A top House Republican is blasting President Joe Biden for a photo that surfaced of him with an advisor that has been tied to son Hunter Biden. A top House Republican is blasting President Joe Biden after a photo has surfaced of the president with an advisor who has been linked to Hunter Biden.
House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., is blasting the president over the “daming photo.”
The photo in question shows the then Vice-President Biden with Amos Hochstein. Hochstein is Biden’s special presidential coordinator.
Hochstein was apparently briefing Biden during a now infamous trip to Kiev, Ukraine on Dec. 6, 2015, to meet with Ukrainian leaders.
The photo was taken by White House photographer David Lienemann.
According to Fox News Digital, Hochstein was apparently in communication with Hunter Biden and associates at Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings when Hunter Biden was on the firm’s board.
In the photo, Biden appears to have been briefed by Hochstein while on the way to threaten to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid if Ukrainian leaders did not fire their top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin.
“This damning picture of then Vice President Joe Biden on Air Force Two en route to Ukraine talking with Amos Hochstein is just further evidence that Biden and senior officials in the Biden Administration not only knew of Hunter Biden’s corrupt foreign business dealings, but also that Joe Biden was intimately involved while Vice President,” Rep. Stefanik told Fox News Digital in a statement.
“At the time of this photo, Hochstein was in communication with Hunter Biden and Burisma where Hunter served on the board,” Stefanik said. “We also know that this photo was taken on Air Force Two ahead of Joe Biden’s now infamous meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, where Biden threatened to have aid withheld if a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma was not fired.”
“All evidence points directly to Joe Biden being deeply compromised. House Republicans will leave no stone unturned in our investigations into Biden’s involvement in his family’s influence peddling scheme,” Stefanik said.