Psaki ‘not familiar’ with claim Hunter Biden got $3.5M from Russian billionaire

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday said that she’s “not familiar” with a widely reported claim that a company associated with first son Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from the wife of Moscow’s former mayor, after being asked by The Post what the payment was for.

“I’m not familiar with that claim. It doesn’t sound like it’s backed up by a lot of evidence. If you have evidence or specifics, I’m happy to discuss it further,” Psaki said at her daily press briefing in response to a question from The Post.

Psaki said, referring to a report from the Senate Finance and Homeland Security committees that made the claim, “I’m not familiar with the report at all.”

The alleged 2014 payment was frequently cited during the presidential campaign last year. Then-President Donald Trump often raised it at public events including at campaign rallies and both presidential debates.

The claim was the subject of one of the most contentious moments of the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden, with a flustered Biden denying his son got the money and calling Trump a “clown.”

The Senate report, released in September, said the firm linked to Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from Elena Baturina, the widow of former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov. The senators said they did not know the purpose of the payment. 

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