The timeline is in question of new allegations released in the Hunter Biden investigation involving his father, President Joe Biden.
Southeast Missouri Congressman Jason Smith is Chair of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, which announced confidential documents Thursday about the committee’s investigation into whether the president abused public office for his family’s financial gain.
One piece of evidence in question was dated June 6, 2017 – when Biden was not in office or running for office.
Biden was vice president from 2009 to 2017. He announced his candidacy for president on April 25, 2019.
A reporter from NBC pressed Smith on how any sort of criminal wrongdoing happened when Biden was not in the White House or even a candidate.
“I’m not an expert on the timeline,” Smith said. “I would love to have President Biden and his family to tell us about all the timelines because it’s really really unfortunate that we see so many meetings and so many phone calls that involved around official activity that the vice president has been participating in and then big sums of money follows later.”
When pressed multiple times in the press conference from the reporter, Smith deflected and moved on to the next question.
“So, apparently you’ll never believe us,” said Smith.
“I’m not seeing I don’t believe you, I’m asking you a very direct question,” said the reporter. “You presented a piece of evidence that you say came on August 6, 2017.
“I’m definitely not going to pinpoint one item,” Smith said. “I think we’ve outlined…” “But you presented it,” shouts the reporter. “It was the first thing that you brought up!”
“Apparently you don’t agree with it,” responded Smith.
The reporter responded, “It’s not that I don’t agree with it, I’m asking you to explain.”
“I’ll take the next question,” said Smith.
Smith, a Republican, said the evidence points to the president being a key player selling his ‘brand’ to Hunter’s foreign business partners and interacting with his son’s business associates.
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