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The Wall Street Journal’s deputy editorial page editor, James Freeman, said Tuesday that while Hunter Biden is under federal investigation for his foreign business dealings, the latest development in the story challenges President Biden’s denials.
“A lot of Americans never got the full story in the last election because there was an active crackdown by social media and traditional media giants. Ideally, we’ll see if there’s any crime here. You want political justice and voters to have the information and to be able to make decisions,” Freeman told America’s Newsroom as he discussed the latest developments with hosts Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer.
New details show Biden White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain contacted hunter in September 2012 for helping him raise $20,000 for the Vice President’s Residence Foundation (VPRF), telling him to “keep that touch low-key” to avoid “bad public relations,” according to emails reviewed by Fox News Digital.
RON KLAIN SOLICITATED MONEY FROM HUNTER BIDEN FOR VP RESIDENCE IN 2012, EMAILS SHOW: ‘KEEP THIS LOW KEY’
Klain, who had left his position as chief of staff in then-Vice President Biden’s office a year earlier but was the foundation’s chairman at the time of the emails, told Hunter that he had to “take on some nasty business” and needed Hunter’s help. .
The Vice President’s Residence Foundation is a non-profit entity used to help preserve and furnish the Vice President’s official residence located on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory.
The foundation’s 2012 fiscal year ran from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 – the same month Klain emailed Hunter Biden asking for help soliciting donations and when the foundation “resumed fundraising”.
Biden hunter is currently under federal investigation for potential violations of tax, money laundering and foreign lobbying laws through his past business dealings overseas, but Klain came to his defense on Sunday, tell ABC News that President Biden is “confident that his son did not break the law”.
The 2012 emails follow previous reports showing Hunter Biden behind the scenes after Joe Biden walked into the vice president’s office.
Freeman said Klain’s emails show the White House narrative that President Biden has no connection to Hunter’s business dealings is “fiction.”
“They are closely related. There is a lot of evidence in the emails about the connections,” he said.
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Perino wondered if the Obama White House attorney’s office was “nervous” about the situation at the time.
“That’s one of the big questions in the whole scandal. How did the White House attorney’s office allow this garbage and allow Joe Biden to go to Ukraine to pursue politics with his son? trolling with a handout?” Freeman asked.
Perino added: “How did they allow Hunter to fly with Joe Biden to China? Yeah. Obama will be in the White House today. But I have a feeling they won’t ask him .”
Fox News’ Cameron Cawthornea and Joe Schoffstall contributed to this report.