Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki is calling for Hunter Biden to stop speaking publicly after receiving a subpoena.
Psaki shared the comments during a "Meet the Press" interview on Sunday.
Jen Psaki Urges Hunter Biden ‘Please Stop Talking in Public’ After Defying Subpoena: ‘This is Not Helpful to Any of Them’ https://t.co/jhj98NJGLV
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“If you’re sitting in the White House right now, you’re like ‘Please, Hunter Biden, we know your dad loves you. Please stop talking in public,'” she said.
“This is not helpful to any of them for him to be out there,” Psaki said, “but at the same time, the president loves his son. That takes precedent over anything else.”
Jen Psaki muses White House wants Hunter Biden to 'stop talking in public' https://t.co/akkDCxg02M
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"The president's son gave a press conference on Capitol Hill this week after defying a congressional subpoena," Fox News reported.
"Hunter said that his father 'was not financially involved' in his business, and said there is 'no evidence because it did not happen,'" it continued.
The public appearance blamed Republicans for targeting him as the president's son and for attempting to "dehumanize" him following his recovery from drug addiction.
The appearance was met with anger from House Republicans, with some calling for Hunter Biden to be charged with contempt.
The ongoing defiance by the president's son continues despite efforts to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against his father over allegations of his involvement in his son's business deals.
The investigation could cause major concerns for the president during next year's reelection campaign where the problems with Hunter Biden could lead to a loss of support from some Democrats in the likely rematch against former President Donald Trump who continues to gain ground in polls against Biden.