NYT: White House Lawyer Helped Shop Controversial Hunter Biden Story To WSJ

Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden

White House lawyer Eric Herschmann and former deputy White House counsel Stefan Passantino reportedly shopped Hunter Biden’s story to other news outlets before it was published by the New York Post. 

According to The New York Times, several White House lawyers and former staff talked with Wall Street Journal reporters about the story. 

Herschmann, Passantino, and several others close to President Trump allegedly pitched the controversial story about Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals with China and Ukraine.

The Hill reported that while the WSJ sought to confirm or deny the story from Herschmann and Passantino, the New York Post published the story coming from Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. 

Giuliani told the Post that the emails came from Hunter Biden’s laptop that was left at a repair shop.

The Wall Street Journal eventually posted a story on the subject, but did not say that former Vice President Joe Biden was involved in his son’s activities abroad.

Social media platforms Facebook and Twitter limited the sharing of the report saying it violated their policies on sharing hacked materials.