Walker’s company wired approximately one-third of the total amount received, around $1,065,000, to a company owned by another then-business associate of Hunter Biden, James Gilliar.
Over the course of the next several months, Walker’s company made numerous other transfers to several different accounts and companies linked to the Biden family — including Hunter Biden, the president’s brother James Biden, Hallie Biden, and a fourth individual identified only as “Biden” — that collectively totaled around $1,065,000, or roughly one-third of the initial $3 million received by Walker.
🚨 BREAKING: House Oversight reveals bank records show that Biden associate, Rob Walker, used his company, Robinson Walker LLC, to transfer money from a Chinese energy company to Hunter Biden, James Biden, Hallie Biden, and an unknown “Biden.” pic.twitter.com/ynLb8EjiU9
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 16, 2023
“Unclear what services were provided” to earn payments
In a statement about the “suspicious” banking transactions and transfers revealed by Walker’s financial records, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said, “Democrats described our subpoena as providing nothing more than records for Papa John’s and Starbucks, but they failed to mention the records we’ve received documenting the Biden family’s business schemes.”
“Over the course of several years, members of the Biden family and their companies received over $1.3 million in payments from accounts related to their associate, Rob Walker,” he continued. “Most of this money came as a result of a wire from a Chinese energy company and went not only to Hunter and James Biden, but also to Hallie Biden and an unknown ‘Biden.’ It is unclear what services were provided to obtain this exorbitant amount of money.”
“The Oversight Committee is concerned about the national security implications resulting from President Biden’s family receiving millions of dollars from foreign nationals,” the Kentucky congressman added. “We will continue to follow the money trail and facts to determine if President Biden is compromised by his family’s business schemes and if there is a national security threat.”
White House won’t answer questions, but will attack committee and chairman
The Daily Mail reported that according to documents released by the Oversight Committee, it appears that Hallie Biden received at least $35,000 out of the $1 million-plus distributed among the Biden family members by Walker. That money came in two separate payments in 2017, while Hallie was romantically involved with Hunter a little more than a year after her husband Beau had died of cancer.
Interestingly enough, while White House press secretary Jean-Pierre refused to respond to the shouted question about Hallie at the end of Thursday’s press briefing, the White House did lash out against the Oversight Committee and Chairman Comer earlier in the day for publicly revealing her involvement in the Biden family’s alleged business schemes and influence-peddling.
“After a disgusting attack lamenting that the President’s deceased son Beau was never prosecuted while he was alive, Congressman Comer has now decided to go after Beau’s widow,” White House spokesman Ian Sams told the Daily Mail. “Instead of bizarrely attacking the President’s family, perhaps House Republicans should focus on working with the President to deliver results for American families on important priorities like lowering costs and strengthening health care.”
Breitbart noted that the only question from reporters about Hallie Biden came at the very end of Thursday’s briefing, so it will be interesting to see what Jean-Pierre will do in future briefings if she receives multiple questions in the middle of the event about the president’s daughter-in-law and why she received a cut of the money from a Chinese state-owned energy company.