White House faces fresh ethics scandal as Biden’s son-in-law comes under scrutiny

While the controversy surrounding Hunter Biden’s business dealings is well known, he’s not the only member of the family to pose headaches for President Joe Biden as he seeks to maintain a clean public image.

Fresh scandal is brewing around the president’s son-in-law, health care investor Howard Krein, over his stake in companies seeking to profit from the government’s coronavirus response.

Biden’s son-in-law attracts fresh scandal

According to the Washington Examiner, Krein is the husband of Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley, and is the chief medical officer of StartUp Health, a venture capital firm that has invested in some 350 start-ups.

In December, one of those companies, the tech firm Yosi Health, allegedly conscripted Krein to push software it developed for facilitating vaccinations onto Joe Biden’s team.

“Our goal with StartUp Health is to leverage their relationships and work with state and federal agencies,” ​the company’s CEO, Hari Prasad, told ABC News.

Cozying up with the White House?

Krein and his firm have boasted over the years about their connection with Joe Biden, an “active supporter,” to attract investors, ABC reported.

As vice president, Biden invited the company’s executives to meet then-President Barack Obama, and he has spoken at the company’s corporate conferences. “Changing the culture to vastly expand cooperation; that’s what attracts me to Startup Health — not just my incredible admiration for my son-in-law,” the now-president said at the 2018 StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco, according to ABC.

While Joe Biden was campaigning for president in 2020, Krein joined him in the spring as an adviser on the coronavirus, even as he sought to invest in companies looking to take advantage of the pandemic.

A spokeswoman for StartUp Health said that Krein “does not make investment decisions at StartUp Health nor does he advise or assist companies on obtaining government contracts,” however, according to the Examiner.

Ethical landmines ahead

President Biden, for his part, has insisted that he will maintain an “absolute wall” between his government work and family interests, although at the moment that wall is looking pretty porous. His son Hunter is under investigation for tax fraud, and emails publicized last year showed that his father was involved in his foreign financial dealings as vice president. It was also recently reported that Hunter is still working to divest his stake in a Chinese company.

What’s more, with the pandemic, Krein’s position will almost certainly provide opportunities down the road that will be hard for him and his associates to resist.

“Dr. Krein presents an ethical dilemma because he’s being placed in a position where people want him to deliver access and information that will provide them with a competitive advantage,” Scott Amey, general counsel at the nonpartisan Project on Government Oversight, told ABC News. And it can only go downhill from here.

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    1. What was it that biden said?? none of my family will be working in my administration?? I WOULDN’T THINK SO biden, THEY AREN’T WORTHY OF IT, and that includes YOU.

    2. He can’t even control his family how is he supposed to run the country he is a weak man get out now you are a fool to think you could run America run Biden run your not tough enough your a weasel who stole the election with your demonic minions

  1. Anything that happens to the Bidens or anyone else in the White House I am very thrilled about. They have no business being there in the first place.

    1. yup it would not hurt me one bit to see a nuke hit the white house and the Congressional building. It would do nothing but help america.

      And with Briben biden’s open door policy Iran’s are going across the border so who knows what with happen.

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  3. What else is new…the Biden’s are CORRUPT! A coup against the greatest POTUS since Lincoln and even the SCOTUS let it happen. This country right now is in deep sh*t

  4. If you think the national press isn’t powerful in America, think again. Joe Biden is evidence of their power. Without their protecting the Biden family’s criminal past and present Joe would not have stood a chance of being elected to the oval office. With respect to Hunter, he would be another nobody but for the fact that his daddy was a senator and vice President and he simply cashed in on his fathers positions of power. The same could be said of the rest of his family, Hunter was just the most obvious. Joe Biden should be removed from office as the main facilitator of the criminal action’s of his family.

  5. Until the Press can do the job that they’re supposed to do, NOTHING will change! All empires/kindoms fail within 3-500 years AND, the decay comes from within. The Visigoths were just God’s way to speed the process

  6. What did you expect? when 50 million stupid liberals vote for a crime family leader to be president this is what you get! A crime family for the presidency.

    It did not take much of a genus to figure that one out.

    Look folks it is simple. I know you don;t want to believe it, but it is true. all liberals / democrats are corrupt. every last one of them. you simply can not vote for a democrat ever. When you do you get a crime family. Just like briben biden and the bribenettes.

  7. BIDEN IS A FRAUD!!!!! HIS KIDS ARE FRAUDS!!!!! I REMEMBER WHEN TRUMP TOOK OFFICE THE DEMS….FRAUD PARTY…… COMPLAINED ALL THE TIME SAYING THAT TRUMP WAS PROFITING FROM BEING PRESIDENT….THRU HIS CHILDREN??????? IT WAS NOT UNTIL HE LEFT OFFICE THAT THE FINAL STORY CONCLUDED THAT TRUMP AFTER AN INVESTIGATION “DID NOT PROFIT” FROM ANY BUSINESS DEALINGS THAT HIS CHILDREN CONDUCTED????? NOW SINCE BIDEN WAS VP….TO PRESENT…HE HAS ALWAYS HAD A HAND IN HIS KIDS DEALINGS…..AND PROFITED….ACCORDING TO HUNTER HIMSELF!!!!!!!! SO IT AGAIN IT IS TIME TO IMPEACH BIDEN???????? WHAT HE IS DOING IS ILLEGAL????????? HEY STUPID REPUBLICANS………..WAKE UP SMELL THE ROSES!!!!!! THE DEMS ARE JUST WAITING TO STAB YOU IN THE BACK……..THEN YOU’LL COME OUT AND SAY I DID NOT SEE IT COMING????? DO EVEN GO THERE…..I HAVE READ….WHERE MANY MANY MANY READERS HAVE COMMENTED ON THE WARNINGS ABOUT THE FRAUD PARTY????????

  8. Bidens whole family has made Millions while Joe Biden has been in office, They have no shame. Bidens brother ,son Daughter all have been in trouble , but some how they have got out of them? The Biden family uses their Godfather to get them out of trouble, They just call Joe. Most Mob bosses get caught , but this ones a Democrat, they just use there GET OUT OF JAIL free card.

  9. i hope they get busted and put under the alatraz prison the whole family is crooks and theives thats why they trying so damn hard to impeach trump he knows of the corruption with the biden family and pelosi thats why pelosi is trying so damn hard to keep him running again because she knew if he got the second term which all of america knows he won by a landslide thats why they had to cheat like hell american people knew second term he was going to finish cleaning the swamp no more corruption no matter what trump is still americas president best one in history only one that was for the people biden harris and pelosi need to go or america will never heal they showing america hate and rasism i would rather have 3 first graders in their place they much smarter than all 3 combined

  10. AMERICA HAD ENOUGH WITH THE BIDEN PROBLEMS!
    Biden is now considered very dangerous and criminal. Level 1.
    There is enough proof of evidence to obtain warrant for immediately arrest.
    STOP WASTING TIME!!
    MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW!

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