President is 'proud' of his son, insists he 'has done nothing wrong'
Yet in what may well be a sign of senility, President Joe Biden recently told the American people that his "son has done nothing wrong."
President says he trusts and has "faith" in his son
Joe Biden made the claim this past Friday while speaking with Stephanie Ruhle during an appearance on MSBC's "The 11th Hour."
"My son has done nothing wrong," the president told Ruhle when she brought up the possibility that Hunter Biden could face criminal charges. "I trust him. I have faith in him, and it impacts my presidency by making me feel proud of him."
.@SRuhle: Your son could be charged by your Department of Justice. How will that impact your presidency?
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 6, 2023
"A highly inappropriate message"
"President Biden says he doesn’t interfere with the Justice Department’s prosecutorial decisions, but influence can take many forms. One is to send a public signal in an interview that Attorney General Merrick Garland will hear," they wrote.
"That’s a highly inappropriate message from a President. He’s essentially telling prosecutors that they are wrong to bring an indictment because Hunter is innocent of any criminal behavior," the editors continued.
"Some might think it’s only natural for a father to defend the son he loves, but the Justice Department is part of the executive branch that he runs. Mr. Garland and his prosecutors work for the President," they pointed out.
However, there have been suggestions that Hunter Biden's behavior could cause the president to face legal problems of his own.
Bribery allegations by whistleblower
Fox News reported last week that House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland concerning claims made by a whistleblower.
"Based on those disclosures, it has come to our attention that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) possess an unclassified FD-1023 form that describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions," they wrote.
The lawmakers pointed out how "it would appear that the DOJ and the FBI have enough information to determine the truth and accuracy of the information contained within it."
"However, it remains unclear what steps, if any, were taken to investigate the matter," they said before declaring that Congress "will proceed to conduct an independent and objective review of this matter, free from those agencies’ influence."