“That's not a hypothetical I'm going to entertain,” the White House communications director, Kate Bedingfield, stated during a recent press briefing after she was asked about a possible pardon for Hunter Biden. “I don't have anything to add from this podium.”
Bedingfield was hesitant to comment on anything related to the Hunter Biden story, even though CNN, the Washington Post along with the New York Times recently published reports on the federal tax probe that is being conducted into the president’s son and his foreign business transactions.
When further questions were asked regarding Hunter Biden and the president's brother, James Biden, Bedingfield would simply reply, “I don't have anything further to add from this podium.”
CNN said the investigation has “gained steam” as a growing number of witnesses have been scheduled to testify about the case. The Washington Post confirmed reports from other media sources that Biden was paid close to $5 million by the CEFC China Energy conglomerate; however, Joe Biden denied during the campaign that his son earned any money from China.
“My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China,” Biden stated during the 2020 presidential debate, moderated by NBC's Kristen Welker.
Bedingfield claimed that the White House stood by Biden's claim, despite the fact that recent reports had proved it to be untrue. “We absolutely stand by the president's comment,” Bedingfield said in reference to his response to Welker’s request for clarification during the debate.