The Art of the Deal

Former U.S. President Donald Trump visits a restaurant in Miami after being arraigned on June 13, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

The president is caught in a lie.

Catching him in a lie barely qualifies as news most of the time, but this lie is special. It has to do not with policy or politics but with a federal criminal prosecution.

Of his own son.

Last month in an interview with MSNBC Joe Biden was asked how it would affect his presidency if the Justice Department’s investigation of Hunter Biden led to an indictment. It won’t have any effect, the president answered. “My son has done nothing wrong,” he insisted, implying that charges wouldn’t be brought.

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