White House blocks New York Post from Biden event amid Hunter Biden investigation
The White House message did not specify a reason for refusing the paper's request, though the outlet itself heavily emphasized its close coverage of first son Hunter Biden.
The White House press office has barred the New York Post from sending anyone to cover President Joe Biden's only daytime public event on Monday.
"We are unable to accommodate your credential request to attend the Investing in Airline Accountability Remarks on 5/8," the office informed the Post via email. "The remarks will be live-streamed and can be viewed at WH.gov. Thank you for understanding. We will let you know if a credential becomes available."
The White House message did not specify a reason for refusing the paper's request, though the outlet itself heavily emphasized its close coverage of first son Hunter Biden, who is facing an ongoing investigation related to possible tax crimes. The outlet was responsible for publishing a November 2020 story outlining alleged Biden family corruption based off of materials obtained from Hunter's laptop.
Whistleblower allegations have suggested that Biden-appointed officials at the DOJ are engaged in "preferential treatment and politics" to stifle possible charges against the younger Biden.
The president appeared Monday alongside Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to discuss airline policies at the event from which the White House barred the Post. The pair spoke at the Eisenhower Building, which is next to the White House. The outlet reported that there were numerous empty seats at the event and that the president took no shouted questions from reporters.
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