Biden denies report that son-in-law advised campaign on health policy while investing in coronavirus startups

Biden denies report that son-in-law advised campaign on health policy while investing in coronavirus startups


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.

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“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,

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