Psaki: White House Wants Hunter To ‘Stop Talking In Public’

The White House was not comfortable with Hunter’s Biden public speech last Wednesday, according to former White House press secretary turned MSNBC host Jen Psaki.

Psaki revealed this on Sunday during an interview on NBC in which anchor Kristen Welker asked her if the president’s son’s press conference helped or hurt his case.

“Look, I think If you’re sitting in the White House right now, you’re like, ‘Please, Hunter Biden, we know your dad loves you. Please stop talking in public,’” Psaki responded.

She also stated that Hunter putting himself out there is not helpful for him. In her words, “ This is not helpful to any of them for him to be out there but at the same time, the president loves his son. That takes precedent over anything else. That is appealing…He loves his son, he loves his family family and he’s worried about his mental health, but yes the White House would like him to probably go away right now.”

Panelist Matt Gorman then chimed in to suggest that Republicans need to take their time on the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

“I think they need to continue to emphasize this is not articles of impeachment this is just an inquiry. I think the biggest difference between now and ’98 with Henry Hyde, to your point, Joe Biden is not using this to rally Democrats around him,” he said, to which Psaki responded, “Not yet, we will see.”

While Psaki suggested the White House did not support Hunter’s speech outside the Capitol, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said not long after the speech that Biden was “familiar with” what Hunter was going to say that day, according to CBS News.

On Wednesday, instead of submitting to a closed-door deposition requested by the GOP-led House Oversight Committee, Hunter stood outside the Capitol and granted a long statement to the press.

“I’m here today to make sure the House committee’s illegitimate investigations of my family do not proceed on distortions, manipulated evidence, and lies,” he said.

Amid accusing House Republicans of carrying out a baseless vendetta against him and his father, he denied Biden ever being involved in his business.

In his words, “Let me state as clearly as I can: my father was not financially involved in my business, not as a practicing lawyer, not as a board member of Burisma, not in my partnership with a Chinese private businessman, not in my investments at home nor abroad, and certainly not as an artist.”

“There is no evidence to support the allegations that my father was financially involved in my business, because it did not happen,” he added.