Joe Biden, the media-declared president-elect, got off easy in the run-up to the 2020 election as most of the mainstream media ran cover for a brewing scandal involving his son, Hunter Biden. Luckily for Biden, the situation never really saw the light of day.
In recent days, that has changed significantly, as it was revealed this week that the junior Biden is under federal investigation on multiple fronts. When the former vice president was asked about the situation, he abptly ended the conversation, simply saying “I’m proud of my son.”
Since the news broke of Hunter Biden being actively investigated for years by the United States Attorney of Delaware for “tax affairs,” Joe Biden has been bombarded with questions from reporters every time he’s spotted in public.
The last incident came after a press event in Wilmington, Delaware when Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked if his son had “committed a crime.” Unsurprisingly, the elder Biden refused to answer the question. But when Doocy followed up by asking if he’d spoken to his son in the wake of the announcement, Biden gave him the “I’m proud of my son” answer and walked away.
Interestingly, according to the Daily Wire, Joe Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, took the same defensive measures when confronted about the issue on Thursday. The moment she was asked about her son, reporters were reportedly “shooed” away while some of her handlers essentially jumped in front of the cameras.
Hunter Biden originally broke the news about his situation earlier this week through a statement, when he announced that the U.S. Attorney of Delaware was investigating unspecified tax issues. But in later reporting, it was also revealed that he’s involved in a federal investigation reportedly looking into his foreign deals and money laundering.
“In addition to Delaware, the securities fraud unit in the Southern District of New York also scrutinized Hunter Biden’s finances, according to the person with direct knowledge of the investigation,” a Politico report indicated.
Joe Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, is also reportedly the target of a separate federal investigation, leaving many questions as to just how compromised the Biden family might actually be.
It’s clear from Joe and Jill Biden’s constant deflections that they were not prepared for any of this news to come out so soon. Only time will tell where it all goes, but it’s probably safe to say that the Biden family Christmas dinner is going to be a little extra awkward this year.