After publishing this story, the Daily Caller discovered key errors that called into question the article’s central thesis. The subject of this article purported Hunter Biden paid $49,910 in monthly rent to live at President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, residence, according to a photo of a document labeled “Background Screening Test.” The document listed a sum of $49,910 on a line marked “Monthly Rent” below the Wilmington address. The document also listed the name of Hunter Biden’s company, Owasco PC, on a line marked “Company Name.”
Despite the form saying the rent amounted to $49,910 monthly, later reporting indicated Hunter Biden paid $49,910 in quarterly rent for office space at House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Owasco PC. A spokesperson from House of Sweden confirmed to PolitiFact it did receive such a payment from Hunter Biden, and that the company listed on the document was the same company with office space at House of Sweden.
Senior leadership at the Caller regrets the error, and is investigating the editorial processes that led to these mistakes.
The retracted article is archived here.