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Biden Officials’ Family Members Are Working for White House in Spite of President’s Vow

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In a February interview, to allay one of the more significant conflict-of-interest fears voters had regarding President Joe Biden’s nascent administration, Biden said there’d be absolutely no one from his family working in the federal government.

The remarks came when a People magazine interviewer brought up the ugly specter of Biden’s son, Hunter, and his work for Ukrainian energy giant Burisma while his father was the Obama administration’s point-man on Ukraine, as well as Hunter’s ties to China. Asked if the president was “putting up guardrails for family and friends, too, to avoid any appearance of wrongdoing,” Biden insisted he was.

“We’re going to run this like the Obama-Biden administration,” Biden said. “No one in our family and extended family is going to be involved in any government undertaking or foreign policy. And nobody has an office in this place.”

The first part of that answer should have been a red flag, considering the conflicts of interest People’s Sandra Sobieraj Westfall was asking about happened during the Obama-Biden administration. A Senate report in October confirmed that Obama administration officials were concerned about Hunter’s work in Ukraine, but nothing was done about it, according to The Wall Street Journal.

But Biden has been true to his word, at least as it concerned his own family. Hunter Biden is still pursuing his art career and/or getting some tax advice. The president’s brother, James Biden, is likely more worried about the federal probe against him than about preparing a resumé any position in the federal government. His other brother, Frank, is apparently using his name in the private sector but not in the Biden adminsitration.

However, if the president was inferring that he was going to run a ship “like the Obama-Biden administration” and that there’d be no nepotism leaking into the hull, it turns out the Biden-Harris administration is taking on a lot of water, just not from people who have a Biden in their genealogy report

A Tuesday report in the New York Post detailed the extent of the problem. While there are quite a few individuals who have close family members in high places, the two names you’ll be most familiar with are Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

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