President Joe Biden, no stranger to pay-to-play and shady business deals made because of his proximity to power, is panicking and has been forced to warn his family that if they plan to trade on the family name, they better be careful.
Frank Biden, the president’s younger brother, traded on his brother’s name on day one of Joe’s presidency in an advertisement for a law firm. Frank is a “non-attorney” senior consultant for the Berman Law firm.
The Berman Law firm ran an ad on inauguration day touting their relationship with the new president. Frank directly mentions Joe as the firms’ guiding light for Berman. “My brother is a model for how to go about doing this work. One of his central tenets is that one should never question another man’s or woman’s motives or assign blame to them. That way, you avoid creating a disparity that prevents any kind of coming together. You can, of course question someone’s judgment, and that’s what we’re doing by bringing this to court.”
Biden responded to the story of the use of his name with a warning for his family — obviously aware of the controversy surrounding his family’s overseas business dealings. According to Politico, the President said:
For Ch—t’s sake, watch yourself. Don’t get sucked into something that would, first of all, hurt you.
Frank Biden denies that he ever used his connection to Joe Biden to attract clients to his firm. “I have never used my brother to obtain clients for my firm.”
According to CNBC, an unnamed White House official warned that the President’s name is off limits for commercial use:
It is this White House’s policy that the President’s name should not be used in connection with any commercial activities to suggest, or in any way that could reasonably be understood to imply, his endorsement or support.
President Biden insisted on the campaign trail that there was a wall between him and his family’s business dealings in the past, and that wall would be maintained in his administration. But Biden’s family has a long history of using Joe’s name. Recently, an associate revealed Joe’s shady business dealings.
In October 2020, Tucker Carlson interviewed a Biden family business associate about Joe Biden’s involvement in Hunter Biden’s business deals. In the explosive interview, Anthony Bobulinski produced documentation of Joe Biden’s involvement and percentage in the deal.