The Biden team recently decided against appearing on MSNBC, reportedly to sidestep inquiries concerning President Biden’s son, Hunter, as per recent revelations.
When news emerged that a special counsel was designated for the Hunter Biden inquiry, the campaign allegedly opted against facing potential questions on the topic, as informed by the New York Times.
The Times mentioned over the weekend, “The Biden team decided against a planned Friday session on MSNBC for their campaign manager, Julie Chávez Rodríguez, following the announcement of the special counsel to steer clear of numerous questions centered around the president’s son, as informed by sources familiar with the planning.”
This particular narrative was encompassed within a wider article highlighting that Democrats seemed largely unperturbed about Hunter Biden’s situation. They drew attention to the indictments around the Republican leader, Donald Trump. The Times stated that polling has shown many swing voters are not largely affected by the Hunter Biden situations. The recent Ohio poll and the prominence of the abortion rights matter apparently drove Democratic wins. Moreover, Democrats believe that the controversial actions of family members don’t necessarily influence their relative’s presidential run.
MSNBC, which has a liberal stance and is an offshoot of NBC News, now has Jen Psaki, President Biden’s initial press secretary, as part of their roster. She is the anchor for the weekend show “Inside.” Karine Jean-Pierre, Psaki’s successor, was an MSNBC commentator before returning to political roles. The channel is often perceived as an ally for the Biden narrative.
President Biden continues to support Hunter amidst Republican claims that he gained from Hunter’s overseas ventures leveraging the renowned family name. However, some media personnel, typically favoring the Democrats, are voicing their apprehensions regarding the case.
Over the past weekend, CNN’s Jake Tapper pondered whether President Biden should refrain from asserting his son’s innocence. Tapper commented on the delicate balance of a father speaking about his son and the President speaking about a possible defendant in a case overseen by his administration.
Previously, a plea deal involving Hunter Biden came to a sudden halt. He was on the verge of accepting guilt for two tax-related offenses and one count of unauthorized firearm possession by an individual involved with controlled substances. However, this plea was rejected by Judge Maryellen Noreika due to constitutional concerns. After reassurances that admitting to these minor tax offenses wouldn’t safeguard him from potential charges, Hunter then pled “not guilty.”
David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney who encountered criticism for suggesting a probation-focused plea for Hunter Biden in July, has been named the special counsel in the ongoing probe, as declared by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
James Comer, the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, labeled Garland’s revelation as an attempt by the Justice Department to shield the Biden family amidst increasing evidence of President Biden’s alleged involvement in the family’s profit-making endeavors with international entities.