White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday dodged a question about a New York Post report revealing Hunter Biden’s closest business partner visited the White House while Joe Biden was Vice President.
Hunter Biden’s business partner, Eric Schwerin, visited the Obama White House 19 times, according to visitor logs reviewed by The New York Post:
Hunter Biden’s closest business partner made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015, including a sitdown with then-Vice President Joe Biden in the West Wing.
Visitor logs from the White House of former President Barack Obama reviewed by The Post cast further doubt over Joe Biden’s claims that he knew nothing of his son’s dealings.
Eric Schwerin met with Vice President Biden on November 17, 2010 in the West Wing, when he was the president of the since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners.
The logs also reveal that Schwerin met with various close aides of both Joe and Jill Biden at key moments in Hunter’s life when he was striking multi-million dollar deals in foreign countries, including China. Yet President Biden has long insisted he had no involvement in his son’s foreign affairs. “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” he said in 2019.
Psaki dodged a PBS reporter’s question about why Hunter Biden’s business partner Eric Schwerin had access to the White House and why he had a sit-down meeting with then-VP Joe Biden.
“The New York Post is reporting, looking at White House visitor logs, there were 19 visits to the White House while the President was Vice President by Hunter Biden’s business partner…Can you help us understand why that business partner had access and what those meetings were about?” PBS reporter Lisa Desjardins asked Psaki.
“I don’t have any information on that,” Psaki said.
PBS’s @LisaDNews: “[T]he @NYPost is reporting…there were 19 visits to the WH while the President was Vice President by Hunter Biden’s business partners…Can you help us understand why [they] had access & what those…were about?”
Psaki: “I don’t have any information on that.” pic.twitter.com/YS5NrQdWps
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 25, 2022