Joe Biden’s inability to “say no” to his son, Hunter Biden, regarding his business deals has resulted in an “avoidable political distraction,” presidential aides reportedly told The New York Times.
The report said his aides “have privately criticized Mr. Biden’s apparent inability to say no when Hunter tried to drag him into his business deals.”
The report continued, “Some of the president’s aides say his loyalty to his son – inviting him to state dinners, flying with him in Marine One and standing with him on the White House balcony – has resulted in his entire “This has led to avoidable political distractions.”
The outlet reported that Biden was “stunned” when Hunter’s plea deal fell apart in July.
President Joe Biden arrives to board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on August 15, 2023. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)
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“He sank into sadness and despair,” the report said, citing people close to the Biden family who chose to remain anonymous. “Since then, his tone in conversations about Hunter has taken on a resignation that was not there before.”
Aides reportedly said Biden was “reluctant” to tell Hunter no.
Kevin Morris, a Hollywood lawyer who allegedly loaned the president’s son millions to pay his taxes and more, is in California as an “emotional lifeline” for Hunter, the outlet reports. Works in.
The Times also reported tension between Morris and Biden’s aides as the lawyer prefers a more “aggressive approach” to Hunter’s ongoing legal troubles.
Hunter Biden, son of United States President Joe Biden, at the J. Caleb Boggs walking out of the Federal Building. (Photo by Celal Gans/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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The Times also details Hunter’s daily routine in California and explains that his “new career” as a painter is a form of “survival”.
“People close to Hunter say he is determined and resilient. But they also describe him as short-tempered and belligerent,” the report said.
Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, during a state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Special counsel David Weiss’ team told U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika on Wednesday that they expect to convict Hunter on federal gun charges.
Noreika had set a Wednesday deadline to hear from both sides about how to proceed on the diversion agreement, which would allow Hunter Biden to avoid jail on a felony charge of lying on federal forms when buying a gun in 2018. Would have been found.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Hannah Panarek is an associate editor at Fox News.