President Joe Biden may have spent 40 percent of his presidency on vacation away from the White House but his extended family seems to have taken a shine to the place, as per the Washington Free Beacon. As noted by the Free Beacon “No president in decades has had as many adult relatives taking up residence in the White House than President Joe Biden, who has reportedly turned the official residence into a free housing option for his extended family.” In addition to his son Hunter, who is under FBI and Congressional investigation for corruption, the president’s granddaughter Naomi and her husband Peter Neal lived rent free there for “a few months while [they were] wedding planning.”
A presidential historian Tevi Troy told the Washington Free Beacon that this situation of having adult children and relatives living at the White House was “not normal” but also took care to mention it was “not unheard of” in the modern era. The historian recalled that Barack Obama’s mother-in-law stayed there “in large part to help with childcare” and Harry Truman also had his mother-in-law there though she was there “mostly for nagging.” Gerald Ford’s children who were in their 20s when he left office were also “around the White House a lot.”
However, not everyone is necessarily living there just for the vibes. According to the New York Post Hunter Biden may be hiding out at the White House to avoid getting served “legal papers” over a lawsuit from a former stripper who alleges she bore his child and wants him to recognize that child and pay child support. As the New York Post noted, “[s]urrounded by his [Hunter’s] father’s Secret Service detail and protected by his own agents, it is difficult for a process server to get to him.”
The judge in the child dispute in Arkansas recently issued a ruling that declared that “Hunter Biden will have to attend a court hearing in person in May.” Hunter had previously managed to evade all the public hearings. Hunter also previously denied that he was the father of the child until he was forced by the court to take a DNA test that showed otherwise.
The judge, Holly Meyer, proclaimed that “I want both of your clients [Hunter and his accuser] at every hearing that I conduct. I will no longer allow us to dismiss clients from these hearings, because it is interfering with the progress of this litigation which is taking way too long to get over simple points.”
Hunter’s lawyer also tried to block the judge from allowing an expert witness from discussing damning financial records unearthed from a certain abandoned laptop that made news in 2020. The lawyer reportedly claimed that “there has never been an acknowledgment” from Biden that this laptop belonged to him. This led Meyer to ask “Is it your client’s laptop or not?” To which the lawyer responded “Not my client’s laptop as far as I know. He’s never accepted that that’s his laptop.”
Yet, his lawyer’s admission seems to be in error. Hunter Biden did after all sue the owner of the laptop repair shop that he went to for “unlawfully” accessing his laptop and “weaponizing” its content, as per the New York Post. Biden’s attorney, in that case, wrote that “[t]his failed dirty political trick directly resulted in the exposure, exploitation, and manipulation of Mr. Biden’s private and personal information. Mr. Mac Isaac’s intentional, reckless, and unlawful conduct allowed for hundreds of gigabytes of Mr. Biden’s personal data, without any discretion, to be circulated around the Internet.”
Previously Hunter acknowledged that the laptop could “certainly” be his.