President Joe Biden has become so “obsessed” with the negative coverage of son Hunter Biden’s legal woes that White House aides have become terrified of talking about the subject.
According to CNN’s John Avlon, the 46th president is “very obsessed” with the Biden family’s legal problems and the negative coverage.
“There’s deep reluctance … to raise [concerns] with President Biden because he has stuck by his sole surviving son and he will,” Avlon said Thursday.
Is Your Job At Risk? [sponsored]
“In private also, I’ve heard reports that he’s very obsessed with the negative coverage of Hunter,” he said. “He’s concerned about it, it’s an irritant. And that’s understandable.”
“But not one that allies around him want to raise because it will derail a conversation,” Avlon said.
Heading towards the 2024 election, Republicans are pursuing congressional investigations into nearly every facet of Hunter Biden’s business dealings, his business links to his father, and the Justice Department’s handling of the Hunter case.
And Biden’s inability to confront reality could undermine his election chances.
A senior White House aide reportedly told CNN, “Hunter Biden is not a topic of discussion in campaign meetings. It’s just not addressed.”
The investigations into the Biden family business are already hurting his 2024 re-election campaign, warned The New York Times’ Shane Goldwater.
“But between [former President Donald] Trump’s indictments, which also Joe Biden doesn’t want his team and the DNC talking about, and his son’s investigation, he’s now basically issuing an order for the top person in the Democratic Party not to talk about two of the most talked about issues in the country politically,” Goldwater warned. “That’s a tough place to be on both of those counts.”
Sponsored: Dollar to Be Replaced Biden “Spyware”?
“It’s hard to never answer questions about his son’s investigation,” he said. “It’s hard to never talk about the former president and the front-runner to-be rival’s criminal charges. And so it makes them not active participants in two of the biggest storylines.”
The Horn editorial team