CNN’s Brian Stelter says Hunter Biden scandal ‘not just a right-wing media story,’ may prevent Biden 2024 run

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CNN’s Brian Stelter says Hunter Biden scandal ‘not just a right-wing media story,’ may prevent Biden 2024 run

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During a segment on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, host Brian Stelter discussed Hunter Biden being under federal investigation with his guest Michael LaRosa, the former press secretary for First Lady Jill Biden.

The conversation was sparked when Stelter cited a New York Times column by Maureen Dowd urging the president not to run for re-election. He then brought up the Department of Justice looking into Hunter’s alleged tax violations and business dealings.

“What about his son?” asked Stelter. “What about Hunter? Hunter under federal investigation, charges can be coming at any time, this is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens.” 

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Joe Biden's brother-in-law, Jack Owens, emailed Hunter in 2014 to help him obtain a Chinese business license.

Joe Biden’s brother-in-law, Jack Owens, emailed Hunter in 2014 to help him obtain a Chinese business license. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)

“Could he decide not to run for re-election given his son?” Stelter asked. 

“Look, they make decisions as a family and they will make that decision when it’s time,” responded LaRosa.

“Do you think they’ve talked about it yet?” Stelter asked. 

“No. The president’s doing his job, he’s doing his work. He’s not focused on that,” LaRosa responded. 

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Hunter Biden, the son of President Biden, is under federal investigation.

Hunter Biden, the son of President Biden, is under federal investigation. (Getty Images)

Stelter asked if “the press is getting ahead of the family on that.” 

“Way ahead, way ahead,” LaRosa responded, before reiterating that the president “intends to run” and urging the press to focus on his “substantive wins” in the past week. 

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Hunter Biden’s laptop story was falsely declared Russian disinformation by dozens of former intelligence officials. Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms suppressed the story by preventing people from sharing the link to the New York Post article reporting on the subject.

Media outlets reported recently on the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop as the president's son remains under a federal tax investigation.

Media outlets reported recently on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop as the president’s son remains under a federal tax investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Joe Biden’s job approval ratings are at record lows, with only 19% support among Hispanics and plummeting support in swing states.

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