Biden claims his son, Hunter, 'has done nothing wrong'

 May 6, 2023

President Joe Biden maintains that his son, Hunter Biden, "has done nothing wrong." 

Biden, according to Fox News, made the statement during a rare interview that he participated in, Friday, on MSNBC's The 11th Hour.

There, Biden was asked to respond to the ongoing federal investigations of Hunter Biden and how this might affect both his presidency and his 2024 campaign for reelection.

"My son's done nothing wrong"

During the interview, host Stephanie Ruhle asked Biden this:

Sir, there is something personal that’s affecting you. Your son — while there [are] no ties to you — could be charged by your Department of Justice. How will that impact your presidency?

"First of all, my son’s done nothing wrong," Biden replied.

"I trust him. I have faith in him. And, it impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him," the president added.

What's going on?

Hunter Biden is facing a slew of investigations, including nine probes by Congress.

But, here, Biden was specifically asked to comment upon the ongoing federal investigations of Hunter Biden. These investigations have been ongoing since 2018.

NBC News recently reported:

Federal prosecutors have considered charging Hunter Biden with three tax crimes and a charge related to a gun purchase, said two sources familiar with the matter. The possible charges are 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.

NBC also reports that the federal investigation has, for the most part, been completed for some time and that FBI agents are "growing frustrated" that the case has not moved forward.

This report from NBC came at about the same time that an IRS whistleblower, who, apparently, has been involved in the Hunter Biden investigation, alleged that, behind the scenes, there is "preferential treatment and politics improperly infecting decisions and protocols." U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has denied this claim.

Getting closer

Just recently, after these reports, Hunter Biden's legal team met with DOJ officials at DOJ headquarters. It is unclear what exactly took place at the meetup.

Axios, though, is now reporting that Hutner Biden and his team are looking to move forward with the creation of a "legal defense fund" to help pay for Biden's legal bills.

All signs would seem to suggest that something is about to happen - that, perhaps, the DOJ is moving closer to bringing its case against Hunter Biden.

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