White House demands Fox News retract coverage of bribery allegations against Hunter Biden, president

White House demands Fox News retract coverage of bribery allegations against Hunter Biden, president

The White House is demanding Fox News retract its coverage of bribery allegations against President Biden’s son, Hunter, in the wake of the arrest of a key figure in the accusations against the Biden family.

Calling the allegations against Hunter Biden “false,” White House special assistant to the president Ian Sams blasted the network for covering claims of bribery against the president’s son both online and over its airwaves “aggressively.”

“I would cite the number of times Jesse Watters and Sean Hannity promoted this allegation and made false statements about President Biden on primetime television throughout this time period, but the footnote citations would fill multiple pages,” Sams wrote in his letter to Fox News top brass, which was obtained Thursday by The Hill.

“As you of course now know, the source of this allegation has been federally indicted for making the whole thing up,” Sams continued. “Despite this, Fox has taken no steps to retract, correct, or update its reporting on this false allegation from 2023.”

The FBI informant at the center of the GOP’s allegations against Biden, Alexander Smirnov, was indicted Feb. 14 by federal authorities, who say his claims about Biden came from Russian intelligence personnel.

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In a statement to The Hill, a Fox News spokesperson said: “Fox News Media has reported on all key developments since the announcement that Alexander Smirnov was charged with lying to the FBI, featuring the story prominently.”

“We will continue to report on developments in all aspects of the ongoing investigations, hearings, and trials,” the spokesperson said.

House Republicans are centering their impeachment push against President Biden on his son’s foreign business dealings, which the White House has repeatedly dismissed as partisan and lacking merit.

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