Karine Jean-Pierre AVOIDS question on Chinese payments to Hunter and Hallie trends now
Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre would not bite Wednesday when asked about President Joe Biden's family members receiving more than $1 million from an associate who entered into business with a Chinese energy company.
On Thursday, the GOP-led House Oversight Committee put out a report based on bank records that showed that Hunter Biden's business associate John R. Walker had received a $3 million wire transfer from Chinese State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with CEFC China Energy
Walker then distributed $1.3 million to accounts associated Hunter Biden, Beau's widow and Hunter's girlfriend Hallie Biden and the president's brother in 2017.
Fox News Channel's Peter Doocy asked Jean-Pierre what the Biden family members were paid for via the transaction.
'Look, I'm not going to respond to that from here,' the White House press secretary responded. 'Look, we have heard from House Republicans for years and years and years now - the inaccuracies and lies when it comes to this issue.'
Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday avoided answering a question on why Hunter Biden, Beau Biden's wife Hallie and other relatives received more than $1 million from an associate who had entered into business with a Chinese energy company
House Oversight Committee Republicans are pointing to more than $1 million funneled into accounts owned by the president's son Hunter Biden (left) and his then-girlfriend Hallie Biden (right), the widow of his older brother Beau
President Joe Biden responded to the Oversight Committee's report Friday by saying 'that's not true.' A spokesperson for Hunter Biden's legal team blasted the disclosures as old news – and said the funds transferred to Hallie Biden were part of 'sharing expenses'
'And I don't even know where to begin to even answer that question because again, it's been lies and lies and inaccuracy for the past couple of years and I'm just not going to get into it from here,' she added.
President Joe Biden responded to the allegation Friday as he was departing the White House for Delaware by saying 'that's not true.'
The House Oversight Committee, under the chairmanship of Kentucky Republican Rep. James Comer, has been investigating Biden family influence peddling since the GOP took over the House in January.
The probe is mosty focused on Hunter Biden, who started entering into foreign business deals while his father was still serving as vice president.
However, the committee also uncovered a $35,000 payment to Hallie, who dated Hunter Biden after the death of her husband Beau Biden in 2015.
The president's brother Jim also got a cut of the cash.
Comer wrote Walker that the panel 'is investigating President Biden's involvement in his family's business practices' and 'has identified you as a critical witness in this matter and has reviewed evidence showing you received millions of dollars originating from a Chinese energy company and elsewhere.'
The House Oversight Committee has 'invited' Hunter Biden associate John R. Walker to come in for a transcribed interview
The White House hit back after Republicans subpoenaed bank records and released documents purporting to show that Hallie Biden received a cut of $3 million in cash from China. Beau Biden's widow was identified Thursday as the third member of the first family wrapped up in Rep. James Comer's investigation into allegations they used their names to profit on business deals
The committee 'invites you to participate in a transcribed interview with Committee staff, Comer wrote –in language that stopped short of an outright demand but which can be a prelude to a subpoena if a witness declines to comply.
Democrats fumed at Comer's public campaign Thursday, with the White House calling it an 'attack' on the president's