White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was interrogated about the attendance of Hunter Biden during the state dinner last week. Reports say two days prior to the event, Biden agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts.On June 26, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was interrogated about the U.S. administration’s policy regarding family members who attend state dinners. The concern seemed to refer to U.S. President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, 53, who attended the state dinner last week.
According to Betz, the state dinner was just two days after Hunter agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts for willfully failing to pay federal income tax. The office of David C. Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, stated that Hunter owed an excess of $100,000 each year.
In addition, the President’s son entered into a pretrial diversion agreement for possessing a firearm despite being an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance. However, Hunter has allegedly been allowed to avoid prosecution for the felony gun charges that could have him imprisoned if convicted.
White House Press Secretary’s Responses
An article in the NBC News states that the White House press secretary refused to deal with the interrogation on the grounds that the investigation is linked to the Department of Justice. Nonetheless, the reporter who raised the question acknowledged that it was not unconventional for the families of the presidents to attend White House functions. The interrogation was reportedly whether there were any additional guardrails given Hunter’s circumstances.