As federal prosecutors reportedly near a decision on whether to charge the president’s son with tax and firearms violations following a four-year criminal investigation, Joe Biden, the vice president, defended his son Hunter.
Biden stated in an interview with Stephanie Ruhle, host of “The 11th Hour on MSNBC,” “First of all, my son has done nothing wrong.” I believe him. I believe in him.
When asked how the allegations against his son might affect his presidency, Biden responded that he supports Hunter.
“It impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him,” the president said.
Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to charge Hunter Biden with two misdemeanor counts for failure to file taxes, a single felony count of tax evasion related to a business expense for one year of taxes, and the gun charge, also a potential felony. Hunter Biden has said he has since reconciled delinquent tax filings.
The White House has dismissed allegations by an IRS special agent seeking whistleblower protections in the handling of the case. Aides insist that Biden has not been involved and that the president stands by his promise not to politicize the Justice Department.