In the wake of yesterday's announcement by the House Oversight Committee that Hunter Biden used his dad's Delaware address - the one with all those classified documents - to receive $260,000 in Chinese wires, White House spokesman for 'oversight and investigations' Ian Sams had an absolute meltdown.
The damage control has laughably gone from 'Joe never discussed business with Hunter' to 'so what if Hunter received a Chinese wire transfer at his Dad's house. Can't a SON love his Father?"
Sams was responding to Fast Company journalist James Surowiecki, who posted on "X" "This is such a fake would-be gotcha. The address on the wires was Joe Biden's Wilmington home because that's where Hunter Biden was living in 2019 - as Comer well knows."
No he wasn't...
Sams repeats this lie, tweeting: "Imagine them arguing that, if someone stayed at their parents' house during the pandemic, listed it as their permanent address for work, and got a paycheck, the parents somehow also worked for the employer."
Imagine them arguing that, if someone stayed at their parents' house during the pandemic, listed it as their permanent address for work, and got a paycheck, the parents somehow also worked for the employer— Ian Sams (@IanSams46) September 27, 2023
Yet this is what extreme House Republicans have sunken to https://t.co/25bQuDwtcp
Except, Hunter was living in California with his new wife...
Hunter didn't even live there back then. He was in California with his new wife. Pretty sure that's literal public knowledge. https://t.co/esoRRi7CVL— Vivek (@VerverkS) September 27, 2023
The lie was called out by the Daily Caller's James Lynch, who wrote: "White House spox is straight up lying. Hunter wasn't staying at his parents' house, he was living in California when the Chinese business associates sent their payments with Joe Biden's address on them, according to Hunter's failed guilty plea."
To which Sams doubled down with an ad hominem attack, writing "What’s dishonest is you, your rightwing disinformation outfit, and its GOP pals intentionally deceiving people about the role of the address.
"Hunter listing his parents’ as his only permanent address during this period of turmoil in his life has long been known. Have a good one."
What’s dishonest is you, your rightwing disinformation outfit, and its GOP pals intentionally deceiving people about the role of the address. Hunter listing his parents’ as his only permanent address during this period of turmoil in his life has long been known. Have a good one.— Ian Sams (@IanSams46) September 27, 2023
The conversation continued, with Sams - apparently unaware of what an analogy is, suggesting he used one.
Journalist Stephen Miller called Sams out on his lie about Hunter living there "during the pandemic."
Someone was definitely on the phone with Hunter's lawyer................................ pic.twitter.com/J3Y9xwZjmk— Junior (@Jxynor) September 27, 2023
They really aren't sending their best.
We've gone from 'There isn't an ounce of evidence' to 'hundreds of thousands of dollars were wired from overseas, with President's address as the documented address of the recipient' and Dems have not changed their opinions one bit, even though evidence has dramatically changed. pic.twitter.com/YhiTJXe6Bd— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 27, 2023
Bottom line - payment from China went to Joe Biden's address. Can't say he knew nothing of it.— Jenn Cheng (@THATJennCheng) September 27, 2023
If those same payments were sent to a Trump or even Trump-adjacent address, Trump would already be tried, convicted and jailed.
So you can zoom in on silly details, but the situation,… pic.twitter.com/ypQ9G9yc4c