White House downplays Hunter Biden's surprise press conference

 December 16, 2023

President Joe Biden and the White House, presumably, weren't exactly thrilled when Hunter Biden gave a surprise press conference at the same time he was supposed to be testifying before a House committee.

But they would never admit their displeasure with that scenario, and the administration sent out spin experts to make the media rounds to downplay what had happened.

According to Breitbart, that was evidenced this week during a CNN interview when host Phil Mattingly asked White House spokesman for Oversight and Investigations Ian Sams about Hunter Biden's presser and how his father felt about it.

"Hunter Biden had a very public moment yesterday outside of the House, saying he wanted to testify publicly, he would not meet behind closed doors with House Republicans. The White House just said the President was aware that Hunter Biden was going to do that, was aware of what he was going to say. Did he agree with the strategy of doing that?" Mattingly asked.

Sams seemed more than ready with an answer, and even used the moment to praise Hunter Biden for his "recovery" from multiple addictions.

"Well, look, I’m not going to get into a father’s conversations with his son, except to say Hunter’s a private person. He can make his own decisions about how to handle these sorts of things," Sams responded.

He added, "But the President loves and is very proud of him. He overcame a very dark period in his life and has stood tall and is in recovery. And also, it should be pointed out something that’s getting lost, Hunter offered to testify publicly and transparently. He offered, and the House Republicans rejected it. And it gets to the point of what they’re doing here, they’ll never be satisfied," Sams said.

Sams used the moment to further victimize Hunter and Joe Biden, falsely describing the Republicans' investigations -- which are quite serious -- as "attacks."

"They’re going to continue attacking, over and over and over again, no matter what facts come out, no matter what the truth is. And what’s really scary about what’s happening right now is they’re abusing such a grave constitutional process to do it," he went on.

Of course, the irony of Sams saying Republicans are "abusing such a grave constitutional process" didn't fall on deaf ears.

That's exactly what Democrats did to former President Donald Trump. They actually abused the process.

Last week, the House voted on launching a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden, which gives them heightened subpoena and investigative powers.

There's no telling what will come down the pipeline in the coming months.