President Joe Biden’s son-in-law, Howard Krein, investment into a health care company that is involved in the coronavirus vaccine effort is raising ethical concerns.
Yosi Health CEO Hari Prasad created software that would help make the COVID-19 vaccine process more efficient and sought help from one of his company’s first investors, StartUp Health, which employs Biden son-in-law, Howard Krein, as its chief medical officer, ABC News reported.
Howard Krein Is Playing With Fire
Meredith McGehee, executive director of Issue One, a nonpartisan ethics watchdog group, told ABC News:
“Howard Krein is playing with fire. If he gets too close to that flame — if he is trying to either cash in on his relationship with the president, or he is trying to influence policy — the flame is going to get him. And it is not worth it to him or to Biden.”
Krein, a noted surgeon from Philadelphia who married Biden’s daughter Ashley in 2012, oversees StartUp Health’s investments in hundreds of companies.
The president has been a supporter of the business Krein started with his brother Steven Krein and tech entrepreneur Unity Stoakes, appearing at corporate conferences and inviting the company’s executives to the White House to meet former President Barack Obama.
Krein’s venture capital business, was raking in millions of dollars at the same time, by investing in those health care startups that he was reccommending to his father-in-law.
Joe Biden’s Ethically Challenged Family
The mainstream media bent over backwards to ignore any story that shined a light on how ethically challenged Joe Biden and his family has, and always will be.
But with Joe Biden now occupying the White House, those questions, albeit in the most softball-like way the media can conceive of, are now, sort of, being asked.
On those rare occasions when the spineless media grows enough of a backbone to ask the White House about Joe Biden’s ethically challenged family.
The White House simply regurgitates their now well-rehearsed answer:
“President Biden will maintain the highest ethical standards for himself, his administration, and those around him.
Any implication to the contrary is flatly untrue and unsupported by the facts,”
Of course, if this was any other time in news media history. President Joe Biden would be facing a huge backlash since then-president-elect Joe Biden vowed during a CNN sit-down:
‘My son, my family will not be involved in any business, any enterprise, that is in conflict with or even appears to be a conflict, with the appropriate distance from, the presidency and the government,’
Biden later added that his administration will follow tough ethics regulations and that no family members will be involved in government or foreign policy decisions.
But based on…
- This article about his son-in-law Howard Krein.
- His son, Hunter, still hasn’t divested himself of the 10 percent shares he owns in a Chinese investment fund, that he’s been promising to do since October 2019.
- Joe Biden’s younger brother Frank, helping business associates secure tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer loans.
- And of course, Hunter Biden currently being under investigation by the Feds for Tax Evasion.
Let’s just say, I’m not going out on a limb when I write, Joe Biden’s definition of ‘tough ethical standards’ greatly differs from how Merriam-Webster would define it