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Here Comes the Hunter Counterattack…

Facts First, David Brock’s super PAC, has been the main communications apparatus to defend Hunter Biden in G.O.P. inquiries.
Facts First, David Brock’s super PAC, has been the main communications apparatus to defend Hunter Biden in G.O.P. inquiries. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Tara Palmeri
September 8, 2023

Democratic knife-fighter David Brock is going on the offensive again, disseminating opposition research to various news outlets regarding the family members of various congressional Republicans—and not just the committee members who are investigating the president and his son, Hunter Biden. “Gloves are off, families are on,” Brock told me. “We’ve been looking into how the children of those same members may have benefited from their parents’ position. We’re not shy about going after the members.” 

Facts First, Brock’s super PAC, has been the main communications apparatus to defend Hunter in G.O.P. inquiries and a possible impeachment. It’s the type of unseemly work that the White House doesn’t want to touch, given that Hunter is a drag on the administration. Yet it’s also the kind of dirty work that Biden, as a father, has expressed appreciation for—causing a natural friction between these outside groups and the White House.