CNN anchor Erin Burnett has admitted that newly emerging evidence showing the Biden family received payments for shady foreign business deals “doesn’t look good.”
Burnett was responding to the recent revelations showing members of the Biden family received over a million dollars from accounts linked to Hunter Biden’s Chinese business associates.
The CNN host admitted that the payments certainly don’t “look good” for the embattled Hunter Biden and his family.
The payments emerged during government investigations, led by the House Oversight Committee, into the Biden family’s alleged corruption.
During an episode of CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” the host brought up subpoenaed financial records obtained by the House Oversight Committee.
The documents show that money from Democrat President Joe Biden’s son was funneled to several members of his family.
The family members who received payments include the president’s brother James Biden, and Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie.
The paper trial has also revealed that a mystery “Biden” received huge payments from the shady deals.
Burnett asked her guest “Just Security” co-editor-in-chief Ryan Goodman about the revelations and admitted to him that any layperson who sees these payoffs are going to think they don’t “look good.”
However, her guest insisted that most likely, nothing “damaging legally” would come from these records, though they may be “possibly unethical.”
Burnett’s reporting followed CNN’s recent foray into covering Hunter Biden’s allegedly corrupt behavior.
As Fox News Digital noted, “CNN finally ran its own report about the questionable ethics surrounding the president” in January.
The network’s critics blasted the report for coming more than two years after The New York Post first broke the story on Hunter Biden’s alleged corruption.
The financial records Burnett discussed were first revealed by House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., after acquiring through a subpoena of Bank of America financial records.
Fox News reported Thursday that the records showed how “’at least three family members’ received lucrative payments from a bank account belonging to” Robinson Walker, Hunter Biden’s business partner.
The records revealed that Chinese company State Energy HK Limited wired $3 million to “Robinson Walker, LLC,” in the months after Joe Biden left the vice presidency.
A House Committee memo explained, “After the Robinson Walker, LLC account received $3 million from State Energy HK Limited, Biden family members and their companies began receiving incremental payments over a period of approximately three months.”
Burnett rounded out the reporting during her show, prefacing her account by stating that the revelation “doesn’t sound good” if you’re a “layperson” hearing it.
“On a certain level, just as a layperson, you hear this and it doesn’t sound good,” she said.
“There’s a guy whose name is John Robinson Walker.
“He gets three million dollars from a Chinese space company and proceeds to wire it out to a bunch of people named Biden, one of whom is Hunter Biden, another one is a company that belongs to the president’s brother James Biden, and another amount of money to Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie.”
Once more, Burnett stressed to her guest, “So again, from a layperson, that doesn’t look good.”
“Is it damaging legally?” Burnett asked in a follow-up question.
Goodman responded, saying, “Not necessarily damaging legally, like when I look at all of the facts alleged in the four-page memo, it looks potentially unethical.
“But it’s difficult to match it up with any illegality or crime.”
Elsewhere, Goodman noted it could look like “influence-peddling” between foreign assets and the Bidens but again noted he didn’t see anything illegal.
A Biden associate “gets $3 million from a Chinese-based company and proceeds to wire it out to a bunch of people named Biden,” says CNN’s Erin Burnett.
“That doesn’t look good.” pic.twitter.com/JbBbP91Z2i
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 18, 2023