Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech railed against President-elect Joe Biden’s capacity to escape substantive questions from the press on Fox News Friday as the incoming president seems to consistently evade real scrutiny from corporate media over his family’s business affairs.
“You don’t have the ability to even put questions to this fellow in any kind of context where you can receive a serious answer,” Domenech said after Biden took questions on his son’s potentially criminal overseas business ventures from late-night comedian Stephen Colbert Thursday. “He’s allowed over and over again to just dismiss it as saying he has confidence in his boy, he’s supportive of his son, he doesn’t believe he’s done anything wrong.”
Biden’s question dodging comes as new revelations surrounding Hunter Biden’s business continue to emerge. On Wednesday, new emails published by Fox News show Hunter Biden speaking on behalf of the entire family while requesting $10 million to open a Biden family venture from Chinese businessmen with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Emails dated a month later reported by the New York Post in October revealed Joe Biden was set to receive millions of a $10 million-contract with Hunter Biden for “introductions alone.”
“There are legitimate questions about all of this, questions that tie not just to Hunter Biden’s behavior but to his father’s potential awareness and potential role in all of this going on,” Domenech said. “But instead we have to rely on late night comics in terms of access to the president-elect.”
Domenech also criticized Democrats’ dismissal of reports showing Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell’s harboring a close and allegedly romantic relationship with a Chinese spy.
“The fact that Adam Schiff is acting dismissive of all of this, can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and it was some Republican on the intel committee having a close relationship with a Russian spy?” Domenech said. “He would be raising high heaven, and this is the sort of situation where I think again you cannot take these people seriously when they come to you about intelligence threats … if they’re going to be so dismissive and partisan when it comes to issues that are so clear cut.”