U.S. President Joe Biden struggled to maintain his composure on Friday when a reporter asked him about the House Oversight Committee's recent revelation that Biden's family indirectly received a large sum of money from a Chinese company.
This incident was caught on camera. Take a look:
JUST IN: Joe Biden claims report of $1 million plus payment from Chinese energy company that was made to his family is ‘not true’..
THIS SEEMS CONTRADICTING TO WHAT HUNTER SAID.. pic.twitter.com/6lyhFjUT1q
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) March 18, 2023
The video is from Friday night. Biden, just outside of the White House, spoke with reporters - mostly about the recent news that the International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But, one reporter slipped in a very different question. "Any reaction to the House GOP memo about your family dealings, sir?" the reporter asked.
Biden, here, got much closer to the reporter. "My family dealings?" he asked.
The reporter replied, "Yes, your — (inaudible) that Hunter Biden’s business associate sent over a million dollars to three of your family members. Any reaction to that?"
In the above video, take a look at Biden's face as the reporter asks this question - it's deadly. But, Biden did manage to keep his composure, and he replied, "That's not true."
The backstory here is that the House Oversight Committee, led by U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY), recently released a memo detailing "New Evidence Resulting from the Oversight Committee’s Investigation into the Biden Family’s Influence Peddling and Business Schemes."
The new evidence involves a John Robinson Walker, who is described as the owner of Robinson Walker, LLC, and as a “Biden family associate.”
The committee recently subpoenaed Walker's bank records, and what the records show is that "over the course of several years, members of the Biden family and their companies received over $1.3 million in payments from accounts related to their associate, Rob Walker.”
According to Comer, "most of this money came as a result of a wire from a Chinese energy company.
Comer added that "it is unclear what services were provided to obtain this exorbitant amount of money.” But, it is known that four members of the Biden family received payments from Walker: Hunter Biden, James Biden, Hallie Biden, and a yet-unidentified Biden.
This would appear to contradict what Biden told the reporter on Friday. But, it's the position that Biden appears to be sticking with.