White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

UPDATED 8:04 AM PT – Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The White House appears to be dodging questions about a leaked voicemail from Hunter Biden’s laptop. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to answer a reporter’s question about the audio, while simply claiming it has yet to be verified.

Prior to this, the White House refused to address the controversy surrounding Hunter’s overseas business dealings, which has led many to accuse him of benefiting from his father’s political influence.

The voicemail in question came from Joe Biden in 2018 who discussed a New York Times article about his son’s foreign business affairs and suggested “he is in the clear.” This is in spite of the elder Biden claiming he was unaware of Hunter’s foreign affairs while running for president in 2020.

While Biden has yet to comment on his alleged involvement with his son’s affairs, additional audio from the laptop contains clips of Hunter admitting that his dad will do anything for him. Joe Biden actions seemed to confirm this as he confessed to allegedly getting a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating Hunter’s business dealings fired.

In the meantime, Republican Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said they will double down on their investigation into Hunter’s business affairs after this year’s midterm elections.

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