WASHINGTON — President Biden welcomed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House on Wednesday — and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki insisted that first son Hunter Biden’s well-paid work in the poor post-Soviet country would not be discussed by the leaders.
Biden and Zelensky took no questions from reporters after exchanging pleasantries in the Oval Office. They then met privately for nearly two hours.
Biden’s predecessor President Donald Trump was impeached by House Democrats in 2019 for asking Zelensky to look into Hunter Biden’s reported $83,000 per month position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, despite no relevant industry experience.
He was later acquitted in the Senate.
Psaki curtly gave a single-word answer — “no” — when National Public Radio reporter Scott Detrow asked her during her daily press briefing if Biden intended to discuss his son’s work with Zelensky.
Detrow asked Psaki, “The events, the demands, the phone calls that led up