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Hunter Biden's tangled tale comes front and centre

By Adam Entous, Michael S. Schmidt and Katie Benner

11 Jan 2023 · 8 min read

Editor's Note

The president's son faces potential charges and further hostile congressional hearings, but the NYT explains that the real story is distinct from the narrative of the Republicans—yet still troubling.

The way Republicans tell it, President Joe Biden has been complicit in a long-running scheme to profit from his position in public life through shady dealings around the world engineered by his son, Hunter Biden.

Taking a first step in their long-promised investigation, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday demanded information about the Bidens’ banking transactions from the Treasury Department. And in an earlier report on the Bidens intended to lay the groundwork for hearings they plan to hold, they said they had evidence “demonstrating deliberate, repeated deception of the American people, abuse of the executive branch for personal gain, use of government power to obstruct the investigation” and more.

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