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Jen Psaki: Hunter Biden won’t hurt Dems in midterms

She argued it only politicos in Washington cared.

October 10, 2022 2:51pm

Updated: October 10, 2022 4:01pm

Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday downplayed the impact of reports that federal agents have enough evidence to charge Hunter Biden with tax crimes and lying to buy a gun.

The Washington Post, who broke the story on Thursday, said that “agents determined months ago they had assembled a viable criminal case against the younger Biden.”

“But it is ultimately up to prosecutors at the Justice Department, not agents, to decide whether to file charges in cases where prosecutors believe the evidence is strong enough to lead to a likely conviction at trial,” Washington Post reporters Devlin Barrett and Perry Stein explained.

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” anchor Kristen Welker asked Psaki how the news could impact “ the president and Democrats broadly” with the midterms less than a month away.

Paski responded that Hunter Biden’s controversies did not have any traction with the average American.

"The truth is, I looked at a bunch of local front pages this morning, and if you look at the front page in Nevada, they're talking about Trump's rally there, and what it means for candidates in turning out the vote. If you look at the front pages in Pennsylvania, they're talking about Mastriano, does he have a grassroots campaign or movement going, and obviously Georgia is quite focused on every latest development in Herschel Walker," she said.

Psaki continued, "So the truth is, as much as there was so much news happening in Washington this week, it doesn't always translate and often doesn't translate to what voters are talking about in states, and I think that's what we're seeing currently.”

The former press secretary frequently dodged questions about the first son’s alleged improprieties while working at the White House, according to Fox News.

The panel went on to discuss OPEC+ cuts and gas prices, which they agreed were a bigger midterms issue.