President Joe Biden reportedly knew about his son Hunter Biden's decision to skip a hearing scheduled on Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee.
The move came after Hunter Biden had been subpoenaed and required to appear on Dec. 13.
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“The president was certainly familiar with what his son was going to say and I think what you saw was from the heart, from his son,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during her regular briefing, according to the New York Post.
"Look, I don’t have anything else to add,” Jean-Pierre added in response to follow-up questions. “The president was familiar with what Hunter was going to say today. And he’s proud of his son.”
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“It was a small circle who knew about it, but he told his Dad of course,” a source with direct knowledge of the planning told The Messenger.
"Hunter Biden wanted to make a bold statement before the cameras — with the U.S Capitol building looming large behind him. It was a symbolic message to the lawmakers who have not only summoned him to the Capitol but have long accused him of hiding," it added.
The news adds to tensions surrounding Hunter Biden's international business deals, including millions of dollars paid to Biden family members.
The investigation by the Oversight Committee is especially seeking information related to the president's connections with the deals that included China and Ukraine.
President Biden claims he had no knowledge of his son's deals but growing evidence shows there is more to the situation.
The Oversight Committee now has to decide how to handle the situation as the House moves forward on an impeachment inquiry vote.