President-elect Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is facing a federal investigation into his tax affairs after his foreign business dealings became a major talking point for Donald Trump and his sycophants of false equivalence throughout the 2020 Presidential campaign.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised Hunter Biden’s lawyers of the investigation for the first time on Tuesday. Biden released a statement on Wednesday saying he was aware of the charges but is confident the investigation will reveal nothing.
“I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors,” Hunter Biden said in his statement.
Trump tried to use Hunter Biden’s past as a way to attack his opponent at both Presidential Debates, most notably when he pretended he wasn’t aware that Joe Biden had lost his other son, Beau, to brain cancer in 2015, which was the reason Joe decided not to run for President that year. Biden chose not to attack the adult Trump children, who are all currently under investigation themselves in New York State.
The president-elect’s transition office issued a statement of support for his surviving son, whose struggles with substance abuse were also repeatedly criticized by Trump during the campaign.
“President-elect Biden is deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger,” the transition office said.