In a televised interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, President Joe Biden insisted his son Hunter did “nothing wrong” as he could soon be indicted following a years-long investigation into his business dealings.
During the Friday night interview, Biden was adamant about expressing Hunter Biden’d innocence.
“First of all, my son has done nothing wrong,” Biden declared, espousing his “trust” and “faith” in his troubled son.
Biden is defending his son following reporting by The Washington Post on Wednesday (May 3) that suggested prosecutors were close to deciding whether to file tax and gun charges against the President’s son.
Reports indicated that the United States Attorney’s Office in Delaware is investigating Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, particularly the income he received from serving on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma and doing business in China.
In October, WaPo reported that prosecutors believed they had enough evidence to charge Hunter with tax crimes and the alleged falsification of paperwork for a gun purchase in 2018. Delaware-based U.S. Attorney David Weiss will decide whether to charge the President’s son.
However, Biden has repeatedly insisted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would act independently as the investigation into his son progresses. The White House has referred questions about the investigation to the DOJ.
But that independence has been thrown into question by a potential whistleblower, who accuses the Biden administration of mishandling the investigation, saying the administration allowed conflicts of interest and politics to influence the case.
A lawyer for the person, identified as a Supervisor in the Internal Revenue Service, said in a letter to members of Congress sent in April that they have evidence that contradicts the statements of the senior appointee to Congress.