The Biden campaign disputed a report that the Democratic nominee’s son-in-law Howard Krein advised the campaign on the coronavirus while simultaneously investing in healthcare startups.
A Tuesday report in Politico citing a passage of conservative journalist Peter Schweizer’s book, Profiles in Corruption, said that Joe Biden’s relatives leveraged their relationship with the former vice president to advance their business ventures.
Schweizer is a senior contributor to right-leaning media site Breitbart and president of the Government Accountability Institute, a conservative think tank based out of Tallahassee, Florida. Schweizer has often appeared in TV interviews to discuss Senate Republicans’ investigation into Hunter Biden’s past business dealings.
“It’s sad that Politico is recycling baseless accusations and innuendo from a discredited right-wing ‘journalist’ like Peter Schweizer,” Biden campaign spokesman Mike Gwin told the Washington Examiner in an email.
Krein, 53, is a Philadelphia-based surgeon who married Biden’s daughter, Ashley, in 2012. He serves as the chief medical officer of StartUp Health,