On Tuesday, Pres. Joe Biden called it “just a bunch of lies” that he interacted with his son Hunter’s foreign business associates – prompting Republicans to release hundreds of emails and report 22 conversations in which Joe Biden did just that.
Responding to a reporter’s question, Pres. Biden repeatedly called it “lies” that he had ever interacted with foreign business associates of his son:
Reporter: “Can you explain to the Americans — to Americans, amid this impeachment inquiry, why you interacted with so many of your son and brother’s foreign business associates?”
Biden: “I’m not going to comment on that. I did not. And it’s just a bunch of lies.”
Reporter: “You didn’t interact with”…
Biden: “They’re lies.”
Reporter: “…any of their business associates?”
Biden: “I did not. They’re lies.”
Republicans were quick to respond, pointing to a plethora of instances contradicting Joe Biden’s claim.
House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) cited then-Vice President Biden’s speakerphone and email interactions:
“Joe Biden: Dined at Cafe Milano with oligarchs from around the world that sent his son money. Joined by speakerphone with Biden family associates over 20 times. Used aliases as Vice President to email with his son’s business associate.
“@POTUS just continues to lie.”
🚨 Joe Biden:— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) December 6, 2023
Dined at Cafe Milano with oligarchs from around the world that sent his son money.
Joined by speakerphone with Biden family associates over 20 times.
Used aliases as Vice President to email with his son’s business associate.@POTUS just continues to lie.👇 pic.twitter.com/dXy5u76b2x
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) was even more forceful and specific in providing a “FACT” about Biden’s interactions:
“The President just lied again to the American people.
“FACT: There are at least 22 examples of Joe Biden speaking with or meeting with Hunter Biden’s foreign business associates.”
On Tuesday, House Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO) announced the release of “Never before seen evidence from IRS whistleblowers confirm that Joe Biden lied when he claimed he knew nothing of his son's business dealings”:
“E-mail data released by IRS whistleblowers reveal Vice President Joe Biden sent and received at least 327 emails from Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Hunter Biden’s business partner Eric Schwerin– all from hidden alias emails.”
In a press release, the committee details the preponderance of its evidence that Joe Biden lied:
“The House Ways and Means Committee voted to release 56 new pages of evidence showing that then-Vice President Joe Biden used multiple email aliases and private email addresses to communicate with his son’s business associate and main financial architect, directly refuting previous public statements the President has made that he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings.
“Among the pages of new evidence, provided to the Committee and released by a vote of the Committee during today’s markup, was a document with data on 327 emails showing Joe Biden’s correspondence – via email aliases – with a key Hunter Biden business associate.
“54 of the emails were exclusively between Joe Biden and one of Hunter Biden’s business partners, Eric Schwerin, who was in charge of structuring the family’s various shell companies that launder money around the world.”
The House Ways and Means Committee has uploaded the redacted emails here.