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(FreedomWire.org) – White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodged a question Monday about Hunter Biden’s business associate Eric Schwerin’s 19 visits to the White House complex and vice president’s residence while Joe Biden was vice president.

“On Hunter Biden, looking at White House visitor logs, that there were 19 visits to the White House while the president was vice president by Hunter Biden’s business partner, including one with the vice president,” PBS reporter Lisa Desjardins said at Psaki’s regular briefing.

“Can you help us understand why that business partner had access and what those meetings were about?”

Psaki replied, “I don’t have any information on that. I’m happy to check and see if we have any more comment.”

Those visits during the Obama administration cast further doubt on Biden’s claim that he was uninvolved with his son’s business activities, which are under investigation by the US attorney’s office in Delaware.

Moments earlier on the White House lawn, Biden continued walking and did not verbally respond when a reporter for The Post asked him why he met with his son’s business associates.

Schwerin’s White House visits included a Nov. 17, 2010, meeting in the West Wing with Biden himself. There were eight other meetings between Schwerin and aides to Joe and Jill Biden from 2009 to 2013.

Often a guest at the White House complex is merely recorded as visiting a specific person, when in fact they may speak with many others during their time at the executive complex, meaning Joe Biden may have met with Schwerin on more than one ocassion.

The reply was Psaki’s lastest brush-off of inquiries about the first son’s business dealings.

The first son is under investigation for possible tax fraud, money laundering and foreign lobbying crimes and documents indicate that Joe Biden was linked to many of the enterprises under review.

Emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop indicate Schwerin — who was president of Hunter’s firm Rosemont Seneca Partners — had access to Joe Biden’s personal finances, including that he was involved in the elder Biden’s taxes and discussed the vice president’s financial future with him.

Psaki said this month that President Biden is sticking to his 2019 claim that he had “never spoken” with Hunter Biden about “his overseas business dealings.”

(FreedomWire.org) – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has a new excuse for inflation almost weekly, but her newest claim might be the craziest one yet.

Democrats first blamed the inflation spike on transitory factors. Then they said it was due to supply chain issues.

Then President Joe Biden and White House press secretary Jen Psaki sought to pin inflation on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine.

They have even blamed oil companies for taking too much profit.

Now, the Democrats’ argument apparently is, “Sure, inflation’s bad, but it’s outside of our control, and Republicans would do no better.”

Last week, the party tweeted, “Republicans still have no plan to fight inflation.”

This latest tactic is built on a talking point Psaki floated in November.

“The president is using every weapon in his arsenal to fight inflation,” she told reporters at the time.

“What are the Republicans putting forward?” Psaki asked. “They’re screaming from a bullhorn. They’re tweeting about it. They have absolutely no plan.”

“What the American people should know and understand is that the president has had a plan to fight the pandemic, to address price increases, to keep the supply chain moving,” the press secretary said.

Republicans warned back in the spring of 2021 that passing the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan would be inflationary. The legislation garnered no GOP support because so little of it had to do with directly responding to the pandemic.

According to USA Facts, the bill included over $413.6 billion for stimulus checks, $350 billion for state and local governments, $242.4 billion for enhanced unemployment benefits, $170.5 billion for schools, $88.5 billion for enhanced child tax credits, $87.7 billion for transportation and $21.6 billion for rental and utility assistance payments.

Much of this money was “printed” by the Federal Reserve buying the debt, flowing even more money into the nation’s economy. The amount of the national debt held by the Fed increased from $3.5 trillion prior to the pandemic to $6.1 trillion by the end of last year.

Last fall, Republicans universally opposed Biden’s $1.9 trillion Build Back Better proposal, both because the nation couldn’t afford it and because it would be inflationary.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia agreed and, along with Sen. Krysten Sinema of Arizona, blocked the legislation.

Another aspect of the Republican plan was keeping Trump’s pro-energy development policies in place. Under his leadership, the U.S. became the top oil producer in the world in 2018 — for the first time since 1973.

Market watchers have blamed inflation in part on Biden’s energy policies.

In the early days of Biden’s presidency, he signed executive orders under the auspices of addressing climate change that included suspending oil and gas exploration leasing on federal lands and reinstating an Obama-era carbon dioxide emission federal fee on oil-drilling operations, which had been lowered significantly under Trump.

Additionally, the Biden administration shut down oil exploration in the Arctic Wildlife Preserve, limited oil exploration in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada.

Now, the U.S. is producing over 1 million fewer barrels a day than at its pre-pandemic peak under Trump.

Nonetheless, Biden continued to blame Putin in a Wednesday tweet.

Last month, Republicans introduced the American Energy Independence from Russia Act. Among other provisions, it would immediately approve the Keystone XL Pipeline and restart oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.

Psaki and the Democrats  may say Republicans have no plan to address inflation. However, the GOP’s plan is to do pretty much the exact opposite of what the Democrats have done.

(FreedomWire.org) – White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to address reports showing the agents involved with the accusations were cleared of criminal wrongdoing, despite accusations from President Joe Biden and other administration officials that they were guilty of whipping or “strapping” the migrants.

The allegations against the agents occurred on September 19, 2021, near a makeshift outdoor encampment holding roughly 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants at the time. Video and photographs taken by freelance journalist Paul Ratje were widely circulated and sparked initial claims that agents were “whipping” migrants.

Further examination led many to concede the images showed Border Patrol agents using long reins to control the horses. The photographer who captured the incident also denied witnessing the agents’ using whips.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas famously said the investigation would take only “days,” not weeks.

The tedious investigation involved the horse-mounted border patrol agents in question getting removed from active duty.

Biden famously berated the border agents during a speech after the images went viral.

“It was horrible to see what you saw, to see people treated like they did,” Biden said last week. “Horses running them over, people being strapped. It’s outrageous. I promise you those people will pay.”

Psaki herself accused the agents of “brutal and inappropriate” behavior after activists and public figures criticized them for following orders and enforcing the law.

Nothing Biden said was true. The agents did nothing wrong and after being hung out to dry for  six months, they’ve been cleared.

Despite the results of the investigation, Psaki repeatedly insisted that the process was not concluded.

“There is a process and an investigation,” she told reporters during the daily briefing on Monday and added, “I’m sure we’ll have a comment on it after that.”

Now The National Border Patrol Council is blasting the White House and President Joe Biden after Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to revoke smears against mounted agents during Monday’s briefing.

(FreedomWire.org) – One of the truisms about life in Washington DC is that the people who live there and make their careers there soon become out of touch with the lives that most hard-working Americans are living in the rest of the country.

It’s always worth remembering that seven of the ten wealthiest counties in the entirety of the United States of America are contiguous to Washington, DC. They don’t feel economic pain and inflation the way most Americans do.

So perhaps that’s the reason the President Joe Biden’s White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, is so out of touch with her fellow Americans that she’d stand before the White House Press Corps today and try to convince Americans that inflation is going down.

You can watch the video below where Psaki states: “We’ve seen inflationary numbers go down month-to-month.”

Is that the experience of most Americans paying record-high gasoline prices just to go to work?

Is that the experience of most Americans who are paying near record-high prices for food so that they can feed their families?

(FreedomWire.org) – A Fox News reporter badgered White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday regarding Russian sanctions regarding Ukraine, claiming that the Biden administration is “waiting for people to die” first.

Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich challenged Psaki on why President Joe Biden appears to be reluctant to impose sanctions on the Kremlin as Russian forces continue to surround Ukraine and move more military assets into regions on Ukraine’s border ahead of what many within the administration believe is an imminent attack.

“Heinrich asked why, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s continued posturing along Russia’s border with Ukraine and intelligence suggesting an imminent attack, the Biden Administration was still holding back on the threatened sanctions that were supposedly being used as a ‘deterrent,’” The Daily Wire reported.

“You guys have attributed this cyber attack to Russia and you’re warning that the prospect of war — or peace, rather, is pretty dim. So, at what point do you break away from the strategy, say it’s not working, and do something else, imposing these sanctions now?” Heinrich asked after noting that proposed sanctions did not apply to various avenues in order to minimize the collateral damage to other nations.

Psaki pushed back, however, and said the administration looks at the proposed sanctions as deterrents and added that the White House believes that the threat of sanctions gives leverage rather than actually imposing them.

“If you put all of the sanctions in place now, what is stopping them from invading?” Psaki asked.

“Are they working?” Heinrich asked in response.

“Well … I think that’s our assessment from the national security team and, you know, we will continue to implement that strategy,” Psaki replied.

That didn’t satisfy Heinrich, however.

“You’re waiting for people to die before implementing them in that case,” Heinrich pressed once more.

“I think, Jacqui, that’s in no way a fair statement or accusation, I guess, if that’s what that is,” Psaki responded.

“What we have done, what the president has done is unite hundreds — countries around the world on a strong package that will be crippling to the Russian economy and we have done that in a way where we have stood up for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and stood with our NATO partners and allies,” she said.

“It has always been up to President Putin and Russia to determine which path they were going to take, that has not changed,” Psaki continued. “But that leadership on the world stage is what has led to a united front and united opposition to these actions.”

The press secretary also said that Putin had thus far failed to achieve one of his long-held objectives, the permanent division of NATO as well as undermining relations between alliance countries.

Last month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken got the same line of questioning from CNN’s Dana Bash and he gave nearly the same response that Psaki gave Heinrich.

“Ukrainian President Zelensky is calling for the U.S. and others, Europeans, to put sanctions in place now, to do it proactively, not reactively. He said, quote, ‘Today our partners are saying that war may start tomorrow if there was a powerful escalation on the Russian side and then there will be powerful sanctions applied.’ The question is why are you not introducing sanctions now rather than waiting until after the escalation. What’s your answer to that?” Bash asked.

“First of all, Dana, as I said, we are not waiting. We are doing a lot right now,” Blinken insisted, saying that the United States was “taking the lead” on coordinating what he said would be “massive consequences” that would be implemented if Russia were to make a move against Ukraine in the coming days or weeks.

“In Ukraine we’re providing — and last year alone provided more military assistance to Ukraine than any year in the past. We’ve been going against those inside Ukraine trying to destabilize the government. We’re taking concrete action,” Blinken added.

“But you’re not imposing the sanctions?” pressure Bash.

“When it comes to sanctions, the purpose of those sanctions is to deter Russian aggression. So if they’re triggered now, you lose the deterrent effect,” Blinken argued, noting that coordination between the U.S. and European countries was “designed to factor into President Putin’s calculus and deter and dissuade them from taking aggressive action even as we pursue diplomacy at the same time.”