MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough pressed Hunter Biden’s attorney Friday on his client’s foreign business dealings that resulted in millions worth of payments.
Scarborough brought Biden’s defense counsel Abbe Lowell on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to defend his client’s actions and clarify how much Hunter Biden received from foreign business partners. (RELATED: IRS Whistleblower Gary Shapley’s Attorneys Debunk False Claims From Hunter Biden’s Lawyer)
“At the same time, I think Americans are asking what did Hunter Biden think he was getting that $7 million for? Why would he be getting paid so much money?” Scarborough asked.
“Stop with your $7 million and talk about how many years that Hunter has been in business and what happened in each of those specific years. When you say it that way people think somebody just sent him a check for $7 million on April the 1st,” Lowell replied. (RELATED: IRS Whistleblower Says Hunter Biden’s Attorney Made ‘False Statements’ And ‘Threatened’ Prosecutors)
“Well, well, well, no, no, no, no, but help me out here again, Scarborough interjected.
“And I’m glad you’re here to break this down. Obviously Jared [Kushner] raised his $3 billion very quickly. We have numbers being thrown around. The $7 million is not what [House Oversight Chairman James] Comer is saying. Comer has a much higher, much more elevated number. I guess the Washington Post reported it was $7 million. What’s the $7 million over and how many countries did it come from?” Scarborough followed up.
“Well, ok, so first of all, it’s much more complicated than to say it comes from countries. There are joint ventures between American entities and in one or two occasions a potential foreign entity to create the possibility of jobs and energy in the United States. That’s too complicated to try to explain, but I can answer the question that you asked in the following way,” Lowell responded.
“Over the time that he was in business, this is, again, something that people ought to pay attention to. Hunter Biden went to Georgetown University, went to Yale law school, was on the board of directors of a bank, was on it board of directors of Amtrak, was somebody who worked in an international law firm. People seem to forget this is not the person out there having people write checks for no reason. He’s a capable, educated, experienced person. Now, if Congress wants to start saying, ‘Wait, does he get opportunities because his last name is Biden,’ they should look to themselves,” Lowell added.
Scarborough was referring to an article in the Washington Post by left-wing fact checker Glenn Kessler describing how the House Oversight Committee’s memos outlining Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings show the president’s son made $7 million directly.
House Oversight has presented bank records showing the Biden family and its business associates made more than $20 million from Ukrainian, Russian, Chinese, Romanian and Kazakh business associates. IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler testified to House Oversight in July that the Biden family and its associates made $17 million from Ukrainian, Chinese and Romanian business partners.