WATCH: Biden Lashes Out at Reporter for Question About Hunter’s Business

August 10, 2023

President Joe Biden lashed out at a reporter when asked about the growing evidence linking him to his son's foreign business dealings.

"I never talked business with anybody, I knew you'd have a lousy question," Biden on Wednesday told Fox News reporter Peter Doocy. The reporter asked about testimony from Hunter Biden's former business associate Devon Archer last week that Biden was on speakerphone during business meetings with his son's foreign business partners.

Biden told Doocy "it's not true."

Archer, who also sat on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings with Hunter Biden, told the House Oversight Committee last week that Hunter Biden called his father more than 20 times during business meetings to sell the Biden "brand."

It's not the first time Biden got into it with Doocy about his role in his family's foreign business.

"I have never spoken to my son about his overseas dealings," Biden told Doocy in 2019, before yelling at him to "ask the right questions."

Archer also testified that Biden attended a dinner as vice president with several business associates of his son, including "Vadym P. from Burisma."

"Vadym P." refers to Vadym Pozharskyi, a Burisma executive who thanked Hunter Biden for bringing his father to the dinner, which took place at Café Milano in Washington, D.C.

"Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spend some time together," Pozharskyi wrote in an April 2015 email that the New York Post first reported in 2020.

Archer also revealed last week in an interview that Biden sent him a letter in 2011, contradicting the president's claims that he never discussed his son's business dealings.

"I apologize for not getting a chance to talk to you at the luncheon yesterday. … I hope I get a chance to see you again soon with Hunter. I hope you enjoyed lunch. Thanks for coming," then-vice president Biden wrote to Archer. A handwritten portion reads, "P.S. Happy you guys are together."

The House Oversight Committee this week released new evidence detailing how the Biden family received more than $20 million from foreign sources, some of whom then-vice president Joe Biden dined with following the payments.

The Committee claims that payments from those countries and Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings to the Biden family total more than $20 million.

A Russian oligarch made a payment of $3.5 million in February 2014 to a shell company associated with Hunter Biden and his former business partner Devon Archer. Two months later, an oligarch in Kazakhstan wired $142,300 to a bank account linked to the pair—the exact cost of a sports car Biden purchased the next day.

Biden's denial of involvement is not new.

"I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else anything having to do with their business, period," the president said in August 2019.

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