CNN anchor Jake Tapper appears to have had a sudden change of heart about the seriousness of the potential impropriety of the Biden family’s business ties after previously dismissing the 헌터 바이든 controversy that emerged in the final weeks of the presidential election.
During his interview on Thursday with President-elect Biden 과 Vice President-elect Harris, Tapper mentioned how Harris’ 남편, incoming Second Gentlemen Doug Emhoff, was leaving his law firm to avoid any appearance of conflicts of interest ahead of the new administration and quickly pivoted to the president-elect’s own potential concerns.
“When your son came under scrutiny during the campaign, you vowed ‘No one in my family or associated with me will be involved in any foreign operations whatsoever. 기간. End of story,'” Tapper began the exchange. “Will your brothers, will your son take leave from any business interests, not just foreign but any business interests, that might create any even an appearance of impropriety?”
“My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise that is in conflict with or appears to be in conflict with an appropriate distance from the presidency and government,” Biden이 응답했습니다..
Tapper quickly moved on to another topic without any follow-up questions.
하나, CNN’s most prominent anchor was quick to reject the explosive reporting from The New York Post that shed light on Hunter Biden’s questionable foreign business dealings before and after his father was in office as vice president.
“The rightwing is going crazy with all sorts of allegations about Biden and his family. Too disgusting to even repeat here,” Tapper said during a panel discussion 10 월 22. “내말은, some of the ones I’ve seen from the president’s son and some of the president’s supporters are just wildly unhinged.”
그러나 지금, weeks after the presidential election as Biden prepares to become the 46th president, the subject of the Biden family’s business ties appears to be fair game to Tapper.
Even Tapper’s colleague Don Lemon appeared surprised that the subject was mentioned following the interview.
수요일에, Project Veritas released recordings of CNN company conference calls that confirmed suspicions of the network’s concerted efforts to suppress the Hunter Biden story that was damaging to the Biden campaign after critics observed a complete blackout of any coverage of the bombshell reporting.
“명백하게, 지금은 헌터 바이든에 대한 뉴욕 포스트 이야기를 다루지 않습니다.,” CNN 정치 국장 데이비드 찰리 안이 10 월 컨퍼런스 콜에서 말하는 것을 들었습니다.. 14, 같은 날 Post는 Hunter Biden의 이메일에 대한 첫 보고서를 발표했습니다.. Chalian later insisted the report was “행군 명령을 내리다” ~로 “오늘 무엇에 대해 이야기할지에 대해 우익 에코 챔버.”
Chalian, who also serves as a vice president, 계속되는, “명백하게, Hunter Biden의 변호사는 New York Post 기사에 인용되어 있으며 우리는 이것이 대통령이 탄핵 된 바로 그 문제임을 계속해서보고 할 것입니다., 이것은 상원위원회가 조사한 결과 Joe Biden과 우크라이나 인과의 상호 작용에서 잘못된 점이 없음을 발견했으며 이제 Burisma에서 온 누군가와 회의가 있었다는 이메일을 받고있는 것 같습니다.. 루디 줄리아니의 일종의 '꿈의 비전’ 이 캠페인의 마지막 날에 벽에 물건을 던지는 방법에 대해 설명합니다.”
10 월. 23 요구, 최종 대선 토론 다음날 트럼프 대통령 그의 아들과 관련된 최근 폭로에 대해 바이든은, CNN President Jeff Zucker referred to the story as a “토끼 구멍” 그 “그 밖에는 아무도 없다고 생각합니다 [우익 미디어] 어젯밤에 이해 된 세상” 그리고 나중에 Wall Street Journal의 보도가 Biden이 “역할 없음” CNN이 이야기 자체를 추구하지 않는 이유로 아들의 중국 거래에서.
Zucker appeared to allude to the Hunter Biden email scandal in an Oct. 16 conference call released by Project Veritas on Tuesday.
“트럼프 미디어, 알 잖아, 즉시 이동 — 확인, 잘, 신경 쓰지 마 — 가면을 벗기는 것은, 알 잖아, found to be completely nonsensical, to the latest alleged scandal and expects everybody to just follow suit,” 주커는 그의 직원들에게. “그래서, I don’t think that we should be repeating unsubstantiated smears just because the right-wing media suggests that we should.”
“The unmasking” referenced by Zucker referred to the controversy involving top Obama administration officials, 현재 대통령 당선자 인 Biden을 포함하여, requesting to know the identity of then-Trump national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn during the transition period following the 2016 선거
Zucker’s message appeared to have resonated with his star anchor, who the following week said the Hunter Biden allegations were “너무 역겨워” to repeat on-air.
CNN은 Fox News에 응답하지 않았습니다’ multiple requests for comment.