CNN: Hunter Is Less Connected to Biden than Trump Is to His Children

Cassandra DeVries | August 1, 2023
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Devon Archer testified on Monday that his former business partner, Hunter Biden, called then-Vice President Joe Biden during business meetings to “sell the illusion of access to his father” and America’s government. Tuesday’s CNN This Morning dismissed Hunter’s use of his father’s position as vice president for business advancement as typical political behavior, more suitable than that of Trump’s children, irrelevant to voters compared to Republican extremism, and unimportant to the public.

“You know, Hunter Biden seems to be, from all the evidence, very much in this long lineage of people who try to trade on their association with powerful people in Washington,” declared Ron Brownstein, senior editor for The Atlantic, justifying Hunter’s alleged 20 phone calls to his father as a marketing strategy to attract foreign businesses.

Host Phil Mattingly also dismissed Hunter’s behavior as typical Washington, D.C. networking:

And yet – I mean the fact he was on the phone to Ron's point, this is something that if you work in Washington, you are very familiar with this type of thing. Lobbyists do it all the time with their former bosses. Family members trade off this on a pretty regular bas